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7:00 pm
Tue, Mar 13
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
Wed, Mar 14
All Richland Library locations will be closed for Staff Engagement Day.
Closings
3:00 pm
Wed, Mar 14
St. Andrews
Huddle Space
Registration opens 02/12/2018
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
7:00 pm
Wed, Mar 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
9:30 am
Thu, Mar 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, Mar 15
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
1:00 pm
Thu, Mar 15
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Lively discussion of engaging fiction and nonfiction works.
Book Group
Adults

Google What? ★ Staff Pick

2:30 pm
Thu, Mar 15
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Basic introduction to the basics of what Google offers: Gmail, Google Docs, Google Drive.
Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Thu, Mar 15
Main
BCR Classroom
Registration opens 01/29/2018
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
3:30 pm
Thu, Mar 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
4:00 pm
Thu, Mar 15
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! Join us for St. Patrick's Day stories and songs followed by a chocolate gold coin scavenger hunt.
Storytime
3-5, 6-8, Programs for Young Children
6:00 pm
Thu, Mar 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, Mar 15
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Join your community in reading "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, and taking part in a discussion with fellow readers.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Mar 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

No-wax Batiks ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Mar 15
Main
Makerspace
Come create an individual surface design on fabric in our no-wax batiking class. We will be using glue and natural dyes to simulate 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
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
7:00 pm
Thu, Mar 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
10:00 am
Fri, Mar 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, Mar 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, Mar 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
9:00 am
Sat, Mar 17
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Richland County Sheriff's Deputies will teach you how to use your strengths, as a woman, to defend yourself. Wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes; bring water or other sports drink.For ages 16 & up. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. To register, please contact Nina Mauldin at the Richland County Sheriff's Department: 576-3086 or nmauldin@rcsd.net. Space is limited.
Community Awareness, Health and Wellness
Adults, Programs for Teens
10:00 am
Sat, Mar 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, Mar 17
Main
BCR Classroom
Join Ron King, Program Specialist, Community Development, City of Columbia, for practical ways to make informed decisions regarding budgeting, improving credit, and reducing debt. Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Sat, Mar 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, Mar 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, Mar 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
12:00 pm
Sat, Mar 17
Main
Makerspace
This sewing course is for adult beginners who want to learn the very basics about operation, terminology and techniques. The class will include threading the machine and bobbin and learning how to use and adjust stitch settings. You will also make a fun and simple project to practice your new skills! *All materials included
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Sat, Mar 17
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, Mar 17
North Main
Children's Room
Come to the North Main library to a science variety program, a science and technology (STEM/STEAM) program.
Children, STEM/STEAM
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children

Gardening Basics ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Sat, Mar 17
Eastover
Meeting Room
Richland County Master Gardeners will teach you about tips for starting your first family garden, when to plant them, how to plant them, care and harvesting, and possible problems.
Gardening
13 - 18, Adults
10:00 am
Mon, Mar 19
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Registration opens 02/17/2018
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
6:00 pm
Mon, Mar 19
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Be the envy of your Facebook friends! Take better photos with your phone or tablet. Learn how to improve your photography skills and enhance your photos with photographer Eric Glenn. Please sign up in advance.
Maker,
Adults, 13 - 18, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Mon, Mar 19
Main
BCR Classroom
Did you know that your local school district may offer many other employment opportunities in addition to teaching? Join Dr. Karen Lovett, Executive Director, Office of Human Resource Services, as she presents an overview of Richland Two job opportunities in teaching, maintenance, IT, food service, and more.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Tue, Mar 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, Mar 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, Mar 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, Mar 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
11:00 am
Tue, Mar 20
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
11:00 am
Tue, Mar 20
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, Mar 20
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+
2:30 pm
Tue, Mar 20
Main
BCR Classroom
Registration opens 02/03/2018
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
6:00 pm
Tue, Mar 20
Eastover
Children's Area
Wear your pajamas and snuggle up for bedtime stories and songs.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families

Manga/Anime Club ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Tue, Mar 20
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Experience manga and anime with fellow fans! Connect with new friends while enjoying your favorite print and video series of the popular Japanese phenomena.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Tue, Mar 20
Main
Meeting Space 200
Connect with local writers like yourself. Share, learn and get inspired! Contact Lucy in studio services for more information.
Adults
10:00 am
Wed, Mar 21
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
10:00 am
Wed, Mar 21
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, Mar 21
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, Mar 21
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

Warm Season Gardening ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Wed, Mar 21
Ballentine
Meeting Room
South Carolina has three seasons for growing vegetables. Richland County Master Gardeners will discuss vegetables that tolerate our hot, humid summers, when is the best time to plant them, how to plant them, and troubleshooting problems.
Gardening
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Wed, Mar 21
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Registration opens 03/14/2018
Interested in basket weaving? Bring your own supplies and share your skills with fellow basket weavers!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:30 pm
Wed, Mar 21
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Practice reading with a furry friend.
Children
6-8, 9-12

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