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¡ BIENVENIDOS! page 5 PAT MORA SHARE. CREATE. INSPIRE. WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOUR LIBRARY! page 3 NURTURE YOUR GREEN THUMB page 14 MARCH | APRIL 2014 RICHLANDLIBRARY.COM from the director Dear Friends: Partnerships are hard. If you’ve ever been in a relationship, a marriage or have a close friend, you know what I’m talking about. Put two people together and ask them to work towards a common goal and there’s bound to be tension. But what if it’s not just two people but whole organizations with complex systems and processes trying to work together towards solving community problems? Librarians are some of the smartest people around, and we know we don’t have all the tools or skills we need to help our customers with all of their needs. That’s why we actively seek out good partners. If you’re struggling in your partnerships or still aren’t convinced that collaborations are beneficial, maybe some things I’ve learned through years of partnerships will help. Here goes: • Know why you’re partnering. Clearly articulate what’s in it for your customers or end users before you even start dreaming up the next big program or dividing up tasks. If you aren’t on the same page about what you are trying to accomplish and for whom, you may need to look elsewhere for a better fit. A sure recipe for disaster is if the only reason you to have to partner is money (saving it or getting more of it) or recognition for your organization. It has to be about outcomes for people. • Partnerships do not mean sharing the work equally. In fact, they are rarely a 50/50 endeavor. In any collaboration, there will be times when you feel like you’re pulling more than your share of the weight or that your talents are not being utilized to the fullest. It’s important to take a long view of what your partnership goals are, understanding that the return on your investment in the partnership might come later and in bigger ways down the road. So don’t get discouraged if you feel like the grunt work is all your responsibility today. If you’ve chosen a good partner, they’ll have your back when you need it. • Be clear about your expectations. Write them down, share them and agree on them before you start the real work. The biggest pitfall in well-meaning partnerships is not being explicit about who will do what and when. While no one wants to start a partnership assuming things will go wrong, it’s helpful to discuss upfront how you will handle disagreements and how you will determine whether the relationship warrants continuing. If what I’m suggesting sounds a little like couples counseling, then you understand correctly. I believe that we are better when we work together or the library wouldn’t have so many strong partners. No question that partnerships take more work and more time than going it alone. But the benefits to our community are more meaningful, have broader impact and are more likely to be sustained if we work as a team. Warmly, Melanie Huggins, Executive Director DIRECTOR’S PICKS I just finished Gone Girl Gillian Flynn I’m just starting Olive Kitteridge Elizabeth Strout I can’t stop listening to O’ Be Joyful Shovels and Rope You don’t want to miss Hands on Art with Columbia Museum of Art for ages 2-5 Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess! See Page 7 for times and locations. 2 MARCH | APRIL what's happening LEADERSHIP GRADUATES CELEBRATED Ten library staff members have completed the Leadership 2013 program at Richland Library. This is the sixth year Richland Library has offered this program to staff. Designed to develop and retain future library leaders, the program provides opportunities to attend several learning events during a six-month period that focus on essential Leadership 2013 graduates include, back row from left: Joanna Bixler, Amber Conger, Jake Duffie, Christina Fuller-Gregory, Kelly Jones, and, front row from left, Sue Keaney, Sylvie Golod, Ashley Warthen, Lori Cook and Laura Morris. leadership skills such as team building, decision making and problem solving. WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOUR LIBRARY We’re planning your neighborhood library and want your help! Have ideas for improving your favorite library location? Have a picture of a place that inspires you to learn and create? Share your ideas and pictures via email to DesignFreely@RichlandLibrary.com. Share. Create. Inspire. * Footnotes The number of years Richland Library has held the Augusta Baker’s Dozen Storytelling Celebration. 60 40,727 The total number of transactions in the Business and Job Center in the past three and a half years. 100,000+ The number of wireless users last fiscal year at Richland Library. The number of books you can check out at a time with your Richland Library card. © Maurice Sendak MARCH | APRIL 3 what's happening Featured Staff Adam Rizer Library Associate Richland Library Wheatley What’s your favorite thing about working at the library? I’ve always loved books and computers, and, as a library employee, I work with both. I also enjoy helping people. If you could trade places with one person for the day, dead or alive, who would it be? I would choose to be someone who influenced life far beyond his death in the late 1700s—Benjamin Franklin, whose multiple successes as an author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, statesman and diplomat reveal him to be a brilliant man who left a lasting mark on the world. He also facilitated many civic developments including libraries, a fire department and a university. I think he would enjoy working at Richland Library for the day. Outside of the library, what is one of your favorite hobbies? I love music - its history, legends and performance. Describe life at the library in three words or less. Always something new. How do you think the library inspires the community? Accessible online and in person, the library offers far more than books, recordings and videos. From the language development and love of learning inspired by children’s storytimes and adult activities to personal assistance in research, both academic and for real life needs, such as employment, the library inspires citizens to seek their highest goals. We’re In Your Neighborhood locations & hours * Main | 799-9084 Children’s Room | 929-3434 1431 Assembly St., Columbia 29201 Mon. - Thurs. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Fri., Sat. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sun. 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Ballentine | 781-5026 1321 Dutch Fork Rd., Irmo 29063 Mon. - Thurs. 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Fri., Sat. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Blythewood | 691-9806 218 McNulty Rd., Blythewood 29016 Mon. - Thurs. 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Fri., Sat. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Cooper | 787-3462 5317 North Trenholm Rd., Columbia 29206 Mon. - Thurs. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Fri., Sat. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Eastover | 353-8584 608 Main St., Eastover 29044 Mon. - Thurs. 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Fri., Sat. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. North Main | 754-7734 5306 North Main St., Columbia 29203 Mon. - Thurs. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Fri., Sat. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Northeast | 736-6575 7490 Parklane Rd., Columbia 29223 Mon. - Thurs. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Fri., Sat. