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NANO: Write-in ★ Staff Pick

9:00 am
Wed, Nov 22
Main
Meeting Space 200
If you are working on your novel and would like a designated space come to Richland Library 2nd level! Parking on meters is free after 6!
Maker
Adults
2:30 pm
Wed, Nov 22
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, Nov 22
Eastover
Meeting Room
Bring the whole family for a screening of your favorite holiday movies(PG).
Children, Holiday Programs
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
5:30 pm
Wed, Nov 22
All Richland Library locations will close at 5:30pm for Thanksgiving.
Closings
Children All Ages, Adults
Thu, Nov 23
All Richland Library locations will be closed for Thanksgiving.
Closings
Children All Ages, Adults
Fri, Nov 24
All Richland Library locations will be closed for Thanksgiving.
Closings
Children All Ages, Adults

NANO: Write-in ★ Staff Pick

9:00 am
Sat, Nov 25
Main
Meeting Space 200
If you are working on your novel and would like a designated space come to Richland Library 2nd level! Parking on meters is free after 6!
Maker
Adults
10:00 am
Sat, Nov 25
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Sat, Nov 25
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

NANO: Write-in ★ Staff Pick

2:00 pm
Sun, Nov 26
Main
Meeting Space 200
If you are working on your novel and would like a designated space come to Richland Library 2nd level! Parking on meters is free after 6!
Maker
Adults
10:00 am
Mon, Nov 27
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
3:30 pm
Mon, Nov 27
Sandhills
Children's Maker
The Children's Maker Space is open to help young artists explore their creative side. Materials are available to draw, paint, and create.
Maker, Summer Learning Challenge, Art in the Library
9-12, 6-8, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Mon, Nov 27
Main
Theater
Do you like to use words like tsundere, shojo, or doujinshi? If so - or if you’re just curious - the doors of T.O.A.S.T., the Team Of Anime Seeking Teens, are open to you. Watch fresh-picked anime series every Monday at 6 p.m., learn brief Japanese lessons, and enjoy anime-based games and crafts. (Bread not included.)
Teens, Multicultural, Movies
13 - 18, Programs for Teens

Hablamos Spanish ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Mon, Nov 27
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Conversation circle for folks wanting to brush up their Spanish
Adults
10:30 am
Tue, Nov 28
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, Nov 28
Blythewood
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, Nov 28
Cooper
Do you have a tech question? Puzzled by an e-device? Want to know how to best use our website or surfing the internet? Any tech/computer questions/problems? Call or walk in to reserve a 30-minute or 1-hour in person session with one-on-one technical help. Call 803-787-3462 to book your sesison.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Tue, Nov 28
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Practice your English-language conversation with other internationals in a comfortable, relaxed environment.
Let's Speak English
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:30 am
Tue, Nov 28
Main
Meeting Space 203
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
1:00 pm
Tue, Nov 28
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+
4:00 pm
Tue, Nov 28
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
4:00 pm
Tue, Nov 28
Main
Auditorium
Join the afterschool STE(A)M Team every week for a fun, hands-on, project based program series. Ages 6-12 welcomed. Parent participation encouraged. Every 5 weeks starts a new theme.
STEM/STEAM
Programs for Families, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Tue, Nov 28
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, Nov 28
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Come to laugh, learn, socialize, share, & have fun as we discuss A Blessing and a Curse by ReShonda Billingsley! To join please come by or call 754-7734 and ask for Kimberly.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Nov 28
Main
BCR Classroom
Interested in working for Charter Communications? Come join LaQuita Riley, Field Operations Recruiter, as she shares an overview of the Charter Communications hiring process, including how to access current job opportunities. Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Nov 28
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

