Black History Month Programs

Black History Month flyerClick on the small version of the flyer to get an enlarged version. The press releases for each program is below this post if you need more detail.


Florence County Library Presents Free Law Talks

This spring the Doctors Bruce and Lee Library will host a volunteer attorney from the South Carolina Bar who will give a brief topic overview and hold a question and answer session on four different legal matters.

The sessions will start at 5 p.m. on the following Thursdays in the Stukes Meeting Room:

  • Wills, Estates, and Probate, February 15
  • Divorce, March 21
  • Elder Law & End-of-Life, April 25
  • Starting a Business, May 16

The law talks are free and open to adults (18+). The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library is located at 509 S. Dargan Street in Florence. Call 843-413-7074 to register, or for more information.


Timmonsville Public Library Presents the 2nd Annual African American Educator Appreciation Awards

The Timmonsville Public Library will honor thirteen educations and administrators who have shown exemplary contribution to students at their 2nd Annual African American Educator Appreciation Awards on March 2nd at 9:30 a.m. The event will be hosted by Director of Public Information at Florence 1 Schools Pam Little-McDaniel, and will feature guest speaker Elizabeth Rhue, Sonoco’s VP of Global Environmental, Sustainability, and Technical Services. (more…)


Florence Library Holds Computer Workshop: Internet Basics

The next in the lineup for computer workshops at the Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library will be Internet Basics. The workshop will be held Tuesday, March 5, from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the second floor computer classroom.

Participants will learn about search engines, the internet, and navigating around websites.

This adult (18+) program is free and open to the public.

The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library is located at 509 S. Dargan Street in Florence.  Call 843-413-7074 for more information.


Florence Library Hosts Basic Yoga With SOULIFT

The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library will hold a Basic Yoga with SOULIFT class on Tuesday, March 19, from 5:30pm to 6:30pm in the Stukes Meeting Room. Karalee will teach Yoga R&R, which includes a gentle flow, yin/restorative poses, and a short meditation.

Karalee started practicing at SOULIFT during the Summer of Soul Challenge in 2022, and graduated from the SOULIFT Academy with her RYT-200. She has since gone on to complete her RYT-500, and loves continuing to learn and grow in her own practice. She currently teaches Yinspired, Reconnect & Restore: Yoga R&R, and All Levels Flow at SOULIFT.

Admission is free and open to the public.

The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library is located at 509 S. Dargan Street in Florence. Call 843-413-7074 for more information.


Florence Library Presents The Woman King

The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library will show the 2022 historical epic film, The Woman King, inspired by true events that took place in The Kingdom of Dahomey, one of the most powerful states of Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries.

This PG-13 rated matinee is open to adults 18+ years old and will be held on Friday, March 22, at 10:00 a.m. Starring Viola Davis, Thuso Mbedu, and Lashana Lynch, the movie has a runtime of 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.

The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library is located at 509 S. Dargan Street in Florence. Call 843-413-7074 for more information. The free matinee series is sponsored by Friends of Florence County Library.


Bunny Craft for Adults at Florence County Library

The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library will offer a bunny craft activity for adults on Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. in the Stukes Meeting Room. Participants will use wooden eggs and yarn to create an Easter bunny. All materials will be provided.

This program is free, but registration is required as space is limited.  Call 843-413-7074 to register, or for more information.

The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library is located at 509 S. Dargan Street in Florence.

Sponsored by Friends of Florence County Library.


The Florence Library Welcomes Columbia, S.C. Poet Laureate Jennifer Bartell Boykin

Poet Laureate Jennifer Bartell Boykin will host a presentation of her book Traveling Mercy at Florence County Library on Monday, April 1, 2024, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

This event is being held in honor of National Poetry Month. Bartell Boykin’s debut book of poetry navigates the journeys of a Black woman from rural South Carolina. The woman’s travels transcend time as she encounters history, nature, and grief and the book is a love story to survival. National Book Award winning poet Nikky Finney says, “Bartell’s Traveling Mercy is such an intimate history of a Black girl raised by Black women, raised by church fans and magnolia memories, dream-hymns of Black people pushing through mud and disease and held together by traditions.”

Bartell Boykin earned her Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from the University of South Carolina, and works as a high school English teacher. Her second collection of poems Only Believe, is the winner of the 2023 Hilary Tham Capital Collection and will be released later in 2024.

No registration is required. The event is free and open to the public. It will be held in the Stukes Meeting room at the Florence County Library, 509 S. Dargan Street in Florence. Call 843-413-7074 for more information.