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Toddler Time - Fort Mill

Thursdays , 10 & 11 a.m. , Fort Mill Public Library
Stories, songs, finger plays and movement activities for children 24-35 months and their caregivers.
No registration required.



Preschool Story Time - York

Wednesdays , 10:30 a.m. , York Public Library
Story time for 3-5-year-olds and their caregivers.
No registration required.



Preschool Story Time - Fort Mill

Wednesdays , 10 & 11 a.m. , Fort Mill Public Library
Story time for 3-5-year-olds and their caregivers.
No registration required.



Preschool Story Time - Clover

Wednesdays , 10:30 a.m. , Clover Public Library
Story time for 3-5-year-olds and their caregivers.
No registration required.



Preschool Story Time - Lake Wylie

Wednesdays , 10:30 a.m. , Lake Wylie Public Library
Story time for 3-5-year-olds and their caregivers.
No registration required.



Summer Reading Programs

June 9 – August 1 , , Held at all York County Libraries
With a science theme for summer 2014, York County Libraries offer four distinct summer reading programs:
Tiny Tots: designed for children ages 3 and under and their parent
Fizz, Boom, Read: Children ages 3-11
Spark a Reaction: Teens ages 12-17
Literary Elements: Adults

Each reading program features special prizes and incentives for those who complete the reading requirements. In addition, free programs for children and families include weekly performances by puppeteers, theatre groups, magicians, and others. Teens can participate in free programs including chess club, anime, gaming, and many more. All summer reading programs are sponsored by the Friends of the York County Library.
Early online registration begins May 19. Register at www.yclibrary.org.



Beamer’s Book Nook

Mon., Jun 9 - Fri., Aug 1 , during regular library hours , Main Library (Rock Hill)
Stop by our friendly library mascot’s Book Nook in the Main Library Children’s Department to pick up color sheets, word searches, puzzles and other fun pastimes.



Preschool Story Time

Tuesdays, June 10-July 29 , 10:30 AM , Main Library (Rock Hill)
For 3-5-year-olds and their caregivers, with special community visitors in Rock Hill during June and July.
No registration required.



Once Upon a Lap

Mondays, July 14-28 , 10 :00 & 11:00 AM , Fort Mill Public Library
Stories, songs, finger plays, movement activities and play time for babies 23 months and under and their caregivers.
Call 547-4114 to register, starting June 30. Limit 20 per session.



Dragons & Dreams, by The Sciencetellers

Wed., July 23 , 10:30 AM, 1:30 & 4:00 PM , Main Library (Rock Hill)
Enjoy this spectacular adventure, set in a world where dragons are real, dreams come true, and only the most daring survive to tell the tale! Learn about the science of fire and ice through a tale of “Dragons & Dreams,” using experiments of flash paper, exploding bottles, “cool” dry ice, and much more. Wouldn’t dragon’s breath be an amazing sight?
Recommended for grades 1-5. No registration required. Limited seating.



Dragons & Dreams, by The Sciencetellers

Thu., Jul 24 , 10:30 AM , Clover Public Library
Enjoy this spectacular adventure, set in a world where dragons are real, dreams come true, and only the most daring survive to tell the tale! Learn about the science of fire and ice through a tale of “Dragons & Dreams,” using experiments of flash paper, exploding bottles, “cool” dry ice, and much more. Wouldn’t dragon’s breath be an amazing sight?
Recommended for grades 1-5. No registration required. Limited seating.



Mad Scientist Party

Thu., July 24 , 5:00-6:30 p.m , Fort Mill Public Library
Come spark a reaction at your library with cool experiments using items found in your kitchen. Wear old clothes!
For rising 6th-12th graders. Registration required. Call 547-4114 to register, starting July 10. Limit 25.



Dragons & Dreams, by The Sciencetellers

Thu., Jul 24 , 2:30 & 4:00 PM , York Public Library
Enjoy this spectacular adventure, set in a world where dragons are real, dreams come true, and only the most daring survive to tell the tale! Learn about the science of fire and ice through a tale of “Dragons & Dreams,” using experiments of flash paper, exploding bottles, “cool” dry ice, and much more. Wouldn’t dragon’s breath be an amazing sight?
Recommended for grades 1-5. No registration required. Limited seating.



