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COLA Guide

What's COLA stand for? It's Community Opportunities for Living Abundantly. The COLA Guide was developed collaboratively by a team of researchers and graduate students from the University of... More 
Alice in Wonderland at Richland Library
Sarah G. -
Join Alice on her journey through the whimsical wonderland of the Queen of Hearts and Cheshire Cat! Bring the whole family for this sneak peek of the Columbia City Ballet's Alice in Wonderland on the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's classic tale. Enjoy the show, then meet and mingle with the dancers... More 
Laura -

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 
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 
Ellen B. -

A Bright Exchange

The world changed in October of 1879. Thomas Edison produced the first long-burning incandescent light bulb. Lighting before his invention was a risky proposition exposing people to the... More 
Heather G. -
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... More 
Cecil Williams
Diana K. -
Have you noticed this picture at Richland Library Main of a cocky young man taking a drink? It hangs over the water fountain on the Garden level, and is a poignant reminder of how much has changed in fifty years. This young man is Cecil Williams, the photographer whose work currently lines the walls of The Gallery at... 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 
Sarah G. -
Most histories of the American civil rights movement focus on places like Montgomery, Little Rock, Birmingham, and Selma. Our hometown of Columbia, SC is a lesser recognized but important hotbed of meaningful civil rights activism in the 1960s and surrounding decades. South Carolina students, attorneys, and civil... More 
Heather G. -
It's the time of year to enjoy fresh treats from our gardens! Join Richland Library this Saturday, July 20th, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival at City Roots. Come by our tent to check out gardening and tomato books for all ages. We'll also have children's crafts and a reading quilt. Still need... More 


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