Programs & Classes


The Anderson County Library hosts a wide array of free programs for children, teens, and adults, as well as system-wide special programs.

Read our newsletter The Navigator online, or pick up a copy at your local branch, for library events and happenings this month.

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Escape Room 9:00 am
Escape Room @ Anderson Main Library
Jan 2 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Escape Room @ Anderson Main Library
Test your puzzle solving skills against the clock in this escape room. Teams of four work together to solve the mysteries and unlock the solution to the room before the hour expires. Good luck! Reservations required: call 864-260-4500 ext. 126, or email reference@andersonlibrary.org. (The Escape Room is a game, and at no point will the participants be physically locked inside of a room. Participants will be supervised at all times.)
Preschool Storytime 9:15 am
Preschool Storytime @ Anderson Main Library
Jan 2 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Preschool Storytime @ Anderson Main Library
Ages: 3-5 yrs Listen to selected books and practice a craft in an interactive storytime every Thursday. Help prepare kids for kindergarten with this by honing social skills, increasing vocabulary, and enhancing print awareness.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Anderson Main Library
Jan 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Anderson Main Library
Ages: 3-5 yrs Listen to selected books and practice a craft in an interactive storytime every Thursday. Help prepare kids for kindergarten with this by honing social skills, increasing vocabulary, and enhancing print awareness.
Open CREATE 3:00 pm
Open CREATE @ Anderson Main Library
Jan 2 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Open CREATE @ Anderson Main Library
Drop into the Electric City Creative to use equipment, crafting supplies, and more. Looking for help? Get training on new tools and technology, learn what’s available, and explore the possibilities! All resources available first-come, first-served. See the Electric City Creative website for equipment list and details. Questions? Contact: makerspace@andersonlibrary.org, or (864) 260-4500 x114.
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Escape Room 9:00 am
Escape Room @ Anderson Main Library
Jan 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Escape Room @ Anderson Main Library
Test your puzzle solving skills against the clock in this escape room. Teams of four work together to solve the mysteries and unlock the solution to the room before the hour expires. Good luck! Reservations required: call 864-260-4500 ext. 126, or email reference@andersonlibrary.org. (The Escape Room is a game, and at no point will the participants be physically locked inside of a room. Participants will be supervised at all times.)
Hogwarts: A Hole-in-One 2:00 pm
Hogwarts: A Hole-in-One @ Powdersville Library
Jan 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Hogwarts: A Hole-in-One @ Powdersville Library
Magical indoor mini-golf at the Powdersville Library! Visit Diagon Alley, Platform 9 3/4, Hogwarts Castle and more during this family friendly program! Recommended ages: 5 – 18. Registration required – opens December 9th: call 864-295-1190 or stop by the Powdersville Library.
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Escape Room 9:00 am
Escape Room @ Anderson Main Library
Jan 4 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Escape Room @ Anderson Main Library
Test your puzzle solving skills against the clock in this escape room. Teams of four work together to solve the mysteries and unlock the solution to the room before the hour expires. Good luck! Reservations required: call 864-260-4500 ext. 126, or email reference@andersonlibrary.org. (The Escape Room is a game, and at no point will the participants be physically locked inside of a room. Participants will be supervised at all times.)
Open CREATE 10:00 am
Open CREATE @ Anderson Main Library
Jan 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Open CREATE @ Anderson Main Library
Drop into the Electric City Creative to use equipment, crafting supplies, and more. Looking for help? Get training on new tools and technology, learn what’s available, and explore the possibilities! All resources available first-come, first-served. See the Electric City Creative website for equipment list and details. Questions? Contact: makerspace@andersonlibrary.org, or (864) 260-4500 x.114.
Saturday Family Storytime 10:30 am
Saturday Family Storytime @ Main Library
Jan 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Saturday Family Storytime @ Main Library | Anderson | South Carolina | United States
Each Saturday we will have an unique story program that will incorporate books, songs, simple crafts, and interactive play.
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Family Storytime 10:00 am
Family Storytime @ Lander Memorial Branch
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Family Storytime @ Lander Memorial Branch | Williamston | South Carolina | United States
We’ll read a favorite picture book or two, along with song, play, or a craft for practicing early literacy skills. Perfect for ages 1-5 and their caregivers.
Tai Chi 10:00 am
Tai Chi @ Powdersville Branch
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tai Chi @ Powdersville Branch | Powdersville | South Carolina | United States
Tai Chi is led by a trained instructor every Monday morning at the Powdersville Library for adults ages 18+. First time attendees will need to sign a waiver. Free, no supplies needed.
LEGO® and Keva Planks Club 4:00 pm
LEGO® and Keva Planks Club @ Anderson Main Library
Jan 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
LEGO® and Keva Planks Club @ Anderson Main Library
Children can follow their creativity or take inspiration from provided model cards. Larger bricks are provided for younger children. Recommended ages 1-12
Recording Studio Training 5:30 pm
Recording Studio Training @ Anderson Main Library
Jan 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Recording Studio Training @ Anderson Main Library
Learn the basics of audio recording and sound editing with with the pro-level equipment and software in the Electric City Creative. Explore what’s available and possible with access to this free recording space. Due to space, classes are limited to 3-4 participants. Ages 12+. Registration required: call 864-260-4500 x126 or email makerspace@andersonlibrary.org.
