The Angel of Mons: A World War I Legend
Author: Jerred Metz
Publisher: Singing Bone Press
Historical characters (Winston Churchill, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, W. B. Yeats) and creations of the author’s imagination come together in this novel about the first major battle of the British Expeditionary Force as the outnumbered Brits, aided by angel-warriors, battle the Germans. The author has a doctorate in literature. He lives in Columbia and has published several books of poetry.
Get Unstuck Now: Changing Your Story Unleashes Your Power to Move On and Be Happy
Author: Jackie Capers-Brown
This self-help book encourages readers to feel more confident, overcome their fears and find the road to the future they desire. The author, a personal development trainer, draws on her own life experience. She rose from minimum-wage housekeeper at a Columbia hotel to top management at major hotels.
Me and the Lion’s Den
Author: Daniel W. Williams
The author grew up in St. Matthews, and this novel is a fictionalized account of his life as a gay teenager and young man in that small town southeast of Columbia. The book is a mixture of vignettes and poetry aimed at showing readers “that there are many different degrees in the gay world that do exist even in a small town.” The book was published last year and has just come out in an e-book edition.
Library Book Sale: The Richland Library Friends’ annual book sale officially runs this Saturday and Sunday at the Richland Library Operations Center, 130 Lancewood Road. Want to get the best selection? You can sneak in on the night before if you’re a member of Friends. Not a member? No problem. You can purchase an annual membership at the door for $25. The Friday sale runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday is half-price day and the hours are 2 to 5 p.m.
Writers Support Children’s Chance Concert: Four local authors have joined together to form the SC Screams Project, and they will host a concert for Children’s Chance at 2:30 p.m. on July 20 at Bill’s Pickin’ Parlor, 710 Meeting St., West Columbia. Gene Holdway and Nancy Gates Owen will perform. Admission is a donation to the nonprofit organization that supports families dealing with pediatric cancer. The four authors are David Lee Jones, James Kirk, Richard D. Laudenslager and Fran Rizer. The name SC Screams comes from their first project: an anthology of ghost stories, with profits going to children’s charities.
Accepting Applications for Shakespeare’s Kidz!
Students ages 10-16 are invited to join South Carolina Shakespeare’s new youth company, with classes running September 20th-December 11th followed by a final performance. Contact Katie Mixon with questions about scholarships and applications: PKatieMixon@gmail.com.
Brew Pub Site Available
3520 Augusta Road, West Columbia. Click for more information.
Happy Hour and Sushi Specials All Week
Red Bowl in Lexington now has great early bird and late night sushi specials 7 days a week, as well as 99-cent kids meals on Saturdays! Click here for special information and hours.
Make Your Own Beer and Wine!
Come get started on your “liquid hobby” and help us celebrate our 46th year in the Columbia area. Bet Mar Liquid Hobby Shop: 736 St. Andrews Road.
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Free Times is looking for a highly organized, detail-oriented self-starter to assist in gathering material from advertisers, coordinating between the sales and production departments, and handling routine clerical tasks. Must be proficient on a Mac, able to conduct business via phone, email, text, Dropbox, social media platforms and face to face while under deadline in a fast-paced, sometimes distracting work environment. The position requires the ability to multitask, excellent oral and written communication skills, and solid experience in quickly learning new computer programs. This is a full time position with benefits. Send a cover letter, resume and salary expectation to email@example.com.
Wing Zone is now hiring for experienced delivery drivers, cooks & cashiers. Apply in person @ 132 Assembly St. or call 803-933-9464.
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Mungo Homes. Celebrating 60 years of our family building for your family. mungo.com