Library News & Notes

Escape Room, Trick or Treat, More for Youth at the Bluffton Branch Library

Anime Club Watch anime, read manga, make friends and eat snacks! Time and Date of Event: Wednesdays in October at 4:30pm (no club on Wednesday, October 4 – Library closed for Staff Development Day) Location of Event: Bluffton Branch, 120 Palmetto Way Price of Event: Free. Contact info: 843-255-6507, bblue@bcgov.net Escape Room for Kids Join us for a special Escape Room designed for school age kids. This Escape Room uses our BreakoutEDU kit. Time and Date of the Event: Two sessions are open. Tuesday, October 10 at 4:00pm and 5:00pm. This is a Ticketed Event. You will need a ticket to enter. Tickets will be available at the Children’s Desk 30 minutes before the program. 12 spots per se

History of Spanish Cuisine, Live Jazz Performance, More at the Bluffton Library

Demonstrating How Different Musical Rhythms Affect the Sound of Jazz Music Len Watson’s jazz band will play a selection of songs in two or more rhythmic styles to show contrast in effect on the listener. Time and Date of Event: Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 3:00 pm Location of Event: Bluffton Branch, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton, SC 29910 Price of Event: Free; All ages From Celtic Galicia to the Culinary Crossroads of Madrid: A History of Spanish Cuisine Before Spain exported its culinary culture to the modern day world, conquerors, neighboring regions, geography, climate and local customs forged the foundation of cooking in Spain. Join us as we explore this interesting, educational and surpr

Pat Conroy Literacy Center Program, Couponing 101 Workshop, More at Beaufort Branch Library

Lowcountry Raptors Join us to meet and learn about the amazing birds of prey that live and hunt across the Lowcountry. Includes a live bird demonstration! Adults and Families Time and Date of the Event: Wednesday, October 11, 5:30pm Location of Event: Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St. Beaufort, SC 29902 Price of the Event: Free Contact: Reference Department, 843-255-6458 Part 1: Pat Conroy as Student & Teacher | Part 2: William E. Dufford Documentary Screening A two-part public program presented by the Pat Conroy Literacy Center. Part 1: Conroy Center executive director Jonathan Haupt shares stories of Conroy’s transformational years as a student at Beaufort High School and later as a t

Public Libraries to Close for Fall Staff Development Day

All branches and departments of the Beaufort County Library system will be closed on Wednesday, October 4th for Staff Development Day. The system will reopen to normal operating hours on Thursday, October 5th. Full calendar

Friends of the Hilton Head Library to Host Fall Used Book Sale

The Friends of the Hilton Head Library will hold a Used Book Sale at the Hilton Head Branch Library on Friday, October 13 from 1:00pm-5:00pm and Saturday, October 14, from 10:00am-3:00pm. Hardbacks, Paperbacks, Coffee Table Books, Children's Books, and more will be available ranging in price from $.10 to $3.00 each. Proceeds benefit the Hilton Head Branch of the Beaufort County Library system. Hilton Head Branch Library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head, SC 29926 843.255.6500

“What the Heck Is It?,” Waterfront Park Panel Discussion, Archaeology Month, More Events at Library

The Beaufort District Collection (BDC) celebrates Archives Month, Archaeology Month and Family History Month in October with programs. “Their Story Ends: Recent Excavations at Edisto Island State Park” Archaeologist Dr. Karen Y. Smith, SCIAA, shares what she learned about 4000 year old Spanish Mount Point mound before it was consumed by the waters. Co-sponsor: Archaeological Society of South Carolina. 85 seats: first come; first seated. Time and Date of Event: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 2:00 pm Location of Event: BDC@ Beaufort Branch, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, SC 29902 Price of Event: Free; Ages 12 - Adults “Politics, Pilings and Playgrounds: Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park: A Panel Di

Banned Books Week, Silent Library, Beaufort Rocks! Events at the Beaufort Branch Library

Jigsaw Puzzle Drop-in Tournament Drop by any time between 9/05 and 9/30 to register for a one hour session to complete as much of the puzzle as possible. Prizes will be awarded for First and Second place. Adults and Teens. For registration and information call 843-255-6458 or stop by the Reference Desk. *Participants may choose to begin their 1 hour session when they register (if time permits) or sign-up for a future time. Time and Date of the Event: Sessions can be completed between Friday, September 1, 2017 and Saturday, September 30, 2017. Location of Event: Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St. Beaufort, SC 29902 Price of the Event: Free Contact: Reference Department, 843-255-6458 Tal

Hilton Head Branch Library to Offer Book Talk and New Film Series

Michael Brady: Book Talk and Signing The Friends of Hilton Head Library and Hilton Head Library are happy to host Michael Brady for a book talk and signing about his debut novel: Into the Shadows: The Fever. Monday, September 18 from 2:00pm-3:00pm Hilton Head Branch Library, 11 Beach City Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926 Price of the Event: Free Contact Information: Joshua Greer, 843-255-6525, jgreer@bcgov.net BOB Movie Series Hilton Head library is happy to begin its 2017-2018 Film series. The Box Office Best (BOB) Series highlights films that have either won awards or been nominated in the recent years. Thursday, September 21 from 2:00pm-5:00pm Hilton Head Branch Library, 11 Beach City Rd,

Library System to Close Due to Hurricane

Due to Hurricane Irma, the Beaufort County Library system will be closed beginning at noon on Friday, September 8 until further notice. Please Keep Your Borrowed Items The Beaufort County Library system requests to all patrons who have borrowed items in their possession to please continue to hold on to those items. Overdue fines and fees will be waived on all items borrowed during the hurricane. Please do not place items in bookdrops or outside of bookdrops.

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