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Bookin' It in Ballentine ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Wed, Nov 29
Ballentine
Join us for Ballentine's adult evening book club as we discuss Dog On It: A Chet and Bernie Mystery . Register by phone or in person.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
9:00 am
Thu, Nov 30
Main
Meeting Space 200
All day write to the end, bring your laptops, pencils, pens and we will supply the coffee!
Maker
Adults
10:00 am
Thu, Nov 30
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Nov 30
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
2:30 pm
Thu, Nov 30
Main
BCR Classroom
Do you have a specific question about how to use 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 a mouse, saving files to a computer, navigating the Internet, uploading files to a website, setting up an email account and attaching files to email.
Computer Class
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
3:00 pm
Thu, Nov 30
Main
Makerspace
Would you like to make some old-fashioned gifts for family and friends while reveling in childhood nostalgia? Join me in some Little House on the Prairie inspired crafting. Embroider a hankie, make a simple doll, and more.
Craft
Adults
3:30 pm
Thu, Nov 30
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
3:30 pm
Thu, Nov 30
Main
Meeting Space 213
Learn writing tips and techniques from Rosemary Wells, the bestselling author of over 100 books for children. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for budding young writers! Space is limited and registration is required. UPDATE: The workshop is full. You may add your name to a waiting list in case anyone currently registered is unable to attend.
Author Event
9-12
6:00 pm
Thu, Nov 30
Main
Auditorium
Rosemary Wells is the best-selling author and illustrator of over 100 books for children, including the beloved Max and Ruby picture book series. She will share about her books and the importance of reading aloud to young children. A book sale and signing will follow.
Author Event
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Nov 30
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, Nov 30
Main
Makerspace
For this Handmade Home, we will be discussing different eco-friendly ways to wrap gifts. Furoshiki, reusing paper, making your own wrapping paper, and reusable needle felted gift tags. All materials will be supplied, please come prepared to get a bit messy.
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Nov 30
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, Nov 30
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Create cards for any winter holiday and for any recipient during this Make and Create.
Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults
6:30 pm
Thu, Nov 30
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
Fri, Dec 1
Eastover
Please call to schedule an in-person appointment time.
Legal
Adults, Programs for Adults
Fri, Dec 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
Fri, Dec 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
10:30 am
Fri, Dec 1
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 1
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
4:00 pm
Fri, Dec 1
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Make a fun and simple craft for the holidays.
Craft, Children
6-8, Programs for School Age Children
10:00 am
Sat, Dec 2
Main
BCR Classroom
Learn basic skills for creating a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint (2013). Learn to create new slides, edit text and insert images.Prerequisite: Microsoft Word (2013) class or solid Word experience.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Sat, Dec 2
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Sat, Dec 2
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Join us for a live performance of picture books and instruments in perfect harmony. A collaboration of MOO! @USC and Richland Library.
Children, Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:30 am
Sat, Dec 2
Blythewood
Come to the library for a (virtual) fieldtrip around the world! From the top of Mt. Everest to the depths of the ocean floor, these sessions lead by IT-oLogy allow students to engage in virtual reality exploration with Google Expeditions and the Mattel View-Master VR Viewer. Google Expeditions provides access to hundreds of virtual fieldtrips, allowing children to explore natural wonders, outer space, historic events, cities, famous museums and much more. Space is limited and registration is required. This program is provided by IT-oLogy and made possible with grant funding from Richland County Government.
Children
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
11:00 am
Sat, Dec 2
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, Dec 2
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
3:00 pm
Sat, Dec 2
Eastover
Meeting Room
December is here and it is that time of the season to decorate the front yard and house with cheerful Christmas lights, glittery tinsel and cinnamon coated pine-cones. How about you dress up your door or windows this year with beautifully decorated wreaths made not by an expensive home decorating store but by your own hands! Supplies will be provided but space will be limited to 10 so please make sure to register.
Craft
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
3:00 pm
Sat, Dec 2
Main
Studio 221
Are you a teen who loves music? Do you want to try your hand at writing lyrics? Artist in Residence Wendell Culbreath will lead a fun, special edition of his Songwriter's Workshop for teens only! Bring your ideas, your poetry, and learn how to put it all together in song. For ages 11-18.
Maker
Programs for Teens, 9-12
4:00 pm
Sat, Dec 2
Sandhills
Auditorium
A program of contemporary dance by Columbia-based dance artists Sapphire Moon
Performance
Programs for Adults, 13 - 18
10:00 am
Mon, Dec 4
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
12:30 pm
Mon, Dec 4
Board Room
Board Meeting
2:30 pm
Mon, Dec 4
Main
Studio 220
There's no greeting card more personal than a hand-made, hand-painted one. Drop by any time between 2:30 and 4:30, and create a few personalized, watercolor greeting cards. Your loved ones will cherish them!
Maker
Adults
2:30 pm
Mon, Dec 4
Blythewood
Wondering what to read next? Want to discover a new series? Need reading ideas? Come to Richland Library Blythewood and learn some tips and tricks to locate your next title. Please sign up in advance.
Workshop
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Mon, Dec 4
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Curious about the makerspace? Visit for an introduction to this new space and the tools and supplies available to use in the library.
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
4:00 pm
Mon, Dec 4
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join us for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics projects to improve critical thinking skills and innovation, and more importantly, to have fun.
Teens, STEM/STEAM
13 - 18
6:00 pm
Mon, Dec 4
Main
BCR Classroom
Join Jermaine Johnson, CEO and Founder of New Economic Beginnings, as he discusses information about his program to assist those with barriers obtaining gainful employment. New Economic Beginnings can assist with record expungement and job placement. All these services from New Economic Beginnings are free of charge. Register Online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Dec 4
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Make a creative gift for teachers and friends all in a mason jar!
Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults

Pajamarama Storytime ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Mon, Dec 4
Ballentine
Wear your pajamas and snuggle up for bedtime stories and songs.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Tue, Dec 5
Cooper
Learn how to use Pinterest for the upcoming holiday season. During this class, sign up for a Pinterest account and learn to navigate the internet to make electronic vision boards for the perfect holiday (and personal!) inspiration.
Computer Class, Holiday Programs
Programs for Adults, Adults 55+, Adults
10:30 am
Tue, Dec 5
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, Dec 5
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, Dec 5
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, Dec 5
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
1:00 pm
Tue, Dec 5
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, Dec 5
Main
Makerspace
This sewing course is for adult beginners who want to continue to practice their skills. Though it is designed for students who have completed Sewing 101, but anyone who knows the basics is welcome. We will be making a small project for your home.*All materials included
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
4:00 pm
Tue, Dec 5
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, Dec 5
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
6:30 pm
Tue, Dec 5
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Join with fellow ukulele enthusiasts 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
6:30 pm
Tue, Dec 5
Ballentine
Celebrate the season with local jazz vocalist and poet EboniRamm, accompanied by an ensemble swinging with the sounds of notable holiday jazz songs.
Holiday Programs, Performance
Adults, Adults 55+
9:00 am
Wed, Dec 6
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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