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Library News & Notes

Registration for Summer Reading Starts Soon

It's never too early to share the joy of books!

Summer Reading programs have long been a mainstay of public libraries in the USA. Registration at BCL begins on Monday, June 4th.

The themes for Summer Reading 2012 are:

“Dream Big – Read!” ages 4 – 11
“Own the Night” for teens
“Between the Covers” for adults – ooh la la

Monitor our library homepage for details about all that BCL has on offer this summer to support the joy of reading.

May is National Historic Preservation Month

Before I forget to mention that May is National Historic Preservation Month:

The SC Department of Archives and History’s 2012 Historic Preservation Month poster “Finding South Carolina’s Hidden Gems” is available online at http://shpo.sc.gov/events/Pages/Presmonth.aspx. It's not a Beaufort District related house, but it is a fine house nonetheless. What's particularly helpful is the guide about how to start researching an historic property which you'll find on page 2!Read More...

More About Native Son, Robert Barnwell Rhett

Just received in the BDC Research Room: South Carolina Historical Magazine, July-October 2011 issue which includes an article by William K. Scarborough entitled "Propagandists for Secession: Edmund Ruffin of Virginia and Robert Barnwell Rhett of South Carolina," pp. 126 - 138. His conclusion is "In the end, their misguided efforts succeeded only in bringing tragedy to themselves and the society they had fought to protect."Read More...

It's a Festive Weekend!

Don't forget the 26th Annual Gullah Festival going on this Memorial Day weekend in the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in downtown Beaufort. Visit http://www.gullahfestival.org/ for details.

Don't forget that we are celebrating the 450th Anniversary of the Landing of Jean Ribaut and his Huguenots at Parris Island. Read more about the local celebrations at http://www.ribaut450.com/.

The BDC has its Ribaut 400th Anniversary resources and memorabilia on display in the Research Room. Drop by sometime between now and August to take a peek.Read More...

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