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Explore the 47: South Carolina's Coasts

Did the pandemic mess up your summer? Let me show you how to get it back in 2021 with a SC State Park Backpack. 

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Herbal Aficionado

With the season of Summer beaming down on us and more time outdoors, grab a hold of a fiction read that will encourage a little foraging in the woods.🍃
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New Business Books

As one might expect, business books examining the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy are now coming out.  Adam Tooze, author of the definitive account of the Great Recession’s worldwide impact (Crashed), is back with
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2021 Agatha Award Winners

This year's winners are: All the Devils are Here by Louise Penny The Last Mrs. Summers by Rhys Bowen Murder at the Mena House by Erica Ruth Neubauer
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LibraryReads for August 2021

Each month, LibraryReads lists the top upcoming titles recommended by librarians across the country.  All these books will be published in August 2021, so stay ahead of the curve and get on the holds list now!
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Beat the Heat - Winter Books for Summer Reading

For some people, a "beach read" is likely to be a book about people having fun in the sun - splashing in the waves, vacationing by the pool, sizzling on the beach.  Not me.  I am hot enough already, and by the time July comes around I am tired of being hot.  I want to read about snow!  I want hats and scarves and murder on the slopes!  I want ice floes and frostbite and all the avalanches you can give me.  Cool me down!  These books are all set in the cold - maybe they'll help you beat the heat.
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New in Science

New titles by best-selling authors Michael Pollan (This Is Your Mind on Plants),
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Japan 2021 for Olympics 2020

We now get to see Japan, her culture and history after seeing China and Korea present their cultures in previous Olympic Games.  What do you want to learn about first, anime, manga, the language, the food, and the places they all come together in?  Looking for more, and in different formats? Check out our personalized recommendations here or call us at 799-9084.

Nov 09 6:30 p.m.

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Book Banter

Join us for a book group discussion of this month’s title, Another Brooklyn, by Jacqueline Woodson.

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Oct 12 6:30 p.m.

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Book Banter

Join us for a book group discussion of this month’s title, The Widows of Malabar Hill, by Sujata Massey.

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Richland Library Sandhills

Career Development: Promote Yourself

Whether you're seeking greener pastures or looking to grow in a happy situation, self-promotion is an ongoing process that can benefit you at any career stage.

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Richland Library Northeast

The Grilled Peaches You Didn't Know You Needed

This grilled peach with strawberry goat cheese recipe combines the sweetness of peak season peaches with the tanginess of goat cheese blended with strawberries.  Topped with toasted walnuts and honey, this quick low-fat dessert is a great finish to a summer meal. 

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Richland Library Lower Richland

#OwnVoices: The Impact of Mispronouncing a Name

A child's socioemotional well-being and worldview can be negatively impacted by someone's failure to pronounce their name properly and can even lead them to shy away from their own cultures and families. 

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Tokyo Olympics 2020

Tokyo Olympics 2020 games are about to begin!  The trials for the USA team members are going on now.  You can pick and choose which parts of the games you watch, the gymnastics, track and field, soccer, equestrian, or one of the new sports like surfing.  Looking for more? Check out our personalized recommendations here or call us at 799-9084.
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Picks from Reese's Hello Sunshine Book Club 🌞

Check out these selections from Reese Witherspoon's popular book club.  The July 2021 pick is The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller Reese's Spring YA Pick is Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley
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Conmen and Swindlers

Check out these real life stories of fakers and swindlers
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Richland Library Sandhills

Civic Engagement is Civic Power

Are you interested in being more involved in your community? Find out why it's important to be civically engaged and more!

Sep 19 3:00 p.m.

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How the Heck Do I Buy a Used Car?

Thinking about buying a new car but intimidated by the process? Scared you’ll buy a lemon or end up paying too much? This class will empower you with advice and information and take the scary and unknown bits out of the car buying process.

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LibraryReads for July 2021

Each month, LibraryReads lists the top upcoming titles recommended by librarians across the country.  All these books will be published in July 2021, so stay ahead of the curve and get on the holds list now!
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July 4th Mysteries

Check out these mysteries that take place on the 4th.
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In Remembrance of Bastille Day

In honor of Bastille Day, a French holiday, check out some of these fiction, non-fiction, and DVD selections to further your understanding of this very chilling and bloody period in French history. 
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Richland Library Main

5 New Books for July

This month's picks prove that family conflicts are both universal and timeless. 

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#BroaderBookshelf 2021: Independent Press Sports

Fulfill the "read a book published by a Small or Independent Press" prompt with these sports titles. This list is part of the #BroaderBookshelf 2021 reading challenge. Find more lists here.
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A Soft Lesson to Learn: Teaching Soft Skills

As employers continue to lament the soft-skills deficiencies they see in new hires, more attention is being paid to making these skills part of the educational curriculum.

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The Crossover: Sports Fiction

I did not play sports.  I was a theatre kid and a book kid all the way.  But I have an appreciation for sports, for athleticism and teamwork. 

So I reached out to my friends and colleagues who did play sports to find out what I missed.

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2021 Locus Award Winners

Check Out the Winners:  Science Fiction: Network Effect by Martha Wells Fantasy: The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin Horror: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia First Novel: Elatsoe By Darcie Little Badger     Novella: Ring Shout by P. Djèlí Clark  And the rest of the nominees...  
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New in Biography and Memoir

Featured in this roundup of new titles are memoirs by two authors with ties to the Midlands: Columbia native and Today Show anchor Craig Melvin, who writes of his complicated relationship with his father in Pops: Learning
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Richland Library Sandhills

Books + Music Pairings

We think these book and album pairings were meant for each other. See if you agree!