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Summer Reading is Here!

Summer reading has almost come to an end. The last day is August 14. There's still time to sign up and read and get your prize!

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Robot Roundup!

Join KCL for a take-and-make Robot Engineering program. Create your own paper robot and learn about the creation of amazing robots! Pickup materials at the entry of Camden/Elgin libraries.

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  • This is My America

    Kim Johnson

    While writing letters to Innocence X, a justice-seeking project, asking them to help her father, an innocent black man on death row, teenaged Tracy takes on another case when her brother is accused of killing his white girlfriend.

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  • Into the Streets

    Marke Bieschke

    Prominently featured photos, artwork, and other visual elements will guide young adult readers through this lively, informative exploration of significant protests, sit-ins, and collective acts of resistance throughout US history

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  • Stamped

    Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi

    “The construct of race has always been used to gain and keep power, to create dynamics that separate and silence. This remarkable reimagining of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning reveals the history of racist ideas in America, and inspires hope for an antiracist future. It takes you on a…

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  • Across that Bridge

    John Lewis

    In turbulent times Americans look to the Civil Rights Movement as the apotheosis of political expression. As we confront questions of social inequality there’s no better time to revisit the lessons of the ’60s and no better leader to learn from than Congressman John Lewis. In Across That Bridge, Congressman Lewis draws from his experience…

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  • Begin Again

    Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.

    James Baldwin grew disillusioned by the failure of the Civil Rights movement to force America to confront its lies about race. In the era of Trump, what can we learn from his struggle? “Not everything is lost. Responsibility cannot be lost, it can only be abdicated. If one refuses abdication, one begins again.” –James Baldwin…

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  • Make Change

    Shaun King

    As a leader of the Black Lives Matter movement, Shaun King has become one of the most recognizable and powerful voices on the front lines of civil rights in our time. His commitment to reforming the justice system and making America a more equitable place has brought challenges and triumphs, soaring victories and crushing defeats….

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  • Walking With the Wind

    John Lewis

    Lewis’s role in the Nashville Movement – a student-led effort to desegregate the city of Nashville through nonviolent sit-ins – made him a defining activist of his day and helped set the tone for the civil rights movement. Though he was repeatedly a victim of violence and intimidation, his belief in peaceful action, inspired by his mentor, Dr. Martin Luther King, became the…

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  • March: Book One

    John Lewis

    This graphic novel is a first-hand account of Congressman John Lewis’ lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis’ personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement. Book…

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Kershaw County Library Updates

In the Know August 2020

We've got you covered with creative in August! Join us for awesome, informative, and FUN online programming for all ages. We've got robot building, coloring for stress relief, spa crafts, and more! Take a look at this month's In the Know and see what you're going to do in August. Click the cover to...

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Summer Seminars are Back!

Summer Seminars are back... but they look a little different this year; they're online! Our partnership with Downtown Camden brings you the best of personal growth and education. We're getting you geared up to be the best small business owner you can be! Entrepreneur workshops, COVID...

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Do You Know? Tuesday Trivia

This event, on August 6, 1945, led to the Japanese surrender of WWII. What was it?

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