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2:30 pm
Thu, Nov 1
Main
BCR Classroom
Learn the basics of creating documents using Microsoft Word (2013). Registration is required.Prerequisite: Solid mouse and keyboarding skills.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:30 pm
Thu, Nov 1
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Come move and groove with Richland Library St. Andrews adults and seniors. For more information, call (803)-772-6675.
Health and Wellness
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
3:30 pm
Thu, Nov 1
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
4:00 pm
Thu, Nov 1
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Spend a few minutes sharing a story with Madonna, a certified therapy dog. Sign up for your time slot as soon as you arrive, as space is limited!
Children
9-12, 6-8

Kid's Chess Hour ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Nov 1
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, Nov 1
Eastover
Meeting Room
Join us for a book club discussion. Stop by to pick up your copy or call with questions.
Book Group
Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Nov 1
Main
Theater
An attorney from the South Carolina Bar will present information on Wills, Estates and Probate Issues. This event will be an hour-long presentation with a 30 minute question-and-answer session following the presentation. Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Nov 1
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, Nov 1
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Join Diane Betz, certified yoga instructor for beginner yoga sessions.
Health and Wellness
Adults, Programs for Adults

Paint Mixer ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Nov 1
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
6:30 pm
Thu, Nov 1
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Make interesting artwork using cardboard tubes and buttons!
Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults
10:00 am
Fri, Nov 2
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
It’s time to celebrate the start of NaNoWriMo! Learn how you can accept the challenge to write every day for 30 days.
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Fri, Nov 2
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, Nov 2
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, Nov 2
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
9:30 am
Sat, Nov 3
Blythewood
Makerspace
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, Nov 3
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children

Email Basics ★ Staff Pick

10:00 am
Sat, Nov 3
Main
BCR Classroom
Become familiar with using electronic mail to create, send and receive messages. Learn how to save contacts and tips for identifying junk mail. Registration is required.Prerequisite: You must have an accessible email account and solid mouse and keyboarding skills.
Computer Class, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Sat, Nov 3
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Come for a viewing of an episode of an anime, discuss your favorite shows and manga, and enjoy some delicious snacks!
Teens, Movies
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
10:30 am
Sat, Nov 3
Main
Storytime Room
Classical music and picture books come together to make a beautiful melody for this special storytime. This collaboration between MOO!@USC, a student-run musical outreach organization, and Richland Library is sure to delight and entertain children of all ages.
Children, Performance
Programs for Families, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Sat, Nov 3
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, Nov 3
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, Nov 3
North Main
Children's Room
Talk, sing, read, write and play as we build your child’s literacy skills.
Storytime
Children All Ages
11:00 am
Sat, Nov 3
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
12:00 pm
Sat, Nov 3
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Celebrate fall with a fun family festival! Come create crafts, enjoy fall treats, and much more!
Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Teens
2:30 pm
Sat, Nov 3
Main
Teen Makerspace
Protect the king and win the tournament! We're going to head to head in this game of strategy and skill. Your move...
Gaming
13 - 18, Programs for Teens

Ukulele Jam 101 ★ Staff Pick

2:45 pm
Sat, Nov 3
Main
Auditorium
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, Nov 3
Eastover
Meeting Room
Learn the basics of using Google Drive to upload, share, and create files. Always forgetting your flash drive? Save your files in Google Drive, and you can access them anywhere.Prerequisite: Active Gmail account
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
3:00 pm
Sat, Nov 3
Main
Children's Craft Area
We’ll be exploring hands-on materials and learning effective strategies from Sue Cate, a certified Montessori teacher on how to teach math to children. The class will cover the basics of addition and subtraction, multiplication and division using an intuitive, guided system that helps develop a concrete, as well as, an abstract understanding of mathematical principles while having fun. This class is perfect for homeschool parents and educators. For adults only. Please call 803.929.3434 to register.
Workshop
Adults, Programs for Parents, Programs for Adults

Ukulele Jam ★ Staff Pick

3:30 pm
Sat, Nov 3
Main
Auditorium
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
2:30 pm
Sun, Nov 4
Main
Meeting Space 201
Many people struggle to find a space that feels like comfortable gathering with other writers. At Richland Library we have space the space you need. Free, supportive, and fun!
Maker
Adults
3:00 pm
Sun, Nov 4
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 in-person tutors, online tutors, use laptops, grab some snacks and more!
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
10:00 am
Mon, Nov 5
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Your baby will love storytime while increasing vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories & songs.
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months
10:00 am
Mon, Nov 5
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, Nov 5
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
11:00 am
Mon, Nov 5
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Drop in with your child and experience this educational, self directed exploration of a different topic each week. Develop social skills while exploring literacy-related subjects.
Children
Programs for Families
4:30 pm
Mon, Nov 5
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
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
5:30 pm
Mon, Nov 5
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, Nov 5
Eastover
Meeting Room
The holiday season can create a lot of stress on our minds and bodies. Take a moment to relax, to breathe, and to stretch in a chair. Feel you stress flow away and get a gentle workout at Richland Library Eastover.*While this program emphasizes relaxation it will still provide a workout, please check with your doctor before starting a workout program and please come hydrated and with a workout towel if needed (water will be provided).*
Health and Wellness
Adults, Adults 55+
6:00 pm
Mon, Nov 5
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Thanksgiving is upon us and we can just smell the fall flavors! Come join us for a tasty treat and learn how to make Mini Apple Pie bites and a delicious Mock-Tail to pair it with! Please call 803-772-6675 for additional information.
Cooking
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
6:00 pm
Mon, Nov 5
North Main
Large Meeting Space
It’s up to you to decide what happens to your property after, Larry Cope will guide you through the basic steps of will making. He will also off free notary service, so be sure to bring documents that you need notarized. Space is limited, so please register.
Legal
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Nov 5
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Wear your pajamas and snuggle up for bedtime stories and songs.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families

Hablamos Spanish ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Mon, Nov 5
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Conversation circle for folks wanting to brush up their Spanish
Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Nov 5
Main
Teen Center
Want to learn the basics of cartooning? Drop in and learn how simple shapes can be used to construct a tree, house, character, or virtually anything. Open to ages 12-18.
Maker
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:30 pm
Mon, Nov 5
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, Nov 6
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Join us for a short storytime, then head over to the Maker Lab for a STEAM activity for future Einsteins.
STEM/STEAM, Storytime
3-5
10:30 am
Tue, Nov 6
Main
Storytime Room
Simple art activities for the very young. Dress for a mess. For ages 2-5.
Craft, Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children, Programs for Families
10:30 am
Tue, Nov 6
North Main
Children's Room
Share stories, songs, and much more while building literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children
11:00 am
Tue, Nov 6
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Practice your English-language conversation with other internationals in a comfortable, relaxed environment.
Let's Speak English
Adults, Programs for Adults
12:30 pm
Tue, Nov 6
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 other 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 can 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

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