Library News & Notes

September 29, 2017

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,

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 pr...

September 27, 2017

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, ed...

September 26, 2017

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...

September 25, 2017

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.

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September 18, 2017

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


September 18, 2017

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 Waterfro...

September 18, 2017

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...

September 15, 2017

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,

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 


September 7, 2017

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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