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Teens Make: Sidewalk Chalk Art

Teens Decorate the library grounds with temporary graffiti using chalk! Experiment with a 3D chalk drawing, illustrate a fun forced perspective photo backdrop, or just doodle. For the safety of everyone, attendance is limited to the first 12 teens and social distancing will be enforced.  For teens ages 12-18 or in grades 7-12. This program will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Name: Wing. Contact Phone: 864-578-3665. Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Boiling Springs Library.

Cancelled - Teens Make: Dutch Pour Paintings

Teens Create beautiful, abstract paintings using the Dutch Pour method. For teens ages 12-18 or in grades 7-12. Limited to the first 10 teens. This event will be outdoors and will be canceled in the event of inclement weather. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Name: Amanda. Contact Phone: 864-461-2423. Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Chesnee Library.

Teens Make: Marble Magnets

Teens Make magnets out of flat marbles and fun paper, or create your own custom designs! Pick Me Up kits include the supplies you need for this project and will be available while supplies last starting September 29th at 4:30pm. You can request one here: https://forms.gle/5pAt7kuq2aLQPdwH8 To watch the video, visit www.youtube.com/spartanburglibraries or follow @SCPLteens on Instagram or Facebook. For teens ages 12-18 or in grades 7-12. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Name: Travis Sanford. Contact Phone: 8645963506. Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 4:30 PM – 4:45 PM. ONLINE.

Halloween Pokémon Pick-Me-Up

Tweens Are you a Pokémon fan? If so, come by Woodruff Library for a Halloween-themed Pokémon Pick-Me-Up! Limited to the first 20 kids ages 6-12. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Name: Woodruff Library. Contact Phone: 864-476-8770. Friday, October 1, 2021, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Woodruff Library.

Reader's Cafe

Adults Welcome back! Join us for some light refreshments and an engaging discussion of our October book selection: Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly. Pick up your copy at the Cowpens Circulation Desk. Space is limited to 8. Space is limited due to social distancing. Masks available if needed. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Name: Jozi Rigoli. Contact Phone: 864-463-0430. Friday, October 1, 2021, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Cowpens Library.

Cultures Around the World: Mexico

Kids Please call or stop by Woodruff to sign up for this ongoing series. We will explore Mexico during the month of October! Your kit will include facts, fun highlights, recipes, a Muñeca Quitapenas (worry doll) craft, and supplies for a Mexican paper flower. Don't forget to get your passport stamped! Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Phone: 864-476-8770. Monday, October 4, 2021, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Woodruff Library.

Teens Play: Bingo!

Teens Join us outside at the Landrum library for a chance to win prizes in a fall bingo bash! For the safety of everyone, attendance is limited to the first 10 teens and social distancing will be enforced. Event will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. For teens ages 12-18 or grades 7-12. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Name: Sophia. Contact Phone: 864-457-2218. Monday, October 4, 2021, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Landrum Library.

Genealogy Building Blocks: Ways to Organize and Build Your Family Tree

Adults There are many ways to organize your research and build your family tree. Some focus on physical recording of the information, some are on your own computer, and others are online—both in personal trees and collaborative trees. This program will be an overview of each type of family tree. Please register in advance for this virtual meeting. https://infodepot-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvdOihrTIvEtCfFD_5T-8ooRJJww-BTpzJ After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing additional information about joining the meeting. Category: Educational Workshops. Contact Name: Christen. Contact Phone: 864-596-3508. Monday, October 4, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. ONLINE.

South Carolina SBDC Small Business Start Up

Adults Are you interested in starting your own small business? Learn what it takes with the Spartanburg Area SBDC. This three-part in-person workshop will give you all the tools needed to help get your own small business off the ground. The first workshop of the series will focus on planning essentials. Visit the link above to register. Space is limited due to social distancing. Masks are available if needed. Room: Barrett Room. Category: Educational Workshops. Contact Name: Katrina Meeks. Contact Phone: 864-592-6318. Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Headquarters Library. For more info visit scsbdc.ecenterdirect.com.

Novel Tea Book Club

Adults Welcome back! We've missed you! Join us for our first in-person book club in quite some time. We are keeping it simple. Choose a book you've recently read and want to share (no spoilers!). We can't wait to see you! Call 864-574-6815 more information. Space is limited due to social distancing guidance. Masks are available if needed. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Name: Holly. Contact Phone: 864-574-6815. Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Cyrill-Westside Library.

Legal Clinic

Adults Guests will learn about Landlord and Tenant Law issues. Space is limited to the first eight guests. Social distancing will be enforced. Masks available if needed. Category: Educational Workshops. Contact Name: Charles Sinclair. Contact Phone: 864-406-8004. Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Cowpens Library.

