Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Good Morning America's Robin Roberts' Mother Has a Memoir

My Story, My Song is the heartwarming memoir of 88-year-old Lucimarian Tolliver Roberts, mother of Good Morning America coanchor Robin Roberts. It details pivotal moments in Mrs. Roberts' intriguing life, revealing how faith in God has given her strength and hope.

Good Morning America viewers have come to know and love Lucimarian Tolliver Roberts. For many, the heartfelt connection began the day after Hurricane Katrina blew through the Gulf Coast. They watched as Robin stood among the remnants of her hometown and talked about her desperate search for her elderly mother, who had ridden out the storm in her Mississippi home.

Robin writes, "Folks are drawn to Mom's humility, wisdom, and spirituality."

Reflections from Robin on her mother's life and faith cap each chapter.

"God has brought the most wonderful and sometimes the most unlikely people, of all ages and races, into my life to encourage and guide me on this spiritual journey of life," Mrs. Roberts says with bright eyes.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Summer Reading!

School is out and it's time for summer reading!

We have displays set up of all of Darlington County School District's summer reading lists:

Elementary Schools
Middle Schools
Hartsville High School
Mayo High School

We have received the summer reading list from Emmanuel Christian School and can help you find books by the authors that are on the list.

If your school's list is not published on our website, please encourage the person in charge of summer reading to contact us!

Follow this link to see the lists we have received!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Biking anyone?

In the same way that Michael Pollan's slim bestseller "Food Rules" brought a gust of common sense to the everyday activity of eating, "Just Ride" is a revelation. Forget the ultralight, uncomfortable bikes, flashy jerseys, clunky shoes that clip onto tiny pedals, the grinding out of endless miles. Instead, ride like you did when you were a kid--just get on your bike and discover the pure joy of riding it.

A reformed racer who's commuted by bike every day since 1980, whose writings and opinions appear in major bicycling and outdoor magazines, and whose company, Rivendell Bicycle Works, makes bikes for riders ready to opt out of a culture overrun by racing, Grant Petersen shares a lifetime of unexpected facts, controversial opinions, expert techniques, and his own maverick philosophy.

In 87 short, two-to-three page chapters, it covers: - "Riding: " Count Days, Not Miles; Corner Like Jackie Robinson; Steer with Your Hips, Shift with Your Legs- "Suiting Up: " The Shoes Ruse; Ponchos--the Ultimate Unracer's Garment- "Safety: "#1 Rule--Be Seen; Helmets Aren't All They're Cracked Up to Be- "Health and Fitness: " Why Riding Is Lousy All-Around Exercise; Saddles Don't Cause Impotence; Drink When You're Thirsty--Not BeforeAlso includes chapters on Accessories, Upkeep, and Technicalities as well as a final chapter titled "Velosophy" that includes the essential, memorable thought: Your Bike Is a Toy--Have Fun with It.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Monday Morning Musings, Story Time With Children's Authors on Thursdays, Friday's Readin' and 'Rithmetic

Here is our summer schedule of activitites for children:

Beginning June 4th & Ending on August 3rd  


·       Monday Morning Musings

Learn about new books that have just been released and enjoy trivia, games and crafts.  Special order any books presented in these sessions and receive a 20% discount

·        Rising 3rd and 4th graders – 10 am until 11 am

·        Rising 5th and 6th graders – 11 am until 12 noon


·       Story Time with Children’s Authors

10 am until 11 am

Each Thursday a children’s author will be sharing his or her book and a related activity

·       All Ages Welcome!


·       Readin’ and ‘Rithmetic

Through games and other activities we will be reviewing skills such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, skip counting, sequencing, cursive, problem solving, antonyms, synonyms, contractions, consonants and vowels, phonics, and more!

·       Rising 1st and 2nd graders – 10 am until 11 am

·       Rising 3rd and 4th graders – 11 am until 12 noon

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Summer Activities for Kids

This is one of the books we'll be talking about during our summer activities for kids on Monday mornings. 

Precious Bones by Mika Ashley-Hollinger

In 1949 in the Florida Everglades, a 10-year-old girl called Bones, whose father is part Miccosukee Indian, tries to discover what really happened after he is accused of two murders and sent to jail.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Notes from W. E. Jackson Company

South Carolina State Seal Notes

The Palmetto Tree

These make great graduation gifts!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Great Mother's Day Gift - Meet Mary Alice Monroe!

An Afternoon with Mary Alice Monroe
Sunday, May 20th, 3:00 pm

Pre-registration is required - call today!