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SCSL Launches Webinar Training Archive for SC Public Library Staff

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The South Carolina State Library is proud to announce a partnership with the People Connect Institute (PCI) to offer access to hundreds of archived webinars that address a wide variety of challenges and opportun

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An Evening with Author Harry Farthing: The Story of 'Summit' - November 1

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Join us at 6pm on November 1, 2016 for an evening with British writer Harry Farthing who will be giving a dynamic presentation at the Calhoun County Museum and Cultural Center on the personal experiences that led him to write his novel, Summit.

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James A. Way's Dorchester: Our Homes - Our People - Our Story now available online

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The four-volume history includes personal stories, historic photographs

Jennie Redmond, Dorchester County Library (DCL) Executive Director, knows the importance of local history and understands just how hard it is to preserve for future generations.

So when Redmond got the opportunity to add historian James A. Way's four-volume work Dorchester: Our Homes - Our People - Our Story to the South Carolina Digital Library this year, she was ready to help preserve the town's past.

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Prepare Your Library for the 2017 Solar Eclipse

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Are you ready for the celestial event of the century? In just over a year from now, on August 21, 2017, the shadow of the moon will sweep across the United States from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean in a spectacle that hasn't occurred in decades. In fact, the last total solar eclipse for the United States was nearly 40 years ago, and the next total eclipse that will be visible in the continental United States will be in 2024.

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Greenville Library System partners with SC Dept. of Commerce and others for launch of SC CODES

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Greenville County Library System has joined forces with the South Carolina Department of Commerce and other area partners to tackle a critical employment gap in the state technology job market – the availability of skilled computer programmers.

The innovative approach of this new initiative, SC Codes Greenville (SC Codes), combines online learning, weekly in-person meetings and mentorship support to provide free, basic computer programming training to adults.    

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2016 Librarian of the Year selected as CCPL’s next executive director

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Nicolle Davies, a nationally recognized library leader who was named Library Journal magazine’s 2016 Librarian of the Year, will be Charleston County Public Library’s new executive director, the library’s Board of Trustees announced today.

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Wiley Cash to speak at the Lexington Library June 9

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New York Times bestselling author Wiley Cash discusses his novels, A Land More Kind Than Home and This Dark Road to Mercy at the Lexington Main Library on June 9, 2016, at 6:30.  For more information please contact Matt Steinmetz at 803.785.2637 or MSteinmetz@lex.lib.sc.us.

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SC Department of Insurance to host story time at Beaufort libraries

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Mark your calendars! Friday, June 3, 2016 SC Scout will visit two Beaufort County Libraries to talk with children about being storm ready. SC Scout, the South Carolina Department of Insurance weather sentry, will offer a Storytime Blitz for children at the Beaufort County Downtown Library located at 311 Scott Street, Beaufort SC 29902 and also at the St. Helena Island Branch located at 6355 Jonathan Francis Senior Road, St Helena 29920. These are important events for parents and caregivers as well.

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History on the Move

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An iconic visual document of a pivotal moment in American history has a new home in downtown Spartanburg. The Johnson Collection’s monumental painting, The Battle of Gettysburg: The Repulse of Longstreet’s Assault, July 3, 1863, has been relocated from its former site to the Church Street headquarters of the Spartanburg County Public Libraries.

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