Memoirs of ordinary people can make great reading

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 9:07 a.m.

I love memoirs. In general, I donít read memoirs of famous people, though. What I like are memoirs by people who are relatively ordinary people, but who have an interesting story to tell.

Pages: The unsung heroes of the library

By Susan Frohnsdorff

Mount Pleasant Regional Library

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 9:25 a.m.

Have you ever wondered how all the library materials get back on the shelves and in proper order? More likely, youíve never given it a thought. Which …

Learn about other holiday traditions at library

Thursday, December 5, 2013 9:48 a.m.

It is again the month of December. It seems that the older you get, the faster the wings of time flap. One moment you are ringing in the New Year of 2013 with fireworks and champagne, and the next you are buying the same merchandise to celebrate the beginning of 2014. But before we are able to blow whistles and wear party hats, there are still a …

Find great gifts at Friends of the Library book sale

By Jen McQueen

Mount Pleasant Regional Library

Sunday, December 1, 2013 8:06 a.m.

The Charleston Friends of the Library is a nonprofit organization that supports and advocates for the Charleston County Public Library system by …

YALLFest a great time for fans of young adult books

Sunday, November 24, 2013 8:05 a.m.

If you walked the streets of downtown Charleston on Saturday, Nov. 9, in the vicinity of the American Theater, Charleston Music Hall and Blue Bicycle Books, you were probably surprised to see a lot of people, especially young adults, waiting in line and carrying stacks of books. The reason they were standing there was that Blue Bicycle Books, …

Learn how to play cribbage at library

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 9:17 a.m.

As I get older, many events from my youth are fading from memory. But one thing I do recall is learning to play cribbage. I think it’s because my first real girlfriend taught me when we were just 13 years old. We were hanging out in her dad’s old pop up camper one rainy day after school when she took out a board and cards. I had no …

Books, programs examine assassination of JFK’s

Thursday, November 7, 2013 10:33 a.m.

Where were you? It has been 50 years since John F. Kennedy was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963, and most people who were living at that time remember where they were when they heard that terrible news announced by Walter Cronkite. Since then there have been numerous books about President Kennedy’s assassination, his life and his family.

Give thanks to veterans during library event

Sunday, November 3, 2013 7:54 a.m.

In just two days, it will be November. Once again, the year seems to have flown by. We have so many things to fill our time these days that it is hard to stop and appreciate our good fortune. November gives us that time if we allow it.

Jump start writing the great American novel at library

Friday, October 25, 2013 8:56 a.m.

Maybe you’re going to write a novel this November. Maybe you’ll even publish it. I’ll grimace when I see you, feeling inferior and wonder (for the 686th time) if I should have become a hairdresser.

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