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If You Plant It, They Will Come

If You Plant It, They Will Come

As any Carolina gardener can tell you, the challenge here is not just getting plants to grow, it’s also about keeping them from completely taking over! Enter the St. James Garden Club: These dedicated gardeners create order from chaos to make sure our surroundings...

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Passover: A Re-telling of Exodus

Passover: A Re-telling of Exodus

"Let my People go" implores Moses. The Pharaoh of Egypt strenuously and promptly says, "No!" So begins the Torah (Old Testament) Book of Exodus. Passover, an eight-day Judaic holiday, recalls the Israelites’ journey from enslavement in Egypt to the foot of freedom in...

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Check It Out! National Library Week April 3-9

Check It Out! National Library Week April 3-9

Way back in the late 1950s, librarians and book sellers across the country began to ring the alarm on a dramatic decrease in library usage and book purchases—at the same time America's use of a new technology called television was rising. Worried that America’s...

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Great World Religions: Understanding Islam

Great World Religions: Understanding Islam

This week's session of Barbee Library’s Max and Sarah Williams Life Long Learners covered lectures five and six in the Great World Religions course, covering “The Muslim Community – Faith and Politics” and “Paths to God – Islamic Law and Mysticism.” One might rightly...

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Take the Plunge with a Good Book on World Water Day  

Take the Plunge with a Good Book on World Water Day  

Water fascinates us, perhaps because we humans are largely made up of water and here in coastal North Carolina, we’re surrounded by it. And wherever we go, we have our bottle of water handy, reminding ourselves to stay hydrated. So, celebrate World Water Day 2022 on...

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A World Poetry Day Ode to FOLSOI

A World Poetry Day Ode to FOLSOI

Monday, March 21 is World Poetry Day, a day the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) set aside in 1999 to recognize the many wonderful forms of poetry that entertain, challenge and inspire us. In honor of this auspicious occasion,...

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What’s Your Sign… of Spring?

What’s Your Sign… of Spring?

When does spring begin? Lately, we’ve been told that “meteorological spring” begins on March 1. For gardeners, it might be the day that flowering plants emerge from the ground, and lawns show the first sign of green. For college students, it might be the first cold...

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Life Long Learners Go Back to Ukraine

Life Long Learners Go Back to Ukraine

The Barbee Library Max and Sarah Williams Life Long Learners group took a brief detour from their ongoing program on the “Great World Religions: Islam” to revisit a session from 2016 on Ukraine and Russia. Given current events, this lecture supplied important...

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FOLSOI’s March 2022 Newsletter

FOLSOI’s March 2022 Newsletter

(Southport) Coffee and Friends Go Together! Mark your calendar for Thursday, March 17 when you should grab a friend or two for a delicious coffee drink from the good folks at Southport Coffee, 5503 Rob Gandy Blvd in Southport. That's because FOLSOI has been selected...

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