Library News & Notes

October 27, 2017

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 requ...

October 27, 2017

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, S...

October 26, 2017

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.

October 24, 2017

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...

October 24, 2017

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


October 16, 2017

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,


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...

October 12, 2017

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 ex...

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