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Tips for Back to School

The back-to-school season is upon us, bringing with it a blend of excitement, nervousness and anticipation. Whether you’re a student, a parent or a teacher, this time of year marks a fresh beginning and a chance to set the tone for the upcoming academic year. To help you navigate this transitional period with confidence, we’ve compiled a list of tips and tricks to ensure a successful start to the school year.

Learning & Growing with Mother Nature

Chapin Branch Library is planting a pollinator garden. After receiving our Certified Wildlife Habitat® status from the South Carolina Wildlife Federation, we looked around and asked what else we could do to promote lifelong environmental learning. So much of our food comes from flowering plants — apples, cucumbers, watermelons, nuts and so much more. Crops depend on our wildlife friends to pollinate the flowers while they search for food. I learned this firsthand when a failed pumpkin patch never produced a single pumpkin. The vine was there, and flowers bloomed, but with no pollinators, no pumpkins grew.

Community Conversations

Do you remember Show & Tell days from elementary school? I remember going home from school the night before, looking around my room, and thinking about what I could take that would seem super cool.

Winter Beauty Survival Guide

Whether you thrive during the winter months, or loathe the onset of colder temperatures, there’s no denying that winter can be unforgivingly tough on your beauty routine. And since studies show that women feel most attractive during summertime, I thought why not share some winter survival tips I’ve found helpful.

Crafting Culinary Delights for the Holidays

Home a feast for the senses Crafting Culinary Delights for the Holidays The holidays have arrived, and it’s time to start prepping for that perfect feast. If you’re ready to try something new this year, we’ve got you covered. This post has gathered some of the best recipes, ensuring your feast will be memorable for […]

Crafting Culinary Delights for Thanksgiving

Home a feast for the senses Crafting Culinary Delights for Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and it’s time to start prepping for that perfect feast. If you’re ready to try something new this year, we’ve got you covered. This post has gathered some of the best Thanksgiving recipes, ensuring your feast will be […]

Latin American & Caribbean Cookbooks

Hispanic Heritage Month is the perfect time to explore the culinary traditions of Latin America and the Caribbean. Whether you’re looking for traditional recipes or modern twists on classics, these books have got you covered.

Apple-solutely Love Fall

During the fall season, the apple truly hits its prime with delicious concoctions like apple cider, apple pie, caramel apples — and the list goes on. October marks National Apple Month, a dedication to the top-tier fruit that’s been around for nearly 10,000 years.

Get Creative & Crafty

March is National Craft Month. There’s no question that healthy people’s lives include creative outlets — a way to express themselves constructively so there’s less anxiety and stress from within.

It’s NaNoWriMo Time

Fall is finally here. That means football, pumpkin spice, temperatures below 90 degrees and — for the month of November — NaNoWriMo. NaNoWri—WHAT? National Novel Writing

Camp NaNoWriMo

This summer, Lexington County Public Library encourages you to not only Imagine Your Story — but to tell it. Go camping in the comfort of your own home with Camp NaNoWriMo this July. This summer version of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) allows users to choose their goals for how they spend their time and utilize their creativity.

Ancestry Library Edition

Discover the history of you — build a family tree and see your story emerge. There’s no better way to find generations of your family and

Pizza ♥️ Love

Whether you’re a thin crust fan or a deep dish enthusiast, I’m sure we can all agree on one thing — pizza is love. Pizza can

Soup Season

Though the weather is still in the 90s and the South Carolina sun is shining hard, fall and October signal the start of soup season

NaNoWriMo

Fall is finally here. That means football, pumpkin spice, temperatures below 90 degrees and — for the month of November — NaNoWriMo. NaNoWri—WHAT? National Novel Writing

Hug a Vegetarian Day

Well before the diet fads and health food crazes of the 21st century, there was vegetarianism. In fact, the first vegetarian society formed in England

S.C. Plants the Seed

Want some fresh vegetables? Pelion Branch Library received a book award grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for their S.C. Plants the

Are You Bored Yet?

Are you already saying or hearing, “I’m Bored” and looking for things to do? Be creative. Visit your local branch to find books to help relieve the tediousness of daily routines.

Ice Cream Month

July is National Ice Cream Month but this isn’t your average food holiday conjured up by big corporations to give out freebies and market more

Heirloom Gardening

About 15 years ago I was introduced to heirloom plants by a family member. I was always somewhat interested in gardening but learning that there

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