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10:30 am
Tue, Jan 16
Blythewood
Meeting 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
10:30 am
Tue, Jan 16
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
10:30 am
Tue, Jan 16
Cooper
Do you have a tech question? Puzzled by an e-device? Want to know how to best use our website or surfing the internet? Any tech/computer questions/problems? Call or walk in to reserve a 30-minute or 1-hour in person session with one-on-one technical help. Call 803-787-3462 to book your sesison.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Tue, Jan 16
Main
Writer's Room 211
Did you know that representatives from Lifeline Wireless, 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 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM? They are available to enroll you and answer any questions about the program you may have.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 SafeLink 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
11:00 am
Tue, Jan 16
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Practice your English-language conversation with other internationals in a comfortable, relaxed environment.
Let's Speak English
Adults, Programs for Adults
1:00 pm
Tue, Jan 16
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+
2:00 pm
Tue, Jan 16
Main
Studio 220
Drop in to Studio 220 for an opportunity to create at your own pace, in the perfect space. All you need is your canvas, or surface of choice; we'll supply the rest!
Maker
Adults
2:00 pm
Tue, Jan 16
Main
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED BY THE PRESENTER.Change the life of a struggling reader here in Columbia through the Augustine Literacy Project. The Augustine Literacy Project® (ALP) mission is to improve the reading, writing and spelling abilities of high-risk children and teens who struggle with literacy skills. The Project trains and supports volunteer tutors who provide free, long-term, 1-on-1 instruction using the evidence-based Orton-Gillingham approach.For more information contact:Debbie McCarthy, Replications DirectorPhone: 919-949-7358 augustineproject@msn.com www.augustineproject.org
Workshop
Adults

Crochet 101 ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Tue, Jan 16
Cooper
Learn how to crochet! We will be learning how to chain stitch, single crochet, double crochet, and basic pattern reading. Hooks and yarn provided, but feel free to bring your own to learn on!Adult only please.
Maker, Craft, Workshop
Programs for Adults, Adults 55+, Adults
5:30 pm
Tue, Jan 16
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Immerse yourself in the screening of the renowned documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson’s Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities. A discussion will follow. Co-hosted by ETV. Funding/support for this program is provided by The Corporation for Public Broadcasting as part of a public media initiative American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen. Tell Them We Are Rising premieres on Independent Lens on PBS Monday, FEBRUARY 19, 9pm ET/8C
Movies, Black History Month
Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Jan 16
Eastover
Meeting Room
Join an attorney representative from the South Carolina Bar Association to learn about Landlord/Tenant Law Issues.
Legal
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults

Manga/Anime Club ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Tue, Jan 16
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Experience manga and anime with fellow fans! Connect with new friends while enjoying your favorite print and video series of the popular Japanese phenomena.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Tue, Jan 16
Main
Meeting Space 200
Connect with local writers like yourself. Share, learn, and get inspired! Contact Lucy in Studio Services for more information.
Maker
Adults
10:00 am
Wed, Jan 17
Main
Gallery
Pick up fresh veggies along with your fresh picks at Richland Library Main! Every Wednesday, local farmers like Livingston Farms and Little Mountain Homestead will offer fresh, seasonal selections for purchase—everything from squash and sugar peas to honey and greens. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Wednesdays, November 15, 2017 – January 31, 2018
Health and Wellness
Adults
10:00 am
Wed, Jan 17
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, Jan 17
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, Jan 17
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
10:00 am
Wed, Jan 17
Sandhills
Auditorium
Come hear the details about job training that Goodwill offers here in the Midlands. Learn about training and certification for becoming a certified nursing assistant (CNA), manufacturing, retail or food services worker. A Goodwill representative will provide information about program requirements, start dates, and the selection process. Best of all, you can complete an application for the program of your choice onsite.Registration Required.
Job and Career, Workshop
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Wed, Jan 17
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
11:00 am
Wed, Jan 17
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
11:30 am
Wed, Jan 17
Main
Studio 220
Do you love origami? Or just want to learn a few key techniques? Drop by and spend your lunch break relaxing and learning the ancient art of paper folding.
Maker
Adults
3:00 pm
Wed, Jan 17
Ballentine
Kids, are you curious about the Maker Space? Drop in for an opportunity to explore your creative side. Materials are available to draw, paint, and create.
Maker, Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:00 pm
Wed, Jan 17
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Practice reading with a furry friend.
Children
6-8, 9-12
3:30 pm
Wed, Jan 17
Sandhills
Steam Corner
Let your imagination run wild as you build and create with Legos in the Sandhills Steam Corner.
STEM/STEAM, Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Wed, Jan 17
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Join us for an open book discussion about whatever you are currently reading as well as a Maker/STEAM activity.
Children, Maker, STEM/STEAM
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Wed, Jan 17
Main
Makerspace
During this session of our Lifeskills series, we will be discussing the basic tools everyone should have to care for their home (owned or rented). Come learn how and why each tools is useful and necessary for the care of your built environment. Please come in close-toed shoes.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Wed, Jan 17
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Join us for the viewing of the second documentary TV film produced by Modos Media, a Blythewood-based video production company. This is the story of the 1969 sinking of the USS Frank E. Evans DD754 off the coast of Vietnam as told by survivors in words and song. Seventy-four crew members died that night, yet their names have not been honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC. Space is limited. Please sign up in advance.
Local History
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Wed, Jan 17
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Richland County Master Gardeners will show you the impact native plants have on the animals and environment in our area. Specific plants will be discussed.
Gardening, Nature
Programs for Adults, Adults 55+, Adults
9:30 am
Thu, Jan 18
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Your baby will love storytime while increasing vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories and songs.
Storytime, Children
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Jan 18
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Jan 18
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
10:45 am
Thu, Jan 18
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, Jan 18
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Lively discussion of engaging fiction and nonfiction works.
Book Group
Adults