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sandhills | 699-9230 1 Summit Parkway at Clemson Rd., Columbia 29229 Mon. - Thurs. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Fri., Sat. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Southeast | 776-0855 7421 Garners Ferry Rd., Columbia 29209 Mon. - Thurs. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Fri., Sat. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sun. 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. St. Andrews | 772-6675 2916 Broad River Rd., Columbia 29210 Mon. - Thurs. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Fri., Sat. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sun. 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Wheatley | 799-5873 931 Woodrow St., Columbia 29205 Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tues., Thurs. 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Richland Library at EdVenture 211 Gervais St., Columbia 29201 Tues. - Sat. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sun. Noon - 5 p.m. Register RichlandLibrary.com now offers online event registration! Sometimes our classes, events or crafts require us to know how many folks are participating. Now you can sign up in your PJs at midnight if you’d like! Just click the register button next to events. (Sign up with your library card number, driver’s license or other ID.) You’ll receive an email confirmation and a reminder two days before the event. UPCOMING CLOSINGS All locations will be closed the following dates: • Wednesday, March 26 for Customer Service Improvement Day. • Sunday, April 20 & Monday, April 21 for Easter. BOARD MEETINGS Library: 5:30 p.m., Mondays, March 10 & April 14 Friends: 12:30 p.m., Wednesdays, March 19 & April 30 4 MARCH | APRIL what's happening ¡Bienvenidos! Pat Mora 28th Annual Augusta Baker’s Dozen Storytelling Celebration A native of El Paso, Texas, Pat Mora grew up enveloped in the Chicano culture and has spent her life writing books that embody the family values she has carried since childhood. Inspired by her Mexican-American heritage, Mora stirs creativity in her readers by placing them under the open sky of the Texas desert where she learned the importance of embracing her surroundings. Mora has received Honorary Doctorates Traveling the country to promote literacy, Mora is on a mission to Augusta Baker’s Dozen Storytelling Celebration, Richland Library’s annual storytelling event, cosponsored by the University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science and the Richland Library Friends, occurs every April and brings to life the world of storytelling and children’s literature. The celebration honors the works and achievements of nationally-known author and storyteller Augusta Baker. time leading efforts to promote literacy and what she commonly refers to as bookjoy. Stressing the importance of preserving the Chicano perspective in American society, she considers herself an advocate of Mexican-American values and traditions. She has recently founded several reading initiatives aimed at children and families in Spanish-speaking communities. from North Carolina State University and SUNY Buffalo, an Honorary Membership in the American Library Association, a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship to write in Umbria, Italy, and a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Texas at El Paso. She was a recipient and judge of a Poetry Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a recipient and advisor of the Kellogg National Leadership Fellowships. inspire readers by expressing the Chicano culture in ways that no other writer can. Her most recent books, I Pledge Allegiance and Bravo, Chico Canta! Bravo!, are scheduled for release this spring. In addition to her writing career, Mora is a mother of three and has worked as a teacher, university administrator and museum director. She has also spent Sharing Bookjoy: A Workshop with Pat Mora for adults * Enjoy a workshop with Pat Mora, the featured guest for Augusta Baker’s Dozen 2014. Please call (803) 231-6348 to register. 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 24 Bostick Auditorium, Main An Evening with Pat Mora for adults and families Join us for an engaging presentation by author and literacy advocate Pat Mora, followed by a book signing and reception. 6:30 p.m., Friday, April 25 Bostick Auditorium, Main Celebrate! Children’s Day/Día de los Niños for families Bring the entire family for a celebration of our community’s diversity! Enjoy bilingual stories, experience multicultural music and dance performances and sample tasty treats from around the world. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, April 26 Southeast | 776-0855 © Maurice Sendak MARCH | APRIL 5 storytimes Main | 929-3434 Meet a Park Ranger for all ages • 11 a.m., Saturday, March 22 • 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 9 El Dia de los Ninos Storytime Celebrate El Dia de los Ninos/Dia de los Libros! 11 a.m., Saturday, April 26 North Main | 754-7734 Hello, Baby! for ages 0-23 months 10:30 a.m., Tuesdays March 11 – 25 & April 1 – 29 English and Spanish Storytime for all ages Enjoy stories in English and Spanish. 3:30 p.m., Saturdays, March 8 & 22 Northeast | 736-6575 Toddler Storytime for ages 2-3 10:30 a.m., Thursdays, March 6 – April 24 Healthy Eating Storytime for all ages Join us for storytime and a visit from a DHEC dietitian to learn all about healthy eating and even sample some fruits and veggies! 11 a.m., Saturday, March 22 Sandhills | 699-9230 Hello, Baby! for ages 0-23 months 10:30 a.m., Mondays, March 3 – April 28 Exceptional You * Stories and songs for people with special needs and their families. Call ahead to let us know how we can accommodate your family member. 6:30 p.m., Tuesdays March 4 & 11, April 1 – 29 Southeast | 776-0855 Pajamarama Storytime for all ages 6:30 – 7 p.m., Mondays, March 3 – April 28 Except April 21 Hello, Baby! for ages 0-23 months 10:30 – 11 a.m., Thursdays, March 6 – April 24 Brain Teasers, Muscle Builders for ages 0-5 Crawl, tumble, sing, solve puzzles and hear stories while improving social skills. 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Wednesdays March 12, April 9 & 23 St. Andrews | 772-6675 Hello, Baby! for ages 0-23 months * 10:30 a.m., Thursdays, March 6 – April 24 Wheatley | 799-5873 Hello Baby! for ages 0-23 months 10:30 a.m., Wednesdays March 5 – 19 & April 2 – 30 Family Storytime for all ages Stories, songs and much more. Main | 929-3434 • 10:30 a.m., Saturdays March 1 – April 26 • 9:30 a.m., Mondays March 3 – April 14 • 10:30 a.m., Wednesdays March 5 – April 23 Except March 26 Ballentine | 781-5026 11 – 11:30 a.m., Fridays, March 7 – April 25 Blythewood | 691-9806 10:30 – 11 a.m., Fridays, March 7 – April 25 Cooper | 787-3462 • 11 a.m., Saturdays March 1 – April 26 • 10:30 a.m., Thursdays March 6 – April 24 Eastover | 353-8584 • 10 a.m., Wednesdays March 5 – April 30 • 11 a.m., Saturdays March 1 – April 26 Except March 26 North Main | 754-7734 11 a.m., Saturdays, March 1 – April 19 Northeast | 736-6575 11 a.m., Saturdays, March 1 – April 26 Sandhills | 699-9230 10:30 a.m., Saturdays March 1 – April 26 Southeast | 776-0855 • 11 – 11:30 a.m., Saturdays March 1 – April 26 • 10:30 – 11 a.m., Wednesdays March 5 & 19, April 2, 16 & 30 St. Andrews | 772-6675 • 11 a.m., Saturdays March 1 – April 26 • 10:30 a.m., Wednesdays March 5 – April 30 Except March 15 and 26 Wheatley | 799-5873 10:30 a.m., Fridays, March 7 – April 25 Meet a Park Ranger for all ages Join us for a storytime and a special visit from a Congaree National Park Ranger to learn about some of our local wildlife and Congaree’s champion trees. 