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10:00 am
Thu, Oct 18
Cooper
Children's Area
Enjoy storytime and a special visit from a Congaree National Park Ranger to learn about local wildlife and Congaree’s champion trees.
Storytime, Children, Nature
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Oct 18
Main
Meeting Space 214
Are you looking for valuable tips on what companies are looking for and how you can stand out at a career fair? Come to the Career Fair Readiness Workshop to get information on what you can do to make yourself more marketable as a potential candidate. Learn innovative tips from Richland Library own certified Career Coaches. Registration is free, required, and the event is open to the public.
Social Work, Job and Career
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Thu, Oct 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
10:00 am
Thu, Oct 18
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
11:00 am
Thu, Oct 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+
1:00 pm
Thu, Oct 18
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Lively discussion of engaging fiction and nonfiction works.
Book Group
Adults
2:00 pm
Thu, Oct 18
St. Andrews
Makerspace
We’re breaking out some of our craft supplies to keep boredom at bay! Drop-in any time from 2:00 – 4:00pm in our Makerspace.
Children, Craft
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:30 pm
Thu, Oct 18
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Come move and groove with Richland Library St. Andrews adults and seniors. For more information, call (803)-772-6675.
Health and Wellness
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
3:30 pm
Thu, Oct 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
4:00 pm
Thu, Oct 18
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 18
Main
Teen Makerspace
Make your own smoothie and enjoy an afternoon snack in the Teen Center! We're using fresh fruits and delicious recipes. This program is made possible through a generous grant from the Junior League.
Cooking
Programs for Teens

Kid's Chess Hour ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Oct 18
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 18
Main
Makerspace
In the Handmade Home series, we will be creating small projects to decorate or use in your home. In this installment, we will be making bug homes so that all our beneficial insects have a place to over-winter. These will be made with wood and bamboo. Please dress for a mess with closed toes shoes.*all materials provided
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Oct 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, Oct 18
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Let us help you settle in! Ask questions, meet other newcomers, and let the library staff find the information you need to feel at home in our community.
Community Awareness
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Oct 18
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Join the husband and wife team from Joshua Aaron Photography and gain basic photography skills to improve your photographs and increase their “WOW” factor. Learn about photographic composition, lighting, and more! Registration required.
Maker
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Oct 18
Cooper
An attorney from the South Carolina Bar will present information on ID theft, fraud and scams. This event will be an hour-long presentation with a brief question-and-answer session following the presentation.
Financial
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
6:30 pm
Thu, Oct 18
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Give new life to old bottles with a knotted twine technique. All materials provided!
Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults
6:30 pm
Thu, Oct 18
Main
Post Production Lab
This meeting has been cancelled.Model, sculpt, and render! These workshops appeal to both novices and advanced users. Each 3D Thursday will cover basics and a different technique using Blender, MeshMixer, and other free tools.
Maker, Workshop
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Fri, Oct 19
Main
Theater
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
10:30 am
Fri, Oct 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
10:30 am
Fri, Oct 19
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 19
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Enjoy stories, songs and much more.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
3:00 pm
Fri, Oct 19
Main
Studio 220
Registration opens 09/28/2018
Join us to create a block of the month. Each month, we will create a new and different block, sometimes stretching our quilting into uncharted skills and techniques. Participants will need to know how to use a sewing machine.Block: Applique Pumpkins*All materials provided.*Registration opens 3 weeks before each session.
Maker, Craft, Hygge
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Fri, Oct 19
Main
Theater
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

