What To Do: Festive library events

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• Each year the Photography Club of Beaufort assigns members a year-long photo project.  This year, in honor of those first artists, the subject chosen was WHITE. Members spent the past 11 months digitally capturing all that was White around us — from birds to brides, from wine and cheese to marshmallows, flowers and glaciers, to tombstones and lace. The possibilities were endless. Images were projected at the November meeting of the club and 40 images were chosen to be exhibited at the club’s annual December exhibit at the Beaufort Branch Library. Framed photos will be on display and offered for sale in the library’s second floor gallery from Dec. 7, 2012, to January 16, 2013.  The public is invited to the free opening reception during the Night on the Town, Friday, Dec. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The exhibit is open during library hours: Monday and Wednesday, 10 to 5; Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 1 to 5 p.m.; closed weekends.

• Saturday Holiday Movie Marathon: There will be holiday movies on the big screen all day, popcorn and drinks provided; free and open to all ages. Saturday, December 8, from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. at the Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort. Call ahead for film selections.

• Feliz Navidad Bingo

Description: All ages are invited to celebrate the holidays with a little fun and frivolity! There will be festive prizes and even a piñata

Time and Date of Event:  Saturday, December 15 at 1 p.m.

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

Price of Event: Free

Contact: 843-255-6479, tracyeb@bcgov.net, or visit beaufortcountylibrary.org.

St. Helena Branch Library holiday potluck and festivities to celebrate Gullah culture

Event Name: Night pun deseyuh iland: a Gullah Night On the Town.

Description of Event: This event is a holiday potluck with festivities to celebrate Gullah culture.  All library patrons who visit the library beginning Nov. 26 through Dec. 14 can enter their name in for a gift basket drawing. The library will close for business and participants are invited to join the staff in the Community Meeting Room to meet a special Holiday Guest who will read “Gullah Night Before Christmas” by Virginia Geraty and the community can share in a potluck feast.  Sign up is not required but would be appreciated to inform which side dish a participant may bring. This event is sponsored by the Beaufort Friends of the Library and the Red Piano Too Art Gallery.

Audience:  Open to all patrons, children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult

Time and Date of Event: Friday, December 14, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Location: St. Helena Branch Library – Community Meeting Room, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena Island, SC 29935

Price of Event: Free

Contact: 843-255-6540, or email Maria Benac, Branch Manager at mbenac@bcgov.net

Website: www.beaufortcountylibrary.org.

• Make your own cinnamon scented Christmas ornaments

Description of Event: All ages are invited to come out to make your very own apple sauce and cinnamon ornaments! Beautiful keepsakes that smell wonderful.

Time and Date of Event:  Saturday, December 22 at 1 p.m.

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

Price of Event: Free

Contact info: 843-255-6479, gmolter@bcgov.net; www.beaufortcountylibrary.org.

The Beaufort branch of the library is located downtown, at 311 Scott Street. For more information about upcoming events, call Traci Cox at 843-255-6431.

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