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4:00 pm
Tue, Oct 2
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, Children
6-8, 9-12
6:00 pm
Tue, Oct 2
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, Oct 2
Main
Children's Craft Area
Increase your reading skills by learning the tricks to decoding unfamiliar words, practicing comprehension, and building fluency. For third graders only, you must pre-register to attend. For third graders. Call 929-3434 to reserve your space.
Workshop, Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Tue, Oct 2
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, Oct 2
St. Andrews
Teen Area
Join us for Teen Gaming Night! Xbox One, Wii U, Card and Board Game fun!Teens, Gaming
Gaming, Teens
Programs for Teens, 13 - 18
9:00 am
Wed, Oct 3
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
10:00 am
Wed, Oct 3
Eastover
Children's Area
Share stories, songs, craft, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Wed, Oct 3
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, Oct 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
10:30 am
Wed, Oct 3
Main
Storytime Room
Stories, songs and much more await you and your family at the library.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children, Programs for Families
10:30 am
Wed, Oct 3
Wheatley
Grow your baby's vocabulary, listening, and motor skills with stories and songs. This storytime is designed for infants and lap babies.
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Wed, Oct 3
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Registration opens 09/26/2018
Interested in basket weaving? Bring your own supplies and share your skills with fellow basket weavers!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Wed, Oct 3
Eastover
Meeting Room
Richland Library cares very much about the community and is proud to provide FREE flu shots in partnership with Walgreens Pharmacy.
Health and Wellness
Programs for Adults, Programs for Families
2:00 pm
Wed, Oct 3
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Drop in and experience this educational, self directed exploration of a different topic each week. Develop social skills while exploring literacy-related subjects.
Children
3-5, 6-8
4:00 pm
Wed, Oct 3
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join us for Teen Gaming Night! PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Atari, and Retro Board Game fun!
Teens, Gaming
13 - 18
6:00 pm
Wed, Oct 3
Eastover
Meeting Room
Join an attorney representative from the South Carolina Bar Association to learn about Social Security Issues.
Workshop
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Wed, Oct 3
Main
Meeting Space 213
Learn how to make “black gold” in your own yard by composting kitchen scraps, yard clippings, and other materials. Your garden will thank you for the added nutrients! Richland County Master Gardeners will teach you various methods and structures used in composting.
Gardening, Maker
Adults

Paint on the Patio ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Wed, Oct 3
Ballentine
Patio
Stop by our beautiful patio and explore your creative side! Draw or paint at your own pace. Materials available or bring your own.
Maker, Art in the Library
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Wed, Oct 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
7:00 pm
Wed, Oct 3
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join Cola Makerspace to share projects, knowledge, and making ideas and tips
Maker
Adults
9:30 am
Thu, Oct 4
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Your baby will love storytime while increasing vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories & songs.
Storytime, Children
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2, Programs for Young Children
9:30 am
Thu, Oct 4
Main
Storytime Room
Get ready to move and shake, shake, shake while listening to stories, songs and more. For ages 2-3.
Storytime, Children
1-2, Programs for Young Children, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Thu, Oct 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, Oct 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
10:00 am
Thu, Oct 4
St. Andrews
Makerspace
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, Oct 4
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Let us help you settle in! Ask questions, meet other newcomers, and let the library staff find the information you need to feel at home in our community.
Community Awareness
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Thu, Oct 4
Main
BCR Classroom
Do you have a specific question about how to use computers or access Richland Library’s electronic resources? Drop-in to our Computer and eReady Basics Learning Lab for personalized assistance. Learn basic computer skills such as using a mouse, saving files to a computer, navigating the Internet, or setting up and using an email account. Or learn to download audiobooks, eBooks, comics, magazines, music, movies and more to your device as well as discover the best in educational apps for your family! Bring your questions on how to be computer and e-savvy. For more information call 929-3400.
Computer Class
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
2:30 pm
Thu, Oct 4
Main
Studio 220
The Studio is OPEN! Come Thursday afternoons to work on your drawing or painting skills or to work on an art project from home. Some materials provided for sketching, collaging and other dry media. Please bring your own paints and canvases for painting. No registration necessary.
Maker
Adults
3:30 pm
Thu, Oct 4
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, Oct 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
4:00 pm
Thu, Oct 4
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Enjoy reading with a furry friend. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up for your time slot with staff when you arrive.
Children
6-8, 9-12

Storytime in the Garden ★ Staff Pick

4:00 pm
Thu, Oct 4
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 and activties 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
4:00 pm
Thu, Oct 4
Main
Teen Makerspace
Make your own smoothie and enjoy an afternoon snack in the Teen Center! We're using fresh fruits and delicious recipes. This program is made possible through a generous grant from the Junior League.
Cooking
Programs for Teens

Patio Paint Mixer ★ Staff Pick

5:00 pm
Thu, Oct 4
Wheatley
Please join us on the patio for small talk and painting. For people who love to relax, chop it up, and paint! Led by Richland Library's own Art Librarian, Ashley Warthen.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Tue, Nov 20
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

Kid's Chess Hour ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Oct 4
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, Oct 4
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, Oct 4
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, Oct 4
Main
Theater
A family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival. PG-13, 1h.30min.
Movies
Adults, Programs for Adults

Paint Mixer ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Oct 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
6:00 pm
Thu, Oct 4
Main
BCR Classroom
Are you interested in starting a nonprofit organization or learning effective ways to run your current non-profit? Join Together SC staff member Benjamin Bullock as he outlines the steps in the Nonprofit "birthing" process, regulatory forms/filings, board development and bylaws.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Oct 4
Main
Teen Makerspace
Need help paying for college? Receive free financial aid assistance while completing and submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)! Please bring the following items to successfully complete and submit the FAFSA during this event:- Social Security Number- Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)- Most recent federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned (You may be able to transfer federal tax return information into your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.)-Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)-FSA (Federal Student Aid) ID to sign in electronically (If you do not have one, visit http://fsaid.ed.gov)
Teens, Workshop
13 - 18, Programs for Teens, Programs for Parents
5:30 pm
Mon, Nov 19
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
6:30 pm
Thu, Oct 4
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Come learn the basics of crochet! Hooks and yarn provided, but feel free to bring your own to learn on!
Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults
7:00 pm
Thu, Oct 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, Oct 5
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, Oct 5
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, Oct 5
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Enjoy stories, songs and much more.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
9:30 am
Sat, Oct 6
Blythewood
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, Oct 6
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children

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