books-Theresa-BruceThe popular Books Sandwiched In (BSI) series, sponsored by the Friends of the Beaufort Library (FOL), will return in January 2015 with local authors, well-known community leaders, journalists and world travelers lined up as presenters at this free event.    

            With a wide-range of book selection and subject matter, including those by local authors, bestsellers and fascinating prizewinners, the series has attracted large audiences for the past 29 years.  Held at the University of South Carolina Beaufort’s Center for the Performing Arts, the series schedule also leaves time after each presentation for audience Q and A.

            “The Books Sandwiched In series is sponsored by the Friends of the Beaufort Library as a community awareness event meant to introduce notable Beaufort characters and their interests in books and reading to a broad audience,” said FOL President Marilyn Harcharik.

            “As a volunteer charitable organization whose mission is to raise money for the library branches north of the Broad, we’re glad to be able to present this program without cost to the public, especially since the Library is operating under a drastically reduced budget.”

            Although the program starts at noon, doors open at 11:30 so that attendees can meet the presenter, chat with other book lovers and enjoy complimentary coffee and cookies. Of course, donations are greatly appreciated. It is also a great time to become a “Friend” of the Beaufort County Library or renew your yearly membership.

            Sponsors for this year’s event will be Palmetto Bluff, South State Bank, Stokes Brown Toyota, Verity & Verity, the law firm of Gilley, Levin and Fisher and McDonalds of Beaufort, Shell Point and Lady’s Island.

            All BSI events take place at the USCB Center for Performing Arts, 801 Carteret Street, Beaufort.

Books Sandwiched In 2015 Calendar

Monday, Jan. 5, 12 noon

Teresa Bruce (above) presents I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb

Monday, Jan. 12, 12 noon

Nicole Holloman presents The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Monday, Jan. 26, 12 noon

Jeff Kidd presents George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger

Monday, Feb. 2, 12 noon

Dr. Robert Welborn presents The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel

Monday, Feb. 9, 12 noon

Donna Klein presents Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg

Monday, Feb. 16, 12 noon

Janet Garrity presents her own book, Goin’ Down the River – Fish Camps of the Sea Islands

Monday, Feb. 23, 12 noon

Victoria Landing Mix presents The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

Monday, March 2, 12 noon

Mary Ellen Thompson presents Contents May Have Shifted by Pam Houston

The Friends of the Beaufort Library: Beaufort, Lobeco and St. Helena Branches (FOL) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded in 1979.  It is a volunteer organization providing financial support to northern Beaufort County libraries (Beaufort, Lobeco and St. Helena branches) with services to the community through additional funding of programs and projects that enhance learning, leisure and life. Major events include two annual book sales as well as the FREE Books Sandwiched In series. See our website for more details – – or check with Friends of the Library – Beaufort, St. Helena, Lobeco, SC on Facebook!