SC Public Library News

History on the Move

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An iconic visual document of a pivotal moment in American history has a new home in downtown Spartanburg. The Johnson Collection’s monumental painting, The Battle of Gettysburg: The Repulse of Longstreet’s Assault, July 3, 1863, has been relocated from its former site to the Church Street headquarters of the Spartanburg County Public Libraries.

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Southern Author Festival 2016

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Meet this year’s celebrated authors at this daylong event at the Greenville County Public Library on Saturday, May 14, celebrating Southern fiction. Authors’ books will be available for purchase. This program is generously underwritten by the Friends of the Greenville County Library System. Email explore@greenvillelibrary.org or call 864-527-9293 for more information. 

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An Evening with Pearl Cleage

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Join the Richland Library for an evening with bestselling and award-winning playwright, poet, and novelist Pearl Cleage as she discusses her newest book, Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs. When: 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 12, 2016. Where: SC State Museum, 301 Gervais Street.

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Calhoun County Library to Unveil Observation Bee Hive

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The Calhoun County Library will be hosting a special “Hive Warming Party” in celebration of housing the 189th installed bee hive given by The Bee Cause Project. The project seeks to stimulate curiosity in young people about the natural world by giving them an intimate experience with one of the world’s greatest pollinators. The program includes artwork presentations from County schools, a “Bee Dance” choreographed by Jean Reid and speeches delivered by key personnel.

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Laurens County Library Celebrates 75 Years of Bookmobile Services

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Laurens County Library Celebrates 75 Years of Bookmobile Services

As part of National Library Week the Laurens County Public Library System will celebrate 75 years of Bookmobile/Outreach services on Friday, April 15, 2016, from 3-5 PM at the Laurens County library.  The public is invited to attend.

When most Laurens County residents think of the Library, they think of two locations:  the Laurens County Library’s West Main Street building, which opened in 1989 and the Clinton Public Library which operates in a storefront of the College Station Shopping Center on the Jacobs Highway and has for quite some time.

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Understanding Our Rivers Programs Offered at Lexington County Library

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Last October our state experienced record amounts of rainfall and widespread flooding. While our local rivers provide us with vast recreational and economic opportunities, it is important to understand their natural history. With this in mind, the Lexington County Library is hosting a book-to-action project — Understanding Our Rivers — centered around the book My Paddle to the Sea by John Lane. Throughout April, we’ll present programs for both children and adults that focus on the important role trees play in protecting our watersheds.

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Library’s Beaufort District Collection Posts Two Collections of Rare Items

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The public can now view two new historical digital collections, thanks to a continued partnership with the Beaufort County Library’s Beaufort District Collection (BDC) and the Lowcountry Digital Library (LCDL).

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One Book, One Community Author Talk

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Author and social worker Carla Damron discusses her latest novel, The Stone Necklace, chosen as the 2016 One Book, One Community read. One Book, One Community encourages residents to share their passion for reading with friends and neighbors. Every February, this initiative brings together readers from all over the Columbia area in an attempt to promote literacy and its importance to our community. This event is sponsored by Friends of Cayce-West Columbia Branch Library. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23 AT 6 PM | CAYCEWEST COLUMBIA BRANCH LIBRARY

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International speaker offers ideas to help residents address issues of social justice, race relations

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International speaker offers ideas to help residents address issues of social justice, race relations

Join Kiran Singh Sirah for “Telling Stories that Matter: Cultivating Community through Story,” a public presentation at Charleston Main Library at 6 p.m. on Feb. 5 to explore the role of storytelling as a tool for conflict prevention, community development and social change. Through examples of social justice, race relations and community cooperation, Sirah will explain how personal relations developed through storytelling can help residents better discuss and work through these difficult conversations. 

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