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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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Healing the Black Body (and Mind)

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

Nov 17 6:00 p.m.

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Wheatley Book Group

Join us for a book group discussion of this month’s title, Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things, by Jenny Lawson.

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Oct 27 6:00 p.m.

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Wheatley Book Group

Join us for a book group discussion of this month’s title, Dispatches from Pluto: Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta, by Richard Grant.

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Civic Engagement 101

How much do you know about your local government?

Nov 10 7:00 p.m.

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Book Banter

Join us for a book group discussion of this month’s title, The Unquiet Grave by Sharyn McCrumb.

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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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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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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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#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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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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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. 

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DIY: Pressed Flowers

From saving wedding bouquet flowers to just clipping a few blooms from your yard, pressed flowers make for an easy way to create beautiful art.

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Conversation Starters

Books to help you gain a better understanding of race and inclusion. 

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Donating Books During a Pandemic

While our libraries are focused on getting our physical materials in the hands of customers, we've temporarily taken a step back from accepting community donations but that doesn't mean there aren't some really great community organizations out there that would love to safely process your book donations. 

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Who's Ready for Some Sports?

If you're looking for a little dose of sports, our staff has some great titles that may be up your alley.

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World Refugee Day: Create Your Own Atypical Doll

Celebrate the strength and courage of refugees worldwide with artist Diana Farfan. In her doll making workshop, she will lead you through the creation of symbolic textile and mixed media characters, exploring the concepts of identity and belonging.

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Five Films For Free: Bollywood Calling

This weekly blog series, published each Friday evening, features five films from streaming services which you can access for free using your library card. The five selections this week are from Bollywood.

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Let's Talk About Race

If you're ready to start an honest, courageous conversation and really get to know yourself and your neighbors keep reading. 

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5 Films for Free: Samurai Films

This weekly blog series, published each Friday evening, features five films from streaming services which you can access for free using your library card. The five selections this week highlight Japanese director's use of samurai culture as a springboard to tell very human stories about honor, duty, selflessness, violence, intrigue and love.

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Uncover These Mysterious Titles

Richland Library staff is recommending some thrillers that are full of loaded questions and may just leave you on the edge of your seat.

Academic Onefile

This premier periodical resource provides millions of articles from scholarly journals and other authoritative sources with extensive coverage in key subject areas, such as biology, chemistry, crim

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Switch up Your Summer Reading List

Are you searching for a reading recommendation this summer? Our staff is ready to introduce some new titles to your home library.

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5 Films for Free: Eccentric Leads On A Mission

This weekly blog series, published each Friday evening, features five films from streaming services which you can access for free using your library card. The five selections this week follow magnetic leads with highly specific goals outside the norm.

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Virtual Book Clubs In The Times Of Social Distancing

Virtual Book clubs have always been there to connect book lovers across the globe. These online book clubs are gaining more significance now when people are staying at home and they have more time to read. Stuck at home, they also have a deeper desire to communicate and converse with other humans about what they are reading.

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5 Films for Free: Family Frailties

The 5 films chosen for this week highlight the fraught (and sometimes downright scary!) relationships that exist in families.  After watching these, you'll be happy that you're quarantined with your own people, and not these fictional clans!

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Common Backyard Birds

Learn about our most common backyard birds and how to identify the uncommon ones

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My Sister, The Serial Killer: A Book Review

Oyinkan Braithwaite’s debut novel, My Sister, The Serial Killer is a short, shocking, sensational, stunner of a book which sucker-punches you with its storyline.

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5 Films for Free: Who are the real monsters?

This is a list of films that are a kaleidoscope of life that happens to everyday people like us.  Each film is available to stream for free with a Richland Library card.

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Because Libraries are Always Here for You

In honor of National Library Week (April 19 - 25, 2020), we decided that there's no better way to celebrate than by shining a light on the courageous and innovative work our colleagues around the country are doing during this unprecedented time. 

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In Need of a Good Laugh?

Enjoy a good laugh with these comedic book, music and movie recommendations from Richland Library staff.

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5 Films for Free: Comfort Food Comedies

The five selections this week are comedies, because laughter may not always be the best medicine but it can certainly distract you from the fact that you're running out of toilet paper!

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Finding Meaning in Weird Times

We're in the midst of a crisis, but for the luckier ones, it might just feel like a really weird time. How do we make meaning and find a purpose when the best thing we can do is stay put?

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Join Forces with Staffing Agencies for Successful Employment

Now more than ever, you don’t have to go it alone to find essential and life-sustaining work. You can partner with staffing agency recruiters whose job it is to find potential employers seeking your specific valued skill set and experience.