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7:00 pm
Thu, Oct 4
Main
Meeting Space 200
Join our group of local writers for monthly round table readings of our creative writing work and discussions on a variety of writing topics. Every writer is welcome!
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
10:30 am
Fri, Oct 5
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 5
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 5
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Enjoy stories, songs and much more.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
9:30 am
Sat, Oct 6
Blythewood
Earn volunteer hours by meeting once a month to help plan programs, participate in service projects and have fun! For 7th through 12th graders.
Teens, Meetings
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
10:00 am
Sat, Oct 6
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Sat, Oct 6
Main
Storytime Room
Celebrate diversity with stories, songs and much more at the library.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children, Programs for Families

Yoga 101 ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Sat, Oct 6
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Have you ever thought about trying a yoga class, but have been unsure of what to expect? Join an instructor from Namasté Yoga and learn basic yoga poses and breathing techniques. Come in comfortable attire that you can easily move in. Yoga mats provided. Registration required.
Health and Wellness
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Sat, Oct 6
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Come for a viewing of an episode of an anime, discuss your favorite shows and manga, and try some delicious snacks imported from Japan!
Teens, Movies
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
11:00 am
Sat, Oct 6
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 6
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 6
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
2:30 pm
Sat, Oct 6
Main
Auditorium
Helping adolescents make healthy decisions can be a challenging job! If you are a parent or any trusted adult, this workshop will improve your communication skills and provide resources for supporting young people. This training is presented by The SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and designed for adults; parents should plan to attend without their children. Space is limited. Please register to reserve your spot! Have questions? Call (803) 988-0891.
Workshop
Adults, Programs for Adults, Programs for Parents
2:45 pm
Sat, Oct 6
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Is lack of experience keeping you from attending one of our awesome ukulele jams? Come out to Ukulele Jam 101 for an introduction to everything you need to know to get started. We'll cover the basics of holding the instrument, strumming, forming chords and following a chord chart. Ukuleles will be available to borrow, though you are welcome to bring your own. Come for the basics and then stay for the jam!
Art in the Library
Adults, Adults 55+, 13 - 18
3:00 pm
Sat, Oct 6
Eastover
Meeting Room
Birds are some of our most welcomed animal friends in the world, and they need food and a home too! Join us here at the Eastover Branch to build and paint a bird house using craft sticks! There will be bird seed provided to make sure you leave with food and shelter for the future feathered companions you will make!
Craft
6-8, 9-12, 13 - 18
3:30 pm
Sat, Oct 6
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Ukulele enthusiasts meet for a relaxed and fun jam session. Newbies and seasoned strummers welcome! Never played before but still interested in attending? Join us at 2:45 pm for Ukulele Jam 101, where you'll get an introduction to the basics and then stay for the jam! We'll have ukuleles on hand for you to borrow.
Art in the Library
Adults, Adults 55+, 13 - 18
3:00 pm
Sun, Oct 7
Main
Teen Center
Still looking for your perfect college? We've got you covered! We're hosting an exciting opportunity to meet college representatives, find admissions resources, and make that first impression on your dream school.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens, Programs for Parents
3:00 pm
Sun, Oct 7
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
3:00 pm
Sun, Oct 7
Main
Theater
A family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival. PG-13, 1h.30min.
Movies
Adults
Mon, Oct 8
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 8
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 8
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, Oct 8
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

