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Go to your nearest BCL branch for a real scare

 Do you celebrate Halloween? Many families do; some do not. Halloween has a rich multicultural history. It can be said to be a blending of celebrations marking the end of growing season and declaring the coming of winter months. By the 19th century, most of the religious aspects of the Halloween celebration dwindled, and it mostly became a gathering of community and a time of celebrating and fun. Scary stories and movies are a part of the fun in the celebrations.Read More...

Lectures: Prof. Judge on Native Americans

Professor Chris Judge, USC-Lancaster will be in Beaufort County on Wed., Oct. 22nd to deliver two talks at two locations to help us celebrate Archaeology Month. Be sure to pay attention to the locations and times. It would be awful to show up at the wrong lecture.

1) Learn about the archaeology of the local Yamassee Indians from 1684 up to the start of the Yamassee War at Noon at the Coastal Discovery Museum. The lecture is free but reservations are required. Contact: Natalie Hefter, 843-689-6767, ext. 223 More...

When nature strikes back: Nerve-wracking true stories

My reading preference as of late has leaned toward true stories that showcase the menacing side of nature. In these stories, nature puts man to the ultimate test, and survival isn't a guarantee. Only a few lived to tell their stories. If you haven't yet experienced the nail-biting allure of this genre, I highly recommend the following book titles to get you started. (Many of these are also available in audiobook format.)Read More...

Archives and Archaeology: Oh, My!

"Archives and Archaeology" means it must be October.

Time is running out for you to be among the 15 people who get to go into the BDC's storage area to see seldom-on-display materials we share through the Library's special local history collection and archives.Read More...

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