Beaufort District Collection Connections Blog

February, 2011

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The Friends of the Beaufort County Library continues highlighting local authors and local history in its 2011 "Books Sandwiched In" series.

Triangular Pegs, penned by St. Helena resident, Heyward Inabinett, is a novel about interracial marriage and race relations based on true events. Mary Inabinett Mack is the reviewer.

Date: Monday, Feb. 7th
Location: USCB Performing Arts Theater, 801 Carteret Street
Time: Doors Open at 11:30am. Program: Noon to 1 pm.

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The Association for the Study of African-American Life and History selects the theme for Black History Month. This year, the theme is "African Americans in the Civil War." Correspondingly, the BDC Research Room display case during the month of February highlights some of our holdings illuminating the history of African-Americans during the period 1861 - 1865.

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Today, I am quoting from the History Channel Club's January 25, 2011 newsletter introducing the origins of "Black History Month" to kick off our own Connections entries for February 2011.

January, 2011

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The Waring Historical Library and MUSC University Archives announce the opening of a new web exhibit: "Civil Practice to Civil War: The Medical College of the State of South Carolina, 1861-1865"

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A true local history fan has three opportunties this week to indulge themselves with book programs.

Jan. 24th -- Black Yeomanry: Life on St. Helena Island by Thomas Jackson Woofter.
Reviewer: Scott Graber
Location: USCB Performing Arts Theater, 801 Carteret Street.
Time: Doors Open at 11:30am.
Program: Noon to 1 pm.
Sponsor: Books Sandwiched In series

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As most of you know, the mission of the Beaufort District Collection is to acquire, preserve, maintain and make accessible a research collection of permanent value which records the history, culture and environment of the area of lowcountry South Carolina once known as the old historic Beaufort District.

We are very grateful to all the generous individuals and organizations who helped us meet our mission in 2010.

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Reminder:

African-American Genealogy Workshop
Hilton Head Branch Library
Wed., Feb. 2nd 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

Registration is required.

Seating is very limited for this workshop. You must pre-register in person at Hilton Head Branch Library Reference desk or call 843-255-6525 to reserve a seat.

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A sea change for the treatment of public libraries in the aftermath of natural disasters: FEMA recognizes that libraries are essential community organizations that can be relocated using FEMA Public Assistance Program funds. Read the press release.

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The Archaeology Society of SC/Hilton Head Chapter will be holding the 1st meeting of the 2011 season Tuesday, Jan. 18th at 7:00 pm.

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Local food newspaper columnist, Ervena Faulkner, recently wrote that "Tradition [is] on menu for Beaufort's anniversary." She cited 4 recipes from the Beaufort Cook Book: A Treasury of Carolina Recipes. Each recipe sounds wonderful.

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Librarians like to make it clear that we don't make up what we share with our customers. So we cite our sources. In the spirit of full disclosure, among the many electronic sources that I cull looking for potential posts for this blog which is dedicated to the topics of our area's history, culture, and environment are: 

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Doctor K: A Personal Memoir by Dr. Herbert Keyserling is the topic of the Friends of the Beaufort County Library's Books Sandwiched In tomorrow. Dr. K's son, our own Mayor Billy Keyserling (image on left), is the reviewer.

During 2011, Books Sandwiched In sessions are being held in the USCB Performing Arts Center, 801 Carteret Street, downtown Beaufort.

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Adapted from a NARA Press Release:

Washington, DC… The National Archives and Records Administration launched a redesigned Archives.gov web site on December 13, 2010, as part of its flagship Open Government Initiative.

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In honor of Beaufort Town's 300th Birthday, we are highlighting "Notable Natives and Residents of Beaufort, SC" in our display cabinet during the month of January.

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We're taking our African-American Genealogy Presentation to the Hilton Head Branch Computer lab on Wed., Feb. 2nd from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Registration is required.

Seating is very limited for this workshop so be sure to register in person at Hilton Head Branch Library Reference desk or by calling 843-255-6525 today!

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Beaufort County Library has three Friends of the Library groups. Two of those groups offer book review sessions during January and February. Programs are open to the public.

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