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South Carolina State Library chosen as site for 2017 Arbuthnot Lecture

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Jackie Woodson

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced that the 2017 May Hill Arbuthnot Committee has selected the South Carolina State Library and the city of Columbia, South Carolina to serve as the host site for the 2017 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture featuring Jacqueline Woodson (pictured). The lecture will be held in the spring of 2017.

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The SC Center for the Book Selects Murder on Edisto for 2016 Route One Reads Initiative

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For the second consecutive year, the SC Center for the Book will participate in the Route One Reads initiative, a program under the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. 

In 2016, the theme of the initiative will be mysteries, and the selected book to represent South Carolina is Murder on Edisto by SC author, C. Hope Clark.

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Prominent 19th century botanist Henry William Ravenel’s plant specimens, journals reunited online

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Two hundred and two years after the May 1814 birth of Henry William Ravenel, a 19th century South Carolina planter and botanist, a dedicated team from North Carolina and South Carolina universities and colleges has made his manuscripts and collections available online.

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