Georgialina on My Mind

Tom Poland, a native Southerner, has made it his mission to write about and preserve the South through stories. His main subject? His native land of “Georgialina,” his name for a region encompassing Georgia and South Carolina. Join him at the Hanahan Library on Thursday, June 29th, at 6:30 pm for a dual talk and presentation on Classic Carolina Road Trips and Georgialina, A Southland as We Knew It. This program is made possible through a grant from the South Carolina Humanities Council.

Georgialina on My MindPoland started writing back in highschool. When a potential career in college football didn’t work out, he switched to journalism at the University of Georgia. “Writing was all I ever liked to be honest,” said Poland. “Well, that and photography.”

Poland has since had a busy career. “My first writing position was as a scriptwriter/cinematographer making natural history documentaries,” he explained. “Since then I’ve written 12 books, about 1,500 magazine features, and a play for Georgia’s official folk life drama, Swamp Gravy. I write columns for 17 newspapers and journals as well.”

Poland not only writes, but has taught others how to write. For nineteen years, he worked as an adjunct professor for the University of South Carolina’s College of Mass Information and Library Studies.

What’s next on Poland’s to-do list? “Right now I am wrapping up a book on Carolina bays, the elliptical depressions that no one can explain how they formed,” he said. “They’re rich repositories of wildlife. The USC Press will publish it. Then I will complete a book on the back roads of SC for the History Press in Charleston.”

For more information about Tom Poland, visit his website here. 


Landscape Painting Workshops at the Goose Creek Library

Four easy-to-follow steps for relaxing:

  1. Register for acrylics painting classes at the Goose Creek Library
  2. Pick up supply list at the front desk
  3. Find needed supplies – check your local craft store or even your garage!
  4. Attend a painting class and spend three happy hours letting your creativity loose

Relaxing isn’t hard when you’ve got a library card! Join us at the Goose Creek Library on the dates below to de-stress and learn something new. For more information, contact the Goose Creek branch at (843) 572-1376.

Dates to remember:

Palmetto Tree Painting – Saturday, June 17th, 12 noon – 3 pm
Sunrise Painting – Saturday, July 15th, 12 noon – 3 pm

For more information about Louis Crosby, the local artist who will be leading these sessions, click here!