Library News & Notes

From the Beacon: Library's audiobooks bring novels to life

A Playaway is a preloaded digital audio player. It brings pages to life at the push of a button. I find that the Playaway is the simplest way to listen to an audiobook on the go. It's perfect to listen to at the pool or beach, when you go for a walk, on an airplane, or in the middle of the night when you wake up and can't go back to sleep. Our libraries have a great selection. I'll tell you about some of my favorites.Read More...

Summer Reading Program is for Adults, Too!

Most of our blog readers are old enough to probably have fond memories of participating in the Summer Reading programs at their public library during their childhood. I know that I do. Even then, I was a voracious reader and because of the proximity of our house to the library, I could make two round-trips a day to get new (to me) books to devour.Read More...

Free access during June to War of 1812 Records

This is a banner year for commemorations of American history: 450th Anniversary of the First European settlement in North America at Charlesfort; the second year of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War; and the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812.Read More...

Commemorating the Burning of Bluffton

On June 4, 1863, over 75% of Bluffton was burned by Union forces. Join the Bluffton Historical Preservation Society and friends to commemorate this significant Beaufort District event. Festivities will be held Saturday, June 9th, 6pm –9 pm at the Heyward House Historic Center (corner of Bridge St. & Boundary St.). Food, art, and music will be on offer.

For details: call 843-757-6293 or visit www.heywardhouse.org.

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