Library News & Notes
Scary stories and Halloween go together like balsamic vinegar and oil. Here are a few suggestions to get started learning about the macabre history of hauntings in Beaufort District: From our Local History and Nature Pages, read Ghost Stories http://www.beaufortcountylibrary.org/htdocs-sirsi/ghosts.htm of Beaufort County. Come read about all the "Ghosts" in our vertical file available in the BDC. Here one can find tales of the Land's End Light, the Blue Lady of Leamington, hauntings at Frogmore Manor, the Castle, along Bay Street, and a ghost trivia game. (BDC only).Read More...
In honor of SC Archives Month, we share this poem by Thomas Michael McCort written in 1982 and cited in Mary Jo Pugh's Providing Reference Services for Archives and Manuscripts, c1992:
As barren fields in wintertime are lined
With broken stalks and ears of corn long spent,
So records are the stubble of mankind --
They have no life, and give no nourishment.
They are the words and numbers of the past,
The dry, misshapen kernels in the bran,
Like chaff stripped from the germ, they cannot last --
Yet you do make them feed the mind of Man.Read More...
2015 marks the centennial year of Parris Islands' existence as a training base for the Marine Corps. However, those who trained as recruits here and left as Marines would discover that what worked over here would not work "Over There." Come learn what Parris Island recruits and Marines looked like before they went to make the world safe for democracy with David Smoot of Parris Island Museum. Program will include artifacts!
It's the most wonderful time of the year! At least in Ann's opinion. We welcome special guest Traci to suggest some scary books for Halloween. We'll close with what we're reading this week.