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10:00 am
Mon, Dec 4
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, Dec 4
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
12:30 pm
Mon, Dec 4
Board Room
Board Meeting
2:30 pm
Mon, Dec 4
Blythewood
Wondering what to read next? Want to discover a new series? Need reading ideas? Come to Richland Library Blythewood and learn some tips and tricks to locate your next title. Please sign up in advance.
Workshop
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Mon, Dec 4
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Curious about the makerspace? Visit for an introduction to this new space and the tools and supplies available to use in the library.
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
3:00 pm
Mon, Dec 4
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
4:00 pm
Mon, Dec 4
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join us for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics projects to improve critical thinking skills and innovation, and more importantly, to have fun.
Teens, STEM/STEAM
13 - 18
6:00 pm
Mon, Dec 4
Main
BCR Classroom
Join Jermaine Johnson, CEO and Founder of New Economic Beginnings, as he discusses information about his program to assist those with barriers obtaining gainful employment. New Economic Beginnings can assist with record expungement and job placement. All these services from New Economic Beginnings are free of charge. Register Online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Tue, Dec 5
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, Dec 5
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
11:00 am
Tue, Dec 5
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, Dec 5
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, Dec 5
Main
Auditorium
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, Dec 5
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
6:30 pm
Tue, Dec 5
Main
Auditorium
Join with fellow ukulele enthusiasts for a relaxed and fun jam session. Newbies and seasoned strummers welcome! We will have a limited number of ukuleles to try, so please bring your own if you are able.
Adults, Adults 55+, 13 - 18
9:00 am
Wed, Dec 6
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
10:00 am
Wed, Dec 6
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, Dec 6
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, Dec 6
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, Dec 6
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Registration opens 11/29/2017
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, Dec 6
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
6:00 pm
Wed, Dec 6
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Registration opens 11/06/2017
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

Karaoke and Cocoa ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Wed, Dec 6
Eastover
Meeting Room
Join us for an evening of holiday cheer and hot chocolate!
Holiday Programs
Adults, Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Thu, Dec 7
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, Dec 7
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children

Easy Acrylics for Adults ★ Staff Pick

10:00 am
Thu, Dec 7
Ballentine
Registration opens 11/01/2017
Create your own acrylic snowman painting. This masterpiece will be perfect for decorating your home or for giving as a holiday gift! Supplies Provided.
Art in the Library, Maker
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
10:45 am
Thu, Dec 7
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, Dec 7
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Interested in knitting, crocheting, needlework,or other crafts? Bring your own portable craft project and share with fellow crafters!
Sew Divine, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:30 pm
Thu, Dec 7
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, Dec 7
Cooper
Children's Area
Registration opens 11/07/2017
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 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 or by calling 803-787-3462. This program is provided by IT-oLogy and made possible with grant funding from Richland County Government. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult caregiver.
Children, STEM/STEAM, Computer Class
6-8, Programs for School Age Children
4:30 pm
Thu, Dec 7
Cooper
Children's Area
Registration opens 11/07/2017
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 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 or by calling 803-787-3462. This program is provided by IT-oLogy and made possible with grant funding from Richland County Government.
Children, STEM/STEAM, Computer Class
6-8, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Thu, Dec 7
Eastover
Meeting Room
We will be discussing N.Y. Times bestseller "A Dog's Purpose" by W. Bruce Cameron. Stop by Richland Library Eastover to pick up your copy or call 803-353-8584 with any questions.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults

Paint Mixer ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Dec 7
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, Dec 7
Main
BCR Classroom
Join Career Specialist, Sylvie Golod as she shares tips on how to network using your professional LinkedIn profile. Whether you are looking for employment, sharing your expertise or promoting your business, LinkedIn is the powerful way to build your network. Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Dec 7
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, Dec 7
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, Dec 7
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, Dec 7
Main
Makerspace
Learn simple needle felting techniques while making a decorative gift bag perfect for the holiday season.
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Teens
7:00 pm
Thu, Dec 7
Main
Meeting Space 200
Talk writing and works-in-progress with writers from all over Richland County! All skill levels and genres welcome!
Adults, Programs for Adults
7:00 pm
Thu, Dec 7
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Discuss, watch, read, and enjoy your favorite anime and manga with us! For beginners and the already obsessed.
Teens
13 - 18
10:30 am
Fri, Dec 8
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, Dec 8
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, Dec 8
Eastover
Meeting Room
Winter is here and it is chilly if not downright cold! Cozy up to a warm spot in the library and learn how to knit with your arms. Create a nice gift for your friends and family or create something for yourself. Blankets, scarves, hats; the possibilities are endless. Yarn will be provided so just show up with your awesome arms and have some fun!
Craft, Holiday Programs
Children All Ages, Adults, Programs for Families

DIY holiday brooch! ★ Staff Pick

3:30 pm
Fri, Dec 8
Main
Meeting Space 213
Using felt hand sewing a beautiful poinsettia brooch, no experience required and if you have a favorite DIY brooch your welcome to share yours! Space is limited registration will be required.
Maker, Craft
Adults
4:00 pm
Fri, Dec 8
Sandhills
Auditorium
Richland Library resident artist Wendell Culbreath will be sharing his musical talents at three library branches this Fall. The self-taught singer/songwriter infuses musical styles like Rock, Jazz and Funk, flavored by the international sounds of Reggae, Armenian Music and Afro Beat. Join us for a musical evening!
Performance, Maker
Adults, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Sat, Dec 9
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Sat, Dec 9
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, Dec 9
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, Dec 9
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Please join us to discuss "The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared", by Jonas Jonasson.
Book Group
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
3:00 pm
Sat, Dec 9
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

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