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Lexington Main Library


address  5440 Augusta Road
 Lexington, SC  29072


Upcoming Events

Marjory Wentworth: The Power of Poetry & Social Engagement

Poetry Reading/Spoken Word
In time of trouble, poetry can console us and help us express our grief and outrage. Poetry’s ability to describe the indescribable in both the personal and the public realm, can help heal deep wounds. Poets laureate, in particular, are required to speak up for their communities and describe a world we deeply want and need.
Library;Poetry: Poet Laureate
Event Info: (803) 785-2680
Ages: Adult
Price: Free
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Event Website: www.lex.lib.sc.us
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 • Thu 6/1/17 at 6:30pm-7:30pm 

Resume Workshop

Class/Workshop
Time to dust off the ol' resume? This hands-on workshop focuses on how to create a fresh, effective resume. For more information, call 785-2680.
Library;Resume;Career
Event Info: (803) 785-2680
Ages: Adult
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: www.lex.lib.sc.us
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 • Sat 6/3/17 at 10am-11am 

Sew Inspired

Class/Workshop, Textiles
Learn how to sew by creating pillowcases. Projects will become more technical as the series progresses. You can donate pillowcases to benefit local children. Class will meet Monday evening, 6:00-8:00 pm, June 5-August 7. Registration required. For more information and supply list, call 785-2680.
Library;Sewing Class
Event Info: (803) 785-2680
Ages: Adult
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: www.lex.lib.sc.us
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 • Mon 6/5/17 at 6pm-8pm 

Tech Talk: Microsoft Word

Computers/Technology, Talks/Lectures
Let's talk technology. Learn basic techniques using Microsoft Word. For more information, call 785-2680.
Library;Computers;Microsoft: Word
Event Info: (803) 785-2684
Ages: Adults
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: www.lex.lib.sc.us
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 • Sat 6/10/17 at 10am-11pm 

Author Talk: Lisa Wingate

Signing/Readings
Where Are the Children? Secrets of the Tennessee Children's Home Society Books build a better world by bringing history to life. Lisa Wingate shares the true story that inspired her highly anticipated novel, Before We Were Yours, which fictionalizes one of America’s most notorious scandals. For readers of The Nightingale and Orphan Train, Wingate's novel tells the stories of the victims of Georgia Tann, the director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, which took the children of poor families and sold them to Hollywood celebrities and wealthy families all over the country from the 1920s through 1950.
Library;Author
Event Info: (803) 785-2680
Ages: Adults
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: www.lex.lib.sc.us
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 • Mon 6/12/17 at 6:30pm-7:30pm 

Genealogy: Research Your Family History

Class/Workshop
Learn how to research your family history by using tools available through the library like Ancestry and HeritageQuest. For more information, call 785-2680.
Library;Genealogy
Event Info: (803) 785-2684
Ages: Adult
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: www.lex.lib.sc.us
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 • Sat 6/17/17 at 10am-11am 
 • Wed 6/21/17 at 9:30am-10:30am 

South Carolina History: Wade Hampton III

Talks/Lectures, History/Science
Take a look into the evolution of Wade Hampton III from amateur soldier to decorated cavalry leader who reached the rank of lieutenant general. Hampton was elected as the 77th Governor of South Carolina near the end of Reconstruction. Presented by Dr. Robert Ackerman, retired history professor and former president of Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia.
Library;History;South Carolina
Event Info: (803) 785-2684
Ages: Adult
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: www.lex.lib.sc.us
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 • Tue 6/20/17 at 6:30pm-7:30pm 

Crafter-Noon: Ribbon Roses

Class/Workshop, Folk Art/Crafts
Join us for a crafter-noon of fun. We'll be making ribbon roses. All materials provided. Registration required. For more information, call 785-2680.
Library;Adult Craft
Event Info: (803) 785-2684
Ages: Adult
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: www.lex.lib.sc.us
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 • Tue 6/20/17 at 2pm-3pm 

Technology Talk: Social Media

Computers/Technology, Talks/Lectures
Let's talk technology. Want to stay in touch with friends and family on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter? Let us help get you started. For more information, call 785-2680.
Library;Technology;Computers;Social Media
Event Info: (803) 785-2684
Ages: Adult
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: www.lex.lib.sc.us
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 • Sat 6/24/17 at 10am-11am 

