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Upcoming Events

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

Basic Computing Series 

Computer Basics     Georgetown Library: Monday, January 27 at 6 pm "Basic Excel"

    Andrews Library: Tuesday, January 28 at 4 pm: "Organized Documents" 

    Carvers Bay Library: Wednesday, January 29 at 10 am: "Typing and Editing Documents" 

 

FREE weekly drop-in classes to help you learn or refresh your computer skills! Questions? Please call (843) 545-3390.


Charleston Renaissance Artists and Writers 

Charleston Renaissance     Waccamaw Library 

    Monday, January 27 at 1 pm 

 

Did you know a major artistic movement flourished in Charleston, South Carolina from the 1920s until the 1940s? Learn more about the Charleston Renaissance during a free discussion series on Mondays in January 2020. Popular instructor Robin McCall will lead the series, which will meet on January 6, 13, and 27 at 1:00-2:15 p.m. Important figures associated with the Charleston Renaissance include artist Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, whose evocative watercolors recorded scenes of a disappearing plantation era, salt marshes, and historic Charleston houses, as well as writers Julia Peterkin, a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist who wrote about Lowcountry Gullah culture, and DuBose Heyward, the author of Porgy, which was adapted into the notable opera Porgy and Bess through collaboration with George Gershwin.


Special Event: Live Stream of Commemoration of Liberation of Auschwitz 

Auschwitz Liberation Commemoration     Andrews, Carvers Bay, Georgetown, and Waccamaw Libraries 

    Tuesday, January 28, from 10:30 - 11: 30 am 

 

The Georgetown County Library System is joining South Carolina ETV (SCETV) and the South Carolina Council on the Holocaust in a special event honoring the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz. The special commemoration will take place at the University of South Carolina Alumni Center in Columbia. Elisha Wiesel, son of Holocaust survivor and Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, will serve as the keynote speaker. This event will also include remarks by Holocaust survivors, members of the armed forces and elected officials, as well as a special musical performance by the Clover High School Chorus.

The Georgetown County Library branches will stream the commemoration on their auditorium movie screens and all are welcome to come view it, no reservation required. 


Live Concert: Lloyd Kaplan and the Aristocats 

A Musical Evening    Waccamaw Library     

    Tuesday, January 28 at 6 pm 

 

 

The Friends of the Waccamaw Library are back with their beloved FREE Musician's Series! This month, Lloyd Kaplan and the Aristocats, longtime fan favorites, will entertain with their witty banter and lively, unique “Swixie” style, an amazing combination of Swing and Dixieland jazz.


Blood Drive 

Blood Drive     Waccamaw Library 

    Wednesday, January 29 from NOON until 5 pm 

 

 

For an appointment to donate blood, please visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767). The need for a supply of donated blood is constant throughout Georgetown County. Please respond to this important call to help save lives in our community.


The Uncollected Letters of Flannery O'Connor & Friends 

Literary Lectures     Waccamaw Library 

    Tuesday, January 30 at 10 am

 

 

Waccamaw Library is honored to host a talk by literary scholar Benjamin B. Alexander, Ph.D. about the life and work of brilliant writer Flannery O’Connor. Dr. Alexander is the editor of a new book that brings together nearly two hundred unpublished letters from National Book Award-winning author O’Connor and her circle of extraordinary friends. O’Connor is widely recognized as a master of the American short story, joining the likes of Hawthorne, Poe, Hemingway, Welty, and Faulkner in the literary canon. In her life and craft, O’Connor always maintained a powerful ethical vision rooted in a quiet, devout faith, although her popularity reached far beyond religious boundaries to appeal to many readers of literary fiction then and today.


French Film Festival: LE GRAND BAIN (Sink or Swim) 2018

French Film Series    Waccamaw Library 

    Friday, January 31 at 5:30 pm 

    Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Waccamaw Library and Institut Francais

    Passes for all six films ($10) at Artworks in the Litchfield Exchange or $3 per film at the door. 

Directed by actor-director Gilles Lelouche. Based on a true story of a Swedish Club. It is in the corridors of their municipal swimming pool that Bertrand, Marcus, Simon, Laurent, Thierry and the others train under the relative authority of Delphine, former glory of the basins. All seven of the sad sack middle-aged men bond together, putting
all their energy into a discipline previously owned by women: synchronized swimming. Through the training,talking and learning to redefine their masculinity, they will learn to let go, live a little and love again. Number one at the Box Office in France for 2018, it received 8 nominations at the 2019 Césars.


