Library News & Notes

February 27, 2017


If you’re harboring some potentially rare and unique treasures amongst your books and papers, bring them to the Beaufort Branch Library at 311 Scott Street on Saturday, March 11th between 9:00am and 2:00pm for an assessment.   Renowned book experts Kinsey Baker, David Anderson, and Wilson McIntosh will be on hand to tell whether you have something really special or just another book or scrap that has meaning to you.

The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Beaufort Library as a fund-raising event. Each piece will be evaluated for a $5 donation to the Friends. Kinsey Baker is a volunteer Director for the Friends and manages th...

February 21, 2017


Violin Class with Na You

Short Description of the event: Come to join the free professional and fun violin class, you would explore the new violin world and enjoy the fascinating music.  This event is for all ages interested in learning. 

Time and Date of the Event:  Saturday, March 4 at 11:00am

Location of Event: Bluffton Branch Library 120 Palmetto Way Bluffton, SC 29910

Price of the Event: Free

Contact Information: 843-255-6510,


Crazy 8’s Math Club

Short Description of the event: It’s not your normal math club.  In Crazy 8’s kids will build glow-in-the dark structures, crack secret spy codes and play games like To...

February 20, 2017

Conversation Café: How Do We Create Community?

Short Description of Event: Talk with neighbors about things that matter over a cup of coffee or tea. Sessions are open, hosted, drop-in conversations among people with diverse views and a shared passion for engaging others.  March’s topic is How do we create community? Adults and ages 12 and up.

Time and Date of Event:  Tuesday, March 7 at 5:30pm

Location of Event: Community Meeting Room, St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena

Price of Event: Free

Contact info: Contact Meghan at or call 843-255-6559 for more information


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February 3, 2017

Spring into Music

Short Description of the Event: Lowcountry Flutes bring their rapid-fire musical treats and enchanting harmonies back to the library.  These flautists play classical, jazz, and fun movie themes.  Come listen to old favorites and new pieces played just for you by this popular group.

Time and Date of the Event: Thursday, March 23, 2017 5:30pm-6:30pm

Price of the Event: Free

Contact Information: Lauren Read, 843-255-6531,

Big Screen Matinee

Short Description of the Event: Enjoy the town’s free big screen at our monthly showings with refreshments.  This month we tie in our Anthony Minghella film with February’s Novel Evenings Book Club, p...

February 2, 2017

Article Published on on January 30, 2017

After 23 years without a bookmobile, the Beaufort County Library is gearing up to get “on the road again” this Spring. When Beaufort County Council approved the purchase of a new bookmobile last June, library staff jumped into high gear to have a new bookmobile stocked, staffed, and on the road in 2017. The brand-new Beaufort County Bookmobile is tentatively set to hit the streets by the end of April.

While the new bookmobile will be straight from the manufacturer, bookmobile service in Beaufort County is not new. In fact, bookmobiles have been serving readers across Beaufort County since 1956 when Mrs....

February 1, 2017

The Beaufort District Collection (BDC) participates in the Reconstruction Era Living History Encampment and highlights military history in March.

Event Name:  “Civil War Medicine: What They Never Told You”

Short Description of Event: Re-enactor Dave Smoot shares the real story of Civil War medicine based on medical practices and manuals of the period throughout the day. Co-sponsor: Beaufort History Museum.

Time and Date of Event: Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 9 am – 4:30 pm

Location of Event: BDC@ Beaufort Branch, 1st floor, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, SC 29902

Price of Event: Free; Ages 12 - Adults

Contact info: Grace Cordial, 843-255-6468,  


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