Library Author Presentation Highlights Untold Story of How FDR’s Secretary Helped Shape His Presidency

gatekeeper-coverOn Tuesday, September 27 at 6:30 p.m. the Florence County Library System presents Kathryn Smith, author of The Gatekeeper: Missy LeHand, FDR, and the Partnership That Defined a Presidency.  Far more than a secretary, Marguerite “Missy” LeHand fulfilled the crucial duties of chief of staff (long before the position was formally created), and had an influential voice in policy decisions and appointment recommendations. She was also Franklin Roosevelt’s confidante, his support when he contracted polio, and his close friend.  The book, released earlier this month by Simon & Schuster, is the first biography ever written about Missy LeHand and has received many positive reviews from sources including Booklist and Publishers Weekly.  (more…)

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Florence County Library

mexico_mariachiThe Children’s Services Department of the Florence County Library System will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a performance from Mariachi Band Sabor Latino from Atlanta, GA on Thursday, September 29th, 2016 @ 3:30 pm for grades 5K-5th.  Join us for a fun music and movement interactive program with Sabor Latino.  National Hispanic Heritage Month begins September 15 to October 15. The theme is “Honoring our Heritage. Building our Future.” Admission is free. This program is sponsored by the  Friends of the Florence County Library. For more information, contact the Greenberg Children’s Library 843-292-7382.

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Pieces_PosterThe Dr. N. Lee Morris Gallery presents Pieces, a solo exhibition by Elizabeth Raye Odom, which runs through September 29, 2016. The public is invited to an artist reception and opening on Tuesday, September 6 at 6:00 p.m. in the gallery.  Admission is free and light refreshments will be provided. (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.

Library Helps Job Seekers Improve Interview Skills

Job seekers facing a competitive employment market now have a new way to improve their chances of landing that desired job. The Florence County Library System is offering practice interview sessions so that job seekers can strengthen their interview skills so that they may be better equipped to take advantage of employment opportunities. (more…)

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