Library News & Notes

Local Role in the Campaign for Charleston

The summer of 1863 witnessed three massive campaigns (Gettysburg, Vicksburg, and Charleston) that sharply affected the outcome of the Civil War. The Beaufort County Historical Society is sponsoring a free lecture with Beaufort's own historian rock stars to commemorate the significance of the role our area played in "The Campaign for Charleston" as the Federal Army and Navy's logistical and medical center.Read More...

Delve into history at your local library this summer

Summer is an excellent time to dig into history. Nothing is more relaxing than a day of reading, whether at the beach, in the mountains, in a foreign country or at home. There are several intriguing biographies to consider. Calvin Coolidge was born on July 4, 1872 and died in 1933.Read More...

Beaufort County librarians on the front line to help you

The library's online catalogs can be daunting, but have no fear. There are lots of Beaufort County librarians out there on the front lines, and a few like myself, behind-the-scenes catalogers, who are here to help you find those library materials you're looking for.
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BCL offers Consumer Health Complete for wellness questions

The Internet is great for many things -- printing IRS tax forms, booking a flight to New York, streaming your favorite TV show. But the Internet becomes a scary abyss of information when you suspect you have a medical issue. Type "pain in left kidney" into a popular search engine, and you'll likely end up scared out of your wits with the results. Suddenly you're diagnosing yourself with a variety of ills, and first thing the next morning, you make an appointment with your doctor because you're sure your gallbladder needs to be removed.

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