18 January 2017

Local History Titles at Book Breaks and Books Sandwiched In

The Beaufort County Library is fortunate to have three Friends of the Library groups. Two of our FOLs sponsor Winter book review series.

The Friends of the Hilton Head Library host the Book Break series. This year they have expanded the Book Break series from six to eight weeks. The Book Break series begins today, Wednesday, January 18th with light refreshments at 11:30 am. The review begins at Noon in the Community Room of the Hilton Head Branch Library, 11 Beach City Road. Several sessions are sure to be of particular interest to anyone who loves local history:

Wednesday, January 28 
Elizabeth Millen presents The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy. Millen is the editor of Pink Magazine.

Wednesday, February 8
Beaufort District Collection manager, Grace Cordial, reviews Correct Mispronunciations of Some South Carolina Names by Claude and Irene Neuffer. Learn to say some local family and place names the way that native South Carolinians do while picking up some local history tidbits.

Wednesday, March 1
Don Peterson shares his insights into Hilton Head's most influential developer while reviewing My Life with Charles Fraser by Charlie Ryan.

Wednesday, March 8
Lou Benfante reviews Hilton Head Island in the Civil War: Department of the South by Robert Carse.

The Books Sandwiched In (BSI) series, sponsored by the Friends of the Beaufort Library (FOL), returns to the USCB Center for Performing Arts, 801 Carteret Street, Beaufort on Monday, January 30, 2017. All BSI sessions are free and open to the general public. Doors open at 11:30 am; the programs start at Noon. Cookies and donations are greatly appreciated. Three sessions are particularly of interest to anyone who loves local history: 

Monday, January 30
Maxine Lutz presents Northern Money, Southern Land: The Lowcountry Plantation Sketches by Chlotilde R. Martin. Lutz is the Executive Director of the Historic Beaufort Foundation.

Monday, February 6
Queen Quet presents her book Gullah/Geechee: Africa's Seeds in the Winds of the Diaspora. Queen Quet is head of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and a prolific local author of a series of titles promoting awareness of the Africanisms still present here in Beaufort County.

Monday March 13
Lynn Markovich Bryant presents her self-published autobiography "I'm Black and I'm Proud," wished the white girl. Bryant returned to teach writing at the predominantly black St. Helena Island Elementary School that she attended as a child in the 1960s and 1970s. 

Other books and presenters on the 2017 Book Break and 2017 Books Sandwiched In series list of programs are:

Wednesday, January 18 - Book Break
Richard Geraghty presents 41: A Portrait of My Father by George W. Bush.

Wednesday, February 1 - Book Break
Cindy Johnson presents Eat Fat to Get Thin by Dr. Mark Hyman

Monday, February 13 - Books Sandwiched In
Andy Beall presents Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

Wednesday, February 15 - Book Break
Marc Frey presents Positive Intelligence by Shirzad Chamine

Monday, February 20 - Books Sandwiched In
Jim Jordan presents his book Penny Savannah:  A Tale of Civil War Georgia

Wednesday, February 22 - Book Break
Author Christopher Williams shares his book, Black Blue Bloods, a true story about his African-American ancestors who owned a 575 acre plantation in the Laurens County South Carolina area.  

Monday, February 27 - Books Sandwiched In
Beaufort County Library Director Ray McBride presents The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero by Timothy Egan

Monday, March 6 - Books Sandwiched In
Beverley Porter presents When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanthi

Monday, March 20 - Books Sandwiched In
Gene Rugala presents United States of Jihad: Investigating America's Homegrown Terrorists by Peter Bergen
For more information about the 2017 Books Sandwiched In series, please contact Lolita Huckaby Watson, 843-812-6490, bftbay@gmail.com.

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