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State Library Closing

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The South Carolina State Library will be closed on Friday, April 29 (with the exception of attendees for the Letters About Literature Awards Ceremony) and will reopen on Monday, May 2, 2016 due to construction and renovation. We apologize for any inconvenience.  

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An evening with Ha Jin, National Book Award winner and Pulitzer Prize Finalist

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Join us for an evening with Ha Jin, National Book Award winner and Pulitzer Prize Finalist, on April 28, 2016, from 6pm-8pm at the SC State Museum. Jin sets many of his stories and novels in China, in the fictional Muji City. He has won the National Book Award for Fiction and the PEN/Faulkner Award for his novel, Waiting (1999). He has received three Pushcart Prizes for fiction and a Kenyon Review Prize. Many of his short stories have appeared in The Best American Short Stories anthologies.

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SC Air National Guard: The First 25 Years

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Did you know the SC State Library has a digitized SC books collection? Here's a photo of Capt. Grady L. Patterson Jr. and a ground crew with their F-80 during 1954 from "S.C.A.N.G. THE FIRST 25 YEARS". This book recounts the 25-year history of the SC Air National Guard. It reflects on a heritage left by citizen-soldiers in service throughout the world.

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Public Library Employee Excellence Award Announced

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Terry Cobb, manager of the Clover Public Library, was selected to receive the Public Library Employee Excellence Award for 2016 by the Friends of South Carolina Libraries (FOSCL) at their recent annual meeting.  FOSCL is a statewide organization that provides support to local Friends of Libraries groups.

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Celebrating National Poetry Month

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Go back a bit in time and celebrate National Poetry Month with this Statewide Poetry Anthology from the SC Arts Commission, "The Cobra's Apartment is Disaster" from 1978-1979. Here is a selected poem from Tommy Scott Young titled Walking. To download this document from the SC State Library's digital collections, please visit http://dc.statelibrary.sc.gov/handle/10827/11722

WALKING

to the moon of me

i sleepwalk the number

i count the lines

i walk the number

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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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