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Toddler Tales and Tunes 9:15 am
Toddler Tales and Tunes @ Main Library
Jan 7 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Toddler Tales and Tunes @ Main Library | Anderson | South Carolina | United States
Ages 1 ½ – 3 yrs This story time emphasizes the fun of shared language activities between toddlers and their caregivers. The program features simple stories, musical activities, puppets, finger plays, flannel board stories and more. Each class concludes with a short social playtime.
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Pendleton Branch
Jan 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Family Storytime @ Pendleton Branch | Pendleton | South Carolina | United States
We’ll read a favorite picture book or two, along with song, play, or a craft for practicing early literacy skills. Perfect for ages 1-5 and their caregivers.
Toddler Tales and Tunes 10:30 am
Toddler Tales and Tunes @ Main Library
Jan 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Toddler Tales and Tunes @ Main Library | Anderson | South Carolina | United States
Ages 1 ½ – 3 yrs This storytime emphasizes the fun of shared language activities between toddlers and their caregivers. The program features simple stories, musical activities, puppets, finger plays, flannel board stories and more. Each class concludes with a short social playtime.
Chapters & Chatter Book Club 2:00 pm
Chapters & Chatter Book Club @ Belton Branch Library
Jan 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Chapters & Chatter Book Club @ Belton Branch Library
This month’s pick is Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell.
TriWizard Scavenger Hunt 4:00 pm
TriWizard Scavenger Hunt @ Belton Library
Jan 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
TriWizard Scavenger Hunt @ Belton Library
Use your knowledge of the magical world of Harry Potter to solve a series of clues. Like the champions in the TriWizard Tournament, compete for the honor of completing each challenge! Recommended ages: 6-12 years.
Tween Book Club 4:00 pm
Tween Book Club @ Powdersville Branch Library
Jan 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Tween Book Club @ Powdersville Branch Library
The Powdersville Library has great afterschool fun for tweens in grades 4-7. Read a chapter book and talk about it with some other readers. January’s book is Addison Cooke and the Treasure of the Incas by Jonathan W. Stokes.
Defense Against The Dark Arts Class 5:00 pm
Defense Against The Dark Arts Class @ Anderson Main Library
Jan 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Defense Against The Dark Arts Class @ Anderson Main Library
Duel fellow wizards and muggles alike in Wizard Duel on the Nintendo Switch, create candy potions, Skele-Grow slime, flying keys and more. Dress up encouraged! Recommended ages 12-18. Registration required: call (864) 260-4500 ext. 126 or come by the Reference Desk.
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Books and Babies 9:15 am
Books and Babies @ Main Library
Jan 8 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Books and Babies @ Main Library | Anderson | South Carolina | United States
For ages 0-18 months. Join us as we read stories, sing songs, and perform fingerplays. We use play to help develop cognitive, physical, and emotional skills building a healthy relationship between you and your baby. Play also builds early literacy skills that is an important part of your child’s growth and learning.
Books and Babies 10:30 am
Books and Babies @ Main Library
Jan 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Books and Babies @ Main Library | Anderson | South Carolina | United States
Ages 0-18 months Join us as we read stories, sing songs, and perform fingerplays. We use play to help develop cognitive, physical, and emotional skills building a healthy relationship between you and your baby. Play also builds early literacy skills that is an important part of your child’s growth and learning.
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Powdersville Branch
Jan 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Family Storytime @ Powdersville Branch | Easley | South Carolina | United States
Stories, songs, and simple crafts are featured in this weekly story time, encouraging early literacy and cognitive skills in children ages 1-5 years.
3D Shadow Boxes 2:30 pm
3D Shadow Boxes @ Powdersville Branch Library
Jan 8 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
3D Shadow Boxes @ Powdersville Branch Library
Create a decorative 3D Shadow Box featuring a cat observing a wintry scene. All materials provided. Registration required: email adultprograms@andersonlibrary.org or call 864-2604500 x126.
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Preschool Storytime 9:15 am
Preschool Storytime @ Anderson Main Library
Jan 9 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Preschool Storytime @ Anderson Main Library
Ages: 3-5 yrs Listen to selected books and practice a craft in an interactive storytime every Thursday. Help prepare kids for kindergarten with this by honing social skills, increasing vocabulary, and enhancing print awareness.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Anderson Main Library
Jan 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Anderson Main Library
Ages: 3-5 yrs Listen to selected books and practice a craft in an interactive storytime every Thursday. Help prepare kids for kindergarten with this by honing social skills, increasing vocabulary, and enhancing print awareness.
Mousing & Keyboarding Basics 3:00 pm
Mousing & Keyboarding Basics @ Main Library
Jan 9 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Mousing & Keyboarding Basics @ Main Library | Anderson | South Carolina | United States
Learn how to click, double-click, click-and-drag, and scroll with the mouse. Practice typing and editing text, numbers, and symbols with the keyboard. This class is limited to 12 participants. Prerequisite – No previous computer experience needed. One session / 2 hour class.
