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2:00 pm
Sat, Sep 23
Main
Theater
Public Speaking SeminarRichland Library is hosting a Public Speaking Seminar,the three-hour session will be held in the theater on the 2nd floor from 2-5PM. The overview will include dressing for success; what is public speaking; importance of public speaking; role playing and speaking your way to success! No previous public speaking experience is required! Everyone is welcome to attend!
Workshop, Maker
Adults
3:00 pm
Sat, Sep 23
Main
Auditorium
Please join The Watering Hole Poetry Organization and Richland Library as we close our Poetry & Me Workshop Series with awards for the winners of our summer long poetry contest. There will be a mini Slam Competition between the teens and we will also be previewing our chapbook (to be titled by the teens) that will be printed by The Watering Hole Poetry Publishing.
Teens
9-12, 13 - 18

Sonia De Los Santos ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Sun, Sep 24
Main
Auditorium
Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month as Sonia De Los Santos takes us on a "musical journey from Latin America to NYC"! Her family friendly, bilingual music has received many awards, including a Parent's Choice Gold Award. Learn more about Sonia De Los Santos on her website: www.soniadelossantosmusic.com
Performance, Multicultural, Evento en Español
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
3:00 pm
Sun, Sep 24
Main
Theater
In a school for individuals with Down Syndrome, four middle-aged friends yearn for a life of greater autonomy in a society that marginalizes them as disabled. The Grown-Ups is a humorous and at times sad and uncomfortable look at the tragic limbo of conscious adults. Winner, Best Female-Directed Film at the 2016 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. A co-presentation with Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB).
Movies, Community Awareness
Adults
10:00 am
Mon, Sep 25
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
10:00 am
Mon, Sep 25
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
10:30 am
Mon, Sep 25
Main
Auditorium
Stories, songs and much more await you and your family at the library.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
3:00 pm
Mon, Sep 25
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Need a space to call your own…Just got out of school and don’t want to go home. Come hang at North Main from 3 - 5. Come play board games, draw, do your homework, or use laptops.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Mon, Sep 25
Main
Theater
Do you like to use words like tsundere, shojo, or doujinshi? If so - or if you’re just curious - the doors of T.O.A.S.T., the Team Of Anime Seeking Teens, are open to you. Watch fresh-picked anime series every Monday at 6 p.m., learn brief Japanese lessons, and enjoy anime-based games and crafts. (Bread not included.)
Teens, Multicultural, Movies
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Mon, Sep 25
Ballentine
Have you ever dreamed of either writing or illustrating your own comics or graphic novels, but just don't know how to begin? Join Marvel author Chad Bowers and Richland Library Studio Services staff member and artist Avery Harrison as they guide you through the process of writing or illustrating comics or graphic novels and the important relationship between author and illustrator. They will answer your questions and spark your inner creativity!
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens, Programs for Adults

Let's Talk About Race ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Mon, Sep 25
Main
Auditorium
Join Richland Library from 6:30 - 8 p.m., Monday, June 26 at our Main location (1431 Assembly Street) for the Let's Talk Race Series. In an effort to peacefully address the topic of racism, which has gripped news headlines across the country, a facilitator-led conversation plans to encourage members of the community to take part in this difficult and sometimes emotional dialogue.These conversations are scheduled to continue Monday, July 24 and Monday, September 25.
Community Awareness
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Sep 25
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Learn how to use chalk paint for simple and sophisticated décor.
Maker, Art in the Library, Craft
Programs for Adults, Adults
7:00 pm
Mon, Sep 25
Cooper
Are you interested in joining the Teen Advisory Board at Richland Library Cooper? Various library locations utilize Teen Advisory Boards (TAB) to help create, implement and assist library programs; serve as positive community advocates of Richland Library resources; and help library personnel better serve Richland County teens. Cooper’s TAB is open to any high school student interested in learning about library operations and serving the Richland County community. Teens active with TAB will earn community service hours in exchange for their service.Please attend our interest meeting on September ___ at ____ to help make Richland Library Cooper a teen-friendly environment! If you are unable to attend the interest meeting or have questions, please call us at 803-787-3462
Teens, Meetings
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
10:00 am
Tue, Sep 26
Main
Auditorium
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
Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
10:00 am
Tue, Sep 26
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
10:30 am
Tue, Sep 26
North Main
Children's Room
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children

