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Young Minds Dreaming Poetry Contest

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Young Minds Dreaming Student Poetry Contest

The Young Minds Dreaming Poetry contest submission deadline is March 13, 2020. Students in grades 3 through 12 are invited to enter and submit their poems. Pat Mora is this year's featured poet. Pat's focus on book joy and word joy inspired this year's theme. We want students to write a poem about the joy of words, the joy of reading, or the joy of books.

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SC Archives to Host Community Screening of WILLIE: How the Descendant of Escaped Slaves Changed Hockey Forever

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Registration is now open for the South Carolina debut of WILLIE, an award-winning feature length documentary about Willie O’Ree, the first black player in the National Hockey League. The film will be shown Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the SC Archives and History Center, 8301 Parklane Road in Columbia, SC.

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State Library Announces Regional Reading Workshops

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The SC State Library is pleased to announce four regional workshops focusing on the importance of reading. The “Every Child Ready to Read” Project, a joint project of the Public Library Association and the Association of Library Service for Children (ALA), provides research showing the importance of the parent’s role in young children’s early literacy skills.

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