Friends of Florence County Library Annual Meeting

January 29, 2017, 3:00 PM

Friends will host
Herb Frazier, Bernard Edward Powers Jr., and Marjory Wentworth
Authors of
We Are Charleston:
Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emanuel

On June 17, 2015, at 9:05 p.m., a young man with a handgun opened fire on a prayer meeting at the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston, South Carolina, killing nine members of the congregation. The captured shooter, twenty-one-year-old Dylan Roof, a white supremacist, was charged with their murders. Two days after the shooting, while Roof’s court hearing was held on video conference, some of the families of his nine victims, one by one, appeared on the screen—forgiving the killer. The “Emanuel Nine” set a profound example for their families, their city, their nation, and indeed the world. (more…)

Florence County Library to host Teen Board Game Night

The Florence County Library will host a Teen Board Game Night on Monday, January 30 from 6:00-7:00.  We will have games such as Tsuro, Catan Jr., Castellan, and Revolution, along with others, for teens to play.  You are also welcome to bring your own games, pending approval.  Light refreshments will be provided.  Open to all 6th through 12th graders.

For more information please contact Julie at 843-292-738.

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).

Florence Library Celebrates Black History Month with Genealogy Program

The Florence County Library System  showcases Black History Month with an African American genealogical workshop on Saturday, February 18, at 10:00 a. m. at the Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library. The presentation by Wevonneda Minis, of Charleston, SC, is entitled “Digging Your Roots: Basic Research and Tips for Tracing African-American Ancestors.”  Minis will focus on genealogy research methods and tracing African-American and former slave-owning families. (more…)

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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…)