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OOPS! Totally messed that one up.

Even though we learn so much from mistakes how many of you are STILL afraid of making them? I know I am.

Nobody wants to mess up. No one wants their imperfections seen. Why is it so scary to make mistakes?

For me, mistakes are scary because the negativity I’ve seen on social media, and television, and even sometimes among our community members. It’s because of the way we as humans create cliques, and criticize each other; or how bullying is rampant throughout the nation, and we discriminate because of ignorance or unfamiliarity.

However, as critics’ voices rise, the kind and fiercely passionate voices of our true leaders are growing equally as strong. Groups like The Nick, One Columbia, Girls Rock Columbia, Columbia Museum of Art are just a few I’ve had the privilege of interacting with. (We have so many more that are defenders of this city and we are honored to have them.)

But this is my first time working in a library system. I’ve always been intrigued by the organization, precision, and knowledge that these buildings held – be it people, books, or resources. It’s intimidating. I was afraid of messing something up and being called out for it, being too loud, or simply not knowing what to do and being too scared to ask for help.

But as they say - times they are a’ changin’ …

Enter the Studios at Main – the perfect place for adults(yes adults!) to come MAKE A MESS IN THE LIBRARY!

During our renovations, we are striving to not only break down physical walls, but the ones in your heads and hearts as well. We will provide a space for community connectedness, and a judgement free zone. (psst. We’ll even have a Failure Wall – to celebrate the things we learn.) We’d love for you to join us before the second level opens; stop by any Monday from 2:30 – 4:30 to color at Richland Library Main.

Come make mistakes with us!

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