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Posted on: February 9, 2024

Nonprofits looking to connect with volunteers at fair

The Friends of the Waccamaw Library will host its annual "Know The Neck" volunteer fair on Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Waccamaw Library auditorium.

"The volunteer fair is a popular event for area nonprofits and members of our commu...

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Posted on: February 5, 2024 | Last Modified on: April 19, 2021

Library to show conservation documentary as part of Hammock Coast Birding Festival

purple martins clustered on a gourd style bird house

Birdwatchers will flock to Georgetown County this month for the 2nd annual Hammock Coast Birding Festival, taking place Feb. 9-11. On the lineup of events is a showing of “Purple Haze: A Conservation Film,” at the Waccamaw Library on F...

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Posted on: January 12, 2024

The most borrowed materials of 2023

A hardback copy of "Lessons in Chemistry" by Bonnie Garmus sitting on a shiny table with a tea

Have you ever wondered what books are the most borrowed in your local library? Countywide, the most checked out book of 2023 was "Lessons in Chemistry" by Bonnie Garmus. It was borrowed 144 times. The top circulated non-fiction book was "Th...

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Posted on: January 12, 2024

Library cardholders now have access to free movie streaming service

collage of movies. Text over them reads ൦,000+ movies streaming free with your library card"

Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Waccamaw Library, Kanopy streaming service is now available free of charge to all Georgetown County Library patrons. The Friends group kindly agreed to pay registration costs so that all Geo...

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Posted on: January 2, 2024

Tea & Poetry Series Returns to Waccamaw Library for 18th season

“If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry,” wrote celebrated American poet Emily Dickinson. Experience for yourself poetry’s head-topping, invigorating power as the Litchfield Tea an...

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Posted on: December 4, 2023

'Journey to Freedom' sculptor to make piece for Georgetown Library

A rendering of the proposed sculpture features Tubman and her young nephew, she gesturing upward

Wesley Wofford, the artist behind the Harriet Tubman sculpture that recently drew droves of visitors to Georgetown’s Rainey Park, is making a new Tubman sculpture that will be on permanent display at the Georgetown Library. 

The Friends ...

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Posted on: November 29, 2023

Three free civil rights history events happening in December

Portrait of Lorna Rainey

The great-granddaughter of the first Reconstruction House member will join two civil rights groundbreakers in a Dec. 8 program, “Eyewitnesses to the Movement: Georgetown and the Civil Rights Movement.” Lorna Rainey, photojournalist Cec...

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Posted on: November 14, 2023

“Lynching’s Legacies” to be discussed as part of library civil rights series

black and white portrait of Mari Crabtree

“Lynching’s Legacies in the U.S. South” is the topic of a presentation that will be given by Mari N. Crabtree, Ph.D., at the Southern Georgetown Library on Thursday, Nov. 16. 

The presentation is part of a series taki...

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Posted on: November 2, 2023

'Library of Things' comes to Southern Georgetown

Assorted items from the Library of Things, including bakeware and games.

Of course libraries aren’t “just for books,” and haven’t been for a long time now. But the Southern Georgetown Branch has added some items to its collection that most people probably wouldn’t expect to che...

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Posted on: October 30, 2023

Library to host Makers and Crafters Fair Nov. 3-4

closeup of a hand removing a snowflake lasercut from a piece of wood.

Whether you’re the crafty type or just always wanted to be, the Waccamaw Library is where you’ll want to be this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3 and 4.

The branch is hosting its first ever Making and Crafting Fair, with a full slate of even...

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Posted on: October 20, 2023

Writer Tim Conroy brings “church of poetry” to Waccamaw Library

Tim Conroy speaks from a seated position in an armchair during a relaxed presentation

The Waccamaw Library will feature a return visit this month by Tim Conroy, award-winning poet and brother of beloved Lowcountry novelist Pat Conroy. He will lead a special presentation about “The Church of Poetry,” which explores deep ...

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Posted on: October 6, 2023

Civil rights exhibit opens at Southern Georgetown Library

Two men and two women pose smiling in front of a banner that is part of the exhibit

The Georgetown County Library’s Southern Georgetown Branch will host a traveling civil rights exhibit this fall. Titled “Justice for All,” the exhibit is from the University of South Carolina’s Center for Civil Rights History and Research, and will be on ...

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Posted on: September 26, 2023

Classic Film Series to screen spooky flicks leading up to Halloween

Ingrid Bergman in an eerie, shadowy room in a still from the classic film Notorious

Residents are invited to celebrate “Hollywood Halloween” at the Waccamaw Library on Fridays at 2:30 p.m. this Fall.

Beginning on Friday, Sept. 29, the Library will unveil a series of weekly screenings featuring classic thrillers that cr...

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Posted on: September 26, 2023

Library celebrates Harriet Tubman with author visit

Portrait of author Glenis Redmond, smiling in an orange jacket and large dangling earrings

The continuing inspiration of Harriet Tubman, the famed conductor of the Underground Railroad who guided thousands of enslaved African-Americans to liberty, will be the focus of a Waccamaw Library program on Oct. 5.

The Friends of the Waccamaw Library&...

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Posted on: September 8, 2023

Talking History series returns with programs on slavery, religion

Friendfield Village church and cabin at Hobcaw Barony, which previously housed enslaved persons..

In October and November, the Waccamaw Library will host two more fascinating presentations as part of its Talking History series, an exciting collaboration that features faculty members from the Coastal Carolina University Department of History. The serie...

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Posted on: June 15, 2023

Waccamaw Library offers summer learning opportunities for teens

View of the glass-fronted Teen Room in the Waccamaw Library

If you’re looking for something to keep your teens and tweens busy and learning this summer, Georgetown County has the answer. The Waccamaw Library Teen Room is the perfect place for older kids to create things, problem solve, and have fun &...

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Posted on: June 14, 2023

Library grant provides residents with "edible education"

A chef holds a knife while preparing a pineapple dish.

The “Edible Education: Food Literacy at the Library” series featured nine culinary and nutritional literacy demonstrations by food specialists of diverse backgrounds and heritages at the Georgetown County Library’s three rura...

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Posted on: June 9, 2023

Film screening, panel discussion to focus on mental health

Movie Poster for Connecting the Dots features young people on a school bus viewed from behind

An encore showing of the film "Connecting the Dots" will take place on Tuesday, June 13, at the Waccamaw Library. The screening begins at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public. It will be followed by a panel discussion on mental health in ou...

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Posted on: June 9, 2023

Georgetown Library closed for renovations

Handmade "Closed for renovations" signs hang on the front doors of the Georgetown Library

It has been less than a week since the Georgetown Library closed its doors to the public to get ready for renovations, but staff has made huge progress in getting things packed up. Library Director Dwight McInvaill estimates they have boxed up about 15% o...

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Posted on: January 13, 2023

Georgetown County Library Main Branch to Undergo Renovation

A group of dignitaries holding shovels to mark the "groundbreaking" of the library renovations

The Georgetown County Library is gearing up to begin renovations on its main branch on Cleland Street. County officials held a groundbreaking ceremony on Jan. 12 to kick things off. Construction work is scheduled to begin by Feb. 1.

While the library will ...

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