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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
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

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

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
2:00 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
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
Ballentine
Create a different craft each day and then decide if you want to gift it to a loved one or keep it for yourself!
Craft, Holiday Programs
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
5:30 pm
Mon, Nov 13
Board Room
Board Meeting
6:00 pm
Mon, Nov 13
Blythewood
Join Professor McGonnegal and Mrs. Weasley for an evening of spells and potions! Please sign up in advance.
Children
9-12, 13 - 18, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Mon, Nov 13
Main
Theater
Do you like to use words like tsundere, shojo, or doujinshi? If so - or if you’re just curious - the doors of T.O.A.S.T., the Team Of Anime Seeking Teens, are open to you. Watch fresh-picked anime series every Monday at 6 p.m., learn brief Japanese lessons, and enjoy anime-based games and crafts. (Bread not included.)
Teens, Multicultural, Movies
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:30 pm
Mon, Nov 13
Main
BCR Classroom
Learn how to use Microsoft Publisher (2013) to create newsletters, flyers, and brochures. Registration is required. Prerequisite: Microsoft Word (2013) class or solid Word experience.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Nov 13
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Venga a disfrutar cuentos en bilingues en ingles y espanol. Come enjoy bilingual stories in English and Spanish.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families

Hablamos Spanish ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Mon, Nov 13
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Conversation circle for folks wanting to brush up their Spanish
Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Nov 13
Main
Writer's Room 210
Writers block is a great way to step of your normal writing zone and try some new writing strategies! No experience needed!
Maker
Adults
7:00 pm
Mon, Nov 13
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
RESOLVE-Columbia is a Peer-led Support Group under The National Infertility Association. If you are struggling with infertility you are not alone. We are here to listen, provide support and encourage you on your path to parenthood. Please email resolvecolumbia@gmail.com for additional information.
Health and Wellness
Adults, Programs for Adults

Readers’ Morning Out ★ Staff Pick

10:00 am
Tue, Nov 14
Ballentine
Ballentine's daytime book group for adults. Register by phone or in person.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Tue, Nov 14
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

Hands on Art ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Tue, Nov 14
Blythewood
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, Nov 14
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, Nov 14
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 50 positions, both full- and part-time, for facility management at the University of South Carolina. Requirement to apply: 2 forms of ID.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Tue, Nov 14
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Practice your English-language conversation with other internationals in a comfortable, relaxed environment.
Let's Speak English
Adults, Programs for Adults
1:00 pm
Tue, Nov 14
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+
3:30 pm
Tue, Nov 14
Ballentine
Create a different craft each day and then decide if you want to gift it to a loved one or keep it for yourself!
Craft, Holiday Programs
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
4:00 pm
Tue, Nov 14
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
4:00 pm
Tue, Nov 14
Main
Meeting Space 214
Join the afterschool STE(A)M Team every week for a fun, hands-on, project based program series. Ages 6-12 welcomed. Parent participation encouraged.Every 5 weeks starts a new theme.
STEM/STEAM
Programs for Families, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Tue, Nov 14
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, Nov 14
Ballentine
Gregory E. Parker, Jr., Esq., of the Law Office of Jerry Reardon, and a Member of the SC Bar, will give advice and answer your questions about Wills, Estates and Probate issues.
Legal
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults

NANO: Write-in ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Tue, Nov 14
Main
Meeting Space 213
Come share in activities to help keep you moving towards reaching your goals.
Maker
Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Nov 14
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

USC Wind Ensemble ★ Staff Pick

7:30 pm
Tue, Nov 14
Main
Auditorium
An evening of wind chamber music performed in the newly-reimagined space of the Richland Library Main is highlighted by Michael Daugherty’s Firecracker for solo oboe and chamber ensemble, featuring oboist Rebecca Nagel.
Performance
Adults, 13 - 18, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Wed, Nov 15
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, Nov 15
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
10:00 am
Wed, Nov 15
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
11:00 am
Wed, Nov 15
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Registration opens 11/08/2017
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, Nov 15
Main
Studio 220
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
1:00 pm
Wed, Nov 15
Cooper
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, Programs for Teens
2:30 pm
Wed, Nov 15
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

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