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

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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Gift Guide: Books for Your K-Pop Obsessed Teen

In a same vein as the "British Invasion" cultural phenomenon of the 1960's, Korean culture has significantly influenced Gen Z's tastes and trends . From K-dramas (Korean soap operas), K-beauty (Korean beauty products), to K-pop (Korean pop music), Korean cultural influence has been all the rage with the youth. If you have a young person in your life who loves K-pop, these might be some good titles to extend that interest into reading.
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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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Barbie Party!

It's her DreamHouse and we just live in it. Check out these nostalgic and Barbie-inspired books before the big movie.
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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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New in Biography and Memoir

New and noteworthy titles include You Don’t Know What War Is, the diary of twelve-year-old Yeva Skalietska, who had to flee Ukraine with her grandmother at the outset of the current war, and Neil Baldwin's Martha Graham: When Dance Became Modern.&nbsp
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Noirvember: Film Noir Around The World

Welcome to Noirvember! Can you feel the shadows growing around you? Film noir is a movie genre known for its cynical and existential characters and situations. You will often find corruption, organized crime, femme fatales, paranoia, and antiheroes, and the endings are rarely happy or just. Each entry on this list represents a take on film noir or has elements of noir, and comes from a different country. This sampling includes crime thrillers and murder mysteries alongside sci-fi and dreamlike elements.

Aug 01 6:30 p.m.

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Online

Kanopy Club

Every first Thursday of the month, we’ll talk about a new film and at the end of each meeting we will pick our next film to discuss for our next monthly meeting.

Register (at top right) and you will be emailed a ZOOM link to join before the event.

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Richland Library Blythewood

A Filmmaker's Journey

“You have to find something that you love enough to be able to take risks.” – George Lucas, Film Director.
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Richland Library Main

DIY Storytime: How Do You Wokka-Wokka?

Curated storytimes that families can share at home with an ebook (How Do You Wokka-Wokka?), songs and rhymes ( Peel Banana | Drama Warm Up, Banana Banana Meatball Song by Blazer Fresh and If All of The Raindrops by Old Town School of Folk Music) and activity (Learn 5 dance sequences choreographed by Barbara Howse-Diemer)
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Online

AiR Presents: Happiness, A Poem.

Happiness is a poem I wrote during the middle part of the pandemic last year to express the joy I did feel and the joy I wanted to create. Despite the job losses and loved ones I lost, I still had things to be grateful for, and I felt it necessary to acknowledge that.
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Richland Library Main

The Show Must Go On!

Looking for some musical theater stage to film adaptations to tide you over until theaters reopen? Feeling in the mood to sing and dance? Check out this list of Broadway hits on DVD and Blu-ray.
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Richland Library Main

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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Richland Library Main

Augusta Baker and the Art of Storytelling

"Storytelling at its best is mutual creation. Children listen and, out of the words they hear, create their own mental images; this opening of the mind's eye develops the imagination." - Storytelling: Art and Technique by Augusta Baker and Ellin Greene
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Good Folk Tales and Fairy Tales for Storytelling

In their well-respected book, Storytelling: Art and Technique, Ellin Greene and Augusta Baker tell us: "A good story for telling is one that has something to say and that says it in the best possible way." Check out some of these books to learn more about the traditional art of storytelling and to find folk tales and fairy tales that have something to say and are written in the best possible way!
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Richland Library North Main

Fatale: Movie Review

After a one-night stand, a successful married man finds himself entangled in a cunning police detective's latest investigation.
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Richland Library Main

March on Sisters!

In this moment, full of potential, in March, the month that comes in like a lion and is National Women’s History Month, I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude and to shine a light on five of the lionesses who have inspired and supported me.