The New Terrorism


Tues., August 11, 6:00 PM

Author Van Hipp
Will present his new book
The New Terrorism

We are living in an era in which terrorism demands our constant attention. Few people in North America or Western Europe have the capability to study and analyze the wide scale number and kinds of threats facing us as a civilization. Even fewer can make constructive suggestions on how to meet and eliminate these threats in an effective way.

Van Hipp discusses the full range of threats. Not just the constant threats of suicide bombers, airplane hijackings and odious beheadings, but the threats from military and cyber sources. He stresses the need to upgrade our missile defenses, protect ourselves from cyberattacks, and eliminate the dangers posed by our porous borders. He calls on our national leadership to rise to the challenges posed by these dangers, and to undertake the steps that will protect us all from these threats. (more…)

Practice SAT test

SATThe Teen Services Department of the Florence County Library System and Kaplan Testing Center are offering a FREE practice SAT test on Saturday, August 22, 2015. The format of the SAT is changing in 2016, so this will be the first time that teens will have a chance to see the new format. The practice test is open to all 9th through 12th graders. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Registration will run August 1 through August 18, 2015. To register or for any questions, please call Julie Vaught at 413-7083 or 292-7382.


The Heart Gallery movement began on March 29, 2001, at the suggestion of Santa Fe photographer and adoptive mother Cathy Maier Callanan, who was convinced that looking into the faces of foster care children would stir a connection. Cathy partnered with the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) to launch the first Heart Gallery exhibit. The portraits were created and donated by some of the region’s most talented photographers. The reception drew a crowd of people who were inspired by stirring portraits of children in CYFD custody who were dreaming of finding their “forever families”. (more…)

Glass Craft in Olanta

Screen-shot-2014-07-01-at-11.09.35-PMThe Dr. John M. Thomason Public Library will offer Paint A Glass! on Thursday, August 6 at 6:00 p.m.

Come paint a glass with vivid colors and have fun while exercising your imagination. This program will be a wonderful creative opportunity for crafters of all ages.

All materials will be provided. Registration is required. For more information, please call 843-396-4287 or visit the library.

Unemployment Benefits Workshop in Lake City

graham-g-unemploymentOn Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. the Lake City Public Library will conduct a workshop to help unemployed persons learn how to apply for unemployment benefits online. Presented by library staff, the workshop will show participants how to use the SC DEW Website to apply for benefits.

This two hour workshop is free, however, registration is required. All materials necessary for the workshop will be provided. Please contact the library at 843-394-8071 to register or for more information.


The Dr. John M. Thomason Public Library will host a Family Movie Event on Sunday, August 23 at 2 pm.

Come one, come all for a heartwarming tale that is sure to cause lots of laughs and smiles. The film highlights the never-give-up attitude of its central character. It’s a remake of a classic movie that is sure to find its way into the hearts of all who attend.

This free program, which includes delicious popcorn and drinks, will last about 90 minutes. Sponsored by Friends of the Olanta Public Library. For more information, please call 843-396-4287 or visit the library.

Library Helps Job Seekers Improve Interview Skills

Job seekers facing a competitive employment market now have a new way to improve their chances of landing that desired job. The Florence County Library System is offering practice interview sessions so that job seekers can strengthen their interview skills so that they may be better equipped to take advantage of employment opportunities. (more…)

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