Beaufort District Collection Connections Blog

May, 2010

Grace Cordial

Laura Rose on Native Plants of the Lowcountry
Tuesday, May 25th 1:00 - 2:30pm
Bluffton Branch Library
Large Meeting Room

Grace Cordial

The Beaufort District Collection Research Room staff will participate in free online webinars in honor of "Preservation Week" two days next week. This means we must adjust our customary hours of operation while we are taking the classes.

Grace Cordial

William McIntosh, III will share his book Indians’ Revenge: Including a History of the Yamassee Indian War, 1715 -1728 at our Beaufort Branch Library, on Thursday, May 6th from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. Space is limited. Doors will open for seating at 5:00pm.

Grace Cordial

"May Day" celebrations have been around a very long time. Among the more noteworthy are Beltane, maypoles celebrating Spring, Law Day, international organized Labor Day, and Protest Day. In the days of the former Soviet Union, May Day was a day to demonstrate military might.

April, 2010

Grace Cordial

Yesterday I handed out a list of resources about Fort Lyttleton to accompany Dr. Nicholas Butler's presentations at Hilton Head and Beaufort Branch libraries. In an effort to better share information and services provided by the BDC, I have posted the list of books, web-based resources, and other materials about Fort Lyttleton here.

Grace Cordial

This Thursday, don't miss Dr. Nic Butler talk about "The Building of Fort Lyttleton" at the Hilton Head Island Branch Library beginning at 1 pm. He'll do an evening presentation at the Beaufort Branch Library from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm.

Grace Cordial

The Bibliography of Slavery, compiled in annual supplements printed in *Slavery and Abolition* since its founding in 1980, is available to the public as a searchable on-line database.

Grace Cordial

I believe that $ for $, public libraries provide the absolute best value for your tax money ever. It seems that at least 2.8 million of other Americans agree with me.

Below is the introduction to "2010 How Libraries Stack Up":

Grace Cordial

Disaster Preparedness is everyone's business, even artists and crafts people. On Monday, April 12th, I was part of a panel on the topic of "Disaster Preparedness for Artists" sponsored by the Arts Council of Beaufort County. I also serve as a member of the Library's Disaster Recovery Team so this topic has been much on my mind as of late as we've been re-evaluating our disaster plans to protect the treasures of the Beaufort District Collection.

Grace Cordial

The 2010 Beaufort District Collection program schedule relating to the history, culture, and environment of Beaufort District continues on Thursday, April 29th.

Grace Cordial

Beginning in 1790, the US Federal Census has counted the country's population once every 10 years. In 1790, the entire population of the then United States was 3,929,000. (The State of South Carolina has an estimated population of 4.5 million today). While the US Constitution established the count to determine how to divy up the House of Representatives, and that remains the census's core mission, the distribution of monies has grown increasingly important.

Grace Cordial

Bill McIntosh, III, has always been interested in the colonial era of our area. Thomas Hepworth, one of his 8th great-grandfathers, built the house in which he now lives on New Street in the City of Beaufort. His interest in the colonial era led him along several research paths, one into the early history of the Episcopal Church in America and another one into Indian/English settler relations.

According to Mr. McIntosh:

Grace Cordial

This week we celebrate American Libraries. Today we specifically celebrate the people who staff our libraries on this National Library Workers Day. Both celebrations are sponsored by the American Library Association.

Grace Cordial

The Friends of the Beaufort County Library Spring Book Sale will occur on Sat. Apr 24th from 10:30 am to 4:00pm in the main body of the Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott Street. The "Friends of the Beaufort County Library" support the Beaufort Branch, the Beaufort District Collection, the Lobeco Branch and the St. Helena Branch libraries.

Grace Cordial

Our 2010 Beaufort District Collection program schedule relating to the history, culture, and environment of Beaufort District continues on Friday, April 16th. Local resident, William McIntosh, III will share his book Indians’ Revenge: Including a History of the Yemassee Indian War, 1715 -1728 at our Lobeco Branch, on Friday, April 16th from 4:00 – 5:00 pm.

Grace Cordial

The Beaufort County Historical Society, in collaboration with Penn Center on St. Helena Island, will present a program featuring Dale Rosengarten of the College of Charleston, and Mt. Pleasant sweetgrass basket maker, Nakia Wigfall, at High Noon (12 pm) on April 15th.

Syndicate content