Local book events, 5/19-5/25

May 19, 2013 

"Found in Translation: The Art of Steven Naifeh" opens Friday at the Columbia Museum of Art. The show is the first retrospective museum exhibition of Naifeh's paintings and sculptures.

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SOUTH CAROLINA BOOK FESTIVAL: The festival, featuring book signings, antiquarian book fair, books sales and appraisals and a children’s pavilion with performances and storytelling, wraps up today from noon-4 p.m. www.scbookfestivalorg

OPENING RECEPTION & BOOK SIGNING: The Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St., hosts a Members’ Opening Reception for “Found in Translation: the Art of Steven Naifeh” from 2-4 p.m. today. A lecture follows the book signing. Individual membership admits one; all other levels admit two. Call (803) 799-2810.

“HANDS ON WITH THE COLUMBIA MUSEUM OF ART”: Join Columbia Museum of Art staff for a day of stories and hands on art activities from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Richland Library, main branch, 1431 Assembly St. Children of all ages are welcome. Call (803) 929-3457

READY TO READ: The Kershaw County Public Library, Camden branch, 1304 Broad St., hosts storytime for children ages 5-9 from 11:15 a.m.-noon Wednesday. Call (803) 425-1508

JAYNE BOWERS: Books on Broad will host Jayne Bowers as she discusses and signs Eve’s Sisters and Crossing the Bridge: Succeeding in a Community College and Beyond on 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday at Books on Broad, 944 Broad St., Camden, S.C. 803-713-7323 T-S. The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and autographing.

BOOK SIGNING: Local author Sandra Elaine Thomas signs copies of her first children’s book “Grandma’s Here” from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Artisans of Blaney, 2512 Main St., Elgin. Call (803) 729-4173

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