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10:00 am
Sat, Dec 1
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs, and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Sat, Dec 1
Main
Storytime 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
10:30 am
Sat, Dec 1
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Come for a viewing of an episode of an anime, discuss your favorite shows and manga, and enjoy some delicious snacks!
Teens, Movies
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
11:00 am
Sat, Dec 1
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
Sat, Dec 1
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, Dec 1
North Main
Children's Room
Talk, sing, read, write and play as we build your child’s literacy skills.
Storytime
Children All Ages
11:00 am
Sat, Dec 1
Eastover
Meeting Room
Walk your way to increased health, fitness, happiness and productivity. We will use Leslie Sansone’s walk workout series to increase our circulation, tone our bodies, and improve our health so we can look and feel great for the Spring and Summer. Remember to wear/bring comfortable workout clothes/shoes, accessories, and please check with your healthcare provider before starting a workout program. *Bottled water/snacks will be provided.
Health and Wellness
Adults, 13 - 18
11:00 am
Sat, Dec 1
Main
Career Coaching Center
Career Coaches will be available to answer your LinkedIn questions on a first-come, first-served basis.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
1:00 pm
Sat, Dec 1
Main
Meeting Space 213
Thank goodness its over! NaNoWriMo is always great from start to finish! Come to enjoy light refreshment and celebrate whether you finished or not!
Adults

Ukulele Jam 101 ★ Staff Pick

2:45 pm
Sat, Dec 1
Main
Auditorium
Is lack of experience keeping you from attending one of our awesome ukulele jams? Come out to Ukulele Jam 101 for an introduction to everything you need to know to get started. We'll cover the basics of holding the instrument, strumming, forming chords and following a chord chart. Ukuleles will be available to borrow, though you are welcome to bring your own. Come for the basics and then stay for the jam!
Art in the Library
Adults, Adults 55+, 13 - 18
3:00 pm
Sat, Dec 1
Eastover
Meeting Room
Learn how to use Microsoft Publisher (2013) to create newsletters, flyers, and brochures. Registration is required.Prerequisite: Microsoft Word (2013) class or solid Word experience.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Sat, Dec 1
Cooper
Delve into the art of Furoshiki, or Japanese cloth wrapping. We will play and discuss the different uses, folding styles, and knots. Materials will be provided, but you are welcome to bring any square scarf of fabric you would like to play with.
Maker, Craft, Holiday Programs
Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens, Adults 55+

Ukulele Jam ★ Staff Pick

3:30 pm
Sat, Dec 1
Main
Auditorium
Ukulele enthusiasts meet for a relaxed and fun jam session. Newbies and seasoned strummers welcome! Never played before but still interested in attending? Join us at 2:45 pm for Ukulele Jam 101, where you'll get an introduction to the basics and then stay for the jam! We'll have ukuleles on hand for you to borrow.
Art in the Library
Adults, Adults 55+, 13 - 18

Holiday Cookie Decorating ★ Staff Pick

3:30 pm
Sat, Dec 1
Ballentine
Registration opens 11/01/2018
Learn how to decorate cookies with icing to give them an extra special touch. Supplies provided. Registration Required
Holiday Programs
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
4:00 pm
Sat, Dec 1
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
You did it! Come celebrate all the writing that you accomplished this month!
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Sun, Dec 2
Main
Meeting Space 213
Come share with librarians and fellow readers what you’re reading, what you’re planning on reading, what you need advice on reading, or what you absolutely hated reading! Structured around the Broader Bookshelf challenge, this group will combine reading recommendations by our expert librarians, book related activities, and lively discussion.
Book Group
Adults, Adults 55+
3:00 pm
Sun, Dec 2
Main
Teen Makerspace
Need access to tutoring and brain fuel to get you through the semester? Find homework help and resources Sundays in the Teen Center. Connect with in-person tutors, online tutors, use laptops, grab some snacks and more!
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
Mon, Dec 3
Eastover
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. Bring your questions on how to be computer and e-savvy. For more information call 353-8584.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
Mon, Dec 3
Eastover
Do you have a struggling reader? If so, bring the reader to the Eastover Library for a one on one to read with a Reading Buddy.The reader will gain self confidence, reading skills, academic growth and a new desire to read. Please come in in person or call to make a reservation @353-8584 with Yolonda.
Children
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children
10:00 am
Mon, Dec 3
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Your baby will love storytime while increasing vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories & songs.
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months
10:00 am
Mon, Dec 3
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Registration opens 11/03/2018
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
11:00 am
Mon, Dec 3
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Drop in with your child and experience this educational, self directed exploration of a different topic each week. Develop social skills while exploring literacy-related subjects.
Children
Programs for Families
4:30 pm
Mon, Dec 3
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 traditions and holidays and play large group games together.
Teens, Movies, Multicultural
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
5:30 pm
Mon, Dec 3
Main
Production Stage
Drop-in orientation for the Studio Services's Production Stage. No appointment required. This session lasts 30-45 minutes. It covers the equipment in the stage; basic setup, teardown, and workflow; policies and procedures; and how to reserve the room.NOTE: This is not a class. We will not be teaching a skill during this time. You can check our Events page for specific workshops. If you are interested in a Media Arts skill we are not currently offering a class on, you can request a Book A Learning Coach session.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Mon, Dec 3
Eastover
Meeting Room
Do you know how to hand sew? No? Great! We have the needles, fabric and thread; you bring the hands, creativity, and curiosity. We will learn how to create cute little gifts for yourself or your love ones.
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Mon, Dec 3
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Master storyteller Donald Sweeper performs the Dickens' classic with a Gullah twist.
Performance
Children All Ages, Adults, Programs for Families
6:30 pm
Mon, Dec 3
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Wear your pajamas and snuggle up for bedtime stories and songs.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:30 pm
Mon, Dec 3
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Registration opens 11/01/2018
Looking for a special gift? How about a gift handmade by you in the Makerspace at Richland Library St. Andrews?
Maker, Holiday Programs
Programs for Adults, Adults 55+, Adults

