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Coretta Scott King award winners
African American History

Coretta Scott King Book Awards

February is Black History Month. It’s a time to bring more awareness and recognition of African American authors and illustrators whose work bespeak an appreciation of African American culture.

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board games more than just fun
Board Games

Board Games Aren’t Just for Fun

Board games aren’t just for fun — they’re learning tools. Cooperation, strategy, math, science, literacy, critical-thinking … there’s a game for that. From classic to brand new, here are some board games to play with your family.

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the state newspaper free with your library card
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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yoga
‎Health & Wellness

Pilates & Yoga

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

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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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winter reading challenge
Children

Fall Into Winter Reading

The days are getting colder and the nights are getting longer — but reading always brightens up our day — so we’re challenging you to Fall Into Winter Reading. We realize you’re busy, so we made it simple.

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Kindness Project
Community

Kindness Project

We invite you to join in spreading kindness throughout the month of November. The library offers a series of activities encouraging local residents to be kind to others, be kind to ourselves, be kind to animals and be kind to the earth.

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Children

It’s NaNoWriMo Time

Fall is finally here. That means football, pumpkin spice, temperatures below 90 degrees and — for the month of November — NaNoWriMo. NaNoWri—WHAT? National Novel Writing

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witch
Movies & Television

Witches

Witches (and wizards) wield magic with a wave of a wand, a wiggle of a nose and the snap of a finger. Whether they are from Oz, Camelot, the Discworld — or the most magical land of all, Scotland — witches and wizards have made us spell-bound.

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werewolf
Myths & Legends

Werewolves

Who’s afraid of the big, bad wolf? Not us. Werewolves are one of the world’s most famous shape-shifters, and have enthralled us in stories —

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mermaid
History & Culture

Mermaids

Mermaids swim and splash through our imaginations in a flurry of shells, seaweed and scales. They give us mental images of gorgeous beaches, serene lagoons,

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phantom of the opera
Classic Literature

Phantom of the Opera

This weekend I started reading The Phantom of the Opera, the classic mystery/horror novel by French author Gaston Leroux. Having grown up in the 80s

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vampire
Classic Literature

Vampires

Regardless of whether they are the heroes or villains of their story, vampires captivate our imaginations. These blood-sucking fiends (or, in some cases, friends) hide in the shadows, cloaked in the darkness of night. While vampires may hide from the sun, let us metaphorically shine a light on these ferocious, fanged creatures of the night.

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