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Reflections of South Carolina Book Talk and Signing
Tuesday, 10 June 2014 13:26

The South Carolina State Library’s Center for the Book will host a book talk and signing on Thursday, June 19, from noon-1:00 p.m.  Join us to hear Robert C. Clark and Tom Poland discuss their book, Reflections of South Carolina, Volume 2, a pictorial essay that showcases the natural beauty of the Palmetto State and its inhabitants. Reflections of South Carolina is published by the University of South Carolina Press.

New Website Offers Data on South Carolina Hospitals
Monday, 09 June 2014 13:30

A new website by the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS), offers users a resource for information on hospitals and other health provider charges and activities.  South Carolina Health Data ( was launched in January 2014 with information on profitability, expenses, and pay for top staff. Later this year, the website aims to empower consumers by posting payment data for common hospital procedures.

Looking for facts about different countries?
Monday, 09 June 2014 13:17

Did you know you can have a geography lesson sitting in the library?  Pick up The World Factbook 2013-2014 51st Edition and you can be enthralled learning about countries around the world.  This reference book is compiled by the Central Intelligence Agency for its officials.  Individual country reports are several columns long with details on internet availability, religions, and life expectancy. Current maps and flags are included. Individual county reports are available online, but you can come to the South Carolina State Library and look at this volume in person! Find it in our reference section.

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