Sunday, June 27, 2010

This just in! (new non-fiction)

At some point you may have used our non-fiction section before, to look up some facts, research for a school project, or read about a historical figure. But even if you're not a student or a researcher, there are plenty of things in NF that can help you exactly where you are now. The following titles are from our New Non-fiction section. Check them out if you:
  • Are broke. Hot Broke Messes: How to Have Your Latte and Drink it Too, by personal finance columnist Nancy Trejos, tells how to "get your money situation under control in the present--and for the future."
  • Are a teacher. Best Careers for Teachers from Learning Express Library explains how to make the most of your teaching degree, both inside and outside the classroom.
  • Know someone in jail. Arrested: What to Do When Your Loved One's in Jail gives practical advice about how to help inmates with their defense, avoid bond scams and lawyer rip-offs, manage your money and time, and keep them out of jail in the future.
  • Just need a laugh. Humor Me: An Anthology of Funny Contemporary Writing Plus Some Great Old Stuff Too, features favorite humorists like Steve Martin, David Sedaris, Garrison Keillor, and many more. (And don't we all?)


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Be a Friend!

Of the library, that is. The Friends of Socastee Library provide support to the library in a variety of ways. If you've taken your child to our Fall Festival or a Summer Reading Program event, eaten cookies on Free Coffee Friday, visited a Cultural Safari, or done just about anything else at Socastee Library, chances are you've enjoyed something provided by FOSL.
FOSL meets in our large meeting room the first Thursday of each month at 1:00PM. Why not drop by next Thursday and see if you'd be interested in joining the Friends or helping out?

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Grill Time!

It's hard to believe that it's not even officially Summer yet. It certainly feels like it already!
I love celebrating the warm weather by grilling out on a balmy late evening. It doesn't have to be all steak and potatoes, though. Check out some of these ideas:

(And while you're at the library, you might as well pick up some books to help you grow vegetables to grill, build a deck to grill on, and some background music to play!)


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

State Park Passports

Have you heard about the State Park Passport? It allows unlimited entry to all SC state parks for you and everyone in your vehicle. This can be quite a bargain when some parks charge $5 a person.

The two parks in Horry County are Myrtle Beach State Park and Huntington Beach State Park, but the passport is good at all 46 SC park locations.

Currently we sell a discounted pass for $40. The regular price is $50. Beginning July 1st, Horry County Libraries will no longer sell the discounted pass. So hurry in and get your pass from Socastee Library today!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Computers for Beginners

Calling computer novices! This Thursday, June 10, Computers 101 will be taught from 6:00-7:00PM 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. See you there!