By VICKI BROWN
Local libraries in Colleton are ready with their fall programming. Each library has special events and programs lined up for children, teens and adults.
COLLETON COUNTY MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Located at 600 Hampton Street, Walterboro, the main branch of the library has plenty of programming for the adults, teens, and children.
Children: Sept. 1 - Dec. 22, 2021, Storytime with Ms. Shiela. Wednesdays, 10 - 10:30 a.m. In-Person.
Homeschool Action: Fridays 10 - 11 a.m.
September 17 – “Big Mama”, The Lighthouse Theatre.
October 15 – “Bullysaurus Rex”, Bright Star theater.
November 19 - Reptiles and Amphibians from the S.C. Aquarium.
December 17 – Bookmaking Craft.
Meet the Author: Saturdays 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
September 18- Madelyn Spann, ‘May Series Trilogy’ (Fiction).
October 16- Darrielle Cook, Author, and Ember Estridge, Illustrator. “Mama, Why Did God Make Flies?” (Fiction).
November 6- Nadine Johnson, “I Write Rhymes” (Fiction).
December 11- Christmas Arts & Crafts with John Martin (Silhouette Artist).
Videos every Friday on YouTube.
Most programs 4 p.m.-5:50 p.m. in Meeting Room.
September 16- Tik Tok Bottle Treat.
September 23- Gaming Frenzy.
October 7- Create a Lava Lamp.
October 16- 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Chi-Sai Con’s First Annual Mini Anime convention.
October 21- Gaming Frenzy.
October 28- Melting Crayon Pumpkin Addition.
November 4- Gaming Frenzy.
November 18- DIY Birdfeeder.
December 2- Snowflake Swirl.
December 9- Acrylic Pour.
December 16- Pom Pom Christmas Tree.
December 23- Gaming Frenzy.
Adults: For more information contact Elizabeth Laney, Adult Programming Coordinator, or visit www.colletonlibrary.org/adult-programs or call 843-549-5621, ext. 3.
September 9 at 2:00 p.m. - African-American family research. Bring your own iPad, Laptop, etc. Beginners and experienced family genealogists are all welcome.
September 18 at 2:00 p.m. - eBook Day- a librarian will walk you through the process and show you all the amazing materials you can check out online.
September 24 at 11:00 a.m. - P.S. A Letter Writing Social (Register in Advance). Come write, decorate and talk about mail. Stationery, postcards and pens provided. Bring your own stamps.
September 25 at 10:30 a.m. - Local author p.k. potts is starting up a special group for those who are interested in writing and illustrating books.
September 28 at 6:30 p.m. - The Book Was Better (Register in Advance). Discuss Frank Herbert’s Dune and its adaptations.
October 6 at 10:30 a.m. – It’s All About BINGO! (No Registration). Play Bingo. Win Prizes.
October 19 at 6:00 p.m. - Geek Out! (No Registration). A social hour for Geeks, Nerds, Dice Rollers, Gamers, Cosplayers, etc. Bring your favorite board game.
October 22 at 2:00 p.m.- Get to Know Digital Reel (No Registration). Learn how to navigate Colleton County’s online newspaper archive, perform searches and find obituaries.
October 26 at 6:00 p.m. - Adult Art Party (Register in Advance). Artist Shelby Slaughter guide you in the creation of your own work of art.
October 30 at 10:30 a.m. - Writers & Illustrators Study Group (No Registration). Collaborate with like-minded people to work towards authoring and illustrating.
Later in the fall there will be more Bingo, art classes, a board game night, Dungeons & Dragons 101 and more “Get to Know” sessions on different topics.
Every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. - The Purls (Beginners Welcome) Knitters welcome, crocheters tolerated and beginners encouraged!
Every Thursday at 5:30 p.m.- Timecrafters (Beginners Welcome). Mostly crochet and yarn crafts but any type of crafters are welcome.
Located in the back of the Municipal Complex, 72 Salley Ackerman Dr, Cottageville, the library has a schedule for the Fall/early Winter 2021:
Story Time - Every Saturday at 10:30 a.m., a fun story is read followed by a quick craft, game or activity for the kids. The books are geared toward younger kids but older siblings are encouraged to come, too.
September 25th at 11:00 a.m. Rock Painting following Story Time.
Adults and Teens:
September 18th at 2:00 p.m. - paint class with Shelby. Only 15 slots for teens and up, everyone must register early. Call (843) 835-5837.
September 25th at 1:00 p.m. - Rock Painting for teens and adults.
September 25th at 3:00 p.m. - Rhonda Sue’s Book Club with more real life/relationship, fun mystery, lighter themed stories.
October 9th - Pine Straw Basket Weaving class (flower theme). Only 15 slots for teens and up is available so register early. Call (843) 835-5837.
October 23 at 11:00 a.m. - Fall Plant Swap. Everyone is invited to bring a plant or rooted cutting to swap. A cool door prize will be awarded.
October 30 at 11:00 a.m. - The Cottageville Car Show. Bring a new car, old car, motorcycle, crazy vehicle, exotic, vintage, etc. to share with the community. A prize will be given for the “favorite” car of all the patrons who attend.
October 30th at 1:00 p.m. - Intro to Dungeons and Dragons for teens and young adults.
November 13th at 2:00 p.m. - Pine Straw Basket Weaving class (Christmas theme). Only 15 slots for teens and up is available so register early. Call (843) 835-5837.
December 11th at 2:00p.m. - Christmas Cookie, Candy and Recipe Exchange.
Book Clubs - The Page Turner›s Book Club meets the first Saturday of the month at 3:00 p.m. and reads more fantasy/sci-fi, horror, psychological thriller, and darker themed stories.
Chat & Chew - All adult community members are invited to join the conversation on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month (plus November 30th) at 4:30 p.m. Patrons talk about news, local events, and all sorts of topics of interest. It’s a great way to meet neighbors.
Craft Club (Mat Making) - Craft Club is working on a community project, “crocheting” mats for the homeless out of grocery bags. If you don’t know how to crochet, instructions and supplies will be provided. Help is needed in collecting grocery bags for the project. Drop off donations at the Cottageville Library! It meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m.
Garden Club - Garden Club is meeting the last Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m. All kinds of projects are being planned.
At the Cottageville Library, there are plenty of books to check out. As a member of SCLends other books you might want can be sent for you to check out from all over the state. Library hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.