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Fri, Feb 2 - Thu, May 10
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, Apr 5 - Mon, Apr 30
Main
Visit the library’s 2nd Level Pop-Up space between April 5th and 30th to experience Greg Stuart and Naomi J. Falk’s debut collaboration, A line through the earth (2018). Combining coral-like paper sculptures by Falk, electroacoustic sound by Stuart, and delicate lighting elements by both artists, the work explores how an environment emerges from constructed, found, and digital materials.
Art in the Library, Maker
Adults, 13 - 18, Children All Ages
Tue, Apr 24 - Fri, May 4
Sandhills
The Women's Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN)and Indie Grits Labs launched the Seen and Heard: Women and Girls in the Midlands photovoice exhibit in August of 2017 in collaboration with community partners. Visit Richland Library Sandhills to view 20 pieces of photography from community artists.
Art in the Library
Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
9:00 am
Thu, Apr 26
Main
Auditorium
A practical, easy-to-understand workshop about cybersecurity risks and what to do to protect your small business. This workshop is packed full of information to help you understand what you’re risking, who’s threatening your small business, and how to lower risks to you, your business, your employees, your vendors, and especially your customers. You will walk away with an understanding of cybersecurity and a way to create your own cybersecurity plan to protect your business. The best part? This event is free for you to attend! Register early to reserve your seat in the workshop.
Business Event, Maker, Workshop
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Thu, Apr 26
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Apr 26
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
10:00 am
Thu, Apr 26
St. Andrews
Collaboration Space
Interested in knitting, needlework, scrapbooking or other crafts?Bring your own portable craft project, share ideas with fellow crafters, and check out the latest books on your favorite craft!
Sew Divine
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Thu, Apr 26
Sandhills
Children's Maker
After storytime head on over to the Maker Lab for a STEAM activity for future Einsteins.
Maker, STEM/STEAM
3-5, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Thu, Apr 26
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Ever wonder who or what lives under water? Check out these critters who live in Camp Discovery's very own Simmons Creek.
STEM/STEAM, Children
3-5, 6-8, Programs for Young Children
11:30 am
Thu, Apr 26
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+
2:30 pm
Thu, Apr 26
Main
BCR Classroom
Do you have a specific question about how to use computers or access Richland Library’s electronic resources? Drop-in to our Computer and eReady Basics Learning Lab for personalized assistance. Learn basic computer skills such as using a mouse, saving files to a computer, navigating the Internet, or setting up and using an email account. Or learn to download audiobooks, eBooks, comics, magazines, music, movies and more to your device as well as discover the best in educational apps for your family! Bring your questions on how to be computer and e-savvy. For more information call 929-3400.
Computer Class
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
2:30 pm
Thu, Apr 26
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Do you have a specific question about how to us 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 the mouse, saving files to a computer, navigating the internet, uploading files to a website, setting up an email account, attaching files to email, and using Microsoft programs.
Computer Class
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Thu, Apr 26
Cooper
Understanding personal finance and making smart decisions has become more important than ever. The City of Columbia “Start Fresh” program offers individuals and families the ‘smarts’ needed to build a strong financial foundation. Join Ron King, Program Specialist, Community Development, for practical ways to make informed decisions regarding budgeting, improving credit and reducing debt. Register online.
Financial, Workshop
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
3:30 pm
Thu, Apr 26
Main
Sign up for an appointment by registering for this event. We will work on an organizational system for your photographs, both physical and digital, in a one on one appointment. If you have boxes of old family photographs that are showing signs of deterioration, we will go over tips on how to utilize Adobe Photoshop to help preserve your family memories. If registration is filled, please contact Jennifer in Studio Services at 929-3445.
Maker
Adults

Tween Open Lab ★ Staff Pick

3:30 pm
Thu, Apr 26
Main
Storytime Room
Have a dance party, get crafty or game on in this Choose Your Own Adventure Tween Takeover.
Children, Gaming, Craft
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:30 pm
Thu, Apr 26
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
4:00 pm
Thu, Apr 26
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Burn Calories and have some fun Hula hooping.
Health and Wellness
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
4:00 pm
Thu, Apr 26
Sandhills
Steam Corner
Did you know that dogs LOVE stories? Pick out a book and read to a certified pet therapy dog. An excellent opportunity for struggling or new readers.
Children
Programs for School Age Children, 6-8, 3-5
6:00 pm
Thu, Apr 26
Main
Meeting Space 213
Want to connect with other local writers and poets? You are invited to join us and network informally over coffee to share writing and publishing experiences, questions, and ideas. This is not a critique group. Published authors and poets, as well as those who are yet unpublished are welcome.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Apr 26
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Explore different styles of art with us! This is for teens of all skill levels that love art or are interested in art. We will sketch, paint, build, color and create. Bring your own art and ideas to work on too.
Teens, Art in the Library
13 - 18

