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Coming Soon for Adults

This list is regularly updated and shows items that have been ordered and will soon be available for checkout.
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Just Checked In for Adults

This list is regularly updated and shows some of the latest items that have been checked in at the library.

Jul 25 5:30 p.m.

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Richland Library Edgewood

Escape Room: Library Edition!

Attention escape room enthusiasts! Join us on the hunt for the Book of the Dead – a relic said to bestow untold powers to those able to control it. Your mission is to find the hidden book before time runs out.

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Aug 28 6:30 p.m.

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Richland Library Ballentine

Bookin' It in Ballentine

Join us for a book group discussion of this month’s title, Prisoners of the Castle: An Epic Story of Survival and Escape from Colditz, the Nazis' Fortress Prison, by Ben Macintyre.

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Jun 26 6:30 p.m.

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Richland Library Ballentine

Bookin' It in Ballentine

Join us for a book group discussion of this month’s title, The Spy Who Came in From The Cold by John le Carré.

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May 29 6:30 p.m.

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Richland Library Ballentine

Bookin' It in Ballentine

Join us for a book group discussion of this month’s title, Hanging Mary: A Reimagining of Lincoln's Assassination by Susan Higginbotham.

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Jun 04 5:30 p.m.

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Richland Library Sandhills

Writing Workshop: Starting Your Novel

Discover essential tools and techniques to kickstart your genre fiction novel. This workshop is an immersive session to provide you with the foundational skills and confidence to embark on your writing journey.

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Dinosaur Books for Grown Ups

Kids love dinosaurs, and there are lots of great books for kids about them.  But what about the rest of us?  Check out some of these fantastic books about thunder lizards for adults - there are memoirs, histories of paleontology, art books, and up to date science on what dinosaurs looked like, how they behaved, and how we know.  If you haven't been keeping up with modern discoveries in paleontology, pick up a book from this list and you may be surprised at how much things have changed!
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LibraryReads for May 2024

Each month, LibraryReads lists the top upcoming titles recommended by librarians across the country.  All these books will be published in May 2024, so stay ahead of the curve and get on the holds list now!    
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Don't Call the Plumber... Yet: DIY for Beginners

Okay, sometimes you really do need to call a plumber.  The most important thing to learn about fixing things in your home yourself is when you can do it and when you should really call in the pros!  Check out these books to find out how easy some tasks are (fixing your leaky toilet) and when you really need help (gas leak!)

Jun 25 6:00 p.m.

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Richland Library Ballentine

Age Ready - Dementia 101

Learn about Dementia Education and Resources in South Carolina from Tori Anderson of the South Carolina Department on Aging

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Jun 22 2:30 p.m.

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Richland Library Ballentine

Meet the Author: C. Hope Clark

South Carolina has its share of history and scandal. Hear how author C. Hope Clark chose South Carolina as the basis of all her fiction, finding it the perfect locale for the mystery genre.

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Aug 17 3:30 p.m.

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Richland Library Northeast

What's Cooking, Chef?

Come and explore Culinary techniques, international cuisines, and guest chefs with Chef Floyd, Culinary Arts Coordinator

Welcome Chef Maegan Horton, Chefs for Seniors, to the Teaching Kitchen as Guest Chef.

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Jul 10 6:00 p.m.

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Richland Library Ballentine

Meet the Author: Poland and Clark

Tom Poland and Robert Clark will share images and stories from their 50-50 Expeditions about the cultural riches, natural history, and back-road life of the Palmetto State.

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Aug 03 12:00 p.m.

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Richland Library Southeast

Play Freely: A Sensory Friendly Edition

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Resources on Intimate Partner Violence

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is abuse or aggression that occurs in a romantic relationship. “Intimate partner” refers to both current and former spouses and dating partners. IPV can vary in how often it happens and how severe it is. It can range from one episode of violence that could have lasting impact to chronic and severe episodes over multiple years. IPV can include any of the following types of behavior: