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

Tuesday, April 1 6:30 p.m.
Come see and hear your mayor and councilmen discuss pressing issues and decisions. Express your opinions and concerns during the public comments segment.

Wednesdays, April 2 & 9 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
A specialist from The Benefit Bank of South Carolina will prepare state and federal tax returns. For the 2013 tax year, The Benefit Bank has increased the maximum allowed income for those who would like to use their service. For married clients who choose to file a joint return, the income limit is now $95,000. For all other clients, the income limit is now $65,000. To make an appointment, please call 843-396-4287 or visit the library.

Tuesday, April 8 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Back by popular demand! Tired of TV? Bored with books? Try board gaming at the library! Board games offer endless possibilities for fun. Slay dragons! Go on a cross-country adventure! Become a giant monster in Tokyo! Find buried treasure! Free pizza and drinks will be provided. This program, which is open to children and teens ages 10-17 and their parents or caretakers, will last about 90 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Olanta Public Library.

Wednesday, April 9, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Come join us for A Trip to Moore Farms Botanical Garden. Rebecca Turk, the Garden’s Education Coordinator, will give the presentation. In addition, Rebecca will explain sound practices for dividing plants and provide a demonstration. Refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by Friends of the Olanta Public Library.

Thursday, April 9 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Swing on over to the library for a heroic adventure! Teens can get an early start to the summer movie season with a Marvel favorite, rated PG-13. The library will provide delicious popcorn and other refreshments. This free program, which is open to children age 13 and up, as well as their parents or caretakers, will last about two hours. Sponsored by the Friends of the Olanta Public Library.

Our Branch is excited about hosting a series of dynamic workshops, which will run from 7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. To SIGNUP for any or all of these sessions, please call 843-396-4287 or visit the library.

Thursday, April 17 Should I Start a New Business?
Starting and running a successful business is generally rewarding but usually quite challenging. What factors should be considered in making the big decision? For example, how much time will you really need to dedicate to get your new enterprise started and then run it? What risks are involved? These and other important questions will be answered during this workshop.

Tuesday, April 29 Creating a Winning Business Plan
For new ventures, completion of the business plan is the all-important first step in traveling the road to success. Effective development and presentation of essential plan sections must be achieved. Find out how as Brianna Zhang explains a sound approach and highlights examples from previous plans.

Tuesday, May 13 Finding Funding for the New Business
You’ve put a lot of time and effort into planning your new venture and know about how much money you’ll need to begin the operation and keep it going. Now it’s time to raise capital. Should you try and persuade friends to loan you part of what’s needed? How might the Small Business Administration be able to help? Are there grants available for the type of startup you envision? Come to this workshop and get the answers you need to make your dream a reality.

Tuesday, May 20 Small Business Marketing
Good marketing is crucial to the success of any business. What are the basics of good marketing? Come learn about key terms, concepts, and tasks, including researching trends in your chosen industry, defining the target market, and identifying potential competitors.

Dr. Susan D. Peters, Director of Francis Marion University’s Center for Entrepreneurship, and Brianna Zhang, manager of FMU’s Kelley Small Business Institute, will lead the workshops.

Thursday, April 24 6:30 p.m.
Thanks to the movies, superheroes are more popular than ever, but before they graced the silver screen, superheroes were born from artists’ imaginations and sketches on paper. Now you can learn how to draw your own superhero! Whether you are a beginner or an experienced artist, this class will give you tips and techniques to draw your favorite superheroes or create an awesome new one!

This free program, which is open to children ages 8-17 and their parents or caretakers, will last about one hour. Registration is required; call 843-396-4287 or visit the library.

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