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11:00 am
Sat, Dec 8
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

Teen Advisory Board ★ Staff Pick

3:30 pm
Sat, Dec 8
Ballentine
Earn volunteer hours by meeting once a month to help plan programs, participate in service projects and have fun!
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
1:00 pm
Tue, Dec 11
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, Dec 11
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
6:00 pm
Tue, Dec 11
Main
Meeting Space 200
Join Columbia local Vikki who is a passionate advocate for all writers. Whether you are beginning or New York Times best future seller we welcome all. To find out more join us the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
Maker
Adults
7:00 pm
Tue, Dec 11
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
9:00 am
Wed, Dec 12
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, Dec 12
Sandhills
Storytime Room
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
3:00 pm
Wed, Dec 12
St. Andrews
Huddle Space
Registration opens 11/12/2018
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

Everything Manga ★ Staff Pick

5:00 pm
Wed, Dec 12
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
7:00 pm
Wed, Dec 12
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
7:00 pm
Wed, Dec 12
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join Cola Makerspace to share projects, knowledge, and making ideas and tips
Maker
Adults
10:00 am
Thu, Dec 13
Cooper
Children's Area
Enjoy storytime and a special visit from a Congaree National Park Ranger to learn about local wildlife and Congaree’s champion trees.
Children, Storytime
Programs for Young Children, Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Thu, Dec 13
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, Dec 13
Main
Auditorium
Circuit Riders: Basic Legal Research Workshop is designed to teach librarians how to help the public conduct legal research.This event is sponsored by the SCLA Continuing Education Committee and the SC State Library.
Workshop, Legal
Adults
3:30 pm
Thu, Dec 13
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
10:00 am
Sat, Dec 15
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs, and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Sat, Dec 15
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
10:00 am
Mon, Dec 17
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Registration opens 11/17/2018
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
10:30 am
Tue, Dec 18
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
1:00 pm
Tue, Dec 18
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+
6:00 pm
Tue, Dec 18
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
9:00 am
Wed, Dec 19
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, Dec 19
Sandhills
Storytime Room
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

Mid-Day Paint Mixer ★ Staff Pick

11:00 am
Wed, Dec 19
North Main
Small Meeting Space
An Afternoon of painting! No instructor – just people who love to draw and paint. Limited Supplies available.
Craft, Maker
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults

EdVenture At Eastover ★ Staff Pick

5:30 pm
Wed, Dec 19
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.
STEM/STEAM, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Thu, Dec 20
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs, and more!
Children, Storytime
Programs for Young Children, Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Thu, Dec 20
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
1:00 pm
Thu, Dec 20
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Lively discussion of engaging fiction and nonfiction works.
Book Group
Adults
3:30 pm
Thu, Dec 20
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
6:30 pm
Thu, Dec 20
Main
Post Production Lab
Registration opens 11/20/2018
Model, sculpt, and render! These workshops appeal to both novices and advanced users. Each 3D Thursday will cover basics and a different technique using Blender, MeshMixer, and other free tools.
Maker, Workshop
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Fri, Dec 21
Cooper
Children's Area
Simple art fun with stories to boot. Dress for a mess!
Children, Craft, Storytime
Programs for Young Children, 3-5
10:00 am
Sat, Dec 22
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs, and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Sat, Dec 22
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
Sun, Dec 23
All Richland Library locations will be closed for Christmas.
Closings
Children All Ages, Adults
Mon, Dec 24
All Richland Library locations will be closed for Christmas.
Closings
Children All Ages, Adults
Tue, Dec 25
All Richland Library locations will be closed for Christmas.
Closings
Children All Ages, Adults
9:00 am
Wed, Dec 26
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, Dec 26
Sandhills
Storytime Room
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
7:00 pm
Wed, Dec 26
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join Cola Makerspace to share projects, knowledge, and making ideas and tips
Maker
Adults
10:00 am
Thu, Dec 27
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs, and more!
Children, Storytime
Programs for Young Children, Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Thu, Dec 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
3:30 pm
Thu, Dec 27
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
6:30 pm
Thu, Dec 27
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
Sat, Dec 29
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs, and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
5:00 pm
Mon, Dec 31
All Richland Library locations will close at 5:00pm for New Year's Eve.
Closings
Children All Ages, Adults
Tue, Jan 1
Board Room
All Richland Library locations will be closed for New Year's Day.
Closings
Children All Ages, Adults
9:00 am
Wed, Jan 2
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 2
Sandhills
Storytime Room
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
10:00 am
Thu, Jan 3
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs, and more!
Children, Storytime
Programs for Young Children, Children All Ages, Programs for Families

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