Library News & Notes

Save the Date: May 15th - Phosphate Lectures

Cultural heritage organizations like to band together to bring extra special series, events, or presentations to you, our community. We try to maximize our limited funds and reach by collaborating well and as often as possible. On Thurs., May 15th, the Beaufort District Collection, the Beaufort County Historical Society, and the Coastal Discovery Museum are co-sponsoring free lectures by Dr. Shepherd McKinley about his book, Stinking Stones and Rocks of Gold: Phosphate, Fertilizer, and Industrialization in Postbellum South Carolina published by the University Press of Florida.Read More...

Grimke Sisters Topic at Beaufort County Historical Society Meeting Thursday

Dr. Amy Thompson McCandless, Dean of the Graduate School at the College of Charleston, speaks about Angelina Grimke Weld and Sarah Grimke, unlikely Charleston-born and reared sisters who became staunch advocates for abolition, civil rights, and women's rights at the Thurs., March 20th meeting of the Beaufort County Historical Society. This free lecture will occur at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club, 30 Yacht Club Drive in Beaufort. An optional light lunch ($) will be served at 11:30 am. RSVP for the lunch to Linda Hoffman, 843-524-3942 or More...

Woman of Character, Courage & Commitment: Maud O'Dell

Maude O'Dell Doremus is Beaufort's best known actress to date. She was highly committed to her Broadway career, having discovered fairly early on that she was not cut-out to be a schoolmarm in Port Royal. A short biographical sketch written by Dennis Adams is posted in our Local History and Nature web pages. For a much more detailed examination of her long Broadway career and how she grew younger as the years went by visit Connections

Turn to your local library for gardening inspiration

How does your garden grow?

Spring begins in late March, which means it's time to think about planting gardens and replacing any greenery lost to frost.

Before heading off to a garden center, check out the many resources at your local Beaufort County library, which will help in selecting the right tree, shrub or grass for the right location in your yard.Read More...

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