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MARCH | APRIL 2014 RICHLANDLIBRARY.COM


from the director

what's happening

LEADERSHIP GRADUATES CELEBRATED

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

Ten library staff members have completed

leadership skills such as team building,

the Leadership 2013 program at Richland

decision making and problem solving.

Library. This is the sixth year Richland Library

ask them to work towards a common goal and there’s bound to be tension. But

has offered this program to staff.

what if it’s not just two people but whole organizations with complex systems

Leadership 2013 graduates include, back row from left: Joanna Bixler, Amber Conger,

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

Designed to develop and retain future library

Jake Duffie, Christina Fuller-Gregory,

leaders, the program provides opportunities

Kelly Jones, and, front row from left,

to attend several learning events during a

Sue Keaney, Sylvie Golod, Ashley Warthen,

six-month period that focus on essential

Lori Cook and Laura Morris.

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.

WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOUR LIBRARY

Partnerships do not mean sharing the work equally. In fact, they are rarely a 50/50 endeavor. In any collaboration, there

We’re planning your neighborhood library and want your help!

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

Have ideas for improving your favorite library location?

investment in the partnership might come later and in bigger ways down the road. So don’t get discouraged if you feel like

Have a picture of a place that inspires you to learn and create?

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

Share your ideas and pictures via email to DesignFreely@RichlandLibrary.com.

Share. Create. Inspire.

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,

* Footnotes

have broader impact and are more likely to be sustained if we work as a team.

Warmly,

60

Melanie Huggins, Executive Director

DIRECTOR’S PICKS

I just finished

I’m just starting

I can’t stop listening to

You don’t want to miss

Gone Girl

Olive Kitteridge

O’ Be Joyful

Gillian Flynn

Elizabeth Strout

Shovels and Rope

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  

The number of years Richland Library has held the Augusta Baker’s Dozen Storytelling Celebration.

40,727 The total number of transactions in the Business and Job Center in the past three and a half years.

© Maurice Sendak

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.

MARCH | APRIL  3


from the director

what's happening

LEADERSHIP GRADUATES CELEBRATED

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

Ten library staff members have completed

leadership skills such as team building,

the Leadership 2013 program at Richland

decision making and problem solving.

Library. This is the sixth year Richland Library

ask them to work towards a common goal and there’s bound to be tension. But

has offered this program to staff.

what if it’s not just two people but whole organizations with complex systems

Leadership 2013 graduates include, back row from left: Joanna Bixler, Amber Conger,

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

Designed to develop and retain future library

Jake Duffie, Christina Fuller-Gregory,

leaders, the program provides opportunities

Kelly Jones, and, front row from left,

to attend several learning events during a

Sue Keaney, Sylvie Golod, Ashley Warthen,

six-month period that focus on essential

Lori Cook and Laura Morris.

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.

WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOUR LIBRARY

Partnerships do not mean sharing the work equally. In fact, they are rarely a 50/50 endeavor. In any collaboration, there

We’re planning your neighborhood library and want your help!

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

Have ideas for improving your favorite library location?

investment in the partnership might come later and in bigger ways down the road. So don’t get discouraged if you feel like

Have a picture of a place that inspires you to learn and create?

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

Share your ideas and pictures via email to DesignFreely@RichlandLibrary.com.

Share. Create. Inspire.

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,

* Footnotes

have broader impact and are more likely to be sustained if we work as a team.

Warmly,

60

Melanie Huggins, Executive Director

DIRECTOR’S PICKS

I just finished

I’m just starting

I can’t stop listening to

You don’t want to miss

Gone Girl

Olive Kitteridge

O’ Be Joyful

Gillian Flynn

Elizabeth Strout

Shovels and Rope

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  

The number of years Richland Library has held the Augusta Baker’s Dozen Storytelling Celebration.

40,727 The total number of transactions in the Business and Job Center in the past three and a half years.

© Maurice Sendak

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.

MARCH | APRIL  3


what's happening

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.

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

Outside of the library, what is one of your favorite hobbies?

in research, both academic and for real

I love music - its history, legends and performance.

library inspires citizens to seek their

life needs, such as employment, the highest goals.

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.

time leading efforts to promote literacy

grew up enveloped in the Chicano

and what she commonly refers to as

culture and has spent her life writing

bookjoy. Stressing the importance of

books that embody the family values

preserving the Chicano perspective in

she has carried since childhood.

American society, she considers herself

Blythewood | 691-9806 218 McNulty Rd., Blythewood 29016 Mon. - Thurs. 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Fri., Sat. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Inspired by her Mexican-American

an advocate of Mexican-American

heritage, Mora stirs creativity in her

values and traditions. She has recently

readers by placing them under the

founded several reading initiatives

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.

open sky of the Texas desert where

aimed at children and families in

she learned the importance of

Spanish-speaking communities.

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.

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.

email confirmation and a reminder two days before the event.

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.

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.

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.

BOARD MEETINGS

Richland Library at EdVenture 211 Gervais St., Columbia 29201 Tues. - Sat. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sun. Noon - 5 p.m.

