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Winter 2017 | DEC • JAN • FEB


“A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.” ~ Neil Gaiman


Have you seen our new library cards?! You can now choose from 10 different designs.


Programs for Kids and Family Including Photos with Santa pg. 3-5 Fun Teen Events and Using Your Library for College Scholarships pg. 6 Adult Programs and Celebrating Black History Month at Your Library pg. 7-9 & 11 M.O.R.E. Mobile Library Schedule and Tech Help On-The-Go pg. 12 Technology Class Schedule pg. 13 An Update from the Friends of the Library pg. 14

LIBRARY CLOSINGS Christmas Friday, 12/22 - Tuesday, 12/26/17 New Years Monday, 1/1/18 Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, 1/15/18

What’s Happenin’ The latest news and resources at your library.

What’s Cooking at St. Stephen Written by Tina Chenoweth, St. Stephen Library Branch Manager So it all started with cake decorating.... Last year, Tina, the newly minted manager of the St. Stephen Library, had literally no idea what kinds of programs she should offer at her branch, so she tried a variety of different programs to see what would stick. She simply observed the turnouts and silently gathered feedback. But when the cake decorating program took place, the normally sleepy little library was overrun with customers of all ages, clamoring for a chance to decorate cakes with Ms. Owens, our guest baker from the IGA grocery store. And thus began St. Stephen Library’s obsession with cooking programs. Since that first program, the branch has hosted several different kinds of cooking programs, including: • Candy sushi • Egg rolls • Tofu • Homemade pasta • No bake holiday treats And they have more cooking programs that will be featured in their upcoming Cooking Academy series. Cookie decorating, sushi (nothing raw!), and a Downton Abbey style “high tea” are on the menu this winter.



“Everyone was saying negative things when I tried to talk them into coming to our tofu program – but the dishes prepared were totally healthy and delicious!” Vickie S. St. Stephen Library Staff

Food and cooking are social events; they bring people together, in more ways than one. Learning about other cultures through food and cooking is a wonderful bonus. Furthermore, in rural areas, poor diet, obesity, and diet-related illnesses, such as diabetes, are extremely prevalent, and the library seeks to inform as well as entertain attendees at cooking programs. With all of the artificial and potentially harmful ingredients in food these days, we could all stand to be more cooking literate and aware of what goes into our dishes. So come and learn how to prepare healthy and delicious food at your library, Mr. Owens from IGA through cooking programs as well as a great grocery store gives selection of cookbooks. cake decorating tips at library program. Check the Family section for Cooking

Academy program dates and times.

Many attendees travel distances to attend the cooking programs at St. Stephen, and many library staff and family members are also fans. The staff at the St. Stephen branch offer some theories behind the popularity of cooking programs. Donna T. reported that a family member signs up for every single cooking program offered and looks forward to attending. “For the homemade pasta program, he didn’t feel well on that day, but he came anyway – and was glad he did because he had a blast!” Vickie S. said that she learned how to eat something – namely tofu – that she originally thought was disgusting!

Berkeley County Library System | Open Up! Program Catalog

Attendees had a blast learning to make homemade pasta.

See more news about What’s Happenin’ on pg. 15


Even when stranded at home with my car in the shop, I feel very thankful to Ms. Aubrey Carson, the technology instructor at my Berkeley Public Library System, for teaching me how to watch a movie off the library site! She taught me how to use my cell phone, how to navigate the internet on it, and on my laptop especially pointing out their different specific usage! Coming to Ms. Aubrey’s sessions hasopened up a new world that was hidden by my inability to catch up with the quick and forever changing technology! I have learned so much that I am now not only referring others to Ms. Aubrey but teaching them what I’ve learned!

Ms. Aubrey is very patient, passionate, and such a symbol of what my Library System stands for! Ms. Aubrey has such an ability to translate any question that I have quickly into what I meant to ask with such an amazing, calm manner! I take notes to practice at home! I originally came to Ms. Aubrey when I failed a much needed refresher course that would have helped me return to the work force! Ms. Aubrey, calmly reminded me that I was able to learn, and the fact that I came to the library sessions for assistance was proof enough for her! She was very encouraging, and she researched educational sites for me to practice. She would sit next to me or kneel by my chair to make sure that I was navigating correctly! Noticing how she allowed me to ask questions even when I used every day words, I felt more at ease, especially seeing how she was able to decipher them, and to brilliantly turn them into technological ones! I then began to keep notes in my trusted notebook so I could practice at home! I was horrified when I lost that notebook, but I quickly obtained another one and caught up! I passed the didactic portion but had not finished the course due to a set back, but when I informed her, she simply said: “I know you are going back to finish”...and I am!

Words From Our Customers

Where do I begin? Simply put, this lottery of kind people who work at the St. Stephen Library are amazing, and so are the people who come and go. As I am in here every day, I always know they’ve returned. This library has been there for me in tough times. When I was browsing the web, or picking out a good read, often I was always going through so much. But I walk in here and I see family. I’ve found friendships. The library’s love filled the gaps whenever I was down or struggling with something in my life. I walk in, and get smiles all around. Someday, I plan to get kissed by my girlfriend underneath the stars at a Movie Under the Stars. Holidays here are just amazing, so much fun! The things I’ve learned here at this library are simple: stay uplifted, stay knowledgeable, and spread the love. Thank you to all the workers here, and thank you, my library, for holding all of us together.” ~ Christian Q.

I could go on and on praising Aubrey and her ability to teach the sessions, that it would take pages and pages to describe how every session spent with her went, whether I am the only person or others are present! At times I wished no one else had signed up just so that I could have her all to myself, because for however long a session would last, she would still ask if someone had an unanswered question! Ms. Aubrey is to be highly praised for her role in enriching the minds of our citizens through the Berkeley Library System, and I feel very privileged to have her teach me. Everyone thinks that I am so smart, and it’s because of her!” ~ Nicole L.

Winter 2017 | Programs, News, & Events



It’s story

TiME @ Your Library

Come listen to stories and dance with friends at Storytime @Your Library. Storytime is open for all children and incorporates multi-sensory activities.

*No Storytime December 11 - January 5* Mondays Sangaree 11 - 11:30 am Daniel Island 10:30 - 11 am & 11 - 11:30 am

Tuesdays Goose Creek 10:30 - 11 am St. Stephen 10:30 - 11 am

Thursdays Moncks Corner 10:30 - 11 am Hanahan 10:30 - 11 am

Sens ry St rytime We are hosting a special storytime in the Young Learner’s Toolbox Learning Lab. This new sensory storytime is for children from birth to third grade.

