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6:00 pm
Wed, Feb 14
Eastover
Meeting Room
Want to make a unique Valentine craft for someone you love? Well come to EO and make a really niceburlap craft that is sure to soften the heart of anyone who see’s it.
Holiday Programs
3-5, 6-8, 9-12
6:00 pm
Wed, Feb 14
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Sick and tired of all the pressure of this manufactured holiday? Join us for good times that are entirely unrelated to hearts, teddy bears and cards... there may still be chocolate.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Wed, Feb 14
Main
Makerspace
Come learn another way to color-work your knitting. We will be going over the techniques of intarsia and duplicate stitch, both of which create lovely color contrasts in your knitting. Basic knitting skills needed for this class are cast on, knit, purl, bind off, and personal tension. All materials provided.*For any questions, please contact Kelsey Andrus.
Craft, Maker, Hygge
Adults, Programs for Adults
7:00 pm
Wed, Feb 14
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
7:00 pm
Wed, Feb 14
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
9:30 am
Thu, Feb 15
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, Feb 15
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Feb 15
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, Feb 15
Main
BCR Classroom
Bring your résumé and interview with Recruiting Solutions! We're hiring in the following fields: office & professional, light industrial, and information technology.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:45 am
Thu, Feb 15
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
1:00 pm
Thu, Feb 15
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Lively discussion of engaging fiction and nonfiction works.
Book Group
Adults
2:00 pm
Thu, Feb 15
Ballentine
Kids, are you curious about the Maker Space? Drop in for an opportunity to explore your creative side. Materials are available to draw, paint, and create.
Maker, Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children

Google What? ★ Staff Pick

2:30 pm
Thu, Feb 15
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Basic introduction to the basics of what Google offers: Gmail, Google Docs, Google Drive.
Programs for Adults
3:30 pm
Thu, Feb 15
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
6:00 pm
Thu, Feb 15
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
6:00 pm
Thu, Feb 15
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Representatives from Small Business Administration will be providing resources to small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs that will aid in running a successful business. Registration Required
Workshop, Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Feb 15
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

Advanced Sewing: Pockets ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Feb 15
Main
Makerspace
Join us as Misty teaches the technique of adding pockets to patterns without them. This technique can help with adding pockets to patterns of your own design as well as those you just want to tweak. All materials provided. Basic sewing skills are necessary to succeed in this class. *For any questions please contact Kelsey Andrus
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
7:00 pm
Thu, Feb 15
Main
Theater
In conjunction with our February series Pixelated, author, historian and USC Professor Brad Collins, Ph.D, will deliver an engaging and informative talk on the life and works of post-Impressionist French painter Georges Seurat, the pioneer of Pointillism. Join us for this special event!
Maker
Adults
7:00 pm
Thu, Feb 15
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Discuss, watch, read, and enjoy your favorite anime and manga with us! For beginners and the already obsessed.
Teens
13 - 18
7:00 pm
Thu, Feb 15
Main
Auditorium
“Water, Water Everywhere, and Do We Even Think?” Waterfalls, rivers, salt marshes and cypress swamps—Water is an ever-present necessity in our lives. From thunderstorms to flash floods, it drives our lives in ways that are both familiar and unknown. The Gills Creek Watershed Association invites you to spend an evening with Dr. J. Drew Lanham as he talks about the nature of water, his connections to it, and how inclusion and diversity must be a part of the conversation going forward as we strive to protect nature and its resources.PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE VIA THE FOLLOWING LINK: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coloring-the-conservation-conversation-tickets-42200977259
Black History Month, Nature
Adults
Fri, Feb 16
Eastover
Calling all amateur photographers! The Eastover Library is looking for your take on life as seen through your photos. You may drop off your 8x10 photo or come in to the library to print your photo February 16th through March 24th.All entries will be displayed from March 26tht through April 7th in which time the public will vote on their favorites. Two categories to choose from in entering: General Picture This or Picture This Eastover (submitted photos must have been photographed in Eastover area- buildings, events, places, people are all accepted as long as they were in the Eastover area). The top three in each category will receive gift cards. All winning entries will be displayed at Richland Library Eastover through the summer of 2018
Art in the Library
Adults, 13 - 18, Programs for Families

