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The South Carolina State Library’s Center for the invites you to Speaker @ the Center at noon on Thursday, September 25.
Richard Dwight Porcher, Jr., and William Robert Judd will discuss their book, The Market Preparation of Carolina Rice: An Illustrated History of Innovations in the Lowcountry Rice Kingdom (USC Press). This is the first book to illustrate and describe the implements and machines used to prepare Carolina rice for overseas markets.
Do you know the slogan? “Be disaster aware. Take action to prepare” is also appropriate for South Carolinians, who have experienced some devastating hurricanes in September. The South Carolina Emergency Management Division has a special page on preparing families. Be sure to scroll down the page for the games!
EveryLibrary is a partner organization for National Voter Registration Day 2014. Voter registration and voter engagement are important to all the libraries we work with. But an engaged and informed electorate is basic for the future of libraries. So we’re encouraging libraries to become partner organizations, too. Your library can share information about voter registration in your communities. Your library can register people to vote.
Join us for the official book launch and reception of The Spirit of an Activist: The Life and Work of I. DeQuincey Newman, published by the University of South Carolina Press and edited by Sadye L. M. Logan with foreword by Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. and prologue by James E. Clyburn. The event will be held Thursday, September 25 at the South Carolina State Library in Columbia, 1500 Senate Street from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Parking is available in the lot behind the library off Bull Street.