Moncks Corner Library Fridays, Dec. 1st, Jan. 5th, & Feb. 2nd, 9:30 - 10:30 am Tuesdays, Dec. 5th, Jan. 2nd, & Feb 6th 5 - 6 pm For more details on the Young Learner’s Toolbox program and the new Sensory Storytime, visit berkeleylibrarysc.org.

Visit berkeleylibrarysc.org/kids to see all the fun resources just for kids @your library.

Clayton’s Corner Paws for Reading

Pajama Storytime

Read to Clayton the therapy dog. This program is designed to help children who are struggling with their reading skills. It encourages children to read by providing a non-judgmental listener. No appointment necessary.

Put on your favorite jammies, grab your favorite teddy bear, and come to the Moncks Corner Library for an evening of sweet nighttime stories. *Family event*

Goose Creek Library

1st and 3rd Thursdays, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

NEW Sip and Study Need a quiet place to work on school work? Do you and your tutor need some extra space? Join us every 2nd and 4th Monday as we make a study worthy space for you. Light snacks will be provided.

Moncks Corner Library

2nd and 4th Mondays, 2:30 - 5 pm

NEW Homeschool Meetup Looking for a place where you can socialize with other homeschool parents while providing a safe place for your elementary school student to explore? Come visit the Goose Creek Library as homeschool students K5 5th explore a monthly theme through crafts, STEM based activities, and other educational opportunities. Themes will be announced on a monthly basis and registration is strongly suggested. Stop by the Goose Creek Library or call 843.572.1376 to register.

Goose Creek Library

2nd and 4th Mondays, 10 - 11:30 am

Thursday, Feb. 8th, 6 - 7 pm

Storytime with Mother Goose Bring the whole family for this special treat. Mother Goose will come for a special storytime and bring her therapy dog. Be sure to wear your comfy pj's and snuggle up with a good story. *Family event*

Hanahan Library

Tuesday, Jan. 16th, 6 - 7 pm

Captain Underpants: Library Edition It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s….Captain Underpants? Come on out for a morning full of fun as we celebrate this book to movie favorite.

Goose Creek Library

Saturday, Feb. 24th, 10 - 11:30 am

Find Books for Your Lexile® Level Berkeley County School District is now measuring students’ reading levels with Lexile®. BCLS is happy to help a student find books in the library for their Lexile®. Stop by your library or visit us online at berkeleylibrarysc.org/lexile for more information.

THE LABORATORY Things are brewing up at the Hanahan Laboratory and we need some extra hands to make STEM projects go as plan. We are looking for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders who can help us tackle any science tasks that may get asked of us! No need to be a science buff to help us out! We just someone willing to have fun!

Hanahan Library Wednesday, Jan. 10th, 3 - 4 pm Wednesday, Feb. 18th, 3 - 4 pm


Moncks Corner Library

Berkeley County Library System | Open Up! Program Catalog


Visit berkeleylibrarysc.org/calendar to see all the free family events @your library.

Christmas Card Upcycle Drop-in Craft

Pictures with Santa @Your Library

Stop by the Goose Creek Library for a drop-in craft, and create a picture of a Christmas Tree by re-purposing Christmas cards! While supplies last. Monday, Dec. 18th, 10 am - until

Santa is almost ready for his travels around the world, but before he takes flight a visit to the library is in store. Photos with Santa will be available for purchase at $5.00 a page. You can create your own package. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Berkeley County Library System.

Christmas Cheer

Moncks Corner Library

Goose Creek Library

Bring the whole family and come celebrate the holiday season at your library with crafts and snacks.

Sangaree Library

Monday, Dec. 18th, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Christmas Craft: Stone Painting Love finding rocks in your community? Come in and paint a stone to give to your loved one as a Christmas gift or to hide for someone to find for the holidays.

Monday, Dec. 11th, 10:30 am - 12 noon

St. Stephen Library

Monday, Dec. 11th, 3 - 4:30 pm

ACTIVITIES Movies on Main with the Town of Moncks Corner

Celebrate the Season with BCLS and the Town of Moncks Corner with an outdoor Christmas movie at the Moncks Corner Regional Recreation Complex on Main Street. Movies are free to attend. Bring a chair or blanket. Food truck concessions will be available (no coolers please).

Daniel Island Library

Thursday, Dec. 14th, 10:30 - 12 noon

Hanahan Library

Thursday, Dec. 14th, 2:30 - 4 pm

Goose Creek Library

Friday, Dec. 15th, 10:30 am - 12 noon

Sangaree Library

Friday, Dec. 15th, 3 - 4:30 pm

Moncks Corner Library

Saturday, Dec. 9th, 7 pm

Movies on Main

Wednesday, Dec. 20th, 2 - 4 pm

Holiday Movie Matinée

Saturday, Dec. 16th, 7 pm

Bring the whole family and come get in the holiday spirit with a free Christmas movie at your library. We will be watching “Shrek the Halls” and having fun with Christmas themed snacks.

Saturday, Dec. 23rd, 7 pm

Hanahan Library

Thursday, Dec. 21st, 1 - 3 pm

Learn Japanese!

Polar Bear Craft

Ever wanted to learn a new language? Learning a new language is a great way to gain a better understanding of your own native language and a fun exploration of different cultures. Learn both spoken and written Japanese through hands-on classes that take place when you choose.

Craft-In-A-Baggie! Stop by any time after 10 am to create a Polar Bear, a favorite winter time animal. While supplies last.

St. Stephen Library By appointment, please call the St. Stephen Library at 843.567.4862.

Goose Creek Library

Wednesday, Jan. 10th, 10 am - until

3...2...1... Happy “Noon” Year! Come party along with the Moncks Corner staff as we count down to a brand new year. Enjoy a dance party that is fun for all ages as we wait for Noon to hit so we can celebrate!

Assembly Rm, Berkeley County Admin

Winter Wonderland

(Next to Moncks Corner Library)

Polar bears, snowflakes, and penguins, oh my! Enjoy winter with this fun craft.

Sangaree Library

Happy “Noon” Year Celebration

Friday, Dec. 29th 11 am - 12:30 noon

Wednesday, Jan. 17th, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

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CONTINUED Cooking Academy Nothing is more important than being aware of what goes into our bodies. Join us for monthly hands-on cooking classes for the whole family, and take control of your own culinary and health literacy.

