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FOLSOI January 2022 Newsletter

FOLSOI January 2022 Newsletter

Got something yummy on the stove this month? Snap a picture of your best pot of soup and send us the recipe. Email us, or share it on our social media pages with #soupweather. From the FOLSOI Blog Local Author --and "Ellie"--Donate to Harper Library by Carol Brolley...

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What Keeps Life Long Learners Engaged?

What Keeps Life Long Learners Engaged?

This week’s session of the Barbee Library Max and Sarah Williams Life Long Learners series “How Winston Churchill Changed the World” explored Churchill’s pivotal decision to fight Germany rather than to surrender to those around him urging appeasement. This was the...

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National Hobby Month: Resolve to Try Something New!

National Hobby Month: Resolve to Try Something New!

January is National Hobby Month, celebrating the ways we pursue creativity, strength, nutrition, relaxation, exhilaration, wisdom and good cheer. The term “hobby” comes from a 16th century term “hobyn” meaning a small horse or pony. Toy hobby horses – sticks with the...

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You Say You Want a Resolution?

You Say You Want a Resolution?

A few days into 2022 and you’re already wavering on your New Year’s resolutions? It’s not too late to reclaim the year and live it on your terms! Committing to daunting challenges when we’re exhausted, broke, and emotionally spent… and facing another spike in a...

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December 2021 FOLSOI Newsletter

December 2021 FOLSOI Newsletter

From the FOLSOI Blog Elks Golfers Score Again for Local Charities by Patricia Langer | Donating money to help local charities is par for the course for the Oak Island Elks Lodge. After all, “Elks Care, Elks Share” is their motto.  Over the last several years, the OKI...

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Hanukkah: Food, Folks and Fun

Hanukkah: Food, Folks and Fun

Hanukkah, like all Jewish holidays land in accordance to the lunar calendar. This year it started on Sunday, November 28th at sunset (all Jewish holidays begin at sunset). The dates change yearly, although it is always observed for eight days. The Food The two...

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Elks Golfers Score Again for Local Charities

Elks Golfers Score Again for Local Charities

Donating money to help local charities is par for the course for the Oak Island Elks Lodge. After all, “Elks Care, Elks Share” is their motto.  Over the last several years, the OKI Elks have donated approximately $12,000-$18,000 annually to such charities as...

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FOLSOI’s November 2021 Newsletter

FOLSOI’s November 2021 Newsletter

From the FOLSOI Blog Adult Spelling Bee Supports Life-Changing Literacy Skills by Diana Fotinatos Bibliophiles, grammarians, brainiacs, and word geeks, some in costume and some in official police uniform paired up for the 31st annual Adult Spelling Bee and silent...

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November is Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month

From the earliest accounts of Wampanoag Indians teaching settlers in Plymouth, Massachusetts, how to grow corn (Thanksgiving anyone?) to today’s Secretary of Interior Deb Haaland, a Pueblo Indian, Native Americans have always had a tremendous impact on our country. ...

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FOLSOI’s October 2021 Newsletter

FOLSOI’s October 2021 Newsletter

'Books Unite Us' Is Theme of Banned Book Week   by Patricia Langer How would you feel if someone said you couldn’t read the Bible because it was banned due to its religious content? What would your book club do if it was blocked from reading The Kite Runner by...

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Mystery of the Long-Lost Library Book

Mystery of the Long-Lost Library Book

My grandson is a prolific reader of books acquired from family and friends, augmented by books on loan from his school library, where he is a dedicated and responsible patron. His mother was therefore shocked to get a bill from the school library for a book that he...

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‘Books Unite Us’ Is Theme of Banned Books Week

‘Books Unite Us’ Is Theme of Banned Books Week

How would you feel if someone said you couldn’t read the Bible because it was banned due to its religious content? What would your book club do if it was blocked from reading The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, also because of fears about religion? Think about the...

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FOLSOI Annual Membership Meeting: Good News in the Storm

FOLSOI Annual Membership Meeting: Good News in the Storm

On a dark and stormy afternoon, several dozen FOLSOI members braved flooded streets and donned their masks to attend our 31st Annual Membership Meeting at the Southport Community Building. President Carol Brolley opened the meeting by introducing FOLSOI ‘s Board of...

