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3:00 pm
Sat, Mar 24
Eastover
Meeting Room
Get your walls and doors ready for Spring by making your very own flowery wreaths and letter wall art! Decorate to your hearts content with gorgeous flowers (that won’t make you sniffle or sneeze), adorable little birds, butterflies and much more.
Craft
Programs for Teens, Adults, Programs for Families
3:00 pm
Sat, Mar 24
St. Andrews
Makerspace
If you love playing Bid Whist, Spades, Gin Rummy, Pinochle and lots more, grab a friend and join us as we get the competition going!
Gaming
Programs for Adults, Adults 55+, Adults
10:00 pm
Sat, Mar 24
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
Sun, Mar 25
St. Andrews
Observe our garden seedlings as they grow over time. Sketch and write in our nature observation journal open to entries from all ages.
Gardening, Nature
Programs for Families, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Sun, Mar 25
Main
Auditorium
Join us for an interactive, music experience that will put the audience in the shoes of a musician. This event, orchestrated by USC School of Music students of the voice and guitar duo Deux Saisons, will include a workshop, rehearsal and performance. Audience members will get the opportunity to create instruments, learn about new music, and perform with professional musicians. The final performance will be a hodgepodge of sounds incorporating 21st century compositions influenced by minimalism, audience participation, and using non-traditional instruments, such as balloons, boomwhackers, and whatever is in your pocket.iPlay is family friendly and a chance for all to walk away with a fresh understanding of what new music is to the classical musician!
Performance, Workshop
Adults, 13 - 18, Children All Ages
Mon, Mar 26
St. Andrews
Observe our garden seedlings as they grow over time. Sketch and write in our nature observation journal open to entries from all ages.
Gardening, Nature
Programs for Families, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Adults
Mon, Mar 26 - Sat, Apr 7
Eastover
Your friends and neighbors have done the hard work by entering their original photographs, now is the time to come vote on your favorites.Drop by Richland Library Eastover to cast your ballot and help selected this year's Picture This! winners.
Art in the Library
Adults, 13 - 18, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Mon, Mar 26
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
4:30 pm
Mon, Mar 26
Main
Teen Makerspace
Richland Library’s Team of Anime-Seeking Teens is looking for an anime/manga fan like you! We vote on anime series to watch on a big screen and love to talk about our favorite reads, including novels and manga. We learn about Japanese culture and language and play large group games together.
Teens
Programs for Teens, 13 - 18
6:00 pm
Mon, Mar 26
St. Andrews
Children's Area
Drop by and observe the moon with us through the library's telescopes anytime between 6:00 - 7:30pm.
Children, Nature
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:30 pm
Mon, Mar 26
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
Tue, Mar 27
St. Andrews
Observe our garden seedlings as they grow over time. Sketch and write in our nature observation journal open to entries from all ages.
Gardening, Nature
Programs for Families, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Tue, Mar 27
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

Hands on Art ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Tue, Mar 27
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
11:00 am
Tue, Mar 27
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Practice your English-language conversation with other internationals in a comfortable, relaxed environment.
Let's Speak English
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Tue, Mar 27
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

Sew Devine ★ Staff Pick

1:00 pm
Tue, Mar 27
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, Mar 27
Main
BCR Classroom
Intermediate Excel will cover concepts such as merging and splitting cells, hiding columns and rows, using multiple worksheets, sorting and filtering data, and formatting a worksheet as a table.Prerequisite: Microsoft Excel (2013) class or solid Excel experience.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Tue, Mar 27
Main
Makerspace
For this fermentation class, we will be creating our own kimchi to let ferment at home over the next month. Learn to create this fabulous, fermented Korean side dish that is good for the palate and gut! All materials provided, please dress to get messy with minimal jewelry.
Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Mar 27
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, Mar 27
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Come to laugh, learn, socialize, share, & have fun as we discuss I'm Judging You by Luvvie Ajayi! To join please come by or call 754-7734 and ask for Kimberly.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Mar 27
Main
Studio 221
Singer/songwriter Wendell Culbreath (AKA THE Dubber) is back! He will be offering guidance, tips and lyric writing techniques in this special 4-week series of workshops for those interested in songwriting. Sign up once, and return monthly for new challenges to help you write your next hit.
Maker
Adults
Wed, Mar 28
St. Andrews
Observe our garden seedlings as they grow over time. Sketch and write in our nature observation journal open to entries from all ages.
Gardening, Nature
Programs for Families, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Adults
9:00 am
Wed, Mar 28
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, Mar 28
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, Mar 28
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, Mar 28
Cooper
Children's Area
The littlest gardeners get hands on experience from soil prep through harvest. Come rain or shine and dress for a mess!
Children, Gardening, Go Green
Programs for Young Children, 3-5
10:30 am
Wed, Mar 28
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, Mar 28
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
Wed, Mar 28
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a Mess!
Craft, Children
3-5, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Wed, Mar 28
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Registration opens 03/21/2018
Interested in basket weaving? Bring your own supplies and share your skills with fellow basket weavers!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Wed, Mar 28
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
3:30 pm
Wed, Mar 28
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, Mar 28
Eastover
Meeting Room
Take a break from your busy day and enjoy an evening watching the campfire, having good s'mores, conversation, and a good stretch. Responsible adult supervision is required. Space is limited due to room capacity.
Hygge
Programs for School Age Children, Adults
6:00 pm
Wed, Mar 28
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Join us to discuss “Arcadia”, by Lauren Groff. To arrange to pick up a copy of the book or to ask questions call Chantal Wilson at 929-3400.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Wed, Mar 28
Main
Makerspace
For this fermentation class, we will be creating our own kimchi to let ferment at home over the next month. Learn to create this fabulous, fermented Korean side dish that is good for the palate and gut! All materials provided, please dress to get messy with minimal jewelry.
Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults
6:00 pm
Wed, Mar 28
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Create robots, cities, creatures and more with LEGO building blocks.
Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
6:30 pm
Wed, Mar 28
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Join us for Ballentine's adult evening book club as we discuss The Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham. Register by phone or in person.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
Thu, Mar 29
St. Andrews
Observe our garden seedlings as they grow over time. Sketch and write in our nature observation journal open to entries from all ages.
Gardening, Nature
Programs for Families, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Adults
9:30 am
Thu, Mar 29
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, Mar 29
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Mar 29
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, Mar 29
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
11:00 am
Thu, Mar 29
Cooper
Learn to knit or work through a knotty situation with master knitter Boykin Exum. No prior experience needed! Beginners and master knitters are welcome!
Craft, Storytime, Sew Divine
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+

Flower Arranging ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Thu, Mar 29
Cooper
Craft lovely floral arrangements for the home or any occasion! Space is limited, so registration is required.
Gardening, Craft, Nature
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
3:30 pm
Thu, Mar 29
Main
Sign up for an appointment by registering for this event. We will work on an organizational system for your photographs, both physical and digital, in a one on one appointment. If you have boxes of old family photographs that are showing signs of deterioration, we will go over tips on how to utilize Adobe Photoshop to help preserve your family memories. If registration is filled, please contact Jennifer in Studio Services at 929-3445.
Maker
Adults
3:30 pm
Thu, Mar 29
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, Mar 29
St. Andrews
Outdoor Area
Come play and relax in your library Oasis outdoor space! Music, shade, sidewalk chalk, games, open to all.
Children, Nature
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Thu, Mar 29
Main
Meeting Space 213
You don’t have to be an artist to take visually appealing notes. Join us to learn how to document key information in a creative and memorable way.
Workshop, Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Mar 29
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

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