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#OwnVoices: Creating space: A Black Women's History of the United States

A Black Women's History of the United States is a critical survey of black women's complicated legacy in America, as it takes into account their exploitation and victimization as well as their undeniable and substantial contributions to the country since its inception.

Apr 16 7:00 p.m.

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VTT RPGs

Virtual Tabletop Role-playing Games Hosted by Richland Library

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Health at Every Size

A revolution in size acceptance is upon us.  The titles below explore the work of the Health at Every Size (HAES) movement and the concepts of fatphobia, weight discrimination, body image, disordered eating, radical self love, and weight inclusivity.  Challenging traditional notions of weight and health, these works may lead you to question what you thought you knew about wellness.
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Augusta Baker and the Art of Storytelling

"Storytelling at its best is mutual creation. Children listen and, out of the words they hear, create their own mental images; this opening of the mind's eye develops the imagination." - Storytelling: Art and Technique by Augusta Baker and Ellin Greene

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Ramadan Suhoor Recipes

Here are two easy and simple suhoor recipes to get your Ramadan started off on the right foot.

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Recent Magical Realism

When you need a stretch of the imagination, a break from mainstream fiction and predictable mysteries, and like books that are a little weird but not too weird, give one of these newer magical realism releases a try. 
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Female Spies

Female spies are more than just the femme fatales shown in moves and television. They must have ingenuity, talent, and more than just a little courage. From tales of real heroines from history, to espionage fiction inspired by the bravery of these women, these stories are full of intrigue, espionage, and thrilling edge of your seat storytelling at its best.

May 06 7:00 p.m.

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Latinx Book Club

Join us for a book group discussion "The House on Mango Street" by Sandra Cisneros

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Good Folk Tales and Fairy Tales for Storytelling

In their well-respected book, Storytelling: Art and Technique, Ellin Greene and Augusta Baker tell us: "A good story for telling is one that has something to say and that says it in the best possible way." Check out some of these books to learn more about the traditional art of storytelling and to find folk tales and fairy tales that have something to say and are written in the best possible way!
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April is National Poetry Month: Ode to the Onion

What do an onion, a sock, a hummingbird, and ironing all have in common? Chilean poet Pablo Neruda wrote odes to each of these. Learn more about elemental odes and write one yourself.

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Picks from Reese's Hello Sunshine Book Club 🌞

Check out these selections from Reese Witherspoon's popular book club.  The April 2021 pick is Northern Spy by Flynn Berry Reese's YA Pick is You Have a Match by Emma Lord
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Poets I Have Heard (and Several Others I Wish I Had)

In truth, I have heard only three of the poets whose works appear in the following booklist.  But there is something priceless about the experience of hearing poets read their own words.

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25 Essential Books About Asian American Identity and Experience

It is really unjust and unfortunate to see the sharp rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans. Books are a great way to educate oneself about the Asian American experience. Racism can be combated by reading these human stories and understanding that we are all more alike than different. 
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One True Sentence

With Ken Burns's highly anticipated three-part documentary on Ernest Hemingway currently airing on PBS, now is a good time to dive into the works of this most celebrated of 20th century American literary masters, whose writing style profoundly influenced (for better or worse) many authors who followed him and whose literary sensibility is still something of a touchstone.  In addition to Hemingway's own fiction, nonfiction, and correspondence, the following list includes the definitive multivolume biography by Michael Reynolds, as well as Mary Dearborn's critically acclaimed 2017 bio.
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The Story of the Big Apple Night Club

The Big Apple nightclub was once a swinging spot in downtown Columbia where the music could be heard for blocks around and the dancers took to the floor and started a national dance craze. Let’s take a look back at the exciting story of the Big Apple.

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Jazz Appreciation Month: Women in Jazz

Jazz is a male dominated field, but women have contributed significantly since it began.  Most of the women of Jazz that are well known to most of us (especially those of us who are not aficionados of the genre) do tend to be the vocalists, rather than the instrumentalists.  Here is a list of books, music and film to help you learn more about both.

Jun 01 12:00 p.m.

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The Roots of Black Music in America

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Jazz Appreciation Month: Nina Simone

"She was one of the most extraordinary artists of the twentieth century, an icon of American music. She was the consummate musical storyteller, a griot as she would come to learn, who used her remarkable talent to create a legacy of liberation, empowerment, passion, and love through a magnificent body of works...She was who the world would come to know as Nina Simone." ~ Source: Official Home of Nina Simone (https://www.ninasimone.com/biography/) 
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Music You May Have Missed

It's been a crazy year. In all the commotion, you may have missed some of these albums that were added to our collection in the last 12 months. Enjoy!
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#BroaderBookshelf 2021 - Antihero's and Villains as the protagonist

Do you believe there's always an "other" side to each story?  Well here they are. Read some titles that talk about the perspective of the villain or an antihero. Some are tricksters and some are downright murderers. All are darkly enjoyable.   Learn more about the Broader Bookshelf challenge and see more lists here.
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5 Great New Titles for April

Get on board! This month's picks include strange train rides and angsty young women.

