Events are listed chronologically and, unless otherwise noted, are free and open to the public.
Following the directive of Georgetown County government, and in an effort to protect residents and employees from contact with the COVID-19 virus, all library branches in Georgetown County will be closed to the public beginning Wednesday, March 18 until further notice.
Swamped: What Can We Do About Coastal Flooding?
Thursday, May 7 at 10 am
Sarah Watson, Coastal Climate and Resilience Specialist with S.C. Sea Grant, will address the threat of extreme weather events and potential flooding in our area of the South Carolina coast. What steps can we take to protect ourselves from the damaging effects of severe weather and coastal flooding? Watson was inspired to join the field of climate resilience and community preparedness after her time as a journalist covering Hurricane Sandy’s impact along the New Jersey shore.
Joseph Hayne Rainey: His Life and Times
Tuesday, May 19 at 10 am
Part of the "Tuesdays With... series created by the Friends of the Georgetown Library
Dedric Bonds, historian, reporter, and teacher at The Georgetown School will talk about Joseph Hayne Rainey, who was born into slavery and but later was the first African American to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives, the first African American to preside over the House, and the longest–serving African American during the tumultuous Reconstruction period.
Art with the Museum!
Tuesday, May 19 at 3:30 pm
"Summer Preview"- In this workshop, students will use the Art Museum's summer exhibition as inspiration of their art work.
The Burroughs and Chapin Art Museum returns to the library in this popular series for young art enthusiasts, ages 6- 12. The classes are free, but preregistration ensures that we have enough supplies. Please call (843) 545-3310 or email email@example.com to let us know you're coming.
The Extraordinary History of the Lumbee Indians
Thursday, June 4 at 10 am
Dr. Malinda Maynor Lowery, the leading expert on the remarkable and controversial heritage of the Lumbee Indian Tribe, will talk about the group's history and its fight for federal recognition. Herself a Lumbee whose family stretches more than ten generations deep in Robeson County, North Carolina, Dr. Lowery uncovers fascinating elements of Lumbee culture in their ongoing struggle for recognition, exploring foodways, tales of murder, their relation to other races, and their importance to American national identity. With degrees from Harvard, Stanford, and Chapel Hill, Dr. Lowery is a noted historian and filmmaker who serves as Associate Professor of History and Director of the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.