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Kid's Chess Hour ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Nov 15
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, Nov 15
Main
Auditorium
When her husband suddenly dumps her, longtime dedicated housewife Deanna turns regret into reset by going back to college, landing in the same class and school as her daughter, who's not entirely sold on the idea. Plunging headlong into the campus experience, the increasingly outspoken Deanna, now Dee Rock, embraces freedom, fun, and frat boys on her own terms, finding her true self in a senior year no one ever expected. PG-13, 1h.45min.
Movies
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Nov 15
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, Nov 15
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Join your community in reading "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien, and taking part in a discussion with fellow readers. The author will be at Richland Library Main on Friday, November 30 at 7 pm. Book club copies are available for checkout at Richland Library Blythewood.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Thu, Nov 15
Main
Post Production Lab
This meeting has been cancelled.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
10:30 am
Fri, Nov 16
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
10:30 am
Fri, Nov 16
Wheatley
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Fri, Nov 16
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
4:00 pm
Fri, Nov 16
Main
Teen Makerspace
Let your voice be heard by the world...but first, come learn the basics of podcasting! We're demonstrating free software and sharing tips and tricks for embarking on your audio adventure.
Maker
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
3:00 am
Sat, Nov 17
Eastover
Meeting Room
Do you know where Dragons come from? They come from eggs of course! Where do the eggs come from though, and how are they made? If you want to find out, join us and we’ll walk you through the whole creation process! Come forge and design your own dragon egg…..until it hatches…but that’s another story!
Art in the Library
Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families, 13 - 18
10:00 am
Sat, Nov 17
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs, and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children

Teddy Bear Storytime ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Sat, Nov 17
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Bring your favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal to enjoy snacks with your songs and stories!
Storytime, Children
3-5, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Sat, Nov 17
Main
Storytime Room
Celebrate diversity with stories, songs and much more at the library.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children, Programs for Families
10:30 am
Sat, Nov 17
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Love to explore? IT-oLogy’s Virtual Reality session allows students to engage in virtual reality exploration with Google Expeditions and the Mattel View-Master VR Viewer. On our journey, children will explore virtual trips from around the world, go underwater and travel to outer space! For ages 4-8. Registration required.
Children
6-8, 3-5, Programs for School Age Children
10:30 am
Sat, Nov 17
Main
BCR Classroom
Join Career Specialist, Sylvie Golod as she shares tips on how to network using your professional LinkedIn profile. Whether you are looking for employment, sharing your expertise or promoting your business, LinkedIn is the powerful way to build your network. Register online.**Intermediate class for active LinkedIn users only.**
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Sat, Nov 17
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Share stories, songs, and more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Sat, Nov 17
North Main
Children's Room
Talk, sing, read, write and play as we build your child’s literacy skills.
Storytime
Children All Ages
11:00 am
Sat, Nov 17
Eastover
Meeting Room
Walk your way to increased health, fitness, happiness and productivity. We will use Leslie Sansone’s walk workout series to increase our circulation, tone our bodies, and improve our health so we can look and feel great for the Spring and Summer. Remember to wear/bring comfortable workout clothes/shoes, accessories, and please check with your healthcare provider before starting a workout program. *Bottled water/snacks will be provided.
Health and Wellness
Adults, 13 - 18
11:00 am
Sat, Nov 17
Wheatley
Please join us to discuss "Dishonorable Intentions" by Stuart Woods.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Sat, Nov 17
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Palmetto Health’s Home Care and Hospice team will share valuable information concerning health care planning. All participants will have the opportunity to create a health care power of attorney. Registration required.
Health and Wellness
Adults, Programs for Adults

