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Upcoming Events

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

Teen Tech: Arduino Classes

TeenTEch    Waccamaw Library 

    July 22 - 25, 11 am - 1 pm 

    For ages 9 and up 

 

Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. Arduino boards are able to read inputs - light on a sensor, a finger on a button, or a Twitter message - and turn it into an output - activating a motor, turning on an LED, publishing something online. 


Summer Crafternoons 

arts and crafts    Waccamaw Library 

    Tuesday, July 23 at 3:00 pm 

    All ages - children under 10 accompanied by adult 

 

Give old books new life by making them into new holiday decorations like angels, trees, candles, and pumpkins! 


POSTPONED - WILL BE RESCHEDULED  Stories Cemeteries Tell Us 

Genealogy Workshop    Georgetown Library 

    Tuesday, July 23 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. 


Author Book Signing: Do You Like Snakes?

Book Launch     Georgetown Library

    Wednesday, July 24 from 10 to noon 

 

 

Whether you think they're slithery and scary or kinda cute, author Catherine Elizabeth Davis has a fascinating new book about snakes! She'll be at the Georgetown Library on Wednesday, July 24 from 10 am - noon for an author book signing - drop in and meet her!


Magic with Gerry the Great! 

Summer Reading     Georgetown Library: Thursday, July 25 at 10 am 

    Waccamaw Library: Thursday, July 25 at 3 pm 

    Andrews Library: Wednesday, July 24 at 2:30 pm   

 

Two exciting activities for the price of one (and the price is FREE!) Dont miss the exciting magic show AND face painting with Gerry and Candice Thompson of Sandy Shoes Entertainment. 


Better Hearing Day 

Health and Wellness    Waccamaw Library 

    Friday, July 26 from noon - 4 pm 

 

 

Come get your hearing checked for free by Coastal Hearing Center! Drop in any time during the event. 


Maximize Your Medicare! 

retirement information     Waccamaw Library 

     Tuesday, August 13 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. 


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.


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"? 


The History of Battery White and the Harvest Moon 

Tuesdays With    Georgetown Library 

    Tuesday, September 17 at 10 am

 

 

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. 


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. 


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! 


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!