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10:00 am
Mon, May 7
Sandhills
Choose from seasonal produce from Livingston Farms as well as handmade, chemical-free skin products from This Butter Be Good.
Health and Wellness
Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Mon, May 7
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
2:00 pm
Mon, May 7
Main
Studio 220
If you believe in the saying "one person's trash is another person's treasure", then you'll enjoy this unique sculpture workshop. We'll be collecting found objects - plastic bottle caps and bottles, abandoned toys, old kitchen utensils, keys, corks, you name it! - to shape and glue into a 3-dimensional masterpiece. Get down to the river or your nearest park and help the environment by collecting trash that would otherwise harm our wildlife, and create a tribute to the beautiful city you live in!
Maker
Adults
2:30 pm
Mon, May 7
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd 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 using Microsoft programs.
Computer Class
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
4:30 pm
Mon, May 7
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

Pajamarama Storytime ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Mon, May 7
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Wear your pajamas and snuggle up for bedtime stories and songs.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:30 pm
Mon, May 7
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join us to learn fun recipes that only require a coffee mug, a microwave, and few ingredients!
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, May 7
Main
Auditorium
As gun violence in schools continues to make headlines, many students feel their voices are not being heard. Join us for a panel on guns and school safety with local community members and students. Audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions. This is event is hosted by the Richland Library Teen Advisory Board.
Teens
Programs for Teens, 13 - 18
6:30 pm
Mon, May 7
St. Andrews
Makerspace
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

Reader's Morning Out ★ Staff Pick

10:00 am
Tue, May 8
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Ballentine's daytime book group for adults. Register by phone or in person.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Tue, May 8
Cooper
Learn to preserve your family memories using computers. Registration required.
Computer Class, Genealogy, Workshop
Adults, Programs for Adults, Adults 55+
10:30 am
Tue, May 8
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
10:30 am
Tue, May 8
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess!
Children, Art in the Library
3-5, Programs for Young Children

Hands on Art ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Tue, May 8
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, May 8
Sandhills
Entry Maker
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 8
Main
BCR Classroom
Join Malcolm Dennis, Assistant Branch Manager, as he provides an overview of the Trojan Labor hiring process. Trojan Labor is currently recruiting for more than fifty positions, both full and part time, in facilities management at the University of South Carolina. Requirement to apply: 2 forms of ID.
Job and Career
Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Tue, May 8
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
1:00 pm
Tue, May 8
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 8
Main
Meeting Space 213
Please join Jerry Wallulis for a discussion of philosophical topics exploring the life and teachings of Soren Kierkegaard: The First Critic of Modern Life and First Existentialist. Please contact 929-3469 for further details.
Book Group
Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Tue, May 8
Cooper
Children's Area
Get your hands dirty in an open lab maker time for children and families. Drop-in and stay as long as you like.
Children, Art in the Library, Craft
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families
5:30 pm
Tue, May 8
Main
Post Production Lab
Artist in Residence Maria Fabrizio will be teaching the fundamentals of Photoshop using brushes on screen to create an image that looks hand painted. Students should choose one photo to work from (a landscape, flowers, trees, or an animal) and we’ll use a variety of techniques to grasp the basics of painting with pixels. Please email 1 jpeg image to awarthen@richlandlibrary.com for scanning before May 7th.
Maker
Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, May 8
Eastover
Meeting Room
What is criminal record expungement? Do you know what records or convictions can be expunged? Join Richland Library, Eastover from 6 - 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 8 at our Eastover location (608 Main Street, Eastover, SC) for a Criminal Record Expungement Information Session. Hear from Dawn Sloan, Expungement Director, 5th Judicial Circuit Solicitor's Office, as she provides information and details about completing the expungement process.
Legal
Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, May 8
Main
Makerspace
Instruction for DIY bbq caddy found on Richlandlibrary.comPlease contact lhamilton@richlandlibrary.com for questions. Thank you*IMPORTANT*closed toed shoes and clothes you won't mind getting dirty.
Maker, Workshop
Adults

