Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library’s Morris Gallery | Youth Art Month Art Show

 

Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Florence Library’s

Morris Gallery Celebrates Youth Art Month

The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library’s Morris Gallery will exhibit the works of the Eastern Region students as a part of the South Carolina Art Education Association’s Youth Art Month.

Opening Reception is Saturday, March 28, 2020 from 2:00 – 4:00pm.  Reception is free and open to the public

Artwork will be on display March 25 – 28, 2020

during Morris Gallery hours:

Monday – Thursday 9am – 8:15pm

Friday – Saturday 9am – 5:15pm

Sunday 2pm – 5:45pm

 

Awards will be announced at the reception. The judge to consider the art submitted will be Lynda English of the Lynda English Studio.

The Doctor N. Lee Morris Gallery is located on the second floor of the Drs. Bruce and Lee

Foundation Library in Florence

For more information please visit www.florencelibrary.org.

Friends of Florence County Library | Author Presentation Kimmery Martin

On Monday, March 2, 2020, 6:00 PM the Friends of the Florence County Library invite all to meet author Kimmery Martin.

The Author Presentation will be held at the Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library, Stukes Meeting Room, 509 S. Dargan Street, Florence, SC 29506

Kimmery Martin is an emergency medicine doctor-turned novelist whose works of medical fiction have been praised by The Harvard Crimson, Southern Living, The Charlotte Observer and The New York Times, among others. A lifelong literary nerd, she promotes reading, interviews authors, and teaches writing seminars. She’s a frequent speaker at libraries, conferences, and bookstores around the United States. Kimmery completed her medical training at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She lives with her husband and three children in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Antidote for Everything is a whip-smart and timely novel about two doctors who travel a surprising path that brings them to a point where they must choose between treating their patients and keeping their jobs.

Francis Marion University Juried Art Exhibit

The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library’s Morris Gallery will host the Francis Marion University Juried Art Month exhibit from April 14- April 26, 2019.

The exhibit showcases a variety of media including painting, photography, and ceramics and will feature the art work of the following FMU students: Angela Acosta, Nicholas Barber, Breonna Brown, Shayna Hunter, Philip Jeffcoat, Jonathan Laster, Karen Lookenott, Samuel McCrea, Ada Smolen-Morten, Meredith Thornton, Thessalonia Thomas, and Patricia Witherington.  The juror for this year’s exhibit is Susan Fecho, Professor of Art at Barton College.

The Doctor N. Lee Morris Gallery is located on the second floor of the Drs. Bruce and Lee

Foundation Library in Florence and is open Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 8:15

p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.; and Sunday, 2:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. For more information about the exhibit and related events, please visit www.florencelibrary.org.

Young Gifted and Blessed Choir

Francis Marion University’s Young Gifted and Blessed (YGB) Choir will perform at the Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library

Tuesday, February 26, at 6:30 p.m.

The choir gathers students of various musical experience, ethnic backgrounds, and ages to celebrate music and spirituality through the rich tradition of African American religious music.  For some, the choir is the first foray into gospel singing. 

The mission of the YGB Choir is to give students a platform for singing the gospel, while also creating community across cultural and economic boundaries.  Over time it has become a powerful tool for recruiting students to FMU.  The group strives to perform to the highest musical standards, preserving and educating themselves about traditional forms, creating diversity, and exploring new musical avenues with African American gospel music.

Directed by Jeffery Lampkin, the choir performs several events throughout the year. In 2018 they were featured on ABC’s Good Morning America’s popular #AfterGMA segment with Robin Roberts on Facebook.

For information contact the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Florence Library.   This program is sponsored by Friends of Florence County Library.

South Carolina Artist Alvin Glen

The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library’s Morris Gallery will host an exhibit of the art of South Carolina’s Alvin Glen

 

Mr. Glen presents works about common people, emotions, and ideas. He uses recognizable images, sometimes subtle, allowing the viewers to slowly discover and interpret the works. He explores emotion as well as social and spiritual concepts.  Some of his works illustrate low country Gullah life while other works bring attention to social or political issues.

 

Mr. Glen earned a bachelor of arts in arts education at South Carolina State College.  He has continued his study at Furman University, Winthrop College and at FACETs in Orangeburg, SC.  He has presented solo shows at the Charleston Art Institute, the Avery Research Center, and at the Charleston Trident Chamber of Commerce.

