Florence Library Presents Beekeeper Presentation

Moore Botanical Garden senior horticulturalist and beekeeper Katie Dickson will do a presentation on honeybees on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. for grades 5K-5th at the Florence County Library.

Ms. Dickson will share fun facts on honeybees, display tools of the trade, and have local honey to sample.  Kids can learn about the incredible lives and impact of honeybees.  Admission is free.  For more information, contact the Greenberg Children’s Library at 843-292-7382, visit www.florencelibrary.org, or email kids@florencelibrary.org.


Florence Library Offers Basket Weaving Workshop

The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library in Florence will host a free “hand on” basket weaving workshop on Tuesday, November 14 at 6:30. Participants will get to make their own basket to take home.

This program will be presented by Deborah Bartell, a library employee and experienced crafter. She will demonstrate how to weave a four inch coral reef trinket basket using a plastic basket form, without using a needle.

Registration is required for this free workshop. Call the Reference Desk at 843-413-7074 to register for this program or for more information. This program is sponsored by Friends of Florence County Library and is intended for adults, 18 and older. All materials will be provided.


Genealogy Workshop in Lake City

The Lake City Public Library will host a genealogy workshop on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Jennifer Reyna, Genealogy Associate at the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library in Florence, will share information about how to unlock the secrets held by census reports, military records, birth certificates, and death notices in this hands-on workshop. The library edition of the popular online resource, Ancestry.com, will be use as a research tool. This program is free for the public to attend, but registration is required.

To register, please contact the library at 843-394-8071.


A Luncheon with Patricia Moore-Pastides

Friends of the Florence County Library
Invite you to Experience a Special
Book and Author Benefit:


Luncheon* with Patricia Moore-Pastides,
First Lady of the University of South Carolina,

as she shares her latest work,

At Home in the Heart of the Horseshoe
Life in the University of South Carolina President’s House

The Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library – Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Noon
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Florence County Library to host October Teen Programs

The Florence County Library will host a variety of programs for teens in the month of October.  To celebrate Teen Read Week, which has the theme “Unleash Your Story,” the library will be giving away free books to all 6th through 12th graders the week of October 8-14.  Teens just need to visit the Greenberg Children’s Library to receive their free book, while supplies last.

There will be a Poetry Slam on Thursday, October 12 from 6:00p.m.-7:00p.m.  Teens are welcome to share their works or those that might be important to them.  Each teen has 3 minutes to share.

An Escape Room will be held on Wednesday, October 25.  There will be two sessions, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.-5:30p.m.  Teens can register for one session only.  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. (more…)


Book Club in Florence

The book club will meet on October 19th at 1:00 p.m. in the Founders Room of the Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library. We will be discussing Capitol Steps and Missteps: The Wild, Improbable Ride of Congressman John Jenrette by John F. Clark. Any and all are invited to participate.

When congressional aide John F. Clark met his future boss, South Carolina Congressman John Jenrette, in 1975, he was awestruck. Jenrette seemed to be everything Clark was looking for in a leader. With intense charisma and uncanny political instincts, Jenrette seemed poised to lead a New South and destroy the common stereotype of white southerners as narrow-minded racists. He was perceived by many, including House Speaker Tip O’Neill, as destined for greatness. (more…)


Copies of Henry E. Davis’ History of Florence 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 County Library System Receives Duke Energy Foundation Grant

The Children’s Services Department of the Florence County Library System has received a $3,000 grant from Duke Energy Foundation for Children’s Summer Reading 2017.  The grant will be used to provide educational and multicultural programming for children in Florence County during the summer months. (more…)