Library News & Notes

Every Hero Has a Story: Susie King Taylor

This year the theme for the Library system's Summer Reading programs is "Every Hero Has a Story." Because our responsibility is local history, I am going to highlight just a few of the historical everyday heroes in Beaufort District's past.

An unsung heroine who confronted the injustice surrounding her was Susie King Taylor. Taylor served the 33rd USCT [the United States Colored Troops within the Union Army raised locally] as a nurse and a teacher. She did so without payment. She taught and nursed here in Beaufort among the freedmen being treated in the Contraband hospitals.Read More...

Well-Read episode #2 - What to read after The Girl on the Train

This week we discuss what books would make good picks if you enjoyed Paula Hawkins' The Girl on the Train. We close with what we're currently reading.


Library Welcomes New Director

The Beaufort County Library welcomed its new director, Ray McBride, on May 4th. Mr. McBride brings with him a storied background that includes years of public library administration and military service.

McBride began his career in the United States Army in 1971 and after decades of service, retired as Command Sergeant Major, Military Intelligence. During his service, he lived and worked over a decade in Germany and two years in Tokyo, Japan. He was awarded the Legion of Merit medal for exceptionally meritorious service.Read More...

Mapping Technology & Local History? Yes!

Learn about how aerial LiDAR assists historical and archaeological research with Matt Newberry. See additional artifacts from Mont Repose explained by Lilith Logan who will do her best to tell you more about any artifacts you bring along for identification, too. Maximum of 50 spots, first come, first seated.

"AERIAL LiDAR AND ARCHAEOLOGY of MONT REPOSE AND COTTON HALL INLAND RICE PLANTATIONS” Wednesday, May 27, 6 pm | Beaufort District Collection | Ages 12 to AdultRead More...

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