Thursday, February 26

Every year right about now, the Pearl Public Library transforms into an art gallery. Seriously! Proud students from the Pearl Schools will fill the library with their artful creations in celebration of National Youth Art Month.

The art will stay up the entire month of March so you'll have plenty of opportunities to come on by and see it.

On Tues. March 3 there's the huge annual Youth Art Month reception, honoring all the kids at 6 p.m. You really don't want to miss this!

See you there!


The Pearl Library's Chapter 1 Book Club will discuss books in the FairAcres retirement series by Effie Leland Wilder on Thurs. March 12 at 6 p.m.

Cecelia, the group's leader, is reading Out to Pasture, But Not Over the Hill, and has been enjoying the humor. "There are a lot of funny stories in it, and it is very light reading," she said.  Some of the other titles include Older but Wilder, One More Time, and Over What Hill?  Titles are available at the Circulation Desk to check out.

That's really no surprise since Wilder was a late bloomer, publishing her first book at 85! By then life probably shouldn't be taken too seriously, don't ya think?!?!? Of course!

Wilder was born Aug. 28, 1909 in Rockingham, N.C. She died July 19, 2007 in Summerville, S.C. She lived her life mainly as a homemaker until she turned author later in life.  She authored five books. 

Quite the humanitarian, Wilder served on the Board of Directors for Lowcountry Red Cross, Summerville Meals on Wheels, the Timrod Library and the Dorchester Library. 

Wow! Someone like that should have her own day! That's exactly what South Carolina Governor, Jim Hodges, did! He proclaimed Aug. 28,2001, as Effie Wilder Day. 

Don't miss this Chapter 1 Book Club! You can see it's going to be a really good one as always!
Remember, you don't have to be a member to come join in the discussion. Light refreshments and door prizes provided.

See you there!