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Thu, Feb 22
Main
Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited, is a multimedia exhibition dedicated to sharing the tradition of African-American philanthropy.  Comprising highly innovative presentations of over a dozen vignette stories and more than 50 black-and-white images, the exhibition conjures philanthropic musings across generations; explores a broad range of topics; and ignites a movement of conscious philanthropy by empowering Americans to recognize their power and responsibility to give back. The groundbreaking exhibit was inspired by the award-winning book, Giving Back: A Tribute to Generations of African-American Philanthropists, written by Valaida Fullwood with photographer Charles Thomas. The 400-page hardcover book celebrates the giving spirit through photography and stories that honor a centuries-old cultural custom.  After a nationwide tour, Columbia will serve as South Carolina’s inaugural host. Designed by Atlanta-based curator and visual artist, Tracy Murrell, the Columbia showing was made possible in part by Women Engaged SC, the Central Carolina Community Foundation and Richland Library.  The Soul of Philanthropy was developed under the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Museum Grants for African American History and Culture. The James B. Duke Memorial Library at Johnson C. Smith University, in partnership with author Valaida Fullwood, photographer Charles W. Thomas Jr. and New Generation of African American Philanthropists, managed the exhibition under its inaugural, IMLS grant-funded national tour, 2015-2016.
Art in the Library, Black History Month
Adults
Thu, Feb 22
St. Andrews
Observe our garden seedlings as they grow over time. Sketch and write in our nature observation journal open to entries from all ages.
Gardening, Nature
Programs for Families, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Adults
9:30 am
Thu, Feb 22
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Your baby will love storytime while increasing vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories and songs.
Storytime, Children
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Feb 22
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Feb 22
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Help your toddler discover the alphabet, numbers and other concepts while building social skills and learning about our world. This storytime is suited for walkers.
Storytime
1-2, Programs for Families

AARP TEK Workshop ★ Staff Pick

10:00 am
Thu, Feb 22
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Expand your Tech knowledge! Make the most of your mobile devices -- for work or play! All participants will get hands on experience. You don't have to be an AARP member. 10a.m., Introduction to the iPad; 12p.m. Beyond the Basics: iPad; 2:30p.m., Introduction to the iPad; 4:30p.m., Beyond the Basics: iPad
Computer Class, Workshop
Programs for Adults, Adults, Programs for Teens
10:30 am
Thu, Feb 22
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Birds are here, there and everywhere. We'll gear up with binoculars for a bird watch. Learn what each of us can do to help our feathered friends.
STEM/STEAM, Children
3-5, 6-8, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Thu, Feb 22
Cooper
Learn to knit or work through a knotty situation with master knitter Boykin Exum. No prior experience needed! Beginners and master knitters are welcome!
Craft, Storytime, Sew Divine
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
2:00 pm
Thu, Feb 22
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Do you have a specific question about how to use computers or find your way around the Internet? Drop-in to our Computer Basics Learning Lab for personalized assistance. Learn basic computer skills such as using a mouse, saving files to a computer, navigating the Internet, uploading files to a website, setting up an email account and attaching files to email.
Computer Class
Adults 55+, Adults, Programs for Adults
3:30 pm
Thu, Feb 22
North Main
Digital Zone
We've got a Playstation 4 and Wii U and we know how to use them.
Gaming, Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
3:30 pm
Thu, Feb 22
Main
Meeting Space 213
Drop in to create some pixel art and show off what you have created with others!
Maker, Craft
Adults, 9-12, 13 - 18
4:00 pm
Thu, Feb 22
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Burn Calories and have some fun Hula hooping.
Health and Wellness
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Thu, Feb 22
Main
Makerspace
Join us as we make small, soy-based, scented candles for your home! Each participant will blend their own choice of essential oils to create a personalized scent for their home. This technique is easily translated into home diy creations of your own! *please dress to get messy.
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Feb 22
Ballentine
Living Room
Interested in knitting, needlework, scrapbooking or other crafts? Bring your own portable craft project and share with fellow crafters!
Sew Divine
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Thu, Feb 22
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Have you ever wanted to learn about different cultures and read about foreign lands? Join the International Book Club! To join please come by or call 754-7734 and ask for Zsuzsa.
Book Group
Adults
Fri, Feb 23
St. Andrews
Observe our garden seedlings as they grow over time. Sketch and write in our nature observation journal open to entries from all ages.
Gardening, Nature
Programs for Families, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Fri, Feb 23
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Share stories, songs and more while building early literacy skills! It's fun for the whole family!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Fri, Feb 23
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
Sat, Feb 24
St. Andrews
Observe our garden seedlings as they grow over time. Sketch and write in our nature observation journal open to entries from all ages.
Gardening, Nature
Programs for Families, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Sat, Feb 24
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Sat, Feb 24
Main
BCR Classroom
We often feel pressured to make quick decisions when it comes to getting a job. This causes many of us to look for work in all the wrong places. But if you will slow down and take the time to be clear about where you’ve been and where you are now in the career process, you can develop a powerful employment action plan for getting where you want to be. Join Sylvie Golod, Career Services Specialist, as she explains the benefits of the career process and how self-awareness is the key to “finding the work you love.”
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Sat, Feb 24
Main
Meeting Space 214
Got your first draft done? Now, what's next? The morning gets started with tips on self-editing from fellow cola writers! Don't miss Mike Beedy guest speaker giving a real-world explanation of life on the inside. In the afternoon learn tips for pitch/query/synopsis.
Workshop
Adults
10:30 am
Sat, Feb 24
Main
Share stories, songs and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:30 am
Sat, Feb 24
North Main
Networking Center
*Cancelled* The North Main Gardeners share a variety of gardening tips.
Gardening
Adults

