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11:00 am
Wed, Nov 8
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Registration opens 11/01/2017
Interested in basket weaving? Bring your own supplies and share your skills with fellow basket weavers!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Wed, Nov 8
Main
Makerspace
It's that time of year again, pumpkin spice all the time, every day, and no apologies. Join us the in Makerspace to make three DIY Pumpkin Spice products: Carpet Deodorizer, Lip Balm, and Lip Scrub.
Maker
Adults
11:00 am
Wed, Nov 8
Blythewood
Richland Library cares very much about the community and is proud to provide FREE flu shots in partnership with Walgreens Pharmacy.
Health and Wellness, Social Work
Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Wed, Nov 8
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
2:30 pm
Wed, Nov 8
North Main
Networking Center
Every Wednesday our meeting room is open for children and their families who are home schooled of all ages to meet up and hang out.
Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
3:30 pm
Wed, Nov 8
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Join us for stories and songs about fruit & veggies and learn about the Food Share Columbia program.
Children, Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
3:30 pm
Wed, Nov 8
Sandhills
Steam Corner
Let your imagination run wild as you build and create with Legos in the Sandhills Steam Corner.
STEM/STEAM, Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
5:30 pm
Wed, Nov 8
Eastover
Meeting Room
When was the last time you enjoyed yourself playing a game of Spades in a safe, welcoming environment? Let us help you refresh your memory with a game of Spades for Spade playing adults.
Gaming
Adults, 13 - 18, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Wed, Nov 8
Main
BCR Classroom
Join Craig Balch, IRS Enrolled Agent, to learn “What You Need to Know About Federal Taxes and Your New Business; How to Set Up and Run Your Business so Paying Taxes Isn’t a Hassle; and What You Need to Know When You Run Your Business Out of Your Home.” Register Online.
Business Event
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Wed, Nov 8
Main
Post Production Lab
This overview to electronic music production will cover the basics of drum programming, synthesis, and creating songs inside Ableton Live.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
7:00 pm
Wed, Nov 8
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Discuss engaging works of fiction and non-fiction.
Book Group
Adults
7:00 pm
Wed, Nov 8
Main
Meeting Space 213
Please join the Great Books Discussion Group to explore classic literature with fellow readers. Please contact 929-3469 with any questions.August 9: 2nd Inaugural Address, Abraham LincolnSeptember 13: The Beast in the Jungle, Henry JamesOctober 11: Treatise on Tolerance, VoltaireNovember 8: Theological-Political Treatise, Chapters XVI, XIX, XX, SpinozaDecember 13: The Misanthrope, Moliere
Book Group
Adults
7:00 pm
Wed, Nov 8
Sandhills
Auditorium
100 years ago, General John J. Pershing and his Doughboys were preparing to sail to France, as America joined the allies in the First World War. Here’s your chance to 'meet' this fascinating but shadowy figure -- one of only two U.S. six-star Generals of the Armies. Performed by Richland Library favorite Howard Burnham.
Performance
Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
9:30 am
Thu, Nov 9
Ballentine
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, Nov 9
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 9
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:45 am
Thu, Nov 9
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
11:00 am
Thu, Nov 9
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Learn cake decorating tips and basic piping and writing skills!
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:30 pm
Thu, Nov 9
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, Nov 9
Blythewood
Are you up for a challenge? We'll give you a project to complete, and it's up to you to figure out how to do it! You'll "shop" for supplies, build it, then test your creation. Registration required.
STEM/STEAM
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children

