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Upcoming Events

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

TEENS and TWEENS: Financial Fitness Pizza Party 

Financial Classes    Georgetown Library: Monday, August 12 at 4 pm 

    Carvers Bay Library: Wednesday, August 14 at 1 pm 

    Andrews Library: Friday, August 16 at 1 pm 

 

Teens and tweens are invited to a financial fitness pizza party. Learn how to save this school year, play Financial Football, star in a video, and enjoy LOTS of PIZZA! (And yes, it's free.) 


Summer Crafternoons 

arts and crafts    Waccamaw Library 

    Tuesday, August 20 at 3:00 pm 

    All ages - children under 10 accompanied by adult 

 

Repurpose old used books into fresh home decor like banners, flower pots and critters! 


Being Ray Bradbury

bRADBURY CELEBRATION    Waccamaw Library 

    Thursday, August 22 at 10 am 

    

 

Join us for a wonder-filled celebration of the life and work of great sci-fi and fantasy author Ray Bradbury on what would be his 99th birthday! Bill Oberst will deliver dramatic readings from Bradbury’s works and discuss what inspired him to create an acclaimed stage show centered on this major American writer, whose  classics include Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, & The Illustrated Man. Emmy-winner Oberst is a celebrated stage, film, and television actor who splits time between his native Georgetown County and Hollywood. Q&A with Oberst to follow!


Southern Soul Concert 

Concert SEries

    Waccamaw Library 

    Thursday, August 22 at 5:30 pm 

    Part of the FOWL musician series sponsored by the Friends of the Waccamaw Library 

 

The Gibbonses will bring their high-energy, intimate stage show from their home state of Texas to the Waccamaw Library! The husband-and-wife duo thread together strands of Southern soul, folk-rock, and R&B in weaving their own version of Americana music.


Stories Cemeteries Tell Us 

Genealogy Workshop     Georgetown Library 

    Tuesday, August 27 at 5 pm 

 

 

Genealogist Patti Burns will show the surprising things about local history and genealogy that you can learn from the burial markers honoring our dead. 


Coding Information Sessions 

Coding class    Georgetown Library 

    Friday, August 30, 1 - 3 pm 

    Saturday, August 31, 10 am - noon

 

Come learn more about SC Codes, which offers free programming for all South Carolinians, whether you've never used code or want to level up. 


Maximize Your Medicare! 

retirement information     Waccamaw Library 

     Tuesday, September 3 at 10 am

 

 

Certified agent Tony Carlton will explain how to get the best benefits from Medicare through Supplement, Advantage, and Step Therapy programs, etc. & connect with your overall   Retirement strategy. 


What the Dickens Were Civil War Soldiers Reading?

First Thursday     Waccamaw Library 

    Thursday, September 5 at 10 am 

    Part of the First Thursday series created by the Friends of the Waccamaw Library 

 

Based on archival research supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Dr. Sarah E. Gardner, Distinguished University Professor of History at Mercer University, will discuss not just what books Union and Confederate soldiers read during the U.S. Civil War, but how and why they read. What was the value of reading literature for Civil War soldiers, North and South? Which books did they like best, and why? Did Confederates like different authors than their Union counterparts? Is there any truth to Mark Twain's claim the Scottish Romantic writer Sir Walter Scott "had so large a hand in making Southern character, as it existed before the war, that he is in great measure responsible for the war"? 


Family Law Clinic 

Legal Help    Andrews Library 

    Thursday, September 5 at 5:30 pm 

    Guidance on divorce, custody, visitation, support and other family legal concerns. 

 

This free clinic is presented by the SC Bar Public Services Division. The clinic consists of a 30-40 minute lecture followed by an open question and answer session. Clinics are designed to provide general legal information, not to provide guidance on a specific situation. 


