Local book events, Jan. 19-25

January 19, 2014 

Email event details along with a contact phone number to books@thestate.com.

CONVERSATIONS ON THE CIVIL WAR, 1864: Jack Waugh, author of “One Man Great Enough: Abraham Lincoln’s Road to the Civil War” and “The Class of 1846: From West Point to Appomattox — Stonewall Jackson, George McClellan and Their Brothers,” will speak from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday in the Capstone House Campus Room on Barnwell Street. Melissa Walker, author of “Upcountry South Carolina Goes to War: Letters of the Anderson, Brockman and Moore Families, 1853-1865” will speak from 5:30-7 p.m. Jan. 28. The series of discussions with moderator Walter B. Edgar will run through Feb. 11. Register by calling (803) 777-2340 or emailing ellisrl@mailbox.sc.edu. Free and open to the public.

SOUTH CAROLINA STATE LIBRARY CENTER FOR THE BOOK: Author James L. Underwood will talk about his book, “Deadly Censorship: Murder, Honor and Freedom of the Press,” 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.

CAMDEN BRANCH BOOK CLUB: Meets 6:30 p.m. Wednesday to discuss “The Sense of an Ending” by Julian Barnes, 1304 Broad St., Camden. (803) 425-1508

RICHLAND LIBRARY FRIENDS’ WINTER BOOK SALE: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Richland Library Operations Center, 130 Lancewood Road. The members-only book sale will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday; memberships are $25 and will be available at the door. A half-price inventory reduction sale, also open to the public, will be held from 2-4 p.m. Jan. 26. (803) 988-0885

FRIENDS OF SWANSEA LIBRARY BOOK SALE: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 1 at Lifelong Learning Center, 297 N. Lawrence St., Swansea. (803) 568-5498

ONE BOOK, ONE COLUMBIA: The 2014 pick is Pat Conroy’s “My Reading Life.” A monthlong series of programming will begin in February, culminating with Conroy’s appearance at the Township Auditorium on Feb. 27. The event kicks off Feb. 4 with a special discussion of the book at the main Richland Library branch on Assembly St. Details: RichlandLibrary.com/onebook

S.C. BOOK FESTIVAL 2014: The 2014 S.C. Book Festival will be held May 16-18 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Exhibitor applications are now being taken through April 15. Author submissions will be taken through March 1. More information is available at www.scbookfestival.org.

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