Meet The Author: Derrick Barnes At Richland Library

Award-Winning Children's Book Centers on Childhood Barbershop Trip

WHAT: Meet the Author: Derrick Barnes
WHEN: 2:30 - 4 p.m.,
Saturday, February 16
WHERE: Richland Library Main
1431 Assembly St.,
Columbia, SC 29201
WHO: Free & open to the public

In celebration of Black History Month, join Richland Library for Meet the Author: Derrick Barnes from 2:30 - 4 p.m., Saturday, February 16 at our Main location (1431 Assembly Street). Barnes plans to discuss his award-winning book, Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut, and answer questions from the audience. A book sale and signing are set to follow the program.

The joyful story of a young boy's trip to the barbershop, Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut swept the 2018 children's book awards - winning the Newbery Honor, Caldecott Honor, Ezra Jack Keats Award and Coretta Scott King Author and Illustrator Honors. Described by Kirkus Reviews as "one of the best reads for young black boys in years," Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut uses poetic text and vibrant illustrations to show how a fresh cut can help a boy feel like a king.

Get involved and show off your fresh cut. Tweet the library a photo of your #odetothefreshcut.

For questions, please contact Emily Stoll at 803-587-3637 or email

About Richland Library
Awarded the National Medal in 2017 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Richland Library is a vibrant, contemporary organization that provides resources and information that advance the Midlands. Offering state-of-the-art technology, a variety of literary and cultural programs and 12 bustling facilities located throughout the county, Richland Library provides a truly customizable, modern library experience for residents and visitors alike.

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