St. Stephen Library

Check out all the fun, family events @your library with our new mobile-friendly online calendar.

Indian Culture/Henna

Black History Celebration

Join Mary Sushma Gopu for a live demonstration of her beautiful henna artwork. Sushma is an accomplished artist not only in the Indian tradition of body art but with traditional media as well. She will also be modeling her native dress and will regale us with stories of her Indian culture. This promises to be a fun event for the whole family.

Celebrate Black History Month at your library. There will be singing, poetry and interpretive dance. See pg. 11

Daniel Island Library

Cookie Decorating Thursday, Dec. 14th 4:30 pm

Wednesday, Jan. 31st, 1 - 3 pm


Homestyle Sushi

Join us for different crafts that you can make-and-take - all day, while supplies last, at your own pace.

(nothing raw!)

Thursday, Jan. 18th 4:30 pm

St. Stephen Library

High Tea

(Downton style)

Tuesday, Feb. 20th, 4:30 pm

Holiday Decorations Thursday, Dec. 19th, 10 am - until

Learning Lab

Chinese Paper Cutting Tuesday, Jan. 23rd, 10 am - until

Moncks Corner Library

Saturday, Feb. 17th, 4 - 5:30 pm

Black History Month Movie Enjoy a free movie in honor of Black History Month. “The Watsons Go To Birmingham” will be the feature film. See pg. 11

Hanahan Library

Wednesday, Feb. 28th, 3 - 5 pm

SNAKES! Will Dillman, a herpetologist with the SC DNR , will educate us about the various snakes of the lowcountry. Many snakes are beneficial and not poisonous, but it is important to know who is who so that we can be aware. He will also be bringing along a few slithery friends to help us identify them.

Hands-on is the best way to learn, so come and learn with us at our Learning Lab, a monthly program where you can develop new skills that may lead to a new hobby, passion, or even a job!

Black History Mobiles Thursday, Feb. 1st, 10 am - until

St. Stephen Library

Love Fish Craft

Making Your Own Bath Bombs & Salt Tuesday, Dec. 5th, 4:30 pm

Craft-In-A-Baggie! Stop by anytime after 10 am to create a lovely Valentine fish. While supplies last.

Are you a LEGO® fan? Come have fun with your friends while you imagine and build with LEGO® blocks provided by the library.

Goose Creek Library

Moncks Corner Library

Valentine’s Day Cardmaking

Saturday, Dec. 16th, 10 am -12 pm Saturday, Jan. 6th, 10 am -12 pm Saturday, Feb. 3rd, 10 am -12 pm

Show that person you care by making a card for your loved ones for Valentine's Day.

LEGO® Day @Your Library

Bookbinding & Journaling Tuesday, Jan. 9th, 4:30 pm Ikebana Flower Arranging Thursday, Feb. 8th, 4:30 pm

Early Release Movie Day School's out early so why not catch a free movie at the library? Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.

Valentines Monday, Feb. 12th, 10 am - until

Wednesday, Feb. 7th, 10 am - until


Wed. Feb. 28th 12:30 pm Sangaree Library

Wednesday, Feb. 28th, 1:30 - 3 pm

LEGO® Mania @Moncks Corner

Come create a fun Valentine for someone you love!

The guys from Lowcountry LUG (Lego User Group), Bradley Scrio, Bryan Harlan, and Jesus Ortiz return to the library for a fun filled day with the tiny little building blocks everyone loves: LEGOs®! Come check out some of their amazing work and get inspired to make your own LEGO® masterpiece.

Sangaree Library

Sangaree Library

Hanahan Library

Monday, Feb. 12th, 4 - 5 pm

Be My Valentine

Wed. Jan. 15th 12:30 pm Sangaree Library

Daniel Island Library

Wednesday, Feb. 14th, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Berkeley County Library System | Open Up! Program Catalog

Saturday, Dec. 2nd, 11 am - 1 pm

Hanahan Library

Saturday, Dec. 9th, 10 am - 12 pm


Visit berkeleylibrarysc.org/teens to see all the resources for teens.




The Hangout @Daniel Island (Tweens welcome too!) Mondays, 3:30 - 4:30 pm Dec. 11th, Jan. 8th, Feb. 12th

The Hangout @Sangaree

The Teen Hangout @Your Library is a time for teens to have fun, learn something new, and hang out with friends while crafting, gaming, building, and creating. You never know what to expect at The Hangout, but you can definitely count on having a good time. This program is designed for students in grades 6 - 12. Tweens (students in grades 3 - 5) are welcome to join where noted.

College, Scholarship, Study, and Career Guides @Your Library Written by BriAnne Baxley Young Adult Librarian For any high school junior and senior, the idea of being so close to graduation can be pretty exciting. For many, it means a chance to chase passions, experience new things, and make dreams a reality. However, with all that excitement there is a hint of fear that comes with it because, let’s face it, learning to be an adult can be sometimes scary and overwhelming. Trust me, there are times when I just want to go back to the good old days of blanket forts and Disney movie marathons. (Okay, so maybe I still do that now in my 30s, but you get my drift.) So in order to help you find your way into this new world of adulthood, I thought I would

Tuesdays, 4:30 - 5:30 pm Dec. 12th

The Hangout @Moncks Corner (Tweens welcome too!) Thursday, 4:30 - 5:30 pm Dec. 7th

The Hangout @St. Stephen Thursdays, 4:30 - 5:30 pm Dec. 14th, Jan. 18th, Feb. 22nd

The Hangout @Goose Creek

The Hangout @Hanahan

(Tweens welcome too!) Wednesday, 4:30 - 5:30 pm Dec. 18th

Wednesdays, 4:30 - 5:30 pm Dec. 13th provide you all with what I believe are some great resources we provide here at BCLS. Universal Class I don’t know about you all, but when I was in high school trying to find what I wanted to do for the rest of my life seemed a little bit daunting. What if I picked wrong? What if I wasn’t good at it? Even worse, what if I had to do math for the rest of my life?! Luckily for me, I was able to find my way, but I promise you it was no easy task. So my great suggestion to you all is to try to explore new passions. Universal Class can help with just that! Universal Class provides a great selection of online courses on all sorts of different subjects. If you think the medical profession is right for you why not take free courses on Anatomy and Physiology 101 or Introduction to Medical Coding to see if that is something you would want to study. My favorite is Baking Pies 101! It’s free, can be worked around your busy social life, and you get Continuing Education Credit for it that could help build up your job resume. This resource is also fantastic because if you really struggle with a subject, like me and math, you can take courses to help you practice these skills before you set out into the workforce or college scenes. LearningExpress Library™ – College Prep Center For some of you college-bound is where you are headed, but in order to get there,

