Local book events, June 22-28

June 22, 2014 

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

FIND WALDO IN CAMDEN: Famous children’s book character Waldo will visit 25 Camden businesses in July. Those who spot him can win prizes, including buttons, book coupons and more. To participate, pick up a “Find Waldo in Camden, SC!” passport (which includes a list of all 25 locations) and begin collecting stamps for each Waldo spotted. For more information, call Books on Broad and Coffee at (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, 944 Broad St., Camden. www.kershawcountylibrary.org

SUMTER COUNTY LIBRARY ADULT SUMMER READING PROGRAM: Runs through 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 Barbara Brown Taylor will visit Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 1100 Sumter St., on Wednesday. The event will open with a wine and cheese reception at 5:30 p.m. in Satterlee Hall, followed by a book reading, talk and Q&A from 6-7. A book signing will begin at 7 p.m. Taylor is a best-selling author, Episcopal priest and professor of religion. Her most recent book is “Learning to Walk in the Dark.” Books will be available for purchase in the church bookstore, which is open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday. www.trinitysc.org

BOOK SIGNING: Authors Nan K. Chase and DeNeice C. Guest will sign copies of their book, “Drink the Harvest,” 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday at Books on Broad, 944 Broad St., Camden. (803) 713-7323

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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