March Events at Beaufort County Public Library Branches

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BEAUFORT BRANCH

• Kayaking in the Lowcountry

Description:  Learn all about kayaking in the Lowcountry from expert kayakers, David and Kim on Saturday, March 16 at 9 a.m.

Location:  Beaufort Branch Library, South Carolina Room, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, SC 29902

Contact:  Please call Stacey Edmonds (843)255-6458 or email sinman@bcgov.net.

• “Read a Movie” Club

Description: The “Read a Movie” Club meets on the last Wednesday of each month. Watch a movie based on a book. A short discussion will follow for those interested. Attend just the film screening or both on Wednesday, March 27 at 12:00 p.m in the SC Room. March’s selection is “Life of Pi.”

Location of event:  Beaufort Branch Library

Contact:  Please call Stacey Edmonds (843)255-6458, or email sinman@bcgov.net for questions.

• Second Saturday Family Movie

Description: There will be a newly released film on the big screen every Second Saturday of the month.

Date and time of event:  Saturday, March 9 at 2 p.m. in the Beaufort Programming Room.

Location of event:  Beaufort Branch Library

Contact:  Call ahead for film selection 843-255-6458, or sinman@bcgov.net

• Beaufort Book Club

Description:  The club will be discussing “Back to Blood” by Tom Wolfe on Thursday, March 21 at 5:30 p.m.

Location of event:  Beaufort Branch Library

Contact: 843-255-6443, or fhays@bcgov.net

• What You Need to Know about Foreclosure Prevention

Description:  Come to this event and get the information needed to save your home on Tuesday, March 26 at 2 p.m.

Location:  Beaufort Branch Library, South Carolina Room

Contact:  843-255-6458 or email sinman@bcgov.net.

 

LOBECO BRANCH

• Junior Book Club

Description: We will be discussing new books every week, so come and share your favorites and learn what everyone else is reading! For ages 7-12. Every Monday at 4 p.m. starting March 4.

Location of Event:  Lobeco Branch Library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco, SC 29931

Contact: 843-255-6479, tracyeb@bcgov.net

• Storytimes

Description: Join us for songs, games, stories, and music. For children ages 2 to 6. Every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. starting March 5.

Location of Event:  Lobeco Branch Library, Contact: 843-255-6479, tracyeb@bcgov.net.

• Thrilling Thursdays

Description: Join us every Thursday for something fun and different! For ages 12 to 18. Every Thursday at 5 p.m. starting March 7.

Location of Event:  Lobeco Branch Library

Contact: 843-255-6479, tracyeb@bcgov.net

• Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday!

Description: Come join us for crafts, stories, and games as we celebrate this beloved author’s birthday. For all ages. Saturday, March 2 at 2 p.m.

Location of Event:  Lobeco Branch Library Contact: 843-255-6479, tracyeb@bcgov.net.

• ABC- reads “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline

Description: Readers ages 16 and up are invited to join us for a discussion of this futuristic novel that looks at living life like a video game. Tuesday, March 26 at 4 p.m.

Location of Event:  Lobeco Branch Library Contact: 843-255-6479, gmolter@bcgov.net.

• Jewelry Making

Description: Adults and teens are invited to come see how they can make their very own jewelry on Tuesday, March 19 at 4:30 p.m.

Location of Event: Lobeco Branch Library

Contact: 843-255-6479, gmolter@bcgov.net.

 

ST. HELENA BRANCH

• St. Helena Cooking Club

Description:  Join talented cooks in the community to explore local and world cuisine at a themed potluck. Call the library for the current theme, and please bring a dish to share on Wednesday, March 13, at 6 p.m.

Location:  St. Helena Branch Library Conference Room, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St Helena Island, SC 29920

Contact: 843-255-6544, carmeng@bcgov.net

• The Road to Frogmore Author Talk

Description: Professor Carolyn Schriber will speak on her recent novel, “The Road to Frogmore: Turning Slaves into Citizens,” which tells the story of Laura Towne and the founding of the Penn School, on Tuesday, March 19 at 12:30 p.m.

Location of Event: St. Helena Branch Library Community Meeting Room,

Contact info: 843-255-6487, acox@bcgov.net

• Gullah/Geechee Living Legacy Learning Series, hosted by Queen Quet

Description: The library hosts Queen Quet who will present De Gullah/Geechee Ooman: A Celebration of Women’s History Month. An evening of presenters from Gullah/Geechee poets, authors, and storytellers on Wednesday, March 20 at 6 p.m.

