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1:30 pm
Sat, Oct 20
Main
Meeting Space 213
2018 Municipal Liaison Vikki will be going over how to get prepared for National Novel writing month!
Adults
3:00 pm
Sat, Oct 20
Eastover
Meeting Room
Are your mobile devices and computers getting full? Want to make sure you don't lose your photos, videos and music? Learn how to back up, access and share the digital files you generate every day using Google Photos. Google Photos offers free storage and automatic organization for all your memories. You will need to have a gmail account to use these apps. Feel free to bring your phone.
Computer Class
Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
3:00 pm
Sat, Oct 20
Ballentine
Meeting Room
In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, join us for a showing of the movie, Frankenstein, featuring Boris Karloff and Colin Clive. 71 min.; 1931
Movies
Adults, 13 - 18, Programs for Adults
3:30 pm
Sat, Oct 20
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Ukulele enthusiasts meet for a relaxed and fun jam session. Newbies and seasoned strummers welcome! Never played before but still interested in attending? Join us at 2:45 pm for Ukulele Jam 101, where you'll get an introduction to the basics and then stay for the jam! We'll have ukuleles on hand for you to borrow.
Art in the Library
Adults, Adults 55+, 13 - 18
3:00 pm
Sun, Oct 21
Main
Teen Makerspace
Need access to tutoring and brain fuel to get you through the semester? Find homework help and resources Sundays in the Teen Center. Connect with online tutors, use laptops, grab some snacks and more!
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
Mon, Oct 22
Eastover
Conference Room
Do you struggle with words or reading? It is never too late to learn. Call us at 803.353.8584 to set up a date and time to work on reading one on one.
Community Awareness
Adults, Adults 55+
10:00 am
Mon, Oct 22
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Grow your baby’s vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories and songs. This storytime is designed for infants and lap babies. If your child is walking, please check out our Toddler Storytime for ages 18 months – 2 years on Thursday mornings.
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2
10:00 am
Mon, Oct 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
10:00 am
Mon, Oct 22
Sandhills
Entry Courtyard
Choose from seasonal produce from Livingston Farms as well as handmade, chemical-free skin products from This Butter Be Good.
Gardening, Health and Wellness
Adults 55+, Programs for Families

Hands on Art ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Mon, Oct 22
Wheatley
Simple art and story fun for the very young. Dress for a mess!
Storytime, Art in the Library
Programs for Young Children, 3-5
11:00 am
Mon, Oct 22
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Drop in and experience this educational, self directed exploration of a different topic each week. Develop social skills while exploring literacy-related subjects.
Children
3-5, 6-8
4:00 pm
Mon, Oct 22
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Create sweet or spooky no-sew felt monsters during this workshop for older kids.
Craft, Maker
9-12, 6-8
4:30 pm
Mon, Oct 22
Main
Teen Makerspace
Richland Library’s Team Of Anime-Seeking Teens is looking for an anime/manga fan like you! We vote on anime series to watch on a big screen and love to talk about our favorite reads, including novels and manga. We learn about Japanese traditions and holidays and play large group games together.
Teens, Movies, Multicultural
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
5:30 pm
Mon, Oct 22
Main
Production Stage
Drop-in orientation for the Studio Services's Production Stage. No appointment required. This session lasts 30-45 minutes. It covers the equipment in the stage; basic setup, teardown, and workflow; policies and procedures; and how to reserve the room.NOTE: This is not a class. We will not be teaching a skill during this time. You can check our Events page for specific workshops. If you are interested in a Media Arts skill we are not currently offering a class on, you can request a Book A Learning Coach session.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Mon, Oct 22
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Create robots, cities, creatures and more with LEGO building blocks.
Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Mon, Oct 22
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Families team up to identify the fruit & vegetables, share family recipes and cooking stories. Come and join the fun and bring a copy of your favorite fruit/vegetable recipe.
Cooking
Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens

Hablamos Spanish ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Mon, Oct 22
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Conversation circle for folks wanting to brush up their Spanish
Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Oct 22
St. Andrews
Living Room
Come show us your mental mastery against some of the members of the Columbia Chess Club. Participate in a casual game or a tournament and meet some of best players in your area.
Gaming
Programs for Families, 13 - 18, Adults
9:00 am
Tue, Oct 23
Main
Auditorium
On Wednesday, October 23, Richland Library will partner with the United Way of the Midlands and the Midlands Area Consortium for Homelessness to host our third-annual employment fair for area residents looking for employment. Employers with open positions will be on hand. Richland Library's Career Coaches will be available to help with resumes and the social workers will be present to help with other needs. No registration is required.
Social Work, Job and Career
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Tue, Oct 23
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Join us for a short storytime, then head over to the Maker Lab for a STEAM activity for future Einsteins.
STEM/STEAM, Maker
3-5, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Tue, Oct 23
Main
Meeting Space 213
Join Dr. George Geckle for a discussion of literary selections: Shakespeare Then and Now September 11: The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare; October 23: Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler;November 13: The Tempest by William Shakespeare; December 11: Hagseed by Margaret AtwoodPlease contact 929-3469 for more information.
Book Group
Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Tue, Oct 23
North Main
Children's Room
Share stories, songs, and much more while building literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children

