Blog
Richland Library Sandhills

Take No Names: A Book Review

Daniel Nieh's follow-up to Beijing Payback is the perfect crime thriller for your summer vacation or staycation. 

Oct 13 6:00 p.m.

Event
Richland Library North Main

Understanding Expungement

Under SC law, you can apply to have certain South Carolina arrests, charges, or convictions placed under seal so they are no longer public record. Once they are sealed, these records can only be used for limited law enforcement purposes and otherwise can only be disclosed by court order. As we continue to Honor A Year of Black History join representatives from the Fifth Judicial Circuit Solicitor's Office to answer your concerns.

Nov 08 6:30 p.m.

Event
Richland Library St. Andrews

Book Banter

Join us for a book group discussion of this month’s title, Furiously Happy, by Jenny Lawson.

Event Type(s):

Audience(s):

List

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. 

Jul 25 5:00 p.m.

Event
Richland Library Main

Double Feature: Lethal Weapon 2

Riggs and Murtaugh must guard a free-wheeling witness in a comedy of car chases, gun battles, under-water escapes, even the destruction of a chic hillside house.

Event Type(s):

Audience(s):

Jul 25 2:30 p.m.

Event
Richland Library Main

Double Feature: Lethal Weapon

Murtaugh is a family man and veteran LAPD officer trying to survive. Riggs is a suicidal loose cannon cop. They work together to solve the mysterious murder of a banker's daughter.

Event Type(s):

Audience(s):

Jul 21 2:30 p.m.

Event
Richland Library Main

Movie Matinee: Alien

A savage and merciless acid-blooded alien attacks the crew of an intergalactic freighter Nostromo when they respond to a distress signal. They battle to stay alive and to prevent the deadly creature from reaching Earth.

Event Type(s):

Audience(s):

Jul 11 2:30 p.m.

Event
Richland Library Main

Movie Matinee: Raising Arizona

When a childless couple of an ex-con and his wife, an ex-cop decide to help themselves to one of another family's quintuplets, their lives get more complicated than they anticipated.

Event Type(s):

Audience(s):

List

#BroaderBookshelf 2022 - Non-Celebrity Memoirs about Professions

The #BroaderBookshelf challenge helps expand your reading habits to discover authors, genres and books you might not otherwise pick up. Check out one of these memoirs by somebody who isn't a celebrity that focus on the working life. More #BroaderBookshelf booklists can be found here. Get personalized recommendations 

Jul 07 2:30 p.m.

Event
Richland Library Main

Movie Matinee: Ambulance

Needing money to cover his wife's medical bills, a decorated veteran teams up with his adoptive brother to steal $32 million from a Los Angeles bank.

Event Type(s):

Audience(s):

Jul 16 3:00 p.m.

Event
Richland Library Main

Community Conversation: The Impact of Gun Violence & How We Work Through It

Join Richland Library for a community conversation unpacking gun violence in Richland County. With gun violence on the rise and our community paying the price, Richland Library is holding space to hear the voices of those affected, share experiences and brainstorm ways in which we can create a safer community.

Event Type(s):

Audience(s):

List

Nature is Neat!

According to the super reliable and oh-so-scholarly Urban Dictionary, neature is "a combination of the words neat and nature. Best used to describe how neat nature is." I think this is a very fitting term for our wild and wonderful world and all the creatures that live in and on it. If you are a nature lover (and think it's pretty neat, too) or love being outdoors, or maybe just learning about Earth's many environments and ecosystems these titles are right up your alley.   

Sep 13 6:30 p.m.

Event
Richland Library St. Andrews

Book Banter

Join us for a book group discussion of this month’s title, Maid, by Stephanie Land.

Event Type(s):

Audience(s):

Oct 11 6:30 p.m.

Event
Richland Library St. Andrews

Book Banter

Join us for a book group discussion of this month’s title, Unsheltered, by Barbara Kingsolver.

Event Type(s):

Audience(s):

Aug 09 6:30 p.m.

Event
Richland Library St. Andrews

Book Banter

Join us for a book group discussion of this month’s title, Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Event Type(s):

Audience(s):

Jul 12 6:30 p.m.

Event
Richland Library St. Andrews

Book Banter

Join us for a book group discussion of this month’s title, The Stranger in the Woods, by Michael Finkel.

Event Type(s):

Audience(s):

List

#BroaderBookshelf 2022 - Non-Celebrity Memoirs with Animals

The #BroaderBookshelf challenge helps expand your reading habits to discover authors, genres and books you might not otherwise pick up. Check out one of these memoirs by somebody who isn't a celebrity - but who does have something to do with animals!  Hawks, sheep, pigs, dogs (so many dogs) - even the occasional royal raven.
List

Afrofuturism and Africanfuturism

Early late at night I wander off into a land You can go, but you mustn't tell a soul There's a world inside Where dreamers meet each other Once you go it's hard to come back Let me paint your canvas as you dance  

Feb 22 6:00 p.m.

Event
Richland Library Main

Vista Book Group

Join us for a book group discussion of this month’s title, Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

Event Type(s):

Audience(s):

Nov 08 10:00 a.m.

Event
Richland Library Ballentine

All Booked Up

Join us for a book group discussion of this month’s title, Less by Andrew Sean Greer.

Event Type(s):

Audience(s):

Oct 11 10:00 a.m.

Event
Richland Library Ballentine

All Booked Up

Join us for a book group discussion of this month’s title, Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam.

Event Type(s):

Audience(s):

Sep 13 10:00 a.m.

Event
Richland Library Ballentine

All Booked Up

Join us for a book group discussion of this month’s title, The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel.

Event Type(s):

Audience(s):

Blog
Richland Library Sandhills

Why is Juneteenth Celebrated?

Join us as we reflect on Juneteenth with stories that honor the past, illuminate black culture, and commemorate living unapologetically free.

List

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:
List

2021 Stoker Awards

The 2021 Bram Stoker Awards were announced this weekend at the Horror Writers of America annual convention, StokerCon.  This award features a variety of categories of works of horror and dark fiction; any of the book nominees below would fulfill the Broader Bookshelf 2022 challenge prompt to "read a horror book"!  The winners are: Superior Achievement in a Novel - My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones
List

#BroaderBookshelf 2022: Fiction Set in CA or NY

The #BroaderBookshelf challenge helps expand your reading habits to discover authors, genres and books you might not otherwise pick up. Read one of these fiction titles to fulfill the "Read a fiction or non-fiction book set in California or New York" prompt. Click on the title to see all available formats.
Blog
Richland Library Main

On the Streets Where We Live

If you’ve ever walked or biked around downtown Columbia, you’ve probably encountered impatience from drivers waiting for you to clear a crosswalk or pedal through an intersection.  The unspoken assumption in this scenario is that streets are primarily for cars, and any other uses take a back seat (so to speak) to this imperative.

List

Novels by Asian and Asian-American Authors

Taking place everywhere from far and wide, to worlds built in fantasy, these titles written by authors of Asian descent are the perfect way to delve into a sliver of a different culture, background or experience. Don't forget to participate in the #BroaderBookshelf challenge or get more ideas about what to read by filling out a Personalized Recommendation form. 

Jul 12 6:00 p.m.

Event
Richland Library Sandhills

Computer Basics: Excel 101

Do you have a specific question about how to use computers or access our electronic resources? Join us for personalized assistance. Each month we will concentrate on a different computer topic.

Event Type(s):

Audience(s):