Library News & Notes

Libraries closed on Independence Day

All branches of the Beaufort County Library system will be closed on Tuesday, July 4 to observe Independence Day. The library system will resume normal operating hours on Wednesday, July 5.

RESCHEDULED: "Just a Day Away: Travel Close to Home"

Just a Day Away: Travel Close to Home Join us and hear from Matt Richardson, a long-time Beaufort resident and travel writer, as he talks about a number of fun, interesting, and surprisingly easy to reach travel destinations less than a day's drive from the Beaufort area. RESCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 19 at 5:30pm (Original date: Wednesday, July 12th at 5:30pm) Beaufort Branch Library 311 Scott St. Beaufort, SC 29902 Free Contact Information: 843-255-6458

Build a Chocolate Bridge, Teen Lock-In, More at Bluffton Branch Library

Yoga Storytime Yoga storytime combines yoga with story and music. Time and Date of the Event: Saturday, July 8 at 10:00am for ages 3-5. Saturday, July 8 at 10:30am for ages 6-8. Wednesday, July 19 at 10:00am for ages 3-5. Wednesday, July 19 at 10:30am for ages 6-8. Location of Event: Bluffton Branch Library 120 Palmetto Way Bluffton, SC 29910 Price of the Event: Free Contact Information: 843-255-6510, kbaxter@bcgov.net Website: beaufortcountylibrary.org Tinker and a Movie Build whatever you want and enjoy an awesome movie. All Ages. Time and Date of the Event: Monday, July 10 at 3:00pm Location of Event: Bluffton Branch Library 120 Palmetto Way Bluffton, SC 29910 Price of the Event: Free

Visit Spain with the Friends of the Library, OLLI, Santa Elena Foundation

BEAUFORT - Friends of the Beaufort Library, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) and Santa Elena Foundation have banded together to bring an educational adventure to the Lowcountry - a trip to Spain. Included in the trip will be sights in southern Spain -Madrid, Cordova, Seville, Granada, Valencia, and Barcelona - plus a cocktail party with Count Alvaro, a direct descendant of Pedro Menendez, the Spanish explorer who settled Santa Elena (present-day Parris Island) in 1566. The trip will give travelers the opportunity to learn more about the community's Spanish roots as well as experience Spanish culture, history, food and people. Travel dates for this 9 day travel adventure have been set

Special Message from New York Times Bestselling Author, Hallie Ephron

Okay Beaufort County, Hallie Ephron's new book, "You'll Never Know, Dear" is out today (June 6)! In the short video clip below, Ms. Ephron states that she did a lot of research in Beaufort (and at our library!) for her book. ...So is it set in Beaufort? You be the judge! Place yourself on hold for this book here:

The Amazing Race, Off-line Gaming, Art Tuesdays for Teens at Bluffton Branch Library

Teen Art Tuesdays Build, draw, create or animate in our media lab! Ages 12 and up. Time and Date of Event: Tuesdays, June 6-July 11, 3:00pm-5:00pm Location of Event: Bluffton Branch, 120 Palmetto Way Price of Event: Free. Contact info: 843-255-6507, bblue@bcgov.net Website: beaufortcountylibrary.org Off-line Gaming Delete your virtual friends and make real ones! Bring on your Magic or Yu-gi-oh tournaments or cue up a game of Monopoly! Snacks provided. Ages 12 and up. Time and Date of Event: Tuesdays, June 6-July 11, 12:00pm-6:00pm Location of Event: Bluffton Branch, 120 Palmetto Way Price of Event: Free. Contact info: 843-255-6507, bblue@bcgov.net Website: beaufortcountylibrary.org The

WANTED: Presenters for Programs Related to Spain

The Friends of the Beaufort Library is co-hosting a trip to Spain next April with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) and the Santa Elena Foundation to visit the sites and also explore Beaufort’s Spanish roots based on the 1566 settlement on present-day Parris Island of Santa Elena by Pedro Menendez de Aviles. In addition to visiting all the major attractions in southern Spain, we will meet with the Count whose ancestor was that settler. In concert with the trip, we would like to put on some related presentations and programs at our Libraries. If you or someone you know would be interested in teaching a class on any of the following topics, please let us know. The class ideas are:

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