 

Mr. Glen’s exhibit will run through March 15, 2019 and is sponsored by Friends of Florence County Library.

 

The Doctor N. Lee Morris Gallery is located on the second floor of the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library in Florence.

 

For more information about the exhibit and related events, please visit the library’s website at www.florencelibrary.org.

Friends of Florence County Library – Special Book and Author Event with Patricia Moore-Pastides, First Lady of the University of South Carolina

Friends of Florence County Library Invites you to Experience a Special Book and Author Event.

Treat yourself to a delightful, entertaining, and elegant luncheon with Patricia Moore-Pastides as she leads us through our very own, hard-backed copies of this essential South Carolina work.

At Home in the Heart of the Horseshoe is a beautiful book that combines history, folk stories, and over 200 images to create a truly remarkable 163 year history of the USC President’s Home on the Horseshoe!

What:  A luncheon including the new book – $50.00 per person (retail book price $44.95)

Where:  Joe Stukes Meeting Room in the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library

When:  Thursday, November 16th at 12:00 Noon

How:  For RESERVATIONS and MORE INFORMATION go to http://www.florencelibrary.org or call 843-413-7065

where you can now make your reservation from the library web-page.  Seating is limited.

Why:  All profits go directly to the annual grant Friends of Florence County Library for programs and event such as the Children’s, e-book/audio book loans, art, and speaker programs.

Florence Library Presents The Secrets of Bee’s

Florence County Library and the Greenberg Children’s Library host The Secrets of Bee’s – BeeKeeper Presentation.  Moore Botanical Garden senior horticulturalist and beekeeper Katie Dickson will do a presentation on honeybees on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. for grades 5K-5th at the Florence County Library .

Ms. Dickson will share fun facts on honeybees, display tools of the trade, and have local honey to sample. Kids can learn about the incredible lives and impact of honeybees.

Admission is free.

For more information, contact the Greenberg Children’s Library at 843-292-7382, visit www.florencelibrary.org, or email kids@florencelibrary.org.

Friends of Florence County Library host Scott Gould

Friends of Florence County Library will host author Scoot Gould, author of Strangers to Temptation.

Scott Gould’s work has appeared in Kenyon Review, Carolina Quarterly, New Madrid Journal, The Bitter Southerner, Black Warrior Review, Eclectica, New Ohio Review, The Raleigh Review, New Stories from the South, and New Southern Harmonies, among others.  He is a two-time winner of the Artist Fellowship in Prose from the South Carolina Arts Commission and a past winner of the Fiction Fellowship from the South Carolina Academy of Authors.  Gould chairs the creative writing department at the S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities in Greenville.

Strangers to Temptation, takes us to the white sand banks of the Black River in the lowcountry South Carolina during the early 1970s, a place in time where religion and race provide the backdrop for an often uneasy coming-of-age.  Linked by a common voice, these thirteen stories introduce us to a cast of uniquely Southern characters; a Vietnam vet father with half a stomach who plays a skinny Jesus in the annual Easter play; a mother/nurse attempting to heal the world, all the while sneaking sips of Smirnoff and Tang; a best friend whose reckless dive off a bridge earns him a fake eyeball and a new girlfriend; and our narrator, a baseball-playing, paper-delivering boy just hoping to navigate the crooked path out of adolescence.  With the narrator’s eventual baptism into adulthood beneath the dark surface of the Black River, Strangers to Temptation reminds all of us what it felt like to be young, confused, and ultimately redeemed.

Florence Library Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Puppet Show

The Children’s Services Department of the Florence County Library System will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a performance of Grey Seal Puppets’ “Salsa Cinderella” on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. for grades 5K-5th. The production showcases a dazzling array of rod puppets and shadow puppets that all join in the quest to find the foot that fits a simple sandal.

 

National Hispanic Heritage Month takes place September 15 to October 15 with the theme of “Shaping the Bright Future of America.” Admission is free. This program is sponsored by Friends of Florence County Library. For more information, contact the Greenberg Children’s Library at 843-292-7382, visit www.florencelibrary.org, or email kids@florencelibrary.org.

Bookworms Book Club

This is a book discussion group that enjoys crafts and games while discussing the book. The program is for grades 3-5 meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month. The first meeting is Tuesday, January 24th at 3:30 p.m. Registration is required and limited.