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3:00 pm
Sat, Dec 2
Main
Studio 221
Are you a teen who loves music? Do you want to try your hand at writing lyrics? Artist in Residence Wendell Culbreath will lead a fun, special edition of his Songwriter's Workshop for teens only! Bring your ideas, your poetry, and learn how to put it all together in song. For ages 11-18.
Maker
Programs for Teens, 9-12
4:00 pm
Sat, Dec 2
Sandhills
Auditorium
A program of contemporary dance by Columbia-based dance artists Sapphire Moon
Performance
Programs for Adults, 13 - 18
10:00 am
Mon, Dec 4
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Introduce your baby to the world of books and nurture a love of reading with stories, rhymes, and songs. This storytime is geared for crawlers.
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, Programs for Families
12:30 pm
Mon, Dec 4
Board Room
Board Meeting
2:30 pm
Mon, Dec 4
Main
Studio 220
There's no greeting card more personal than a hand-made, hand-painted one. Drop by any time between 2:30 and 4:30, and create a few personalized, watercolor greeting cards. Your loved ones will cherish them!
Maker
Adults
2:30 pm
Mon, Dec 4
Blythewood
Wondering what to read next? Want to discover a new series? Need reading ideas? Come to Richland Library Blythewood and learn some tips and tricks to locate your next title. Please sign up in advance.
Workshop
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Mon, Dec 4
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Curious about the makerspace? Visit for an introduction to this new space and the tools and supplies available to use in the library.
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
4:00 pm
Mon, Dec 4
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join us for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics projects to improve critical thinking skills and innovation, and more importantly, to have fun.
Teens, STEM/STEAM
13 - 18
6:00 pm
Mon, Dec 4
Main
BCR Classroom
Join Jermaine Johnson, CEO and Founder of New Economic Beginnings, as he discusses information about his program to assist those with barriers obtaining gainful employment. New Economic Beginnings can assist with record expungement and job placement. All these services from New Economic Beginnings are free of charge. Register Online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Dec 4
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Make a creative gift for teachers and friends all in a mason jar!
Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults

Pajamarama Storytime ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Mon, Dec 4
Ballentine
Wear your pajamas and snuggle up for bedtime stories and songs.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Tue, Dec 5
Cooper
Learn how to use Pinterest for the upcoming holiday season. During this class, sign up for a Pinterest account and learn to navigate the internet to make electronic vision boards for the perfect holiday (and personal!) inspiration.
Computer Class, Holiday Programs
Programs for Adults, Adults 55+, Adults
10:30 am
Tue, Dec 5
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, Dec 5
Blythewood
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
11:00 am
Tue, Dec 5
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Practice your English-language conversation with other internationals in a comfortable, relaxed environment.
Let's Speak English
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:30 am
Tue, Dec 5
Main
Meeting Space 203
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
1:00 pm
Tue, Dec 5
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, Dec 5
Main
Makerspace
This sewing course is for adult beginners who want to continue to practice their skills. Though it is designed for students who have completed Sewing 101, but anyone who knows the basics is welcome. We will be making a small project for your home.*All materials included
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
4:00 pm
Tue, Dec 5
Main
Auditorium
Join the afterschool STE(A)M Team every week for a fun, hands-on, project based program series. Ages 6-12 welcomed. Parent participation encouraged. Every 5 weeks starts a new theme.
STEM/STEAM
Programs for Families, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Tue, Dec 5
Main
Studio 221
Artist in Residence and singer/songwriter Wendell Culbreath (AKA THE Dubber) will be offering guidance, tips and lyric writing techniques in this weekly workshop for those interested in songwriting. Meet local guest musicians monthly. Sign up once, and return weekly for new challenges to help you write your next hit.
Maker
Adults
6:30 pm
Tue, Dec 5
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Join with fellow ukulele enthusiasts for a relaxed and fun jam session. Newbies and seasoned strummers welcome! We will have a limited number of ukuleles to try, so please bring your own if you are able.
Adults, Adults 55+, 13 - 18
6:30 pm
Tue, Dec 5
Ballentine
Celebrate the season with local jazz vocalist and poet EboniRamm, accompanied by an ensemble swinging with the sounds of notable holiday jazz songs.
Holiday Programs, Performance
Adults, Adults 55+
9:00 am
Wed, Dec 6
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, Dec 6
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, Dec 6
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, Dec 6
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, Dec 6
Main
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
11:00 am
Wed, Dec 6
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Registration opens 11/29/2017
Interested in basket weaving? Bring your own supplies and share your skills with fellow basket weavers!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Wed, Dec 6
Cooper
Learn to extend the life of your holiday greenery and indoor plants and use them in decorating! Richland County Master Gardeners teach how to care for poinsettias, Thanksgiving cacti, and Christmas cacti. Forcing paperwhite and amaryllis bulbs will also be covered.
Gardening, Holiday Programs, Nature
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+

