Solar Astronomy

June 1 from 9 am – noon

Description: Larry Metcalf, a NASA Solar System Ambassador, will present a free program on solar astronomy. Metcalf will set up two solar telecsopes and participants will be able to view the sun (weather permitting). Sunspots, filaments, solar flares, and prominences are just a few of the features that can be observed.

Ages: All ages

Summer Reading Kickoff: author Kristy Woodson Harvey

June 3 at 6:30 pm

Description: Kristy Woodson Harvey, author of the popular Peachtree Bluff series and cowriter of the blog, Design Chic, will give a talk followed by a book signing.  


*DIY Terrariums

June 11 at 6:30 pm

Description: If you have a green thumb but minimal garden space, why not create your own mini world full of lush and beautiful air plants? Learn the basics of gardening under glass, including which plants work best

Ages: Adult 18+

Registration requested

Lt. John Miles and The History of the US Space Program

June 18 at 7 pm

Description: Project Mercury was the United States’ first man-in-space program;   it was followed by Project Gemini and then the launch of the Apollo in 1975. The US transitioned into the Space Shuttle flights. Now, the US is participating in the International Space Station, and over 100,000 people are contributing to this monumental achievement.

Ages 12+


June 22 from 9 am – noon

Description: Whether you have the Peter Pan flight drive or just want the wow of a new and dramatic technology, come fly a drone with us. Play with new technology and learn how to maneuver drones.

Ages: All ages

*Universe of Bags

June 25 at 6:30 pm

Description: What can be used for household repairs and DIY crafting projects? Duct tape! It’s strong enough to patch a leaky faucet, can be woven into fabric and stitched into clothing and will stick to absolutely any surface. This program plays with this fun and versatile craft material to create strong, functional creative bags that are out of this universe with style

Ages: Adults

Registration requested

The Irmo Branch Library is at 6251 St. Andrews Road, Columbia. For more information visit

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