Speaker @ the Center to Feature Rachel Haynie

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Join us for an author talk and book signing by Rachel Haynie, for her book, First, You Explore: The Story of the Young Charles Townes. Haynie’s book is an inspirational biography of the Nobel Prize-winning inventor of the laser and is published by Young Palmetto Books of the University of South Carolina Press.

When: Thursday, November 13 from noon – 1:00 p.m.
Where: South Carolina State Library, 1500 Senate Street, Columbia

Books will be available for purchase and signing. All Speaker @ the Center programs take place from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the South Carolina State Library. Speaker @ the Center is free and open to the public.

The South Carolina Center for the Book is the South Carolina Affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for the Book and is a cooperative project of the South Carolina State Library, the University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science, and The Humanities CouncilSC.

Young Palmetto Books, an educational children's and young adult book series, was created through a partnership between the University of South Carolina Press and the South Carolina Center for Children's Books and Literacy, a unit of the USC School of Library and Information Science.

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