Karaoke and Cocoa ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Wed, Dec 6
Eastover
Meeting Room
Join us for an evening of holiday cheer and hot chocolate!
Holiday Programs
Adults, Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:30 pm
Wed, Dec 6
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Miss the 70's. North Main has a throwback music party every first Wednesday of the month. Come dance and reminisce as you hear the great music of that era.
Programs for Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Thu, Dec 7
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Dec 7
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

Easy Acrylics for Adults ★ Staff Pick

10:00 am
Thu, Dec 7
Ballentine
Create your own acrylic snowman painting. This masterpiece will be perfect for decorating your home or for giving as a holiday gift! Supplies Provided.
Art in the Library, Maker
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
10:45 am
Thu, Dec 7
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
3:00 pm
Thu, Dec 7
Main
Makerspace
Registration opens 11/23/2017
Curious about knotted lace? Come experiment with shuttle tatting, and try to flip your first stitch! Join me next week to learn tatting with a needle.
Craft
Adults
3:30 pm
Thu, Dec 7
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
3:30 pm
Thu, Dec 7
Cooper
Children's Area
Come to the library for a (virtual) field trip around the world! From the top of Mt. Everest to the depths of the ocean floor, these sessions lead by IT-oLogy allow students to engage in virtual reality exploration with Google Expeditions and the Mattel View-Master VR Viewer. Google Expeditions provides access to hundreds of virtual fieldtrips, allowing children to explore natural wonders, outer space, historic events, cities, famous museums and much more. Space is limited and registration is required. Please register online or by calling 803-787-3462. This program is provided by IT-oLogy and made possible with grant funding from Richland County Government. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult caregiver.
Children, STEM/STEAM, Computer Class
6-8, Programs for School Age Children
4:30 pm
Thu, Dec 7
Cooper
Children's Area
Come to the library for a (virtual) field trip around the world! From the top of Mt. Everest to the depths of the ocean floor, these sessions lead by IT-oLogy allow students to engage in virtual reality exploration with Google Expeditions and the Mattel View-Master VR Viewer. Google Expeditions provides access to hundreds of virtual fieldtrips, allowing children to explore natural wonders, outer space, historic events, cities, famous museums and much more. Space is limited and registration is required. Please register online or by calling 803-787-3462. This program is provided by IT-oLogy and made possible with grant funding from Richland County Government.
Children, STEM/STEAM, Computer Class
6-8, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Thu, Dec 7
Eastover
Meeting Room
We will be discussing N.Y. Times bestseller "A Dog's Purpose" by W. Bruce Cameron. Stop by Richland Library Eastover to pick up your copy or call 803-353-8584 with any questions.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Dec 7
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.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Dec 7
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, Dec 7
Main
Studio 221
Artist in Residence and singer/songwriter Wendell Culbreath (AKA THE Dubber) will be offering guidance, tips and lyric writing techniques in this weekly workshop for those interested in songwriting. Meet local guest musicians monthly. Sign up once, and return weekly for new challenges to help you write your next hit.
Maker
Adults

Paint Mixer ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Dec 7
North Main
Small Meeting Space
An evening of painting! No instructor – just people who love to draw and paint. Supplies available.
Craft, Maker
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Dec 7
Ballentine
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
6:30 pm
Thu, Dec 7
Main
Makerspace
Learn simple needle felting techniques while making a decorative gift bag perfect for the holiday season.
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Teens
7:00 pm
Thu, Dec 7
Main
Meeting Space 200
Talk writing and works-in-progress with writers from all over Richland County! All skill levels and genres welcome!
Adults, Programs for Adults
7:00 pm
Thu, Dec 7
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Discuss, watch, read, and enjoy your favorite anime and manga with us! For beginners and the already obsessed.
Teens
13 - 18
10:30 am
Fri, Dec 8
Blythewood
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, Dec 8
Ballentine
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

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