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3:30 pm
Wed, May 16
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Practice reading with a furry friend.
Children
6-8, 9-12
4:00 pm
Wed, May 16
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join us for Teen Gaming Night! PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Atari, and Retro Board Game fun!
Teens, Gaming
13 - 18
6:00 pm
Wed, May 16
Eastover
Meeting Room
Come on out to EO and create a unique painting all your own for yourself or someone special.
Art in the Library
13 - 18, Programs for Adults

Yoga Fusion ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Wed, May 16
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 16
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Join us for the viewing of Voices from Vietnam: Reflecting at the Wall, a documentary TV film produced by Modos Media, a Blythewood based video production company. Veterans reflect on their experiences serving in the Vietnam War while visiting “The Wall that Heals” when the traveling exhibit came to Blythewood in 2016. Discussion will follow the documentary.
Local History, Community Conversation
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
7:00 pm
Wed, May 16
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join Cola Makerspace to share projects, knowledge, and making ideas and tips
Maker
Adults
9:30 am
Thu, May 17
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 17
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 17
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 17
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
11:00 am
Thu, May 17
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
11:30 am
Thu, May 17
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+
1:00 pm
Thu, May 17
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Lively discussion of engaging fiction and nonfiction works.
Book Group
Adults
2:00 pm
Thu, May 17
St. Andrews
Makerspace
We’re breaking out some of our craft supplies to keep boredom at bay! Drop-in any time from 2:00 – 4:00pm in our Makerspace.
Children, Craft
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children

Google What? ★ Staff Pick

2:30 pm
Thu, May 17
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Basic introduction to the basics of what Google offers: Gmail, Google Docs, Google Drive.
Programs for Adults

Tween Open Lab ★ Staff Pick

3:30 pm
Thu, May 17
Main
Storytime Room
Have a dance party, get crafty or game on in this Choose Your Own Adventure Tween Takeover.
Children, Gaming, Craft
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:30 pm
Thu, May 17
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
4:00 pm
Thu, May 17
Sandhills
Steam Corner
Did you know that dogs LOVE stories? Pick out a book and read to a certified pet therapy dog. An excellent opportunity for struggling or new readers.
Children
Programs for School Age Children, 6-8, 3-5

Kid's Chess Hour ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, May 17
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, May 17
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, May 17
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Join your community in reading "The Shipping News" by Annie Proulx and taking part in a discussion with fellow readers.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, May 17
Main
Makerspace
Registration opens 04/26/2018
In the Handmade Home series, we will be creating small projects to decorate or use in your home. In this installment we will be creating candle holders out of concrete. Please come dressed for a mess with closed toed shoes.*all materials provided
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, May 17
Main
BCR Classroom
Richland County Office of Small Business Opportunity will come to the library to discuss the benefits of obtaining SLBE certification, and how it can benefit Richland County businesses. Small local business opportunities include, but are not limited to construction, architectural, engineering, professional services, non-professional services and wholesale services. Richland County Office of Small Business Opportunity (OSBO) will be offering eligibility instructions to the small local business community in Richland County on how they can apply and become a Certified SLBE to do business with the County.
Business Event
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Thu, May 17
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join us for a fun and relaxed group painting project.
Summer Learning Challenge, Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Thu, May 17
Main
Post Production Lab
Model, sculpt, and render! These workshops appeal to both novices and advanced users. Each 3D Thursday will cover basics and a different technique using Blender, MeshMixer, and other free tools.
Maker, Workshop
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Fri, May 18
Cooper
Children's Area
Simple art fun with stories to boot. Dress for a mess!
Children, Craft, Storytime
Programs for Young Children, 3-5
10:30 am
Fri, May 18
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
11:00 am
Fri, May 18
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
3:00 pm
Fri, May 18
Eastover
Meeting Room
We've got a Wii and XBox and you know how to play it. Join us to enjoy your favorite games. Welcome to bring your own game(s).
Gaming
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
3:00 pm
Fri, May 18
Main
Teen Makerspace
Want to test your Maker skills? We're bringing out our sewing machines and learning the basics one stitch at a time.
Maker, Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
10:00 am
Sat, May 19
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children

Microsoft Excel (2013) ★ Staff Pick

10:00 am
Sat, May 19
Ballentine
Meeting Room
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, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Sat, May 19
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, May 19
Blythewood
Meeting Room
This Teen Talks workshop will give you the tools and templates you need to create a professional resume. Don't worry if you have no previous work experience, we'll show you how to highlight your skills and strengths.
Teens, Job and Career
13 - 18
11:00 am
Sat, May 19
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 19
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 19
North Main
Children's Room
Share stories, songs and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime
Children All Ages

Hurricane Preparedness ★ Staff Pick

2:00 pm
Sat, May 19
Sandhills
Auditorium
Are you ready? The 2018 hurricane season starts June 1, and a group of the nation’s top hurricane forecasters are predicting an above-average season – with as many as 14 named storms. We want to keep you and your family ahead of the storm by having an engaged conversation on weather patterns, potential storm impact and storm preparedness. Hear from a panel of experts from:• WLTX• South Carolina Emergency Management Division• National Weather Service• American Red CrossAfter the panel discussion, explore resources and tools that would be perfect additions to your own hurricane preparedness kit.
Community Awareness
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Sat, May 19
Eastover
Meeting Room
Show off your skills and moves in an afternoon of fun and friendly competition with the popular video game Just Dance.
Gaming, Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens, Programs for School Age Children
3:00 pm
Sat, May 19
Main
Meeting Space 214
This workshop will provide participants with a basic understanding of how mindfulness can help them create more focus and peace in everyday life. Participants will learn how to create a formal, daily mindfulness practice using mandala circle drawings.In addition, participants will be invited to take part in a larger painting project alongside facilitator, Mary How, MA, ATR-BC, that will become a part of the AwakeningSoul 2018 event in the mountains of North Carolina. Mary is an artist and art therapist that practices and teaches regular mindfulness, emotional health and stress management.
Maker
Adults
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
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 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
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

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
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

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