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6:30 pm
Thu, Feb 22
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
10:30 am
Fri, Feb 23
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 23
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 24
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 24
Main
BCR Classroom
We often feel pressured to make quick decisions when it comes to getting a job. This causes many of us to look for work in all the wrong places. But if you will slow down and take the time to be clear about where you’ve been and where you are now in the career process, you can develop a powerful employment action plan for getting where you want to be. Join Sylvie Golod, Career Services Specialist, as she explains the benefits of the career process and how self-awareness is the key to “finding the work you love.”
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults

Virtual Reality Explorers ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Sat, Feb 24
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Registration opens 01/25/2018
Come to the library for a (virtual) fieldtrip around the world! From the top of Mt. Everest to the depths of the ocean floor, these sessions lead by IT-oLogy allow students to engage in virtual reality exploration with Google Expeditions and the Mattel View-Master VR Viewer. Google Expeditions provides access to hundreds of virtual fieldtrips, allowing children to explore natural wonders, outer space, historic events, cities, famous museums and much more. Space is limited and registration is required. Please register online. This program is provided by IT-oLogy and made possible with grant funding from Richland County Government.
STEM/STEAM
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
10:30 am
Sat, Feb 24
North Main
Networking Center
The North Main Gardeners share a variety of gardening tips.
Gardening
Adults
11:00 am
Sat, Feb 24
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, Feb 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
3:00 pm
Sat, Feb 24
Eastover
Meeting Room
Using printed pages and sharpies, blackout the words you don't want, leave the words you do and the result is pure poetry...created by you!TAB members can earn volunteer hours for assisting with this program. Not a member? Not a problem! Call 803-353-8584 for more information.
Teens
13 - 18, 9-12, Programs for Teens
3:00 pm
Sun, Feb 25
Main
Auditorium
"Through the eyes of funeral director Isaiah Owens, the beauty and grace of African American funerals are brought to life. Filmed at the Owens Funeral Home in Harlem and the rural South, director Christine Turner’s Homegoings takes an up-close look at the rarely seen world of undertaking in the black community, where funeral rites draw on a rich palette of tradition, history and celebration. It reveals the special status of undertakers in the community; borne out of their permanence, their economic stability, and the necessities of the segregation period. Combining cinéma vérité with intimate interviews and archival photographs, featuring an evocative score by Daniel Roumain, the film paints a portrait of the dearly departed, their grieving families and a man who sends loved ones 'home.'"
Movies, Black History Month
Adults
3:00 pm
Sun, Feb 25
Main
Theater
Just ahead of the Deckle Edge Literary Festival, we welcome retired archivist and professor Dr. Thomas L. Johnson to present selections from his beautiful collection of art in a series called "A World of Readers". These pieces have been on display across the state, and we're excited for him to share them with us as we welcome our own mini exhibit "The Art of Reading". Join us for an artful Sunday afternoon!
Maker, Art in the Library
Adults, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Mon, Feb 26
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
6:30 pm
Mon, Feb 26
Main
Meeting Space 213
Drop in to create some pixel art and show off what you have created with others!
Maker, Craft
Adults, 9-12, 13 - 18
6:30 pm
Mon, Feb 26
Main
BCR Classroom
Intermediate Excel will cover concepts such as merging and splitting cells, hiding columns and rows, using multiple worksheets, sorting and filtering data, and formatting a worksheet as a table.Prerequisite: Microsoft Excel (2013) class or solid Excel experience.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Feb 26
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Venga a disfrutar cuentos en bilingues en ingles y espanol. Come enjoy bilingual stories in English and Spanish.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families

