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11:00 am
Tue, Jan 30
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Practice your English-language conversation with other internationals in a comfortable, relaxed environment.
Let's Speak English
Adults, Programs for Adults
1:00 pm
Tue, Jan 30
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, Jan 30
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Come to laugh, learn, socialize, share, & have fun as we discuss Breath of Scandal by Sandra Brown! To join please come by or call 754-7734 and ask for Kimberly.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Jan 30
Main
Meeting Space 214
The South Carolina Citizen Review Panel and Richland Library invite grandparents, aunts, uncles, and others who have assumed caregiving responsibilities for youth to participate in our Kinship Care Listening Circle. Caregivers will participate in candid discussions and share their experiences, best practices, and concerns related to kinship care.
Social Work, Community Conversation
Programs for Parents, Programs for Adults

Consumer Law Legal Clinic ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Tue, Jan 30
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Martha S. Phillips, Esq., and Carolyn G. Lybarker, Esq. representing the South Carolina Bar, will give advice and answer questions about loans, credit card, scams, and consumer purchases.
Legal
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Tue, Jan 30
Main
Meeting Space 213
Have you ever wanted to learn to play the ukulele but aren't sure if it's for you? Join us for a hands-on introduction to this fun and affordable instrument. Ukuleles will be provided.
Adults, 13 - 18
10:00 am
Wed, Jan 31
Main
Gallery
Pick up fresh veggies along with your fresh picks at Richland Library Main! Every Wednesday, local farmers like Livingston Farms and Little Mountain Homestead will offer fresh, seasonal selections for purchase—everything from squash and sugar peas to honey and greens. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Wednesdays, November 15, 2017 – January 31, 2018
Health and Wellness
Adults
10:00 am
Wed, Jan 31
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
10:30 am
Wed, Jan 31
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Who does not like to hear stories about those huge ancient beasts? Plus, make your own Stegosaurus to take home....roar! Warning: Messy Paint involved! Registration required.
Children, Craft
3-5, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Wed, Jan 31
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a Mess!
Craft, Children
3-5, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Wed, Jan 31
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
Wed, Jan 31
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Registration opens 01/24/2018
Interested in basket weaving? Bring your own supplies and share your skills with fellow basket weavers!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults

Free Tax Preparation ★ Staff Pick

2:00 pm
Wed, Jan 31
Main
Meeting Space 214
Richland Library is excited to welcome volunteers from The Cooperative Ministry's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program and SC Thrive's tax programs. They will be available, by appointment only, to do taxes for any households making $65,000 or less. To receive assistance during this event you will need to bring: social security cards for yourself and everyone in your household, all W2s you have received from your employer(s), and a copy of last year's tax return, if available.In order to reserve your appointment, you can contact a social worker at Richland Library at 231-6383 or 231-6330. All taxes are prepared for free by a volunteer from either SC Thrive or The Cooperative Ministry.
Social Work, Financial
Adults
2:30 pm
Wed, Jan 31
Main
Career Coaching Center
Career Coaches will be available to answer your LinkedIn questions on a first-come, first-served basis.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Wed, Jan 31
Eastover
Meeting Room
Are you stuck with your Family History search? Let's explore on-line resources that could help you jumpstart your search. New information sources are added continuously.
Genealogy
Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Wed, Jan 31
Main
BCR Classroom
Did you know that your local school district may offer many other employment opportunities in addition to teaching? Join Kwamine Simpson Gilyard, Acting Director of Classified Employment, Richland One School District, as she presents an overview of Richland One job opportunities in fields such as HVAC, plumbing, IT, food service, and more!
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Wed, Jan 31
Main
Makerspace
Learn the age-old art of knitting! We will be learning to cast-on, knit, purl, and Bind off. Come create your first swatch and gain the knowledge to begin a new hobby.
Maker, Workshop, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Wed, Jan 31
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Join us for Ballentine's adult evening book club as we discuss The 100-Year-Old Man by Jonas Jonasson. Register by phone or in person.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults