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#BroaderBookshelf 2021: New Press Poetry

Fulfill the "read a book published by a Small or Independent Press" prompt with these books of poetry from New Press.  This list is part of the #BroaderBookshelf 2021 reading challenge. Find more lists here.
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#BroaderBookshelf 2021: Graywolf Poetry

Fulfill the "read a book published by a Small or Independent Press" prompt with these poetry books from Soho Press. This list is part of the #BroaderBookshelf 2021 reading challenge. Find more lists here.
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2020 National Book Critics Circle Awards

This year's winners are: Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell - Fiction Island on Fire by Tom Zoellner - Nonfiction Stranger in the Shogun's City by Amy Stanley - Biography Minor Feelings by Cathy Park Hong - Autobiography
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Women's History Month: Graphic Novels For YA Readers

Women History Month is a time to celebrate and examine women’s history, issues, and contributions. Our team's contributions this month will be providing a quality booklist every Monday featuring strong female characters, movements, and historical figures. 
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She Changed Her Name

Many generations work together to reveal how Sojourner Truth fits in our history or herstory.

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4 Reasons Why Remote Work Will Continue After Covid-19

Millions of Americans were required to work remotely in 2020 due to Covid-19. Although there has been a growing demand for decades for flexibility in how and where people work, it wasn’t until the pandemic forced the widespread use of tools like Zoom, that the public perception of virtual work with its many benefits for both employees and employers was truly understood.

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Richland Library Southeast

Mini-Retreat: Play Birdsong Hero

Wish you could identify birds by their songs? Try this simple game and turn "someday" into "today" for your bird watching bucket-list daydreams. 

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The White Tiger: A Book Review

There has been a resurgence of interest in Aravind Adiga’s book The White Tiger as Netflix recently released a movie of the same name based on this 2008 Booker prize-winning exemplary work of fiction. 

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COVID-19 Resource Review

Do you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines, but don't know where to look? Check out these resources!

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LibraryReads for April 2021

Each month, LibraryReads lists the top upcoming titles recommended by librarians across the country.  All these books will be published in April 2021, so stay ahead of the curve and get on the holds list now!
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Free Notary Services During a Pandemic

Wondering where you can get those important documents notarized while Richland Library is offering limited in person services due to the pandemic?

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Let's Talk Race: The Asian & Asian American Experience

Reading books is a great way to begin working on becoming more anti-racist, and the words on a page can help provide insight into the thoughts, feelings, fears, pain, hopes, and wishes of another human being. Below is a list of titles about the Asian and Asian American experience, to get you started on having a better understanding of what it means to be of Asian heritage in America and how to be a better and more vocal ally.  Also, take a look at these past Richland Library booklists for more recommendations:
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Women Authors Who Broke the Mold

Women authors have been writing the best thought-provoking novels since the 1960s on. The genre of these authors ranges from Historical Fiction to Fantasy and Science Fiction, some with vampires, dragons, or aliens from space.  C.S. Friedman's title is coming soon. Looking for more? Check out our personalized recommendations here or call us at 799-9084.
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20 Best Psychological Thriller Books I Have Read

I am a fan of psychological thrillers. I love the adrenalin filled suspense, the insight into the complexities of the human mind and the ending you never saw coming. There are a lot of books in this popular genre and some are better than the others. Sometimes a book is promising but the ending can be a let down or a disappointment. These twenty books are my personal favorites and they are the best of the best in psychological suspense. Do read, you will be riveted.
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Jazz Appreciation Month

April is Jazz Appreciate Month and we have just the thing to help celebrate!
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Dark Reads

Hunker down with a few Dark and Gritty reads. 
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Unsolved Mysteries

Check out these True Crime books about unsolved crimes.
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Underrated Science Fiction

Here is a list of Science Fiction that is worth reading. Whether your new to the genre or jumping back in, we got you covered!
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Unsolved Mysteries

Check out these True Crime books about unsolved crimes.
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Historical Mystery Romances

Do you love Historical Fiction, Mysteries, and Romance? Yes, you can have all your favorite genres in one!