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Discus users can now access The Magic School Bus

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the magic school bus

The Magic School Bus collection is now available in Learn360 via Discus - South Carolina's Virtual Library! The Magic School Bus follows Ms. Frizzle and her class as they set off on field trips. Based on the best-selling book series of the same name, The Magic School Bus takes kids on a virtual bus ride.

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South Carolina State Library Works with Confederate Relic Room to Digitize Historic Documents

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Colin J. McRae Papers, Huse Audit Series image

The South Carolina State Library has begun working with the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room to assist in digitizing important documents to make them available to anyone via the internet. The first collection the State Library has digitized is the Colin J.

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Join us for a special public event to celebrate Blindness Awareness Month on October 18, 2018

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The South Carolina State Library’s Talking Book Services will host an author talk by Michael Hingson for Blindness Awareness Month on October 18, 2018. Hingson, a blind survivor of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center, will tell his life story and detail how he and his guide dog made it out of the Twin Towers alive.

Cecil Williams speaks of “Unforgettable” moments documenting the Charleston Hospital Worker’s Strike of 1969

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State Library Director Leesa Aiken with Civil Rights Photographer Cecil Williams

By Virginia Pierce, Public Services Librarian. Civil Rights photographer Cecil Williams spoke before a large gathering at the Charleston County Public Library’s Main Branch on July 30, 2018, for the opening reception of his traveling photography exhibit Unforgettable: Celebrating a Time of Life, Hope, and Bravery.

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The Johnson Collection Donates ‘The Battle of Gettysburg’ Painting to the Spartanburg County Public Libraries

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The Battle of Gettysburg

What began as a temporary visit has led to a permanent change of address. Previously on loan from the Johnson Collection, The Battle of Gettysburg: Repulse of Longstreet’s Assault, July 3, 1863 will become part of the Spartanburg County Public Libraries’ permanent collection, a gift from Susu and George Dean Johnson, Jr.

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