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6:00 pm
Tue, Oct 23
St. Andrews
Teen Area
Join us for Teen Gaming Night! Xbox One, Wii U, Card and Board Game fun!Teens, Gaming
Gaming, Teens
Programs for Teens, 13 - 18
6:30 pm
Tue, Oct 23
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, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Tue, Oct 23
Main
Theater
“Still in the Water” is a photovoice project of the USC Department of Psychology, funded by the 2015 SC Floods Research Initiative through the Office of the Vice President of Research. The artists displaying works in this photography exhibit were those that were heavily impacted by the 2015 floods and were interested in telling their stories through the use of photography and narrative.Join us for a presentation by the photographers, and see the exhibit first hand. The art will be on display at the Main library from October 22 through November 5th.
Maker, Community Awareness
Adults
9:00 am
Wed, Oct 24
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, Oct 24
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, Oct 24
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
10:30 am
Wed, Oct 24
Main
Storytime Room
Stories, songs and much more await you and your family at the library.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children, Programs for Families

Hello Baby! ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Wed, Oct 24
Wheatley
Grow your baby's vocabulary, listening, and motor skills with stories and songs. This storytime is designed for infants and lap babies.
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Wed, Oct 24
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
2:00 pm
Wed, Oct 24
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Drop in and experience this educational, self directed exploration of a different topic each week. Develop social skills while exploring literacy-related subjects.
Children
3-5, 6-8
2:30 pm
Wed, Oct 24
Main
Career Coaching Center
Career Coaches will be available to answer your résumé questions on a first-come, first-served basis.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Wed, Oct 24
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
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, Community Awareness
Adults, 13 - 18, Programs for Families

Everything Manga ★ Staff Pick

5:00 pm
Wed, Oct 24
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Watch anime, discuss manga, and play games with fellow fans! Whether you've only just become interested in the medium or have long been an otaku, we have a chair for you.
Teens
13 - 18, Adults, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Wed, Oct 24
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Join us to discuss “The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper”, by Phaedra Patrick. To arrange to pick up a copy of the book or to ask questions call Chantal Wilson or Megan Mathis at 929-3400.
Book Group
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
6:30 pm
Wed, Oct 24
St. Andrews
Collaboration Space
Need to schedule in time to slow down? Join us for a guided meditation to relax your mind and take a break.
Health and Wellness
Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
9:30 am
Thu, Oct 25
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Grow your baby’s vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories and songs. This storytime is designed for infants and babies ages 0-24 months.
Storytime, Children
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Oct 25
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Oct 25
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
10:00 am
Thu, Oct 25
Eastover
Meeting Room
Come and join us with friends for Bi-Monthly gathering.
Friends Event
Programs for Adults, Adults 55+
10:00 am
Thu, Oct 25
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Interested in knitting, needlework, scrapbooking or other crafts?Bring your own portable craft project, share ideas with fellow crafters, and check out the latest books on your favorite craft!
Sew Divine
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Thu, Oct 25
Sandhills
Auditorium
Join AARP for a free hands-on workshop, and learn how to get the most from your mobile devices. Introduction to Smartphones & Tablets 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; Beyond the Basics 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Devices will be provided.
Computer Class
Programs for Adults, Adults
10:30 am
Thu, Oct 25
Main
Storytime Room
Get ready to move and shake, shake, shake while listening to stories, songs and more. For ages 2-3.
Storytime, Children
1-2, Programs for Young Children, Programs for Families
2:30 pm
Thu, Oct 25
Sandhills
Auditorium
Join AARP for a free hands-on workshop, and learn how to get the most from your mobile devices. Introduction to Smartphones & Tablets 2:30 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.; Beyond the Basics 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Devices will be provided.
Computer Class, Workshop
Programs for Adults, Adults
3:30 pm
Thu, Oct 25
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
4:00 pm
Thu, Oct 25
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Enjoy reading with a furry friend. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up for your time slot with staff when you arrive.
Children
6-8, 9-12
4:00 pm
Thu, Oct 25
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Burn Calories and have some fun Hula hooping.
Health and Wellness
13 - 18, Programs for Teens

Trowel Huggers ★ Staff Pick

4:00 pm
Thu, Oct 25
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Hands-on experiences in the garden cultivating a connection to the origins of food.
Gardening
13 - 18, 9-12, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Thu, Oct 25
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

