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3:00 pm
Sat, Oct 27
North Main
Recording Studio
Hippie Torrales, our recording studio guru, teaches basic skills needed to use the North Main Recording Studio.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Sat, Oct 27
Main
Auditorium
Despite his family's generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.
Multicultural, Holiday Programs, Maker
Adults
2:30 pm
Sun, Oct 28
Main
Meeting Space 201
Many people struggle to find a space that feels like comfortable gathering with other writers. At Richland Library we have space the space you need. Free, supportive, and fun!
Maker
Adults
3:00 pm
Sun, Oct 28
Main
Teen Makerspace
Need access to tutoring and brain fuel to get you through the semester? Find homework help and resources Sundays in the Teen Center. Connect with online tutors, use laptops, grab some snacks and more!
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
Mon, Oct 29
Eastover
Conference Room
Do you struggle with words or reading? It is never too late to learn. Call us at 803.353.8584 to set up a date and time to work on reading one on one.
Community Awareness
Adults, Adults 55+
10:00 am
Mon, Oct 29
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Grow your baby’s vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories and songs. This storytime is designed for infants and lap babies. If your child is walking, please check out our Toddler Storytime for ages 18 months – 2 years on Thursday mornings.
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2
10:00 am
Mon, Oct 29
Sandhills
Entry Courtyard
Choose from seasonal produce from Livingston Farms as well as handmade, chemical-free skin products from This Butter Be Good.
Gardening, Health and Wellness
Adults 55+, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Mon, Oct 29
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Drop in and experience this educational, self directed exploration of a different topic each week. Develop social skills while exploring literacy-related subjects.
Children
3-5, 6-8
2:30 pm
Mon, Oct 29
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Do you have a specific question about how to use computers or find your way around the Internet? 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 using Microsoft programs. Register for personalized assistance!
Computer Class
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
4:30 pm
Mon, Oct 29
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 traditions and holidays and play large group games together.
Teens, Movies, Multicultural
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
5:30 pm
Mon, Oct 29
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
5:30 pm
Mon, Oct 29
Cooper
All treats and no tricks! All ages welcome.
Holiday Programs, Craft
Programs for Teens, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Mon, Oct 29
Eastover
Meeting Room
“They’re creepy and they’re kooky, Mysterious and spooky, They’re altogether ooky, The Halloween Trivia!”Do you know your Halloween movies and songs? Test your knowledge and be the ghoul of the town (ghouls get all the prizes)!
Holiday Programs, Children
Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families
6:30 pm
Mon, Oct 29
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Learn simple recipes that require few ingredients and minimal tools or time!
Cooking
Programs for Adults, Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Oct 29
St. Andrews
Living 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
Programs for Families, 13 - 18, Adults
7:00 pm
Mon, Oct 29
Main
Teen Makerspace
The writing struggle is real, but here, so is the support. We will brainstorm, workshop, and develop ideas into stories to be read and heard. Open to ages 12-18.
Teens, Workshop
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
10:00 am
Tue, Oct 30
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!
Storytime, Craft
3-5
10:30 am
Tue, Oct 30
North Main
Children's Room
Share stories, songs, and much more while building literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children
10:30 am
Tue, Oct 30
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Join us for a not-so-spooky storytime and craft. No registration required.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Tue, Oct 30
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Practice your English-language conversation with other internationals in a comfortable, relaxed environment.
Let's Speak English
Adults, Programs for Adults
1:00 pm
Tue, Oct 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+
5:00 pm
Tue, Oct 30
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Create some creepy dishes that you can share with your friends! This class is for tweens and teens ages 12-18. Menu: Jack-O-Lantern Stuffed Peppers, Chocolate Cinnamon Skeleton Cookies, Blueberry Eyeball Punch. What to Expect: This class is for ages 12-18. This class will last 1 1/2 hours long. You will be standing and cooking for the majority of this class. Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes and have long hair tied back. You will get to sample the recipes you make. You will be working in groups of 4. Culinary Program Waivers must be signed by parent or guardian if child is under 13 years of age. Any questions regarding food allergies or dietary restrictions must be addressed before the start of class.
Cooking
Programs for Teens, 13 - 18
6:00 pm
Tue, Oct 30
Eastover
Children's Area
Wear your pajamas and snuggle up for bedtime stories and songs.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Tue, Oct 30
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Come and join us as we read and discuss great books! To join please come by or call 754-7734 and ask for Kimberly.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Oct 30
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
6:00 pm
Tue, Oct 30
St. Andrews
Teen Area
Join us for Teen Gaming Night! Xbox One, Wii U, Card and Board Game fun!Teens, Gaming
Gaming, Teens
Programs for Teens, 13 - 18
6:30 pm
Tue, Oct 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, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, Programs for Adults
9:00 am
Wed, Oct 31
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, Oct 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
10:30 am
Wed, Oct 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
10:30 am
Wed, Oct 31
Main
Storytime Room
Stories, songs and much more await you and your family at the library.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children, Programs for Families
10:30 am
Wed, Oct 31
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a Mess!
Craft, Children
3-5, Programs for Young Children

