Library News & Notes

Model Trains and Railroad Materials

The Beaufort District Collection likes to highlight special collections materials on specific topics when other parts of the Library are holding programs. For example, the annual Model Trains event at Beaufort Branch allows us to share some of our railroad related items with visitors to the Research Room. Read more in Connections, the BDC’s blog.

National Day of Listening: Nov. 28

Conversation serves a vital function among humans. StoryCorps tries to get a broader sense of what melds us into Americans through conversations between everyday people talking about their lives with loved ones. This year on Friday, November 28th, the day after Thanksgiving, StoryCorps ( asks all Americans to take an hour to record an interview with a loved one, using recording equipment that is readily available in most homes, such as computers, SmartPhones or tape recorders.Read More...

Celebrate world's heroes with books, movies

Heroes tend to be associated with military service, and rightly so. But they can also be your parents, people who have overcome great odds, leaders of significant causes or a neighbor. Sadly, many heroes experience lives of suffering and hardship after their feats. We have many heroes at the library, where their stories can be read (in books) or seen (on DVDs).Read More...

Go to your nearest BCL branch for a real scare

 Do you celebrate Halloween? Many families do; some do not. Halloween has a rich multicultural history. It can be said to be a blending of celebrations marking the end of growing season and declaring the coming of winter months. By the 19th century, most of the religious aspects of the Halloween celebration dwindled, and it mostly became a gathering of community and a time of celebrating and fun. Scary stories and movies are a part of the fun in the celebrations.Read More...

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