Good Books and Good Friends: A Great Combination

Beaufort County Library system has three Friends of the Library groups. Each group is independent. Each group has its special projects and ways in which it supports one or more component of the library system. On tap for the spring are two book series and a film series.

The Friends of the Beaufort County Library have begun their 2012 Books Sandwiched In series.

Just like last year, CityTrex is providing podcasts of the book review sessions in case you can't make it to the programs held on Mondays, Jan. 23rd - Feb. 27th, from Noon to 1 pm at the USCB Center for the Arts. Click here to get to the index from which to make your choices. (New podcasts will be added as they become available).

On the 2012 Books Sandwiched In schedule are:

Jan 23rd: THAT USED TO BE US by Thomas Friedman presented by Dr. Valerie Truesdale

Jan 30th: THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO by Stieg Larsson presented by Deanna Bowdish

Feb 6th: HIDDEN IN PLAIN VIEW by Jacqueline L. Tobin and Raymond G. Dobard presented by Charles D. Frost

Feb 13th: BLEAK HOUSE by Charles Dickens presented by Robert R. Googins

Feb 20th: UNBROKEN by Laura Hillenbrand presented by Gary Kubic

Feb 27th: FLYING: A NOVEL by Paula Helfrich and Rebecca Sprecher presented by Rebecca Sprecher

The Friends of the Hilton Head Library group sponsors the Book Break series. This year, I draw particular attention to the session by Wilbur Cross and Emory Campbell on books about Gullah culture. Sessions are held in the Hilton Head Branch Library's Community Room beginning at Noon.

January 18th - Dr. Jane Upshaw presents Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

January 25th - Marion Conlin presents A Quest In the Middle East and the Making of Modern Iraq by Liora Likutz

February 1st - Will Cross and Dr. Emory Campbell present A Collection of books on Gullah culture

February 8th - Scottie Davis presents The Help by Kathryn Stockett

February 15th - David Lauderdale presents Personal History by Katherine Graham

February 22nd - Maureen Richards presents Seed from Madagascar by Duncan Clinch Heyward and A Confederate Lady Comes of Age: The Journal of Pauline Decaradeuc Heyward, 1863-1888 edited by Mary D. Robertson.

If movies are more to your liking, the Friends of the Hilton Head Library have your back. They offer a Film Seminar Series, too!

January 19th - "The Help"

January 26th - "A Few Good Men"

February 2nd - "The Dresser"

February 9th - "Dick"

February 16th - "The Letter"

February 23rd - "A Man For All Seasons"

March 1st - "Strangers on a Train"

March 8th - "Avalon"

Doors open at 1:30 with a travelogue prior to the movie beginning at 2:00.

Please consider joining one (or all) of our Friends of the Library groups and help supplement our funding: Friends of the Beaufort County Library; Friends of the Bluffton Library; and/or Friends of the Hilton Head Library.

About the Author

Grace Cordial has been responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Beaufort District Collection at the Beaufort County Library since 1999.  The Beaufort District Collection exists to acquire, preserve, maintain and make accessible a research collection of permanent value which records the history, culture, and environment of our part of the South Carolina lowcountry.  Besides the research room, Cordial manages the “Virtual BDC:” the BDC web pages, the Online Obituary Index, two digital collections, a new BDC.BCL Facebook page, and the Connections blog.  
Among her duties is to coordinate or present programs about local history, Gullah culture, and our coastal environment, including occasional instructional sessions about how to perform historical and/or genealogical research.