Library News & Notes

Library patrons often surprised at amount of services

"I didn't know you had that!" is a phrase our staff hears often at our libraries, and we enjoy sharing information about the many services we offer. Libraries have so many cool things.

It's no secret we have books, and lots of them. We have e-books, audio books, large print books, teen books, children's books and best-sellers. We have books about true crime, travel, cooking, pregnancy, learning computers, ghost stories, business, religion and so many other subjects. But our book offerings are just the tip of the library-service iceberg.Read More...

Road Trip! Through SC Civil Rights History website

Road Trip! (http://www.knowitall.org/roadtrip/) a SCETV Know-It-All interactive website allows virtual tours of historical places in South Carolina marking important events from the civil rights movement. The modern Civil Rights Movement began in the 1940s and many changes had taken place by the early 1970s, with the major events happening between 1954 and 1968. The movement involved Blacks, Whites, Native Americans, young and old, as well as churches and non-religious groups.Read More...

Remembering the Way It Was

Long-time resident journalist, Fran Marscher, conducted interviews with local notables throughout Beaufort County to capture the essence of our beloved communities. Before she knew it, there were three volumes of oral histories about what it was like to live in Beaufort County during the 20th century.Read More...

Black History Month 2014

Carter G. Woodson began highlighting the distinct and crucial history of African-Americans in 1926. Since then, a week long celebration has turned into a month-long emphasis and reminder of the role that African Americans have made to American life and culture. The 2014 theme for Black History Month is "Civil Rights in America."Read More...

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