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  1. December 6, 2019
    The South Dakota Humanities Council met its fundraising goal for the South Dakota Day of Giving, gathering more than $5,000 in donations from the Dec. 3 event.
  2. December 4, 2019
    The 2020 One Book South Dakota is a tale of reinvention, of a person who changed her mind and her ways and left her family — her infamous and outspoken family, known nationwide for raucous protests at funerals of U.S. soldiers — for a quiet life in rural South Dakota.
  3. November 29, 2019
    On Dec. 3, readers will have a rare opportunity to meet the One Book author as the selection is announced.
  4. November 19, 2019
    After raising more than $5,000 during the inaugural South Dakota Day of Giving Nov. 27, 2018, the South Dakota Humanities Council is gearing up for the 2019 event.
  5. November 8, 2019
    The 2019 Veterans Story Contest invited past and current service members who live in South Dakota to submit their stories in written or video formats. The resulting entries were memorable.
  6. October 11, 2019
    From gourmet meals to poignant book discussions to Wild West shootouts, Festival fans were treated to a wide variety of events during the 17th annual Festival of Books.
  7. September 18, 2019
    Planning your Festival of Books visit? Here is “what you need to know” — our full preview featuring important information about authors, dates, times and locations.
  8. September 14, 2019
    As a member of what's been referred to as the "most hated family in America" and granddaughter of infamous religious zealot and Westboro Baptist Church pastor Fred Phelps, Megan Phelps-Roper grew up on raucous picket lines protesting funerals with messages like "God Hates Fags."
  9. September 6, 2019
    Second and third graders will be quite familiar with at least two of the 2019 Young Readers Festival of Books authors by the time the event rolls around in October.
  10. August 27, 2019
    The South Dakota Humanities Council, a non-profit that leads statewide advocacy for the humanities, is pleased to announce this year’s winners of the Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities Awards.