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Upcoming Events

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

Concert Series

Concert Series    Waccamaw Library 

    Thursday, January 17 at 5:30 pm 

    Sponsored by the Friends of the Waccamaw Library 

    For a full listing of upcoming concerts in the series, click the icon to the left. 

    This live concert series is free and open to the public! We begin with George Devens, presenting vintage Broadway and Hollywood tunes, with fascinating tidbits about the performers who made the songs famous. 


Classic Film Series

classic movies     Waccamaw Library

    Friday, January 18 at 2:30 pm

    "A Little Romance," 1979, starring Laurence Olivier, Diane Lane

     For a full lineup of movies in the Classic Film Series, click the icon to the left.

Everyone's favorite Golden Age and modern classics are back! Enjoy witty and learned introductions by local movie experts Bill Harvey and Tony Miller, the duo that have graced the Waccamaw Library with this series for years.


Edgar Allen Poe Birthday Toast

Poe Party graphic    Waccamaw Library

    Saturday, January 19 at 2:30 pm

    Free and open to all - donations for performers appreciated

 

Toast Mr. Poe himself in the flesh, as he performs dynamic scenes from his most famous works! Plus a heart-pounding one-act play and a special appearance by the elusive "Poe Toaster."


Concert Series

Concert Series    Waccamaw Library 

    Thursday, January 24 at 5:30 pm 

    Sponsored by the Friends of the Waccamaw Library 

    For a full listing of upcoming concerts in the series, click the icon to the left. 

    This live concert series is free and open to the public! Tonight, Lloyd Kaplan's Aristocats will bring their delightful brand of "Swixie" to the stage as they seamlessly blend Swing and Dixieland Jazz into a toe-tapping extravaganza.


DIY T-Shirt Scarf

arts and crafts    Andrews Library

    Monday, January 28 at 3:30 pm

    Free for kids ages 7 and up

 

Can't sew? No problem! We're making a simple, no sewing required scarf from a T-Shirt. Bring an old favorite that's too small or spotty for regular wear, or pick one of ours.


French Film Festival 

French Film Series   Waccamaw Library 

   Jan. 25 - 27 and Feb. 1 - 3

   More information: (843) 545-3363

   For a full listing and description of films, click on the icon to the left.

Now in its 15th year, the French Film Festival offers six award-winning new French films with English subtitles. Limited Movie Passes for all 6 films ($10) at Art Works in the Litchfield Exchange (14363 Ocean Hwy), or $3 per film at the door.

Friday, Jan 25 at 6:30 pm: LE RETOUR DU HÉROS (Return of the Hero), 2017

Saturday, Jan 26 at 2:30 pm: Gauguin, Voyage de Tahiti, 2017 

Sunday, Jan. 27 at 2:30 pm: L’ÉCOLE BUISSONNIÈRE (The School of Life), 2017

Friday, February 1 at 6:30 pm: LA PROMESSE DE L’AUBE (Promise at Dawn), 2017

Saturday, February 2 at 2:30 pm: RODIN, 2017 

Sunday, February 3 at 2:30 pm: LE BRIO, 2017 


Children's Book Signing 

Book Signing    Carvers Bay Library 

    February 2 at noon 

    To see all the details, click on the icon to the left. 

 

Author, poet and military veteran Teon Singletary will share the message of his latest book for children, "The Mouse with a Cheese." The Trio, SC resident decided to write a fun missive to inspire children to dream on and dream big. 


Looking Forward with Hospice

looking forward    Carvers Bay Library 

    Tuesday, February 5 at 10 am 

    Free and open to the public 

 

The start of a new year finds us looking forward to new beginnings, experiences, hopes and wishes. Work with professional counselors to find your new path in 2019. Program presented by Tidelands Community Hospice. 


Tea and Poetry Series

Tea and Poetry   Waccamaw Library

   Thursday, February 7 at 3 pm

    Free and open to all

    For the full listing of Tea and Poetry presenters, click the icon to the left

Tim Conroy will read from his debut poetry volume Theologies of Terrain. As his brother Pat Conroy did in his well-known novels, Tim likewise confronts raw, at times devastating truths of family history; like Pat, Tim, too, was “the son of a warrior” who also puts a hard-won faith in the sustaining powers of memory and of love.

North Carolina-based poet/performer Grace Ocasio is the author of Hollerin from This Shack and The Speed of our Lives. Her poems have appeared in Rattle, Court Green, and Poetry South, among many other journals and anthologies, and she is a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee as well as a finalist for the 2016 Aesthetica Creative Writing Award in Poetry.


Concert Series 

Concert Series     Waccamaw Library 

    Thursday, February 7 at 5:30 pm 

    The Unfaithful Servants 

     For a full listing of upcoming concerts in the series, click the icon to the left. 

At tonight's FREE concert, enjoy Americana and folk rock that'll have you out of your chair! Music legend Doc Simon's tribute to the iconic music of The Band. Sponsored by the Friends of the Waccamaw Library. 