Junior Power Reader ★ Staff Pick

11:30 am
Sat, Nov 17
North Main
Networking Center
Join our Book Club! Enjoy fun activities and hear about exciting books.
Book Group
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
2:00 pm
Sat, Nov 17
Sandhills
Meeting Room
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 Families
3:00 pm
Sat, Nov 17
Main
Teen Makerspace
Teen Advisory Board is a volunteer organization for young people age 12-18. Teen volunteers help library staff plan and promote programs and services for our community, all while earning volunteer hours. TAB serves as the voice of Richland County teens - are you ready to be heard?
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
3:00 pm
Sat, Nov 17
Cooper
Come embroider a handkerchief with a simple letter or design. We will use some basic stitches and transfer paper to help guide you through your beginner experience. All skill levels welcome and all materials provided.
Craft, Maker
Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens, Adults 55+
2:30 pm
Sun, Nov 18
Main
Meeting Space 201
Many people struggle to find a space that feels like comfortable gathering with other writers. At Richland Library we have space the space you need. Free, supportive, and fun!
Maker
Adults
3:00 pm
Sun, Nov 18
Main
Auditorium
When her husband suddenly dumps her, longtime dedicated housewife Deanna turns regret into reset by going back to college, landing in the same class and school as her daughter, who's not entirely sold on the idea. Plunging headlong into the campus experience, the increasingly outspoken Deanna, now Dee Rock, embraces freedom, fun, and frat boys on her own terms, finding her true self in a senior year no one ever expected. PG-13, 1h.45min.
Movies
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Sun, Nov 18
Main
Teen Makerspace
Need access to tutoring and brain fuel to get you through the semester? Find homework help and resources Sundays in the Teen Center. Connect with in-person tutors, online tutors, use laptops, grab some snacks and more!
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
10:00 am
Mon, Nov 19
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Your baby will love storytime while increasing vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories & songs.
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months
10:00 am
Mon, Nov 19
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Do you have a specific question about how to us computers or find your way around the Internet? Drop in to our Computer Basics Learning Lab for personalized assistance. Learn basic computer skills such as: using the mouse, saving files to a computer, navigating the internet, uploading files to a website, setting up an email account, attaching files to email, and navigating social media accounts. Online registration is required due to limited space*
Computer Class
Adults 55+, Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Mon, Nov 19
Sandhills
Entry Courtyard
Choose from seasonal produce from Livingston Farms as well as handmade, chemical-free skin products from This Butter Be Good.
Gardening, Health and Wellness
Adults 55+, Programs for Families

Hands on Art ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Mon, Nov 19
Wheatley
Simple art and story fun for the very young. Dress for a mess!
Storytime, Art in the Library
Programs for Young Children, 3-5
11:00 am
Mon, Nov 19
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Drop in with your child and experience this educational, self directed exploration of a different topic each week. Develop social skills while exploring literacy-related subjects.
Children
Programs for Families
4:30 pm
Mon, Nov 19
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
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
5:30 pm
Mon, Nov 19
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
6:00 pm
Mon, Nov 19
Eastover
Meeting Room
The holiday season can create a lot of stress on our minds and bodies. Take a moment to relax, to breathe, and to stretch in a chair. Feel you stress flow away and get a gentle workout at Richland Library Eastover.*While this program emphasizes relaxation it will still provide a workout, please check with your doctor before starting a workout program and please come hydrated and with a workout towel if needed (water will be provided).*
Health and Wellness
Adults, Adults 55+
6:00 pm
Mon, Nov 19
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Families team up to identify the fruit & vegetables, share family recipes and cooking stories. Come and join the fun and bring a copy of your favorite fruit/vegetable recipe.
Cooking
Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens

Hablamos Spanish ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Mon, Nov 19
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Conversation circle for folks wanting to brush up their Spanish
Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Nov 19
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
6:30 pm
Mon, Nov 19
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
10:00 am
Tue, Nov 20
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Join us for a short storytime, then head over to the Maker Lab for a STEAM activity for future Einsteins.
STEM/STEAM, Storytime
3-5
10:30 am
Tue, Nov 20
North Main
Children's Room
Share stories, songs, and much more while building literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children
10:30 am
Tue, Nov 20
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Internationals, join our conversation sessions and practice speaking English in a relaxed environment!
Let's Speak English, Multicultural
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Tue, Nov 20
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, Nov 20
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 other 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 can 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, Nov 20
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+
6:00 pm
Tue, Nov 20
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, Nov 20
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, Nov 20
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
9:00 am
Wed, Nov 21
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, Nov 21
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

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