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6:00 pm
Thu, Aug 23
Main
Makerspace
For our summer iteration of Handmade Home, we will be creating Hypertufa pots to use in your garden. Hypertufa is a mixture of concrete and vermiculite, making it light but strong. All materials will be provided, please dress for a mess.
Maker, Gardening
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Aug 23
Main
Meeting Space 214
Join Shondy Monroe, of Eagleview Financial Consultants, LLC, in an informative and interactive discussion on your personal finances and the home buying process. This program is funded by a grant from Dorothy C Smith as part of the New Hope Project in conjunction with the United Way of the Midlands.
Social Work, Financial
Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Aug 23
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
7:00 pm
Thu, Aug 23
Main
Career Coaching Center
Schedule a one-on-one 45 minute appointment with South Carolina's Small Business Development Center Minority Business Manager, Cheryl Salley. Cheryl will answer your business questions and provide information on starting your own business. By appointment only.
Business Event
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Fri, Aug 24
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
10:30 am
Fri, Aug 24
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
11:00 am
Fri, Aug 24
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
3:00 pm
Fri, Aug 24
Eastover
Meeting Room
We've got a Wii and XBox and you know how to play it. Join us to enjoy your favorite games. Welcome to bring your own game(s).
Gaming
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Sat, Aug 25
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Sat, Aug 25
Main
Studio 220
Explore mixed media techniques for creating interesting, textural and expressive abstract art! No experience necessary.
Maker
Adults
10:00 am
Sat, Aug 25
Main
BCR Classroom
Learn basic skills for creating a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint (2013). Learn to create new slides, edit text and insert images.Prerequisite: Microsoft Word (2013) class or solid Word experience.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults

Avengers - Infinity War ★ Staff Pick

10:00 am
Sat, Aug 25
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe. Multiple showings starting @10am.
Movies
Programs for Families, 13 - 18, 9-12
10:30 am
Sat, Aug 25
Main
Storytime 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
10:30 am
Sat, Aug 25
Ballentine
Join us to learn how to make a beautiful, custom leather and bead bracelet using the techniques of wire wrapped loops and cord ends. All materials provided. Registration required.
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Sat, Aug 25
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, Aug 25
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

Basic Batiks ★ Staff Pick

2:00 pm
Sat, Aug 25
Main
Makerspace
Come create an individual surface design on fabric in our batiking class. We will be using paraffin wax and indigo dye to try our hands at the fantastic artistry of batik. Please wear clothing that can be stained permanently and closed-toed shoes. All materials provided.*Please direct questions to Kelsey Andrus kandrus@richlandlibrary.com.
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Sat, Aug 25
Eastover
Meeting Room
Got a minute? You could win it! Put your skills to the test against these crazy challenges.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Teens
2:00 pm
Sun, Aug 26
Operations Center
Get some great deals on gently used books, CDs, DVDs and more at this surprise book sale! Questions? Call (803) 929-3436.
Book Sale
Adults, Programs for Families
3:00 pm
Sun, Aug 26
Main
Theater
Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, reunites with Mako Mori to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots, including rival Lambert and 15-year-old hacker Amara, against a new Kaiju threat.PG-13, 1:51 min.
Movies
Adults
10:00 am
Mon, Aug 27
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Grow your baby’s vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories and songs. This storytime is designed for infants and lap babies. If your child is walking, check out our Toddler Storytime for ages 18 months – 2 years.
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Mon, Aug 27
Sandhills
Entry Courtyard
Choose from seasonal produce from Livingston Farms as well as handmade, chemical-free skin products from This Butter Be Good.
Gardening, Health and Wellness
Adults 55+, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Mon, Aug 27
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Want to loosen up those stiff joints, tone up those loose muscles and maybe shed some extra pounds? Then come limber up those arms and legs as we Walk Away the Pounds, an exercise system by Leslie Sansone. Call Richland Library St. Andrews at (803) 772-6675 to register.
Health and Wellness
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
4:30 pm
Mon, Aug 27
Main
Teen Makerspace
Richland Library’s Team of Anime-Seeking Teens is looking for an anime/manga fan like you! We vote on anime series to watch on a big screen and love to talk about our favorite reads, including novels and manga. We learn about Japanese culture and language and play large group games together.
Teens
Programs for Teens, 13 - 18
6:00 pm
Mon, Aug 27
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Create robots, cities, creatures and more with LEGO building blocks.
Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children

