February is Black History Month

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Join us and our partner The Savannah Black Heritage Festival, in celebrating African American history this February with many special programs throughout the branches.

Fold3, for this month only, will be providing free access to its Black History Collection of historical and genealogical records. Those records document slavery, the Civil War, Reconstruction, the World Wars and the Civil Rights Movement. Here's a sampling of the record sets in the collection:

• Court Slave Records for Washington, DC
• South Carolina Estate Inventories and Bills of Sale, 1732–1872
• US Colored Troops Civil War service records
• Southern Claims Commission records
• The Atlanta Constitution newspaper
• WWII "Old Man's Draft" Registration Cards


Closings

Islands Library will be closed Monday, September 22, and will reopen Tuesday, October 14, at their new location at 50 Johnny Mercer Blvd. (Whitemarsh Island Rd. & Johnny Mercer Blvd.)

Help us move the Islands Library's books!

Check out as many books as you can from the old branch between now and its closing and return those items to the new branch after it opens. All items checked out at the Islands branch between now and its closing get a special six-week loan period.