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10:30 am
Tue, Jan 17
Main
Children's Room
See your favorite shows performed by the Children’s Room puppets.
Performance, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children, Programs for Families
10:30 am
Tue, Jan 17
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
11:00 am
Tue, Jan 17
Southeast
Meeting Room
Interested in knitting, needlework, scrapbooking or other crafts? Bring your own portable craft project and share with your fellow crafters!
Sew Divine
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Tue, Jan 17
Main
BCR Classroom
Join a staff member from Midlands Technical College to learn more about QuickJobs training opportunities. QuickJobs programs prepare people for careers in high-growth areas such as business, computer technology, healthcare, industry, trades & manufacturing, and creative careers; many of these programs can be completed in 6 months or less. Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Tue, Jan 17
Northeast
Conference Room
Interested in knitting, needlework, scrapbooking or other crafts? Bring your own portable craft project and share with your fellow crafters!
Sew Divine
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:00 pm
Tue, Jan 17
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Share the challenges you are facing during your career transition, obtain free workforce development advice and tangible resources, and enhance your networking opportunities in a supportive and empowering environment.
Workshop
Adults
3:30 pm
Tue, Jan 17
Main
Storytime Room - Children's Room
Get ready for kindergarten! Your child will gain confidence and independence in this kids-only storytime. For ages 3-5.
Storytime, Children
3-5, Programs for Young Children
4:00 pm
Tue, Jan 17
Main
Writer's Room 210
Are you through with 2016? Good, because the writer's room at Richland Library Main is the place to kick off your writing habits for 2017! Our prompts and activities will inspire you with plenty of material to use in your writing. Open to writers of all skill levels.
Programs for Teens, Programs for Adults
5:30 pm
Tue, Jan 17
Southeast
Need a quiet place to study? Come to the teen area on Tuesday evenings to get your work done. Library staff will be available to give you a hand with finding resources.
Teens
Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Tue, Jan 17
Southeast
Meeting Room
Do you look at coupon deals and weekly savings posts and wonder what it all means? Attend the Southern Savers Couponing Basics class led by couponing guru Jenny Martin and learn how to drastically cut your budget on your shopping expenses.{Note: Space is limited. Registration required.}
Meetings
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Jan 17
Main
BCR Classroom
Join us in the Business, Careers and Research Center to meet Erin Nobles, the owner of Silver Spoon Bakeshop, to learn how she turned her passion for baking into a successful small business. Silver Spoon Bakeshop offers a variety of homemade pastries, cakes, pies, and desserts. Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Jan 17
Main
Production Stage
Do you want to use our photography and filmmaking equipment?Learn how to properly setup, operate, and break down the equipment in the Studio Services' Production Stage. This session will NOT help you become proficient with photography or filmmaking techniques, just with the use of our facility.***Orientation is required to use the Production Stage on your own.
Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Jan 17
Wheatley
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
Tue, Jan 17
Eastover
Meeting Room
Want to loosen up those stiff joints, tone up those muscles and maybe shed some extra pounds. Join us for Line Dancing.
Health and Wellness, Teens, Summer Learning Challenge
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
7:00 pm
Tue, Jan 17
Southeast
Children's Area
Internationals, join our conversation
Let's Speak English
Adults, Programs for Adults
7:00 pm
Tue, Jan 17
Main
Production Stage
Do you want to use our audio recording equipment?Learn how to properly setup, operate, and break down the equipment in the Studio Services' Production Stage. This session will NOT help you become proficient with recording technology, just with the use of our facility.***Orientation is required to use the Production Stage on your own.
Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults
9:30 am
Wed, Jan 18
Main
Storytime Room - Children's Room
Introduce stories, rhymes and songs to your baby.
Storytime, Children
Babies up to 12 months, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Wed, Jan 18
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, Jan 18
Eastover
Meeting Room
Learn the art of bird watching and see which of our avian friends are nesting in the library.
Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Wed, Jan 18
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
10:30 am
Wed, Jan 18
Southeast
Meeting Room
Stories and activities to stimulate and strengthen your child's development.
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2
10:30 am
Wed, Jan 18
Wheatley
Share songs and stories with infants up to 24 months
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2
11:00 am
Wed, Jan 18
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Interested in basket weaving? Bring your own supplies and share your skills with fellow basket weavers!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:00 pm
Wed, Jan 18
Main
Studio 221
Come out and join us as we learn to break down the complex hand into simple and easy shapes for illustration and cartooning.
Maker
Adults
6:00 pm
Wed, Jan 18
Main
BCR Classroom
Did you know that your local school district may offer other employment opportunities besides teaching? Join Kwamine Simpson, Coordinator, Office of Human Resource Services, Richland County School District One, as she presents an overview of possible Richland One job opportunities in fields such as HVAC, plumbing, IT, food service, and more! Register Online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Wed, Jan 18
Southeast
Meeting Room
Learning Spanish? Ya lo hablas? Join us on the first and third Wednesday evenings every month and enjoy an hour of some relaxed Spanish chitchat.