"Stop the Presses!" Film Series 

Golden Age Movies     Waccamaw Library 

    Friday, September 6 at 2:30 pm 

    FEATURED FILM: Citizen Kane (1941) 

 

All films included focus on the depiction of the press on the screen and all hail from the “Golden Age” of Hollywood: the 1930s and the 1940s. The films were selected by Charles Swenson, Editor of the Coastal Observer, who will provide engaging introductions to the movies before each screening. Among other topics, Swenson will discuss how the role of the newspaper has shifted since the periods portrayed in these classic films and why some of these movies seem eerily prescient of current media trends, including scandal-mongering and the debate over “fake news.” Swenson put together a lineup that reflects an excellent balance of comedy and drama, thrilling film noir and heartwarming romance, iconic masterpieces and fascinating under-the-radar picks.


Getting to Know Your Computer 

Computer Basics    Waccamaw Library: Monday, September 9 at 10 am 

    Georgetown Library: Tuesday, September 10 at 10 am 

    Andrews Library: Tuesday, September 10 at 4 pm 

    Carvers Bay Library: Wednesday, September 11 at 10 am 

We will familiarize ourselves with the different parts of a computer, discuss and understand the terminology, practice having multiple programs and tabs open, minimizing tabs and ways to save documents.


Maker Monday

Maker Monday    Andrews Library 

    Monday, September 9 at 3:30 pm 

    Scrap Paper Fun 

 

 Kids, ages 6 and up, come try your hand at fun and useful crafts! 


"Stop the Presses!" Film Series 

Golden Age Movies     Waccamaw Library 

    Friday, September 13 at 2:30 pm 

    FEATURED FILM: Libeled Lady (1936) 

 

All films included focus on the depiction of the press on the screen and all hail from the “Golden Age” of Hollywood: the 1930s and the 1940s. The films were selected by Charles Swenson, Editor of the Coastal Observer, who will provide engaging introductions to the movies before each screening. Among other topics, Swenson will discuss how the role of the newspaper has shifted since the periods portrayed in these classic films and why some of these movies seem eerily prescient of current media trends, including scandal-mongering and the debate over “fake news.” Swenson put together a lineup that reflects an excellent balance of comedy and drama, thrilling film noir and heartwarming romance, iconic masterpieces and fascinating under-the-radar picks.


Working with Windows 

Computer Basics    Waccamaw Library: Monday, September 16 at 10 am 

    Georgetown Library: Tuesday, September 17 at 10 am 

    Andrews Library: Tuesday, September 17 at 4 pm 

    Carvers Bay Library: Wednesday, September 18 at 10 am  

  Learn about the startup menu, tool bar and the functions they serve and how to navigate them!


Maker Monday

Maker Monday    Andrews Library 

    Monday, September 16 at 3:30 pm 

    Flashlight Camping Craft  

 

 Kids, ages 6 and up, come try your hand at fun and useful crafts! 


The History of Battery White and the Harvest Moon 

Tuesdays With    Georgetown Library 

    Tuesday, September 17 at 10 am

    Part of the "Tuesdays With... series created by the Friends of the Georgetown Library

 

Local historian and storyteller unparalleled Paige Sawyer will explore the remarkably preserved confederate Civil War earthwork overlooking Winyah Bay and the only Union steamer ever sunk by a confederate mine in our waters. 


Classes with the Art Museum!

Art Museum classes    Georgetown Library 

    September 17 at 3 pm 

    Common Thread: Students will learn about abstract artist Franz Kline and create a series of black and white        abstract prints depicting motion using yarn and ink 

 

 The Burroughs and Chapin Art Museum is coming to the Library to show kids fun and unusual techniques for making beautiful artwork! Kids aged 6 - 12 will learn about compelling artists and try styles inspired by their art. FREE but preregistration is required, so we can have enough supplies on hand. Contact Shelia Sullivan at (843) 545-3310 or ssullivan@gtcounty.org. 


Author Talk: David H. Brown on Only Death

Author Talk    Georgetown Library 

    Wednesday, September 18 at noon 

 

 

Author David H. Brown will talk about his new book, Only Death: Tragedy in Williamsburg. The historical novel, set at the close of the Civil War, follows two young Confederate soldiers as they return home and fall in love with the same young woman. Their romantic rivalry turns violent and results in plans for a duel at the Georgetown Lighthouse. Over time, the feud spans Georgetown, Williamsburg, and Charleston Counties and ends in the death of one of the combatants.


Real Estate Law Clinic 

Legal Help    Andrews Library 

    Thursday, September 19 at 5:30 pm 

    Guidance on property rights for owners, renters, buyers and sellers. 

 

This free clinic is presented by the SC Bar Public Services Division. The clinic consists of a 30-40 minute lecture followed by an open question and answer session. Clinics are designed to provide general legal information, not to provide guidance on a specific situation.


 "Stop the Presses!" Film Series 

Golden Age Movies     Waccamaw Library 

    Friday, September 20 at 2:30 pm 

    FEATURED FILM: Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) 

 

All films included focus on the depiction of the press on the screen and all hail from the “Golden Age” of Hollywood: the 1930s and the 1940s. The films were selected by Charles Swenson, Editor of the Coastal Observer, who will provide engaging introductions to the movies before each screening. Among other topics, Swenson will discuss how the role of the newspaper has shifted since the periods portrayed in these classic films and why some of these movies seem eerily prescient of current media trends, including scandal-mongering and the debate over “fake news.” Swenson put together a lineup that reflects an excellent balance of comedy and drama, thrilling film noir and heartwarming romance, iconic masterpieces and fascinating under-the-radar picks.


Sicker, Fatter, Poorer: How to Protect Ourselves from Bad Chemicals 

Health and Wellness     Waccamaw Library 

    Sunday, September 22 at 3 pm 

 

 

NYU medical professor Leonardo Trasande, M.D., M.P.P., is an internationally respected leader in children's environmental health and author of Sicker, Fatter, Poorer: The Urgent Threat of Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals on Our Health and Future. Dr. Trasande's talk will focus on environmental causes that have increased neurodevelopmental disorders like autism and ADHD as well as metabolic, reproductive, and immunological diseases, such as diabetes, obesity and infertility. 


Keyboard and Mouse Capabilities 

Computer Basics    Waccamaw Library: Monday, September 23 at 10 am 

    Georgetown Library: Tuesday, September 24 at 10 am 

    Andrews Library: Tuesday, September 24 at 4 pm 

    Carvers Bay Library: Wednesday, September 25 at 10 am 

Practice your knowledge of the keyboard and mouse!  Discover shortcuts, symbols, and hidden abilities!


Maker Monday

Maker Monday    Andrews Library 

    Monday, September 23 at 3:30 pm 

    Splatter Paint Fall Tree 

 

 Kids, ages 6 and up, come try your hand at fun and useful crafts! 


Hurricane Hugo: Looking Back 30 Years 

HURRICANE HUGO    Waccamaw Library 

    Thursday, September 26 at 10 am 

 

 

This September marks the 30th anniversary of Hurricane Hugo, a category four storm that hit South Carolina in 1989. WBTW Chief Meteorologist Frank Johnson will explore the storm’s origins and follow its path toward South Carolina. He will look at Hugo’s impacts on the Waccamaw Neck, and compare Hugo to other big hurricanes that have impacted this area. Lecture to be followed by a screening of Hugo, the hyper-local documentary featuring 150 of your friends and neighbors talking about how Hurricane Hugo affected Georgetown County. 


Criminal Law Clinic 

Legal Help    Andrews Library 

    Thursday, September 26 at 5:30 pm 

    Guidance on your Miranda rights, search and seizure and other legal rights. 

 

This free clinic is presented by the SC Bar Public Services Division. The clinic consists of a 30-40 minute lecture followed by an open question and answer session. Clinics are designed to provide general legal information, not to provide guidance on a specific situation.