Open CREATE 3:00 pm
Open CREATE @ Anderson Main Library
Jan 9 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Open CREATE @ Anderson Main Library
Drop into the Electric City Creative to use equipment, crafting supplies, and more. Looking for help? Get training on new tools and technology, learn what’s available, and explore the possibilities! All resources available first-come, first-served. See the Electric City Creative website for equipment list and details. Questions? Contact: makerspace@andersonlibrary.org, or (864) 260-4500 x114.
Explorers Club 4:00 pm
Explorers Club @ Anderson Main Library
Jan 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Explorers Club @ Anderson Main Library
Let books be the springboard for exploration and enrichment with fun STEAM activities for young Explorers. Recommended ages: 6-9.
SciGirls Coding Workshop 4:30 pm
SciGirls Coding Workshop @ Anderson Main Library
Jan 9 @ 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
SciGirls Coding Workshop @ Anderson Main Library
In this 8-week program, learn hands-on computer science. Work with an engineer and learn about the powerful influence technology will continue to have on our everyday lives! For students ages 9-14. Registration required: call 864-260-4500 ext. 158 or email childrens@andersonlibrary.org. This program is in partnership with CommunityCode, Inc.
Cover to Cover 6:00 pm
Cover to Cover @ Powdersville Branch Library
Jan 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Cover to Cover @ Powdersville Branch Library | Powdersville | South Carolina | United States
Join lively discussion with fellow reading enthusiasts at Cover to Cover, a monthly book club meeting at the Powdersville Library on the 1st Thursday and Friday of each month. This month’s selection is The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin.
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Cover to Cover 12:00 pm
Cover to Cover @ Powdersville Branch Library
Jan 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Cover to Cover @ Powdersville Branch Library | Powdersville | South Carolina | United States
Join lively discussion with fellow reading enthusiasts at Cover to Cover, a monthly book club meeting at the Powdersville Library on the 1st Thursday and Friday of each month. This month’s selection is The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin.
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Handcrafts @ the Library 10:00 am
Handcrafts @ the Library @ Main Library
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Handcrafts @ the Library @ Main Library | Anderson | South Carolina | United States
Relax, work on your project, and enjoy coffee while chatting and getting ideas and books for knitting, crocheting, cross-stitch, and other crafts.
Saturday Family Storytime 10:30 am
Saturday Family Storytime @ Main Library
Jan 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Saturday Family Storytime @ Main Library | Anderson | South Carolina | United States
Each Saturday we will have an unique story program that will incorporate books, songs, simple crafts, and interactive play.
Herbology: Make a Mandrake 2:30 pm
Herbology: Make a Mandrake @ Anderson Main Library
Jan 11 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Herbology: Make a Mandrake @ Anderson Main Library
Create a mandrake out of clay. This event is part of the Magical Month inspired by the world of Harry Potter. Registration required: call 864-260-4500 x 126 or email adultprograms@andersonlibrary.org.
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Finding Common Ground: Rev. Alex Romanov 2:30 pm
Finding Common Ground: Rev. Alex Romanov @ Anderson Main Library
Jan 12 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Finding Common Ground: Rev. Alex Romanov @ Anderson Main Library
The Greater Anderson Interfaith Network (GAIN), as part of its Finding Common Ground series, will offer in conjunction with the Anderson County Library, a presentation on the Seventh-Day Adventist Church by the Rev. Alex Romanov, a native of Russia. He will also speak about his experiences as a Christian in Russia. GAIN seeks to promote understanding, respect, education and cooperation between all religions and cultures through meaningful discourse and shared experiences. Programs are free to the public.
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Family Storytime 10:00 am
Family Storytime @ Lander Memorial Branch
Jan 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Family Storytime @ Lander Memorial Branch | Williamston | South Carolina | United States
We’ll read a favorite picture book or two, along with song, play, or a craft for practicing early literacy skills. Perfect for ages 1-5 and their caregivers.
Tai Chi 10:00 am
Tai Chi @ Powdersville Branch
Jan 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tai Chi @ Powdersville Branch | Powdersville | South Carolina | United States
Tai Chi is led by a trained instructor every Monday morning at the Powdersville Library for adults ages 18+. First time attendees will need to sign a waiver. Free, no supplies needed.
Bilingual Storytime 4:00 pm
Bilingual Storytime @ Powdersville Branch
Jan 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Bilingual Storytime @ Powdersville Branch | Easley | South Carolina | United States
We’ll read a story in English and read it again in Spanish.  Afterwards, we’ll show you how to make a terrific craft!
Harry Potter Interactive Movie Night 5:00 pm
Harry Potter Interactive Movie Night @ Pendleton Library
Jan 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Harry Potter Interactive Movie Night @ Pendleton Library
Watch Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (PG) like never before! Join us at the Pendleton Library for a magical and interactive adventure! Registration Required: (864) 260-4500 ext. 126 or come by the Reference Desk to register. Ages 12-18
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Toddler Tales and Tunes 9:15 am
Toddler Tales and Tunes @ Main Library
Jan 14 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Toddler Tales and Tunes @ Main Library | Anderson | South Carolina | United States
Ages 1 ½ – 3 yrs This story time emphasizes the fun of shared language activities between toddlers and their caregivers. The program features simple stories, musical activities, puppets, finger plays, flannel board stories and more. Each class concludes with a short social playtime.
