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4:30 pm
Mon, Sep 24
Main
Teen Makerspace
Richland Library’s Team Of Anime-Seeking Teens is looking for an anime/manga fan like you! We vote on anime series to watch on a big screen and love to talk about our favorite reads, including novels and manga. We learn about Japanese traditions and holidays and play large group games together.
Teens, Movies, Multicultural
9-12, Programs for Teens
5:30 pm
Mon, Sep 24
Main
Production Stage
Drop-in orientation for the Studio Services's Production Stage. No appointment required. This session lasts 30-45 minutes. It covers the equipment in the stage; basic setup, teardown, and workflow; policies and procedures; and how to reserve the room.NOTE: This is not a class. We will not be teaching a skill during this time. You can check our Events page for specific workshops. If you are interested in a Media Arts skill we are not currently offering a class on, you can request a Book A Learning Coach session.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults

Hablamos Spanish ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Mon, Sep 24
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Conversation circle for folks wanting to brush up their Spanish
Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Sep 24
St. Andrews
Living Room
Come show us your mental mastery against some of the members of the Columbia Chess Club. Participate in a casual game or a tournament and meet some of best players in your area.
Gaming
Programs for Families, 13 - 18, Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Sep 24
Main
BCR Classroom
Intermediate Excel will cover concepts such as merging and splitting cells, hiding columns and rows, using multiple worksheets, sorting and filtering data, and formatting a worksheet as a table.Prerequisite: Microsoft Excel (2013) class or solid Excel experience.
Computer Class, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, Programs for Adults
7:00 pm
Mon, Sep 24
Main
Teen Makerspace
The writing struggle is real, but here, so is the support. We will brainstorm, workshop, and develop ideas into stories to be read and heard. Open to ages 12-18.
Teens, Workshop
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
10:00 am
Tue, Sep 25
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Join us for a short storytime, then head over to the Maker Lab for a STEAM activity for future Einsteins.
STEM/STEAM, Maker
3-5, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Tue, Sep 25
North Main
Children's Room
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children

