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Jonathan Haupt: Beaufort Human Library | Pat Conroy Literary Center

The third edition of the Beaufort Human Library project will be held on opening day of National Library Week: Sunday, April 23, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, in bldg. 12 of the Technical College of the Lowcountry’s Beaufort Campus. More than a dozen volunteer storytellers will be on hand to be checked out by guests for 20-30 minute conversations about the unique aspects of their lives and the obstacles they have faced. The Bookshelf includes law enforcement, educators, faith leaders, immigrants, artists, and others who represent the diverse communities of Beaufort. As a special guest to this edition, historical re-enactor Donald Sweeper will be appearing as Robert Smalls, thanks to a grant from South Carolina Humanities.

Some other Books include Beaufort city Councilman Maj. Gen. Mitch Mitchell, retired FBI special agent Dana Ridenour, Japanese-born artist Aki Kato, TCL Associate VP Rodney Adams, Battery Creek High School senior Isabella Troy, and Hilton Head native Lola Campbell.

Nicknamed the Bookmarks, student volunteers from Battery Creek High School, Beaufort High School, and Beaufort Academy will be on hand to help facilitate the experience for guests. The event is free and open to the public, presented in collaboration between the Conroy Center, TCL, and a planning committee of community organizers.

Learn more through the Beaufort Human Library Facebook page:

Jonathan Haupt, Executive Director
Pat Conroy Literary Center
601 Bladen St, Beaufort, SC
The nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center is located at 601 Bladen Street in Beaufort and open to the public for tours from noon to 4:00 p.m. on Thursdays through Sundays, or other times by appointment. Learn more at www.PatConroyLiteraryCenter.org.

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Filmed On Location at the Pat Conroy Literary Center

March 2023

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