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10:30 am
Fri, Jan 20
Northeast
Meeting Room
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess!
Storytime, Craft
3-5
10:30 am
Fri, Jan 20
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, Jan 20
Main
Storytime Room - Children's Room
Get ready to move and shake, shake, shake while listening to stories, songs and more! For 2-5 year olds.
Storytime, Children
1-2, 3-5, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Fri, Jan 20
Ballentine
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, Jan 20
Main
Studio 220
Drop in to Studio 220 during open hours to work on personal art projects using our large studio space, tools and easels. Our Arts Librarian will be on-hand for tips and guidance.
Maker, Art in the Library, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Sat, Jan 21
Main
BCR Classroom
Join Ron King, Program Specialist, Community Development, City of Columbia, for practical tips on making informed decisions regarding budgeting, improving credit, and reducing debt. Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Sat, Jan 21
Main
Post Production Lab
Learn the basics of industry-standard design software by making album art for an imaginary band.No previous experience with Photoshop necessary!
Maker, Workshop
Programs for Adults, Adults
10:30 am
Sat, Jan 21
Main
Children's Room
Live music for families featuring Molly Ledford of Lunch Money and Aaron Graves of Those Lavender Whales. Come dance!
Performance, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Sat, Jan 21
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
11:00 am
Sat, Jan 21
Wheatley
Join us for a discussion of "A Kim Jong-Il Production" by Paul Fisher
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults

Bookbinding ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Sat, Jan 21
Southeast
Meeting Room
Have you ever wanted to bind your own books? Try your hand at some simple yet age-old techniques. Call 776-0855 to save your spot, as space is limited.
Craft, Maker, Workshop
Adults, Programs for Teens, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Sat, Jan 21
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Do you like science or need help with a science project? Come to North Main and we will do some cool projects together.
Children
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families
3:00 pm
Sat, Jan 21
Main
Children's Room
Check out our Tween Advisory Group! Earn service hours, meet new friends and help make your library even more amazing with projects, programs and more. For 6th - 8th graders.
Children, Meetings
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:30 pm
Sat, Jan 21
Eastover
Meeting Room
Learn the basics of forming and shaping clay to make pinch pots while allowing the participants to explore their own creativity and imagination.
Art in the Library
13 - 18, Adults
2:00 pm
Sun, Jan 22
Main
Studio 220
Join us for an all-things-paper making session! Bring your own project and experiment with our paper supplies and cutting equipment. Scrapbooks, greeting cards, gift tags and paper modeling are just a sample of the many creations that you can work on with us.
Craft, Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Mon, Jan 23
Main
Storytime Room - Children's Room
Stories, songs and much more await you and your family at the library.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Mon, Jan 23
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Learn how to perform basic computer tasks using Microsoft Windows. Open programs and learn how to edit and organize files. Please register online.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:00 pm
Mon, Jan 23
Main
Makerspace
If you are a senior who loves to create, craft and collaborate, join us every Monday afternoon in the Workshop. Bring your needlework or any current art project you're working on, use our space and tools if you need them, and enjoy some open studio time with friends old and new.
Maker, Craft, Art in the Library
Adults 55+
4:00 pm
Mon, Jan 23
Northeast
Meeting Room
Struggling with a new device? Have just one or two questions about your laptop or a computer program? Need help downloading ebooks? Get personalized help from our knowledgeable teen volunteers! Call or come in to Richland Library, Northeast to sign up for a 30 minute, personalized help session!
Computer Class
Adults 55+, Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Mon, Jan 23
Main
Meeting Space 214
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
6:00 pm
Mon, Jan 23
Main
Theater
To kick off blog week at Richland Library Main, we will be watching Julie & Julia in the 2nd Level Theater. Bon appétit!
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Mon, Jan 23
Main
3rd Level Programming Space
"We have a system of justice in this country that treats you much better if you're rich and guilty than if you're poor and innocent. Wealth, not culpability, shapes outcomes." -- Bryan StevensonRichland Library continues the social justice conversation with a panel of local experts focusing on wrongful convictions. The program will be facilitated by Don Frierson, longtime host of WGCV’s The Urban Scene. Panelists include:Lenell Geter -- Received national attention after spending 16 months in a Texas prison for a crime he did not commit. He is the subject of a 1987 biopic, Guilty of Innocence: The Lenell Geter Story, which is available in the library's collection.Colin Miller -- In addition to being an Associate Dean and Professor of Law at USC, Mr. Miller has also played a role in the case of Adnan Syed, made famous by the podcast Serial. Currently, he is one of the hosts of the podcast Undisclosed, which this season focuses on the case of Joey Watkins in Georgia.Diana Holt -- An attorney whose well-known case appealing the conviction of Edward Lee Elmore in Greenwood, SC is featured in the book Anatomy of Injustice by Raymond Bonner, which is available at Richland Library.