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Pendleton Branch
Jan 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Family Storytime @ Pendleton Branch | Pendleton | South Carolina | United States
We’ll read a favorite picture book or two, along with song, play, or a craft for practicing early literacy skills. Perfect for ages 1-5 and their caregivers.
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Iva Branch
Jan 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Family Storytime @ Iva Branch | Iva | South Carolina | United States
We’ll read a favorite picture book or two, along with song, play, or a craft for practicing early literacy skills. Perfect for ages 1-5 and their caregivers.
Toddler Tales and Tunes 10:30 am
Toddler Tales and Tunes @ Main Library
Jan 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Toddler Tales and Tunes @ Main Library | Anderson | South Carolina | United States
Ages 1 ½ – 3 yrs This storytime emphasizes the fun of shared language activities between toddlers and their caregivers. The program features simple stories, musical activities, puppets, finger plays, flannel board stories and more. Each class concludes with a short social playtime.
Budding Bookworms 4:00 pm
Budding Bookworms @ Belton Branch Library
Jan 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Budding Bookworms @ Belton Branch Library
Discover how fun reading can be! Find your next favorite read with recommendations from our librarians. Just finish a great book? Share it with others. Each month will also feature a craft based on a theme from one of the recommended books. To register: belton@andersonlibrary.org, or call 864-338-8330. Recommended: Grades 1 – 5.
LEGO® Club 4:00 pm
LEGO® Club @ Powdersville Branch
Jan 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
LEGO® Club @ Powdersville Branch | Powdersville | South Carolina | United States
We bring the bricks, you bring your imagination. And if you can imagine a lot, no telling what you will build! Bring a friend and meet new ones.
TriWizard Scavenger Hunt 4:00 pm
TriWizard Scavenger Hunt @ Lander Memorial Library
Jan 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
TriWizard Scavenger Hunt @ Lander Memorial Library
Use your knowledge of the magical world of Harry Potter to solve a series of clues. Like the champions in the TriWizard Tournament, compete for the honor of completing each challenge! Recommended ages: 6-12 years.
SciGirls Coding Workshop 4:30 pm
SciGirls Coding Workshop @ Anderson Main Library
Jan 14 @ 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
SciGirls Coding Workshop @ Anderson Main Library
In this 8-week program, learn hands-on computer science. Work with an engineer and learn about the powerful influence technology will continue to have on our everyday lives! For students ages 9-14. Registration required: call 864-260-4500 ext. 158 or email childrens@andersonlibrary.org. This program is in partnership with CommunityCode, Inc.
Creative Crafters 5:00 pm
Creative Crafters @ Anderson Main Library
Jan 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Creative Crafters @ Anderson Main Library
Free crafting classes for adults on the second Tuesday of each month. Make a paper heart garland just in time for Valentine’s Day. Registration required 2 weeks prior to event: 864-260-4500 x126 or adultprograms@andersonlibrary.org.
No-Knit House Scarves 5:00 pm
No-Knit House Scarves @ Anderson Main Library
Jan 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
No-Knit House Scarves @ Anderson Main Library
Celebrate your House colors by making a no-knit scarf, perfect for any Quidditch matches. A Whovian or Star Wars fan instead? Just like to be creative? We’ll have plenty of other colors and combinations for you to make your own inspired no-knit scarf in the Electric City Creative! No knitting experience needed. Registration Required: (864) 260-4500 ext. 126 or come by the Reference Desk. Ages 12-18
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Books and Babies 9:15 am
Books and Babies @ Main Library
Jan 15 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Books and Babies @ Main Library | Anderson | South Carolina | United States
For ages 0-18 months. Join us as we read stories, sing songs, and perform fingerplays. We use play to help develop cognitive, physical, and emotional skills building a healthy relationship between you and your baby. Play also builds early literacy skills that is an important part of your child’s growth and learning.
Books and Babies 10:30 am
Books and Babies @ Main Library
Jan 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Books and Babies @ Main Library | Anderson | South Carolina | United States
Ages 0-18 months Join us as we read stories, sing songs, and perform fingerplays. We use play to help develop cognitive, physical, and emotional skills building a healthy relationship between you and your baby. Play also builds early literacy skills that is an important part of your child’s growth and learning.
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Powdersville Branch
Jan 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Family Storytime @ Powdersville Branch | Easley | South Carolina | United States
Stories, songs, and simple crafts are featured in this weekly story time, encouraging early literacy and cognitive skills in children ages 1-5 years.
Hogwarts Ornaments 2:30 pm
Hogwarts Ornaments @ Anderson Main Library
Jan 15 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Hogwarts Ornaments @ Anderson Main Library
Create a variety of Harry Potter-themed ornaments, including a golden snitch. All materials provided. Registration required: 864-2604500 ext. 126 or email adultprograms@andersonlibrary.org
Bauernhaus Brews & Books Club 7:30 pm
Bauernhaus Brews & Books Club @ Carolina Bauernhaus Ales
Jan 15 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Bauernhaus Brews & Books Club @ Carolina Bauernhaus Ales
Join librarian Annie and brewer’s wife Sisi for a monthly discussion on some of the most popular books around. January’s pick is The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris.
