The Hilton Head Branch Library will offer the following programs this September.
Tea, Talk & Tales Book Club
2 p.m., Tuesday, September 19 at the Hilton Head Branch Library. Come for hot tea and warm conversations on the selected reading and its tangents. The September 2023 title is Surviving Savannah by Patti Callahan Henry. No sign up required and books will be made available. Contact the reference desk at 843-255-6525 for more information.
The Novel Choice Book Club
4 p.m., Monday, September 25 at the Hilton Head Branch Library. Enjoy a lively discussion of the book of the month: Horse by Geraldine Brooks. To attend virtually, please contact Emma Maines email@example.com to receive an invite to join us on the Microsoft Teams app. Contact the Reference Desk at 843-255-6525 for more information.
Free Concert: Angela Easterling LIVE!
3 p.m. Friday, September 8 at the Hilton Head Branch Library. Billed as “A Songwriter’s Journey Through American Music,” musician and songwriter Angela Easterling and her musical partner Brandon Turner will perform original songs interspersed with selections of classic folk, roots, and country tunes. Easterling will discuss the craft of songwriting and tell the stories behind her songs and how they came to be, weaving in the history of roots music and the artists who influenced her writing. Registration encouraged. Contact the reference desk at 843-255-6525 for more information or to register, and check out angelaeasterling.com.
Line Dancing with Linda Poleo
1:30-2:30 p.m., Thursday, September 14 at the Hilton Head Branch Library. Join us for an introduction to Country Line Dancing with instructor Linda Poleo. Linda will guide participants through some of the basic steps to get you ready for the next hoe down! Registration encouraged. For more information or to register, call the Reference Desk at 843-255-6525.
Writing Workshop: Writing Your Family History
10 a.m., Friday, September 15 at the Hilton Head Branch Library. This program is presented by the Island Writers’ Network based on Hilton Head. The workshop will provide an introduction to researching your family history. It will focus on finding the stories to tell, research tools, and separating facts from family lore. Tools presented will include finding the stories, filling in gaps with creative fiction, when historic conflicts with family lore, and the pros and cons of various traditional and online research tools. Registration required! Register at the Reference desk or call 843-255-6525.
Beekeeping 101 & Honey Tasting for National Honey Month
10 a.m., Thursday, September 21 at the Hilton Head Branch Library. Join us for a presentation by local apiarist and bee advocate David Arnal who will discuss beekeeping history and honey production in the Lowcountry, along with the environmental threats to the American bee population. Stick around for a honey tasting, and sample different varieties of honey. Registration encouraged! Register at the Reference desk or call 843-255-6525.
Medicare Updates and What You Need to Know
2 p.m., Tuesday, September 26 at the Hilton Head Branch Library. Medicare Open Enrollment begins soon, and we’re calling in an expert to help you better understand the program! Please join us for a chat with Karla Fields, a Licensed Insurance Agent with the David M. Gilston Insurance Agency. Fields will discuss the proposed changes for 2024, Medicare options, and how to compare plans. Registration encouraged! Register at the Reference desk or call 843-255-6525.
Paradise Memories with Nelle & Ora Smith
10 a.m., Thursday, September 28 at the Hilton Head Branch Library. Join us for an author talk with Nelle and Ora Smith, who will discuss their book Paradise: Memories of Hilton Head in the Early Days. Nelle (mother) and Ora (daughter) arrived in Hilton Head in the early 1960s, and have watched the island’s progress ever since. Their 2018 book talks about the island’s history from just after the bridges were built, describing how Nelle, Ora, and the entire Smith family have been watching and helping the island grow from a small island town to a true southern community. This program is presented by the Beaufort District Collection – Beaufort County’s Special Collections Library. Reservations encouraged. For more information or to register, call the Reference Desk at 843-255-6525.