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Esperanza: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

Esperanza: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

It’s time to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, starting Wednesday, September 15 and spotlighting the history, culture, and achievements of Americans of Spanish, Mexican, Caribbean, and Central and South American heritage. This year’s theme is “Esperanza: A...

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Advocating for Our Libraries in a Fast-Growing Community

Advocating for Our Libraries in a Fast-Growing Community

[Photo above: Southport Woman's Club president Roxie Smith (left) with FOLSOI president Carol Brolley.] While much has changed in our lives over the past 18 months due to the pandemic, one thing hasn’t changed for the Friends of the Library Southport & Oak Island:...

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Your Library Card: Not Just for Books Anymore

Your Library Card: Not Just for Books Anymore

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. A library card is your passport to information, education, recreation, imagination, and exploration. In Brunswick County, “everyone who lives, works, goes to school, or owns property” in the county is “eligible for a FREE...

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FOLSOI’s August 2021 Newsletter

FOLSOI’s August 2021 Newsletter

From the FOLSOI Blog: The Five Laws of Library Science | by Barbara Lemos National Librarian’s Day in India on August 12 celebrates the life’s work of a great mathematician. Wait, what? Yes, Shiyali Ramamrita (S. R.) Ranganathan, born in 1892 in British-ruled India,...

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3 More Ways to Celebrate National Book Lovers Day

3 More Ways to Celebrate National Book Lovers Day

Hopefully by now you’ve chosen a book—or stack of books—to read on National Book Lovers Day, Monday, August 9. So, you may be wondering, “What else can I do to celebrate?” Here are three great ideas: Why not make National Book Lovers Day a time to sort through your...

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Did You Know? National Book Lovers Day Is August 9

Did You Know? National Book Lovers Day Is August 9

Books, books, and more books!  Books that educate us, books that entertain us, books that raise our awareness and increase our empathy toward others. Who can get enough of them?  If you are one of those people, then National Book Lovers Day is a day for you!  Put down...

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S.R. Ranganathan: Father of Indian Library Science

S.R. Ranganathan: Father of Indian Library Science

National Librarian’s Day in India on August 12 celebrates the life’s work of a great mathematician. Wait, what? Yes, Shiyali Ramamrita (S. R.) Ranganathan, born in 1892 in British-ruled India, earned degrees in Mathematics, intending to teach, but he would make his...

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Celebrate ‘Paperback Book Day’ July 30

Celebrate ‘Paperback Book Day’ July 30

There’s just something about a book.  The sensory experience of feeling thin sheets of paper as you turn the pages, the smell of pulp and cardboard, the sight of books stacked in colorful piles on your nightstand or neatly arranged on shelves in the library. ...

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FOLSOI’s July 2021 Newsletter

FOLSOI’s July 2021 Newsletter

July is National Ice Cream Month! Want a great read to celebrate this most delicious month of reading? Try "The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street: a novel" by Susan Jane Gilman. Irresistibly good! From the FOLSOI Blog: Celebrating Dads Around the World | by Patricia...

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Never Too Late to Celebrate!

Never Too Late to Celebrate!

Did you know that FOLSOI marked its 30th anniversary in September, 2020? Disappointingly, COVID-19 cancelled the annual meeting where the party (complete with cake and ice cream!) was to be held. The 12-person volunteer board of directors is just not going to let the...

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Celebrate Juneteenth, A Long Overdue Holiday!

Celebrate Juneteenth, A Long Overdue Holiday!

When Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862, to free slaves in the Confederate states, slavery was ended… or was it? Some enslaved people were released from their bonds, able to embark on a life of freedom, but many in the South...

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CRISPR’s Promise and Peril

CRISPR’s Promise and Peril

In the final installment of the Barbee Library Life Long Learners series on DNA, 32 participants on Zoom learned about CRISPR, the gene editing technology promising brilliant medical breakthroughs or apocalyptic ethical perils (or both). CRISPR stands for Clustered...

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Celebrate Dad on Father’s Day, June 20

Celebrate Dad on Father’s Day, June 20

Dads around the world are celebrated on Father’s Day, which is always the third Sunday of June in the United States, the UK, the Netherlands and India.  In much of Europe and Latin America, Fathers are honored on St. Joseph’s Day, a Catholic holiday day in March. Fun...