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Preschool Storytime 9:15 am
Preschool Storytime @ Anderson Main Library
Jan 16 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Preschool Storytime @ Anderson Main Library
Ages: 3-5 yrs Listen to selected books and practice a craft in an interactive storytime every Thursday. Help prepare kids for kindergarten with this by honing social skills, increasing vocabulary, and enhancing print awareness.
In Stitches 10:00 am
In Stitches @ Powdersville Branch Library
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
In Stitches @ Powdersville Branch Library
Every third Thursday, bring your crochet or knitting project and enjoy conversation while crafting. An expert will be available for assistance and all skill-levels welcome. Beginners should bring a size H or I crochet hook or size 8 knitting needles. Call 864-295-1190 or email powdersville@andersonlibrary.org for more info.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Anderson Main Library
Jan 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Anderson Main Library
Ages: 3-5 yrs Listen to selected books and practice a craft in an interactive storytime every Thursday. Help prepare kids for kindergarten with this by honing social skills, increasing vocabulary, and enhancing print awareness.
Curious Crafters 2:00 pm
Curious Crafters @ Belton Branch Library
Jan 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Curious Crafters @ Belton Branch Library
Crafters unite once a month for a range of projects, including crochet, paper crafts and card making, book folding, and jewelry making. Refreshments served. This month: create a decorative 3D Shadow Box featuring a cat observing a wintry scene. All materials provided. Registration required: email adultprograms@andersonlibrary.org or call 864-260-4500 x126.
Open CREATE 3:00 pm
Open CREATE @ Anderson Main Library
Jan 16 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Open CREATE @ Anderson Main Library
Drop into the Electric City Creative to use equipment, crafting supplies, and more. Looking for help? Get training on new tools and technology, learn what’s available, and explore the possibilities! All resources available first-come, first-served. See the Electric City Creative website for equipment list and details. Questions? Contact: makerspace@andersonlibrary.org, or (864) 260-4500 x114.
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Friday Field Trip 10:30 am
Friday Field Trip @ Anderson Fire Department- Station 1
Jan 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Friday Field Trip @ Anderson Fire Department- Station 1
**Special Off-Site Field Trip!** Homeschooling parents and groups with children (ages 5-11) and teens (ages 12-18) can join us at the Anderson Fire Department – Station 1 for a tour of the station, fire truck, and museum! Parents of children under five are welcome to spend some time with their little ones at the library while their siblings are at the fire station. This month’s Field Trip is off-site. Registered attendees will meet at Station 1, 400 S. McDuffie St, Anderson, at 10:30 AM. Registration required. For more info and to register: call 864-260-2500 ext. 158 or email childrens@andersonlibrary.org
Straight to the Heart: Making Valentines 2:00 pm
Straight to the Heart: Making Valentines @ Powdersville Library
Jan 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Straight to the Heart: Making Valentines @ Powdersville Library
Make a one-of-a-kind gift for your one-and-only. Jolanda Johnstone, greeting card maker extraordinare, will host a workshop teaching you how to design a lovely card for your true love. Materials will be provided. Registration required: call 864-295-1190 or email powdersville@andersonlibrary.org
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Saturday Family Storytime 10:30 am
Saturday Family Storytime @ Main Library
Jan 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Saturday Family Storytime @ Main Library | Anderson | South Carolina | United States
Each Saturday we will have an unique story program that will incorporate books, songs, simple crafts, and interactive play.
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CANCELLED: All daily bookmobile stops 9:00 am
CANCELLED: All daily bookmobile stops @ Anderson Main Library
Jan 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
CANCELLED: All daily bookmobile stops @ Anderson Main Library
All regular bookmobile stops for today, Tuesday, January 21, are cancelled.
Toddler Tales and Tunes 9:15 am
Toddler Tales and Tunes @ Main Library
Jan 21 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Toddler Tales and Tunes @ Main Library | Anderson | South Carolina | United States
Ages 1 ½ – 3 yrs This story time emphasizes the fun of shared language activities between toddlers and their caregivers. The program features simple stories, musical activities, puppets, finger plays, flannel board stories and more. Each class concludes with a short social playtime.
Links to the Past – Probate Records 10:00 am
Links to the Past – Probate Records @ Anderson Main Library
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Links to the Past - Probate Records @ Anderson Main Library
Search for valuable links to your family’s history in wills, probate records, and estate papers with Ancestry Library Edition. Registration required: call (864) 260-4500 x130 or email scroom@andersonlibrary.org.
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Pendleton Branch
Jan 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Family Storytime @ Pendleton Branch | Pendleton | South Carolina | United States
We’ll read a favorite picture book or two, along with song, play, or a craft for practicing early literacy skills. Perfect for ages 1-5 and their caregivers.
