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6:00 pm
Thu, Mar 29
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Explore different styles of art with us! This is for teens of all skill levels that love art or are interested in art. We will sketch, paint, build, color and create. Bring your own art and ideas to work on too.
Teens, Art in the Library
13 - 18
6:00 pm
Thu, Mar 29
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, Mar 29
Main
BCR Classroom
Are you looking for full-time employment where you can make a difference and receive state benefits? The SCDDSN serves persons with four types of disability and has five public, 24-hour Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF's) located throughout the state. Meet Anna Cox, Talent Acquisition and Human Resource Manager, to learn about application tips and various employment opportunities. Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Thu, Mar 29
Main
Makerspace
Come learn how to use Scratch programming blocks and Scratch extensions (like Spotify or Weather data), to control real objects with the micro:bit. No prior Scratch, micro:bit, or IoT experience necessary.
Maker
Adults
7:00 pm
Thu, Mar 29
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Discuss, watch, read, and enjoy your favorite anime and manga with us! For beginners and the already obsessed.
Teens
13 - 18
Fri, Mar 30
St. Andrews
Observe our garden seedlings as they grow over time. Sketch and write in our nature observation journal open to entries from all ages.
Gardening, Nature
Programs for Families, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Fri, Mar 30
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
11:00 am
Fri, Mar 30
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
12:00 pm
Fri, Mar 30
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Registration opens 02/28/2018
Students will create mobile and gaming applications by writing text-based code in JavaScript using Bitsbox software. The application can be shared and ran on any computer, tablet, or phone with a web browser. Space is limited and registration is required. This event is made possible by a grant from Best Buy awarded to IT-oLogy.
Computer Class, Teens
Programs for Teens, 13 - 18
3:00 pm
Fri, Mar 30
Main
Children's Craft Area
Create interesting new toys out of household objects with Scratch and micro:bit. For 6-8 year olds.
Maker, STEM/STEAM, Workshop
6-8, Programs for Young Children
Sat, Mar 31
St. Andrews
Observe our garden seedlings as they grow over time. Sketch and write in our nature observation journal open to entries from all ages.
Gardening, Nature
Programs for Families, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Sat, Mar 31
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Sat, Mar 31
Main
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
Sat, Mar 31
Main
Teen Makerspace
Make your own musical instrument using Scratch and micro:bit. For 9-12 year olds.
Maker, STEM/STEAM, Workshop
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
11:00 am
Sat, Mar 31
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, Mar 31
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, Mar 31
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
2:30 pm
Sat, Mar 31
Main
Meeting Space 203
This program encourages players to develop critical thinking, imagination, socialization, and teamwork skills as well as cultural enrichment developed through playing Dungeons & Dragons tabletop role-playing games. The D&D Adventurers League is an ongoing official organized play campaign for the Dungeons & Dragons game. The game will be held bi-monthly and is open to anyone ages 14 and up.To participate you will need the following:• Read the newest Adventurers League Players Guide before your first game.• The D&D Basic Rules. This PDF document is available for free on the Wizards of the Coast website. • A character sheet. • A D&D Adventurers League adventure logsheet.*Space limited to the first 8 Players.
Gaming, Maker
Adults, Programs for Teens
3:00 pm
Sat, Mar 31
Eastover
Children's Area
Search high and low for Easter eggs hidden in the library. How many eggs can you find? Special Eggs Finders will get Special prizes.
Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
3:00 pm
Sat, Mar 31
Main
Teen Makerspace
Design your own games, custom controllers and more! Learn how to use the micro:bit tilt sensor to control your Scratch game and program animations on the micro:bit LED display. For 13-18 year olds.
Maker, STEM/STEAM, Gaming
13 - 18
Sun, Apr 1
All Richland Library locations will be closed for Easter.
Closings
Children All Ages, Adults
Sun, Apr 1
St. Andrews
Observe our garden seedlings as they grow over time. Sketch and write in our nature observation journal open to entries from all ages.
Gardening, Nature
Programs for Families, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Adults
Mon, Apr 2
Eastover
Please call to schedule an in-person appointment time.
Legal
Adults, Programs for Adults
Mon, Apr 2
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