Family Game Night @ Your Library

Thu., Jul 24 , 6:00-7:30 PM , Main Library (Rock Hill)
Join us for a family-friendly, fun night of board, card, Wii, Kinect and PS2 games, plus a colossal checkerboard, giant deck of cards, and a Mega Twister.
All ages, accompanied by adult. Call 981-5888 to register, starting July 10. Limit 50 per program.



When Art Meets Science: Mad Scientists at the Easel

Thu., Jul 24 , 3:00-4:30 PM , Clover Public Library
Artists, here is your chance to find your inner science geek. Choose from five science-y art pro-jects that allow you to melt, blend, or fuse (a.k.a. glue) two projects per person.
For rising 6th-12th graders. Registration required. Call 222-3474 to register, starting July 10. Limit 15.



Dragons & Dreams, by The Sciencetellers

Fri., Jul 25 , 10:30 AM , Lake Wylie Public Library
Enjoy this spectacular adventure, set in a world where dragons are real, dreams come true, and only the most daring survive to tell the tale! Learn about the science of fire and ice through a tale of “Dragons & Dreams,” using experiments of flash paper, exploding bottles, “cool” dry ice, and much more. Wouldn’t dragon’s breath be an amazing sight?
Recommended for grades 1-5. No registration required. Limited seating.



Mad Scientists Invention Convention

Mon., Jul 28 , 3:00-4:30 p.m. , Main Library (Rock Hill)
Use your imagination and materials provided to create your own one-of-a-kind invention! Ap-propriate costumes may be worn. Prizes will be given and each participant will receive a zany goody bag.
For rising 6th-12th graders. Registration required. Call 981-5830 to register, starting July 14. Limit 20.



Lew-E’s Reading Explosion, by Lee Andrews Productions

Tue., July 29 , 1:00, 2:30 & 4:00 PM , Fort Mill Public Library
Just in time for the Fizz, Boom, Read Summer Program, Professor Lew-E shows everyone the fun they can have with science! Using volunteers from the audience, attendees will see a cloud form right in front of their eyes and will have a chance to make it snow … inside!
Recommended for grades 1-5. No registration required. Limited seating.



Lew-E’s Reading Explosion, by Lee Andrews Productions

Wed., Jul 30 , 10:30 AM, 1:30 & 4:00 PM , Main Library (Rock Hill)
Just in time for the Fizz, Boom, Read Summer Program, Professor Lew-E shows everyone the fun they can have with science! Using volunteers from the audience, attendees will see a cloud form right in front of their eyes and will have a chance to make it snow … inside!
Recommended for grades 1-5. No registration required. Limited seating.



Lew-E’s Reading Explosion, by Lee Andrews Productions

Thu., Jul 31 , 10:30 AM , Clover Public Library
Just in time for the Fizz, Boom, Read Summer Program, Professor Lew-E shows everyone the fun they can have with science! Using volunteers from the audience, attendees will see a cloud form right in front of their eyes and will have a chance to make it snow … inside!
Recommended for grades 1-5. No registration required. Limited seating.



Spark a Change: All that Drama

Thu., Jul 31 , 3:00-4:30 p.m. , Main Library (Rock Hill)
Author and motivational speaker Kimberly P. Johnson will lead students in a variety of empowering activities inspired by the musical All That Drama! These activities will address and help teens deal with many of the tough issues they might face, including bullying, family dynamics, school pressure, and more. Participants will receive volunteer time and a small gift bag.
For rising 6th-12th graders. Registration required. Call 981-5830 to register, starting July 17. Limit 20.



Lew-E’s Reading Explosion, by Lee Andrews Productions

Thu., Jul 31 , 2:30 & 4:00 PM , York Public Library
Just in time for the Fizz, Boom, Read Summer Program, Professor Lew-E shows everyone the fun they can have with science! Using volunteers from the audience, attendees will see a cloud form right in front of their eyes and will have a chance to make it snow … inside!
Recommended for grades 1-5. No registration required. Limited seating.



