Chautauqua – Let’s Go to Outer Space


Let’s Go to Outer Space! a Family Adventure FREE
led by Larry Bounds
Saturday May 7, 2:00 – 3:30pm
Hughes Main Library, 25 Heritage Green Pl, Greenville, 29601

Chautauqua’s “Rocket Man,” Larry Bounds, returns to lead this interactive family adventure. We’ll explore rocket history, learn about building rockets that can be flown in our backyards, and discover what we would see if we really rode into space. Larry Bounds brings a magician’s insight into the science of rocketry.  This event is NOT a costumed performance, but it’s a great chance to explore and dream with your kids and grand kids.

Info: or 864.244.1499

GCLS – Family History Club

Family History Club

Description: Explore and document your family history. Share tips and learn about available genealogy resources at the library. Email or call 963-9031 to register.
Date: Wednesday – May 18 2016
Time: 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
Location: Simpsonville Branch

GCLS – Southern Author Festival


Meet this year’s celebrated authors at this daylong event celebrating Southern fiction. Authors’ books will be available for purchase. This program is generously underwritten by the Friends of the Greenville County Library System. Email or call 527-9293 for more information.

Date: Saturday May 14, 2016
Location: Main Library – Meeting Room A

  • 9:30-11am – Wiley Cash. Wiley Cash is the New York Times bestselling author of A Land More Kind Than Home and This Dark Road to Mercy, and is a writer-in-residence at the University of North Carolina-Asheville.
  • 11-12:30pm – George Singleton and Ron Rash. Inducted into the Fellowship of Southern Writers in 2014, award-winning author George Singleton has written seven collections of short stories, two novels and a book of advice for writers. Mr. Singleton has been described by the Atlanta-Journal Constitution as the “unchallenged kind of the comic, Southern short story.” His keen observations of the quirks of human nature have inspired some of the most unforgettable characters in current Southern humor. He is the John C. Cobb Endowed Chair in the Humanities at Wofford College. Ron Rash is a the New York Times bestselling author of Serena and Above the Waterfall, winner of 2010 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, twice recipient of the O. Henry Prize, and Professor of Appalachian Studies at Western Carolina University
  • 1:30-3pm – Ashley Warlick. The youngest recipient of the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship, Ashley Warlick has written four novels and had her work published in Redbook, The Oxford American and Garden and Gun among many others. She is the editor of the South Carolina food magazine Edible Upcountry, and teaches fiction in the MFA program at Queens University.
  • 3-3:30pm –  Sue Lile Inman and Elizabeth Drewry. Writers from The Emrys Foundation, Sue Lile Inman and Elizabeth Drewry, join us to read from their respective works, Year of the Snake: 1989 and My Wild Hair Undone. The Emrys Foundation is a Greenville non-profit that nurtures creativity in an effort to build a community of writers and readers.

GCLS – New Database


The Greenville County Library System is excited to announce our newest database: 19th Century US Newspapers. This full-text searchable, facsimile-image database makes experiencing historical events, daily life and 19th-century American culture as easy as clicking a mouse. 19th Century U.S. Newspapers provides both professional and general researchers with easy access to seemingly endless information and primary resources — the vast majority of which have never before been accessible online. South Carolina titles are included below.  Access at any Greenville County Library System branch or remotely with your GCLS library card.



PCHS – Jocassee & Keowee Before the Lakes


UHM – Free Mom Admission

unnamedMoms love Museums
Celebrate Mother’s Day at the
Upcountry History Museum – Furman University.
Moms get free admission all day on
Sunday, May 8 in honor of Mother’s Day!

GcHS – Spring Meeting

Greenville County Historical Society presents GENE JOHNSTON & South Carolina Petroglyphs

Date: SUNDAY MAY 1ST 2016 — 3:00 P.M.


Also, annual elections will be held at the Spring Meeting of the Greenville County Historical Society on Sunday May 1st at 3p.m. (reminder: time, date and location on the front of the newsletter). Nominations and elections will be held for the following positions: President, 1st Vice President and (4) Members-At-Large positions. Nominations can be made from the floor. If you have further questions about the nominations or elections please contact Lucy Quinn at the GCHS 864-233-4103

Please join us at the meeting as this will be the final time Max Cochran will preside over the society meetings. A long time sailor, Max has been at the helm steering our course and helping us navigate to smoother waters and steadier winds. We wish him the best and thank him for his service.


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