Anniversary of the 19th Amendment Celebration 

Womens suffrage    Georgetown Library 

    Saturday, February 1, from 1 - 4 pm 

 

 

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Women's Right to vote with the Georgetown County League of Women Voters! Free and open to all. 1 pm: View the film Suffragette, 3:15 pm: Discussion on Gerrymandering and ways to end it, 3:45 pm: The African American Fight for the Right to Vote: presenter, Vennie Deas Moore


French Film Festival: REMI, SANS FAMILLE (Remi, Nobody’s Boy) 2018

French Film Series    Waccamaw Library 

    Saturday, February 1 at 2:30 pm 

    Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Waccamaw Library and Institut Francais

    Passes for all six films ($10) at Artworks in the Litchfield Exchange or $3 per film at the door. 

Directed & co-scripted by Antoine Blossier, based on a novel by Hector Malo. The adventures of young orphanRémi, collected by the gentle Madam Barberin. At the age of 10, he is snatched from his adoptive mother and entrusted to Signor Vitalis, a mysterious itinerant musician. At his side, Remi learns the harsh life of an acrobat and how to sing to win his bread. Accompanied by the faithful dog Capi and the small monkey Joli-Coeur, his long trip through France, with meetings, friendships and mutual assistance, leads him to the secret of his origins.


French Film Festival: LA FINALE (In the Game) 2018

French Film Series    Waccamaw Library 

    Sunday, February 2 at 2:30 pm 

    Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Waccamaw Library and Institut Francais

    Passes for all six films ($10) at Artworks in the Litchfield Exchange or $3 per film at the door. 

Directed & co-scripted by Robin Sykes. Lyon, France. Everyone in the Verdi family takes great care of Roland, the grandfather, who is starting to lose his mind. Everyone, except JB, the teen of the family who has only one goal: to go to Paris with his basketball team to play in the championship final. His parents, detained for the weekend, ask him to give up his dream. They leave him in charge of his grandfather. But JB decides to go to Paris and takes his grandpa along. Nothing on this trip will go as planned...


Basic Computing Series 

Computer Basics     

    Carvers Bay Library: Tuesday, February 4 at 10 am: "Basic Word" 

    Andrews Library: Tuesday, February 4 at 4 pm: "Basic Word" 

 

FREE weekly drop-in classes to help you learn or refresh your computer skills! Questions? Please call (843) 545-3390.


Small Place, Deep History: The Legacies of Sandy Island

First Thursday     Waccamaw Library 

    Thursday, February 6 at 10 am 

 

 

A cultural historian with expertise in folk traditions of her native South Carolina Lowcountry, Vinnie Deas Moore will explore the many-faceted histories of Sandy Island, the largest undeveloped freshwater island on the eastern coast. Many of the small Island community descended from enslaved Africans and strive to sustain traditional Gullah culture against the rush of modernity.


Classic Film Series 

Classic Film Series     Waccamaw Library 

    Friday, February 7 at 2:30 pm 

   "Chinatown" (1974) 

 

Movie experts Bill Harvey and Tony Miller are back with their popular screenings of vintage movies, followed by fascinating insights into the filmmakers, stars and inspirations for the film. 


Basic Computing Series 

Computer Basics     

    Carvers Bay Library: Tuesday, February 11 at 10 am: "Basic Powerpoint"

    Andrews Library: Tuesday, February 11 at 4 pm: "Basic Powerpoint" 

    

FREE weekly drop-in classes to help you learn or refresh your computer skills! Questions? Please call (843) 545-3390.


Live Concert: Broadway Love Songs from the Pied Piper Youth Theater 

A Musical Evening    Waccamaw Library     

    Tuesday, February 13 at 6 pm 

 

 

The Friends of the Waccamaw Library are back with their beloved FREE Musician's Series! The talented performers from the Pied Piper Youth Theater will serenade you with sentimental Broadway love songs on the eve of Valentine's Day! Some of the songs will be drawn from the one-act musical Once on This Island. Set in the French Antilles and full of Caribbean flair, the musical tells of the relationship between a peasant girl and an upper-class boy, and illustrates love’s ability to cross social lines.