Library Lock-In

Fri., Aug 1 , 7:00-10:00 PM , Main Library (Rock Hill)
Ever wonder what happens in the Library after hours? This is your chance to find out! Join us and many libraries across the nation for gaming, movies, author Skype chats, food, and more!
For rising 6th-12th graders. Registration, a signed parental permission form, and emergency con-tact information required. Call 981-5830 to register, starting July 18. Limit 25.



Passport to Retirement

Thu. Aug. 7 , 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. , York Public Library
Join us for a jam-packed, informative workshop on retirement including: defining and creating your retirement, assessing the costs of retirement, evaluating sources of income, investing for the future, protecting your health and wealth, receiving funds from retirement plans, and managing your estate distribution. The course is FREE and includes a 135-page workbook. Couples are encouraged to attend together as retirement affects both.
Call 803-684-3751 to register beginning Thu., July 24.



Author Talk by Carl Long, Negro League Baseball Player

Sat., Aug. 9 , 1 – 3 p.m. , Main Library (Rock Hill)
Meet Rock Hill native Carl Long and hear about his experiences as a Negro League baseball player during the 1950s. Copies of his autobiography “A Game of Faith: The Story of Negro League Baseball Player Carl Long” will be available for purchase and signing at the program.
Call 803-981-5845 to register beginning July 26.



Thursday Morning Book Club - Rock Hill

Thu., Aug. 14 , 10:30 a.m. , Main Library (Rock Hill)
Book lovers meet the second Thursday of each month to discuss some great books.
Aug. 14 - Round House by Louise Erdrich
Sep. 11 - Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier
Oct. 9 - Hanna’s Daughters by Marianne Fredrikkson
Nov. 13 - Orphan Train by Christine Kline
Call 981-5825 to register and reserve a copy of the book. This group is currently not accepting new members.



Lew-E’s Reading Explosion, by Lee Andrews Productions

Fri., Aug 1 , 10:30 AM , Lake Wylie Public Library
Just in time for the Fizz, Boom, Read Summer Program, Professor Lew-E shows everyone the fun they can have with science! Using volunteers from the audience, attendees will see a cloud form right in front of their eyes and will have a chance to make it snow … inside!
Recommended for grades 1-5. No registration required. Limited seating.



Beamer’s Back to School Kick-Off -Fort Mill

Sat., Aug. 16 , 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. , Fort Mill Public Library
Students in grades pre-K – 12 and their parents can get ready for school, while learning about useful new and improved library resources, and receive free school supplies while they last. Students must be present to receive school supplies. Sponsored by the Friends of the York County Library.
No registration is required.



Beamer’s Back to School Kick-Off - York

Sat., Aug. 16 , 2 - 4 p.m. , York Public Library
Students in grades pre-K – 12 and their parents can get ready for school, while learning about useful new and improved library resources, and receive free school supplies while they last. Students must be present to receive school supplies. Sponsored by the Friends of the York County Library.
No registration is required.



Beamer’s Back to School Kick-Off -Rock Hill

Sat., Aug. 16 , 9 - 11 a.m. , Main Library (Rock Hill)
Students in grades pre-K – 12 and their parents can get ready for school, while learning about useful new and improved library resources, and receive free school supplies while they last. Students must be present to receive school supplies. Sponsored by the Friends of the York County Library.
No registration is required.



Clover Book Club

Thu., Aug. 21 , 10:30 a.m. , Clover Public Library
Join us the third Thursday of each month to discuss some great books.
Aug. 21 - The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
Sept. 18 - A Tale For the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
Oct. 16 - The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin
Nov. 20 - A Walk In The Woods: rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson
Dec. 18 - Left Neglected by Lisa Genova



Passport to Retirement

Sat., Aug. 23 , 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. , Main Library (Rock Hill)
Join us for a jam-packed, informative workshop on retirement including: defining and creating your retirement, assessing the costs of retirement, evaluating sources of income, investing for the future, protecting your health and wealth, receiving funds from retirement plans, and managing your estate distribution. The course is FREE and includes a 135-page workbook. Couples are encouraged to attend together as retirement affects both.
Call 803-981-5845 to register beginning Mon., August 11.



