Test Prep 101 – SAT, ACT, AP Exam prep

February 10, 10 am

Grades 6 – Adult

Need help studying for these exams in the future? Want to know your strengths and weaknesses, and then how to improve those skills? Come on out and use free test prep tutorials and practice exams. Parents and teachers, you are invited as well. Call 798-7880 EXT 2 for more information



February 10, 3 – 5 pm

Grades 6-12

An afternoon filled with sweet goodies and chocolate confections. Bring a coffee mug for a special recipe. Space is limited: Registration required. For more information, call 798-7880, ext. 2.


Adulting 101 – Cooking Hacks

February 12, 6:30 pm

Ages 15 – 24

New to adulthood? Adulting 101 teaches life skills for new adults. Like to eat, but cooking seems intimidating? Learn how to make tasty dishes that are quick and easy — sometimes using essential dorm room items to make them. 798-7880, Ext. 2.


BeTWEEN the Lines – Tween Book Club

February 15, 4-5 pm


Read between the lines and talk books. Enjoy snacks and activities. Books will be available at children’s desk for checkout. Book Title: From the mixed up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. Call 798-7880 ext. 3 for more information.


TweenExtreme – Fusion Beads

February 21, 3 – 4 pm

Grades 4 – 7

The possibilities are endless with Perler Beads Fun Fusion. Create designs for keychains, coasters or just for fun. All materials provided. For more information, call 798-7880, ext. 3


LOAF – League of Obsessed Anime Fans

February 22, 4-5 pm

Grades 6-12

Come discuss all things anime and manga, help plan cosplay events, and watch anime. Group will be finalizing the Cosplay Ball for March. Refreshments will be provided. (grades 6 – 12) Call 798-7880 ext. 2 for more information.



Thank you to all that have been turning in your stories. You still have time if you haven’t submitted yours yet. Teachers: this is a great class tie-in.


If you are a JUNIOR or SENIOR in high school and like to write . . . look what we have for you:

Lexington County Public Library’s Irmo Branch is excited to announce its First-ever Short Story Writing Competition open to 11th and 12th grade students in School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties with a grand prize of $500. Sponsored by The Friends of Irmo Branch Library.  Deadline for Submission is February 15

PALMETTO SCRIBE EVENT • SATURDAY, APRIL 28 FROM 2 TO 5 PM The winner will read their story at the Palmetto Scribe Event


For the complete set of rules and the application, please see attached files, or you can come into the library and ask for one at the Reference Desk. I know I have some talented teens.


The Irmo Branch Library is at 6251 St. Andrews Road, Columbia. For more information visit www.lex.lib.sc.us.