Library: 5:30 p.m., Mondays, March 10 & April 14 Friends: 12:30 p.m., Wednesdays, March 19 & April 30

4  MARCH | APRIL  

28th Annual Augusta Baker’s Dozen Storytelling Celebration A native of El Paso, Texas, Pat Mora

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

Register

¡Bienvenidos! Pat Mora

embracing her surroundings. Mora has received Honorary Doctorates Traveling the country to promote

from North Carolina State University and

literacy, Mora is on a mission to

SUNY Buffalo, an Honorary Membership

Augusta Baker’s Dozen Storytelling

inspire readers by expressing the

in the American Library Association,

Celebration, Richland Library’s annual

Chicano culture in ways that no other

a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship to write

storytelling event, cosponsored by the

writer can. Her most recent books,

in Umbria, Italy, and a Distinguished

University of South Carolina School of

I Pledge Allegiance and Bravo, Chico

Alumni Award from the University of

Library and Information Science and the

Canta! Bravo!, are scheduled for

Texas at El Paso. She was a recipient

Richland Library Friends, occurs every

release this spring.

and judge of a Poetry Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts

April and brings to life the world of storytelling and children’s literature.

In addition to her writing career, Mora

and a recipient and advisor of the

The celebration honors the works and

is a mother of three and has worked as

Kellogg National Leadership

achievements of nationally-known author

a teacher, university administrator and

Fellowships.

and storyteller Augusta Baker.

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

Featured Staff

We’re In Your Neighborhood locations & hours

what's happening

MARCH | APRIL  5


what's happening

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.

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

Outside of the library, what is one of your favorite hobbies?

in research, both academic and for real

I love music - its history, legends and performance.

library inspires citizens to seek their

life needs, such as employment, the highest goals.

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.

time leading efforts to promote literacy

grew up enveloped in the Chicano

and what she commonly refers to as

culture and has spent her life writing

bookjoy. Stressing the importance of

books that embody the family values

preserving the Chicano perspective in

she has carried since childhood.

American society, she considers herself

Blythewood | 691-9806 218 McNulty Rd., Blythewood 29016 Mon. - Thurs. 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Fri., Sat. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Inspired by her Mexican-American

an advocate of Mexican-American

heritage, Mora stirs creativity in her

values and traditions. She has recently

readers by placing them under the

founded several reading initiatives

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.

open sky of the Texas desert where

aimed at children and families in

she learned the importance of

Spanish-speaking communities.

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.

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.

email confirmation and a reminder two days before the event.

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.

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.

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.

BOARD MEETINGS

Richland Library at EdVenture 211 Gervais St., Columbia 29201 Tues. - Sat. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sun. Noon - 5 p.m.

Library: 5:30 p.m., Mondays, March 10 & April 14 Friends: 12:30 p.m., Wednesdays, March 19 & April 30

4  MARCH | APRIL  

28th Annual Augusta Baker’s Dozen Storytelling Celebration A native of El Paso, Texas, Pat Mora

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

Register

¡Bienvenidos! Pat Mora

embracing her surroundings. Mora has received Honorary Doctorates Traveling the country to promote

from North Carolina State University and

literacy, Mora is on a mission to

SUNY Buffalo, an Honorary Membership

Augusta Baker’s Dozen Storytelling

inspire readers by expressing the

in the American Library Association,

Celebration, Richland Library’s annual

Chicano culture in ways that no other

a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship to write

storytelling event, cosponsored by the

writer can. Her most recent books,

in Umbria, Italy, and a Distinguished

University of South Carolina School of

I Pledge Allegiance and Bravo, Chico

Alumni Award from the University of

Library and Information Science and the

Canta! Bravo!, are scheduled for

Texas at El Paso. She was a recipient

Richland Library Friends, occurs every

release this spring.

and judge of a Poetry Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts

April and brings to life the world of storytelling and children’s literature.

In addition to her writing career, Mora

and a recipient and advisor of the

The celebration honors the works and

is a mother of three and has worked as

Kellogg National Leadership

achievements of nationally-known author

a teacher, university administrator and

Fellowships.

and storyteller Augusta Baker.

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

Featured Staff

We’re In Your Neighborhood locations & hours

what's happening

MARCH | APRIL  5


storytimes

for all ages Main | 929-3434

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

6  MARCH | APRIL  

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.

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!

10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 1

11 a.m., Saturday, April 26

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.

North Main | 754-7734

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!

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

Main | 929-3434

Cooper | 787-3462

Hands on Art  for ages 2-5 Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess!

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!

11 a.m., Fridays, March 7 & April 4

10:30 a.m., Wednesdays, March 12 & April 9 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

North Main | 754-7734

11:30 a.m., Saturday, March 8

10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 4

Storytime Café  for parents Join us for coffee and light refreshments between storytimes. Meet new friends and find out about great library resources.

International Day  for all ages Celebrate the different cultures of the world with stories, music and fun.

• 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

Afternoon of Puppets  for all ages See your favorite shows performed by the Children’s Room puppets.

10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Wednesdays March 12, April 9 & 23

Spring Has Sprung  for ages 2-5 Celebrate with a hands-on art project and stories about spring.

3:30 p.m., Monday, April 14

St. Andrews | 772-6675

3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 3

Eastover | 353-8584

Hello, Baby!  for ages 0-23 months * 10:30 a.m., Thursdays, March 6 – April 24

Blythewood | 691-9806

Wheatley | 799-5873

Happy Very Hungry Caterpillar Day!  for ages 3-8 *

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

Hello Baby!  for ages 0-23 months 10:30 a.m., Wednesdays March 5 – 19 & April 2 – 30

Hands on Art with Columbia Museum of Art  for ages 2-5 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 23

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.

