Tag: library

Sep 11 2018

Sullivan’s Island Library Extends WiFi Access

By Maggie Mohr for the Island Eye News Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) customers who visit the Edgar Allan Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library can now take advantage of free 24/7 WiFi access at the park in front of Battery Gadsden thanks to the recent installation of a transmitter that boosts the signal. The Town of Sullivan’s …

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Mar 15 2018

Pat In The Hat At Poe

By Delores Schweitzer for The Island Eye News The Edgar Allan Poe Branch Library celebrated Read Across America with a visit from Sullivan’s Island Mayor “Pat in the Hat” O’Neil on Friday, March 2.  Children from Miss Aimee’s and Holy Cross preschools joined other families from the community to listen to the stories of Theodore …

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Jan 26 2018

Op-Ed: Building A Village, Part I

By Rick Reed for The Island Eye News With the small town feel, laid back lifestyles and many activities and needs within walking or biking distance; Sullivan’s Island has the opportunity to be what used to be connected neighborhoods and intergenerational community. Urban planning, sprawl, unfettered growth, isolation of age groups into silos (ghettos even) …

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Oct 03 2017

Fun Fall For Grown-ups At The Poe Library

By Delores Schweitzer for The Island Eye News Frequent visitors to the Poe Branch Library on Sullivan’s Island know it is a lively place. Laughter and snatches of deep conversations pour forth from the Fiction and Nonfiction rooms as patrons write, play games, or talk about books. Be warned. Poe is about to get a …

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Aug 25 2017

Fort Moultrie To Host A Special Talk By Dr. Nic Butler On The History Of The Pest Houses On August 26

By Dawn Davis for Island Eye News On Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 1pm, Dr. Nic Butler, historian for the Charleston County Library, will present a review of the facts and misunderstandings on the Sullivan’s Island quarantine stations or “pest houses.” From 1707 to the mid-1790s, the quarantine station was the first point of landfall for …

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Aug 08 2017

What Was Buzzing At Poe Library

Photos by Steven Rosamilia On Saturday, July 22 Kay Greiman spoke to a group of young people at Poe Library on behalf of the Bee Cause Project, a national project whose mission is to ensure future generations are stewards of the natural environment who understand, engage and are inspired by the wonder of honey bees. …

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Jun 29 2017

Building A Better World At The Library

By Delores Schweitzer for Island Eye News Did you know the 2017 Summer Reading theme all over the country is “Build a Better World?” The Poe library is a great place to start – with programs, materials and activities designed to fire your mind with new ideas. The Poe library is part of the 16-branch …

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May 31 2017

Poe Library Book Club Discusses ‘Strength In What Remains’

By Delores Schweitzer for Island Eye News In Strength in What Remains, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder gives us the story of one man’s inspiring American journey and of the ordinary people who helped him, providing brilliant testament to the power of second chances. Deo arrives in the United States from Burundi in search of …

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Mar 11 2017

Poe Library Book Club Reads “The Underground Girls Of Kabul”

By Delores Schweitzer for The Island Eye News On March 18, the Poe Library’s Beachlovers Book Club will discuss “The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan,” by Jenny Nordberg. In Afghanistan, a culture ruled almost entirely by men, the birth of a son is cause for celebration and the …

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Feb 04 2017

Author Michele Moore To Discuss The Cigar Factory At Poe Library

By Amy Mercer, Island Eye News Editor “The sun leaned for down bringing shade to the waterfront,” begins Michele Moore’s entrancing novel, set in the time when the fishermen of the Mosquito Fleet rowed miles offshore for their daily catch and street vendors sold she-crab and porgy. With keen, evocative dialect and remarkable prose, The …

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