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10:30 am
Sat, Oct 28
Main
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
Sat, Oct 28
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, Oct 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
12:00 pm
Sat, Oct 28
Ballentine
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
Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens

Creativity kicker ★ Staff Pick

1:00 pm
Sat, Oct 28
Main
Meeting Space 213
Writing can be tricky come learn how to get your creativity going!
Maker
Adults
1:00 pm
Sat, Oct 28
Main
Makerspace
Join us for our first public dye vat of indigo! This means you can bring clothing, fabric, yarn, tablecloths, etc. As long as it is clean, cloth/fiber, and dye-able, we’ll try it. The vat will be first come first serve with a max of 12 people in the room at one time, but will run all afternoon. Indigo, guidance, and gloves provided. Please contact Kelsey Andrus with any questions.
Maker, Art in the Library
Adults, Programs for Adults
1:30 pm
Sat, Oct 28
Ballentine
Join us for the 2nd of a 3-session course to prepare for the SAT exam! Using the strategies and preparation from Session 1, take a full practice test with USC Test Prep instructors. Please register for this program by calling (803) 929-3470 during business hours. Registration will open on September 18, 2017.This event is made possible thanks to a generous grant provided by First Citizens Bank.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
3:00 pm
Sat, Oct 28
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Activate your STEAM-engines! Tinker with a variety of projects geared towards Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.STEM/STEAM6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
STEM/STEAM
6-8, 9-12
3:00 pm
Sat, Oct 28
Eastover
Meeting Room
Kids and teens are invited to concoct a fun, spooky and silly Halloween Treat Bag, and claim a treat to take home.
Craft, Maker
Children All Ages, 13 - 18, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Mon, Oct 30
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
3:00 pm
Mon, Oct 30
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Need a space to call your own…Just got out of school and don’t want to go home. Come hang at North Main from 3 - 5. Come play board games, draw, do your homework, or use laptops.
Teens, Gaming
13 - 18, Programs for Adults
3:30 pm
Mon, Oct 30
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
4:00 pm
Mon, Oct 30
Main
Second Level Programming Space
Unplug and sit down around a table to play some games without wires for International Games Week at Richland Library Main Branch.An assortment of board and card games will be available for anyone to grab play in addition to some tabletop role-playing games which will have a limited number of spots at the table available for players.
Maker, Gaming
Adults, Programs for Adults
4:30 pm
Mon, Oct 30
Ballentine
Do you know what to do in the event of a disaster? Would you know how to survive? If not, come and learn the skills you need to survive a variety of disasters, including a zombie apocalypse. Participants will learn the importance of planning ahead, what items to keep in your at home emergency preparedness kit, discuss the types of zombies in movies and literature, and will even learn how to do Michael Jackson's Thriller dance.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Mon, Oct 30
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. Watch fresh-picked anime series every Monday at 6 p.m., 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, Oct 30
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

