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LEGO Madness ★ Staff Pick

4:00 pm
Tue, Oct 10
North Main
Children's Room
Create robots, cities, creatures and more using LEGO's and other building tools.
Craft
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
4:00 pm
Tue, Oct 10
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. This series’ theme is Astronomy! Topics include: Meteorites (with a special guest presenter), Learning about Space Probe Missions, History of the Moon, Constellations, and Galaxies!
STEM/STEAM
Programs for Families, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Tue, Oct 10
Main
Meeting Space 213
Join us for a workshop designed to develop writing discipline. Taught by James D. McCallister, a two-time South Carolina Writer’s Workshop and SC Fiction Project awardee as well as a 2012 Faulkner-Wisdom finalist.
Author Event, Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Oct 10
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Join Allison Terracio, certified yoga instructor for beginner yoga sessions.
Health and Wellness
Adults

TRW – Wreck This Journal ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Tue, Oct 10
Ballentine
It’s Teen Read Week and we want to help you Unleash Your Story. Break out of your creative rut or just jumpstart your imagination by totally demolishing a journal.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:30 pm
Tue, Oct 10
Sandhills
Auditorium
Frederick Douglass, one of our greatest American heroes, was an electrifying orator, abolitionist, Christian leader, writer and newspaper editor, with great wit and wisdom. He thrilled audiences across America and England in his quest to abolish slavery and create true freedom and equality in America. In this captivating and emotional one-act play, Actors' Theatre of South Carolina brings Douglass back to life and invites the audience to experience first-hand an incredible moment in American history.
Performance, Multicultural
Adults, 13 - 18
6:30 pm
Tue, Oct 10
Main
Meeting Space 201
New, old, maybe writers are invited to come and learn about Nano Wrimo and how you can except the challenge to write everyday for 30 days!
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults, 13 - 18
6:30 pm
Tue, Oct 10
Blythewood
Jazz vocalist and poet EboniRamm brings the smooth and swinging sounds of jazz to the library, accompanied by an ensemble group of musicians.
Performance
Adults, 13 - 18, Children All Ages
9:00 am
Wed, Oct 11
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, Oct 11
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, Oct 11
Main
Career Coaching Center
Come hear the details about job training that Goodwill offers here in the Midlands. Learn about training and certification for becoming a certified nursing assistant (CNA), call center representative, custodial technician, and retail or food service worker. A Goodwill representative will provide information about program requirements, start dates, and the selection process. Best of all, you can complete an application for the program of your choice onsite.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Wed, Oct 11
North Main
Large Meeting Space
The Midlands TechHire program offers scholarships, training, internships and career opportunities to young adults ages 17-29 in the high-growth IT field. Please visit our website for more information: https://www.midlandstech.edu/TechHire .
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults

Fire Safety Storytime ★ Staff Pick

10:00 am
Wed, Oct 11
Eastover
Close-up look at a real fire engine and learn about fire safety from Richland County fire fighters.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families

Hello, Baby! ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Wed, Oct 11
Main
Children's 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
11:00 am
Wed, Oct 11
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Registration opens 10/04/2017
Interested in basket weaving? Bring your own supplies and share your skills with fellow basket weavers!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:30 am
Wed, Oct 11
Main
Studio 220
Do you love origami? Or just want to learn a few key techniques? Drop by and spend your lunch break relaxing and learning the ancient art of paper folding.
Maker
Adults
2:30 pm
Wed, Oct 11
North Main
Networking Center
Every Tuesday our meeting room is open for children and their families who are home schooled of all ages to meet up and hang out.
Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
2:30 pm
Wed, Oct 11
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

Byte Size Computer Basics ★ Staff Pick

2:30 pm
Wed, Oct 11
Sandhills
Do you have a tech question? Puzzled by an edevice? Want to know more about how to best use our website? Drop in for one-on-one help.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:30 pm
Wed, Oct 11
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Join us for stories and songs about fruit & veggies and learn about the Food Share Columbia program.
Children, Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
3:30 pm
Wed, Oct 11
Sandhills
Steam Corner
Let your imagination run wild as you build and create with Legos in the Sandhills Steam Corner.
STEM/STEAM, Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
5:00 pm
Wed, Oct 11
North Main
Pop-Up Space
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
Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Wed, Oct 11
Main
Theater
Join us for a conversation with mystery writer Wanda Craig about the countless decisions one has to make when working with a self-publishing company. From determining how to distribute your book to selecting a cover design learn how to effectively weigh your self-publishing options.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Wed, Oct 11
Main
BCR Classroom
Are you looking to “take the leap” from hobbyist to entrepreneur? If so, you will want to join Kasie Whitener, President of Clemson Road Creative, as she discusses key factors to consider when determining your business’s viability. This class will also discuss basic business models, hiring choices, business planning, and other growth questions. This class is an introduction to building a business from scratch.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults

