The Greenville-Butler County Public Library will host its Annual Book Sale the weekend of April 18-19. The library will offer a “Special Preview Sale” on Friday, April 18 at 5 p.m. for those readers who want early pick of the books. Admission is $5.

“We appreciate the community supporting our book sale,” said Kevin Pearcey, Director. “Proceeds from this sale help us provide programs during the summer. Plus it’s an excellent opportunity for people to pick up some great books at low prices.”

Pearcey said the book sale wouldn’t be possible without the donations of people in Greenville and Butler County. While a small number of the books are library discards, the majority of the stock is made up of books given to the the library.

“We accept donations of books throughout the year and by the time the book sale rolls around we have thousands of titles, both fiction and non-fiction, to choose from,” said Pearcey. “So we really must thank the generosity of the people of our community for this book sale.”

The sale on Saturday, April 19 will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is no cost for admission on Saturday, said Pearcey. Hardback books will cost $1. Paperbacks will be .50 cents. An assortment of CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes and other materials will also be on sale.

For more information about the sale call 382-3216 or email us.

‘Bama Blues Project @ The Library Saturday

by gbcpl on February 21, 2014

photobyRobinMcDonald4The renowned Alabama Blues Project will perform at the Greenville-Butler County Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 1 p.m.

“We’re looking forward to a great performance that will not only be entertaining but educational as well,” said Library Director Kevin Pearcey.

The organization’s highly popular “Introduction to the Blues” program focuses on artists from Alabama that has contributed to the music, including Big Mama Thornton, Dinah Washington, and W.C. Handy. Additionally, said Pearcey, the Blues Project is tailoring their performance to spotlight Greenville’s own early 20th Century Blues player Ed Bell.

Bell, born in 1905, was born in Fort Deposit and raised in Greenville. His most famous compositions include ‘Mamlish Blues’ and ‘Hambone Blues’. Bell passed away in Greenville in 1966.

Some biographers, said Pearcey, put Bell’s – albeit modest – catalog on par with the legendary Robert Johnson.

“This is an opportunity to hear the music of those artists that helped shape the Blues and learn more about how it evolved,” said Pearcey.

Performers on Saturday include Sharbaby, a member of the Blues Hall of Fame, and Debbie Bond, who co-founded the Alabama Blues Project in 1995.

Pearcey said, weather permitting, the performance will be held at the library’s Camellia Pavilion.

“It looks like the weather is going to cooperate for Saturday so we hope we’ll be able to have everything outside,” he said. “If not, we’ll just move inside to our meeting area.”

Founded in 1995, the Alabama Blues Project’s mission is the preservation of Blues music as a traditional and contemporary art form through interactive programs that educate and entertain.

Learn a Language from Home: Library announces Mango Languages for Patrons

November 15, 2013

The Greenville-Butler County Public Library is pleased to announce that it now offers the Mango Languages online language-learning system to its patrons. Kevin Pearcey, Director, made the announcement. “We are thrilled to add our library to the growing list of libraries across the country who have added Mango to their resources,” said Pearcey. “Some people […]

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Hampstead Stage Co. presents The Secret Garden

June 26, 2013

The Greenville-Butler County Public Library will host the Hampstead Stage Co. for a special production of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic children’s story The Secret Garden. Show time is Wednesday, July 3 at 2:30 p.m. and is for all ages and free to the public. The Hampstead Stage Co. tours in 48 states year-round and is […]

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