Virtual Reality Explorers ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Sat, Feb 24
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Come to the library for a (virtual) fieldtrip around the world! From the top of Mt. Everest to the depths of the ocean floor, these sessions lead by IT-oLogy allow students to engage in virtual reality exploration with Google Expeditions and the Mattel View-Master VR Viewer. Google Expeditions provides access to hundreds of virtual fieldtrips, allowing children to explore natural wonders, outer space, historic events, cities, famous museums and much more. Space is limited and registration is required. Please register online. This program is provided by IT-oLogy and made possible with grant funding from Richland County Government.
STEM/STEAM
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
11:00 am
Sat, Feb 24
St. Andrews
Children's Area
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Sat, Feb 24
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Share stories, songs, and more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Sat, Feb 24
Main
Studio 220
Personalize your jewelry with jewelry findings and components. Create your own unique earring hooks, eye pins, chain links, hook and eyes for your chains and jump rings to connect them. This class is for those who have completed Wire Wrapping 101 and 102 classes.
Maker
Adults
3:00 pm
Sat, Feb 24
Eastover
Meeting Room
Using printed pages and sharpies, blackout the words you don't want, leave the words you do and the result is pure poetry...created by you!TAB members can earn volunteer hours for assisting with this program. Not a member? Not a problem! Call 803-353-8584 for more information.
Teens
13 - 18, 9-12, Programs for Teens
Sun, Feb 25
St. Andrews
Observe our garden seedlings as they grow over time. Sketch and write in our nature observation journal open to entries from all ages.
Gardening, Nature
Programs for Families, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Sun, Feb 25
Main
Auditorium
"Through the eyes of funeral director Isaiah Owens, the beauty and grace of African American funerals are brought to life. Filmed at the Owens Funeral Home in Harlem and the rural South, director Christine Turner’s Homegoings takes an up-close look at the rarely seen world of undertaking in the black community, where funeral rites draw on a rich palette of tradition, history and celebration. It reveals the special status of undertakers in the community; borne out of their permanence, their economic stability, and the necessities of the segregation period. Combining cinéma vérité with intimate interviews and archival photographs, featuring an evocative score by Daniel Roumain, the film paints a portrait of the dearly departed, their grieving families and a man who sends loved ones 'home.'"
Movies, Black History Month
Adults
3:00 pm
Sun, Feb 25
Main
Theater
Just ahead of the Deckle Edge Literary Festival, we welcome retired archivist and professor Dr. Thomas L. Johnson to present selections from his beautiful collection of art in a series called "A World of Readers". These pieces have been on display across the state, and we're excited for him to share them with us as we welcome our own mini exhibit "The Art of Reading". Join us for an artful Sunday afternoon!
Maker, Art in the Library
Adults, Programs for Families
Mon, Feb 26
St. Andrews
Observe our garden seedlings as they grow over time. Sketch and write in our nature observation journal open to entries from all ages.
Gardening, Nature
Programs for Families, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Mon, Feb 26
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Introduce your baby to the world of books and nurture a love of reading with stories, rhymes, and songs. This storytime is geared for crawlers.
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Mon, Feb 26
Ballentine
Curious about the Maker Space? Drop in for an opportunity to explore your creative side. Create at your own pace, in the perfect space. Materials Provided!
Maker
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
4:30 pm
Mon, Feb 26
Main
Teen Makerspace
Richland Library’s Team of Anime-Seeking Teens is looking for an anime/manga fan like you! We vote on anime series to watch on a big screen and love to talk about our favorite reads, including novels and manga. We learn about Japanese culture and language and play large group games together.
Teens
Programs for Teens, 13 - 18