 "Stop the Presses!" Film Series 

Golden Age Movies     Waccamaw Library 

    Friday, September 27 at 2:30 pm 

    FEATURED FILM: Five Star Final (1931) 

 

All films included focus on the depiction of the press on the screen and all hail from the “Golden Age” of Hollywood: the 1930s and the 1940s. The films were selected by Charles Swenson, Editor of the Coastal Observer, who will provide engaging introductions to the movies before each screening. Among other topics, Swenson will discuss how the role of the newspaper has shifted since the periods portrayed in these classic films and why some of these movies seem eerily prescient of current media trends, including scandal-mongering and the debate over “fake news.” Swenson put together a lineup that reflects an excellent balance of comedy and drama, thrilling film noir and heartwarming romance, iconic masterpieces and fascinating under-the-radar picks.


Typing and Editing Documents 

Computer Basics     Waccamaw Library: Monday, September 30 at 10 am 

    Georgetown Library: Tuesday, October 1 at 10 am 

    Andrews Library: Tuesday, October 1 at 4 pm 

    Carvers Bay Library: Wednesday, October 2 at 10 am 

Develop documents by designing and formatting them. Explore the tools available for you to edit your works!


Film Screening: The Great Santini 

Movie Viewing    Waccamaw Library 

   Wednesday, October 2 at 2:30 pm 

 

 

Join us for a screening of the film version of Pat Conroy’s 1976 tour-de-force autobiographical novel, The Great Santini. The movie features Robert Duvall in an Oscar-nominated role as “the Great Santini,” heroic Marine pilot, on the one hand, but abusive husband and father, on the other. The film will be introduced by Tim Conroy, Pat's brother and a talented South Carolina poet who has turned his trauma into poetic creativity. Don't miss Tim's other programs on October 3rd! 


Family Secrets/Family Truths: Writing out of the Shadow of the Great Santini

First Thursday    Waccamaw LIbrary 

    Thursday, October 3 at 10 am 

    Part of the First Thursday series created by the Friends of the Waccamaw Library 

 

Tim Conroy, South Carolina poet and brother of beloved novelist and longtime Lowcountry resident Pat Conroy, will explore the power of writing to help us withstand and ultimately understand family conflict. In his presentation, “Family Secrets/Family Truths: Writing out of the Shadow of the Great Santini,” Tim will talk about how Pat pieced together dark family secrets into healing family truths through the power of writing, with focus on the tour de force autobiographical novel, The Great Santini, about an abusive Marine fighter-pilot father’s reign of terror over his family. He will recount his own version of Conroy family secrets and how he now uses poetry as a means for expressing his vision of the family truths.


Poetry Workshop with Tim Conroy 

Poetry Workshop     Waccamaw Library 

    Thursday, October 3 at 1:30 pm 

 

 

The workshop, “Saying the Great Yes,” will inspire practicing and would-be writers to take the full plunge into poetry. South Carolina poet Tim Conroy, brother to beloved writer Pat Conroy, will discuss Pat’s commitment to the writing life at a young age and transition from self-described failed poet to beloved writer of lyrical prose. Tim will share how, inspired by his brother and sister Carol, he too was finally able to say his own “great Yes” to becoming a writer. We will explore how choice, risk, and commitment inform our writing practices.


Wills, Estate, and Probate Law Clinic 

Legal Help    Andrews Library 

    Thursday, October 3 at 5:30 pm 

    Guidance on inheritance law. 

 

This free clinic is presented by the SC Bar Public Services Division. The clinic consists of a 30-40 minute lecture followed by an open question and answer session. Clinics are designed to provide general legal information, not to provide guidance on a specific situation. 


"Stop the Presses!" Film Series 

Golden Age Movies     Waccamaw Library 

    Friday, October 4 at 2:30 pm 

    FEATURED FILM: Nothing Sacred (1937) 

 

All films included focus on the depiction of the press on the screen and all hail from the “Golden Age” of Hollywood: the 1930s and the 1940s. The films were selected by Charles Swenson, Editor of the Coastal Observer, who will provide engaging introductions to the movies before each screening. Among other topics, Swenson will discuss how the role of the newspaper has shifted since the periods portrayed in these classic films and why some of these movies seem eerily prescient of current media trends, including scandal-mongering and the debate over “fake news.” Swenson put together a lineup that reflects an excellent balance of comedy and drama, thrilling film noir and heartwarming romance, iconic masterpieces and fascinating under-the-radar picks.


