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10:00 am
Tue, Sep 19
Main
Meeting Space 213
Join Dr. George Geckle for a discussion of literary selections asking the question: Why Utopias are anyways Nowhere.- September 19: The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare; October 17: Shylock Is My Name by Howard Jacobson;November 21: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley; December 19: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret AtwoodPlease contact 929-3469 for more information.
Book Group
Adults
10:30 am
Tue, Sep 19
Cooper
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 or 1-hour in person session with one-on-one technical help. Call 803-787-3462 to book your sesison.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:30 am
Tue, Sep 19
Main
Meeting Space 203
Did you know that representatives from SafeLink 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 SafeLink 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 SafeLink 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 SafeLink Wireless information line at 1-800-723-3546 or by asking a SafeLink representative!
Social Work
Adults
1:00 pm
Tue, Sep 19
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, Sep 19
North Main
Small Meeting Space
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
3:30 pm
Tue, Sep 19
Blythewood
Pixels rule! Create a pixelated design using sticky notes and display it in the library for everyone to enjoy. Registration required.
Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
4:00 pm
Tue, Sep 19
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Activate your STEAM-engines! Tinker in our Maker Lab with a variety of projects geared towards Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.
STEM/STEAM
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
4:00 pm
Tue, Sep 19
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, Sep 19
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, Sep 19
Eastover
Meeting Room
Join us for parrot stories, crafts and a treasure hunt.
Children, Craft
Children All Ages, Programs for Families

Manga 101 ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Tue, Sep 19
Ballentine
Do you love comics but want to try something different? Why not give Manga a try. Come and learn all about these Japanese comics from our panel of Richland Library staff. They will answer all of your questions about these unique comics and give suggestions on different Manga series to try.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Tue, Sep 19
Main
BCR Classroom
Learn intermediate skills for Microsoft Word (2013), such as creating lists, using headers and footers, working with tables, and adding pictures and graphics.Prerequisite: Microsoft Word (2013) class or solid Word experience.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Tue, Sep 19
Main
Writer's Room 210
Writers block is a great way to step of your normal writing zone and try sometimes new writing strategies! No experience needed!
Maker
Adults
9:00 am
Wed, Sep 20
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, Sep 20
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, Sep 20
Eastover
Children's Area
Come and join us for an exciting demonstration given by The Richland County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit. You will learn about the amazing things that Police Officers and their animal partners can accomplish when they work together and help to keep our community safe. Plus it will give you an opportunity to gain knowledge and ask questions about the K-9 Unit.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Wed, Sep 20
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

Hello, Baby! ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Wed, Sep 20
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
10:30 am
Wed, Sep 20
Ballentine
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a Mess!
Craft, Children
3-5, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Wed, Sep 20
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
11:30 am
Wed, Sep 20
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, Sep 20
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
2:30 pm
Wed, Sep 20
Main
BCR Classroom
Learn the basics of building a spreadsheet, creating charts and performing calculations using Microsoft Excel (2013). Prerequisite: Microsoft Word (2013) class or solid Word experience.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
4:00 pm
Wed, Sep 20
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join us for Teen Gaming Night! PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Atari, and Retro Board Game fun!
Teens, Gaming
Programs for Teens, 13 - 18
6:00 pm
Wed, Sep 20
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, STEM/STEAM
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Wed, Sep 20
North Main
Large Meeting Space
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
6:00 pm
Wed, Sep 20
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Join us to discuss “Americanah”, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults

Bookin' It in Ballentine ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Wed, Sep 20
Ballentine
Join us for Ballentine's adult evening book club as we discuss I'm Judging You: The Do Better Manual by Luvvie Ajayi. Register by phone or in person.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults

Byte Size Computer Basics ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Wed, Sep 20
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
9:30 am
Thu, Sep 21
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, Sep 21
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Sep 21
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, Sep 21
Main
Auditorium
Stories, songs and much more await you and your family at the library.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:30 am
Thu, Sep 21
Blythewood
Red or green -- which ones are your favorites? We'll share stories and make an edible necklace in apple colors. Registration required.
Children
3-5, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Thu, Sep 21
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Interested in knitting, crocheting, needlework,or other crafts? Bring your own portable craft project and share with fellow crafters!
Sew Divine, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
1:00 pm
Thu, Sep 21
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Lively discussion of engaging fiction and nonfiction works.
Book Group
Adults
2:00 pm
Thu, Sep 21
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
2:30 pm
Thu, Sep 21
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, Sep 21
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, Sep 21
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, Sep 21
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, Sep 21
Eastover
Children's Area
Create robots, cities, creatures and more using LEGO blocks/KEVA Planks and LEGO Mindstorm!
Gaming, Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children

Genealogy 101 ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Sep 21
Eastover
Meeting Room
Your first steps to finding your family history. How to fill out charts, search your family documents, and use public access web sites. Materials provided.
Genealogy
Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Sep 21
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, Sep 21
Main
Theater
Join Bonnie P. Horn, Esq., from the South Carolina Bar, as she discusses adoption law issues. This event will include an hour-long presentation with a 30-45-minute question-and-answer session following the presentation. Register online.
Legal
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Thu, Sep 21
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Come join us as we make a beautiful alternative to a downspout...the rain chain.
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Fri, Sep 22
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, Sep 22
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, Sep 22
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Kick back and enjoy an afternoon movie with friends. So stop by an sit back and enjoy the show.
Movies
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
3:00 pm
Fri, Sep 22
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

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