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6:30 pm
Thu, May 3
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Craft boxes out of paper using origami techniques.
Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults
6:30 pm
Thu, May 3
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
7:00 pm
Thu, May 3
Main
Meeting Space 200
Join our group of local writers for monthly round table readings of our creative writing work and discussions on a variety of writing topics. Every writer is welcome!
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
10:00 am
Fri, May 4
St. Andrews
Makerspace
May the Force be with you! Drop by Richland Library St. Andrews anytime from 10 – 5pm to make a Star Wars-themed craft, hang out with other Star Wars fans, and watch an episode or two of The Clone Wars.
Children, Craft
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
10:30 am
Fri, May 4
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
11:00 am
Fri, May 4
Ballentine
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
12:00 pm
Fri, May 4
Main
Theater
Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares for battle with the First Order.PG-13, 2:32 min.
Movies
Programs for Adults, Programs for Families
3:00 pm
Fri, May 4
Eastover
Meeting Room
We've got a Wii and XBox and you know how to play it. Join us to enjoy your favorite games. Welcome to bring your own game(s).
Gaming
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
4:00 pm
Fri, May 4
Main
Auditorium
Let's celebrate Star Wars Day! Join us for a light saber demonstration for children, teens, and adults (parents feel free to participate). Light sabers will NOT be provided so please bring your own. (Toy sabers are fine for this event).
Performance
Programs for Families
3:00 am
Sat, May 5
Eastover
Meeting Room
In a grey town made entirely of stones, where everyone is afraid of everything, a stranger arrives with nothing to fear. Will he inspire the citizens to take back their city and tear down their walls? Will his new-found friend find the courage to use her power to bring the magical city back to life? Just what is the recipe for “Stone Soup,” anyhow?“Stone Soup” is an imaginative, high-energy, and comedic re-telling of the traditional folk story using musical styles from Rock / Pop to Folk and World. Full of memorable songs and characters and designed to entertain audiences of all ages the story digs into what it means to conquer your fears, and how powerful we can be when we work together. Presented by Columbia Children's Theatre.
Performance
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
9:30 am
Sat, May 5
Blythewood
Makerspace
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, Meetings
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
10:00 am
Sat, May 5
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Sat, May 5
Main
Storytime 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
10:30 am
Sat, May 5
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Students will create mobile and gaming applications by writing text-based code in JavaScript using Bitsbox software. The application can be shared and ran on any computer, table, or phone with a web browser. Space is limited and registration is required. This event is made possible by a grant from Best Buy awarded to IT-ology. Participants must be ages 11-14.
STEM/STEAM, Teens
Programs for School Age Children
11:00 am
Sat, May 5
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
11:00 am
Sat, May 5
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 5
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, May 5
Main
Studio 220
If you're an artist looking for feedback or an Art student trying to improve your portfolio, join us each month for a lively, positive and constructive critique session to improve your technique as well as help others. Whatever your medium, bring your work, learn and share with other local artists.
Maker
Adults
11:00 am
Sat, May 5
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+
3:00 pm
Sat, May 5
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Basic sewing class. Supplies provided.
Craft, Maker
13 - 18, Programs for Teens, Adults

Easy Acrylics for Adults ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Sat, May 5
Ballentine
Create your own acrylic flower painting. This masterpiece will be perfect for decorating your home or for giving as a gift! Supplies Provided.
Art in the Library, Maker
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Sun, May 6
Main
Auditorium
This live concert by the Palmetto Chamber Orchestra celebrates the best of Russian composers, featuring music by Rachmaninov, Kalinnikov, Khachaturian, Tchaikovsky and Villa Lobos. Guest artists are: Janet Hopkins, Soprano, Robert Jesselson, Cello, Alexander Shlifer, Violin, and Nikolai Oskolkov, balalaika.
Performance
Adults, 13 - 18, 9-12
10:00 am
Mon, May 7
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, check out our Toddler Storytime for ages 18 months – 2 years.
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Mon, May 7
North Main
Large Meeting Space
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
10:00 am
Mon, May 7
Sandhills
Choose from seasonal produce from Livingston Farms as well as handmade, chemical-free skin products from This Butter Be Good.
Health and Wellness
Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Mon, May 7
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
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, an 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
2:00 pm
Mon, May 7
Main
Studio 220
If you believe in the saying "one person's trash is another person's treasure", then you'll enjoy this unique sculpture workshop. We'll be collecting found objects - plastic bottle caps and bottles, abandoned toys, old kitchen utensils, keys, corks, you name it! - to shape and glue into a 3-dimensional masterpiece. Get down to the river or your nearest park and help the environment by collecting trash that would otherwise harm our wildlife, and create a tribute to the beautiful city you live in!
Maker
Adults
2:30 pm
Mon, May 7
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
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 using Microsoft programs.
Computer Class
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
4:30 pm
Mon, May 7
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 culture and language and play large group games together.
Teens
Programs for Teens, 13 - 18

