Library News & Notes

Film Fest lets local teens showcase their creativity

By ERIN SHAW — eshaw@islandpacket.com

Madeleine Tipton woke up with amnesia.

She couldn't recall a single thing, but as she touched objects around her room, each one gave her glimpses of important memories and insights into what she used to want and like.

A seashell reminded her of her love for the ocean. A mask showed her desire to dance at a masquerade ball. When she touched a box of matches, she saw a burnt house, ruined and frightening, but key to understanding her predicament.Read More...

October a big month for Beaufort District Collection

September was a whirlwind of visitors, lectures, events, discussion groups and performances for the Beaufort District Collection. We have reached almost four times the usual and customary volume of BDC customers with our Civil War 150 exhibit and supplemental programs during September. Traditionally, October is quite busy, too, as we highlight three annual commemorations in the special collections and archives unit of the library system: Archives Month; Archaeology Month; and Family History Month.Read More...

Beaufort District Collection Focuses on Archives, Archaeology, and Genealogy in October

September was a whirlwind of visitors, lectures, events, discussion groups, and performances for the Beaufort District Collection. We have reached almost 4 times the usual and customary volume of BDC customers with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History's “Civil War 150” exhibit and supplemental programs during September. Traditionally, October is quite busy as we highlight three annual commemorations in the special collections and archives unit of the Library system: Archives Month; Archaeology Month; and Family History Month.Read More...

BCL offers a variety of must-see movies about the Civil War

How much do you know about the Civil War? Did it come about because of slavery, money, greed, states' rights, economic and social differences between the North and South, growth of the abolitionist movement, or all of the above? No matter what you think the reasons for it were, the war is a part of our history. There is an abundance of materials, both fiction and nonfiction, available at our libraries. Many movies have used this dramatic part of American history as its backdrop.Read More...

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