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3:00 pm
Sun, Feb 18
Main
Auditorium
"Current struggles to make colleges welcoming and relevant for students of color continue movements which swept across campuses fifty years ago. Agents of Change, tells the timely and inspiring story of how successful protests for equity and inclusion led to establishing the first Black and Ethnic Studies departments at two very different universities, San Francisco State (1968) and Cornell (1969)."
Movies, Black History Month
Adults
10:00 am
Mon, Feb 19
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Registration opens 01/20/2018
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, Feb 19
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
2:00 pm
Mon, Feb 19
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
Mon, Feb 19
Sandhills
Entry Maker
This ain't your grandma's macrame! Well, actually it is, but we will be using updated materials and techniques to create fashion-forward fiber jewelry, including a tassel-adorned necklace.
Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults
4:30 pm
Mon, Feb 19
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
6:30 pm
Mon, Feb 19
Main
BCR Classroom
Registration opens 01/05/2018
Learn the basics of building a spreadsheet, creating charts and performing calculations using Microsoft Excel (2013). Prerequisite: Microsoft Word (2013) class or solid Word experience.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Tue, Feb 20
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
10:30 am
Tue, Feb 20
Blythewood
Meeting 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
10:30 am
Tue, Feb 20
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, Feb 20
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, Feb 20
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, Feb 20
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
6:00 pm
Tue, Feb 20
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, Feb 20
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, Feb 20
Main
Meeting Space 200
Connect with local writers like yourself. Share, learn and get inspired! Contact Lucy in studio services for more information.
Adults
6:30 pm
Tue, Feb 20
Main
Theater
An attorney from the South Carolina Bar will present information on ID theft, fraud and scams. This event will be an hour-long presentation with a brief question-and-answer session following the presentation.
Legal
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Wed, Feb 21
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, Feb 21
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, Feb 21
Ballentine
Meeting Room
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
Adults 55+, Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Wed, Feb 21
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
2:30 pm
Wed, Feb 21
Main
BCR Classroom
Registration opens 01/07/2018
Become familiar with using a web browser to view information on the internet. Learn how to use search engines, such as Google, to find information. Registration is required. Prerequisite: Solid mouse and keyboarding skills.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:30 pm
Wed, Feb 21
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Poor Corduroy has lost his button! Lisa knows how to fix it; do you? Join us to learn some basic sewing skills and make a great project. You'll bear-ly contain your excitement!
Children, Craft
6-8, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Wed, Feb 21
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Join us for an open book discussion about whatever you are currently reading as well as a Maker/STEAM activity.
Children, Maker, STEM/STEAM
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Wed, Feb 21
Main
Second Level Programming Space
Retro games! We got 'em. Atari 2600, NES, SNES, Genesis—and more. Join us for an afternoon of delicious game goodness.
Gaming, Maker
Adults, 13 - 18, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Wed, Feb 21
Eastover
Challenge your friends to Wii U or Xbox 360 games!
Gaming
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
9:30 am
Thu, Feb 22
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, Feb 22
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Feb 22
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

AARP TEK Workshop ★ Staff Pick

10:00 am
Thu, Feb 22
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Expand your Tech knowledge! Make the most of your mobile devices -- for work or play! All participants will get hands on experience. You don't have to be an AARP member. 10a.m., Introduction to the iPad; 12p.m. Beyond the Basics: iPad; 2:30p.m., Introduction to the iPad; 4:30p.m., Beyond the Basics: iPad
Computer Class, Workshop
Programs for Adults, Adults, Programs for Teens
10:30 am
Thu, Feb 22
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Birds are here, there and everywhere. We'll gear up with binoculars for a bird watch. Learn what each of us can do to help our feathered friends.
STEM/STEAM, Children
3-5, 6-8, Programs for Young Children
3:30 pm
Thu, Feb 22
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, Feb 22
Main
Meeting Space 213
Drop in to create some pixel art and show off what you have created with others!
Maker, Craft
Adults, 9-12, 13 - 18
4:00 pm
Thu, Feb 22
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Burn Calories and have some fun Hula hooping.
Health and Wellness
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Thu, Feb 22
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, Feb 22
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
10:30 am
Fri, Feb 23
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, Feb 23
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
10:00 am
Sat, Feb 24
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Sat, Feb 24
Main
BCR Classroom
We often feel pressured to make quick decisions when it comes to getting a job. This causes many of us to look for work in all the wrong places. But if you will slow down and take the time to be clear about where you’ve been and where you are now in the career process, you can develop a powerful employment action plan for getting where you want to be. Join Sylvie Golod, Career Services Specialist, as she explains the benefits of the career process and how self-awareness is the key to “finding the work you love.”
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults

Virtual Reality Explorers ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Sat, Feb 24
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Registration opens 01/25/2018
Come to the library for a (virtual) fieldtrip around the world! From the top of Mt. Everest to the depths of the ocean floor, these sessions lead by IT-oLogy allow students to engage in virtual reality exploration with Google Expeditions and the Mattel View-Master VR Viewer. Google Expeditions provides access to hundreds of virtual fieldtrips, allowing children to explore natural wonders, outer space, historic events, cities, famous museums and much more. Space is limited and registration is required. Please register online. This program is provided by IT-oLogy and made possible with grant funding from Richland County Government.
STEM/STEAM
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
11:00 am
Sat, Feb 24
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
3:00 pm
Sat, Feb 24
Main
Teen Center
Let your voice be heard by the world...but first, come learn the basics of podcasting! We're demonstrating free software and sharing tips and tricks for embarking on your audio adventure. Welcome ages 12 to 18.
Teens, Maker
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
3:30 pm
Sat, Feb 24
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, Feb 25
Main
Auditorium
"Through the eyes of funeral director Isaiah Owens, the beauty and grace of African American funerals are brought to life. Filmed at the Owens Funeral Home in Harlem and the rural South, director Christine Turner’s Homegoings takes an up-close look at the rarely seen world of undertaking in the black community, where funeral rites draw on a rich palette of tradition, history and celebration. It reveals the special status of undertakers in the community; borne out of their permanence, their economic stability, and the necessities of the segregation period. Combining cinéma vérité with intimate interviews and archival photographs, featuring an evocative score by Daniel Roumain, the film paints a portrait of the dearly departed, their grieving families and a man who sends loved ones 'home.'"
Movies, Black History Month
Adults
10:00 am
Mon, Feb 26
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, Feb 26
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
6:30 pm
Mon, Feb 26
Main
Meeting Space 213
Drop in to create some pixel art and show off what you have created with others!
Maker, Craft
Adults, 9-12, 13 - 18
6:30 pm
Mon, Feb 26
Main
BCR Classroom
Registration opens 01/12/2018
Intermediate Excel will cover concepts such as merging and splitting cells, hiding columns and rows, using multiple worksheets, sorting and filtering data, and formatting a worksheet as a table.Prerequisite: Microsoft Excel (2013) class or solid Excel experience.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults

Hands on Art ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Tue, Feb 27
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

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