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Writing and Healing ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Tue, Apr 25
Main
Meeting Space 213
What is the relation between writing and healing? What strategies can we use to write about difficult material? Join us with Instructor Ed Madden, poet laureate of the City of Columbia and literary arts editor for Jasper magazine. Registration is required.
Workshop, Maker
Adults
10:00 am
Wed, Apr 26
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, Apr 26
Sandhills
Children's Maker
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
10:30 am
Wed, Apr 26
Southeast
Meeting Room
Your baby will love storytime while increasing vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories and songs.
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2
10:30 am
Wed, Apr 26
Sandhills
Steam Corner
Looking for something to do with other homeschoolers? Our STEAM Corner is open every Wednesday, March 22 through May 31 for homeschool family-led activities of all ages. Drop by to see what we're doing!
Meetings, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:30 am
Wed, Apr 26
Main
Makerspace
This course is designed to teach slightly more advanced techniques to apply to your knitting repertoire. Learn increasing, decreasing, and different cast-ons. We will also discuss more difficult forms of knitting such as cable, lace, and fair isle and the different tools or tricks involved. This would be an excellent time to ask questions about different patterns or problems you may have encountered in your knitting life.
Craft, Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults
10:30 am
Wed, Apr 26
Wheatley
Share songs and stories with infants up to 24 months
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2
11:00 am
Wed, Apr 26
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
2:30 pm
Wed, Apr 26
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, Apr 26
Wheatley
Drop in at Richland Library Wheatley and enjoy some coffee while you get one-on-one help with loading your eReader with the latest books, music, or even movies through OverDrive, the 3M Cloud Library, or Hoopla. Tutorials on select featured apps will also be provided. No registration required.
Workshop
Adults, 13 - 18, Programs for Adults
3:30 pm
Wed, Apr 26
Sandhills
Steam Corner
Let your imagination run wild as you build and create with Legos in the Sandhills Steam Corner.
STEM/STEAM, Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Wed, Apr 26
Eastover
Children's Area
Fun-filled workshops that integrate literacy and science by linking children’s books with inquiry based hands-on science explorations. Presented by EdVenture Children’s Museum, with the Franklin Institute Science Museum and the Free Library of Philadelphia LEAP into Science Family Workshops.
Children, Summer Learning Challenge
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Wed, Apr 26
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Join us to discuss "The Corrections", by Jonathan Franzen.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Wed, Apr 26
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Facebook is a great tool to help you stay in touch with friends and family. Learn how to set up an account, adjust privacy settings, post updates and pictures, and join conversations.
Computer Class
Adults

Bookin' It in Ballentine ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Wed, Apr 26
Ballentine
Join the evening Ballentine book group for a book discussion of An Untamed State by Roxanne Gray. To sign up please call 781-5026 or stop by the library.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Thu, Apr 27
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, Apr 27
Southeast
Meeting Room
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime
Programs for Families, Children All Ages
10:30 am
Thu, Apr 27
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Join Gerald Freeman, Assistant Branch Manager, as he provides an overview of the Trojan Labor hiring process. Trojan Labor is currently recruiting more than 50 positions, both full and part time, for Facility Management at the University of South Carolina. Requirement to Apply: 2 forms of ID.
Job and Career
Programs for Adults
10:45 am
Thu, Apr 27
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
2:30 pm
Thu, Apr 27
Main
BCR Classroom
Do you have a specific question about how to use 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 a mouse, saving files to a computer, navigating the Internet, uploading files to a website, setting up an email account and attaching files to email.
Computer Class
Programs for Adults, Adults 55+, Adults
2:30 pm
Thu, Apr 27
Main
Makerspace
Open access to the fiber art tools and space in the Makerspace! Come work on a project, play with new tools, or ask an expert for help.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:30 pm
Thu, Apr 27
Main
Meeting Space 200
We've got a Playstation 4, Xbox One, and a Wii U and we know how to use them. Join us every Thursday on our second floor to enjoy a rotating schedule of consoles and games. 
Teens, Gaming
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
4:00 pm
Thu, Apr 27
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Burn Calories and have some fun Hula hooping.
Health and Wellness
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
5:30 pm
Thu, Apr 27
Eastover
Meeting Room
Handwriting strengthens brain connections and contributes to academic success. It’s true! Come have fun building those handwriting muscles! For students ages 6 - 12.
Workshop, Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Thu, Apr 27
Main
Theater
Worried about being taken in by fake news? Join Richland Library for an informative presentation from Charles Bierbauer, Dean of the College of Mass Communications and Information Studies at the University of South Carolina, on assessing the reliability of news sources and the importance of being media-savvy.
Community Awareness
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
6:00 pm
Thu, Apr 27
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
6:00 pm
Thu, Apr 27
Ballentine
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, Apr 27
Southeast
Meeting Room
Do you like: Getting the high score on your favorite video game? Relaxing with a good comic, manga, or graphic novel? Laughing at an anime's crazy antics? If you answered "yes" to any of these, come check out "Panels and Pixels" - promising discussion, activities, tournaments, and fun!
Book Group, Gaming
13 - 18, Programs for Teens, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Thu, Apr 27
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Come and join us as we read and discuss great international books.
Adults
6:30 pm
Thu, Apr 27
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Shots Fired: Examining a lyrical canon - Scholar, writer, emcee, and renowned Spoken Word artist Dasan Ahanu explores the artistry of Hip Hop’s lyricists, the qualities that define an emcee, and the role of lyricism today. https://youtu.be/NnMzENxkazc
Performance, Multicultural
Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
7:00 pm
Thu, Apr 27
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join us to discuss, watch, read, and enjoy your favorite anime and manga! For beginners and the already obsessed.
Teens
13 - 18
10:30 am
Fri, Apr 28
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, Apr 28
Ballentine
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
6:00 pm
Fri, Apr 28
Eastover
Meeting Room
Join us for a fun, relaxing introductory yoga practice. Wear comfortable clothes and come ready to breathe, focus and make mind-body connections. Yoga mats and light refreshment will be provided. Namaste!
Health and Wellness
Programs for School Age Children, Adults
6:30 pm
Fri, Apr 28
Operations Center
Members of the Richland Library Friends are invited to shop during this preview sale. Not a member? You can join at the door for as little as $25.
Book Sale
Children All Ages, 13 - 18, Adults
9:00 am
Sat, Apr 29
Operations Center
Get great deals on used books and support the library. Questions? Call 929-3436
Book Sale
Children All Ages, 13 - 18, Adults
11:00 am
Sat, Apr 29
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, Apr 29
Eastover
Meeting Room
2017 is here and the resolutions have been made, lets jump start our fitness resolution by walking! 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

