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‎Health & Wellness

The Power of a Good Snooze

It doesn’t matter if you’re for or against daylight saving time, we can all agree that changing the clocks is much easier than convincing our bodies that it’s 6 AM even though it’s screaming back, “Nope, it’s 5 AM according to my time.” According to WebMD, it’s harder to adjust to losing an hour of sleep in the spring than the hour gained in the fall — but it usually takes only one day for a person to adapt to the change.

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African American History

Black History is American History

I remember being in school as a kid and wondering why we were only taught about historical Black figures during February. I then remember being confused because we only talked about well-known names like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks. There was the occasional mention of Frederick Douglass or George Washington Carver but I never really learned about any other Black Americans in school. It was the same thing every year. I remember there being no real emphasis on how Black Americans contributed to the history of the United States. Black History Month felt like a speed bump — over just as quickly as it started and pretty uneventful.

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African American History

Black History Month

Lexington County Public Library Every February, we celebrate the achievements and history of African Americans as part of Black History Month. Literature in particular has

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African American History

Coretta Scott King Book Awards

Lexington County Public Library February is Black History Month. It’s a time to bring more awareness and recognition of African American authors and illustrators whose work

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Databases

The State Newspaper’s Free With Your Library Card

Read today’s headlines from The State — FREE using your library card. You can view and read a digital image of today’s newspaper from anywhere. Search for past news articles back to 1987 and browse web articles that were published on the newspaper’s website.

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‎Health & Wellness

Pilates & Yoga

Lexington County Public Library The physical body is a temple, take care of it. The mind is energy, regulate it. The soul is the projection,

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Book Clubs

A Christmas Carol

“Bah, hum bug.” Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly, cantankerous miser, made his way into the homes and hearts of many people in the 1800s and has

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Native American Heritage Month
History & Culture

Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month and to celebrate we have some facts about Native American history. However, please note that “Native American” encompasses many,

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