13 February 2015

Reservations Required Events

When the BDC requires registration for one of our "instructive and enlightening experiences" we do so because we expect a high turnout for a sure-to-be popular speaker (e.g., Dr. Rowland has “groupies” in the nicest sense of that term); we have limits on our financial resources for supplies for the event; we can only seat so many people within the physical space; and/or the Library has an insufficient number of personnel to support the program or training beyond the number of slots. Therefore, it is very important that if you are unable to attend a Library sponsored registration required event as planned that you cancel your reservation as soon as possible in order that people who followed the procedure for getting on the waiting list can be notified that a spot has opened.

One such "Reservation Required" event is coming soon - and we reached capacity far more quickly than expected.  We have even had to close the waiting list because it got too long. 

This lonely tombstone on Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort started  a decade-long research project to uncover the life and legacy of Stephen Binyard, USCT soldier and his family. Learn from researchers Kimberly Morgan and Akosua Moore (herself a direct descendant of Stephen Binyard). They will present the compelling story of a family originally born into slavery in Beaufort through original documents, photos, and oral family histories. This BDC@ The Branches local history program will be held at St. Helena Branch Library at 1 pm on Saturday., February 21st.  We will try to offer another opportunity to hear these two researchers again.  

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