Library News & Notes

Local Poets: Mary Palmer Dana Shindler

The religious poems penned by native daughter, Mary Stanley Bunce Palmer Dana Shindler (born 1810, Beaufort, SC; died 1883, Nacogdoches, TX), reflect on themes of comfort in the struggles of life and death. Both her young son, Charlie, and her first husband, the Rev. Charles E. Dana, died during 1840. Later she set some of her poems to music, favoring folk tunes for the melody of her hymns. Learn more about her hymns on the Hymnary database website found at

Among her poetry collections are:

Southern Harp (1840)

Mystery Night at Hilton Head Postponed to be part of Summer Reading Program

Mystery Night that was scheduled for Hilton Head Branch Library on 4/27 has been rescheduled for our Summer Reading Program. Date and time information coming soon. Please join us then for fun and mystery!

National Preservation Week

In honor of Preservation Week, we want to remind our Connections readers that anyone can sign up for a free webinar Preserving Your Personal Digital Photographs sponsored by the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) group. (The link is on the Connections page.)Read More...

From the Beacon: Find Shakespeare on the big screen with these adaptations

William Shakespeare's plays have everything: Comedy, tragedy, action and off-color jokes -- which is why he was so popular with theatergoers of all walks of life. Today, not everyone is comfortable with his early modern English, and that's OK. Many writers and filmmakers have adapted his works to a variety of time periods, settings and languages.Read More...

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