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Mon, Dec 25
All Richland Library locations will be closed for Christmas.
Closings
Children All Ages, Adults
Tue, Dec 26
All Richland Library locations will be closed for Christmas.
Closings
Children All Ages, Adults
10:00 am
Wed, Dec 27
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, Dec 27
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, Dec 27
Ballentine
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a Mess!
Craft, Children
3-5, Programs for Young Children
2:30 pm
Wed, Dec 27
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
6:00 pm
Wed, Dec 27
Eastover
Children's Area
Challenge your friends to Wii U or Xbox 360 games!
Gaming
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Thu, Dec 28
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Dec 28
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
3:30 pm
Thu, Dec 28
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
6:00 pm
Thu, Dec 28
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, Dec 28
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Have you ever wanted to learn about different cultures and read about foreign lands? Join the International Book Club! To join please come by or call 754-7734 and ask for Zsuzsa.
Book Group
Adults
10:30 am
Fri, Dec 29
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, Dec 29
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
2:00 pm
Fri, Dec 29
Main
Post Production Lab
Participants will learn the basics of making hot beats by flipping holiday classic, "Auld Lang Syne." Learn how to sample audio, arrange it, and use basic post-production tools.
Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults
3:00 pm
Fri, Dec 29
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
10:00 am
Sat, Dec 30
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Sat, Dec 30
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
Sun, Dec 31
All Richland Library locations will be closed for New Year's Day.
Closings
Children All Ages, Adults
Mon, Jan 1
All Richland Library locations will be closed for New Year's Day.
Closings
Children All Ages, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Tue, Jan 2
Blythewood
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
11:00 am
Tue, Jan 2
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, Jan 2
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
12:30 pm
Tue, Jan 2
Board Room
Board Meeting
6:30 pm
Tue, Jan 2
Main
Auditorium
Ukulele enthusiasts meet for a relaxed and fun jam session. Newbies and seasoned strummers welcome! We will have a limited number of ukuleles to try, so please bring your own if you are able.
Adults, Adults 55+, 13 - 18
10:00 am
Wed, Jan 3
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, Jan 3
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
6:30 pm
Wed, Jan 3
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Miss the 70's. North Main has a throwback music party every first Wednesday of the month. Come dance and reminisce as you hear the great music of that era.
Programs for Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Thu, Jan 4
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Jan 4
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
10:30 am
Thu, Jan 4
Blythewood
Oh, the weather outside is frightful! Come inside and join us for some wonderful winter stories. Then we'll chill out with a cool craft.
Craft, Children
3-5
10:45 am
Thu, Jan 4
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
3:30 pm
Thu, Jan 4
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

Paint Mixer ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Jan 4
North Main
Small Meeting Space
An evening of painting! No instructor – just people who love to draw and paint. Limited Supplies available.
Craft, Maker
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
7:00 pm
Thu, Jan 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, Jan 5
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
10:00 am
Sat, Jan 6
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Sat, Jan 6
Main
Studio 220
If you're an artist looking for feedback or an Art student trying to improve your portfolio, join us each month for a lively, positive and constructive critique session to improve your technique as well as help others. Whatever your medium, bring your work, learn and share with other local artists.
Maker
Adults
11:00 am
Sat, Jan 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, Jan 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
3:00 pm
Sat, Jan 6
Blythewood
Join our Book Club! Enjoy fun activities and hear about exciting books. Please sign up in advance.
Book Group, Children
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:00 pm
Sun, Jan 7
Main
Auditorium
Vol. Two continues the team's adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes' aid as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand.PG-13, 136 min.
Movies
Adults
10:00 am
Mon, Jan 8
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Registration opens 12/09/2017
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, Jan 8
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

Reader's Morning Out ★ Staff Pick

10:00 am
Tue, Jan 9
Ballentine
Ballentine's daytime book group for adults. Register by phone or in person.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Tue, Jan 9
Cooper
Become familiar with using a web browser to view information on the Internet. Learn the different parts of a web page and become comfortable navigating your way through the Internet. Registration is required.
Computer Class
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+

Hands on Art ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Tue, Jan 9
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
11:00 am
Tue, Jan 9
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Practice your English-language conversation with other internationals in a comfortable, relaxed environment.
Let's Speak English
Adults, Programs for Adults
4:00 pm
Tue, Jan 9
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
6:30 pm
Tue, Jan 9
Main
Theater
No one really likes to think about death, but there are many good reasons to plan ahead and make sure your wishes are taken care of -- before you find yourself in a health crisis. This presentation on preparing for end of life issues will cover topics such as advance directives, interfacing with the medical community, and end of life choice. Led by Doug Rice of Compassion & Choices.
Workshop
Adults

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