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10:00 am
Wed, May 2
Eastover
Enjoy a reading of Alice In Wonderland accompanied by ballet; featuring dancers from Richland Northeast High School’s Palmetto Center of the Arts!
Performance, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Wed, May 2
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, May 2
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, May 2
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Registration opens 04/25/2018
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, May 2
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join us for Teen Gaming Night! PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Atari, and Retro Board Game fun!
Teens, Gaming
13 - 18

Yoga Fusion ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Wed, May 2
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Tight muscles limit our range of motion and often set our body up for impending injury. This mat based class infuses concepts from Yoga, Pilates and Barre that will help correct muscle imbalances, extend flexibility and build strength. All levels welcome. Multiple options, progressions and modifications are given.
Health and Wellness
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Wed, May 2
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Class description: In this class you will learn how to pipe a variety of decorations, from flowers all the way to decorative borders. Practice those skills on delicious cupcakes that you can share with your friends and family, or enjoy as an end of class treat. This class will be taught by Stephanie from Richland Library Wheatley. Menu: Vanilla Bean Cupcakes - Buttercream Frosting. 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 ***Please Note*** Culinary program waivers MUST be signed upon arrival to the program. Any questions about food allergies must be addressed before the start of the program. Recipes and ingredients will not be altered/substituted due to food allergies or diet restrictions. Any questions, please contact the hosting branch.
Cooking, Maker
Adults
6:30 pm
Wed, May 2
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
6:30 pm
Wed, May 2
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, May 2
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join Cola Makerspace to share projects, knowledge, and making ideas and tips
Maker
Adults
9:30 am
Thu, May 3
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, May 3
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, May 3
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

Storytime in the Garden ★ Staff Pick

10:00 am
Thu, May 3
Community Event
Hampton-Preston Mansion and Gardens | 1615 Blanding Street
Join Richland Library and Historic Columbia for a special outdoor storytime! Enjoy stories and songs in the Hampton-Preston Gardens gazebo and then try your hand at old fashioned historic games in gardens. This event is free and open to children of all ages. For more information, please call (803) 988-0891.
Storytime, Children, Nature
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Thu, May 3
St. Andrews
Collaboration Space
Interested in knitting, needlework, scrapbooking or other crafts?Bring your own portable craft project, share ideas with fellow crafters, and check out the latest books on your favorite craft!
Sew Divine
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Thu, May 3
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Let's clickety-clack down the track! Join us for stories and songs about trains, then we'll make a craft that'll make you toot your whistle!
Children, Craft
3-5, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Thu, May 3
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Come move and groove with Richland Library St. Andrews adults and seniors. For more information, call (803)-772-6675.
Health and Wellness
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
11:30 am
Thu, May 3
Cooper
Learn to knit or work through a knotty situation with master knitter Boykin Exum. No prior experience needed! Beginners and master knitters are welcome!
Craft, Storytime, Sew Divine
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+

Tween Open Lab ★ Staff Pick

3:30 pm
Thu, May 3
Main
Storytime Room
Have a dance party, get crafty or game on in this Choose Your Own Adventure Tween Takeover.
Children, Gaming, Craft
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:30 pm
Thu, May 3
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
4:00 pm
Thu, May 3
Sandhills
Steam Corner
Did you know that dogs LOVE stories? Pick out a book and read to a certified pet therapy dog. An excellent opportunity for struggling or new readers.
Children
Programs for School Age Children, 6-8, 3-5

Study Nights ★ Staff Pick

5:30 pm
Thu, May 3
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Looking for a quiet space to get ready for exams? Stop by for a couple of hours of studious peace in the Ballentine Meeting Room.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens

Kid's Chess Hour ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, May 3
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
The Kid's Chess Hour is an opportunity for kids of all levels to come together and play and learn the game of chess. Kid's hour is much the same as an adult chess club - but for kids. Sam Copeland (The reigning South Carolina champion and twice South Carolina's high school champion (2002 and 2003)) or another strong chess player will always be on hand to help coach and teach the kids. Games and puzzles will be available.
Gaming, Workshop
Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Teens, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Thu, May 3
Eastover
Meeting Room
Our discussion this month will delve into Challenger Deep By Neal Shusterman. Stop by Richland Library Eastover to pick up your copy or call 803-353-8584 with any questions.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, May 3
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

