Lanier Library gears up for fall events

Published 9:42 am Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Lanier Library has a full schedule of events in the coming months.
These events are all free and everyone is welcome to attend.
After taking a break in July, the Brown Bag Lunch programs start up again in August. These presentations by authors, musicians, historians and other experts on numerous subjects take place on the third Tuesday of each month at noon. The audience is encouraged to bring their lunch, if they wish to do so. The library provides coffee. These programs and other events are listed below.
Tuesday, Aug. 16 at noon: Author and teacher Deno Trakas will discuss his book about the Greek population of Upstate South Carolina, including his extended family, and the culture that they brought to the area.
Tuesday, Sept. 20 at noon and 7 p.m.: Renowned fiddler Jamie Laval will perform both a noon recital and an evening performance of Celtic music from Scotland, Ireland, Brittany and Quebec.
Saturday, Oct. 1 at 2 p.m.: English author and book collector Martin Wood will present and discuss coffee table books.
Oct. 13 – 15: The Lanier Library’s Fall Book Sale. Donations are now being accepted for this fund-raising event.
Tuesday, Oct. 18 at noon: Historian Hedy Lanaro will discuss the history of the Four Columns Farm and the surrounding area of Spartanburg County.
Tuesday, Nov. 15 at noon: Author and columnist, Ken Burger,  with the Charleston Post and Courier will discuss his historical novels “Swallow Savannah” and “Sister Santee.”
The oldest institution in Polk County, the Lanier Library is one of only 16 membership libraries and athenaeums in the United States. It is a full service library and also has a unique collection of local interest literature.
Membership includes additional activities as well as free borrowing rights. New members are always welcome.
– article submitted by Frances Flynn

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