Library News & Notes

BCL Online Resources: Databases

Have your checked out what hides behind the "Online Resources" tab on our Library's homepage (www.beaufortcountylibrary.org)? There you will find links to a number of subscription databases we offer our customers, grouped into categories that we hope will make the databases easier to find and use.

A few months ago, we rearranged the "Research Resources" to make it more customer friendly. What do you think? Did we succeed in making the portal more customer friendly?Read More...

Coastal Kingdom

Our natural environment is full of wonders. Coastal Kingdom, an award-winning, educational program showcases plants and animals from Lowcountry habitats. It is a partnership between Beaufort County Government and the LowCountry Institute on Spring Island and stars naturalist Tony Mills.

Sharks, snakes, bats, and raccoons are among the animals covered.Read More...

Documentary on Penn Center - Feb. 14th

SCETV is re-broadcasting "Penn Center: Legacy of Change" on Valentine's Day evening at 8:00 pm. The documentary tells the story of one of earliest schools established to educate the newly freed enslaved people of Beaufort District. Through the years, the school was disbanded but the Penn Center continues to promote African-American history and protect Gullah culture.

Check out our online list of materials in the Beaufort County Library about the history of Penn School at http://bdcbcl.wordpress.com/article/penn-school-3859k4scvdgpj-45/.Read More...

Plenty to Choose From. Take Your Pick!

February 12th is rather busy day if you're interested in increasing your knowledge of local history and/or African American genealogy. It's impossible to attend both the book review presentation and the genealogy workshop so you will have to pick the topic (and location) that best suits your needs! Both are free.

1) BDC@ Bluffton Branch History Book Club
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Bluffton BranchRead More...

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