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10:30 am
Thu, Jan 4
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Oh, the weather outside is frightful! Come inside and join us for some wonderful winter stories. Then we'll chill out with a cool craft. Please sign up in advance.
Craft, Children
3-5
10:45 am
Thu, Jan 4
Sandhills
Children's Maker
After storytime head on over to the Maker Lab for a STEAM activity for future Einsteins.
Maker, STEM/STEAM
3-5, Programs for Young Children
3:30 pm
Thu, Jan 4
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

Paint Mixer ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Jan 4
North Main
Small Meeting Space
An evening of painting! No instructor – just people who love to draw and paint. Limited Supplies available.
Craft, Maker
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Jan 4
Eastover
Meeting Room
Our discussion this month will delve into Margaret Atwood's "A Handmaids Tale". Stop by Richland Library Eastover to pick up your copy or call 803-353-8584 with any questions.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Jan 4
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
7:00 pm
Thu, Jan 4
Main
Meeting Space 200
Join our group of local writers for monthly round table readings of our creative writing work and discussions on a variety of writing topics. Every writer is welcome!
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
10:30 am
Fri, Jan 5
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, Jan 5
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
10:00 am
Sat, Jan 6
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Sat, Jan 6
Main
Studio 220
If you're an artist looking for feedback or an Art student trying to improve your portfolio, join us each month for a lively, positive and constructive critique session to improve your technique as well as help others. Whatever your medium, bring your work, learn and share with other local artists.
Maker
Adults
11:00 am
Sat, Jan 6
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, Jan 6
Eastover
Meeting Room
2018 is here and the resolutions have been made. Lets jump start our fitness resolution by walking! We will walk to increase our circulation, tone our bodies, and improve our health so we can look and feel great for the Spring and Summer. Remember to wear/bring comfortable workout clothes/shoes, accessories, and please check with your healthcare provider before starting a workout program. *Bottled water/snacks will be provided.
Health and Wellness
Adults, 13 - 18
11:00 am
Sat, Jan 6
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
3:00 pm
Sat, Jan 6
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Join our Book Club! Enjoy fun activities and hear about exciting books. Please sign up in advance.
Book Group, Children
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
6:30 pm
Sat, Jan 6
Main
Auditorium
Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of Resident Artist Wendell Culbreath. During his residency at Richland Library, he has worked with the community and local musical artists to share his talents and passion for songwriting and creating music. This musical Showcase, featuring singer/songwriters from Columbia - Kendra Ford, from Asheville - Riyen Roots, and from Rock Hill - Zach Fowler, will also give students and workshop participants a chance to perform and show off what they've learned throughout Mr. Culbreath's many songwriting workshops over the last few months. You won't want to miss this special musical event!
Maker, Performance
Adults, Programs for Families, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Sun, Jan 7
Main
Auditorium
Vol. Two continues the team's adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes' aid as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand.PG-13, 136 min.
Movies
Adults
10:00 am
Mon, Jan 8
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, Jan 8
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
10:00 am
Mon, Jan 8
Ballentine
Meeting Room
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
Adults 55+, Adults, Programs for Adults
3:30 pm
Mon, Jan 8
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, Jan 8
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Have you ever wanted to create beaded jewelry, but not known how to start? Are you confused about the tools involved, and not sure what you really need? Come learn the basics, create your own necklace, and more!
Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults

Pajamarama Storytime ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Mon, Jan 8
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Wear your pajamas and snuggle up for bedtime stories and songs.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families

Reader's Morning Out ★ Staff Pick

10:00 am
Tue, Jan 9
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Ballentine's daytime book group for adults. Register by phone or in person.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Tue, Jan 9
Cooper
Become familiar with using a web browser to view information on the Internet. Learn the different parts of a web page and become comfortable navigating your way through the Internet. Registration is required.
Computer Class
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+

Hands on Art ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Tue, Jan 9
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Simple art fun with stories to boot. Dress for a mess! Please sign up in advance.
Children, Art in the Library
3-5, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Tue, Jan 9
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
11:00 am
Tue, Jan 9
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Practice your English-language conversation with other internationals in a comfortable, relaxed environment.
Let's Speak English
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Tue, Jan 9
Main
Writer's Room 211
Did you know that representatives from Lifeline Wireless, 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 Tuesday from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM? They are available to enroll you and answer any questions about the program you may have.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 SafeLink 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, Jan 9
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+
4:00 pm
Tue, Jan 9
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Activate your STEAM-engines! Tinker in our Maker Lab with a variety of projects geared towards Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.
STEM/STEAM
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Tue, Jan 9
Eastover
Children's Area
Wear your pajamas and snuggle up for bedtime stories and songs.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:30 pm
Tue, Jan 9
Main
Theater
No one really likes to think about death, but there are many good reasons to plan ahead and make sure your wishes are taken care of -- before you find yourself in a health crisis. This presentation on preparing for end of life issues will cover topics such as advance directives, interfacing with the medical community, and end of life choice. Led by Doug Rice of Compassion & Choices.
Workshop
Adults
10:00 am
Wed, Jan 10
Main
Gallery
Pick up fresh veggies along with your fresh picks at Richland Library Main! Every Wednesday, local farmers like Livingston Farms and Little Mountain Homestead will offer fresh, seasonal selections for purchase—everything from squash and sugar peas to honey and greens. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Wednesdays, November 15, 2017 – January 31, 2018
Health and Wellness
Adults
10:00 am
Wed, Jan 10
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, Jan 10
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 10
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Don’t’ be guilty of “Crepe murder!” Let Richland County Master Gardeners show you the correct techniques, tools, and appropriate time to prune shrubs, roses, and other woody plants in your landscape.
Gardening
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
11:30 am
Wed, Jan 10
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
3:30 pm
Wed, Jan 10
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Would you like to see your art, poetry, or stories published in our annual Kids In Print magazine? Get your creative juices flowing with art and writing prompts in a marathon session before our January 17th submission deadline! For ages 6-18.
Art in the Library
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Wed, Jan 10
Eastover
Challenge your friends to Wii U or Xbox 360 games!
Gaming
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:30 pm
Wed, Jan 10
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
7:00 pm
Wed, Jan 10
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Discuss engaging works of fiction and non-fiction.
Book Group
Adults
7:00 pm
Wed, Jan 10
Main
Meeting Space 214
Please join the Great Books Discussion Group to explore classic literature with fellow readers. Please contact 929-3469 with any questions.January 10 - Comedy of Errors by ShakespeareFebruary 14 - The Souls of Black Folk by du BoisMarch 14 - Ode to Aphrodite by SapphoApril 11 - The Tale of the Wife of Bath by ChaucerMay 9 - The Wasps by AristophonesJune 13 - Treatise of Human Nature by Hume, Book One: Part One; Part Two Section 6; Part 3 Sections 1-8
Book Group
Adults
9:30 am
Thu, Jan 11
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, Jan 11
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Jan 11
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
3:30 pm
Thu, Jan 11
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
6:00 pm
Thu, Jan 11
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Are you thinking about buying your first home? Join Jan Bilton, Realtor, The Carolina Agent Group and Mark Tibshrany, Senior Loan Officer, Guild Mortgage for tips in the home buying process. The seminar will cover topics such as understanding the price of home you can afford, selecting a home that matches your lifestyle, the ins and outs of a real estate contract, and how a home inspection can impact the closing of a contract.
Legal
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Jan 11
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
6:30 pm
Thu, Jan 11
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Create works of art and home décor for less than $5 using common household items. Class is free, and all materials are provided.
Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults

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