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10:00 am
Mon, May 21
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Grow your baby’s vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories and songs. This storytime is designed for infants and lap babies. If your child is walking, check out our Toddler Storytime for ages 18 months – 2 years.
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Mon, May 21
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
10:00 am
Mon, May 21
Sandhills
Choose from seasonal produce from Livingston Farms as well as handmade, chemical-free skin products from This Butter Be Good.
Health and Wellness
Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Mon, May 21
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Project Hope is a grand funded opportunity to provide education and training to low-income individuals for occupations in health care that pay well. Drop in from 10-1 to speak with a representative and learn more about how to apply for this program. Please bring a photo id and copy of high school diploma or GED. For more information, visit www.dss.sc.gov/projecthope.
Job and Career
Programs for Adults, Adults
11:00 am
Mon, May 21
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
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, an 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
4:30 pm
Mon, May 21
Main
Teen Makerspace
Richland Library’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 culture and language and play large group games together.
Teens
Programs for Teens, 13 - 18
6:00 pm
Mon, May 21
Main
Studio 221
Join us and learn to break down and construct the human arm and leg into simple and easy shapes for illustration and cartooning.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults

Say "Hola" to Stories ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Mon, May 21
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Venga a disfrutar cuentos en bilingues en ingles y espanol. Come enjoy bilingual stories in English and Spanish.
Storytime, Multicultural
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:30 pm
Mon, May 21
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Do you have stuff around the house that you want to sell, but you don't want the hassle of using eBay or Craigslist? Then bring your phone or mobile device and we’ll show you free, quick and easy ways to sell your stuff and bring in a few extra bucks.
Workshop, Financial
Programs for Adults, Adults, Programs for Parents
6:30 pm
Mon, May 21
Main
BCR Classroom
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
6:30 pm
Mon, May 21
St. Andrews
Living Room
Come show us your mental mastery against some of the members of the Columbia Chess Club. Participate in a casual game or a tournament and meet some of best players in your area.
Gaming
Programs for Families, 13 - 18, Adults
7:00 pm
Mon, May 21
Main
Hampton Street Plaza
Join us outside in the new Hampton Street Plaza for a chance to observe the 1st Quarter Moon through the library's telescope. Drop by anytime between 7:00pm and 8:00pm.
STEM/STEAM, Nature
Programs for Families, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Tue, May 22
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, May 22
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
11:00 am
Tue, May 22
Main
Do you have a specific question about how to use computers or access Richland Library’s electronic resources? Drop-in to our Computer and eReady Basics Learning Lab for personalized assistance. Learn basic computer skills such as using a mouse, saving files to a computer, navigating the Internet, or setting up and using an email account. Or learn to download audiobooks, eBooks, comics, magazines, music, movies and more to your device as well as discover the best in educational apps for your family! Bring your questions on how to be computer and e-savvy. For more information call 929-3400.
Computer Class
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
11:00 am
Tue, May 22
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, May 22
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
1:00 pm
Tue, May 22
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+
2:00 pm
Tue, May 22
Main
Meeting Space 213
Please join Jerry Wallulis for a discussion of philosophical topics exploring the life and teachings of Soren Kierkegaard: The First Critic of Modern Life and First Existentialist. Please contact 929-3469 for further details.
Book Group
Programs for Adults

