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9:30 am
Sat, Oct 14
Main
Meeting Space 213
Join us for a the final installment of a 3-session course to prepare for the ACT exam! Get results from Session 2's practice ACT from USC Test Prep instructors along with feedback and more test-taking strategies. Please register for this event by calling (803) 929-3470 during business hours. Registration will open on September 1, 2017.This event was made possible thanks to a generous grant provided by First Citizens Bank.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
10:00 am
Sat, Oct 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
10:30 am
Sat, Oct 14
Main
Children's Room
Stories, songs and much more await you and your family at the library.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Sat, Oct 14
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
11:00 am
Sat, Oct 14
North Main
Children's Room
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime
Children All Ages
11:00 am
Sat, Oct 14
North Main
Courtyard
Free Shred Day at the North Main Library from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. Shred 360 a document shredding company will have a shredding truck parked in the Library parking lot for two hours. There is no fee to have personal papers/documents, plastic and cardboard items shredded. The shred event is in partnership with the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Gamma Nu Omega Chapters.
Community Awareness
Programs for Adults, Adults
1:30 pm
Sat, Oct 14
Blythewood
Join us for the first in a 3-session course to prepare for the ACT exam! Learn study and exam strategies and prepare for Session 2's practice ACT with USC Test Prep instructors. Please register for this event by calling (803) 929-3470. Registration will open on September 14, 2017 during business hours. This event was made possible thanks to a generous grant provided by First Citizens Bank.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
2:00 pm
Sat, Oct 14
Main
Theater
Come together with the national indie community for an hour-long digital gathering featuring Q&A with writers, agents and other industry leaders.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Sat, Oct 14
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Please join us to discuss "Breath of Scandal", by Sandra Brown.
Book Group
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
3:00 pm
Sat, Oct 14
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Earn volunteer hours by meeting once a month to help plan programs, participate in service projects and have fun! For 7th through 12th graders.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
3:00 pm
Sat, Oct 14
Eastover
Meeting Room
Make your spooky glow in the dark pumpkin and delicious vampire teeth in preparation of Halloween.
Holiday Programs, Art in the Library
6-8, 9-12
3:00 pm
Sat, Oct 14
North Main
Children's Room
Experience the fun you can have with stories and songs using technology.
Children, Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families

TRW – Vlogging ★ Staff Pick

3:30 pm
Sat, Oct 14
Ballentine
It’s Teen Read Week and we want to help you Unleash Your Story. Learn how to get started on your very own video blo!
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens

Teen Advisory Board ★ Staff Pick

3:30 pm
Sat, Oct 14
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
2:30 pm
Sun, Oct 15
Main
Makerspace
Just in time for those last minute costume designers looking to make something unique for the Halloween Masquerade Ball! If you have an idea for a mask, drop in; we'll have papier mache supplies, cardboard, tape, glue, paint, anything you need to help you create your own mask. You'll have no excuse not to go to that costume party now!
Maker
Adults
3:00 pm
Sun, Oct 15
Main
Auditorium
On the isolated North Atlantic archipelago of the Faroe Islands, the longtime hunting practices of the Faroese are threatened by dangerously high mercury levels in the whales, decimated seabird populations, and anti-whaling activists. The Faroe islanders consider themselves a canary in the mine, their tale a warning to the rest of the world. Winner, 2016 DOC NYC Grand Jury Prize.
Movies, Community Awareness
Adults
10:00 am
Mon, Oct 16
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
10:00 am
Mon, Oct 16
North Main
Children's Room
Share songs and stories with babies from birth to age 3.
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2, 3-5
10:30 am
Mon, Oct 16
Ballentine
Do you love to keep flowers in your house but hate that they never last? Join Gayle Sneed, Richland Library Ballentine's in-house floral artist, as she guides you through the art of making crepe paper flowers. Attendees will make Daffodils, Anemones, and even Peonies, and the best part is that these creations will last forever. Attendees must be 18+. Registration is required.
Craft
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Mon, Oct 16
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Relieve stress and engage your creative side- join us for an adult coloring session! Choose from a variety of intricately designed adult coloring sheets to help you unwind.
Craft
Adults 55+, Adults, Programs for Adults
2:00 pm
Mon, Oct 16
Sandhills
Children's Maker
The Children's Maker Space is open to help young artists explore their creative side. Materials are available to draw, paint, and create.
Maker, Summer Learning Challenge, Art in the Library
9-12, 6-8, Programs for School Age Children
3:00 pm
Mon, Oct 16
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Need a space to call your own…Just got out of school and don’t want to go home. Come hang at North Main from 3 - 5. Come play board games, draw, do your homework, or use laptops.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Mon, Oct 16
Main
Theater
Do you like to use words like tsundere, shojo, or doujinshi? If so - or if you’re just curious - the doors of T.O.A.S.T., the Team Of Anime Seeking Teens, are open to you. Watch fresh-picked anime series every Monday at 6 p.m., learn brief Japanese lessons, and enjoy anime-based games and crafts. (Bread not included.)
Teens, Multicultural, Movies
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:30 pm
Mon, Oct 16
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
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Tue, Oct 17
Main
Meeting Space 213
Join Dr. George Geckle for a discussion of literary selections asking the question: Why Utopias are anyways Nowhere.- September 19: The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare; October 17: Shylock Is My Name by Howard Jacobson;November 21: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley; December 19: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret AtwoodPlease contact 929-3469 for more information.
Book Group
Adults
10:00 am
Tue, Oct 17
Main
Studio 221
Artist in Residence and singer/songwriter Wendell Culbreath (AKA THE Dubber) will be offering guidance, tips and lyric writing techniques in this weekly workshop for those interested in songwriting. Meet local guest musicians monthly. Sign up once, and return weekly for new challenges to help you write your next hit.
Maker
Adults
10:30 am
Tue, Oct 17
North Main
Children's Room
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children
10:30 am
Tue, Oct 17
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
10:30 am
Tue, Oct 17
Cooper
Do you have a tech question? Puzzled by an e-device? Want to know how to best use our website or surfing the internet? Any tech/computer questions/problems? Call or walk in to reserve a 30-minute or 1-hour in person session with one-on-one technical help. Call 803-787-3462 to book your sesison.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Tue, Oct 17
Sandhills
Meeting Room
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 17
Main
Meeting Space 203
Did you know that representatives from SafeLink 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 SafeLink 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 SafeLink 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 SafeLink Wireless information line at 1-800-723-3546 or by asking a SafeLink representative!
Social Work
Adults
1:00 pm
Tue, Oct 17
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, Oct 17
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, Oct 17
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, Oct 17
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Join Allison Terracio, certified yoga instructor for beginner yoga sessions.
Health and Wellness
Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Oct 17
Main
Studio 220
All month we're working with polymer clay to create miniature figurines, polymer jewelry and more!
Maker
Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Oct 17
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Join Allison Terracio, certified yoga instructor for beginner yoga sessions.
Health and Wellness
Adults

Manga/Anime Club ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Tue, Oct 17
Ballentine
Experience manga and anime with fellow fans! Connect with new friends while enjoying your favorite print and video series of the popular Japanese phenomena.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:30 pm
Tue, Oct 17
Main
Makerspace
Have you ever carved a pumpkin, with a DRILL?! Dress for a mess, with closed toe shoes! We can't let the kids have all the fun! Registration required space is limited.
Maker, Craft
Adults
6:30 pm
Tue, Oct 17
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Read, sing, and play as we foster your child's early literacy skills in this special storytime at night.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children, Programs for Families
9:00 am
Wed, Oct 18
Main
Theater
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
Programs for Adults, Adults
9:00 am
Wed, Oct 18
Main
Meeting Space 213
Criminal records often create a barrier to employment. As part of the Breaking Barriers Employment and Resource Fair, Richland Library will hold an expungement workshop. The workshop will go over the expungement process, including which types of charges can be expunged in South Carolina. The workshop will also talk about options like pardons for people who don’t qualify for an expungement. There will be time for questions during the workshop. After the workshop, there will be attorneys from SC Appleseed and SC Legal services who can talk to individuals one on one and review options. This service is provided to those who attend the workshop free of charge.
Social Work, Job and Career
Adults
10:00 am
Wed, Oct 18
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
Wed, Oct 18
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, Oct 18
Main
Career Coaching Center
Individual interview sessions are conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. Groups by appointment only.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults

Hello, Baby! ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Wed, Oct 18
Main
Children's 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
11:00 am
Wed, Oct 18
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Registration opens 10/11/2017
Interested in basket weaving? Bring your own supplies and share your skills with fellow basket weavers!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:30 am
Wed, Oct 18
Main
Studio 220
Do you love origami? Or just want to learn a few key techniques? Drop by and spend your lunch break relaxing and learning the ancient art of paper folding.
Maker
Adults
2:30 pm
Wed, Oct 18
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Every Tuesday our meeting room is open for children and their families who are home schooled of all ages to meet up and hang out.
Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
4:00 pm
Wed, Oct 18
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join us for Teen Gaming Night! PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Atari, and Retro Board Game fun!
Teens, Gaming
Programs for Teens, 13 - 18

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