Summer Reading starts June 4!

by gbcpl on May 26, 2015

Our Summer Reading schedule of programs has been set! Visit our Summer Reading 2015 page for a complete list of special programs and other activities! It’s going to be an exciting summer here at the GBCPL!

Civil Rights Exhibit @ the Library March 3-7

by gbcpl on February 19, 2015

Freedom-March-Selma-to-Montgomery-1965The Greenville-Butler County Public Library is hosting “Remembering the Past, Pressing Toward the Future,” an exhibit of Civil Rights era memorabilia from the collection of Mrs. Willie Mae Robinson, on March 3-7 in the library’s main Community Room.

Exhibit hours will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday.

Also, on Saturday, March 7 at 11 a.m. the Library will host Georgette Norman, former director of the Rosa Parks Museum at Troy University, for a special speaking engagement.

A native of Montgomery, Norman partnered with the Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibition Services to develop “361 Days: The Montgomery Bus Boycott Story” for the 50th Anniversary of the Boycott.

Norman retired as director of the museum in September 2014. The event is free to the public and light refreshments will be served.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. The exhibit is jointly sponsored by the library, City of Greenville, Greenville Parks & Recreation Department and Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce.

Old Reads That Are Good: Bradbury’s Wicked, Wicked Ways

September 25, 2014

This time of year is always a perfect time to read Ray Bradbury. Just do it already. Nuzzle into the comforting confines of your chair with hot beverage of choice and kick those feet up as outside temperatures dip into cool-but-not-too-cool territory. If I had to pick one writer that perfectly encapsulates “fall” or “Halloween,” […]

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Old Reads That Are Good: The Orginal Vampire Edition

September 18, 2014

Popular culture has watered down Bram Stoker’s original concept for the vampire Dracula. He hocks cereal on Saturday morning television. He counts numbers on Sesame Street. To Mel Brooks, he’s “dead, and loving it.” Stephanie Meyer’s Edward, in the Twilight Saga, bears little resemblance to the undead creature envisioned by Stoker, the one that clambered […]

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