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Microsoft Excel (2013) ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Mon, Aug 13
Main
BCR Classroom
Learn the basics of building a spreadsheet, creating charts and performing calculations using Microsoft Excel (2013). Prerequisite: Microsoft Word (2013) class or solid Word experience.
Computer Class, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Aug 13
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
7:00 pm
Mon, Aug 13
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
RESOLVE-Columbia is a peer-led support group under the National Infertility Association. If you are struggling with infertility, you are not alone. We are here to listen, provide support, and encourage you on your path to parenthood. Please email resolvecolumbia@gmail.com if you need additional information. Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults

Reader's Morning Out ★ Staff Pick

10:00 am
Tue, Aug 14
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Join us for Ballentine's evening book group for adults as we discuss Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. Register by phone or in person.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Tue, Aug 14
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess!
Children, Art in the Library
3-5, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Tue, Aug 14
Main
Storytime Room
This special storytime for families includes stories, songs, fingerplays and puppet shows or art activities for the young. For all ages.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children, Programs for Families
10:30 am
Tue, Aug 14
Main
Children's Craft Area
Simple art activities for the very young. Dress for a mess.
Craft, Children
1-2, 3-5, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Tue, Aug 14
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, Aug 14
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, Aug 14
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Practice your English-language conversation with other internationals in a comfortable, relaxed environment.
Let's Speak English
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Tue, Aug 14
Main
BCR Classroom
Join Malcolm Dennis, Assistant Branch Manager, as he provides an overview of the Trojan Labor hiring process. Trojan Labor is currently recruiting for more than fifty positions, both full and part time, in facilities management at the University of South Carolina. Requirement to apply: 2 forms of ID.
Job and Career
Programs for Adults
12:30 pm
Tue, Aug 14
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, Aug 14
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+
3:00 pm
Tue, Aug 14
Cooper
Children's Area
Get your hands dirty in an open lab maker time for children and families. Drop-in and stay as long as you like.
Children, Art in the Library, Craft
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families
4:00 pm
Tue, Aug 14
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
6:00 pm
Tue, Aug 14
Main
Meeting Space 200
Join Columbia local Vikki who is a passionate advocate for all writers. Whether you are beginning or New York Times best future seller we welcome all. To find out more join us the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
Maker
Adults