Brain Teasers, Muscle Builders  for ages 0-5 Crawl, tumble, sing, solve puzzles and hear stories while improving social skills.

11 a.m., Fridays, March 21 & April 18

Eastover | 353-8584

Ballentine | 781-5026

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

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!

4 p.m., Saturday, April 5

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

Northeast | 736-6575

for all ages

Hands on Art  for ages 3-5 10:30 a.m., Fridays, March 7 – April 25

Enjoy a morning of puppets!

Sandhills | 699-9230

10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 9 St. Andrews | 772-6675

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


storytimes

for all ages Main | 929-3434

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

6  MARCH | APRIL  

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.

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!

10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 1

11 a.m., Saturday, April 26

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.

North Main | 754-7734

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!

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

Main | 929-3434

Cooper | 787-3462

Hands on Art  for ages 2-5 Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess!

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!

11 a.m., Fridays, March 7 & April 4

10:30 a.m., Wednesdays, March 12 & April 9 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

North Main | 754-7734

11:30 a.m., Saturday, March 8

10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 4

Storytime Café  for parents Join us for coffee and light refreshments between storytimes. Meet new friends and find out about great library resources.

International Day  for all ages Celebrate the different cultures of the world with stories, music and fun.

• 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

Afternoon of Puppets  for all ages See your favorite shows performed by the Children’s Room puppets.

10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Wednesdays March 12, April 9 & 23

Spring Has Sprung  for ages 2-5 Celebrate with a hands-on art project and stories about spring.

3:30 p.m., Monday, April 14

St. Andrews | 772-6675

3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 3

Eastover | 353-8584

Hello, Baby!  for ages 0-23 months * 10:30 a.m., Thursdays, March 6 – April 24

Blythewood | 691-9806

Wheatley | 799-5873

Happy Very Hungry Caterpillar Day!  for ages 3-8 *

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

Hello Baby!  for ages 0-23 months 10:30 a.m., Wednesdays March 5 – 19 & April 2 – 30

Hands on Art with Columbia Museum of Art  for ages 2-5 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 23

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.

Brain Teasers, Muscle Builders  for ages 0-5 Crawl, tumble, sing, solve puzzles and hear stories while improving social skills.

11 a.m., Fridays, March 21 & April 18

Eastover | 353-8584

Ballentine | 781-5026

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

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!

4 p.m., Saturday, April 5

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

Northeast | 736-6575

for all ages

Hands on Art  for ages 3-5 10:30 a.m., Fridays, March 7 – April 25

Enjoy a morning of puppets!

Sandhills | 699-9230

10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 9 St. Andrews | 772-6675

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


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

for school-age children Got Art?  for ages 6 -12 We do! Get your creative juices flowing and your hands dirty while experimenting, experiencing and expressing yourself!

North Main | 754-7734

3 p.m., Thursday, April 17

2:30 p.m., Saturdays, March 1 & April 12

Blythewood | 691-9806

Make it and Take it  for ages 9-13 Make and take a surprise to celebrate spring.

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.

Twix-n-Between  for ages 9-13 Join us for a great read from fantastical to ghost stories and everything in between.

3 – 4 p.m., Saturdays, March 8 & April 5 Cooper | 787-3462

4 p.m., Thursday, March 27

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!

for ages 6-12 * Build g-r-r-reat dinosaurs using your imagination and have your photograph taken with your creation!

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.

Hina-Matsuri: The Japanese Doll Festival  for ages 6-12 *

Make Dinosaurs with LEGOs

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.

Northeast | 736-6575 A Butterfly’s Journey  for ages 5-7 Experience the migration of a Monarch butterfly through stories and activities.

3:30 p.m., Wednesdays March 19 & April 16 Cooper | 787-3462

3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Monday, March 10

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

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 – 5 p.m., Fridays March 14 & 28 • 10 a.m. – noon, Monday – Friday April 14 & 18 Eastover | 353-8584

3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Monday, March 31 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

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 p.m., Mondays March 3 & 17, April 7 Northeast | 736-6575

3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Monday, April 28

6 p.m., Thursdays March 20 & April 17 St. Andrews | 772-6675

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

Southeast | 776-0855

St. Andrews | 772-6675

Homework Help Center  for ages 6-12 Need help with your homework? Visit us! Homework support specifically for students in 1st - 8th grades.

Thursday Tween Reads  for ages 9-12 * Good books, good times! Join us as we discover some of the library’s tween reads!

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.

8  MARCH | APRIL  

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.

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

4 p.m., Monday, March 10

4:45 – 6:45 p.m., los martes y jueves, marzo 4 – abril 24

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!

* please register

3:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 19

Read to a Dog  for ages 6-12 3:30 p.m., Wednesdays, March 5 – April 30 Except March 26

3:30 p.m., Thursdays, March 27 & April 24

Wacky Fun & Games Week!  for ages 6-12 Visit the library for a week of fun, snacks, prizes and crafts!

MARCH | APRIL  9


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

for school-age children Got Art?  for ages 6 -12 We do! Get your creative juices flowing and your hands dirty while experimenting, experiencing and expressing yourself!

North Main | 754-7734

3 p.m., Thursday, April 17

2:30 p.m., Saturdays, March 1 & April 12

Blythewood | 691-9806

Make it and Take it  for ages 9-13 Make and take a surprise to celebrate spring.

