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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
10:00 am
Tue, Jan 23
Main
Meeting Space 213
Join Dr. Keen Butterworth for a discussion of classic literary selections.January 23: Sister Carrie by Theodore DreiserFebruary 20: A Farewell to Arms by Ernest HemingwayMarch 20: Tender is the Night by F. Scott FitzgeraldApril 10: Absalom, Absalom! by William FaulknerPlease contact 929-3469 for more information.
Book Group
Programs for Adults

Hands on Art ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Tue, Jan 23
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Simple art fun with stories to boot. Dress for a mess! Please sign up in advance.
Children, Art in the Library
3-5, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Tue, Jan 23
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, Jan 23
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess!
Children, Art in the Library
3-5, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Tue, Jan 23
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 23
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 23
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, Jan 23
Main
Studio 220
Understanding perspective in drawing is a key fundamental in art. Come out learn the basic One point.
Maker
Adults
3:00 pm
Tue, Jan 23
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 mug rug.*All materials included
Maker, Hygge
Adults, Programs for Adults
4:00 pm
Tue, Jan 23
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Activate your STEAM-engines! Tinker in our Maker Lab with a variety of projects geared towards Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.
STEM/STEAM
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Tue, Jan 23
Eastover
Children's Area
Wear your pajamas and snuggle up for bedtime stories and songs.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Tue, Jan 23
Main
Theater
Let the savings begin! Are you ready to get some of your hard-earned money back? What if we told you… all the tools that you need are right at your fingertips? Join Richland Library Social Work Manager Lee Patterson and discuss what cost-saving apps are available on your phone, tablet or computer. Have suggestions? Feel free to share your money-saving secrets with other participants. Then be prepared to apply what you learned and start saving IMMEDIATELY.
Social Work
Adults

Teen Trivia ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Tue, Jan 23
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Think all of your information is useless? Fear not! Come and discover how important those random facts can be.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Tue, Jan 23
Sandhills
Entry Maker
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.
Financial, Workshop
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Tue, Jan 23
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

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