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CHARLES DICKEN'S "A CHRISTMAS CAROL" ONE-MAN ADAPTATION: Richland County Public Library literary resident Howard Burnham will perform his adaptation of the classic "A Christmas Carol" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Main library, 1431 Assembly St. and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sandhills Branch, 1 Summit Parkway. Free and open to ages 12 and older. (803) 929-3457; (803) 699-9230; http://www.myrcpl.com
RICHLAND COUNTY RECREATION COMMISSION'S STORYBOOK CASTLE: A free event for all ages featuring a variety of readings in various "castle" rooms. Takes place 9:30 a.m.-noon (scheduled groups), 4-7 p.m. (all visitors) Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3-6 p.m. (all visitors) Saturday at Midtown at Forest Acres, 3400 Forest Drive. (803) 754-6720, ext. 206
S.C. CENTER FOR THE BOOK: Mike Creel and Lynn Kelleywill discuss their book "The Boykin Spaniel" the definitive guide to the state dog of South Carolina and Ben McC. Moise will discuss his book "Ramblings of a Lowcountry Game Warden" at noon Thursday at the S.C. State Library, 1430 Senate St., Room 309. Free; bag lunches encouraged. (803) 734-8928
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DISNEY-THEMED HOLIDAY BOOK DRIVE: A Disney-themed holiday book drive and storytime will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, at Barnes & Noble, 3400 Forest Drive. Books may be purchased within the store and donated to Palmetto Richland Children's Hospital. For more information call (803) 787-2567.
MEET AND GREET WITH BEN MCC. MOISE: Author Ben McC. Moise, will sign copies of his book "Ramblings of a Low Country Game Warden: A Memoir" from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, at Burry Bookstore, 130 W. Carolina Ave., Hartsville. (843) 332-2511
MEET AND GREET WITH MIKE CREEL AND LYNN KELLEY: Creel and Kelley will discuss and sign copies of their book "The Boykin Spaniel" the definitive guide to the state dog of South Carolina from 2-4 p.m. Dec. 13, at Kirkwood Books, 944 Broad St., Camden. Light refreshments will be served. (803) 432-5169
S.C. FIRST NOVEL COMPETITION: The S.C. Arts Commission is accepting submissions for its biennial first novel competition. Bret Lott, author of 12 books, will serve as contest judge. The application deadline is Jan. 5. For a complete set of guidelines or more information call (803) 734-8696 or visit http://www.southcarolinaarts.com/firstnovel/index.shtml.