Let's Learn Computers!

Adults Join us as we walk through how to start using the basics of Microsoft Word to be able to create resumes, reports, and other documents to use in everyday life! Due to space and computer restraints, this class will be limited to the first 6 attendees. Category: Technology Classes. Contact Name: Jimmy Schwartz. Contact Phone: 8645746815. Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Cyrill-Westside Library.

Sewing for Beginners

Adults This sewing class is a two part series and participants will complete a reusable grocery bag. Class is limited to 4 people. $5 per person. Room: The SPARK-Makerspace. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Phone: 864-216-7554. Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Headquarters Library.

Woodruff Readers Book Discussion

Adults Join us on Zoom for our Woodruff Readers book discussion of "Out of Darkness" by Ashley Hope Perez and "Confident Women" by Tori Telfer. For a link to the Zoom meeting, email us at wdfcirc@infodepot.org. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Phone: 864-476-8770. Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. ONLINE.

Teens Make: Paper Quilled Pumpkins

Teens Learn how to make fun pumpkin greeting cards using a technique called paper quilling! This Pick Me Up will include everything you need to make two cards, including a quilling tool. To watch the video, visit www.youtube.com/spartanburglibraries or follow @SCPLteens on Instagram or Facebook. Pick Me Up kits will be available while supplies last starting October 6th at 4:30pm, and you can request one here: https://forms.gle/GcNDbkbbiiCS68wV8 For teens ages 12-18 or in grades 7-12. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Name: Tuesday Whitworth. Contact Phone: 8645961239. Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. ONLINE.

Positively Good Reads: Read & Play Hour

Adults Welcome back! Join us for an hour of book discussion and bingo. October’s book selection is The Scam by Janet Evanovich. Pick up a copy at the Pacolet Library. Space is limited to the first 6 people. Masks are available if needed. To register, call the Pacolet Library at 864-474-0421. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Name: Tina Hammonds. Contact Phone: 8644740421. Thursday, October 7, 2021, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Pacolet Library.

Adult Bingo

Adults Join us for socially-distanced fun at Woodruff Library! Play bingo and win prizes! Limited to the first 8 people to sign up. Social distancing will be enforced. Masks available if needed. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Phone: 864-476-8770. Thursday, October 7, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Woodruff Library.

Fall Legal Clinics at Headquarters

Adults Join us for a free overview with a lawyer from the South Carolina Bar and a question and answer session. Limited to the first 16 attendees, no sign up necessary. Room: Barrett Room. Category: Educational Workshops. Contact Name: Sheryl Mann. Contact Phone: 8642859054. Thursday, October 7, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Headquarters Library.

Sewing for Beginners

Adults This sewing class is a two part series and participants will complete a reusable grocery bag. Class is limited to 4 people. $5 per person. Room: The SPARK-Makerspace. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Phone: 864-216-7554. Thursday, October 7, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Headquarters Library.

Chautauqua: Lizzie Borden (Virtual Performance)

All Ages Join award-winning actress Leslie Goddard, Ph.D. as she brings to life Lizzie Borden, accused of the brutal hatchet murder of her father and stepmother in 1892. Hear Lizzie’s story come alive as she talks about her life growing up in Fall River, Massachusetts, her estrangement from her stepmother, and her troubled relationship with her father. Was Lizzie a desperate and unsettled daughter who resorted to murder …. Or an innocent woman who could never escape the trauma that destroyed her life? Please register in advance for this virtual meeting (program capacity is 500). Everyone who registers for the meeting will receive a link to a recording of the program which will be available to view for two weeks). https://infodepot-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0tce-spjMpHdyRX7VJO3WF7vq-onQKKr0W After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing additional information about joining the meeting. Category: Special Events. Contact Name: Christen. Contact Phone: 864-596-3508. Thursday, October 7, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. ONLINE.

Tween Game Time: Let’s Play Among Us

Tweens Join us on zoom as we play Among Us and put your detective skills to the test. Will you be a Crewmate or an Impostor? Crewmates complete tasks to keep the ship running and discover the identities of the Impostors. Impostors attempt to sabotage the mission, eliminate everyone, and cause chaos! Before you join us, be sure to download the free app on your phone or tablet or purchase the game for your computer for $4.99 at https://store.steampowered.com/. Please click the link to register. Open to the first 15 tweens, ages 10-12. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Name: Naomi Pickens. Contact Phone: 18645963504. Friday, October 8, 2021, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. ONLINE.

