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New Summer Reading Art Gallery

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Come celebrate the start of summer by visiting the South Carolina State Library’s new Summer Reading art gallery, on display till July 31! This gallery contains original art by eight award-winning children’s authors and illustrators, including Denise Fleming, Peter Brown, Marc Brown, Bryan Collier, David Diaz, Brian Lies, and John Rocco. Most of the artwork was commissioned to celebrate StoryfestSC, an annual event meant to boost children’s literacy. Want to see the gallery? Visit the SCSL Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Reconstructing South Carolina - LibraryVoicesSC Podcast Episode 20

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In this episode of LibraryVoicesSC, Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses South Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction Eras: Essays from the Proceedings of the South Carolina Association with Dr. Fritz Hamer. South Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction Eras is an anthology of the most enduring and important scholarly articles about the Civil War and Reconstruction era published in the peer-reviewed journal Proceedings of the South Carolina Historical Association.

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SC Plants the Seed

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The goals of SC Plants the Seed are to promote early literacy and lifelong learning, to increase awareness about locally farmed produce, to provide lower income and rural populations the chance to buy healthier foods, and to educate residents about safe food preparation and storage.

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2017-2018 South Carolina Book Awards

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Detailed information on the 2017-2018 South Carolina Book Award nominees is now available on StudySC! Click on the link for author biographies, book reviews, excerpts, student activities and other related content. The SC Book Award list is compiled annually by the South Carolina Association of School Librarians. The purpose of the award is to encourage students to read good quality contemporary literature. For more information, please visit SCASL’s website.

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Former SCHA officers discuss Civil War, Reconstruction Era during next Speaker @ the Center Session

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Join us June 1 for our next author talk and book signing: South Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction Eras: Essays from the Proceedings of the South Carolina Historical Association by Michael Bonner and Fritz Hamer.

Bonner and Hamer, past officers of the South Carolina Historical Association, selected twenty-three essays to create this treasure trove of scholarship. The authors will discuss race, politics, military events, and social issues during the Speaker @ The Center session.

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Listen to Author Brent Morris on LibraryVoicesSC Podcast Episode 19

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Katie and Curtis sit down with USC Beaufort associate professor and author Dr. J. Brent Morris to discuss his newly-published book, Yes, Lord, I Know the Road: A History of African Americans in South Carolina, 1526-2008 at the May 4th's Speaker @ the Center. For more information about Dr. Morris, please visit www.jbrentmorris.com. 

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