Taste Test ★ Staff Pick

4:00 pm
Fri, Oct 19
Main
Teen Makerspace
Calling everyone with a sweet tooth! Try these delicious treats from around the world and maybe a flavor you've never had before.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:30 pm
Fri, Oct 19
Operations Center
Donors to the Richland Library Friends are eligible to shop during this private sale 6:30-8:30 p.m. Not a donor? You can give at the door for as little as $25.
Book Sale
Children All Ages, 13 - 18, Adults
9:00 am
Sat, Oct 20
Operations Center
Get great deals on used books and support the library. Questions? Call 929-3436
Book Sale
Children All Ages, 13 - 18, Adults
10:00 am
Sat, Oct 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, Oct 20
Main
BCR Classroom
Learn how to perform basic computers tasks using Microsoft Windows. Open programs and learn how to edit and organize files. Please call 929-3469 to register.Prerequisite: Introduction to Computers I or solid mouse skills.
Computer Class, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, Programs for Adults

Plant Swap ★ Staff Pick

10:00 am
Sat, Oct 20
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Calling all gardeners!  Bring a labeled plant and swap it for something new at this community event.  No plants to bring?  Come anyway.  Get your winter garden ready with flowers, vegetables, or native plants.      
Gardening
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
10:30 am
Sat, Oct 20
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
11:00 am
Sat, Oct 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
11:00 am
Sat, Oct 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, Oct 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, Oct 20
Wheatley
Please join us to discuss "The Templar Legacy" by Steve Berry.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
12:30 pm
Tue, Dec 18
Main
Writer's Room 211
Did you know that representatives from Titan Group, 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 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM? They are available to enroll you and answer any questions about the program you may have.A sign-in sheet is posted outside of room 211 on Tuesdays. This program is first-come, first served.Please note that this organization does not always have phones available. They are willing to install a SIM card on many unlocked, SIM-enabled smartphone. You are able to bring your own phone to see if it can be activated. 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 Titan Group 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
11:30 am
Sat, Oct 20
North Main
Networking Center
Join our Book Club! Enjoy fun activities and hear about exciting books.
Book Group
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
12:00 pm
Sat, Oct 20
Wheatley
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
3:00 pm
Sat, Oct 20
Eastover
Meeting Room
Registration opens 09/21/2018
Are your mobile devices and computers getting full? Want to make sure you don't lose your photos, videos and music? Learn how to back up, access and share the digital files you generate every day using Google Photos. Google Photos offers free storage and automatic organization for all your memories. You will need to have a gmail account to use these apps. Feel free to bring your phone.
Computer Class
Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
3:00 pm
Sat, Oct 20
Ballentine
Meeting Room
In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, join us for a showing of the movie, Frankenstein, featuring Boris Karloff and Colin Clive. 71 min.; 1931
Movies
Adults, 13 - 18, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Sun, Oct 21
Main
Teen Makerspace
Need access to tutoring and brain fuel to get you through the semester? Find homework help and resources Sundays in the Teen Center. Connect with online tutors, use laptops, grab some snacks and more!
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
Mon, Oct 22
Eastover
Conference Room
Do you struggle with words or reading? It is never too late to learn. Call us at 803.353.8584 to set up a date and time to work on reading one on one.
Community Awareness
Adults, Adults 55+
10:00 am
Mon, Oct 22
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Grow your baby’s vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories and songs. This storytime is designed for infants and lap babies. If your child is walking, please check out our Toddler Storytime for ages 18 months – 2 years on Thursday mornings.
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2
10:00 am
Mon, Oct 22
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Registration opens 09/22/2018
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, Oct 22
Sandhills
Entry Courtyard
Choose from seasonal produce from Livingston Farms as well as handmade, chemical-free skin products from This Butter Be Good.
Gardening, Health and Wellness
Adults 55+, Programs for Families
10:30 am
Mon, Oct 22
Wheatley
Simple art and story fun for the very young. Dress for a mess!
Storytime, Art in the Library
Programs for Young Children, 3-5
11:00 am
Mon, Oct 22
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
4:00 pm
Mon, Oct 22
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Create sweet or spooky no-sew felt monsters during this workshop for older kids.
Craft, Maker
9-12, 6-8
4:30 pm
Mon, Oct 22
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 traditions and holidays and play large group games together.
Teens, Movies, Multicultural
9-12, Programs for Teens

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