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How is our community addressing the issue of youth homelessness? What can I do to help? Answer these questions and become part of the solution. Join us for a follow-up conversation to the forum Living on the Edge: Youth Homelessness in Columbia. On Sunday, November 17th Richland Library kicked off... More 
Heather M. -
Join us for Family Learning Night on Thursday, March 6th at 6:00 pm in the Bostick Auditorium at Richland Library Main. This learning event will focus on getting your child ready to read, helping emerging readers find success and discovering resources in the community to strengthen your family. Families will learn:... More 
Sarah G. -
For The Nickelodeon's latest series, Columbia's academic, literary and theater communities are coming together to explore the enduring adaptability of Shakespeare's work and to celebrate Shakespeare in cinema. These two events at Richland Library feature an expert-led discussion of the plays prior to free... More 
Sarah G. -
Come join Turning Pages and community supporters to celebrate 45 years of literacy service to the Midlands! In 1968, community volunteers created the Greater Columbia Literacy Council to provide one-on-one literacy tutoring to those interested in improving their reading, writing, and numeracy skills. Since then,... More 
Sarah G. -

Help for Homeless Youth

Q: Where is the closest teen homeless shelter? A: Myrtle Beach Q: How many homeless youth attended Richland School District 1 last... More 
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Richland Library, Columbia Museum of Art Offer Free Wi-Fi Downtown

Richland Library and the Columbia Museum of Art have teamed up to offer free Wi-Fi access in Boyd Plaza at the corner of Main and Hampton Streets in downtown Columbia. A natural extension... More 
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Richland Library Hosts Forum on Youth Homelessness

Richland Library will host a community discussion about the importance of helping Columbia's homeless youth find stability from 3 – 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 17... More 
Sarah G. -
There's been a lot of recent attention on homelessness in Columbia, primarily focused on the visible adult homeless population, and concerns about the effects of homelessness on our downtown economy. But the heated debates, and the currently available community resources, haven't really addressed one huge part of the... More 
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Heather M. -
"Black men: Do you want to get out of the situation that you're in? What is the reluctance for taking responsibility for improving our community? Are your children better or worse off as a result of your involvement?" --from the Question Bridge trailer Question... More 
Laura -
On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law.  According to the S.C. Department of Health and Human Services, this law expands health coverage and puts in place comprehensive health insurance reforms.  One of the main components is increasing access to... More 

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