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September 2017 KCL events

Posted: August 31, 2017 8:25 a.m.
Updated: September 1, 2017 1:00 a.m.

The library will be closed September 3 and 4.

Camden Branch, 1304 Broad St., (803) 425-1508

Weekly Programs

Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. -- Yoga for Everybody: Led by Scott Freiberg, this class offers a welcoming environment to practice a gentle form of Hatha yoga and focus on movement, breath, mindfulness and the place they meet. This class is perfect for the beginner or anyone seeking a gentler practice. Please bring a mat or towel and wear clothes that are comfortable and allow a range of movement. Registration and a waiver are required before your first class.

No yoga Oct. 24 and 31.

Wednesdays, 10:30-11 a.m. -- Get Set to Read! (Ages 3-4) Stories, music and movement to introduce your child to books.

Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. -- Better World Builders (Ages 5-10) A story or a book talk and a building project

Thursdays, 10:30-11 a.m. -- Get Set to Read! (Ages 3-4) Stories, music and movement to introduce your child to books. No storytime November 23.

Thursdays, 11:15 a.m.-noon, Mother Goose on the Loose! (Ages 0-2) Join us for rhymes, books, music, movement & playtime. No storytime November 23.

Saturday, September 2, 10:30 a.m.-noon -- Introduction to Computers: Learn the parts of the computer and how to use a mouse. This class is for those who have never used a computer before. Please call 803-425-1508 to register.

Thursday, September 7, 2:30-4:30 p.m. -- Computer Lab: Computer Lab is a time for staff to assist with the use of research tools, online databases, email setup, job search tools, online job applications, and selected programs. Staff may also assist with most laptops, tablets, and smart phones using downloadable materials from Jasmine and hoopla. Please bring your device with you. Please call (803) 425-1508 to register.

Thursday, September 7, 6-7:45 p.m. -- Wise Owl Book Club: Join us for the Wise Owl Book Club where each person chooses a title to read and share with group. On alternate months there is a theme which is decided the previous month, otherwise read whatever you like. September and November are free read months. October’s theme will be decided at September’s meeting. For more information, please call Cris Wilson at (803) 425-1508.

Friday, September 8, 10:30-11:30 a.m. -- Toddler Art: For ages 2-5. Create art with your child. Please register by emailing laurend@kershawcountylibrary.org; or call or come by the branch to sign up.

Saturday, September 9, 2-5 p.m. -- Game Day Afternoon! Join us for an afternoon of board game fun for all ages. Bring your own or play some of ours.

Monday, September 11, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. -- Caregiver Support Group: Some of us are accompanying our loved ones on the journey of dementia, Alzheimer’s, traumatic injury and other physical and cognitive impairments. This introduces to our lives ambiguous loss (they are here but they aren’t) and ongoing challenges to our daily living routines. A group of us gather monthly to discuss concerns and ideas for supporting our loved ones and ourselves while finding emotional respite by sharing with those who understand. Contact Maureen Renault at mlrenault@verizon.net or (703) 623-6311 with questions.

Tuesday, September 12, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. -- SC Works: Representatives from SC Works will be on hand to assist job searchers inside the library.

Wednesday, September 13, 3:30-4:30 p.m. -- Club LEGO: LEGO play with friends.

Friday, September 15, 10:30 a.m.-noon -- Internet Explorer 11: Learn about a browser, search engines, and basic online safety. Please call (803) 425-1508 to register.

Saturday, September 16, 10:30 a.m.-noon -- The Scope of the Universe: Learn about the Cassini spacecraft and its mission and then build and launch your own rocket into space. Please register by emailing laurend@kershawcountylibrary.org. For ages 7 and up.

Monday, September 18, 2:30-4 p.m. -- MS Office Word 2010: Learn the basics of using a word processing program. Please call (803) 425-1508 to register.

Wednesday, September 20, 6:30-7:30 p.m. -- Camden Book Club: We’ll be discussing My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman. New members always welcome.

Thursday, September 21, 1-2:30 p.m. -- Special Needs Meet and Greet: The Library would like to provide a space for families of teenagers with special needs (autism, Asperger’s, physical) to meet. Please join us to discuss a plan. We will have activities for the youth and snacks for all.

Thursday, September 21, 4-5 p.m. -- Sit, Stay, Read! Therapy dogs will be here to lend you their ears! Bring your child to read to an uncritical and appreciative audience, helping to build self-confidence and self-esteem, and improve their reading skills. The dogs, Ivan and Cricket, and their owners are certified by Therapy Dog Alliance International.

Wednesday, September 27, 3:30-4:30 p.m. -- Club LEGO: LEGOplay with friends.

Thursday, September 28, 2:30-4 p.m. -- MS Office PowerPoint 2010: Learn how to create a text and graphic slide show. Knowledge of Word 2010 is preferred before this class. Please call (803) 425-1508 to register.

Thursday, September 28, 5:30-6:30 p.m. -- Coping with Holiday Stress: Learn simple methods of averting stress associated with family, gift buying, and gatherings. Start enjoying the holiday process instead of dreading it. Presented by Julie Trott of MSA Home Health and Hospice.

Friday, September 29, 9:30-11:30 a.m. -- Goodwill Job Help: Come by to visit with Beth Woodham, Employment Specialist from Goodwill Industries of Camden, to learn about Goodwill’s free services and training programs available for area residents. Beth also provides expertise to assist you with your job-hunting and career questions. No appointment necessary.

Bethune Branch, 206 S. Main St., (803) 310-6006

Tuesday, September 5, 7-8 p.m. -- Bethune Book Club: This month’s selection is The Secret to Hummingbird Cake by Celeste Fletcher McHale. New members always welcome.

