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Art workshops designed to help community healing

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Charleston's heart is broken, and area residents are struggling with feelings of grief, fear, anger and helplessness as they try to understand the senseless murders at Emanuel AME Church. Although grief doesn’t have a one-size-fits-all solution, residents in communities with other traumatic events such as Sandy Hook and Boston tapped into their creative process to find help with their feelings

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Library System Brings Mifi30 to the Lowcountry

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The Berkeley County Library System, with assistance from Google, is pleased to be the first library system in the state to offer a new service, MiFi30, which allows customers to check out the internet for 30 days, free with their library card. This new service began with a grant over $11k from Google to the Friends of the Berkeley County Library.

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Charleston County Public Library Loses Staff Member in Shooting

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The staff of South Carolina State Library were deeply saddened to learn of the loss of Cynthia Hurd, Charleston County Public Library’s St. Andrews Regional Library Manager, in the shootings Wednesday night at Mother Emmanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston.

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SC Attorney General’s Office to provide Internet Safety Training to Public Libraries

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Joe Ryan, Education Coordinator with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force at the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office is providing a new free service to the state’s public libraries. 

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Richland Library Executive Director Melanie Huggins Selected for Liberty Fellowship's 12th Class

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Richland Library Executive Director Melanie Huggins is one of 22 innovative problem solvers selected to join the newest class of Liberty Fellows. Dynamic and diverse, these Fellows are South Carolina's standout leaders in the business, government and nonprofit sectors. "When I consider these Fellows individually, I see women and men who know what they want and deliberately go after it.

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The Community Garden Springs in Sangaree

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Sangaree Library is proud to present the completion of its community garden project as a result of volunteers from the community on June 6, 2015.  The Sangaree Library is excited about its Community Garden Project, which it has been able to do as a result of a Community Grant from Home Depot and the support of the Sangaree Special Tax District!

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Richland Library Celebrates Business and Jobs Week June 15-19

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It's all business at Richland Library as it celebrates Business and Jobs Week, June 15- 19th. The week will spotlight the success of the library's Business and Job Center, which for five years has assisted customers with more than 58,000 job-related requests.

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Beaufort County Library is Recipient of Big Read Grant

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Beaufort County Library is a recipient of a grant of $16,400 to host the Big Read in Beaufort County. A program of the National Endowment for the Arts, The Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book.

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