Library News & Notes

Grimke Sisters Topic at Beaufort County Historical Society Meeting Thursday

Dr. Amy Thompson McCandless, Dean of the Graduate School at the College of Charleston, speaks about Angelina Grimke Weld and Sarah Grimke, unlikely Charleston-born and reared sisters who became staunch advocates for abolition, civil rights, and women's rights at the Thurs., March 20th meeting of the Beaufort County Historical Society. This free lecture will occur at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club, 30 Yacht Club Drive in Beaufort. An optional light lunch ($) will be served at 11:30 am. RSVP for the lunch to Linda Hoffman, 843-524-3942 or More...

Woman of Character, Courage & Commitment: Maud O'Dell

Maude O'Dell Doremus is Beaufort's best known actress to date. She was highly committed to her Broadway career, having discovered fairly early on that she was not cut-out to be a schoolmarm in Port Royal. A short biographical sketch written by Dennis Adams is posted in our Local History and Nature web pages. For a much more detailed examination of her long Broadway career and how she grew younger as the years went by visit Connections

Turn to your local library for gardening inspiration

How does your garden grow?

Spring begins in late March, which means it's time to think about planting gardens and replacing any greenery lost to frost.

Before heading off to a garden center, check out the many resources at your local Beaufort County library, which will help in selecting the right tree, shrub or grass for the right location in your yard.Read More...

Gullah Women of Character, Courage and Commitment

The Created Equal film and discussion series ends with a session devoted to the significance of Gullah/Geechee women upon our nation's history. The head of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, Queen Quet, discusses the documentary "De Gullah/Geechee Ooman an De Right Ta Freedum!" on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 6:00pm in the St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Rd. The presentation is free and open to the public. Details: (843)255-6540, mbenac@bcgov.netRead More...

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