Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Autumn at the Library

Though it's nearly eighty degrees as I write this, Autumn is here, believe it or not. Here are a few ways that your library can help you make the most of this too-short season between the scorching summer and the hectic holidays:


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Computers 101

If you or someone you know need a refresher course in computer basics, mark your calendar for one of our upcoming Computers 101 sessions:

  • Saturday, October 24, 1:00-2:00PM
  • Tuesday, November 17, 10:15-11:15AM

Each class lasts about an hour. We discuss the parts of the computer and the basics of how to use Windows. For Computers 101 only, there is no signup required, and the class is first-come, first-served.

If you have any questions, stop by or call 843-215-4700. Hope to see you there!


Tuesday Evening Book Club

The Tuesday Evening Book Club met on October 20th to discuss Anne Tyler’s “Digging to America.” The book is about two families, as different as day and night, who meet at an airport while there to pick up their adopted Korean baby daughters. A relationship develops between the families, and soon they are seeing one another almost on a daily basis. Through their interactions, Tyler is able to focus on the cultural differences between the two families. She exposes problems, misunderstandings, and the difficulties people often have while trying to acclimate to a new lifestyle in a another country, or a different environment.
The book raised a good many questions at our book club meeting. Sharing our individual interpretations of the author’s view and characterization allows us to bring our own life experiences to the table. Some of us like the books we read more than other members do, but one thing we all agree on, is that we get so much more from a book we’ve read if we can share what we’ve read with others.
If you are looking for a group to discuss the books you read and for new reading suggestions, the Tuesday Evening Book Club may be the answer. We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Please call the library (215-4700) for more information. - Linda

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Mystery Book Club Musings

Hi everyone!

On October 12th, the Socastee Library Mysterious Mondays Book Club had another lively and very entertaining book discussion of Karin Fossum's "Don't Look Back." Featuring a very earnest and empathetic character, Inspector Sejer, Fossum skillfully blends psychological suspense, well- crafted subplots, red herrings, and a complex study of fragile characters within her police procedurals.

Dubbed the "Norwegian queen of crime fiction" Fossum is one author to check out especially if you have enjoyed books by Greg Iles or the Kurt Wallander detective series by Henning Mankell. Not for the faint of heart cozy mystery reader, the Inspector Sejer series is gripping, complex, harrowing, and suspenseful. Most of the book club members described the books as hard to put down, dark, but engrossing. The library system carries all six books within the Inspector Sejer series.

If whodunits are your thing, stop by the Socastee Library the second Monday of the month at 6pm from January-November and join the Mysterious Mondays Book Club. For November '09 we will be discussing John Burdett's "Bangkok 8." You can call or stop by the Socastee Library to request a copy of this book. I hope to see you there! -Kim

Family Fall Festival

Our annual Family Fall Festival, featuring storyteller Elizabeth Huntsinger Wolf, will be held on Tuesday, October 27, from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Plan on coming to the library with your children (costumes are optional) for an hour of fun and entertainment. Ms. Wolf will be telling ghost stories. There will be treat bags for all children attending the program. Seating is limited, so please call the library at 215-4700, or sign up in the Children's Room. - Linda

Monday, October 12, 2009

Author Event-Issac J. Bailey

Socastee Library is hosting a free author event! Please join us on Thursday, October 15th at 1pm as local author and Sun News columnist Issac J.Bailey presents a talk about his book, "Proud, Black, Southern: But I Still Don't Eat Watermelon in Front of White People." Seating is limited so please be sure to call 215-4700 to sign up. -Kim

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Welcome to our library

Welcome to the blog of the staff of Socastee Library. Check here to find book reviews, information about programs and services, and humorous happenings at your library.