Tabletop Night with Paige and Seth

Adults Do you like board games? Do you like birds? Join Seth and Paige for a virtual game night playing Wingspan on Tabletopia. Beginners are welcome. Please contact Seth at sethe@infodepot.org or call 864-596-3502 to sign up. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Name: Seth Edwards. Contact Phone: 864-596-3502. Friday, October 8, 2021, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. ONLINE.

WhoDunIt

Adults Calling all classic mystery fans as we read Peter Swanson's "Eight Perfect Murders," a modern twist to the golden age of mystery and suspense. Contact your library to place a copy on hold and join in the discussion! Space is limited due to social distancing guidance. Masks are available if needed. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Name: Catie. Contact Phone: 864-578-3665. Monday, October 11, 2021, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Boiling Springs Library.

Cardboard Tube Mummies

Kids Children will make mummies out of cardboard tubes! For the safety of everyone, attendance is limited to the first 8 children, ages 6-12. Social distancing will be enforced, and masks are available if needed. This program will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Name: Amanda Grigg. Contact Phone: 8644630430. Monday, October 11, 2021, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Cowpens Library.

South Carolina SBDC Small Business Start Up

Adults Are you interested in starting your own small business? Learn what it takes with the Spartanburg Area SBDC. This three-part in-person workshop at the HQ library will give you all the tools needed to help get your own small business off the ground. The second workshop of the series will focus on the legal issues surrounded with starting your own small business. Visit the link above to register. Room: Barrett Room. Category: Educational Workshops. Contact Name: Katrina Meeks. Contact Phone: 864-592-6318. Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Headquarters Library. For more info visit scsbdc.ecenterdirect.com.

Teen Murder Mystery

Teens The illustrious Carnegie family hosted a giant party full of rowdy guests and tomfoolery. Unfortunately, the night was cut short when a dead body was discovered in the mansion. Examine evidence and see if you can solve this 1920's set murder mystery for a chance to win a gift card! For the safety of everyone, attendance is open to the first 10 teens and social distancing will be enforced. This program will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. For teens ages 12-18 or in grades 7-12. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Name: Wing. Contact Phone: 864-578-3665. Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Boiling Springs Library.

Legal Clinic

Adults Guests will learn about End of Life Issues. Space is limited to the first eight guests. Social distancing will be enforced. Masks available if needed. Category: Educational Workshops. Contact Name: Charles Sinclair. Contact Phone: 864-406-8003. Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Cowpens Library.

Booklovers

Adults Join us for a discussion of Juan Gabriel Vasquez's novel "The Sound of Things Falling."  Space is limited due to social distancing guidance. Masks are available if needed. Room: Hoechst-Celanese Classroom. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Name: Jess & Joseph. Contact Phone: 864-596-3502. Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Headquarters Library.

Sewing for Beginners

Adults This sewing class is a two part series and participants will complete a reusable grocery bag. Class is limited to 4 people. $5 per person. Room: The SPARK-Makerspace. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Phone: 864-216-7554. Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Headquarters Library.

Movie Review Crew

Adults Join us for our "Movie Review Crew" film discussion. This month we will discuss "Auntie Mame" (1958) and "Cowboys" (2020). For an invitation to the Zoom meeting, email us at wdfcirc@infodepot.org. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Phone: 864-476-8770. Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. ONLINE.

TAG: Teen Advisory Group

Teens TAG teens are among the first to hear about teen contests and events, and they help come up with program and Pick Me Up ideas. This month we'll discuss HoliDIY Extravaganza options, in-person programs, and unMuted vol. 2! Click "Sign Up" to register for this live Zoom program. For teens ages 12-18 or in grades 7-12. Category: Friends & Advisory Group Meetings. Contact Name: Susan Myers. Contact Phone: 8645963506. Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM. ONLINE.

DIY 4 Adults: Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Candle Holder

Adults Enjoy the colors of fall indoors with an autumn leaf candle holder. Learn how to use decorative leaves to make a candle holder for a flameless tea light. Space is limited to the first 6 people. To register, call the Pacolet Library at 864-474-0421. Space is limited due to social distancing guidelines. Masks are available if needed. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Name: Tina Hammonds. Contact Phone: 8644740421. Thursday, October 14, 2021, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Pacolet Library.

Adult Bingo

Adults Join us for socially-distanced fun at Woodruff Library! Play bingo and win prizes! Limited to the first 8 people to sign up. Social distancing will be enforced. Masks available if needed. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Phone: 864-476-8770. Thursday, October 14, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Woodruff Library.

