South Carolina State Library’s Blind Services & Online Collections

3 Cool Things to Know About the South Carolina State Library Talking Book Services The South Carolina State Library’s Talking Book Services department provides reading materials to residents who are unable to use conventional print materials due to physical disabilities, visual impairment or blindness, temporary disabilities and physically-based reading disabilities. The department’s collection includes over…

Kazoos, Wildlife, Stars and Crafts

The Kazoobie Kazoo Factory Tour Experience Take your grandchild on a guided tour of the Kazoo Museum and Factory, where they will learn all about this unique musical instrument, and even have the opportunity to make their own kazoo at the end of the tour! Cost: $5 per person, children 3 and under free. Guided…

Columbia’s First Residents: The Congaree Indians

Written by Tom Elmore, Historian & Author November is celebrated nationwide as Native American month. While most people do not think of South Carolina when they think of the indigenous people of the United States, the fact is that there were four to five dozen Indian tribes living within the boundary of the modern Palmetto…

New Tricks

One of the most rewarding skills to cultivate is the ability to play a musical instrument. Entertain yourself, your family and friends. Many 50+ people take up playing rock, classics or jazz. If you love it – play it! We checked and these schools have students who are in their 60’s, 70’s and 80’s! Columbia Arts…

Learning Never Gets Old…

Free Tuition Program for Seniors!  Take a class at the University of South Carolina! Did we mention it’s FREE? If you are 60 years of age or older, you qualify as long as you have been a South Carolina resident for at least 12 months. Courses are offered on a space available basis, therefore students…

The Columbia Gem & Mineral Society

Do you like to look at interesting rocks, sparkling gemstones or hunt for arrowheads? Love rare stones? Want to learn about beading and lapidary art? The Columbia Gem and Mineral Society is a non-profit educational organization that offers workshops on cutting rocks, cabochons and more. Exciting field trips are planned throughout the year for rock…

How Things Are Made IN SOUTH CAROLINA

Isn’t it fun to see how things are made? To gain an understanding of what makes something tick… South Carolina Cotton Museum  Exhibits of farm and manufacturing equipment that span two centuries allow visitors to experience the cotton culture and way of life from the field to the factory. On display in the museum are…