Adults


The Library offers a wide array of programs for adults: knitting and crochet, a variety of book clubs, and author and special events. All programs are free and open to the public.
Contact the Adult Programming Librarian at 864-260-4500 ext 121 or by email.

Oct
16
Tue
Storyteller Natalie Daise @ Anderson Main Library
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Storyteller Natalie Daise @ Anderson Main Library | Anderson | South Carolina | United States

Storyteller Natalie Daise will be performing “Comeyah Tales” for a special Family Night! This performance is free and open to all ages.

Well known to television audiences via Nick Jr. and Noggin TV’s “Gullah Gullah Island,” Natalie Daise is master storyteller and visual artist. Her Comeyah Tales highlight the rich culture and history of coastal South Carolina. Along with numerous other awards and honors, Natalie Daise has received the South Carolina’s Order of the Palmetto and the Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award.

The Starburst Storytellers’ Festival is presented by the Friends of the Anderson County Library.

Oct
17
Wed
Using Digital Collections: ACPASS and AndersonCountySC.org @ Main Library
Oct 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Using Digital Collections: ACPASS and AndersonCountySC.org @ Main Library | Anderson | South Carolina | United States

Access property information, deeds, taxes, and court schedules. Explore Anderson County’s website to find online county services, information, and much more!  Seating is limited to 10. Registration is required. Call 864-260-4500 x130 or email scroom@andersonlibrary.org to register.

Storyteller Tally Johnson @ Anderson Main Library
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Storyteller Tally Johnson @ Anderson Main Library

Award-winning author and storyteller Tally Johnson will tell true ghost stories from the rich history and folklore of South Carolina, as well as from his personal experiences, with “South Carolina Ghost Lore.” This performance is free and open to all ages.

Mr. Johnson is a graduate of Spartanburg Methodist College and Wofford College with degrees in history. He is the author of Ghosts of the South Carolina Upcountry, Ghosts of the South Carolina Midlands, Ghosts of the Pee Dee (all for The History Press) and he also has a story in An Improbable Truth: The Paranormal adventures of Sherlock Holmes (from Mocha Memoirs Press). His newest release is an anthology of Southern Gothic ghost fiction titled Creek Walking from Falstaff Books. Mr. Johnson was also the recipient of the first Caldwell Sims Award for Excellence in Southern Folklore from the USC-Union Upcountry Literary Festival, where he is a long time presenter.

The Starburst Storytellers’ Festival is presented by the Friends of the Anderson County Library.

Brews and Books @ Carolina Bauernhaus Ales
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Brews and Books @ Carolina Bauernhaus Ales | Anderson | South Carolina | United States

Join Anderson County Librarian Annie Sutton and Brewers wife Shane Sisi for another great book club discussion!

This month’s book is Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty.

Oct
18
Thu
Brush Tips @ Pendleton Branch Library
Oct 18 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Brush Tips @ Pendleton Branch Library | Pendleton | South Carolina | United States

Artist meetup! Bring your supplies and work on your project in a relaxed atmosphere. This month local artist Sheri Henning will demonstrate a pumpkin still life with paint, pen or pencil.

Storyteller Doug Berky @ Anderson Main Library
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Storyteller Doug Berky @ Anderson Main Library | Anderson | South Carolina | United States

Award-winning storyteller and artist Doug Berky closes the Starburst Storytellers’ Festival with the visually striking “Gems – The World’s Wisdom Stories.” This performance is free and open to all ages.

Using classic styles of storytelling, including masks, mime, puppetry, and the power of a good story, Doug shares stories of hope, peace, freedom, and justice from around the world, including Greece, India, Native America, Europe, and South America.

Oct
20
Sat
Finding and Telling Family and Personal Stories: A Workshop with CAST @ Anderson Main Library
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Finding and Telling Family and Personal Stories: A Workshop with CAST @ Anderson Main Library

Following the Starburst Storytellers’ Festival, the Clemson-Anderson Storytelling Guild (CAST) will host an interactive workshop on telling family and personal stories, with tips on how to be a more effective storyteller. All skill levels welcome.

Oct
22
Mon
Tai Chi @ Powdersville Branch
Oct 22 @ 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.

Oct
25
Thu
Thursday Night Book Club @ Pendleton Branch Library
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Thursday Night Book Club @ Pendleton Branch Library | Pendleton | South Carolina | United States

October’s book discussion will be on Exit West by Mohsin Hamid.

Oct
27
Sat
Handcrafts @ the Library @ Main Library
Oct 27 @ 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.