Mar 09 7:00 p.m.

Richland Library Online

Book Banter

Join us for a book group discussion of this month’s title, Black Klansman, by Ron Stallworth.

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Feb 09 7:00 p.m.

Richland Library Online

Book Banter

Join us for a book group discussion of this month’s title, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman.

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Feb 02 7:00 p.m.

Richland Library Online

Let's Talk Race Watch & Listen Group

The Let's Talk Race Watch & Listen Group examines race through the mediums of movies, podcasts and more.
Join us in February for a virtual discussion of The New York Times audio series, 1619, hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones.  

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Richland Library Sandhills

Take a Reading Challenge

Break out of your reading comfort zone with these book-focused challenges for the new year.

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Richland Library Northeast

Handmade Gifts for the Holidays: Pretzel Hugs

Need some low budget holiday gift ideas? All the DIY gifts in the "Handmade Gifts for the Holidays" series can be made with supplies costing $10 or less!

Feb 21 6:30 p.m.

Richland Library Online

A Candid Conversation with Jane Elliott

A stimulating conversation with Dr. Jane Elliott, internationally known teacher, lecturer, diversity trainer, and recipient of the National Mental Health Association Award for Excellence in Education, exposes prejudice and bigotry for what it is, an irrational class system based upon purely arbitrary factors. And if you think this does not apply to you. . . you are in for a rude awakening. Creator of the groundbreaking Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes Exercise.

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Jan 30 12:00 p.m.

Richland Library Online

Keeping Your Kids Mentally Fit In Today's World

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2020 Holiday Gifts for Children

The gift of books is one that children treasure.

El regalo de los libros es uno que los niños atesoran.

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Richland Library Main

10 Ways to DIY the Holiday Season

Tis' the season to check out all the gear you need to make your holidays merry and bright this year! 

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Richland Library Sandhills

At What Age Did You First Become Aware of Your Race?

Join the conversation. Getting to know one another a little bit better helps us develop a deeper understanding across races, challenge racism, and move ever closer to racial equity. 

Apr 28 6:00 p.m.

Richland Library Online

Vista Book Group

Join us for a book group discussion of this month’s title, How to Read the Constitution--and Why by Kim Wehle.

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Richland Library Main

Becoming a Poll Manager

The 2020 election was one for the books with the record breaking poll numbers and poll worker shortages due to COVID-19. But with a little training, I was able to not only use my voice by voting, but also to help others participate in the power of using theirs by becoming a poll manager. 

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Richland Library Main

Let's Talk Race: A Culinary Conversation

"The man and the woman who became enslaved enslaved the palate of those who enslaved them. From feijoada, to jambalaya, we flipped it on ’em. And we keep flipping it on ’em."
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Michael Twitty

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Richland Library Sandhills

Stories of Struggle: A Book Review

Claudia Smith Brinson's Stories of Struggle: The Clash Over Civil Rights in South Carolina shines a light on some of South Carolina's most influential pioneers of social justice.

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Richland Library Sandhills

Let's Talk Race DIY Book Club: Biased

Let's Talk Race DIY Book Clubs bring together the essential components of a good book discussion:  an introduction to share, questions to prompt conversation and further reading. 

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Richland Library Main

Let's Pretend This Never Happened : A Book Review

Let's Pretend This Never Happened  by Jenny Lawson is a completely hilarious, inappropriately outrageous and a truly courageous memoir. Miss Lawson details events from her unconventional childhood in Wall, Texas where she grew up poor with her sister Lisa, her loving mom and her eccentric yet endearing dad.

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Richland Library Sandhills

Let's Talk Race DIY Book Club: How to Be an Antiracist

Let's Talk Race DIY Book Clubs bring together the essential components of a good book discussion:  an introduction to share, questions to prompt conversation and further reading. 

Many are recognizing for the first time that neutrality on racism is no longer an option. Many are seeking exactly what Dr. Ibram X. Kendi offers in How To Be An Antiracist—a deep dive into racist systems and policies, and a call to action for actively pursuing anti-racism personally and in our own spheres of influence.

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Richland Library Main

Healing the Black Body (and Mind)

Find both national and local resources and initiatives that promote healing and health in the Black community.  

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Richland Library Main

Civic Engagement 101

How much do you know about your local government?

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Richland Library Main

Your Privacy + The Census 

The easiest way to prevent a Census worker from knocking on your door is to fill out your Census online now. But what if you are worried about your privacy?

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Richland Library Main

OFF BOOK: Crush Rush

Arts Librarian Ashley Warthen goes off book with photojournalist, Crush Rush to kick off his library residency.  

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Richland Library Main

Latinos/as, Hispanics, LatinX in the Census

The first Latinos in the United States of America settled in Florida in 1565 but the U.S. Census did not recognize this population until 1980--leaving their identity in limbo.

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The Census Through The Centuries

Because of the “72 year rule,” the 2020 Census will not be available for genealogists until 2092. When it is released, will your descendants be able to find you in the 2020 Census?

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The Power of the Vote

Voting is a fundamental right for every adult citizen in a democracy.  Richland Library's staff is working to make sure that every resident has the information and resources they need to successfully engage in the political process, ensuring their voice is heard.

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How to Vote Absentee in the General Election

While voters in South Carolina could place their vote via absentee ballot in the primary in June, simply due to the presence of the virus, this is not the case for the general election in November. Voters have to meet certain criteria and there are guidelines for who can vote absentee and how.

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The Power of Protest

Injustice calls for action. If you are ready to take a stand, Richland Library is here connect you with resources and knowledge. 

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Richland Library Main

#OwnVoices: The Vanishing Half - A Review

The Vanishing Half is a bittersweet look into the lives of twin sisters and how they deal with separation, betrayal, abuse, and a changing world. The sisters deal with the oppressive weight of being black in a time where lynchings were still commonplace as children, where light skin is seen as preferential and passing for white is as taboo as it is desirable.

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Richland Library Main

Explore a New Hobby

If you're looking to try something new, our staff is sharing some ideas that can potentially turn into hobbies.

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Richland Library Main

Painting on the Patio

Watch artist Keith Tolen's painting process as he creates a unique portrait. Then head outside and try out some plein air painting for yourself. 

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Making Your Way: Plein Air au Maison

Find a view that speaks to you, pick up your pencil, grab some paper and get yourself lost on your own magic carpet ride to somewhere beautiful.