Images depicting people and places of Eastover and Lower Richland County, S.C. Donate your family photos by contacting the Walker Local History Room of the Richland Library at (803) 929-3402.
Pop sensation Justin Timberlake recently released his long-awaited album 20/20 Experience, and you can access it on Freegal or check it out from the catalog with your Richland Library card! Use your library card to access your favorite artists on Freegal by listening on demand and downloading 3 songs per week for free.
Join us to see Grammy award winning Okee Dokee Brothers perform this Sunday, April 14, at 3 p.m. in the "park" at Richland Library--10,000 square feet of padded astroturf with an outdoor stage, bistro tables and chairs, outdoor quilts, hula hoops, and more as part of the 27th Augusta Baker's Dozen Storytelling Celebration.
The Hélène Berr, A Stolen Life, holocaust exhibit will be on display at Richland Library starting April 8, 2013.
- Christy S.
Looking to find an author or book similar to another you’ve read? Let NoveList Plus play literary matchmaker for you. All you need to do is search for an author, book, or series that you already love, and –voilà! -this database will suggest other titles you might enjoy. If only online dating were this easy.
- Debbie Bloom
Accessible Archives is a genealogy database that features historical information not found in larger databases like Ancestry or HeritageQuest. If you haven’t tried it then you are in for a research treat provided by Richland Library. Database highlights include digitized South Carolina colonial newspapers and digitized African American Civil War era newspapers. These are resources not found anywhere else online
This 1904 publication was illustrated and complied by W. S. Kline and published by the R. L. Bryan Company of Columbia, S.C. It provides a description of the city’s history, businesses and industry and includes several photographs of buildings and landmarks.
- Sharon McElveen
Want to support Richland Library? Do you have any gently used or new books, CDs or textbooks you no longer need? If so, please box your donations and label them “Richland Library Friends donation” then deliver the boxes(up to 5 boxes at a time) to the Richland Library location that is most convenient for you. The Richland Library Friends will sell your donations at the upcoming Friends book sale. The Friday night sale which is open to Friends members only, is scheduled for April 19, 2013, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Memberships may be purchased at the door for as little as $25.The regular sale, which is open to the public, is scheduled for Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The proceeds from the sale will help to raise support for the Friends Summer Reading Challenge and to help support other library programs which enrich the lives of everyone in our community. If you have any questions concerning these donations, please contact Sharon McElveen at 803-988-0885.
The period is extraordinarily important: The late twentieth century was a time of significant advances in science and technology. Space probes explored comets and the outer planets. Personal computers were born and quickly grew to change the way people all over the world work, play, and communicate. With the rise of the Internet, information of all kinds became available at the click of a button. In addition, advances in biotechnology during this period were groundbreaking, producing the first genetically engineered vaccine, a map of the human genome, and the first successfully cloned mammal. The events covered include the curriculum-oriented geopolitical events of the era - from end of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War in 1973 to the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991. Essays also address important social and cultural developments in daily life: major literary movements, significant developments in the arts and motion pictures, trends in world population and immigration, and landmark social legislation.
The events covered include the geopolitical events of the era--from World War II (1939-1945) and the Holocaust to the formation of the United Nations and the start of the Cold War in 1945, from the Korean War (1950-1953) to the war in Vietnam (1959-1975). Essays also address important social and cultural developments in literature, the arts, music, law, and social and civil rights legislation. Among the many broad subjects receiving extensive coverage are the emerging environmental movement and the growing awareness of pollution; Europe's changing political divisions and shifting alliances; global human rights struggles, including those of women, children, minority groups, and political refugees; the nuclear age; space exploration; postcolonial struggles and revolutionary political movements; dictatorships; and famine and natural disasters. This set also covers major advances in medicine, science, and technology, including those discoveries that brought fundamental changes to daily life beginning in the early 1940's. Medical scientists learned that DNA carries hereditary information and that its structure is in the form of a double-helix; they developed the polio vaccine and determined the structure of insulin and penicillin; and they advanced x-ray photography for medical purposes. Milestones were reached in computer technology, aviation, physics, astronomy, geology, and telecommunications.