Thursday, November 29, 2007

"Benjamin Franklin: In Search Of A Better World" Traveling Exhibition at Georgetown County Library (Till Janurary 31st)

Hey,

A few of us were talking about a special exhibition at Georgetown County Library called ""Benjamin Franklin: In Search Of A Better World." It is a traveling exhibition, and it is making its national debut in SC.

If you are interested in going with some fellow students, please visit this posting on the LISSA forum as a way to talk about who and when SLIS folks might meet up to go. There are a few special lectures that might be worth checking out. For example, the 301st Birthday Party For Benjamin Franklin Jan. 17th at 6:30pm and another Jan 19th at 7pm about Franklin's ideas about God.

For more information,

Georgetown County Library Serves as First Host of Special Ben Franklin Exhibit

“Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World,” a national traveling exhibition which
celebrates the remarkable life and achievements of one of America’s most beloved personalities,
premieres nationally at the Georgetown County Library on Saturday, November 3, 2007, at 7PM.

The library is the only South Carolina site for this display.

Besides serving his country as a skillful diplomat and negotiator, Benjamin Franklin was
a vibrant man of all seasons as a scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, humorist, philanthropist, and
activist whose wit and wisdom continue to amaze, inspire, and entertain us more than 300 years
after his birth. Franklin was dedicated to making the world a better place and himself a better
person. His was the quintessential American success story.

The Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary of Philadelphia and the American Library
Association organized the exhibit with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The ALA Public Programs Office coordinated a competitive application process which resulted countrywide in 40 academic-and-public-library locations for this exposition.

The 1,000-square-foot exhibit will be at the Georgetown County Library until the end of
January 2008. From November 2007 until then, the library will host five free Humanities
programs and other events including a special opening reception, an art contest and exhibit for
youngsters from ages 5 to 17, dance, music, and a special 301st Benjamin Franklin birthday
party. For additional details, please visit the library’s web site at http://www.gclibrary.org or
telephone the library at 545-3304 or email benfranklin@gclibrary.org.

Schedule

December 1, 2007

Humanities Lecture
At Waccamaw Neck Branch Library, 24 Commerce Drive, Pawleys Island, SC
• 2:30 to 3:30 PM: “Beyond Religious Fanaticism: A Place of the Meeting of the Rivers” by Dr. Hal French

January 8, 2008

Humanities Lecture
At Waccamaw Neck Branch Library, 24 Commerce Drive, Pawleys Island, SC
• 2:30 to 3:30 PM: “Protecting Community Heritage Through Archaeology” by Dr. Lesley Drucker

January 17, 2008

Birthday Party for Benjamin Franklin (Still Young at Heart at 301 Years Old)
At Georgetown Library, 405 Cleland Street, Georgetown, SC
• 6 to 7 PM: Birthday Party for Benjamin Franklin: Only 301 Years Old!
• 7:30 to 8:30 PM: “Men of the Revolutionary Generation and Their Relationship to Slavery” featuring historian Dr. Daniel Littlefield

January 19, 2008

Humanities Lecture
At Georgetown Library, 405 Cleland Street, Georgetown, SC
• 7 to 8 PM: “Struck by Lightning: Benjamin Franklin’s Rod to the Omnipotence of God” by Dr. Sterling “Skip” Eisiminger

January 31, 2008:

Final Day of the “Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World” Exhibition

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