To read more about BriAnne’s suggestions for getting ready for college, Visit berkeleylibrarysc.org/college-scholarship-resources

Teen Anime Club Come hang out while we explore episodes of a variety of anime shows and movies, play quick games of trivia, or create something inspired by the Japanese culture! Sangaree Library 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 5 - 6 pm

you have to check off a few things on your to-do list like taking the ACT, SAT, and any AP exams you might want credit for. Purchasing those prep books can get costly and while we have some here at the library, getting your hands on the materials may be a challenge. As long as you have access to a computer, the internet, and your library card, you will have access to prep materials 24-hours a day. LearningExpress has some great features such as interactive lessons and practice exercises. Honestly, I wish I had these resources years ago when I was getting ready! Now of course once you are all done with your test, it’s time to prepare that college admissions essay. One of my other favorite options on LearningExpress is their eBooks on how to write your essay and how to proofread, revise, and edit your work. It never hurts to have Continue on page 11

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ACTIVITIES Knotty & Nice If you knit, crochet, embroider, or do any other needle craft, join us to share tips, tricks, and good conversation. Bring your own project.

Goose Creek Library

Wednesdays, 2 - 4 pm

Hook or Needle Me This! Club We do intermediate crocheting, plastic canvas projects, and some needlepoint. Please bring your own supplies.  New members welcome.

Visit berkeleylibrarysc.org/calendar to see all the adult clubs and classes @your library.

Color Me Calm

Tai Chi

Coloring can be a great stress reliever so we invite you to leave your stress and worries at home and come color with us. All supplies and coloring sheets provided, but attendees are welcome to bring their own.

Join Gwen Bihun for free Tai Chi at the Library, an ancient form of exercise for all ages using slow, smooth body movements. Tai Chi is particularly effective in healing, strengthening the cardiovascular and immune systems, and disease prevention. It can boost energy, balance, sharpen reflexes, and improve one’s overall sense of well-being.

Goose Creek Library

Thursdays, 11 am - 1 pm **No Meeting Dec. 14th**

Stress Free Coloring Join a group of coloring enthusiasts for a relaxing couple of hours of coloring and chatting. Grab your favorite adult coloring book and bring it with you, or color with materials provided by the library.

St. Stephen Library

Sangaree Library

Yarn Junkies

Writer’s Nest

Bring your own project and join our knitters’ group on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays.

The Writer’s Nest at Sangaree is a safe haven for writers of all skill levels and disciplines to share work and practice their craft: fiction writers, bloggers, journalists, poets, songwriters, screenwriters, and any other persuasion you can imagine. Stop by and let the Muse Booster, aka Dave Schneider, open the spigot to your imagination and get your creative juices flowing.

1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 10 am - 12 noon

Hanahan Library

1st and 3rd Saturdays, 1 - 4 pm

DI Needle Workers From experts to beginners, join in the fun on alternate Tuesday mornings. Bring your quilt, appliqué, embroidery, or any portable needle project and stay for a while to sew, make new friends, and chat.

Tuesdays, 1 - 3 pm

Sangaree Library

3rd Saturdays, 10 am

Daniel Island Library

St. Stephen Writer’s Group

Sewing Club: Retro Sewers

Join local authors, Olivia Washington and Michael Case, to connect and share with other local and aspiring authors. All are welcome.

2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 11 am - 2 pm

A sewing club where all levels of expertise are welcome. Bring your current project out or any questions you may have.

St. Stephen Library

By appointment only. Please call library.

Knittin’ In The Corner If you knit and/or crochet or you would like to learn how, come join us! Someone is always available to teach. All are welcome, kids too!

Moncks Corner Library

St. Stephen Library

Every 1st Tuesday, 4:30 pm

DI Writers’ Group Join local author, Crystal Klimavicz, at the Daniel Island Library to connect and share with other local authors and aspiring writers. All are welcome.

Daniel Island Library

Every 1st Wednesday, 4:30 - 6 pm

Tuesdays, 5 - 7 pm


Berkeley County Library System | Open Up! Program Catalog

Daniel Island Library

Tuesdays & Fridays, 9 - 10 am (WEEKLY!)

Master Gardener Q&A Desk Trained and certified Clemson Extension Tri-County Master Gardener volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about lawns, trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, vegetables, and all aspects of gardening in the Lowcountry. We will also accept soil samples (the cost is $6.00 per sample) & provide handouts and reference materials as needed.

Daniel Island Library

Monday, Jan. 8th, 4 - 6 pm Monday, Feb. 5th, 4 - 6 pm

Recorder Class For beginning or “rusty” adults and teens who want to learn to play in a group setting. Prior recorder or other musical experience not required. Reading music is also not a prerequisite. You should be able to play several pieces within a few weeks.

Daniel Island Library Tuesdays, 2 - 3 pm

Creative Crafters This new crafting group will be working with all kinds of crafts so don't be shy come out and craft with us! Join us and let your creative juices flow.

St. Stephen Library

Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday, 10:30 am

Philosophy Class Join Prof. Hillyer Rudisill for a free college-level course. Participants can attend at any time since each session stands on its own.

Daniel Island Library

Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 am

Mystery Book Club

Christmas Fabric Ornaments

Join us at the Hanahan Library for some lively group discussion of various mystery selections. Please check at the desk for the title of the book for the month. Copies of the month’s title may be available at the desk as well.

Homemade ornaments are the timeless pieces you will cherish year after year. Join at the Hanahan Library as we make a beautiful fabric ornament with the help of Master Seamstress Sheryl Bellew.

Hanahan Library

Saturday, Dec. 2nd, 10 am - 12 noon

3rd Tuesdays, 4 - 5 pm

DI Cookbook Club Join Jacqueline Gowe at the Daniel Island Library to share and discuss your favorite recipes and food ideas. Do you have a special recipe that your family loves? How about a cookbook that you would recommend? Each month we will discuss and enjoy a different type of cuisine or theme.