Live Theater Series: Mike's Meanderings 

Mike's Meanderings     Waccamaw Library 

    Tuesday, October 8, 15 & 22 at 5:30 pm 

    Sponsored by Friends of the Waccamaw Library 

 

Popular local director.actor Mike Bivona and his troupe perform three unique short plays/dramatic dialogues to bring live theater back to the Waccamaw Neck! 


Creating Organized Documents 

Computer Basics     Waccamaw Library: Monday, October 7 at 10 am 

    Georgetown Library: Tuesday, October 8 at 10 am 

    Andrews Library: Tuesday, October 8 at 4 pm 

    Carvers Bay Library: Wednesday, October 9 at 10 am 

Acquire the skills necessary to name, rename, save, copy, move or delete documents and how to create folders by topic to safely organize them!


S.C. Worker's Compensation Clinic 

Legal Help    Andrews Library 

    Thursday, October 10 at 5:30 pm 

    Guidance on your rights as a worker in South Carolina. 

 

This free clinic is presented by the SC Bar Public Services Division. The clinic consists of a 30-40 minute lecture followed by an open question and answer session. Clinics are designed to provide general legal information, not to provide guidance on a specific situation. 


"Stop the Presses!" Film Series 

Golden Age Movies     Waccamaw Library 

    Friday, October 11 at 2:30 pm 

    FEATURED FILM: Ace in the Hole (1951) 

 

All films included focus on the depiction of the press on the screen and all hail from the “Golden Age” of Hollywood: the 1930s and the 1940s. The films were selected by Charles Swenson, Editor of the Coastal Observer, who will provide engaging introductions to the movies before each screening. Among other topics, Swenson will discuss how the role of the newspaper has shifted since the periods portrayed in these classic films and why some of these movies seem eerily prescient of current media trends, including scandal-mongering and the debate over “fake news.” Swenson put together a lineup that reflects an excellent balance of comedy and drama, thrilling film noir and heartwarming romance, iconic masterpieces and fascinating under-the-radar picks.


Community Yard Sale 

Yard Sale    Georgetown Library 

    Saturday, October 12 from 8 am to noon 

 

 

Come find a treasure or sell some of your own! Sellers attend free and buyers pay just $15 for a space or $20 for a double. Sponsored by the Friends of the Georgetown Library - all proceeds benefit library programming. 


Pawleys Island: The Second Best Decision I Ever Made

Tuesdays With     Georgetown Library 

    Tuesday, October 15 at 10 am 

    Part of the "Tuesdays With... series created by the Friends of the Georgetown Library

 

Steve Roberts, reporter for U.S. News and World Report and professor at George Washington University, will give the inside story to his eagerly anticipated book: "Pawleys Island: The Second Best Decision I Ever Made."


Classes with the Art Museum!

Art Museum classes    Georgetown Library 

    October 15 at 3 pm 

    Mad-Lib Medley: Inspired by the medley paintings of Georgetown artist Betsy Havens, students will create            colorful visual stories using Mad-Libs 

 

 The Burroughs and Chapin Art Museum is coming to the Library to show kids fun and unusual techniques for making beautiful artwork! Kids aged 6 - 12 will learn about compelling artists and try styles inspired by their art. FREE but preregistration is required, so we can have enough supplies on hand. Contact Shelia Sullivan at (843) 545-3310 or ssullivan@gtcounty.org. 


Elder Law Clinic 

Legal Help    Andrews Library 

    Thursday, October 17 at 5:30 pm 

    Guidance on Medicare, Medicaid, Long Term Care, Insurance, Guardianship and Conservatorship, Power of        Attorney, and more.

