25 January 2016

Another Big Read Update

We had a cozy group of attendees at our "Hurricanes of Beaufort's Past" program on Sat., Jan. 23rd. (It was a dismally cold day. The overcast conditions seemed rather appropriate for the gravitas of the topic.) Those attending saw and heard about some of the almost 100 hurricanes and tropical storms that have visited Beaufort County since 1852. We highlighted the Hurricanes of 1656, 1752, 1854, 1885, 1893, 1896, 1898, 1911, 1940, "Able," "Gracie," "David," "Hugo 'a- wimp-with-a-wallop'," "Earl" and "Floyd." (I really hadn't expected to find quite so many.)  
Looking at "Hurricanes" materials from the Research Room
The Big Read program continues this week with a Book Discussion Group at the Lobeco Branch Library, the final Storyboard Workshop at Beaufort Branch Library, and the closing days to see the Cassandra Gillens Art Exhibit at St. Helena Branch Library
"Their Eyes Were Watching God" Book Discussion at Lobeco, 1872 Trask Parkway, Thursday, Jan 28, 2016, 4:00pm – 5:00pm (The Reader's Guide has questions to ponder.)

Final Storyboard Workshop: Everybody has a story. What’s yours? Whether you’re a writer or not, let inimitable Joggling Board Press publisher and editor Susan Kammeraad-Campbell show you how to capture a moment of your life. No registration necessary. No writing experience necessary. Heck, she even supplies the pens and paper!
Event Location: Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, SC, 29902-5556
Date: Sat, Jan 30, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

And don't forget that the Cassandra Gillens Art Exhibit on display at St. Helena Branch Library closes Monday, February 1. Be sure to go see her vibrant work during the branch's regular hours of operation.

Event Location: St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena, SC, 29920
Date: Mon, Jan 25, 2016 – Mon, Feb 1, 2016

Please check out the full schedule of upcoming The Big Read events. There are plenty more enlightening, instructive and entertaining events and programs left to explore the themes in Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston.

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