Toddler Tales and Tunes 10:30 am
Toddler Tales and Tunes @ Main Library
Jan 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Toddler Tales and Tunes @ Main Library | Anderson | South Carolina | United States
Ages 1 ½ – 3 yrs This storytime emphasizes the fun of shared language activities between toddlers and their caregivers. The program features simple stories, musical activities, puppets, finger plays, flannel board stories and more. Each class concludes with a short social playtime.
Do It Tuesday 4:00 pm
Do It Tuesday @ Powdersville Branch
Jan 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Do It Tuesday @ Powdersville Branch | Easley | South Carolina | United States
Make something wonderful and find out what makes it so great.
SciGirls Coding Workshop 4:30 pm
SciGirls Coding Workshop @ Anderson Main Library
Jan 21 @ 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
SciGirls Coding Workshop @ Anderson Main Library
In this 8-week program, learn hands-on computer science. Work with an engineer and learn about the powerful influence technology will continue to have on our everyday lives! For students ages 9-14. Registration required: call 864-260-4500 ext. 158 or email childrens@andersonlibrary.org. This program is in partnership with CommunityCode, Inc.
Escape the Chamber of Secrets! 5:00 pm
Escape the Chamber of Secrets! @ Pendleton Library
Jan 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Escape the Chamber of Secrets! @ Pendleton Library
Test your puzzle solving skills and race against the clock to unlock this Harry Potter-themed escape room. Reservations required: call 864-646-3045, or email pendleton@andersonlibrary.org. (The Escape Room is a game, and at no point will the participants be physically locked inside of a room. Participants will be supervised at all times.)
CANCELLED: Dig In: Gardening How-Tos 6:00 pm
CANCELLED: Dig In: Gardening How-Tos @ Lander Memorial Branch Library
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
CANCELLED: Dig In: Gardening How-Tos @ Lander Memorial Branch Library
Help your garden grow on the third Tuesday of each month. January: Weed control using pre-emergents. Presenter Susan Temple is a member of Anderson Master Gardeners, Greater Greenville Master Gardeners, Anderson Garden Club, and is gardening editor for The Electric City News. Registration required: call 864-847-5238 or email Lander@andersonlibrary.org to sign up.
Family Night @ the Library: LEGO Party 6:30 pm
Family Night @ the Library: LEGO Party @ Anderson Main Library
Jan 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Family Night @ the Library: LEGO Party @ Anderson Main Library
It’s a LEGO Game-A-Palooza! Play family-friendly LEGO themed games and activities like I Spy the LEGO Guy scavenger hunt, LEGO Toss, LEGO Bingo, and more!
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Books and Babies 9:15 am
Books and Babies @ Main Library
Jan 22 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Books and Babies @ Main Library | Anderson | South Carolina | United States
For ages 0-18 months. Join us as we read stories, sing songs, and perform fingerplays. We use play to help develop cognitive, physical, and emotional skills building a healthy relationship between you and your baby. Play also builds early literacy skills that is an important part of your child’s growth and learning.
Books and Babies 10:30 am
Books and Babies @ Main Library
Jan 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Books and Babies @ Main Library | Anderson | South Carolina | United States
Ages 0-18 months Join us as we read stories, sing songs, and perform fingerplays. We use play to help develop cognitive, physical, and emotional skills building a healthy relationship between you and your baby. Play also builds early literacy skills that is an important part of your child’s growth and learning.
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Powdersville Branch
Jan 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Family Storytime @ Powdersville Branch | Easley | South Carolina | United States
Stories, songs, and simple crafts are featured in this weekly story time, encouraging early literacy and cognitive skills in children ages 1-5 years.
Brown Bag Book Club 12:00 pm
Brown Bag Book Club @ Anderson Main Library
Jan 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Brown Bag Book Club @ Anderson Main Library
Join a lively lunch time book discussion. This month’s pick is The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg. Club meets in the second floor Board Room.
3D Shadow Boxes 2:30 pm
3D Shadow Boxes @ Anderson Main Library
Jan 22 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
3D Shadow Boxes @ Anderson Main Library
Create a decorative 3D Shadow Box featuring a cat observing a wintry scene. All materials provided. Registration required: email adultprograms@andersonlibrary.org or call 864-2604500 x126.
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Preschool Storytime 9:15 am
Preschool Storytime @ Anderson Main Library
Jan 23 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Preschool Storytime @ Anderson Main Library
Ages: 3-5 yrs Listen to selected books and practice a craft in an interactive storytime every Thursday. Help prepare kids for kindergarten with this by honing social skills, increasing vocabulary, and enhancing print awareness.
Computer & Internet Basics 10:00 am
Computer & Internet Basics @ Anderson Main Library
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Computer & Internet Basics @ Anderson Main Library
Unravel the mystery of computers as you learn about the parts, the difference between hardware and software, what an operating system is, and how to create and store files. Dive into the internet using Google Chrome or Internet Explorer to perform simple searches and find websites. Learn how to navigate the web and evaluate site content. Get basic online etiquette and Internet safety tips. (Computer Basics now taught with Windows 10 and Microsoft Office 2016) This class is limited to 12 participants. Prerequisite – basic mouse and keyboarding skills required. One session / 2 hour class.
