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                                       The New Patricia Doyle Collection


Patricia Doyle, a retired teacher, enthusiastic historian and fixture in historic downtown Georgetown, has donated a sweeping collection of books that explore local history to the Georgetown Library.

Some of the books have been added to the Local History Room, where they can be accessed for scholarly research. It’s a fitting home for the books, since the room was named years ago for Doyle in a nod to her untiring efforts on behalf of local libraries and historical preservation. The majority of the books will appear in a special named reference collection on the main shelves at Georgetown Library.


Here are just a few of the titles in the collection:





September, 2015: Georgetown Library and Coastal Carolina University hosted the Lowcountry Rice Forum, a three-day exploration of the effects of the antebellum rice culture on the arts. Scholars and artists from around the nation came to enjoy lectures, a performance by the Columbia City Ballet, a live show with Ron and Natalie Daise, the Freedom Readers' Children's Choir, and more. Click below for our recap of the event:


March, 2015: We opened the brand new Waccamaw Neck Library Branch with a festive ribbon cutting, complete with local dignitaries and supporters, entertainment, and tasty desserts. Here are a few of our favorite pics:








































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