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Pride Month: A Time to Read

Pride Month: A Time to Read

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals have been with us for centuries. Because many chose to (or were forced to) live their lives in secrecy, their emergence in recent decades, and their ability to celebrate their lives in pride, may seem...

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DNA Helix Quarrel Spirals Out of Control

DNA Helix Quarrel Spirals Out of Control

Much of success comes from being in the right place at the right time; the rest comes from publishing your results first. Barbee Library’s Life Long Learners program on “The History of DNA” illustrated this in this week’s installment, “The Double Helix Revealed,”...

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Try Writing a Limerick!

Try Writing a Limerick!

In the spirit of Limerick Day, Wednesday, May 12, why not try writing one of your own?  Crafting limericks is fun and challenging, very much like solving a verbal puzzle. Here are some basic guidelines for limericks: Limericks are short, rhythmic, rhyming poems that...

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Moms Get Love from League of Women Voters

Moms Get Love from League of Women Voters

Thanks to The League of Women Voters of Lower Cape Fear, Harper Library’s two display cabinets are currently showcasing a wonderful photographic tribute to Moms and their service to their country. Moms who ran for public office, were appointed to public office, won...

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Treasure Discovered on Oak Island!

Treasure Discovered on Oak Island!

This week, FOLSOI amateur archeologists Diana Fotinatos (past president, and current publicity committee chair) and Barbara Lemos (Roving Reporter) uncovered a treasure trove of ancient manuscripts dating back to the 1990s, the Dark Ages before the construction of...

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There Once Was a Day Called Limerick (Wed., May 12)

There Once Was a Day Called Limerick (Wed., May 12)

There once was a man named Ed Lear Who wrote poems that would bring you to tears Not lovely nor eloquent But fun and irreverent We now celebrate limericks each year! National Limerick Day, held every year on May 12, pays homage to the man who made the short poems...

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Red Dresses Highlight Plight of Indigenous Women

Red Dresses Highlight Plight of Indigenous Women

In the United States, indigenous women are ten times more likely to be murdered than the national average. An astounding 84% of indigenous women will be physically abused or sexually harassed sometime during their lifetime. Perpetrators are likely to go unpunished...

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Generous Donation in Memory of Matt and Jini Lamer

Generous Donation in Memory of Matt and Jini Lamer

Matthew B. Lamer, Jr. and Virginia L. Lamer (in photo, above) were loving parents who instilled the love of reading in their children and believed in giving back to their community. There may be no better way for a daughter to honor her parents than through a donation...

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FOLSOI Spinning ‘Record Sales’

FOLSOI Spinning ‘Record Sales’

Jane Austen said, “Without music, life would be a blank to me.” Leo Tolstoy said, “Music is the shorthand of emotion.” Corinne Bailey Ray sang. “Girl, put your records on. Tell me your favorite song. You go ahead, let your hair down.” They’re definitely on the right...

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Wham! Pow! Celebrate National Superhero Day April 28

Wham! Pow! Celebrate National Superhero Day April 28

Superheroes help us escape from reality. They entertain us. But most of all, they show us that good triumphs over evil and justice wins out. So, it’s no wonder we love them. And this week, we’ll celebrate them on National Superhero Day, Wednesday, April 28. We love...

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How to Take Action for Earth Day 2021

How to Take Action for Earth Day 2021

There are many, many ways to take part in Earth Day 2021, Thursday, April 22. Such as: Plant a tree!  Pick up trash!  Build a birdfeeder! Or, you can take a few simple steps to make your home more energy efficient like switching to LED bulbs, lowering your heat and...

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Earth Day Highlights Need for Global Change

Earth Day Highlights Need for Global Change

Earth Day, Thursday, April 22, continues to grow in importance every year. Although much legislation has been passed to restrict chemical pollution and regulate emissions, there are new examples of harmful contaminants seemingly every day. In our own region, the...

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Not-So-Silent Spring:  Earth Day 2021

Not-So-Silent Spring:  Earth Day 2021

Thursday, April 22 will mark the 51st Earth Day Celebration, an annual event held around the world to demonstrate support for environmental protection   The theme for 2021 is “Restore Our Earth” with an emphasis on reducing climate change. Earth Day originated in 1970...

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FOLSOI Crosses the ‘Vinyl’ Frontier!

