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6:00 pm
Thu, Oct 19
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
6:00 pm
Thu, Oct 19
Ballentine
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
6:30 pm
Thu, Oct 19
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join us for a fun and relaxed group painting project.
Maker, Art in the Library
Adults, Programs for Adults
Fri, Oct 20
Sandhills
Merlin's Beard! It's Harry Potter Week at Richland Library Sandhills from Monday, Oct 16, to Friday, Oct 20! We are so excited to have children and teens join us for these programs. This includes wand making, potion brewing, Hogwart's House sorting, crest designing, a visit from the Gamecock Club Quidditch Team, and more! Please check online for which programs are for children and which are for teens. We will also have handouts with the information for you soon.
Teens, Children
13 - 18, 9-12, 3-5
10:30 am
Fri, Oct 20
Blythewood
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
11:00 am
Fri, Oct 20
Sandhills
Auditorium
Please join us for a very special Harry Potter Movie Matinee! After a week long celebration of all things Harry Potter, we will finish our festivities by watching the first film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, in the Sandhills Library Auditorium. This will include an Azkaban photo booth, crafts and more to enjoy.
Movies, Teens, Children
Children All Ages, 13 - 18, Adults
11:00 am
Fri, Oct 20
Ballentine
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
3:00 pm
Fri, Oct 20
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Kick back and enjoy an afternoon movie with friends. So stop by an sit back and enjoy the show.
Movies
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
3:00 pm
Fri, Oct 20
Eastover
Participate in board games and encourage cooperation, problem solving and critical thinking.
Gaming
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:30 pm
Fri, Oct 20
Operations Center
Members of the Richland Library Friends are invited to shop during this preview sale. Not a member? You can join at the door for as little as $25.
Book Sale
Children All Ages, 13 - 18, Adults
9:00 am
Sat, Oct 21
Operations Center
Get great deals on used books and support the library. Questions? Call 929-3436
Book Sale
Children All Ages, 13 - 18, Adults
9:30 am
Sat, Oct 21
Blythewood
Join us for the 2nd of a 3-session course to prepare for the ACT exam! Using the strategies and preparation from Session 1, take a full practice test with USC Test Prep instructors. Please register for this event by calling (803) 929-3470 during business hours. Registration will open on September 14, 2017.This event is made possible thanks to a generous grant provided by First Citizens Bank.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
10:00 am
Sat, Oct 21
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
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Sat, Oct 21
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 21
Main
Auditorium
Home Movie Day is a celebration of amateur films and film making held annually at many local venues and worldwide. Drop by Richland Library Main to join USC Libraries’ Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC) to view home movies from the MIRC vaults, learn about ways to preserve your own home movies, or bring your home movies be assessed by film archivists!
Movies
Programs for Adults, Adults
10:30 am
Sat, Oct 21
North Main
Networking Center
The North Main Gardeners share a variety of gardening tips.
Gardening
Adults
10:30 am
Sat, Oct 21
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Do you look at coupon deals and weekly savings posts and wonder what it all means? Attend a couponing basics workshop led by couponing guru Natasha Hammond.
Workshop
Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Sat, Oct 21
Main
Children's Room
Stories, songs and much more await you and your family at the library.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Sat, Oct 21
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 21
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 21
Main
Studio 220
The holidays are quickly approaching who wouldn't love uniquely handmade earrings as stocking stuffers and new additions to the jewelry box. Learn to make hanging wire earrings with components such as ear hooks and jumprings. If you have your own beads you are welcome to bring them!
Maker
Adults
1:30 pm
Sat, Oct 21
Ballentine
Join us for the first in a 3-session course to prepare for the SAT exam! Learn study and exam strategies and prepare for Session 2's practice SAT with USC Test Prep instructors. Please register for this event by calling (803) 929-3470 during business hours. Registration for this program will open on September 18. This event is made possible thanks to a generous grant provided by First Citizens Bank.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
2:00 pm
Sat, Oct 21
Main
Meeting Space 213
This songwriter’s workshop is designed for kids ages 8-12. Through rhyme, kids will have the opportunity to explore the foundations of music starting with a drum beat. Led by our new Artist in Residence, Wendell Culbreath, aka THE Dubber, this fun workshop will broaden vocabulary, enhance memory and promote self expression.
Maker
9-12
2:00 pm
Sat, Oct 21
Main
Second Level Programming Space
Have you ever carved a pumpkin, with a DRILL?! Dress for a mess, with closed toe shoes! We can't let the kids have all the fun! Please bring a pumpkin space is limited.
Maker, Craft
Adults

