Friday, April 20, 2018

Lit After Dark: The Health and Medical Series

Lit After Dark: The Health and Medical Series

April 25 from 7 - 8 p.m.
"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot

May 23 from 6 - 7 p.m.
"Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America's Most Storied Hospital" by David Oshinsky

June 27 from 5 - 6 p.m.
"Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital" by Sheri Fink

Friday, April 13, 2018

Turning a New Leaf: From Prison to Progress - Stories of Success

Thursday, April 19
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Join us for a special opportunity to take a glimpse inside the world of the Turning Leaf Project. Meet Executive Director Amy Barch along with a few of her participants. Hear about what got them into prison, and what it's  taken for them to stay out. You'll learn why so many people spend their lives cycling in and out of prison, and what we as informed community members can do about it. You are also welcome to bring donations for Turning Leaf's program participants (needed items at end of post).

About the Turning Leaf Project

Did you know that incarcerating a person costs South Carolina taxpayers $20,000 a year in a state prison, and $30,000 a year in a federal prison?

Nation statistics report that 67% of released prisoners will be re-arrested within three years. Turning those rates around has proven an elusive goal for generations.

But those seemingly intractable statistics inspired Amy Barch and others to launch the Turning Leaf Project ("Turning Leaf"), a Charleston-based reentry and rehabilitation nonprofit organization. They use intense cognitive behavioral programming combined with case management, in-house employment and job placement to help men returning to our community that are at the greatest risk of being re-incarcerated. To date, Turning Leaf has helped to prevent dozens of men from returning to prison and instead working productively within their communities.

Turning Leaf's Donation Wish List

Office printer paper
Dry erase markers
Pocket folders
Mechanical pencils
Sticky notes
Tape refill
Manila file folders
Paper towels
Toilet paper
Hand soap
Clorox cleaning wipes
$5 gift cards for Walmart, the Dollar Store, or McDonald’s

Visit to learn more.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Help! I Need Reading Recommendations!

In search of reading recommendations?

At the Mount Pleasant Regional Library we have numerous ways to help you find something to read.

We have a staff picks display that is frequently updated by our staff members with books, movies, and television shows the staff have enjoyed.  The items are as diverse as our staff, currently we have mystery books, reality TV shows, poetry, and fantasy classics. The display is always changing so come on by and take a peak. 

On our website, we have a reader's advisory page under the "Use Your Library" header.  Learn more about book clubs, book lists and suggestions, and lastly reader's advisory.  Click reader's advisory gives three options: Novelist (a database full of read-a-likes), Next Reads (a way to sign up for genre specific newsletters from the library), and KDL's What's Next database (a simple listing of books in different series).

 Also our great librarians who are only ever a trip to the library or phone call away, (843) 849-6161, press 2 for reference. We're always more than happy to help you with reading recommendations.