On Monday, Dec. 10, an intimate group gathered at the USCB Center for the Arts for a reception to celebrate the upcoming Books Sandwiched In series. Local officials such as Mayor Billy Keyserling and Councilman Mike Sutton were in attendance, as well as many of the presenters reading and leading discussion for the series. Lowcountry Produce had a delicious table full of amazing finger foods such as pimento cheese sandwiches, sweet corn relish bites and ginger snap cookies topped with their special sweet potato butter. Wine was served as a student played a
string instrument, making for a classy event filled with interesting people and lively discussions.
The Books Sandwiched In series, sponsored by the Friends of the Beaufort County Library, begins in January 2013 and is one of the Beaufort “Friends” most popular projects. Local authors, well-known community leaders, celebrities, educators and world-travelers have appeared as presenters on the Books Sandwiched In stage. With book selection from a wide-range of books and subject matter — including those by local authors, best-sellers, and fascinating prize-winners — the series has attracted large audiences for many years.
This year, the Books Sandwiched In audiences will be treated to another intriguing line-up of both books and presenters Light lunch, for sale, will be provided at USCB, or, bring your own. Coffee and cookies are complimentary.
Event is of no cost to participants. Audiences are encouraged to support the library by joining as a member of the Friends of the Library.
The series kicks off Monday, January 7 at noon, and continues every Monday (except January 21) through March 4 in the USCB Center for Performing Arts, 801 Carteret Street, Beaufort, SC 29902
Here is a list of the dates and books selected:
• Monday, January 7: “11/22/63” by Stephen King
Presenter: Tim Johnston
• Monday, January 14: “In the Garden of the Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin” by Erik Larson
Presenter: Gerald Schulze
• Monday, January 28: “The Painted Veil” by Somerset Maugham
Presenter: Kathy Kilgore
• Monday, February 4: “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration” by Isabel
Presenter: Reverend James E. Moore
• Monday, February 11: “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins
Presenter: Blakely Williams
• Monday, February 18: “The Paris Wife” by Paula McLain
Presenter: Nan Sutton
• Monday, February 25: “Steve Jobs: A Biography” by Walter Isaacson
Presenter: Joan Gilchrist
• Monday, March 4: “The House of God: The Classic Novel of Life and Death in an American Hospital” by Samuel Shem
Presenter: Dr. Thomas J. Downs, MD
For more information, contact co-chairs Jane and Lloyd Sidwell at 843-694-2864 or 843-379-5246 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or go online at www.beaufortcountylibrary.org.