Hands on Art ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Tue, Feb 27
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 27
North Main
Children's Room
Come join us for a fairy tale storytime! Princesses, Princes and Fairy Godmothers welcome!
Storytime
Children All Ages
11:00 am
Tue, Feb 27
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 27
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 27
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 27
Main
Studio 221
Come out and join us as we learn to break down the complex hand into simple and easy shapes for illustration and cartooning.
Maker
Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Feb 27
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Come to laugh, learn, socialize, share, & have fun as we discuss One book One Columbia selection! To join please come by or call 754-7734 and ask for Kimberly.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Feb 27
Main
Meeting Space 214
The South Carolina Citizen Review Panel and Richland Library invite grandparents, aunts, uncles, and others who have assumed caregiving responsibilities for youth to participate in our Kinship Care Listening Circle. Caregivers will participate in candid discussions and share their experiences, best practices, and concerns related to kinship care.
Social Work, Community Conversation
Programs for Parents, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Wed, Feb 28
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, Feb 28
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a Mess!
Craft, Children
3-5, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Wed, Feb 28
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, Feb 28
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Registration opens 02/21/2018
Interested in basket weaving? Bring your own supplies and share your skills with fellow basket weavers!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Wed, Feb 28
Main
BCR Classroom
Become familiar with using electronic mail to create, send and receive messages. Learn how to save contacts and tips for identifying junk mail. Registration is required.Prerequisite: You must have an accessible email account and solid mouse and keyboarding skills.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Wed, Feb 28
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
6:00 pm
Wed, Feb 28
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Join us to discuss “Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams”, by Louisa Thomas. To arrange to pick up a copy of the book or to ask questions call Chantal Wilson at 929-3400.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Wed, Feb 28
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Join us for Ballentine's adult evening book club as we discuss The Woman in the Photo, by Mary Hogan. Register by phone or in person.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults

Guided Meditation ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Wed, Feb 28
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting 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
9:00 am
Thu, Mar 1
Eastover
Please call to schedule an in-person appointment time.
Legal
Adults, Programs for Adults
9:00 am
Thu, Mar 1
Eastover
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 in person session with one-on-one technical help.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
9:00 am
Thu, Mar 1
Eastover
Do you have a struggling reader? If so, bring the reader to the Eastover Library for a one on one to read with a Reading Buddy.The reader will gain self confidence, reading skills, academic growth and a new desire to read. Please come in in person or call to make a reservation @353-8584 with Yolonda.
Children
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children
9:30 am
Thu, Mar 1
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, Mar 1
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
2:30 pm
Thu, Mar 1
Main
BCR Classroom
Do you have a specific question about how to use computers or access Richland Library’s electronic resources? Drop-in to our Computer and eReady Basics Learning Lab for personalized assistance. Learn basic computer skills such as using a mouse, saving files to a computer, navigating the Internet, or setting up and using an email account. Or learn to download audiobooks, eBooks, comics, magazines, music, movies and more to your device as well as discover the best in educational apps for your family! Bring your questions on how to be computer and e-savvy. For more information call 929-3400.
Computer Class
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
3:30 pm
Thu, Mar 1
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

Paint Mixer ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Mar 1
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
6:00 pm
Thu, Mar 1
Eastover
Meeting Room
Our discussion this month will delve into Margaret Atwood's "A Handmaids Tale". Stop by Richland Library Eastover to pick up your copy or call 803-353-8584 with any questions.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Mar 1
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, Mar 1
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
6:30 pm
Thu, Mar 1
Main
Auditorium
Don’t miss this world premiere of an original play by Marvin McAllister, USC professor and playwright. In 1822, an African American theater company attempts to mount a brand new drama. Despite professional jealousies, real muskets, romantic (carnal) intrigue, real fire, a thoroughly abusive theater manager, and an embedded felon constantly on the run, our intrepid troupe remains committed to seeing how it all ends. *This collaboration with the Columbia community is made possible by a USC Provost Office’s Creative and Performing Arts Grant.
Black History Month, Performance
Adults, Programs for Adults
7:00 pm
Thu, Mar 1
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
7:00 pm
Thu, Mar 1
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Discuss, watch, read, and enjoy your favorite anime and manga with us! For beginners and the already obsessed.
Teens
13 - 18
10:30 am
Fri, Mar 2
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, Mar 2
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, Mar 3
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children

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