Tuesday, August 12, 2014

WhatEverCon 2014

Cosplay Contest!
Anime Viewing!

Saturday, August 23, 2014
Berkeley County Library-Goose Creek
325 Old Moncks Corner Road

For ages 12-17, Grades 6th-12th
Register at
Spaces are limited!
Have you registered yet?
Well, why not?
 You'll get a couple of goodies that walk-ins won't if you register.

Berkeley and Dorchester County Libraries are teaming up to bring you WhateverCon! We'll have games, anime, cosplay, and whatever else we can cram into 3 hours. Special thanks to Soundwave Comics, Storm-Con, and our volunteers. Super special thanks to Sassafras for our awesome logo!

Book Discussion Kit Titles

* Titles in red are checked out.
# of books in kit Title Author
13 A is for Alibi Grafton, Sue
12 Accidental (The)  Smith, Ali
8 All the Pretty Horses  McCarthy, Cormac
7 As I Lay Dying Faulkner, William 
6 At Home in Mitford Karon, Jan
8 Atonement  McEwan, Ian
14 Beach House (The) Green, Jane
9 Beautiful Boy Sheff, David
11 Bee Season  Goldberg, Myla 
13 Before You Know Kindness Bohjalian, Chris 
10 Big Stone Gap  Trigiani, Adriana 
9 Blind Man’s Bluff   Sontag, Sherry 
7 Bonesetter’s Daughter  Tan, Amy
14 Call (The) Murphy, Yannick
13 Clay's Quilt House, Silas 
14 Code Talker Bruchac, Joseph
6 Color of Water (The) McBride, James 
14 Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (A) Twain, Mark
10 Crazy in Alabama  Childress, Mark 
9 Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time  Haddon, Mark
8 Dear Exile Liftin, Hilary& Montgomery, Kate
13 Devil in the White City (The) Larson, Erik
12 Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant  Tyler, Ann
15 Dog's Purpose (A) Cameron, W. Bruce
6 Dollmaker (The) Arnow, Harriette
13 Ellen Foster Gibbons, Kaye
7 Empire Falls  Russo, Richard
6 Endurance : Shackleton's Incredible Voyage Lansing, Alfred
13 Everyman   Roth, Philip 
13 Family Tree  Delinsky, Barbara
14 First Day of the Rest of My Life Lamb, Cathy
12 Gentle Rain (A) Smith, Deborah
14 Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Larsson, Stieg
13 Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society  Shaffer, Mary and Annie Barrows
24 Hatchet Paulsen, Gary
6 Haunting of Hill House (The) Jackson, Shirley
5 Having Our Say   Delany, Sarah Louise 
20 Help (The) Stockett, Kathryn
11 Himalayan Dhaba   Danner, Craig Joseph 
13 House at Sugar Beach (The) Cooper, Helene
12 House of Sand and Fog  Dubus, Andre 
34 Hunt Club (The) Lott, Bret
14 Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (The) Skloot, Rebecca
9 In My Hands: Memoirs of a Holocaust Rescuer  Opdyke, Irene Gut 
9 Indian Killer  Alexie, Sherman 
6 Known World (The) Jones, Edward P. 
13 Ladies of Covington Send Their Love (The) Medlicott, Joan
7 Lesson Before Dying (A) Gaines, Ernest J. 
9 Life of Pi  Martel, Yann 
7 Little Friend (The) Tartt, Donna 
7 Lovely Bones (The) Sebold, Alice 
14 Loving Frank Horan, Nancy
14 Marley and Me  Grogan, John 
6 Marriage : a Duet   Fleming, Anne Taylor 
20 Matilda Dahl, Roald
11 Memory Keeper's Daughter (The) Edwards, Kim
11 Miracle Life of Edgar Mint (The) Udall, Brady
10 My Dearest Friend Adams, Abigail
13 My Sister's Keeper Picoult, Jodi 
6 Mystic River Lehane, Dennis
5 Name of the Rose (The) Eco, Umberto 
6 Nine  Parts of Desire Brooks, Geraldine
14 Nineteen minutes Picoult, Jodi 
12 No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (The) McCall Smith, Alexander 
40 On the Wings of Heroes Peck, Richard 
12 One in a Million Roby, Kimberla Lawson
9 Peace Like A River  Enger, Leif
13 People of the Book Brooks, Geraldine
11 Phantom Tollbook (The) Juster, Norton
28 Pirate Latitudes  Crichton, Michael 
13 Playing for Pizza Grisham, John 
13 Possessing the Secret of Joy Walker, Alice
14 Pride and Prejudice Austen, Jane
6 Reading Lolita in Tehran  Nafisi, Azar 
7 Red Tent (The)   Diamant, Anita 
5 Redwall Jacque, Brian
5 Remembering Babylon Malouf, David 
7 Sarah Canary  Fowler, Karen Joy 
14 Sarah's Key Rosnay, Tatiana de
13 Science of Sherlock Holmes (The) Wagner, E. J.
11 Secret Life of Bees (The) Kidd, Sue Monk
12 Shadow of the Wind (The) Zafon, Carlos Ruiz
7 She Walks These Hills  McCrumb, Sharyn 
14 Shipping News  Proulx, Annie
14 Snow Flower and the secret fan See, Lisa
12 Sound and the Fury (The) Faulkner, William 
12 Sufficient Grace  Arnoult, Darnell 
6 Sugar  McFadden, Bernice L.
11 Suite Francaise Nemirovsky, Irene 
10 Summer Sisters   Blume, Judy 
10 Sunday Wife (The) King, Cassandra 
8 Tara Road  Binchy, Maeve 
13 Testament (The) Grisham, John 
14 Thief Lord (The) Funke, Cornelia
13 Things they Carried (The) O'Brien, Tim
11 Thousand Splendid Suns (A) Hosseini, Khaled 
14 Time is a River Monroe, Mary Alice
13 Time Traveler's Wife (The) Niffenegger, Audrey 
13 To Kill a Mockingbird Lee, Harper 
13 Tower, the Zoo, and the Tortoise Stuart, Julia
6 Tree Grows in Brooklyn (A) Smith, Betty 
5 Two Old Women  Wallace, Velma 
14 Unbroken Hillenbrand, Laura
9 Under the Tuscan Sun  Mayes, Frances 
9 White (The) Larsen, Deborah 
13 Wild Stars Seeking Midnight Suns   Cooper, J. California 
13 Women of the Silk  Tsukiyama, Gail 

