Library News & Notes

Ghostly Tales at the Library

Halloween is nigh. We are certain to get a higher volume of questions about ghosts and hauntings this time of year. The "best" ghost question I've gotten thus far, though, is the one related here:Read More...

Having problems viewing the catalog with Safari on iOS?

Some users have reported having problems with the SC LENDS catalog when using Safari on an iPhone or iPad. If My Account or other pages are not loading correctly, try these steps:

1. On your device, tap Settings, then Safari.

2. Under the Privacy heading, set Accept Cookies to Always. 

3. Tap Clear History and Clear Cookies and Data.

This should fix the problem. If you are not comfortable performing these steps, an alternative is to download Chrome for iPad and iPhone.

What's In a Name? A Lot!

What's in a name?  For the genealogist, each name is a clue to connections with other people who are on or might be connected to one's family tree.  

NamesakesRead More...

Civil War Underwater Archaeology - Wednesday

The Beaufort County Library system has been celebrating Archaeology Month since 2004 in conjunction with the Beaufort County's Historic Preservationist, Ian Hill. This year we are co-sponsoring a lecture on “Civil War Naval Operations and Shipwrecks” by State Underwater Archaeologist Jim Spirek. Spirek will discuss the various operations of the Union and Confederate navies and the archaeological remains associated with these activities, including the sinking of the stone fleets off Charleston, blockade running, and gunboats lost in the rivers.Read More...

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