Richland Library recently published more than 60 young Midlands authors and artists in Kids in Print. Children submitted their art, poems and stories and were selected based on originality and craftsmanship. Check out our artists and authors at photostream on Flickr, and visit the Children's Room at Main to see winning pieces on display!
- Quincy Pugh
This fascinating documentary film explores the struggles and triumphs of three inner city teens as they strive to use their gift of language to rise above daily struggles. Words can be very powerful, they can build you up as well as break you down. This film focuses on the positive aspects of writing and artistic expression at a South Bronx school but also delves into the sometimes not-so-pretty aspects of poverty and single parent homes. To Be Heard is a “must-see” film. Check out the film trailer. You may find this and other great documentaries in the Film and Sound Department at Richland Library.
Bloom's Literary Reference Online contains information on thousands of authors and their works, an archive of 38,000 characters, plus articles on topics and themes, a timeline, and a special feature on Harold Bloom's Western Literary Canon.Students in 6-12 grade and college will find critiques of many books that are presented in the classroom. Also find detailed guides for writing critical essays and analysing important literary themes.