Monday, June 9, 2014

What Kind of Library User are You?

This quiz is a condensed version of the questions asked in our nationally representative survey of 6.224 Americans ages 16 and older in September 2013.You can learn more about the findings from that survey in the full library engagement typology report.

Pew Internet Research Project

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

I "Heart" Art Fest Sangaree entry deadline extended!

Don't miss the entry deadline! All work for the grades 9 - 12 and adult art competitions must be physically brought to the Sangaree branch of the Berkeley County Library System on Friday, June 20, 2014 by 5:00 p.m. with a completed entry form to be eligible for the competition.


Entry Form

Entrants competing in the 9th - 12th grade and ages 18+ competitions must be able to deliver
artwork to the Sangaree Library (595 Sangaree Pkwy) by the deadline of Saturday, 6/14, at 5:00 pm.
All entrants competing in the 5th - 8th grade competition must be on-site Saturday, 6/21, to
complete their artwork.


5th - 8th grade - It's a literary chalk-off! Show up on Saturday, 6/21, at 11 am to  compete (we’ll
provide the supplies). Use the chalk to re-create a scene inspired by one of your favorite books or
graphic novels.

9th - 12th grade - Do your favorite book justice by creating some awesome   cover art! You can use
any materials to create your 2-D representation. Artwork cannot be larger that 20" x  20."

