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6:30 pm
Wed, Sep 12
Main
Post Production Lab
Join Cecil for guidance, tips and dope techniques in this monthly workshop for those interested in creating hip-hop/rap, glitch, dnb, and more. Bring a work-in-progress and we will workshop it together! Return monthly for new challenges to help you write your next hit.
Maker
Adults
6:30 pm
Wed, Sep 12
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Learn the basics of creating documents using Microsoft Word (2013). Registration is required.Prerequisite: Solid mouse and keyboarding skills.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
7:00 pm
Wed, Sep 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, Sep 12
Main
Meeting Space 214
Please join the Great Books Discussion Group to explore classic literature with fellow readers. Please contact 929-3469 with any questions.July 11 - Tartuffe by MoliereAugust 8 - Friar's Tale & Summoner's Tale by ChaucerSeptember 12 - Clouds by AristophonesOctober 10 - Heart of Darkness by Conrad
Book Group
Programs for Adults
9:30 am
Thu, Sep 13
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 13
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 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
10:30 am
Thu, Sep 13
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
11:00 am
Thu, Sep 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+

All about Congaree ★ Staff Pick

3:30 pm
Thu, Sep 13
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Congaree National Park is home to many plants and animals including the famous synchronous fireflies and the largest old growth hardwood forest in the southeastern US. Come learn all about our local National Park from a Congaree Park Ranger.
Nature, Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:30 pm
Thu, Sep 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

Trowel Huggers ★ Staff Pick

4:00 pm
Thu, Sep 13
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

Kid's Chess Hour ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Sep 13
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, Sep 13
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Doug Rice of Compassion & Choices SC gives an overview of what you need to know to be prepared for the end of life. He will discuss the importance of advance directives, such as living wills and healthcare powers of attorney; interfacing with the medical community; and end of life options that are legally available.
Workshop
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Sep 13
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 13
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, Sep 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
7:00 pm
Thu, Sep 13
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 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
10:30 am
Fri, Sep 14
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 14
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Enjoy stories, songs and much more.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Sat, Sep 15
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 15
Main
Meeting Space 213
A little bit of plotting will strengthen your story from the beginning. By learning this method to map out your story it helps to eliminate the hesitation and writer’s block that causes most people “isn’t going anywhere” or they “don’t know what to write next.” Join us to get your plotting on.
Workshop
Adults
10:30 am
Sat, Sep 15
Main
Storytime Room
Celebrate diversity with stories, songs and much more at the library.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children, Programs for Families

Spring-Flowering Bulbs ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Sat, Sep 15
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Don’t stop gardening in the autumn! It’s the perfect time to plant bulbs for color in the spring! Learn about which bulbs should be considered as annuals in our hot South Carolina climate and which come back year after year.
Gardening
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Sat, Sep 15
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 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
2:30 pm
Sat, Sep 15
Cooper
Beginning on September 8, Cooper's Teen Advisory Board will host the Hunger Games series. A light snack will be provided, however teens are allowed to bring their own light snacks as well. Sept 15: Catching Fire Sept 22: Mockingjay Part 1 Sept 29: Mockingjay Part 2 All movies rated PG-13
Movies
Programs for Teens, 13 - 18
3:00 pm
Sat, Sep 15
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

Saving Seeds ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Sat, Sep 15
Eastover
Meeting Room
Interested in starting to save seeds from some of your favorites? Richland County Master Gardeners will discuss which seeds are better to save and why and will provide you with information on how to save seeds so they will be viable for the next planting season.
Gardening, Holiday Programs
Adults, 13 - 18, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Sun, Sep 16
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
10:00 am
Mon, Sep 17
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, Sep 17
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
10:30 am
Mon, Sep 17
Wheatley
Simple art and story fun for the very young. Dress for a mess!
Storytime, Art in the Library
Programs for Young Children, 3-5
11:00 am
Mon, Sep 17
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
4:30 pm
Mon, Sep 17
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
6:00 pm
Mon, Sep 17
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
6:30 pm
Mon, Sep 17
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Learn simple recipes that require few ingredients and minimal tools or time!
Cooking
Programs for Adults, Adults

Microsoft Excel (2013) ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Mon, Sep 17
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, Sep 17
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, Sep 18
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!
Storytime, Craft
3-5
10:30 am
Tue, Sep 18
North Main
Children's 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 School Age Children
10:30 am
Tue, Sep 18
Blythewood
Meeting 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
10:30 am
Tue, Sep 18
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+
11:00 am
Tue, Sep 18
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Practice your English-language conversation with other internationals in a comfortable, relaxed environment.
Let's Speak English
Adults, Programs for Adults
12:30 pm
Tue, Sep 18
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, Sep 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+
4:00 pm
Tue, Sep 18
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
6:00 pm
Tue, Sep 18
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, Sep 18
Main
BCR Classroom
Join Martha Phillips, Esq., Director, Identity Theft Unit of the South Carolina Department of Consumer affairs, as she discusses how to read your credit report and explains the details within the report. Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults

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