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11:00 am
Sat, Jan 27
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, Jan 27
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Join us for a morning of African drumming, crafts and stories with Nancy Tolson.
Black History Month
Adults, Children All Ages
11:00 am
Sat, Jan 27
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
2:30 pm
Sat, Jan 27
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+
2:30 pm
Sat, Jan 27
Eastover
Meeting Room
Enjoy an afternoon of movies and snacks as we kick back and enjoy a new release.All TAB members can earn service hours for assisting with this program. Not a member? Not a problem! Call and ask how you can join. 803-353-8584.
Teens, Movies
13 - 18, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Teens
3:00 pm
Sun, Jan 28
Main
Auditorium
Twilight Sparkle and pals must go on an epic journey to defend their homeland of Equestria from fearsome invaders. Along the way, the ponies make a number of new friends, including a pirate crew. PG; 99 minutes.
Movies, Hygge
Programs for Families
10:00 am
Mon, Jan 29
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
4:00 pm
Mon, Jan 29
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Learn how to use wire effectively in your beaded jewelry in this beginner's workshop. We will create wrapped wire loops, beaded links, and more, and you will take home a completed jewelry set of your own creation.
Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults
6:00 pm
Mon, Jan 29
Main
Studio 220
Understanding perspective in drawing is a key fundamental in art. Come out learn the basic One point.
Maker
Adults
6:00 pm
Mon, Jan 29
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Create robots, cities, creatures and more with LEGO building blocks.
Children, Gaming
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
6:30 pm
Mon, Jan 29
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
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Jan 29
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Venga a disfrutar cuentos en bilingues en ingles y espanol. Come enjoy bilingual stories in English and Spanish.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:30 pm
Mon, Jan 29
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Learn simple recipes with few ingredients and minimal tools or time!
Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults
10:30 am
Tue, Jan 30
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
11:00 am
Tue, Jan 30
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 30
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 30
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, Jan 30
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Come to laugh, learn, socialize, share, & have fun as we discuss Breath of Scandal by Sandra Brown! To join please come by or call 754-7734 and ask for Kimberly.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Jan 30
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.
Social Work, Community Conversation
Programs for Parents, Programs for Adults

Consumer Law Legal Clinic ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Tue, Jan 30
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Martha S. Phillips, Esq., and Carolyn G. Lybarker, Esq. representing the South Carolina Bar, will give advice and answer questions about loans, credit card, scams, and consumer purchases.
Legal
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Tue, Jan 30
Main
Meeting Space 213
Have you ever wanted to learn to play the ukulele but aren't sure if it's for you? Join us for a hands-on introduction to this fun and affordable instrument. Ukuleles will be provided.
Adults, 13 - 18
10:00 am
Wed, Jan 31
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 31
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 31
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
10:30 am
Wed, Jan 31
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Who does not like to hear stories about those huge ancient beasts? Plus, make your own Stegosaurus to take home....roar! Warning: Messy Paint involved! Registration required.
Children, Craft
3-5, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Wed, Jan 31
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a Mess!
Craft, Children
3-5, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Wed, Jan 31
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 31
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Registration opens 01/24/2018
Interested in basket weaving? Bring your own supplies and share your skills with fellow basket weavers!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults

Free Tax Preparation ★ Staff Pick

2:00 pm
Wed, Jan 31
Main
Meeting Space 214
Richland Library is excited to welcome volunteers from The Cooperative Ministry's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program and SC Thrive's tax programs. They will be available, by appointment only, to do taxes for any households making $65,000 or less. To receive assistance during this event you will need to bring: social security cards for yourself and everyone in your household, all W2s you have received from your employer(s), and a copy of last year's tax return, if available.In order to reserve your appointment, you can contact a social worker at Richland Library at 231-6383 or 231-6330. All taxes are prepared for free by a volunteer from either SC Thrive or The Cooperative Ministry.
Social Work, Financial
Adults
2:30 pm
Wed, Jan 31
Main
Career Coaching Center
Career Coaches will be available to answer your LinkedIn questions on a first-come, first-served basis.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Wed, Jan 31
Eastover
Meeting Room
Are you stuck with your Family History search? Let's explore on-line resources that could help you jumpstart your search. New information sources are added continuously.
Genealogy
Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Wed, Jan 31
Main
BCR Classroom
Did you know that your local school district may offer many other employment opportunities in addition to teaching? Join Kwamine Simpson Gilyard, Acting Director of Classified Employment, Richland One School District, as she presents an overview of Richland One job opportunities in fields such as HVAC, plumbing, IT, food service, and more!
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Wed, Jan 31
Main
Makerspace
Learn the age-old art of knitting! We will be learning to cast-on, knit, purl, and Bind off. Come create your first swatch and gain the knowledge to begin a new hobby.
Maker, Workshop, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Wed, Jan 31
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Join us for Ballentine's adult evening book club as we discuss The 100-Year-Old Man by Jonas Jonasson. Register by phone or in person.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults

Gratitude Journaling ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Wed, Jan 31
St. Andrews
Makerspace
We will discuss the scientific research proving the benefits of gratitude and various ways to incorporate practicing it in our daily lives, including multiple journaling styles. Then we will spend quiet time journaling about the good in our lives. Bring your journal if you have one.
Health and Wellness
Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
9:00 am
Thu, Feb 1
Eastover
Please call to schedule an in-person appointment time.
Legal
Adults, Programs for Adults
9:00 am
Thu, Feb 1
Eastover
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 in person session with one-on-one technical help.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
9:00 am
Thu, Feb 1
Eastover
Do you have a struggling reader? If so, bring the reader to the Eastover Library for a one on one to read with a Reading Buddy.The reader will gain self confidence, reading skills, academic growth and a new desire to read. Please come in in person or call to make a reservation @353-8584 with Yolonda.
Children
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children
9:30 am
Thu, Feb 1
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, Feb 1
Cooper
Children's Area
A special storytime celebrating Black History Month!
Black History Month, Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Feb 1
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, Feb 1
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
2:30 pm
Thu, Feb 1
Main
BCR Classroom
Learn the basics of using Google Drive to upload, share, and create files. Always forgetting your flash drive? Save your files in Google Drive, and you can access them anywhere.Prerequisite: Active Gmail account
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
3:30 pm
Thu, Feb 1
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, Feb 1
Sandhills
Auditorium
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

Paint Mixer ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Feb 1
North Main
Small Meeting Space
An evening of painting! No instructor – just people who love to draw and paint. Limited Supplies available.
Craft, Maker
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Feb 1
Eastover
Meeting Room
Our discussion this month will delve into Margaret Atwood's "A Handmaids Tale". 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, Feb 1
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, Feb 1
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, Feb 1
Main
Makerspace
We will be experimenting with a traditional Japanese resistance dye technique known as shibori with indigo dye. Come do some surface design on cotton handkerchiefs. *Please wear clothing and shoes that can get dirty.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults

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