Join us May 28 – June 1 at the Art Center for an exhibition of hand painted furniture by local artists themed around 10 local Lowcountry authors. This week-long joint fundraiser benefits the Art League of Hilton Head and TLC and includes book signings and a chance to bid on the furniture. On Friday evening, June 1 a party will be held at the Art Center with wine, appetizers and the final silent auction of the furniture. Tickets are $10 per person and available here.
The Literacy Center will host an event to celebrate the successes of their students who have become U.S. Citizens recently and those who have obtained their GEDs. The American Dream Celebration will be held on Friday, March 16, 2018, from 6-9 PM at Indigo Hall at The Club at Indigo Run. The event will include an exciting silent auction, heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine & beer, The John Brackett Trio as well as information about the citizenship and pre-GED programs being offered at The Literacy Center, all taught by volunteer tutors. This event replaces TLC’s annual fundraiser “Cooks & Books” which featured a book fair and food tastings, due to several conflicting events in Beaufort County in early March and the schedules of participating authors.
The Literacy Center will be the beneficiary again this November of funds raised at the Bluffton Book Festival. On Saturday, July 15th the BBF will kick off the celebration of reading and literacy with a Summer Afternoon Party for New York Times Bestselling authors Patti Callahan Henry and Mary Kay Andrews. Both authors will be personalizing their newest books, “The Bookshop at Water’s End” and “The Beach House Cookbook,” respectively. Spartina 449 on Calhoun Street is hosting the event and will donate a percent of proceeds to TLC and provide champagne and light snacks. Mayor Lisa Sulka will welcome guests and make opening remarks. The event is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there! More
Burgers & Books
Thanks Charbar Co! “Burgers & Books” promotion on 13 Monday nights from March through May raised $5,000 to support adult and family literacy programs! They served more than 3,000 people during that time helping raise awareness of the community service TLC provides and the people we are so proud to serve.
In 2018, The American Dream Celebration will replace “Cooks & Books” due to several conflicting events in Beaufort County in early March and the schedules of participating authors. Cooks & Books celebrated its 11th Annual Event on Sunday, March 5, 2107 at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa. The Celebration event kicked off with a “VIP Meet The Authors Champagne Brunch,” an intimate event that allowed guests to meet the authors one-on-one, purchase their books and have them personalized.. More
J. Banks Design’s fabulous Shopping, Donation & Delights special event puts everyone in the gift-giving, holiday spirit. An even greater gift was the fact that a portion of the day’s sales — and proceeds from an incredible silent auction — were donated to TLC! More
Our annual Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Fair at Barnes & Noble on Hilton Head Island is a great time topick up that book you’ve been meaning to read, find a last minute holiday gift and help raise money for adult and family literacy programs in our community. When you use the TLC Book Fair voucher that day, a percent of all in store sales benefit THE LITERACY CENTER! More
Thanks to the generosity of the Tom & Carol Tucker Family, the first-ever Tucker Family Literacy Challenge Giving Day raised more than $29,000 for families with low literacy skills in our community! More
The Cooks & Books Gala is an elegant culinary experience paired with an incredible silent and live auction to benefit literacy in our community! More
Held in December each year, table hosts invite friends to join us for this complimentary breakfast and the opportunity to meet students, volunteers, and staff. More
The Second Annual Bluffton Book Festival is set for November 16-18. Our new partner Pat Conroy’s Literary Center will present workshops all day on the 17th. Join us for food and drink vendors, author signings, a PINK and Apex Broadcasting booth with give-a-ways and more. More
Join Outback Steakhouse®, the VIP Event Brand Sponsor of the 2017 Bluffton Book Festival for an exclusive two-hour VIP Meet the Author Reception with New York Times’ bestselling authors. 100 percent of the proceeds from this event will go to The Literacy Center and The Book Industry Charitable Foundation! More
Becca Gelb, named Miss La Isla in 2016, has served as a spokesperson for TLC during her reign. Becca, whose father Edward is a TLC tutor, is a Hilton Head High School student. More