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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+
4:00 pm
Tue, Nov 13
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
4:00 pm
Tue, Nov 13
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, Nov 13
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, Nov 13
Main
Children's Craft Area
Increase your reading skills by learning the tricks to decoding unfamiliar words, practicing comprehension, and building fluency. For third graders only, you must pre-register to attend. For third graders. Call 929-3434 to reserve your space.
Workshop, Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Tue, Nov 13
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
6:00 pm
Tue, Nov 13
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Students will create mobile and gaming applications by writing text-based code in JavaScript using various web base programs. The mobile app and game can be shared and ran on any computer, tablet, or phone with a web browser. This session is open to teens, ages 13 to 18, and adults. Please register.
Gaming, Computer Class
Adults, 13 - 18
6:30 pm
Tue, Nov 13
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Turn dollar store finds into fancy cake stands for your upcoming holiday parties! All supplies provided!
Programs for Adults
7:00 pm
Tue, Nov 13
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, Nov 14
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, Nov 14
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

Hello Baby! ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Wed, Nov 14
Wheatley
Grow your baby's vocabulary, listening, and motor skills with stories and songs. This storytime is designed for infants and lap babies.
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Wed, Nov 14
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Registration opens 11/07/2018
Interested in basket weaving? Bring your own supplies and share your skills with fellow basket weavers!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
1:00 pm
Wed, Nov 14
Cooper
Meeting Room
Richland Library cares very much about the community and is proud to provide FREE flu shots in partnership with Walgreens Pharmacy.
Health and Wellness, Social Work, Community Awareness
Programs for Adults, 13 - 18, Programs for Families
2:00 pm
Wed, Nov 14
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
Programs for Families
2:30 pm
Wed, Nov 14
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

Grateful Snail Mail ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Wed, Nov 14
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Come with a special person in mind and a grateful heart and we'll provide the rest!  Snail mail is a wonderful way to brighten someone's day.  We will briefly share stories of the good people in our lives and then get to work handwriting and decorating a letter to send them joy.  Letters are treasured handmade gifts of the heart.   
Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens, Adults
3:00 pm
Wed, Nov 14
St. Andrews
Collaboration Space
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
3:30 pm
Wed, Nov 14
Main
Storytime Room
Experiment with numbers, create patterns, and problem solve through books and hands-on activities. For ages 3-5.
Storytime, Children
3-5
4:00 pm
Wed, Nov 14
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join us for Teen Gaming Night! PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Atari, and Retro Board Game fun!
Teens, Gaming
13 - 18
4:30 pm
Wed, Nov 14
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Join fellow writers and NaNoWriMo participants as you work on the first draft of your novel.
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults

Everything Manga ★ Staff Pick

5:00 pm
Wed, Nov 14
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

EdVenture At Eastover ★ Staff Pick

5:30 pm
Wed, Nov 14
Eastover
Children's Area
Fun-filled workshops that integrate literacy and science by linking children’s books with inquiry based hands-on science explorations. Presented by EdVenture Children’s Museum, with the Franklin Institute Science Museum and the Free Library of Philadelphia LEAP into Science Family Workshops.
STEM/STEAM, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Wed, Nov 14
Main
Teen Makerspace
Want to test your Maker skills? We're bringing out our sewing machines and learning the basics one stitch at a time. Please call the Teen Center at 929-3470 to register.
Maker
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Wed, Nov 14
Ballentine
Do you need some extra space or tools to work on your own crafty project? Would you like to be around other crafty folks? Perhaps you could really use a creative break and want to try something new? Come have fun in our MakerSpace!
Maker
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
7:00 pm
Wed, Nov 14
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, Nov 14
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join Cola Makerspace to share projects, knowledge, and making ideas and tips
Maker
Adults
7:00 pm
Wed, Nov 14
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.November 7 - The Cooper Union Speech by Abraham LincolnDecember 12 - The Criterion of a Good Form of Government, Chapter Two of Representative Government by John Stuart MillJanuary 9 - The Clerk's and the Merchant's Tales by ChaucerFebruary 13 - The Letters of Abelard and HeloiseMarch 13 - Symposium by Plato
Book Group
Programs for Adults
9:30 am
Thu, Nov 15
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Grow your baby’s vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories and songs. This storytime is designed for infants and babies ages 0-24 months.
Storytime, Children
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Nov 15
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Nov 15
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, Nov 15
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
1:00 pm
Thu, Nov 15
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Lively discussion of engaging fiction and nonfiction works.
Book Group
Adults
3:30 pm
Thu, Nov 15
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
3:30 pm
Thu, Nov 15
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, Nov 15
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, Nov 15
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Spend a few minutes sharing a story with Madonna, a certified therapy dog. Sign up for your time slot as soon as you arrive, as space is limited!
Children
9-12, 6-8
5:00 pm
Thu, Nov 15
Wheatley
Researching your family history is a rewarding research process and Richland Library has wonderful online tools that can get you started. Join us and learn how you can begin your research and find your ancestors.
Genealogy
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Nov 15
Main
Theater
This Holiday Season, Eat Mindful, Not Mindless. Get tips on how to pay attention to what you are eating and make small changes that can make a big difference. Register online.
Health and Wellness
Adults, Programs for Adults

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