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6:30 pm
Wed, Sep 26
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Join us for Ballentine's evening book group for adults as we discuss A Dog's Purpose by Bruce Cameron. Register by phone or in person.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
9:30 am
Thu, Sep 27
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Your baby will love storytime while increasing vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories & songs.
Storytime, Children
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Sep 27
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Sep 27
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, Sep 27
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
10:30 am
Thu, Sep 27
Main
Storytime Room
Your baby will love storytime while increasing vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories and songs. For babies up to age 2.
Storytime, Children
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2, Programs for Young Children
2:30 pm
Thu, Sep 27
Main
Studio 220
The Studio is OPEN! Come Thursday afternoons to work on your drawing or painting skills or to work on an art project from home. Some materials provided for sketching, collaging and other dry media. Please bring your own paints and canvases for painting. No registration necessary.
Maker
Adults
3:30 pm
Thu, Sep 27
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
4:00 pm
Thu, Sep 27
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Burn Calories and have some fun Hula hooping.
Health and Wellness
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
4:00 pm
Thu, Sep 27
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Enjoy reading with a furry friend. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up for your time slot with staff when you arrive.
Children
6-8, 9-12

Trowel Huggers ★ Staff Pick

4:00 pm
Thu, Sep 27
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Hands-on experiences in the garden cultivating a connection to the origins of food.
Gardening
13 - 18, 9-12, Programs for Families
4:00 pm
Thu, Sep 27
Main
Teen Makerspace
Make your own smoothie and enjoy an afternoon snack in the Teen Center! We're using fresh fruits and delicious recipes. This program is made possible through a generous grant from the Junior League.
Cooking
Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Thu, Sep 27
Blythewood
Meeting Room
It's up to you to decide what happens to your property at your death. Larry Cope will guide you through the basic steps of will making. He will also offer free notary service, so be sure to bring documents that you need notarized. Space is limited so please register.
Legal
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Sep 27
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
6:00 pm
Thu, Sep 27
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
6:30 pm
Thu, Sep 27
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
7:00 pm
Thu, Sep 27
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, Sep 28
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, Sep 28
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, Sep 28
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Enjoy stories, songs and much more.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
3:30 pm
Fri, Sep 28
Main
Teen Makerspace
Try something new and delicious! We're sampling weird and surprising chips and sodas from around the world. Find your new favorite international treat!
Teens, Cooking
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
10:00 am
Sat, Sep 29
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Sat, Sep 29
Ballentine
Curious about the Maker Space? Drop in for an opportunity to explore your creative side. Create at your own pace, in the perfect space. Materials Provided!
Maker
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Sat, Sep 29
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
10:30 am
Sat, Sep 29
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Calling all gardeners! Bring up to 5 healthy, established plants, bulbs, and/or cuttings to swap with your neighbors. Label with a name is a must; any other growing information is appreciated. No plants to bring? Come anyway to ask questions and get tips for local gardening. Registration is encouraged.
Gardening
Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Sat, Sep 29
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
11:00 am
Sat, Sep 29
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, Sep 29
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, Sep 29
Blythewood
Makerspace
The Blythewood Bookworms will meet to plan and organize the annual Bookworms Book Swap to be held on October 13.
Book Group, Children
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:00 pm
Sat, Sep 29
Eastover
Meeting Room
Learn to cook faster, more flavorful versions of your favorite Chinese restaurant style Chinese Dumplings. This class will also show you how to get comfortable shopping for Asian cooking ingredients and you can whip up them into your homemade dishes.
Cooking, Maker
Adults, Programs for Families
3:00 pm
Sat, Sep 29
Main
Children's Craft Area
Explore hands-on materials and learn effective strategies from a certified Montessori teacher on how to teach math to children. This class will cover the basics on how to use an intuitive, guided system that helps develop a concrete, as well as, an abstract understanding of mathematical principles while having fun. Perfect for homeschool parents and educators. Please call 929-3434 to register.
Workshop
Programs for Parents, Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Sun, Sep 30
Main
Meeting Space 213
Come share with librarians and fellow readers what you’re reading, what you’re planning on reading, what you need advice on reading, or what you absolutely hated reading! Structured around the Broader Bookshelf challenge, this group will combine reading recommendations by our expert librarians, book related activities, and lively discussion.
Book Group
Adults, Adults 55+
3:00 pm
Sun, Sep 30
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 online tutors, use laptops, grab some snacks and more!
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
3:00 pm
Sun, Sep 30
Main
Theater
David Brinkman might be described as a renaissance man. He is a person with many talents and areas of knowledge, including but not exclusively, computer science, history, archaeology, music, religion, genealogy and now he’s an author. David has already uncovered a lifetime of personal and local historical discoveries. His new book Miracles of Yesterday chronicles those discoveries. Join us as David talks about his book and takes us back in time.
Author Event
Programs for Adults, Adults
Mon, Oct 1
Eastover
Conference Room
Do you struggle with words or reading? It is never too late to learn. Call us at 803.353.8584 to set up a date and time to work on reading one on one.
Community Awareness
Adults, Adults 55+
12:30 pm
Tue, Mar 19
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
Mon, Oct 1
Eastover
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. Bring your questions on how to be computer and e-savvy. For more information call 353-8584.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
Mon, Oct 1
Eastover
Please call to schedule an in-person appointment time.
Legal
Adults, Programs for Adults
Mon, Oct 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
12:30 pm
Tue, Apr 2
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
10:00 am
Mon, Oct 1
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Grow your baby’s vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories and songs. This storytime is designed for infants and lap babies. If your child is walking, please check out our Toddler Storytime for ages 18 months – 2 years on Thursday mornings.
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2
10:00 am
Mon, Oct 1
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, Oct 1
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Drop in and experience this educational, self directed exploration of a different topic each week. Develop social skills while exploring literacy-related subjects.
Children
3-5, 6-8
2:30 pm
Mon, Oct 1
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
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
4:30 pm
Mon, Oct 1
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
9-12, Programs for Teens
5:30 pm
Mon, Oct 1
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, Oct 1
Blythewood
Meeting Room
They say you can't take it with you. Unfortunately, that's not the case when it comes to your memories. Memoirs aren't just for the rich and the famous. This workshop will help you get started on writing your life story for your family and friends.
Workshop
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Oct 4
Main
Theater
A family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival. PG-13, 1h.30min.
Movies
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Oct 1
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Wear your pajamas and snuggle up for bedtime stories and songs.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:30 pm
Mon, Oct 1
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

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