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11:00 am
Tue, May 15
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 15
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 15
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+
4:00 pm
Tue, May 15
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 15
Eastover
Children's Area
Wear your pajamas and snuggle up for bedtime stories and songs.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families

Manga/Anime Club ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Tue, May 15
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Experience manga and anime with fellow fans! Connect with new friends while enjoying your favorite print and video series of the popular Japanese phenomena.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Tue, May 15
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Financial professional(s) from Wells Fargo Bank will guide you through this engaging workshop on understanding your credit and its impact on your financial future. You will learn the importance of credit, finances, and how it's used, how to view your credit report, and the difference between good and bad credit. This is a great workshop for adults and teens! Learn how finances and credit can affect car purchases, home buying, credit card applications and much more.
Financial, Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Tue, May 15
Main
Meeting Space 200
Connect with local writers like yourself. Share, learn and get inspired! Contact Lucy in studio services for more information.
Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, May 15
Main
Studio 220
Romare Bearden, a North Carolina native, was known for his love of music and the way he beautifully blended visual art and jazz together in his collages. We will explore and create collages in the ways for which Romare was so well-known.
Maker
Adults
6:30 pm
Tue, May 15
Cooper
Children's Area
In this hands-on workshop for parents, learn how to avoid the summer slide with reading strategies you can use at home to increase your child's fluency and comprehension through fun games, activities, and reading tips.
Workshop
Programs for Parents, Adults
6:30 pm
Tue, May 15
Main
BCR Classroom
Learn intermediate skills for Microsoft Word (2013), such as creating lists, using headers and footers, working with tables, and adding pictures and graphics.Prerequisite: Microsoft Word (2013) class or solid Word experience.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
9:00 am
Wed, May 16
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
9:30 am
Wed, May 16
Main
Choose from seasonal produce from Livingston Farms and Little Mountain Homestead as well as local honey from Uncle Sonny's Honey.
Health and Wellness
Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Wed, May 16
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!
Art in the Library
Programs for Young Children, 3-5
10:00 am
Wed, May 16
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 16
Cooper
Children's Area
The littlest gardeners get hands on experience from soil prep through harvest. Come rain or shine and dress for a mess!
Children, Gardening, Go Green
Programs for Young Children, 3-5
10:00 am
Wed, May 16
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
10:30 am
Wed, May 16
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
Wed, May 16
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Registration opens 05/09/2018
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, May 16
Main
Second Level Programming Space
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
3:30 pm
Wed, May 16
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Practice reading with a furry friend.
Children
6-8, 9-12
4:00 pm
Wed, May 16
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join us for Teen Gaming Night! PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Atari, and Retro Board Game fun!
Teens, Gaming
13 - 18
6:00 pm
Wed, May 16
Eastover
Meeting Room
Come on out to EO and create a unique painting all your own for yourself or someone special.
Art in the Library
13 - 18, Programs for Adults

Yoga Fusion ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Wed, May 16
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Tight muscles limit our range of motion and often set our body up for impending injury. This mat based class infuses concepts from Yoga, Pilates and Barre that will help correct muscle imbalances, extend flexibility and build strength. All levels welcome. Multiple options, progressions and modifications are given.
Health and Wellness
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Wed, May 16
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Join us for the viewing of Voices from Vietnam: Reflecting at the Wall, a documentary TV film produced by Modos Media, a Blythewood based video production company. Veterans reflect on their experiences serving in the Vietnam War while visiting “The Wall that Heals” when the traveling exhibit came to Blythewood in 2016. Discussion will follow the documentary.
Local History, Community Conversation
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
7:00 pm
Wed, May 16
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join Cola Makerspace to share projects, knowledge, and making ideas and tips
Maker
Adults
9:30 am
Thu, May 17
Ballentine
Meeting 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
10:00 am
Thu, May 17
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, May 17
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 17
St. Andrews
Collaboration Space
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, May 17
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Come move and groove with Richland Library St. Andrews adults and seniors. For more information, call (803)-772-6675.
Health and Wellness
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
11:30 am
Thu, May 17
Cooper
Learn to knit or work through a knotty situation with master knitter Boykin Exum. No prior experience needed! Beginners and master knitters are welcome!
Craft, Storytime, Sew Divine
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
1:00 pm
Thu, May 17
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Lively discussion of engaging fiction and nonfiction works.
Book Group
Adults
2:00 pm
Thu, May 17
St. Andrews
Makerspace
We’re breaking out some of our craft supplies to keep boredom at bay! Drop-in any time from 2:00 – 4:00pm in our Makerspace.
Children, Craft
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children

Google What? ★ Staff Pick

2:30 pm
Thu, May 17
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Basic introduction to the basics of what Google offers: Gmail, Google Docs, Google Drive.
Programs for Adults

Tween Open Lab ★ Staff Pick

3:30 pm
Thu, May 17
Main
Storytime Room
Have a dance party, get crafty or game on in this Choose Your Own Adventure Tween Takeover.
Children, Gaming, Craft
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:30 pm
Thu, May 17
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
4:00 pm
Thu, May 17
Sandhills
Steam Corner
Did you know that dogs LOVE stories? Pick out a book and read to a certified pet therapy dog. An excellent opportunity for struggling or new readers.
Children
Programs for School Age Children, 6-8, 3-5

Kid's Chess Hour ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, May 17
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
The Kid's Chess Hour is an opportunity for kids of all levels to come together and play and learn the game of chess. Kid's hour is much the same as an adult chess club - but for kids. Sam Copeland (The reigning South Carolina champion and twice South Carolina's high school champion (2002 and 2003)) or another strong chess player will always be on hand to help coach and teach the kids. Games and puzzles will be available.
Gaming, Workshop
Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Teens, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Thu, May 17
Ballentine
Living Room
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
6:00 pm
Thu, May 17
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Join your community in reading "The Shipping News" by Annie Proulx and taking part in a discussion with fellow readers.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, May 17
Main
Makerspace
Registration opens 04/26/2018
In the Handmade Home series, we will be creating small projects to decorate or use in your home. In this installment we will be creating candle holders out of concrete. Please come dressed for a mess with closed toed shoes.*all materials provided
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, May 17
Main
BCR Classroom
Richland County Office of Small Business Opportunity will come to the library to discuss the benefits of obtaining SLBE certification, and how it can benefit Richland County businesses. Small local business opportunities include, but are not limited to construction, architectural, engineering, professional services, non-professional services and wholesale services. Richland County Office of Small Business Opportunity (OSBO) will be offering eligibility instructions to the small local business community in Richland County on how they can apply and become a Certified SLBE to do business with the County.
Business Event
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Thu, May 17
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join us for a fun and relaxed group painting project.
Summer Learning Challenge, Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Thu, May 17
Main
Post Production Lab
Model, sculpt, and render! These workshops appeal to both novices and advanced users. Each 3D Thursday will cover basics and a different technique using Blender, MeshMixer, and other free tools.
Maker, Workshop
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Fri, May 18
Cooper
Children's Area
Simple art fun with stories to boot. Dress for a mess!
Children, Craft, Storytime
Programs for Young Children, 3-5
10:30 am
Fri, May 18
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 18
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
3:00 pm
Fri, May 18
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
3:00 pm
Fri, May 18
Main
Teen Makerspace
Want to test your Maker skills? We're bringing out our sewing machines and learning the basics one stitch at a time.
Maker, Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens

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