Homeschool: Animal Kingdom: Invertebrates

Kids What is the largest classification group of animals? Those spineless invertebrates, that's who! Join us as we learn about invertebrates with a fun activity and handouts. Participation will be limited to the first 12 families. Space is limited and social distancing will be enforced. Masks are available if needed. This program will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Name: Theresa P. Contact Phone: 864-578-3665. Thursday, October 14, 2021, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM. Boiling Springs Library.

Fall Legal Clinics: Tort Law

Adults The South Carolina Bar Association will be holding four free legal clinics for the public at the Cyrill-Westside Library. Tonight's topic is Tort Law. Space is limited to the first 16 people. Social distancing will be enforced. Category: Educational Workshops. Contact Phone: 864-574-6815. Thursday, October 14, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Cyrill-Westside Library.

Sewing for Beginners

Adults This sewing class is a two part series and participants will complete a reusable grocery bag. Class is limited to 4 people. $5 per person. Room: The SPARK-Makerspace. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Phone: 864-216-7554. Thursday, October 14, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Headquarters Library.

Teens Play: Among Us

Teens Join us for this Among Us program! You'll play either as a Crewmate and try to finish tasks, keep the ship running, and discover the identities of the Impostors OR as an Impostor and attempt to sabotage the mission, eliminate everyone, and cause chaos! To play, download the free app on your phone or tablet or buy a copy on Steam for $4.99. Space is limited, so click the Sign Up button to join us for this live virtual program. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Phone: 5963506. Friday, October 15, 2021, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. ONLINE.

NovelTea

Adults It's time to ask your friends for recommendations and share a title you both love! Space is limited due to social distancing guidance. Masks are available if needed. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Name: Catie. Contact Phone: 864-578-3665. Monday, October 18, 2021, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Boiling Springs Library.

Teens Make: Sidewalk Chalk Art

Teens Decorate the library grounds with temporary graffiti using chalk! Experiment with a 3D chalk drawing, illustrate a fun forced perspective photo backdrop, or just doodle. For the safety of everyone, attendance is limited to the first 10 teens and social distancing will be enforced. For teens ages 12-18 or grades 7-12. This program will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Name: Sophia. Contact Phone: 864-457-2218. Monday, October 18, 2021, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Landrum Library.

Mini Makers: Spooky Science

Kids Join us at the Pacolet Library as we conduct hauntingly cool science experiments! Limited to the first 10 children. Space is limited and social distancing will be enforced. Masks are available if needed. This is an outdoor program and is subject to cancelation in the event of inclement weather. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Phone: 864-474-0421. Monday, October 18, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Pacolet Library.

Mini Makers: Candy Science

Kids Please join us for an afternoon of demonstrations, experiments and CANDY. Please note this is an outdoor program and so subject to weather cancelation. Please be prepared to sit on the lawn. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Name: Billy Wells. Contact Phone: 574-6815. Monday, October 18, 2021, 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM. Cyrill-Westside Library.

South Carolina SBDC Small Business Start Up

Adults Are you interested in starting your own small business? Learn what it takes with the Spartanburg Area SBDC. This three-part in-person workshop will give you all the tools needed to help get your own small business off the ground. The third and final workshop of the series will focus on fundamentals of creating your business plan and funding. Visit the link above to register. Space is limited due to social distancing. Masks are available if needed. Room: Barrett Room. Category: Educational Workshops. Contact Name: Katrina Meeks. Contact Phone: 864-592-6318. Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Headquarters Library. For more info visit scsbdc.ecenterdirect.com.

Legal Clinic

Adults Guests will learn about Wills, Estates, and Probate issues. Space is limited to the first eight guests. Social distancing will be enforced. Masks available if needed. Category: Educational Workshops. Contact Name: Charles Sinclair. Contact Phone: 864-406-8003. Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Cowpens Library.

Socrates Cafe Online

Adults "The unexamined life is not worth living."- Socrates. It's not about finding answers; it's about asking questions to help each of us explore the meaning of our lives. Meet with Dr. Christine Dinkins, Wofford Socrates scholar and others to discuss things that matter to us. To receive the Zoom link for the meeting, please email wescirc@infodepot.org. Category: Educational Workshops. Contact Name: Holly. Contact Phone: 864-574-6815. Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. ONLINE.

Let's Learn Computers!

Adults Join us as we walk through how to start using the basics of Microsoft Word to be able to create resumes, reports, and other documents to use in everyday life! Due to space and computer restraints, this class will be limited to the first 6 attendees. Category: Technology Classes. Contact Name: Jimmy Schwartz. Contact Phone: 8645746815. Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Cyrill-Westside Library.

