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Learn Freely Fest 2017

Saturday, July 15th

10:00 am-2:00 pm

Richland Library Main

Where can you try everything from Inflatable Archery to conducting the SC Philharmonic? Experience a Jazz Roundtable or dance the shag? Learn more about the solar eclipse, fly fishing or your health? Draw your favorite anime characters or make your own cat toys? Learn Freely Fest 2017 has all of these activities, workshops and more. Whether you know a little or a lot, this summer learning festival has something for everyone. Check out this full schedule of events to plan your day:

10:00 am – 10:30 am Fly Fishing 101
Learn about the unique art and sport of fly fishing, and how you can get started fly fishing on our local rivers.

10:00 am – 11:00 am That Crazy Eclipse Thing
Get ready for this summer's Total Solar Eclipse at this fun and informative session.

10:00 am – 11:30 am Fiber Arts: Loom Knitting
Learn how you can knit hats, scarves, and much more using a simple loom -- no needles required!

10:00 am – 12:00 pm DIY Cat Toys
Keep your feline friends happy and well-exercised without breaking the bank. Make and take a cat toy using common, upcycled materials.

10:00 am - 12:30 pm Friendship Bracelet Make & Take
Create one of these classic BFF accessories for someone special -- including yourself!

10:00 am – 2:00 pm Fiber Arts: Drop Spindle Spinning
You spin my (yarn) right ‘round, right ‘round! Learn about the ancient art of drop spindle spinning and try it for yourself.

10:00 am – 1:30 pm Get Healthy with Palmetto Health
Free screenings available include BMI (body fat scan), diabetes, prostate (for eligible participants), blood pressure, and cholesterol. *Must call (803) 296-2273 to pre-register* Richland Library social workers will also be available to help connect you with community resources.

10:00 am – 2:00 pm Inflatable Archery
Channel your inner Robin Hood and aim for a bullseye! Archery info and instruction provided by the SC Department of Natural Resources.

10:00 am - 2:00 pm Pin the Tale on the First Line
Think you know classic literature? See if you can match these first lines with the famous novel they come from.

10:00 am - 12:00 pm Interview Practice: LFF Edition
Getting ready for an upcoming interview? Individual interview sessions will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. Bring a copy of your résumé and a job vacancy notice, if you have one that interests you!

10:00 am - 2:00 pm Speed Date a Book Group
Looking for your next great read? A group of like-minded bookavores to debate with? Check out some of our Book Groups -- there's something for everyone!

10:30 am - 2:00 pm Tie It & Try It
Try your hand at some simple fly tying and fly casting techniques with Michael Frank from Frank's Fly Arts. Go Fish!

10:30 am – 12:00 pm Conduct the Phil Storytime
Read books, sing songs...and conduct a professional orchestra (!) at this special Family Storytime featuring the SC Philharmonic.

10:30 am – 2:00 pm Button Making Bonanza
Add some flair to your gear! Stop by and make your own customized button.

10:30 am – 2:00 pm Cornhole
Enjoy this popular tailgating game inside where it's nice and cool!

11:30 am – 12:30 pm Watch It! Anime with Thomas
Anime enthusiasts unite! Watch some great Japanese animation in the Theater, then head over to Studio 220 to try your hand at drawing your own Anime characters.

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm The Watershed Concept
Learn about the Gills Creek Watershed and the watershed concept with an interactive model led by the Gills Creek Watershed Association. Children will learn about water quality issues and sources of water pollution.

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Tom Coolidge on Guitar
Enjoy some live acoustic music by Tom Coolidge, a local guitarist specializing in fun "suburbicana" tunes.

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Yoga for Families
Dress comfortably and get down(ward dog) at this beginners yoga class. A limited number of yoga mats will be available.

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm The Zine Scene
Since the invention of the copy machine, zine-making (short for fan magazine) has been one of the most popular forms of independent publishing, especially in underground communities. Learn about this unique form of expression and contribute your creativity to a collaborative handmade zine.

12:45 pm– 2:00 pm Draw It! Anime with Avery
Try your hand at drawing Anime, a popular form of stylized illustration originated in Japan. Need some inspiration? We'll be watching Anime in the Theater immediately before this session, at 11:30 am.

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Shag Dancing Demo
Learn the basics of Carolina Shag Dancing with professional dance team Richard Durlach and Breedlove. It’s South Carolina's official dance!

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Jazz Roundtable
Experience the jazz of poetry and the poetry of jazz with live music by Richland Library literary resident Eboniramm and the wonderful Kyle Whitlock.


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