Decoupage DIY ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Mon, Oct 8
Ballentine
Make your own unique decoupage pendant and learn more about this versatile craft. Materials provided. Registration required.
Maker
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Mon, Oct 8
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
12:30 pm
Mon, Oct 8
Main
Second Level Programming Space
The studio has many hidden treasures that need to be shared! Crop-A-Dile, button maker, and silhouette are just the beginning of the craft tools you can use.
Maker, Craft
Adults
4:30 pm
Mon, Oct 8
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
5:30 pm
Mon, Oct 8
Main
Production Stage
Drop-in orientation for the Studio Services's Production Stage. No appointment required. This session lasts 30-45 minutes. It covers the equipment in the stage; basic setup, teardown, and workflow; policies and procedures; and how to reserve the room.NOTE: This is not a class. We will not be teaching a skill during this time. You can check our Events page for specific workshops. If you are interested in a Media Arts skill we are not currently offering a class on, you can request a Book A Learning Coach session.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Mon, Oct 8
North Main
Large Meeting Space
This general class on photography with photographer Michael Dantzler will cover the various foundational basics of photography from exposure, tonality, contrast and everything about light. Learn how to voice your creativity with composition. We’ll go over the basics of shutter speed, color balance, ISO, aperture and depth of field. All cameras are welcomed! Even step into the infinite frontier of using your camera manually.(Registration is required)
13 - 18, Adults, Programs for Adults

Hablamos Spanish ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Mon, Oct 8
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Conversation circle for folks wanting to brush up their Spanish
Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Oct 8
St. Andrews
Living Room
Come show us your mental mastery against some of the members of the Columbia Chess Club. Participate in a casual game or a tournament and meet some of best players in your area.
Gaming
Programs for Families, 13 - 18, Adults
10:00 am
Tue, Oct 9
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Join us for a short storytime, then head over to the Maker Lab for a STEAM activity for future Einsteins.
STEM/STEAM, Maker
3-5, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Tue, Oct 9
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Join us for Ballentine’s daytime book club for adults.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Tue, Oct 9
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess!
Children, Art in the Library
3-5, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Tue, Oct 9
North Main
Children's Area Meeting Space
See real firemen and their truck when a local fire department stops by your library.
Children
Children All Ages

Hands on Art ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Tue, Oct 9
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, Oct 9
Main
BCR Classroom
Join Malcolm Dennis, Assistant Branch Manager, as he provides an overview of the Trojan Labor hiring process. Trojan Labor is currently recruiting more than 50 positions, both full and part time, for facility management at the University of South Carolina. Requirement to apply: 2 forms of ID.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
12:30 pm
Tue, Oct 9
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
1:00 pm
Tue, Oct 9
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+
2:00 pm
Tue, Oct 9
Main
Studio 220
The use of charcoal in art has existed since pre-historic times. Its pure and expressive nature is attractive to a variety of visual artists. Learn charcoal drawing basics, tools and techniques through portraiture. Some drawing experience is helpful, but not required. 
Maker
Adults
4:00 pm
Tue, Oct 9
North Main
Digital Zone
Watch anime, discuss manga, and chat with fellow fans! For beginners and the already obsessed.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Tue, Oct 9
Eastover
Meeting Room
Join us at EO Library for Anime/Manga fun: We'll discuss our favorite topics, the hottest new shows out and maybe have some anime inspire crafty fun!
Children
13 - 18, Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Oct 9
Main
Children's Craft Area
Increase your reading skills by learning the tricks to decoding unfamiliar words, practicing comprehension, and building fluency. For third graders only, you must pre-register to attend. For third graders. Call 929-3434 to reserve your space.
Workshop, Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Tue, Oct 9
Main
Meeting Space 200
Join Columbia local Vikki who is a passionate advocate for all writers. Whether you are beginning or New York Times best future seller we welcome all. To find out more join us the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
Maker
Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Oct 9
Main
Teen Makerspace
It's never too early to start your college search! From finding schools, completing applications, getting accepted, to finding funding - we've got all the information for parents and teens. Get ready to present your best self to your dream school!
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens, Programs for Parents
6:00 pm
Tue, Oct 9
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
7:00 pm
Tue, Oct 9
St. Andrews
Collaboration Space
Drop in the second Tuesday of every month for a discussion of recent best sellers and member picks. New members are welcome and encouraged to stop by the St. Andrews Library to pick up a copy of the latest selection. Call 772-6675 for more information!
Book Group
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
9:00 am
Wed, Oct 10
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 10
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, Oct 10
Main
Career Coaching Center
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), call center representative, custodial technician, and retail or food service 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! Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults

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