Halloween Bingo

Kids Join us for a Spooktacular game of Halloween Bingo, Win fun prizes and sweet treats. Open to the first 20 participants ages 6-12. Space is limited and social distancing will be enforced. Masks are available if needed. This program will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Room: Reading Garden. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Phone: 8645963504. Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Headquarters Library.

Teens Make: Neon Signs

Teens Glow up your space by using electroluminescent wire to turn a blank canvas into a custom neon sign! Pick Me Up kits will be available while supplies last starting Wednesday, October 20th at 4:30pm, and you can request one here: https://forms.gle/tCNG2pSTHki33Jgp9 To watch the video, visit www.youtube.com/spartanburglibraries or follow @SCPLteens on Instagram or Facebook. For teens ages 12-18 or in grades 7-12. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Phone: 864-596-3506. Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. ONLINE.

Adult DIY: Polka Dot Flower Pot

Adults Get your creative juices flowing as we paint terracotta pots with colorful polka dots! Event is open to the first 12 participants & take-away kits will be available the next day behind the desk! Space is limited due to social distancing guidance. Masks are available if needed. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Name: Catie. Contact Phone: 864-578-3665. Thursday, October 21, 2021, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Boiling Springs Library.

Monster Mash

Teens Join us outside for some monstrous fun and creations including egg experiments and slime! For the safety of everyone, attendance is limited to the first 10 teens and social distancing will be enforced. This program will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Name: Sara Iraheta. Contact Phone: (864) 463-0430. Thursday, October 21, 2021, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Cowpens Library.

Fall Legal Clinics: End of Life Issues

Adults The South Carolina Bar Association will be holding four free legal clinics for the public at the Cyrill-Westside Library. Tonight's topic is End of Life Issues. Space is limited to the first 16 people. Social distancing will be enforced. Category: Educational Workshops. Contact Phone: 864-574-6815. Thursday, October 21, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Cyrill-Westside Library.

Teen Book Box: Thrills and Chills

Teens This month's Book Box is not for the faint of heart! The October Book Box will feature thriller books, along with spooktacular treats and swag! Book Boxes will be available while supplies last starting October 22nd at 4:30pm, and you can request one here: https://forms.gle/YUzMsrLozLHh9HKq7 For teens ages 12-18 or in grades 7-12. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Name: Tuesday Whitworth. Contact Phone: 8645961239. Friday, October 22, 2021, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. ONLINE.

Tween Game Time Hangout: Let’s Play Roblox

Tweens We’re playing “Murder Mystery 2." Join us on Zoom or via the Roblox game app. Please click the link to register. Open to the first 12 tweens, ages 10-12. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Name: Naomi Pickens. Contact Phone: 18645963504. Friday, October 22, 2021, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. ONLINE.

DIY Halloween Slime Jars

Kids Join us to create and decorate your own Halloween slime jars. Limited to the first 20 participants and is for kids ages 6-12. Sign up at Woodruff Library! Space is limited and social distancing will be enforced. This program will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Name: Woodruff Library. Contact Phone: 864-476-8770. Monday, October 25, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Woodruff Library.

Mini Makers: Colorful Lanterns

Kids Join us to design and create your very own lantern that's perfect for the fall season. This program is for school-aged children, 6-12 years old. Limited to the first 12 attendees. Space is limited and social distancing will be enforced. Masks are available if needed. This program will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Phone: 8645783665. Monday, October 25, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Boiling Springs Library.

Teen Halloween Scavenger Hunt

Teens Play games, hunt for candy, and compete in a costume contest at this scavenger hunt trick-or-treat! For the safety of everyone, attendance is open to the first 10 teens and social distancing will be enforced. For teens ages 12-18 or in grades 7-12. This program will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Name: Jayme. Contact Phone: 864-574-6815. Monday, October 25, 2021, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Cyrill-Westside Library.

Tween Book-ish Book Club: The Boy at the Back of the Class

Tweens We’re reading "The Boy at the Back of the Class" by: Onjali Q. Rauf. The first 25 tweens to sign up will receive a free copy of the book to keep along with some free book swag. Additional participants are welcome to register too. Use the SCPL app or call us for assistance with locating a library copy to borrow. Please click the link to register. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Name: Naomi Pickens. Contact Phone: 18645963504. Monday, October 25, 2021, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. ONLINE.

