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6:00 pm
Thu, Nov 8
North Main
Children's Room
Wear your pajamas and snuggle up for stories and songs.
Children, Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Thu, Nov 8
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Explore different styles of art with us! This is for teens of all skill levels that love art or are interested in art. We will sketch, paint, build, color and create. Bring your own art and ideas to work on too.
Teens, Art in the Library
13 - 18

Kid's Chess Hour ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Nov 8
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
The Kid's Chess Hour is an opportunity for kids of all levels to come together and play and learn the game of chess. Kid's hour is much the same as an adult chess club - but for kids. Sam Copeland (The reigning South Carolina champion and twice South Carolina's high school champion (2002 and 2003)) or another strong chess player will always be on hand to help coach and teach the kids. Games and puzzles will be available.
Gaming, Workshop
Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Teens, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Thu, Nov 8
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
6:00 pm
Thu, Nov 8
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Job seekers, come to Career…Encore! to meet and share the challenges of looking for employment with other persons—whether younger or older, unemployed, underemployed, or seeking a career transition, the desire is the same: to find work that is purposeful and, of course, comes with a paycheck! Join us!
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Thu, Nov 8
Main
BCR Classroom
We will talk about strategies to build or improve an existingwebsite. Whether you’ve had a website for 10 years or you’re just getting started, this workshop will give you the information you need to plan, create—or recreate—your site to accomplish business goals.
Computer Class, Business Event, Maker
Adults
7:00 pm
Thu, Nov 8
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Discuss, watch, read, and enjoy your favorite anime and manga with us! For beginners and the already obsessed.
Teens
13 - 18
10:30 am
Fri, Nov 9
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
10:30 am
Fri, Nov 9
Wheatley
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Fri, Nov 9
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
6:30 pm
Fri, Nov 9
Main
Gallery
We are excited to be exhibiting the works of local artist Shelby LeBlanc in our Gallery at Main! Join us for a chance to mingle and chat with the artist, herself! Or simply come to enjoy perusing her unique figurative drawings and mixed-media paintings. The exhibit will run October 26-December 30.
Exhibit, Art in the Library
Adults
10:00 am
Sat, Nov 10
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Sat, Nov 10
Main
BCR Classroom
Join Ron King, Program Specialist, Community Development, City of Columbia, for practical ways to make informed decisions regarding budgeting, improving credit, and reducing debt. Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Sat, Nov 10
Main
Storytime 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
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+

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