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 1 Toddler Storytime for ages 2-3 Help your toddler discover the alphabet, numbers and other concepts while building social skills and learning about our world. 10:30 a.m., Mondays, March 3 – April 14 Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 Get ready for kindergarten! Your child will gain confidence and independence in this kids-only storytime. 3:30 p.m., Mondays, March 3 – April 7 Hello, Baby! for ages 0-23 months Your baby will love storytime while increasing vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories and songs. • 9:30 a.m., Tuesdays, March 4 – April 22 • 10:30 a.m., Thursdays, March 6 – April 24 Reading Rumpus for all ages Talk, sing, read, write and play as we build your child’s early literacy skills. 6:30 p.m., Tuesdays, March 4 – April 22 Mother Goose Storytime for babies Introduce your baby to the world of books. Nurture a love of reading and develop their attention span with stories, rhymes and songs. 9:30 a.m., Wednesdays, March 5 – April 23 Except March 26 Pajamarama Puppets for all ages See your favorite puppets in your PJs if you like! 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 10 Movers and Shakers Storytime for all ages Get ready to move and shake, shake, shake while listening to stories, songs and more! 11 a.m., Fridays, March 21 & April 18 Afternoon of Puppets for all ages See your favorite shows performed by the Children’s Room puppets. 3:30 p.m., Monday, April 14 Eastover | 353-8584 Pajamarama Storytime for all ages Wear your pajamas and snuggle up for bedtime stories and songs. • 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 24 • 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 24 * please register 6 MARCH | APRIL for all ages Main | 929-3434 Hands on Art for ages 2-5 Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess! 11 a.m., Fridays, March 7 & April 4 A Taste of the Peace Corps for all ages See how people in other countries live with performances and presentations from many cultures by Peace Corps members. 10 a.m., Saturday, March 8 eReady Café for all ages Bring your device and questions for a session on how to be e-savvy in this technological world. Light refreshments provided. 11:30 a.m., Saturday, March 8 Storytime Café for parents Join us for coffee and light refreshments between storytimes. Meet new friends and find out about great library resources. • 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 11 • 10 a.m., Monday, April 7 Meet the Orchestra for all ages Members of Moo!@USC outreach orchestra perform music to accompany special picture books. 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 5 Spring Break Movie Theatre for all ages Kick back and enjoy Chicken Little (G). 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 15 Stories and Theatre for all ages Enjoy a special presentation by students from the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of South Carolina. 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 16 Teen Center: Family Day for all ages Families can join their teens in the teen center to enjoy 3-D demonstrations, gaming, tours of the space and more! 9 a.m., Saturday, April 19 Ballentine | 781-5026 Spring Has Sprung for ages 2-5 Celebrate with a hands-on art project and stories about spring. 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 3 Blythewood | 691-9806 Happy Very Hungry Caterpillar Day! for ages 3-8 * Read a story, play a game and make a craft based on Eric Carle’s classic tale. 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 20 * please register Cooper | 787-3462 Hands on Art with Columbia Museum of Art for ages 2-5 Join us and CMA for simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess! 10:30 a.m., Wednesdays, March 12 & April 9 Eastover | 353-8584 Hands on Art with Columbia Museum of Art for ages 2-5 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 23 North Main | 754-7734 Dr. Seuss Book Party for all ages Don’t sit in the house with nothing to do; come by the library for a story or two! 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 4 International Day for all ages Celebrate the different cultures of the world with stories, music and fun. 4 p.m., Saturday, April 5 Northeast | 736-6575 Hands on Art for ages 3-5 10:30 a.m., Fridays, March 7 – April 25 Sandhills | 699-9230 Tai Chi for all ages Improve your balance, coordination and flexibility with this ancient form of exercise. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels. 9 a.m., Tuesdays, March 4 – April 29 Southeast | 776-0855 Have a Kernel and a Smile for all ages Celebrate National Popcorn Day with popping and hopping stories and a bag of popcorn. 4 – 4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 13 The Sky Is Falling for all ages Stories to make you smile for April Fools’ Day. 4 – 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 1 Hey, That’s My Book Character! for all ages On International Children’s Book Day, see your favorite book characters brought to life by library staff. 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 2 Thank You to the Librarian for all ages Listen to stories, make a craft and celebrate National Librarian’s Day. 4:30 – 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 16 St. Andrews | 772-6675 Hands on Art with Columbia Museum of Art for ages 2-5 11 a.m., Saturday, March 15 MARCH | APRIL 7 Family Learning Night for all ages Get your child ready to read, help emerging readers find success and find out about resources available in the community to help strengthen your family. Food is provided for attending families and a storytime and puppet show are available. 6 – 8 p.m., Thursday, March 6 Main | 929-3434 Cooper Puppet Playhouse for all ages Enjoy the latest production of the Cooper Puppet Playhouse. 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 2 Cooper | 787-3462 Puppets in the Morning for all ages Enjoy a morning of puppets! 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 9 St. Andrews | 772-6675 for school-age children Main | 929-3434 TAG Team for 5th-7th graders Join Richland Library’s first-ever Tween Advisory Group (TAG) to help the library with service projects, programs and more. Team members will earn volunteer hours. 3 p.m., Saturdays, March 15 & April 19 Family History Day for families Celebrate your family history! Join us for a morning of stories, genealogy and a visit from Dinah Johnson, author of All Around Town. Activities include storytime, an art project, presentations on family history research, a photo booth and lunch! This program is made possible in conjunction with Clemson University by a grant from The Knight Foundation. 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Saturday, March 22 Paws for Reading for ages 6-9 Practice your reading with service dogs who love to listen to a good story! For new readers. 3:30 p.m., Saturdays, March 29 & April 12 Got Art? for ages 6 -12 We do! Get your creative juices flowing and your hands dirty while experimenting, experiencing and expressing yourself! 3 p.m., Thursday, April 17 Blythewood | 691-9806 Blythewood Bookworms for ages 9-12 * You never know what fun activities we’ll do, but you can always count on hearing about exciting books. 3 – 4 p.m., Saturdays, March 8 & April 5 Cooper | 787-3462 Hina-Matsuri: The Japanese Doll Festival for ages 6-12 * Celebrate the Japanese Doll Festival with stories, Japanese family traditions and a simple craft of a Japanese doll bookmark. Bring a camera for a picture of you in a kimono! 3:30 p.m., Monday, March 3 Read to a Dog for ages 6-12 Practice your reading with a furry friend! 