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One Book, One Columbia

One Book, One Columbia is an annual event encouraging residents of Richland County and the Midlands to read the same book at the same time, and to share their passion for reading with their friends and neighbors.

The 2014 One Book, One Columbia selection is My Reading Life by Pat Conroy. One Book, One Columbia sponsors for 2014 include Richland Library, Jasper and the Township Foundation.

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There is a strong military thread running throughout many of Pat Conroy's books, in large part due to his father's military service and how that affected him and his family. In The Great Santini, the abusive behavior of Bull Meecham -- the Marine Corps fighter pilot based on Conroy's own father -- hints at... More 
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On Thursday, February 27th, bestselling author Pat Conroy will appear live at the Township Auditorium for the big finale of this year's One Book, One Columbia city-wide reading initiative. Scroll down or click here to see... More 
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Columbia's Reading Life

Here's your chance to recognize your favorite book or favorite author. Pat Conroy's love letter to good books, good writers, and the people who introduced him to both, My Reading Life... More 
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Vista Book Group, Spring 2014

Vista Book Group returns in January, 2014 to discuss a new series of interesting reads. Join us at 6 p.m. on the 4th Wednesday of every month in Film and Sound at the Main Library. ... More 
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One Book, One Columbia 2014: Title Reveal Reception

During the month of February 2014, our whole community will be reading and talking about the same book through our One Book, One Columbia project. Would you like to be one of the first to know the... More 
Dry Grass of August by A.J. Mayhew
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This year's thought-provoking One Book, One Columbia selection -- The Dry Grass of August by Anna Jean Mayhew -- brings up a lot of questions about race relations, gender roles, prejudice, civil rights in the South, family dynamics, and more. We'll be diving into all of these issues at the One Book, One... More 


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