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9:00 am
Wed, Aug 23
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, Aug 23
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Simple art fun for the very young. Come for a short storytime in our story nook and then head to the maker lab for a fun project. Dress for a mess! A second session of the same craft will be held at 10:45.
Art in the Library
Programs for Young Children, 3-5
10:00 am
Wed, Aug 23
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

Hello, Baby! ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Wed, Aug 23
Main
Children's Room
Your baby will love storytime while increasing vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories and songs.
Storytime, Children
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Wed, Aug 23
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Interested in basket weaving? Bring your own supplies and share your skills with fellow basket weavers!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:30 am
Wed, Aug 23
Main
Studio 220
Do you love origami? Or just want to learn a few key techniques? Drop by and spend your lunch break relaxing and learning the ancient art of paper folding.
Maker
Adults
2:30 pm
Wed, Aug 23
Main
Career Coaching Center
Career Coaches are available to answer your résumé questions on a first-come, first-served basis.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
4:00 pm
Wed, Aug 23
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join us for Teen Gaming Night! PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Atari, and Retro Board Game fun!
Teens, Gaming
Programs for Teens, 13 - 18
6:00 pm
Wed, Aug 23
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Discuss “Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America”, by Jill Leovy.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Wed, Aug 23
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.
Children, STEM/STEAM
Children All Ages, Programs for Families

Byte Size Computer Basics ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Wed, Aug 23
Sandhills
Do you have a tech question? Puzzled by an edevice? Want to know more about how to best use our website? Drop in for one-on-one help.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Thu, Aug 24
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, Aug 24
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Thu, Aug 24
Main
Auditorium
Stories, songs and much more await you and your family at the library.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
2:00 pm
Thu, Aug 24
Main
Makerspace
Interested in knitting, needlework, scrapbooking or other crafts? Bring your own portable craft project and share with fellow crafters!
Sew Divine, Craft, Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Thu, Aug 24
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, Aug 24
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Certified pet therapy dog, Josh loves to be read to. Participants will individually read to the dog in a setting where they can feel comfortable and confident. Afterall, this dog will not correct them or make them feel awkward if they stumble.
Children
6-8, 3-5
3:30 pm
Thu, Aug 24
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, Aug 24
Main
Meeting Space 200
We've got a Playstation 4, Xbox One, and a Wii U and we know how to use them. Join us every Thursday on our second floor to enjoy a rotating schedule of consoles and games. 
Teens, Gaming
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
4:00 pm
Thu, Aug 24
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Burn Calories and have some fun Hula hooping.
Health and Wellness
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
5:30 pm
Thu, Aug 24
Eastover
Children's Area
Create robots, cities, creatures and more using LEGO blocks/KEVA Planks and LEGO Mindstorm!
Gaming, Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Thu, Aug 24
Main
BCR Classroom
Sylvie Golod, Career Specialist, shares tips on how to network using your professional LinkedIn profile. Whether you are looking for employment, sharing your expertise or promoting your business, LinkedIn is the powerful way to build your network. Intermediate class for active LinkedIn users only.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Aug 24
Main
Makerspace
For this iteration of Handmade Home we will be creating a small cardboard loom and begin weaving small wall hangings or coasters on them.  All materials provided. Please be prepared for small detailed handwork.
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Aug 24
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, Aug 24
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Learn how to work with fondant and make simple, edible figures for cakes and cupcakes.
Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults
10:30 am
Fri, Aug 25
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, Aug 25
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
10:00 am
Sat, Aug 26
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, Aug 26
Sandhills
Steam Corner
Opportunities to engage the senses and fine motor skills through open play! Program geared for young learners and those with other sensory challenges. Caregivers, please plan to assist your child in safely exploring the materials and activities.
Children
3-5, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Sat, Aug 26
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Sat, Aug 26
Main
Meeting Space 214
Stories, songs and much more await you and your family at the library.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:30 am
Sat, Aug 26
North Main
Networking Center
The North Main Gardeners share a variety of gardening tips.
Gardening
Adults
11:00 am
Sat, Aug 26
North Main
Children's Room
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime
Children All Ages
11:00 am
Sat, Aug 26
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
2:00 pm
Sat, Aug 26
Main
Makerspace
Join us as we spin merino wool with a drop spindle. We will go over basic wool knowledge as well as how to spin and ply to make yarn. All skill levels welcome.
Maker, Workshop
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Sat, Aug 26
Main
Auditorium
Join For the Love of Arts Foundation for an afternoon of art and poetry! Enjoy spoken word and poetry performances and a presentation by artist and SCAD student, Mia Mack, creator of the Empire Dionysia anime series.
Art in the Library, Performance
Adults, 13 - 18
3:00 pm
Sat, Aug 26
North Main
Large Meeting Space
An evening of seriously good music! Come out for this specialevent where our Music Entrepreneur Group (along with somespecial guests) will be showing off their musical skills for FREE.Have a great time celebrating the talent in our community.
Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
3:30 pm
Sat, Aug 26
Eastover
Meeting Room
Create something dreadful and win the bad art trophy. Make a sculpture, painting, drawing, the possibilities are endless. You bring the creativity, we supply the rest. Let's make something awful!
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
3:00 pm
Sun, Aug 27
Main
Walker Local and Family History
Local author and photographer Vennie Deas-Moore captured both the beauty and the history of the Congaree, the Broad and the Saluda Rivers in her book meant to inspire and guide visits to our area waterways. Learn about her process of exploring and researching the rivers, her writing process, and what she learned about river access, ecotourism, and what gets in the way.
Nature, Author Event
Adults
10:00 am
Mon, Aug 28
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
10:30 am
Mon, Aug 28
Main
Auditorium
Stories, songs and much more await you and your family at the library.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families