Resume Workshop

Class/Workshop
Time to dust off the ol' resume? This hands-on workshop focuses on how to create a fresh, effective resume. For more information, call 785-2680.
Library;Career;Workshop
Event Info: (803) 785-2680
Ages: Adult
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: www.lex.lib.sc.us
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 • Sat 7/1/17 at 10am-11pm 

South Carolina History: Into the Wild Blue Yonder - Lexington County's Army Air Base and Doolittle's Raiders

Talks/Lectures
This presentation will focus on the development of the Columbia Army Air Base in Lexington County and it's early history. Attendees will learn about the reasons Lexington had an army air base and about its role in training the Doolittle Raiders.
Library: South Carolina;History;World War II
Event Info: (803) 785-2680
Ages: Adult
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: www.lex.lib.sc.us
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 • Tue 7/11/17 at 6:30pm-7:30pm 

Genealogy Workshop: Research Your Family History

Class/Workshop
Learn how to research your family history by using tools available through the library like Ancestry and HeritageQuest. For more information, call 785-2680.
Library;Genealogy
Event Info: (803) 785-2680
Ages: Adult
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: www.lex.lib.sc.us
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 • Tue 7/11/17 at 2pm-3pm 

Technology Talk: eBooks

Computers/Technology, Talks/Lectures
Don’t know how to download eBooks, audiobooks or magazines? Let us guide you through the process and talk technology. You’ll be reading gigabytes in no time. For more information, call 785-2680.
Library;eBooks;Technology
Event Info: (803) 785-2680
Ages: Adult
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: www.lex.lib.sc.us
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 • Sat 7/15/17 at 10am-11pm 

South Carolina History: Scotch-Irish Immigration to Carolinas

Talks/Lectures
In the 2013 American Community Survey 5,310,285 were identified as Scottish and 2,976,878 of Scotch-Irish descent. Large scale emigration from Scotland to America began in the 1700s after the Battle of Culloden where the Clan structures were broken up and as a result of the Highland Clearances. The Scots went in search of a better life and settled in the thirteen colonies, mainly around South Carolina and Virginia.
Library;South Carolina;History
Event Info: (803) 785-2680
Ages: Adult
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: www.lex.lib.sc.us
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 • Tue 7/18/17 at 6:30pm-7:30pm 

CrafterNoon: "Christmas in July" Bead and Ribbon Christmas Ornaments

Class/Workshop
Join us for a crafter-noon of fun. We'll be making xxx. All materials provided. Registration required. For more information, call 785-2680.
Library;Adult Crafts
Event Info: (803) 785-2680
Ages: Adult
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: www.lex.lib.sc.us
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 • Tue 7/18/17 at 2pm-3pm 

Technology Talk: Microsoft Excel

Computers/Technology, Talks/Lectures
Let's talk technology. Learn basic techniques using Microsoft Excel. For more information, call 785-2680.
Library;Technology;Microsoft Excel
Event Info: (803) 785-2680
Ages: Adult
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: www.lex.lib.sc.us
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 • Sat 7/22/17 at 10am-11am 

Creative Corner: Altered Book Art

Mixed Media
Upcycle old books into vintage altered art displays. Creative Corner introduces new skills and techniques with fun hands-on projects. All materials provided. For more information, call 785-2680.
Library;Adult Craft
Event Info: (803) 785-2680
Ages: Adult
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: www.lex.lib.sc.us
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 • Sat 7/29/17 at 10am-11am 

Financial Literacy: Strategies to Maximize Social Security

Talks/Lectures
Do you need to strengthen your social security strategy? Learn how to calculate your retirement needs and cash in on available benefits. For more information, call 785-2680.
Library;Retirement;Social Security
Event Info: (803) 785-2680
Ages: Adult
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: www.lex.lib.sc.us
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Schedule
 • Tue 8/1/17 at 6pm-7pm 
 • Thu 8/3/17 at 6pm-7pm 

Master Gardeners: Heat & Drought Resistant Plants

Talks/Lectures, Gardening
Want to garden with a green thumb? Learn how to use heat and drought resistant plants in your garden. Presented by Lexington County Master Gardeners. Registration required. For more information, call 785-2680.
Library;Gardening
Event Info: (803) 785-2680
Ages: Adult
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: www.lex.lib.sc.us
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Schedule
 • Mon 8/28/17 at 6pm-7pm