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Upcoming Events

Events are listed chronologically and, unless otherwise noted, are free and open to the public.  

 

First Thursday

    Online First Thursday Lectures from the Friends of the Waccamaw Library  

    Thursday, October 1 at 10 am  

    Livestream on Facebook > Georgetown County Library  

    "The Unfinished Story of the Emanuel AME Church Shooting: The Hard Journey to Grace" 

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The Post and Courier and author of Grace Will Lead Us Home, Jennifer Berry Hawes digs deeper to present the complex, ongoing struggles hidden beneath the headlines around the mass murder of nine African American church-goers by a white supremacist in Charleston, SC on June 17, 2015. Hawes explores day-to-day difficulties of the Emanuel Nine families, now that the public outpouring of grief has receded, and how racial divisions remain within the Holy City, and beyond. The New York Times Book Review praised Hawes as “so admirably steadfast in her commitment to bearing witness that one is compelled to consider the story she tells from every possible angle.”


Tuesdays With     In Person lecture: Tuesdays With... Lecture from the Georgetown Friends of the Library 

    Tuesday, October 13 at 10 am 

    In person at Howard Auditorium,  1610 Hawkins Street 

    "Hurricanes: All You Wanted to Know, But Were Afraid to Ask" 

WPDE Meteorologist and storm savant Ed Piotrowski will share stories of hair-raising hurricanes past, and talk about the future of storms this season and beyond. This lecture is part of the popular Tuesdays With... series, now in its third year. Seating is limited for the in-person lecture: please contact Bob Willey at rwilley1019@gmail.com to reserve a space. 


First Thursday

    Online First Thursday Lectures from the Friends of the Waccamaw Library  

    Thursday, November 5 at 10 am  

    Livestream on Facebook > Georgetown County Library  

    "The Bohemian South" 

Shawn Bingham is coeditor of The Bohemian South: Creating Countercultures from Poe to Punk (UNC Press, 2017), about various ways, past and present, that the American South has served as an epicenter for progress, innovation, and experimentation. From the southern influence on nineteenth-century New York to the 1990s Athens, GA music scene, to cutting-edge cuisines of millennial Asheville, NC, the bohemian South has long challenged traditional views of the region as a cultural backwater. Dr. Bingham is Director of the Honors Scholars College and Associate Dean at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

 

First Thursday    Online First Thursday Lectures from the Friends of the Waccamaw Library  

    Thursday, December 3 at 10 am  

    Livestream on Facebook > Georgetown County Library  

    "South Carolina Women and the Right to Vote: 100 Years After the 19th Amendment in SC" 

Distinguished Professor Emerita of History at the University of South Carolina, Dr. Marjorie Spruill is author of three books about women’s history, including New Women of the New South: The Leaders of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the Southern States, and is editor of One Woman, One Vote, companion to the PBS documentary series about the movement for women’s voting rights. With degrees from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Duke University, and the University of Virginia, Dr. Spruill is a leading expert on the woman suffrage movement and a prominent historian of the American South.