FOLSOI Crosses the ‘Vinyl’ Frontier!

Conditions were ideal for FOLSOI’s latest Book Sale at Southport Realty on Saturday, April 10, as a rainy morning gave way to sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s. The line formed early for patrons eager to resume this pandemic-limited event. In addition to folks...

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Holocaust Remembrance Day: So that We Never Forget

Holocaust Remembrance Day: So that We Never Forget

If we forget the past, we’ll be doomed to repeat it. So said the philosopher George Santayana and thus is the purpose of Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah), this year starting the evening of Wednesday, April 7. In Hebrew, Shoah means destruction and that is,...

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10 Things You May Not Have Known about ‘Sonny’ Dosher

10 Things You May Not Have Known about ‘Sonny’ Dosher

This week’s Southport Historical Society presentation featured Travis Gilbert, executive director of the Historic Wilmington Foundation, portraying longtime Bald Head Island lighthouse keeper “Sonny” Dosher, whose life offers a view into much of our local history....

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Celebrate National Women’s History Month in March!

Celebrate National Women’s History Month in March!

Thanks to former President Jimmy Carter, March is the month to celebrate women’s achievements and contributions to America. Well, that isn’t quite right. Actually, President Carter only proclaimed the week of March 8, 1980, as National Women’s History Week. Then in...

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Play On! by Judy Dearlove Is a Must-Read

Play On! by Judy Dearlove Is a Must-Read

All those “Zooming in” this week to author Judy Dearlove’s reading from her novel Play On! were inspired, educated, and totally entertained. In this online Meet the Author event sponsored by FOLSOI and presented by Barbee Library, Judy started her talk by reading...

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Amazing Books for Black History Month

Amazing Books for Black History Month

(Third in a series of articles celebrating Black History Month in our area.) Do you like stories of adventure and courage? Of adversity and achievement? Of painful truths and unshakeable hope? Here’s a starter list of amazing books to satisfy those desires and help...

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Many Rivers to Cross, Many Truths to Reconcile

Many Rivers to Cross, Many Truths to Reconcile

On the second Thursday of Black History Month, 50 participants joined Barbee Library’s Life Long Learners online discussion about The African American Experience. Using the award-winning documentary, “Many Rivers to Cross,” chronicling African American history over...

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Why and How to Celebrate Black History Month

Why and How to Celebrate Black History Month

(Second in a series of articles highlighting Black History Month) There are many ways to honor the spirit of Black History Month, from participating in some great local events online (more about that in a bit); watching movies that realistically depict the early...

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Max Williams: Professor of Life Long Learning

Max Williams: Professor of Life Long Learning

FOLSOI members and Harper and Barbee Library patrons were saddened to learn of the recent passing of Max Williams who, along with his wife Sarah, established and maintained the enormously popular “Life Long Learners” program. After an illustrious career as a beloved...

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Black History Month: Dream to Reality

Black History Month: Dream to Reality

First of a series of articles highlighting Black History Month in February February means it’s time to celebrate Black History Month, a great opportunity to discover African Americans who have contributed to the fabric of our society in significant ways over the last...

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June Bug: Turning the Page on a Life of Books

June Bug: Turning the Page on a Life of Books

If you have ever set foot in Southport Realty’s 727 N. Howe Street office in Southport, chances are that you met their “office cat,” June Bug. He was a fixture, well known to our FOLSOI book sale volunteers sorting and pricing books for our pre-COVID book sales. Cats...

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Virtual Music Discovery on a Rainy Afternoon

Virtual Music Discovery on a Rainy Afternoon

“I once had a whim and I had to obey it, to buy a French Horn in a second-hand shop. I polished it up and I started to play it in spite of the neighbors who begged me to stop.”                                                                                    ...

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Stay Optimistic!

Stay Optimistic!

Wow! It’s been a crazy year. For everyone, Friends of the Library of Southport and Oak Island included! Stay-at-home orders, wearing masks and social distancing were the headlines everywhere. For FOLSOI, closure of our used bookstore located in the spacious backroom...

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Who Counts Our Money?

Who Counts Our Money?

Who keeps track of FOLSOI’s money? I do! I am the new treasurer for FOLSOI. I have been passionate about libraries since I learned to read. Books and reading have been a lifelong love. When I moved to Southport four-and-one-half years ago, one of the first things I...

