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Library News & Notes

Cool down with some classic adventures

It feels as if Beaufort County has been thrust into the dog days of summer a few weeks early this year. The weather has most of us feeling tired and worn out by midafternoon and in need of a refreshing pick-me-up. The cure for the muggy summertime blues is right around the corner at one of five Beaufort County libraries.Read More...

Shuttered Windows is a part of Beaufort's Literary History

Although special local history collections and archives cannot always contribute to Summer Reading Programs, this year's theme, Literary Elements, allows us to share some of our literary treasures. We have books from all periods of Beaufort's long and distinguished literary history on exhibit in the BDC Research Room including one of the first novels about African American life on the sea islands.Read More...

Hot books for sizzling summer reading

We have officially entered the dog days of summer, and whether you are planning a vacation or staying here in the lovely Lowcountry, it is the perfect time to grab a book and while away the hours absorbed in a good story. The term "beach read" means different things to everyone, but ultimately, the book needs to be a page-turner.Read More...

Connecting with Archaeology

The mission of the Beaufort District Collection is to acquire, maintain, and share materials about the local history, Gullah culture, archaeology, genealogy and natural history of this area. Through the years we have been connected to and supportive of the study of archaeology. For more than a decade we've partnered with Beaufort County Planning Department, South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology (SCIAA) and the Hilton Head Chapter, ASSC and other agencies to bring programs about archaeology to the community during the month of October.Read More...

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