Jul 25 2:00 p.m.

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Richland Library Southeast

Math Skills Club

Join us for a four day fun-filled adventure as we use games and fun to learn math tricks and hacks to improve your math scores.. Get a smart start to better math scores.

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Jul 24 2:00 p.m.

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Richland Library Southeast

Math Skills Club

Join us for a four day fun-filled adventure as we use games and fun to learn math tricks and hacks to improve your math scores.. Get a smart start to better math scores.

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Jul 23 11:00 a.m.

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Richland Library Southeast

Math Skills Club

Join us for a four day fun-filled adventure as we use games and fun to learn math tricks and hacks to improve your math scores.. Get a smart start to better math scores.

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Jul 22 2:00 p.m.

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Richland Library Southeast

Math Skills Club

Join us for a four day fun-filled adventure as we use games and fun to learn math tricks and hacks to improve your math scores.. Get a smart start to better math scores.

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Jun 01 3:30 p.m.

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Richland Library Southeast

Book Brunch

Join us as we bring a special book to life. This month we are making pizza with the book, Secret Pizza Party by Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri.

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Jun 18 6:00 p.m.

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Richland Library Southeast

Celebration in Black: From Gullah to Freedom

Jun 08 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 Guest Chef Kiki Cyrus of Kiki's Chicken and Waffles!)

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Apr 20 3:30 p.m.

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Richland Library Southeast

Book Brunch

Join us as we bring a special book to life. This month we are making afternoon pancakes as we enjoy the book Pancakes for Breakfast by Tommie dePaola.

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Dec 25 9:00 a.m.

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Richland Library Main

SNAP at the Library

Do you have questions about your application for food stamps with the Department of Social Services (DSS)? Meet with a DSS representative at Richland Library for in-person answers and solutions.

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Nov 27 9:00 a.m.

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Richland Library Main

SNAP at the Library

Do you have questions about your application for food stamps with the Department of Social Services (DSS)? Meet with a DSS representative at Richland Library for in-person answers and solutions.

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Oct 30 9:00 a.m.

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Richland Library Main

SNAP at the Library

Do you have questions about your application for food stamps with the Department of Social Services (DSS)? Meet with a DSS representative at Richland Library for in-person answers and solutions.

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Sep 25 9:00 a.m.

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Richland Library Main

SNAP at the Library

Do you have questions about your application for food stamps with the Department of Social Services (DSS)? Meet with a DSS representative at Richland Library for in-person answers and solutions.

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Aug 28 9:00 a.m.

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Richland Library Main

SNAP at the Library

Do you have questions about your application for food stamps with the Department of Social Services (DSS)? Meet with a DSS representative at Richland Library for in-person answers and solutions.

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Jul 31 9:00 a.m.

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Richland Library Main

SNAP at the Library

Do you have questions about your application for food stamps with the Department of Social Services (DSS)? Meet with a DSS representative at Richland Library for in-person answers and solutions.

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Jun 26 9:00 a.m.

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Richland Library Main

SNAP at the Library

Do you have questions about your application for food stamps with the Department of Social Services (DSS)? Meet with a DSS representative at Richland Library for in-person answers and solutions.

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May 29 9:00 a.m.

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Richland Library Main

SNAP at the Library

Do you have questions about your application for food stamps with the Department of Social Services (DSS)? Meet with a DSS representative at Richland Library for in-person answers and solutions.

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Apr 24 9:00 a.m.

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Richland Library Main

SNAP at the Library

Do you have questions about your application for food stamps with the Department of Social Services (DSS)? Meet with a DSS representative at Richland Library for in-person answers and solutions.

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May 04 12:00 p.m.

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Richland Library Southeast

Play Freely: A Sensory Friendly Fun-Filled Event

Apr 20 11:30 a.m.

