Library News & Notes

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...

Library patrons often surprised at amount of services

"I didn't know you had that!" is a phrase our staff hears often at our libraries, and we enjoy sharing information about the many services we offer. Libraries have so many cool things.

It's no secret we have books, and lots of them. We have e-books, audio books, large print books, teen books, children's books and best-sellers. We have books about true crime, travel, cooking, pregnancy, learning computers, ghost stories, business, religion and so many other subjects. But our book offerings are just the tip of the library-service iceberg.Read More...

Road Trip! Through SC Civil Rights History website

Road Trip! (http://www.knowitall.org/roadtrip/) a SCETV Know-It-All interactive website allows virtual tours of historical places in South Carolina marking important events from the civil rights movement. The modern Civil Rights Movement began in the 1940s and many changes had taken place by the early 1970s, with the major events happening between 1954 and 1968. The movement involved Blacks, Whites, Native Americans, young and old, as well as churches and non-religious groups.Read More...

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