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10:00 am
Sat, Mar 3
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
11:00 am
Sat, Mar 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, Mar 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, Mar 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
11:00 am
Sat, Mar 3
Eastover
Meeting Room
Walk your way to increased health, fitness, happiness and productivity. We will use Leslie Sansone’s walk workout series to increase our circulation, tone our bodies, and improve our health so we can look and feel great for the Spring and Summer. Remember to wear/bring comfortable workout clothes/shoes, accessories, and please check with your healthcare provider before starting a workout program. *Bottled water/snacks will be provided.
Health and Wellness
Adults, 13 - 18
3:00 pm
Sat, Mar 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
3:00 pm
Sat, Mar 3
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Registration opens 02/01/2018
Basic sewing class. Supplies provided.
Craft, Maker
13 - 18, Programs for Teens, Adults

Japanese Indigo Designs ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Sat, Mar 3
Ballentine
We will be experimenting with indigo dye, a traditional Japanese resistance dye technique known as Shibori. Come join us to learn about indigo and resistance dying, and then create surface designs on cotton scarves. All materials provided. Wear clothing and shoes that can be stained.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:30 pm
Sat, Mar 3
Eastover
Meeting Room
Learn to cook faster, more flavorful versions of your favorite Chinese restaurant style fried noodles. This class will also show you how to get comfortable shopping for Asian cooking ingredients and you can whip up them into your homemade dishes.
Maker, Health and Wellness
Adults, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Mon, Mar 5
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Registration opens 02/03/2018
Do you have a specific question about how to us 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 the mouse, saving files to a computer, navigating the internet, uploading files to a website, setting up an email account, attaching files to email, and navigating social media accounts. Online registration is required due to limited space*
Computer Class
Adults 55+, Adults, Programs for Adults

Beginning to Drawing ★ Staff Pick

10:00 am
Mon, Mar 5
Ballentine
Learn to use your observational skills to accurately draw your impressions of what you see. Using a variety of objects and photos as inspiration, we will develop the contour method to create drawings.
Maker
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults

Pajamarama Storytime ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Mon, Mar 5
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Wear your pajamas and snuggle up for bedtime stories and songs.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Tue, Mar 6
Cooper
Learn how to use the basic features of an e-mail account to communicate quickly and conveniently with friends, family, and colleagues.
Computer Class
Programs for Adults, Adults 55+
10:30 am
Tue, Mar 6
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, Mar 6
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
11:00 am
Tue, Mar 6
Main
Writer's Room 211
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
11:00 am
Tue, Mar 6
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, Mar 6
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+
2:30 pm
Tue, Mar 6
Main
BCR Classroom
Registration opens 01/20/2018
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
6:00 pm
Tue, Mar 6
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, Mar 6
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Expression is the language through which words move and elevate minds. Come out and express your talent through the art of poetry, spoken-word, karaoke, and more. Open Mic for Poets, Singers, Lyricists, Musicians, and more @ Richland Library St. Andrews. Get ready for an awesome time!!!*Light Refreshments Provided*
Performance
Adults, Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
6:30 pm
Tue, Mar 6
Main
Auditorium
Ukulele enthusiasts meet 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
10:00 am
Wed, Mar 7
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, Mar 7
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
10:30 am
Wed, Mar 7
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, Mar 7
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Registration opens 02/28/2018
Interested in basket weaving? Bring your own supplies and share your skills with fellow basket weavers!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
4:00 pm
Wed, Mar 7
North Main
Large Meeting Space
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 led 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.This program is provided by IT-oLogy and made possible with grant funding from Richland County Government.
STEM/STEAM
6-8, 9-12
4:00 pm
Wed, Mar 7
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join us for Teen Gaming Night! PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Atari, and Retro Board Game fun!
Teens, Gaming
13 - 18
6:00 pm
Wed, Mar 7
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Registration opens 02/20/2018
Class description: Discover your inner cake decorator! Learn valuable tips on using polymer clay and other decorating techniques that will have you ready to create your own cake masterpiece. What to expect: • All classes are for ages 18 and up, unless noted otherwise • You will be standing and cooking for most of this hands-on class • Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes and have long hair tied back • All classes are limited to 16 people and you will work in groups of 4 • You will get to sample the recipes you make • All classes are roughly 1 ½ to 2 hours long
Maker
Adults
6:00 pm
Wed, Mar 7
Eastover
Challenge your friends to Wii U or Xbox 360 games!
Gaming
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:30 pm
Wed, Mar 7
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
7:00 pm
Wed, Mar 7
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join Cola Makerspace to share projects, knowledge, and making ideas and tips
Maker
Adults
9:30 am
Thu, Mar 8
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, Mar 8
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Thu, Mar 8
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Got sniffles or a boo-boo? Who ya gonna call? The doctor! Join us for silly stories about medical matters, then we'll make a craft that's perfect for pretend practitioners.
Children, Health and Wellness
3-5, Programs for Young Children
2:30 pm
Thu, Mar 8
Main
Studio 220
Well-known for her expressive self portraits, 20th Century Mexican artist Frida Kahlo suffered a spinal injury in her teens due to a horrific bus accident. Unable to walk or even move as she recovered, Frida's main subject became herself. Join us on International Women's Day to celebrate the works of Frida, and to get to know ourselves through the art of self-portraiture. Beginners welcome.
Maker
Adults
3:30 pm
Thu, Mar 8
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, Mar 8
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, Mar 8
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
6:30 pm
Thu, Mar 8
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Create works of art and home décor for less than $5 using common household items. Class is free, and all materials are provided.
Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults
10:30 am
Fri, Mar 9
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, Mar 9
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
9:30 am
Sat, Mar 10
Blythewood
Earn volunteer hours by meeting once a month to help plan programs, participate in service projects and have fun! For 7th through 12th graders.
Teens, Meetings
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
10:00 am
Sat, Mar 10
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Sat, Mar 10
Main
Second Level Programming Space
Peace Corps members share their experiences working around the world in Botswana, Togo, Niger, Tanzania, Romania, Brazil, and more. Learn what it's like to join the Peace Corps, and see how people in other in countries live through fun activities, cultural artifacts, and mementos from their time in service.
Multicultural, Performance
Adults, 13 - 18, Children All Ages
10:30 am
Sat, Mar 10
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Come enjoy a morning of board games! For all ages.
Children, Gaming
Children All Ages, Adults, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Sat, Mar 10
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, Mar 10
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Interested in knitting, needlework, scrapbooking or other crafts? Bring your own portable craft project and share with your fellow crafters!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Sat, Mar 10
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Please join us to discuss "Dishonorable Intentions", by Stuart Woods. If you have questions or would like to arrange to pick up a copy of the book please call Chantal Wilson at 929-3400.
Book Group
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
3:00 pm
Sat, Mar 10
Eastover
Meeting Room
Doodle, color, paint and create your masterpiece. Rev up your inner Picasso in an art inspired afternoon. All supplies provided.
Art in the Library, Craft
Children All Ages, 13 - 18, Programs for Families

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