Strings & Things 10:00 am
Strings & Things @ Belton Library
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Strings & Things @ Belton Library
Bring your current project to work on during a monthly drop-in for handcrafters: relax, share ideas, and learn from each other. All experience levels welcome!
Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Anderson Main Library
Jan 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Anderson Main Library
Ages: 3-5 yrs Listen to selected books and practice a craft in an interactive storytime every Thursday. Help prepare kids for kindergarten with this by honing social skills, increasing vocabulary, and enhancing print awareness.
Open CREATE 3:00 pm
Open CREATE @ Anderson Main Library
Jan 23 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Open CREATE @ Anderson Main Library
Drop into the Electric City Creative to use equipment, crafting supplies, and more. Looking for help? Get training on new tools and technology, learn what’s available, and explore the possibilities! All resources available first-come, first-served. See the Electric City Creative website for equipment list and details. Questions? Contact: makerspace@andersonlibrary.org, or (864) 260-4500 x114.
Thursday Night Book Club 6:00 pm
Thursday Night Book Club @ Pendleton Library
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Thursday Night Book Club @ Pendleton Library
This month’s pick is Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.
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CANCELLED : 3Doodler Pen Basics 4:30 pm
CANCELLED : 3Doodler Pen Basics @ Anderson Main Library
Jan 24 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
CANCELLED : 3Doodler Pen Basics @ Anderson Main Library
Learn to use a 3Doodler pen with a FREE small group training at the Electric City Creative. Class limited to 6 participants. Ages 12+. Registration required: call 864-260-4500 x126 or email makerspace@andersonlibrary.org
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BARK! Read to Therapy Dogs 10:00 am
BARK! Read to Therapy Dogs @ Belton Branch Library
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
BARK! Read to Therapy Dogs @ Belton Branch Library
Children read a book with a therapy dog as a fun and non-judgmental way to increase reading skills and create a lifelong love for reading. Each reading session is 15 minutes. Therapy dogs from SC Dogs Therapy Group. Limited space, registration required: (864) 260-4500 x158, or belton@andersonlibrary.org. Ages 6-12 welcomed.
Handcrafts @ the Library 10:00 am
Handcrafts @ the Library @ Main Library
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Handcrafts @ the Library @ Main Library | Anderson | South Carolina | United States
Relax, work on your project, and enjoy coffee while chatting and getting ideas and books for knitting, crocheting, cross-stitch, and other crafts.
Saturday Family Storytime 10:30 am
Saturday Family Storytime @ Main Library
Jan 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Saturday Family Storytime @ Main Library | Anderson | South Carolina | United States
Each Saturday we will have an unique story program that will incorporate books, songs, simple crafts, and interactive play.
Mousing & Keyboarding Basics 3:00 pm
Mousing & Keyboarding Basics @ Main Library
Jan 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Mousing & Keyboarding Basics @ Main Library | Anderson | South Carolina | United States
Learn how to click, double-click, click-and-drag, and scroll with the mouse. Practice typing and editing text, numbers, and symbols with the keyboard. This class is limited to 12 participants. Prerequisite – No previous computer experience needed. One session / 2 hour class.
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Family Storytime 10:00 am
Family Storytime @ Lander Memorial Branch
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Family Storytime @ Lander Memorial Branch | Williamston | South Carolina | United States
We’ll read a favorite picture book or two, along with song, play, or a craft for practicing early literacy skills. Perfect for ages 1-5 and their caregivers.
Tai Chi 10:00 am
Tai Chi @ Powdersville Branch
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tai Chi @ Powdersville Branch | Powdersville | South Carolina | United States
Tai Chi is led by a trained instructor every Monday morning at the Powdersville Library for adults ages 18+. First time attendees will need to sign a waiver. Free, no supplies needed.
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Toddler Tales and Tunes 9:15 am
Toddler Tales and Tunes @ Main Library
Jan 28 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Toddler Tales and Tunes @ Main Library | Anderson | South Carolina | United States
Ages 1 ½ – 3 yrs This story time emphasizes the fun of shared language activities between toddlers and their caregivers. The program features simple stories, musical activities, puppets, finger plays, flannel board stories and more. Each class concludes with a short social playtime.
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Pendleton Branch
Jan 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Family Storytime @ Pendleton Branch | Pendleton | South Carolina | United States
We’ll read a favorite picture book or two, along with song, play, or a craft for practicing early literacy skills. Perfect for ages 1-5 and their caregivers.
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Iva Branch
Jan 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Family Storytime @ Iva Branch | Iva | South Carolina | United States
We’ll read a favorite picture book or two, along with song, play, or a craft for practicing early literacy skills. Perfect for ages 1-5 and their caregivers.
Toddler Tales and Tunes 10:30 am
Toddler Tales and Tunes @ Main Library
Jan 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Toddler Tales and Tunes @ Main Library | Anderson | South Carolina | United States
Ages 1 ½ – 3 yrs This storytime emphasizes the fun of shared language activities between toddlers and their caregivers. The program features simple stories, musical activities, puppets, finger plays, flannel board stories and more. Each class concludes with a short social playtime.