Hands on Art ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Tue, Oct 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
11:00 am
Tue, Oct 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
11:30 am
Tue, Oct 23
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Join AARP for a free interactive workshop, Job Search in the Digital Age. Learn about the newest and best websites and apps for the job search so you can search like a digital champ!We’ll also show you how to boost your digital presence so you can get the attention of hiring managers.
Job and Career, Business Event
Programs for Adults, Adults
12:30 pm
Tue, Oct 23
Main
Makerspace
It's that time of year again, pumpkin spice all the time, every day, and no apologies. Join us the in Makerspace to make DIY Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm and little cute pumpkins that reuse all the mason jar lids you have hanging around. Please register before 9:00am on Tuesday, October 23rd. No class will be held if there are no registrants.
Maker
Adults
12:30 pm
Tue, Oct 23
Main
Writer's Room 211
Did you know that representatives from Titan Group, 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 other Tuesday from 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM? They are available to enroll you and answer any questions about the program you may have.A sign-in sheet is posted outside of room 211 on Tuesdays. This program is first-come, first served.Please note that this organization does not always have phones available. They are willing to install a SIM card on many unlocked, SIM-enabled smartphone. You can bring your own phone to see if it can be activated. 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 Titan Group 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
1:00 pm
Tue, Oct 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+
2:00 pm
Tue, Oct 23
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Refresh your image and put your best self forward. • Discover how to effectively network• Create a winning “elevator pitch” • Learn tips to ace your interview
Job and Career, Business Event
Programs for Adults, Adults
3:00 pm
Tue, Oct 23
Main
Studio 220
Come learn some basic stitches by embroidering a treat bag. You can do an autumnal theme, or make it a spooky Halloween theme, the choice is yours. No experience necessary.*all materials provided.
Maker, Holiday Programs
Adults, Programs for Adults
4:00 pm
Tue, Oct 23
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Let's take some time to make some slime. All materials will be provided.
Maker, STEM/STEAM
6-8, 9-12, 13 - 18
4:00 pm
Tue, Oct 23
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, Oct 23
Eastover
Meeting Room
Join us at EO Library for Anime/Manga fun: We'll discuss our favorite topics, the hottest new shows out and maybe have some anime inspire crafty fun!
Children
13 - 18, Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Oct 23
St. Andrews
Teen Area
Join us for Teen Gaming Night! Xbox One, Wii U, Card and Board Game fun!Teens, Gaming
Gaming, Teens
Programs for Teens, 13 - 18
6:30 pm
Tue, Oct 23
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, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Tue, Oct 23
Main
Theater
“Still in the Water” is a photovoice project of the USC Department of Psychology, funded by the 2015 SC Floods Research Initiative through the Office of the Vice President of Research. The artists displaying works in this photography exhibit were those that were heavily impacted by the 2015 floods and were interested in telling their stories through the use of photography and narrative.Join us for a presentation by the photographers, and see the exhibit first hand. The art will be on display at the Main library from October 22 through November 5th.
Maker, Community Awareness
Adults
9:00 am
Wed, Oct 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, Oct 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, Oct 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
10:30 am
Wed, Oct 24
Main
Storytime Room
Stories, songs and much more await you and your family at the library.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children, Programs for Families

Hello Baby! ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Wed, Oct 24
Wheatley
Grow your baby's vocabulary, listening, and motor skills with stories and songs. This storytime is designed for infants and lap babies.
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Wed, Oct 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, Oct 24
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Drop in and experience this educational, self directed exploration of a different topic each week. Develop social skills while exploring literacy-related subjects.
Children
3-5, 6-8
2:30 pm
Wed, Oct 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
3:00 pm
Wed, Oct 24
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Richland Library cares very much about the community and is proud to provide FREE flu shots in partnership with Walgreens Pharmacy.
Health and Wellness, Social Work, Community Awareness
Adults, 13 - 18, Programs for Families

Everything Manga ★ Staff Pick

5:00 pm
Wed, Oct 24
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
6:00 pm
Wed, Oct 24
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Join us to discuss “The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper”, by Phaedra Patrick. To arrange to pick up a copy of the book or to ask questions call Chantal Wilson or Megan Mathis at 929-3400.
Book Group
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
6:30 pm
Wed, Oct 24
St. Andrews
Collaboration Space
Need to schedule in time to slow down? Join us for a guided meditation to relax your mind and take a break.
Health and Wellness
Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
9:30 am
Thu, Oct 25
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Grow your baby’s vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories and songs. This storytime is designed for infants and babies ages 0-24 months.
Storytime, Children
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Oct 25
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children

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