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.

Twix-n-Between  for ages 9-13 Join us for a great read from fantastical to ghost stories and everything in between.

3 – 4 p.m., Saturdays, March 8 & April 5 Cooper | 787-3462

4 p.m., Thursday, March 27

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!

for ages 6-12 * Build g-r-r-reat dinosaurs using your imagination and have your photograph taken with your creation!

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.

Hina-Matsuri: The Japanese Doll Festival  for ages 6-12 *

Make Dinosaurs with LEGOs

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.

Northeast | 736-6575 A Butterfly’s Journey  for ages 5-7 Experience the migration of a Monarch butterfly through stories and activities.

3:30 p.m., Wednesdays March 19 & April 16 Cooper | 787-3462

3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Monday, March 10

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

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 – 5 p.m., Fridays March 14 & 28 • 10 a.m. – noon, Monday – Friday April 14 & 18 Eastover | 353-8584

3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Monday, March 31 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

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 p.m., Mondays March 3 & 17, April 7 Northeast | 736-6575

3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Monday, April 28

6 p.m., Thursdays March 20 & April 17 St. Andrews | 772-6675

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

Southeast | 776-0855

St. Andrews | 772-6675

Homework Help Center  for ages 6-12 Need help with your homework? Visit us! Homework support specifically for students in 1st - 8th grades.

Thursday Tween Reads  for ages 9-12 * Good books, good times! Join us as we discover some of the library’s tween reads!

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.

8  MARCH | APRIL  

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.

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

4 p.m., Monday, March 10

4:45 – 6:45 p.m., los martes y jueves, marzo 4 – abril 24

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!

* please register

3:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 19

Read to a Dog  for ages 6-12 3:30 p.m., Wednesdays, March 5 – April 30 Except March 26

3:30 p.m., Thursdays, March 27 & April 24

Wacky Fun & Games Week!  for ages 6-12 Visit the library for a week of fun, snacks, prizes and crafts!

MARCH | APRIL  9


for teens

for teens

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!

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!

3:30 p.m., Saturday, March 1

2:30 p.m., Saturday, March 22

Main | 929-3470

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?

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.

6 p.m., Mondays, March 3 – April 28 Except April 21

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

Eastover | 353-8584 Make It Happen Stop by and create what you will at our open craft hour!

for teens and adults Hablamos Spanish Conversation Gathering

• 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 11 • 3 p.m., Saturday, April 12

Learning Spanish? Ya lo hablas? Join us on the first and third Wednesdays every month and enjoy an hour of relaxed Spanish chitchat.

Stop Motion Animation! Bring inanimate objects to life using our ReadyANIMATOR stations. We’ll show you how to create your own stop motion film.

6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays March 5 & 19, April 2 & 16 Southeast | 776-0855

• 6 p.m., Tuesdays, March 18 & April 8 • 3 p.m., Saturday, April 26

Monthly Poetry Workshop

North Main | 754-7734 Can We Talk?  for teens only Participate in workshops that will help you navigate through the challenges of life.

From smartphone snapshots to silver gelatin prints, learn about the basics of photography. We’ll talk about everything from composition to critique.

7 p.m., Wednesdays • March 19 & April 16: Guys Only • April 23: Girls Only

3 p.m., Saturdays March 8 & April 19 Northeast | 736-6575

2:30 p.m., Thursdays March 13 & April 10 Northeast | 736-6575

3:30 p.m., Saturdays, March 8 & April 12

4 p.m., Saturdays, March 1 & April 12

Northeast | 736-6575

Craft Café * Design your own t-shirts!

Homework Lab We provide a quiet room, laptops, and research assistance. Help will also be available in Spanish.

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.

11 a.m., Saturday, April 26

3 p.m., Tuesdays, March 4 – April 29

6 – 7 p.m., Thursday, March 13

* please register

Entertainment Night Watch movies and anime, play board games, or create your own film with the ReadyANIMATOR.

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 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

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

6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 12 Southeast | 776-0855

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.

Hula Hoops for Fun and Fitness Burn calories and have some fun hula hooping.

3:30 p.m., Saturdays, March 22 & April 26

Ever wanted to make your own books? Learn with us! Light refreshments provided.

Silverlight Photography Club

Sewing Saturdays * Learn to sew with simple and fun projects!

Teen Advisory Board Earn volunteer hours by meeting once a month to help plan programs, participate in service projects and have fun!

Bookbinding

6 – 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 9 St. Andrews | 772-6675

Teen Advisory Board 3:30 p.m., Thursdays March 27 & April 24

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.

Sandhills | 699-9230

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

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

Everything Manga: Not Your Ordinary Book Club

Homework Help Center  for grades 9-12 Need help with your homework? Visit us!

Do you like Japanese manga and animation? Discuss and watch your favorites and compete in a manga trivia game for some great prizes!

4:45 – 6:45 p.m., Tuesdays & Thursdays March 4 – April 24

3 p.m., Tuesdays March 11 & 25, April 8 & 29 St. Andrews | 772-6675

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for teens

for teens

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!

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!

3:30 p.m., Saturday, March 1

2:30 p.m., Saturday, March 22

Main | 929-3470

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?

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.

