Local book events, Feb. 16-22

February 16, 2014 

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

CONVERSATIONS ON THE CIVIL WAR, 1864: The last discussion in the series with moderator Walter B. Edgar will be 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday in the Capstone House Campus Room on Barnwell Street. Register by calling (803) 777-2340 or emailing ellisrl@mailbox.sc.edu. Free and open to the public.

CAMDEN BRANCH BOOK CLUB: Meets 6:30 p.m. Wednesday to discuss “The Aviator’s Wife” by Melanie Benjamin, 1304 Broad St., Camden. (803) 425-1508

SOUTH CAROLINA STATE LIBRARY CENTER FOR THE BOOK: Author Mark R. Jones will talk about his book, “Doin’ the Charleston: Black Roots of American Popular Music and the Jenkins Orphanage Legacy,” 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.

ELGIN BRANCH BOOK CLUB: Meets 6 p.m. Thursday to discuss “American Gods” by Neil Gaiman, 2652 Main St., Elgin. (803) 438-7881

BOOKS ON BROAD BOOK CLUB: Meets 10:30 a.m. Feb. 26 at Books on Broad, 944 Broad St., Camden. February’s book will be “Vampires in the Lemon Grove” by Karen Russell. Discussion will be led by Bill Funderburk. Copies of the book will be sold for 20 percent off. (803) 713-7323; www.booksonbroad.com

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. Details: http://www.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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