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6:00 pm
Thu, Dec 6
Eastover
Meeting Room
Join us for a book club discussion. Stop by to pick up your copy or call with questions.
Book Group
Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Dec 6
Main
Theater
When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna, a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff and his sidekick reindeer Sven on an epic journey to find Anna's sister Elsa, the Snow Queen, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, a funny snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction. PG, 1h.42min.
Movies
Adults, Programs for Adults

Paint Mixer ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Dec 6
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
6:30 pm
Thu, Dec 6
Main
BCR Classroom
Registration opens 10/22/2018
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, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, Programs for Adults
7:00 pm
Thu, Dec 6
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, Dec 7
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
10:00 am
Sat, Dec 8
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs, and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Sat, Dec 8
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

Teen Advisory Board ★ Staff Pick

3:30 pm
Sat, Dec 8
Ballentine
Earn volunteer hours by meeting once a month to help plan programs, participate in service projects and have fun!
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Mon, Dec 10
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Registration opens 11/10/2018
This general class on photography with photographer Michael Dantzler will cover the various foundational basics of photography from exposure, tonality, contrast and everything about light. Learn how to voice your creativity with composition. We’ll go over the basics of shutter speed, color balance, ISO, aperture and depth of field. All cameras are welcomed! Even step into the infinite frontier of using your camera manually.(Registration is required)
13 - 18, Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Tue, Dec 11
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Join us for Ballentine’s daytime book club for adults.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Tue, Dec 11
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

Hands on Art ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Tue, Dec 11
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Registration opens 11/11/2018
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, Dec 11
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
12:30 pm
Tue, Dec 11
Main
Writer's Room 211
Did you know that representatives from Titan Group, 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 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM? They are available to enroll you and answer any questions about the program you may have.A sign-in sheet is posted outside of room 211 on Tuesdays. This program is first-come, first served.Please note that this organization does not always have phones available. They are willing to install a SIM card on many unlocked, SIM-enabled smartphone. You are able to bring your own phone to see if it can be activated. 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 Titan Group 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, Dec 11
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, Dec 11
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, Dec 11
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, Dec 11
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

Google Drive Basics ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Tue, Dec 11
Main
BCR Classroom
Registration opens 10/27/2018
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. An active Google account (must know login and password) is required for this class.Prerequisite: Active Gmail account
Computer Class, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
7:00 pm
Tue, Dec 11
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, Dec 12
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, Dec 12
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
10:00 am
Wed, Dec 12
Main
Career Coaching Center
Come hear the details about job training that Goodwill offers here in the Midlands. Learn about training and certification for becoming a certified nursing assistant (CNA), call center representative, custodial technician, and retail or food service worker. A Goodwill representative will provide information about program requirements, start dates, and the selection process. Best of all, you can complete an application for the program of your choice onsite! Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Wed, Dec 12
Main
Career Coaching Center
Career Coaches will be available to answer your résumé questions on a first-come, first-served basis.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Wed, Dec 12
St. Andrews
Collaboration Space
Registration opens 11/12/2018
Do you wish you could ask for résumé guidance from a certified Career Coach without having to make an appointment? Now you can. Join St. Andrews Career Coach Rasheen Richardson from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Learn how to create, edit, and/or format your resume professionally. He will be available to answer your résumé questions on a first come, first served basis in a small group setting. Register Online or call (803) 772-6675 for more information.
Job and Career
Adults, 13 - 18, Programs for Adults
4:00 pm
Wed, Dec 12
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join us for Teen Gaming Night! PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Atari, and Retro Board Game fun!
Teens, Gaming
13 - 18

Everything Manga ★ Staff Pick

5:00 pm
Wed, Dec 12
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Watch anime, discuss manga, and play games with fellow fans! Whether you've only just become interested in the medium or have long been an otaku, we have a chair for you.
Teens
13 - 18, Adults, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Wed, Dec 12
Main
BCR Classroom
Meet Karen Radulovich and Vanessa Craig, Gale Cengage, to learn how you can attend online classes and obtain your high school diploma.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
7:00 pm
Wed, Dec 12
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Join us for a lively discussion of a wide variety of books. Call 699-9230 to ask what we are reading this month.
Book Group
Adults
7:00 pm
Wed, Dec 12
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join Cola Makerspace to share projects, knowledge, and making ideas and tips
Maker
Adults
10:00 am
Thu, Dec 13
Cooper
Children's Area
Enjoy storytime and a special visit from a Congaree National Park Ranger to learn about local wildlife and Congaree’s champion trees.
Children, Storytime
Programs for Young Children, Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Thu, Dec 13
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, Dec 13
Eastover
Meeting Room
Come and join us with friends for Bi-Monthly gathering.
Friends Event
Programs for Adults, Adults 55+
10:00 am
Thu, Dec 13
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Interested in knitting, needlework, scrapbooking or other crafts?Bring your own portable craft project, share ideas with fellow crafters, and check out the latest books on your favorite craft!
Sew Divine
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Thu, Dec 13
Main
Auditorium
Circuit Riders: Basic Legal Research Workshop is designed to teach librarians how to help the public conduct legal research.This event is sponsored by the SCLA Continuing Education Committee and the SC State Library.
Workshop, Legal
Adults
11:00 am
Thu, Dec 13
Main
BCR Classroom
Do you have a specific question about how to use computers or access Richland Library’s electronic resources? Drop-in to our Computer and eReady Basics Learning Lab for personalized assistance. Learn basic computer skills such as using a mouse, saving files to a computer, navigating the Internet, or setting up and using an email account. Or learn to download audiobooks, eBooks, comics, magazines, music, movies and more to your device as well as discover the best in educational apps for your family! Bring your questions on how to be computer and e-savvy. For more information call 929-3400.
Computer Class
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
3:30 pm
Thu, Dec 13
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

Holiday Karaoke ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Dec 13
Eastover
Meeting Room
Join us for an evening of holiday cheer and hot chocolate!
Holiday Programs
Adults, Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Thu, Dec 13
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
10:30 am
Fri, Dec 14
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
10:00 am
Sat, Dec 15
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs, and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Sat, Dec 15
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
3:00 pm
Sun, Dec 16
Main
Theater
Bored with the same old scare-and-scream routine, Pumpkin King Jack Skellington longs to spread the joy of Christmas. But his merry mission puts Santa in jeopardy and creates a nightmare for good little boys and girls everywhere! PG, 1h.16min.
Movies
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Mon, Dec 17
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Registration opens 11/17/2018
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

Hablamos Spanish ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Mon, Dec 17
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Conversation circle for folks wanting to brush up their Spanish
Adults
1:00 pm
Tue, Dec 18
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+
6:00 pm
Tue, Dec 18
Eastover
Meeting Room
Join us at EO Library for Anime/Manga fun: We'll discuss our favorite topics, the hottest new shows out and maybe have some anime inspire crafty fun!
Children
13 - 18, Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Dec 18
Main
Auditorium
Sugar or artificial sweetner. What should you use? Learn the different sources of sugar and understand how it effects your appetite. Register online.
Health and Wellness
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Dec 18
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Come and join us as we read and discuss great books! To join please come by or call 754-7734 and ask for Kimberly.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults

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