BDC@ The Branches is underway...

We had a very engaged audience last night in Beaufort Branch for Sandy Dimke's "Photos for Future Generations," the opening salvo of the Spring 2011 BDC@ The Branches series. Sandy was great! Thanks to all who came to learn how to take and archive interesting photographs for their descendants.

Upcoming programs in the Spring 2011 BDC@ The Branches Program Series are:

Apr. 16 - Amy Jenkins Bassett will share her book of poems, Mulberry Wine in a Poetry Reading BDC@ St. Helena Branch, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm (in honor of Beaufort County Library's Open House and National Poetry Month!)

Apr. 20 - Naturalist Marvin Bouknight will discuss his book, South Carolina's Lowcountry ... Naturally, BDC@ Beaufort Branch, at 6 pm.

Apr. 26 - Ms. Bassett offers a reprise of her Mulberry Wine Poetry Reading at 4 pm in a BDC@ Lobeco Branch presentation.

May 5 - Alice Connelly Moore shares her Inspired Words, a collection of poems and short essays at 2 pm in another BDC@ Beaufort Branch program.

PS: We cannot do this workshop in Beaufort, St. Helena, nor Lobeco Branches during regular hours. Those locations do not have computer labs. But they do have library customers who rely on the public internet computers who complain loudly and long when we take computers offline for instructional sessions. Therefore, if you're interested in this particular genealogy-related class, this may be your last chance for awhile. Sign up - 255-6503 - if there's still room.

About the Author

Grace Cordial has been responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Beaufort District Collection at the Beaufort County Library since 1999.  The Beaufort District Collection exists to acquire, preserve, maintain and make accessible a research collection of permanent value which records the history, culture, and environment of our part of the South Carolina lowcountry.  Besides the research room, Cordial manages the “Virtual BDC:” the BDC web pages, the Online Obituary Index, two digital collections, a new BDC.BCL Facebook page, and the Connections blog.  
Among her duties is to coordinate or present programs about local history, Gullah culture, and our coastal environment, including occasional instructional sessions about how to perform historical and/or genealogical research.