Adult Programs
May June July August  

The Greenwood County Library offers different types of programs for adults 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 below for full details. 

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  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 

   June Programs

Book Discussion: Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing

Thursday, June 9: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Greenwood County Library, American Veterans Auditorium
 
Join us for a discussion about Shackleton’s heroic and miraculous voyage into Antarctica. 
 
About the book:
 
In August 1914, polar explorer Ernest Shackleton boarded the Endurance and set sail for Antarctica, where he planned to cross the last uncharted continent on foot. In January 1915, after battling its way through a thousand miles of pack ice and only a day's sail short of its destination, the Endurance became locked in an island of ice. Thus began the legendary ordeal of Shackleton and his crew of twenty-seven men. When their ship was finally crushed between two ice floes, they attempted a near-impossible journey over 850 miles of the South Atlantic's heaviest seas to the closest outpost of civilization.
 
Space is limited. Please register at the circulation desk or online below:
 
 
Registration begins 5/12/22

Book Discussion & Author Talk: Éclair and Present Danger by Laura Bradford

Friday, June 17: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Greenwood County Library, American Veterans Auditorium

Join author Laura Bradford for a book discussion of Éclair and Present Danger. Afterwards there will be a book signing and opportunity to purchase more of her titles. 

About the book:

With her rent rising faster than her pie crust, bakery owner Winnie Johnson had hoped to be rescued by an inheritance from her wealthy friend and neighbor Gertrude Redenbacher. Instead all she inherits is the widow’s hostile hissing tabby, Lovey, and a vintage ambulance, restored by Gertrude’s late husband. As her dream crumbles, Winnie makes her final delivery—a peach pie to an elderly widower. But she finds Bart Wagner lying on his kitchen floor, smothered by a pillow.

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

Éclair and Present Danger Book Discussion & Author Talk Registration Form

Registration begins 5/20/22

Growing Microgreens - Canceled 

Friday, June 24: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Greenwood County Library, American Veterans Auditorium

Join horticulture agent Stephanie Turner to learn about growing vegetables in containers. Sow microgreens and take some home.

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

Growing Microgreens Registration Form

 

Stephanie Turner
Horticulture Agent
Clemson University
Greenwood County Cooperative Extension Office

  July Programs
Ocean Trivia
 
Wednesday, July 13: 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Greenwood County Library, American Veterans Auditorium
 
 
Using your phone or tablet, join us for trivia centered on our Summer Reading theme “Oceans of Possibilities”. Topics may include geography, nature, popular culture, and more. We will use Kahoot! which requires a smart phone or a tablet. Winners will get to pull prizes from the treasure chest! 
 

Ocean Trivia Registration Form

Registration begins 6/22/22 

Book Discussion: Three Words for Goodbye by Hazel Gaynor

Friday, July 15: 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Greenwood County Library, American Veterans Auditorium

Join us for a discussion of Hazel Gaynor’s and Heather Webb’s sweeping novel set in pre-WWII Europe as two sisters go on a voyage to fulfill their grandmother’s dying wishes. 

About the book:

New York, 1937: When estranged sisters Clara and Madeleine Sommers learn their grandmother is dying, they agree to fulfill her last wish: to travel across Europe—together. They are to deliver three letters, in which Violet will say goodbye to those she hasn’t seen since traveling to Europe forty years earlier; a journey inspired by famed reporter, Nellie Bly.

Constantly at odds with each other as they explore the luxurious Queen Mary, the Orient Express, and the sights of Paris and  Venice,, Clara and Madeleine wonder if they can fulfil Violet’s wish, until a shocking truth about their family brings them closer together. But as they reach Vienna to deliver the final letter, old grudges threaten their reconciliation again. As political tensions rise, and Europe feels increasingly volatile, the pair are glad to head home on the Hindenburg, where fate will play its hand in the final stage of their journey.

Three Words for Goodbye Book Discussion Registration Form

Registration begins 6/17/22

Book Discussion: The Guest List by Lucy Foley

Wednesday, July 27: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
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. Please register at the circulation desk or online below:

The Guest List Book Discussion Registration Form

Registration begins 6/29/22

August Programs  

True Crime Book Series

Book Discussion: Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA, and More Tell Us About Crime by Val McDermid

Thursday, August 18: 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Greenwood County Library, American Veterans Auditorium

Participate in a conversation about Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA, and More Tell Us About Crime by Val McDermid which traces the history of forensics from its earliest beginnings to the cutting-edge science of the modern day.

Registration is required.

Forensics Book Discussion Registration Form

Registration begins 7/25/2022
True Crime Book Series

Special Guest: Sgt. William Kay with the Greenwood Police Department

Wednesday, August 24: 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Greenwood County Library, American Veterans Auditorium

Join Sgt. William Kay with the Active Community Team of the Greenwood Police Department in a discussion about how the department solves crime in Greenwood.

Sgt. Kay started his career with the Greenwood Police Department in May of 2007 and graduated the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy in August of 2007. During his time with the police department he has answered calls for service, worked as a juvenile officer serving warrants, and as a detective for the investigations division. Currently, he is in community service where he and Officer Clemmons attend speaking engagements and handle hiring and recruiting for the Police Department.

Registration is required.

Special Guest: Sgt. William Kay Registration Form

Registration begins 8/1/2022