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Hendricks Branch Library in Simpsonville Closing May 15 for Maintenance; Will Reopen on May 24

May 4, 2017

Hendricks Branch Library in Simpsonville Closing May 15 for Maintenance; Will Reopen by May 27The Hendricks Branch Library, 626 NE Main Street, Simpsonville will be closed beginning Monday, May 15 for interior maintenance to be completed. The branch will reopen Thursday, May 24.

During this closing, library patrons may still use the book return located at the building entrance for the return of library materials. Renewals, placing holds and account inquiries may be handled through any other Greenville County Library System location or online via email, chat or text at While the branch is closed, library patrons can request that their holds be sent to other locations for pick-up.

The nearest library locations to the Hendricks Branch are:

W. Jack Greer Branch, 800 W. Butler Road, Mauldin
(864) 277-7397
Fountain Inn
Kerry Ann Younts Culp Branch, 311 N. Main Street, Fountain Inn
(864) 862-2576

April/May Newsletter--Celebrate With Your Library

March 21, 2017

Library News & Events April/MayNational Library Week is coming up along with Money Smart Week, Fair Housing Month, and National Poetry Month. Enter a poetry contest, improve your credit score, download five free songs a week--all free at your Library.

Pick up the latest edition of Library News & Events for more information.

New Library Bag for Sale

February 27, 2017

New Library Bag for SaleGet a cute bag for your books and support your Library. These bags $4.00 at the circulation counter at all library locations.

Slave Name Indexes @ Hughes Main Library

February 6, 2017

Index Featuring Names and MoreAfrican-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

January 30, 2017

DBlind Date with a Bookuring 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

Digitize Greenville

January 27, 2017

Historic Images of Upstate South CarolinaHelp 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 or call 864-527-9212 for more information and to schedule an appointment.

Tax Forms @ Your Library

January 17, 2017

Tax FormsTax 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

Email 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

A Place for All People Exhibit at Hughes Main Library

January 11, 2017

A Place for All People ExhibitWith 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

January 9, 2017

SC Codes Fall SessionSC Codes Greenville is the only program of its type in the state--a free software development training program for adults launched by Greenville County Library System with a grant from SC Dept of Commerce. With the combined efforts of experts in our community volunteering to serve as mentors and leadership from the library system, 17 students completed the Fall 2016 Basic Front End Development session which covered such topics as basic HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Each of the students attended 12 weeks of sessions and were assigned a mentor who followed them through the entire process offering support, resources and expert personal knowledge tailored to the needs of that student. These graduates of the program gained an increased understanding of coding, making themselves more valuable and savvy as employees and business people.

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.

Learn programming. Build the future.

Let's Talk About It: How We Got to Now

January 9, 2017

How We Got to Now: Glass and LightHow 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 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.

Listen to interview with Deb Sofield on this series as well as other great Library resources.

Can't get enough? More Library materials on this topic.

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.