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GHOSTS AND LEGENDS OF LEXINGTON COUNTY: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Mungo Meeting Room of the Irmo Branch Library, 6251 St. Andrews Road. Learn about local superstitions and hauntings. (803) 798-7880
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA FALL LITERACY FESTIVAL: USC’s 14th annual Fall Literary Festival will feature author Cassandra King on Tuesday. Events will be held at 6 p.m. in the Hollings Special Collections Library, Program Room (enter through the Thomas Cooper Library). Free and open to the public. www.library.sc.edu/fallfestival.html
IRMO BRANCH LIBRARY BOOK CLUBS: Evening Book Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Conference Room to discuss “Emma” by Jane Austen; Books with Bite meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday (RSVP at the Reference Desk) to discuss “Raised by Wolves” by Jennifer Lynn Barnes; Morning Book Club meets 10 a.m. Nov. 7 in the Conference Room to discuss “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn, 6251 St. Andrews Road. (803) 798-7880
BETHUNE BRANCH LIBRARY BOOK CLUB: October’s discussion of “Tell the Wolves I’m Home” by Carol Rifka Brunt will meet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 4, 206 S. Main St., Bethune. (843) 334-8420
BOOK SIGNING: USC First Lady Patricia Moore-Pastides will sign copies of her book, “Greek Revival from the Garden: Growing and Cooking for Life,” 1-3 p.m. Nov. 7 at Mary & Martha’s, A Kitchen Shop, 4711 Forest Drive. (803) 787-6165
BOOK SIGNING: Teen author Lisi Harrison will sign copies of “The Pretenders,” 6 p.m. Nov. 7 at Books-A-Million at the Village at Sandhill, 164 Forum Drive. (803) 788-4349
SOUTH CAROLINA GOVERNMENT BIT BY BIT SERIES: “Trade and Transportation” webinar session at 11 a.m. Nov. 19 at the South Carolina State Library, 1500 Senate St. Free and open to the public. (803) 734-8625
SOUTH CAROLINA STATE LIBRARY CENTER FOR THE BOOK: Authors Mary Whyte and Martha Severens will talk about their book, “More Than a Likeness: The Enduring Art of Mary Whyte,” as part of the library’s Speaker @ the Center program, Nov. 22 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.
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.