THE CON! ★ Staff Pick

11:00 am
Sat, Apr 29
Southeast
Meeting Room
THE CON! for all ages (children, teen, adult)A mixture of Animefest, Dragoncon, Comic Con and Disney.THE CON! is an extravaganza of books, cosplay, games, manga, graphic novels, and more! Attendees will see the latest in literature, art, music, video games, and movies. Catch glimpses of your favorite characters throughout the day. THE CON! features something for all ages and interests: come dressed as your favorite character (or one of your own creation), enjoy playing IRL(In Real Life) “Minecraft”, play a board game, or check out one of our other exciting crafts, activities, and much, much more!
Programs for Families, Programs for Teens, Programs for Adults
2:00 pm
Sat, Apr 29
Sandhills
Children's Courtyard
Loosen up in a fun yoga class for yogis ages 6-12. All skill levels are welcome. Please bring a yoga mat or towel.
Health and Wellness
6-8, 9-12, Programs for Families
2:00 pm
Sat, Apr 29
Main
BCR Classroom
What are employers looking for? What will make you stand out? We’ve got the answers to these questions and more! Join Certified Career Coaches and a Teen Services Librarian to learn how to promote your best self to potential employers, training and volunteer organizations and schools. Get ready to use these skills at the You’re Hired: Young Adult Career Fair in May! Ages 16-24 welcome.
Teens
Programs for Teens, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Sat, Apr 29
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Celebrate the different cultures of the worldwith stories, music and fun.
Craft, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families

TAB - Teen Advisory Board ★ Staff Pick

3:30 pm
Sat, Apr 29
Eastover
Meeting Room
Earn volunteer hours by meeting once a month to help plan programs, participate in service projects, and have fun! for 7th through 12th graders.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
12:00 am
Mon, May 1
Eastover
Please call to schedule an in-person appointment time.
Legal
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Mon, May 1
Southeast
Meeting Room
Meets the first Monday of each month. Please note that the Cooper Book Group has moved to Richland Library Southeast while Cooper undergoes renovations. Please register. February 6 - "The Woman in the Photo" by Mary HoganMarch 6 - "The Wright Brothers" by David McCulloughApril 3 - TBAMay 1 - "A Spy Among Friends" by Ben MacIntyreJune 5 - "My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante
Book Group
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Mon, May 1
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
11:00 am
Mon, May 1
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Learn basic terms, the parts of the computer and how it works. Practice using the mouse by completing a self-paced tutorial. Please register online.
Computer Class
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
12:30 pm
Mon, May 1
Board Room
Board Meeting
4:00 pm
Mon, May 1
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join us for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics projects to improve critical thinking skills and innovation, and more importantly, to have fun.
Teens, STEM/STEAM
13 - 18
6:00 pm
Mon, May 1
Main
Theater
Do you like to use words like tsundere, shojo, or doujinshi? If so - or if you’re just curious - the doors of T.O.A.S.T., the Team Of Anime Seeking Teens, are open to you. Watch fresh-picked anime series every Monday at 6 p.m., learn brief Japanese lessons, and enjoy anime-based games and crafts. (Bread not included.)
Teens, Multicultural, Movies
13 - 18, Programs for Teens

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