Hands on Art ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Tue, Sep 25
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Simple art fun with stories to boot. Dress for a mess! Please sign up in advance.
Children, Art in the Library
3-5, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Tue, Sep 25
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Practice your English-language conversation with other internationals in a comfortable, relaxed environment.
Let's Speak English
Adults, Programs for Adults
12:30 pm
Tue, Sep 25
Main
Second Level Programming Space
The studio has many hidden treasures that need to be shared! Crop-A-Dile, button maker, and silhouette are just the beginning of the craft tools you can use.
Maker, Craft
Adults
12:30 pm
Tue, Sep 25
Main
Writer's Room 211
Did you know that representatives from Titan Group, a Federal Lifeline program that provides a FREE cellular phone along with FREE minutes, data, and text messages, are at the Richland Library Main location every Tuesday from 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM? They are available to enroll you and answer any questions about the program you may have.A sign-in sheet is posted outside of room 211 on Tuesdays. This program is first-come, first served.Please note that this organization does not always have phones available. They are willing to install a SIM card on many unlocked, SIM-enabled smartphone. You are able to bring your own phone to see if it can be activated. About Lifeline's Wireless Plans· No contract· Service is for 12 months and you need to re-qualify once a year· If you qualify, you will receive your cell phone in 5-7 business days.To be eligible for the Lifeline Free Phone Program, you may qualify if your income falls below your state’s residency poverty guidelines OR if you participate in a government assistance program such as:· Medicaid· Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps or SNAP)· Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)· Supplemental Security Income (SSI)· Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)· Other state or federal assistance programsWant to Apply or Learn More? Apply online (http://www.safelink.com), over the phone (1-800-723-3546), or with a Titan Group representative at the library on Tuesdays! If you plan on applying in person, be sure to bring proof of total household income (for income-based qualification) or a copy of a current document proving that you participate in a government assistance program. Additional questions can be asked by calling the Lifeline Wireless information line at 1-800-723-3546 or by asking a Lifeline representative!
Social Work
Adults
1:00 pm
Tue, Sep 25
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Interested in knitting, needlework, scrapbooking, or other crafts? Bring your own portable craft project and share with fellow crafters!
Sew Divine, Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
2:30 pm
Tue, Sep 25
Main
BCR Classroom
Do you have a specific question about how to use computers or access Richland Library’s electronic resources? Drop-in to our Computer and eReady Basics Learning Lab for personalized assistance. Learn basic computer skills such as using a mouse, saving files to a computer, navigating the Internet, or setting up and using an email account. Or learn to download audiobooks, eBooks, comics, magazines, music, movies and more to your device as well as discover the best in educational apps for your family! Bring your questions on how to be computer and e-savvy. For more information call 929-3400.
Computer Class
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
4:00 pm
Tue, Sep 25
North Main
Digital Zone
Watch anime, discuss manga, and chat with fellow fans! For beginners and the already obsessed.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
4:30 pm
Tue, Sep 25
Main
Teen Center
You've played in the Teen Center before, but do you have what it takes to be foosball champion? We're spending the afternoon testing our skills in this special edition gaming tournament!
Teens, Gaming
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
5:30 pm
Tue, Sep 25
Main
Auditorium
South Carolina is ranked 45th in gender equality and SC women face significant institutional barriers regarding issues of equal pay, education, healthcare, workplace accommodations, and more. This panel discussion will feature an overview of the challenges, both at the federal and state level, in regards to policies that affect women and families as well as provide concrete ways that women can advocate for change. Co-hosted by the League of Women Voters of South Carolina and Women's Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN).Panelists:Lynn Teague -- Advocacy Director, League of Women Voters of SCSue Berkowitz -- Director, SC Appleseed Legal Justice CenterTamika Gadson -- Charleston Activist NetworkModerator:Ashley Crary Lidow -- Associate Director of Policy and Government Relations, WREN
Community Conversation
Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Sep 25
Eastover
Meeting Room
Join us at EO Library for Anime/Manga fun: We'll discuss our favorite topics, the hottest new shows out and maybe have some anime inspire crafty fun!
Children
13 - 18, Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Sep 25
Main
Children's Craft Area
Increase your reading skills by learning the tricks to decoding unfamiliar words, practicing comprehension, and building fluency. For third graders only, you must pre-register to attend. For third graders. Call 929-3434 to reserve your space.
Workshop, Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Tue, Sep 25
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Come and join us as we read and discuss great books! To join please come by or call 754-7734 and ask for Kimberly.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Sep 25
Main
Meeting Space 214
The South Carolina Citizen Review Panel and Richland Library invite grandparents, aunts, uncles and others who have assumed caregiving responsibilities for youth to participate in our Kinship Care Listening Circle. Caregivers will participate in candid discussions and share their experiences, best practices and concerns related to kinship care. Kinship care refers to the care of children by relatives or close family friends.
Social Work, Community Conversation
Adults, Programs for Parents
6:00 pm
Tue, Sep 25
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Create robots, cities, creatures and more with LEGO building blocks.
Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children

End of Life Legal Clinic ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Tue, Sep 25
Ballentine
Meeting Room
L.A. "Smokey" Brown, Jr. Esq., representing the South Carolina Bar, will give advice and answer your questions about End of Life Issues. This will include a 30 – 45 minute lecture and an open question and answer session
Legal
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults

