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Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival - March 13-14, 2015

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Set under magnificent moss-draped oaks, the annual Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival brings together some of the best national and local storytellers with performances that reminisce about the carefree days of childhood, showcase humorous slice of life moments and transport audiences to significant times in history.

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Grand Opening of Allen University’s Langston Hughes Poetry Center and Library

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Event: Grand Opening of Allen University’s Langston Hughes Poetry Center and Library
Date: Saturday, January 31st
Location: Langston Hughes Poetry Center and Library/ 1329 Pine Street, Columbia
Time: Event starts with a continental breakfast at 9:00 am followed by Master Seminars by Kwame Dawes and Nikky Finney. Poetry workshops will be happening throughout the day. The event concludes with a reception and poetry reading by Dawes and Finney and an OPEN MIC! Free and open to the public.

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Tri-County Literary Celebration Announced

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The inaugural Tri-county Literary Celebration (TLC) and kick-off event for Berkeley Reads aims to recognize published authors residing in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties, foster interest in the arts, increase the number of avid Lowcountry readers, and connect writers and readers of all ages with published authors. Over 100 authors have been invited to meet readers at the TLC event in Dean Hall from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 7, 2015. The event is FREE to the public, and the published works of local authors will be available for purchase.

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New South Carolina State Government Documents for December 2014

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The South Carolina Digital State Documents Depository provides access to publications produced by state agencies and state-supported academic institutions. These publications provide citizens with crucial information about state government, including statistics, annual accountability reports, and data on a wide variety of topics related to the state.

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Call for Digitization in a Box Project Participants

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The South Carolina State Library is looking for Spring, Summer, and Fall participants for its Digitization in a Box Project!

What is the Digitization in a Box Project?

The Digitization in a Box Project allows public libraries in South Carolina to borrow scanning equipment, hardware, and software from the State Library to start a new digitization project.

Who can apply?

Any public library who would like to digitize a collection, and is in need of the technology, training, and support!

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