Hanahan Library


ACTIVITIES Coupon Corner

Come pick through our bin of coupons and meet with other couponers to share tips and tricks.

Create a Quilted Christmas Stocking! Create a quilted Christmas stocking! Space is limited so register. You may pick up your supply list at the Main Desk of the Goose Creek Library. You will also need to bring your own sewing machine to the class.

Goose Creek Library

Hanahan Library - All day, Every day!

Coupon Workshop Meet with other couponers to share tips and tricks. Hosted by Diane Ford.

Hanahan Library

Saturday, Jan. 13th, 10 am - 12 noon Saturday, Feb. 10th, 10 am - 12 noon

Friday, Dec. 8th, 10 am - 12 noon

Daniel Island Library

Thursdays, Dec. 20th, Jan 25, Feb 22nd 2 - 3 pm

Bingo Day

DI Book Club

Join us for Bingo at the Library! Who does not love this game? Bring a friend and come have fun with this timeless favorite. All supplies will be provided.

Be part of a lively discussion about some popular and chat-worthy books. Was it a thumbs up Moncks Corner Library or thumbs down? Come share your thoughts. Wednesday, Dec. 13th, 11 - 12 noon Dec. 12th - Eleanor Oliphant by Gail Honeyman Jan. 16th - Beartown by Frederik Backman Feb. 20th - TBD

Daniel Island Library

Every 3rd Tuesday, 10:30 - 11:30 am

MC Adult Book Club

Thursdays, Dec. 21st, Jan. 18th, Feb. 15th 6:30 pm

DI Social Bridge Club Do you play bridge or used to play? Are you a beginner or have no partner? Want to play for fun, mental exercise, and to meet interesting people? No problem! Come and join us.

Write Your Life Story Write Your Life Story! Begin your memoir at this Writing Workshop with Letisha Stanton, local author of “Destiny’s Purpose.” This workshop is free, but we kindly ask you to register at the Main Desk of the Goose Creek Library or by phone at 843-572-1376.

Join us at the Moncks Corner library to visit with a registered nurse. We will discuss how to prevent diabetes and heart problems, and how to stay heart healthy at any age.

Saturday, Jan.13th, 11 am - 12 noon.

Thursdays, Jan. 18th, Jan. 26th, Feb. 1st 1 - 3 pm

Free Coffee Fridays

Heart Healthy

Moncks Corner Library

A 3-part standalone presentation of historical interpretation, fascinating stories, and conversation led by Rich Dorval, retired educator, NPS Historical Interpretation Volunteer, and Civil War History enthusiast.

Daniel Island Library

Looking for a book club? The MC Adult Book Club invites you to join them. Check with the Goose Creek Library Moncks Corner library for the current month’s Saturday, Jan. 13th, 10 am - 12 noon book title to participate.

Moncks Corner Library

Fort Sumter History

Come by Friday mornings to chat with your librarians and neighbors, and enjoy a free cup of coffee! While supplies last. Fridays, 10 am - 12 noon

St. Stephen Library Dec., Jan., & Feb.

Hanahan Library Jan. & Feb.

Daniel Island Library

Every 2nd Friday & 4th Monday, 1 - 4 pm

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ACTIVITIES Matinée Movies @ Moncks Corner Come enjoy a free movie matinée at the Moncks Corner library. Complimentary concessions are provided thanks to the Friends of the Library.

Saturday Jan. 27th 2 pm

Saturday Dec. 9th 2 pm

NEW Lester Pittman Lectures

Valentine’s Quilling

Prepare to discuss the World as Dr. Lester Pittman begins his next series of lectures on Foreign Policy. This season, Dr. Pittman will be screening eight half-hour DVDs on topics in International Relations produced by the Foreign Policy Association including: “The Waning of Pax Americana?”, “China and America: the New Geopolitical Equation”, “U.S. Global Engagement and the Military” and more. Each video will be followed with a lecture and discussion. Join us each Thursday morning as we explore America’s place in a rapidly shifting world order.

Come and learn to roll paper into a beautiful Valentine's Day card. Class is limited to 20 participants. Registration is required. All supplies are provided by the Friends of the Library. Please stop by the Moncks Corner Library or call 843.719.4223 to register.

2017 TOPICS: China’s Maritime Build-Up, Geopolitics of Oil, Nuclear Security, the European Union.

Patricia Lessane, Executive Director, will take us on a virtual tour of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture. The center currently holds nearly 4000 primary- and secondary-source materials that document the history, traditions, legacies, and influence of African Americans and their place in the American narrative. Dr. Lessane will offer us a glimpse into this collection.

Daniel Island Library

Thursdays, 10:30 - 11:30 am

Moncks Corner in a “Nutshell”

Saturday, Dec. 30th, 2 pm

With more people relocating to Moncks Corner, a notable citizen of the area will be talking about the history and the changes that have happened within the past century.

Moncks Corner Library

Thursday, Jan. 25th, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Tapping Into Your Roots Saturday Feb. 10th, 2 pm

Saturday Feb. 24th, 2 pm

Show Your Collection in the Library Do you have a collection you'd like to show to our community? Ask at the Main Desk at the library for information on showing your collection in our display cases.

Goose Creek Library Display 843.572.1376

St. Stephen Library Display 843.567.4862

Sangaree Library Display (smaller shelves) 843.695.1208

Join us and research experts at a genealogy workshop. Learn more about free family history research resources available from the Berkeley County Library System, DAR, and SAR. Research experts attending the event will include BCLS’s Oral History and Digital Projects Librarian along with a representative from the LDS Church Family Search and others. While you are there, you can tour the park and visit the Berkeley County Museum and Heritage Center. For free admission into the Park and to reserve a 20 minute one-on-one session with a research expert, please preregister online at berkeleylibrarysc.org/tapping Walk-ins are welcome but may have to pay gate admissions to the park ($3 / person). We will have computers available to use on a first-come, first-served basis but we highly recommend attendees bring their own device.

Old Santee Canal Park, Moncks Corner Saturday, Feb. 3rd, 10 am - 3 pm


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Moncks Corner Library

Thursday, Feb. 1st, 5 - 7 pm

Avery Research Center Tour

Daniel Island Library

Tuesday, Feb. 6th, 10:30 am - 12 noon

Lecture: African-American Religion in Charleston & The Lowcountry College of Charleston professor Matthew Cressler will introduce us to the various African American religions of Charleston and the lowcountry. He will discuss some key questions. What does Africa have to do with African American religions? Why would slaves become Christian? Were black churches catalysts or obstacles for black liberation? Join us for this fascinating program.

