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Library’s Beaufort District Collection Posts Two Collections of Rare Items

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The public can now view two new historical digital collections, thanks to a continued partnership with the Beaufort County Library’s Beaufort District Collection (BDC) and the Lowcountry Digital Library (LCDL).

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One Book, One Community Author Talk

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Author and social worker Carla Damron discusses her latest novel, The Stone Necklace, chosen as the 2016 One Book, One Community read. One Book, One Community encourages residents to share their passion for reading with friends and neighbors. Every February, this initiative brings together readers from all over the Columbia area in an attempt to promote literacy and its importance to our community. This event is sponsored by Friends of Cayce-West Columbia Branch Library. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23 AT 6 PM | CAYCEWEST COLUMBIA BRANCH LIBRARY

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International speaker offers ideas to help residents address issues of social justice, race relations

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International speaker offers ideas to help residents address issues of social justice, race relations

Join Kiran Singh Sirah for “Telling Stories that Matter: Cultivating Community through Story,” a public presentation at Charleston Main Library at 6 p.m. on Feb. 5 to explore the role of storytelling as a tool for conflict prevention, community development and social change. Through examples of social justice, race relations and community cooperation, Sirah will explain how personal relations developed through storytelling can help residents better discuss and work through these difficult conversations. 

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Darlington County Indie Authors and Aspiring Writers Can Now Get Published Online

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The Darlington County Library System is happy to announce indie authors and aspiring writers can now get published!  You now have a chance to get your work published electronically through a free system called SELF-e and have it included in a special collection of South Carolina authors called “IndieSC”. 

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Friends of the York County Library Honors Volunteers

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The Friends of the York County Library recently announced that Faye Wyatt is the 2015 recipient of the Joann W. McMaster Volunteer of the Year award at a reception to honor Friends of the Library volunteers. The award is named in honor of Joann McMaster, who helped found the Friends of the York County Library organization in 1975 and served as its first president.  This year marks the 40th anniversary for the Friends organization.

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MUSICAL CELEBRATION WITH GRAMMY NOMINEES

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Join us Saturday, December 12 for a family-friendly event, "Beneath the Trees with Molly Ledford and Billy Kelly." You can expect plenty of music and fun from the lead singer of Lunch Money - Ledford - and her special guest - Kelly -  who will be performing selections from their debut album Trees, which recently received a Best Children's Album nomination for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards.

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York County Library Announces 2015 Employee of the Year

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Mike Hyde has been named the York County Library’s Employee of the Year for 2015. The building superintendent for all five libraries and the bookmobile in the York County system, Mike’s personal commitment to quality is obvious in everything he does. He consistently “goes the extra mile,” even coming in to work on days off to check the libraries during inclement weather. His abilities and contributions are an important key to the success of the library.

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Beaufort County Library Announces Lineup of Events for The Big Read Project

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The Beaufort County Library System is pleased to announce dozens of events, book clubs, film showings, and other programs to celebrate The Big Read in January and February. The Library will focus on Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. The Library is asking all residents of Beaufort County to read the book between now and the end of the year, and attend at least one program at the branches in early next year.

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