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BCCC Library


Programs & Events

The BCCC Lester Library will soon resume it's

Community Voices 2022-2023 series: 

History, Mystery, & Art

Please check back!

Annual Programs:

Black History Month Event (Every February)

National Library Week Event (Every April)

Poetry Month Event (Every April)

Halloween 31-Word Short Story Contest (Every October)

Santa Paws (Every December) 

De-Stress Fest (Every May & December)


Kahoot: Black History Month Trivia (2021, 2022); Librarianship Trivia (April 2021)

Padlet: Poetry Month Event (2021, 2022), Halloween Short Story Event (2021, 2022)


Hoopla Programs:

Hoopla for the Holidays (12/2019)

Hispanic Heritage Month (Films, 9/2020)

The Bear (Book Club, 9/15/2020)

Where Soldiers Come From (Film, 11/18/2020)

MLK Films (1/2021)

RBG (Film, 3/10/2021)

And Still I Rise (Film, 3/17/2021)

Forward Motion (Film, 3/24/2021)

Libertie (Book Club, 5/11/2021)

Written in Bone (Book Club, 11/10 - 12/14 2021)


Community Voices Programs:

Roy Armstrong (founder, Life on the Pamlico, BCCC publication) Life on the Pamlico Launch (August 2017)

Shanon Shuler-Gaskins Nature, Wildlife Photography (September 2017)

Farm to Table Cooks and Cooking (November 2017)

Growers and Restaurateurs (December 2017)

Writer’s Read (January 2018)

Local Writers Poetry and Fiction (February 2018)

Professor/Author Book and Research (March 2018)

Local Businessman/Artist Display and Discussion (May 2018)

Author Talk: Jason Miller- Origins of the Dream: Hughes' Poetry and King's Rhetoric (2/2019 *also for Black History Month*)  

Trash or Treasure? Antiques Evaluation Fair (3/20/2019)

Church Cuisine (9/24/2019)

Steve Orr Photography Exhibit (10/2019) and Talk (11/5/2019)

BBQ Exhibit (November 2019 - January 2020) and Local Legends BBQ Event (1/30/2020)

Coping with COVID Series:

-Ayurveda with Dr. George Nemecz, Ph.D. CAy (12/15/2020)

-COVID Myth Busting with Cindy Edwards (1/26/2021)

-Yoga with Lily Roberson-Jones (2/17/2021)

-Self-Compassion During COVID with Sandra Windham, Licensed Psychological Associate (4/27/2021)

Book Signing Event: Michael Bowen "The Viewfinder" (7/14/2022)

History, Mystery, & Art Series:

-Ed Hodges: The Tuscarora War and Bath County (9/29/2022)

-Tom Grubb: Mystery of Art - Flights of Discovery (10/27/2022)

-Chris Campbell: Mystery of Music (12/1/2022)


Other Programs:

BCCC’s 50th Anniversary Celebration with Life on the Pamlico & the BCCC Library (8/22/2017)

Author Talk: Jonathan Clayborne- Ten Dollars & a Zippo: Poems & Photos (4/12/2019)

Creative Writing Contest (11/2019)

Santa's Mailbox (12/8 - 12/18 2020)

Controversy in the Stacks (Scavenger Hunt, Banned Books Week - 9/2021)

Black History Month Image Quiz (2/2022)

National Library Week: Exploring the Virtual Library: Library Website Scavenger Hunt (4/4/2022)

National Library Week: #BCCCBOOKBOOGIE: Social Media Challenge (4/5/2022) 

National Library Week: Blind Date with a Book Trivia (4/6/2022)

BCCC Library and BCECHS hosted the Regional Battle of the Books Challenge (4/12/2022)

Halloween Hogwarts Escape Room (10/27 - 10/31 2022)

31-Word Scary Stories (Halloween 2022)

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The Beaufort County Community College dedicated its library in honor of Louise R. Lester on February 17, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. The public was invited to attend. The ceremony was on BCCC’s campus in the Library & Early College High School Building. The naming acknowledged a generous donation from The Louise R. Lester Foundation. The Louise R. Lester Library is used as a study and research space by students and hosts curricular programs for students and programs for the public. It is equipped with a computer lab used for proctored tests, reservable rooms for studying, and spaces for group work, but it also offers a center for students to unwind between classes.

“On behalf of the Lester Foundation, we are honored by the naming of the BCCC Library after our aunt Louise Lester. Education was one of her passions, and she would be excited today to see this library and its role in the education of the next generation. The Foundation has welcomed the opportunity to partner with BCCC in the past, providing scholarships for 63 worthy students. This partnership has led to the establishment of the Louise R. Lester Endowment to continue serving students in the future. We are looking forward to the growth of BCCC, its students and their contributions to the Beaufort County community. The Foundation is so pleased to be a part of this,” said Elaine Zopp, President of The Louise R. Lester Foundation.

The purpose of The Louise R. Lester Foundation is to support nonprofit religious, scientific, literary, humanitarian or educational organizations.  Visit to find out more.