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1:00 pm
Tue, Nov 6
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+
2:30 pm
Tue, Nov 6
Main
BCR Classroom
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+
4:00 pm
Tue, Nov 6
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join us as we take ordinary tires and make them into beautiful planters.
Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Nov 6
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, Nov 6
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, Nov 6
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, Nov 6
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
6:00 pm
Tue, Nov 6
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Meet with North Main's career coach for resume guidance. Space is limited, so please register
Workshop
Adults, Programs for Adults
9:00 am
Wed, Nov 7
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, Nov 7
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, Nov 7
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, Nov 7
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, Nov 7
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, Nov 7
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Registration opens 10/31/2018
Interested in basket weaving? Bring your own supplies and share your skills with fellow basket weavers!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Wed, Nov 7
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Richland Library cares very much about the community and is proud to provide FREE flu shots in partnership with Walgreens Pharmacy.
Health and Wellness, Social Work, Community Awareness
Adults, 13 - 18, Programs for Families
2:00 pm
Wed, Nov 7
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
2:30 pm
Wed, Nov 7
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Registration opens 10/28/2018
Do you have a specific question about how to use computers or find your way around the Internet? 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. Register for personalized assistance!
Computer Class
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
3:30 pm
Wed, Nov 7
Main
Storytime Room
Experiment with numbers, create patterns, and problem solve through books and hands-on activities. For ages 3-5.
Storytime, Children
3-5
3:30 pm
Wed, Nov 7
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Do you llove llamas? We do! Join us for some llively llama stories, then make a llovely llama craft. Please sign up in advance.
Storytime
3-5, 6-8, Programs for Young Children
4:00 pm
Wed, Nov 7
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Work together as a team to learn simple and delicious recipes. Children must have an adult present to participate.
Cooking
Programs for Families
4:30 pm
Wed, Nov 7
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Join fellow writers and NaNoWriMo participants as you work on the first draft of your novel.
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Wed, Nov 7
Eastover
Meeting Room
Join an attorney representative from the South Carolina Bar Association to learn about Landlord/Tenant Law Issues.
Workshop
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Wed, Nov 7
Main
Meeting Space 213
Don’t let the winter doldrums get you down. Richland County Master Gardeners will show you ways to bring interest and color into the winter garden through plants and by attracting colorful wildlife to your garden.
Gardening, Maker
Adults

Frankenstein – My Mother ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Wed, Nov 7
Ballentine
Meeting Room
In 1880 at Boscombe Manor, Sir Percy Florence Shelley, Baronet, the aging son of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, recalls his extraordinary mother and her most celebrated literary achievement -- Frankenstein. Performed by Richland Library favorite Howard Burnham in celebration of the 200th anniversary of this classic novel.
Performance
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Wed, Nov 7
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Don’t stop gardening in the autumn! It’s the perfect time to plant bulbs for color in the spring! Learn about which bulbs should be considered as annuals in our hot South Carolina climate and which come back year after year.
Gardening
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
6:30 pm
Wed, Nov 7
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Learn the basics of creating documents using Microsoft Word (2013). Registration is required.Prerequisite: Solid mouse and keyboarding skills.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
9:30 am
Thu, Nov 8
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Grow your baby’s vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories and songs. This storytime is designed for infants and babies ages 0-24 months.
Storytime, Children
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Nov 8
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Nov 8
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, Nov 8
St. Andrews
Makerspace
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
2:30 pm
Thu, Nov 8
Main
BCR Classroom
Learn intermediate skills for Microsoft Word (2013), such as creating lists, using headers and footers, working with tables, and adding pictures and graphics.Prerequisite: Microsoft Word (2013) class or solid Word experience.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:30 pm
Thu, Nov 8
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Come move and groove with Richland Library St. Andrews adults and seniors. For more information, call (803)-772-6675.
Health and Wellness
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
3:30 pm
Thu, Nov 8
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

Trowel Huggers ★ Staff Pick

4:00 pm
Thu, Nov 8
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Hands-on experiences in the garden cultivating a connection to the origins of food.
Gardening
13 - 18, 9-12, Programs for Families
4:00 pm
Thu, Nov 8
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Spend a few minutes sharing a story with Madonna, a certified therapy dog. Sign up for your time slot as soon as you arrive, as space is limited!
Children
9-12, 6-8
6:00 pm
Thu, Nov 8
North Main
Children's Room
Wear your pajamas and snuggle up for stories and songs.
Children, Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Thu, Nov 8
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

Kid's Chess Hour ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Nov 8
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
The Kid's Chess Hour is an opportunity for kids of all levels to come together and play and learn the game of chess. Kid's hour is much the same as an adult chess club - but for kids. Sam Copeland (The reigning South Carolina champion and twice South Carolina's high school champion (2002 and 2003)) or another strong chess player will always be on hand to help coach and teach the kids. Games and puzzles will be available.
Gaming, Workshop
Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Teens, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Thu, Nov 8
Ballentine
Living Room
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, Nov 8
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Job seekers, come to Career…Encore! to meet and share the challenges of looking for employment with other persons—whether younger or older, unemployed, underemployed, or seeking a career transition, the desire is the same: to find work that is purposeful and, of course, comes with a paycheck! Join us!
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Thu, Nov 8
Main
BCR Classroom
We will talk about strategies to build or improve an existingwebsite. Whether you’ve had a website for 10 years or you’re just getting started, this workshop will give you the information you need to plan, create—or recreate—your site to accomplish business goals.
Computer Class, Business Event, Maker
Adults
7:00 pm
Thu, Nov 8
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, Nov 9
Blythewood
Meeting Room
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
10:30 am
Fri, Nov 9
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
11:00 am
Fri, Nov 9
Ballentine
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
6:30 pm
Fri, Nov 9
Main
Gallery
We are excited to be exhibiting the works of local artist Shelby LeBlanc in our Gallery at Main! Join us for a chance to mingle and chat with the artist, herself! Or simply come to enjoy perusing her unique figurative drawings and mixed-media paintings. The exhibit will run October 26-December 30.
Exhibit, Art in the Library
Adults
10:00 am
Sat, Nov 10
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Sat, Nov 10
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, Nov 10
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
11:00 am
Sat, Nov 10
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

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