6 p.m., Mondays, March 3 – April 28 Except April 21

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

Eastover | 353-8584 Make It Happen Stop by and create what you will at our open craft hour!

for teens and adults Hablamos Spanish Conversation Gathering

• 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 11 • 3 p.m., Saturday, April 12

Learning Spanish? Ya lo hablas? Join us on the first and third Wednesdays every month and enjoy an hour of relaxed Spanish chitchat.

Stop Motion Animation! Bring inanimate objects to life using our ReadyANIMATOR stations. We’ll show you how to create your own stop motion film.

6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays March 5 & 19, April 2 & 16 Southeast | 776-0855

• 6 p.m., Tuesdays, March 18 & April 8 • 3 p.m., Saturday, April 26

Monthly Poetry Workshop

North Main | 754-7734 Can We Talk?  for teens only Participate in workshops that will help you navigate through the challenges of life.

From smartphone snapshots to silver gelatin prints, learn about the basics of photography. We’ll talk about everything from composition to critique.

7 p.m., Wednesdays • March 19 & April 16: Guys Only • April 23: Girls Only

3 p.m., Saturdays March 8 & April 19 Northeast | 736-6575

2:30 p.m., Thursdays March 13 & April 10 Northeast | 736-6575

3:30 p.m., Saturdays, March 8 & April 12

4 p.m., Saturdays, March 1 & April 12

Northeast | 736-6575

Craft Café * Design your own t-shirts!

Homework Lab We provide a quiet room, laptops, and research assistance. Help will also be available in Spanish.

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.

11 a.m., Saturday, April 26

3 p.m., Tuesdays, March 4 – April 29

6 – 7 p.m., Thursday, March 13

* please register

Entertainment Night Watch movies and anime, play board games, or create your own film with the ReadyANIMATOR.

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 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

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

6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 12 Southeast | 776-0855

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.

Hula Hoops for Fun and Fitness Burn calories and have some fun hula hooping.

3:30 p.m., Saturdays, March 22 & April 26

Ever wanted to make your own books? Learn with us! Light refreshments provided.

Silverlight Photography Club

Sewing Saturdays * Learn to sew with simple and fun projects!

Teen Advisory Board Earn volunteer hours by meeting once a month to help plan programs, participate in service projects and have fun!

Bookbinding

6 – 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 9 St. Andrews | 772-6675

Teen Advisory Board 3:30 p.m., Thursdays March 27 & April 24

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.

Sandhills | 699-9230

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

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

Everything Manga: Not Your Ordinary Book Club

Homework Help Center  for grades 9-12 Need help with your homework? Visit us!

Do you like Japanese manga and animation? Discuss and watch your favorites and compete in a manga trivia game for some great prizes!

4:45 – 6:45 p.m., Tuesdays & Thursdays March 4 – April 24

3 p.m., Tuesdays March 11 & 25, April 8 & 29 St. Andrews | 772-6675

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for adults

for adults Main | 929-3457

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.

6 p.m., Thursday, April 3 Main | 929-3457

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

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

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

6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Tuesdays March 18 & April 15

“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.

Sushi for Every Day * Discover inexpensive ways to make sushi at home with healthy ingredients, in different styles with ease. Enjoy samples on site.

Free Legal Clinic: Criminal Law Yvonne R. Murray-Boyle of the South Carolina Bar will present information about criminal law and expungements.

Free Legal Clinic: Family Law Issues Alexandria B. Skinner of the South Carolina Bar will present information about family law.

7 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 1

6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 25

Love to Line Dance Learn new dances and practice old favorites!

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.

6:30 p.m., Thursdays, March 20 & April 17

• 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.

11 a.m., Wednesdays March 5 – 19 & April 2 – 30

6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Mondays March 17 & April 28

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the arrival of the Fab Four in NYC. Conducted by Richland Library Literary Resident Howard Burnham.

2:30 p.m., Tuesdays

Basket Weaving Interested in basket weaving? Bring your own supplies and share your skills with fellow weavers!

Telling Your Story: A Family History Writer’s Group * Interested in writing your family history? Meet with other writers for ideas and critiques.

Satire, Swing & Short Skirts: Swinging London in the ‘60s and Beatlemania in NYC

Main | 929-3457

6:30 – 8 p.m. Thursdays, March 20 & April 17

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.

Cooper | 787-3462

• 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.

7- 8 p.m., Thursday, April 3

MINDSET: Transforming the Way You Think! Enjoy an evening of fun and thought-provoking spoken word poetry by artist Jennifer Abney (JSmooth).

Eastover | 353-8584

3 p.m., Saturday, March 22

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 – 8 p.m., Thursday, March 27 * please register

6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 29

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

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

* please register

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for adults

for adults Main | 929-3457

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.

6 p.m., Thursday, April 3 Main | 929-3457

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

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

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

6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Tuesdays March 18 & April 15

“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.

Sushi for Every Day * Discover inexpensive ways to make sushi at home with healthy ingredients, in different styles with ease. Enjoy samples on site.

Free Legal Clinic: Criminal Law Yvonne R. Murray-Boyle of the South Carolina Bar will present information about criminal law and expungements.

Free Legal Clinic: Family Law Issues Alexandria B. Skinner of the South Carolina Bar will present information about family law.

7 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 1

6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 25

Love to Line Dance Learn new dances and practice old favorites!

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.

6:30 p.m., Thursdays, March 20 & April 17

• 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.

