Library’s Morris Gallery Presents Artist Robert Garey

The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library’s Morris Gallery will host an opening reception for a new exhibit by artist Robert Garey on Sunday, October 14 at 3:00 p.m. Admission to the reception is free and light refreshments will be served.   The exhibit will run through December 2, 2018. (more…)

Florence Library Basic Still Life Drawing Workshop

The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library will host Still Life Drawing for Beginners (ages 18 and up) on Tuesday, October 16 at 6:30 p.m.  Presented by Professor Steven Gately of Francis Marion University, this free workshop will cover the basic principles of drawing: line, shape, proportion, light and shadow.

Professor Gately stated, “Drawing is the simplest and most direct form of art, and the basis for all other forms, such as painting and sculpture.  Only basic materials are required and anyone can learn to draw who really wants to.”  (more…)

Patti Callahan Henry

Monday, October 29th, 6:00 PM
Author Patti Callahan Henry

Patti Callahan Henry is a New York Times bestselling author of thirteen novels, including the upcoming BECOMING MRS. LEWISThe Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis. A finalist in the Townsend Prize for Fiction, an Indie Next Pick, an OKRA pick, and a multiple nominee for the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) Novel of the Year, Patti is a frequent speaker and luncheons, book clubs and women’s groups. (more…)

Florence Library to Host Program on Civil War Heroine

The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library will be presenting a free public history program entitled, “In Love and War: The Courageous Story of Florena Budwin,” on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 6:30pm. The program is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library is located at 509 S. Dargan Street in Florence. For more information and to register for this program, please call (843) 413-7074.

Florence Library Announces Fall Book Club Selections

The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library has selected the following Book Club selections for the fall season:

September 20 – Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
October 18 – Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
November 15 – The Other Alcott by Elise Hooper
December 13 – The Noel Diary by Richard Paul Evans

Book Club is held on the third Thursday of each month, at 1:00 p.m., except in December, at the library.

New members are always welcome to join. The library is located at 509 S. Dargan Street in Florence.  For more information, or to join, call 843-292-7368.

Childrens Fall Programs

The Florence County Library will be having registration for fall programs from August 1 through August 31, 2018. The library has planned a variety of programs for children. For more information and to register for the programs, please call the Greenberg Children’s Library at 843- 292-7382. Registration is required for all programs and space is limited for some programs. Daycare centers may call for a separate appointment for Preschool Storytime. (more…)

Honda of South Carolina Supports Timmonsville Library

Honda of South Carolina presented a $10,000 check to Timmonsville branch library manager Rachel Liptak to support library services and programs.  The contribution was presented at the company’s 20th anniversary celebration at HSC headquarters in Timmonsville on Tuesday, July 17, 2018.

Liptak remarked, “Honda of South Carolina President Gary Mabrey talked about dreams as one of Honda’s core values.  That resonated with me, as the library is also a place where we encourage people to dream, and give them the tools to pursue their dreams”.

“We are very excited and grateful for this generous support from Honda of South Carolina,” said Florence County Library System Director Alan Smith.

The Baker Memorial Library opened in Timmonsville in 2010.  For more information about the Florence County Library System, visit