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6:00 pm
Thu, Apr 26
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Explore different styles of art with us! This is for teens of all skill levels that love art or are interested in art. We will sketch, paint, build, color and create. Bring your own art and ideas to work on too.
Teens, Art in the Library
13 - 18

Kid's Chess Hour ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Apr 26
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, Apr 26
Main
Meeting Space 213
Want to connect with other local writers and poets? You are invited to join us and network informally over coffee to share writing and publishing experiences, questions, and ideas. This is not a critique group. Published authors and poets, as well as those who are yet unpublished are welcome.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Apr 26
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, Apr 26
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Create robots, cities, creatures and more with LEGO building blocks.
Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Thu, Apr 26
Main
Studio 220
Come learn some painting techniques from Artist in Residence Maria Fabrizio, while sipping some (non-alcoholic) sparkling beverages in a relaxing atmosphere. Maria will be guiding students through the steps to painting her own iconic, and irresistibly cute, Sloth.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Teens
6:30 pm
Thu, Apr 26
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
7:00 pm
Thu, Apr 26
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Discuss, watch, read, and enjoy your favorite anime and manga with us! For beginners and the already obsessed.
Teens
13 - 18
10:30 am
Fri, Apr 27
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
11:00 am
Fri, Apr 27
Ballentine
Meeting 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
2:00 pm
Fri, Apr 27
Main
Studio 221
Join us as we learn how to properly measure a body so that you buy the right sized patterns! After class you will know your own true measurements and how to take others in the future. This is an integral skill to become proficient at garment making.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:30 pm
Fri, Apr 27
Main
Teen Makerspace
Taste test milk chocolates, dark chocolates and other unique flavors as we doodle and create!
Teens, Craft
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:30 pm
Fri, Apr 27
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, Apr 28
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, Apr 28
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Sat, Apr 28
Main
Children's Room
Join us for this monthly bilingual storytime for all ages and enjoy songs and stories in both Spanish and English!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Sat, Apr 28
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, Apr 28
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, Apr 28
Eastover
Meeting Room
Walk your way to increased health, fitness, happiness and productivity. We will use Leslie Sansone’s walk workout series to increase our circulation, tone our bodies, and improve our health so we can look and feel great for the Spring and Summer. Remember to wear/bring comfortable workout clothes/shoes, accessories, and please check with your healthcare provider before starting a workout program. *Bottled water/snacks will be provided.
Health and Wellness
Adults, 13 - 18
2:30 pm
Sat, Apr 28
Main
Meeting Space 203
This session had been rescheduled for April 21st. This program encourages players to develop critical thinking, imagination, socialization, and teamwork skills as well as cultural enrichment developed through playing Dungeons & Dragons tabletop role-playing games. The D&D Adventurers League is an ongoing official organized play campaign for the Dungeons & Dragons game. The game will be held bi-monthly and is open to anyone ages 14 and up.To participate you will need the following:• Read the newest Adventurers League Players Guide before your first game.• The D&D Basic Rules. This PDF document is available for free on the Wizards of the Coast website. • A character sheet. • A D&D Adventurers League adventure logsheet.*Space limited to the first 8 Players.
Gaming, Maker
Adults, Programs for Teens

