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Lexington Main Library


address  5440 Augusta Road
 Lexington, SC  29072
phone (803) 785-2600
www.lex.lib.sc.us

Upcoming Events

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 9/30/17 at 10am-11am 
 • Tue 10/10/17 at 2pm-3pm 
 • Wed 11/15/17 at 6pm-7pm 

SC History: Historic Building and Cemetery Preservation in Lexington County, SC

History/Science, Talks/Lectures
Join J.R. Fennell, Director of Lexington County Museum, for a discussion of the rules and regulations surrounding historic houses, historic preservation, and the National Register of Historic Places. Attendees will learn about the historic preservation at the local, state, and national level as well as information on non-profits. Attendees will learn about what steps can be taken to preserve historic structures, including cemeteries, and what protection the law provides. For more information, call 785-2680.
Library;Historic Preservation
Event Info: (803) 785-2680
Ages: Adult
Price: Free
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Event Website: www.lex.lib.sc.us
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 • Tue 9/26/17 at 6:30pm-7:30pm 

Author Study: Anne Perry

Talks/Lectures
Mysteries abound in this five week book club. We'll read one of Anne Perry's novels, a biography about her, and watch some of her story brought to life. Registration required, limit 12, books will be available starting September 18. For more information, call 785-2680.
Library;Book Club;Author
Event Info: (803) 785-2680
Ages: Adult
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: www.lex.lib.sc.us
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 • Mon 10/2/17 at 2pm-3pm 
 • Mon 10/9/17 at 2pm-3pm 
 • Mon 10/16/17 at 2pm-3pm 
 • Mon 10/23/17 at 2pm-3pm 
 • Mon 10/30/17 at 2pm-3pm 

Your Health: Diabetes and Nutrition

Health & Wellness/Nutrition
Interested in learning how nutrition affects diabetes? Presented in partnership with WellCare of South Carolina. For more information, call 785-2680.
Library;Health
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 • Tue 10/3/17 at 2pm-3pm 

Career Building 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.
resume;employment;career
Event Info: (803) 785-2684
Ages: 15 and Up
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: www.lex.lib.sc.us
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 • Sat 10/7/17 at 10am-11am 
 • Sat 11/4/17 at 10am-11am 
 • Sat 12/2/17 at 10am-11am 

Fran Rizer - "Ask an Author"

Talks/Lectures
Are you an aspiring writer? Join us for a question and answer session with Fran Rizer, author of The Horror of Julie Bates and the popular Callie Parrish Mystery Series. Also, learn about the upcoming NaNoWriMo writing challenge! For more information, call 785-2680.
Library;Author;Publishing;Writing
Event Info: (803) 785-2680
Ages: Adult
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: www.lex.lib.sc.us
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 • Tue 10/10/17 at 6:30pm-7:30pm 

Tech Talk: Research Databases

Computers/Technology
Learn how to use library databases to access Consumer Reports and more from the comfort of your home. For more information, call 785-2680.
Library;Technology;Research
Event Info: (803) 785-2684
Ages: 15 and Up
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: www.lex.lib.sc.us
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 • Sat 10/14/17 at 10am-11am 

Master Gardener: Winter Vegetable Gardening

Gardening
Winter Vegetable Gardening - Interested in trying your hand at growing winter vegetables?  Come to learn the details of growing some of the "all stars" in a cool season vegetable garden.  Find out how to avoid problems by utilizing tricks of the trade to set the stage for a bumper crop. For more information, call 785-2680.
Library;Winter;Gardening
Ages: Adult
Event Website: www.lex.lib.sc.us
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 • Mon 10/16/17 at 6pm-7pm 

Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) Workshop

Computers/Technology
Learn about continuing education and creative learning with Massive Open Online Courses. Learn what sites are free, what sites provide certification, and more! For more information, call 785-2680.
Library;MOOCs;Massive Online Open Courses;Technology
Event Info: (803) 785-2680
Ages: Adult
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: www.lex.lib.sc.us
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 • Tue 10/17/17 at 6:30pm-7:30pm 

CrafterNoon: Leaf Mason Jar Votive

Folk Art/Crafts
Join us for a crafternoon of fun! We will be making Leaf Mason Jar Votives. All materials provided. Registration required. For more information, call 785-2680.
Library;Adult Crafts
Event Info: (803) 785-2684
Ages: 15 and Up
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: www.lex.lib.sc.us
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 • Tue 10/17/17 at 2pm-3pm 

