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9:00 am
Wed, Feb 21
St. Andrews
Teen Area (2)
Observe and interact with our growing garden! Participate in watering & seedling daycare while learning about the plants.
Gardening, Exhibit
Programs for Families, Programs for Teens, Programs for School Age Children
10:00 am
Wed, Feb 21
Eastover
Children's Area
Share stories, songs, craft, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families

Hands on Art ★ Staff Pick

10:00 am
Wed, Feb 21
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Simple art fun for the very young. Come for a short storytime in our story nook and then head to the maker lab for a fun project. Dress for a mess!
Art in the Library
Programs for Young Children, 3-5
10:00 am
Wed, Feb 21
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Come hear the details about job training that Goodwill offers here in the Midlands. Learn about training and certification for becoming a certified nursing assistant (CNA), manufacturing, retail or food services worker. A Goodwill representative will provide information about program requirements, start dates, and the selection process. Best of all, you can complete an application for the program of your choice onsite.Registration Required.
Job and Career, Workshop
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Wed, Feb 21
Main
Career Coaching Center
Individual interview sessions are conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. Groups by appointment only.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Wed, Feb 21
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
Wed, Feb 21
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Interested in basket weaving? Bring your own supplies and share your skills with fellow basket weavers!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:30 am
Wed, Feb 21
Main
Studio 220
Do you love origami? Or just want to learn a few key techniques? Drop by and spend your lunch break relaxing and learning the ancient art of paper folding.
Maker
Adults
2:30 pm
Wed, Feb 21
Main
BCR Classroom
Become familiar with using a web browser to view information on the internet. Learn how to use search engines, such as Google, to find information. Registration is required. Prerequisite: Solid mouse and keyboarding skills.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:30 pm
Wed, Feb 21
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Poor Corduroy has lost his button! Lisa knows how to fix it; do you? Join us to learn some basic sewing skills and make a great project. You'll bear-ly contain your excitement!
Children, Craft
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:30 pm
Wed, Feb 21
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Practice reading with a furry friend.
Children
6-8, 9-12
4:00 pm
Wed, Feb 21
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join us for Teen Gaming Night! PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Atari, and Retro Board Game fun!
Teens, Gaming
13 - 18
6:00 pm
Wed, Feb 21
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Join us for an open book discussion about whatever you are currently reading as well as a Maker/STEAM activity.
Children, Maker, STEM/STEAM
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Wed, Feb 21
Eastover
Challenge your friends to Wii U or Xbox 360 games!
Gaming
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Wed, Feb 21
Main
Second Level Programming Space
Retro games! We got 'em. Atari 2600, NES, SNES, Genesis—and more. Join us for an afternoon of delicious game goodness.
Gaming, Maker
Adults, 13 - 18, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Wed, Feb 21
Main
Makerspace
Come make a decorative shelf for your home! We will learn how to use the bevel feature on the miter saw while creating this project. Please come in closed toed shoes and hair pulled back.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Wed, Feb 21
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
South Carolina has three seasons for growing vegetables. Richland County Master Gardeners will discuss vegetables that tolerate our hot, humid summers, when is the best time to plant them, how to plant them, and troubleshooting problems.
Gardening, Go Green
Programs for Adults, Adults 55+, Adults
7:00 pm
Wed, Feb 21
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join Cola Makerspace to share projects, knowledge, and making ideas and tips
Maker
Adults
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

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