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Call for Submissions #SCStronger

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image of the SC flood from October 2015 #SCStronger

The South Carolina State Library is seeking artwork and literature depicting last year’s historic floods for a display commemorating the disaster of October 2015. The library will accept submissions of prose, poetry, photographs, and digital art from the general public this month for #SCStronger, a special library gallery. The display will honor those who responded to the flood event and examine the impact it had on the state.

You may submit up to five (5) works per person by noon on Friday, October 28. 

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Speaker @ the Center to Feature Adam King of the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology

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Join us on October 12 from noon-1pm for Speaker @ the Center featuring Adam King, Archaeology in South Carolina: Exploring the Hidden Heritage of the Palmetto State by USC Press. All Speaker @ the Center programs take place from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the South Carolina State Library, 1500 Senate Street, Columbia.

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James A. Way's Dorchester: Our Homes - Our People - Our Story now available online

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James A. Way's Dorchester: Our Homes - Our People - Our Story now available online digital image

The four-volume history includes personal stories, historic photographs

Jennie Redmond, Dorchester County Library (DCL) Executive Director, knows the importance of local history and understands just how hard it is to preserve for future generations.

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Byars Book to Represent SC at National Book Festival

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dog diaries book cover

The South Carolina State Library’s Center for the Book has selected the book Dog Diaries: Secret Writings of the WOOF Society, to represent South Carolina at the 2016 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.  The book is the state’s selection for the National Book Festival’s “Discover Great Places Through Reading Map”.  Each state selects one title of fiction or non-fiction, a book a

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FREE Author Talk and Book Signing - Georgialina, A Southland As We Knew It

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Georgialina, A Southland As We Knew It

Join us for this month's author talk and book signing on Thursday, September 22, from noon-1:00 p.m. Tom Poland, Georgialina, A Southland As We Knew It – USC Press. A nostalgic look at Georgia and South Carolina before development, outsiders, and modern conveniences brought wholesale change.

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