14 December 2014

Holiday Cheer & Schedule

Pierre McGowan tells this humorous little Christmas tale in his first memoir, Gullah Mailman: 
One Christmas Eve my father was standing on the sidewalk on Bay Street in front of Hugh Gray's Liquor Store talking to Mr. Gray. A black man from St. Helena Island came out of the store with a pint of whiskey he had just purchased from the clerk inside. He placed the bottle under his arm while he paused to light a cigarette, and in doing so he dropped the bottle, which smashed when it hit the concrete pavement. Not a word was spoken as the three men watched the whiskey trickling toward the gutter. Finally, when the black man realized that others were aware of this tragedy, he looked up and exclaimed, "Grate Gawd, wite folks, Crismus dun cum and gone."

You can check out copies of Gullah Mailman from the Local History sections at the Branch Libraries, call # is B MCG.

The Beaufort Railroaders Model Trains display is at Beaufort Branch Library, Dec. 16 - 20th. Dates and times.

Reminders about our holiday schedule:
·         The Beaufort District Collection Research Room has shortened hours on Dec. 22nd and 23rd on account of staff shortage.  Charmaine will be on hand to assist customers 10 am – Noon; and 1 pm – 5 pm on each of those dates.  
·         The entire Beaufort County Library system is closed Christmas Eve, Dec. 24th and  Christmas Day, Dec. 25th. Regular hours resume on Fri., Dec. 26th everywhere in the Library system except in the Beaufort District Collection.
  • The BDC Research Room is closed Fri., Dec. 26th due to staff shortage.  
·         The Library system will close at 5 pm on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31st.
·         The Library system will be closed New Year’s Day, Jan. 1st, 2015. Regular hours resume Jan. 2, 2015.  

May your holiday celebrations be safe and merry.

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