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Free Author Talk and Book Signing with Lorna Hollifield July 11, 2017 at Noon

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Join us for July's author talk and book signing: Tobacco Sun, by Lorna Hollifield. In this novel, a Hollywood pin-up is jailed for murder while her sister holds the answers. Estranged for years, the sisters share a haunting past, a shell-shocked love interest, and a cruel destiny. Speaker @ the Center is FREE and open to the public; however, we ask that you register to ensure a seat.

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And the Flood Goes On… LibraryVoicesSC Podcast Episode 22

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Listen to Episode 22 of LibraryVoicesSC - Pamela and Katie sit down with Dr. Peter Duffy, head of the Master of Arts in Teaching program and Associate Professor in the Theatre and Dance department of the University of South Carolina, to discuss the play, "And the Flood Goes On..." that was performed for the first time November 4, 2016 at the State Library. The production is an hour-long composite play based on the accounts of South Carolina residents who experienced the flood of 2015 firsthand.

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The Smithsonian is Coming to South Carolina!

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SC Humanities is pleased to announce a special South Carolina tour of Crossroads: Change in Rural America, an exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution. Developed as part of the Museum on Main Street (MOMS) program, this exhibit is designed especially for small cultural organizations and rural audiences that lack regular access to traveling exhibitions due to space and cost limitations.

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Conversations with StoryfestSC 2017 Featured Guests - LibraryVoicesSC Podcast Episode 21

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Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses art, writing, history, and libraries with award-winning illustrator Sophie Blackall and award-winning author Rita Williams-Garcia at the 2017 StoryfestSC held in Columbia on Saturday, June 3. Blackall’s editorial illustrations have appeared in numerous publications including The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalThe Boston GlobeArchitectural DigestTown and Country, Vogue, and Gourmet.

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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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New Summer Reading Art Gallery

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Come celebrate the start of summer by visiting the South Carolina State Library’s new Summer Reading art gallery, on display till July 31! This gallery contains original art by eight award-winning children’s authors and illustrators, including Denise Fleming, Peter Brown, Marc Brown, Bryan Collier, David Diaz, Brian Lies, and John Rocco. Most of the artwork was commissioned to celebrate StoryfestSC, an annual event meant to boost children’s literacy. Want to see the gallery? Visit the SCSL Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Reconstructing South Carolina - LibraryVoicesSC Podcast Episode 20

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In this episode of LibraryVoicesSC, Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses South Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction Eras: Essays from the Proceedings of the South Carolina Association with Dr. Fritz Hamer. South Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction Eras is an anthology of the most enduring and important scholarly articles about the Civil War and Reconstruction era published in the peer-reviewed journal Proceedings of the South Carolina Historical Association.

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