Classic Film Series 

Classic Film Series     Waccamaw Library 

    Friday, February 14 at 2:30 pm 

   "Wait Until Dark" (1967) 

 

Movie experts Bill Harvey and Tony Miller are back with their popular screenings of vintage movies, followed by fascinating insights into the filmmakers, stars and inspirations for the film. 


Anniversary of the 19th Amendment Celebration 

Womens suffrage    Waccamaw Library 

    Saturday, February 15, from 1 - 4 pm 

 

 

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Women's Right to vote with the Georgetown County League of Women Voters! Free and open to all. 1 pm: View the film Suffragette, 3:15 pm: Discussion on Gerrymandering and ways to end it, 3:45 pm: The African American Fight for the Right to Vote: presenter, Vennie Deas Moore


"Who Are the Gullah People?" 

Tuesdays With    Georgetown Library 

    Tuesday, February 18 at 10 am 

    Part of the "Tuesdays With... series created by the Friends of the Georgetown Library

 

Historian and Gullah artist Zenobia Washington will shed light on the unique culture created by African Americans who live in the Lowcountry region of Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina, in both the coastal plain and the Sea Islands.


Art with the Museum! 

Art with the Museum     Georgetown Library 

    Tuesday, February 18 at 3:30 pm 

    "Camouflage Collage" - Using various printmaking techniques, students will create layered patterned collages. 

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 ssullivan@gtcounty.org to let us know you're coming. 


Basic Computing Series 

Computer Basics     Carvers Bay Library: Tuesday, February 18 at 10 am: "Basic Excel"

    Andrews Library: Tuesday, February 18 at 4 pm: "Basic Excel"  

 

 

FREE weekly drop-in classes to help you learn or refresh your computer skills! Questions? Please call (843) 545-3390.


Toni Morrison: An American Visionary 

Literary Lectures     Waccamaw Library 

    Tuesday, February 18 at 6 pm

 

 

On what would have been Toni Morrison’s 89th birthday, Dr. John Charles Williamson will discuss essential elements of Morrison’s craft by illuminating key passages from her works. Dr. Williamson will guide audience members through in-depth interpretations of passages to share the richness and brilliance of Morrison’s technique and themes. Though he will come prepared with passages, he would like to encourage attendees to bring in their favorite passages from Morrison’s work to share with the group. Among her many honors, Morrison earned the National Book Critics Circle Award (1977) and the Pulitzer Prize (1987), and was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2012). She was the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature (1993). Morrison is most recognized for her novels, including The Bluest Eye (1970), Sula (1973), Song of Solomon (1977), and Beloved (1987), that explore conflicts over Black identity in the U.S., particularly struggles facing Black women, in a matchless lyrical style.


Tea and Poetry Series: Gary Jackson and Al Black  

Tea and Poetry      Waccamaw Library     

     Thursday, February 20 at 10 am 

     An annual event sponsored by the Friends of the Waccamaw Library 

 

Free and open to the public - book signing after the reading with tea and homemade confections. GARY JACKSON is the author of the poetry collection Missing You, Metropolis, which received the 2009 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared in Callaloo, Tin House, Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere. He teaches in the MFA program at the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC. An Indiana native, AL BLACK has published two poetry collections: I Only Left For Tea, 2014; Man With Two Shadows, 2018; co-edited Hand in Hand, Poets Respond to Race, 2017, and is published in anthologies, journals and periodicals. He hosts arts events, co-founded Poets Respond to Race Initiative and was Jasper Magazine’s Literary Artist of the Year 2017.


Classic Film Series 

Classic Film Series     Waccamaw Library 

    Friday, February 21 at 2:30 pm 

   "Bonnie and Clyde" (1967) 

 

Movie experts Bill Harvey and Tony Miller are back with their popular screenings of vintage movies, followed by fascinating insights into the filmmakers, stars and inspirations for the film. 


Live Concert: Phantasia Steel Band  

A Musical Evening    Waccamaw Library     

    Thursday, February 20 at 6 pm 

 

 

The Friends of the Waccamaw Library are back with their beloved FREE Musician's Series! Pantasia Steel Band will take the Library stage to offer an evening of festive Caribbean entertainment. With decades of experience, band members take the traditional musical form of steel drumming to an exciting new level. Pantasia Steel Band will not only delight the audience with their amazingly synchronized playing, the band will also educate listeners about the important history of the steel drum and its significance to Caribbean culture.


