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2:30 pm
Wed, Oct 18
North Main
Small Meeting Space
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

Byte Size Computer Basics ★ Staff Pick

2:30 pm
Wed, Oct 18
Sandhills
Do you have a tech question? Puzzled by an edevice? Want to know more about how to best use our website? Drop in for one-on-one help.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Wed, Oct 18
Main
Makerspace
Take your basic knowledge from our kitchen skills class to fruition through our meal planning and grocery shopping class. We will go over how and why one should meal plan, stick to a budget, and shop wisely, then test those skills by simulating a real-life experience.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
4:00 pm
Wed, Oct 18
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join us for Teen Gaming Night! PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Atari, and Retro Board Game fun!
Teens, Gaming
Programs for Teens, 13 - 18
5:00 pm
Wed, Oct 18
Sandhills
Harry Potter Week! We're sure you have a favorite Hogwarts class (hello Defence Against the Dark Arts), but we personally love Potions. We are even going to make a potion you can drink! It just might cause some luck or confusion or even allow you to change appearances.This is a program for teens ages 13-19.
Teens
13 - 18
6:00 pm
Wed, Oct 18
Eastover
Children's Area
Challenge your friends to Wii U or Xbox 360 games!
Gaming
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Wed, Oct 18
North Main
Large Meeting Space
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
6:30 pm
Wed, Oct 18
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Turn a plain mason jar into a home décor masterpiece.
Maker, Art in the Library, Craft
Programs for Adults, Adults
6:30 pm
Wed, Oct 18
Ballentine
Join us for our monthly book club to discuss “The One and Only Ivan”. Sign up for the book club and pick up a copy of the book at the front desk!
Book Group
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
Thu, Oct 19
Sandhills
Merlin's Beard! It's Harry Potter Week at Richland Library Sandhills from Monday, Oct 16, to Friday, Oct 20! We are so excited to have children and teens join us for these programs. This includes wand making, potion brewing, Hogwart's House sorting, crest designing, a visit from the Gamecock Club Quidditch Team, and more! Please check online for which programs are for children and which are for teens. We will also have handouts with the information for you soon.
Teens, Children
13 - 18, 9-12, 3-5
9:30 am
Thu, Oct 19
Ballentine
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, Oct 19
Eastover
Meeting Room
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters. This interactive workshop will help participants learn the facts about Alzheimer and the importance of early detection. Concerns about memory loss or behavioral changes can be addressed in this class. Early detection of Alzheimer disease provides the opportunity to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future.
Health and Wellness
Adults 55+, Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Thu, Oct 19
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, Oct 19
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Thu, Oct 19
Blythewood
Listen to stories about insects, then make a creepy-crawly craft. Please sign up in advance.
Storytime, Children
3-5, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Thu, Oct 19
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
11:00 am
Thu, Oct 19
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
1:00 pm
Thu, Oct 19
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Lively discussion of engaging fiction and nonfiction works.
Book Group
Adults
2:00 pm
Thu, Oct 19
Main
Makerspace
Interested in knitting, needlework, scrapbooking or other crafts? Bring your own portable craft project and share with fellow crafters!
Sew Divine, Craft, Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Thu, Oct 19
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Practice reading with a furry friend.
Children
6-8, 9-12
3:30 pm
Thu, Oct 19
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, Oct 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
4:00 pm
Thu, Oct 19
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Certified pet therapy dog, Josh loves to be read to. Participants will individually read to the dog in a setting where they can feel comfortable and confident. Afterall, this dog will not correct them or make them feel awkward if they stumble.
Children
6-8, 3-5
5:00 pm
Thu, Oct 19
Sandhills
Harry Potter Week! We are lucky enough to have the Gamecock Club Quidditch Team join us in playing a game of quidditch! It is so exciting, and we hope that you will join us in welcoming (and then crushing) them. Learn the rules, have fun and do your best to catch the snitch.This is a program for children and teens ages 10-19.
Teens
13 - 18
5:30 pm
Thu, Oct 19
Eastover
Children's Area
Create robots, cities, creatures and more using LEGO blocks/KEVA Planks and LEGO Mindstorm!
Gaming
Children All Ages, Programs for Families

