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Art & Natural History in South Carolina Exhibit

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Art & Natural History in South Carolina

The South Carolina State Library is hosting a new exhibit, Art & Natural History in South Carolina.Visitors to the Library may view the selection of titles from our Rare Book Collection that highlight the natural word in the arts, sciences, and agriculture in South Carolina. The Library is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the exhibit will run through the end of January, 2017.

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Young Readers Who Write to Favorite Authors Can Win up to $100

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Young readers in grades 4-12 are invited to write a personal letter to an author for the Letters about Literature (LAL) contest, a national reading and writing promotion program. The letter can be to any author (living or dead) from any genre (fiction or nonfiction, contemporary or classic) explaining how that author's work changed the student's life or view of the world. Prizes will be awarded on both the state and national levels. The South Carolina Center for the Book's panel of judges will select the top letter writers in the state, to be honored in an awards ceremony at a later date.

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Remembering Columbia Author Talk and Signing

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Remembering Columbia book cover

Join us for Speaker @ the Center on Thursday, November 3, 2016. We'll hear from John M. Sherrer, III, who will discuss his book, Remembering Columbia published by Arcadia. Columbia, South Carolina, is very much a tale of two cities. Founded as a political compromise, forged by an economy shackled by slavery, and physically vanquished by fire, the Palmetto States second capital became a proving ground for a new society less than a century after its establishment.

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New Website Offers Reliable Information on Medications

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pillbox website screenshot

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have launched a new website that provides visual images and information about medications in pill form.  Pillbox will work with other drug information resources from NIH and FDA including, DailyMed, and the Drug Information Portal.  A short search query will reveal several pill images, which will le

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