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Amazon donates thousands of new books to South Carolina State Library Foundation

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Rebecca Antill, Youth Services Consultant at the South Carolina State Library Foundation, holds up one of the donated books from Amazon

On Thursday, August 2, 2018, Amazon associates surprised the South Carolina State Library Foundation with more than 3,000 new books. The donation will significantly increase the foundation’s inventory to support the distribution of books throughout the state.

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Cecil Williams speaks of “Unforgettable” moments documenting the Charleston Hospital Worker’s Strike of 1969

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State Library Director Leesa Aiken with Civil Rights Photographer Cecil Williams

By Virginia Pierce, Public Services Librarian. Civil Rights photographer Cecil Williams spoke before a large gathering at the Charleston County Public Library’s Main Branch on July 30, 2018, for the opening reception of his traveling photography exhibit Unforgettable: Celebrating a Time of Life, Hope, and Bravery.

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The Johnson Collection Donates ‘The Battle of Gettysburg’ Painting to the Spartanburg County Public Libraries

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The Battle of Gettysburg

What began as a temporary visit has led to a permanent change of address. Previously on loan from the Johnson Collection, The Battle of Gettysburg: Repulse of Longstreet’s Assault, July 3, 1863 will become part of the Spartanburg County Public Libraries’ permanent collection, a gift from Susu and George Dean Johnson, Jr.

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Write On! Festival features authors and events celebrating writing

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write on festival

Exploring the world of literacy is not just for kids. Join the Charleston County Public Library between Saturday, July 28 and Saturday, August 4 for a weeklong, system-wide series of writing workshops, author talks, and creative programs that are all ages or geared toward older young adults and adults. The week's events include: 

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Opportunity for the public to contribute to the oversight of state agencies

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Speaker Jay Lucas and the South Carolina House of Representatives’ Legislative Oversight Committee are pleased to announce an online survey seeking public input on the next five agencies under study by the House Legislative Oversight Committee. These agencies are the Aeronautics Commission; Department of Corrections; Department of Mental Health; Department of

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