Poetry Workshop: "Sacred Magic" 

Poetry Workshop     Waccamaw Library     

    Tuesday, February 25 at 10 am 

 

 

Award-winning poet Libby Bernardin will lead a poetry-writing workshop entitled, “Sacred Magic: How Reading Poetry Enriches Our Writing.” The workshop offers a unique approach to learning how to write poetry, one that can be of equal value for both beginning and experienced poets. Bernardin will bring in a selection of published poems by accomplished poets and then guide participants through valuable interpretations of key elements of these works.


Classic Film Series 

Classic Film Series     Waccamaw Library 

    Friday, February 28 at 2:30 pm 

   "The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming" (1966) 

 

Movie experts Bill Harvey and Tony Miller are back with their popular screenings of vintage movies, followed by fascinating insights into the filmmakers, stars and inspirations for the film. 


Embattled Freedom: How Carolina Slaves Journeyed to Freedom as Civil War Refugees 

First Thursday     Waccamaw Library 

    Thursday, March 5 at 10 am 

 

 

Dr. Amy Murrell Taylor, an award-winning historian of the American Civil War and Theodore A. Hallam Professor in History at the University of Kentucky, will reveal the amazing story of how thousands of slaves made the journey to freedom behind Union army lines during the Civil War, with focus on those from the Carolinas. Based on research supported by the American Council of Learned Societies and the National Endowment for the Humanities, “Embattled Freedom: How Carolina Slaves Journeyed to Freedom as Civil War Refugees” is drawn from her most recent book, Embattled Freedom (UNC Press), which has won awards from the Organization of American Historians, the Society of Civil War Historians, and the Center for Civil War History. The book also won Yale University’s 2019 Frederick Douglass Book Prize, a very prestigious and highly coveted award. Dr. Taylor is also the author of The Divided Family in Civil War America (UNC Press), on families divided by national loyalties, and she is involved in a variety of public history and historic preservation projects.


Classic Film Series 

Classic Film Series     Waccamaw Library 

    Friday, March 6 at 2:30 pm 

   "The Manchurian Candidate" (1962) 

 

Movie experts Bill Harvey and Tony Miller are back with their popular screenings of vintage movies, followed by fascinating insights into the filmmakers, stars and inspirations for the film. 


Acoustic Trio   

A Musical Evening    Waccamaw Library     

    Thursday, March 12 at 5:30 pm 

 

 

The Friends of the Waccamaw Library are back with their beloved FREE Musician's Series! Almost Acoustic Trio will play their special brand of Americana and country music, with a bit of rock and blues mixed in. Now based in the Piedmont area of South Carolina, the trio is a synthesis of exceptional talents, featuring Randy Foster, longtime lead guitarist and vocalist for beach music legends, The Grand Strand Band; Fayssoux Starling McLean, singer with Emmylou Harris as well as a Nashville solo artist in her own right; and Brandon Turner, a master multi-instrumentalist and highly accomplished session musician.


Classic Film Series 

Classic Film Series     Waccamaw Library 

    Friday, March 13 at 2:30 pm 

   "Kelly's Heroes" (1970) 

 

Movie experts Bill Harvey and Tony Miller are back with their popular screenings of vintage movies, followed by fascinating insights into the filmmakers, stars and inspirations for the film. 


Fitzgerald 100th Anniversary Celebration: "Jazz Age Jazz" 

Roaring Fitzgeralds     Waccamaw Library 

    Monday, March 16 at 5:30 pm 

 

Lloyd Kaplan, Professor Emeritus at the Community College of Rhode Island, will discuss the brilliant music that sprang up in the 1920s and inspired the Fitzgeralds’ life and work. What was so unique about jazz and its improvisational style? Why did the Fitzgeralds and other writers find jazz so energizing? Professor Kaplan is also a skilled musician who is the leader of The Aristocats, a longtime favorite among area jazz fans. 


"Let's Talk Poetry"  

Tuesdays With    Georgetown Library 

    Tuesday, March 17 at 10 am 

    Part of the "Tuesdays With... series created by the Friends of the Georgetown Library

Beloved local poet and professor Libby Bernardin, who is also a lifetime member of the SC Academy of Authors, will explore the creation of beauty through the interplay of words and rhythm in “Let’s Talk Poetry.”


