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Tomes: A Collection of Heavy Books
Diana K. -
Tomes: A Collection of Heavy Books is currently on display in the Gallery at Main. Columbia, SC, artist Doni Jordan uses mixed media, collages and fiber art in her intricate, textured artworks. Pieces from Tomes have been featured in the New York Public Library, the University Gallery at USC Sumter and... More 
ThomasM -

Anime Without Pens

All of the popular anime and manga in the world are inspiring young people to take up their pens in pursuit of their own titles. But has anime left pens and ink behind? Last Friday, the... 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 
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 
Freedom and Justice, Cecil Williams Captures the Columbia Civil Rights Struggle
Lisa -
In Freedom and Justice,  photographer Cecil Williams offers an eyewitness account of the legally segregated South of the 1950s. His moving photographs show people risking their lives to confront segregation and racism. He writes, "growing up colored in the Deep South in the fifties meant reaching adolescence in... More 
Debbie B. -

The Hidden Art of J. Bardin

J. Bardin is best admired for his abstract art. Indeed, he was one of the first South Carolinians to introduce the New York abstract movement to South Carolina in the 1950s. While a USC professor... More 
Jennifer -
We're pretty lucky to have such talented teens at the Richland Library. Sam D. not only helps the library by volunteering with the Teen Advisory Board, but he's a skilled artist as well! Inspired by the work of artist/illustrator Brandon Reese, Sam created his own take on Laughter and Raindrops. In addition... More 
Sarah G. -
Come see the Columbia City Ballet and some special guests perform excerpts and readings from the storybook classic The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery -- one of the best-selling and most beloved books ever published. Sunday, February 24th on the first floor of the Main Library... More 


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