Paint Mixer ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Nov 9
North Main
Small Meeting Space
An evening of painting! No instructor – just people who love to draw and paint. Supplies available.
Craft, Maker
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Nov 9
North Main
Networking Center
Join Health Educators from Palmetto Health for a discussion on Carbohydrates.
Health and Wellness
Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Nov 9
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Job seekers, come to Career…Encore to meet and share the challenges of looking for employment with others. Whether younger or older, unemployed, underemployed, or seeking a career transition, the desire is the same: to find work that is purposeful and, of course, comes with a paycheck! Join us! This month’s theme: “Attitude of Gratitude- Volunteer Your Way to a Job”
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Nov 9
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
6:00 pm
Thu, Nov 9
Eastover
Meeting Room
Come and have fun as you prepare your very own turkey with all the trimming for Thanksgiving.
Craft, Holiday Programs
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Thu, Nov 9
Main
Makerspace
Make costume face powder to match your skin tone using all natural ingredients.
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Nov 9
Main
Studio 221
Artist in Residence and singer/songwriter Wendell Culbreath (AKA THE Dubber) will be offering guidance, tips and lyric writing techniques in this weekly workshop for those interested in songwriting. Meet local guest musicians monthly. Sign up once, and return weekly for new challenges to help you write your next hit.
Maker
Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Nov 9
Ballentine
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, Nov 9
Cooper
No one really likes to think about death, but there are many good reasons to plan ahead and make sure your wishes are taken care of -- before you find yourself in a health crisis. This presentation on preparing for end of life issues will cover topics such as advance directives, interfacing with the medical community, and end of life choice. Led by Doug Rice of Compassion & Choices.
Workshop
Adults
7:00 pm
Thu, Nov 9
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Discuss, watch, read, and enjoy your favorite anime and manga with us! For beginners and the already obsessed.
Teens
13 - 18
7:00 pm
Thu, Nov 9
Main
Theater
SCREENDOOR Storytelling hosts monthly live community events to foster connection through the art of sharing stories. Inspired by The Moth’s model, each event has a theme, and a judging panel of peers selects a winner and runner-up for the night. There are only three rules: stories must be true from your life and related to the theme, told without notes, in under 10 minutes. November’s theme is “Black Sheep”: talk about how your favorite Chris Farley movie changed your life, what group you feel left out of, or how your Uncle Frank taught you to march to the beat of your own drum. Connect with us on Facebook at Screendoor Storytelling to sign up for a storytelling spot, or email screendoorcolumbia@gmail.com for more information.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Fri, Nov 10
Blythewood
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, Nov 10
Ballentine
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
3:30 pm
Fri, Nov 10
Eastover
Meeting Room
Printmaking is an enjoyable art technique to create one of a kind prints but the supplies can be expensive and the tools can be dangerous if not trained properly. However, printmaking in its simplest form can be easy to achieve using everyday items we keep for parties and cookouts. Create and learn how to make fantastic art prints using foam plates, plastic utensils and good old fashion tempera paint!
Art in the Library
Children All Ages, Adults, Programs for Families
9:30 am
Sat, Nov 11
Eastover
Meeting Room
Join us for the 2nd of a 3-session course to prepare for the SAT exam! Using the strategies and preparation from Session 1, take a full practice test with USC Test Prep instructors. Please register for this program by calling (803) 929-3470 during business hours. Registration will open on October 3, 2017.This event is made possible thanks to a generous grant provided by First Citizens Bank.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
10:00 am
Sat, Nov 11
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
10:00 am
Sat, Nov 11
Main
BCR Classroom
Join Ron King, Program Specialist, Community Development, City of Columbia, for practical ways to make informed decisions regarding budgeting, improving credit, and reducing debt. Register online.
Job and Career
Programs for Adults, Adults
10:00 am
Sat, Nov 11
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Sat, Nov 11
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, Nov 11
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
2:30 pm
Sat, Nov 11
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Please join us to discuss "Every Fifteen Minutes", by Lisa Scottoline.
Book Group
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
3:00 pm
Sat, Nov 11
North Main
Small Meeting Space
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

Holiday Plant Care ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Sat, Nov 11
Eastover
Meeting Room
Learn how to extend the life of your holiday greenery and indoor plants and how to use them in decorating by attending this presentation by Richland County Master Gardeners. Care of poinsettias, Thanksgiving and Christmas cacti, and
Gardening, Holiday Programs
Adults, 13 - 18, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Sat, Nov 11
Blythewood
Join our Book Club! Enjoy fun activities and hear about exciting books. Please sign up in advance.
Book Group, Children
9-12, Programs for School Age Children

Teen Advisory Board ★ Staff Pick

3:30 pm
Sat, Nov 11
Ballentine
Earn volunteer hours by meeting once a month to help plan programs, participate in service projects and have fun!
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
10:00 am
Mon, Nov 13
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
11:00 am
Mon, Nov 13
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Relieve stress and engage your creative side- join us for an adult coloring session! Choose from a variety of intricately designed adult coloring sheets to help you unwind.
Craft
Adults 55+, Adults, Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Mon, Nov 13
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Learn the age-old art of knitting! We will be learning to cast-on, knit, purl, and Bind off. Come create your first swatch and gain the knowledge to begin a new hobby.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Mon, Nov 13
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Need a space to call your own…Just got out of school and don’t want to go home. Come hang at North Main from 3 - 5. Come play board games, draw, do your homework, or use laptops.
Teens, Gaming
13 - 18, Programs for Adults
3:30 pm
Mon, Nov 13
Sandhills
Children's Maker
The Children's Maker Space is open to help young artists explore their creative side. Materials are available to draw, paint, and create.
Maker, Summer Learning Challenge, Art in the Library
9-12, 6-8, Programs for School Age Children

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