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11:00 am
Tue, Dec 5
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Practice your English-language conversation with other internationals in a comfortable, relaxed environment.
Let's Speak English
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:30 am
Tue, Dec 5
Main
Meeting Space 203
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, Dec 5
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+
3:00 pm
Tue, Dec 5
Main
Makerspace
This sewing course is for adult beginners who want to continue to practice their skills. Though it is designed for students who have completed Sewing 101, but anyone who knows the basics is welcome. We will be making a small project for your home.*All materials included
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
4:00 pm
Tue, Dec 5
Main
Auditorium
Join the afterschool STE(A)M Team every week for a fun, hands-on, project based program series. Ages 6-12 welcomed. Parent participation encouraged. Every 5 weeks starts a new theme.
STEM/STEAM
Programs for Families, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Tue, Dec 5
Main
Studio 221
Artist in Residence and singer/songwriter Wendell Culbreath (AKA THE Dubber) will be offering guidance, tips and lyric writing techniques in this weekly workshop for those interested in songwriting. Meet local guest musicians monthly. Sign up once, and return weekly for new challenges to help you write your next hit.
Maker
Adults
6:30 pm
Tue, Dec 5
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Join with fellow ukulele enthusiasts for a relaxed and fun jam session. Newbies and seasoned strummers welcome! We will have a limited number of ukuleles to try, so please bring your own if you are able.
Adults, Adults 55+, 13 - 18
6:30 pm
Tue, Dec 5
Ballentine
Celebrate the season with local jazz vocalist and poet EboniRamm, accompanied by an ensemble swinging with the sounds of notable holiday jazz songs.
Holiday Programs, Performance
Adults, Adults 55+
9:00 am
Wed, Dec 6
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, Dec 6
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, Dec 6
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, Dec 6
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, Dec 6
Main
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
11:00 am
Wed, Dec 6
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Registration opens 11/29/2017
Interested in basket weaving? Bring your own supplies and share your skills with fellow basket weavers!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Wed, Dec 6
Cooper
Learn to extend the life of your holiday greenery and indoor plants and use them in decorating! Richland County Master Gardeners teach how to care for poinsettias, Thanksgiving cacti, and Christmas cacti. Forcing paperwhite and amaryllis bulbs will also be covered.
Gardening, Holiday Programs, Nature
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+

Karaoke and Cocoa ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Wed, Dec 6
Eastover
Meeting Room
Join us for an evening of holiday cheer and hot chocolate!
Holiday Programs
Adults, Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:30 pm
Wed, Dec 6
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Miss the 70's. North Main has a throwback music party every first Wednesday of the month. Come dance and reminisce as you hear the great music of that era.
Programs for Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Families
6:30 pm
Wed, Dec 6
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Registration opens 11/21/2017
This class, specifically for teens, has all the ins and outs for financial success at an early age. You'll learn how to save money, build credit, invest wisely and be a smart shopper. It's never too early to learn!
Teens
13 - 18
10:00 am
Thu, Dec 7
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, Dec 7
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children

Easy Acrylics for Adults ★ Staff Pick

10:00 am
Thu, Dec 7
Ballentine
Create your own acrylic snowman painting. This masterpiece will be perfect for decorating your home or for giving as a holiday gift! Supplies Provided.
Art in the Library, Maker
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
10:45 am
Thu, Dec 7
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
3:00 pm
Thu, Dec 7
Main
Makerspace
Registration opens 11/23/2017
Curious about knotted lace? Come experiment with shuttle tatting, and try to flip your first stitch! Join me next week to learn tatting with a needle.
Craft
Adults
3:30 pm
Thu, Dec 7
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
3:30 pm
Thu, Dec 7
Cooper
Children's Area
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 lead 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. Please register online or by calling 803-787-3462. This program is provided by IT-oLogy and made possible with grant funding from Richland County Government. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult caregiver.
Children, STEM/STEAM, Computer Class
6-8, Programs for School Age Children
4:30 pm
Thu, Dec 7
Cooper
Children's Area
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 lead 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. Please register online or by calling 803-787-3462. This program is provided by IT-oLogy and made possible with grant funding from Richland County Government.
Children, STEM/STEAM, Computer Class
6-8, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Thu, Dec 7
Eastover
Meeting Room
We will be discussing N.Y. Times bestseller "A Dog's Purpose" by W. Bruce Cameron. 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, Dec 7
Main
BCR Classroom
Join Career Specialist, Sylvie Golod as she shares tips on how to network using your professional LinkedIn profile. Whether you are looking for employment, sharing your expertise or promoting your business, LinkedIn is the powerful way to build your network. Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Dec 7
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, Dec 7
Main
Studio 221
Artist in Residence and singer/songwriter Wendell Culbreath (AKA THE Dubber) will be offering guidance, tips and lyric writing techniques in this weekly workshop for those interested in songwriting. Meet local guest musicians monthly. Sign up once, and return weekly for new challenges to help you write your next hit.
Maker
Adults

