Adult Winter Reading 2022

December 1 - January 31

Warm up your to-read list this winter with Adult Winter Reading at SCPL!

Adult Winter Reading runs from December 1st to January 31st and Winter Reading cards are available at every library location, including the Bookmobile. The card lists 10 different choices; complete six of those and return your card to be rewarded with a sweet umbrella (while supplies last) for your efforts, to help you stay dry in the wet Upstate winter.

Don't want to come out in the cold to pick up your card? Click one of the buttons below to print out your own card at home or request a card be sent to you!

To celebrate Adult Winter Reading, SCPL is hosting dozens of programs for adults across the system, including these big events:

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SCPL & Smitten Kitchen
December 12, 2022 at 7pm
Headquarters Library

The author behind the beloved Smitten Kitchen home cooking blog, Deb Perelman, will be in Spartanburg to promote her latest book, Smitten Kitchen Keepers. Pick up a copy for yourself or as a gift and get ideas for what to cook up this holiday season!

For more information on Deb Perelman, visit

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Voices and Votes: Democracy in America
December 17, 2022 - January 25, 2023
Cowpens Library

Cowpens Library is hosting Voices and Votes: Democracy in America, a traveling multimedia exhibit that asks who has the right to vote, what our responsibilities are as citizens, and how our voices are heard. Following the history of voting in America, Voices and Votes asks its visitors to consider how we can continue to form a more perfect union.

Voices and Votes: Democracy in America is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and SC Humanities.

Special Events:

Teens Play: American Trivia
December 22 at 4:30pm
Naturalization Ceremony
January 27 at 11am
Tuesdays at 10:30am

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Chautauqua: Catharine "Caty” Greene
January 12, 2023 at 7pm
Headquarters Library

In 1781, Caty Greene—wife of Continental Army General Nathanael Greene—works toward the front lines of the American War for Independence. As she moves closer to her husband’s camp, Caty is struck by the devastation and desolation that the War has left behind.

Reserve your spot for this winter edition of Chautauqua with our online registration form. If you have issues or questions about this event, call the Kennedy Room at 864-596-3508.

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SCPL & bestselling novelist Brad Taylor
January 27, 2023 at 7pm
Headquarters Library

The old adage “write what you know” holds especially true for bestselling author and retired Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel Brad Taylor, who has penned sixteen military thrillers about Pike Logan, a Taskforce operator who works outside the law to stop some of the greatest threats to global safety.

Taylor will be in Spartanburg to celebrate his 17th novel, The Devil’s Ransom. No sign up is required to attending, but arrive early to get a good seat and your own free copy of The Devil’s Ransom at the door!

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