3:30 p.m., Thursdays, March 6 – April 24 Sewing Saturdays for ages 9-12 * Learn to sew with simple and fun projects! 3:30 p.m., Saturdays, March 8 & April 12 Mammals of South Carolina for ages 6+* Join Sesquicentennial State Park Interpreter Stacey Jensen and learn about wildlife native to South Carolina. 6 – 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 15 It’s Earth Day! for ages 6-12 * Celebrate Earth Day with a recycled craft and original stories! 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 23 * please register DIY Action Figures for ages 5-12 Listen to some stores about real heroes, and then create your own action figures and dolls using provided materials. 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Monday, March 31 Origami Installations for ages 7-12 Create a collaborative piece of art out of your own origami creations while learning about the cultural background of paper folding. 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Monday, April 28 Sandhills | 699-9230 Book Explorers for ages 9-12 Great books, activities and discussions for a younger crowd. 3 p.m., Saturdays • March 15: Puzzles • April 12: Meet the Tortoises Hats Off to Dr. Seuss! for ages 6 and up Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with stories, songs and crafts! 3 p.m., Saturday, March 1 Homework Support Lab for grades 6-8 Access laptops and library resources. 2:30 – 5 p.m., Mondays, March 3 – April 28 Junie B. and the Stupid, Smelly Library Program for ages 6-9 “Wowie, Wow, Wow!” Crafts and activities in the world of Junie B. Jones. 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 15 Read to a Dog for ages 6-12 3:30 p.m., Wednesdays, March 5 – April 30 Except March 26 8 MARCH | APRIL North Main | 754-7734 Twix-n-Between for ages 9-13 Join us for a great read from fantastical to ghost stories and everything in between. 2:30 p.m., Saturdays, March 1 & April 12 Make it and Take it for ages 9-13 Make and take a surprise to celebrate spring. 4 p.m., Thursday, March 13 Learn to Draw for ages 9-13 Start with a book, and then learn to draw graphic novel characters. 4 p.m., Thursday, March 27 Northeast | 736-6575 A Butterfly’s Journey for ages 5-7 Experience the migration of a Monarch butterfly through stories and activities. 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Monday, March 10 for school-age children Make Dinosaurs with LEGOs for ages 6-12 * Build g-r-r-reat dinosaurs using your imagination and have your photograph taken with your creation! 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 16 Blythewood | 691-9806 LEGO Madness for ages 6-12 Create robots, cities, creatures and more using LEGO bricks. 3:30 p.m., Wednesdays March 19 & April 16 Cooper | 787-3462 • 3 – 5 p.m., Fridays March 14 & 28 • 10 a.m. – noon, Monday – Friday April 14 & 18 Eastover | 353-8584 3:30 p.m., Mondays March 3 & 17, April 7 Northeast | 736-6575 6 p.m., Thursdays March 20 & April 17 St. Andrews | 772-6675 Southeast | 776-0855 Homework Help Center for ages 6-12 Need help with your homework? Visit us! Homework support specifically for students in 1st - 8th grades. 4:45 – 6:45 p.m., Tuesdays & Thursdays March 4 – April 24 Ayuda con la tarea escolar para edades 6 á 12 Necesitas ayuda con las tareas escolares? ¡Visítanos! Apoyos específicamente para estudiantes en los grados 1 - 8. 4:45 – 6:45 p.m., los martes y jueves, marzo 4 – abril 24 St. Andrews | 772-6675 Thursday Tween Reads for ages 9-12 * Good books, good times! Join us as we discover some of the library’s tween reads! 3:30 p.m., Thursdays, March 27 & April 24 Let’s Play/Juguemos! for ages 6 -12 Join us for an afternoon of bilingual fun! Enjoy a snack, books, and games in English and Spanish. 4 p.m., Monday, March 10 From Shells to Scales and Tails for ages 6-12 Birds and reptiles hatch from eggs, but is that all they have in common? Join us as Carolina Wildlife Care and friends demonstrate how birds and reptiles are so similar and yet different! 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 19 Wacky Fun & Games Week! for ages 6-12 Visit the library for a week of fun, snacks, prizes and crafts! 3 – 5 p.m. • Tuesday, April 15: Book Bingo • Wednesday, April 16: Wacky Hats • Thursday, April 17: Plants in the Dirt • Friday, April 18: Play it loud! Wii Games * please register MARCH | APRIL 9 for teens Main | 929-3470 Teen Advisory Board: Draw My Life We’ll give you the tools to create your own Draw My Life video. You’ll love learning this imaginative and interactive method of telling stories! 3:30 p.m., Saturday, March 1 Teen Otaku Association TOA is about finding the good stuff and sharing it together. We are a goofy bunch with snacks and an extra seat. Won’t you join us? 6 p.m., Mondays, March 3 – April 28 Except April 21 Teen to Screen Book Club: Divergent Loved the book Divergent and can’t wait to see the movie? We’ll be reading great books, watching the movie versions, and talking about what happens when books go from Teen to Screen! 2:30 p.m., Saturday, March 22 TAB: Global Youth Service Day Join TAB for our first Global Youth Service Day. We’ll be promoting literacy by working with children to create a picture book. 3:30 p.m., Saturday, April 5 The Write Idea Presents: Poetry Break Are you a creative teen writer looking to share your work? Create ‘found’ poetry, share your original poems and receive feedback and inspiration from other teen writers. 2:30 p.m., Saturday, April 12 Cooper | 787-3462 Sewing Saturdays * Learn to sew with simple and fun projects! 3:30 p.m., Saturdays, March 8 & April 12 Teen Advisory Board Earn volunteer hours by meeting once a month to help plan programs, participate in service projects and have fun! 3:30 p.m., Saturdays, March 22 & April 26 Eastover | 353-8584 Make It Happen Stop by and create what you will at our open craft hour! • 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 11 • 3 p.m., Saturday, April 12 Stop Motion Animation! Bring inanimate objects to life using our ReadyANIMATOR stations. We’ll show you how to create your own stop motion film. • 6 p.m., Tuesdays, March 18 & April 8 • 3 p.m., Saturday, April 26 North Main | 754-7734 Can We Talk? for teens only Participate in workshops that will help you navigate through the challenges of life. 7 p.m., Wednesdays • March 19 & April 16: Guys Only • April 23: Girls Only Hula Hoops for Fun and Fitness Burn calories and have some fun hula hooping. 4 p.m., Saturdays, March 1 & April 12 Craft Café * Design your own t-shirts! 11 a.m., Saturday, April 26 * please register Guitar Club Bring your instrument and participate in a group or individual lesson to get you started with a great instrument. • 7 p.m., Thursdays, March 13 & April 24 • 3:30 p.m., Saturdays, March 22 & April 12 St. Andrews | 772-6675 10 MARCH | APRIL for teens for teens and adults Hablamos Spanish Conversation Gathering Learning Spanish? Ya lo hablas? Join us on the first and third Wednesdays every month and enjoy an hour of relaxed Spanish chitchat. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays March 5 & 19, April 2 & 16 Southeast | 776-0855 Bookbinding Ever wanted to make your own books? Learn with us! Light refreshments provided. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 12 Southeast | 776-0855 Monthly Poetry Workshop Join an expedition into the depths of modern poetry technique. Freely immerse yourself in the refreshing expressive potential of subtle aural arrangements. Our discussions will add the heft and verve to words you seek. 2:30 p.m., Thursdays March 13 & April 10 Northeast | 736-6575 Silverlight Photography Club From smartphone snapshots to silver gelatin prints, learn about the basics of photography. We’ll talk about everything from composition to critique. 