The popular “Books Sandwiched In” (BSI) Series, sponsored by the Friends of the Beaufort Library (FOL), returned in January with local authors, well-known community leaders and Gullah experts lined up as presenters for this free event.
With a wide-range of book selections and subject matter, the series has attracted large audiences for the past 30 years. Held at the University of South Carolina Beaufort’s Center for the Performing Arts on Boundary St., the series provides easy parking, presentation space and a schedule that leaves time after each presentation for audience questions and answers.
“The Books Sandwiched In series is sponsored by the Friends of the Beaufort Library as a community awareness event meant to introduce notable Beaufort characters and their interests in books and reading to a broad audience,” said FOL President Marilyn Harcharik.
“As a volunteer charitable organization whose mission is to raise money for the library branches north of the Broad, we’re glad to be able to present this program without cost to the public, especially since the Library system operates on limited funding.”
Although the program starts at noon, doors open at 11:30 a.m. so that attendees can meet the presenter, chat with other book lovers and enjoy complimentary coffee and cookies. Of course, donations are greatly appreciated. It is also a great time to become a “Friend” of the Beaufort County Library or renew yearly memberships.
Sponsors for this year’s event will be Beaufort Memorial Hospital, Palmetto State Bank, Verity Investment Partners, Levin Gilley & Fisher LLC, Modern Jewelers, Anchorage 1770, McDonalds (Lady’s Island, Port Royal & Walmart locations), Merry Maids, Hand & Tanner Financial Group, Pender Brothers, and Beaufort Bookstore/McIntosh Book Store.