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Books to celebrate 50th anniversary of 'I Have A Dream' speech

"I have a dream."

Those words have sparked new ideas of the civil rights for a young nation. The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington is Aug. 28, when the world first heard the famous "I Have A Dream" speech by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It was those words and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy that inspired the nation to pass the Civil Rights Bill of 1964. This bill has become the umbrella for other civil rights issues that followed the March on Washington.Read More...

Learn more about human experience through memoirs

What is a memoir? It is a special kind of autobiography, usually involving a portion of the author's life that includes details about a person, historic event or thing. Memoirs let us go deeper into another's life and learn what it was like to grow up, to take care of someone in need, to suffer a loss, or fight a war. We have many riveting memoirs available at our libraries.Read More...

No mystery that local libraries are full of great whodunits

What better way to cool off from the summer heat than to dive into a mystery? Whether you're rocking on the porch or lounging on the beach, mysteries will give you a refreshing dose of cold, calculated crime. Mysteries offer a wide variety of subgenres to fit the tastes of every reader. Have you discovered your favorite yet? Read More...

Treaty of Beaufort - 1787

Have you ever wondered why South Carolina is shaped the way it is? As is the case for most of the United States, boundary disputes sometimes create odd juts of land in current state borders. When rivers are used as dividing lines, they sometimes shift as water levels increase or recede, islands appear and disappear, as erosion occurs, etc. South Carolina has quarreled with its neighbors about property lines for centuries – and the Treaty of Beaufort has been in the thick of the discussions about the southern boundary with Georgia and where exactly the state line falls in the Savannah River.Read More...

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