Cupcake Wars! ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Sat, Apr 28
Ballentine
We provide the stuff, you provide the style! Make ‘em fancy or make ‘em plain, whatever you do, make ‘em awesome!!
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
3:00 pm
Sun, Apr 29
Main
Storytime Room
Come for a special storytime for families to celebrate philanthropy and the beauty of giving back. Afterward, create your own giving jar with special guests, Olivia the Octopus and Gordon the Yam from Auntie Karen Foundation – Take home your creation and use to it to collect your family’s charitable donations. When it is full, decide together where the money will go – how will you #GetYourGiveOn?
Storytime, Community Awareness, Craft
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children, Programs for School Age Children
3:00 pm
Sun, Apr 29
Main
Children's Room
Create your own giving jar with special guests, Olivia the Octopus and Gordon the Yam from Auntie Karen Foundation – Take home your creation and use to it to collect your family’s charitable donations. When it is full, decide together where the money will go – how will you #GetYourGiveOn?
Children, Craft, Community Awareness
Children All Ages
3:00 pm
Sun, Apr 29
Main
Teen Makerspace
Use your voice, talents and time to give back to your community. Join friends from Every Black Girl, Inc. to create your personalized philanthropy message on a Tshirt or button and share your passion about where and how you plan to #GetYourGiveOn.
Teens, Craft, Community Awareness
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
4:00 pm
Sun, Apr 29
Main
Auditorium
Join us for an engaging afternoon with Principal Consultant of Friends of Ebonie, LLC and Executive Director and Founder of the Young, Black & Giving Back Institute, Ebonie Johnson Cooper. She is an enthusiastic next generation leader with a passion for philanthropy in the black community. She will offer a keynote presentation about embracing philanthropy as an act of love and also moderate a panel of local next-gen leaders and how we are working together in today’s social climate. Including a special performance by Columbia’s very own Every Black Girl. For adults.
Community Awareness, Multicultural, Performance
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Mon, Apr 30
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, check out our Toddler Storytime for ages 18 months – 2 years.
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Mon, Apr 30
Sandhills
Choose from seasonal produce from Livingston Farms as well as handmade, chemical-free skin products from This Butter Be Good.
Health and Wellness
Programs for Adults
4:30 pm
Mon, Apr 30
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 culture and language and play large group games together.
Teens
Programs for Teens, 13 - 18

Say "Hola" to Stories ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Mon, Apr 30
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Venga a disfrutar cuentos en bilingues en ingles y espanol. Come enjoy bilingual stories in English and Spanish.
Storytime, Multicultural
Children All Ages, Programs for Families

Hablamos Spanish ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Mon, Apr 30
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Conversation circle for folks wanting to brush up their Spanish
Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Apr 30
St. Andrews
Makerspace
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
Tue, May 1
Eastover
Please call to schedule an in-person appointment time.
Legal
Adults, Programs for Adults
Tue, May 1
Eastover
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 in person session with one-on-one technical help.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults

Reading Buddy ★ Staff Pick

Tue, May 1
Eastover
Do you have a struggling reader? If so, bring the reader to the Eastover Library for a one on one to read with a Reading Buddy.The reader will gain self confidence, reading skills, academic growth and a new desire to read. Please come in in person or call to make a reservation @353-8584 with Yolonda.
Children
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children
10:00 am
Tue, May 1
Cooper
Take your Word skills to the next level by learning to add headers/footers, make lists, and more! Registration and basic Word skills required.
Computer Class
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
10:30 am
Tue, May 1
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, May 1
Blythewood
Meeting 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
11:00 am
Tue, May 1
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Practice your English-language conversation with other internationals in a comfortable, relaxed environment.
Let's Speak English
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Tue, May 1
Main
Writer's Room 211
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, May 1
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, May 1
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
6:00 pm
Tue, May 1
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, May 1
Ballentine
Are you curious about the Maker Space? Drop in for an opportunity to explore your creative side. Create at your own pace, in the perfect space. Materials Provided!
Maker
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, May 1
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Expression is the language through which words move and elevate minds. Come out and express your talent through the art of poetry, spoken-word, karaoke, and more. Open Mic for Poets, Singers, Lyricists, Musicians, and more @ Richland Library St. Andrews. Get ready for an awesome time!!!*Light Refreshments Provided*
Performance
Adults, Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Tue, May 1
Main
BCR Classroom
The “10 Steps to Starting a Business” are a practical guide for individuals who may be considering entrepreneurship. Join Frank Anderson, Lender Relations Specialist, Small Business Administration, as he discusses tips on creating your business plan, determining your legal structure, and exploring finance options for your small business. Register online.
Business Event
Adults, Programs for Adults

Ukulele Jam ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Tue, May 1
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.
Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, Adults 55+, 13 - 18
9:00 am
Wed, May 2
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
9:30 am
Wed, May 2
Main
Choose from seasonal produce from Livingston Farms and Little Mountain Homestead as well as local honey from Uncle Sonny's Honey.
Health and Wellness
Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Wed, May 2
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, May 2
Cooper
Children's Area
The littlest gardeners get hands on experience from soil prep through harvest. Come rain or shine and dress for a mess!
Children, Gardening, Go Green
Programs for Young Children, 3-5

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