From staff reports
“A library could show you everything, if you knew where to look,” author Pat Conroy wrote in his book “My Reading Life.”
I Was Born to Be in a Library: Pat Conroy’s Great Love of Libraries, a presentation by Jonathan Haupt and Millie Bennett is coming, from 4:40 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, May 24, to the Beaufort County Library at 311 Scott Street in Beaufort.
The author of “The Prince of Tides,” “The Great Santini” and “The Water Is Wide,” Conroy (1945–2016) is synonymous with the Lowcountry. Haupt, the Pat Conroy Literary Center Executive Director, will discuss Conroy’s lifelong love of books and libraries — focusing on the roles public libraries, school libraries, and Conroy’s own personal library played in his writing life. Through video and audio clips, photographs, and published and unpublished writings by and about Conroy, this presentation welcomes attendees into the book-filled world of one of America’s most beloved writers.
This program also includes an overview of the Pat Conroy Literary Center which honors and continues Conroy’s legacy as writer and educator in his adopted hometown of Beaufort.
This event was rescheduled following a weather cancellation during National Library Week and is free and open to the public.