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Kids in Print 2022

Congratulations to the illustrators and writers featured in this year's edition of Kids in Print 2022!

Jul 21 10:00 a.m.

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Tween Art Club

This club is for Middle School students of all skill levels who are interested in art. We will sketch, paint, build and more! Each month we will work with different art mediums, learn different art making techniques and explore concepts and skills through different projects. 
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#BrainBreak: Chalk It Up

Take your coloring outdoors with sidewalk chalk! You never outgrow the joy of taking to the concrete and getting your fingers smudged all sorts of colors.

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Publishers In South Carolina

Over 20 publishing and self-publishing contacts representing many genres and formats from across The Palmetto State!

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New in Biography and Memoir

Notable new releases include Chinese artist/activist Ai Weiwei’s 1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows and Indian economist (and prolific author) Amartya Sen’s Home in the World.  Carole Angier’s
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Handmade Holidays

Is there anything better than receiving a handmade gift from someone knowing they personalized it just for you and put their time, effort and thought into it? Return the favor by creating something one-of-a-kind for someone who is one-of-a-kind.  Don't forget about the library's free maker-friendly service, Creativebug. It's full of ideas, how-tos, and inspiration for anyone from beginner crafters to the craftiest of them all. 
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A Filmmaker's Journey

“You have to find something that you love enough to be able to take risks.” – George Lucas, Film Director. 

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#BrainBreak: Caption Contest

Practice your creativity with a quick caption contest. Get others in on the fun for a friendly competition!

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AiR Presents: Happiness, A Poem.

Happiness is a poem I wrote during the middle part of the pandemic last year to express the joy I did feel and the joy I wanted to create. Despite the job losses and loved ones I lost, I still had things to be grateful for, and I felt it necessary to acknowledge that.

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An Interview with Spoken Word Artist Tammaka Staley

For this post, I spoke to Tammaka Staley, the library's current Artist-in-Residence, and the tenth AiR at Richland Library. She's a poet, spoken word artist and educator. We discuss her background, her approach to her work, and more.

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African Americans in Art: Beverly Buchanan

There is much more to Black history than civil rights activists and inventors. This project explores the cultural contributions of African American artist, Beverly Buchanan, and gives you the opportunity to make your own artwork inspired by her! Beverly Buchanan was born in Fuquay, North Carolina, but grew up in Orangeburg, South Carolina. She is best known for her shack structures which explore the Southern vernacular through architecture

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#BrainBreaks: Self-Portraits

Take a #brainbreak and create a self-portrait.  Whether it's a new year, a new season or a new day, it's always a good time to document who you are.  

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OFF BOOK: Crush Rush

Arts Librarian Ashley Warthen goes off book with photojournalist, Crush Rush to kick off his library residency.  

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Indian Art

Explore the world of Indian art and its vast history, interpretations, and celebration of culture.
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The Joy of Color: Alma Woodsey Thomas

From the classroom to the canvas, educator and painter Alma Woodsey Thomas was a force of encouragement, growth, and inspiration for her community in Washington, D.C.

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What Can You Do In Ballentine's MakerSpace?!

What's most important, in my opinion, are the connections between people and their ideas that happen in these spaces. And that you are making a thing - something you can hold and be able to say, "I made this!