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10:00 am
Mon, Jan 22
North Main
Large Meeting Space
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
5:30 pm
Mon, Jan 22
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Enjoy classic board games and warm drinks on a chilly evening.
Gaming
Adults, 9-12, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Mon, Jan 22
Main
BCR Classroom
Your résumé is an advertising piece that presents your relevant career story to a prospective employer. Join Chris Barstow, Career Coach, as he demonstrates how to create a detailed, chronological master draft of a résumé. Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Jan 22
Main
Auditorium
Patricia Moore-Pastides, First Lady of the University of South Carolina, will discuss her newest book, At Home in the Heart of the Horseshoe -- a pictorial and narrative tour of a historic landmark at the center of the university’s original campus.From thieving pets to helpful ghosts, panty raids to Vietnam War protests, and visits from brownie scouts to Pope John Paul II, the tales shared here will warm the heart and in a few cases make readers laugh aloud. And the more than two hundred personal and archival images will reveal not only the evolution of this beautiful historic structure but also the people who made the house a home.Book sale and signing to follow.
Author Event, Local History
Adults
10:00 am
Tue, Jan 23
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

Hands on Art ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Tue, Jan 23
Blythewood
Meeting Room
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
10:30 am
Tue, Jan 23
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, Jan 23
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess!
Children, Art in the Library
3-5, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Tue, Jan 23
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, Jan 23
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, Jan 23
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, Jan 23
Main
Studio 220
Understanding perspective in drawing is a key fundamental in art. Come out learn the basic One point.
Maker
Adults
3:00 pm
Tue, Jan 23
Main
Makerspace
This sewing course is for adult beginners who want to continue to practice their skills. Though it is designed for students who have completed Sewing 101, but anyone who knows the basics is welcome. We will be making a small mug rug.*All materials included
Maker, Hygge
Adults, Programs for Adults
4:00 pm
Tue, Jan 23
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
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Tue, Jan 23
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, Jan 23
Main
Theater
Let the savings begin! Are you ready to get some of your hard-earned money back? What if we told you… all the tools that you need are right at your fingertips? Join Richland Library Social Work Manager Lee Patterson and discuss what cost-saving apps are available on your phone, tablet or computer. Have suggestions? Feel free to share your money-saving secrets with other participants. Then be prepared to apply what you learned and start saving IMMEDIATELY.
Social Work
Adults

Teen Trivia ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Tue, Jan 23
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Think all of your information is useless? Fear not! Come and discover how important those random facts can be.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Tue, Jan 23
Sandhills
Entry Maker
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.
Financial, Workshop
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Tue, Jan 23
Main
BCR Classroom
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
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 invited to shop during this private sale. 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. Questions? Call 929-3436
Book Sale
Children All Ages, 13 - 18, Adults

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