Teen Halloween Scavenger Hunt

Teens Play games, hunt for candy, and compete in a costume contest at this scavenger hunt trick-or-treat! For the safety of everyone, attendance is open to the first 10 teens and social distancing will be enforced. For teens ages 12-18 or in grades 7-12. This program will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Name: Mo Hatchell. Contact Phone: (864) 439-4759. Monday, October 25, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Middle Tyger Library.

Nonfiction Narratives: Byzantium

Adults A book talk with the theme of the Byzantine Empire. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Name: Gwen Murtha. Contact Phone: 7576501477. Monday, October 25, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. ONLINE.

Halloween Scavenger Hunt

Teens Play games, hunt for candy, and compete in a costume contest at this scavenger hunt trick-or-treat! For the safety of everyone, attendance is open to the first 10 teens and social distancing will be enforced. For teens ages 12-18 or in grades 7-12. This program will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Name: Alice Pennington. Contact Phone: 864-216-1555. Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Pacolet Library.

Free Legal Clinics: Wills, Estate & Probate

Adults The Spartanburg County Public Libraries are partnering with SC Bar to offer the community a series of FREE legal clinics. Join us at the Boiling Springs library for a lecture on wills, estate & probate by volunteer attorney Frank Adams followed by a Q&A session. Please note that seating capacity at the Boiling Springs branch is capped at 12 attendees. Category: Educational Workshops. Contact Name: Leasa. Contact Phone: 864-578-3665. Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Boiling Springs Library.

Legal Clinic

Adults Guests will learn about Torts Law (personal injury, slip and fall, auto accidents, etc.) issues. Space is limited to the first eight guests. Social distancing will be enforced. Masks available if needed. Category: Educational Workshops. Contact Name: Charles Sinclair. Contact Phone: 864-406-8003. Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Cowpens Library.

Virtually Reading Book Club

Adults Join our online book club as we discuss "The Midnight Library" by Matt Haig. Stop by the Cyrill-Westside Library and check out a copy, then email us at wescirc@infodepot.org to sign up and receive the Zoom link. Adults only, please. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Name: Holly. Contact Phone: 864-574-6815. Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. ONLINE.

Teens Make: EXCESSories

Teens Get inspired to make beaded earrings, necklaces, and bracelets out of both traditional and upcycled materials! Pick Me Up kits with project supplies will be available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at the date and time of the program. You can request one here: https://forms.gle/5mquq7ci3tYDNaqU8 To watch the video, visit www.youtube.com/spartanburglibraries or follow @SCPLteens on Instagram or Facebook. For teens ages 12-18 or in grades 7-12. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Phone: 5963506. Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. ONLINE.

Teens Make: Emoji Pumpkins

Teens Paint your very own emoji pumpkin this Halloween! For teens ages 12-18 or in grades 7-12. Limited to the first 20 teens. Space is limited and social distancing will be enforced. Masks available if needed. This program will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Name: Woodruff Library. Contact Phone: 864-476-8770. Thursday, October 28, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Woodruff Library.

Fear Street Part 1: 1994 Watch Party!

Adults Join us for a night of creeps! We are hosting a Teleparty (formerly known as Netflix Party) and you are invited! The movie that we will be showing will be Fear Street Part 1: 1994. The movie is rated R and parental supervision is advised. This is a scary movie, after all. In order to enjoy the watch party a home computer or laptop is requried. To sign up and for more information on Teleparty, click the Eventbrite link below. Category: Film Showings. Contact Name: Callisha. Contact Phone: 8645963502. Thursday, October 28, 2021, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. ONLINE. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

BooOoo-K It Virtual 5K

All Ages To celebrate this spooky season, we're hosting our second virtual 5K program ever with Partners for Active Living! All ages can show us how much you love your library by walking or running in your Halloween costume! Be sure to tag the Library on social media along with the hashtag #bookitscpl for your chance to win $50 towards a new pair of shoes from Gotta Run Spartanburg. First 50 registrants can pick up a runner's swag bag at your nearest Library location. View Waiver: http://www.spartanburglibraries.org/-/media/Files/Events/BooOoo-K%20It%20Virtual%205K%20waiver.ashx?la=en. Category: Health & Fitness. Contact Name: Jessica Lopez. Contact Phone: 8642859048. Friday, October 29, 2021 – Sunday, October 31, 2021. ONLINE.

New Adult Book Club

Adults For October we will be reading "Ninth House" by Leigh Bardugo, the acclaimed author of the Grishaverse series. "Ninth House" is the first book in a fantasy series about Alex Stern, an unlikely member of Yale's freshman class who is tasked with monitoring the university's secret societies and their occult activities. Space is limited to the first 8 attendees. Social distancing will be enforced and masks are available if needed. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Name: Callum Carr. Contact Phone: 864-439-4759. Friday, October 29, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Middle Tyger Library.

