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Speaker @ the Center to feature author Rachel Haynie

First, You Explore: The Story of the Young Charles Townes

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.

Join us for Speaker @ the Center October 14 at Noon

The Thirteenth Turn: A History of the Noose

Join us for a free book signing and author talk by Jack Shuler, author of The Thirteenth Turn: A History of the Noose. This is a courageous and searching book that reminds us where we come from, and what is lost if we forget. Published by PublicAffairs, member of the Perseus Books Group. See the book review from the Washington Post. Books will be available for purchase and autographing.

Young Readers Invited to Write to Favorite Authors

Letters about Literature

Young readers in grades 4-12 are invited to write a personal letter to an author for the Letters about Literature (LAL) contest, a national reading and writing promotion program. The letter can be to any author (living or dead) from any genre (fiction or nonfiction, contemporary or classic) explaining how that author’s work changed the student’s view of the world.

Slave Dwelling Project comes to Kershaw County

Jack Brantley slave cabin

The Kershaw County Library will host a talk with historian Joseph McGill, Jr., founder of The Slave Dwelling Project, on Saturday, October 4 at 3:30 p.m. By sleeping in former slave dwellings, this project has brought much needed attention to these often neglected structures that are vitally important to the American built environment. Inspired by his participation as a Civil War Re-enactor of the 54th Massachusetts, the African American unit portrayed in the movie Glory, Mr.