3 p.m., Saturdays March 8 & April 19 Northeast | 736-6575 Northeast | 736-6575 Homework Lab We provide a quiet room, laptops, and research assistance. Help will also be available in Spanish. 3 p.m., Tuesdays, March 4 – April 29 Entertainment Night Watch movies and anime, play board games, or create your own film with the ReadyANIMATOR. 6 p.m., Wednesdays, March 5 – April 30 Except March 26 Shrink Plastic Jewelry Design and bake your own shrink plastic jewelry! 3 p.m., Saturday, March 15 Teen Advisory Board 3:30 p.m., Thursdays March 27 & April 24 Sandhills | 699-9230 Time for Teens Join other teens to discuss your favorite books. • 6 p.m., Thursday, March 20 • 6 p.m., Monday, April 14 Southeast | 776-0855 Homework Help Center for grades 9-12 Need help with your homework? Visit us! 4:45 – 6:45 p.m., Tuesdays & Thursdays March 4 – April 24 Financial Aid Information Join a representative from USC’s TRiO program to learn more about how to turn your dream of college into a reality. 6 – 7 p.m., Thursday, March 13 Volunteer for an Evening * Need a few hours of community service but can’t make a long term commitment? Here is your chance to earn 1-2 hours of service while helping out your library and your community! Please call 776-0855 for more information. 6 – 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 9 St. Andrews | 772-6675 Chess Club Show us your mental mastery against members of the Columbia Chess Club. Participate in a casual game or a tournament and meet some of the best players in your area. 6 p.m., Mondays, March 3 – April 28 Volunteer for an Evening * Need a few hours of community service but can’t make a long term commitment? Here is your chance to earn 1-2 hours of service while helping out your library! Registration is required. Please call 772-6675 for more information. Rising 5th graders and up are welcome! 6 – 8 p.m., Thursday, March 27 Wheatley | 799-5873 Between Friends – Teen Talk Hang out with your with friends and talk about every day issues and positive topics. 6 p.m., Thursdays, March 6 & April 3 Black-Out Poetry Workshop Create poetry using recycled materials. • 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 19 • 3:30 p.m., Saturday, April 5 Everything Manga: Not Your Ordinary Book Club Do you like Japanese manga and animation? Discuss and watch your favorites and compete in a manga trivia game for some great prizes! 3 p.m., Tuesdays March 11 & 25, April 8 & 29 St. Andrews | 772-6675 MARCH | APRIL 11 for adults Main | 929-3457 Battledecks! Surveys show that more people fear public speaking than death. Therefore, we are happy to present Battledecks, the raucous PowerPoint game that will cure your glossophobia. Contestants present on random topics using a predesigned slideshow. In place of judgment, there will be humor, and in place of stage fright, there will be confidence. Come just to watch, or be one of the audacious improvisers to take the spotlight! 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 29 Blythewood | 691-9806 Three Interesting Women: A Case Study * Join Walker Family and Local History Room Manager Debbie Bloom as she discusses three fascinating local women and the resources she used to find them. 6 p.m., Thursday, March 13 Cooper | 787-3462 Telling Your Story: A Family History Writer’s Group * Interested in writing your family history? Meet with other writers for ideas and critiques. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Mondays March 17 & April 28 “Fly to Tokyo – All Expenses Paid!” London 1944: General Jimmy Doolittle, C-in-C of the Mighty Eighth, reviews his early life and his famous raid. A new characterization from Richland Library Literary Resident Howard Burnham. 7 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 1 Eastover | 353-8584 Love to Line Dance Learn new dances and practice old favorites! 6:30 p.m., Thursdays, March 20 & April 17 North Main | 754-7734 GED and WorkKeys * Take free GED classes or get training and certification for WorkKeys, an employment skills assessment used by a number of Midlands companies and employment services. 5 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays March 5 – 25 & April 1 – 30 Walking in the Past Lane The summer of 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the Hootie & the Blowfish debut album Cracked Rear View. Local music connoisseur and author Mike Miller will join us for a look back at Columbia’s remarkable music scene. Walking in the Past Lane Join us for a special presentation by author, photographer and documentarian Cecil Williams. 6 p.m., Thursday, March 6 Actors’ Theatre Presents: Beware the Ides The Actors’ Theatre of South Carolina presents the amazing life and death of Julius Caesar, told through the eyes of General Rufio, son of a former slave and Caesar’s trusted companion. Accurate costumes, weapons and battle maps help tell this engrossing story! 3 p.m., Saturday, March 15 iPick Film Series View fantastic flicks chosen by library staff. 3 p.m., Sundays • March 16: Bunny Lake is Missing (NR) • April 13: Wait Until Dark (NR) Lunch & Listen Bring your lunch and join us in Film & Sound for live musical performances. 12:30 p.m., Thursdays • March 20: Columbia Baroque Soloists specialize in French and Italian 17th- and 18th-century chamber music and play instruments of the period using historically informed performance practice, tuning and temperament. • April 17: Marquita Daniels is a classicallytrained pianist and violinist and will share pieces from her specialized solo repertoire. Free Legal Clinic: Family Law Issues Alexandria B. Skinner of the South Carolina Bar will present information about family law. 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 25 Facebook for 50+ * This is a hands-on class in two parts that will show you how to sign up for Facebook, create a profile and stay engaged with your family, friends and community. 2:30 p.m., Tuesdays • April 8: Create a Facebook account, build your profile, upload photos and find friends and family members. • April 15: Fine-tune your account and privacy settings, edit photos, learn to“like” pages and groups and access the Facebook help center. 6 p.m., Thursday, April 3 Main | 929-3457 Satire, Swing & Short Skirts: Swinging London in the ‘60s and Beatlemania in NYC Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the arrival of the Fab Four in NYC. Conducted by Richland Library Literary Resident Howard Burnham. 7- 8 p.m., Thursday, April 3 Main | 929-3457 * please register 12 MARCH | APRIL for adults MINDSET: Transforming the Way You Think! Enjoy an evening of fun and thought-provoking spoken word poetry by artist Jennifer Abney (JSmooth). 6:30 – 8 p.m. Thursdays, March 20 & April 17 Basket Weaving Interested in basket weaving? Bring your own supplies and share your skills with fellow weavers! 11 a.m., Wednesdays March 5 – 19 & April 2 – 30 Free Legal Clinic: Wills and End of Life Issues Lawyers from the South Carolina Bar will present information about wills, estate planning, probate healthcare, power of attorney, funeral planning and cremation. 6 p.m., Monday, March 17 Northeast | 736-6575 Kurosawa to Bergman: Films From Around the World Can’t quite make it to Cannes? Join us for screenings of Prisoner of the Mountains and I Know Where I’m Going. No passport necessary. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Tuesdays March 18 & April 15 Sushi for Every Day * Discover inexpensive ways to make sushi at home with healthy ingredients, in different styles with ease. Enjoy samples on site. 3 p.m., Saturday, March 22 Free Legal Clinic: Criminal Law Yvonne R. Murray-Boyle of the South Carolina Bar will present information about criminal law and expungements. 