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6:00 pm
Tue, Oct 16
Main
BCR Classroom
Have you ever wondered where you might go to find out about a new or an existing law? Join Terrye Conroy, USC School of Law Librarian, as she demonstrates how to use websites and books to find and read about local, state and federal laws. Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Oct 16
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
6:30 pm
Tue, Oct 16
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Enjoy making a gold ring wreath perfect for your front door!
Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults
6:30 pm
Tue, Oct 16
Main
Auditorium
Join us in the auditorium for a kick-off party to get you excited to start writing your 50,000 Word Novel! Light refreshments will be provided.
Maker
Adults
10:30 am
Tue, Oct 30
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
6:30 pm
Tue, Oct 16
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Helping adolescents make healthy decisions can be a challenging job! If you are a parent or any trusted adult, this workshop will improve your communication skills and provide resources for supporting young people. This training is presented by The SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and designed for adults; parents should plan to attend without their children. Space is limited. Please register to reserve your spot! Have questions? Call (803) 988-0891.
Workshop
Adults, Programs for Adults, Programs for Parents
9:00 am
Wed, Oct 17
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 17
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
11:00 am
Fri, Nov 16
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Enjoy stories, songs and much more.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Wed, Oct 17
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 17
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 17
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

Mid-Day Paint Mixer ★ Staff Pick

11:00 am
Wed, Oct 17
North Main
Small Meeting Space
An Afternoon of painting! No instructor – just people who love to draw and paint. Limited Supplies available.
Craft, Maker
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
12:00 pm
Wed, Oct 17
Main
Theater
The holiday season will be here before we know it -- are you ready to connect with retail customers during the busiest shopping time of the year?Join Richland Library as we host a live streaming of the Google workshop, packed with information about how businesses can leverage Google products and tools, and use Google My Business and Google Ads to reach and engage with holiday shoppers.
Job and Career, Business Event, Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:00 pm
Wed, Oct 17
Blythewood
Study Room 3
Richland Library cares very much about the community and is proud to provide FREE flu shots in partnership with Walgreens Pharmacy.
Health and Wellness, Social Work, Community Awareness
Adults, 13 - 18, Programs for Families
2:00 pm
Wed, Oct 17
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
3:30 pm
Wed, Oct 17
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Practice reading with a furry friend.
Children
6-8, 9-12
3:30 pm
Wed, Oct 17
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Abracadabra! We'll reveal some magical stories, then learn some feats of prestidigitation sure to amaze your friends! Please sign up in advance.
Storytime
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children

EdVenture At Eastover ★ Staff Pick

5:30 pm
Wed, Oct 17
Eastover
Children's Area
Fun-filled workshops that integrate literacy and science by linking children’s books with inquiry based hands-on science explorations. Presented by EdVenture Children’s Museum, with the Franklin Institute Science Museum and the Free Library of Philadelphia LEAP into Science Family Workshops.
STEM/STEAM, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:30 am
Tue, Nov 20
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Practice your English-language conversation with other internationals in a comfortable, relaxed environment.
Let's Speak English, Multicultural
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Wed, Oct 17
Main
Teen Makerspace
Want to test your Maker skills? We're bringing out our sewing machines and learning the basics one stitch at a time. Please call the Teen Center at 929-3470 to register.
Teens, Maker, Craft
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:30 pm
Wed, Oct 17
St. Andrews
Makerspace
When is the best time for planting trees and shrubs? What are the best practices to ensure success when planting and afterwards? Join Richland County Master Gardeners to talk about trees and shrubs.
Gardening
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+

Google Drive Basics ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Wed, Oct 17
Main
BCR Classroom
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. An active Google account (must know login and password) is required for this class.Prerequisite: Active Gmail account
Computer Class, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
6:30 pm
Wed, Oct 17
Cooper
Children's Area
Design your own wire jewelry using wire wrapping techniques. Wrap tightly or create swirls to your delight! Prior experience from the Wire Wrapping 101 class is needed to register for this class.
Craft, Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
7:00 pm
Wed, Oct 17
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join Cola Makerspace to share projects, knowledge, and making ideas and tips
Maker
Adults
9:30 am
Thu, Oct 18
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 18
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 18
Cooper
Children's Area
Enjoy storytime and a special visit from a Congaree National Park Ranger to learn about local wildlife and Congaree’s champion trees.
Storytime, Children, Nature
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Oct 18
Main
Meeting Space 214
Are you looking for valuable tips on what companies are looking for and how you can stand out at a career fair? Come to the Career Fair Readiness Workshop to get information on what you can do to make yourself more marketable as a potential candidate. Learn innovative tips from Richland Library own certified Career Coaches. Registration is free, required, and the event is open to the public.
Social Work, Job and Career
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Thu, Oct 18
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 18
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
11:00 am
Thu, Oct 18
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+
1:00 pm
Thu, Oct 18
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Lively discussion of engaging fiction and nonfiction works.
Book Group
Adults
2:00 pm
Thu, Oct 18
St. Andrews
Makerspace
We’re breaking out some of our craft supplies to keep boredom at bay! Drop-in any time from 2:00 – 4:00pm in our Makerspace.
Children, Craft
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:30 pm
Thu, Oct 18
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 18
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 18
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
4:00 pm
Thu, Oct 18
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

Kid's Chess Hour ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Oct 18
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 18
Main
Makerspace
In the Handmade Home series, we will be creating small projects to decorate or use in your home. In this installment, we will be making bug homes so that all our beneficial insects have a place to over-winter. These will be made with wood and bamboo. Please dress for a mess with closed toes shoes.*all materials provided
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Oct 18
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
6:00 pm
Thu, Oct 18
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Join the husband and wife team from Joshua Aaron Photography and gain basic photography skills to improve your photographs and increase their “WOW” factor. Learn about photographic composition, lighting, and more! Registration required.
Maker
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Oct 18
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 18
Cooper
An attorney from the South Carolina Bar will present information on ID theft, fraud and scams. This event will be an hour-long presentation with a brief question-and-answer session following the presentation.
Financial
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
6:30 pm
Thu, Oct 18
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Give new life to old bottles with a knotted twine technique. All materials provided!
Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults
6:30 pm
Thu, Oct 18
Main
Post Production Lab
This meeting has been cancelled.Model, sculpt, and render! These workshops appeal to both novices and advanced users. Each 3D Thursday will cover basics and a different technique using Blender, MeshMixer, and other free tools.
Maker, Workshop
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Fri, Oct 19
Main
Theater
Despite his family's generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.
Multicultural, Holiday Programs, Maker
Adults
10:30 am
Fri, Oct 19
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 19
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 19
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Enjoy stories, songs and much more.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families

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