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Black History Month

Lexington County Public Library Every February, we celebrate the achievements and history of African Americans as part of Black History Month. Literature in particular has been a space for black authors to tell their stories and bookworms seeking good reads can choose from an array of fiction, poetry, historical texts, essays and memoirs. While we […]

Coretta Scott King Book Awards

Lexington County Public Library February is Black History Month. It’s a time to bring more awareness and recognition of African American authors and illustrators whose work bespeak an appreciation of African American culture. For more than fifty years, books by African American writers and artists have been honored by receiving the Coretta Scott King Book Award. […]

Beating the Winter, Back to Reality Blues

Lexington County Public Library Winter is a beautiful and peaceful time of year, where life seems to slow down a bit for the holidays leading into the new year. When the new year arrives however, life tends to kick into overdrive. It’s a new semester at school, new projects at work and you’ve vowed this […]

Pilates & Yoga

Lexington County Public Library The physical body is a temple, take care of it. The mind is energy, regulate it. The soul is the projection, represent it. All knowledge is false if the soul is not experienced in the body. — Yogi Bhajan Both yoga and pilates are spiritual and physical disciplines that use exercise […]

A Christmas Carol

“Bah, hum bug.” Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly, cantankerous miser, made his way into the homes and hearts of many people in the 1800s and has remained steadfast for decades. Charles Dickens wrote the classic tale A Christmas Carol, and published his work on December 19, 1843. Hoping to write his way out of a financial […]

Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month and to celebrate we have some facts about Native American history. However, please note that “Native American” encompasses many, many, many different cultures across the country — so for the purpose of this writing we have purposefully been very broad and focus largely on general Native American history. If […]

Kindness Project

Lexington County Public Library Lexington County Public Library invites the community to join in spreading kindness throughout the month of November.  The library offers a series of activities encouraging local residents to be kind to others, be kind to ourselves, be kind to animals and be kind to the earth. Amber Conger, the library’s deputy […]

Witches

Double double, toil and trouble. Fire burn and cauldron bubble. Witches (and wizards) wield magic with a wave of a wand, a wiggle of a nose and the snap of a finger. Whether they are from Oz, Camelot, the Discworld — or the most magical land of all, Scotland — witches and wizards have made […]

Werewolves

Who’s afraid of the big, bad wolf? Not us. Werewolves are one of the world’s most famous shape-shifters, and have enthralled us in stories — both in print and on screens. Below the glow of a full moon, werewolves frolic and stalk the night. But what else do you know about werewolves? Read these hair-raising […]

Mermaids

Mermaids swim and splash through our imaginations in a flurry of shells, seaweed and scales. They give us mental images of gorgeous beaches, serene lagoons, sunken pirate ships and underwater cities made of coral. Not to mention grottos full of human treasures such as gadgets, gizmos, whozits, whatsits and thingamabobs galore. The secretive nature of […]

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