Mon, Apr 2
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
Mon, Apr 2
St. Andrews
Observe our garden seedlings as they grow over time. Sketch and write in our nature observation journal open to entries from all ages.
Gardening, Nature
Programs for Families, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Mon, Apr 2
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
2:00 pm
Mon, Apr 2
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Celebrate Spring Break with crafts of all kind! Glitter, feathers, yarn, and foam – we’re breaking out our best crafting supplies to keep boredom at bay!
Children, Craft
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
2:30 pm
Mon, Apr 2
Main
Teen Makerspace
Spend your Spring Break creating with our Artist in Residence Maria Fabrizio! Using a variety of traditional media, participants will conceptualize, visualize and complete a book cover design. Teens will enjoy exploring their creativity while learning basic design skills, drawing, typography and conceptual thinking to create their novel masterpiece.
Teens
Programs for Teens
3:00 pm
Mon, Apr 2
Eastover
Meeting Room
Bring your old t-shirts (or use ours) and create something new with no sewing required. Your T-shirt will never be the same again!
Maker, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, Programs for Adults

LEGO Madness ★ Staff Pick

3:30 pm
Mon, Apr 2
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Looking for a LEGO challenge? Join us weekly for exciting LEGO ideas and activities.
Storytime
3-5, 6-8, 9-12
4:00 pm
Mon, Apr 2
Sandhills
Children's Courtyard
Celebrate the season with stories about nature and then get your hands dirty on our garden patio.
Gardening, Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
4:30 pm
Mon, Apr 2
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

Pajamarama Storytime ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Mon, Apr 2
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Wear your pajamas and snuggle up for bedtime stories and songs.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
Tue, Apr 3
St. Andrews
Observe our garden seedlings as they grow over time. Sketch and write in our nature observation journal open to entries from all ages.
Gardening, Nature
Programs for Families, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Tue, Apr 3
Sandhills
Storytime Room
The stage is set and the puppets are all here! Enjoy the show!
Children
3-5, 6-8, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Tue, Apr 3
Cooper
Discover how to create word processing documents using Microsoft Word 2013.
Computer Class
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
10:30 am
Tue, Apr 3
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, Apr 3
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, Apr 3
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, Apr 3
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, Apr 3
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+
2:00 pm
Tue, Apr 3
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Indulge in XBOX ONE, board and card games, paper crafts, and good company.
Children, Gaming
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:00 pm
Tue, Apr 3
Eastover
Want to learn how to make your own amazing origami? Join us and learn how to fold paper into beautiful shapes like a pro!
Teens, Art in the Library
13 - 18, Adults, Programs for Teens
3:00 pm
Tue, Apr 3
Main
Teen Center
Kick off Spring Break with a battle of table tennis. We're spending the afternoon testing our ping pong skills in this special edition gaming tournament!
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
3:30 pm
Tue, Apr 3
Blythewood
Meeting Room
We will read books about rainbows, then create an art project using all the colors of the rainbow.
Children, Art in the Library
3-5, 6-8, Programs for School Age Children
3:30 pm
Tue, Apr 3
Main
Children's Craft Area
Learn the secrets of what makes things glow while exploring bioluminescent creatures and their habitats. For 6-12 year olds.
STEM/STEAM, Workshop, Children
6-8, 9-12
4:00 pm
Tue, Apr 3
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, Apr 3
Eastover
Children's Area
Wear your pajamas and snuggle up for bedtime stories and songs.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
Wed, Apr 4
St. Andrews
Observe our garden seedlings as they grow over time. Sketch and write in our nature observation journal open to entries from all ages.
Gardening, Nature
Programs for Families, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Adults

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