Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Upcoming Events

Friends of the Library 2007 Annual Meeting
· Thursday, February 8 at 7 PM
· With writer: Dot Jackson, author of Refuge
· Booksigning and reception to follow

“Brown Bag” Series Continues at the Library
A series of discussion programs at Colleton County Memorial Library to complement the 2007 exhibits on display at The Colleton Museum. BRING YOUR BROWN BAG LUNCH! WE'LL PROVIDE DRINKS & DESSERT!

  • Thursday, January 4, 2007 at Noon

    Arts Hour with the artist, “Saint”

    Join us for a discussion of his art while listening to relaxing classical music

    Bring your “Brown Bag” lunch. We’ll provide drinks & dessert!

  • Thursday, February 1, 2007 at 6 PM (not a lunch program, note time)

    African American Women Writers Kick Off “Black History Month”

    Book Talk & Book Signing
    Join two successful Carolina writers of African-American Fiction. Colleton County’s own, Niobia Simone Bryant, is a best-selling and award winning author who recently was nominated for a 2006 African-American Literary Awards Show Open Book Award. A writer of both romance & mainstream fiction, she has 10 short stories and 8 romance novels in print. Niobia is a graduate of Seton Hall University and is a full-time writer.

    Author AlTonya Washington, a SC native, is a graduate of Winston Salem State University in NC. Since releasing her first contemporary romance with BET Books in 2003, she has garnered a number of awards which include: Best First Multicultural Romance by Romantic Times Magazine & Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Multicultural Romance. She released her eighth novel in August 2006 entitled In the Midst of Passion with Dafina Books

  • Thursday, March 5, 2007 at noon

The Ties That Bind: Finding Your Ancestors

Bring your lunch & join us for a brief overview of beginning genealogy

  • Thursday, April 5, 2007 at noon

Every Day Life in Walterboro in 1886 & the aftermath of the Great Earthquake!

Join author Richard Cote for a discussion of his latest book, The Great Charleston Earthquake of 1886: City of Heroes. Slide presentation with specifics about the effect on Walterboro.

  • Thursday, May 3, 2007 at noon

Using Your Digital Camera Effectively

Help from a local expert photographer

  • Thursday, June 7, 2007 at noon (*at Downtown Books & Espresso)

Summer Beach Reads

Meet a local SC author & hear about some great summer reads!

Work of artist, “Saint” to be on display in the library for Black History Month

The library is quite pleased to announce that the artist, “Saint”, will be sharing his artwork at the library during the month of February.
James "Saint" St. Clair hails from New Jersey and later moved to Washington DC. However, he is proud to claim roots in South Carolina and now lives and works in the Palmetto State.
Saint used every opportunity to study art while living in Washington DC, developing his own style drawn from the African American experience he calls "creative realism." His colorful paintings have a touch of fantasy and are almost surreal. He is currently enjoying a growing reputation as one of our artists to watch, with works increasingly in demand. His art is in many galleries throughout the state and the library is fortunate to be able to share his work with the public.

LET’S TALK ABOUT IT: WOMEN OF CAROLINA ~A Reading & Discussion Program~

(Books will be available for check-out at the Circulation Desk in mid-December)

Monday, January 8
6:00 PM
Book: Scarlet Sister Mary by Julia Peterkin Scholar: Dr. Caroline Hunt, College of Charleston

Monday, January 22
6:00 PM
Book: The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Scholar: Dr. Rosemary Reisman, Retired Professor

Monday, February 5
6:00 PM
Book: The World is Round by Nikky Finney
Scholar: Dr. Ellen Malphrus, USC/Beaufort

Monday, February 26
6:00 PM
Book: Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison
Scholar: Janis Blocker, Colleton County Educator

Monday, March 12
6:00 PM
Book: Clover by Dori Sanders
Scholar: Dr. Mary Hjelm, USC/Salk

This program is sponsored by the Colleton County Memorial Library and is funded in part by the South Carolina Humanities Council, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities; inspiring,engaging and enriching South Carolinians with programs on literature, history, culture and heritage.

News from the Children’s Department

Tuesday Mornings Daycare/Private School Outreach Story times

Wednesday Mornings
10:00 a.m.
Ages 2 – 5 (20 minutes)
11:00 a.m. Ages 3 – 5 (30 minutes) (Head Start)

Ongoing Program:
We The People Bookshelf on Becoming American Grant
Fall Reading Program: September 2006 – April 2007 (ages 5 – 12)
Read 20 Books by 20 Authors
Must use books on We the People Bookshelf and Children’s Book Award List
Ages 9 – 18 will be required to write one paragraph about what they learned about another American culture
Ages 5 – 8 will be required to read and draw about an American culture or perhaps their favorite thing about living in America
Reading Celebration (May 3, 2007; Thursday at 4:00 – 5:30 pm)
Reading Celebration will be hosted by CCML and will include refreshments & awards

Upcoming Contests, Reading Programs & Events:

Christmas Program & Crafts:
Saturday, December 9 from 10:00 – 12:00 noon

Annual Poetry Contest (March 5 – April 5, 2007)
Children ages 5 – 12
Poem must be original and about the child’s
favorite person, place or thing
Poem must be on 8 ½” X 11” lineless paper
Child should have a title page with name, age, phone #, and title of poem
Awards Day: April 26, 2007 (Thursday at 4:00 pm)

Spring Break Week 2007 @the Library
Wednesday at 10:00 am
Children ages 2 – 12
Do you know your book characters?
Learn, compete, win prizes & have fun

Summer Reading Program
(June 1 – July 28, 2007)
Theme: “Get a Clue”

Thursday, November 09, 2006

The Colleton County Memorial Library now has a blog. We will be posting news about the library and upcoming events here in the future.

Please check out our website for more library information www.colletonlibrary.org .