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7:00 pm
Mon, Feb 12
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
RESOLVE-Columbia is a peer-led support group under the National Infertility Association. If you are struggling with infertility, you are not alone. We are here to listen, provide support, and encourage you on your path to parenthood. Please email resolvecolumbia@gmail.com if you need additional information. Register online.
Health and Wellness
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 am
Tue, Feb 13
Main
Auditorium
Join us for a special screening and discussion following this film about one of our unsung heroes of the civil rights era. “On November 20, 2013, Bayard Rustin was posthumously awarded the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama. Who was this man? Bayard Rustin is best remembered as the organizer of the 1963 March on Washington, one of the largest nonviolent protests ever held in the United States. His activism for peace, racial equality, economic justice and human rights, and how he navigated through his life and career as an openly gay man are the themes of this portrait.”
Black History Month, Movies
Adults

Reader's Morning Out ★ Staff Pick

10:00 am
Tue, Feb 13
Ballentine
Meeting Room
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, Feb 13
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, Feb 13
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
11:00 am
Tue, Feb 13
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, Feb 13
Main
BCR Classroom
Join Malcolm Dennis, 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
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Tue, Feb 13
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, Feb 13
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, Feb 13
Main
Makerspace
Learn how to needle felt decorative hearts onto Valentine's day treat bags.
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Feb 13
Eastover
Meeting Room
Please join us for an informative legal session-a Member of the SC Bar, will give advice and answer your questions about Wills, Estates and Probate issues.
Legal
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Tue, Feb 13
Main
Makerspace
Registration Required: We have used paper, perler beads, and easy "how to" cross stitch patterns for you to make pixel art!
Maker, Craft
Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Tue, Feb 13
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Richland Library Literary Resident EboniRamm brings the smooth and swinging sounds of jazz to the library, accompanied by an ensemble group of musicians.
Performance
Adults, 13 - 18, Children All Ages
7:00 pm
Tue, Feb 13
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, Feb 14
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, Feb 14
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, Feb 14
Main
Career Coaching Center
Come hear the details about job training that Goodwill offers here in the Midlands. Learn about training and certification for becoming a certified nursing assistant (CNA), call center representative, custodial technician, and retail or food service worker. A Goodwill representative will provide information about program requirements, start dates, and the selection process. Best of all, you can complete an application for the program of your choice onsite! Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Wed, Feb 14
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, Feb 14
Ballentine
Learn a few techniques for drawing with colored pencil. These skills will form the foundation for any type of colored pencil art you would like to create. Registration Required
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Wed, Feb 14
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Registration opens 02/07/2018
Interested in basket weaving? Bring your own supplies and share your skills with fellow basket weavers!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:25 pm
Wed, Feb 14
Main
BCR Classroom
Learn how to perform basic computers tasks using Microsoft Windows. Open programs and learn how to edit and organize files. Please call 929-3469 to register.Prerequisite: Introduction to Computers I or solid mouse skills.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Wed, Feb 14
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, Feb 14
St. Andrews
Huddle Space
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
3:30 pm
Wed, Feb 14
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Won't you be my Valentine? Come for stories and songs about the ones we love and make a card for someone special!
Storytime
3-5, 6-8, Programs for Young Children
3:30 pm
Wed, Feb 14
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Join the staff at North Main and make cards for your Valentine.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Wed, Feb 14
Eastover
Meeting Room
Want to make a unique Valentine craft for someone you love? Well come to EO and make a really niceburlap craft that is sure to soften the heart of anyone who see’s it.
Holiday Programs
3-5, 6-8, 9-12
6:00 pm
Wed, Feb 14
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Sick and tired of all the pressure of this manufactured holiday? Join us for good times that are entirely unrelated to hearts, teddy bears and cards... there may still be chocolate.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
7:00 pm
Wed, Feb 14
Main
Meeting Space 214
Please join the Great Books Discussion Group to explore classic literature with fellow readers. Please contact 929-3469 with any questions.January 10 - Comedy of Errors by ShakespeareFebruary 14 - The Souls of Black Folk by du BoisMarch 14 - Ode to Aphrodite by SapphoApril 11 - The Tale of the Wife of Bath by ChaucerMay 9 - The Wasps by AristophonesJune 13 - Treatise of Human Nature by Hume, Book One: Part One; Part Two Section 6; Part 3 Sections 1-8
Book Group
Adults
7:00 pm
Wed, Feb 14
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
9:30 am
Thu, Feb 15
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, Feb 15
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Feb 15
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, Feb 15
Main
BCR Classroom
Bring your résumé and interview with Recruiting Solutions! We're hiring in the following fields: office & professional, light industrial, and information technology.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:45 am
Thu, Feb 15
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, Feb 15
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Lively discussion of engaging fiction and nonfiction works.
Book Group
Adults
2:00 pm
Thu, Feb 15
Ballentine
Kids, are you curious about the Maker Space? Drop in for an opportunity to explore your creative side. Materials are available to draw, paint, and create.
Maker, Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children