11 a.m., Wednesdays March 5 – 19 & April 2 – 30

6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Mondays March 17 & April 28

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the arrival of the Fab Four in NYC. Conducted by Richland Library Literary Resident Howard Burnham.

2:30 p.m., Tuesdays

Basket Weaving Interested in basket weaving? Bring your own supplies and share your skills with fellow weavers!

Telling Your Story: A Family History Writer’s Group * Interested in writing your family history? Meet with other writers for ideas and critiques.

Satire, Swing & Short Skirts: Swinging London in the ‘60s and Beatlemania in NYC

Main | 929-3457

6:30 – 8 p.m. Thursdays, March 20 & April 17

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.

Cooper | 787-3462

• 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.

7- 8 p.m., Thursday, April 3

MINDSET: Transforming the Way You Think! Enjoy an evening of fun and thought-provoking spoken word poetry by artist Jennifer Abney (JSmooth).

Eastover | 353-8584

3 p.m., Saturday, March 22

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 – 8 p.m., Thursday, March 27 * please register

6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 29

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

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

* please register

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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.

series for adults 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.

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.

6 – 7 p.m., Thursday, March 27

7 p.m., Wednesday, April 16

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.

Southeast | 776-0855

10 – 11 a.m., Friday, April 25

3 – 4:30 p.m., Saturday, April 5

Eastover | 353-8584

St. Andrews | 772-6675

Garden Like A Master: Shade Gardens South Carolina Master Gardeners share their expertise about shade gardens.

Permaculture: Sustainable Gardening Basics * 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 4

2:30 p.m., Saturday, March 15

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!

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

Let’s Speak English Internationals, join our conversation sessions and practice speaking English in a relaxed environment.

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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

Sandhills | 699-9230

10 a.m., Wednesdays, March 5 – April 16 Except March 26

11 a.m., Tuesdays, March 4 – April 29

Northeast | 736-6575

7 p.m., Tuesdays, March 4 – April 29

Southeast | 776-0855 7 p.m., Mondays, March 3 – April 28 Except April 21

Garden Like a Master: Native Plants Come in and learn about plants native to South Carolina from the Master Gardeners.

4 – 6 p.m., Monday, April 7

Main | 929-3457

Book Clubs We have a little something for everyone! Please call your nearest location for the selection of the month.

Main | 929-3434

Cooper | 787-3462

Keep Me In Suspense! A Mystery/Thriller Book Group 2:30 p.m., Saturdays, March 8 & April 12

Cooper Branch Book Club * 10 – 11 a.m., Mondays, March 3 & April 7

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

Ballentine | 781-5026 Bookin’ It in Ballentine 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays March 19 & April 30

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

Northeast | 736-6575 Northeast Regional Book Group 7 p.m., Thursdays, March 13 & April 10

Sandhills | 699-9230 Second Wednesday Book Group 7 p.m., Wednesdays, March 12 & April 9

6 – 7 p.m., Thursday, March 20

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

St. Andrews | 772-6675 Book Banter Discussion Group * 7 p.m., Tuesdays, March 11 & April 8

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

* please register

Sew Divine 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

Interested in knitting, needlework, scrapbooking or other crafts? Bring your own portable craft project and share with fellow crafters!

Main | 929-3457

North Main | 754-7734

St. Andrews | 772-6675 *

12:30 p.m., Tuesdays March 11 & 25, April 8 & 22

11 a.m., Thursdays March 6 & 20, April 3 & 17

1 p.m., Thursdays March 6 & 20, April 3 & 17

Sandhills | 699-9230

Wheatley | 799-5873

1 p.m., Tuesdays March 4 – April 29

6 p.m., Every Tuesday

Southeast | 776-0855

* please register

Ballentine | 781-5026 6 – 7 p.m., Thursdays March 6 – April 24

Eastover | 353-8584 4 – 6 p.m., Wednesdays March 5 – April 30 Except March 26 14  MARCH | APRIL  

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Tuesdays March 4 – April 29

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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.

series for adults 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.

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.

6 – 7 p.m., Thursday, March 27

7 p.m., Wednesday, April 16

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.

Southeast | 776-0855

10 – 11 a.m., Friday, April 25

3 – 4:30 p.m., Saturday, April 5

Eastover | 353-8584

St. Andrews | 772-6675

Garden Like A Master: Shade Gardens South Carolina Master Gardeners share their expertise about shade gardens.

Permaculture: Sustainable Gardening Basics * 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 4

2:30 p.m., Saturday, March 15

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!

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

Let’s Speak English Internationals, join our conversation sessions and practice speaking English in a relaxed environment.

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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

Sandhills | 699-9230

10 a.m., Wednesdays, March 5 – April 16 Except March 26

11 a.m., Tuesdays, March 4 – April 29

Northeast | 736-6575

7 p.m., Tuesdays, March 4 – April 29

Southeast | 776-0855 7 p.m., Mondays, March 3 – April 28 Except April 21

Garden Like a Master: Native Plants Come in and learn about plants native to South Carolina from the Master Gardeners.

4 – 6 p.m., Monday, April 7

Main | 929-3457

Book Clubs We have a little something for everyone! Please call your nearest location for the selection of the month.

