Jun 17 3:00 p.m.

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Richland Library Main

Ukulele Jam

Ukulele enthusiasts meet for a relaxed and fun jam session. Newbies and seasoned strummers welcome!

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Jul 11 3:00 p.m.

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Richland Library Northeast

Criss Cross Mangosauce

This bilingual (English/Spanish) and bicultural performing group is a “must-see treat” for children, families and educators interested in the Spanish language and the Latino culture.

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Jul 11 10:30 a.m.

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Richland Library Main

Criss Cross Mangosauce

This bilingual (English/Spanish) and bicultural performing group is a “must-see treat” for children, families and educators interested in the Spanish language and the Latino culture.

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Jun 21 7:00 p.m.

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Richland Library Main

Small Talk with Angie Stone

Columbia native Angie Stone will talk with Dr. Toby S. Jenkins about her music career in hip-hop and R&B. She'll also be joined by the members of The Sequence - Cheryl "Cheryl the Pearl" Cook and Gwendolyn "Blondy" Chisolm.

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Richland Library Main

My Top 5 Songs: Hip Hop Turns 50

From elementary to high school, hip-hop has played a significant role in my love for music. This list embodies the songs that have had meaning to me during my most formative years.
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Honoring Hip Hop's 50th Anniversary: Youth Titles

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Hip-Hop emerging from the streets of the Bronx in New York City. Over the last 50 years Hip-Hop's influence has reached music lovers world wide, creating a culture and life style of its own. These titles bring the music and rich culture of Hip-Hop to life for young audiences.
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Richland Library Main

Hip-Hop Highlights from the Local History Collection

Columbia, SC, has played host to some of hip-hop's most iconic figures. As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of hip-hop, let's take a stroll down memory lane and revisit some of the genre's defining moments in the city from Richland Library’s Local History Digital Collections.
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2023 Pulitzer Prizes

Check out the 2023 Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists in the categories of fiction, history, biography, memoir/ autobiography, poetry, and general nonfiction.
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Richland Library Main

Tribute to Drink Small

Drink Small, a local musical treasure, recently turned 90 years old. Let’s reflect on Mr. Small’s career and legacy.
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Richland Library Main

Just for the Record 🎶

A few weeks ago, I was casually chatting with my mother-in-law about some exciting new things happening at the library including the re-launch of our vinyl collection. Come to find out, she actually worked at the library during the early 1970s and was responsible for curating the library’s record collection. How cool is that? With October also being National Family History Month, I knew I couldn’t miss the opportunity to pick her brain.
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If you loved Olivia Rodrigo's Sour Album 🍬

#ItsBrutalOutHere !!! Which is why we're all obsessed with Olivia Rodrigo's debut Album Sour. Here are some iconic artists that have similar sounds!
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Like the Wind Blowin' Through 1703 Taylor St.

Did you leave a Bob Dylan concert mystified, unsure of what you just heard? Did you find his voice rough and his manners rowdy? Were you intrigued by his literary lyrics and the fanatical spectacle? Take a deeper dive into Dylanology with this selection of materials. Bob Dylan Setlists for Shows at The Columbia Township Auditorium 2022-03-29
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Richland Library Main

5 Films for Free: The Music Doc

This list is only scratching the surface - if you find that these pique your curiosity, take a moment to look around our catalog and see what else you might find!
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Richland Library Main

Books + Music Pairings

We think these book and album pairings were meant for each other. See if you agree!
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Jazz Appreciation Month: Feature Films

Just because Jazz Appreciation Month is drawing a close, it doesn't mean your appreciating of Jazz has to end! Here are some movies to entertain you while enriching your understanding of one of America's finest cultural creations. Sit back, pour yourself a cool drink, and enjoy some swinging horns and moving pictures.