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Join us for a special public event to celebrate Blindness Awareness Month on October 18, 2018

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The South Carolina State Library’s Talking Book Services will host an author talk by Michael Hingson for Blindness Awareness Month on October 18, 2018. Hingson, a blind survivor of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center, will tell his life story and detail how he and his guide dog made it out of the Twin Towers alive.

Joint SCLA SELA Conference to be held October 31-November 2, 2018

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The South Carolina Library Association and the Southeastern Library Association invites all library professionals, paraprofessionals, students, vendors, and friends to the 2018 Annual Conference in Greenville on October 31-November 2 at the Hilton Greenville. This year’s conference theme is Illuminating the Future!

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State Library Staff Tour Amazon Fulfillment Center

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Staff from the South Carolina State Library received an in-depth tour of the Amazon Fulfillment Center in West Columbia on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. Attendees were able to see from start to finish how books are printed, bound, and shipped out all from under one large roof! It was quite an interesting tour, especially for library staff. 

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PalmettoPride to Host Children's Book Contest

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Calling all aspiring writers! PalmettoPride is hosting a children’s book contest again. You write the story and PalmettoPride will publish the pages then pass out the published masterpiece to every elementary school in South Carolina this school year. Send PalmettoPride your book idea by October 22, 2018 for consideration. 

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