Adult Programs
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The Greenwood County Library will begin offering programs for adults again that include Book Discussions, Speakers, Crafts, and other enrichment opportunities. All adults, 18 and over, are invited. Some programs require registration and may have a limited capacity as materials need to be purchased and the Library is still practicing social distancing. View our programs for full details. 

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  January Programs


 

Book Discussion: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Wednesday, January 26: 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Greenwood County Library, American Veterans Auditorium

Join us for a lively and thoughtful discussion of the suspenseful novel The Silent Patient. We will use the Discussion Questions at the end of the book club edition as a guide.

About the book:

Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word.

Alicia’s refusal to talk, or give any kind of explanation, turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander, a mystery that captures the public imagination and casts Alicia into notoriety. The price of her art skyrockets, and she, the silent patient, is hidden away from the tabloids and spotlight at the Grove, a secure forensic unit in North London.

Theo Faber is a criminal psychotherapist who has waited a long time for the opportunity to work with

 Alicia. His determination to get her to talk and unravel the mystery of why she shot her husband takes him down a twisting path into his own motivations―a search for the truth that threatens to consume him...

Space is limited. Please register at the circulation desk or online below:

The Silent Patient Book Discussion Registration Form

Registration begins 12/15/2021 - Masks Required

   February Programs

Making More Houseplants

Wednesday, February 23: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Greenwood County Library, American Veterans Auditorium
 
Join horticulture agent Stephanie Turner to learn how to make new plants from cuttings. Pot up a plant cutting to take home.
 
Space is limited. Please register at the circulation desk or online below:
 
 
Registration begins 2/2/2022 - Masks Required

Stephanie Turner
Horticulture Agent
Clemson University
Greenwood County Cooperative Extension Office
 
  March Programs
Book Discussion: The Guest List by Lucy Foley
 
This book discussion has been moved to the summer. Date to be announced.
Greenwood County Library, American Veterans Auditorium

Join us for a lively and thoughtful discussion of the "swift and entertaining" novel The Guest List by Lucy Foley. We will use the Discussion Questions at the end of the book club edition as a guide.

About the book:

The bride – The plus one – The best man – The wedding planner  – The bridesmaid – The body
On an island off the coast of Ireland, guests gather to celebrate two people joining their lives together as one. The groom: handsome and charming, a rising television star. The bride: smart and ambitious, a magazine publisher. It’s a wedding for a magazine, or for a celebrity: the designer dress, the remote location, the luxe party favors, the boutique whiskey. The cell phone service may be spotty and the waves may be rough, but every detail has been expertly planned and will be expertly executed.

But perfection is for plans, and people are all too human. As the champagne is popped and the festivities begin, resentments and petty jealousies begin to mingle with the reminiscences and well wishes. The groomsmen begin the drinking game from their school days. The bridesmaid not-so-accidentally ruins her dress. The bride’s oldest (male) friend gives an uncomfortably caring toast.

And then someone turns up dead. Who didn’t wish the happy couple well? And perhaps more important, why?

Space is limited. 

 

Registration begins  - Masks Required

  April Programs

Container Vegetable Gardening

Wednesday, April 27: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Greenwood County Library, American Veterans Auditorium

Join horticulture agent Stephanie Turner to learn about growing vegetables in containers. Sow a lettuce bowl to take home.

Space is limited. Please register at the circulation desk or online below:

Container Vegetable Gardening Registration Form

Registration begins 4/6/2022 - Masks Required

Stephanie Turner
Horticulture Agent
Clemson University
Greenwood County Cooperative Extension Office

  May Programs

Book Discussion: The Other Woman by Sandie Jones

Wednesday, May 25: 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Greenwood County Library, American Veterans Auditorium

Join us for a lively and thoughtful discussion of the psychological thriller, The Other Woman. We will use the Discussion Questions at the end of the book club edition as a guide.

About the book:

HE LOVES YOU: Adam adores Emily. Emily thinks Adam’s perfect, the man she thought she’d never meet.
BUT SHE LOVES YOU NOT: Lurking in the shadows is a rival, a woman who shares a deep bond with the man she loves.
AND SHE'LL STOP AT NOTHING: Emily chose Adam, but she didn’t choose his mother Pammie. There’s nothing a mother wouldn’t do for her son, and now Emily is about to find out just how far Pammie will go to get what she wants: Emily gone forever.

Space is limited. Please register at the circulation desk or online below:

The Other Woman Book Discussion Registration Form  

Registration begins 5/4/2022 - Masks Required