Genealogy 101 ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Oct 19
Eastover
Meeting Room
Your first steps to finding your family history. How to fill out charts, search your family documents, and use public access web sites. Materials provided.
Genealogy
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Oct 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
6:00 pm
Thu, Oct 19
Main
Makerspace
Learn basic needle felting techniques by creating a festive miniature pumpkin.
Craft, Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Oct 19
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
Thu, Oct 19
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join us for a fun and relaxed group painting project.
Maker, Art in the Library
Adults, Programs for Adults
Fri, Oct 20
Sandhills
Merlin's Beard! It's Harry Potter Week at Richland Library Sandhills from Monday, Oct 16, to Friday, Oct 20! We are so excited to have children and teens join us for these programs. This includes wand making, potion brewing, Hogwart's House sorting, crest designing, a visit from the Gamecock Club Quidditch Team, and more! Please check online for which programs are for children and which are for teens. We will also have handouts with the information for you soon.
Teens, Children
13 - 18, 9-12, 3-5
10:30 am
Fri, Oct 20
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, Oct 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
11:00 am
Fri, Oct 20
Sandhills
Auditorium
Please join us for a very special Harry Potter Movie Matinee! After a week long celebration of all things Harry Potter, we will finish our festivities by watching the first film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, in the Sandhills Library Auditorium. This will include an Azkaban photo booth, crafts and more to enjoy.
Movies, Teens, Children
Children All Ages, 13 - 18, Adults
3:00 pm
Fri, Oct 20
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Kick back and enjoy an afternoon movie with friends. So stop by an sit back and enjoy the show.
Movies
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
3:00 pm
Fri, Oct 20
Eastover
Participate in board games and encourage cooperation, problem solving and critical thinking.
Gaming
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:30 pm
Fri, Oct 20
Operations Center
Members of the Richland Library Friends are invited to shop during this preview sale. Not a member? You can join at the door for as little as $25.
Book Sale
Children All Ages, 13 - 18, Adults
9:00 am
Sat, Oct 21
Operations Center
Get great deals on used books and support the library. Questions? Call 929-3436
Book Sale
Children All Ages, 13 - 18, Adults
9:30 am
Sat, Oct 21
Blythewood
Join us for the 2nd of a 3-session course to prepare for the ACT exam! Using the strategies and preparation from Session 1, take a full practice test with USC Test Prep instructors. Please register for this event by calling (803) 929-3470 during business hours. Registration will open on September 14, 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, Oct 21
Main
BCR Classroom
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
10:00 am
Sat, Oct 21
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Sat, Oct 21
North Main
Networking Center
The North Main Gardeners share a variety of gardening tips.
Gardening
Adults
10:30 am
Sat, Oct 21
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Do you look at coupon deals and weekly savings posts and wonder what it all means? Attend a couponing basics workshop led by couponing guru Natasha Hammond.
Workshop
Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Sat, Oct 21
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
11:00 am
Sat, Oct 21
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, Oct 21
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
Sat, Oct 21
Main
Studio 220
The holidays are quickly approaching who wouldn't love uniquely handmade earrings as stocking stuffers and new additions to the jewelry box. Learn to make hanging wire earrings with components such as ear hooks and jumprings. If you have your own beads you are welcome to bring them!
Maker
Adults
1:30 pm
Sat, Oct 21
Ballentine
Join us for the first in a 3-session course to prepare for the SAT exam! Learn study and exam strategies and prepare for Session 2's practice SAT with USC Test Prep instructors. Please register for this event by calling (803) 929-3470 during business hours. Registration for this program will open on September 18. This event is made possible thanks to a generous grant provided by First Citizens Bank.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
2:00 pm
Sat, Oct 21
Main
Meeting Space 213
This songwriter’s workshop is designed for kids ages 8-12. Through rhyme, kids will have the opportunity to explore the foundations of music starting with a drum beat. Led by our new Artist in Residence, Wendell Culbreath, aka THE Dubber, this fun workshop will broaden vocabulary, enhance memory and promote self expression.
Maker
9-12
2:00 pm
Sat, Oct 21
Main
Second Level Programming Space
Have you ever carved a pumpkin, with a DRILL?! Dress for a mess, with closed toe shoes! We can't let the kids have all the fun! Please bring a pumpkin space is limited.
Maker, Craft
Adults

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