6:30 – 8 p.m., Thursday, March 27 * please register Sandhills | 699-9230 Book-A-Librarian * Do you need specialized help with a research project, genealogy, online job applications and/or résumés, or another information need? Call to book a subject specialist for a one-hour appointment devoted to your questions. Limited to one hour per person per week. Available during regular library hours. Call for an appointment. eBook, eMagazine, eMusic Drop-in Need help downloading library materials to your electronic device? Drop in and get one-on-one help. 6:30 p.m., Tuesdays, March 4 – April 29 Voter Identification and Registration Get ready for the upcoming election season by registering as a voter in Richland County with the League of Women Voters. A representative from the Richland County Elections and Voter Registration Office will be available to assist with obtaining photo ID voter registration cards. 4 – 8 p.m., Thursday, March 6 Other Ways to Graduate: GED Preparation * Prepare for the high school equivalency diploma test with a comprehensive, 10-week course of study. Students must commit to attend all sessions, as the program is cumulative. Registration is required. • 2:30 p.m., Saturdays March 8 & 22, April 5 & 19 • 6 p.m., Mondays March 10 & 24, April 7 Minority Health Series Join us for a series featuring health information specifically for our minority community. Topics will include blood pressure and stroke awareness, HIV/AIDS, breast cancer and sickle cell anemia. 7 p.m., Thursdays, April 3 – 24 Southeast | 776-0855 Jazz Roundtable Richland Library Literary Resident Eboniramm brings us the smooth, swinging sounds of jazz, accompanied by an ensemble group of musicians. 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 8 So You Wrote a Novel. Now What? It’s been three months since NaNoWriMo, and now that your manuscript has marinated for a little while, it’s time to begin the revision process. Join us for a discussion on effective revision practices and start editing! 7 – 8 p.m., Thursday, March 6 Creative Writer’s Guild Whether you’re new to the craft, or an old pro, join us to get to know other local writers. Participants are welcome (but not required) to bring short stories or novel excerpts to share. 7 – 8 p.m., Thursday, April 3 Swapping Stories Hear stories from professional storytellers and your neighbors or share your own! 6:30 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 18 St. Andrews | 772-6675 Scrapbooking 101 * Bring pictures and keepsakes to learn how to preserve your favorite memories using basic scrapbooking tools and layouts. 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 29 Cycling in Columbia Are you an avid cyclist wanting to meet others of like mind? Enjoy an engaging presentation and discussion about the ins and outs of cycling, and leave feeling more confident riding on the road. 2 – 3 p.m., Saturday, March 15 Southeast | 776-0855 MARCH | APRIL 13 spring programs Blythewood | 691-9806 Garden Like a Master: Roses * Learn the do’s and don’ts of rose gardening from a Richland County Master Gardener. 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 1 Cooper | 787-3462 Backyard Landscaping: Understanding Soil and Fertilizer * Take the guesswork out of fertilizing! Learn how the soil in your yard affects how you garden and how to fertilize for the best results. Presented by Clemson Extension Service. 6 – 7 p.m., Thursday, March 6 Backyard Landscaping: Composting * It’s recycling for your yard! Learn how to compost and vermicompost at your home, even if you don’t have a lot of space. Presented by Clemson Extension Service. 6 – 7 p.m., Thursday, March 13 Permaculture: Sustainable Gardening Basics * Join USC professor Mari Stuart and learn about the permaculture movement. This increasingly popular lifestyle is designed to assist people in becoming more self-reliant through the development of productive and sustainable gardens and farms. 6 – 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 18 Backyard Landscaping: Landscaping Your Waterfront * Learn to care for the shoreline of your lake or pond, including what to plant at the water’s edge, controlling weeds, erosion and other issues. Presented by Clemson Extension Service. 6 – 7 p.m., Thursday, March 20 Backyard Landscaping: Gardening with Native Plants * Native plants are a natural choice for South Carolina! Discover beautiful and functional native plants for your yard. Presented by Clemson Extension Service. 6 – 7 p.m., Thursday, March 27 Garden Like a Master: Growing Tomatoes * Want to grow a bumper crop this summer? Join Richland County Master Gardeners and learn the secrets of growing delicious tomatoes. 10 – 11 a.m., Friday, April 25 Eastover | 353-8584 Garden Like A Master: Shade Gardens South Carolina Master Gardeners share their expertise about shade gardens. 2:30 p.m., Saturday, March 15 Garden Like A Master: Composting South Carolina Master Gardeners share their expertise about composting. 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 10 Sandhills | 699-9230 Garden Like a Master: Care of the Southern Lawn This is the time of year when homeowners eagerly watch their lawns looking for the first sign of green. Often the newly emerging lawn comes complete with brown patches. Learn how to keep your lawn healthy and combat common problems. Hold off on the Weed and Feed until after this program. 7 p.m., Thursday, March 13 Garden Like a Master: Daylilies Daylilies may seem like an old-fashioned flower without much interest but they add a splash of color all season long. Learn about the new varieties just in time to plant them for the upcoming season. 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 16 Southeast | 776-0855 Garden Like a Master: Native Plants Come in and learn about plants native to South Carolina from the Master Gardeners. 3 – 4:30 p.m., Saturday, April 5 St. Andrews | 772-6675 Permaculture: Sustainable Gardening Basics * 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 4 Garden Like a Master: Get Rooted at Your Library! for all ages Gardening is for everyone! Learn tips for starting your first family garden from a Richland County Master Gardener. Join us after the program to begin planting St. Andrews library’s first community garden! 4 – 6 p.m., Monday, April 7 Wheatley | 799-5873 Garden Like a Master: Herbs in Containers South Carolina Master Gardeners share their expertise about herbs in containers. 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 29 * please register Garden Like a Master: Butterfly Gardening * Attract beautiful butterflies to your garden by planting the right plants. Learn which plants and flowers butterflies love to feed and lay eggs on from a Richland County Master Gardener. • 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 12 Blythewood | 691-9806 • 10 – 11 a.m., Friday, March 28 Cooper | 787-3462 14 MARCH | APRIL series for adults Let’s Speak English Internationals, join our conversation sessions and practice speaking English in a relaxed environment. Main | 929-3457 Sandhills | 699-9230 11 a.m., Tuesdays, March 4 – April 29 hello! 