Talking Book Services Available


On Thursday, December 7th at 3:30 pm, Sandy Knowles of the South Carolina Talking Book Services will give a presentation and answer questions about this beneficial free program for eligible citizens. The presentation will be held at the McCormick County Library.

According to Mrs. Knowles, “The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped was created in 1931 by an act of Congress. Yet, despite existing for 86 years, it seems to be one of the best kept secrets in America.”

South Carolina residents (all ages and income levels) unable to read or use standard print materials as a result of temporary or permanent visual or physical limitations are eligible for this service. Participants receive audio equipment and their choice of audio books delivered through the mail.

“We hear all the time from our elderly, homebound patrons how important the books are to them. Many say it keeps them alive and it definitely keeps their minds sharp,” said Mrs. Knowles.

Please join us for this informative session at the library. Applications to participate in the Talking Book Service will be accepted and are always available at your public library. Call the McCormick Library for more information: 864-852-2821.

Veteran Services Available


Author’s Night with Liz Gilmore Williams – Sept 21st @ 6:30 pm

No Ordinary Soldier

On Thursday evening September 21st, the McCormick Library will host local author Liz Gilmore Williams. Williams will talk about her quest to uncover the WWII experiences of her late father from the nearly 300 letters found in the attic of her girlhood home. The letters and her extensive research provide an intriguing glimpse into Hawaii’s transformation from island paradise to war zone. Amid her quest, Williams stumbles upon a shocking family secret: her father had waged two wars?one of them with himself. This free presentation will begin at 6:30 pm at the library. William’s book, No Ordinary Soldier: My Father’s Two Wars, will be available for sale and signing.

About Liz Gilmore Williams:

Liz Gilmore Williams worked as a writer and editor for more than 20 years in Washington, D.C., for two offices of the U.S. Congress and other organizations. Liz enjoys interviewing people who’ve had a front-row seat to history and researching the historical context of their experiences. She received an MA in American studies from the University of Maryland and belongs to the South Carolina Writers Association. She lives with her husband and her best friend, Sunny, her Golden retriever, in McCormick, South Carolina.