Books Sandwiched In eight-week series returns for 2021

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From staff reports

The Friends of the Beaufort Library have announced the 2021 schedule for its popular eight-week annual Books Sandwiched In series, featuring book talks by local personalities to provoke interest in books both fiction and non-fiction.

The programs are held from noon to 1 p.m., on Mondays (except Jan. 18) from Jan. 11 through March 8.

This year the programs will be hosted on the popular videoconference program, Zoom. Instructions for how to access the presentations will be found be on the Friends’ website – The meeting ID is the zip codes for Beaufort and Lady’s Island – 2990229907. The password is books! – all lower case and including the exclamation point.

The question-and-answer period at the end of each presentation will be handled on Zoom via the Chat feature.

“I am enthusiastic about the line-up with the blend of great books, local authors and well-known presenters,” longtime program organizer Marilyn Harcharik said.

You can learn about each week’s book and presenter by visiting the Friends website several days prior to the event. Anyone with questions about connecting through ZOOM or the program itself can email

The Friends of the Beaufort Library is an all-volunteer organization which supports the Beaufort, Saint Helena and Lobeco library branches. For more information visit


Jan. 11 – A Sea Island Lady by Francis Griswold presented by Cynthia Jenkins, head of the Historic Beaufort Foundation with an introduction by Larry Rowland.

Jan. 25 – The Overstory by Richard Powers presented by Juliana Smith from the Coastal Conservation League.

Feb. 1 – Below the Radar written and presented by Dana Ridenour, a former FBI agent.

Feb. 8 – Solo in Salento a memoir written and presented by Donna Keel Armer.

Feb. 15 – If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty by Eric Metaxas, presented by Bishop Alden Hathaway.

Feb. 22 – Eliza Lucas Pinckney Colonial Plantation: Manager and Mother of American Patriots, a historical novel written and presented by Margaret F. Pickett.

March 1 – The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson presented by motivational speaker Hugh Gouldthorpe about the leadership style of Winston Churchill.

March 8 – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot presented by Dr. Faith Polkey.