Library News & Notes

Library System Closings for Thanksgiving Holiday

All branches of the Beaufort County Library System will close early at 5:00pm on Wednesday, November 25th. All branches and departments will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th. We will resume normal operating hours on Saturday, November 28th. Happy Thanksgiving!

Reasons to Be Thankful

Recently, the Island Packet asked the Library staff and community members to share what we were thankful for beyond "Family, Friends, and God." When we had to pick just one thing, we chose to highlight how grateful we are that Dr. Rowland’s magnum opus, The History of Beaufort County, 1514 - 2006, is now available. The books have arrived and are now on the Local History shelves for you to check out. There’s also one more opportunity to hear Dr. Rowland and Dr. Wise’s Author Book Talk about the series. Meet us at Hilton Head Branch Library on Thursday, December 3rd at 4 pm.Read More...

Looking for an Obituary?

John Michael Neill, a genealogical guru, offered this "Genealogy Tip of the Day" on November 16th:

It’s easy to locate an obituary in one newspaper and move on to another research task. In some locations, there may have been several newspapers in the area that might have published a death notice or an obituary on your ancestor. One may have easily included bits of information that were not mentioned in others.

Ask yourself: “Are there other newspapers that might have published an obituary?”

You never know what you will find until you look.Read More...

Well-Read episode #13 - Book Club Picks

Ann and Halle have suggestions for running a book club, and share some favorite books for discussion. As always, we end with what we're reading this week.


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