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6:30 pm
Mon, Nov 26
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Registration opens 11/01/2018
Looking for a special gift? How about a gift handmade by you in the Makerspace at Richland Library St. Andrews?
Maker, Holiday Programs
Programs for Adults, Adults 55+, Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Nov 26
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
7:00 pm
Mon, Nov 26
Main
Teen Makerspace
The writing struggle is real, but here, so is the support. We will brainstorm, workshop, and develop ideas into stories to be read and heard. Open to ages 12-18.
Teens, Workshop
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
10:00 am
Tue, Nov 27
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess!
Craft, Storytime
3-5
10:00 am
Tue, Nov 27
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Gossip while you garden! Help us maintain and harvest from our raised bed gardens while making new friends and learning new skills. You may even have the chance to sample some of the fresh produce!
Gardening
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
10:30 am
Tue, Nov 27
North Main
Children's Room
Share stories, songs, and much more while building 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, Nov 27
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Registration opens 10/28/2018
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, Nov 27
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Practice your English-language conversation with other internationals in a comfortable, relaxed environment.
Let's Speak English
Adults, Programs for Adults
1:00 pm
Tue, Nov 27
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, Nov 27
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, Children
6-8, 9-12
4:00 pm
Tue, Nov 27
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
4:30 pm
Tue, Nov 27
Main
Teen Makerspace
Teens will explore different materials and create their own unique portraits through the art of multi-media collage with our own Artist-in-Residence, Miles Purvis.
Maker
Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Tue, Nov 27
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, Nov 27
Main
Children's Craft Area
Increase your reading skills by learning the tricks to decoding unfamiliar words, practicing comprehension, and building fluency. For third graders only, you must pre-register to attend. For third graders. Call 929-3434 to reserve your space.
Workshop, Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Tue, Nov 27
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Come and join us as we read and discuss great books! To join please come by or call 754-7734 and ask for Kimberly.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Nov 27
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
9:00 am
Wed, Nov 28
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, Nov 28
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
10:30 am
Wed, Nov 28
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
10:30 am
Wed, Nov 28
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a Mess!
Craft, Children
3-5, Programs for Young Children

Hello Baby! ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Wed, Nov 28
Wheatley
Grow your baby's vocabulary, listening, and motor skills with stories and songs. This storytime is designed for infants and lap babies.
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Wed, Nov 28
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Registration opens 11/21/2018
Interested in basket weaving? Bring your own supplies and share your skills with fellow basket weavers!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:00 pm
Wed, Nov 28
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Drop in and experience this educational, self directed exploration of a different topic each week. Develop social skills while exploring literacy-related subjects.
Children
Programs for Families
2:30 pm
Wed, Nov 28
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
2:30 pm
Wed, Nov 28
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Registration opens 11/18/2018
Do you have a specific question about how to use computers or find your way around the Internet? 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. Register for personalized assistance!
Computer Class
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
3:30 pm
Wed, Nov 28
Main
Storytime Room
Experiment with numbers, create patterns, and problem solve through books and hands-on activities. For ages 3-5.
Storytime, Children
3-5
3:30 pm
Wed, Nov 28
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Meet a Congaree Park Ranger and learn about those magnificent birds, owls. Please sign up in advance.
Children
6-8, 9-12, 3-5
4:30 pm
Wed, Nov 28
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Join fellow writers and NaNoWriMo participants as you work on the first draft of your novel.
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults

Everything Manga ★ Staff Pick

5:00 pm
Wed, Nov 28
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
6:00 pm
Wed, Nov 28
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Join us to discuss the One Book, One Community selection “The Things They Carried”, by Tim O'Brien. To arrange to pick up a copy of the book or to ask questions call Chantal Wilson or Megan Mathis at 929-3400.
Book Group
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
6:00 pm
Wed, Nov 28
Main
Teen Makerspace
Release your inner goddess and get ready to take some gorgeous selfies in your very own flower crown. Supplies are limited so please arrive early to secure your spot.
Maker
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:30 pm
Wed, Nov 28
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Registration opens 10/29/2018
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
7:00 pm
Wed, Nov 28
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join Cola Makerspace to share projects, knowledge, and making ideas and tips
Maker
Adults
1:00 am
Thu, Nov 29
Main
Staff Room Lounge
For testing purposes only.
10:00 am
Thu, Nov 29
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs, and more!
Children, Storytime
Programs for Young Children, Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Thu, Nov 29
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, Nov 29
St. Andrews
Makerspace
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
11:00 am
Thu, Nov 29
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+
3:30 pm
Thu, Nov 29
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
3:30 pm
Thu, Nov 29
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, Nov 29
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Spend a few minutes sharing a story with Madonna, a certified therapy dog. Sign up for your time slot as soon as you arrive, as space is limited!
Children
9-12, 6-8

Kid's Chess Hour ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Nov 29
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, Nov 29
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
6:30 pm
Thu, Nov 29
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Have you ever wanted to learn about different cultures and read about foreign lands? Join the International Book Club! To join please come by or call 754-7734 and ask for Zsuzsa.
Book Group
Adults
10:00 am
Fri, Nov 30
Main
Meeting Space 201
Are you almost done with your novel? You can do it! We have space to get your word count up!
Adults
10:30 am
Fri, Nov 30
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, Nov 30
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, Nov 30
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
4:00 pm
Fri, Nov 30
Main
Teen Makerspace
Try something beyond classic vanilla and chocolate! We're sampling unique ice cream flavors that you're sure to love. Find your new favorite frozen treat!
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
7:00 pm
Fri, Nov 30
Main
Auditorium
American novelist, National Book Award winner, and Pulitzer Prize finalist Tim O'Brien will discuss this year's One Book, One Community selection The Things They Carried -- the classic collection of linked short stories based on O'Brien's own Vietnam War experiences. Audience Q&A, book sale and signing to follow.
Author Event, OneBook
Adults

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