Library News & Notes

July 25, 2017

Keep Beaufort Beautiful

Join Rerun, the recycling mascot for a fun filled presentation about the importance of NOT littering and the importance of recycling. For All Ages.

Time and Date of the Event: Monday, August 7 at 2:00pm

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

Eclipse movie

Watch a spaced-themed movie and pick up a pair of eclipse glasses. Glasses available while supplies last. One pair per person.

Time and Date of Event:  Monday, August 14 at 10:00am

Location of Event:  Bluffton Branch, 120 Palmetto Way

Price of Event: Free.

Contact info: 843-255-6507, bbl...

July 20, 2017

Celebrate the Gullah/Geechee Living Legacy on Historic St. Helena Island, SC at the Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival

(15 July 2017, St. Helena Island, SC, Gullah/Geechee Nation) "Fa We Ancestas" is the theme of the 2017 "Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™."  This festival began on historic St. Helena Island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation in 2005 and has since traveled to numerous cities of the Gullah/Geechee Nation as well as to the Bahamas.   This year's return to St. Helena Island will be a celebration of the rich living culture of the island and Beaufort County.

The three d...

July 20, 2017

The Beaufort District Collection (BDC) revisits the Yamasee War Battle of Sadkeche with Dr. Jon Marcoux in August.

“Battle of Sadkeche”

Salve Regina University Professor Dr. Jon Marcoux returns to discuss his ongoing attempts to incorporate historical research, LiDAR mapping, and archaeological field work to locate a Yamasee War (1715-1717) battle site. Co-sponsor: Beaufort Chap., ASSC.

Time and Date of Event: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm

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

Price of Event: Free; First come-first seated; 85 tickets available beginning at 1 pm the day of the lecture;

Ages 12 - Adults

Funded with a grant from t...

July 11, 2017

On August 21, 2017, millions of people across the United States will see nature's most wondrous spectacle — a total eclipse of the Sun. Here in Beaufort, we will have the opportunity to witness up to 98% coverage of the Sun – a partial solar eclipse. We invite you to visit the Beaufort Branch library to celebrate and learn about this astronomical event. *All program attendees will receive complimentary viewing glasses designed to protect your eyes while observing the eclipse. *Eclipse glasses will also be available while supplies last from August 17th-August 21st during normal operating hours.

Solar Eclipse 101  

Join us for an overview of the eclipse including why the...

July 5, 2017

The South Carolina State Library will discontinue subscriptions to four online resources in the near future. Beaufort County Library cardholders will no longer have access to the following resources beginning on the dates listed below:

  • Learning Express Library (effective 8/1)

  • Ferguson's Career Center (effective 8/1)

  • Mango Languages (effective 9/26)

  • SELF-e & IndieSC (effective date unknown)

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