Daniel Island Library

Thursday, Feb. 8th, 1- 3 pm

A Celebration of Valentine’s Day A Celebration of Valentine’s Day - Poetry Readings by Alfred Hughes. Free, but please register at the Main Desk of the Goose Creek Library or by phone at 843-572-1376.

Goose Creek Library

Saturday, Feb. 10th, 10 am - 12 noon

Tenth Annual Harvest Tour of Homes Raises Funds for Daniel Island Library Written by Timothy Boyle, Daniel Island Library Branch Manager It was a big week for the Daniel Island Library late in October, when the Harvest Tour presented its tenth annual selection of houses to tour and authors to meet. For this tenth tour, celebrating the branch’s tenth anniversary, the organizers had to “pull out all the stops”, according to founder Mary Ann Solberg. Top local authors awaited curious visitors in each of the four featured houses, including national bestseller Mary Alice Monroe (Beach House for Rent), Daniel Island’s own Eva Dillon (Spies in the Family), Charleston chef Frank Lee (The S.N.O.B. Experience), and teen favorite adventure writer, J.E.Thompson (The Girl from Felony Bay). Visitors were not disappointed. Proceeds from the Annual Harvest Home Tour benefit the Daniel Island library, providing the branch with its parking lot book drop, for example, as well as footing the bill for the books in their successful Book Club Kit program, and purchasing supplies for the many events held at the branch. Over $150,000 has been raised by the Tour since 2007. Also on the agenda that week was the dedication of the new Reading Garden along the path leading from the parking lot to the front doors. With funding from the Daniel Island Community Fund and the Home Tour, and with the volunteer expertise and labor of many on the Island, beautiful plants and flowers lined the path as it wound its way past three new benches for reading and enjoying the garden. A new gravel path was also laid down through the wooded grounds of the branch, leading

straight to the library from the neighboring Daniel Island School. Spectators and county officials gathered to watch as Vicki Danziger, originator of the garden, unveiled a plaque with a flourish, officially opening the garden. It was no coincidence, then, that Supervisor Peagler and the County Council had proclaimed the day “Daniel Island Library Day in Berkeley County”.

Library Hosts Successful Genealogy Event with Berkeley DAR and SAR

Genealogy enthusiasts attend “Tapping Your Roots” community event co-hosted by library with DAR and SAR in Moncks Corner.

Written by Kristen Lanier, BCLS Marketing and PR Coordinator BCLS recently partnered with the General Marion’s Brigade Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and the Colonel Hezekiah Maham Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) for a genealogy event, “Tapping into Your Roots.” This first-time partnership proved fruitful drawing over 75 people to the Moncks Corner Train Depot on Saturday, October 7th. Attendees had the opportunity to learn more about free resources available for researching family history and creating their own family tree. In addition, guests were able to learn about the local chapters of the NSDAR and NSSAR and how to get involved. Pam Herndon, President of General Marion’s Brigade NSAR chapter, explains how this event came to be. “With the increasing population growth and focus on the rich history in Berkeley County, members of General Marion's Brigade, NSDAR, saw a need to not only increase public awareness of the group's presence in Berkeley County, but to educate those interested in what DAR is all about.” From then on, the organization looked for other community groups to work with. Soon the Col. Hezekiah Maham Chapter of the SAR agreed to collaborate, as well as the LDS Church Family Search Center, and the Children of the American Revolution (CAR). When the DAR began envisioning the community event, the idea of educating the community on multiple research services evolved and a

Daniel Island library leaders recognized at Berkeley County Council, and Oct. 28 designated as "Daniel Island Library Day"

partnership with the library system, who offers multiple resources for genealogy, seemed like the perfect addition. Herndon said, “Vice Regent Harriet Coleman of General Marion's Brigade, NSDAR, works for the Berkeley County Library System and coordinated the involvement of BCLS to share the library's available resources.” When given the opportunity to partner, BCLS thought it was a great way to showcase some of the library’s resources for ancestry research. Ramona Grimsley, historian and archivist for BCLS, comments, “In this age of the Internet, don’t discount your local library. Not all genealogy sites are free. We subscribe to several genealogy databases for you, our customers. Also, The South Carolina Room provides access to many one-of-a-kind print materials that may help with filling in your family tree!” At the October event, attendees were able to meet with research experts for general questions and research tips, however, many came with very specific questions about a particular family member. Grimsley served as a research expert at the October event. Given the multitude of specific requests, she took down attendees information to do additional research and help for them after the event. Attendees seemed to really enjoy the social aspect of the event and stayed the entire time to talk with other genealogy enthusiasts. Due to the success of the event, a second one has been planned in February in honor of Black History Month. The follow up event will be hosted at a larger venue and feature more research experts to offer more one-on-one time with attendees. For details on the follow up event in February, see page 9 or 11 or berkeleylibrarysc.org/tapping

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College, Scholarship, Study, and Career Guides @Your Library have information like this at your fingertips to help make your college essay stand out. Center for Online Education Heading off to a big college, like my beloved University of South Carolina (Go Gamecocks!), may not be the right fit for you and that’s okay! There are so many variables that you have to factor in when you try to decide what to do after high school. For instance, do you have the right grades, access to the necessary resources, and the biggest one, are you financially able to make that step? For many ,it’s

not about not wanting to go but how to get there. That’s why in our day in age we are lucky to have the option to take online college classes. There are programs all over that provide online programs that can work with your time. That means you can go to school AND work that full-time job if need be. That’s why our Center for Online Education is a great resource to use when trying to find the right fit for you. Search by degree, categories, and subject matters that interest you, and they will provide you with an online college that might work for you. While this does not provide you with a huge list of every online program available, it does help you get your feet wet in the researching of programs. BCLS Materials You’ve found the passion that you would like to pursue. You’ve taken all the necessary tests. You’ve found the college that is right for you. Now it’s time to figure out how to pay for it all. Here at BCLS, we provide all types of materials to help you through your journey from test prep to college search. The gem, however, in our college prep collection would have to be the ones about scholarships. These resources will help guide you

through the process of finding the scholarships, applying for them, and making the most out of the scholarships you win. Free money to help pay for school is always a nice thing to have as a poor college student. I hope you find these resources just as useful as I think they are. I hope it provides you a place to start in this college admission process. As you continue on this path and you make it to your destination, my hope is that you continue to seek out your public library. Let us be your source of inspiration, a research partner, and place to rejuvenate while you get through those long semesters. We can’t wait to see all the great things you will accomplish!


