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9:30 am
Thu, May 5
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Help your toddler discover the alphabet, numbers and other concepts while building social skills and learning about our world.
Children
1-2, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Thu, May 5
Southeast
Meeting Room
Your baby will love storytime while increasing vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories and songs.
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2
10:30 am
Thu, May 5
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Room
for babies 0-23 months. 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
10:30 am
Thu, May 5
Northeast
Meeting Room
Talk, sing, read, write and play as we build your child's early literacy skills.
Children, Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2, Programs for Young Children
1:00 pm
Thu, May 5
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Room
Interested in knitting, needlework, scrapbooking or other crafts?Bring your own portable craft project, share ideas with fellow crafters, and check out the latest books on your favorite craft! Please call 772-6675 or stop by to register.
Sew Divine
Adults, Programs for Adults

Read to a Dog ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Thu, May 5
Ballentine
Practice reading with a furry friend!
Children
6-8, Programs for School Age Children
3:30 pm
Thu, May 5
Southeast
Meeting Room
Hear bilingual stories, songs, play games and more.
Multicultural
Programs for Families, Children All Ages
6:00 pm
Wed, Aug 24
Eastover
Meeting Room
Challenge your friends to Wii U or Xbox 360 games!
Gaming
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Thu, May 5
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
7:00 pm
Thu, May 5
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Writers meet to discuss their work
Art in the Library
Adults
10:00 am
Fri, May 6
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Get ready to move and shake, shake, shake while listening to stories, songs, and more!
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:30 am
Fri, May 6
Northeast
Meeting Room
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess!
Storytime, Children
3-5, Programs for Young Children
6:00 pm
Tue, Jul 19
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Share stories, songs, and more while building early literacy skills with STEAM fun for the whole family.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:30 am
Fri, May 6
Wheatley
Enjoy stories about mothers and a craft or two!
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:30 am
Fri, May 6
Blythewood
Share stories, songs and more while building early literacy skills!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Fri, May 6
Main
Craft Area - Children's Room
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess! For ages 2-5.
Craft, Storytime
1-2, 3-5, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Fri, May 6
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
12:00 am
Sat, May 7
Main
Teen Center
Stop by the Teen Center to celebrate Free Comic Book Day with free comic books and personalized buttons!
Teens
Programs for Teens, 13 - 18
10:00 am
Sat, May 7
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
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Sat, May 7
Main
Children's Room
Stories, songs and much more await you and your family at the library.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:30 am
Sat, May 7
Main
Storytime Room - Children's Room
Stories, songs and much more await you and your family at the library.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Tue, Aug 2
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Share stories, songs, and more while building early literacy skills with STEAM fun for the whole family.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:30 am
Sat, May 7
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
10:30 am
Sat, May 7
Blythewood
Share stories, songs and more while building early literacy skills!
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Sat, May 7
Sandhills
Meeting Room
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
Sat, May 7
Northeast
Conference Room
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills for the whole family.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages
11:00 am
Sat, May 7
Main
Seminar Room
Impress your mother this year with a custom made Mother’s Day card using our Cricut cutting machine.
Craft
Programs for Families
11:00 am
Sat, May 7
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd 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
11:00 am
Sat, May 7
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
12:00 pm
Sat, May 7
Eastover
Meeting Room
Community matters at your library. Enjoy Mayfest, get your photos made and take a memory home with you.
Children All Ages, Adults, Programs for Families
3:00 pm
Sat, May 7
Northeast
Meeting Room
Lights. Camera. Action! Check out the latest movie adaptations of your favorite comic book heroes on the big screen. Popcorn and drinks are provided.
Movies, Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
3:30 pm
Sat, May 7
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Room
Bring your guitar and participate in a group or individual lesson to get you started with a great instrument. Please call 772-6675 to register.
Teens, Workshop
Programs for Teens, Adults, 9-12
3:30 pm
Sun, May 8
Southeast
Meeting Room
This class is designed to teach ceramic lovers the process and art of glazing. Basic skills will be taught over the course of several weeks in a two-part program. Each of the two classes is one-hour long. Following the two-part program, participants will take home a ceramic ‘personal masterpiece.’ No previous experiences required.Class 1 (MAY 8): Each participant will choose a piece of greenware. Participants will clean greenware to prepare it for firing. The instructor will fire pieces between the first and second class.Class 2 (MAY 22): Participants will paint their fired pieces using an underglaze and glaze. After glazing, the instructor will fire the piece again to produce a beautiful, finished product.Participants may pick up finished pieces from the library one week after the second class.The class is for 20 participants; registration required. Registration is for a 2-part class.
Art in the Library
Adults
9:30 am
Mon, May 9
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Introduce your baby to the world of books and nurture a love of reading with stories, rhymes, and songs.
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
9:30 am
Mon, May 9
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
10:30 am
Mon, May 9
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Help your toddler discover the alphabet, numbers and other concepts while building social skills and learning about our world.
Children
1-2, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Mon, May 9
Main
Storytime Room - Children's Room
Stories, songs and much more await you and your family at the library.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Mon, May 9
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Room
Want to loosen up those stiff joints, tone up those loose muscles and maybe shed some extra pounds? Then come limber up those arms and legs as we Walk Away the Pounds, and exercise system by Leslie Sansone. Call Richland Library St. Andrews at (803) 772-6675 to register.
Health and Wellness
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Mon, May 9
Main
Teen Center
There are more anime and manga available than ever. Teen Otaku Association is about finding the good stuff and sharing it together. We are a goofy bunch with snacks and an extra seat. Won't you join us?
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:30 pm
Mon, May 9
Southeast
Meeting Room
Wear your pajamas and snuggle up for bedtime stories and songs.
Storytime
Programs for Families, Children All Ages
9:00 am
Tue, May 10
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Improve your balance, flexibility, and coordination with this ancient form of exercise. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
Health and Wellness
Adults, Programs for Adults

Reader's Morning Out ★ Staff Pick

10:00 am
Tue, May 10
Ballentine
Join us for Ballentine's daytime book group for adults. In May, we will be discussing To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris. To sign up please call 781-5026 or stop by the library.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Tue, May 10
Main
Do you want to learn basic computer skills or need to learn a particular computer task? Help is here. Call 929-3400 to reserve a 1 hour one-on-one session where you will receive instruction on learning basic computer skills or mastering tasks such as attaching a document to an email, creating a table in Excel, or adding pictures to a PowerPoint presentation. You may also request an appointment online at https://www.richlandlibrary.com/book-learning-coach.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults

Family Storytime ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Tue, May 10
Community Event
Columbia Children's Theatre | 3400 Forest Dr
While Richland Library Cooper is closed for renovation, come join us at the Columbia Children's Theatre at Richland Mall to share stories, songs and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Tue, May 10
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
1:00 pm
Tue, May 10
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Are you a crafter who enjoys knitting, needlework, scrapbooking or other crafts? Bring your portable project and share with fellow crafters!
Sew Divine
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:30 pm
Tue, May 10
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
6:00 pm
Tue, May 10
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, May 10
Eastover
Children's Area
Wear your pajamas and snuggle up for bedtime stories and songs.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Tue, May 10
Main
BCR Classroom
Please join Career Coach Kris Dempster as he demonstrates various ways to search and apply for jobs online. You will also learn how to upload a résumé to a website or application. Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults

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