Gratitude Journaling ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Wed, Jan 31
St. Andrews
Makerspace
We will discuss the scientific research proving the benefits of gratitude and various ways to incorporate practicing it in our daily lives, including multiple journaling styles. Then we will spend quiet time journaling about the good in our lives. Bring your journal if you have one.
Health and Wellness
Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
9:00 am
Thu, Feb 1
Eastover
Please call to schedule an in-person appointment time.
Legal
Adults, Programs for Adults
9:00 am
Thu, Feb 1
Eastover
Do you have a tech question? Puzzled by an e-device? Want to know how to best use our website or surfing the internet? Any tech/computer questions/problems? Call or walk in to reserve a 30-minute in person session with one-on-one technical help.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
9:00 am
Thu, Feb 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
9:30 am
Thu, Feb 1
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Your baby will love storytime while increasing vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories and songs.
Storytime, Children
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Feb 1
Cooper
Children's Area
A special storytime celebrating Black History Month!
Black History Month, Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Feb 1
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
10:45 am
Thu, Feb 1
Sandhills
Children's Maker
After storytime head on over to the Maker Lab for a STEAM activity for future Einsteins.
Maker, STEM/STEAM
3-5, Programs for Young Children
2:30 pm
Thu, Feb 1
Main
BCR Classroom
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.Prerequisite: Active Gmail account
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
3:30 pm
Thu, Feb 1
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, Feb 1
Sandhills
Auditorium
Immerse yourself in the screening of the renowned documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson’s Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities. A discussion will follow. Co-hosted by ETV. Funding/support for this program is provided by The Corporation for Public Broadcasting as part of a public media initiative American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen. Tell Them We Are Rising premieres on Independent Lens on PBS Monday, FEBRUARY 19, 9pm ET/8C
Movies, Black History Month
Adults

Paint Mixer ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Feb 1
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
6:00 pm
Thu, Feb 1
Eastover
Meeting Room
Our discussion this month will delve into Margaret Atwood's "A Handmaids Tale". 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, Feb 1
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, Feb 1
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, Feb 1
Main
Makerspace
We will be experimenting with a traditional Japanese resistance dye technique known as shibori with indigo dye. Come do some surface design on cotton handkerchiefs. *Please wear clothing and shoes that can get dirty.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
7:00 pm
Thu, Feb 1
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
7:00 pm
Thu, Feb 1
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Discuss, watch, read, and enjoy your favorite anime and manga with us! For beginners and the already obsessed.
Teens
13 - 18
7:00 pm
Thu, Feb 1
Main
Theater
Join us for an evening with our new Resident Artist, illustrator and graphic designer, Maria Fabrizio. With a passion for process, Maria creates works that are accessible, emotional, thoughtful, and neutral. From her time with NPR drawing The Wordless News, to the adventures of being a new parent, she has lots to share about her process, her art and life as an artist. Maria will be saving some time for a Q&A afterwards. Her works are currently on display in the library's Gallery at Main through February 3rd.
Maker
Programs for Adults, Programs for Families
10:30 am
Fri, Feb 2
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, Feb 2
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
3:30 pm
Fri, Feb 2
Main
Studio 220
Some of the world's most famously expressive paintings and drawings were created using only dots. This class will give you the opportunity to challenge yourself using pen and ink to turn mere dots into something beautiful.
Maker
Adults
10:00 am
Sat, Feb 3
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Sat, Feb 3
Main
BCR Classroom
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
10:00 am
Sat, Feb 3
Main
Makerspace
Join us for our public dye vat of indigo! This means you can bring clothing, fabric, yarn, tablecloths, etc. As long as it is clean, fits in the vat, is cloth/fiber and dye-able, we’ll try it. The vat will be first come first serve with a max of 12 people in the room at one time, but will be available unassisted all day to those with orientation from previous dye workshops. *Indigo and gloves provided. **come in clothing and shoes that can get dirty/stained.Please contact Kelsey Andrus with any questions.
Maker, Art in the Library
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Sat, Feb 3
Main
Auditorium
Celebrate Black History Month with the Columbia Area Reading Council and Richland Library! Children’s book author, Dinah Johnson, will share about her stories that celebrate the African American experience. Johnson is a Columbia resident and author of many picture books for children including Black Magic, Hair Dance and All Around Town: The Photographs of Richard Samuel Roberts. A few autographed books will be given as special prizes at the event!
Black History Month, Author Event, Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Sat, Feb 3
Main
Studio 220
If you're an artist looking for feedback or an Art student trying to improve your portfolio, join us each month for a lively, positive and constructive critique session to improve your technique as well as help others. Whatever your medium, bring your work, learn and share with other local artists.
Maker
Adults
11:00 am
Sat, Feb 3
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, Feb 3
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
11:00 am
Sat, Feb 3
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
3:00 pm
Sat, Feb 3
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Join our Book Club! Enjoy fun activities and hear about exciting books. Please sign up in advance.
Book Group, Children
9-12, Programs for School Age Children

Valentine Card Making ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Sat, Feb 3
Eastover
Meeting Room
Are you ready for Valentine? Join us and create a personalized Valentine Card and gift for your friend/family and enjoy a sweet treat.
Children, Craft
Children All Ages, Programs for Families

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