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Summer Reading is Here!

Imagine Your Story this summer! Sign up for our Summer Reading Program online or at the Elgin or Camden branches of the library.

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  • Well-Read Black Girl

    Glory Edim, editor

    An inspiring collection of essays by black women writers, curated by the founder of the popular book club Well-Read Black Girl, on the importance of recognizing ourselves in literature. Remember that moment when you first encountered a character who seemed to be written just for you? That feeling of belonging remains with readers the rest…

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  • How to Be an Antiracist

    Ibram X. Kendi

    Antiracism is a transformative concept that reorients and reenergizes the conversation about racism—and, even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. At it’s core, racism is a powerful system that creates false hierarchies of human value; its warped logic extends beyond race, from the way we regard…

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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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  • Biased

    Jennifer L. Eberhardt

    You don’t have to be racist to be biased. Unconscious bias can be at work without our realizing it, and even when we genuinely wish to treat all people equally, ingrained stereotypes can infect our visual perception, attention, memory, and behavior. This has an impact on education, employment, housing, and criminal justice. In Biased, with…

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  • Dying of Whiteness

    Jonathan M Metzl

    With the rise of the Tea Party and the election of Donald Trump, many middle- and lower-income white Americans threw their support behind conservative politicians who pledged to make life great again for people like them. But as Dying of Whiteness shows, the right-wing policies that resulted from this white backlash put these voters’ very health at risk–and, in the end, threaten everyone’s well-being. Physician and sociologist…

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  • Good Talk

    Mira Jacob

    “How brown is too brown?”  “Can Indians be racist?”  “What does real love between really different people look like?” Like many six-year-olds, Mira Jacob’s half-Jewish, half-Indian son, Z, has questions about everything. At first they are innocuous enough, but as tensions from the 2016 election spread from the media into his own family, they become much, much more complicated….

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  • Stony the Road

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

    A profound new rendering of the struggle by African-Americans for equality after the Civil War and the violent counter-revolution that resubjugated them, as seen through the prism of the war of images and ideas that have left an enduring racist stain on the American mind. The abolition of slavery in the aftermath of the Civil…

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  • Just Mercy

    Bryan Stevenson

    A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice– from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time. Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those…

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Kershaw County Library Updates

Yes, The Library is Open!

Welcome back to Kershaw County Library! We've missed you!  Starting June 1, our plan is to reopen the Camden and Elgin libraries for selecting books and using our WiFi / public computers. Bethune will still have book pickup, but be closed to the public. To be as safe as possible, some library...

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June’s In the Know is Here!

Our In the Know looks a little different this summer. We're splitting it up, month by month. We know times are uncertain. And we want to make sure to give you the most up-to-date, correct information on library events and happenings! Our June issue of the In the Know has all of our online...

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Did You Know?

We've got access to so many digital resources making research easier than ever! Getting those good grades will be a cinch!

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