Library News & Notes

Explore your digitally creative side at St. Helena

Public libraries are changing, even in Beaufort County. Still stocked with books, DVDs, magazines and CDs, the St. Helena Island library is a little different from most models we are used to seeing. In the back corner of the building lies the Mac Media Production Lab, a place where customers can feed their creativity through the use of Macintosh computers, film equipment, 3-D modeling and graphic design software. Three-D printers and robotics kits are on the way this winter. Read More...

Books to celebrate 50th anniversary of 'I Have A Dream' speech

"I have a dream."

Those words have sparked new ideas of the civil rights for a young nation. The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington is Aug. 28, when the world first heard the famous "I Have A Dream" speech by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It was those words and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy that inspired the nation to pass the Civil Rights Bill of 1964. This bill has become the umbrella for other civil rights issues that followed the March on Washington.Read More...

Learn more about human experience through memoirs

What is a memoir? It is a special kind of autobiography, usually involving a portion of the author's life that includes details about a person, historic event or thing. Memoirs let us go deeper into another's life and learn what it was like to grow up, to take care of someone in need, to suffer a loss, or fight a war. We have many riveting memoirs available at our libraries.Read More...

No mystery that local libraries are full of great whodunits

What better way to cool off from the summer heat than to dive into a mystery? Whether you're rocking on the porch or lounging on the beach, mysteries will give you a refreshing dose of cold, calculated crime. Mysteries offer a wide variety of subgenres to fit the tastes of every reader. Have you discovered your favorite yet? Read More...

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