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Speaker @ the Center to Feature Tim Johnston of Short Story America

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Friday Afternoon Book Cover

Join us on October 26 from noon-1pm for Speaker @ the Center featuring Tim Johnston of Short Story America. Tim will give a reading from his newest book, Friday Afternoon and Other Stories. Books will be available for sale and signing.

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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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Byars Book to Represent SC at National Book Festival

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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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Fall Winter Speaker @ the Center Author Talks Announced

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 Fall Winter 2016 2017 Speaker @ the Center

Join us for an exciting line-up of FREE monthly author talks and book signings at the SC State Library.

September 22 – 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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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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