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10:00 am
Thu, May 25
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, May 25
Eastover
Meeting Room
Bring your friends for a bi-monthly gathering.
, Friends Event
Programs for Adults, Adults 55+, Adults
10:30 am
Thu, May 25
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Join Gerald Freeman, Assistant Branch Manager, as he provides an overview of the Trojan Labor hiring process. Trojan Labor is currently recruiting more than 50 positions, both full and part time, for Facility Management at the University of South Carolina. Requirement to Apply: 2 forms of ID.
Job and Career
Programs for Adults
10:45 am
Thu, May 25
Sandhills
Children's Maker
After storytime head on over to the Maker Lab for a STEAM activity for future Einsteins.
Maker, STEM/STEAM
3-5, Programs for Young Children
2:30 pm
Thu, May 25
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+
3:30 pm
Thu, May 25
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, May 25
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, May 25
Eastover
Meeting Room
Handwriting strengthens brain connections and contributes to academic success. It’s true! Come have fun building those handwriting muscles! For students ages 6 - 12.
Workshop, Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Thu, May 25
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, May 25
Sandhills
Auditorium
Reunion time is coming up. Do you need to put together a family history? Let's get started in this workshop using Richland Library online resources.
Genealogy
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, May 25
Main
Makerspace
In the second edition of Handmade Home, we will be creating waxed cloth food wrappers. These are an eco-version of celephane, and can be used to wrap sandwiches, snacks, cheese, and lots more. They will last for up to one year with proper care, and can be rewaxed to bring them back to life! Come save money and help the environment with us as we try to diy our kitchens.*all materials provided
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Thu, May 25
North Main
Networking Center
Come and join us as we read and discuss great international books.
Adults
7:00 pm
Thu, May 25
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Discuss, watch, read, and enjoy your favorite anime and manga with us! For beginners and the already obsessed.
Teens
13 - 18
10:30 am
Fri, May 26
Main
Makerspace
Come learn how to crochet! We will be learning how to chain stitch, single crochet, double crochet, and basic pattern reading. Hooks and yarn provided, but feel free to bring your own to learn on! Students of all levels welcome.
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults, Adults 55+
10:30 am
Fri, May 26
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
10:00 am
Sat, May 27
Main
Studio 220
Dedicate time to recording important dates, setting goals and decorating your planner. Bring your calendar of choice and join us for a fun and creative organizing session.
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Sat, May 27
Sandhills
Steam Corner
Play your way to reading! Join us to play around with simple activities that will boost your child’s reading success. Play games with your preschooler that will build listening skills, handwriting, and letter blending. Great for preschool age children and their parents.
Children
3-5, Programs for Parents, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Sat, May 27
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, May 27
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
2:30 pm
Sat, May 27
Main
Post Production Lab
Participants will learn how to create complex, evolving instruments, in addition to tips and tricks for live performances.
Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults
3:00 pm
Sat, May 27
Eastover
Meeting Room
Join us for an exciting afternoon of fun and entertainment as we prepare to kick off another summer of learning at Eastover.
Summer Learning Challenge
Children All Ages, Adults, Programs for Families
3:00 pm
Sat, May 27
North Main
Small Meeting Space
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
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
Sun, May 28
All Richland Library locations will be closed for Memorial Day.
Closings
Children All Ages, Adults
Mon, May 29
All Richland Library locations will be closed for Memorial Day.
Closings
Children All Ages, Adults
10:30 am
Tue, May 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 All Ages, Programs for School Age Children
11:00 am
Tue, May 30
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 30
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 30
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, May 30
Main
Meeting Space 213
Please join Jerry Wallulis for a discussion of philosophical topics exploring the life and teachings of Socrates. The historical / Fictional Socrates: Educator, Critic, Gadfly, PhilosopherApril 25th: Meno by PlatoMay 9th: Euthyphro by Plato; The Clouds by AristophanesMay 30th: The Apology by Plato; The Apology by XenophonJune 20th: Crito and Phaedo by PlatoFor more information or for a copy of the readings please call 929-3469 or email csharpe@richlandlibrary.com
Book Group
Programs for Adults
4:00 pm
Tue, May 30
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, May 30
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Join Allison Terracio, certified yoga instructor for beginner yoga sessions.
Health and Wellness
Adults, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Tue, May 30
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
9:00 am
Wed, May 31
Main
Theater
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
Programs for Adults, Adults
10:00 am
Wed, May 31
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 31
Sandhills
Entry Courtyard
Info on developing the skills you need for employment in the digital age. Register for this by signing up for Computer Skills for the Digital Workforce at https://www.midlandsworks.org/workshops
Job and Career
Adults
10:00 am
Wed, May 31
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
10:30 am
Wed, May 31
Sandhills
Steam Corner
Looking for something to do with other homeschoolers? Our STEAM Corner is open every Wednesday, March 22 through May 31 for homeschool family-led activities of all ages. Drop by to see what we're doing!
Meetings, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:30 am
Wed, May 31
Wheatley
Share songs and stories with infants up to 24 months
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2
10:45 am
Wed, May 31
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Can't make the early session? Enjoy 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!
Art in the Library
Programs for Young Children, 3-5
11:00 am
Wed, May 31
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
11:00 am
Wed, May 31
Wheatley
Start off your summer by signing up for the Summer Learning Challenge! Kickoff your challenge with books, reading logs and some refreshments from us.
Summer Learning Challenge
Children All Ages, Adults, Programs for Families
2:30 pm
Wed, May 31
Main
Career Coaching Center
Career Coaches available to answer your LinkedIn questions on a first-come, first-served basis.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
5:30 pm
Wed, May 31
Eastover
Meeting Room
SNAP TO A HEALTHIER YOU WITH NUTRITION EDUCATION! Join us with a registered dietitian from DHEC as he teaches you about: *My Plate *Label Reading*Whole Grains*Decreasing Sodium*Eating on a budget and Meal Planning*Portion Sizes*Diabetes*And Many More!
Health and Wellness
Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families

Astronomy 101 ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Wed, May 31
Main
Theater
Come learn how you can begin your journey into amateur astronomy. What equipment do you need? How do you find your way around the sky? Let’s learn the basics together! After the presentation, if the skies are clear, we will have a short observation session.
STEM/STEAM
Adults, 13 - 18
6:00 pm
Wed, May 31
Eastover
Children's Area
Challenge your friends to Wii U or Xbox 360 games!
Children, Teens
Children All Ages, Adults, Programs for Families
6:30 pm
Wed, May 31
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
Thu, Jun 1
Eastover
Please call to schedule an in-person appointment time.
Legal
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Thu, Jun 1
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, Jun 1
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Sandhills is rolling out the red carpet for the Summer Learning Challenge! Get signed up, make some cool crafts, and meet the artist in residence, Kirkland Smith. Drop in anytime between 10 am and 4 pm! Special storytimes will be at 10 and 2.
Summer Learning Challenge
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Thu, Jun 1
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Interested in knitting, crocheting, needlework,or other crafts? Bring your own portable craft project and share with fellow crafters!
Sew Divine, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults

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