Paint Mixer ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, May 3
North Main
Small Meeting Space
An evening of painting! No instructor – just people who love to draw and paint. Limited Supplies available.
Craft, Maker
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Thu, May 3
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Craft boxes out of paper using origami techniques.
Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults
6:30 pm
Thu, May 3
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
7:00 pm
Thu, May 3
Main
Meeting Space 200
Join our group of local writers for monthly round table readings of our creative writing work and discussions on a variety of writing topics. Every writer is welcome!
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
10:00 am
Fri, May 4
St. Andrews
Makerspace
May the Force be with you! Drop by Richland Library St. Andrews anytime from 10 – 5pm to make a Star Wars-themed craft, hang out with other Star Wars fans, and watch an episode or two of The Clone Wars.
Children, Craft
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
10:30 am
Fri, May 4
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, May 4
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
12:00 pm
Fri, May 4
Main
Theater
Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares for battle with the First Order.PG-13, 2:32 min.
Movies
Programs for Adults, Programs for Families
3:00 pm
Fri, May 4
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
4:00 pm
Fri, May 4
Main
Auditorium
Let's celebrate Star Wars Day! Join us for a light saber demonstration for children, teens, and adults (parents feel free to participate). Light sabers will NOT be provided so please bring your own. (Toy sabers are fine for this event).
Performance
Programs for Families
3:00 am
Sat, May 5
Eastover
Meeting Room
In a grey town made entirely of stones, where everyone is afraid of everything, a stranger arrives with nothing to fear. Will he inspire the citizens to take back their city and tear down their walls? Will his new-found friend find the courage to use her power to bring the magical city back to life? Just what is the recipe for “Stone Soup,” anyhow?“Stone Soup” is an imaginative, high-energy, and comedic re-telling of the traditional folk story using musical styles from Rock / Pop to Folk and World. Full of memorable songs and characters and designed to entertain audiences of all ages the story digs into what it means to conquer your fears, and how powerful we can be when we work together. Presented by Columbia Children's Theatre.
Performance
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
9:30 am
Sat, May 5
Blythewood
Makerspace
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, May 5
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Sat, May 5
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, May 5
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Students will create mobile and gaming applications by writing text-based code in JavaScript using Bitsbox software. The application can be shared and ran on any computer, table, or phone with a web browser. Space is limited and registration is required. This event is made possible by a grant from Best Buy awarded to IT-ology. Participants must be ages 11-14.
STEM/STEAM, Teens
Programs for School Age Children
11:00 am
Sat, May 5
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, May 5
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 5
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, May 5
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, May 5
Main
BCR Classroom
Do you have a specific question about how to use computers or access Richland Library’s electronic resources? Drop-in to our Computer and eReady Basics Learning Lab for personalized assistance. Learn basic computer skills such as using a mouse, saving files to a computer, navigating the Internet, or setting up and using an email account. Or learn to download audiobooks, eBooks, comics, magazines, music, movies and more to your device as well as discover the best in educational apps for your family! Bring your questions on how to be computer and e-savvy. For more information call 929-3400.
Computer Class
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
3:00 pm
Sat, May 5
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Basic sewing class. Supplies provided.
Craft, Maker
13 - 18, Programs for Teens, Adults

Easy Acrylics for Adults ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Sat, May 5
Ballentine
Create your own acrylic flower painting. This masterpiece will be perfect for decorating your home or for giving as a gift! Supplies Provided.
Art in the Library, Maker
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Sun, May 6
Main
Auditorium
This live concert by the Palmetto Chamber Orchestra celebrates the best of Russian composers, featuring music by Rachmaninov, Kalinnikov, Khachaturian, Tchaikovsky and Villa Lobos. Guest artists are: Janet Hopkins, Soprano, Robert Jesselson, Cello, Alexander Shlifer, Violin, and Nikolai Oskolkov, balalaika.
Performance
Adults, 13 - 18, 9-12
10:00 am
Mon, May 7
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, May 7
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

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