Library News & Notes

Combahee River Raid

To commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Combahee River raid, here is a transcription of the Commanding officer's report to Major-General David Hunter, Commanding Tenth Army Corps, Department of the South as given in the Supplement to the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion, volume 14, serial 20, p. 104:

June 2, 1863. Union raid on the Combahee River, South Carolina.

Report of Colonel James Montgomery, Second South Carolin Infantry (Union), of operations at Combahee River, South Carolina, June 2, 1863.

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Encourage your teen to go 'beneath the surface' this summer

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water...
 
School's out, summer's here and places are crowded. Opt to go "Beneath the Surface" at the Beaufort County library, the free teen summer blockbuster that's a "don't miss."
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Hurricane Season 2013 has Begun!

It is that time of year again! Hurricane Season starts June 1st and ends November 30th. Get ready and be prepared. As the saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Q: What can you do to prepare yourself and your family? A: Here are 3 important steps to get ready for a hurricane: Be informed. Make a plan. Build a Family Emergency/Evacuation Kit. The first step is “Be informed.” Learn about municipal and county plans regarding Hurricane Season.Read More...

Do You Like Using Computers? Become a Mac Media Lab Volunteer!

 Are you a techie? A gadget fiend? ...Or are you just really into computers? 
The St. Helena Branch Library is seeking people JUST LIKE YOU!
Come volunteer and work with iMac computers or work with audio visual equipment as an instructor's assistant. 
No Machintosh computer experience required, just basic computing skills such as: operating a mouse, keyboard, and surfing the internet. 
Come show off your tech skills with us and pick up some new ones! 
Call Melanie at 255-6547 to set up a volunteer appointment today!

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