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


OLANTA TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
Tuesday, August 5 6:30 p.m.
Come hear the latest news and issues. Express your opinions and concerns.


STORY TIME
Sunday, August 2:00 p.m.
Let you imagination run wild with a special story time! Take a break from the summer heat with some great yarns, then work off your energy with some song and dance!

This free program will last about 30 minutes, and is open to children from ages 4-11 and their parents or caretakers. For more information, please call 843-396-4287 or visit the library.


BINGO
Wednesday, August 6 – 10:00 a.m.
Light refreshments will be provided by Friends of the Olanta Public Library. Registration is required for this free adult program. For more information or to register, please call 843-396-4287 or visit the library.


BOARD GAME NIGHTS
Tuesdays, August 12 & 26 – 6:00 p.m.
Summer Reading is over, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. Travel by train across Asia! Battle for gold in the Wild West! Work together to make the best fireworks display! Stomp through a city as a giant monster! Board games let you do all that and more. Children and teens ages 8-17 are invited to join us for an evening of fun and good food. Board game nights will be held on the second and fourth Tuesday every month during the summer. This free event will last about 90 minutes. Please call 843-396-4287 or visit the library for more information. Dinner provided by the Friends of the Olanta Public Library.


COMPUTERS BASICS: MICROSOFT WORD 2010
Wednesday, August 13 – 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 14 – 6:30 p.m.
(Each session is the complete class.)
Microsoft Word is a versatile, widely used program. High-quality letters, resumes, term papers, legal documents, fliers, and tables 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 images.

Students should have mouse and keyboard skills. To SIGN UP, call 843 396-4287 or visit the library.


FAMILY MOVIE EVENT
Sunday, August 17 – 2:00 p.m.
Think you have what it takes to run with ninjas? What about six foot tall, green ninjas fueled by pizza? Come test your mettle with an action comedy favorite at the library. Movie rated PG. This free program, which is open to children of all ages and their parents or caretakers, will last about 90 minutes. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Olanta Public Library. For more information, please call 843-396-4287.


GED & HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA INFORMATION SESSION
Thursday, August 21 – 7:00 p.m.
Our library will host a free information session for adults who want to earn their GED (General Equivalency Diploma) or South Carolina High School diploma. In addition, there will be a demonstration of the high-quality Learning Express Library resource, which has an entire section dedicated to preparation for the GED. The resource is available for free online through DISCUS (Digital Information for South Carolina USers). The time is now! Come learn about Florence County School District 3 Adult Education’s (FCSD 3) outstanding programs for achieving your goal. Classes are offered in Lake City, Olanta, and Pamplico, with a Johnsonville location to be added soon. There are no county residence requirements for FCSD 3 Adult Education programs. To SIGN UP for this free session, call 843-396-4287 or visit the library.


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