Library News & Notes

Jubilee: Emancipation Day 1863

In honor of this very important event in our nation's, and our own local history, below are eyewitness accounts of "The Day of Jubilee," January 1st 1863, as it transpired on Smith's Plantation (aka "Old Fort Plantation," current Naval Hospital grounds]. Read how missionary teachers, nurses, and Col. T.W. Higginson, colonel of the 1st South Carolina Volunteers, a unit made up of black soldiers stationed here, interpretted the events of the day and the significance of Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation in our BDC blog, Connections.Read More...

BCL Staff Favorites of 2012

The Beaufort County Library staff have picked our favorite books, movies, and audiobooks of 2012. Take a look and see if you agree with our choices!

State Documents Contain Unexpected Tidbits

In this new world of electronic delivery and digitization of materials, many people are not aware of the role that state libraries and state archives play in keeping our citizenry informed and our government accountable. If nothing else, the recent saga of the Georgia Archives serves as a cautionary tale. ( More...

Holiday Traditions

Beaufort Branch Library has two key holiday traditions at the end of the year: The Model Trains and the annual Photography exhibit. Both are in the building at 311 Scott Street right now. Both have broad community appeal.

The model trains pull out of Beaufort Branch Station on Saturday, Dec. 15th. Make sure to drop by before the trains leave for another year!Read More...

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