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Paint Mixer ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Jan 4
North Main
Small Meeting Space
An evening of painting! No instructor – just people who love to draw and paint. Limited Supplies available.
Craft, Maker
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
7:00 pm
Thu, Jan 4
Main
Meeting Space 200
Join our group of local writers for monthly round table readings of our creative writing work and discussions on a variety of writing topics. Every writer is welcome!
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
10:30 am
Fri, Jan 5
Blythewood
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
10:00 am
Sat, Jan 6
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Sat, Jan 6
Main
Studio 220
If you're an artist looking for feedback or an Art student trying to improve your portfolio, join us each month for a lively, positive and constructive critique session to improve your technique as well as help others. Whatever your medium, bring your work, learn and share with other local artists.
Maker
Adults
11:00 am
Sat, Jan 6
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
3:00 pm
Sun, Jan 7
Main
Auditorium
Vol. Two continues the team's adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes' aid as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand.PG-13, 136 min.
Movies
Adults
10:00 am
Mon, Jan 8
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Registration opens 12/09/2017
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, Jan 8
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

Reader's Morning Out ★ Staff Pick

10:00 am
Tue, Jan 9
Ballentine
Ballentine's daytime book group for adults. Register by phone or in person.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults

Hands on Art ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Tue, Jan 9
Blythewood
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, Jan 9
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Practice your English-language conversation with other internationals in a comfortable, relaxed environment.
Let's Speak English
Adults, Programs for Adults
4:00 pm
Tue, Jan 9
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
6:30 pm
Tue, Jan 9
Main
Theater
No one really likes to think about death, but there are many good reasons to plan ahead and make sure your wishes are taken care of -- before you find yourself in a health crisis. This presentation on preparing for end of life issues will cover topics such as advance directives, interfacing with the medical community, and end of life choice. Led by Doug Rice of Compassion & Choices.
Workshop
Adults
10:00 am
Wed, Jan 10
Main
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 10
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
4:00 pm
Wed, Jan 10
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Would you like to see your art, poetry, or stories published in our annual Kids In Print magazine? Get your creative juices flowing with art and writing prompts in a marathon session before our January 17th submission deadline! For ages 6-18.
Art in the Library
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
7:00 pm
Wed, Jan 10
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Discuss engaging works of fiction and non-fiction.
Book Group
Adults
10:00 am
Thu, Jan 11
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 11
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, Jan 11
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
7:00 pm
Thu, Jan 11
Main
Theater
SCREENDOOR Storytelling hosts monthly live community events to foster connection through the art of sharing stories. Inspired by The Moth’s model, each event has a theme, and a judging panel of peers selects a winner and runner-up for the night. There are only three rules: stories must be true from your life and related to the theme, told without notes, in under 10 minutes. January’s theme is “Promises”: share when you first realized that politicians lie, how you would never believe someone who promised -this-, or about your favorite Wiz Khalifa song. Connect with us on Facebook at Screendoor Storytelling to sign up for a storytelling spot, or email screendoorcolumbia@gmail.com for more information.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Fri, Jan 12
Blythewood
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
10:00 am
Sat, Jan 13
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Sat, Jan 13
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
Mon, Jan 15
All Richland Library locations will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr Day.
Closings
Children All Ages, Adults
10:30 am
Tue, Jan 16
Blythewood
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
11:00 am
Tue, Jan 16
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Practice your English-language conversation with other internationals in a comfortable, relaxed environment.
Let's Speak English
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:00 pm
Tue, Jan 16
Main
Studio 220
Drop in to Studio 220 for an opportunity to create at your own pace, in the perfect space. All you need is your canvas, or surface of choice; we'll supply the rest!
Maker
Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Jan 16
Eastover
Meeting Room
Join an attorney representative from the South Carolina Bar Association to learn about Landlord/Tenant Law Issues.
Legal
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Wed, Jan 17
Main
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 17
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
2:00 pm
Wed, Jan 17
Main
Auditorium
Change the life of a struggling reader here in Columbia through the Augustine Literacy Project. The Augustine Literacy Project® (ALP) mission is to improve the reading, writing and spelling abilities of high-risk children and teens who struggle with literacy skills. The Project trains and supports volunteer tutors who provide free, long-term, 1-on-1 instruction using the evidence-based Orton-Gillingham approach.For more information contact:Debbie McCarthy, Replications DirectorPhone: 919-949-7358 augustineproject@msn.com www.augustineproject.org
Workshop
Adults
6:00 pm
Wed, Jan 17
Ballentine
Join us for an open book discussion about whatever you are currently reading as well as a Maker/STEAM activity.
Children, Maker, STEM/STEAM
9-12
10:00 am
Thu, Jan 18
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 18
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
10:45 am
Thu, Jan 18
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
1:00 pm
Thu, Jan 18
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Lively discussion of engaging fiction and nonfiction works.
Book Group
Adults

Google What? ★ Staff Pick

2:30 pm
Thu, Jan 18
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Basic introduction to the basics of what Google offers: Gmail, Google Docs, Google Drive.
Programs for Adults
3:30 pm
Thu, Jan 18
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
10:30 am
Fri, Jan 19
Blythewood
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
10:00 am
Sat, Jan 20
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Sat, Jan 20
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, Jan 22
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Registration opens 12/23/2017
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, Jan 22
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
4:30 pm
Mon, Jan 22
Main
Teen Center
Richland Library Teen Center'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
13 - 18, Programs for Teens

Hands on Art ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Tue, Jan 23
Blythewood
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, Jan 23
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Practice your English-language conversation with other internationals in a comfortable, relaxed environment.
Let's Speak English
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
10:00 am
Wed, Jan 24
Main
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

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