Summer schedule heats up at the library


All events are free and located at the Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, SC 29902. Please call Stacey Edmonds (843)255-6458, or email at sinman@bcgov.net for questions. Website:  beaufortcountylibrary.org.

Turtle Time with Janie Lackman

Description of event:  Join Beaufort’s own “Turtle Lady” and learn what she and her team do to protect the loggerhead turtles in our area!

Date and time of event: Saturday, June 15 at 3 p.m. in the Beaufort Meeting Room

Dig Into Reading Craft Day

Description of Event:  Mrs. Darlene is hosting a  treasure theme craft that complements our Dig Into Reading Summer program. Craft for families and ages 7+.

Time and Date of Event: Monday, June 17 at 10 a.m. (“Treasure” theme), Monday, June 24 at 10 a.m. (“Bug” theme)

Location of Event:  Beaufort Meeting Room


Experiencing Cuba: How to visit Cuba, legally, and what you’ll find when you get there

Description:  Sandy Dimke will not only show beautiful images of her trip to Cuba, including all those wonderful classic 1950’s cars, but will also explain the recent history of the island, the economics and what the future has in store. She will also explain the procedure to plan a trip to Cuba through the US Treasury’s People-to-People program.

Date and time: Tuesday, June 25 at 2 p.m.


Second Saturday Family Movie

Description: We will be showing a newly released film on the BIG SCREEN on the Second Saturday of each month!

Date and time:  Saturdays, June 8 at 2 p.m., July 13th at 2 p.m., and August 10th at 2 p.m.


Summer Reading Film Series

Description:  Newly released films every Tuesday during Summer Reading

Date and time: Tuesdays at 2 p.m. (June 11-July 16)


Drop In Tech Help

Description: Drop by Thursday evenings to get one on one help with your laptop, ereader, or tablet.

Date and time: Thursdays from 6-7 p.m.


BDC @ the Beaufort Branch: Digging Up Your Civil War Ancestors!

Description of event:  Learn how to find your Civil War ancestors- whether they wore the Blue or the Gray!

Date and time of event: Tuesday, July 9th from 10 a.m.- Noon



All events are free and located at the St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Rd, St. Helena Island, SC 29920.

Contact 843-255-6487, bblue@bcgov.net or visit beaufortcountylibrary.org.

Computer Class

Description of Event:  Come and explore a variety of beginner level computer topics. Registration is required. Space is limited.

Time and Date of Event: June 18, July 16 and August 20, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.


Computer Class

Description of Event:  Come and explore a variety of intermediate level computer topics. Registration is required. Space is limited.

Time and Date: June 25, July 23 and August 27, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.


St. Helena Library History Scrapbook Project

Description of Event:  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. Program is intended for adult scrapbookers.

Time and Date:  6 p.m. on the following Wednesdays: June 26, July 24, August 28


Before Fifty Shades of Grey: History’s Scandalous Reads

Short Description: Think “Fifty Shades of Grey” has caused shock waves? Try “Sons and Lovers,” “Ulysses,” and “Fanny Hill.” College of Charleston English professor Dr. Joe Kelly and Beaufort County Library Assistant Director Jan O’Rourke will speak on the history of obscene and salacious fiction and the current erotica publishing trend. This program is intended for adult audiences.

Time and Date: Monday, June 3 at 3 p.m.


Poison Pen Mystery FILM Club

Short Description of Event: Join the Poison Pen Mystery Book Club for a viewing of a mysterious film.

Time and Date of Event: Monday, June 10, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.; Monday, August 12, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.


The Feminine Mystique at 50: A Conversation

Short Description: Do you remember a time before The Feminine Mystique was published in 1963? Interested in hearing personal stories from women who do? Join us to discuss how women’s lives changed in the last half of the 20th century.  Program is intended for adult audiences.

Time and Date of Event:  Monday, June 17 at 3 p.m.


Poison Pen Mystery Book Club

Short Description: Enjoy a discussion of mysteries old and new over coffee and treats. We’re reading “The Murder of Roger Ackroyd” by Agatha Christie. Hercule Poirot puts his little grey cells to work to solve a murder in a small English village of King’s Abbot. This groundbreaking mystery caused outrage at its publication due to its plot twist that many readers considered “unfair.” Program is intended for adult readers.

Time and Date of Event:  Monday, June 24, at 6 p.m.


Reading Pre-Registration for Dig Into Reading!

Short Description: Come in and sign up for our Fantastic Summer Reading Program! We will dig and read, have fun with parachutes, and look at fossils! We have Sean Driscoll and Ronald McDonald visits planned, too. Summer Reading is for everyone. We register children birth to age 11 in the Children’s Area.

Time and Date of the Event: June 3-8 During Library Hours

Summer Reading Dates — June 10 through July 20. Wrap Up Celebration July 27th!

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


Saturday Movie Fun

Short Description: Watch a movie, eat yummy popcorn, and have a great time!

All ages & families welcome. All children under the ages of 8 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. For specific film title, please call the library.

Time and Date: Saturday, June 1 from 1 to 3 p.m.


Parachute Fun with Miss Kathleen

Short Description: A moving storytime program for 2-5 year olds and their adult caregivers, which incorporates movement and learning using ideas from the State Library’s Every Child Ready to Read Initiative.

Time and Date:  Saturday, June 15 from 11 a.m. to noon. Registration required.


Sean Driscoll Performs at St. Helena Branch Library

Short Description: Join whacky Paleontologist Diggery Digger on his fossil finding adventure. Connect clues from an array of dinosaurs to find baby dino’s mom. Unearth fossil facts with a blast to the past using digger’s fossil time machine!

Time and Date of the Event: Tuesday, June 18th from 10 to 11 a.m.


Let’s Dig Into Fossils with Ms. Vera and Ms. Kathleen

Short Description: Come explore fossils and unearth some treasures! Children ages 8-12 are welcome.  Children ages 5-7 may attend with an adult caregiver.

Time and Date: Saturday, July 6 from 1 to 3 p.m.


Come see Ronald McDonald at the Library!

Short Description of the Event: Come do some “clowning around” with one of the most famous clowns in town!  All ages welcome.

Time and Date of the Event: Tuesday, July 9, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Registration required.


Summer Reading Wrap Up Celebration!

Short Description: Enjoy snow cones in your swimsuits and shorts on the terrace while Summer Reading Prizes are awarded.

Time and Date: 12:30-2 p.m., Saturday, July 27

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