Saturday, May 29, 2010

Memorial Day

All Horry County libraries will be closed Monday, May 31, for Memorial Day.

Memorial Day commemmorates the men and women who died while in military service. You can read more about the holiday from the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

Your library can also help you learn more about our military history and the stories of our soldiers. Try some of the following:
  • The War, Ken Burns' documentary series telling the stories of people in four ordinary towns and showing how World War II affected every area of life. Available as a DVD series, book, and audiobook on CD.
  • Band of Brothers, historian Stephen Ambrose's story of the E Company of the US Army's 506th Regiment.
  • Patriotic Holidays of the United States explains the history and development of Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and many other celebrations.


Monday, May 24, 2010

Family Movie

Looking for a way to beat the heat (and/or the rain, if it's anything like today)? Join us this Saturday, May 29, at 10:30 for our monthly Free Family Movie.

We will be showing Aliens in the Attic. Watch as the Pearson kids try to save their vacation home from a group of invading aliens!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Get to Work!

Do you know anyone who's looking for work? Could your own resume use some modernizing or redesigning? Join us next Wednesday, May 19, at 1:00PM to Get to Work.

Get to Work @ Your Library is a program for job-seekers. You can use our computer lab to fill out online job applications, work on your resume, browse job listings, file for unemployment, and do anything else job-related. Librarians and volunteers will be available to help with any of the above. If you don't need any help, you can just use the computers for your job search.

If you have any questions, give us a call at 215-4700 or just ask at the desk. See you there!

Get to Work @ Your Library

First and third Wednesdays, every month


Socastee Library's computer lab

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Computers 101

Calling computer novices! This Monday, May 17, Computers 101 will be taught from 10:15-11:30AM in the computer lab. The class is first-come, first-served, and there is no signup.

If you're reading this blog, you may already have basic computer knowledge, but this is a great opportunity for your friend/neighbor/relative who would love to use the computer but has no idea how to get started.

Our next session of Computers 101 will meet Thursday, June 10, 6:00-7:00PM.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Sunday, May 23 is the final episode of ABC's Lost, my (Alan's) favorite show. It's the kind of show that may not make sense at first, and has to be watched in order, and sometimes even rewatched, to get the full effect.

Now, this is where the library comes in: did you know we have Lost Season 1, Season 2, Season 3, Season 4, and Season 5 on DVD? Click on any of those links to request a copy. Just a single hundred-hour marathon and you'll be up to speed before the finale!