Library News & Notes

Local History in August

We're reaching out to the community tonight through the USC-B Reception and Book Signing with Dr. Larry Rowland and Dr. Stephen Wise. (At long last, volume 2 of the History of Beaufort County South Carolina is published and on library shelves!) We're taking some of our own Civil War, Reconstruction era, and phosphate mining treasures to display. Library Director, Ray McBride and Library Assistant Director, Jan O'Rourke will be on hand to meet-and-greet you and answer any questions you might have about the Library system.Read More...

Well-Read episode #6 - Books That Make You Laugh

We covered the tearjerkers last week, but now it's time to laugh! Ann and Halle pick their favorite funny books, and, as always, we'll close with what we're reading this week.

 

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Colonial Fort Frederick: Films and Tour!

The South Carolina Commons House of Assembly authorized construction of a new fort along the Beaufort River in 1731. It served mostly as a small warehouse though it was staffed with British regulars from time to time up to 1758. To prepare yourself for the program and tour, read about Fort Frederick on our "Local History and Nature" pages (http://www.beaufortcountylibrary.org/htdocs-sirsi/FortFrederick.htm).Read More...

Beaufort District & Reconstruction

In many ways, Beaufort District was Ground Zero for Reconstruction. As Dr. J. Brent Morris wrote on the America's Reconstruction web site (http://www.uscb.edu/americasreconstruction/): "The Reconstruction Era was literally a period of rebuilding ...Read More...

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