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Upcoming Events

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

Brunch and Brushes

Brunch and brushes    Andrews Library 

    Saturday, March 23 at 10:30 am 

    Ages 16 and up welcome 

    To register: (843) 545-3621

Step-by-step painting isn't just for the beach! come have brunch with us, paint and support children's programming at your library. $35 donation to the Friends of Andrews Library includes all supplies and brunch. 


Drug and Alcohol Awareness Workshop 

drug awareness    Carvers Bay Library 

    Saturday, March 23 at 11 am

    Questions: Tyron Wilson, (843) 933-0281

 

Guest speaker Dave Caruso, Prevention Specialist at Georgetown County Drug and Alcohol Commission, will share life-saving information. Prizes and gift cards will be given away!  


Maker Monday 

Maker Monday    Andrews Library 

    Monday, March 25 at 3:30 pm 

    Kids aged 7 and up 

 

Kids, come try your hand at Name Sculptures in this FREE program! 


Looking Forward

looking forward    Andrews Library 

    Tuesday, March 26 at 10 am 

    "Fact or Myth?" 

 

Test your knowledge and play along with us to learn about the ways Hospice provides care, comfort, and hope. 


Classical Guitar Concert 

Peter Fletcher concert     Winyah Auditorium 

    Tuesday, March 26 at 7 pm 

    Internationally renowned guitarist Peter Fletcher performing

 

The Friends of the Georgetown Library are hosting this masterful musician, who has played before in Georgetown County to large and enthusiastic audiences. Ticket prices are only $10 per person with a reduced rate for Friends of the Library members countywide. Peter is an American classical guitarist based in Detroit and New York City. Peter offers an audience friendly, solo recital including repertoire that runs the gamut from the Renaissance Period through the 20th Century.


Cinematic South Series 

Cinematic South     Waccamaw Library 

    Friday, March 29 at 2:30 pm 

    "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"

 

In connection with the live concert on Saturday, March 30 (see below), we'll screen the Coen Brother's iconic throwback comedy, starring George Clooney, John Turturro, and some unforgettable blues, gospel and bluegrass music. 


Movie Night 

Friday movie    Carvers Bay Library 

    Friday, March 29 at 3:30 pm 

    FREE and for all ages - (843) 545-3515

 

Come see The Incredibles at Carvers Bay Library! 13048 Choppee Road, Hemingway, SC 


Musician Series 

concert series     Waccamaw Library 

    Saturday, March 30 at 4 pm 

    Palmetto Blue Concert 

 

Come enjoy a FREE live concert by South Carolina's finest bluegrass band, Palmetto Blue, performing songs from the 1700s to classic times and modern days! 


Classic Film Series 

Classic Film Series     Waccamaw Library 

    Sunday, March 31 at 2:30 pm 

    "Stagecoach" 1986, starring Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, and Johnny Cash

 

Come enjoy a Hollywood classic, introduced with fascinating insights by local movie experts Tony MIller and Bill Harvey! FREE and open to the public.


President James Monroe Bicentennial Celebration: Opening Reception

James Monroe    Georgetown Library 

    Tuesday, April 2 at 4 pm

    For details on the month-long celebration, click the icon to the left.  

 

Opening reception and unveiling of a giant Southern Tour exhibit by the James Monroe Museum and University of Mary Washington. President James Monroe visited Georgetown in 1819 as part of his Southern Tour. Free. Sponsored by the Friends of the Georgetown Library.


President James Monroe Bicentennial Celebration: Arcadia Tour

James Monroe    Meeting at Hobcaw Barony  

    Wednesday, April 3 at 2 pm 

    For details on the month-long celebration, click the icon to the left.  

   Tickets: $50. Reservations: (843) 546-4623 or www.hobcawbarony.org

Come tour the beautiful grounds, gardens, and outbuildings of Arcadia Plantation with historian Lee Brockington and the grandson of George Vanderbilt. Arcadia - known then as Prospect Hill - was one of the stops on President James Monroe's Southern Tour of 1819.


Poetry Month Reading: Adam Vines 

National Poetry Month     Waccamaw Library 

    Monday, April 8 at 10 am 

    

 

To celebrate National Poetry Month, the Waccmaw Library will host accomplished poet Adam Vines, who has published four poetry books: Out of Speech (2018); The Coal Life (2012); Day Kink with Allen Jih (2018); and According to Discretion with Jih (2015). A landscaper for twenty years, Vines is now Associate Professor of English at University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he edits  Birmingham Poetry Review.


Looking Forward

looking forward    Andrews Library 

    Tuesday, April 9  at 10 am 

    "Taking Care of You" 

 

Tips and a little pampering to ease the stresses of caregiving. Those attending will have the opportunity to talk about their needs and learn of resources that are available to assist them.


 President James Monroe Bicentennial Celebration: Monroe Lecture 

James Monroe    Old Georgetown County Courthouse 

    Tuesday, April 9 at 10 am

    For details on the month-long celebration, click the icon to the left.  