Thursday, September 7, 6-7 p.m. -- Block Party! Join us for a fun hour building with LEGOs, Duplos and more! For ages 3-12.

Tuesday, September 12, 6-7 p.m. -- Is It Really That Bad for Us? Let’s Talk About Tobacco! As part of our South Carolina Healthy Lifestyles Series, the Rembert Area Community Coalition (RACC) is proud to offer a community presentation and conversation about tobacco related health disparities in Kershaw County.

This informative event is designed for the entire community! It will feature a photo exhibit, a guest speaker, and a rich conversation with friends and neighbors. Together we will explore the leading immediate and long-term inherent risks, dangers, and vulnerabilities related to tobacco use and exposure. We will share the most recent scientific news about the effects of tobacco use on primary tobacco consumers. In addition, we will discuss advancements in our understanding of the dangerous consequences of indirect exposure and consumption for families, friends, and perfect stranger alike. Please join us! This event is sponsored by the South Carolina Tobacco-Free Collaborative

Thursday, September 14, 5:30-6:30 p.m. -- KC Rocks! Painting Fun: Painting rocks and hiding them around for others to find is all the rage! Hiders and finders enjoy posting them on Facebook in groups such as KC Rocks and Bethune Rocks. Bring the kids, paint as a family and, then take your masterpieces home to hide around town. Supplies will be provided. Be sure to wear something that can get messy in case of accidents! This is a parent & child activity. Space is limited and registration is required. Contact the Bethune Branch to sign up! (803) 310-6006 or lesliebr@kershawcountylibrary.org

Friday, September 15, 7-9 p.m. -- Movie Night: Join us for a fun family movie. The movie is rated PG. Call 803-310-6006 for more information.

Tuesday, September 19, 7-8:30 p.m. -- Casual Yarn: Inviting local yarn enthusiasts, knitters and crocheters to bring their current projects to meet and socialize with like-minded crafters. All levels are welcome from beginners to experts. This is not a class; however, some basic help may be available from other group members in attendance.

Thursday, September 21, 7-7:30 p.m. -- PJ Stories: Put on your PJs, bring your favorite teddy or doll and join us for bedtime stories and fun. For all ages.

Elgin Branch, 2652 Main St., (803) 438-7881

Weekly Programs

Mondays, 10:30-11 a.m. -- Get Set to Read! (Ages 3-4) Stories, music and movement to introduce your child to books. No storytime September 4.

Mondays, 11:15 a.m.-noon -- Mother Goose on the Loose! (Ages 0-2) Join us for rhymes, books, music, movement & playtime. No storytime September 4.

Saturday, September 2, 10:30-noon -- Block Party! Join us for a fun hour building with LEGOs, Duplos and more! For ages 3-12.

Thursday, September 7, 5-7 p.m. -- Elgin Game Night: Join us for an evening of board and card game fun for all ages. Bring your own or play some of ours.

Thursday, September 14, 5:30-6:30 p.m. -- KC Rocks! Painting Fun: Painting rocks and hiding them around for others to find is all the rage! Hiders and finders enjoy posting them on Facebook in groups such as KC Rocks. Bring the kids, paint as a family and, then take your masterpieces home to hide around town. Supplies will be provided. Space is limited and Registration is required. Be sure to wear something that can get messy in case of accidents! This is a parent & child activity. Call the Elgin Branch to sign up! (803) 438-7881.

Monday, September 11, 4-6:30 p.m. -- Computer lab: Computer lab is a time for staff to assist with the use of research tools, online databases, email setup, job search tools, online job applications, and selected programs. Staff may also assist with most laptops, tablets, and smart phones using downloadable materials from Jasmine and hoopla. Please bring your device with you. Please call (803) 438-7881 to register.

Tuesday, September 12, 6-7:30 p.m. -- Book Club Kids! Book to Movie: Read the book, then come watch the movie based on the book and compare. This month’s selection is The Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Patterson.

Wednesday, September 13, 2:30-5 p.m. -- Based on the Book! Join us for a monthly showing of a movie based on a popular book. This month’s movie is rated PG-13. Please call (803) 438-7881 for more information.

Friday, September 15, 5-6 p.m. -- Is It Really That Bad for Us? Let’s Talk About Tobacco! As part of our South Carolina Healthy Lifestyles Series, the Rembert Area Community Coalition (RACC) is proud to offer a community presentation and conversation about tobacco related health disparities in Kershaw County. This informative event is designed for the entire community! It will feature a photo exhibit, a guest speaker, and a rich conversation with friends and neighbors. Together we will explore the leading immediate and long-term inherent risks, dangers, and vulnerabilities related to tobacco use and exposure. We will share the most recent scientific news about the effects of tobacco use on primary tobacco consumers. In addition, we will discuss advancements in our understanding of the dangerous consequences of indirect exposure and consumption for families, friends, and perfect stranger alike. Please join us! This event is sponsored by the South Carolina Tobacco-Free Collaborative.

Thursday, September 21, 6-7 p.m. -- Banned! Join us for a book club featuring books that have been banned or challenged. This month’s selection is The Glass Castle by Jeannette Wall. New members are always welcome.

Thursday, September 28, 6:30-7 p.m. -- PJ Stories: Put on your PJs, bring your favorite teddy or doll and join us for bedtime stories and fun. For all ages.

Friday, September 29, 6-10 p.m. -- Craft Night! For all crafters: Knitting, crochet, scrapbooking, sewing, needlepoint, cross-stitch, etc. Even those that enjoy coloring! Space is limited so please call the branch at (803) 438-7881 to save a spot!

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