Say "Hola" to Stories ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Mon, Feb 26
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Venga a disfrutar cuentos en bilingues en ingles y espanol. Come enjoy bilingual stories in English and Spanish.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:30 pm
Mon, Feb 26
Main
Meeting Space 213
Drop in to create some pixel art and show off what you have created with others!
Maker, Craft
Adults, 9-12, 13 - 18
6:30 pm
Mon, Feb 26
Main
BCR Classroom
Intermediate Excel will cover concepts such as merging and splitting cells, hiding columns and rows, using multiple worksheets, sorting and filtering data, and formatting a worksheet as a table.Prerequisite: Microsoft Excel (2013) class or solid Excel experience.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
Tue, Feb 27
St. Andrews
Observe our garden seedlings as they grow over time. Sketch and write in our nature observation journal open to entries from all ages.
Gardening, Nature
Programs for Families, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Adults

Hands on Art ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Tue, Feb 27
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Simple art fun with stories to boot. Dress for a mess! Please sign up in advance.
Children, Art in the Library
3-5, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Tue, Feb 27
North Main
Children's Room
Come join us for a fairy tale storytime! Princesses, Princes and Fairy Godmothers welcome!
Storytime
Children All Ages
11:00 am
Tue, Feb 27
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Practice your English-language conversation with other internationals in a comfortable, relaxed environment.
Let's Speak English
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Tue, Feb 27
Main
Writer's Room 211
Did you know that representatives from Lifeline Wireless, a Federal Lifeline program that provides a FREE cellular phone along with FREE minutes, data, and text messages, are at the Richland Library Main location every Tuesday from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM? They are available to enroll you and answer any questions about the program you may have.About Lifeline's Wireless Plans· No contract· Service is for 12 months and you need to re-qualify once a year· If you qualify, you will receive your cell phone in 5-7 business days.To be eligible for the Lifeline Free Phone Program, you may qualify if your income falls below your state’s residency poverty guidelines OR if you participate in a government assistance program such as:· Medicaid· Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps or SNAP)· Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)· Supplemental Security Income (SSI)· Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)· Other state or federal assistance programsWant to Apply or Learn More? Apply online (http://www.safelink.com), over the phone (1-800-723-3546), or with a SafeLink representative at the library on Tuesdays! If you plan on applying in person, be sure to bring proof of total household income (for income-based qualification) or a copy of a current document proving that you participate in a government assistance program. Additional questions can be asked by calling the Lifeline Wireless information line at 1-800-723-3546 or by asking a Lifeline representative!
Social Work
Adults
1:00 pm
Tue, Feb 27
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Interested in knitting, needlework, scrapbooking, or other crafts? Bring your own portable craft project and share with fellow crafters!
Sew Divine, Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
2:00 pm
Tue, Feb 27
Main
Studio 221
Come out and join us as we learn to break down the complex hand into simple and easy shapes for illustration and cartooning.
Maker
Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Feb 27
Main
Meeting Space 214
The South Carolina Citizen Review Panel and Richland Library invite grandparents, aunts, uncles, and others who have assumed caregiving responsibilities for youth to participate in our Kinship Care Listening Circle. Caregivers will participate in candid discussions and share their experiences, best practices, and concerns related to kinship care.
Social Work, Community Conversation
Programs for Parents, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Feb 27
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Come to laugh, learn, socialize, share, & have fun as we discuss Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly ! To join please come by or call 754-7734 and ask for Kimberly.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Feb 27
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Create robots, cities, creatures and more with LEGO building blocks.
Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
Wed, Feb 28
St. Andrews
Observe our garden seedlings as they grow over time. Sketch and write in our nature observation journal open to entries from all ages.
Gardening, Nature
Programs for Families, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Adults

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