Library News & Notes

BCL offers access to a wealth of books, databases on the Civil War

The American Civil War (1861 - 1865) was a seminal event in our country's history, and estimates are that 50,000 books and pamphlets have been published on the subject. An abundance of resources can be found on the Internet as well.

Your Beaufort County Library provides access to many resources on the Civil War:Read More...

Film Fest lets local teens showcase their creativity

By ERIN SHAW — eshaw@islandpacket.com

Madeleine Tipton woke up with amnesia.

She couldn't recall a single thing, but as she touched objects around her room, each one gave her glimpses of important memories and insights into what she used to want and like.

A seashell reminded her of her love for the ocean. A mask showed her desire to dance at a masquerade ball. When she touched a box of matches, she saw a burnt house, ruined and frightening, but key to understanding her predicament.Read More...

October a big month for Beaufort District Collection

September was a whirlwind of visitors, lectures, events, discussion groups and performances for the Beaufort District Collection. We have reached almost four times the usual and customary volume of BDC customers with our Civil War 150 exhibit and supplemental programs during September. Traditionally, October is quite busy, too, as we highlight three annual commemorations in the special collections and archives unit of the library system: Archives Month; Archaeology Month; and Family History Month.Read More...

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