Hablamos Spanish ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Mon, Oct 30
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Conversation circle for folks wanting to brush up their Spanish
Adults
10:30 am
Tue, Oct 31
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
10:30 am
Tue, Oct 31
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, Oct 31
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Join Health Educators from Palmetto Health for a discussion on Stress Management.
Health and Wellness
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Tue, Oct 31
Main
BCR Classroom
Do you have a specific question about how to use 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 a mouse, saving files to a computer, navigating the Internet, uploading files to a website, setting up an email account and attaching files to email.
Computer Class
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
11:00 am
Tue, Oct 31
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Practice your English-language conversation with other internationals in a comfortable, relaxed environment.
Let's Speak English
Adults, Programs for Adults
1:00 pm
Tue, Oct 31
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+
3:00 pm
Tue, Oct 31
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Join us for a not-so-spooky storytime and then trick-or-treat throughout the library and R2i2! Storytimes at 3pm and 5pm with games and activities in between. Be sure to wear your Halloween costume!
Storytime, Children
3-5, 1-2, Programs for Young Children
3:00 pm
Tue, Oct 31
Main
Auditorium
It's time to trick-or-treat! Dress your family in their costumes and head downtown to celebrate Halloween with a trick-or-treat stroll through the library and to participating organizations downtown. Don’t miss the special Halloween fun and games at Richland Library. 1. Richland Library1431 Assembly Street2.Columbia Museum of Art1515 Main Street3.Mast General Store 1601 Main Street4.Nickelodeon1607 Main Street5.One Columbia for Arts and History1219 Taylor Street6. Masala on Main1604 Main St7.Main Street Public House 1556 Main Street8.Doctors Care1538 Main St9.Fancy That! Bistro & Catering1212 Hampton Street10.Miss Cocky Boutique 1450 Main Street11.Franklin's Printing & Marketing1114 Washington Street12.Capitol Places1350 Main St13. WXRY1338 Main Street14.Blue Flour Bakery 1210 Main Street15.Uptown Gifts1204 Main Street16.Persona Pizzeria 1202 Main Street17.City Center Partnership
Holiday Programs, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
4:00 pm
Tue, Oct 31
Main
Meeting Space 214
Join the afterschool STE(A)M Team every week for a fun, hands-on, project based program series. Ages 6-12 welcomed. Parent participation encouraged.Every 5 weeks starts a new theme.
STEM/STEAM
Programs for Families, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Tue, Oct 31
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, Oct 31
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Come to laugh, learn, socialize, share, & have fun as we discuss Dishonorable Intentions by Stuart Woods! To join please come by or call 754-7734 and ask for Kimberly.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Oct 31
Main
Studio 221
Artist in Residence and singer/songwriter Wendell Culbreath (AKA THE Dubber) will be offering guidance, tips and lyric writing techniques in this weekly workshop for those interested in songwriting. Meet local guest musicians monthly. Sign up once, and return weekly for new challenges to help you write your next hit.
Maker
Adults
Wed, Nov 1
Eastover
Please call to schedule an in-person appointment time.
Legal
Adults, Programs for Adults
Wed, Nov 1
Eastover
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 in person session with one-on-one technical help.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
Wed, Nov 1
Eastover
Do you have a struggling reader? If so, bring the reader to the Eastover Library for a one on one to read with a Reading Buddy.The reader will gain self confidence, reading skills, academic growth and a new desire to read. Please come in in person or call to make a reservation @353-8584 with Yolonda.
Children
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children
9:00 am
Wed, Nov 1
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 1
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, Nov 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, Nov 1
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
11:00 am
Wed, Nov 1
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Registration opens 10/25/2017
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, Nov 1
Main
Studio 220
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
2:30 pm
Wed, Nov 1
North Main
Networking Center
Every Wednesday our meeting room is open for children and their families who are home schooled of all ages to meet up and hang out.
Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
3:00 pm
Wed, Nov 1
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd 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
Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
4:00 pm
Wed, Nov 1
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join us for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics projects to improve critical thinking skills and innovation, and more importantly, to have fun.
Teens, STEM/STEAM
13 - 18
6:00 pm
Wed, Nov 1
Eastover
Children's Area
Challenge your friends to Wii U or Xbox 360 games!
Gaming
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Wed, Nov 1
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
6:00 pm
Wed, Nov 1
Main
Production Stage
Interested in virtual reality games, movies, or other art projects? Drop by and play with Studio Services's new HTC Vive VR headset. There will be a sign up sheet at the event. Each turn will last 10-15 minutes.
Maker, Gaming
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Wed, Nov 1
Main
BCR Classroom
Learn the basics of using Google Drive to upload, share, and create files. Always forgetting your flash drive? Save your files in Google Drive, and you can access them anywhere.Prerequisite: Active Gmail account
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
9:30 am
Thu, Nov 2
Ballentine
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, Nov 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
10:00 am
Thu, Nov 2
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 2
Eastover
Meeting Room
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters. This interactive workshop will help participants learn the facts about Alzheimer and the importance of early detection. Concerns about memory loss or behavioral changes can be addressed in this class. Early detection of Alzheimer disease provides the opportunity to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future.
Health and Wellness
Adults 55+, Adults, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Thu, Nov 2
North Main
Small 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

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