Library News & Notes

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...

Gullah Women of Character, Courage and Commitment

The Created Equal film and discussion series ends with a session devoted to the significance of Gullah/Geechee women upon our nation's history. The head of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, Queen Quet, discusses the documentary "De Gullah/Geechee Ooman an De Right Ta Freedum!" on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 6:00pm in the St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Rd. The presentation is free and open to the public. Details: (843)255-6540, mbenac@bcgov.netRead More...

Women of Character, Courage and Commitment: Grimke Sisters

The abolitionist ranks were populated with women of character, courage, and commitment. Two of the most dedicated women to the cause of freeing the enslaved were Angelina Grimke Weld and Sarah Grimke who had connections to Beaufort District. Their brother Thomas J. Grimke practiced law at the Beaufort District Court in Coosawhatchie with his partner Robert W. Barnwell. Some of the Grimke family properties were located in the upper reaches of the St. Peter's Parish straddling the boundaries of Beaufort and Barnwell Districts.Read More...

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