Study Nights ★ Staff Pick

5:30 pm
Tue, May 22
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Looking for a quiet space to get ready for exams? Stop by for a couple of hours of studious peace in the Ballentine Meeting Room.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Tue, May 22
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Create robots, cities, creatures and more with LEGO building blocks.
Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Tue, May 22
Main
Studio 220
Romare Bearden, a North Carolina native, was known for his love of music and the way he beautifully blended visual art and jazz together in his collages. We will explore and create collages in the ways for which Romare was so well-known.
Maker
Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, May 22
Main
Auditorium
Chef Sarah Simmons will lead a discussion on why the ultimate failure is the fear of failing, lessons learned and how Chef Sarah turned her darkest business moments into her greatest opportunities.
Business Event
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, May 22
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Join St. Andrews library in celebrating BAD movie classics! This Tuesday: Sam Jones IS Flash Gordon in the awesomely bad 1980 classic with soundtrack by Queen.
Movies
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
6:00 pm
Tue, May 22
Sandhills
Meeting Room
This workshop will help teens learn how to build a successful resume when they have little to no work experience. It includes how to write for the audience, how to label any experience, and how to apply for the job. We will also provide online resources for job searching, so teens know exactly what is available to them.
13 - 18
6:30 pm
Tue, May 22
Main
Theater
April N. Vance, Attorney, from MacVance Attorneys, LLC will present information about Immigration Law Issues. This event will be an hour-long presentation with a brief question-and-answer session following the presentation.
Legal
Adults, Programs for Adults
9:00 am
Wed, May 23
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
9:30 am
Wed, May 23
Main
Choose from seasonal produce from Livingston Farms and Little Mountain Homestead as well as local honey from Uncle Sonny's Honey.
Health and Wellness
Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Wed, May 23
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, May 23
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, May 23
Cooper
Children's Area
The littlest gardeners get hands on experience from soil prep through harvest. Come rain or shine and dress for a mess!
Children, Gardening, Go Green
Programs for Young Children, 3-5
10:30 am
Wed, May 23
St. Andrews
Children's Area
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
Wed, May 23
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
2:30 pm
Wed, May 23
Main
Career Coaching Center
Career Coaches will be available to answer your résumé questions on a first-come, first-served basis.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
4:00 pm
Wed, May 23
Main
Teen Gaming Room
We're watching the newest addition to the Star Wars saga! Answer General Leia's call and join the Resistance in our Teen Center! For ages 12 to 18.
Teens, Movies
13 - 18, Programs for Teens

Everything Manga ★ Staff Pick

5:00 pm
Wed, May 23
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Watch anime, discuss manga, and play games with fellow fans! Whether you've only just become interested in the medium or have long been an otaku, we have a chair for you.
Teens
13 - 18, Adults, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Wed, May 23
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Join us to discuss “In the Unlikely Event”, by Judy Blume. To arrange to pick up a copy of the book or to ask questions call Chantal Wilson at 929-3400.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults

Yoga Fusion ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Wed, May 23
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Tight muscles limit our range of motion and often set our body up for impending injury. This mat based class infuses concepts from Yoga, Pilates and Barre that will help correct muscle imbalances, extend flexibility and build strength. All levels welcome. Multiple options, progressions and modifications are given.
Health and Wellness
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Wed, May 23
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Learn how to make “black gold” in your own yard by composting kitchen scraps, yard clippings, and other materials. Your garden will thank you for the added nutrients! Richland County Master Gardeners will teach you various methods and structures used in composting.
Gardening
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
9:30 am
Thu, May 24
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, May 24
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, May 24
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, May 24
St. Andrews
Collaboration Space
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!
Sew Divine
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Thu, May 24
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
10:30 am
Thu, May 24
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Birds, bees, butterflies, bats and moths are busy helping make sure we have nuts, berries and beautiful flowers. Learn more about these useful animals and how they help plants grow.
STEM/STEAM, Children
3-5, 6-8, Programs for Young Children
11:30 am
Thu, May 24
Cooper
Learn to knit or work through a knotty situation with master knitter Boykin Exum. No prior experience needed! Beginners and master knitters are welcome!
Craft, Storytime, Sew Divine
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
2:30 pm
Thu, May 24
Main
Meeting Space 205
Is having an online presence stopping you from fulfilling your entrepreneurial dreams? Book a one-on-one appointment to find out how you can establish your business online without the upfront cost of a professional webmaster. If registration is filled, please contact Kelsey T in Studio Services at 929-3445 for additional times.
Maker, Business Event, Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Thu, May 24
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd 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 using Microsoft programs.
Computer Class
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Thu, May 24
Main
Sign up for an appointment by registering for this event. We will work on an organizational system for your photographs, both physical and digital, in a one on one appointment. If you have boxes of old family photographs that are showing signs of deterioration, we will go over tips on how to utilize Adobe Photoshop to help preserve your family memories. If registration is filled, please contact Jennifer in Studio Services at 929-3445.
Maker
Adults
3:30 pm
Thu, May 24
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

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