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11:00 am
Sat, May 12
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, May 12
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, May 12
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
12:00 pm
Sat, May 12
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Interested in knitting, needlework, scrapbooking or other crafts? Bring your own portable craft project and share with your fellow crafters!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:00 pm
Sat, May 12
Main
Meeting Space 213
Learn how to make an alternative publication! No prior experience needed! Teens encouraged! Participants will contribute to a D.I.Y. magazine that will be distributed at the Nickelodeon Theatre during its film series “Girls to the Front.” Work with designers and writers to learn how to make an affordable, inventive magazine. Everyone who attends the workshop will design one page for a zine celebrating female and femme creativity and camaraderie. Get ready to contribute poetry, drawings, collage, song lyrics and more. "Girls to the Front" is co-presented by the Nickelodeon Theatre, Girls Rock Columbia, and Unsweetened: Voices from a Feminist South.
Maker
Adults, 13 - 18

Cola Creatives Meetup ★ Staff Pick

2:30 pm
Sat, May 12
Main
Meeting Space 200
Join us at the Main Library for a general interest meeting with fellow creative entrepreneurs. We will be sharing, supporting, and discussing what issues you face as a maker, with subsequent meetups on those topics. Whether you just have an idea, or are a seasoned seller, all are welcome.
Craft, Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Sat, May 12
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Please join us to discuss "The Last Mile", by David Baldacci. If you have questions or would like to arrange to pick up a copy of the book please call Chantal Wilson at 929-3400.
Book Group
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
2:30 pm
Sat, May 12
Main
Meeting Space 203
This program encourages players to develop critical thinking, imagination, socialization, and teamwork skills as well as cultural enrichment developed through playing Dungeons & Dragons tabletop role-playing games. The D&D Adventurers League is an ongoing official organized play campaign for the Dungeons & Dragons game. The game will be held bi-monthly and is open to anyone ages 14 and up.To participate you will need the following:• Read the newest Adventurers League Players Guide before your first game.• The D&D Basic Rules. This PDF document is available for free on the Wizards of the Coast website. • A character sheet. • A D&D Adventurers League adventure logsheet.*Space limited to the first 8 Players.
Gaming, Maker
Adults, Programs for Teens
3:00 pm
Sat, May 12
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Fun and games using books. Please sign up in advance.
Book Group, Children
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:00 pm
Sat, May 12
Eastover
Meeting Room
Are you ready for Mother's Day? Join us and create a personalized Mother's Day Card/Gift for your beloved MOM.
Holiday Programs, Craft
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
3:00 pm
Sat, May 12
Main
Teen Makerspace
Teen Advisory Board is a volunteer organization for young people age 12-18.Teen volunteers help library staff plan and promote programs and services for our community, all while earning volunteer hours. TAB serves as the voice of Richland County teens - are you ready to be heard?
Teens
Children All Ages, Programs for Teens

Mother's Day Gift ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Sat, May 12
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Show your mom that you care by making her a special gift for Mother's Day.
Craft, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families

Teen Advisory Board ★ Staff Pick

3:30 pm
Sat, May 12
Ballentine
Earn volunteer hours by meeting once a month to help plan programs, participate in service projects and have fun!
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
3:00 pm
Sun, May 13
Main
Auditorium
Having taken her first steps into the Jedi world, Rey joins Luke Skywalker on an adventure with Leia, Finn and Poe that unlocks mysteries of the Force and secrets of the past. PG-13, 2:32 min.
Movies
Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Mon, May 14
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 14
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
10:00 am
Mon, May 14
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
3:00 pm
Mon, May 14
Main
Studio 221
This sewing course is for adult beginners who want to learn the very basics about operation, terminology and techniques. The class will include threading the machine and bobbin and learning how to use and adjust stitch settings. You will also make a fun and simple project to practice your new skills! *All materials included
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:30 pm
Mon, May 14
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Have you ever wondered how to find the North Star in the evening sky, or the Big Dipper, or Orion’s Belt? Come and join us to learn about objects in the night skies, and how to identify constellations, stars, and planets by sight.
Children, Nature
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:30 pm
Mon, May 14
Sandhills
Children's Maker
The Children's Maker Space is open to help young artists explore their creative side. Materials are available to draw, paint, and create.
Maker, Summer Learning Challenge, Art in the Library
9-12, 6-8, Programs for School Age Children
4:30 pm
Mon, May 14
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

Hablamos Spanish ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Mon, May 14
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Conversation circle for folks wanting to brush up their Spanish
Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, May 14
Main
BCR Classroom
Learn the basics of building a spreadsheet, creating charts and performing calculations using Microsoft Excel (2013). Prerequisite: Microsoft Word (2013) class or solid Word experience.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, May 14
St. Andrews
Makerspace
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 14
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
RESOLVE-Columbia is a peer-led support group under the National Infertility Association. If you are struggling with infertility, you are not alone. We are here to listen, provide support, and encourage you on your path to parenthood. Please email resolvecolumbia@gmail.com if you need additional information. Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Tue, May 15
St. Andrews
Outdoor Area
The littlest gardeners get hands-on experience with dirt and growing plants, listening to nature stories and getting messy.
Children, Gardening
3-5, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Tue, May 15
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

Let's Speak English ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Tue, May 15
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Practice your English-language conversation with other internationals in a comfortable, relaxed environment.
Let's Speak English, Multicultural
Programs for Adults, Adults 55+, 13 - 18
10:30 am
Tue, May 15
Blythewood
Meeting 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
10:30 am
Tue, May 15
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, May 15
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 15
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 15
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+
3:30 pm
Tue, May 15
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
4:00 pm
Tue, May 15
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Activate your STEAM-engines! Tinker in our Maker Lab with a variety of projects geared towards Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.
STEM/STEAM
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Tue, May 15
Eastover
Children's Area
Wear your pajamas and snuggle up for bedtime stories and songs.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families

Manga/Anime Club ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Tue, May 15
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Experience manga and anime with fellow fans! Connect with new friends while enjoying your favorite print and video series of the popular Japanese phenomena.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Tue, May 15
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Financial professional(s) from Wells Fargo Bank will guide you through this engaging workshop on understanding your credit and its impact on your financial future. You will learn the importance of credit, finances, and how it's used, how to view your credit report, and the difference between good and bad credit. This is a great workshop for adults and teens! Learn how finances and credit can affect car purchases, home buying, credit card applications and much more.
Financial, Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Tue, May 15
Main
Meeting Space 200
Connect with local writers like yourself. Share, learn and get inspired! Contact Lucy in studio services for more information.
Adults
6:30 pm
Tue, May 15
Cooper
Children's Area
In this hands-on workshop for parents, learn how to avoid the summer slide with reading strategies you can use at home to increase your child's fluency and comprehension through fun games, activities, and reading tips.
Workshop
Programs for Parents, Adults
6:30 pm
Tue, May 15
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
9:00 am
Wed, May 16
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 16
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 16
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 16
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 16
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
10:00 am
Wed, May 16
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, May 16
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 16
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Registration opens 05/09/2018
Interested in basket weaving? Bring your own supplies and share your skills with fellow basket weavers!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:30 am
Wed, May 16
Main
Second Level Programming Space
Do you love origami? Or just want to learn a few key techniques? Drop by and spend your lunch break relaxing and learning the ancient art of paper folding.
Maker
Adults

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