Library News & Notes

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.Read More...

National Black History Month

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) sets the theme for Black History Month. During February 2013, we will highlight some of our many materials reflecting the African American experience "At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality" here in our area. As the executive summary regarding the selected 2013 theme indicates: The year 2013 marks two important anniversaries in the history of African Americans and the United States. On January 1, 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation set the United States on the path of ending slavery.Read More...

Emancipation Programs

The Gullah/Geechee Living Legacy Learning Series at the new St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, opens on tonight(Wednesday, January 30th) with "Reflections of Emancipation on St. Helena, SC." Queen Quet, Chieftess for the Gullah/Geechee Nation, will host this free program intended for all audiences. The program begins at 6 pm. Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation will do a histo-musical presentation incorporating historical documents that are part of what took place on St.Read More...

BDC is a Grateful Recipient

The mission of the Beaufort District Collection is to acquire, preserve, maintain and make accessible a research collection of permanent value which records the history, culture and environment of the area of lowcountry South Carolina once known as the old historic Beaufort District. In these stringently close economic times, donations of appropriate research materials, giving freely of one’s time as a program presenter or assisting inside the BDC Research Room are particularly helpful.Read More...

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