It’s Robotics Time ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Tue, Sep 25
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Do you want to build a robot, or make things move around the halls? If so, come out and join us as the Sylvan Learning Center Robotics Instructors take us on a journey in the land of robotics.
Maker, STEM/STEAM
13 - 18, 9-12, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Tue, Sep 25
St. Andrews
Teen Area
Join us for Teen Gaming Night! Xbox One, Wii U, Card and Board Game fun!Teens, Gaming
Gaming, Teens
Programs for Teens, 13 - 18
6:30 pm
Tue, Sep 25
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Learn how to turn plain tea towels into personalized DIY decorations!
Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults
9:00 am
Wed, Sep 26
Main
Auditorium
A weekly event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in Columbia. The coffee is highly encouraged.
Business Event, Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults
10:00 am
Wed, Sep 26
Eastover
Children's Area
Share stories, songs, craft, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Wed, Sep 26
Main
Writer's Room 211
Richland Library cares very much about the community and is proud to provide FREE flu shots in partnership with Walgreens Pharmacy.
Health and Wellness, Social Work, Community Awareness
Programs for Adults, 13 - 18, Programs for Teens
10:30 am
Wed, Sep 26
St. Andrews
Children's Area
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:30 am
Wed, Sep 26
Wheatley
Grow your baby's vocabulary, listening, and motor skills with stories and songs. This storytime is designed for infants and lap babies.
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Wed, Sep 26
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Interested in basket weaving? Bring your own supplies and share your skills with fellow basket weavers!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:00 pm
Wed, Sep 26
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Drop in and experience this educational, self directed exploration of a different topic each week. Develop social skills while exploring literacy-related subjects.
Children
3-5, 6-8
2:30 pm
Wed, Sep 26
Main
Makerspace
Add some spook to your front door this season with a festive jack-o-lantern made out of felt.
Maker, Craft, Holiday Programs
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Wed, Sep 26
Main
Career Coaching Center
Career Coaches will be available to answer your résumé questions on a first-come, first-served basis.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:30 pm
Wed, Sep 26
Main
Storytime Room
Begin constructing the alphabet through fun activities designed to help children learn hear and write letters.
Storytime, Children
3-5, Programs for Young Children

Everything Manga ★ Staff Pick

5:00 pm
Wed, Sep 26
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Watch anime, discuss manga, and play games with fellow fans! Whether you've only just become interested in the medium or have long been an otaku, we have a chair for you.
Teens
13 - 18, Adults, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Wed, Sep 26
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Join us to discuss “The Handmaid's Tale”, by Margaret Atwood. To arrange to pick up a copy of the book or to ask questions call Chantal Wilson at 929-3400.
Book Group
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
6:00 pm
Wed, Sep 26
Main
BCR Classroom
Are you looking for effective ways to manage your small business accounting? Join Earl Gregorich, Senior Business Counselor, SC Small Business Development Center, to learn more about Quickbooks, its capabilities and basic set up for your small business needs.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Wed, Sep 26
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Join us for Ballentine's evening book group for adults as we discuss A Dog's Purpose by Bruce Cameron. Register by phone or in person.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Thu, Sep 27
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Sep 27
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Help your toddler discover the alphabet, numbers and other concepts while building social skills and learning about our world. This storytime is suited for walkers.
Storytime
1-2, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Thu, Sep 27
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Interested in knitting, needlework, scrapbooking or other crafts?Bring your own portable craft project, share ideas with fellow crafters, and check out the latest books on your favorite craft!
Sew Divine
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Thu, Sep 27
Main
Storytime Room
Your baby will love storytime while increasing vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories and songs. For babies up to age 2.
Storytime, Children
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2, Programs for Young Children
2:30 pm
Thu, Sep 27
Main
Studio 220
The Studio is OPEN! Come Thursday afternoons to work on your drawing or painting skills or to work on an art project from home. Some materials provided for sketching, collaging and other dry media. Please bring your own paints and canvases for painting. No registration necessary.
Maker
Adults
3:30 pm
Thu, Sep 27
North Main
Digital Zone
We've got a Playstation 4 and Wii U and we know how to use them.
Gaming, Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
4:00 pm
Thu, Sep 27
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Burn Calories and have some fun Hula hooping.
Health and Wellness
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
4:00 pm
Thu, Sep 27
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Enjoy reading with a furry friend. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up for your time slot with staff when you arrive.
Children
6-8, 9-12
4:00 pm
Thu, Sep 27
Main
Teen Makerspace
Make your own smoothie and enjoy an afternoon snack in the Teen Center! We're using fresh fruits and delicious recipes. This program is made possible through a generous grant from the Junior League.
Cooking
Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Thu, Sep 27
Blythewood
Meeting Room
It's up to you to decide what happens to your property at your death. Larry Cope will guide you through the basic steps of will making. He will also offer free notary service, so be sure to bring documents that you need notarized. Space is limited so please register.
Legal
Adults, Programs for Adults

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