First Thursday

First Thursday link    Waccamaw Library 

    Thursday, February 7 at 10 am 

    "The Universal Custom: A History of Alcohol in South Carolina" 

    Presented by the Friends of the Waccamaw Library 

    J.R. Fennell, Director of the Lexington County Museum, will explore the history of alcohol and drinking in South Carolina from the founding of the colony to the end of Prohibition. He will cover such topics as the State Dispensary system, the types of liquors popular in the colonial and antebellum periods, as well as local customs.


Classic Film Series 

Classic Movies     Waccamaw Library 

    Friday, February 8 at 2:30 pm 

    It Happened One Night (1934)   Starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert 

    For a full listing of the movies in the series, click the icon to the left

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


Adult Tech Classes

Adult Tech Class    Waccamaw Library

    Monday, February 11 at 10 am

    All sessions are free and held in the Teen Tech Room

    Session Two: "Security Basics: Protect Your Tech"

 


Looking Forward with Hospice  

looking forward    Carvers Bay Library 

    Tuesday, February 12 at 10 am 

    Free and open to the public 

 

The start of a new year finds us looking forward to new beginnings, experiences, hopes and wishes. Work with professional counselors to find your new path in 2019. Program presented by Tidelands Community Hospice. 


Coral Reef off the SC Coast 

Coastal SC Reef     Waccamaw Library 

    Friday, February 15 at 10 am 

    Sponsored by the Friends of the Waccamaw Library 

 

Dr. Leslie Sautter, Chief Marine Biologist on a recent NOAA exploration of a newly discovered deep coral reef off the SC coast, will describe the venture and explain the significance of the discovery, including relevance to offshore drilling. 


The Cinematic South Series 

Cinematic South Series     Waccamaw Library

    Friday, February 15 at 2:30 pm 

    Big Fish  

    For a listing of all the events celebrating Wallace's visit, click the icon to the left.  

 Enjoy various movie visions of Southern life, from classics to contemporary favorites, with accompanying cultural activities, including music, cooking, and dancing!  Big Fish author Daniel Wallace will visit us on February 21, so we're celebrating by showing Tim Burton's Oscar-nominated film adaptation at the first Cinematic South gathering. 


Tuesdays With...  

Tuesdays With    Georgetown Library 

    Tuesday, February 19 at 10 am

    Tuesdays With... a Gullah Geechee Film Festival 

    Presented by the Georgetown Friends of the Library 

Celebrate our Lowcountry Heritage with a Gullah Geechee Film Festival, presented by the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission. Commission Executive Director Heather Hodges will introduce the compelling films - "From Whence We Came" and "The Language You Cry In" - and will lead a question and answer session afterwards. 


Art Classes with the Museum

kids art classes    Georgetown Library 

    Tuesday, February 19 at 3 pm 

    "Tangled" - exploring the terrain with yarn

 

Kids aged 6 - 12 years old, come inspire your creative side with a FREE class from the Burroughs and Chapin Art Museum! Our February class will use yarn to create vibrant nature scenes. 


Book Reading by Bestselling Author Daniel Wallace

Daniel Wallace    Waccamaw Library 

    Thursday, February 21 at 10 am 

    Free and open to the public 

    For a listing of all the events celebrating Wallace's visit, click the icon to the left. 

New York Times bestselling novelist Daniel Wallace is visiting us and will read from his warm and whimsical works. Wallace, the J. Ross McDonald Distinguished Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is the author of Big Fish, which was made into a major motion picture and Broadway play. Wallace is the author of six novels, which have been translated into 18 languages, and has also branched out into writing and illustrating children's books. 


Concert Series 

Concert Series   Waccamaw Library 

   Thursday, February 21 at  5:30 pm 

    Songs from the Broadway Musical Big Fish 

    For a full list of concert series events, click the icon to the left 

This live concert series is free and open to the public! Tonight, we celebrate the arrival of Big Fish author Daniel Wallace with the toe-tapping, South-inspired tunes from Big Fish, the Broadway Musical.


Special Children's Storytime! 

Daniel Wallace    Waccamaw Library 

    Friday, February 22 at 10:30 am 

    Great fun for babies through preschool ages 

    Featuring books written and illustrated by bestselling author Daniel Wallace. 

 


First Thursday 

First Thursday     Waccamaw Library 

    Thursday, March 7 at 10 am 

    "Remnants of Rice Culture: Merging History and Art"

    Presented by the Friends of the Waccamaw Library  

David S. Soliday will display and discuss his stunnning aerial photographs of former rice fields that record the perishing landscapes of the Lowcountry rice empire. His project is equal parts agricultural history, cultural documentary, and photographic art. What results is a truly groundbreaking approach that re-envisions our region's past, brilliantly unearthing the history in these sunken landscapes. 


Classic Film Series

 

Classic Film Series      Waccamaw Library 

    Sunday, February 24 at 2:30 pm 

    "Watch on the Rhine" (1943), starring Bette Davis and Paul Lukas  

    For a full lineup of classic movies, click on the icon to the left

Everyone's favorite Golden Age and modern classics are back! Enjoy witty and learned introductions by local movie experts Bill Harvey and Tony Miller, the duo that have graced the Waccamaw Library with this series for years.