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Young Readers Who Write to Favorite Authors Can Win up to $100

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Young readers in grades 4-12 are invited to write a personal letter to an author for the Letters about Literature (LAL) contest, a national reading and writing promotion program. The letter can be to any author (living or dead) from any genre (fiction or nonfiction, contemporary or classic) explaining how that author's work changed the student's life or view of the world. Prizes will be awarded on both the state and national levels. The South Carolina Center for the Book's panel of judges will select the top letter writers in the state, to be honored in an awards ceremony at a later date.

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Remembering Columbia Author Talk and Signing

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Join us for Speaker @ the Center on Thursday, November 3, 2016. We'll hear from John M. Sherrer, III, who will discuss his book, Remembering Columbia published by Arcadia. Columbia, South Carolina, is very much a tale of two cities. Founded as a political compromise, forged by an economy shackled by slavery, and physically vanquished by fire, the Palmetto States second capital became a proving ground for a new society less than a century after its establishment.

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New Website Offers Reliable Information on Medications

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The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have launched a new website that provides visual images and information about medications in pill form.  Pillbox will work with other drug information resources from NIH and FDA including, DailyMed, and the Drug Information Portal.  A short search query will reveal several pill images, which will le

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A talk with Senator Sheheen

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We were pleased to welcome Senator Vincent Sheheen to the SC State Library very happy to be able to sit down and talk with him about libraries. In this interview, Senator Sheheen shares some of his experiences with libraries and his thoughts on the roles libraries play in communities today and tomorrow. You can listen to this episode and previous episodes online at LibraryVoicesSC

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