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6:00 pm
Tue, May 22
Main
Auditorium
Chef Sarah Simmons will lead a discussion on why the ultimate failure is the fear of failing, lessons learned and how Chef Sarah turned her darkest business moments into her greatest opportunities.
Business Event
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, May 22
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Join St. Andrews library in celebrating BAD movie classics! This Tuesday: Sam Jones IS Flash Gordon in the awesomely bad 1980 classic with soundtrack by Queen.
Movies
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
9:00 am
Wed, May 23
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 23
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 23
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 23
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
10:30 am
Wed, May 23
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 23
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Registration opens 05/16/2018
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, May 23
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
4:00 pm
Wed, May 23
Main
Teen Gaming Room
We're watching the newest addition to the Star Wars saga! Answer General Leia's call and join the Resistance in our Teen Center! For ages 12 to 18.
Teens, Movies
13 - 18, Programs for Teens

Everything Manga ★ Staff Pick

5:00 pm
Wed, May 23
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, May 23
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Join us to discuss “In the Unlikely Event”, by Judy Blume. To arrange to pick up a copy of the book or to ask questions call Chantal Wilson at 929-3400.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults

Yoga Fusion ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Wed, May 23
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 23
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Learn how to make “black gold” in your own yard by composting kitchen scraps, yard clippings, and other materials. Your garden will thank you for the added nutrients! Richland County Master Gardeners will teach you various methods and structures used in composting.
Gardening
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
9:30 am
Thu, May 24
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 24
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 24
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 24
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
10:30 am
Thu, May 24
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
10:30 am
Thu, May 24
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Birds, bees, butterflies, bats and moths are busy helping make sure we have nuts, berries and beautiful flowers. Learn more about these useful animals and how they help plants grow.
STEM/STEAM, Children
3-5, 6-8, Programs for Young Children
11:30 am
Thu, May 24
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+
2:30 pm
Thu, May 24
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
3:30 pm
Thu, May 24
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
3:30 pm
Thu, May 24
St. Andrews
Outdoor Area
Come play and relax in your library Oasis outdoor space! Music, shade, sidewalk chalk, games, open to all.
Children, Nature
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
4:00 pm
Thu, May 24
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Burn Calories and have some fun Hula hooping.
Health and Wellness
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
4:00 pm
Thu, May 24
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
6:00 pm
Thu, May 24
Main
Meeting Space 213
Want to connect with other local writers and poets? You are invited to join us and network informally over coffee to share writing and publishing experiences, questions, and ideas. This is not a critique group. Published authors and poets, as well as those who are yet unpublished are welcome.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, May 24
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

Kid's Chess Hour ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, May 24
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 24
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
6:30 pm
Thu, May 24
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
7:00 pm
Thu, May 24
Main
Auditorium
Bring your lawn chairs/blankets and join us in celebrating Dante's newly released CD featuring the music of Anita Baker.
Performance
Programs for Families
10:30 am
Fri, May 25
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 25
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 25
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
10:00 am
Sat, May 26
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 26
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
11:00 am
Sat, May 26
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 26
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 26
Eastover
Meeting Room
Walk your way to increased health, fitness, happiness and productivity. We will use Leslie Sansone’s walk workout series to increase our circulation, tone our bodies, and improve our health so we can look and feel great for the Spring and Summer. Remember to wear/bring comfortable workout clothes/shoes, accessories, and please check with your healthcare provider before starting a workout program. *Bottled water/snacks will be provided.
Health and Wellness
Adults, 13 - 18
2:30 pm
Sat, May 26
Main
Meeting Space 203
This program encourages players to develop critical thinking, imagination, socialization, and teamwork skills as well as cultural enrichment developed through playing Dungeons & Dragons tabletop role-playing games. The D&D Adventurers League is an ongoing official organized play campaign for the Dungeons & Dragons game. The game will be held bi-monthly and is open to anyone ages 14 and up.To participate you will need the following:• Read the newest Adventurers League Players Guide before your first game.• The D&D Basic Rules. This PDF document is available for free on the Wizards of the Coast website. • A character sheet. • A D&D Adventurers League adventure logsheet.*Space limited to the first 8 Players.
Gaming, Maker
Adults, Programs for Teens
3:00 pm
Sat, May 26
Eastover
Meeting Room
Come to the library for a (virtual) field trip around the world! From the top of Mt. Everest to the depths of the ocean floor, these sessions led by IT-oLogy allow students to engage in virtual reality exploration with Google Expeditions and the Mattel View-Master VR Viewer. Space is limited and registration is required. This event is made possible by a grant from Best Buy awarded to IT-oLogy.
Computer Class, Teens
9-12, 13 - 18
3:00 pm
Sat, May 26
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Gossip while you garden! Help us maintain and harvest from our raised bed gardens while making new friends and learning new skills. You may even have the chance to sample some of the fresh produce!
Gardening
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
3:00 pm
Sat, May 26
Cooper
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
3:00 pm
Sat, May 26
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Come to the North Main library to a science variety program, a science and technology (STEM/STEAM) program.
Children, STEM/STEAM
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
Sun, May 27
All Richland Library locations will be closed for Memorial Day.
Closings
Children All Ages, Adults
Mon, May 28
All Richland Library locations will be closed for Memorial Day.
Closings
Children All Ages, Adults
10:00 am
Mon, May 28
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
4:30 pm
Mon, May 28
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
6:30 pm
Mon, May 28
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

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