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6:00 pm
Tue, Nov 27
Main
Meeting Space 214
The South Carolina Citizen Review Panel and Richland Library invite grandparents, aunts, uncles and others who have assumed caregiving responsibilities for youth to participate in our Kinship Care Listening Circle. Caregivers will participate in candid discussions and share their experiences, best practices and concerns related to kinship care. Kinship care refers to the care of children by relatives or close family friends.
Social Work, Community Conversation
Adults, Programs for Parents
9:00 am
Wed, Nov 28
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, Nov 28
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
Wed, Nov 28
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Registration opens 11/21/2018
Interested in basket weaving? Bring your own supplies and share your skills with fellow basket weavers!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Wed, Nov 28
Main
Career Coaching Center
Career Coaches will be available to answer your résumé questions on a first-come, first-served basis.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults

Everything Manga ★ Staff Pick

5:00 pm
Wed, Nov 28
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Watch anime, discuss manga, and play games with fellow fans! Whether you've only just become interested in the medium or have long been an otaku, we have a chair for you.
Teens
13 - 18, Adults, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Wed, Nov 28
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Join us to discuss the One Book, One Community selection “The Things They Carried”, by Tim O'Brien. To arrange to pick up a copy of the book or to ask questions call Chantal Wilson or Megan Mathis at 929-3400.
Book Group
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
6:30 pm
Wed, Nov 28
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Join us for Ballentine's evening book group for adults
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Wed, Nov 28
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Registration opens 10/29/2018
Learn the basics of building a spreadsheet, creating charts and performing calculations using Microsoft Excel (2013). Prerequisite: Microsoft Word (2013) class or solid Word experience.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
7:00 pm
Wed, Nov 28
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join Cola Makerspace to share projects, knowledge, and making ideas and tips
Maker
Adults
1:00 am
Thu, Nov 29
Main
Staff Room Lounge
For testing purposes only.
10:00 am
Thu, Nov 29
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs, and more!
Children, Storytime
Programs for Young Children, Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Thu, Nov 29
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, Nov 29
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, Nov 29
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+
3:30 pm
Thu, Nov 29
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
6:30 pm
Thu, Nov 29
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Have you ever wanted to learn about different cultures and read about foreign lands? Join the International Book Club! To join please come by or call 754-7734 and ask for Zsuzsa.
Book Group
Adults
10:30 am
Fri, Nov 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
7:00 pm
Fri, Nov 30
Main
Auditorium
American novelist, National Book Award winner, and Pulitzer Prize finalist Tim O'Brien will discuss this year's One Book, One Community selection The Things They Carried -- the classic collection of linked short stories based on O'Brien's own Vietnam War experiences. Audience Q&A, book sale and signing to follow.
Author Event, OneBook
Adults
10:00 am
Sat, Dec 1
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs, and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Sat, Dec 1
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, Dec 1
Main
Career Coaching Center
Career Coaches will be available to answer your LinkedIn questions on a first-come, first-served basis.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults

Ukulele Jam 101 ★ Staff Pick

2:45 pm
Sat, Dec 1
Main
Auditorium
Is lack of experience keeping you from attending one of our awesome ukulele jams? Come out to Ukulele Jam 101 for an introduction to everything you need to know to get started. We'll cover the basics of holding the instrument, strumming, forming chords and following a chord chart. Ukuleles will be available to borrow, though you are welcome to bring your own. Come for the basics and then stay for the jam!
Art in the Library
Adults, Adults 55+, 13 - 18
3:00 pm
Sat, Dec 1
Eastover
Meeting Room
Registration opens 11/01/2018
Learn how to use Microsoft Publisher (2013) to create newsletters, flyers, and brochures. Registration is required.Prerequisite: Microsoft Word (2013) class or solid Word experience.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults

Ukulele Jam ★ Staff Pick

3:30 pm
Sat, Dec 1
Main
Auditorium
Ukulele enthusiasts meet for a relaxed and fun jam session. Newbies and seasoned strummers welcome! Never played before but still interested in attending? Join us at 2:45 pm for Ukulele Jam 101, where you'll get an introduction to the basics and then stay for the jam! We'll have ukuleles on hand for you to borrow.
Art in the Library
Adults, Adults 55+, 13 - 18
2:30 pm
Sun, Dec 2
Main
Meeting Space 213
Come share with librarians and fellow readers what you’re reading, what you’re planning on reading, what you need advice on reading, or what you absolutely hated reading! Structured around the Broader Bookshelf challenge, this group will combine reading recommendations by our expert librarians, book related activities, and lively discussion.
Book Group
Adults, Adults 55+
12:30 pm
Tue, May 14
Main
Writer's Room 211
Did you know that representatives from Titan Group, 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 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM? They are available to enroll you and answer any questions about the program you may have.A sign-in sheet is posted outside of room 211 on Tuesdays. This program is first-come, first served.Please note that this organization does not always have phones available. They are willing to install a SIM card on many unlocked, SIM-enabled smartphone. You are able to bring your own phone to see if it can be activated. 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 Titan Group 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
12:30 pm
Tue, Apr 30
Main
Writer's Room 211
Did you know that representatives from Titan Group, 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 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM? They are available to enroll you and answer any questions about the program you may have.A sign-in sheet is posted outside of room 211 on Tuesdays. This program is first-come, first served.Please note that this organization does not always have phones available. They are willing to install a SIM card on many unlocked, SIM-enabled smartphone. You are able to bring your own phone to see if it can be activated. 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 Titan Group 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
Mon, Dec 3
Eastover
Please call to schedule an in-person appointment time.
Legal
Adults, Programs for Adults
Mon, Dec 3
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, Dec 3
Eastover
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. Bring your questions on how to be computer and e-savvy. For more information call 353-8584.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Mon, Dec 3
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Registration opens 11/03/2018
Do you have a specific question about how to us 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 the mouse, saving files to a computer, navigating the internet, uploading files to a website, setting up an email account, attaching files to email, and navigating social media accounts. Online registration is required due to limited space*
Computer Class
Adults 55+, Adults, Programs for Adults
5:30 pm
Mon, Dec 3
Main
Production Stage
Drop-in orientation for the Studio Services's Production Stage. No appointment required. This session lasts 30-45 minutes. It covers the equipment in the stage; basic setup, teardown, and workflow; policies and procedures; and how to reserve the room.NOTE: This is not a class. We will not be teaching a skill during this time. You can check our Events page for specific workshops. If you are interested in a Media Arts skill we are not currently offering a class on, you can request a Book A Learning Coach session.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults

Hablamos Spanish ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Mon, Dec 3
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Conversation circle for folks wanting to brush up their Spanish
Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Dec 3
Main
BCR Classroom
Registration opens 10/19/2018
Learn how to use Microsoft Publisher (2013) to create newsletters, flyers, and brochures. Registration is required. Prerequisite: Microsoft Word (2013) class or solid Word experience.
Computer Class, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Tue, Dec 4
Main
Storytime Room
Simple art activities for the very young. Dress for a mess. For ages 2-5.
Storytime, Craft, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children, Programs for Families
12:30 pm
Tue, Dec 4
Main
Writer's Room 211
Did you know that representatives from Titan Group, 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 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM? They are available to enroll you and answer any questions about the program you may have.A sign-in sheet is posted outside of room 211 on Tuesdays. This program is first-come, first served.Please note that this organization does not always have phones available. They are willing to install a SIM card on many unlocked, SIM-enabled smartphone. You are able to bring your own phone to see if it can be activated. 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 Titan Group 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, Dec 4
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+
6:00 pm
Tue, Dec 4
Eastover
Meeting Room
Join us at EO Library for Anime/Manga fun: We'll discuss our favorite topics, the hottest new shows out and maybe have some anime inspire crafty fun!
Children
13 - 18, Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Dec 4
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Expression is the language through which words move and elevate minds. Come out and express your talent through the art of poetry, spoken-word, karaoke, and more. Open Mic for Poets, Singers, Lyricists, Musicians, and more @ Richland Library St. Andrews. Get ready for an awesome time!!!*Light Refreshments Provided*
Performance
Adults, Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
9:00 am
Wed, Dec 5
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, Dec 5
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, Dec 5
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
6:30 pm
Wed, Dec 5
North Main
Registration opens 11/05/2018
Become familiar with using a web browser to view information on the Internet. Learn how to use search engines, such as Google, to find information. Prerequisite: Solid mouse and keyboarding skills.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Thu, Dec 6
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs, and more!
Children, Storytime
Programs for Young Children, Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Thu, Dec 6
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, Dec 6
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
3:30 pm
Thu, Dec 6
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
6:00 pm
Thu, Dec 6
Main
Auditorium
Holiday stress can put a damper on your holidays and hurt your health. Being realistic, planning ahead and seeking support can decrease your stress. Register online.
Health and Wellness
Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Dec 6
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

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