18+ - This is a photography competition with the theme "Reading Berkeley County." Show us what this
means to you! Please do not submit any pieces larger than 8" x 10".

This competition is open to all residents of the Berkeley, Dorchester, and Charleston Counties in
South Carolina. All artwork must be original, created during 2014, and not in violation of any
local, state, or federal laws. If you have any questions, please call the Sangaree Library at
First and Last Name:____________________________________________________
Primary Phone Number:___________________________
Email Address:_________________________________________________________

Age Range (circle one):
●         5th-8th grade
●         9th-12th grade
●         18+
Notes: I agree to the Eligibility and Legal Terms

Signature __________________________________       Date ____________________
All work for the grades 9 - 12 and adult art competitions must be physically brought
to the Sangaree branch of the Berkeley County Library System by 5 pm on Saturday, 6/14, to be eligible for the competition. Entrants must also complete an entry form, which is available online or in the library. Artwork cannot be shipped to the library for participation in the juried competition. All
entries must be from residents of the Lowcountry region of South Carolina. The art competition for
grades 5 - 12 will take place on the day of the event, and all work must be finished by 2:30 pm.
Please notify us of your plan to participate in any of the art competitions as soon as possible
because space is limited. Only one submission per person and no reproductions will be accepted. No
artwork displayed at the library as part of the competition can be listed as for sale while on
display; however, artists can leave their contact information with their displayed work. If you
would like to have your work displayed anonymously, please make a note on your entry form. 
Preliminary judging will be done by a panel of judges chosen by BCLS, comprised of local authorities on art. The decisions of the judges are final and binding. 

On or near June 21, 2014, BCLS shall notify the selected winners. Notification shall be by e-mail, telephone, or public announcement. If BCLS is unable to contact a potential winner, or does not receive an acknowledgment of receipt from a potential winner within ten (10) days, or if the notification is returned as undeliverable, BCLS has the option to disqualify such potential winner and select an alternate winner. 
This juried competition is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and
regulations. Artwork must not be copied, in part or wholly, from any published or copyrighted work.
Compositions from published photographs not taken by the artist or images derived from other
artists' work are not considered original and are not eligible. Any artwork that has been submitted
to other festivals or juried art competitions cannot be submitted to this juried competition.  As
an entrant in this juried competition, it is your responsibility to demonstrate that you are
eligible to enter and to comply with the entry instructions and other juried photography
competition rules set forth herein. Any violation of the competition rules may result in your
disqualification, in the sole discretion of Berkeley County Library System (BCLS).  BCLS reserves
the right to disqualify you if, among other reasons, you breach the warranties you are required to
make, you have failed  to secure permission from persons whose recognizable images appear in the
photo, or your entry is lost, late, incorrect, or incompletely received, for any reason whatsoever.
BCLS further reserves the right to disqualify  you, and to seek damages against you to the fullest
extent permitted by law, if you intentionally or recklessly damage or otherwise undermine the
legitimate operation of the competition, or attempt to do so. Such actions may violate criminal and
civil laws.   In the event that BCLS cannot complete the juried competition as planned, BCLS
reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the juried competition. This could be
due to technical failures, tampering, or other causes beyond the control of BCLS that corrupt or
affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the juried
competition.  By entering this juried competition, you agree to release the BCLS and its
affiliates, and their officers, directors, agents, attorneys, employees and representatives, from
any and all liability for any claims, demands, causes of action, damages, judgments or settlements,
or for any losses or injury to earnings, profits, or goodwill, or for any direct, indirect,
special, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, including attorney’s fees and court costs,
or in connection with any prize won, any misuse or malfunction of any prize awarded, or any use by
BCLS of the artwork submitted.  Artwork will be available for pickup starting June 23rd. Any
artwork that is not picked up within 30 days will be donated to a local charity if we are unsuccessful in contacting the artist.