Library News & Notes

BDC commemorates crucial Civil War battle and showcases a significant multi-tiered archaeological si

The Beaufort District Collection (BDC) commemorates a crucial Civil War battle and showcases a significant multi-tiered archaeological site during November. The Battle of Port Royal Sound, 1861 Berkeley County Museum Executive Director and author Michael D. Coker explains how one of the earliest naval operations of the Civil War forever changed Beaufort District's and United States history. Co-sponsor: Beaufort History Museum. Ages 12 - Adults. Limited seating. Registration required. Tuesday, November, 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, SC 29902 Price of Event: Free, but a donation of $5.00 to the Beaufort History Museum is requested. Archaeology of the

Sharing Your Yard with Native Plants and Wildlife at Hilton Head Branch

Helping to Preserve Hilton Head Island’s Biodiversity: The Benefits of Native Plants Come hear about the ways using native plants in your landscape can help you save money, while at the same time helping our native wildlife to survive and thrive! Native plants have also evolved here in the Lowcountry, along with native predators, so many have built-in deterrents to being eaten by deer and other critters we consider pests. You will leave this presentation with a whole new respect for native plants and the critical functions they perform for all who share our island. Wednesday, November 15th from 10:30am-11:30am Hilton Head Branch Library, 11 Beach City Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29926 Contact Inform

Veterans Day Closures at Beaufort County Library

All branches of the Beaufort County Library System will be closed in honor of Veterans Day on Friday, November 10th and Saturday, November 11th. All branches will resume normal operating hours on Monday, November 13th.

Cupcake Wars, Georgia Southern Wildlife Center Program, Thank a Veteran Craft at Bluffton Branch

Cupcake Wars Join us for a cake decorating contest! Who can decorate the best cupcake? (Ages 10 and up. Ticketed Event.) Wednesday, November 15 at 5:30pm Bluffton Branch, 120 Palmetto Way Questions, contact 843-255-6507, Georgia Southern Wildlife Center The center provides environmental education for participants of all ages, particularly showcasing birds of prey and reptiles. Programs introduce participants to the region’s native wildlife. (All Ages) Wednesday, November 1 at 4:30pm Bluffton Branch, 120 Palmetto Way Questions, contact 843-255-6507, Thank A Veteran Craft Drop in and make a card to thank our veterans. Thursday, November 2 at 4:30pm and Friday

Coupons for Soldiers, NaNoWriMo Write In, Mason Jar Magic at Beaufort Branch

Coupons for Soldiers Did you know that manufacturer’s coupons that have expired in the US can still be used by overseas military members? Help us support our troops through the Coupons for Soldiers program. Two ways to participate: 1. Drop off your unused coupons during normal operating hours. Bring in your Smart Source, P & G, and Red Plum manufacturer’s coupons - can be up to 2 months expired. Sorry, but we cannot take store -specific coupons or store flyers. 2. Drop by on a sorting day. Stop in to help us clip, sort, and bag coupons to prepare for shipping. Next Sorting Day Friday: November 17th, 9am – 5:30pm Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St. Beaufort, SC 29902 Contact: Reference Dep

Patriotic Strings Performance, Veterans Day Breakfast, More at Bluffton Branch Library

Patriotic Strings Performance Join teen sisters, Kailyn and Elyse Stromer, as they play patriotic tunes on violin. Belinda Blue, Bluffton Reference Librarian, with join them on cello. This program is free and open to music lovers of all ages. Time and Date of Event: Wednesday, November 8 at 5:00pm Location of Event: Bluffton Branch, 120 Palmetto Way Price of Event: Free. Contact info: 843-255-6507, Website: Veterans’ Day Breakfast and Veterans’ chat Calling all veterans! Because you served, we want to serve you-breakfast! Join us afterwards for guest speaker Carl Wedler of Veterans’ Affairs. This program is intended for adults. Time and Date of Eve

A Reverence for Teaching: Pat Conroy Event at Hilton Head Branch Library

A Reverence for Teaching: Pat Conroy as Student & Teacher “The great teachers of the world fill you up with hope and shower you with a thousand reasons to embrace all aspects of life.”—Pat Conroy, My Losing Season Jonathan Haupt will share stories of Conroy’s transformational years as a student at Beaufort High School and later as a teacher at BHS and on Daufuskie Island. This presentation includes audio and video clips, photographs, and both published and unpublished excerpts by and about Conroy (1945-2016), the best-selling author of a dozen novels and memoirs, including The Water Is Wide and The Prince of Tides. Program intended for all ages. Jonathan Haupt is the executive director of th

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