Hands on Art ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Tue, Sep 26
Blythewood
Simple art fun with stories to boot. Dress for a mess! Registration required.
Children, Art in the Library
3-5, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Tue, Sep 26
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, Sep 26
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Join Health Educators from Palmetto Health for a discussion on Eating Healthy and Medication Adherence.
Health and Wellness
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
11:30 am
Tue, Sep 26
Main
Meeting Space 203
Did you know that representatives from SafeLink 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 SafeLink 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 SafeLink 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 SafeLink Wireless information line at 1-800-723-3546 or by asking a SafeLink representative!
Social Work
Adults
1:00 pm
Tue, Sep 26
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+
2:30 pm
Tue, Sep 26
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Every Tuesday our meeting room is open for children and their families who are home schooled of all ages to meet up and hang out.
Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
2:30 pm
Tue, Sep 26
Main
Studio 220
Learn to draw and paint portraits of your loved ones from photographs. This 2-session workshop will take you through the basic steps of sketching, fine-tuning and finally painting your very own portrait. Beginners welcome, bring your own photo, and plan to attend both sessions!
Maker
Adults
4:00 pm
Tue, Sep 26
Main
Meeting Space 214
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. This series’ theme is Astronomy! Topics include: Meteorites (with a special guest presenter), Learning about Space Probe Missions, History of the Moon, Constellations, and Galaxies!
STEM/STEAM
Programs for Families, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Tue, Sep 26
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Come and join us as we read and discuss great books! To register please come by, or call 754-7734.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Sep 26
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
6:00 pm
Tue, Sep 26
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Join Allison Terracio, certified yoga instructor for beginner yoga sessions.
Health and Wellness
Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Sep 26
Ballentine
W. Thomas Causby, Esq., of the Causby Law Firm, LLC, and a member of the SC Bar, will give advice and answer questions about owning and renting property.
Legal
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Tue, Sep 26
Sandhills
Auditorium
A Conversation with Laurie Halse Anderson and Stephanie Anderson. Acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson and her daughter, librarian Stephanie Anderson, discuss the importance of reading and fiction in our lives. Laurie will also talk about her best-selling novels 'Speak,' 'Fever 1793,' 'Chains,' and 'The Impossible Knife of Memory.' Q&A and books signing to follow. *Please note that this discussion includes mature themes and is recommended for teens and adults.
Author Event
Adults, Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
6:30 pm
Tue, Sep 26
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Read, sing, and play as we foster your child's early literacy skills in this special storytime at night.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children, Programs for Families
Wed, Sep 27
All Richland Library locations will be closed for Staff Engagement Day. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Closings
9:30 am
Thu, Sep 28
Ballentine
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, Sep 28
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Sep 28
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
10:30 am
Thu, Sep 28
Main
Auditorium
Stories, songs and much more await you and your family at the library.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:45 am
Thu, Sep 28
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
2:00 pm
Thu, Sep 28
Main
Makerspace
Interested in knitting, needlework, scrapbooking or other crafts? Bring your own portable craft project and share with fellow crafters!
Sew Divine, Craft, Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Thu, Sep 28
Main
Studio 220
Learn to draw and paint portraits of your loved ones from photographs. This 2-session workshop will take you through the basic steps of sketching, fine-tuning and finally painting your very own portrait. Beginners welcome, bring your own photo, and plan to attend both sessions!
Maker
Adults
3:30 pm
Thu, Sep 28
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, Sep 28
Main
Meeting Space 200
We've got a Playstation 4, Xbox One, and a Wii U and we know how to use them. Join us every Thursday on our second floor to enjoy a rotating schedule of consoles and games. 
Teens, Gaming
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Thu, Sep 28
Eastover
Meeting Room
A night of fun, laughter and anticipation for that “O-65”. Get ready to shout “Bingo!” at the library.
Gaming, Teens
13 - 18, Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Sep 28
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
6:00 pm
Thu, Sep 28
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
Thu, Sep 28
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Come and join us as we read and discuss great international books.
Adults
6:30 pm
Thu, Sep 28
Main
BCR Classroom
Learn basic skills for creating a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint (2013). Learn to create new slides, edit text and insert images.Prerequisite: Microsoft Word (2013) class or solid Word experience.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Fri, Sep 29
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, Sep 29
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
3:00 pm
Fri, Sep 29
Eastover
Participate in board games and encourage cooperation, problem solving and critical thinking.
Gaming, Teens
Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Teens, Programs for Adults
9:30 am
Sat, Sep 30
Main
Meeting Space 213
Join us for the first in a 3-session course to prepare for the ACT exam! Learn study and exam strategies and prepare for Session 2's practice ACT with USC Test Prep instructors. Please register for this event by calling (803) 929-3470 during business hours. Registration will open on September 1, 2017. This event was made possible thanks to a generous grant provided by First Citizens Bank.
Teens
Programs for Teens, 13 - 18

Women's Self Defense ★ Staff Pick

9:30 am
Sat, Sep 30
Ballentine
Hey ladies, want to learn self defense? Come and join the Richland County Sheriff's Department as they teach you some tips and lead you through some self defense moves. Come dressed in comfortable clothes and shoes and be sure to bring bottled water. Must be at least 18 years old (or 16/17 with an adult)to participate. Register by calling 576-3086 or online through the Richland County Sheriff Department's website. http://www.rcsd.net/inv/vicassist-self-defense.html
Workshop
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults

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