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If you want to improve your civil literacy, start at your local library

While enrolled in various civic and government classes, I often wondered why these classes were important enough to be included as part of any formal educational curriculum. I eventually realized the significant role and societal force government or civics plays in a person's life. The Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Federal Judiciary Act, the Constitution of the United States of America, the Keating-Owen Child Labor Act of 1916 and the Federalist Papers are prime examples.Read More...

Show-and-Tell of Local Disaster

Thanks to all who joined us at St. Helena Branch Library on Saturday for Dr. Butler's talk on the fate of The Planter. Next up is a program on Thursday, August 28th highlighting special collections materials within our own Beaufort District Collection about the largest natural disaster to ever hit Beaufort County: "The Great Sea Island Storm of 1893."Read More...

Grab your girlfriends for a night of chick flicks

"Chick flicks" are films about love and romance that have a high appeal to female audiences. Often these films are heavy with emotion, contain relationship themes, and have a female protagonist. Several chick flicks have received high critical acclaim for their stories and performances.Read More...

Dr. Butler about The Planter

You may have heard the news about a recent discovery of a shipwreck that might be - or might not be - the remains of "Robert Smalls's the Planter." (We share pride in the character and achievements of our native son Robert Smalls with Charleston.) Dr. Nicholas Butler, Public Historian, Charleston County Public Library shares contemporary evidence about the ultimate fate of the steamship Planter. Open to anyone over age 12 interested in attending. This BDC@ St. Helena Branch local history program begins at 1 pm on Saturday, August 9th.
Join us if you can. It's free!Read More...

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