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BCL offers Consumer Health Complete for wellness questions

The Internet is great for many things -- printing IRS tax forms, booking a flight to New York, streaming your favorite TV show. But the Internet becomes a scary abyss of information when you suspect you have a medical issue. Type "pain in left kidney" into a popular search engine, and you'll likely end up scared out of your wits with the results. Suddenly you're diagnosing yourself with a variety of ills, and first thing the next morning, you make an appointment with your doctor because you're sure your gallbladder needs to be removed.
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Bon Appetit

Would you like to try a local traditional recipe dish for your summer parties, gatherings, and cookouts? We stock a variety of cookbooks in the Beaufort District Collection and Local History sections at the Branch Libraries. We even have a food and recipes page for several lowcountry delicacies online at http://www.beaufortcountylibrary.org/htdocs- sirsi/frogmore.htm#Hoppin'%20John.

Some Lowcountry local cookbook author’s websites to visit are:

Pat Branning website https://www.shrimpcollardsgrits.com/
Debbie Covington website http://cateringbydebbicovington.com/Read More...

Beaufort District Collection Research Room

Our usual and customary Research Room hours of operation are adjusted for the next 5 business days. We are open for business 10 am until Noon and 1 pm until 5 pm from Wed., June 19th through Tues., June 25th. We will be closed for lunch from Noon until 1 pm on each of those workdays.

Regular Research Room hours of operation resume Wed., June 26th.Read More...

The Smithsonian and [Beaufort] South Carolina in the Civil War

Speaking of social media:

Heather Ewing wrote a wonderful blog post re: connection between the Smithsonian Institution and our own Library's history. Be sure to read it: "The Smithsonian and South Carolina in the Civil War." The short link is http://bit.ly/11zeFQX.

To see a list of what was confiscated, visit our Local History and Nature page "History of the Collection" written by Information Services Coordinator emeritus, Dennis Adams. The short link is http://bit.ly/17um0J0.

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