Open Mic (Teen Edition) ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Tue, May 8
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Calling all emerging singer songwriters, musicians (any instrument), and vocalists of all kinds, spoken word artists, rappers, acoustic groups, Irish fiddlers, jazz bands, and full-fledged rock bands!
Teens, Performance
Programs for Teens, 13 - 18
6:30 pm
Tue, May 8
Main
BCR Classroom
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
7:00 pm
Tue, May 8
St. Andrews
Collaboration Space
Drop in the second Tuesday of every month for a discussion of recent best sellers and member picks. New members are welcome and encouraged to stop by the St. Andrews Library to pick up a copy of the latest selection. Call 772-6675 for more information!
Book Group
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
9:00 am
Wed, May 9
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
9:30 am
Wed, May 9
Main
Choose from seasonal produce from Livingston Farms and Little Mountain Homestead as well as local honey from Uncle Sonny's Honey.
Health and Wellness
Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Wed, May 9
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, May 9
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 9
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
10:00 am
Wed, May 9
Main
Career Coaching Center
Come hear the details about job training that Goodwill offers here in the Midlands. Learn about training and certification for becoming a certified nursing assistant (CNA), call center representative, custodial technician, and retail or food service worker. A Goodwill representative will provide information about program requirements, start dates, and the selection process. Best of all, you can complete an application for the program of your choice onsite! Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Wed, May 9
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 9
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Registration opens 05/02/2018
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, May 9
Main
Second Level Programming Space
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, May 9
Main
Career Coaching Center
Career Coaches will be available to answer your résumé questions on a first-come, first-served basis.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Wed, May 9
St. Andrews
Huddle Space
Do you wish you could ask for résumé guidance from a certified Career Coach without having to make an appointment? Now you can. Join St. Andrews Career Coach Rasheen Richardson from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Learn how to create, edit, and/or format your resume professionally. He will be available to answer your résumé questions on a first come, first served basis in a small group setting. Register Online or call (803) 772-6675 for more information.
Job and Career
Adults, 13 - 18, Programs for Adults

Ikebana for Kids ★ Staff Pick

3:30 pm
Wed, May 9
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Learn basic Ikebana arrangement skills and make one special arrangement for your mother! Parents are welcome to join in the fun.
Children, Multicultural
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
4:00 pm
Wed, May 9
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Cut paper art developed all over the world. Come learn the technique and practice with traditional designs from Europe.
Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults

Everything Manga ★ Staff Pick

5:00 pm
Wed, May 9
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Watch anime, discuss manga, and play games with fellow fans! Whether you've only just become interested in the medium or have long been an otaku, we have a chair for you.
Teens
13 - 18, Adults, Programs for Teens

Live on the Lawn ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Wed, May 9
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
If you find yourself in the vicinity of Broad River & St Andrews Rd stop by for some live music at the Richland Library - St Andrews outdoor oasis. See performances by some super talented musicians. Fun and dance for all ages.
Performance
Programs for Families, Programs for Teens, Programs for Adults

Yoga Fusion ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Wed, May 9
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
6:30 pm
Wed, May 9
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
7:00 pm
Wed, May 9
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Join us for a lively discussion of a wide variety of books. Call 699-9230 to ask what we are reading this month.
Book Group
Adults
7:00 pm
Wed, May 9
Main
Meeting Space 214
Please join the Great Books Discussion Group to explore classic literature with fellow readers. Please contact 929-3469 with any questions.January 10 - Comedy of Errors by ShakespeareFebruary 14 - The Souls of Black Folk by du BoisMarch 14 - Ode to Aphrodite by SapphoApril 11 - The Tale of the Wife of Bath by ChaucerMay 9 - The Wasps by AristophonesJune 13 - Treatise of Human Nature by Hume, Book One: Part One; Part Two Section 6; Part 3 Sections 1-8
Book Group
Adults
9:30 am
Thu, May 10
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 10
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 10
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 10
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 10
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

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