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Upcoming Events

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

Storytelling Festival     Palmetto Storytelling Festival - Online! 

    October 19 - 29, daily at 4 pm 

    FACEBOOK > Georgetown County Library page 

    

Just in time for cozy gatherings with hot cocoa, the Georgetown County Library is offering a celebration of Gullah-inspired tales, amazing animal yarns, and even some spooky stories.  A different Georgetown County storyteller will appear each day: Natalie Daise, Gloria Barr Ford, Zenobia Harper, Elizabeth Huntsinger, and Jolla Powell each have side-splitting, hair-raising, and touching tales that will appeal to all ages.

There are also kid-friendly crafts featured on some of the broadcasts, and free supplies for the crafts are available at all four library branches. (Monday-Friday at Georgetown and Waccamaw, and Monday – Thursday at Andrews and Carvers Bay.)


Food Drive     Food Drive for Helping Hands 

    Georgetown, Waccamaw, Andrews, and Carvers Bay Libraries 

    Through November 5

    Georgetown County is helping gather food for the Helping Hands holiday season, and we'd love to get a can or two from you! We have craft supplies on hand at each library, so you can add a "hand turkey" to the wall of fame. 


Talking About Race     Online Lecture: Author Isaac Bailey: "Why Didn't We Riot? A Black Man in Trumpland" 

    Friday, October 30 at 2 pm 

    Livestream on Facebook > Georgetown County Library 

    Issac J. Bailey is a South Carolina-based journalist and author who   explores complex and timely questions of racial division and equality in ways that combine personal and political elements. He will discuss his brand-new book, Why Didn’t We Riot?: A Black Man in Trumpland. Bailey is James K. Batten Professor of Public Policy at Davidson College. He has served as a Neiman Fellow at Harvard University, a columnist for The Charlotte Observer and The Sun News, and a contributor to Time, CNN.com, Politico, and The Washington Post. In 2011, he was award a   Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism.


  

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.


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

    Tuesday, November 17 at 10 am 

    FACEBOOK > Georgetown County Library page  

    "Bald Cypress - The Wood Eternal. Tree Eternal?" 

    Dr. William Conner, Professor and Assistant Director of the Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science talks about this classic tree of Southern swamps, with its conical knees poking above the water, and its cherished fragrant wood. But what does the future look like for this wistful-looking tree, once described by Longfellow as having "towering and tenebrous bows," that "waved like banners that hand on the walls of ancient cathedrals"? 


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.