Library Presents Story Writing Workshop

The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library will offer a free Story Writing Basics Workshop for adults (ages 18+) on Thursday January 24, at 6:30 p.m.

Stephanie Smith, who holds a master’s degree in English with a concentration in Creative Writing, will conduct the workshop.  Participants will learn about the essential ingredients of a story: characters, point of view, setting, plot/conflict, and resolution.  A Q&A session will follow the workshop.  According to Smith, “Creating something out of nothing is one of the amazing things about creative writing.  It’s fun to create, to write the stories you want to read, be that fanfiction or memoirs.”

Participation is free, but space is limited and registration is required. All materials will be provided.  For information or to register please call (843) 413-7074. The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library is located at 509 S. Dargan Street in Florence.


Florence County Library to Present Pee Dee Author Expo

The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library will host the Pee Dee Author Expo on Saturday, February 23, 2019.

Local authors will be invited to display and sell their books in the Joseph Stukes Meeting Room from 1p.m. through 4 p.m. The public is invited to come and visit with the authors, peruse their books, and purchase copies if desired. A downloadable application for authors. will be available on the library’s website.  Applications with book submissions must be received by January 23, 2019.

The Joseph Stukes Meeting Room is located on the first floor of the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library in Florence.  More information about the expo and a downloadable application for prospective authors is available at the very bottom of the front page of the library’s website.


Childrens Fall Programs

The Florence County Library will be having registration for fall programs from August 1 through August 31, 2018. The library has planned a variety of programs for children. For more information and to register for the programs, please call the Greenberg Children’s Library at 843- 292-7382. Registration is required for all programs and space is limited for some programs. Daycare centers may call for a separate appointment for Preschool Storytime. (more…)


Honda of South Carolina Supports Timmonsville Library

Honda of South Carolina presented a $10,000 check to Timmonsville branch library manager Rachel Liptak to support library services and programs.  The contribution was presented at the company’s 20th anniversary celebration at HSC headquarters in Timmonsville on Tuesday, July 17, 2018.

Liptak remarked, “Honda of South Carolina President Gary Mabrey talked about dreams as one of Honda’s core values.  That resonated with me, as the library is also a place where we encourage people to dream, and give them the tools to pursue their dreams”.

“We are very excited and grateful for this generous support from Honda of South Carolina,” said Florence County Library System Director Alan Smith.

The Baker Memorial Library opened in Timmonsville in 2010.  For more information about the Florence County Library System, visit www.florencelibrary.org.