Art with the Museum! 

Art with the Museum     Georgetown Library 

    Tuesday, March 17 at 3:30 pm 

    "A Wild Idea"- After learning about symbolism in art, students will create imaginary animals that symbolize themselves. . 

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 ssullivan@gtcounty.org to let us know you're coming. 


Tea and Poetry Series: Shelby Stephenson and Open Mic 

Tea and Poetry      Waccamaw Library     

     Thursday, March 19 at 10 am 

     An annual event sponsored by the Friends of the Waccamaw Libra 

 

Free and open to the public - book signing after the reading with tea and homemade confections. SHELBY STEPHENSON was Poet Laureate of North Carolina from 2015-2018. His recent books: Paul’s Hill: Homage to Whitman; Our World; and Nin’s Poem. He was editor of Pembroke Magazine from 1978 to 2010, when he retired from University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He lives ten miles northwest of Benson, NC, where he was born. And OPEN MIC will follow Stephenson’s reading. All who attend are invited to read one of their own poems. (Please keep your reading to a single poem no longer than a page.)


 Classic Film Series 

Classic Film Series     Waccamaw Library 

    Friday, March 20 at 2:30 pm 

   "The Big Sleep" (1946) 

 

Movie experts Bill Harvey and Tony Miller are back with their popular screenings of vintage movies, followed by fascinating insights into the filmmakers, stars and inspirations for the film. 


Fitzgerald 100th Anniversary Celebration: "The Perennial Appeal of the Great Gatsby

Roaring Fitzgeralds     Waccamaw Library 

    Tuesday, March 24 at 10 am 

 

Deno Trakas, Ph.D. will explore what makes The Great Gatsby great in a talk about “The Perennial Appeal of The Great Gatsby.” Why does this novel published in 1925 continue to resonate so deeply with readers almost a century later? Dr. Trakas studied with preeminent F. Scott Fitzgerald scholar Matthew J. Bruccoli and teaches a course on “F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Jazz Age, and The Depression” at Wofford College, where he serves as Laura and Winston Hoy Professor of American Literature.


Fitzgerald 100th Anniversary Celebration: "Dressing to Impress Gatsby" 

Roaring Fitzgeralds     Waccamaw Library 

    Monday, March 30 at 10 am 

 

Expert collector Melissa Levey will describe her collection of dazzling Jazz Age dresses, hats, Art Deco jewelry, accessories, and other items that she is generously allowing the Library to put on display throughout March and April. These lovely artifacts truly capture the spirit of the era and provide community members with a real sense of living history.


The Unfinished Story of the Emmanuel AME Church Shooting 

First Thursday     Waccamaw Library 

    Thursday, April 2 at 10 am 

 

 

Jennifer Berry Hawes, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for The Post and Courier and author of Grace Will Lead Us Home: The Charleston Church Massacre and the Hard, Inspiring Journey to Forgiveness (St. Martin’s) uncovers the stories lingering beyond the quick headlines surrounding the mass shooting of African American worshippers at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC by a young white supremacist eager to start a race war. Hawes reveals the complex, ongoing struggles of the Emanuel Nine families, now that the initial public outpouring of grief has receded. She shows how racial healing in the Holy City, and beyond, is still a work in progress in the aftermath of the massacre. Hawes has earned numerous honors, including a George Polk Award, a National Headliner Award, and a Dart Award for Journalism & Trauma.


Fitzgerald 100th Anniversary Celebration: "The Great Gatsby" 

Roaring Fitzgeralds     Waccamaw Library 

    Thursday, April 2 at 5:30 pm 

 

 The Library will screen the 1974 classic film version of The Great Gatsby, starring Robert Redford as nouveau-riche millionaire Jay Gatsby and Mia Farrow as his beloved Daisy Buchanan. This adaptation comes closest to capturing onscreen the essence of Scott Fitzgerald’s iconic novel.


