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11:00 am
Sat, Nov 10
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, Nov 10
North Main
Children's Room
Talk, sing, read, write and play as we build your child’s literacy skills.
Storytime
Children All Ages
11:00 am
Sat, Nov 10
Wheatley
There's a chill in the air and the leaves are falling! Join us for stories, songs, and a seasonal craft on our neighborhood patio.
Storytime
Programs for Young Children, Programs for Families
12:00 pm
Sat, Nov 10
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Interested in knitting, needlework, scrapbooking or other crafts? Bring your own portable craft project and share with your fellow crafters!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:00 pm
Sat, Nov 10
Main
Auditorium
Emmy award winning journalist and US Army veteran Eileen Rivers speaks about her book Beyond the Call, a riveting account of three women who fought shoulder-to-shoulder with men in Afghanistan and worked with local women to restore their lives and village communities. Learn about the important ways women in the military are currently serving our country, and how that service has changed over time. Audience Q&A, book sale and signing to follow.
Author Event, OneBook
Adults
2:30 pm
Sat, Nov 10
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Please join us to discuss the One Book, One Community selection "The Things They Carried", by Tim O'Brien. If you have questions or would like to arrange to pick up a copy of the book please call Chantal Wilson at 929-3400.
Book Group
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+

Holiday Plant Care ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Sat, Nov 10
Eastover
Meeting Room
Learn how to extend the life of your holiday greenery and indoor plants and how to use them in decorating by attending this presentation by Richland County Master Gardeners. Care of poinsettias, Thanksgiving and Christmas cacti, and
Gardening, Holiday Programs
Adults, 13 - 18, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Sat, Nov 10
Blythewood
Makerspace
Laugh, rhyme, create and play with all kinds of poetry!
Book Group, Children
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:00 pm
Sat, Nov 10
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Join us for inventing, building and creating using Science, Technology Engineering, Art, and Math.
STEM/STEAM
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:30 pm
Sat, Nov 10
Ballentine
Earn volunteer hours by meeting once a month to help plan programs, participate in service projects and have fun! For 7th through 12th graders
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
2:30 pm
Sun, Nov 11
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 11
Main
Auditorium
In this documentary, veterans reflect on their experiences serving in the Vietnam War while visiting “The Wall that Heals” when the traveling exhibit came to Blythewood in 2016. Followed by a discussion with the filmmaker as well as local Vietnam veterans.
Movies, OneBook
Adults
3:00 pm
Sun, Nov 11
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 12
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 12
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 12
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
2:30 pm
Mon, Nov 12
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Registration opens 11/02/2018
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
4:00 pm
Mon, Nov 12
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Join us to make a decorative garland using felt, paper, ribbon, and more.
Craft
9-12, 6-8
4:30 pm
Mon, Nov 12
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 12
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 12
Main
Theater
Want to learn a new trade in construction, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, or manufacturing, while receiving job related education. If so, join, Kirsten Pratt, College Apprenticeship Coordinator, of the South Carolina Division of Economic Development, as she discusses the various apprenticeships available, qualifications earned, job training and many more details regarding South Carolina Apprenticeships. Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Mon, Nov 12
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 12
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Want to spruce up the photography posted on your small business's social media accounts? Or maybe you’re thinking about becoming a brand influencer but don’t have the funds for a fancy camera. No worries, you can take great photographs with your smartphone. Come to North Main to learn about composition, lighting, and apps to edit and enhance your images from photographer, Michael Dantzler. Bring your smartphone (Android, Windows, iOS) or tablet and be ready to release your inner creative self. (Registration is required)
13 - 18, Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Nov 12
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Make a creative gift for teachers and friends all in a mason jar!
Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Nov 12
Main
Teen Center
Learn to breakdown the complexity of arms, legs, torsos, and faces. Design your own character or learn to draw your favorite. Open to ages 12-18.
Maker
13 - 18, Programs for Teens

Microsoft Excel (2013) ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Mon, Nov 12
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, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Nov 12
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 13
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Join us for Ballentine’s daytime book club for adults.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Tue, Nov 13
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess!
Craft, Storytime
3-5
10:00 am
Tue, Nov 13
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Gossip while you garden! Help us maintain and harvest from our raised bed gardens while making new friends and learning new skills. You may even have the chance to sample some of the fresh produce!
Gardening
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
10:00 am
Tue, Nov 13
Main
Meeting Space 213
Join Dr. George Geckle for a discussion of literary selections: Shakespeare Then and Now September 11: The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare; October 23: Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler;November 13: The Tempest by William Shakespeare; December 11: Hagseed by Margaret AtwoodPlease contact 929-3469 for more information.
Book Group
Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Tue, Nov 13
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

Hands on Art ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Tue, Nov 13
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
11:00 am
Tue, Nov 13
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, Nov 13
Main
BCR Classroom
Join Malcolm Dennis, Assistant Branch Manager, as he provides an overview of the Trojan Labor hiring process. Trojan Labor is currently recruiting more than 50 positions, both full and part time, for facility management at the University of South Carolina. Requirement to apply: 2 forms of ID.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
1:00 pm
Tue, Nov 13
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 13
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, Children
6-8, 9-12
4:00 pm
Tue, Nov 13
North Main
Digital Zone
Watch anime, discuss manga, and chat with fellow fans! For beginners and the already obsessed.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Tue, Nov 13
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 13
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 13
Main
Meeting Space 200
Join Columbia local Vikki who is a passionate advocate for all writers. Whether you are beginning or New York Times best future seller we welcome all. To find out more join us the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
Maker
Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Nov 13
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Students will create mobile and gaming applications by writing text-based code in JavaScript using various web base programs. The mobile app and game can be shared and ran on any computer, tablet, or phone with a web browser. This session is open to teens, ages 13 to 18, and adults. Please register.
Gaming, Computer Class
Adults, 13 - 18
6:30 pm
Tue, Nov 13
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Turn dollar store finds into fancy cake stands for your upcoming holiday parties! All supplies provided!
Programs for Adults
7:00 pm
Tue, Nov 13
St. Andrews
Collaboration Space
Drop in the second Tuesday of every month for a discussion of recent best sellers and member picks. New members are welcome and encouraged to stop by the St. Andrews Library to pick up a copy of the latest selection. Call 772-6675 for more information!
Book Group
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
9:00 am
Wed, Nov 14
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 14
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, Nov 14
St. Andrews
Children's Area
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

Hello Baby! ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Wed, Nov 14
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 14
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Registration opens 11/07/2018
Interested in basket weaving? Bring your own supplies and share your skills with fellow basket weavers!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
1:00 pm
Wed, Nov 14
Cooper
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
Programs for Adults, 13 - 18, Programs for Families

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