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Richland Library Sandhills

Have S'more Fun: How to Start Camping

Camping is a refreshing pastime that can help us disconnect or reconnect in all the right ways. There's a lot to know, so here are some basic guidelines to get started!

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🌍World Environmental Health Day [September 26, 2021]🌍

Here is a list to jump-start your dive into learning more about the biosphere you live in, and the ecosystems surrounding you (and also living within you). In addition, for those that are familiar with environmental science, there are additional books to expand your knowledge while possibly making an activist out of you.
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Richland Library Blythewood

For the Love of Gardening

"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need," said Marcus Tullius Cicero.

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StoryWalk®: How Do You Wokka-Wokka? Read-Alikes

Visit Richland Library's How Do You Wokka-Wokka? StoryWalk® at Caughman Road Park and get your family moving and grooving while enjoying a great story.  Next, check out some of these good books to continue the fun at home!  Looking for even more good books?  Check out our personalized recommendations or call us at 803-799-9084. 
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Richland Library St. Andrews

Explore the 47: South Carolina's Coasts

Did the pandemic mess up your summer? Let me show you how to get it back in 2021 with a SC State Park Backpack. 

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Herbal Aficionado

With the season of Summer beaming down on us and more time outdoors, grab a hold of a fiction read that will encourage a little foraging in the woods.🍃
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New in Science

New titles by best-selling authors Michael Pollan (This Is Your Mind on Plants),
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StoryWalk®: Rainbow Stew Read-Alikes

Did our Rainbow Stew StoryWalk® at Doko Meadows Park in Blythewood leave you hungry for more good books? Check out this list below for more inspiration to get you moving, growing and cooking together!   Looking for even more good books?  Check out our personalized recommendations or call us at 803-799-9084. 
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Travel Writing, Classic to Contemporary

As summer approaches and public health restrictions are eased, the prospect of travel, long denied for many, beckons invitingly.  If you are not quite ready to plan a trip yet, consider some of the best that travel writing has to offer, from classics like William Bartram’s exploration of the Southeast in the 1770s to the latest from best-selling travel writer/novelist Paul Theroux.  The following list leans heavily toward the literary travel-writing end of the spectrum (no Fodor’s or Rick Steves guides here).  Only one title per author is included, although several, such as Ther
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Herbal Medicine fiction

As we cultivate our gardens and spruce up the place, why not entertain yourself with some herbal medicinal reads? Fiction, of course! Let's take a break from the dust, dirt, and heat. Time to grab a glass of ice cold lemonade, tea, or infused water and add just a hint of herbal fun to the mix.   
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Herbal Guides from the Ground Up

Great Weather!  Awesome Temperatures! Spring Cleaning! Now, How About Your Garden? Dig into These Books to Get Your Herbs Up and Growing.
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Richland Library Southeast

Mini-Retreat: Play Birdsong Hero

Wish you could identify birds by their songs? Try this simple game and turn "someday" into "today" for your bird watching bucket-list daydreams. 

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New in Science

Catch up on the latest developments in science with these fascinating new titles.  Among them are books by best-selling science writers Carl Zimmer (Life’s Edge) and Elizabeth Kolbert (Under a White Sky), and by scientists such as Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek (
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Richland Library Main

DIY Storytime: A Story About Afiya

DIY Storytimes are curated storytimes that families can share at home with an ebook, songs and activities.  

Children and adults alike will be mesmerized by the sweet story of Afiya and her dress, written by the late Coretta Scott King Book Award-winning Jamaican poet, James Berry, with fresh illustrations by Anna Cunha.

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An Arbor Day Celebration

Arbor Day (the first Friday in December) is the beginning of tree planting season in South Carolina.  Celebrate safely by finding moments to walk among the trees and appreciate their quiet majesty. Reading can also deepen our knowledge of even every day subjects. This curated selection of books offers titles for everyone - stories about the importance of trees, the science and even hands-on activities. 
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New in Science

Science writing has its own celebrities, and a few them have new books coming out.  Astrophysicist Janna Levin is back with her fourth book, Black Hole Survival Guide, while famed biologist and #1 world “ant guy” Edward O. Wilson sums up a long lifetime of research and discovery with Tales from the Ant World. 
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Gale in Context: Science

Science in Context is an in-depth, curriculum-oriented science database that provides a one-stop resource for all science-related research needs.

Gale eBooks

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