TRW – Podcasting ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Wed, Oct 11
Ballentine
It’s Teen Read Week and we want to help you Unleash Your Story. Your voice is a part of your story, and this time we don’t mean metaphorically. Learn some of the best ways to start a podcast
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
7:00 pm
Wed, Oct 11
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Discuss engaging works of fiction and non-fiction.
Book Group
Adults
7:00 pm
Wed, Oct 11
Main
Meeting Space 213
Please join the Great Books Discussion Group to explore classic literature with fellow readers. Please contact 929-3469 with any questions.August 9: 2nd Inaugural Address, Abraham LincolnSeptember 13: The Beast in the Jungle, Henry JamesOctober 11: Treatise on Tolerance, VoltaireNovember 8: Theological-Political Treatise, Chapters XVI, XIX, XX, SpinozaDecember 13: The Misanthrope, Moliere
Book Group
Adults
9:30 am
Thu, Oct 12
Ballentine
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, Oct 12
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Registration opens 09/28/2017
Expand your Tech knowledge! Make the most of your mobile devices -- for work or play! All participants will get hands on experience. You don't have to be an AARP member. 10:00a.m. - Intro to mobile devices; 12:30p.m. - Beyond the Basics; 2:30p.m. - Staying Safe Online ; 4:30p.m. - Staying Safe on Facebook
Workshop, Computer Class
Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens, Adults
10:00 am
Thu, Oct 12
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
10:30 am
Thu, Oct 12
Main
Children's Room
Stories, songs and much more await you and your family at the library.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:45 am
Thu, Oct 12
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
2:00 pm
Thu, Oct 12
Main
Makerspace
Interested in knitting, needlework, scrapbooking or other crafts? Bring your own portable craft project and share with fellow crafters!
Sew Divine, Craft, Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:30 pm
Thu, Oct 12
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, Oct 12
Blythewood
Are you up for a challenge? We'll give you a project to complete, and it's up to you to figure out how to do it! You'll "shop" for supplies, build it, then test your creation. You might just win a prize! Registration required.
STEM/STEAM
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
4:00 pm
Thu, Oct 12
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Certified pet therapy dog, Josh loves to be read to. Participants will individually read to the dog in a setting where they can feel comfortable and confident. Afterall, this dog will not correct them or make them feel awkward if they stumble.
Children
6-8, 3-5
6:00 pm
Thu, Oct 12
Eastover
Meeting Room
What can music inspire you to create? Similar to Musical Chairs, Musical Draw is an activity in which every 15 minutes a different song is played and you can use the material provided or bring your own materials to create your own unique one-of-a-kind art based on what you hear!
Art in the Library, Maker
Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Teens, Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Oct 12
North Main
Networking Center
Join Health Educators from Palmetto Health for a discussion on Carbohydrates.
Health and Wellness
Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Oct 12
Main
Auditorium
Join us for a panel conversation featuring local indie authors James D. McCallister, Carla Damron, Shigeharu Kobayashi and Deena Bouknight.
Author Event, Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Oct 12
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Job seekers, come to Career…Encore to meet and share the challenges of looking for employment with others. 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! This month’s theme: Looking for Employment? How to Overcome Barriers”
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults

TRW – Scavenger Hunt ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Oct 12
Ballentine
It’s Teen Read Week and we want to help you Unleash Your Story. Go hunting through the library to find the story you would like to tell.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Thu, Oct 12
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
6:00 pm
Thu, Oct 12
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
Thu, Oct 12
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
10:30 am
Fri, Oct 13
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, Oct 13
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
3:00 pm
Fri, Oct 13
Eastover
Participate in board games and encourage cooperation, problem solving and critical thinking.
Gaming, Teens
Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Teens, Programs for Adults

Yazhou Pop! ★ Staff Pick

3:30 pm
Fri, Oct 13
Eastover
Meeting Room
Enjoy an hour of the best that Richland Library has to offer in Asian Music, Anime, Manga, Dramas and much more!
Multicultural, Teens
9-12, 13 - 18
7:00 pm
Fri, Oct 13
Main
Auditorium
Whether it’s a miscarriage of justice, a cold case, or the current trial sensation gripping the nation, true crime makes for an amazing listen. No one knows this better than the hosts of the popular podcasts Accused, Breakdown, and Undisclosed. Reporters Amber Hunt and Bill Rankin and Law Professor Colin Miller will join us to discuss their work, the cases they’ve covered, and the current true crime phenomenon. Welcome ages 18+.
Adults, Programs for Adults
9:30 am
Sat, Oct 14
Main
Meeting Space 213
Join us for a the final installment of a 3-session course to prepare for the ACT exam! Get results from Session 2's practice ACT from USC Test Prep instructors along with feedback and more test-taking strategies. Please register for this event by calling (803) 929-3470 during business hours. Registration will open on September 1, 2017.This event was made possible thanks to a generous grant provided by First Citizens Bank.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens

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