The Berkeley County Library System invites you to join us for the first On the Table event with BCLS Library Director Gene Brunson at the Moncks Corner Library!

The Library Foundation’s On the Table is an annual forum designed to elevate civic conversation, foster new relationships, and inspire collaborative action across the region. On Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 hundreds of Lowcountry residents will gather in small groups to share a meal and discuss the challenges and opportunities we face. These conversations can inspire new ways that we can work together to make our communities stronger, safer, and more dynamic.

This act of people coming together to discuss the issues that matter most to them has never been more important. Progress will only result when we collaborate to make contributions that add up to a greater solution. On the Table will connect individuals and communities of diverse perspectives and backgrounds to do just that.

What you do matters – and when we come together as a community to learn from and with each other, we have the power to impact both neighborhoods and lives. At The Library Foundation, as strongly as we believe that what you do matters, we also believe that your voice matters. We’ve seen the power of people coming together with their neighbors to talk, listen, learn, and take actions to support positive change in our community.

BCLS will be hosting 3 sessions on May 1, 2018. We hope you will join us for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Please pre-register for the session you wish to attend. Seating will be limited to 10 persons per session.

Breakfast – 8 – 9 am –

Lunch – 12 – 1 pm –

Dinner – 7 – 8 pm –

Reserve your seat at the table!

What is The Library Foundation of the Lowcountry?*

The Library Foundation of the Lowcountry provides funding for extraordinary projects and programs of Lowcountry libraries that are not funded by local governments.  The Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public nonprofit organization that seeks to engage donors and the community in shaping and supporting libraries in Charleston, Dorchester, and Berkeley Counties.  It is hosting On The Table to better understand what are the needs of our communities and how they might be addressed.  The Library Foundation will make available to everyone the results of the On The Table discussions as a service to the community.

What is On the Table and why should I participate?*

By hosting a mealtime conversation as part of On the Table on Tuesday, May 1st, 2018, you’ll be part of an exciting, region-wide initiative to explore the ways in which we have the power to collaborate in order to make our communities stronger, safer, and more dynamic.

On the Table allows community members to come together, collaborate more, and to become more involved and more committed to our community. While we know that there’s no “quick fix” to the issues facing the Lowcountry, progress will result from residents and organizations listening to each other and working together to create changes that will add up to help unite the place we call home.

What you do matters – and when we come together as a community to learn from and with each other, we have the power affect both neighborhoods and lives. That’s what On the Table is all about.

What is the goal of On the Table?*

Our goal is to bring together the residents of the Lowcountry to discuss how we can work together to build and sustain our communities. We seek to create a movement that inspires each of us to do more – to contribute our time, talent, and ideas. By agreeing to participate, you’ve already taken an important step to be part of this movement.

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