The Greenville County Library System will receive bids to provide furniture and shelving for a new branch library at the intersection of Woodruff Road and Sunnydale Drive in Simpsonville, SC, until 3:00 PM, Eastern Time, Tuesday, March 7, 2017 in Library Administration, Hughes Main Library, Greenville County Library System, 25 Heritage Green Place, Greenville, SC 29601. Please see the document listed below for more details.
Furniture and Shelving IFB
Slave Name Indexes @ Hughes Main Library
African-American genealogy can be particularly challenging due to lack of individuals' names in census records and other documents prior to 1870. To help with research, volunteers and staff of the South Carolina Room have produced two volumes--Slave Name Index of Greenville County, Probate Records 1787-1864 and Slave Name Index of Pickens County, Probate Court Records 1828-1864. These resources are available in the South Carolina Room at Hughes Main Library. Call the South Carolina Room at 864-527-9212.
Blind Date With a Book
During the month of February, you can meet a book with a mysterious identity at eight of our library locations. Take a chance. You could find a new love!
Augusta Road, Berea, Fountain Inn, Hughes Main Library, Mauldin, Pelham Road, Simpsonville, Taylors
Help us preserve the history of the Upstate.
We want your photos--past and present--of Upstate organizations, businesses, schools, churches and neighborhoods. Any photos you submit will be scanned and returned to you.
We will be at the following library locations during February and March. Please call 864-527-9212 to schedule your appointment.
Thu, Feb 9, 3p-6p, Greer
Thu, Mar 16, 3p-6p, Anderson Road
The Digitize Greenville initiative is ongoing and you may contact the South Carolina Room at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 864-527-9212 for more information and to schedule an appointment.
Tax Forms @ Your Library
Tax time is nearly here. Did you know that you can pick up many of your necessary tax forms here at the Library?
Please note: we only have federal forms; no state forms. You can access SC tax forms electronically at dor.sc.gov/iit-forms.
Email email@example.com or call 527-9258 to find out if we have the form you need. You can also get ready to file your 2016 federal income tax return by visiting www.irs.gov/getready.
A Place for All People Exhibit at Hughes Main Library
With the approach of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday followed closely by Black History Month, Hughes Main Library on Heritage Green is proud to host a one-of-a-kind exhibit that follows the story of African American culture and evokes the power of oration and freedom stories, the brilliance of artistic achievement, and the soaring heights of cultural expression.
A Place for All People is an exhibit that celebrates the historic opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Together with The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), the National Museum of African American History and Culture is delighted to provide this opportunity to enjoy this survey of the African American community’s deep and lasting contributions to the American story.
Visit Hughes Main Library in downtown Greenville through February 28 to tour the twenty piece gallery.
This exhibit has been made possible by the Springle Family and the Greenville Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Hughes Main Library
25 Heritage Green Place
Greenville, SC 29601
SC Codes Wraps Up First Session, Second Session Begins Soon
The Spring session is about to begin but still has some open spots for prospective students. This session begins on Monday, January 30 and continues through Saturday, April 22.
Let's Talk About It: How We Got to Now
How We Got to Now, a program series based on Steven Johnson’s bestselling book and accompanying PBS documentary, explores the history of innovation over the centuries, tracing facets of modern life from their creation by amateurs and entrepreneurs to their unintended historical consequences. A limited number of copies of the book How We Got to Now will be available in advance of the discussions, and can be picked up at the Reference Desk on the upper level of Hughes Main Library. The PBS documentary can be viewed on Hoopla through greenvillelibrary.org. Call 527-9258 to register and for more information on obtaining copies of the books or watching the video.
This series features presenters from Clemson University Dr. John Ballato, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Dr. David Coombs, Assistant Professor of Literature and the History of Technology as well as Greenville Water Commissioner, Deb Sofield, who is also a visiting professor at Harvard University.
Glass and Light*
Dr. John Ballato, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Clemson University and Director of COMSET, shares how the invention of glass and the laser transformed and connected the world with fiber optic cables.
Thu, Jan 19, 7p-8p, Hughes Main Library
Dr. David Coombs, Assistant Professor of Literature and the History of Technology at Clemson University, shares how we learned to measure and manage sound.
Thu, Feb 2, 7p-8p, Hughes Main Library
Deb Sofield, Greenville Water Commissioner and visiting professor at Harvard University, discusses how modern society was able to kill harmful bacteria on a vast scale, and in the process, dramatically improve public health by providing clean drinking water.
Thu, Feb 9, 7p-8p, Hughes Main Library
This program is sponsored by SC Humanities, a not-for-profit organization; inspiring, engaging and enriching South Carolinians with programs on literature, history, culture and heritage.
Harvest Hope Food Drive Success
A big thank you to our community for donating 2430 lbs. of food to Harvest Hope collection boxes located at library locations throughout the county. ❤
Five Forks Construction
Construction of the new Five Forks Branch is underway. Located at the intersection of Woodruff Road and Sunnydale Drive, Simpsonville, the building will sit on the highest point of the library property, with a wall of glass facing Woodruff Road. Features include a quiet reading room; a variety of meeting spaces for collaboration, group study and public programs; and a large active learning area for children.