Hello Baby! ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Wed, Oct 31
Wheatley
Grow your baby's vocabulary, listening, and motor skills with stories and songs. This storytime is designed for infants and lap babies.
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Wed, Oct 31
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Registration opens 10/24/2018
Interested in basket weaving? Bring your own supplies and share your skills with fellow basket weavers!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:00 pm
Wed, Oct 31
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Drop in and experience this educational, self directed exploration of a different topic each week. Develop social skills while exploring literacy-related subjects.
Children
3-5, 6-8
2:30 pm
Wed, Oct 31
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
3:00 pm
Wed, Oct 31
Main
Storytime Room
Our puppets will be dressed up to perform special, not-so-spooky versions of your favorite puppet shows.
Performance, Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children, Programs for Families
3:00 pm
Wed, Oct 31
Main
It's time to trick-or-treat! Dress your family in their costumes and head to the Main Street District to celebrate Halloween with a trick-or-treat stroll through the library and participating organizations. Don’t miss the special Halloween puppet show in the Children's Room at Richland Library at 3pm. Participating Locations:1. Richland Library1431 Assembly Street2. The COMET BusParked on Hampton Streetand also visit the Transit Center at Laurel and Sumter3. Columbia Museum of Art1511 Main Street4.Mast General Store1601 Main Street5.Nickelodeon Theatre1607 Main Street6.One Columbia for Arts and History1219 Taylor Street7.Columbia Arts Center1227 Taylor Street8.Hotel Trundle1224 Taylor Street9.Main Street Public House1556 Main Street10.Something Special Flowers & Gifts1546 Main Street11.Doctors Care1538 Main Street12.Fancy That! Bistro and Catering1212 Hampton Street13.Franklin's Printing & Marketing1114 Washington Street14.Capitol Places1350 Main Street15. WXRY1338 Main Street16.Blue Flour Bakery1210 Main Street17.Uptown Gifts 1204 Main StreetThe Columbia Police Department and the City Center Partnership Yellow Shirts will be helping families cross streets and stay safe on the stroll.
Holiday Programs, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
3:30 pm
Wed, Oct 31
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Come join us for a fall celebration with family, fun and treats.
Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families

SPOOKtacular Halloween ★ Staff Pick

4:00 pm
Wed, Oct 31
Wheatley
Make the Wheatley Library your first trick-or-treat stop of the evening! Dress up in your Halloween costume and join us for spooky stories, crafts, and treats on our patio.
Storytime, Holiday Programs
Programs for Young Children, Children All Ages
4:00 pm
Wed, Oct 31
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Join us for a not-so-spooky Halloween Festival. Enjoy storytime at 4pm followed by games, activities and trick-or-treating throughout the library and R2i2 Conference Center! Be sure to wear your Halloween costume!
Children, Storytime, Craft
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Wed, Oct 31
Eastover
Meeting Room
Come dressed as your favorite book characters/Halloween costumes, and stay for the fun as we talk about our favorite book characters/Halloween costumes, and get a treat bag from us.
Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
7:00 pm
Wed, Oct 31
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join Cola Makerspace to share projects, knowledge, and making ideas and tips
Maker
Adults
Thu, Nov 1
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
Thu, Nov 1
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
Thu, Nov 1
Eastover
Please call to schedule an in-person appointment time.
Legal
Adults, Programs for Adults
9:30 am
Thu, Nov 1
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Grow your baby’s vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories and songs. This storytime is designed for infants and babies ages 0-24 months.
Storytime, Children
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Nov 1
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Nov 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, Nov 1
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

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