Hablamos Spanish ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Mon, Aug 27
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Conversation circle for folks wanting to brush up their Spanish
Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Aug 27
Main
Auditorium
After hundreds of individuals engaged in the Let's Talk Race series over the course of 2017, Richland Library is bringing these facilitator-led conversations to the forefront again. Please join us from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Monday, August 27 at our Main location (1431 Assembly Street). In an effort to peacefully address the topic of racism, which has gripped news headlines across the country, these conversations plan to encourage members of the community to take part in this difficult and sometimes emotional dialogue. This program is in partnership with Race to the Table SC.The Let's Talk Race series is scheduled to continue in October 2018.
Community Awareness
Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Aug 27
St. Andrews
Living Room
Come show us your mental mastery against some of the members of the Columbia Chess Club. Participate in a casual game or a tournament and meet some of best players in your area.
Gaming
Programs for Families, 13 - 18, Adults
10:30 am
Tue, Aug 28
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

Hands on Art ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Tue, Aug 28
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Simple art fun with stories to boot. Dress for a mess! Please sign up in advance.
Children, Art in the Library
3-5, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Tue, Aug 28
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Practice your English-language conversation with other internationals in a comfortable, relaxed environment.
Let's Speak English
Adults, Programs for Adults
12:30 pm
Tue, Aug 28
Main
Writer's Room 211
Did you know that representatives from Titan Group, 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 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM? They are available to enroll you and answer any questions about the program you may have.A sign-in sheet is posted outside of room 211 on Tuesdays. This program is first-come, first served.Please note that this organization does not always have phones available. They are willing to install a SIM card on many unlocked, SIM-enabled smartphone. You are able to bring your own phone to see if it can be activated. 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 Titan Group 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, Aug 28
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+
4:00 pm
Tue, Aug 28
North Main
Digital Zone
Watch anime, discuss manga, and chat with fellow fans! For beginners and the already obsessed.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Tue, Aug 28
Main
Teen Makerspace
It's never too early to start your college search!  From finding schools, completing applications, getting accepted, to finding funding - we've got all the information for parents and teens.  Get ready to present your best self to your dream school!
Teens, Job and Career
Programs for Teens, 13 - 18
6:00 pm
Tue, Aug 28
Main
Meeting Space 214
The South Carolina Citizen Review Panel and Richland Library invite grandparents, aunts, uncles and others who have assumed caregiving responsibilities for youth to participate in our Kinship Care Listening Circle. Caregivers will participate in candid discussions and share their experiences, best practices and concerns related to kinship care. Kinship care refers to the care of children by relatives or close family friends.
Social Work, Community Conversation
Adults, Programs for Parents
6:00 pm
Tue, Aug 28
Main
BCR Classroom
Learn how to effectively navigate careers.sc.gov, state government's first-ever recruitment website. Optimize your career goals by pursuing a meaningful career within state government while gaining unique knowledge from DHEC's Director of Talent Management.
Business Event
Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Tue, Aug 28
St. Andrews
Makerspace
An evening of painting! No instructor-just people who love to draw and paint. Limited supplies available.
Craft, Maker
Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens, Adults 55+
9:00 am
Wed, Aug 29
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, Aug 29
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, Aug 29
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, Aug 29
Cooper
Children's Area
The littlest gardeners get hands on experience from soil prep through harvest. Come rain or shine and dress for a mess!
Children, Gardening, Go Green
Programs for Young Children, 3-5
10:30 am
Wed, Aug 29
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, Aug 29
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Registration opens 08/22/2018
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, Aug 29
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
3:00 pm
Wed, Aug 29
Main
Studio 220
Join us to extend or refresh your knitting skills by learning about lacework. We will cover the many styles and patterns of lace knitting as well as how to finish and block. Each participant will create a swatch of lacework. All materials provided.*participants must know the basics of knitting: casting on, knit stitch, purl stitch, and binding off.*please contact Kelsey Andrus at kandrus@richlandlibrary.com with questions.
Maker, Hygge
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Wed, Aug 29
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Join us for Ballentine's evening book group for adults as we discuss A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea by Melissa Fleming. Register by phone or in person.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Wed, Aug 29
St. Andrews
Collaboration Space
Need to schedule in time to slow down? Join us for a guided meditation to relax your mind and take a break.
Health and Wellness
Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
10:00 am
Thu, Aug 30
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Aug 30
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

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