Spring into Literacy - Calendar
March 31 — 2 p.m.
Lexington County Public Library / Main Branch
A bi-lingual Spring Family Celebration. Join us for crafts, stories,
food and fun.
Thursday, April 12 — 9:15 a.m. -12 noon
Meet at the South Carolina State Library, then parade to the State
House. (1500 Senate Street, Columbia).
This statewide celebration of reading is an exciting
opportunity for students, librarians, parents and other literacy
supporters to demonstrate the importance of reading and the need
for library services in our communities. Participants
must register by Monday, March 19th.
Augusta Baker's Dozen
Friday, April 13 — 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Richland County Public Library, 1431 Assembly Street, Columbia
Enjoy a special storytelling performance by Augusta
Baker's Dozen featured guest, Brenda Wong Aoki. A writer, performer
and recording artist, her work blends Japanese traditional theatre
with contemporary storytelling.
South Carolina Book Festival
Saturday, May 19 — 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 20 — 12 noon - 4 p.m.
Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center / 1101 Lincoln Street,
A diverse group of authors, poets, and scholars
present panel discussions and presentations on a
variety of popular genres and literary topics — from the
latest trends in new fiction to regional favorites to outstanding
poetry performances. Participants will even have a chance to
ask the authors questions and to get books autographed
after the presentations.
Saturday, June 2 — 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
South Carolina State Museum, 301 Gervais Street,
A day filled with family friendly events including
author presentations, storytelling, craft area, bag lunches,
Readers Theater and visits from ETV's Smart Cat and USC's own
Cocky. It's all free for families as we celebrate
reading and stories. Learn how to join Summer Reading programs
in your county. Meet award-winning
authors and experience the joy of storytelling together.