Jazz Roundtable ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Tue, Aug 14
Cooper
Richland Library Literary Resident Eboniramm brings the smooth and swinging sounds of jazz to the library, accompanied by an ensemble group of musicians.
Performance
Adults, 13 - 18, Children All Ages
6:30 pm
Tue, Aug 14
Main
BCR Classroom
Learn intermediate skills for Microsoft Word (2013), such as creating lists, using headers and footers, working with tables, and adding pictures and graphics.Prerequisite: Microsoft Word (2013) class or solid Word experience.
Computer Class, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, Programs for Adults
7:00 pm
Tue, Aug 14
St. Andrews
Collaboration Space
Drop in the second Tuesday of every month for a discussion of recent best sellers and member picks. New members are welcome and encouraged to stop by the St. Andrews Library to pick up a copy of the latest selection. Call 772-6675 for more information!
Book Group
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
9:00 am
Wed, Aug 15
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, Aug 15
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, Aug 15
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Simple art fun for the very young. Come for a short storytime in our story nook and then head to the maker lab for a fun project. Dress for a mess!
Art in the Library
Programs for Young Children, 3-5
10:00 am
Wed, Aug 15
Cooper
Children's Area
The littlest gardeners get hands on experience from soil prep through harvest. Come rain or shine and dress for a mess!
Children, Gardening, Go Green
Programs for Young Children, 3-5
10:00 am
Wed, Aug 15
Main
Career Coaching Center
Individual interview sessions are conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. Groups by appointment only.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Wed, Aug 15
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, Aug 15
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess!
Craft, Children
3-5, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Wed, Aug 15
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Registration opens 08/08/2018
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, Aug 15
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Bring whatever you would like to tie dye and have fun!
13 - 18
3:00 pm
Wed, Aug 15
St. Andrews
Collaboration Space
Do you wish you could ask for résumé guidance from a certified Career Coach without having to make an appointment? Now you can. Join St. Andrews Career Coach Rasheen Richardson from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Learn how to create, edit, and/or format your resume professionally. He will be available to answer your résumé questions on a first come, first served basis in a small group setting. Register Online or call (803) 772-6675 for more information.
Job and Career
Adults, 13 - 18, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Wed, Aug 15
Cooper
Children's Area
Escape the heat with some classic family movies - no flicks from this millennium!June 6 - AnnieJune 13 - The Iron GiantJune 20 - The RescuersJune 27 - The Adventures of Milo and OtisJuly 11 - HerculesJuly 18 - The Great Mouse DetectiveJuly 25 - Honey, I Shrunk the KidsAugust 1 - An American Tail: Fievel Goes WestAugust 8 - James and the Giant PeachAugust 15 - The AristCats
Movies, Children, Summer Learning Challenge
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families
3:30 pm
Wed, Aug 15
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Practice reading with a furry friend.
Children
6-8, 9-12
3:30 pm
Wed, Aug 15
Main
Studio 220
Create your own planner cover and dividers for your Publisher Planner using recycled materials. Then finish everything by binding it with the ARC system that allows you to add and remove pages easily.
Maker, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Wed, Aug 15
St. Andrews
Collaboration Space
Let’s delve into Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, the pyramid that describes human needs that motivate behavior. Be prepared for introspection and creative thinking! You will be guided through a visualization and goal setting exercise as you consider where you can make changes in your daily life to further your personal development.
Health and Wellness
Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
6:30 pm
Wed, Aug 15
Cooper
Children's Area
Escape the heat with some classic family movies - no flicks from this millennium!
Movies, Children, Summer Learning Challenge
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Thu, Aug 16
Cooper
Children's Area
Enjoy storytime and a special visit from a Congaree National Park Ranger to learn about local wildlife and Congaree’s champion trees.
Storytime, Children, Nature
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Aug 16
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, Aug 16
St. Andrews
Collaboration Space
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, Aug 16
Sandhills
Children's Maker
After storytime head on over to the Maker Lab for a STEAM activity for future Einsteins.
Maker, STEM/STEAM
3-5, Programs for Young Children
1:00 pm
Thu, Aug 16
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Lively discussion of engaging fiction and nonfiction works.
Book Group
Adults
2:00 pm
Thu, Aug 16
St. Andrews
Makerspace
We’re breaking out some of our craft supplies to keep boredom at bay! Drop-in any time from 2:00 – 4:00pm in our Makerspace.
Children, Craft
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:30 pm
Thu, Aug 16
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
6:00 pm
Thu, Aug 16
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Explore different styles of art with us! This is for teens of all skill levels that love art or are interested in art. We will sketch, paint, build, color and create. Bring your own art and ideas to work on too.
Teens, Art in the Library
13 - 18

Kid's Chess Hour ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Aug 16
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
The Kid's Chess Hour is an opportunity for kids of all levels to come together and play and learn the game of chess. Kid's hour is much the same as an adult chess club - but for kids. Sam Copeland (The reigning South Carolina champion and twice South Carolina's high school champion (2002 and 2003)) or another strong chess player will always be on hand to help coach and teach the kids. Games and puzzles will be available.
Gaming, Workshop
Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Teens, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Thu, Aug 16
Ballentine
Living Room
Interested in knitting, needlework, scrapbooking or other crafts? Bring your own portable craft project and share with fellow crafters!
Sew Divine
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Aug 16
Cooper
An evening of painting and treats! No instructor – just people who love to draw and paint. Limited Supplies available.
Craft, Maker, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Aug 16
Main
Auditorium
Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, reunites with Mako Mori to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots, including rival Lambert and 15-year-old hacker Amara, against a new Kaiju threat.PG-13, 1:51 min. This showing will run with audio description turned on for the enjoyment of our customers with vision loss.
Movies
Adults
6:30 pm
Thu, Aug 16
Main
Post Production Lab
Model, sculpt, and render! These workshops appeal to both novices and advanced users. Each 3D Thursday will cover basics and a different technique using Blender, MeshMixer, and other free tools.
Maker, Workshop
Adults, Programs for Adults
7:00 pm
Thu, Aug 16
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Discuss, watch, read, and enjoy your favorite anime and manga with us! For beginners and the already obsessed.
Teens
13 - 18
10:00 am
Fri, Aug 17
Cooper
Children's Area
Simple art fun with stories to boot. Dress for a mess!
Children, Craft, Storytime
Programs for Young Children, 3-5
10:30 am
Fri, Aug 17
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Share stories, songs and more while building early literacy skills! It's fun for the whole family!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families

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