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1:00 pm
Tue, May 23
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+
2:00 pm
Tue, May 23
Main
Production Stage
Do you want to use our photography and filmmaking equipment?Learn how to properly setup, operate, and break down the equipment in the Studio Services' Production Stage. This session will NOT help you become proficient with photography or filmmaking techniques, just with the use of our facility.***Orientation is required to use the Production Stage on your own.
Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults
3:00 pm
Tue, May 23
Main
Production Stage
Do you want to use our audio recording equipment?Learn how to properly setup, operate, and break down the equipment in the Studio Services' Production Stage. This session will NOT help you become proficient with recording technology, just with the use of our facility.***Orientation is required to use the Production Stage on your own.
Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, May 23
Eastover
Meeting Room
Just Dance is a dance-inspired fitness class that allows you to let loose and dance to familiar songs from many different musical genres, while getting a total body work out. Similar to Zumba, the moves are simple and repetitive so everyone can do it; you don’t have to worry about getting everything right…Just Dance.
Health and Wellness
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Tue, May 23
Main
Theater
This informative session will offer practical tips for healthcare consumers on who, what and where to get trusted healthcare information in today's information overload society. You'll learn how to get accurate information to be the healthiest you, while also minding your healthcare dollar.
Community Awareness
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
6:00 pm
Tue, May 23
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Join Allison Terracio, certified yoga instructor for beginning yoga session.
Health and Wellness
Adults, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Tue, May 23
Wheatley
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
Tue, May 23
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Come and join us as we read and discuss great books! To register please come by, or call 754-7734.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Tue, May 23
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Repurpose those old wine bottles waiting in the recycling bin, and turn them into a new centerpiece. Feel free to bring your own empty bottle for this craft.
Maker, Art in the Library
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Tue, May 23
Main
Writer's Room 210
Come and enjoy easy fun writing about places and childhood memories.
Maker
Adults
9:00 am
Wed, May 24
Main
Theater
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
Programs for Adults, Adults
10:00 am
Wed, May 24
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, May 24
Sandhills
Children's Maker
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, May 24
Main
Makerspace
Join us in the Makerspace at Main and say hello to May flowers. We'll be making adorable flowerpot necklaces from thimbles, quilting pins, and embroidery thread.
Maker
Adults
10:30 am
Wed, May 24
Sandhills
Steam Corner
Looking for something to do with other homeschoolers? Our STEAM Corner is open every Wednesday, March 22 through May 31 for homeschool family-led activities of all ages. Drop by to see what we're doing!
Meetings, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:30 am
Wed, May 24
Wheatley
Share songs and stories with infants up to 24 months
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2
11:00 am
Wed, May 24
North Main
Small Meeting Space
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, May 24
Main
Career Coaching Center
Career Coaches are available to answer your résumé questions on a first-come, first-served basis.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:30 pm
Wed, May 24
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
3:30 pm
Wed, May 24
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
6:00 pm
Wed, May 24
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.
Children, Summer Learning Challenge
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Wed, May 24
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Join us to discuss "The Interestings", by Meg Wolitzer.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Wed, May 24
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Facebook is a great tool to help you stay in touch with friends and family. Learn how to set up an account, adjust privacy settings, post updates and pictures, and join conversations.
Computer Class
Adults
10:00 am
Thu, May 25
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, May 25
Eastover
Meeting Room
Bring your friends for a bi-monthly gathering.
, Friends Event
Programs for Adults, Adults 55+, Adults
10:30 am
Thu, May 25
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Join Gerald Freeman, 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
Programs for Adults
10:45 am
Thu, May 25
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, May 25
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+
3:30 pm
Thu, May 25
Main
Meeting Space 200
We've got a Playstation 4, Xbox One, and a Wii U and we know how to use them. Join us every Thursday on our second floor to enjoy a rotating schedule of consoles and games. 
Teens, Gaming
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
4:00 pm
Thu, May 25
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Burn Calories and have some fun Hula hooping.
Health and Wellness
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
5:30 pm
Thu, May 25
Eastover
Meeting Room
Handwriting strengthens brain connections and contributes to academic success. It’s true! Come have fun building those handwriting muscles! For students ages 6 - 12.
Workshop, Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Thu, May 25
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, May 25
Main
Makerspace
In the second edition of Handmade Home, we will be creating waxed cloth food wrappers. These are an eco-version of celephane, and can be used to wrap sandwiches, snacks, cheese, and lots more. They will last for up to one year with proper care, and can be rewaxed to bring them back to life! Come save money and help the environment with us as we try to diy our kitchens.*all materials provided
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, May 25
Sandhills
Auditorium
Reunion time is coming up. Do you need to put together a family history? Let's get started in this workshop using Richland Library online resources.
Genealogy
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Thu, May 25
North Main
Networking Center
Come and join us as we read and discuss great international books.
Adults
7:00 pm
Thu, May 25
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, May 26
Main
Makerspace
Come learn how to crochet! We will be learning how to chain stitch, single crochet, double crochet, and basic pattern reading. Hooks and yarn provided, but feel free to bring your own to learn on! Students of all levels welcome.
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults, Adults 55+
10:30 am
Fri, May 26
Wheatley
Share stories, songs and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Sat, May 27
Main
Studio 220
Dedicate time to recording important dates, setting goals and decorating your planner. Bring your calendar of choice and join us for a fun and creative organizing session.
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Sat, May 27
Sandhills
Steam Corner
Play your way to reading! Join us to play around with simple activities that will boost your child’s reading success. Play games with your preschooler that will build listening skills, handwriting, and letter blending. Great for preschool age children and their parents.
Children
3-5, Programs for Parents, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Sat, May 27
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, May 27
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
2:30 pm
Sat, May 27
Main
Post Production Lab
Participants will learn how to create complex, evolving instruments, in addition to tips and tricks for live performances.
Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults
3:00 pm
Sat, May 27
Eastover
Meeting Room
Join us for an exciting afternoon of fun and entertainment as we prepare to kick off another summer of learning at Eastover.
Summer Learning Challenge
Children All Ages, Adults, Programs for Families
3:00 pm
Sat, May 27
North Main
Small Meeting Space
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
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
Sun, May 28
All Richland Library locations will be closed for Memorial Day.
Closings
Children All Ages, Adults
Mon, May 29
All Richland Library locations will be closed for Memorial Day.
Closings
Children All Ages, Adults
10:30 am
Tue, May 30
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, Programs for School Age Children
11:00 am
Tue, May 30
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Practice your English-language conversation with other internationals in a comfortable, relaxed environment.
Let's Speak English
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Tue, May 30
Southeast
Meeting Room
Interested in knitting, needlework, scrapbooking or other crafts? Bring your own portable craft project and share with your fellow crafters!
Sew Divine
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults

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