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Ukulele Jam ★ Staff Pick

3:30 pm
Sat, Nov 3
Main
Auditorium
Ukulele enthusiasts meet for a relaxed and fun jam session. Newbies and seasoned strummers welcome! Never played before but still interested in attending? Join us at 2:45 pm for Ukulele Jam 101, where you'll get an introduction to the basics and then stay for the jam! We'll have ukuleles on hand for you to borrow.
Art in the Library
Adults, Adults 55+, 13 - 18
2:30 pm
Sun, Nov 4
Main
Meeting Space 201
Many people struggle to find a space that feels like comfortable gathering with other writers. At Richland Library we have space the space you need. Free, supportive, and fun!
Maker
Adults
3:00 pm
Sun, Nov 4
Main
Teen Makerspace
Need access to tutoring and brain fuel to get you through the semester? Find homework help and resources Sundays in the Teen Center. Connect with in-person tutors, online tutors, use laptops, grab some snacks and more!
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
10:00 am
Mon, Nov 5
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Your baby will love storytime while increasing vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories & songs.
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months
10:00 am
Mon, Nov 5
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, Nov 5
Sandhills
Entry Courtyard
Choose from seasonal produce from Livingston Farms as well as handmade, chemical-free skin products from This Butter Be Good.
Gardening, Health and Wellness
Adults 55+, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Mon, Nov 5
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Drop in with your child 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
4:30 pm
Mon, Nov 5
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 traditions and holidays and play large group games together.
Teens, Movies, Multicultural
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
5:30 pm
Mon, Nov 5
Main
Production Stage
Drop-in orientation for the Studio Services's Production Stage. No appointment required. This session lasts 30-45 minutes. It covers the equipment in the stage; basic setup, teardown, and workflow; policies and procedures; and how to reserve the room.NOTE: This is not a class. We will not be teaching a skill during this time. You can check our Events page for specific workshops. If you are interested in a Media Arts skill we are not currently offering a class on, you can request a Book A Learning Coach session.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Mon, Nov 5
Eastover
Meeting Room
The holiday season can create a lot of stress on our minds and bodies. Take a moment to relax, to breathe, and to stretch in a chair. Feel you stress flow away and get a gentle workout at Richland Library Eastover.*While this program emphasizes relaxation it will still provide a workout, please check with your doctor before starting a workout program and please come hydrated and with a workout towel if needed (water will be provided).*
Health and Wellness
Adults, Adults 55+
6:00 pm
Mon, Nov 5
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Thanksgiving is upon us and we can just smell the fall flavors! Come join us for a tasty treat and learn how to make Mini Apple Pie bites and a delicious Mock-Tail to pair it with! Please call 803-772-6675 for additional information.
Cooking
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
6:00 pm
Mon, Nov 5
North Main
Large Meeting Space
It’s up to you to decide what happens to your property after, Larry Cope will guide you through the basic steps of will making. He will also off free notary service, so be sure to bring documents that you need notarized. Space is limited, so please register.
Legal
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Nov 5
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Wear your pajamas and snuggle up for bedtime stories and songs.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families

Hablamos Spanish ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Mon, Nov 5
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Conversation circle for folks wanting to brush up their Spanish
Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Nov 5
Main
Teen Center
Want to learn the basics of cartooning? Drop in and learn how simple shapes can be used to construct a tree, house, character, or virtually anything. Open to ages 12-18.
Maker
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:30 pm
Mon, Nov 5
St. Andrews
Living Room
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
10:00 am
Tue, Nov 6
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Join us for a short storytime, then head over to the Maker Lab for a STEAM activity for future Einsteins.
STEM/STEAM, Storytime
3-5
10:30 am
Tue, Nov 6
Main
Storytime Room
Simple art activities for the very young. Dress for a mess. For ages 2-5.
Craft, Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children, Programs for Families
10:30 am
Tue, Nov 6
North Main
Children's Room
Share stories, songs, and much more while building literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children
11:00 am
Tue, Nov 6
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Practice your English-language conversation with other internationals in a comfortable, relaxed environment.
Let's Speak English
Adults, Programs for Adults
12:30 pm
Tue, Nov 6
Main
Writer's Room 211
Did you know that representatives from Titan Group, 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 other Tuesday from 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM? They are available to enroll you and answer any questions about the program you may have.A sign-in sheet is posted outside of room 211 on Tuesdays. This program is first-come, first served.Please note that this organization does not always have phones available. They are willing to install a SIM card on many unlocked, SIM-enabled smartphone. You can bring your own phone to see if it can be activated. 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 Titan Group 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, 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

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
6:00 pm
Wed, Nov 7
Main
BCR Classroom
Meet Karen Radulovich and Vanessa Craig, Gale Cengage, to learn how you can attend online classes and obtain your high school diploma.
Job and Career
Adults, 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

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