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Events

9:00 am
Wed, Jan 24
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, Jan 24
Main
Gallery
Pick up fresh veggies along with your fresh picks at Richland Library Main! Every Wednesday, local farmers like Livingston Farms and Little Mountain Homestead will offer fresh, seasonal selections for purchase—everything from squash and sugar peas to honey and greens. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Wednesdays, November 15, 2017 – January 31, 2018
Health and Wellness
Adults
10:00 am
Wed, Jan 24
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, Jan 24
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, Jan 24
North Main
Small Meeting Space
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, Jan 24
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Create Robots, cities, creatures and more with LEGO building blocks
Children
3-5, 6-8, Programs for School Age Children
2:30 pm
Wed, Jan 24
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, Jan 24
Main
Studio 220
Being able to sketch ideas is the basis for almost every art project. Just like everything else, sketching takes practice. This class will help you gain confidence in making the first step to creating something amazing.
Maker
Adults
4:00 pm
Wed, Jan 24
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Dreaming of snow this year? Let's think positive thoughts, enjoy a blizzard of stories, and make a winter-window snow globe!
Storytime, Craft
3-5, 6-8, Programs for Young Children
4:00 pm
Wed, Jan 24
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join us for Teen Gaming Night! PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Atari, and Retro Board Game fun!
Teens, Gaming
13 - 18
6:00 pm
Wed, Jan 24
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Join us to discuss “A Brief History of Seven Killings”, by Marlon James. To arrange to pick up a copy of the book or to ask questions call Chantal Wilson at 929-3400.
Book Group, Hygge
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Wed, Jan 24
Main
Makerspace
Join us as we learn to create simple granny squares to further our crochet skills! Granny squares are a perfect way to use up scraps or create an heirloom blanket for your family. We will create simple squares in single-colored and multicolored styles, with all material provided. This course is great as a refresher or a wonderful second step from our Crochet 101 courses. Participants must know the very basics of crochet, chaining, single and double crochet, and they will learn the foundations of pattern reading.
Maker, Craft
Programs for Adults, Adults
6:00 pm
Wed, Jan 24
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Join us while we observe the first quarter moon. This month kicks off a season of fun lunar observations including the first of two blue moons this year and a partial lunar eclipse (less than 50%) that is observable in Columbia. Both events will occur on January 31st. You can learn more about them before hand at our Jan. 24th program.
STEM/STEAM, Hygge
Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Wed, Jan 24
Eastover
Challenge your friends to Wii U or Xbox 360 games!
Gaming
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:30 pm
Wed, Jan 24
Main
THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN MOVED TO RICHLAND LIBRARY BALLENTINE. This month kicks off a season of fun lunar observations including the first of two blue moons this year and a partial lunar eclipse (less than 50%) that is observable in Columbia. Both events will occur on January 31st. You can learn more about them before hand at our Jan. 24th program.
Hygge, STEM/STEAM
Programs for Families, Programs for Adults
7:00 pm
Wed, Jan 24
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join Cola Makerspace to share projects, knowledge, and making ideas and tips
Maker
Adults
9:30 am
Thu, Jan 25
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, Jan 25
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Jan 25
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
10:30 am
Thu, Jan 25
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Worms may move slowly, but they sure are hard workers. Join us for a full sensory experience as we uncover the dirt on worms.
STEM/STEAM, Children
3-5, 6-8, Programs for Young Children
3:30 pm
Thu, Jan 25
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, Jan 25
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Burn Calories and have some fun Hula hooping.
Health and Wellness
13 - 18, Programs for Teens