Community Conversation, Black History Month
Adults, 13 - 18
6:00 pm
Mon, Jan 23
Ballentine
Your Library Needs You! Please join artist Barbara Streeter in this series of workshops as she teaches each community member how to crochet their own gorgeous piece of yarn wisteria. Soon, all of these community created pieces will be added, together, to the larger vine as public art in the new Richland Library Ballentine. No crochet experience required and all ages welcome. Come and create!
Art in the Library, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults, Programs for Families
6:30 pm
Mon, Jan 23
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
10:30 am
Tue, Jan 24
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
10:30 am
Tue, Jan 24
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
11:00 am
Tue, Jan 24
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, Jan 24
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
11:00 am
Tue, Jan 24
Main
Theater
Has news of this year's Great American Eclipse piqued your interest in learning about our sun? Join us for a month-to-month journey in solar astronomy. Each month we will learn something new about the sun and observe it through special solar-safe astronomy equipment. In January, join us for an introduction to solar astronomy! Arrive by 11:00 am in Richland Library Main's 2nd level theater to see the presentation first.
STEM/STEAM
Adults, 13 - 18, Children All Ages
3:30 pm
Tue, Jan 24
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, Jan 24
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, Jan 24
Eastover
Children's Area
Wear your pajamas and snuggle up for bedtime stories and songs.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Tue, Jan 24
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
7:00 pm
Tue, Jan 24
Southeast
Meeting Room
Internationals, join our conversation
Let's Speak English
Adults, Programs for Adults
7:00 pm
Tue, Jan 24
Main
Theater
Join us for a panel discussion covering the basics of starting and running a blog with popular Columbia bloggers. Featured panelists include Kevin Kyzer (Blog and the Beast), Rachael Hartley (Avocado a Day), and Mary Pat Baldauf (MPBStrong).
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
9:30 am
Wed, Jan 25
Main
Storytime Room - Children's Room
Introduce stories, rhymes and songs to your baby.
Storytime, Children
Babies up to 12 months, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Wed, Jan 25
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
10:30 am
Wed, Jan 25
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, Jan 25
Wheatley
Share songs and stories with infants up to 24 months
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2
11:00 am
Wed, Jan 25
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
2:00 pm
Wed, Jan 25
North Main
Large Meeting Space
A Career Coach will be available to answer your individual résumé questions on a first come, first served basis.
Job and Career, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Wed, Jan 25
Main
Career Coaching Center
Career Coaches will be available to answer your résumé questions on a first-come, first-served basis.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Wed, Jan 25
Eastover
Children's Area
Fun-filled workshops that integrate literacy and science by linking children’s books with inquiry based hands-on science explorations. Presented by EdVenture Children’s Museum, with the Franklin Institute Science Museum and the Free Library of Philadelphia LEAP into Science Family Workshops.
Children, Summer Learning Challenge
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Wed, Jan 25
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Please join us as we discuss "Above the Waterfall" by Ron Rash.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Wed, Jan 25
Main
Writer's Room 210
Do you have trouble finding time to work on your blog? Join us in the Writer’s Room for a productive blogging session. Bring your laptop and catch up on those overdue posts.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Wed, Jan 25
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Facebook is a great tool to help you stay in touch with friends and family. Learn how to set up an account, adjust privacy settings, post updates and pictures, and join conversations.
Computer Class
Adults
10:00 am
Thu, Jan 26
Eastover
Meeting Room
Come and join us with with friends for Bi-Monthly gathering.
, Friends Event
Programs for Adults, Adults 55+, Adults
10:30 am
Thu, Jan 26
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, Jan 26
Northeast
Conference Room
Share songs and stories with babies from birth to age 3.
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2, 3-5
3:30 pm
Thu, Jan 26
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

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