01 April 2015

April News & Notes

We celebrate National Poetry Month during April with a themed display inside the Research Room. You'd be surprised how many poetry books we have in our permanent collection. Expect to read a few of my favorite poems by local poets here in Connections this month.

The Library system is running a fun creative exercise to celebrate. 
If you've been in the Research Room, you'll know that we don't have much wall space in the public area - and the 2nd floor lobby is filled with the wonderful "Heart of the Home" exhibit through June 12th. It'll be fun to see what our budding poets write at other locations throughout the system, though.

The Preservation Associate position was frozen in late March so it looks like the temporary schedule will continue for awhile yet. Mondays and Fridays are as before: 10 am to 5 pm; but there is no access to the Research Room without an advance appointment on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays until further notice.

We've got three programs lined up for April:

Last Ferry to Beaufort: an Author Book talk, sale and signing with local author Charles Wersler.  He shares the life and times of Capt. Willie Roberts, 1865- 1952, the last ferryman in Beaufort County. Saturday, April 18th at 1 pm in the BDC. Come early and view the "Heart of the Home" exhibit 11 am - 1 pm.

Dr. Chester DePratter explains the archaeology at the mid-16th century capitol of New Spain, Santa Elena on Thursday, April 23 at 6 pm in the BDC. We're keeping the "Heart of the Home" exhibit open that day until 6 pm. This lecture is co-sponsored by Beaufort Chapter, Archaeological Society of South Carolina.

Above all else, the BDC strives to be a good steward of the materials entrusted to us. This also  means that we can teach you some basic strategies to preserve your own family treasures. Help us celebrate national Preservation Week at Bluffton Branch on Tues., April 28 at 1 pm to get some tips and suggestions from BDC Manager Grace Cordial. First come; first seated. Maximum of 20 people.

The Library system is closed Wed., April 22nd for Staff Development Day.

Remember that you're never far away from local history brought to you by the Beaufort District Collection, the Library's special local history collections and archives. The "Virtual BDC" is only a few clicks away under the "Local History" tab on the Library system's homepage.  

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