Main | 929-3434

Cooper | 787-3462

Keep Me In Suspense! A Mystery/Thriller Book Group 2:30 p.m., Saturdays, March 8 & April 12

Cooper Branch Book Club * 10 – 11 a.m., Mondays, March 3 & April 7

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

Ballentine | 781-5026 Bookin’ It in Ballentine 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays March 19 & April 30

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

Northeast | 736-6575 Northeast Regional Book Group 7 p.m., Thursdays, March 13 & April 10

Sandhills | 699-9230 Second Wednesday Book Group 7 p.m., Wednesdays, March 12 & April 9

6 – 7 p.m., Thursday, March 20

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

St. Andrews | 772-6675 Book Banter Discussion Group * 7 p.m., Tuesdays, March 11 & April 8

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

* please register

Sew Divine 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

Interested in knitting, needlework, scrapbooking or other crafts? Bring your own portable craft project and share with fellow crafters!

Main | 929-3457

North Main | 754-7734

St. Andrews | 772-6675 *

12:30 p.m., Tuesdays March 11 & 25, April 8 & 22

11 a.m., Thursdays March 6 & 20, April 3 & 17

1 p.m., Thursdays March 6 & 20, April 3 & 17

Sandhills | 699-9230

Wheatley | 799-5873

1 p.m., Tuesdays March 4 – April 29

6 p.m., Every Tuesday

Southeast | 776-0855

* please register

Ballentine | 781-5026 6 – 7 p.m., Thursdays March 6 – April 24

Eastover | 353-8584 4 – 6 p.m., Wednesdays March 5 – April 30 Except March 26 14  MARCH | APRIL  

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Tuesdays March 4 – April 29

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the business & job center

Small Business Learning Series With Mel Wallace, Minority Business Managing Advisor, Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Main | 929-3457

6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 4

6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 18

6:30 – 8 p.m., Thursday, March 20

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

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.

6 – 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 16

Interviewing = Storytelling Class * Learn how to answer interview questions with compelling, engaging stories all about you and your skills and experience.

Prezi Presentations 101 * Learn the basics to creating a Prezi, a new web-based presentation program. Incorporate text, graphics, movies and more.

10 a.m. – noon, Friday, March 14

2:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 4

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!

Quick Tips for Finding a Job Online * 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 18

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

• 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 18 • 10 a.m., Saturday, April 19

Introduction to Computers II 10 a.m., Wednesdays, March 12 & April 9

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.

Microsoft PowerPoint (2010) * Learn basic skills for creating a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint (2010). Learn to create new slides, edit text and insert images.

Internet Basics 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 5

• 10 a.m., Saturday, March 1 • 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 2

• 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 25 • 10 a.m., Saturday, April 26

Introduction to Computers II * Learn how to perform basic computer tasks using Microsoft Windows. Open programs and learn how to edit and organize files.

Microsoft Publisher (2010) * Learn how to use Microsoft Publisher (2010) to create newsletters, flyers and brochures.

Main | 929-3457

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.

10 a.m. – noon, Wednesdays March 5 – April 30 | Except March 26

Sandhills | 699-9230

If you have a computer question, we have an answer! Whether you area beginner or an expert, we can help.

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.

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.

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 11 How to Grow Your Existing Business Learn how to take your existing business to the next level and realize your maximum potential.

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.

Computer Basics

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.

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.

Main | 929-3457

computer basics

11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Thursday, April 10

Noon – 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 12 Cooper | 787-3462

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

Create a Résumé * 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 25

• 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

Socially Savvy * Learn the ins and outs of social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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.

2:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 1

6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 11

Northeast | 736-6575 Quick and Basic Résumé Lab * Receive one-on-one assistance with your résumé.

10 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

Introduction to Computers I 10 a.m., Wednesdays, March 5 & April 2

Email Basics 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 23

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

Email Basics * 11 a.m., Mondays, April 7 – 28

Microsoft Excel (2010) 10 – 11:30 a.m., Saturday, April 5

Northeast | 736-6575

Microsoft PowerPoint (2010) 10 – 11:30 a.m., Saturday, April 12

Microsoft Word (2010) * 10 a.m. – noon, Wednesday, March 5

St. Andrews | 772-6675 Intermediate Microsoft Word (2010) * 10 a.m. – noon, Wednesday, March 19

Introduction to Computers I * 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 5

Microsoft Excel (2010) * 6 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 25

Internet Basics * 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 12

Microsoft PowerPoint (2010) * 6 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 22

Microsoft Word (2010) * 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 19

Clases De Computadora en Español No necesitas la tarjeta de la biblioteca. Por favor llame al 803-988-0890 para más información.

Intermediate Microsoft Word (2010) * 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 9

Los Jueves 6 de marzo, y 3 de Abril a las 6 p.m.

Microsoft Excel (2010) * 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 23 Microsoft PowerPoint (2010) * 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 30

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.

* please register

3 – 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 23 16  MARCH | APRIL  

* please register

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the business & job center

Small Business Learning Series With Mel Wallace, Minority Business Managing Advisor, Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Main | 929-3457

6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 4

6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 18

6:30 – 8 p.m., Thursday, March 20

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

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.

6 – 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 16

Interviewing = Storytelling Class * Learn how to answer interview questions with compelling, engaging stories all about you and your skills and experience.

Prezi Presentations 101 * Learn the basics to creating a Prezi, a new web-based presentation program. Incorporate text, graphics, movies and more.

10 a.m. – noon, Friday, March 14

2:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 4

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!