Kid's Chess Hour ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Oct 25
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
The Kid's Chess Hour is an opportunity for kids of all levels to come together and play and learn the game of chess. Kid's hour is much the same as an adult chess club - but for kids. Sam Copeland (The reigning South Carolina champion and twice South Carolina's high school champion (2002 and 2003)) or another strong chess player will always be on hand to help coach and teach the kids. Games and puzzles will be available.
Gaming, Workshop
Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Teens, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Thu, Oct 25
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, Oct 25
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Join Diane Betz, certified yoga instructor for beginner yoga sessions.
Health and Wellness
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Oct 25
Main
Auditorium
Moderated by WIS TV anchor Judi Gatson, this insightful and engaging discussion will explore the role African American women have played in our election process and how we can use that voice in a bigger and broader way. Presented by the Columbia Chapter of Jack & Jill of America and Richland Library's African American History and Cultural Events Committee.Panelists:Christale Spain - Chair, Black Women's Caucus, SC Democratic PartyTige Watts - Political Consultant and Owner, Campaign Research & StrategyJennifer Clyburn Reed - Director, Center for the Education and Equity of African American Students, USC College of EducationBryanta Booker-Maxwell - Executive Assistant to Congressman James E. ClyburnAntjuan Seawright - Political Strategist and Owner, Blue Print Strategies, Fox News CommentatorProfessor Todd Shaw - Chair, USC Department of Political Science
Community Conversation, Multicultural
Adults
6:30 pm
Thu, Oct 25
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Have you ever wanted to learn about different cultures and read about foreign lands? Join the International Book Club! To join please come by or call 754-7734 and ask for Zsuzsa.
Book Group
Adults
6:30 pm
Thu, Oct 25
Main
BCR Classroom
Learn how to use Microsoft Publisher (2013) to create newsletters, flyers, and brochures. Registration is required. Prerequisite: Microsoft Word (2013) class or solid Word experience.
Computer Class, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, Programs for Adults
7:00 pm
Thu, Oct 25
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, Oct 26
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
10:30 am
Fri, Oct 26
Wheatley
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Fri, Oct 26
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
6:00 pm
Fri, Oct 26
Main
Teen Center
The library may be closed but you're still invited! Only teens have special after hours access for this Halloween party! We're having a costume contest, late night pizza, movies, and games. *Registration, including a signed permission slip, is required. Please visit the Teen Center or call 929-3470 for more information.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
10:00 am
Sat, Oct 27
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Sat, Oct 27
Main
BCR Classroom
Become familiar with using a web browser to view information on the internet. Learn how to use search engines, such as Google, to find information. Registration is required. Prerequisite: Solid mouse and keyboarding skills.
Computer Class, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Sat, Oct 27
Main
Studio 220
Sign up for an appointment by registering for this event. Come learn the basics of knitting. We will go over typical tools and supplies, casting on, knit stitch, purl stitch, and binding off. If reservation is full, please contact Kelsey Andrus at kandrus@richlandlibrary.com to make an appointment.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Sat, Oct 27
Main
Storytime 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
10:30 am
Sat, Oct 27
Main
Meeting Space 214
Ever wanted to try stand-up? Join us for comedy writing in a friendly environment with other interested and funny women. After working on crafting a 3-5 min set you will be given the chance to showcase at 3:00.
Adults
11:00 am
Sat, Oct 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
11:00 am
Sat, Oct 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, Oct 27
North Main
Children's Room
Talk, sing, read, write and play as we build your child’s literacy skills.
Storytime
Children All Ages
11:30 am
Sat, Oct 27
Main
Auditorium
Despite his family's generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.
Multicultural, Holiday Programs, Maker
Adults

Make Paper Beads! ★ Staff Pick

2:00 pm
Sat, Oct 27
Cooper
Create unique paper beads and turn them into necklaces, bracelets, key chains, etc. By reusing old materials, you can "make something out of nothing". Learn this simple technique from members of the Teen Advisory Board.
Maker, Teens, Children
9-12, 13 - 18
3:00 pm
Sat, Oct 27
Eastover
Meeting Room
Kids and teens are invited to concoct a fun, spooky and silly Halloween Treat Bag, and claim a treat to take home.
Craft, Maker
Children All Ages, 13 - 18, Programs for Families

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