Local book events, 7/14-7/20

July 14, 2013 

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AUTHOR READING: Author Wiley Cash will read from his forthcoming novel “This Dark Road to Mercy” at 2 p.m. today at the Spartanburg Public Library Headquarters, 151 South Church St., Spartanburg. Free. (864) 596-3500

CHAD CREWS: READING SAFARI: The Lexington County Public Library hosts a program for children in kindergarten through fifth grade as part of its summer reading series at several branches. The schedule will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at the South Congaree-Pine Ridge branch; 2 p.m. Monday at the Gaston branch; 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Irmo branch; 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Chapin branch; 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Cayce-West Columbia branch; 2 p.m. Wednesday at the main branch; 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Batesburg-Leesville branch; 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Pelion branch; and 11 a.m. Friday at the Swansea branch. (803) 785-2600

DIGGING UP HISTORICAL & FICTIONAL ADVENTURE: Adults 18 and older can explore the successes of adventure novelist Clive Cussler Tuesday at the Lexington County Library’s Gilbert-Summit branch, 405 Broad St., Gilbert at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at the Swansea branch, 199 N. Lawrence Ave., Swansea. (803) 785-5387 or (803) 785-3519

BOOK CLUB: The Kershaw County Public Library, Camden branch 1304 Broad St., hosts its book club featuring “Age of Miracles” by Karen Walker Thompson at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. New members are welcome. (803) 425-1508

FRIENDS BOOK SALE: The Richland Library Operations Center, 130 Lancewood Road, hosts a book sale from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Gently used books, CDs and DVDs will be for sale. (803) 799-9084

FIND WALDO IN CAMDEN: Books on Broad, 944 Broad St., Camden, hosts a summer event featuring the famous children’s book character Waldo. Waldo will visit 25 local, downtown Camden businesses throughout July. Those who spot him can win prizes. For more information, call (803) 713-7323; www.booksonbroad.com

SUMMER READING CLUB: The Kershaw County Public Library’s Summer Reading Club for ages 6-11 continues through Aug. 15. Register at kershawcountylibrary.org.

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