Quick Tips for Finding a Job Online * 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 18

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

• 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 18 • 10 a.m., Saturday, April 19

Introduction to Computers II 10 a.m., Wednesdays, March 12 & April 9

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.

Microsoft PowerPoint (2010) * Learn basic skills for creating a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint (2010). Learn to create new slides, edit text and insert images.

Internet Basics 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 5

• 10 a.m., Saturday, March 1 • 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 2

• 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 25 • 10 a.m., Saturday, April 26

Introduction to Computers II * Learn how to perform basic computer tasks using Microsoft Windows. Open programs and learn how to edit and organize files.

Microsoft Publisher (2010) * Learn how to use Microsoft Publisher (2010) to create newsletters, flyers and brochures.

Main | 929-3457

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.

10 a.m. – noon, Wednesdays March 5 – April 30 | Except March 26

Sandhills | 699-9230

If you have a computer question, we have an answer! Whether you area beginner or an expert, we can help.

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.

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.

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 11 How to Grow Your Existing Business Learn how to take your existing business to the next level and realize your maximum potential.

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.

Computer Basics

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.

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.

Main | 929-3457

computer basics

11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Thursday, April 10

Noon – 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 12 Cooper | 787-3462

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

Create a Résumé * 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 25

• 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

Socially Savvy * Learn the ins and outs of social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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.

2:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 1

6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 11

Northeast | 736-6575 Quick and Basic Résumé Lab * Receive one-on-one assistance with your résumé.

10 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

Introduction to Computers I 10 a.m., Wednesdays, March 5 & April 2

Email Basics 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 23

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

Email Basics * 11 a.m., Mondays, April 7 – 28

Microsoft Excel (2010) 10 – 11:30 a.m., Saturday, April 5

Northeast | 736-6575

Microsoft PowerPoint (2010) 10 – 11:30 a.m., Saturday, April 12

Microsoft Word (2010) * 10 a.m. – noon, Wednesday, March 5

St. Andrews | 772-6675 Intermediate Microsoft Word (2010) * 10 a.m. – noon, Wednesday, March 19

Introduction to Computers I * 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 5

Microsoft Excel (2010) * 6 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 25

Internet Basics * 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 12

Microsoft PowerPoint (2010) * 6 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 22

Microsoft Word (2010) * 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 19

Clases De Computadora en Español No necesitas la tarjeta de la biblioteca. Por favor llame al 803-988-0890 para más información.

Intermediate Microsoft Word (2010) * 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 9

Los Jueves 6 de marzo, y 3 de Abril a las 6 p.m.

Microsoft Excel (2010) * 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 23 Microsoft PowerPoint (2010) * 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 30

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.

* please register

3 – 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 23 16  MARCH | APRIL  

* please register

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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

• the 3D Makerbot printer, recording studio and ReadyANIMATOR featured in the Teen Center,

The Literary Vine also showcases great spaces and exciting technology, as well

LEGACY SOCIETY

Join the Library’s Legacy Society

• 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.

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.

as downloadable resources available at Richland Library, including eBooks,

Richland Library

• the Walker Local and Family History Center, the place to uncover great treasures—genealogy, history, city records and more, and

wine selection, and listen to fabulous live music from the Reggie Sullivan Trio.

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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

and get unlimited streaming music from Freegal,

Richland Library Foundation a beneficiary

Richland Library’s downloadable music service.

of their estate is the most practical and

Access more than 700 million songs and 10,000

effective way. A planned gift clearly

music videos, from pop to classical, with no

demonstrates how much you value the

special software required. And best of all—

library, and it sets a lasting example for

once you download these songs, they’re

other philanthropic-minded individuals

yours to keep! So turn it up!

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.

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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.

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support your library

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

• the 3D Makerbot printer, recording studio and ReadyANIMATOR featured in the Teen Center,

The Literary Vine also showcases great spaces and exciting technology, as well

LEGACY SOCIETY

Join the Library’s Legacy Society

• 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.

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.

as downloadable resources available at Richland Library, including eBooks,

Richland Library

• the Walker Local and Family History Center, the place to uncover great treasures—genealogy, history, city records and more, and

wine selection, and listen to fabulous live music from the Reggie Sullivan Trio.

freegal ad

Don’t miss:

RICHLAND LIBRARY

eMagazines, downloadable audiobooks

FRIENDS

and music.

give freely.

Library staff members encourage the

TURN IT UP TO SIX.

SALE

Saturday, April 26 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

130 Lancewood Road | Columbia, SC 29210

18  MARCH | APRIL  

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

and get unlimited streaming music from Freegal,

Richland Library Foundation a beneficiary

Richland Library’s downloadable music service.

of their estate is the most practical and

Access more than 700 million songs and 10,000

effective way. A planned gift clearly

music videos, from pop to classical, with no

demonstrates how much you value the

special software required. And best of all—

library, and it sets a lasting example for

once you download these songs, they’re

other philanthropic-minded individuals

yours to keep! So turn it up!

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.

Members Only Sale

Friends’ Members Only

Friday, April 25 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Not a Friends’ member? Join at the door for only $25.

RICHLAND LIBRARY

F O U N D AT I O N Richland Library Operations Center

support learning as a lifelong activity

Now you can download six free songs a week

2014 Spring

BOOK

development of literacy at every age,

(803) 988-0885 RichlandLibrary.com/friends

give freely.

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.

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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.


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