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Richland Library Southeast

DIA: A Celebration of Diversity

May 11 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 Guest Chef: Chef Frances Wright, Baked by Franny LLC)

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Staff Picks

Honoring Hip Hop's 50th Anniversary: Adult Titles

This year marks Hip Hop’s 50th Anniversary. From music to culture, Hip Hop has solidified itself as a powerhouse genre with its legacy and influence spread across the globe. Celebrate this momentous occasion by reading about Hip Hop from those who know it best: the pioneers, the tastemakers, the innovators, the historians, and the lovers of the craft! 
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Richland Library Main

The Origins of South Carolina Pride

Friday, October 20, is the 2023 Famously Hot Pride Parade. How did Pride celebrations in South Carolina begin and who played a role in the origins of the Gay and Lesbian Pride March?

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2023 Charleston Literary Festival Authors

The Charleston Literary Festival, which will run from 3 to 12 November, has entered the lit-fest big leagues, to judge from the roster of writers participating this year.  In addition to contemporary fiction stars such as Rebecca Makkai and Claire Keegan, luminaries such as Lorrie Moore, Richard Ford, and Margaret Atwood are also on the list.  Nonfiction is well represented too, with noted historians Simon Schama and Simon Sebag Montefiore, public TV regular Lucy Worsley, perennial best-seller Tracy Kidder, and New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik
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Richland Library Main

First Steps to the Library: Where is Thumbkin? Here I Am!

First Steps to the Library highlights the skills young children need to be ready for school and helps caregivers understand how they can grow these skills.  This month's school readiness skill is about building your little one's social skills through conversation.  

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Richland Library Main

First Steps to the Library: Do You Need Directions?

First Steps to the Library highlights the skills young children need to be ready for school and helps caregivers understand how they can grow these skills.  This month's school readiness skill is about growing your child's knowledge of early math concepts like direction, size and shape.  

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2023 First Novel Prize Longlist

The longlist for the 2023 First Novel Prize has just been announced.  This prize, created by the Center for Fiction to honor the best debut novel of the year, was first awarded in 2006.  This year's prizewinner will be announced in December.  In the meantime, check out these longlist titles from our collection.
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The Selden K. Smith Holocaust Collection, Part 1

Richland Library welcomes items from the personal Holocaust collection of Dr. Selden K. Smith. Housed primarily at Richland Library Main the collection includes over 250 items.
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2023 International Booker Prize

Bulgarian novelist Georgi Gospodinov's Time Shelter has won the 2023 International Booker Prize.  This prize was created in 2004 to recognize works of fiction that weren't eligible for the regular Booker Prize (awarded to books by authors hailing from anywhere in the British Commonwealth).  Check out this prizewinning title, as well as these other nominees for the 2023 prize.
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Richland Library Main

First Steps to the Library: Big Words & Big Dreams

First Steps to the Library highlights the skills young children need to be ready for school and helps caregivers understand how they can grow these skills. This month's school readiness skill is about growing your child's proficiency with your home language.  

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Level 1 Decodable Chapter Books: Alba Series

This 12-book series follows the adventures of the feisty and determined Anna. She uses her super-sleuthing and problem-solving skills to battle the mighty superbugs who threaten to destroy her father’s scientific work. 
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Level 1 Decodable Chapter Books: Magic Belt Series

Looking for action and adventure? The Magic Belt series follows Zak’s quest to save his grandfather’s life. He sets out on a magical quest to collect hidden gems that will unlock the cure for grandfather illness. Zak races against time as he hurdles through obstacle after obstacle. 
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Decodable Chapter Books: Talisman Series

The night before his 14th birthday, Zak has a strange dream. A mysterious lady appears before him bearing an important message: "The Dark Master is creating a new talisman, even more powerful than the first. All of mankind is at risk. You must resume your quest and stop him!" she tells him. Together with Mim and a skinny, old mule, Zak sets off to Volcano Island to confront the Dark Master. Will he be able to reach him before it is too late? Will he be able to save humanity?
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Decodable Readers: All About Reading

All About Reading are designed for students in the first stages of reading. New readers feel empowered because they can sound-out unfamiliar words without guessing and steadily build their reading skills. These books are completely “decodable” meaning that they use simple words and only short vowel sounds as the first stepping stones into reading.