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Summer Reading and So Much More!

Summer Reading and So Much More!

Thanks to a generous Civic and Community Programs grant from BEMC, Barbee Library on Oak Island and Harper Library in Southport offered an array of entertaining and educational summer reading programs throughout June and July. Beyond providing books and tracking...

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All That and a Bag of Books

All That and a Bag of Books

It just may be Southport’s best kept secret. At the end of the long hallway through Southport Realty’s main entrance at 727 North Howe Street is a collection of donated used books, CDs, DVDs, puzzles and vinyl’s that are for sale. Most items cost one dollar or less...

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Robotics Is Back!

Robotics Is Back!

Next class is July 14 at Harper Library; Register by calling (910) 457-6237 Elementary school students recently filled Harper library for the return of the very popular Lego WeDo Robotics program, thanks to a great collaboration from wonderful community partners who...

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FOLSOI’s June 2022 Newsletter

FOLSOI’s June 2022 Newsletter

It's summertime here in NC ... and that means it's time to dive into this great big pool of summer reading resources, including activities for teachers and families to help kids get ready for a fun, enriching summer. Find links to parent tips, themed booklists,...

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OKI Author Captures Horror, Hope in the Flood

OKI Author Captures Horror, Hope in the Flood

It was another full house of book lovers when FOLSOI hosted local author Cindy Horrell Ramsey at Barbee Library to discuss her latest novel, Trying Not to Drown, a heart-wrenching story about a family whose home is destroyed by flooding after Hurricane Florence. ...

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Local Author Writing ‘New’ Civil War Series

Local Author Writing ‘New’ Civil War Series

The audience was “at attention” when Southport author Col (Ret.) Dobie McArthur was the guest speaker for FOLSOI’s Meet the Author program at Harper Library in mid-May. He was there to talk about his life, military career, and a thrilling series of Civil War books...

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Promoting Reading from the Start

Promoting Reading from the Start

The idea started in a Brunswick Newcomers meeting when I was listening to Debbie Keener, the Executive Director of Samara’s Village (above, center, with FOLSOI's Gail Sawchuk, left; and Cindy Phillips, right), tell the audience about their mission of helping Brunswick...

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Barbee Library Hosts Joy Class from Morganton

Barbee Library Hosts Joy Class from Morganton

It was a day of fun this week when Barbee Library hosted a games party for a group of special needs adults and their caregivers from the JOY Sunday School class at Burkemont Baptist Church in Morganton, North Carolina. The group is here for a week-long work and play...

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Rescue Me: Celebrate National Rescue Dog Day May 20

Rescue Me: Celebrate National Rescue Dog Day May 20

National Rescue Dog Day, Friday, May 20, aims to raise awareness of the wonderful dogs in need of permanent homes. Dogs find themselves in shelters for various reasons. Some are surrendered by owners no longer able to care for them. Some are brought in as strays,...

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