 

This free clinic is presented by the SC Bar Public Services Division. The clinic consists of a 30-40 minute lecture followed by an open question and answer session. Clinics are designed to provide general legal information, not to provide guidance on a specific situation. 


"Stop the Presses!" Film Series 

Golden Age Movies     Waccamaw Library 

    Friday, October 18 at 2:30 pm 

    FEATURED FILM: Keeper of the Flame (1942) 

 

All films included focus on the depiction of the press on the screen and all hail from the “Golden Age” of Hollywood: the 1930s and the 1940s. The films were selected by Charles Swenson, Editor of the Coastal Observer, who will provide engaging introductions to the movies before each screening. Among other topics, Swenson will discuss how the role of the newspaper has shifted since the periods portrayed in these classic films and why some of these movies seem eerily prescient of current media trends, including scandal-mongering and the debate over “fake news.” Swenson put together a lineup that reflects an excellent balance of comedy and drama, thrilling film noir and heartwarming romance, iconic masterpieces and fascinating under-the-radar picks.


"Stop the Presses!" Film Series 

Golden Age Movies     Waccamaw Library 

    Friday, October 25 at 2:30 pm 

    FEATURED FILM: His Girl Friday (1940) 

 

All films included focus on the depiction of the press on the screen and all hail from the “Golden Age” of Hollywood: the 1930s and the 1940s. The films were selected by Charles Swenson, Editor of the Coastal Observer, who will provide engaging introductions to the movies before each screening. Among other topics, Swenson will discuss how the role of the newspaper has shifted since the periods portrayed in these classic films and why some of these movies seem eerily prescient of current media trends, including scandal-mongering and the debate over “fake news.” Swenson put together a lineup that reflects an excellent balance of comedy and drama, thrilling film noir and heartwarming romance, iconic masterpieces and fascinating under-the-radar picks.


Soul Food: Mepkin Abbey's Recipe for Healthful, Spiritual Meals 

First Thursday     Waccamaw Library 

    Thursday, November 7 at 10 am 

    First Thursday Series created by the Waccamaw Friends of the Library 

 

Father Joe Tedesco, Superior at Mepkin Abbey for Trappist monks in Moncks Corner, SC, will share how he successfully creates meals that entwine physical and spiritual health. Father Joe believes a meal should be a prayerful, communal experience, and describes the benefits - in body and in spirit - of Mepkin Abbey cooking, which consists of a healthful whole food, plant-based diet. He has collected several of his recipes into a delightful cookbook, Food for Thought: Mepkin Abbey Fare, which will be on sale at the event, as well as the savory mushrooms the monks grow on the Abbey grounds! 


Classes with the Art Museum!

Art Museum classes    Georgetown Library 

    November 19 at 3 pm 

    Prime Slime: Using Georgetown artist James Calk's exhibition Rhythm and Hues as inspiration, students will        learn about color theory by making and mixing slime of primary colors. 

 

 The Burroughs and Chapin Art Museum is coming to the Library to show kids fun and unusual techniques for making beautiful artwork! Kids aged 6 - 12 will learn about compelling artists and try styles inspired by their art. FREE but preregistration is required, so we can have enough supplies on hand. Contact Shelia Sullivan at (843) 545-3310 or ssullivan@gtcounty.org. 


Classes with the Art Museum!

Art Museum classes    Georgetown Library 

    December 17 at 3 pm 

    Sounds Like Purple: After learning about synethesia and artist Wassily Kandinsky, students will listen to                various musical compositions and paint visual interpretations of them. 

 

 The Burroughs and Chapin Art Museum is coming to the Library to show kids fun and unusual techniques for making beautiful artwork! Kids aged 6 - 12 will learn about compelling artists and try styles inspired by their art. FREE but preregistration is required, so we can have enough supplies on hand. Contact Shelia Sullivan at (843) 545-3310 or ssullivan@gtcounty.org.