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Thu, Mar 1
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, Mar 1
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, Mar 1
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Mar 1
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
10:45 am
Thu, Mar 1
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
11:00 am
Thu, Mar 1
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, Mar 1
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, Mar 1
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
3:30 pm
Thu, Mar 1
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
6:00 pm
Thu, Mar 1
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
6:00 pm
Thu, Mar 1
Eastover
Meeting Room
Our discussion this month will delve into Challenger Deep By Neal Shusterman. Stop by Richland Library Eastover to pick up your copy or call 803-353-8584 with any questions.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Mar 1
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

Paint Mixer ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Mar 1
North Main
Small Meeting Space
An evening of painting! No instructor – just people who love to draw and paint. Limited Supplies available.
Craft, Maker
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Thu, Mar 1
Main
Auditorium
Don’t miss this world premiere of an original play by Marvin McAllister, USC professor and playwright. In 1822, an African American theater company attempts to mount a brand new drama. Despite professional jealousies, real muskets, romantic (carnal) intrigue, real fire, a thoroughly abusive theater manager, and an embedded felon constantly on the run, our intrepid troupe remains committed to seeing how it all ends. *This collaboration with the Columbia community is made possible by a USC Provost Office’s Creative and Performing Arts Grant.
Black History Month, Performance
Adults, Programs for Adults
7:00 pm
Thu, Mar 1
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Discuss, watch, read, and enjoy your favorite anime and manga with us! For beginners and the already obsessed.
Teens
13 - 18
7:00 pm
Thu, Mar 1
Main
Meeting Space 200
Join our group of local writers for monthly round table readings of our creative writing work and discussions on a variety of writing topics. Every writer is welcome!
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
Fri, Mar 2
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, Mar 2
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, Mar 2
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, Mar 3
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
Sat, Mar 3
Main
Meeting Space 213
Poet Ray McManus discusses the heavier side of Southern poetry with poets Kathleen Nalley, Kimberly Simms, and Adam Houle, all of whom will read from their most recent works.Part of the Deckle Edge Literary Festival
Author Event
Adults, 13 - 18
9:30 am
Sat, Mar 3
Main
Meeting Space 214
Members of The Watering Hole Tribe will discuss their art through social practice, and the ways they engage political, socio-economic, gender, and sexual equality to inform their global audience and fellow artist community. They will discuss their views on the moral role and responsibility of the artist in this current climate, as well as the past arts activism movements that have shaped the evolved lens we all look through today. Panelists include Candace Wiley, Crystal Irby, Ed Mabrey, and Catherine Ntube. Moderated by Monifa Lemons.Part of the Deckle Edge Literary Festival
Author Event
Adults, 13 - 18
9:30 am
Sat, Mar 3
Main
Theater
Jasper Magazine celebrates new literary offerings from the South Carolina Midlands and invites the authors to share their new works. With Tim Conroy, Matthew O’Leary, Marv Ward, Cassie Premo Steele, and more.Part of the Deckle Edge Literary Festival
Author Event
Adults, 13 - 18
9:30 am
Sat, Mar 3
Main
Auditorium
Acclaimed two-time winner of the Lillian Smith Book Award for fiction, Anthony Grooms is the author of the new novel The Vain Conversation, a harrowing reflection on a 1946 lynching from the perspectives of a victim, a presumed perpetrator, and a 10-year-old witness. From these multiple conflicted perspectives, Grooms peers deeply into the culpability of oppression and violence in race relations to explore if redemption and reconciliation are still possible in the storied American Dream. In this live edition of the Pat Conroy Literary Center’s writer interview series Porch Talk, Grooms will be joined in conversation by Margaret Evans, publisher and editor of Lowcountry Weekly.Part of the Deckle Edge Literary Festival
Author Event
Adults, 13 - 18
10:00 am
Sat, Mar 3
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Sat, Mar 3
Main
BCR Classroom
Learn the basics of using Google Drive to upload, share, and create files. Always forgetting your flash drive? Save your files in Google Drive, and you can access them anywhere.Prerequisite: Active Gmail account
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
10:00 am
Sat, Mar 3
Main
Children's Room
Celebrate national Read Across America Week and Deckle Edge Literary Festival with: An All-Star Storytime featuring diverse books in partnership with The South Carolina Education Association; a tribute to naturalist Mark Catesby provided by Turning Pages Plus more fun for the whole family!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children, Programs for Families
10:30 am
Sat, Mar 3
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
11:00 am
Sat, Mar 3
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, Mar 3
North Main
Children's Room
Share stories, songs and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime
Children All Ages
11:00 am
Sat, Mar 3
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, Mar 3
Main
Studio 220
If you're an artist looking for feedback or an Art student trying to improve your portfolio, join us each month for a lively, positive and constructive critique session to improve your technique as well as help others. Whatever your medium, bring your work, learn and share with other local artists.
