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3:00 pm
Sun, Feb 26
Main
Second Level Programming Space
Did you know that South Carolina is chock full of amazing writers? Come discover great books written by talented locals. Meet and mingle with authors and add some signed books to your collection. From poetry and history to inspirational books and mysteries, there is something for everyone. Part of the Deckle Edge Literary Festival.
Author Event
Adults, 13 - 18, Programs for Families
3:30 pm
Sun, Feb 26
Main
Meeting Space 214
An author panel with Bren McClain, Carla Damron, and Deno Trakas. Moderated by Tim Conroy.Part of the Deckle Edge Literary Festival
Author Event
Adults, 13 - 18
3:30 pm
Sun, Feb 26
Main
Theater
Featuring Chuck Brown, John Pading, and Shigeharu Kobayashi.Part of the Deckle Edge Literary Festival
Author Event
Adults, 13 - 18
3:30 pm
Sun, Feb 26
Main
Meeting Space 213
Featuring Len Lawson, Al Black, Marcus Amaker, and Melissa Reese. Moderated by City of Columbia Poet Laureate Ed Madden.Part of the Deckle Edge Literary Festival
Author Event
Adults, 13 - 18
10:00 am
Mon, Feb 27
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Introduce your baby to the world of books and nurture a love of reading with stories, rhymes, and songs. This storytime is geared for crawlers.
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Mon, Feb 27
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Become familiar with using electronic mail to create, send, and receive messages. Learn how to save contacts and tips for identifying junk mail. Please register online. Prerequisite: You must have an accessible email account and solid mouse and keyboarding skills.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Mon, Feb 27
Main
Makerspace
Open access to the fiber art tools and space in the Makerspace! Come work on a project, play with new tools, or ask an expert for help.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Mon, Feb 27
Main
Theater
Do you like to use words like tsundere, shojo, or doujinshi? If so - or if you’re just curious - the doors of T.O.A.S.T., the Team Of Anime Seeking Teens, are open to you. We watch fresh-picked anime series every Monday at 6:00, learn brief Japanese lessons, and enjoy anime-based games and crafts. (Bread not included)
Teens, Multicultural, Movies
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:30 pm
Mon, Feb 27
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
10:30 am
Tue, Feb 28
Main
Storytime Room - Children's Room
Help your toddler discover the alphabet, numbers and other concepts while building social skills and learning about our world. For ages 2-3.
Storytime, Children
1-2, 3-5, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Tue, Feb 28
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, Programs for School Age Children
11:00 am
Tue, Feb 28
Southeast
Meeting Room
Interested in knitting, needlework, scrapbooking or other crafts? Bring your own portable craft project and share with your fellow crafters!
Sew Divine
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Tue, Feb 28
Northeast
Conference Room
Interested in knitting, needlework, scrapbooking or other crafts? Bring your own portable craft project and share with your fellow crafters!
Sew Divine
Adults, Programs for Adults
1:00 pm
Tue, Feb 28
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+
1:30 pm
Tue, Feb 28
Wheatley
Did you know that the Goodwill Job Connection provides computer access, job leads, application and resume assistance, SLED Reports, and job fairs? Drop in at this informal information session at Richland Library Wheatley to speak with an Employment Specialist from Goodwill and get registered for any of these services.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Teens, Programs for Adults
2:00 pm
Tue, Feb 28
Main
Production Stage
Do you want to use our photography and filmmaking equipment?Learn how to properly setup, operate, and break down the equipment in the Studio Services' Production Stage. This session will NOT help you become proficient with photography or filmmaking techniques, just with the use of our facility.***Orientation is required to use the Production Stage on your own.
Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults
3:00 pm
Tue, Feb 28
Main
Production Stage
Do you want to use our audio recording equipment?Learn how to properly setup, operate, and break down the equipment in the Studio Services' Production Stage. This session will NOT help you become proficient with recording technology, just with the use of our facility.***Orientation is required to use the Production Stage on your own.
Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults
3:00 pm
Tue, Feb 28
Main
Makerspace
Come learn the basics of the table saw. We will cover safety and different cuts you can make. There will be no take home project but you will leave with basic knowledge and understanding in using this saw. Please be sure to wear closed toed shoes and you can bring your own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) or it will be provided for you.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:30 pm
Tue, Feb 28
Main
Storytime Room - Children's Room
Get ready for kindergarten! Your child will gain confidence and independence in this kids-only storytime. For ages 3-5.
Storytime, Children
3-5, Programs for Young Children
5:30 pm
Tue, Feb 28
Southeast
Need a quiet place to study? Come to the teen area on Tuesday evenings to get your work done. Library staff will be available to give you a hand with finding resources.
