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

Free Computer Class: The Web
Tuesday, Jan. 27 – 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 29 – 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
For those who would like an easy-to-understand introduction to using the World Wide Web. Topics will include how to get online, navigate to sites, search for information, and set up and use email. Each of the sessions above is the complete class. To SIGN UP, please call 843-396-4287 or visit the library.

Town Council Meeting
Tuesday, Feb. 3 6:30 PM
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
Thursday, Feb. 5 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Tuesday, Feb. 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.

Sunday, Feb. 8 2:00 PM
Show that special someone how much you love them by crafting your very own valentine for them! We’ll provide the materials and know how, you provide the imagination. The possibilities are endless! This free program, which is open to children of all ages and their parents or caretakers, will last about 60 minutes. All craft materials provided by the Friends of the Olanta Public Library (FOPL). For more information, please call 843-396-4287.

Board Game Nights
Thursdays, Feb. 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, which include dinner, last about 90 minutes. Sponsored by FOPL.

Free Class: Microsoft Word
Tuesday, Feb. 17 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Wednesday, Feb. 18 10:00 – 11:00 AM

(Each session is the complete, stand-alone class.)
Microsoft Word is a versatile, widely used word processing program. High-quality letters, resumes, fliers, calendars, and more can be created with the application. This FREE class will cover basic tasks such as starting and saving a document, formatting and moving text, and inserting clip art. To SIGN UP, call 843-396-4287 or visit the library.

Family Movie Event
Sunday, Feb. 22 2:00 PM
It’s Maleficent! 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.

Free Craft Workshop
Tuesday, Feb. 24 – 6:30 p.m.
For teens, tweens, and adults. Joins 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.

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