Library News & Notes
May 14, 2015: For at least the next three months, existing hours at our Beaufort County Library branches will remain unchanged, instead of reducing hours, which was announced in late April. In a meeting on Wednesday, May 13, the Library Board of Trustees supported new Director Ray McBride’s proposal to keep hours as they are.
This week we discuss our favorite books that have made the leap to the screen. As always, we close with what we're currently reading.
This year the theme for the Library system's Summer Reading programs is "Every Hero Has a Story." Because our responsibility is local history, I am going to highlight just a few of the historical everyday heroes in Beaufort District's past.
An unsung heroine who confronted the injustice surrounding her was Susie King Taylor. Taylor served the 33rd USCT [the United States Colored Troops within the Union Army raised locally] as a nurse and a teacher. She did so without payment. She taught and nursed here in Beaufort among the freedmen being treated in the Contraband hospitals.Read More...
This week we discuss what books would make good picks if you enjoyed Paula Hawkins' The Girl on the Train. We close with what we're currently reading.