Google What? ★ Staff Pick

2:30 pm
Thu, Jan 18
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Basic introduction to the basics of what Google offers: Gmail, Google Docs, Google Drive.
Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Thu, Jan 18
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+
3:30 pm
Thu, Jan 18
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, Jan 18
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Join your community in reading "Just Mercy: A Story of Redemption and Justice" by Bryan Stevenson and taking part in a discussion with fellow readers.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Jan 18
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, Jan 18
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Ready to take control of your personal finances? Looking for ways to manage your money to live the life you want to have? Join Marcia Pierce, Community Relations, Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union, to better understand how to wisely manage your money based on your current and future objectives.
Workshop
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Jan 18
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
6:00 pm
Thu, Jan 18
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Go beyond our Sewing 101 and 102 classes with Misty by learning how to put in zippers on a sewing machine. In this class, each student will make their own zippered pouch and learn the skills of adding this versatile closure for clothing, bags, and other accessories. All materials provided.*Students must know the basics of sewing in order to take this class. For any questions about skill set or project, email Kelsey Andrus at kandrus@richlandlibrary.com
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Thu, Jan 18
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
Adults, Programs for Adults
7:00 pm
Thu, Jan 18
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, Jan 19
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, Jan 19
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
11:00 am
Fri, Jan 19
Ballentine
Meeting 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 Families
10:00 am
Sat, Jan 20
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Sat, Jan 20
Main
BCR Classroom
Join Ron King, Program Specialist, Community Development, City of Columbia, for practical ways to make informed decisions regarding budgeting, improving credit, and reducing debt. Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults

How to Find a Job Online ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Sat, Jan 20
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Join Sylvie Golod, Career Specialist, to explore the various online resources and ways to search for and apply for jobs online. This includes learning how to upload a resume to a Website or application.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults

A SuperHero Bonanza! ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Sat, Jan 20
Sandhills
Auditorium
Bring your entire super family to a superhero WOW! of a program! We will celebrate everyday heroes, including the future S.T.E.A.M leaders of tomorrow - Keenan High School’s Robotics Team and Mr. David from City of Reptiles and his reptilian sidekicks! Also, enjoy a superhero storytime, experience African drummers and dancers; learn how to create your own graphic novel with Marvel/DC illustrator Mr. Sanford Greene and more super activities. 10:30 - 1:00     Meet the real life Heroes  10:45 - 11:00   SuperHero Storytime11:00 - 11:40   Cultural Expressions African Drum and Dance  10:30 - 11:30    Meet and Greet with Marvel writer and illustrator Mr. Sanford Greene 11:30 -   1:00    Graphic Novel Workshop with Mr. Greene (Tweens/Teens/Adults)
Black History Month
Children All Ages, Programs for Families

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