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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
Makerspace
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
11:00 am
Sat, Jan 20
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 20
Eastover
Meeting Room
2018 is here and the resolutions have been made. Lets jump start our fitness resolution by walking! We will walk 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, Jan 20
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
11:00 am
Sat, Jan 20
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
2:00 pm
Sat, Jan 20
Main
Studio 220
Take wire wrapping to the next level! Intermediate jewelry makers will learn more advanced techniques for creating unique wearable art. Some wire wrapping experience is ideal for this class.
Maker
Adults
3:00 pm
Sat, Jan 20
Eastover
Meeting Room
Don’t let the winter doldrums get you down. Richland County Master Gardeners will show you ways to bring interest and color into the winter garden through plants and by attracting colorful wildlife to your garden.
Gardening
13 - 18, Adults
3:00 pm
Sat, Jan 20
North Main
Children's Room
Come to the North Main library to a science variety program, a science and technology (STEM/STEAM) program.
Children, STEM/STEAM
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:00 pm
Sun, Jan 21
Main
Auditorium
iPick: Despicable Me 3 Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist. PG, 90 min.
Movies
Children All Ages, Adults
10:00 am
Mon, Jan 22
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, Jan 22
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
5:30 pm
Mon, Jan 22
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Enjoy classic board games and warm drinks on a chilly evening.
Gaming
Adults, 9-12, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Mon, Jan 22
Main
BCR Classroom
Your résumé is an advertising piece that presents your relevant career story to a prospective employer. Join Chris Barstow, Career Coach, as he demonstrates how to create a detailed, chronological master draft of a résumé. Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Jan 22
Main
Auditorium
Patricia Moore-Pastides, First Lady of the University of South Carolina, will discuss her newest book, At Home in the Heart of the Horseshoe -- a pictorial and narrative tour of a historic landmark at the center of the university’s original campus.From thieving pets to helpful ghosts, panty raids to Vietnam War protests, and visits from brownie scouts to Pope John Paul II, the tales shared here will warm the heart and in a few cases make readers laugh aloud. And the more than two hundred personal and archival images will reveal not only the evolution of this beautiful historic structure but also the people who made the house a home.Book sale and signing to follow.
Author Event, Local History
Adults

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