Location of Event: St. Helena Branch Library Community Meeting Room

Contact info: 843-255-6548, mbenac@bcgov.net.

• Mystery Book Club

Description: Enjoy a discussion of mysteries old and new over coffee and treats. This month, we’re reading “The Talented Mr. Ripley” by Patricia Highsmith. Tom Ripley is new to Manhattan, entranced by all the city has to offer. After being commissioned by wealthy father  to travel to Italy to collect his son, Tom’s love of the good life takes a dark turn toward obsession and crime.  Program is intended for adult readers on Monday, March 25 at 6 p.m.

Location of Event:  St. Helena Branch Library Conference Room

Contact info: 843-255-6487, acox@bcgov.net

• St. Helena Library History Scrapbook Project

Description:  Join other local scrapbookers to create an album recording the history of the St. Helena Branch Library. Supplies provided, but feel free to bring any additional tools on Wednesday, March 27 at 6 p.m.

Location of Event:  St. Helena Branch Library Conference Room

Contact info: 843-255-6487, acox@bcgov.net

• Saturday Movie Fun

Description: Watch a movie, eat yummy popcorn and have a great time! Ages 4+ (Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.) No registration required on Saturday, March 2, at 1 p.m.

Location of Event: St. Helena Branch Library – Community Meeting Room,

Contact information: 843-255-6558, kmcteer@bcgov.net.

• Tween Game Night

Description: ‘Tweens ages 9-11 are invited to have fun playing video and traditional board games at the library on Friday, March 1 from at 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Location of Event:  St. Helena Branch Library,

Contact info: 843-255-6558 or kmcteer@bcgov.net.

• Family Literacy Night 

Description: Join for activities and fun for the family that will help to build the love of reading and to improve literacy skills. Ages
4+ (Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.) No registration required. The third Wednesdays of each month is March 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Location of Event: St. Helena Branch Library – Community Meeting Room

Contact Information: 843-255-6558, kmcteer@bcgov.net

• Homework Center

Description: Students grades first through 12th can get in-person homework help at the library in all subject areas. Homework Center uses trained volunteers and the services of Brainfuse to assist the students with their homework needs. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. The center is open Saturdays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. through May.

Location of Event:  St. Helena Branch Library – Computer Lab

Contact Information: 843-255-6558, kmcteer@bcgov.net.

• Fourth Annual Teen Film Festival

Description: Enjoy free viewings of 15 minute short films produced and directed by local teens on the big screen at area theaters! Watch, then mark your ballots for best direction, sound, editing, and more. Free concessions tickets available at theatre on the day of the program.  Sponsored by the Women in Philanthropy Group, Beaufort County Library, and the Friends of the Beaufort Library. For teens in grade 6th – 12th grade or ages 11 to 17. There will be two screening dates and locations:

Tuesday, March 12 at Highway 21 Drive-In, screen time determined by sunset

Thursday, March 14, location and time TBD

Price of Event: Free

Contact info: 843-255-6542 or sbrooks@bcgov.net

Website:  beaufortcountylibrary.org

• Fourth Annual Teen Film Festival Awards Ceremony

Description: The public judged them, now come meet the winners. Watch the winning short films and see who earned the “bests” in filmmaking categories like original score, costuming, and cinematography. Trophies awarded. Open to the public on Saturday, March 16 at 2 p.m.

Location of Event:  St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road

Contact info: 843-255-6542 or sbrooks@bcgov.net

• GraphicCon

Description: Anime movies, graphic novel films, discussions, speakers, workshops, animation lessons, Cosplay, and more on Saturday, March 30, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location of Event:  St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road,

Community Meeting Room, Conference Room, Teen Lounge, and Reading Garden

Contact info: 843-255-6542 or sbrooks@bcgov.net.

• Toddler Time with Miss Kathleen 

Description: A storytime program for 2-3 year olds and their adult caregiver. This program incorporates the State Library’s Every Child Ready to Read Initiative. Registration required.

Time and Date of the Event:

Tuesday, March 5 at 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 12 at 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 19 at 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 26 at 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 1 at 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 9 at 3:30 p.m.

Location of Event:  St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road,

Storytime Room

Contact information: 843-255-6558, kmcteer@bcgov.net.

 

For more information, go online to www.beaufortcountylibrary.org. All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

 

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