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Mark Twain: The Gathering Darkness

Mark Twain: The Gathering Darkness

[Barbee Library’s Life Long Learners Series “The Life and Work of Mark Twain” began on Oct. 22 and concludes Jan. 28; this review covers the Jan. 21 session] French author André Maurois noted that, “There are deserts in every life, and the desert must be depicted if...

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WOOPS! Opera Sunday to Return in 2022

WOOPS! Opera Sunday to Return in 2022

(Photo by Carolyn Bowers of last year's performance of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas) One of the sweetest sounds of Spring for nearly two decades in Southport has been the popular Opera Sunday program presented by Dr. Nancy King, UNCW Professor and Chair, Department of...

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Mark Twain: America’s Uneasy Conscience

Mark Twain: America’s Uneasy Conscience

[Barbee Library’s Life Long Learners Series “The Life and Work of Mark Twain” began on October 22 and ends on January 28 – this review covers the January 14 session] While Mark Twain is remembered by many for his humor in works of fiction, humor played a vital role in...

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FOLSOI’s Barbara Lemos Honored by Lions Club

FOLSOI’s Barbara Lemos Honored by Lions Club

PHOTO: 2020 Lion of the Year Award recipient Barbara Lemos is joined by Lions Club President Ken Updike (left) and 2020 Outstanding Service Award recipient Roger Albizu (right). “I love to write and I like to take things that are complicated or scary and convert them...

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Reflecting with Thanks

Reflecting with Thanks

As I reflect on 2020, I am met with many emotions. My year began with the death of my beloved mother on January 9th, after a five-year battle with cancer. Four days later, our dog, Max, passed away while at the boarders. I had a feeling that 2020 was going to be a...

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Mark Twain: Healing with Humor in Dark Times

Mark Twain: Healing with Humor in Dark Times

“Classic: A book which people praise and don’t read.” – Mark Twain As storm clouds gathered on a November day, 41 participants joined a Barbee Library Zoom meeting to learn about the life and work of Mark Twain. Familiar to many for “Tom Sawyer” and “Huckleberry...

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Zooming in on Creepy Crawlies

Zooming in on Creepy Crawlies

Creepiness, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. What makes an insect, arachnid, reptile, amphibian, bird, or other creature “creepy?” If could be their appearance, the way they move, the sound they emit, other creatures they devour, or even their role in...

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Isn’t It Wild?!?

Isn’t It Wild?!?

NEW SERIES! Children's Wildlife Programs Tuesdays on Zoom | 11-1:30 AM | June 16-July 21 To register and receive the Zoom link (free!): Call Harper Library (910) 457-6237  | Call Barbee Library (910) 278-4283 Attendance will earn you an additional entry into a...

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They Got ‘Em All in the [Old Brunswick County] Jailhouse

They Got ‘Em All in the [Old Brunswick County] Jailhouse

“You know the story ‘bout the jailhouse rock Go on and do it, but just don’t get caught They got ‘em all in the jailhouse, ain’t they baby I ain’t livin’ long like this” -- Rodney Crowell, sung by Emmylou Harris  Jailhouse experiences have been lamented,...

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House of Treasures: Southport’s Garrison

House of Treasures: Southport’s Garrison

In continuous use protecting Southport from 1749 to 2006, the Garrison now houses the Fort Johnston Museum, a home of remarkable local treasures. This week’s “Armchair History” took a look at these Garrison gems, with Southport...

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Life In–and Beyond–the Garrison

Life In–and Beyond–the Garrison

Previous Southport Historical Society “Armchair History” presentations examined the impacts of national and world events on Southport and Brunswick County. This time, they flipped the script to view several generations’ worth of history through the experiences of the...

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Death and Taxes: Moonshining in Brunswick County

Death and Taxes: Moonshining in Brunswick County

Moonshining--the night-time distillation of “bootleg” whiskey known as “moonshine”--didn’t begin during Prohibition, nor did it end when Prohibition ended. This secretive tradition predates the Civil War, continued into the 1970s, and was active in North...

