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10:30 am
Fri, Apr 29
Northeast
Meeting Room
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess!
Storytime, Children
3-5, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Fri, Apr 29
Blythewood
Share stories, songs and more while building early literacy skills!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:30 am
Fri, Apr 29
Wheatley
Share stories, songs and much more while building early literacy skills for the whole family.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Fri, Apr 29
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
3:00 pm
Fri, Apr 29
Sandhills
Meeting Room
2 Great programs go head to head. Drop by for an afternoon of games – PS4 and board games – OR get crafty. Which will reign supreme?For Teens and Tweens ages 9-18
Gaming, Maker
13 - 18, 9-12, Programs for Teens
3:00 pm
Fri, Apr 29
Eastover
Meeting Room
Celebrate children's literature through many cultures with bilingual stories and songs
Children, Multicultural
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Sat, Apr 30
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, Apr 30
Northeast
Meeting Room
In honor of National Poetry Month, professional writers from the online women's magazine Auntie Bellum, will be on hand to guide aspiring writers in this interactive workshop. Writers will have the opportunity to have their works published online! Lunch is provided.
Children, Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens

Coloring Cafe ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Sat, Apr 30
Blythewood
Relieve stress and engage your creative side -- join us for an adult coloring session! Choose from a variety of intricately designed adult coloring sheets to help you unwind. Materials will be provided.
Art in the Library
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Sat, Apr 30
Main
Storytime Room - Children's Room
Stories, songs and much more await you and your family at the library.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Sat, Apr 30
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families

ED-U-BRATION ★ Staff Pick

11:00 am
Sat, Apr 30
Southeast
Meeting Room
Show your school spirit by joining area students and teachers for a spirit-filled, fun day of games, music, crafts, library card sign-up and more celebrating EDUCATION!
Programs for Families, Children All Ages
11:00 am
Sat, Apr 30
Northeast
Conference Room
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills for the whole family.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages
11:00 am
Sat, Apr 30
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd 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
3:00 pm
Sat, Apr 30
Blythewood
Relieve stress and engage your creative side -- join us for an adult coloring session! Choose from a variety of intricately designed adult coloring sheets to help you unwind. Materials will be provided.
Art in the Library
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Sat, Apr 30
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Room
Attention all teens! Come join us for free food, music and a place to hang out. You will get community service hours and have a chance to create fun, unique teen programs for your library. Call 772-6675 for details.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
9:30 am
Mon, May 2
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Introduce your baby to the world of books and nurture a love of reading with stories, rhymes, and songs.
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
9:30 am
Mon, May 2
Main
Storytime Room - Children's Room
Introduce stories, rhymes and songs to your baby.
Storytime, Children
Babies up to 12 months, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Mon, May 2
Southeast
Meeting Room
Meets the first Monday of each month. Please note that the Cooper Book Group has moved to Richland Library Southeast while Cooper undergoes renovations. Please register. February 1 - George Washington's Secret Six by Brian KilmeadeMarch 7 - The Paris Architect by Charles BelfoureApril 4 - The Girl on the Train by Paula HawkinsMay 2 - The Bookman's Tale by Charlie LovettJune 6 - Mrs. Queen Takes the Train by William KuhnJuly 11 - Please call for titleAugust 1 - Please call for title
Book Group
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Mon, May 2
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Help your toddler discover the alphabet, numbers and other concepts while building social skills and learning about our world.
Children
1-2, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Mon, May 2
Main
Storytime Room - Children's Room
Stories, songs and much more await you and your family at the library.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Mon, May 2
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Room
Want to loosen up those stiff joints, tone up those loose muscles and maybe shed some extra pounds? Then come limber up those arms and legs as we Walk Away the Pounds, and exercise system by Leslie Sansone. Call Richland Library St. Andrews at (803) 772-6675 to register.
Health and Wellness
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
3:30 pm
Mon, May 2
Ballentine
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess!
Craft, Children
3-5, 6-8, Programs for Families
3:30 pm
Mon, May 2
Northeast
Meeting Room
Celebrate the butterfly's birthday with stories, songs, crafts, and special butterfly nectar.
Craft, Children
3-5, 6-8, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Mon, May 2
Main
Teen Center
There are more anime and manga available than ever. Teen Otaku Association is about finding the good stuff and sharing it together. We are a goofy bunch with snacks and an extra seat. Won't you join us?
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Mon, May 2
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Room
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, Teens
Programs for Families, 13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:30 pm
Mon, May 2
Southeast
Meeting Room
Wear your pajamas and snuggle up for bedtime stories and songs.
Storytime
Programs for Families, Children All Ages
9:00 am
Tue, May 3
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Improve your balance, flexibility, and coordination with this ancient form of exercise. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
Health and Wellness
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Tue, May 3
Main
Do you want to learn basic computer skills or need to learn a particular computer task? Help is here. Call 929-3400 to reserve a 1 hour one-on-one session where you will receive instruction on learning basic computer skills or mastering tasks such as attaching a document to an email, creating a table in Excel, or adding pictures to a PowerPoint presentation. You may also request an appointment online at https://www.richlandlibrary.com/book-learning-coach.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults

Family Storytime ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Tue, May 3
Community Event
Columbia Children's Theatre | 3400 Forest Dr
While Richland Library Cooper is closed for renovation, come join us at the Columbia Children's Theatre at Richland Mall to share stories, songs and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Tue, May 3
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Practice your English-language conversation with other internationals in a comfortable, relaxed environment.
Let's Speak English
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Tue, May 3
Southeast
Meeting Room
Interested in knitting, needlework, scrapbooking or other crafts? Bring your own portable craft project and share with your fellow crafters!
Sew Divine
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
1:00 pm
Tue, May 3
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Are you a crafter who enjoys knitting, needlework, scrapbooking or other crafts? Bring your portable project and share with fellow crafters!
Sew Divine
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:30 pm
Tue, May 3
Main
Storytime Room - Children's Room
Get ready for kindergarten! Your child will gain confidence and independence in this kids-only storytime. For ages 3-5.
Storytime, Children
3-5, Programs for Young Children
5:30 pm
Tue, May 3
Eastover
Meeting Room
Learn how to use Google images with your personal pictures, or your designed arts to create customized "Fliers", "Posters", "Card Invitations", "Gift Bags", etc.
Teens, Computer Class
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Tue, May 3
Wheatley
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
Tue, May 3
Eastover
Children's Area
Wear your pajamas and snuggle up for bedtime stories and songs.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Tue, May 3
Main
BCR Classroom
Learn the basics of creating documents using Microsoft Word (2013). Registration is required.Prerequisite: Solid mouse and keyboarding skills.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Wed, May 4
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, May 4
Main
Career Coaching Center
Individual interview sessions are conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. Groups by appointment only. Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Wed, May 4
Wheatley
Storytime for ages 0-23
Storytime
1-2, Babies up to 12 months, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Wed, May 4
Southeast
Meeting Room
Share stories, songs, and much more wile building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family
Storytime
Programs for Families, Children All Ages
10:30 am
Wed, May 4
Main
Storytime Room - Children's Room
Help your toddler discover the alphabet, numbers and other concepts while building social skills and learning about our world. For ages 2-3.
Storytime, Children
1-2, 3-5, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Wed, May 4
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd 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
11:00 am
Wed, May 4
Main
Teen Center
Final projects are right around the corner - are you ready? Learn the difference between a footnote and an endnote, APA and MLA, and all the other ins and outs of a perfect research paper.
Teens
Programs for Teens, 13 - 18
12:00 pm
Wed, May 4
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Looking for something to do with other homeschoolers? Meet-up at the library on Wednesdays from 12:00-1:00. Our meeting room is open every Wednesday for homeschool family-led activities for all ages. Feel free to drop-by and see what's going on at Sandhills and beyond.
Meetings
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families
4:00 pm
Wed, May 4
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Room
Learn basic Ikebana flower arrangement skills and make one special arrangement for your mother. Mothers are welcome to join their kids! Registration is required.
Children, Multicultural
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
5:00 pm
Wed, May 4
Main
Teen Center
Celebrate Star Wars Day by watching your new favorite movie, The Force Awakens, in the Teen Center. Rated PG-13.
Teens
Programs for Teens, 13 - 18
6:00 pm
Wed, May 4
Main
BCR Classroom
Join corporate recruiters from Blue Cross and Blue Shield as they discuss their hiring process, interviewing tips and employment opportunities at Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina. Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults

For the Love of Food ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Wed, May 4
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Room
Using recipes from our very own collection of cookbooks, we will explore different cultures and techniques on a journey of culinary discovery. Each program will highlight a different recipe from a library cookbook. Whether you are a pro who can flambé in your sleep, or a beginner who still has trouble boiling an egg, this series will help you explore and learn new skills. Facilitated by St Andrews’ very own Caroline. Registration required.
Multicultural
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults

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