Posted by: palmettoislandgirl | September 28, 2013

One County Reads the Civil War

Our library is participating in the “One County Reads the Civil War” and I’m enjoying all the extra events related to the topic.  I’m being stretched to read more and attend the wonderful programs.  For the discussion I’ve chosen to read March, by Geraldine Brooks.  I’m looking forward to delving into this book.   The excerpt below is from March book   our Beaufort County Library website explaining  some of our events.

The Civil War may be in the past but it’s a past that very much influences our present. Here in Beaufort County, it lives in our institutions, our culture, our relationships with others. To understand the Civil War is to better understand ourselves. To foster this understanding, the Beaufort County library system is holding its fourth “One County Reads” series, “One County Reads the Civil War.” This accompanies the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History‘s national traveling Civil War 150 Exhibit, hosted by the Beaufort District Collection. Last week my colleague wrote about the Civil War 150 exhibit. This week I highlight One County Reads the Civil Warprograms for all ages at all branch libraries.

Notable among the numerous programs is the Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil Warseries. This series includes book discussions by five scholars from around South Carolina. The talks are being held at the Beaufort Branch at 6 p.m. Oct. 3, 8, 10, 17 and 24. The books for the talks are March by Geraldine Brooks, Antietam by James M. McPherson, and excerpts from

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