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Suicide Awareness & Prevention Training

Richland Library partnered with the Harriet Hancock LBGT Center to offer training on how to question, persuade and refer individuals that may be at risk for suicide. Eileen Schell, Physician Liasion, Richland Palmetto Health, gave an hour long presentation with question and answer time at the end. Mrs. Schell was able to help the audience learn what type of questions to ask an individual that could be suicidal. And more importantly the questions you shouldn't ask. The presentation was based on QPR which stands for Question Persuade Refer.

New Arrivals for Teens | July 9, 2013

Some of the library's newest arrivals for teens are listed, below. Drop by any Richland Library location for even more great options.

New Arrivals for Teens | July 2, 2013

Some of the newest arrivals to Richland Library's teen shelves are featured, below. Drop by any Richland Library location for more options.

Coming Soon: A Space for Teens, Designed with Parents in Mind

The latest space at the Richland Library’s downtown location is dedicated to all things teen, but designed with parents in mind. Parents and teens can take comfort in the knowledge that our new teen center has a number of safety features in place alongside resources to help growing minds flourish. The new area will be reserved solely for teens ages 12 to 18 to hang out, be themselves, study, learn, and grow. Other features include:

Five 80s Movies I'm watching with my Teens this Summer

I'm so not cool anymore. I stopped trying. When I saw Molly Ringwald playing a mother of teens on a TV show, I knew I was doomed. But with the help of the Brat Pack and a few other classic performances, I think I can redeem myself... as long as I leave the acid wash in the closet.

And did I mention the totally awesome (yes, I said it!) music? Bangles, Cyndi Lauper, Banarama's "Cruel Summer", The Pyschedlic Furs, Simple Mind's "Don't You", and Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes."

Do you remember which of these quotes came from which of the movies?