FEMA Disaster Recovery Assistance at Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library

FEMA disaster recovery centers to open in Florence, Williamsburg Counties


Emergency management officials with Florence County say FEMA will open a Disaster Recovery Center beginning at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25 at the ROB Building at 245 S. Church St. in Lake City. The center will be open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

FEMA will also have Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams at the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library at 509 S. Dargen Street in Florence from 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Monday-Saturday, for the next two weeks.

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Decorated War Veteran Rocky Gannon To Speak At Library

rocky-flyerColonel Rocky Gannon will speak about his wartime experiences at The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library on Tuesday, November 1 at 6:30 p.m.

A decorated World War II veteran, Gannon has earned fifty military awards and honors, including the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star, ten Air Medals, four Meritorious Service Medals, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm. He flew missions during World War II as well as the Korean and Vietnam wars. After World War II, he served in the occupation of Iwo Jima and Japan. (more…)

Florence County Library to host Favorite Teen Genre Voting Contest

vote-genreThe Florence County Library will host a favorite teen genre contest on November 1 from 2:00-4:00.  Teens can cast their vote for their favorite genre and debate their rivals.  They can also tweet their vote to @FLOCOLibrarySC or use the hashtag #fclgenrevote starting October 24.  The winning genre will be displayed in the teen area of the library.  The event is free and open to all 6th through 12th graders.  Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information please contact 843-413-7083 or jvaught@florencelibrary.org.

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Meet Author Cassandra King Conroy

61ywf1ql6slThis program is free and open to the public.

Books will be available for sale and signing after the presentation.

December 7th, 6:30 PM

Author Cassandra King Conroy, widow of Pat Conroy will present and autograph Pat’s memoirs, A Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life and her book Moonrise.

A Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life is final words and heartfelt remembrances from bestselling author Pat Conroy. This is a winning collection of blog posts, interviews, and magazine articles spanning Pat’s long literary career, supplemented by touching pieces from Pat’s many friends. (more…)

Florence County Library System Receives Duke Energy Foundation Grant

The Children’s Services Department of the Florence County Library System has received a $3000 grant from Duke Energy Foundation for Children’s Summer Reading 2016.  The grant will be used to provide educational and multicultural programming for children in Florence County during the summer months.

On Your Mark, Get Set… Read! is the theme for this summer.  Over 9,000 children and teens attend the summer programs in the Florence County Library System.  Because of this generous donation,  the library will continue to provide the educational programs to encourage children to visit the library and read throughout the summer months.   For more information on this grant and other events at the library, contact the Greenberg Children’s Library 843-292-7382 or email kids@florencelibrary.org.