Library News & Notes

Resources to help you stick with New Year's resolutions

How many of you are going to make New Year's resolutions? Are you able to keep them for more than a few weeks? If you do, that's great.

The notion of making New Year's resolutions began with the ancient Roman god Janus. He was the god of new beginnings. He is a two-faced god, with one face looking in reflection to the past and the other face looking to the future. The Romans would make resolutions as an offering of a new beginning at the start of each year. In the beginning, their resolutions had a mostly "moral" theme: generally, to be good to others.Read More...

Lots for kids to do or read at BCL this Christmas season

Christmas is almost here. The decorations are up, and we're getting into the holiday spirit. There are lots of family-friendly activities happening in the community, and many are presented by the Beaufort County library system. In the excitement and hustle of the holiday season, take time to get cozy with your children, and enjoy reading together. The library has many wonderful holiday books; here are some of our favorite "Season's Readings" titles.

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Technology grant will help you meet your inner 'maker'

Next time you stop by your local library, check out books and then attend a free class on how to design and print out your own plastic toy.

Yes, you read that right.Read More...

Books, movies, e-books a way to escape during holidays

Cooler temperatures and falling leaves can only mean one thing -- it's holiday time, a time of family visits, food and festivities. Amidst all the happy clamor and clanking of toys, it is good to find a quiet spot away from the noise: Curl up in a blanket and enjoy a good story, gather the family to listen to an audio book or share a bowl of popcorn while watching a holiday flick.

Before the tree is trimmed, try a few of these suggested books, DVDs, CDs or e-books from the library.Read More...

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