Chapter Two Book Club – York

Thu., Sept. 4 , 5:45 p.m. , York Public Library
Join us the first Thursday of each month as we discuss a great book.
Sept. 4 – Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
Oct. 2 – A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
Nov. 6 – The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
Dec. 4 – A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
Call 684-3751 to register and reserve a copy of the book.



Afternoon Book Club - Fort Mill

Mon., Sept. 8 , 1 p.m. , Fort Mill Public Library
Join us the second Monday of each month as we discuss a great book.
Next meeting will be September 8.
Call 547-4114 to register and reserve a copy of the book.



Evening Book Club - Fort Mill

Tue., Sept. 9 , 5:30 p.m. , Fort Mill Public Library
Join us the second Tuesday of each month as we discuss a great book.
Next meeting will be September 9.
Call 547-4114 to register and reserve a copy of the book.



Diabetes Management

Tuesday, September 9 , 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. , Clover Public Library
Learn how to manage diabetes from Certified Diabetes Educator Andrea Hutto of Novant Health Care. Typical topics include what diabetes is, the importance of checking blood sugar levels, A1C and how it affects blood sugar, meal planning and exercise, and more.
No registration required. Call (803) 222-3474 for more information.



Passport to Retirement

Tue., Sept. 16, , Tue., Sept. 16, , Clover Public Library
Join us for a jam-packed, informative workshop on retirement including: defining and creating your retirement, assessing the costs of retirement, evaluating sources of income, investing for the future, protecting your health and wealth, receiving funds from retirement plans, and managing your estate distribution. The course is FREE and includes a 135-page workbook. Couples are encouraged to attend together as retirement affects both.
Call 803-222-3474 to register beginning Tue., September 2.



Our Natural World Book Club - Fort Mill

Thu., Sept. 18 , 3 p.m. , Fort Mill Public Library
Join us the third Thursday of each month for a discussion of books that relate food to the natural world.
Next meeting will be on September 18.
Call 547-4114 to register and reserve a copy of the book.



Couponing Workshop

Thu., Sept. 25 , 5:00 -8:00 p.m. , Main Library (Rock Hill)
Learn how to save at least 50% each week on grocery, household, and personal care items. Jenny Martin of Southern Savers explains coupon tips, lingo, store policies, and more. Refreshments and goodies provided. Sponsored by York County Library and Continuum Capital Advisory.
Call 803-981-5845 to register beginning Thu., September 11.



Friends of the Library Fiction Sale

Sept. 25 -26 , 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. , York Public Library
Choose from hardcover and paperback fiction and children's paperbacks, priced from 50˘ - $2.



Tuesdays at Ten Book Club – York

Tue., Oct. 7 , 10 a.m. , York Public Library
Join us the first Tuesday of each month as we discuss a great book.
Oct. 7 – Dear Life: stories by Alice Munro
Nov. 4 – A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
Dec. 2 – Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
Call 684-3751 to register and reserve a copy of the book.



Friends of the Library Book Sale

Thu., Oct. 16-Sat., Oct. 18 , times vary , First ARP Church gym, 201 E. White St., Rock Hill
Thousands of books for sale for all ages, priced at $2.00 per inch, measuring the height of the book stack.
Opening night for Friends members: Thu., Oct. 16, 5-8 p.m. Memberships available at the door, starting at $15 for individuals.
Public Sale: Fri., Oct. 17, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; & Sat., Oct. 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday is half-price day!
Call 803-981-5837 for more information.



Friends of the Library Fiction Sale

Thu., Nov. 6 - Fri., Nov. 7 , 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. , Clover Public Library
Choose from hardcover and paperback fiction and children's paperbacks, priced from 50˘ - $2.