LEGO® Club 4:00 pm
LEGO® Club @ Powdersville Branch
Jan 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
LEGO® Club @ Powdersville Branch | Powdersville | South Carolina | United States
We bring the bricks, you bring your imagination. And if you can imagine a lot, no telling what you will build! Bring a friend and meet new ones.
TriWizard Scavenger Hunt 4:00 pm
TriWizard Scavenger Hunt @ Anderson Main Library
Jan 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
TriWizard Scavenger Hunt @ Anderson Main Library
Use your knowledge of the magical world of Harry Potter to solve a series of clues. Like the champions in the TriWizard Tournament, compete for the honor of completing each challenge! Recommended ages: 6-12 years.
SciGirls Coding Workshop 4:30 pm
SciGirls Coding Workshop @ Anderson Main Library
Jan 28 @ 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
SciGirls Coding Workshop @ Anderson Main Library
In this 8-week program, learn hands-on computer science. Work with an engineer and learn about the powerful influence technology will continue to have on our everyday lives! For students ages 9-14. Registration required: call 864-260-4500 ext. 158 or email childrens@andersonlibrary.org. This program is in partnership with CommunityCode, Inc.
Teen Anime and Manga Academy 5:00 pm
Teen Anime and Manga Academy @ Anderson Main Library
Jan 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Teen Anime and Manga Academy @ Anderson Main Library | Anderson | South Carolina | United States
Vote for the anime/manga you want to watch, enjoy snacks and conversation with fellow fans, and more! Anime will be rated TV-PG to TV-14. For teens 12-18 years old or 7th-12th graders.
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Books and Babies 9:15 am
Books and Babies @ Main Library
Jan 29 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Books and Babies @ Main Library | Anderson | South Carolina | United States
For ages 0-18 months. Join us as we read stories, sing songs, and perform fingerplays. We use play to help develop cognitive, physical, and emotional skills building a healthy relationship between you and your baby. Play also builds early literacy skills that is an important part of your child’s growth and learning.
Books and Babies 10:30 am
Books and Babies @ Main Library
Jan 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Books and Babies @ Main Library | Anderson | South Carolina | United States
Ages 0-18 months Join us as we read stories, sing songs, and perform fingerplays. We use play to help develop cognitive, physical, and emotional skills building a healthy relationship between you and your baby. Play also builds early literacy skills that is an important part of your child’s growth and learning.
Family Storytime 10:30 am
Family Storytime @ Powdersville Branch
Jan 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Family Storytime @ Powdersville Branch | Easley | South Carolina | United States
Stories, songs, and simple crafts are featured in this weekly story time, encouraging early literacy and cognitive skills in children ages 1-5 years.
Exploring Family History through DNA 2:30 pm
Exploring Family History through DNA @ Anderson County Library
Jan 29 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Exploring Family History through DNA @ Anderson County Library
DNA matches can offer clues to your family history research. Learn about different types of DNA testing and how to use the results to supplement your genealogical research. Registration required: call (864) 260-4500 x130 or email SCRoom@AndersonLibrary.org.
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Preschool Storytime 9:15 am
Preschool Storytime @ Anderson Main Library
Jan 30 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Preschool Storytime @ Anderson Main Library
Ages: 3-5 yrs Listen to selected books and practice a craft in an interactive storytime every Thursday. Help prepare kids for kindergarten with this by honing social skills, increasing vocabulary, and enhancing print awareness.
Open Lab 10:00 am
Open Lab @ Anderson Main Library
Jan 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Open Lab @ Anderson Main Library
Come to class prepared to ask computer or other related electronic device questions. Get help with other electronic devices as well! This class is limited to 12 participants. Prerequisite – Computer Basics and Microsoft Office Applications One session / 2 hour class.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Anderson Main Library
Jan 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Anderson Main Library
Ages: 3-5 yrs Listen to selected books and practice a craft in an interactive storytime every Thursday. Help prepare kids for kindergarten with this by honing social skills, increasing vocabulary, and enhancing print awareness.
Open CREATE 3:00 pm
Open CREATE @ Anderson Main Library
Jan 30 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Open CREATE @ Anderson Main Library
Drop into the Electric City Creative to use equipment, crafting supplies, and more. Looking for help? Get training on new tools and technology, learn what’s available, and explore the possibilities! All resources available first-come, first-served. See the Electric City Creative website for equipment list and details. Questions? Contact: makerspace@andersonlibrary.org, or (864) 260-4500 x114.
Flying Cars and Floo Powder: Real World Magic from the Harry Potter Universe 6:30 pm
Flying Cars and Floo Powder: Real World Magic from the Harry Potter Universe @ Anderson Main Library
Jan 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Flying Cars and Floo Powder: Real World Magic from the Harry Potter Universe @ Anderson Main Library
In many ways the magical world of Harry Potter isn’t so different from our own… Get below the surface of the Harry Potter universe as Dr. Margaret Oakes, Professor of English at Furman University, discusses how it helps us reflect on the “magic” of our own technology. Light refreshments provided. This program is supported by the South Carolina Humanities’ Speakers Bureau.
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