Local book events, May 25-31

May 25, 2014 

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

KERSHAW LIBRARY SUMMER READING KICK-OFF: 2:15 p.m. Saturday at the Camden Branch Library, 1304 Broad St., Camden. Entertainment will be provided by “kindie rock” band The PopUps. Registration is offered at any branch or online at www.kershawcountylibrary.org. (803) 425-1508

BOOK SIGNING: Author C. Hope Clark will sign copies of “Palmetto Poison,” the newest book in the Carolina Slade Mystery Series, 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday at Books on Broad, 944 Broad St., Camden. (803) 713-7323

KERSHAW LIBRARY BOOK TO ACTION PROGRAM: Kershaw Library is promoting gardening, healthy cooking, urban farming and reading through its Book to Action project, featuring “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle” by Barbara Kingsolver. Throughout the summer, the library will host book discussions, cooking demonstrations, gardening workshops and chicken coop building sessions. Copies of the book will be available for check-out at the library and for sale at Books on Broad. www.kershawcountylibrary.org

SOUTH CAROLINA STATE LIBRARY CENTER FOR THE BOOK: Authors Robert C. Clark and Tom Poland will discuss “Reflections of South Carolina, Volume 2,” as part of the library’s Speaker @ the Center program, June 19 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: Dorothea Benton Frank will sign copies of her newest book, “Hurricane Sisters,” 6 p.m. June 5 at Books-A-Million, 164 Forum Drive. (803) 788-4349

BOOK SIGNING: Author Greg Holden will sign copies of his debut novel, “POTUS,” from 5:30-8:30 p.m. June 5 at The Equitable Arcade building, 1332 Main St.

STORYFEST SC 2014: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 7 at the State Museum, 301 Gervais St. StoryfestSC is a free, family-friendly event that includes author presentations, sessions with local storytellers, crafts, face painting and more. Special guests will be Nina Crews, author of “One Hot Summer Day,” and illustrator Brian Lies. Sponsored by the S.C. State Library. www.statelibrary.sc.gov

BOOK SIGNING: U.S. Rep. James Clyburn will sign copies of his book, “Blessed Experiences,” 1 p.m. June 7 at Books-A-Million, 164 Forum Drive. (803) 788-4349

SUMTER COUNTY LIBRARY ADULT SUMMER READING PROGRAM: Runs June 9-Aug. 14. Patrons may submit book reviews at the Main, Wesmark or South Sumter libraries or online at www.shelfari.com. A grand prize will be awarded at the end of the program.

BOOK SIGNING: Author Mary Alice Monroe will sign copies of her newest book, “Summer Wind,” at 6 p.m. June 17 at Books-A-Million, 164 Forum Drive. (803) 788-4349

CLAY RICE EXHIBIT: Illustrations from artist Clay Rice’s book, “Mama, Let’s Make a Moon,” will be part of an exhibit running now through June 29 at the State Museum, 301 Gervais St. The exhibit is free with museum admission. www.scmuseum.org

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