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Tapping Into Your Roots: A Genealogy Event with BCLS, DAR, and SAR

Lecture: African-American Religion in Charleston & The Lowcountry

Join us and research experts at a genealogy workshop. Learn more about free family history research resources available in your community. For free admission into the Park and to reserve a 20 minute one-on-one session with a research expert, please preregister online at berkeleylibrarysc.org/tapping. Walk-ins are welcome but may have to pay gate admissions to the park ($3 / person).

College of Charleston professor Matthew Cressler will introduce us to the various African American religions of Charleston and the lowcountry. He will discuss some key questions: What does Africa have to do with African American religions? Why would slaves become Christian? Were black churches catalysts or obstacles for black liberation? Join us for this fascinating program in honor of Black History Month in February.

Old Santee Canal Park, Moncks Corner

Daniel Island Library

Saturday, Feb. 3rd, 10 am - 3 pm


Thursday, Feb. 8th, 1- 3 pm

Berkeley County Library System | Open Up! Program Catalog

Black History Celebration Celebrate Black History Month at your library. There will be singing, poetry and interpretive dance.

Moncks Corner Library

Saturday, Feb. 17th, 4 - 5:30 pm

Black History Month Movie Enjoy a free movie in honor of Black History Month. “The Watsons Go To Birmingham” will be the feature film.

Hanahan Library

Wednesday, Feb. 28th, 3 - 5 pm

Berkeley County Library System Mobile Library


Moving Our Resources Everywhere

Mobile Library Schedule | Dec •Jan •Feb Monday





12/4, 1/29, 2/12, 2/26 Naval Weapons Station Goose Creek 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

12/5, 1/2, 1/16, 1/30, 2/13, 2/27 Timberland High School St. Stephen 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Hwy 17A/Hwy 41 Jamestown 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

12/6, 1/3, 1/17, 1/31, 2/14, 2/28 Hwy 6/Hwy 45 Cross 11:00 am- 12:00 pm Cross Community Center Cross 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Cross High School Cross 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

12/7, 1/4, 1/18, 2/1, 2/15 Summit Place Daniel Island 11:00 am - 12:00 pm The Peninsula Wando 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Yeaman's Hall Plaza Hanahan 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

12/8, 1/5, 1/19, 2/2, 2/16 Miracle Academy St. Stephen 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Fox Creek Apartments St. Stephen 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm






12/11, 1/8, 1/22, 2/5, 2/19 The Blake at Carnes Crossroads Summerville 11:00 am - 12:00 pm College Park Elementary Ladson 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm Brighton Park Village Summerville 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

12/12, 1/9, 1/23, 2/6, 2/20 Bonneau Civic Center Bonneau 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Providence Baptist Church Macedonia 2:15 pm - 3:30 pm

12/13, 1/10, 1/24 2/7, 2/21 Berkeley Citizens Moncks Corner 10:00 am - 11:00 am Alvin Community Center Alvin 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

12/14, 1/11, 1/25, 2/8, 2/22 Del Webb * Summerville 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Four Seasons * Summerville 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm St. James AME Church Jedburg 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

12/1, 12/15, 1/12, 1/26, 2/9, 2/23

M.O.R.E.’s choice M.O.R.E. will be doing special community visits all over Berkeley County. Be on the look-out for M.O.R.E. in your neighborhood!

M.O.R.E. will be off the road Dec. 18th - Jan. 2nd and Jan. 15th.

*Tech Help On-The-Go with M.O.R.E.

Find M.O.R.E.’s Schedule Online

BCLS Mobile Library M.O.R.E.

A member of the technology department will be available on our mobile library to assist you with general technology questions, like using email, navigating the library catalog, and accessing our digital collections. Please feel free to bring your personal devices!

Find M.O.R.E. and directions to the mobile library stops with our easy-to-use online calendar. (mobile-friendly)

843-719-4247 or 843-934-9976 MORE@berkeleycountysc.gov *maps and directions to all M.O.R.E. stops are available online at berkeleylibrarysc.org/bookmobile

Del Webb Community in Cane Bay

Thursdays, 11 am - 12 pm Dec. 14th, Jan. 11th, Jan. 25th, Feb. 8th

Four Seasons Community in Cane Bay

Thursdays, 12:30 - 1:30 pm Dec. 14th, Jan. 11th, Jan. 25th, Feb. 8th

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Visit berkeleylibrarysc.org/technology-classes to register for tech classes.

Decoding Your Device

Photo Editing App Basics

Need help with your personal devices? Stop by your local library for one-on-one tech help! Please note: this is an open session, and is first-come-first-served. Your patience is appreciated.

Don't know what to do with those vacation pictures? Want to make your social media posts shine? Come learn more about free and easy-to-use photo editing tools!

Hanahan Library

Monday, Jan. 29th, 3:30 - 5 pm

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Goose Creek Library

Thursday, Jan. 4th, 4 - 5 pm

St. Stephen Library

Moncks Corner Library

Moncks Corner Library

Wednesday, Jan. 10th, 4 - 5 pm Tuesday, Feb. 13th, 4 - 5 pm Monday, Feb. 19th, 4 - 5 pm

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St. Stephen Library

Tuesday, Jan. 9th, 3:30 - 5 pm

Hanahan Library

St. Stephen Library

Wednesday, Feb. 7th, 3:30 - 5 pm

Tuesday, Dec. 12th, 3:30 - 5 pm

Thursday, Jan. 25th, 3:30 - 5 pm

Goose Creek Library

Thursday, Feb. 1st, 3:30 - 5 pm

Sangaree Library

The E-Library Learn more about how to access FREE ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies, and more wherever you are! Please feel free to bring your personal devices.

Sangaree Library

Wednesday, Dec. 20th, 3:30 - 5 pm

To Win It: Intro to Pinterest Do you have an interest in Pinterest? Come learn how to register for an account and use Pinterest for party planning, entertainment, craft ideas, and more!

Goose Creek Library


Monday, Dec. 18th, 3:30 - 5 pm

Need a quick resume template? Keeping track of your spending and saving? Making flyers for your new business venture? Stop by for an introduction to Microsoft Office 2013 programs and learn how to use these exicting tools for your everyday needs!

