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10:30 am
Tue, Oct 24
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
10:30 am
Tue, Oct 24
Community Event
Hampton-Preston Mansion and Gardens | 1615 Blanding Street
Join Richland Library and Historic Columbia for a special outdoor storytime! Enjoy stories and songs among the scarecrows at the Robert Mills House and then try your hand at old fashioned historic games in gardens. This event is free and open to children of all ages. For more information, please call (803) 988-0891.
Storytime, Children, Nature
Children All Ages, Programs for Families

Hands on Art ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Tue, Oct 24
Blythewood
Simple art fun with stories to boot. Dress for a mess! Registration required.
Children, Art in the Library
3-5, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Tue, Oct 24
Cooper
Do you have a tech question? Puzzled by an e-device? Want to know how to best use our website or surfing the internet? Any tech/computer questions/problems? Call or walk in to reserve a 30-minute or 1-hour in person session with one-on-one technical help. Call 803-787-3462 to book your sesison.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Tue, Oct 24
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Join Health Educators from Palmetto Health for a discussion on Physical Activity.
Health and Wellness
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
11:30 am
Tue, Oct 24
Main
Meeting Space 203
Did you know that representatives from SafeLink 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 SafeLink 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 SafeLink 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 SafeLink Wireless information line at 1-800-723-3546 or by asking a SafeLink representative!
Social Work
Adults
1:00 pm
Tue, Oct 24
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+
3:00 pm
Tue, Oct 24
Main
Makerspace
Ever need to hem a skirt? Come learn the basic stitches used in hand-sewing. These techniques will help you repair, adjust, or create clothes and goods for your home. All materials provided.
Craft, Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults
4:00 pm
Tue, Oct 24
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, Oct 24
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Join Allison Terracio, certified yoga instructor for beginner yoga sessions.
Health and Wellness
Adults, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Tue, Oct 24
Main
BCR Classroom
This Educational Seminar will provide the facts on owning a Franchise: Costs, Skills Required, Types, Pros & Cons. You will obtain all the information you need to decide “IF” this is a career path for you to further research. Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Oct 24
Blythewood
Learn how to make easy duct tape earrings. Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own fancy tape if you like. Please sign up in advance.
Teens, Craft
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Tue, Oct 24
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, Oct 24
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Learn basic photography skills using your mobile device camera. You will explore lighting and ways to keep your images interesting!
Maker, Art in the Library
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Tue, Oct 24
Main
Studio 220
Join us on the 2nd level for educational craft and learn the tradition of sugar skulls and the importance of this Mexican Holiday.
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for School Age Children
9:00 am
Wed, Oct 25
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, Oct 25
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, Oct 25
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
10:30 am
Wed, Oct 25
Ballentine
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a Mess!
Craft, Children
3-5, Programs for Young Children

Hello, Baby! ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Wed, Oct 25
Main
Children's 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
11:00 am
Wed, Oct 25
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
12:00 pm
Wed, Oct 25
Southeast
Meeting Room
Richland Library is partnering with Walgreens Pharmacy to offer free flu shots.
Health and Wellness, Social Work
Programs for Adults, Programs for Families
2:30 pm
Wed, Oct 25
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
2:30 pm
Wed, Oct 25
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

Byte Size Computer Basics ★ Staff Pick

2:30 pm
Wed, Oct 25
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
3:30 pm
Wed, Oct 25
Sandhills
Steam Corner
Let your imagination run wild as you build and create with Legos in the Sandhills Steam Corner.
STEM/STEAM, Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
5:30 pm
Wed, Oct 25
Eastover
Children's Area
Fun-filled workshops that integrate literacy and science by linking children’s books with inquiry based hands-on science explorations. Presented by EdVenture Children’s Museum, with the Franklin Institute Science Museum and the Free Library of Philadelphia LEAP into Science Family Workshops.
Children, STEM/STEAM
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Wed, Oct 25
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Join us to discuss “Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania”, by Erik Larson.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults

Bookin' It in Ballentine ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Wed, Oct 25
Ballentine
Join us for Ballentine's adult evening book club as we discuss Friction by Sandra Brown. Register by phone or in person.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Wed, Oct 25
Main
BCR Classroom
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, Programs for Adults
9:30 am
Thu, Oct 26
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 26
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 26
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 26
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
Thu, Oct 26
North Main
Children's Room
Have fun Getting your young ones moving to a disco beat.
Health and Wellness
Programs for Young Children, Babies up to 12 months
10:45 am
Thu, Oct 26
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
2:30 pm
Thu, Oct 26
Main
Studio 220
All month we're working with polymer clay to create miniature figurines, polymer jewelry and more!
Maker
Adults
3:30 pm
Thu, Oct 26
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 26
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 26
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Burn Calories and have some fun Hula hooping.
Health and Wellness
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
4:00 pm
Thu, Oct 26
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
6:00 pm
Thu, Oct 26
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, Oct 26
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 26
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, Oct 26
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, Oct 26
Main
Makerspace
Prepare yourself this cold season by making DIY shower vapor tablets, so you can open up your breathing while you shower. These are designed off Vick’s Shower Disks and are infused with eucalyptus and peppermint to aid your breathing if you’re congested. All materials provided, please come prepared to get messy.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Oct 26
Blythewood
Jazz vocalist and poet EboniRamm brings the smooth and swinging sounds of jazz to the library, accompanied by an ensemble group of musicians.
Performance
Adults, 13 - 18, Children All Ages
6:30 pm
Thu, Oct 26
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Have you ever wanted to learn about different cultures and read about foreign lands? Join the International Book Club! This month we are discussing America's First Daughter by Laura Kamoie and Stephanie Dray. To join please come by or call 754-7734 and ask for Zsuzsa.
Book Group
Adults
7:00 pm
Thu, Oct 26
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, Oct 27
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

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