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Dr. John M. Thomason Library
John M. Thomason Library
THANKS TO THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
A special thanks is due to the Dr. John M. Thomason Library for its support to the Olanta community.  And also we need to thank the group known as the Friends of the Olanta Public Library(FOPL) for their participation and assistance.  Visit their site on Facebook as well as their web site     http://www.olantafriends.com/ .  They are looking for new "Friends" and based on their success in providing programs both for "seniors" and "young" alike,  you would have to appreciate their accomplishments.   
OLANTA TOWN COUNCIL MEETING

Olanta Town Council Meeting

Tuesday, April 1  6:30 p.m.

Come see and hear your mayor and councilmen discuss pressing issues and decisions. Express your opinions and concerns during the public comments segment.

 

FREE TAX PREPARATION @ THE DR. JOHN M. THOMASON PUBLIC LIBRARY

Free Tax Preparation

Wednesdays, April  2 & 9  11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  

A specialist from The Benefit Bank of South Carolina will prepare state and federal tax returns. For the 2013 tax year, The Benefit Bank has increased the maximum allowed income for those who would like to use their service. For married clients who choose to file a joint return, the income limit is now $95,000. For all other clients, the income limit is now $65,000. To make an appointment, please call 843-396-4287 or visit the library.  

BOARD GAMING AT THE DR. JOHN M. THOMASON LIBRARY

Board Gaming

Tuesday, April 8  6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Back by popular demand! Tired of TV? Bored with books? Try board gaming at the library! Board games offer endless possibilities for fun. Slay dragons! Go on a cross-country adventure!  Become a giant monster in Tokyo! Find buried treasure! Free pizza and drinks will be provided. This program, which is open to children and teens ages 10-17 and their parents or caretakers, will last about 90 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Olanta Public Library.

 

GARDEN PROGRAM AT THE DR. JOHN M. THOMASON LIBRARY

Garden Program

Wednesday, April 9 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Come join us for A Trip to Moore Farms Botanical Garden. Rebecca Turk, the Garden’s Education Coordinator, will give the presentation. In addition, Rebecca will explain sound practices for dividing plants and provide a demonstration. Refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by Friends of the Olanta Public Library. 

TEEN MOVIE EVENT AT THE DR. JOHN M. THOMASON LIBRARY

Teen Movie Event

Thursday, April 10  6:00 – 8:00

Swing on over to the library for a heroic adventure! Teens can get an early start to the summer movie season with a Marvel favorite, rated PG-13. The library will provide delicious popcorn and other refreshments. This free program, which is open to children age 13 and up, as well as their parents or caretakers, will last about two hours. Sponsored by the Friends of the Olanta Public Library. 

SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOPS AT THE DR. JOHN M. THOMASON LIBRARY

Small Business Workshops

Our Branch is excited about hosting a series of dynamic workshops, which will run from 7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. To SIGNUP for any or all of these sessions, please call 843-396-4287 or visit the library.

"SHOULD I START A NEW BUSINES" AT THE DR. JOHN M. THOMASON LIBRARY

Thursday, April 17  Should I Start a New Business?

Starting and running a successful business is generally rewarding but usually quite challenging. What factors should be considered in making the big decision? For example, how much time will you really need to dedicate to get your new enterprise started and then run it? What risks are involved? These and other important questions will be answered during this workshop.

 

CREATING A WINNING BUSINESS PLAN AT THE DR. JOHN M. THOMASON PUBLIC LIBRARY

Tuesday, April 29  Creating a Winning Business Plan

For new ventures, completion of the business plan is the all-important first step in traveling the road to success. Effective development and presentation of essential plan sections must be achieved. Find out how as Brianna Zhang explains a sound approach and highlights examples from previous plans.

FINDING A FUNDING FOR THE NEW BUSINESS AT THE DR. JOHN M. THOMASON LIBRARY

Tuesday, May 13  Finding Funding for the New Business

You’ve put a lot of time and effort into planning your new venture and know about how much money you’ll need to begin the operation and keep it going. Now it’s time to raise capital. Should you try and persuade friends to loan you part of what’s needed? How might the Small Business Administration be able to help?  Are there grants available for the type of startup you envision? Come to this workshop and get the answers you need to make your dream a reality.

SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING AT THE DR. JOHN M. THOMASON LIBRARY

Tuesday, May 20  Small Business Marketing

Good marketing is crucial to the success of any business. What are the basics of good marketing? Come learn about key terms, concepts, and tasks, including researching trends in your chosen industry, defining the target market, and identifying potential competitors. 

LEARN HOW TO DRAW SUPERHEROES AT THE DR. JOHN M. THOMASON LIBRARY

Learn How to Draw Superheroes

Thursday, April 24  6:30 p.m.

Thanks to the movies, superheroes are more popular than ever, but before they graced the silver screen, superheroes were born from artists’ imaginations and sketches on paper. Now you can learn how to draw your own superhero! Whether you are a beginner or an experienced artist, this class will give you tips and techniques to draw your favorite superheroes or create an awesome new one!

This free program, which is open to children ages 8-17 and their parents or caretakers, will last about one hour. Registration is required; call 843-396-4287 or visit the library. 

Lynches Lake Historical Society
Lynches Lake Historical Society      http://www.lyncheslake.org/      is new to the area and has formed in Lake City to enable research and preservation of our area's historical presence, including the time that Francis Marion was moving troops through and drawing troop strength from the area.  They will be located at 106 South Acline St. in Lake City for research.  They are looking for records and information and are in a place to help with preservation of artifacts in our history.  Visit their site and consider getting involved.
WALL OF RECOGNITION
Thanks for those found on our Wall of Recognition.  There are more from the area that should be recognized here, and if you have someone or know of someone, please have them send their information with a picture to donpigate@olantasc.com 

 

 

History Information

The history for Olanta is completed to this point and available for your viewing.  Please go to the History area of this site and click on the available link.  You can download and print what is available.  I am sure there are other items that justify being included and should be included in this history.  If you have those items available and would like to share/include them, and if you note errors made that can be confirmed  please contact me.        donpigate@olantasc.com

Thanks for your help in this area

 

 

 

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