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New Interactive Eclipse Exhibit Announced

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During the month of August, we are featuring a special fun and interactive solar eclipse exhibit. Visitors can add stars to a wall as a way to “create their own constellation.” The installation shows the approximate locations of major stars and the four planets in our solar system that will become visible during the 2 minutes and 36 seconds of total darkness during the eclipse in Columbia. The library is also showcasing books from its rare book collection as well as eclipse-related artwork and objects.

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OCPL Names New Library Director

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The Oconee County Public Library has hired a new library director. "The board of trustees is very happy to announce Blair Hinson as our new director. We received applications from all over the country, and our selection committee worked diligently to find the candidate who would best develop and guide our library system into the future,” stated Alisa Suddeth, Chairman of the Board. She went on to say, “ The trustees are committed to our great staff and to our patrons, and we look forward to Mr. Hinson's leadership.”

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New South Carolina State Government Documents for July 2017

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The South Carolina Digital State Documents Depository provides access to publications produced by state agencies and state-supported academic institutions. These publications provide citizens with crucial information about state government, including statistics, annual accountability reports, and data on a wide variety of topics related to the state.

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LibraryVoicesSC now available on Stitcher

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The South Carolina State Library's LibraryVoicesSC is now available on the popular podcasting app, Stitcher. "Stitcher is your source for portable and personalized podcasts, and news and talk internet radio. From business to tech news, from politics to comedy, we “stitch” the content you want into personalized, always-current stations that you can easily listen to on your iPhone, Android or desktop. Each day, the latest segments stream to you automatically, without you having to manually refresh anything.

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The Importance of Play with Flow Circus - LibraryVoicesSC Podcast Episode 24

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Dr. Curtis Rogers talks to Dawn Daria and Paul Miller about Flow Circus, their company that harnesses the power of creative, playful flow to energize, excite, and enliven groups. Founded in 1999, the first ten years of Flow Circus focused on growing a successful juggling education company with an array of performances to promote reading and STEM education as well as hands-on programs for tweens and teens.

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Tobacco Sun with Lorna Hollifield - LibraryVoicesSC Podcast Episode 23

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Listen to LibraryVoicesSC Podcast Episode 23 - Dr. Curtis Rogers sits down with author Lorna Hollifield to discuss her novel, Tobacco Sun. The year is 1947. The war is over, Jackie Robinson has just integrated baseball, and Frank Sinatra breezes in over the fuzzy airwaves. A sense of relief is finally sweeping the nation...everywhere except Tobaccoville, North Carolina.

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Augusta Genealogical Society to offer seminar and lectures September 9, 2017

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The Augusta Genealogical Society will present professional genealogist J. Mark Lowe on Saturday, September 9, as AGS celebrates the 38th anniversary of the founding of the Society. The seminar will include four lectures by Lowe, who describes himself as a full-time professional author and lecturer specializing in original records and manuscripts. “Research: The Tie That Binds Genealogists” - Speaker J.
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