Why Carbohydrates? ★ Staff Pick

11:00 am
Mon, Aug 28
Main
Meeting Space 213
Richland Library and Palmetto Health partner to provide healthy education classes to teach consumers how to make healthier food choices.
Health and Wellness
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:00 pm
Mon, Aug 28
North Main
Pop-Up Space
1 of every 3 adults have high blood pressure. Unfortunately, about 1 of 5 adults with high blood pressure do not know they have it. Do you know your numbers? Come get screened at your local library.
Health and Wellness, Social Work
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Mon, Aug 28
Main
Theater
Do you like to use words like tsundere, shojo, or doujinshi? If so - or if you’re just curious - the doors of T.O.A.S.T., the Team Of Anime Seeking Teens, are open to you. Watch fresh-picked anime series every Monday at 6 p.m., learn brief Japanese lessons, and enjoy anime-based games and crafts. (Bread not included.)
Teens, Multicultural, Movies
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Mon, Aug 28
Main
Studio 221
Learn to use various silhouetted shapes to create stylized character faces.
Maker
Adults
6:00 pm
Mon, Aug 28
Eastover
Meeting Room
A series of workshops designed to spark your creativity and get your ink flowing. No previous writing experience necessary.
Workshop
13 - 18, Adults
6:00 pm
Mon, Aug 28
Main
BCR Classroom
Careers with Blue Cross & Blue Shield of South Carolina (BCBSSC)* Trevea Vogt, Corporate Human Resources Manager at Blue Cross and Blue Shield, discusses their hiring process, interviewing tips, and various employment opportunities with BCBSSC.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
7:00 pm
Mon, Aug 28
Main
Auditorium
NASA Spacecraft Cassini has lived a long and fulfilling life orbiting the gas giant, Saturn. Celebrate Cassini's discoveries and learn about the grand ringed planet, Saturn. After the presentation, if the skies are clear, we will have a short observation session of Saturn and the first quarter moon.
STEM/STEAM
Adults, 13 - 18
10:30 am
Tue, Aug 29
North Main
Children's Room
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children
11:00 am
Tue, Aug 29
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Join Health Educators from Palmetto Health for a discussion on Sodium Reduction.
Health and Wellness
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults

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