Helpful Resources

Reinforce new knowledge with quizzes, exercise files and coding practice windows.

Learning with Lynda Did you know that BCLS now offers a new FREE online learning resource? Lynda.com, a LinkedIn learning tool, provides online courses to help you learn and develop new skills to use in the workplace.

Sangaree Library

Learning can happen anywhere with apps on your computer, mobile device, and TV, featuring enhanced navigation and faster streaming for anytime learning.

Moncks Corner Library

Thursday, Dec. 7th 3:30 - 5 pm

Berkeley County Library System | Open Up! Program Catalog

Google Services Whether you're a seasoned Google User, or looking to get started, come on by and learn more about what you can do with Google apps and devices! *Students with school-issued Google Chromebooks are welcome to attend with a parent or guardian present.*

Hanahan Library

Thursday, Feb. 15th, 3:30 - 5 pm

News from The Friends

Ways to Get Involved

Award-Winning Author Nicole Seitz Speaks at 2017 Friends of the Library Annual Meeting

Join Our Fundraising Committee

Every fall the Friends of the Library hosts their annual meeting where new officers and board members are elected and as a special treat, a local author is invited to speak. This year, we were thrilled to host local awardwinning author, Nicole Seitz. Attendees were treated with stories of how Nicole began writing and where she draws her inspiration as well as a quick preview of her newest novel, The Cage-Maker, which was released in August of 2017 by the University of South Carolina Press. The attendees were also able to vote on open positions for officers and board members including: Sue Kelley, who was re-elected as President for a second term, Sharon Kemfort, who was re-elected as Vice President for a second term, and Martha Neff-Smith, who was elected as new first-time board member. There are several board positions and the Office of Secretary still open. If you are interested in serving, please call Sue Kelley at 843-351-4674, email folbcls@gmail.com, or join us at one of our board meetings.

Upcoming Friends’ Events DECEMBER


Are you outgoing and creative? Do you love to support a good cause and get involved? Maybe you just have some fun ideas you want to share? The FOL will be forming a new fundraising committee and we want to invite you to join us! Call 843-351-4674, email folbcls@gmail.com, or join us at one of our board meetings to see how you can help.

Help at Holiday Movie Concessions BCLS and the Friends will be joining the Town of Moncks Corner to host a series of outdoor Christmas Movies Saturday evenings this Holiday season. Movies will be shown at the Moncks Corner Regional Recreation Complex off Main Street as part of the Town’s Celebrate the Season Holiday Festival. The Friends will be serving popcorn, drinks, and hot chocolate. If you are able to help, please call Sue Kelley at 843-351-4674 or you can email folbcls@gmail.com. Polar Express Saturday, Dec. 9th, 7 pm Elf (staring Will Farrell) Saturday, Dec. 16th, 7 pm How the Grinch Stole Christmas Saturday, Dec. 23rd, 7 pm A full schedule of movies can be found on page 4 of this book, online at the library’s website, or on the library’s Facebook page.



FOL Board Meeting Craft Bazaar, 4 - 6 pm Holiday Movie, 7 pm 5 pm, St. Stephen Library Berkeley County Admin Bldg Moncks Corner Regional Rec Center

11 Pictures with Santa

10:30 - 12, Moncks Corner Lib 3 - 4:30, St. Stephen Library

16 Holiday Movie, 7 pm

14 Pictures with Santa15

10:30 - 12, Daniel Island Lib 2:30 - 4, Hanahan Library

Moncks Corner Regional Rec Center



FOL Board Meeting 5 pm, Hanahan Library

15 Pictures with Santa

10:30 - 12, Goose Creek Lib 2:30 - 4, Sangaree Library

23 Holiday Movie, 7 pm

Moncks Corner Regional Rec Center

Santa’s Elves at Moncks Corner Celebrate the Season - date TBD



FOL Board Meeting 5 pm, Goose Creek Library

Visit berkeleylibrarysc.org/friends-of-the-library to learn more about the Friends including how to become a member and opportunities to get involved.


President’s Post-It Fall 2017 has been great for the Friends. We were the recipients of $1,000 thanks to Blackbaud and the Charleston Battery. The Friends have had two very successful book sales at Goose Creek Library and Moncks Corner Library. Many, many thanks to everyone who shopped at the sales. We also did the popcorn and drink concessions at Movies Under the Stars. Several new members have signed on and many renewals have come through. With these, we have discovered many different talents and lots of willingness to volunteer. All these help the FOL to fund the outstanding programs that the Berkeley County Libraries present. Santa will be stopping in at the different branches. My understanding is that he’s finishing his naughty and nice list!! Be sure and bring the children and have their pictures made with Ole Santa. The Friends will be taking the photos and printing your choice. The “Elves” from the Friends will again be participating in Celebrate the Season with Santa and selling marshmallows on a stick and S’Mores at the fire pit. Please see the Moncks Corner website or FB page for updates on Celebrate the Season. FOL will also participate in the Craft Bazaar for Berkeley County on December 7. We’ll have a variety of crafts to sell. If you do a craft of any kind and would like to donate one, please call 843-351-4674. We would love to have more. Again, we do appreciate new members. Your talent or expertise can really be of value to your Library System. We want to grow even more as our county grows. Please consider becoming a member of the Friends. There are membership envelopes available at the branches; you can also join through PayPal online on our website.

~ Sue Kelley, FOL President Winter 2017 | Programs, News, & Events


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1003 Highway 52 Moncks Corner, SC 29461 (843) 719-4223 M-Th 9am-7pm, F&S 9am-5pm 2301 Daniel Island Drive Daniel Island, SC 29492 (843) 471-2952 M-Th 10am-6 pm, F&S 9am-5pm

595 Sangaree Parkway Summerville, SC 29486 (843) 695-1208 M-Th 10:30am-6:30pm, F&S 9am-5pm 1216 Old Murray Court Hanahan, SC 29410 (843) 553-0047 M-Th 10am-6pm, F&S 9am-5pm


325 Old Moncks Corner Road Goose Creek, SC 29445 (843) 572-1376 M-Th 9am-7pm, F&S 9am-5pm


100 Library Street Moncks Corner, SC 29461 (843) 719-4247 berkeleylibrarysc.org/bookmobile


113 Ravenell Drive St. Stephen, SC 29479 (843) 5 67-48 62 M-Th 10am-6pm, F&S 9am-5pm

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