Virtual reality activity at Olanta library on Aug. 13
The Dr. John M. Thomason Public Library in Olanta will host a virtual reality activity on Tuesday, Aug. 13 from 2 to 4 p.m.
The activity is geared towards educators and will present a sampling of current virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology. Ryan Easterbrooks, Statewide Program Coordinator for the South Carolina State Library, will demonstrate VR and AR utilizing products such as Oculus, HTC Vive, Merge Cubes, and more.
Although the program will be geared towards educators, ages 12 and up are welcome.
For more information, call (843) 396-4287, or visit the library.
Library to host end of summer movie
The Florence County Library will host an end of summer movie on Tuesday, Aug. 13 from 1-4:30 p.m. Teens can watch the final superhero saga starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, and others. This event is open to all sixth through 12th graders. Light refreshments will be provided. Funding is provided by Friends of the Florence County Library.
Charleston is August book club selection
The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library’s Book Club recently announced its selections for the remainder of the year. For August, the selection is “Charleston,” by Margaret Bradham Thornton.
Bradham Thornton made her 2014 fictional debut with this “lyrical and haunting story of missed chances and enduring love, set against the backdrop of high society Charleston, which probes the eternal question: can we ever truly go home again?”
The winner of numerous literary awards, Bradham Thornton is a graduate of Princeton University and lives in Florida.
The following books are the Book Club selections for the remainder of the year.
• September - Behold the Dreamers, by Imbolo Mbue.
• October - Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman.
• November - Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, by David Grann.
• December - The Christmas Tree, by Julie Salamon.
The Book Club meets on the third Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. New members are invited to join for lively discussions about selected books.
Registration begins for fall programs
The Florence County Library will be having registration for fall programs during the month of August. The library has planned a variety of programs for children. For more information and to register for the programs, please call the Greenberg Children’s Library at (843) 292-7382. Registration is required for all programs and space is limited for some programs.
Following are a list of the programs:
• Toddler and Preschool Storytime: The library will offer Toddler and Preschool Storytimes on Tuesday mornings. Children must be two years old to register for Toddler Storytime and 3, 4 or 5 years old to register for Preschool Storytime.
• Bilingual Storytime: The library will offer Bilingual Storytime on Tuesday evenings for ages 2-5.
• Tweens Programs: The library will offer programs for children in grades 3-5 on Wednesday afternoons. The programs will consist of movies, stories, crafts, and guest speakers.
• Baby Storytimes: The library will offer programs for babies up to 23 months old on Thursday mornings. The programs will be divided into two groups, walkers and non-walkers. An adult caregiver will need to stay with the baby during the 15-minute program.
• Afterschool Programs: The library will offer programs for children in grades 5K through second grade on Thursday afternoons.
• Fine Arts Friday: The library will be offering Fine Arts Friday for children in grades 5K through third grade. Children will be working with a variety of art forms. Registration is required and space is limited.
• Bookworms Book Club: This is a book discussion group that enjoys crafts and games while discussing the book. The program is for grades 3-5 and meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Registration is required and space is limited.
• Middle Grade Book Club: This is a book discussion group that enjoys crafts and games while discussing the book. The program is for grades 6-8 and meets on the fourth Monday of each month. Registration is required and space is limited.
• Monday Library Lab: The library will be offering Monday Library Lab for children in grades 4-8. Children will be learning about a variety of science concepts. Registration is required and space is limited.
• Sunday Family Movies: The Florence County Library will be having popular movies for families on Sundays beginning Sept. 8 at 2:30 p.m. The movies are rated either G or PG and are sponsored by Friends of Florence County Library.