Teen Murder Mystery

Teens The illustrious Carnegie family hosted a giant party full of rowdy guests and tomfoolery. Unfortunately, the night was cut short when a dead body was discovered in the mansion. Examine evidence and see if you can solve this 1920's set murder mystery for a chance to win a gift card! For the safety of everyone, attendance is open to the first 10 teens and social distancing will be enforced. This program will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. For teens ages 12-18 or in grades 7-12. Room: Bill Drake Amphitheater. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Name: Jessie. Contact Phone: 864-596-3506. Friday, October 29, 2021, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Headquarters Library.

Genealogy Building Blocks: What is Your Question?

Adults Learn how to focus your research for better results. Genealogy is a series of reference questions. You can’t answer all of them at once, so we’ll talk about how to frame your genealogy questions to focus on the current quest and then how to move on to the next related set of questions. Please register in advance for this virtual meeting. https://infodepot-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIldemhqTsqEtdR_m6CoxJX1szxv2a7skBb After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing additional information about joining the meeting. Category: Educational Workshops. Contact Name: Christen. Contact Phone: 864-596-3508. Monday, November 1, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. ONLINE.

Woodruff Readers Book Discussion

Adults Join us on Zoom for our Woodruff Readers book discussion of "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde and "The Girl in the Mirror" by Rose Carlyle. For a link to the Zoom meeting, email us at wdfcirc@infodepot.org. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Phone: 864-476-8770. Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. ONLINE.

Fall Legal Clinics: Landlord/Tenant Law

Adults The South Carolina Bar Association will be holding four free legal clinics for the public at the Cyrill-Westside Library. Tonight's topic is Landlord/Tenant Law. Space is limited to the first 16 people. Social distancing will be enforced. Category: Educational Workshops. Contact Phone: 864-574-6815. Thursday, November 4, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Cyrill-Westside Library.

WhoDunIt

Adults It's a blast to the past as we read the classic "The Westing Game" by Ellin Raskin. Contact your library to place a copy on hold and join in the discussion! Space is limited due to social distancing guidance. Masks are available if needed. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Name: Catie. Contact Phone: 864-578-3665. Monday, November 8, 2021, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Boiling Springs Library.

Booklovers

Adults Join us for a discussion of Jess Walter's novel "The Cold Millions."  Space is limited due to social distancing guidance. Masks are available if needed. Room: Hoechst-Celanese Classroom. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Name: Jess & Joseph. Contact Phone: 864-596-3502. Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Headquarters Library.

Fall Legal Clinics: Wills, Estates and Probate

Adults The South Carolina Bar Association will be holding four free legal clinics for the public at the Cyrill-Westside Library. Tonight's topic is Wills, Estates and Probate. Space is limited to the first 16 people. Social distancing will be enforced. Category: Educational Workshops. Contact Phone: 864-574-6815. Thursday, November 11, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Cyrill-Westside Library.

NovelTea

Adults You know that book that's been sitting on your shelf, begging to be read? Time to read a book from your to-be-read pile and share your find with the book club! Space is limited due to social distancing guidance. Masks are available if needed. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Name: Catie. Contact Phone: 864-578-3665. Monday, November 15, 2021, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Boiling Springs Library.

Dungeons & Dragons

Adults Join us to play a virtual one-shot adventure on Zoom! New players are welcome and pre-made characters will be available. Sessions will be monthly through the end of the year. To sign up, contact Joseph at josephh@infodepot.org. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Name: Joseph. Contact Phone: 864-596-3502. Monday, November 15, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. ONLINE.

Chautauqua: The Backstory of Greenville Chautauqua (Virtual Lecture)

Adults Interviewed by Larry Bounds, get the backstory of Greenville Chautauqua from the man who started it all, George Frein. Please register in advance for this virtual meeting (program capacity is 500). Everyone who registers for the meeting will receive a link to a recording of the program which will be available to view for two weeks). https://infodepot-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcocOmtqDgjGdJpU7dYvZpbY6DFKStKhGp8 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing additional information about joining the meeting. Category: Special Events. Contact Name: Christen. Contact Phone: 864-596-3508. Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. ONLINE.

Virtually Reading Book Club

Adults Join our online book club as we discuss "A Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles. Stop by the Cyrill-Westside Library and check out a copy, then email us at wescirc@infodepot.org to sign up and receive the Zoom link. Adults only, please. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Name: Holly. Contact Phone: 864-574-6815. Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. ONLINE.