10 a.m., Wednesdays, March 5 – April 16 Except March 26 Southeast | 776-0855 Northeast | 736-6575 7 p.m., Mondays, March 3 – April 28 Except April 21 7 p.m., Tuesdays, March 4 – April 29 Book Clubs We have a little something for everyone! Please call your nearest location for the selection of the month. Main | 929-3434 Keep Me In Suspense! A Mystery/Thriller Book Group 2:30 p.m., Saturdays, March 8 & April 12 Great Books Discussion Group 7 p.m., Wednesdays, March 12 & April 9 Tuesday Morning Literary Discussion Group 10 a.m., Tuesdays, March 18 & April 15 Vista Book Group 6 p.m., Wednesdays, March 19 & April 23 Urban Readers Book Group 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 8 Cooper | 787-3462 Cooper Branch Book Club * 10 – 11 a.m., Mondays, March 3 & April 7 Third Thursday Book Group 1 p.m., Thursdays, March 20 & April 17 Southeast | 776-0855 Brown Bag Short Story Discussion * Noon – 1 p.m., Wednesdays March 12 & April 9 Third Thursday Book Group 7 – 8:30 p.m., Thursdays March 20 & April 17 Eastover | 353-8584 Novel People of Eastover 6 p.m., Thursdays, March 6 & April 3 North Main | 754-7734 Page Turners 7 p.m., Tuesdays, March 25 & April 29 North Main Urban Fiction Book Club 1:30 p.m., Saturdays, March 8 & April 19 St. Andrews | 772-6675 Book Banter Discussion Group * 7 p.m., Tuesdays, March 11 & April 8 Northeast | 736-6575 Northeast Regional Book Group 7 p.m., Thursdays, March 13 & April 10 Ballentine | 781-5026 Bookin’ It in Ballentine 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays March 19 & April 30 Wheatley | 799-5873 Wheatley’s Book Group 11 a.m., Saturdays March 22 & April 19 Young Professionals Discussion Group 6 p.m., Thursdays, March 20 & April 17 Sandhills | 699-9230 Second Wednesday Book Group 7 p.m., Wednesdays, March 12 & April 9 Sew Divine Interested in knitting, needlework, scrapbooking or other crafts? Bring your own portable craft project and share with fellow crafters! Main | 929-3457 12:30 p.m., Tuesdays March 11 & 25, April 8 & 22 North Main | 754-7734 11 a.m., Thursdays March 6 & 20, April 3 & 17 St. Andrews | 772-6675 * 1 p.m., Thursdays March 6 & 20, April 3 & 17 Sandhills | 699-9230 Ballentine | 781-5026 6 – 7 p.m., Thursdays March 6 – April 24 1 p.m., Tuesdays March 4 – April 29 Wheatley | 799-5873 6 p.m., Every Tuesday * please register Southeast | 776-0855 Eastover | 353-8584 4 – 6 p.m., Wednesdays March 5 – April 30 Except March 26 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Tuesdays March 4 – April 29 MARCH | APRIL 15 the business & job center Small Business Learning Series With Mel Wallace, Minority Business Managing Advisor, Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Main | 929-3457 How to Start a Small Business Learn the ins and outs of starting a small business, including business plans, financial decisions and the necessary legal steps. 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 4 How To Make Your Business Loan Ready Learn how to secure the financing you need to be successful, including loan program eligibility requirements and credit criteria. 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 11 How to Grow Your Existing Business Learn how to take your existing business to the next level and realize your maximum potential. 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 18 Main | 929-3457 Redefine YOU: Volunteer * Did you know that by volunteering your time and talent you also enhance your overall well-being? Learn the many benefits of volunteering and how it can prepare you to transition from one career to another. 6:30 – 8 p.m., Thursday, March 20 Reimagine Your Career * Unhappy in your work, underemployed or struggling with the many stresses of unemployment? Now is the time to rediscover, redefine and reimagine your career. Learn how to reignite your passions and combine them with purpose. 6 – 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 16 Interview Practice Practice interviews will be conducted in the Business and Job Center on the third level. These sessions for individuals are first-come, first-served. Groups by appointment only. 10 a.m. – noon, Wednesdays March 5 – April 30 | Except March 26 Résumé Help with a Career Coach 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., Wednesdays March 5 – April 30 | Except March 26 Career Encore Monthly Networking and Support Group Join fellow job seekers who are unemployed, underemployed or looking to make career transitions. Share the challenges you face in the job hunt, obtain free workforce development advice and resources, and enhance your networking opportunities in a supportive and empowering environment. 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., Thursdays March 6 & April 3 Goodwill Training and Opportunities Information Session Learn about the many job training and placement opportunities available through Goodwill Job Connections to all job seekers regardless of age, background or experience. 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., Mondays March 10 & 24, April 14 & 28 What’s a Career Brand? * Learn how to develop and promote your personal brand to prospective employers and how to sustain it within your respective career field. Noon – 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 12 Quick Tips for Finding a Job Online * Explore various online resources, types of available work, and how to search and apply for jobs online. Learn to upload a résumé to a website or application. Noon – 1 p.m., Thursday, April 3 3-2-1 Contact! How to Network * Learn effective ways to build, maintain and call on your network of people who have the advice, information and referrals you need. Our focus is traditional networking techniques rather than online social networking. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Thursday, April 10 Cooper | 787-3462 Interviewing = Storytelling Class * Learn how to answer interview questions with compelling, engaging stories all about you and your skills and experience. 10 a.m. – noon, Friday, March 14 Get Noticed on LinkedIn! Join a Career Coach to learn how to create your LinkedIn profile, as well as develop your positive online reputation and your personal brand! 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturdays March 15 & April 12 Twitter for Your Job Search * Learn how to maximize results as you network, search for jobs, identify and research companies, and promote yourself online. Noon – 1 p.m., Thursday, March 20 Business Etiquette Learn the unwritten rules of professionalism and explore ways to present yourself properly in spoken, written, online and social business interactions. 10 a.m. – noon, Friday, March 28 Prezi Presentations 101 * Learn the basics to creating a Prezi, a new web-based presentation program. Incorporate text, graphics, movies and more. 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 4 Quick Tips for Finding a Job Online * 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 18 Create a Résumé * 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 25 Socially Savvy * Learn the ins and outs of social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 1 Northeast | 736-6575 Quick and Basic Résumé Lab * Receive one-on-one assistance with your résumé. 3 – 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 9 Job Safari * Need help applying for jobs online or setting up your résumé? Schedule an appointment for personalized assistance. 3 – 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 23 16 MARCH | APRIL * please register computer basics Computer Basics If you have a computer question, we have an answer! Whether you area beginner or an expert, we can help. Microsoft Excel (2010) * Learn the basics of building a spreadsheet, creating charts and performing calculations using Microsoft Excel (2010). • 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 18 • 10 a.m., Saturday, April 19 Microsoft PowerPoint (2010) * Learn basic skills for creating a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint (2010). Learn to create new slides, edit text and insert images. • 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 25 • 10 a.m., Saturday, April 26 Microsoft Publisher (2010) * Learn how to use Microsoft Publisher (2010) to create newsletters, flyers and brochures. 