Florence County Library partners with Barnes and Noble

Barnes and Noble will conduct a bookfair on behalf of Florence County Library on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Barnes and Noble at 2701 David McLeod Blvd in Magnolia Mall.

The book fair will have a Harry Potter theme and related activities for all ages. A percentage of the proceeds for the day will be donated to the Florence County Library as reading incentives for summer reading 2018. Children and teens can register for the activities by calling the local Barnes and Noble at 843-665-2412. For more information, contact the Greenberg Children’s Library at 843-292-7382 or email kids@florencelibrary.org.

Meet the Author: Scott Gould

Friends of Florence County Library will host an author and book event.
Doctor’s Bruce and Lee Foundation Library
509 S Dargan Street, Florence, SC 29506

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 6:00 PM

Scott Gould’s work has appeared in Kenyon Review, Carolina Quarterly, New Madrid Journal, The Bitter Southerner, Black Warrior Review, Eclectica, New Ohio Review, The Raleigh Review, New Stories from the South, and New Southern Harmonies, among others. He is a two-time winner of the Artist Fellowship in Prose from the South Carolina Arts Commission and a past winner of the Fiction Fellowship from the South Carolina Academy of Authors. Gould chairs the creative writing department at the S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities in Greenville. (more…)

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.

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

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…)

Florence County Library System Receives Dollar General Literacy Foundation Grant

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded the Children’s Services Department of the Florence County Library System a $2000 grant to support summer literacy.  This local grant award is part of more than $7.5 million in grants awarded to nearly 900 schools, libraries, non-profits, and organizations across the 44 states that Dollar General serves. (more…)