Maker
Adults
11:00 am
Sat, Mar 3
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
11:00 am
Sat, Mar 3
Main
Meeting Space 213
Editor Sheila Morris moderates this panel of authors whose essays appear in the collection Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement – Committed to Home, including Ed Madden, Alvin McEwan, and Harriet Hancock.Part of the Deckle Edge Literary Festival
Author Event
Adults, 13 - 18
11:00 am
Sat, Mar 3
Main
Meeting Space 214
Spartanburg’s Hub City Press has been a forerunner in establishing South Carolina as a literary state. This panel, moderated by Carla Damron, surveys recent works of fiction from the small but mighty HCP with panelists including Scott Gould, Brock Adams, and James McTeer.Part of the Deckle Edge Literary Festival
Author Event
Adults, 13 - 18
11:00 am
Sat, Mar 3
Main
Theater
Marcus Amaker, Charleston, SC’s first Poet Laureate, will present a multimedia experience that mixes poetry, live electronic music, and video. The one-of-a-kind program will feature poems from Marcus’ newest book, empath. Marcus will perform his poetry while improvising music with vintage drum machines and synthesizers.Part of the Deckle Edge Literary Festival
Author Event, Performance
Adults, 13 - 18
11:00 am
Sat, Mar 3
Main
Auditorium
In this solo session, former Columbia City Councilwoman Belinda Gergel will engage author and academician Marjorie Spruill in a discussion about her most recent work, Divided We Stand: The Battle Over Women’s Rights and Family Values that Polarized American Politics, published in 2017.Part of the Deckle Edge Literary Festival
Author Event
Adults, 13 - 18
2:00 pm
Sat, Mar 3
Main
Meeting Space 213
In this solo session, South Carolina Poet Laureate Marjory Wentworth discusses her newest book, Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets written with Kris Corderley and Newberry Award-winning author and poet Kwame Alexander. Twenty poems celebrate the work of 20 poets with beautiful illustrations by Ekua Holmes.Part of the Deckle Edge Literary Festival
Author Event
Adults, 13 - 18
2:00 pm
Sat, Mar 3
Main
Meeting Space 214
Author and activist Becci Robbins moderates this panel of groundbreaking women including Sarah Leverette and Harriet Hancock, whose lives and works – along with that of Modjeska Simkins – are detailed in her trilogy of books published via a grant from the Richland County Conservation Commission.Part of the Deckle Edge Literary Festival
Author Event
Adults, 13 - 18
2:00 pm
Sat, Mar 3
Main
Theater
Music writer Kyle Petersen moderates this panel of diverse singer-songwriters who discuss their practices and methods, including Kelly McCulloch McLachlan, Robb Kershaw, James McLawhorn aka Saraph Sunman, and Wendell Culbreath – THE Dubber.Part of the Deckle Edge Literary Festival
Author Event
Adults, 13 - 18
2:00 pm
Sat, Mar 3
Main
Auditorium
While writers in today’s South inhabit a region haunted by the legacy of slavery, racism, classism, and sexism, they also contend with changes wrought by development, technology, climate change, and an increasingly connected world. This panel will explore ways that writers use genre innovation to grapple with the complexities of the contemporary South. Panelists include Mark Powell, Hannah Palmer, and Jamey Hatley.Part of the Deckle Edge Literary Festival
Author Event
Adults, 13 - 18
2:00 pm
Sat, Mar 3
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Join Richland County Master Gardeners to learn ways to attract birds to your yard.
Gardening
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
2:30 pm
Sat, Mar 3
Main
Studio 220
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
3:00 pm
Sat, Mar 3
Main
Meeting Space 213
Professor Qiana Whitted, author of Comics and the US South, moderates this panel of contemporary graphic novelists including Shigeharu Kobayashi, Chuck Brown, and Sanford Greene.Part of the Deckle Edge Literary Festival
Author Event
Adults, 13 - 18
3:00 pm
Sat, Mar 3
Main
Meeting Space 214
This session is a three part dialogue during which poets first read poetry and are asked to respond to quotes from a famous poet, then discuss each others’ work, and finally answer questions from the audience. Featuring Derek Berry, Michael Murray, and Catherine Zickgraf. Created by Columbia poetry guru Al Black.Part of the Deckle Edge Literary Festival
Author Event
Adults, 13 - 18
3:00 pm
Sat, Mar 3
Main
Theater
Columbia-based multi-disciplinary artist Roni Nicole Henderson discusses trends and challenges of creating films that reflect authentic culture in the contemporary South.Part of the Deckle Edge Literary Festival
Author Event, Movies
Adults, 13 - 18
3:00 pm
Sat, Mar 3
Main
Auditorium
Claudia Smith Brinson, Lynn Shuler Teague, and Carla Damron engage in a roundtable discussion of their experiences and challenges writing for a better world.Part of the Deckle Edge Literary Festival
Author Event
Adults, 13 - 18
3:00 pm
Sat, Mar 3
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Join our Book Club! Enjoy fun activities and hear about exciting books. Please sign up in advance.
Book Group, Children
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:00 pm
Sat, Mar 3
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Basic sewing class. Supplies provided.
Craft, Maker
13 - 18, Programs for Teens, Adults
3:00 pm
Sat, Mar 3
Cooper
Earn volunteer hours by meeting once a month to help plan programs, participate in service projects and have fun! For 7th through 12th graders.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens

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