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An Interview with Spoken Word Artist Tammaka Staley

For this post, I spoke to Tammaka Staley, the library's current Artist-in-Residence, and the tenth AiR at Richland Library. She's a poet, spoken word artist and educator. We discuss her background, her approach to her work, and more.

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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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African Americans in Art: Beverly Buchanan

There is much more to Black history than civil rights activists and inventors. This project explores the cultural contributions of African American artist, Beverly Buchanan, and gives you the opportunity to make your own artwork inspired by her! Beverly Buchanan was born in Fuquay, North Carolina, but grew up in Orangeburg, South Carolina. She is best known for her shack structures which explore the Southern vernacular through architecture

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#BrainBreaks: Self-Portraits

Take a #brainbreak and create a self-portrait.  Whether it's a new year, a new season or a new day, it's always a good time to document who you are.  

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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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Indian Art

Explore the world of Indian art and its vast history, interpretations, and celebration of culture.
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The Joy of Color: Alma Woodsey Thomas

From the classroom to the canvas, educator and painter Alma Woodsey Thomas was a force of encouragement, growth, and inspiration for her community in Washington, D.C.

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Child's Play: 5 Crafty Hobbies That Bring Play to Your Life

Studies have shown that play is beneficial to overall well-being for people of all ages, but how do you incorporate play into adult life? Here are five crafty hobbies that are simple and inexpensive to start.

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Creativebug

Creativebug.com has more than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

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Become an Artist-in-Residence

Share your talents with the community by providing creative and educational opportunities that support cultural and artistic exchange.  

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Gale eBooks

This large collection of non-fiction ebooks covers a wide range of subjects including art, biography, health, history, science, travel and more.