Paint Mixer ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Dec 7
North Main
Small Meeting Space
An evening of painting! No instructor – just people who love to draw and paint. Supplies available.
Craft, Maker
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Dec 7
Ballentine
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, Dec 7
Main
Makerspace
Learn simple needle felting techniques while making a decorative gift bag perfect for the holiday season.
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Teens
7:00 pm
Thu, Dec 7
Main
Meeting Space 200
Talk writing and works-in-progress with writers from all over Richland County! All skill levels and genres welcome!
Adults, Programs for Adults
7:00 pm
Thu, Dec 7
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, Dec 8
Blythewood
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, Dec 8
Ballentine
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, Dec 8
Eastover
Meeting Room
Winter is here and it is chilly if not downright cold! Cozy up to a warm spot in the library and learn how to knit with your arms. Create a nice gift for your friends and family or create something for yourself. Blankets, scarves, hats; the possibilities are endless. Yarn will be provided so just show up with your awesome arms and have some fun!
Craft, Holiday Programs
Children All Ages, Adults, Programs for Families

DIY holiday brooch! ★ Staff Pick

3:30 pm
Fri, Dec 8
Main
Meeting Space 213
Using felt hand sewing a beautiful poinsettia brooch, no experience required and if you have a favorite DIY brooch your welcome to share yours! Space is limited registration will be required.
Maker, Craft
Adults
4:00 pm
Fri, Dec 8
Sandhills
Auditorium
Richland Library resident artist Wendell Culbreath will be sharing his musical talents at three library branches this Fall. The self-taught singer/songwriter infuses musical styles like Rock, Jazz and Funk, flavored by the international sounds of Reggae, Armenian Music and Afro Beat. Join us for a musical evening!
Performance, Maker
Adults, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Sat, Dec 9
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Sat, Dec 9
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
2:00 pm
Sat, Dec 9
Main
Makerspace
Join us as we expand our dyeing repertoire with Turmeric dye. This yields a wonderful, color-fast, bright yellow to golden color depending on the original color of the fabric. We will be coloring cotton handkerchiefs during class. All materials provided*. Please come dressed to get messy, turmeric will permanently stain light-colored clothing.*if you want to bring material from home to dye, please make sure it is small (hankie sized) and has been washed, scoured, and salt mordanted (e-mail Kelsey with questions).
Maker, Nature, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Sat, Dec 9
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Please join us to discuss "The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared", by Jonas Jonasson.
Book Group
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
3:00 pm
Sat, Dec 9
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Join us for a Christmas celebration of stories, music, and multicultural exhibits with international students.
Multicultural, Holiday Programs
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
3:00 pm
Sat, Dec 9
Eastover
Meeting Room
Growing herbs can be a rewarding, money-saving experience! Let Richland County Master Gardeners teach you how to plant and care for herbs whether in your garden or in containers. They will also discuss using herbs in cooking and in other ways to “spice” up your life.
Gardening
Adults, 13 - 18, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Sat, Dec 9
Cooper
Children's Area
It looks like magic, but it’s really science! Chemistry teacher Robert Ellington dazzles and teaches in a magic show that’s fun for all ages!
STEM/STEAM, Children
Programs for Families, Children All Ages
3:00 pm
Sat, Dec 9
Blythewood
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

Teen Advisory Board ★ Staff Pick

3:30 pm
Sat, Dec 9
Ballentine
Earn volunteer hours by meeting once a month to help plan programs, participate in service projects and have fun!
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
10:00 pm
Sat, Dec 9
Main
BCR Classroom
Do you have a specific question about how to use computers or find your way around the Internet? Drop-in to our Computer Basics Learning Lab for personalized assistance. Learn basic computer skills such as using a mouse, saving files to a computer, navigating the Internet, uploading files to a website, setting up an email account and attaching files to email.
Computer Class
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+

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