NANO: Write-in ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Tue, Nov 28
Main
Meeting Space 213
Come share in activities to help keep you moving towards reaching your goals.
Maker
Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Nov 28
Main
Studio 221
Artist in Residence and singer/songwriter Wendell Culbreath (AKA THE Dubber) will be offering guidance, tips and lyric writing techniques in this weekly workshop for those interested in songwriting. Meet local guest musicians monthly. Sign up once, and return weekly for new challenges to help you write your next hit.
Maker
Adults
6:30 pm
Tue, Nov 28
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Read, sing, and play as we foster your child's early literacy skills in this special storytime at night.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children, Programs for Families
9:00 am
Wed, Nov 29
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, Nov 29
Eastover
Children's Area
Come learn "pawsitive" dog safety rules from Maggie, the Therapy Dog.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Wed, Nov 29
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, Nov 29
Main
Pick up fresh veggies along with your fresh picks at Richland Library Main! Every Wednesday, local farmers like Livingston Farms and Little Mountain Homestead will offer fresh, seasonal selections for purchase—everything from squash and sugar peas to honey and greens. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Wednesdays, November 15, 2017 – January 31, 2018
Health and Wellness
Adults
10:30 am
Wed, Nov 29
Ballentine
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a Mess!
Craft, Children
3-5, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Wed, Nov 29
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
2:30 pm
Wed, Nov 29
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
3:00 pm
Wed, Nov 29
Main
Makerspace
Learn tips and tricks of stress mitigation brought to you by years of experience. Join us as we discuss methods of managing (or avoiding altogether) the stresses of everyday life. This might be particularly helpful during exam times!
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Wed, Nov 29
North Main
Learn tips and tricks of stress mitigation brought to you by years of experience. Join us as we discuss methods of managing (or avoiding altogether) the stresses of everyday life. This might be particularly helpful during exam times!
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults

EdVenture At Eastover ★ Staff Pick

5:30 pm
Wed, Nov 29
Eastover
Children's Area
Fun-filled workshops that integrate literacy and science by linking children’s books with inquiry based hands-on science explorations. Presented by EdVenture Children’s Museum, with the Franklin Institute Science Museum and the Free Library of Philadelphia LEAP into Science Family Workshops.
Children, STEM/STEAM
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Wed, Nov 29
Main
Post Production Lab
When it comes to discovering analog synthesis, there's just nothing quite like getting your hands on a real analog synth. But the littleBits Synth Kit brought to you by Korg takes that hands-on experience to a whole new level. Come learn the basics of synthesizers in the easiest way possible!
Maker
Adults
6:00 pm
Wed, Nov 29
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Join us as we host a community roundtable at the Richland Library North Main branch. Meet the 2018 Indie Grits Labs Fellows and engage with us with us in conversations about the histories, stories, issues, and futures of North Columbia neighborhoods.
Community Awareness, Local History
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Wed, Nov 29
Main
Writer's Room 210
Writers block is a great way to step of your normal writing zone and try some new writing strategies! No experience needed!
Maker
Adults

Bookin' It in Ballentine ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Wed, Nov 29
Ballentine
Join us for Ballentine's adult evening book club as we discuss Dog On It: A Chet and Bernie Mystery . Register by phone or in person.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
9:00 am
Thu, Nov 30
Main
Meeting Space 200
All day write to the end, bring your laptops, pencils, pens and we will supply the coffee!
Maker
Adults
10:00 am
Thu, Nov 30
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Nov 30
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
2:30 pm
Thu, Nov 30
Main
BCR Classroom
Do you have a specific question about how to use 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 a mouse, saving files to a computer, navigating the Internet, uploading files to a website, setting up an email account and attaching files to email.
Computer Class
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
3:00 pm
Thu, Nov 30
Main
Makerspace
Would you like to make some old-fashioned gifts for family and friends while reveling in childhood nostalgia? Join me in some Little House on the Prairie inspired crafting. Embroider a hankie, make a simple doll, and more.
Craft
Adults
3:30 pm
Thu, Nov 30
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, Nov 30
Main
Meeting Space 213
Learn writing tips and techniques from Rosemary Wells, the bestselling author of over 100 books for children. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for budding young writers! Space is limited and registration is required. UPDATE: The workshop is full. You may add your name to a waiting list in case anyone currently registered is unable to attend.
Author Event
9-12

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