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Charleston Friends of the Library Hosts its Annual That BIG Book Sale Event

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Book lovers and bargain hunters are in for a real treat when the Charleston Friends of the Library host its 34th annual That BIG Book Sale, October 9-11, at the Omar Shrine Auditorium. Over 60,000 books, DVDs, CDs, books on CDs, sheet music and maps will be on sale to the public with prices starting at just $.50. For the price of one movie ticket or one new paperback book, shoppers can walk out with a basket full of books, DVDs and CDs that they can enjoy over and over again, or pass on to a friend.

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Dedicated Volunteers Join Richland Library Foundation & Richland Library Friends

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New faces are joining seasoned ones as two groups of volunteers commit their time and talents to the Richland Library Friends and Richland Library Foundation Boards. The library’s mission is to provide experiences that inspire, inform and entertain to improve the quality of life for everyone who interacts with the library. On average, more than 8,500 people visit our 11 locations throughout Richland County daily.

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Beaufort County Library Partners with Hoopla Digital to Give Patrons Online and Mobile Access to Free Movies, Music, eBooks and More

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Library cardholders can instantly explore, borrow and enjoy dynamic content on their smartphones, tablets and computers.

The Beaufort County Library System will soon feature public availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music albums, eBooks, audiobooks and Comics, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla digital (hoopladigital.com).

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Spartanburg Library Hosts 3rd Annual Juried Exhibition

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The Spartanburg County Public Library invites visitors from August 14 through October 18 to view artwork on display in the AT&T Exhibition Lobby during library's 3rd Annual Juried Exhibition. Amber Smith, former Assistant Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at The Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC served as juror for this year's exhibition.  Join the Library in celebrating the hard work of artists in our community.

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Sherman’s Flame and Blame at the Laurens County Library September 10, 2015

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During the Civil War, General William T. Sherman gained a reputation for being ruthless.  Learn more about his tactics when the Laurens County Library, the Laurens District Chapter of the South Carolina Genealogy Society and the Humanities Council of SC present “Sherman’s Flame and Blame” at the Laurens County Library at 7:30 PM on September 10, 2015.

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Author Brings History of “Orphan Trains” to York County Library

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Christina Baker Kline, author of the novel “Orphan Train,” will discuss the history of orphan trains in the United States on Monday, September 28 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the York County Library in Rock Hill.   A book sale and signing will follow the program.  Seating is limited and registration is required for this free program. Beginning September 9, you may call 803-981-5845 or visit www.yclibrary.org, then “events and classes,” to register.

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Georgetown to host the 2015 Lowcountry Rice Culture Forum

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Join us in sunny Georgetown, South Carolina, September 17 - 19, 2015, as we explore the effect of antebellum rice culture on the arts of yesterday and today. Panel discussions, ballet performances, meetings with Lowcountry artists, musical performances and much more await you. Learn more at the Georgetown County Library's website.

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New Faces Join Richland Library Board

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Richland Library is proud to announce the appointment of four new members to its Board of Trustees for 2015-2016.

Cheryl English works as a program coordinator with the SC Developmental Disabilities Council. She’s also part of the SC Emergency Planning Committee for People with Functional Needs, the SC DisAbility Voting Coalition and the Columbia Mayor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities.

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Friends of the Beaufort Library to Hold Annual Waterfront Book Sale

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This year’s Friends of the Beaufort Library Fall Book Sale will be held Friday, September 25th through Sunday, September 27th at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in downtown Beaufort. The Book Sale is the main fundraising event held by the Beaufort Friends, with all proceeds benefitting the Beaufort County Library System branches in Beaufort, Lobeco and St. Helena. All proceeds from this sale go back into the branch libraries to support programming and materials.

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SC Teens Win National Library Lock-in Cosplay Contest

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Haven Miller and Mary Mc Adamson in their cosplay costumes, Dread Pirate Roberts and Mad Hatter.

South Carolina had 13 libraries and more than 160 teens participate in the 2015 National Teen Lock-In. Themed "Masquerade Madness," the national events libraries could participate in author visits, minecraft, minute to win it, a cosplay contest, a photo scavenger hunt, and online connections.

The Cosplay Contest encouraged creativity, and consideration was given to costumes with handmade, found, and repurposed elements. Categories included:

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