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GREAT BOOKS DISCUSSION GROUP: Monthly meeting, 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Richland Library, 1431 Assembly St., in the Bank of America Room. This month’s topic is “The Power of the Majority” by Alexis de Tocqueville. (803) 799-9084
S.C. BOOK FESTIVAL 2014 AUTHOR SUBMISSIONS: The 2014 S.C. Book Festival will be held May 16-18, 2014, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Author submissions will be taken through March 1, 2014. Author submission forms and guidelines are available at www.scbookfestival.org under the “Authors” tab.
KERSHAW COUNTY LIBRARY: Now through Sept. 19, Kershaw County Library is hosting a “Food for Fines” event. For every nonperishable food item you bring to your local branch (Elgin, Camden or Bethune), $1 in overdue book fines will be forgiven. Food donations will be given to local food banks. Contact your local branch for more information.
SOUTH CAROLINA GOVERNMENT BIT BY BIT SERIES: “Legislative Resources Parts 1 & 2” webinar session at 11 a.m. Wednesday and Sept. 25 at the South Carolina State Library, 1500 Senate St. All webinars are free and open to the public. Future dates are Oct. 9 and Nov. 19. (803) 734-8625
SOUTH CAROLINA STATE LIBRARY CENTER FOR THE BOOK: Author Patricia Moore-Pastides will talk about her book, “Greek Revival from the Garden: Growing and Cooking for Life,” as part of the library’s Speaker @ the Center program, Sept. 18 from noon-1 p.m., 1500 Senate St. Books will be available for purchase and autographing. The program is free and open to the public. Participants are welcome to bring a lunch. (803) 734-8666.
CAMDEN LIBRARY BOOK CLUB: Monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18, 1304 Broad St., Camden. September’s book is “The Other Daughter” by Lisa Gardner. New members are always welcome. (803) 425-1508
ELGIN BRANCH BOOK CLUB: New book club meets 6-6:45 p.m. Sept. 19, 2652 Main St. in Elgin. Come prepared to talk about what you are reading now. (803) 438-7881