Genealogy 101 ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Jan 25
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Researching your family history is a rewarding and personally enriching hobby. Learn from Debbie Bloom, Richland Library Walker Local and Family History Center Manager, how to get started with your research and explore Richland Library's genealogy resources to discover more about your ancestors
Genealogy
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Jan 25
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, Jan 25
Main
Makerspace
For Handmade Home this month, we will be creating felt baskets! Using our many colors of merino wall felting, you will have the option for different sizes and designs to create an item to organize and bring comfort to your home. All materials will be provided, and as usual, please dress to get messy (or very linty in this case).
Maker, Hygge
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Thu, Jan 25
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, Jan 26
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Refresh your driving skills by attending AARP's award winning smart drivers course. Learn about the newest traffic laws and safe driving strategies.This is a 4 hour course (10:00am - 2:00pm). Please call 754-7734 if you have questions and ask for Rhonda.
Adults
10:30 am
Fri, Jan 26
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, Jan 26
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
6:30 pm
Fri, Jan 26
Operations Center
Donors to the Richland Library Friends are eligible to shop during this private sale 6:30-9:30 p.m. Not a donor? You can give at the door for as little as $25.
Book Sale
Children All Ages, 13 - 18, Adults
9:00 am
Sat, Jan 27
Operations Center
Get great deals on used books and support the library 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Questions? Call 929-3436
Book Sale
Children All Ages, 13 - 18, Adults
9:30 am
Sat, Jan 27
Main
Teen Center
Teens will learn how to create mobile and gaming applications by writing text-based code in JavaScript using Bitsbox software! The application can be shared and used on any computer, tablet, or phone with a web browser. Please register beginning Monday, December 4. Please note that this program has been moved to the third floor classroom.
Teens, Maker
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
10:00 am
Sat, Jan 27
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Sat, Jan 27
Main
Makerspace
Losing steam on your New Year’s resolution to eat healthier? Join us for this resolution booster class and learn about useful apps, nutrition and culinary related strategies and demo to enhance your nutrition game.
Maker, Health and Wellness
Adults, Programs for Adults

Boing! ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Sat, Jan 27
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Bounce right in and join us for a STEM program sure to have you hopping! Mix a little of this and a little of that, and soon you'll have your very own bouncy ball! Registration required.
STEM/STEAM, Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
10:30 am
Sat, Jan 27
North Main
Networking Center
The North Main Gardeners share a variety of gardening tips.
Gardening
Adults
11:00 am
Sat, Jan 27
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, Jan 27
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Join us for a morning of African drumming, crafts and stories with Nancy Tolson.
Black History Month
Adults, Children All Ages
11:00 am
Sat, Jan 27
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
2:30 pm
Sat, Jan 27
Eastover
Meeting Room
Enjoy an afternoon of movies and snacks as we kick back and enjoy a new release.All TAB members can earn service hours for assisting with this program. Not a member? Not a problem! Call and ask how you can join. 803-353-8584.
Teens, Movies
13 - 18, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Teens
2:30 pm
Sat, Jan 27
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
Sun, Jan 28
Main
Auditorium
Twilight Sparkle and pals must go on an epic journey to defend their homeland of Equestria from fearsome invaders. Along the way, the ponies make a number of new friends, including a pirate crew. PG; 99 minutes.
Movies, Hygge
Programs for Families
10:00 am
Mon, Jan 29
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
4:00 pm
Mon, Jan 29
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Learn how to use wire effectively in your beaded jewelry in this beginner's workshop. We will create wrapped wire loops, beaded links, and more, and you will take home a completed jewelry set of your own creation.
Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults
6:00 pm
Mon, Jan 29
Main
Studio 220
Understanding perspective in drawing is a key fundamental in art. Come out learn the basic One point.
Maker
Adults
6:00 pm
Mon, Jan 29
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Create robots, cities, creatures and more with LEGO building blocks.
Children, Gaming
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
6:30 pm
Mon, Jan 29
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
6:30 pm
Mon, Jan 29
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Venga a disfrutar cuentos en bilingues en ingles y espanol. Come enjoy bilingual stories in English and Spanish.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:30 pm
Mon, Jan 29
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Learn simple recipes with few ingredients and minimal tools or time!
Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults
10:30 am
Tue, Jan 30
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

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