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How Southport Beat the Curve in 1918

How Southport Beat the Curve in 1918

Nearly 100 folks participated – from Coronavirus self-isolation – in this week’s Zoom presentation by Liz Fuller of the Southport Historical Society on “Southport and the 1918 Flu Pandemic.”  Last week, Liz said World War I claimed 16 million lives around the...

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World War I: Southport Steps Up

World War I: Southport Steps Up

Southport played a vital role in World War I, the “War to End All Wars.” Today, we are once more called upon to fight a global threat, the Coronavirus pandemic, leaving us suddenly isolated from friends, family, jobs, and avocations—circumstances our Cape Fear...

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Libraries Closed? Why Not Livestream!

Libraries Closed? Why Not Livestream!

In a global pandemic, when we’re justifiably frightened and overwhelmed, the last thing on our mind may be the possibility of a “Blissy Life.” Yet, out of turmoil--whether personal tragedy, natural disaster, economic crises, family stresses--can come clarity and...

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A Southport Sunday at the Opera

A Southport Sunday at the Opera

UNCW Professor Nancy King and her talented Opera Outreach Project students (UNC-WOOP) gave another thrilling performance to a standing-room-only crowd at the Southport Community Building on Sunday, March 1. FOLSOI has sponsored this highly anticipated annual event for...

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Meet the Authors … and Read Their Fascinating Books!

Meet the Authors … and Read Their Fascinating Books!

North Carolina has spawned many great writers, and more than 30 folks yesterday filled the room at Barbee Library to hear from two local authors who not only have experienced plenty of living but have creatively transcribed their insights into print for family,...

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Senior Tech Workshops Offer Answers, Hope

Senior Tech Workshops Offer Answers, Hope

Did you ever imagine you’d be spending your “golden years” trying to troubleshoot--let alone understand--your mobile phone, tablet, or laptop? Probably not.  Your well-meaning kids or grandkids might have handed you that shiny new device and given you five...

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‘Getting a Read’ on Aging, at Harper Library

‘Getting a Read’ on Aging, at Harper Library

If there’s one thing to be said about aging, it’s that we all have to do it. Fortunately, we also can learn about aging from those who have written about the journey—which is the goal of a new, four-part “Let’s Talk About It” series at Harper Library in Southport...

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Writers Getting Creative at Barbee

Writers Getting Creative at Barbee

Is your brain teeming with fascinating experiences, conflicting emotions, and unique perspectives yearning to escape into a compelling family memoir, a short story, a novel, a poem, or a play?  Discover how to channel your creativity in a new Creative Writing...

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Crafts-4-Kids: An Amazing Alliance

Crafts-4-Kids: An Amazing Alliance

In a stroke of brilliance, irony, or both, a recent “Crafts-4-Kids” program, hosted by the St. James Artisans, explored a story about hibernation as a howling northerly wind outside created an even deeper chill on a 39-degree day.  The transition between reading a...

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Demystifying Essential Oils

Demystifying Essential Oils

Delving into the world of essential oils with an Internet search can be overwhelming. The “information landfill” contains what you seek, but finding unbiased facts requires delving through some unsettling debris.  How much better, then, to have a personal guide...

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The SMART Kids Are the Cool Kids!

The SMART Kids Are the Cool Kids!

SMART Kids Club | Thursdays 4-5 PM | Barbee Library, Oak Island NC | No registration required! It’s a beautiful, 73-degree day on Oak Island in mid-January and kids are out enjoying themselves at … the library!?  Sure they are, when it’s time for the SMART Kids...

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Story Time: More to the Story

Story Time: More to the Story

What happens on a Tuesday morning “Story Time” at Barbee Library on Oak Island, especially when the Friends of the Library Southport & Oak Island (FOLSOI) calendar promises “fun stories, songs, dancing, crafts and more”?  That may seem like a tall order for a...

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Joyfully Christmas!

Joyfully Christmas!

The spirit of Christmas filled Harper Library on Friday, December 20, as “Magical Storyteller” Mark Daniel brought his unique brand of illusion and humor to entertain children and grown-ups alike.   Cynical adults and already world-weary children may have their doubts...

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Glorious!

Glorious!

Cape Fear A Capella Christmas & Seasonal Songs & Carols, Harper Library, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019  Today, I bring news of a wonderful chorus Fine folks who had shown up at Harper before us  Appearing in seasonal festive apparel Six men and ten women to sing...

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