Library Programs in Honor of Black History Month

Here are some programs in honor of Black History Month being held in the library system or by the Friends of the Beaufort Library. Be sure to check our calendar for others. Mon., Feb. 4th "Books Sandwiched In" reviews The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson (Presenter: Reverend James E. Moore) Time: Noon Location: USC-B Performing Arts Center, 801 Carteret Street Call Jane and Lloyd Sidwell, Co-Chairs: (843) 694-2864 or (843) 379-5246, sidwellweb@gmail.com * For a list of related materials about the internal migration of African Americans within the United States, 1900 - 1980, check out the materials in the "Great Migration" book bag I created. ( Cut-and-paste this address into the SCLends catalog. http://sclends.lib.sc.us/opac/extras/feed/bookbag/html-full/8066) Tues., Feb. 5th Net Making on St. Helena Island Time: 3:30 PM Location: St. Helena Branch The St. Helena Branch Library will host Mr. Joseph Legree, Jr. who will talk about the history of net making on the island and he will have examples of his work to view. Program is open to everyone. Call 255-6487 for more information. Sat., Feb. 9th Gullah/Geechie Living Learning Series Hosted by Queen Quet Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Location: St. Helena Branch Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation presents "Disya who WEBE: Celebrating the Gullah/Geechee Legacy" film series, readings and presentations. Free. Open to everyone. Call 255-6487 for more information. Tues., Feb. 12th BDC@ Bluffton Branch History Book Club Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Location: Bluffton Branch BDC Manager, Grace Cordial, leads the discussion of Gullah Statesman: Robert Smalls from Slavery to Congress, 1839-1915 by Edward A. Miller. She will share some of the special collections materials from the BDC with participants during the presentation. No need to register; everyone over age 12 with an interest in our local history is welcome! Free. Call Bratton at (843) 255-6503 or bdeloach@bcgov.net for more information. Tues., Feb. 12th African-American Genealogy Workshop Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Location: Beaufort Branch Are you looking to accelerate your family history search? Get started with African American genealogist specialist, Fallon Green. Registration is required! Free! Everyone is welcome! Please call Stacey Edmonds (843) 255-6458, or email sinman@bcgov.net. Mon., Feb. 18th A World of Fun: African Folktales! Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Location: Hilton Head Branch School’s out, and we would love to have you spend part of the afternoon with us. We’re “traveling” to Africa where we will share folktales filled with tricksters like the fearsome beast, Anansi the sneaky spider, and even a talking melon. We’ll wrap things up with some activities and an African-inspired craft. For kids in kindergarten and up. Call Julie at (843) 255-6529 or jbascom@bcgov.net for more information. Mon., Feb. 18th Just the Black Facts, Live! Time: 6:00 PM Location: St. Helena Branch Live game show competition focusing on facts about African Americans in modern society. Prizes awarded! Contestants: Grades 6-12 only. Call Shay at (843) 255-6542 or sbrooks@bcgov.net for more information. Wed., Feb. 20th Bluffton Book Club Time: 1:15 PM – 2:00 PM Location: Bluffton Branch Discussing Someone Knows my Name by Lawrence Hill. Someone Knows My Name is a captivating novel about Aminata Diallo, stolen from Africa as a child who thinks only of freedom. Her story spans six decades and three continents and brings to life a crucial chapter in world history. Call Amanda at (843) 255-6503 or abrewer@bcgov.net for more information. Mon., Feb. 25th Just the Black Facts, Live! Time: 6:00 PM Location: St. Helena Branch Live game show competition focusing on facts about African Americans in modern society. Prizes awarded! Contestants: Grades 6-12 only. Call Shay at (843) 255-6542 or sbrooks@bcgov.net for more information.