Fitzgerald 100th Anniversary Celebration: "Zelda, Burning" 

Roaring Fitzgeralds     Waccamaw Library 

    Friday, April 3 at 2:30 pm 

 Sometimes lost in the drama and allure of the Fitzgeralds’ lives is the fact that Zelda was a serious writer in her own right. On Friday, April 3 at 2:30 p.m., Celeste McMaster, Ph.D. will remember Zelda’s voice. Dr. McMaster will read her prize-winning short story, “Zelda, Burning,” which offers an original, compelling account of Mrs. Fitzgerald’s tragic fate in her final days at Highland Hospital, poignantly presented from Zelda’s view. The short story won the 2016 Great American Fiction Contest from the Saturday Evening Post. Dr. McMaster is Professor of English at Charleston Southern University and earned the 2017 Coker Fellowship for Fiction from the South Carolina Academy of Authors.


Fitzgerald 100th Anniversary Celebration: "The Great Gatsby Gala" 

Roaring Fitzgeralds     Waccamaw Library 

    Friday, April 3 at 5:30 pm 

One hundred years later, to the day, the “Great Gatsby Gala” concert honors Scott and Zelda’s wedding day, a day that launched this famous couple as well as modern literary history. The ever-popular Island Jazz Quintet will help us relive the Jazz Age in proper style by recreating the upbeat music of Scott and Zelda’s prime. The event recalls the vivid, extravagant soirees hosted by Jay Gatsby…all to win back the attentions of his lost love, Daisy Buchanan. If you’d like, come dressed as a flapper in pearls or as a clubman in a fedora, and kick up your heels to the same jazz that Scott and Zelda adored. A prosecco toast will be offered to celebrate Scott and Zelda.


Fitzgerald 100th Anniversary Celebration: "Bootlegging and Prohibition" 

Roaring Fitzgeralds     Waccamaw Library 

    Thursday, April 9 at 10:00 am

 

 Given their love of jazz and gin, Scott and Zelda were no strangers to speakeasies in their heyday. J.R. Fennell, Ph.D., Director of the Lexington County Museum, will deliver a presentation on bootlegging and Prohibition in the Roaring 20s. During Prohibition, how did one go about getting some alcohol? What sort of life did bootleggers lead? What was it like inside a speakeasy? Dr. Fennell will provide fascinating facts from the history of Prohibition and bootlegging during the Jazz Age.  


Tea and Poetry Series: Diana Pinckney and Carolyn Elkins  

Tea and Poetry      Waccamaw Library     

     Thursday, April 16 at 10 am 

     An annual event sponsored by the Friends of the Waccamaw Library 

 

Free and open to the public - book signing after the reading with tea and homemade confections. DIANA PINCKNEY is the winner of the Ekphrasis Prize, Atlanta Review’s International Poetry Prize and Prime
Number Magazine’s 2018 Poetry Prize. Published in RHINO, Cave Wall, Green Mountains Review, Tar River Poetry, The Pedestal Magazine, Still Point Arts Quarterly, Connotation Press, and other journals and anthologies, Pinckney has five books of poetry, including 2015’s The Beast and The Innocent. CAROLYN ELKINS is the author of three books of poetry: Angel Pays a Visit (Emrys),
Daedalus Rising (Emrys), and Coriolis Forces (Palanquin). Her poems have appeared in numerous journals; six of her poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Carolyn is Associate Editor of Tar River Poetry and a Contributing and Advisory Editor of Poetry South.


The Yawkey Family: Their Impact on Georgetown County   

Tuesdays With    Georgetown Library 

    Tuesday, April 21 at 10 am 

    Part of the "Tuesdays With... series created by the Friends of the Georgetown Library

Jim Lee, the Education and Outreach Coordinator for the Tom Yawkey Wildlife Center, will talk about Tom Yawkey, who on his 30th birthday, came into a multimillion dollar inheritance left by his late uncle, which included sweeping unspoiled acreage south of Georgetown. The Boston Red Sox owner not only made the beloved Georgetown County property his second home but, on his death, conserved it and left it to the people of the area. 


Art with the Museum! 

Art with the Museum     Georgetown Library 

    Tuesday, April 21 at 3:30 pm 

    "Just Be Hue"- Students will create bright colorful mosaic-like prints inspired by the work of Alma Thomas.  

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 ssullivan@gtcounty.org to let us know you're coming. 


Swamped: What Can We Do About Coastal Flooding? 

First Thursday     Waccamaw Library 

    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    

Tuesdays With    Georgetown Library 

    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! 

Art with the Museum     Georgetown Library 

    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 ssullivan@gtcounty.org to let us know you're coming.