Google What? ★ Staff Pick

2:30 pm
Thu, Feb 15
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Basic introduction to the basics of what Google offers: Gmail, Google Docs, Google Drive.
Programs for Adults
3:30 pm
Thu, Feb 15
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
6:00 pm
Thu, Feb 15
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, Feb 15
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Representatives from Small Business Administration will be providing resources to small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs that will aid in running a successful business. Registration Required
Workshop, Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Feb 15
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
7:00 pm
Thu, Feb 15
Main
Theater
In conjunction with our February series Pixelated, author, historian and USC Professor Brad Collins, Ph.D, will deliver an engaging and informative talk on the life and works of post-Impressionist French painter Georges Seurat, the pioneer of Pointillism. Join us for this special event!
Maker
Adults
7:00 pm
Thu, Feb 15
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Discuss, watch, read, and enjoy your favorite anime and manga with us! For beginners and the already obsessed.
Teens
13 - 18
7:00 pm
Thu, Feb 15
Main
Auditorium
“Water, Water Everywhere, and Do We Even Think?” Waterfalls, rivers, salt marshes and cypress swamps—Water is an ever-present necessity in our lives. From thunderstorms to flash floods, it drives our lives in ways that are both familiar and unknown. The Gills Creek Watershed Association invites you to spend an evening with Dr. J. Drew Lanham as he talks about the nature of water, his connections to it, and how inclusion and diversity must be a part of the conversation going forward as we strive to protect nature and its resources.PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE VIA THE FOLLOWING LINK: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coloring-the-conservation-conversation-tickets-42200977259
Black History Month, Nature
Adults
Fri, Feb 16
Eastover
Calling all amateur photographers! The Eastover Library is looking for your take on life as seen through your photos. You may drop off your 8x10 photo or come in to the library to print your photo February 16th through March 24th.All entries will be displayed from March 26tht through April 7th in which time the public will vote on their favorites. Two categories to choose from in entering: General Picture This or Picture This Eastover (submitted photos must have been photographed in Eastover area- buildings, events, places, people are all accepted as long as they were in the Eastover area). The top three in each category will receive gift cards. All winning entries will be displayed at Richland Library Eastover through the summer of 2018
Art in the Library
Adults, 13 - 18, Programs for Families

Hands on Art ★ Staff Pick

10:00 am
Fri, Feb 16
Cooper
Children's Area
Simple art fun with stories to boot. Dress for a mess!
Children, Craft, Storytime
Programs for Young Children, 3-5
10:30 am
Fri, Feb 16
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, Feb 16
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
10:00 am
Sat, Feb 17
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Sat, Feb 17
Main
BCR Classroom
Learn how to use Microsoft Publisher (2013) to create newsletters, flyers, and brochures. Registration is required. Prerequisite: Microsoft Word (2013) class or solid Word experience.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults

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