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Hands on Art ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Tue, Nov 28
Blythewood
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, Nov 28
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, Nov 28
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, Nov 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+
4:00 pm
Tue, Nov 28
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
4:00 pm
Tue, Nov 28
Main
Auditorium
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, Nov 28
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, Nov 28
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Come to laugh, learn, socialize, share, & have fun as we discuss A Blessing and a Curse by ReShonda Billingsley! To join please come by or call 754-7734 and ask for Kimberly.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Nov 28
Main
BCR Classroom
Interested in working for Charter Communications? Come join LaQuita Riley, Field Operations Recruiter, as she shares an overview of the Charter Communications hiring process, including how to access current job opportunities. Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Nov 28
Main
Meeting Space 214
The South Carolina Citizen Review Panel and Richland Library invite grandparents, aunts, uncles, and others who have assumed caregiving responsibilities for youth to participate in our Kinship Care Listening Circle. Caregivers will participate in candid discussions and share their experiences, best practices, and concerns related to kinship care.
Social Work, Community Conversation
Programs for Parents, Programs for Adults

NANO: Write-in ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Tue, Nov 28
Main
Meeting Space 213
Come share in activities to help keep you moving towards reaching your goals.
Maker
Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Nov 28
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
6:30 pm
Tue, Nov 28
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Read, sing, and play as we foster your child's early literacy skills in this special storytime at night.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children, Programs for Families
9:00 am
Wed, Nov 29
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 29
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 29
Eastover
Children's Area
Come learn "pawsitive" dog safety rules from Maggie, the Therapy Dog.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children, Programs for Families
10:30 am
Wed, Nov 29
Ballentine
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a Mess!
Craft, Children
3-5, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Wed, Nov 29
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Registration opens 11/22/2017
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, Nov 29
Main
Career Coaching Center
Career Coaches will be available to answer your LinkedIn questions on a first-come, first-served basis.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Wed, Nov 29
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
5:30 pm
Wed, Nov 29
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, STEM/STEAM
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Wed, Nov 29
Main
Post Production Lab
When it comes to discovering analog synthesis, there's just nothing quite like getting your hands on a real analog synth. But the littleBits Synth Kit brought to you by Korg takes that hands-on experience to a whole new level. Come learn the basics of synthesizers in the easiest way possible!
Maker
Adults
6:30 pm
Wed, Nov 29
Main
Writer's Room 210
Writers block is a great way to step of your normal writing zone and try some new writing strategies! No experience needed!
Maker
Adults

Bookin' It in Ballentine ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Wed, Nov 29
Ballentine
Join us for Ballentine's adult evening book club as we discuss Dog On It: A Chet and Bernie Mystery . Register by phone or in person.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
9:00 am
Thu, Nov 30
Main
Meeting Space 200
All day write to the end, bring your laptops, pencils, pens and we will supply the coffee!
Maker
Adults
10:00 am
Thu, Nov 30
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 30
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Thu, Nov 30
North Main
Children's Room
Have fun Getting your young ones moving to a disco beat.
Health and Wellness
Programs for Young Children, Babies up to 12 months
2:30 pm
Thu, Nov 30
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+
3:30 pm
Thu, Nov 30
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
3:30 pm
Thu, Nov 30
Main
Meeting Space 213
Registration opens 11/01/2017
Learn writing tips and techniques from Rosemary Wells, the bestselling author of over 100 books for children. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for budding young writers! Space is limited and registration is required.
Author Event
9-12
6:00 pm
Thu, Nov 30
Main
Auditorium
Rosemary Wells is the best-selling author and illustrator of over 100 books for children, including the beloved Max and Ruby picture book series. She will share about her books and the importance of reading aloud to young children. A book sale and signing will follow.
Author Event
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Nov 30
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
6:00 pm
Thu, Nov 30
Ballentine
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, Nov 30
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Create cards for any winter holiday and for any recipient during this Make and Create.
Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults
6:30 pm
Thu, Nov 30
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Have you ever wanted to learn about different cultures and read about foreign lands? Join the International Book Club! To join please come by or call 754-7734 and ask for Zsuzsa.
Book Group
Adults
Fri, Dec 1
Eastover
Please call to schedule an in-person appointment time.
Legal
Adults, Programs for Adults
Fri, Dec 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
Fri, Dec 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
10:30 am
Fri, Dec 1
Blythewood
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, Dec 1
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
4:00 pm
Fri, Dec 1
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Make a fun and simple craft for the holidays.
Craft, Children
6-8, Programs for School Age Children
10:00 am
Sat, Dec 2
Main
BCR Classroom
Learn basic skills for creating a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint (2013). Learn to create new slides, edit text and insert images.Prerequisite: Microsoft Word (2013) class or solid Word experience.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Sat, Dec 2
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Sat, Dec 2
Blythewood
Come to the library for a (virtual) fieldtrip around the world! From the top of Mt. Everest to the depths of the ocean floor, these sessions lead by IT-oLogy allow students to engage in virtual reality exploration with Google Expeditions and the Mattel View-Master VR Viewer. Google Expeditions provides access to hundreds of virtual fieldtrips, allowing children to explore natural wonders, outer space, historic events, cities, famous museums and much more. Space is limited and registration is required. This program is provided by IT-oLogy and made possible with grant funding from Richland County Government.
Children
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
10:30 am
Sat, Dec 2
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Join us for a live performance of picture books and instruments in perfect harmony. A collaboration of MOO! @USC and Richland Library.
Children, Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Sat, Dec 2
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, Dec 2
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, Dec 2
Eastover
Meeting Room
December is here and it is that time of the season to decorate the front yard and house with cheerful Christmas lights, glittery tinsel and cinnamon coated pine-cones. How about you dress up your door or windows this year with beautifully decorated wreaths made not by an expensive home decorating store but by your own hands! Supplies will be provided but space will be limited to 10 so please make sure to register.
Craft
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
4:00 pm
Sat, Dec 2
Sandhills
Auditorium
A program of contemporary dance by Columbia-based dance artists Sapphire Moon
Performance
Programs for Adults, 13 - 18

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