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11:00 am
Tue, Apr 3
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, Apr 3
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, Apr 3
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+
2:00 pm
Tue, Apr 3
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Indulge in XBOX ONE, board and card games, paper crafts, and good company.
Children, Gaming
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:00 pm
Tue, Apr 3
Eastover
Want to learn how to make your own amazing origami? Join us and learn how to fold paper into beautiful shapes like a pro!
Teens, Art in the Library
13 - 18, Adults, Programs for Teens
3:00 pm
Tue, Apr 3
Main
Teen Center
Kick off Spring Break with a battle of table tennis. We're spending the afternoon testing our ping pong skills in this special edition gaming tournament!
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
3:30 pm
Tue, Apr 3
Blythewood
Meeting Room
We will read books about rainbows, then create an art project using all the colors of the rainbow.
Children, Art in the Library
3-5, 6-8, Programs for School Age Children
3:30 pm
Tue, Apr 3
Main
Children's Craft Area
Learn the secrets of what makes things glow while exploring bioluminescent creatures and their habitats. For 6-12 year olds.
STEM/STEAM, Workshop, Children
6-8, 9-12
4:00 pm
Tue, Apr 3
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, Apr 3
Eastover
Children's Area
Wear your pajamas and snuggle up for bedtime stories and songs.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
Wed, Apr 4
St. Andrews
Observe our garden seedlings as they grow over time. Sketch and write in our nature observation journal open to entries from all ages.
Gardening, Nature
Programs for Families, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Adults
9:00 am
Wed, Apr 4
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, Apr 4
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, Apr 4
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, Apr 4
Cooper
Children's Area
The littlest gardeners get hands on experience from soil prep through harvest. Come rain or shine and dress for a mess!
Children, Gardening, Go Green
Programs for Young Children, 3-5
10:00 am
Wed, Apr 4
Main
Career Coaching Center
Individual interview sessions are conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. Groups by appointment only.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Wed, Apr 4
Ballentine
Find out what’s in your dirt with a field trip to the library grounds and some serious science-ing! Snack before you come because it could get gross!
STEM/STEAM, Children
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
10:30 am
Wed, Apr 4
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
10:30 am
Wed, Apr 4
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

The Giving Back Storytime ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Wed, Apr 4
Main
Children's Room
Celebrate African American philanthropists and the beauty of giving back with stories, songs and more.
Storytime, Children
Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Wed, Apr 4
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Registration opens 03/28/2018
Interested in basket weaving? Bring your own supplies and share your skills with fellow basket weavers!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Wed, Apr 4
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Come join us for a movie in the morning at your library. Free popcorn and juice boxes provided.
Children, Movies
6-8, 9-12, Programs for Families
3:00 pm
Wed, Apr 4
Eastover
Meeting Room
Always wanted to learn to make fun balloon shapes. Join us.
Art in the Library
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:00 pm
Wed, Apr 4
Main
Teen Makerspace
Let your voice be heard by the world...but first, come learn the basics of podcasting! We're demonstrating free software and sharing tips and tricks for embarking on your audio adventure. Welcome ages 12 to 18.
Teens, Maker
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
3:30 pm
Wed, Apr 4
Main
Children's Craft Area
Create a 3-D masterpiece with recycled materials and learn the genius behind the artwork of Louise Nevelson. For 6-12 year olds.
Craft, Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:30 pm
Wed, Apr 4
Blythewood
Join us as we each create our own unique woven art piece with items found in nature.
Children, Craft
6-8, 9-12, 13 - 18
4:00 pm
Wed, Apr 4
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join us for Teen Gaming Night! PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Atari, and Retro Board Game fun!
Teens, Gaming
13 - 18
4:00 pm
Wed, Apr 4
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Come to the library for a (virtual) field trip around the world! From the top of Mt. Everest to the depths of the ocean floor, these sessions led 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.
STEM/STEAM
6-8, 9-12
6:00 pm
Wed, Apr 4
Eastover
Challenge your friends to Wii U or Xbox 360 games!
Gaming
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Wed, Apr 4
Main
BCR Classroom
Interested in working for SC DHEC? Join Jessica E. Cornish, Director of Recruiting and Talent Management, as she discusses the DHEC employment process and explains what the agency is looking for in a qualified employee. Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Wed, Apr 4
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Registration opens 03/20/2018
Class description: Ever wondered how fermented foods get their pungent yet delicious flavor? Join us to discover the science behind lacto-fermentation, the same process that creates sauerkraut, kimchi and traditional dill pickles. This class will be taught by Adam from Richland Library Wheatley. Menu: An assortment of fermented goodies. What to expect: • All classes are for ages 18 and up, unless noted otherwise • You will be standing and cooking for most of this hands-on class • Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes and have long hair tied back • All classes are limited to 16 people and you will work in groups of 4 • You will get to sample the recipes you make • All classes are roughly 1 ½ to 2 hours long
Maker
Adults
7:00 pm
Wed, Apr 4
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join Cola Makerspace to share projects, knowledge, and making ideas and tips
Maker
Adults
Thu, Apr 5
St. Andrews
Observe our garden seedlings as they grow over time. Sketch and write in our nature observation journal open to entries from all ages.
Gardening, Nature
Programs for Families, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Thu, Apr 5
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Apr 5
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
11:00 am
Thu, Apr 5
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Come move and groove with Richland Library St. Andrews adults and seniors. For more information, call (803)-772-6675.
Health and Wellness
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Thu, Apr 5
Cooper
Learn to knit or work through a knotty situation with master knitter Boykin Exum. No prior experience needed! Beginners and master knitters are welcome!
Craft, Storytime, Sew Divine
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
1:30 pm
Thu, Apr 5
Main
Second Level Programming Space
Stop adulting, for a little bit at least. This mandatory adulting we will have the button maker out along with over crafts! No skills required!
Maker, Craft
Adults
2:30 pm
Thu, Apr 5
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Join us for our end of Spring Break Block Party! Snacks, games, balloon animals, photo booth, crafts, music and more!
Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
3:00 pm
Thu, Apr 5
Eastover
Meeting Room
Join us for some creative fun with our, "WOW!" Rice Program. This art will encourage your child's creativity, curiosity, and imagination. It may even bring out the child in you. Designed for families.
Art in the Library
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
3:00 pm
Thu, Apr 5
Main
Teen Makerspace
We’re making pixel art with Perler Beads in the Teen Maker Space! From keychains to magnets, create a unique design to take home.
Teens, Maker
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
3:30 pm
Thu, Apr 5
Main
Storytime Room
Experience picture book editions of some of your favorite and memorable children's songs with guest singer and guitarist Fran Sanderson and our own Miss Leslie.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children, Programs for Families
3:30 pm
Thu, Apr 5
Blythewood
Join us as we glaze a piece of pottery with guest artist, Ann Byrum from the Blythewood Artists Guild. The pottery will then be kiln-fired and ready for pick up one week after the program.
Children, Art in the Library
6-8, 9-12, 13 - 18
3:30 pm
Thu, Apr 5
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, Apr 5
Eastover
Meeting Room
Our discussion this month will delve into Challenger Deep By Neal Shusterman. 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, Apr 5
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

Paint Mixer ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Apr 5
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
7:00 pm
Thu, Apr 5
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, Apr 6
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, Apr 6
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

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