SC History: Lexington County Superstitions

Talks/Lectures, History/Science
Presented by JR Fennell, Director of Lexington County Museum, this program will discuss the belief in superstitions, witches, ghosts, demons and magic in Lexington County in the 18th and 19th centuries. Learn how Lexington County residents protected themselves from hexes and about the notorious Weberites. For more information, call 785-2680.
Library;Superstitions;Ghosts;South Carolina: History
Event Info: (803) 785-2680
Ages: Adult
Price: Free
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Event Website: www.lex.lib.sc.us
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 • Tue 10/24/17 at 6:30pm-7:30pm 

Handcrafted Holiday: Handmade Cards for Military

Class/Workshop
Join us as we craft cards to send to active duty service members and veterans in connection with the A Million Thanks Organization. All materials provided. 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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 • Sat 10/28/17 at 10am-11am 

SC History: The Juan Pardo Expeditions in SC 1566 to 1568

Talks/Lectures, History/Science
This presentation will examine the Juan Pardo Expeditions in SC, 1566-1568. Presented by Dean Hunt. For more information, call 785-2680.
Library;SC History
Event Info: (803) 785-2680
Ages: Adult
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: www.lex.lib.sc.us
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 • Tue 11/7/17 at 6:30pm-7:30pm 

Adult Craft: Monogrammed Button Art

Folk Art/Crafts
Join us as we make monogrammed button art. All materials provided. For more information, call 785-2680.
Library;Craft
Event Info: (803) 785-2684
Ages: Adult
Price: Free
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Event Website: www.lex.lib.sc.us
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 • Sat 11/11/17 at 10am-11am 

CrafterNoon: Pine Cone Turkeys

Folk Art/Crafts
Join us for a crafter-noon of fun! We will be making adorable pine cone turkeys. All materials provided. Registration required. For more information, call 785-2680.
Library;Adult Crafts
Event Info: (803) 785-2684
Ages: 15 and Up
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: www.lex.lib.sc.us
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 • Tue 11/21/17 at 2pm-3pm 

Meditative Coloring

Drawings/Works on Paper
Let go the stress and exercise your mind with coloring. Coloring can help relieve anxiety and stress in adults while stimulating areas of the brain related to motor skills and creativity. All materials provided.
Library;Adult Coloring
Event Info: (803) 785-2680
Ages: Adult
Price: Free
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Event Website: www.lex.lib.sc.us
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 • Sat 11/25/17 at 10am-11am 

SC History: Lexington County in World War I

Talks/Lectures, History/Science
J.R. Fennell, Director of Lexington County Museum, will discuss Lexington County before World War I, the reaction of Lexingtonians to the war, and what was going on in Lexington County during the war. Attendees will learn about the homefront, the affect of the Spanish flu, and will get to see artifacts from Lexington soldiers. For more information, call 785-2680.
Library;South Carolina;History;World War I;WWI
Event Info: (803) 785-2680
Ages: Adult
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: www.lex.lib.sc.us
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 • Tue 11/28/17 at 6:30pm-7:30pm 

Writer's Corner: Publishing Pointers with Tom Poland

Talks/Lectures
Join Tom Poland, author of Georgialina and Carolina Bays, as he discusses the various paths to publishing available to aspiring authors. For more information, call 785-2680.
Library;Writers;Author;Publishing
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 11/30/17 at 6:30pm-7:30pm 

Homespun Holiday: Sock Snowman

Class/Workshop
Join us as we craft cute winter friends. All materials provided. For more information, call 785-2680.
Library;Adult Craft
Event Info: (803) 785-2680
Ages: Adult
Price: Free
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Event Website: www.lex.lib.sc.us
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 • Sat 12/9/17 at 10am-11am 

Homespun Holiday: Handcrafted Gift Wrap

Drawings/Works on Paper
Join us as we craft gift tags, bows and plain brown paper into customized gift wrap. All materials provided. For more information, call 785-2680.
Library;Holiday;Adult Craft
Event Info: (803) 785-2684
Ages: Adult
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: www.lex.lib.sc.us
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 • Sat 12/16/17 at 10am-11am 

CrafterNoon: "Rustic Snowflakes"

Folk Art/Crafts
Join us for a crafter-noon of fun! We will be making gorgeous rustic snowflakes. All materials provided. Registration required. For more information, call 785-2680.
Library;Adult Crafts
Event Info: (803) 785-2680
Ages: 15 and Up
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: www.lex.lib.sc.us
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Schedule
 • Tue 12/19/17 at 2pm-3pm