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State Library to offer unique solar eclipse workshop on July 26, 2017

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The South Carolina State Library is pleased to host a free workshop on the Great American Eclipse 2017.  This interactive and hands on training is specifically designed for visually impaired individuals and those who work with visually impaired populations, including special education teachers, early childhood specialists, teacher aides, paraprofessionals, tutors, counselors, and those in higher education.

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Free Training Session - Tech Tuesday: Home Computer Security - July 25, 2017, noon

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Tech Tuesday is a free learning session held at the State Library's newly designed Learning Lab and is open to the general public. This session on Home Computer Security is an introductory class teaching how to protect your home computer and yourself when using the Internet.

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State Library Announces REV UP Campaign - Making the DISABILITY VOTE Count

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The South Carolina State Library is participating in a national effort to make the DISABILITY VOTE more influential. This effort, known as the REV UP Campaign, has designated July 17-21, 2017 as National Disability Voter Registration Week in advance of the November elections. REV UP stands for Register! Educate! Vote! Use your Power!

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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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The Importance of Play with Flow Circus - LibraryVoicesSC Podcast Episode 24

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Dr. Curtis Rogers talks to Dawn Daria and Paul Miller about Flow Circus, their company that harnesses the power of creative, playful flow to energize, excite, and enliven groups. Founded in 1999, the first ten years of Flow Circus focused on growing a successful juggling education company with an array of performances to promote reading and STEM education as well as hands-on programs for tweens and teens.

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Tobacco Sun with Lorna Hollifield - LibraryVoicesSC Podcast Episode 23

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Listen to LibraryVoicesSC Podcast Episode 23 - Dr. Curtis Rogers sits down with author Lorna Hollifield to discuss her novel, Tobacco Sun. The year is 1947. The war is over, Jackie Robinson has just integrated baseball, and Frank Sinatra breezes in over the fuzzy airwaves. A sense of relief is finally sweeping the nation...everywhere except Tobaccoville, North Carolina.

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Augusta Genealogical Society to offer seminar and lectures September 9, 2017

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The Augusta Genealogical Society will present professional genealogist J. Mark Lowe on Saturday, September 9, as AGS celebrates the 38th anniversary of the founding of the Society. The seminar will include four lectures by Lowe, who describes himself as a full-time professional author and lecturer specializing in original records and manuscripts. “Research: The Tie That Binds Genealogists” - Speaker J.
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