Cooking Club in Olanta

The Dr. John M. Thomason Public Library will host the cooking club on Thursday, February 23 at 6:30 pm.

The focus of this month’s cooking club will be something that is enjoyed by pretty much everyone who likes sweets.  However, some people do not think outside of the box when it comes to cookie varieties that are available today.  One such variety is the cheesecake cookie, which is what will be taught.  The recipe that will be demonstrated is for a raspberry cheesecake cookie, but this way of making cookies can be applied to any cheesecake cookie that might be desired.

This free program, which will last about an hour, will start at 6:30 pm.  For more information, please call  843-396-4287.

Family Movie in Timmonsville

In honor of Black History Month, the Baker Memorial Library in Timmonsville will host a Family Movie event. This event is an effort to promote literacy and awareness in encouraging Florence County residents to take advantage of one of the many resources the library has to offer.

Today, libraries play an important role in literacy education for children and adults. Libraries around the country are creating new ways to serve families and their children through meaningful programs.

The movie will be Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. It is a PG-13 movie. This event is funded by the Friends of the Timmonsville Library and is free and open to the public. For additional information about this and other events call the Baker Memorial Library at 843-346-2941.

Florence County Library to host Teen Mardi Gras Celebration

The Florence County Library will host a teen Mardi Gras Celebration on February 27, from 6:00-7:00.  Teens will learn the history and significance of Mardi Gras and complete crafts.  Light refreshments will be provided.  The program is open to all 6th through 12th graders.

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

Florence County Library to host robotics demonstration for Teen Tech Week

The Florence County Library will host FSD1’s high school robotics team, the Technomancers, to celebrate Teen Tech Week.  On Saturday, March 11, drop by the Florence County Library between 2:00pm & 4:00pm as the Technomancers host demonstrations and discuss robotics.  Learn about the team and how one can join or help.  Open to all 6th through 12th graders and their families.

For more information please contact Julie at 843-292-7382.


Copies of Henry E. Davis’ History of Florence Still Available

We still have an extremely limited number of copies of Henry E. Davis’ “A History of Florence City and County and of Portions of the Pee Dee Valley South Carolina.” They can be purchased at the circulation desk at the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library for $40.00 each (cash only, please).

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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…)