Hablamos Spanish ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Mon, Dec 3
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Conversation circle for folks wanting to brush up their Spanish
Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Dec 3
Main
BCR Classroom
Learn how to use Microsoft Publisher (2013) to create newsletters, flyers, and brochures. Registration is required. Prerequisite: Microsoft Word (2013) class or solid Word experience.
Computer Class, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Tue, Dec 4
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Join us for a short storytime, then head over to the Maker Lab for a STEAM activity for future Einsteins.
STEM/STEAM, Storytime
3-5
10:30 am
Tue, Dec 4
Main
Storytime Room
Simple art activities for the very young. Dress for a mess. For ages 2-5.
Craft, Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children, Programs for Families
10:30 am
Tue, Dec 4
North Main
Children's Room
Share stories, songs, and much more while building literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children
11:00 am
Tue, Dec 4
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Practice your English-language conversation with other internationals in a comfortable, relaxed environment.
Let's Speak English
Adults, Programs for Adults
12:30 pm
Tue, Dec 4
Main
Writer's Room 211
Did you know that representatives from Titan Group, 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 other Tuesday from 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM? They are available to enroll you and answer any questions about the program you may have.A sign-in sheet is posted outside of room 211 on Tuesdays. This program is first-come, first served.Please note that this organization does not always have phones available. They are willing to install a SIM card on many unlocked, SIM-enabled smartphone. You can bring your own phone to see if it can be activated. 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 Titan Group 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, Dec 4
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+
6:00 pm
Tue, Dec 4
Main
Children's Craft Area
Increase your reading skills by learning the tricks to decoding unfamiliar words, practicing comprehension, and building fluency. For third graders only, you must pre-register to attend. For third graders. Call 929-3434 to reserve your space.
Workshop, Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Tue, Dec 4
Eastover
Meeting Room
Join us at EO Library for Anime/Manga fun: We'll discuss our favorite topics, the hottest new shows out and maybe have some anime inspire crafty fun!
Children
13 - 18, Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Dec 4
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Join May Vokaty, owner of the Alpaca Experience located in Ridgeway, SC, to learn the business of running a small farm with alpaca, goats, chickens, rabbits, and more! This event is brought to you by a Learning Center grant.
Business Event, Workshop
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Dec 4
Main
Studio 220
A drawing workshop for beginners and anyone who enjoys realistic drawing. We will learn techniques for drawing from life, while incorporating ways to create expressive art.
Maker
Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Dec 4
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Expression is the language through which words move and elevate minds. Come out and express your talent through the art of poetry, spoken-word, karaoke, and more. Open Mic for Poets, Singers, Lyricists, Musicians, and more @ Richland Library St. Andrews. Get ready for an awesome time!!!*Light Refreshments Provided*
Performance
Adults, Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
9:00 am
Wed, Dec 5
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, Dec 5
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, Dec 5
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, Dec 5
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

Hello Baby! ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Wed, Dec 5
Wheatley
Grow your baby's vocabulary, listening, and motor skills with stories and songs. This storytime is designed for infants and lap babies.
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Wed, Dec 5
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Registration opens 11/28/2018
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, Dec 5
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Drop in and experience this educational, self directed exploration of a different topic each week. Develop social skills while exploring literacy-related subjects.
Children
Programs for Families
6:30 pm
Wed, Dec 5
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Learn how to extend the life of your holiday greenery and indoor plants and how to use them in decorating by attending this presentation by Richland County Master Gardeners. Care of poinsettias, Thanksgiving and Christmas cacti, and other plants, as well as, how to force bulbs such as paperwhites and amaryllis will be discussed.
Gardening
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
6:30 pm
Wed, Dec 5
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Registration opens 11/05/2018
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. Prerequisite: Solid mouse and keyboarding skills.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults

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