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Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read, Sept. 24 - 30, 2017

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By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools.

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Free Author Talk and Signing: Champions of Civil and Human Rights in South Carolina with Marvin Lare

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Join us on August 24 at noon for this month's author talk and book signing: Champions of Civil and Human Rights in South Carolina, the first volume in a five-volume anthology. Lare introduces more than one hundred civil rights leaders from South Carolina to chronicle a massive revolution in American society.

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Call for 2017 SCLA Conference POSTER Session Proposals

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This year’s conference theme is "Libraries Make It Happen!" The focus is on the power of libraries to change lives.  This year’s Conference is your opportunity to share your ideas, techniques, and stories of how you and your library create opportunities for exploration, innovation, and transformation in the communities you serve with your colleagues.

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2017 Annual Literacy Leaders Awards Announced

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The 11th Annual Literacy Leaders Awards will be presented by the USC School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at 5:00 p.m. on September 8, 2017 at the South Carolina State Library, 1500 Senate Street, Columbia.  The awards go to individuals and/or groups that have had a statewide impact on literacy in South Carolina. Their contributions include:

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Register today for Tech Tuesday: Using Google Apps

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Register online for our next Tech Tuesday free training session on how to use Google Apps (forms, docs, slides, photos, sheets, classroom, virtual reality). Trainer:  Matt Guzzi, SC State Library Software Systems Administrator. Please bring your own device. There will be time for Q&A. Date: Tuesday, August 22, 20

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