Pajamarama Storytime ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Mon, May 7
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Wear your pajamas and snuggle up for bedtime stories and songs.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:30 pm
Mon, May 7
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join us to learn fun recipes that only require a coffee mug, a microwave, and few ingredients!
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, May 7
Main
Auditorium
As gun violence in schools continues to make headlines, many students feel their voices are not being heard. Join us for a panel on guns and school safety with local community members and students. Audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions. This is event is hosted by the Richland Library Teen Advisory Board.
Teens
Programs for Teens, 13 - 18
6:30 pm
Mon, May 7
St. Andrews
Makerspace
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

Reader's Morning Out ★ Staff Pick

10:00 am
Tue, May 8
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Ballentine's daytime book group for adults. Register by phone or in person.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Tue, May 8
Cooper
Learn to preserve your family memories using computers. Registration required.
Computer Class, Genealogy, Workshop
Adults, Programs for Adults, Adults 55+
10:30 am
Tue, May 8
North Main
Children's 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 School Age Children
10:30 am
Tue, May 8
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess!
Children, Art in the Library
3-5, Programs for Young Children

Hands on Art ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Tue, May 8
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Simple art fun with stories to boot. Dress for a mess! Please sign up in advance.
Children, Art in the Library
3-5, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Tue, May 8
Sandhills
Entry Maker
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 8
Main
BCR Classroom
Join Malcolm Dennis, Assistant Branch Manager, as he provides an overview of the Trojan Labor hiring process. Trojan Labor is currently recruiting for more than fifty positions, both full and part time, in facilities management at the University of South Carolina. Requirement to apply: 2 forms of ID.
Job and Career
Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Tue, May 8
Main
Writer's Room 211
Did you know that representatives from Lifeline Wireless, 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 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM? They are available to enroll you and answer any questions about the program you may have.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 SafeLink 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, May 8
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 8
Main
Meeting Space 213
Please join Jerry Wallulis for a discussion of philosophical topics exploring the life and teachings of Soren Kierkegaard: The First Critic of Modern Life and First Existentialist. Please contact 929-3469 for further details.
Book Group
Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Tue, May 8
Cooper
Children's Area
Get your hands dirty in an open lab maker time for children and families. Drop-in and stay as long as you like.
Children, Art in the Library, Craft
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families
5:30 pm
Tue, May 8
Main
Post Production Lab
Artist in Residence Maria Fabrizio will be teaching the fundamentals of Photoshop using brushes on screen to create an image that looks hand painted. Students should choose one photo to work from (a landscape, flowers, trees, or an animal) and we’ll use a variety of techniques to grasp the basics of painting with pixels. Please email 1 jpeg image to awarthen@richlandlibrary.com for scanning before May 7th.
Maker
Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, May 8
Eastover
Meeting Room
What is criminal record expungement? Do you know what records or convictions can be expunged? Join Richland Library, Eastover from 6 - 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 8 at our Eastover location (608 Main Street, Eastover, SC) for a Criminal Record Expungement Information Session. Hear from Dawn Sloan, Expungement Director, 5th Judicial Circuit Solicitor's Office, as she provides information and details about completing the expungement process.
Legal
Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, May 8
Main
Makerspace
Instruction for DIY bbq caddy found on Richlandlibrary.comPlease contact lhamilton@richlandlibrary.com for questions. Thank you*IMPORTANT*closed toed shoes and clothes you won't mind getting dirty.
Maker, Workshop
Adults

Open Mic (Teen Edition) ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Tue, May 8
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Calling all emerging singer songwriters, musicians (any instrument), and vocalists of all kinds, spoken word artists, rappers, acoustic groups, Irish fiddlers, jazz bands, and full-fledged rock bands!
Teens, Performance
Programs for Teens, 13 - 18
6:30 pm
Tue, May 8
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
7:00 pm
Tue, May 8
St. Andrews
Collaboration Space
Drop in the second Tuesday of every month for a discussion of recent best sellers and member picks. New members are welcome and encouraged to stop by the St. Andrews Library to pick up a copy of the latest selection. Call 772-6675 for more information!
Book Group
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults

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