Kid's Chess Hour ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Apr 26
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
The Kid's Chess Hour is an opportunity for kids of all levels to come together and play and learn the game of chess. Kid's hour is much the same as an adult chess club - but for kids. Sam Copeland (The reigning South Carolina champion and twice South Carolina's high school champion (2002 and 2003)) or another strong chess player will always be on hand to help coach and teach the kids. Games and puzzles will be available.
Gaming, Workshop
Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Teens, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Thu, Apr 26
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
6:00 pm
Thu, Apr 26
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Create robots, cities, creatures and more with LEGO building blocks.
Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Thu, Apr 26
Main
Studio 220
Come learn some painting techniques from Artist in Residence Maria Fabrizio, while sipping some (non-alcoholic) sparkling beverages in a relaxing atmosphere. Maria will be guiding students through the steps to painting her own iconic, and irresistibly cute, Sloth.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Teens
6:30 pm
Thu, Apr 26
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
7:00 pm
Thu, Apr 26
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Discuss, watch, read, and enjoy your favorite anime and manga with us! For beginners and the already obsessed.
Teens
13 - 18
10:30 am
Fri, Apr 27
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, Apr 27
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
2:00 pm
Fri, Apr 27
Main
Studio 221
Join us as we learn how to properly measure a body so that you buy the right sized patterns! After class you will know your own true measurements and how to take others in the future. This is an integral skill to become proficient at garment making.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:30 pm
Fri, Apr 27
Main
Teen Makerspace
Taste test milk chocolates, dark chocolates and other unique flavors as we doodle and create!
Teens, Craft
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:30 pm
Fri, Apr 27
Operations Center
Donors to the Richland Library Friends are eligible to shop during this private sale 6:30-8:30 p.m. Not a donor? You can give at the door for as little as $25.
Book Sale
Children All Ages, 13 - 18, Adults
9:00 am
Sat, Apr 28
Operations Center
Get great deals on used books and support the library. Questions? Call 929-3436
Book Sale
Children All Ages, 13 - 18, Adults
10:00 am
Sat, Apr 28
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Sat, Apr 28
Main
Children's Room
Join us for this monthly bilingual storytime for all ages and enjoy songs and stories in both Spanish and English!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Sat, Apr 28
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, Apr 28
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, Apr 28
Eastover
Meeting Room
Walk your way to increased health, fitness, happiness and productivity. We will use Leslie Sansone’s walk workout series to increase our circulation, tone our bodies, and improve our health so we can look and feel great for the Spring and Summer. Remember to wear/bring comfortable workout clothes/shoes, accessories, and please check with your healthcare provider before starting a workout program. *Bottled water/snacks will be provided.
Health and Wellness
Adults, 13 - 18
2:30 pm
Sat, Apr 28
Main
Meeting Space 203
This session had been rescheduled for April 21st. This program encourages players to develop critical thinking, imagination, socialization, and teamwork skills as well as cultural enrichment developed through playing Dungeons & Dragons tabletop role-playing games. The D&D Adventurers League is an ongoing official organized play campaign for the Dungeons & Dragons game. The game will be held bi-monthly and is open to anyone ages 14 and up.To participate you will need the following:• Read the newest Adventurers League Players Guide before your first game.• The D&D Basic Rules. This PDF document is available for free on the Wizards of the Coast website. • A character sheet. • A D&D Adventurers League adventure logsheet.*Space limited to the first 8 Players.
Gaming, Maker
Adults, Programs for Teens

Cupcake Wars! ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Sat, Apr 28
Ballentine
We provide the stuff, you provide the style! Make ‘em fancy or make ‘em plain, whatever you do, make ‘em awesome!!
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
3:00 pm
Sun, Apr 29
Main
Storytime Room
Come for a special storytime for families to celebrate philanthropy and the beauty of giving back. Afterward, create your own giving jar with special guests, Olivia the Octopus and Gordon the Yam from Auntie Karen Foundation – Take home your creation and use to it to collect your family’s charitable donations. When it is full, decide together where the money will go – how will you #GetYourGiveOn?
Storytime, Community Awareness, Craft
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children, Programs for School Age Children
3:00 pm
Sun, Apr 29
Main
Children's Room
Create your own giving jar with special guests, Olivia the Octopus and Gordon the Yam from Auntie Karen Foundation – Take home your creation and use to it to collect your family’s charitable donations. When it is full, decide together where the money will go – how will you #GetYourGiveOn?
Children, Craft, Community Awareness
Children All Ages
3:00 pm
Sun, Apr 29
Main
Teen Makerspace
Use your voice, talents and time to give back to your community. Join friends from Every Black Girl, Inc. to create your personalized philanthropy message on a Tshirt or button and share your passion about where and how you plan to #GetYourGiveOn.
Teens, Craft, Community Awareness
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
4:00 pm
Sun, Apr 29
Main
Auditorium
Join us for an engaging afternoon with Principal Consultant of Friends of Ebonie, LLC and Executive Director and Founder of the Young, Black & Giving Back Institute, Ebonie Johnson Cooper. She is an enthusiastic next generation leader with a passion for philanthropy in the black community. She will offer a keynote presentation about embracing philanthropy as an act of love and also moderate a panel of local next-gen leaders and how we are working together in today’s social climate. Including a special performance by Columbia’s very own Every Black Girl. For adults.
Community Awareness, Multicultural, Performance
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Mon, Apr 30
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Grow your baby’s vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories and songs. This storytime is designed for infants and lap babies. If your child is walking, check out our Toddler Storytime for ages 18 months – 2 years.
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Mon, Apr 30
Sandhills
Choose from seasonal produce from Livingston Farms as well as handmade, chemical-free skin products from This Butter Be Good.
Health and Wellness
Programs for Adults
4:30 pm
Mon, Apr 30
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, Apr 30
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Venga a disfrutar cuentos en bilingues en ingles y espanol. Come enjoy bilingual stories in English and Spanish.
Storytime, Multicultural
Children All Ages, Programs for Families

Hablamos Spanish ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Mon, Apr 30
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Conversation circle for folks wanting to brush up their Spanish
Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Apr 30
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Come show us your mental mastery against some of the members of the Columbia Chess Club. Participate in a casual game or a tournament and meet some of best players in your area.
Gaming
Programs for Families, 13 - 18, Adults
Tue, May 1
Eastover
Please call to schedule an in-person appointment time.
Legal
Adults, Programs for Adults

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