Library News & Notes

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 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 Branch

Courthouse Records Advice

Sometimes, others can just say thing better than I can seem to manage. Too many folks think everything is on the internet. While it is certainly true that the amount of research material available over the internet has most definitely increased in recent years, there are still plenty of instances in which a researcher will have to go, physically, to where the records are stored. Ms. Barkley offers some advice on how to approach these research expeditions. See Connections for the article:

Tax Help @ Our Branches

All of our branch libraries host tax help sessions during the tax season. Click here for schedule. (Under "Type of Event," select "Tax Assistance.") Or visit page 11 of our "Upcoming Events" newsletter HERE!

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