Movie Review Crew

Adults Join us for our "Movie Review Crew" film discussion. This month we will discuss "The Haunting" (1963) and "A Quiet Place" (2018). For an invitation to the Zoom meeting, email us at wdfcirc@infodepot.org. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Phone: 864-476-8770. Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. ONLINE.

Adult DIY: Deco Mesh Wreath

Adults Join a group of creative crafters as we make a holiday deco mesh wreath! Participation is limited to the first 12 participants on a first-come, first-serve basis. Space is limited due to social distancing guidance. Masks are available if needed. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Name: Catie. Contact Phone: 864-578-3665. Thursday, November 18, 2021, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Boiling Springs Library.

221 Second Challenge

Teens Come and try to best these Minute-to-Win-It style challenges—of increasing difficulty—before 221 seconds are up! For the safety of everyone, attendance is limited to the first 10 teens and social distancing will be enforced. This program will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Name: Sara Iraheta. Contact Phone: (864) 463-0430. Thursday, November 18, 2021, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Cowpens Library.

Spartanburg County Public Libraries Close at 6pm

Spartanburg County Public Libraries close at 6:00 pm. Wednesday, November 24, 2021. All Branches - Holidays & Other Closings.

Spartanburg County Public Libraries Closed

Spartanburg County Public Libraries closed for Thanksgiving . Thursday, November 25, 2021 – Friday, November 26, 2021. All Branches - Holidays & Other Closings.

Take-Away Craft: Bookish Ornaments

Adults Pick up your Adult DIY craft kit to go starting December 1st! Kits are available on a first-come, first-serve basis as supplies last. Category: Craft, DIY & Maker. Contact Name: Catie. Contact Phone: 864-578-3665. Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Boiling Springs Library.

Genealogy Building Blocks: Getting into the Resources

Adults When you find a resource that might help you in your genealogy quest, how do you evaluate whether the source is a reliable source? Will that source stand on its own or will you need multiple independent sources to build your case as you are researching? Please register in advance for this virtual meeting. https://infodepot-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvdeurpz0vHdVJ5ajl6sg7YgHHrJWjwFru After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing additional information about joining the meeting. Category: Educational Workshops. Contact Name: Christen. Contact Phone: 864-596-3508. Monday, December 6, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. ONLINE.

WhoDunIt

Adults It's holiday time! Let's gather to read "the Christmas Spirits on Tradd Street" by Karen White. Need to catch up on the series? Contact your library to place this title and previous titles on hold and join in the discussion! Space is limited due to social distancing guidance. Masks are available if needed. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Name: Catie. Contact Phone: 864-578-3665. Monday, December 13, 2021, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Boiling Springs Library.

Booklovers

Adults Join us for a discussion of Seamus Heaney's translation of "Beowulf."  Space is limited due to social distancing guidance. Masks are available if needed. Room: Hoechst-Celanese Classroom. Category: Book & Film Discussions. Contact Name: Jess & Joseph. Contact Phone: 864-596-3502. Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Headquarters Library.

Chautauqua: Miracle Mongers and Their Methods - the American Medicine Show (Virtual Lecture)

Adults In 1920 Houdini published a complete exposé of the modus operandi of fire eaters, heat resisters, poison eaters, venomous reptile defiers, sword swallowers, human ostriches, strong men, etc. And to quote Houdini: “No performer should attempt to bite off red-hot iron unless he has a good set of teeth.” Who better to bring this 1920 classic up-to-date than Greenville Chautauqua’s own Larry Bounds? By the way, you will be able to catch Larry onstage as Houdini at the 2022 Chautauqua Festival scheduled for June 10 – 19, 2022. Please register in advance for this virtual meeting (program capacity is 500). Everyone who registers for the meeting will receive a link to a recording of the program which will be available to view for two weeks). https://infodepot-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvdeuurD8vGtz3IwAb87pj6zJYNjp7uDjE After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing additional information about joining the meeting. Category: Special Events. Contact Name: Christen. Contact Phone: 864-596-3508. Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. ONLINE.

Dungeons & Dragons

Adults Join us to play a virtual one-shot adventure on Zoom! New players are welcome and pre-made characters will be available. Sessions will be monthly through the end of the year. To sign up, contact Joseph at josephh@infodepot.org. Category: Fun & Games. Contact Name: Joseph. Contact Phone: 864-596-3502. Monday, December 20, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. ONLINE.

Spartanburg County Public Libraries Closed

Spartanburg County Public Libraries closed for Christmas. Friday, December 24, 2021 – Monday, December 27, 2021. All Branches - Holidays & Other Closings.