Adult Winter Reading 2024. Soar into the latest and greatest books this winter!

December 1 - January 31

Soar into all the latest and greatest books this winter with Adult Winter Reading!

Stop by any library location between December 1st and January 31st to pick up your AWR card and complete any six of the challenges. Return your completed card to your local library to receive a stylish bird feeder (while supplies last) to help welcome all your winged friends this winter.

Don’t want to spread your wings to pick up your card? Click one of the buttons below to print out your own card at home or request a card be flown over to you!

To commemorate this year’s Adult Winter Reading, SCPL is hosting a variety of programs for adults at every library location, including the following events:

Jeffery Deaver. Best selling author. photo
A Night with Jeffery Deaver
December 6, 2023 at 7pm
Headquarters Library, Upper Floor

Lauded thriller writer Jeffery Deaver will be in Spartanburg to promote his latest novel in the bestselling Lincoln Rhyme series, The Watchmaker’s Hand. The event area will open at 6:30pm. The library will give away a limited number of copies of The Watchmaker’s Hand to celebrate, and Deaver will sign books after the event.

For more information on Jeffery Deaver and his latest novel, visit To register for a seat, visit the link below.

Event Details & Online Registration

Chautauqua: Major-General Nathanael Greene. actor photo
Winter Chautauqua: Major-General Nathanael Greene
January 11, 2024 at 3pm & 7pm
Headquarters Library, Barrett Room

Learn about the life of the talented military strategist and Continental Army General Nathanael Greene at SCPL winter edition of Chautauqua. The general will discuss major events of his life including his time on the front lines of the American War for Independence.

For further information about Chautauqua, visit For more information about this Chautauqua performance, call the Kennedy Room at 864-596-3508. To register for this event, visit the link below.

Event Details & Online Registration

Elayne Audrey Becker. Author of Forestborn. photo
A Night with Elayne Audrey Becker
January 25, 2024 at 5:30pm
Middle Tyger Library

Fantasy novelist Elayne Audrey Becker is inspired by the world around her, and writes stories that merge together her passions for history, myth, mountains and magic. Becker will speak about her novel Forestborn, her writing process, and her previous work as an Assistant Editor at Macmillan.

For the newest information about Elayne Audrey Becker and her novels, visit her website at

Event Details

R.F. Kuang. Author of Yellowface. photo
POSTPONED: A Night with R.F. Kuang
January 26, 2024 at 7pm
Headquarters Library, Upper Floor

R. F. Kuang will not be able to visit Spartanburg in January, but we are working to bring her here at a later date.

Nebula Award-winner R.F. Kuang has written historical fantasy, dark academia, and literary fiction, and was recently added to the 2023 Time100 Next list.

Her most recent work, Yellowface, is a riotous novel written in first-person that dives into questions of diversity, racism, and cultural appropriation. In addition to discussing Yellowface, Kuang will answer questions about her critically acclaimed bestsellers Babel and The Poppy War trilogy.

For the latest information on R.F. Kuang and her stories visit her website at