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Conversations with StoryfestSC 2017 Featured Guests - LibraryVoicesSC Podcast Episode 21

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Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses art, writing, history, and libraries with award-winning illustrator Sophie Blackall and award-winning author Rita Williams-Garcia at the 2017 StoryfestSC held in Columbia on Saturday, June 3. Blackall’s editorial illustrations have appeared in numerous publications including The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalThe Boston GlobeArchitectural DigestTown and Country, Vogue, and Gourmet.

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State Library Provides Comprehensive Online Eclipse Guide

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At 2:41 p.m. on Monday, August 21, 2017, viewers in the greater Columbia, S.C., area will experience the longest total solar eclipse on the East Coast. NASA estimates that South Carolina could see an influx of up to 1 million visitors to witness the first total solar eclipse to make a path all the way across the continental U.S. in 99 years. Columbia is the third largest city in the U.S.

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New Summer Reading Art Gallery

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Come celebrate the start of summer by visiting the South Carolina State Library’s new Summer Reading art gallery, on display till July 31! This gallery contains original art by eight award-winning children’s authors and illustrators, including Denise Fleming, Peter Brown, Marc Brown, Bryan Collier, David Diaz, Brian Lies, and John Rocco. Most of the artwork was commissioned to celebrate StoryfestSC, an annual event meant to boost children’s literacy. Want to see the gallery? Visit the SCSL Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Reconstructing South Carolina - LibraryVoicesSC Podcast Episode 20

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In this episode of LibraryVoicesSC, Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses South Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction Eras: Essays from the Proceedings of the South Carolina Association with Dr. Fritz Hamer. South Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction Eras is an anthology of the most enduring and important scholarly articles about the Civil War and Reconstruction era published in the peer-reviewed journal Proceedings of the South Carolina Historical Association.

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SC Plants the Seed

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The goals of SC Plants the Seed are to promote early literacy and lifelong learning, to increase awareness about locally farmed produce, to provide lower income and rural populations the chance to buy healthier foods, and to educate residents about safe food preparation and storage.

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2017-2018 South Carolina Book Awards

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Detailed information on the 2017-2018 South Carolina Book Award nominees is now available on StudySC! Click on the link for author biographies, book reviews, excerpts, student activities and other related content. The SC Book Award list is compiled annually by the South Carolina Association of School Librarians. The purpose of the award is to encourage students to read good quality contemporary literature. For more information, please visit SCASL’s website.

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