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Former SCHA officers discuss Civil War, Reconstruction Era during next Speaker @ the Center Session

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Join us June 1 for our next author talk and book signing: South Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction Eras: Essays from the Proceedings of the South Carolina Historical Association by Michael Bonner and Fritz Hamer.

Bonner and Hamer, past officers of the South Carolina Historical Association, selected twenty-three essays to create this treasure trove of scholarship. The authors will discuss race, politics, military events, and social issues during the Speaker @ The Center session.

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Statewide Summer Reading Kick Off to be held June 3, 2017

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Join us for the state's summer reading kick-off event! The South Carolina State Library is proud to announce that award-winning authors/illustrators Rita Williams-Garcia and Sophie Blackall will be featured at the 7th annual StoryfestSC 2017StoryfestSC exposes families to children’s authors and the art of story and fosters an excitement for reading, especially throughout the summer. All South Carolina public libraries participate in this coordinated summer reading program.

WHEN:Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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2017-2018 South Carolina Book Awards

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Detailed information on the 2017-2018 South Carolina Book Award nominees is now available on StudySC! Click on the link for author biographies, book reviews, excerpts, student activities and other related content. The SC Book Award list is compiled annually by the South Carolina Association of School Librarians. The purpose of the award is to encourage students to read good quality contemporary literature. For more information, please visit SCASL’s website.

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Listen to Author Brent Morris on LibraryVoicesSC Podcast Episode 19

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Katie and Curtis sit down with USC Beaufort associate professor and author Dr. J. Brent Morris to discuss his newly-published book, Yes, Lord, I Know the Road: A History of African Americans in South Carolina, 1526-2008 at the May 4th's Speaker @ the Center. For more information about Dr. Morris, please visit www.jbrentmorris.com. 

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Talking Book Services Student Artwork On Display

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student artwork

The South Carolina State Library prides itself on creating programs designed to help underserved populations across the state. And, during the months of April and May, 2017, the SCSL offered a fine arts creative outlet for the blind and visually impaired.

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South Carolina Center for the Book Selects The Other Mother for 2017 Route One Reads Initiative

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For the third consecutive year, the South Carolina Center for the Book will participate in the Route One Reads initiative, a program under the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. In 2017, the theme of the initiative will be memoirs and biographies, and the selected book to represent South Carolina is The Other Mother: A Rememoir by Teresa Bruce.

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