 

Scott Harris, Director of the James Monroe Museum in Fredericksburg, Maryland, will speak about the legacy of President James Monroe, his wildly popular Northern and Southern Tours, and his time in Georgetown in 1819. FREE event. Questions: (843) 545-3316


President James Monroe Bicentennial Celebration: Downtown Walking Tour

James Monroe    Meeting at the Chamber of Commerce  

    Thursday, April 11 at 10 am

    For details on the month-long celebration, click the icon to the left

    Tickets: $20, available at the Georgetown Library. Questions: (413) 427-8224

The ever-entertaining historian Paige Sawyer will lead participants on a tour of Georgetown's most historic homes, with an emphasis on those homes that would have been seen by President Monroe on his 1819 visit to Georgetown.   


NEADS Service Dog Program 

NEADS    Andrews Library 

    Thursday, April 11 at 5:30 pm 

    

 

Forrester Morgan will share how NEADS provides world-class service dogs for veterans of any branch of military service from any period. free of charge. 


Tuesdays With... 

Tuesdays With    Georgetown Library 

    Tuesday, April 16 at 10 am 

    "Green Book: The Negro Motorist Green Book, the Annual Guidebook for African-American  Travelers in Jim Crow America, 1936-1966" 

 

Professional photographer and local historian Vennie Deas Moore will look at the travel guide published by New York City mailman Victor Hugo Green during an era when open and legal discrimination against African Americans was widespread. African American travelers faced a variety of dangers and inconveniences along the road, from refusal of food and lodging to arbitrary arrest.


Tidelands Hospice Talk 

Looking Forward    Waccamaw Library 

    Tuesday, April 16 at 10 am 

    "Let's Start Talking," with Tidelands Hospice

 

In honor of National Healthcare Decision Day, Barriedel Llorens will lead discussion about how best to approach healthcare choices before a crisis hits. Topics include preparing for the unexpected and making healthcare decisions is for everyone, regardless of age or health status, how preparing for the unexpected relates to living your best life, and discussing the basics and answering questions on making healthcare decisions.


Art Classes with the Museum

Art with the Museum    Georgetown Library 

    Tuesday, April 16 at 3 pm 

    "Wax Creative!" 

 

Kids 6-12 years old, come use crayons and acrylic paint to create batik-style masterpieces! Please register so we have enough supplies: (843) 545-3310 or ssullivan@gtcounty.org


What's the Buzz? 

bEE pROGRAM    Andrews Library 

    Monday, April 22 at 2:30 pm 

    The 411 on Honey Bees and Backyard Pollinators 

 

This exciting program is aimed at teaching kids about all these crucial critters. Taste some honey and make a mason bee hive to take home. Free and all supplies are provided. 


Tail-Waggin' Tutors 

Tail-Waggin Tutors    Andrews Library 

    Tuesday, April 23 at 11 am 

 

 

Kids of all ages are invited to read with Katie, a certified therapy dog. Reading to a furry friend can help alleviate anxiety and promote positive feelings while learning to read. 


Center for Birds of Prey

Birds of Prey    Andrews Library 

    Wednesday, April 24 at 2:30 pm 

    All ages 

 

Don't miss this exciting, free event with live birds! 


Coastal Conservation League Talk

Coastal Conservation League    Waccamaw Library 

    Thursday,. April 25 at 10 am 

    "A Wholly Admirable Thing: Defending Nature on the South Carolina Coast"

 

 Virginia and Dana Beach will recount fascinating tales from their recent book about the SC Coastal Conservation League, now in its highly effective third decade. 


President James Monroe Bicentennial Celebration: Tour and Lecture at Friendfield 

James Monroe    Meeting at Hobcaw Barony  

    Wednesday, April 25 at 1 pm 

    For details on the month-long celebration, click the icon to the left.  

    Tickets: $20. Reservations: (843) 546-4623 or www.hobcawbarony.org

Come tour the Friendfield Slave Village and then hear a riveting talk from Joe McGill on "Slavery, Abolition, and Repatriation." 


Looking Forward

looking forward    Andrews Library 

    Tuesday, May 21 at 10 am 

     "Let's Start Talking" 

 

Unexpected situations happen to everyone. Join us to learn tips on preparing plans and how to talk with family members, physicians, and others about your decisions. 


Bibleway Learning Center: A New Path for Early Childhood Education

Early Education link    Waccamaw Library 

    Thursday, June 6 at 10 am 

 

 

Roundtable participants will discuss how individual donors and the Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation worked together to create substantial, long-term improvements to the learning environment at a child development center in Georgetown, which could serve as a model for our area. 


Poetry and Memory: A Celebration of Susan Laughter Meyers 

Poetry Reading    Waccamaw Library 

    Thursday, June 6 at 5:30 pm 

    Celebrate the life and work of a beloved Lowcountry writer and teacher 

 

Author of three poetry books, Susan earned numerous prizes, awards, and fellowships, and her poems appeared in major journals including The Southern Review, Prairie Schooner, and Crazyhorse. Among her many contributions to arts and letters in our region, Susan co-founded the longstanding Litchfield Tea & Poetry Series and served as President of the Poetry Society of South Carolina and the Poetry Society of North Carolina. Friends and fellow poets will share selected poems by Susan as well as memories of her sustaining love of life and of literature.