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SOUTH CAROLINA STATE LIBRARY CENTER GRANTS RESEARCH CLASS: “Grants Research: Finding a Funder for Your Nonprofit Organization,” 9:30 a.m.-noon Wednesday, 1500 Senate St. Free. Register at www.statelibrary.sc.gov. (803) 734-8666
SOUTH CAROLINA STATE LIBRARY CENTER FOR THE BOOK: Authors Palmer “Satch” Krantz and Monique Jacobs will talk about their book, “Riverbanks Zoo and Garden: Forty Wild Years,” as part of the library’s Speaker @ the Center program, Thursday 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.
BOOK SIGNING: Elgin author Madge Black Strickland will sign copies of her book, “A Sand Hills Revelation: The History-Legend-Legacy of Blaney-Elgin, S.C.” from 2-5 p.m. Dec. 21 at Elgin Town Hall, 2469 Main St. (803) 408-9747
S.C. BOOK FESTIVAL 2014: The 2014 S.C. Book Festival will be held May 16-18, 2014, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Exhibitor applications are now being taken through April 15, 2014. Author submissions will be taken through March 1, 2014. More information is available at www.scbookfestival.org.