TAB Presents: Escape Room ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Sat, Oct 21
Eastover
The situation is dire. Your mission is clear. You and your team mates must work together to beat the clock and escape. For ages 12 and up. Please Register in advance for this event.
Teens
13 - 18, Adults, Programs for Teens
4:00 pm
Sun, Oct 22
Main
Auditorium
Join us in the auditorium for a kick off party to get you excited to start writing your 50,000 Word Novel! Light refreshments will be provided.
Maker
Adults
10:00 am
Mon, Oct 23
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
10:00 am
Mon, Oct 23
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
3:00 pm
Mon, Oct 23
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Need a space to call your own…Just got out of school and don’t want to go home. Come hang at North Main from 3 - 5. Come play board games, draw, do your homework, or use laptops.
Teens, Gaming
13 - 18, Programs for Adults
3:30 pm
Mon, Oct 23
Sandhills
Children's Courtyard
Celebrate the changing season with fall-themed stories and songs. Stay for a craft, then enjoy some cider and cookies!
Storytime, Children
3-5, 6-8, Programs for Young Children
6:00 pm
Mon, Oct 23
Main
BCR Classroom
Are you a minority owned business interested in contracting with state agencies? Join a representative from the Small and Minority Business Contracting and Certification office as they provide an overview on the certification process for contracting opportunities with state agencies in South Carolina. Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Mon, Oct 23
Main
Post Production Lab
Do you have boxes of old family photographs and don't know what to do with them? Are some starting to deteriorate and show signs of age? Then please join us in the Post Production Lab to learn how to scan images, store images, and utilize Adobe Photoshop to help preserve your family memories. Registration required, limited to 6 people.
Maker
Adults
6:00 pm
Mon, Oct 23
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
6:30 pm
Mon, Oct 23
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Create works of art and home décor for less than $5 using common household items.
Maker, Craft, Art in the Library
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Tue, Oct 24
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
10:30 am
Tue, Oct 24
Community Event
Hampton-Preston Mansion and Gardens | 1615 Blanding Street
Join Richland Library and Historic Columbia for a special outdoor storytime! Enjoy stories and songs among the scarecrows at the Robert Mills House and then try your hand at old fashioned historic games in gardens. This event is free and open to children of all ages. For more information, please call (803) 988-0891.
Storytime, Children, Nature
Children All Ages, Programs for Families

Hands on Art ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Tue, Oct 24
Blythewood
Simple art fun with stories to boot. Dress for a mess! Registration required.
Children, Art in the Library
3-5, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Tue, Oct 24
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, Oct 24
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Join Health Educators from Palmetto Health for a discussion on Physical Activity.
Health and Wellness
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
11:30 am
Tue, Oct 24
Main
Meeting Space 203
Did you know that representatives from SafeLink 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 SafeLink 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 SafeLink 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 SafeLink Wireless information line at 1-800-723-3546 or by asking a SafeLink representative!
Social Work
Adults
1:00 pm
Tue, Oct 24
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+
3:00 pm
Tue, Oct 24
Main
Makerspace
Ever need to hem a skirt? Come learn the basic stitches used in hand-sewing. These techniques will help you repair, adjust, or create clothes and goods for your home. All materials provided.
Craft, Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults
4:00 pm
Tue, Oct 24
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, Oct 24
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Join Allison Terracio, certified yoga instructor for beginner yoga sessions.
Health and Wellness
Adults, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Tue, Oct 24
Main
BCR Classroom
This Educational Seminar will provide the facts on owning a Franchise: Costs, Skills Required, Types, Pros & Cons. You will obtain all the information you need to decide “IF” this is a career path for you to further research. Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Oct 24
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
6:00 pm
Tue, Oct 24
Blythewood
Learn how to make easy duct tape earrings. Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own fancy tape if you like. Please sign up in advance.
Teens, Craft
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:30 pm
Tue, Oct 24
Main
Studio 220
Join us on the 2nd level for educational craft and learn the tradition of sugar skulls and the importance of this Mexican Holiday.
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for School Age Children
6:30 pm
Tue, Oct 24
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Learn basic photography skills using your mobile device camera. You will explore lighting and ways to keep your images interesting!
Maker, Art in the Library
Adults, Programs for Adults
9:00 am
Wed, Oct 25
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

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