Multicultural
Adults, 13 - 18, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Wed, Jan 18
North Main
Large Meeting Space
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
10:30 am
Thu, Jan 19
Southeast
Meeting Room
Crawl, tumble, sing, solve puzzles and hear stories while improving social skills
Storytime
Programs for Families, Children All Ages
10:30 am
Thu, Jan 19
Northeast
Conference Room
Share songs and stories with babies from birth to age 3.
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2, 3-5
11:00 am
Thu, Jan 19
Southeast
Children's Area
While the kids enjoy Brain Teasers and Muscles Builders, parents enjoy an informative morning social rapping about children, family and more.
Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Thu, Jan 19
North Main
Large 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
11:30 am
Thu, Jan 19
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Join us for a series of 6 nutrition classes taught by registered dietician Brooke Brittain with DHEC.
Health and Wellness
Adults
12:30 pm
Thu, Jan 19
Main
Film and Sound
Bring your lunch and listen to Jarrod Haning, a magnificent violinist. You can also visit him online at http://www.jarrodhaning.com/
Performance
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Thu, Jan 19
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Practice reading with a furry friend.
6-8, 9-12
3:30 pm
Thu, Jan 19
Main
Meeting Space 200
We've got a Playstation 4, Xbox One, and a Wii U and we know how to use them. Join us every Thursday on our second floor to enjoy a rotating schedule of consoles and games. 
Teens, Gaming
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
5:30 pm
Thu, Jan 19
Eastover
Meeting Room
Handwriting strengthens brain connections and contributes to academic success. It’s true! Come have fun building those handwriting muscles! For students ages 6 - 12.
Workshop, Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Thu, Jan 19
Main
Makerspace
We will have a three-class workshop on sock knitting. In this class we be tackling the heel flap, heel turn, and gusset (a.k.a. the hard parts). Classes will be every other week through January and early February. This in an intermediate class. You must know the basics of knitting. *Sock Workshop 1 is a requirement to take this class.
Maker, Craft
Programs for Adults, Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Jan 19
Main
BCR Classroom
Join Courtney Shiver, Project Hope Coordinator, as she discusses Project Hope’s eligibility requirements, boot camp, job development, and much more. Project Hope is a federally funded grant program that provides education and training to low-income individuals for occupations in healthcare. Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Jan 19
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, Jan 19
North Main
Small Meeting Space
If you enjoy books by Zane, Wahida Clark, Joy King, Noire, Terri Woods and other urban fiction writers, then the Urban Fiction Book Club at North Main is for you. Come join us each month as we discuss a new and exciting book. For more information, call us at 803-754-7734.
Book Group
Adults
7:00 pm
Thu, Jan 19
Southeast
Meeting Room
Every third Thursday, we discuss a new title. Engage in lively discussion, meet new friends. Please call 776-0855 for further information. • December 15: "A Street Cat Named Bob" by James Bowen• January 19: "Dead Wake," By Erik Larson• February 16: "A Man Called Ove," By Fredrick Backman• March 16: "Big Little Lies," Liane Moriarty• April 20: "Every Fifteen Minutes," by Lisa Scottoline• May 18: "Go Set a Watchman," by Harper Lee
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Fri, Jan 20
Northeast
Meeting Room
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess!
Storytime, Craft
3-5
10:30 am
Fri, Jan 20
Wheatley
Share stories, songs and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Fri, Jan 20
Main
Storytime Room - Children's Room
Get ready to move and shake, shake, shake while listening to stories, songs and more! For 2-5 year olds.
Storytime, Children
1-2, 3-5, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Fri, Jan 20
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
3:00 pm
Fri, Jan 20
Main
Studio 220
Drop in to Studio 220 during open hours to work on personal art projects using our large studio space, tools and easels. Our Arts Librarian will be on-hand for tips and guidance.
Maker, Art in the Library, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Sat, Jan 21
Main
BCR Classroom
Join Ron King, Program Specialist, Community Development, City of Columbia, for practical tips on making informed decisions regarding budgeting, improving credit, and reducing debt. Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Sat, Jan 21
Main
Post Production Lab
Learn the basics of industry-standard design software by making album art for an imaginary band.No previous experience with Photoshop necessary!
Maker, Workshop
Programs for Adults, Adults
10:30 am
Sat, Jan 21
Main
Children's Room
Live music for families featuring Molly Ledford of Lunch Money and Aaron Graves of Those Lavender Whales. Come dance!
Performance, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Sat, Jan 21
Southeast
Meeting Room
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime
Programs for Families, Children All Ages

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