02 January 2014

2014 Books Sandwiched In Series Begins January 6th

The Books Sandwiched In series, sponsored by the Friends of the Beaufort County Library (FOL), will begin in January 2014 and is one of the “Friends” most popular projects. Local authors, well-known community leaders, celebrities, educators and world-travelers have appeared as presenters on the Books Sandwiched In stage at this free event.

With a book selection from a wide-range of books and subject matter, including those by local authors, bestsellers, and fascinating prizewinners, the series has attracted large audiences for many years.  There is plenty of time after each presentation for audience Q and A.

Event Co-chairs Lloyd and Jane Sidwell are excited about this year’s lineup of books and presenters. “Over the course of this BSI series we are privileged to have two authors speaking about their own books including Memoirs of the Prodigal Son: The Road to Redemption by Reverend John Dortch,” said Jane Sidwell.  “Also our first book in the series, Catherine’s Cross by Millie West, is set in right here in Beaufort and we’ll have Sheriff Tanner presenting, so that should make for an especially intriguing talk,” she added. 

There will be a light lunch for sale on site, or bring your own bag lunch.  Coffee and cookies are complimentary and donations are very much appreciated.  It is also a great time to become a “Friend” of the Beaufort County Library or renew your yearly membership.

This year the FOL is again offering several opportunities for patrons to support the FOL and our public libraries through drawings for items such as current best sellers, gift certificates to local boutiques and restaurants, rounds of golf including two rounds of golf for four at Dataw Island Club and a night’s stay at the spectacular Palmetto Bluff Resort.  The Inn at Palmetto Bluff was recently named the number one resort and hotel in the United States by Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards 2013.

“The Friends of the Library is very appreciative to all its sponsors for helping underwrite the BSI Series,” added the Sidwells. “Without our friends at Palmetto Bluff, Lowcountry Produce, Hargray, Dataw Island Club, Hand & Tanner, BI-LO, Murr Printing, Kinghorn Insurance, Laura and Michael Eggers, and Kole Construction, we may not be able to put on an event like Books Sandwiched In free-of-charge to our community. We are very grateful.”

The Series kicks off Monday, January at noon, and continues every Monday (except January 21st) through March 3rd when the final presentation by local chef and cookbook author, Debbi Covington, will be held in the evening starting at 5:30 pm. Following that presentation, a “Closing Reception,” featuring Debbi’s appetizers and a glass of wine, will be available to all BSI attendees making a donation! All BSI events take place at the USCB Center for Performing Arts, 801 Carteret Street, Beaufort, SC  29902.

Books Sandwiched In 2014 Calendar:

  • Monday, January 6th,, 12 Noon Sheriff P.J. Tanner presents Catherine’s Cross by Millie West
  • Monday, January 13th, 12 Noon Dr. Tom Downs presents The House of God by Samuel Shem
  • Monday, January 27th, 12 Noon Eileen Williams presents The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bojahlian
  • Monday February 3rd, 12 Noon Patricia Turk presents Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
  • Monday, February 10th, 12 Noon John Dortch presents Memoirs of the Prodigal Son: The Road to Redemption: Fifteen years in Prison and Beyond. by Rev. Dr. John C. Dortch
  • Monday, February 17th, 12 Noon Steve Murray presents Freedom’s Forge by Arthur Herman
  • Monday February 24th, 12 Noon Alice Moss presents Serena by Ron Rash
  • Monday, March 3rd, 5:30 PM Debbi Covington presents Celebrate Everything! by Debbi Covington

Contact: Betsy Hinderliter, 912-660-9171; bthinderliter@yahoo.com OR                                                                              
Lloyd & Jane Sidwell, 843-694-2864; sidwellweb@gmail.com

About The Friends of the Beaufort Library: The Friends of the Beaufort Library: Beaufort, Lobeco and St. Helena Branches (FOL) is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization founded in 1979.  It is a volunteer organization providing financial support to northern Beaufort County libraries (Beaufort, Lobeco and St. Helena branches) with services to the community through additional funding of programs and projects that enhance learning, leisure and life. Events include two annual book sales and the popular and FREE Books Sandwiched In series. To become a member of FOL contact Lee Martin at 843-838-7438 or to volunteer contact Lynn Kittson at 843 379-7040.  

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