Teens
Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Tue, Feb 28
Wheatley
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
6:30 pm
Tue, Feb 28
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Come and join us as we read and discuss great books! To register please come by, or call 754-7734.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
7:00 pm
Tue, Feb 28
Southeast
Meeting Room
Internationals, join our conversation
Let's Speak English
Adults, Programs for Adults
12:00 am
Wed, Mar 1
Eastover
Free Notary Public service is available. Please call @803 353-8584 or come in in person for an appointment.
Legal
Adults, Programs for Adults
12:00 am
Wed, Mar 1
Eastover
Calling all amateur photographers! The Eastover Library is looking for your take on life as seen through your photos. Drop off your 8x10 photo or come in to the library to print your photo March 1st through March 31st. Two categories to choose from: General Picture This or Picture Eastover (submitted photos must have been photographed in Eastover.) Please call 803-353-8584 for more information. Voting will be done by the public April 1st-April 15th.
Art in the Library
Adults, 13 - 18, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Wed, Mar 1
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
10:00 am
Wed, Mar 1
Eastover
Meeting Room
Join us for a special storytime celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss!
Children, Storytime
Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Wed, Mar 1
Sandhills
Children's Maker
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, Mar 1
Sandhills
Children's Maker
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
10:30 am
Wed, Mar 1
Southeast
Meeting Room
Your baby will love storytime while increasing vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories and songs.
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2
10:30 am
Wed, Mar 1
Wheatley
Share songs and stories with infants up to 24 months
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2
11:00 am
Wed, Mar 1
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
2:30 pm
Wed, Mar 1
Main
Makerspace
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
2:30 pm
Wed, Mar 1
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Meet, make, and mingle with your creative community. All experience levels welcome!
Maker
Adults, 13 - 18
3:30 pm
Wed, Mar 1
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
6:00 pm
Wed, Mar 1
Eastover
Meeting Room
Challenge your friends to Wii U or Xbox 360 games!
Children, Teens
Children All Ages, Adults, Programs for Families
6:30 pm
Wed, Mar 1
Southeast
Meeting Room
Learning Spanish? Ya lo hablas? Join us on the first and third Wednesday evenings every month and enjoy an hour of some relaxed Spanish chitchat.
Multicultural
Adults, 13 - 18, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Wed, Mar 1
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
12:00 am
Thu, Mar 2
Eastover
Calling all amateur photographers! The Eastover Library is looking for your take on life as seen through your photos. Drop off your 8x10 photo or come in to the library to print your photo March 1st through March 31st. Two categories to choose from: General Picture This or Picture Eastover (submitted photos must have been photographed in Eastover.) Please call 803-353-8584 for more information. Voting will be done by the public April 1st-April 15th.
Art in the Library
Adults, 13 - 18, Programs for Families
9:00 am
Thu, Mar 2
North Main
Pop-Up Space
Come hear the details about the job training programs that Goodwill offers here in the Midlands. Learn about training and certifications in Retail, Certified Nurse Aide (CNA), Call Center, Food Service and Custodial Technician. A Goodwill representative will provide information about program requirements, start dates and the selection process. Best of all, you can fill out an application for the program of your choice onsite! Please register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Thu, Mar 2
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
10:30 am
Thu, Mar 2
Southeast
Meeting Room
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime
Programs for Families, Children All Ages
10:30 am
Thu, Mar 2
Northeast
Conference Room
Share songs and stories with babies from birth to age 3.
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2
11:00 am
Thu, Mar 2
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Interested in knitting, crocheting, needlework,or other crafts? Bring your own portable craft project and share with fellow crafters!
Sew Divine, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:30 pm
Thu, Mar 2
Main
Second Level Programming Space
Come and make a custom button. You will be able to select an image to size and then use the Tecre 2"inch round button maker.
Maker, Craft
Adults
3:30 pm
Thu, Mar 2
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
3:30 pm
Thu, Mar 2
North Main
Digital Zone
We've got a Playstation 4 and Wii U and we know how to use them. Join us on the first Thursday of each at North Main to enjoy a rotating schedule of consoles and games.
Gaming, Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
4:00 pm
Thu, Mar 2
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Even if it is wet and the sun is not sunny, we will have lots of good fun that is funny. Don't sit around with nothing to do, joins us right here for a story or two.
Children All Ages
4:30 pm
Thu, Mar 2
North Main
Networking Center
Chess can help improve concentration and focus, thinking skills, logical reasoning and calculation. Learn how to play chess and play against others with varied levels of experience.
Gaming
9-12, 13 - 18, Programs for School Age Children
5:30 pm
Thu, Mar 2
Eastover
Meeting Room
Handwriting strengthens brain connections and contributes to academic success. It’s true! Come have fun building those handwriting muscles! For students ages 6 - 12.
Workshop, Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children

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