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USC Union hosting Upcountry Literary Festival March 24-25

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USC Union will be the host to the seventh annual Upcountry Literary Festival this year on Friday, March 24 from 1-5 p.m. and Saturday, March 25 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Main Building Auditorium.

The two day event will showcase a number of nationally and regionally renowned authors, poets, and musical artists as part of the free public event.

The USC Union Campus Shop and Bookstore will be open during regular hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.) and a special time on Saturday during the Festival (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) to purchase books that will be presented at the festival.

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Listen with purpose. NiA! - LibraryVoicesSC Podcast

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Listen with purpose. NiA! (25:54)

Pamela and Katie chat with local artist and advocate Darion McCloud about his current and upcoming projects (and reminisce about some old ones, too). They discuss the NiA Company's production of Together We Are Making a Poem in Honor of Life, showing this weekend, and reminisce over Pamela and Darion's days together in the Richland County Library children's room. Be prepared: After this podcast episode, you'll be itching to go to the theatre.

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State Library to Host Literary Cake Decorating Contest

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To celebrate National Library Week (April 9-15, 2017), the South Carolina State Library will host a literary cake decorating contest.  Anyone interested must register online to participate.  Participants may submit cakes decorated to represent a character from a favorite book, a favorite children's book cover, or anything else book-related.  

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iSchool movement co-founder to deliver annual lecture

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Dr. Michael Eisenberg, dean emeritus and professor emeritus of the Information School of the University of Washington, will deliver the 2017 Deans' and Directors' Lecture on Monday, April 3, at the South Carolina State Library, located at 1500 Senate Street. His presentation "South Carolina – Your Time is Now," will begin at 7 p.m.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is hosted by the School of Library and Information Science. 

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Women Speak Art Gallery Exhibit

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The South Carolina State Library is celebrating Women’s History Month with art from women making history today which opens Wednesday March 8, 2017 and runs through April 3, 2017. The artwork on display shares the voice of many artists from around the state. Come enjoy the many formats of art on display including pencil, acrylic, oil, charcoal, mosaics, basket sculpture, pottery, photography, multi-media, and film.

Women artists from around the state have art on display at the SC State Library:

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South Carolina State Library releases 2016 Notable State Documents list

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Conservation efforts, disaster recovery featured among selections

Documents detailing rules for healthy eating, natural disaster recovery efforts, and wildlife conservation efforts were among the 11 publications that made the cut for the latest South Carolina State Library's Notable State Documents list.

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Storytellers at the Laurens County Library

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Laurens County Public Library system is excited to host two storytellers and singers during the month of March. These programs are a part of the Family Night Out series. Families from around Laurens County are encouraged to come to these events to enjoy activities, story times, and special guests.

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