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JANUARY

• Sonny Bishop, Local History Book Talk: St. Helena Island resident Sonny Bishop tells all about his recent book, “A Place Called Home, about Beaufort and St. Helena Island, South Carolina” in this program sponsored by the Beaufort District Collection. Ages 12 to adult. Tuesday, January 21, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort. Contact 843-255-6468 or gracec@bcgov.net or visit www.beaufortcountylibrary.org.

• Technology Club: Using Facebook to Connect: Join us in a discussion on how using Facebook has helped to connect with family and friends. Learn tips and tricks from your fellow adult peers. This is NOT A CLASS, just an informal discussion. Open to adults ages 18+, no registration required. No basic computer skills required, just come with lots of ideas and an open mind. Tuesday, January 21, 10:30 a.m. to noon, at the Windows Lab, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena Island, SC. Contact 843-255-6547 or mflorencio@bcgov.net or visit www.beaufortcountylibrary.org.

• Open Lab: 3D Animation: Have you always wanted to learn 3D Modeling and Animation? Join us for an informal demonstration on creating characters that move on a timeline. Limit of four students, first come first serve. Open to ages 8 and up. Tuesday, January 21, 10:30 a.m. to noon, at Mac Lab, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena Island, SC. Contact 843-255-6547 or mflorencio@bcgov.net or visit beaufortcountylibrary.org.

• Fancy Nancy/American Girl Tea Party: It’s high tea time at the Lobeco Library. Join us for tea, cookies, games and more. This program is suitable for children ages 4-12. Call 255-6479 to register or stop by the Lobeco Library. Thursday, January 23 at 4 p.m. at Lobeco Library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco, SC. Contact 843-255-6479 or tracyeb@bcgov.net or beaufortcountylibrary.org.

• Mystery Madness: Find the clues to solve the library’s monthly mystery. This program is suitable for ages 8-12. Stop by the Lobeco Library or call 255-6479 to register. Saturday, January 25 at 2 p.m. at the Lobeco Library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco, SC. Contact 843-255-6479, tracyeb@bcgov.net or visit beaufortcountylibrary.org.

• Inspirational Book Club: Every month the group will discuss a different inspirational book, as selected by members. This program is intended for adult readers. Saturday, January 25, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena Island, SC, 29920. Contact 843-255-6487 or acox@bcgov.net for more information.

• Poison Pen Mystery Book Club: Enjoy a discussion of mysteries new and old over coffee and treats. January’s book is “Murder Must Advertise” by Dorothy L. Sayers. When an ad man dies after an apparent accident, Lord Peter Wimsey goes undercover as an advertising copywriter and discovers a suspicious set of clues that involve cocaine dealing, blackmail and wanton women.

Monday, January 27, from 6 to 7 p.m. at St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena Island. Free.

• Read, Relax and Stay Warm: Adult Winter Reading Program: The Adult Winter Reading is an opportunity for adults to read books and win prizes during the dreary winter months. Earn prizes for reading anything you want. This will be held during the months of January and February at the Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort. Everyone is welcome; register at the Reference Desk. Please call Stacey Edmonds at 843-255-6458 or email sinman@bcgov.net for questions.

• Reserve a Librarian: Request a one on one appointment with a librarian for assistance with any of the services we offer. Example: computer assistance, ebooks, using our online catalog to place books on hold, etc. Call and reserve a day and time that is convenient for you. Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort. Free! Everyone is welcome. Please register at the Reference Desk. Please call Stacey Edmonds at 843-255-6458 or email sinman@bcgov.net for questions.

FEBRUARY

• Saturday Movie: Relax with a movie at the library. Free popcorn provided. Movie is intended for adults. Saturday, February 1, from 1 to 4 p.m. at St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena Island. Contact 843-255-6487 or acox@bcgov.net.

• 30 Going On 13: You’re never too old to enjoy a fab teen read. Adults, revisit your teen years one novel at a time. February’s book is “Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass” by Meg Medina. When Piedad “Piddy” Sanchez hears that Yaqui Delgado is going to crush her, she has no idea why she has become a target of one of the roughest girls in her new Queens school. But as the bullying escalates from threats to physical attacks, Piddy finds herself living in constant fear. This program is intended for adult readers. Wednesday, February 5, from 6 to 7 p.m. at St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena Island. Contact 843-255-6487 or acox@bcgov.net.

• Find Your Roots with Grace: Beaufort District Collection Manager Grace Cordial shows you how to get your African-American family research started at the library with the Ancestry Library Edition database and other genealogical resources in this program in honor of Black History Month. Ages 12–adults. Thursday, February 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena Island. Free.

Contact 843-255-6468 or gracec@bcgov.net.

• First Fridays Crafting Hour: Bring your current craft project and enjoy the company of other crafters. Library will provide basic supplies. Everyone is welcome. Friday, February 7, from 3 to 4 p.m. at the St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena Island. Contact 843-255-6487, acox@bcgov.net.