Dr. John M. Thomason Public Library

Dr. John M. Thomason Public Library


Library Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday, Thursday 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Craft Workshop
Tuesday, March 3 – 6:30 PM (Re-scheduled from February)
For teens, tweens, and adults: Join us and make your own mini scrapbook or journal out of an old book! Participants will not need to bring any materials. The library will provide everything to complete your project. You can bring extra embellishments to personalize your creation. Crafters will walk away with a handy mini scrapbook or journal great for storing everything from old family recipes to treasured trip memoirs! Samples of the craft are available for viewing at the library. For more information and/or to reserve your spot, please visit or call the library at 843-396-4287.


Town Council Meeting
Tuesday, March 10 – 6:30 PM
Note: This will take place the second Tuesday of March. Come hear your mayor and council members discuss the latest news, issues, and plans relating to your town and local government. Express your opinions and concerns during the public comments segment.


Free Tax Preparation
Tuesday, March 3 and 17 – 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Free tax assistance from SC Thrive! Those filing single with income of $65,000 or less and those filing married jointly with income of $95,000 or less are eligible for the assistance. With direct deposit, clients can receive their refund in as few as seven to ten days. During the filing process, counselors can also identify benefits that clients may be eligible for. These include health care coverage, child care subsidies, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly food stamps). To make an appointment, please call 843-396-4287 or visit the library.


Board Game Nights
Thursday, March 12 and 26 – 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Children and teens ages 8-17 are invited. Board games are a great way to meet new friends and learn valuable educational skills. On top of all that, they’re just darn fun! These Fun and Free sessions last about 90 minutes.


Free Class: Microsoft Excel
Tuesday, March 17 – 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Wednesday, March 18 – 10:00 – 11:00 AM

(Each session is the complete, stand-alone class.)
Excel is a popular spreadsheet program used for organizing and maintaining information, managing finances, and developing charts and graphs. Fundamental tasks such as entering and formatting text and numbers, inserting columns and rows, and creating basic formulas will be demonstrated. Students will also learn how to make a simple budget.

To SIGN UP, call 843-396-4287 or visit the library.


Easter Card Craft Week
Sunday, March 22 through Friday, March 27
Stop by on Sunday afternoon or after school during the week and make a custom Easter Card!

The library will provide everything to complete your project, including ribbons, die cuts, paper, glue, markers, scissors, and stamps. You can bring any extra embellishments to personalize your creation. Photo-safe paper will be available if you would like to put a photo in your card.

Crafters will walk away with a hand-made Easter Card that will warm anyone’s heart. The addition of a photo will provide a treasured keepsake. A sample of the craft will be available for viewing at the library prior to the start of this special week. For more information, please visit or call the library at 843-396-4287.


Family Movie Event
Sunday, March 29 – 2:00 PM
Join us for some hopping good action! Enjoy fresh popcorn and refreshing drinks. This free program, which is open to children of all ages and their parents or caretakers, will last about 90 minutes. Sponsored by FOPL.


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Check Donation Groundbreaking Construction Ribbon Cutting & Dedication