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Upcoming events at the Kershaw County Library

Posted: February 7, 2012 2:09 p.m.
Updated: February 8, 2012 5:00 a.m.

The library will be closed Feb. 20  for Presidents’ Day.

Adult Programming

Tell About the South Book Discussion:
Drawing from Southern literature at its finest, this Let’s Talk About It series will indoctrinate you into the rhythms and ways of the South. Join Dr. Bill Funderburk in a discussion of these Southern classics. Copies of titles are available for loan at the Camden Library circulation desk. Discussion will take place in the Camden Library meeting room from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

This program is sponsored by The Humanities CouncilSC, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities; inspiring, engaging and enriching South Carolinians with programs on literature, history, culture and heritage.
Monday, Feb. 13
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
Monday, Feb. 27
Slaves in the Family by Edward Ball

Black History: Someone Forgot to Teach the Children
Ginetta V Hamilton, a retired educator and native of Alvin, S.C., will share important facts from her book “Black History: Someone Forgot to Teach the Children.” She will address the struggle and contributions of African Americans both here in South Carolina and around the country.
Thursday, Feb. 23, 5 to 6 p.m. at the Camden Branch

Genealogy @ Your Fingertips
Join us for a three part series of programs presented by the Kershaw County Library and The Camden Archives and Museum designed to help you in your search for family history.  Bring your questions and family information to see what you can find after class! This series is free, but please register for each class by visiting the Camden Branch or calling 425-1508.
Ancestry Library Edition: a database of information with an international base, Ancestry Library Edition can only be used within the library.
Monday, Feb. 13 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Camden Branch

What can I find at the Archives? Join Katherine Richardson of the Camden Archives and Museum to learn what resources and information are available to you there.
Monday, Feb. 20 from 2:30 to 4 the Camden Archives Whiteley Room.

Library Book Club
Wednesday, Feb. 15th at 6:30 p.m., Camden Branch
This month we will be discussing Kindred by Octavia Butler. New members are always welcome.

Leap into a New Language: Blast off with Rocket Languages.
Want to brush up on your high school Spanish? Have you always wanted to learn a new language? Come learn about our new database designed to help you learn a new language in a fun and relaxing way. We’ll have a demonstration of this free resource along with some fun & games.
Wednesday, Feb. 29 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Camden Branch and 3 to 5 p.m. at the Elgin Branch.

Computer classes:
Enjoying Word 2007: Learn the basics of using a word processing program. All computer classes are limited to five spaces and are for ages 13 and up. Please visit or call the Camden Branch at 425-1508 to register.
Friday, Feb. 10; 10:30 to noon

Enjoying the Computer: Learn the parts of the computer, how to use a mouse, and a little terminology.  This class is for those who have never used a computer before. All computer classes are limited to five spaces and are for ages 13 and up.
Visit or call the Camden Branch at 425-1508 to register.
Tuesday, Feb. 14; 10:30 to  noon

Enjoying the Internet: Learn the basics of browsers, search engines, and knowing good information from bad.  All computer classes are limited to five spaces and are for ages 13 and up. Please visit or call the Camden Branch at 425-1508 to register.
Saturday, Feb. 18; 10:30 to noon

Enjoying PowerPoint 2007: Learn the basics of creating a text and graphic slide show. Enjoying Word 2007 is preferred before this class. All computer classes are limited to five spaces and are for ages 13 and up. Please visit or call the Camden Branch at 425-1508 to register.
Friday, Feb. 24; 10:30 to noon

Excel 2007 for Home or Office Users: Advanced Skills for Working with Excel 2007. This class is for those who use Excel at home or work and will cover using a Profit and Loss Statement.Students having questions on a working spreadsheet may bring it in as long as it is not proprietary or confidential. All computer classes are limited to five spaces and are for ages 13 and up. Please visit or call the Camden Branch at 425-1508 to register.
Tuesday, Feb. 28; 10:30 noon

One on One Computer
Appointments for 30 minute sessions may be made by calling Cris Wilson in Camden, Steve Parrott in Elgin or Jennifer Kelley in Bethune. The sessions are for teaching the use of the computer, research tools and online databases, and selected programs. Staff may also assist with setting up email, job search tools, and filling in online applications. We can show you how, but you must do the work. Staff may not be able to help with all questions, so please tell us what you need so we will know if we can help you.

Yoga without Walls
Thursdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Camden Branch
Scott Freiberg, Certified Yoga Instructor, is offering a one hour class for adults and families.  Bring a towel or mat.  Registration and waiver are required.  

Chess Club for Adults
Camden Meeting Room, Ages 18 and up. Beginning March 12 a Chess Club for adults will meet at the Kershaw County Library on Monday evenings.  Headed by two local chess enthusiasts, the club will meet for game play with multiple boards available to the group.  If interested, please send an email to or call Cris Wilson at the Kershaw County Library, 425-1508.

Children’s Programming

Mother Goose on the Loose: Ages 0-2 Join us for rhymes, books, music, movement and playtime.
11:15 a.m. Mondays, Elgin
11:15 a.m. Thursday, Camden

Get Set Ready to Read: Ages 3-4 Stories, music and movement to introduce your child to books.
10:30 a.m. Mondays, Elgin
11:15 a.m. Tuesdays, Bethune
10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, Camden

Ready to Read for Homeschoolers: Ages 5-8 We talk about the books and sometimes do a craft.
11:15 a.m. Wednesdays, Camden

No Storytimes:
Monday, Feb. 20

KCL Chess Club: Ages 8-12.
 Play to learn or learn to play. All ability levels are welcome. We will meet every other Tuesday from 5:30-7:00 PM at the Camden Branch.
Feb. 14 and 28.

Homework HQ Club: Ages 8-12. Homework does not have to happen at home. Join us for a healthy snack and break time, followed by quiet time for guided assistance and an environment conducive to study.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 3:30 to 5 p.m. @ the Camden Branch.
Feb. 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29.

Homeschoolers Act Out! Ages 7-15. Join us for a six week session of acting games, improvisation, reading and presenting plays, and at the same time improve your concentration, reading, creativity and many other skills while having fun!
Mondays, 2:30-3:30 Elgin Branch
Feb. 13, 27. No session February 20.

After School @ the Library. Ages 7-13. Join us for an hour of fun & games at the Bethune Branch, Thursdays at 4 p.m.

Game Day @ the Library: Every second Thursday of the month is game day in Bethune! We’ll have some snacks and spend a relaxing and fun hour playing our favorite board games.
Thursday, 4 p.m.; Feb. 9

UnValentine’s Party: Who needs Valentine’s Day? We’ll have an “un-Valentine’s Party”. Come see what it’s all about.
Thursday, 4 p.m., Feb. 16

Follow the Drinking Gourd! Fugitive slaves on the Underground Railroad found their way to freedom by following the night sky. Come learn about the constellations and how they have helped guide us down through the ages. Weather permitting; we’ll have a chance to look at the night sky. Dress appropriately. Note the special time for this program.
Thursday, 6-7 p.m., Feb. 23.


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