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Lexington Library to host Author Meet & Greet November 7 2015

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Join in the fun and learn more about local authors at an author meet & greet taking place at the Cayce-West Columbia Branch Library of the Lexington County Public Library System on 11/7/15 from 2-5 PM.

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2016 Teen Video Challenge Announced

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The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) launches the 2016 Teen Video Challenge, a national video competition for teens to get involved with reading and their public library's summer reading program. CSLP is a consortium consisting of public libraries and state library agencies throughout the United States, its territories, and the Cayman Islands.

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White House Committee Names Five Teen Poets for Prestigious National Student Poets Program

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The fourth annual class of the National Student Poets Program (NSPP)—the nation’s highest honor for youth poets—has been announced by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.

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South Carolina Libraries Respond to Flooding

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Residents meeting with FEMA staff, Lexington County Public Library Photo by Melissa Hudson

Over the weekend of October 3–4, Hurricane Joaquin brought record-setting rainfall and catastrophic flooding to the Southeast, leaving South Carolina in a state of disaster. In the central and eastern part of the state, rivers overran their banks, washing out roads and bridges, breaching dams, and destroying property. To the south, high tides pushed water inland over sea walls.

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