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3:00 pm
Sat, Jan 20
North Main
Children's Room
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
3:00 pm
Sun, Jan 21
Main
Auditorium
iPick: Despicable Me 3 Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist. PG, 90 min.
Movies
Children All Ages, Adults
10:00 am
Mon, Jan 22
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Registration opens 12/23/2017
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, Jan 22
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Introduce your baby to the world of books and nurture a love of reading with stories, rhymes, and songs. This storytime is geared for crawlers.
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, Programs for Families
4:30 pm
Mon, Jan 22
Main
Teen Center
Richland Library Teen Center'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
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
5:30 pm
Mon, Jan 22
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Enjoy classic board games and warm drinks on a chilly evening.
Gaming
Adults, 9-12, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Tue, Jan 23
Main
Meeting Space 213
Join Dr. Keen Butterworth for a discussion of classic literary selections.January 23: Sister Carrie by Theodore DreiserFebruary 20: A Farewell to Arms by Ernest HemingwayMarch 20: Tender is the Night by F. Scott FitzgeraldApril 10: Absalom, Absalom! by William FaulknerPlease contact 929-3469 for more information.
Book Group
Programs for Adults

Hands on Art ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Tue, Jan 23
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
10:30 am
Tue, Jan 23
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, Jan 23
Cooper
Do you have a tech question? Puzzled by an e-device? Want to know how to best use our website or surfing the internet? Any tech/computer questions/problems? Call or walk in to reserve a 30-minute or 1-hour in person session with one-on-one technical help. Call 803-787-3462 to book your sesison.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Tue, Jan 23
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, Jan 23
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, Jan 23
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, Jan 23
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, Jan 23
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, Jan 23
Main
Theater
Let the savings begin! Are you ready to get some of your hard-earned money back? What if we told you… all the tools that you need are right at your fingertips? Join Richland Library Social Work Manager Lee Patterson and discuss what cost-saving apps are available on your phone, tablet or computer. Have suggestions? Feel free to share your money-saving secrets with other participants. Then be prepared to apply what you learned and start saving IMMEDIATELY.
Social Work
Adults

Teen Trivia ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Tue, Jan 23
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Think all of your information is useless? Fear not! Come and discover how important those random facts can be.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:30 pm
Tue, Jan 23
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
10:00 am
Wed, Jan 24
Main
Gallery
Pick up fresh veggies along with your fresh picks at Richland Library Main! Every Wednesday, local farmers like Livingston Farms and Little Mountain Homestead will offer fresh, seasonal selections for purchase—everything from squash and sugar peas to honey and greens. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Wednesdays, November 15, 2017 – January 31, 2018
Health and Wellness
Adults
10:00 am
Wed, Jan 24
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, Jan 24
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
2:00 pm
Wed, Jan 24
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Create Robots, cities, creatures and more with LEGO building blocks
Children
3-5, 6-8, Programs for School Age Children
4:00 pm
Wed, Jan 24
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Dreaming of snow this year? Let's think positive thoughts, enjoy a blizzard of stories, and make a winter-window snow globe!
Storytime, Craft
3-5, 6-8, Programs for Young Children
6:00 pm
Wed, Jan 24
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Join us to discuss “A Brief History of Seven Killings”, by Marlon James. To arrange to pick up a copy of the book or to ask questions call Chantal Wilson at 929-3400.
Book Group, Hygge
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Wed, Jan 24
Eastover
Challenge your friends to Wii U or Xbox 360 games!
Gaming
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:30 pm
Wed, Jan 24
Main
Join us while we observe the first quarter moon in our new programming space in the upper parking lot. This month kicks off a season of fun lunar observations including the first of two blue moons this year and a partial lunar eclipse (less than 50%) that is observable in Columbia. Both events will occur on January 31st. You can learn more about them before hand at our Jan. 24th program.
Hygge, STEM/STEAM
Programs for Families, Programs for Adults
9:30 am
Thu, Jan 25
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, Jan 25
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Jan 25
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
10:30 am
Thu, Jan 25
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Worms may move slowly, but they sure are hard workers. Join us for a full sensory experience as we uncover the dirt on worms.
STEM/STEAM, Children
3-5, 6-8, Programs for Young Children
3:30 pm
Thu, Jan 25
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, Jan 25
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Burn Calories and have some fun Hula hooping.
Health and Wellness
13 - 18, Programs for Teens

Genealogy 101 ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Jan 25
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Researching your family history is a rewarding and personally enriching hobby. Learn from Debbie Bloom, Richland Library Walker Local and Family History Center Manager, how to get started with your research and explore Richland Library's genealogy resources to discover more about your ancestors
Genealogy
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Jan 25
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, Jan 25
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
10:00 am
Fri, Jan 26
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Refresh your driving skills by attending AARP's award winning smart drivers course. Learn about the newest traffic laws and safe driving strategies
Adults
10:30 am
Fri, Jan 26
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, Jan 26
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
6:30 pm
Fri, Jan 26
Operations Center
Donors to the Richland Library Friends and Foundation are invited to shop during this preview sale. Not a donor? You can give at the door for as little as $25.
Book Sale
Children All Ages, 13 - 18, Adults
9:00 am
Sat, Jan 27
Operations Center
Get great deals on used books and support the library. Questions? Call 929-3436
Book Sale
Children All Ages, 13 - 18, Adults
9:30 am
Sat, Jan 27
Main
Teen Center
Teens will learn how to create mobile and gaming applications by writing text-based code in JavaScript using Bitsbox software! The application can be shared and used on any computer, tablet, or phone with a web browser. Please register beginning Monday, December 4.
Teens, Maker
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
10:00 am
Sat, Jan 27
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Sat, Jan 27
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Bounce right in and join us for a STEM program sure to have you hopping! Mix a little of this and a little of that, and soon you'll have your very own bouncy ball! Registration required.
STEM/STEAM, Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
11:00 am
Sat, Jan 27
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, Jan 27
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Join us for a morning of African drumming, crafts and stories with Nancy Tolson.
Black History Month
Adults, Children All Ages
2:30 pm
Sat, Jan 27
Main
BCR Classroom
Do you have a specific question about how to use 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 a mouse, saving files to a computer, navigating the Internet, uploading files to a website, setting up an email account and attaching files to email.
Computer Class
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
3:30 pm
Sat, Jan 27
Eastover
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, Craft
13 - 18
3:00 pm
Sun, Jan 28
Main
Auditorium
Twilight Sparkle and pals must go on an epic journey to defend their homeland of Equestria from fearsome invaders. Along the way, the ponies make a number of new friends, including a pirate crew. PG; 99 minutes.
Movies, Hygge
Programs for Families
10:00 am
Mon, Jan 29
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Introduce your baby to the world of books and nurture a love of reading with stories, rhymes, and songs. This storytime is geared for crawlers.
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, Programs for Families
4:00 pm
Mon, Jan 29
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Learn how to use wire effectively in your beaded jewelry in this beginner's workshop. We will create wrapped wire loops, beaded links, and more, and you will take home a completed jewelry set of your own creation.
Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults

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