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Author Spotlight: Junji Ito

Junji Ito might just be the most important scare-crafter in Japan. Learn what frights he can offer you inside.

Oct 25 7:00 p.m.

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Starving: Stories Unfit for Man or Beast

What happens when the thing that feeds your soul destroys everything around you? In this pair of dark, creepy tales, Master Storyteller Donna Washington dives into the well of needs so great they will be neither controlled nor denied. What force drives a woman to satiate a dark need, and what kind of love reaches beyond the grave? These tales are definitely not for children!

Oct 25 4:00 p.m.

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From the Pumpkin Patch: Not-So-Spooky Tales for the Whole Family

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Talk Like a Pirate Day - September 19th

Ahoy! Get ready to sail the briny deep you landlubbers!   Enjoy this list of Pirate movies to celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19th.

Oct 28 2:00 p.m.

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Richland Library Main

Not-So-Spooky Halloween Stroll

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Read Proudly!

Celebrate Pride Month by reading these books by members of the LGBTQ+ community. 
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Richland Library Northeast

Handmade Gifts for the Holidays: Hot Cocoa Mix

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!

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Richland Library Northeast

Handmade Gifts for the Holidays: Haystacks

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!

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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!

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Richland Library Main

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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2020 Holiday Gifts for Early Elementary

Did you know that reading every day from an early age helps expand your child’s attention span? The early elementary ages are a great time to develop those skills by reading both novels and picture books aloud to your child. Whether reading independently or together, being surrounded by books will nurture their reading and will help them go from beginning to read to reading fluently. 
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2020 Holiday Gifts for Babies & Toddlers

Babies and toddlers are getting an introduction to the world of books.  Reading to them on a daily basis helps them develop a routine where they begin to associate love, interaction, and family with books. Looking for even more good books?  Check out our personalized recommendations or call us at 803-799-9084. 
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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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12 Days of YA Romances

Twelve holiday themed YA romances to have a cup of cocoa with this year.
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Holiday Gifts for Upper Elementary

Children at this age are branching out into longer books.  Novels can echo their real life experiences, but they can also tell new stories, boosting their imaginations and building their empathy.  Books for tweens can be their way of fitting in or standing out.  These books can also offer comfort during this time of transition and help them discover who they might grow up to be. 
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Holiday Gifts for Preschoolers

Preschoolers are primed for discovery and books are no exception. Treating books with loving care is something preschoolers are also beginning to learn.  They will take pride in their growing library when you give the gift of books.
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Friendship

Friendships near and far Connecting with friends and family, we are able to listen to each other's experiences.  Let these items show us that we are not alone in how it feels to be human.    Looking for more? Check out our personalized recommendations here or call us at 799-9084.
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Teen Horror

Devour these terrifying titles as Halloween creeps near or if you just crave that spine-chilling feeling year-round. From monsters to murder in dilapidated houses to haunted graveyards, you never quite know who or what is around the corner in these novels.   Looking for more spooky reads? Check out these lists of Teen Ghost Stories and Teen Witches!  
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Richland Library Main

Share the Love

Spread a little Valentine’s cheer ❤️. Download and print🖨 our timeless, literary themed Valentines. Link in profile. Xoxo

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Richland Library Sandhills

Let the Light Shine with Yule

Looking for another way to celebrate the turn to a new year? Consider Yule, a 12-day festival beginning with the winter solstice that celebrates light, prosperity, and joy.

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Richland Library Northeast

Cookies, Candies, and Goodies Galore!

Did you miss our awesome holiday series 12 Days of Cookies? No worries! We've got all the recipes here for you.

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Richland Library Main

Faces at the Carillon Parade

Columbia has hosted the Carillon Parade annually since 1953, both to usher in the holiday season and to showcase the area’s bands and talent. The library’s Local History Digital Collections allows us to see the evolution of the parade and to catch a glimpse of the smiling faces it inspired.

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Richland Library Main

Handmade Holiday: Festive Finishes

Instead of run-of-the-mill holiday packaging, I thought I’d try my luck at some more decorative finishes this year. I’ve got time, right?

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Richland Library Main

Handmade Holiday: Gift Ideas

This year, instead of spending a fortune on a last-minute run to the store, I thought I’d try my luck at some handmade gifts—something with a little more Hygge vibe. 

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Richland Library Main

DIY Wine Cork Pumpkins

Create the perfect Thanksgiving centerpiece with these easy, DIY Wine Cork Pumpkins! 

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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.