Upcoming events at local libraries

Poetry Night: Join us for a poetry reading from the Beaufort based poetry group, Otram Slabess on Thursday, April 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort, SC 29902. Free, all ages are welcome. Contact: 843-255-6458, sinman@bcgov.net.

Poem in Your Pocket: Come to the St. Helena Branch Library between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to pick up a free poem from any service desk to celebrate Poetry Month on Thursday, April 24, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact 842-255-6488 fhays@bcgov.net.

Poison Pen Book Club: Discussion of “The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress” by Ariel Lawhom on Monday, April 28, at 6 p.m. in the St. Helena Branch Conference Room for adults. Free. Contact 843-255-6488, fhays@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. April’s book is “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green. Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be rewritten. This program is intended for adult readers. Tuesday, April 29, noon-1 p.m. or Wednesday, April 30, 6 to 7 p.m. — same book, two different discussion groups. Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort, SC 29902. Contact: 843-255-6458, acox@bcgov.net.

Legos: Drop-in between 3 and 5 p.m. to build with Legos. Finished creations will be featured in the library’s display case. For ages 4 and up. Tuesdays, April 22 through May 27 at the Beaufort Branch, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort. Contact 843-255-6435, darleneb@bcgov.net.

Homework Center: During the school year, every Saturday help for children in grades 1-12. Help from live tutors at Brainfuse is also available from 2 to 11 p.m. daily. The free homework center will be available April 26, 2-4 p.m. and May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. Contact 843-255-6541, kmcteer@bcgov.net.

Computer Programs How-To: A library staff member will guide you in using a computer program such as Microsoft Word. Saturday, April 26 at 9:30 a.m. Free; Contact 843-255-6544, carmeng@bcgov.net.

Book and Cook at Lobeco: Bring the kids, listen to a fun story about food and then stick around to make a snack. Call Ms. Tracye at 255-6480 to register or stop by. Saturday, April 26 at 2 p.m. at the Lobeco Library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Contact info: 843-255-6480, tracyeb@bcgov.net.

Preserving Your Family Treasures with Grace: Beaufort District Collection Manager Grace Cordial offers tips and suggestions to empower you to protect paper-based family treasures such as letters, Bibles, certificates and diplomas, memorabilia, and photographs. Saturday, May 3, from 2 to 3 p.m. at Beaufort Library Meeting Room, first floor, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort. Contact: 843-255-6468, gracec@bcgov.net.

Make It and Take It: Mother’s Day: Drop-in between 3 and 5 p.m. and make something special for your mom. For ages 4-10, Wednesday May 7, at Beaufort library, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort.

Contact info: 843-255-6435, darleneb@bcgov.net.

Find out more about these and other events at www.beaufortcountylibrary.org.

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