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Richland Library at the Jam Room Festival this Saturday

Join Richland Library this Saturday, September 21 at the second annual Jam Room Music Festival located on Columbia's Main Street. Richland Library loves free events and the Jam Room Festival is completely FREE for all ages. Music begins at noon and runs throughout the evening - including both National and Regional acts such as Son Volt, The Woggles, The Book of John, Dear Blanca, Los Perdidos, Stagbriar, Rachel Kate and more. Don't forget to visit Richland Library and load up on cds and digital downloads. Use Freegal each week to download 5 free songs to keep.

The Jam Room Festival also includes a morning bike event that benefits the American Diabetes Association, a Kid's Zone featuring the Columbia Arts Academy and Ladybug Studios, and many local eats and drinks.

While you're out enjoying the music and arts, stop by our Richland Library booth to get a library card, to find out information about our many resources and services, and to say hello to your favorite librarians.


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