Hands on Art ★ Staff Pick

10:00 am
Fri, Feb 16
Cooper
Children's Area
Simple art fun with stories to boot. Dress for a mess!
Children, Craft, Storytime
Programs for Young Children, 3-5
10:30 am
Fri, Feb 16
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, Feb 16
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
10:00 am
Sat, Feb 17
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Sat, Feb 17
Main
BCR Classroom
Learn how to use Microsoft Publisher (2013) to create newsletters, flyers, and brochures. Registration is required. Prerequisite: Microsoft Word (2013) class or solid Word experience.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Sat, Feb 17
Main
Studio 220
Learn the basics of cutting, shaping, collaging and grouting pieces of glass to create your own unique mosaic design in this 2-day workshop. Plan to attend both sessions; part 2 will be Sunday, February 18th, from 3-5. No experience necessary!
Maker
Adults
10:30 am
Sat, Feb 17
Main
Children's Room
Celebrate the African American experience with stories, songs and more.
Storytime, Performance, Black History Month
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Sat, Feb 17
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, Feb 17
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, Feb 17
Main
Gallery
Listen to the sounds of saxophonist, Darius Starks, our featured busker of the month, in the entrance/gallery area.
Performance, Black History Month
Adults
11:00 am
Sat, Feb 17
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, Feb 17
Eastover
Meeting Room
Walk your way to increased health, fitness, happiness and productivity. We will use Leslie Sansone’s walk workout series to increase our circulation, tone our bodies, and improve our health so we can look and feel great for the Spring and Summer. Remember to wear/bring comfortable workout clothes/shoes, accessories, and please check with your healthcare provider before starting a workout program. *Bottled water/snacks will be provided.
Health and Wellness
Adults, 13 - 18
11:00 am
Sat, Feb 17
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Come to the library for a special storytime honoring Black History Month!
Black History Month, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families

Vegetable Gardening ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Sat, Feb 17
Eastover
Meeting Room
Richland County Master Gardeners will teach you about which vegetables to plant and when to plant them, how to plant them, care and harvesting, and possible problems.
Gardening
13 - 18, Adults
3:00 pm
Sat, Feb 17
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Celebrate Black History as we shed light on unsung Artists of Black History: Visual Artists. We will Reflect on some of the Greatest Artists in Black History and also Introduce the Future of Visual Art by Some of South Carolina's Trailblazing Artists.
Black History Month, Children
Children All Ages, 13 - 18, Adults
3:00 pm
Sun, Feb 18
Main
Auditorium
"Current struggles to make colleges welcoming and relevant for students of color continue movements which swept across campuses fifty years ago. Agents of Change, tells the timely and inspiring story of how successful protests for equity and inclusion led to establishing the first Black and Ethnic Studies departments at two very different universities, San Francisco State (1968) and Cornell (1969)."
Movies, Black History Month
Adults
10:00 am
Mon, Feb 19
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
10:00 am
Mon, Feb 19
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Introduce your baby to the world of books and nurture a love of reading with stories, rhymes, and songs. This storytime is geared for crawlers.
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, Programs for Families
2:00 pm
Mon, Feb 19
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Create Robots, cities, creatures and more with LEGO building blocks
Children
3-5, 6-8, Programs for School Age Children
3:00 pm
Mon, Feb 19
Main
Makerspace
Come learn the basics of making socks! We will be making a small sock that will teach you the techniques needed for making a full-sized pair. You will learn longtail cast on, the heel flap & turn, the gusset, and the kitchener stitch to graft your toe closed!Please note you must know how to knit to complete this class.All materials provided.
Maker, Craft
Programs for Adults, Adults
4:00 pm
Mon, Feb 19
Sandhills
Entry Maker
This ain't your grandma's macrame! Well, actually it is, but we will be using updated materials and techniques to create fashion-forward fiber jewelry, including a tassel-adorned necklace.
Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults
6:00 pm
Mon, Feb 19
Main
Studio 221
Understanding Perspective in drawing is a key fundamental in art. Come out and learn the basics of Two Point.
Maker
Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Feb 19
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
10:00 am
Tue, Feb 20
Main
Meeting Space 213
Join Dr. Keen Butterworth for a discussion of classic literary selections.January 23: Sister Carrie by Theodore DreiserFebruary 20: A Farewell to Arms by Ernest HemingwayMarch 20: Tender is the Night by F. Scott FitzgeraldApril 10: Absalom, Absalom! by William FaulknerPlease contact 929-3469 for more information.
Book Group
Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Tue, Feb 20
Blythewood
Meeting 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
10:30 am
Tue, Feb 20
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, Feb 20
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

Internet Safety ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Tue, Feb 20
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Learn to keep yourself and your computer safe online!
Computer Class
Adults 55+, Adults, Programs for Adults

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