10 a.m., Saturday, April 12 Sandhills | 699-9230 Introduction to Computers I 10 a.m., Wednesdays, March 5 & April 2 Introduction to Computers II 10 a.m., Wednesdays, March 12 & April 9 Internet Basics 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 5 Email Basics 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 23 Main | 929-3457 Introduction to Computers I * Learn basic terms, the parts of the computer and how it works. Practice using the mouse by completing a self-paced tutorial. • 10 a.m., Saturday, March 1 • 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 2 Introduction to Computers II * Learn how to perform basic computer tasks using Microsoft Windows. Open programs and learn how to edit and organize files. • 10 a.m., Saturday, March 8 • 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 9 Email Basics * Become familiar with using electronic mail to create, send and receive messages. Learn how to save contacts and tips for identifying junk mail. 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 13 Internet Basics * 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. 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 16 Microsoft Word (2010) * Learn the basics of creating documents using Microsoft Word (2010). • 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 4 • 10 a.m., Saturday, April 5 Intermediate Microsoft Word (2010) * Learn intermediate skills for Microsoft Word (2010), such as creating lists, using headers and footers, working with tables and adding pictures and graphics. 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 11 Southeast | 776-0855 Bite Size Computer Basics * Want to learn how to attach a document or picture to an email? Or learn a little more about Internet safety, Facebook or using job search sites? Call to reserve a 30 minute, one-on-one session. Let us know what you want to learn and we’ll take care of the rest! Microsoft Word (2010) 10 – 11:30 a.m., Saturday, March 15 Intermediate Microsoft Word (2010) 10 – 11:30 a.m., Saturday, March 22 Microsoft Excel (2010) 10 – 11:30 a.m., Saturday, April 5 Microsoft PowerPoint (2010) 10 – 11:30 a.m., Saturday, April 12 Eastover | 353-8584 Introduction to Computers I 2 p.m., Mondays, March 3 & 17 Introduction to Computers II 2 p.m., Monday, April 7 North Main | 754-7734 Email Basics * 11 a.m., Mondays, April 7 – 28 Northeast | 736-6575 Microsoft Word (2010) * 10 a.m. – noon, Wednesday, March 5 Intermediate Microsoft Word (2010) * 10 a.m. – noon, Wednesday, March 19 Microsoft Excel (2010) * 6 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 25 Microsoft PowerPoint (2010) * 6 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 22 Clases De Computadora en Español No necesitas la tarjeta de la biblioteca. Por favor llame al 803-988-0890 para más información. Los Jueves 6 de marzo, y 3 de Abril a las 6 p.m. St. Andrews | 772-6675 Introduction to Computers I * 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 5 Internet Basics * 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 12 Microsoft Word (2010) * 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 19 Intermediate Microsoft Word (2010) * 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 9 Microsoft Excel (2010) * 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 23 Microsoft PowerPoint (2010) * 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 30 * please register MARCH | APRIL 17 support your library The Literary Vine Join us at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 17 for The Literary Vine. The Richland Library Friends’ signature event, The Literary Vine offers guests a variety of different stops as they sample and learn about different wines and beers from around the globe—while tasting some of the best local food. It’s an evening you won’t want to miss— enjoy delicious food from Dupre Catering, talk to the experts of Republic National Distributing Company to help with your wine selection, and listen to fabulous live music from the Reggie Sullivan Trio. The Literary Vine also showcases great spaces and exciting technology, as well as downloadable resources available at Richland Library, including eBooks, eMagazines, downloadable audiobooks and music. The Richland Library Friends is a nonprofit organization that raises awareness of and support for the library. Memberships start at only $25. Call (803) 988-0885 to join today. Don’t miss: • the 3D Makerbot printer, recording studio and ReadyANIMATOR featured in the Teen Center, • the Walker Local and Family History Center, the place to uncover great treasures—genealogy, history, city records and more, and • A Taste of Technology—live demonstrations with Richland Library staff featuring the library’s downloadable resources. Questions? Call (803) 988-0885 or visit RichlandLibrary.com/Friends for details. FRIENDS give freely. RICHLAND LIBRARY BOOK 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 2014 Spring SALE Friends’ Members Only Members Only Sale Friday, April 25 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Not a Friends’ member? Join at the door for only $25. Saturday, April 26 Richland Library Operations Center 130 Lancewood Road | Columbia, SC 29210 (803) 988-0885 RichlandLibrary.com/friends 18 MARCH | APRIL support your library * freegal ad Richland Library LEGACY SOCIETY Join the Library’s Legacy Society Library staff members encourage the TURN IT UP TO SIX. Now you can download six free songs a week and get unlimited streaming music from Freegal, Richland Library’s downloadable music service. Access more than 700 million songs and 10,000 music videos, from pop to classical, with no special software required. And best of all— once you download these songs, they’re yours to keep! So turn it up! development of literacy at every age, support learning as a lifelong activity and believe it is their role to help create an educated community. There are numerous ways you can support your library’s efforts to advance our community, but for many, making the Richland Library Foundation a beneficiary of their estate is the most practical and effective way. A planned gift clearly demonstrates how much you value the library, and it sets a lasting example for other philanthropic-minded individuals throughout Richland County and beyond. For more information about how you can ensure quality library programs and services for future generations, visit us online at RichlandLibrary.com/foundation. F O U N D AT I O N give freely. RICHLAND LIBRARY Support the Foundation Help advance our community while making your library even better. Contact Tina Gills at (803) 929-3424 or tgills@RichlandLibrary.com to support your library. MARCH | APRIL 19 NONPROFIT US Postage 1431 Assembly Street | Columbia, SC 29201 RICHLANDLIBRARY.COM PA I D Permit No. 731 Columbia, SC FOLLOW RICHLAND LIBRARY ONLINE YOU Tube 22,500 2/14 April 4 – May 8 The Gallery at Main ALEJANDRO GARCIA-LEMOS exhibits portraits of fellow artists and arts lovers in the paintings that came primarily from his and Cynthia Boiter’s visual and literary art book, Red Social. The title of the book and exhibition, Red Social, translates to Social Network in García-Lemos’s native Spanish. García-Lemos, originally from Bogotá, Colombia, focused on relationship-building and the community of fellow artists and arts lovers in his new home in Columbia, S.C. The sitters for each portrait, almost all of whom were close members of his newly formed community, were asked to bring symbolic icons for their sittings.