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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
10:00 am
Wed, May 2
Eastover
Enjoy a reading of Alice In Wonderland accompanied by ballet; featuring dancers from Richland Northeast High School’s Palmetto Center of the Arts!
Performance, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Wed, May 2
Main
Career Coaching Center
Individual interview sessions are conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. Groups by appointment only.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Wed, May 2
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
Wed, May 2
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Registration opens 04/25/2018
Interested in basket weaving? Bring your own supplies and share your skills with fellow basket weavers!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
4:00 pm
Wed, May 2
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join us for Teen Gaming Night! PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Atari, and Retro Board Game fun!
Teens, Gaming
13 - 18

Yoga Fusion ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Wed, May 2
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Tight muscles limit our range of motion and often set our body up for impending injury. This mat based class infuses concepts from Yoga, Pilates and Barre that will help correct muscle imbalances, extend flexibility and build strength. All levels welcome. Multiple options, progressions and modifications are given.
Health and Wellness
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Wed, May 2
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Class description: In this class you will learn how to pipe a variety of decorations, from flowers all the way to decorative borders. Practice those skills on delicious cupcakes that you can share with your friends and family, or enjoy as an end of class treat. This class will be taught by Stephanie from Richland Library Wheatley. Menu: Vanilla Bean Cupcakes - Buttercream Frosting. What to expect: • All classes are for ages 18 and up, unless noted otherwise • You will be standing and cooking for most of this hands-on class • Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes and have long hair tied back • All classes are limited to 16 people and you will work in groups of 4 • You will get to sample the recipes you make • All classes are roughly 1 ½ to 2 hours long ***Please Note*** Culinary program waivers MUST be signed upon arrival to the program. Any questions about food allergies must be addressed before the start of the program. Recipes and ingredients will not be altered/substituted due to food allergies or diet restrictions. Any questions, please contact the hosting branch.
Cooking, Maker
Adults
6:30 pm
Wed, May 2
St. Andrews
Collaboration Space
Need to schedule in time to slow down? Join us for a guided meditation to relax your mind and take a break.
Health and Wellness
Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
6:30 pm
Wed, May 2
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
7:00 pm
Wed, May 2
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join Cola Makerspace to share projects, knowledge, and making ideas and tips
Maker
Adults
9:30 am
Thu, May 3
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Your baby will love storytime while increasing vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories and songs.
Storytime, Children
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, May 3
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, May 3
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

Storytime in the Garden ★ Staff Pick

10:00 am
Thu, May 3
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 in the Hampton-Preston Gardens gazebo 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
10:00 am
Thu, May 3
St. Andrews
Collaboration Space
Interested in knitting, needlework, scrapbooking or other crafts?Bring your own portable craft project, share ideas with fellow crafters, and check out the latest books on your favorite craft!
Sew Divine
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Thu, May 3
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Let's clickety-clack down the track! Join us for stories and songs about trains, then we'll make a craft that'll make you toot your whistle!
Children, Craft
3-5, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Thu, May 3
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
11:30 am
Thu, May 3
Cooper
Learn to knit or work through a knotty situation with master knitter Boykin Exum. No prior experience needed! Beginners and master knitters are welcome!
Craft, Storytime, Sew Divine
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+

Tween Open Lab ★ Staff Pick

3:30 pm
Thu, May 3
Main
Storytime Room
Have a dance party, get crafty or game on in this Choose Your Own Adventure Tween Takeover.
Children, Gaming, Craft
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:30 pm
Thu, May 3
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, May 3
Sandhills
Steam Corner
Did you know that dogs LOVE stories? Pick out a book and read to a certified pet therapy dog. An excellent opportunity for struggling or new readers.
Children
Programs for School Age Children, 6-8, 3-5

Study Nights ★ Staff Pick

5:30 pm
Thu, May 3
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Looking for a quiet space to get ready for exams? Stop by for a couple of hours of studious peace in the Ballentine Meeting Room.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens

Kid's Chess Hour ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, May 3
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, May 3
Eastover
Meeting Room
Our discussion this month will delve into Challenger Deep By Neal Shusterman. Stop by Richland Library Eastover to pick up your copy or call 803-353-8584 with any questions.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, May 3
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

Paint Mixer ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, May 3
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

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