What’s happening at the Daniel Island Library in March?
The following activities will take place during the month of March at the Berkeley County Library on Daniel Island, located at 2301 Daniel Island Drive. For additional information, call (843) 471-2952 or visit www.berkeleylibrarysc.org/locations-and-hours/daniel-island-library.
CHILDREN’S STORY TIME
Mondays at 10:30 and 11 a.m.
Q&A Monday, March 5, 4 to 6 p.m. Trained and certified Clemson Extension Tri-County Master Gardner volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about lawns, trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, vegetables and all aspects of gardening in the Lowcountry. They will also accept soil samples (the cost is $6 per sample) and provide handouts and reference materials as needed.
Tuesdays and Fridays, 9 to 10 a.m. An ancient form of exercise for all ages using slow, smooth body movements. Tai Chi is particularly effective in healing, strengthening the cardiovascular systems, and disease prevention.
Second and fourth Tuesdays (March 13 and 27), from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. From experts to beginners, join in the fun on alternate Tuesday mornings. Bring your quilt, appliqué, embroidery, or any portable needle project and stay for a while to sew, make new friends and chat.
Third Tuesday (March 20), 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. This month’s book is “Ordinary Grace.”
Tuesdays from 2 to 3 p.m. For beginning or “rusty” adults and teens who want to learn to play in a group setting. Prior recorder experience not required. Reading music is also not a prerequisite. You should be able to play several pieces within a few weeks!
MUSIC & ARTS CLASS
Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, March 7, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Join local author Crystal Klimavicz to connect and share with other local and aspiring writers. All are welcome. “
GREAT DECISIONS” INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS LECTURES
Thursdays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Prepare to discuss the world with Dr. Lester Pittman.
DI COOKBOOK CLUB
Fourth Thursday, March 27, 3 to 4 p.m.
Thursday, March 2, 1 to 3 p.m. Gators are everybody’s favorite neighborhood prehistoric monster. You’ve seen the warning signs around the island, now come get the rest of the gator facts at your local library with Clemson’s Thomas Rainwater. How fast are they? What are they eating? Why are they still here after 66,000,000 years? And do they really taste like chicken? firstname.lastname@example.org
CIVIL WAR HERO LECTURE
Thursday, March 15 at 1 p.m. Part-time Daniel Island resident Charles Maraziti will present an audio-visual program on the amazing life of his great-grandfather Charles F. Hopkins, a Civil War veteran from New Jersey who served under General Philip Kearny with the First New Jersey Brigade. Hopkins survived battles only to be captured and incarcerated in Andersonville Prison in Georgia, from which he managed to escape twice. Following his service, he was awarded the Medal of Honor for his selfless act of heroism at the Battle of Gaines Mill, VA, in 1861. Hopkins is also a recognized hero of the “Underground Railroad,” helping to transport runaway slaves to freedom in the north. Following the war, he dedicated his life to public service. Maraziti’s presentation will include a display of Hopkins’ Medal of Honor certificate, and other Civil War artifacts. Charles Maraziti and his wife, Pat, live in Boonton, New Jersey, but they have owned a second home on Daniel Island since 2003. Charles managed consumer and mortgage lending departments for major banks in New Jersey and NYC until he retired in 2008. “
MAGIC FOR GRANDPARENTS” CLASS
Thursday, March 29, 1 to 3 p.m. Do you want to impress the young ones in your family this Easter weekend? Come learn some “Magic for Grandparents” with resident magician Chase Priest, who will teach older folks some parent- and grandparent-friendly tricks. No equipment needed to learn a few easy classics that are bound to amaze and delight.