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6:00 pm
Thu, Oct 11
Eastover
Meeting Room
Come out and express your talent through the art of poetry, spoken-word, karaoke, and more. Open Mic for Poets, Singers, Lyricists, Musicians, and more. Get ready for an awesome time!!! *Light Refreshments will be provided*
Performance, Summer Learning Challenge
Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Thu, Oct 11
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
6:00 pm
Thu, Oct 11
Main
Teen Makerspace
Writing in cursive has been shown to improve motor skills, comprehension, and retention. Whether you need a penmanship refresher or an introduction to cursive, we’ve got you covered! This 90-minute workshop will focus on letter-recognition, penmanship tips & tricks, and developing a cursive signature.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Thu, Oct 11
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, Oct 11
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Job seekers, come to Career…Encore! to meet and share the challenges of looking for employment with other persons—whether younger or older, unemployed, underemployed, or seeking a career transition, the desire is the same: to find work that is purposeful and, of course, comes with a paycheck! Join us!
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
7:00 pm
Thu, Oct 11
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Discuss, watch, read, and enjoy your favorite anime and manga with us! For beginners and the already obsessed.
Teens
13 - 18

Arkhaios Film Festival ★ Staff Pick

9:30 am
Fri, Oct 12
Main
Theater
Featuring films from around the globe, this three-day festival showcases the connections between art, history and culture. This year's festival features 20 films from 9 countries and three continents.Here is the Arkhaios 2018 Official Selection (in alphabetical order):Black Brazil, Director Angèle Berland (France)Crete, The Myth of the Labyrinth, Directors Agnès Molia & Mikaël Lefrançois (France)Ercole Contu and the Discovery of the Tomb of the Tetrapod Vases, Director Andrea Fenu (Italy)Escape to the Great Dismal Swamp, Director Andreas Gutzeit (Germany)Forbidden City, Director Ian Bremner (UK)Fort Fremont: The Last Bastion in the Defense of Port Royal Sound 1898–1912, Director Ryan Heathcock (USA)From Ironclad to Artifact: The Journey of the CSS Georgia,Director Michael L. Jordan (USA)Good Earth: Awakening the Silent City, Director Kelly Rundle (USA)Harem of the Sun King, Director Richard Reisz (UK)Hochelaga, Land of Souls, Director François Girard (Canada)Just Like Us, Directors Hans Dirven &Merel ten Elzen (Netherlands)Mart to Art: A Repurposed Life, Director George Wingard (USA)Mont Saint Michel: The Archangel's Maze, Director Marc Jampolsky (France)New Monuments Men, Director Jean Luc Raynaud (France)Nothing About Moccasins, Director Eden Malina Awashish (Canada)On the Banks of the Tigris : the hidden story of Iraqi music, Director Marsha Emerman (Australia)On the Rocks: Art in the age of the dinosaurs, Directors Jean-Luc Bouvret & François-Xavier Vives (France)Secrets of the Nolichucky River,Director Buck Kahler (USA)Teotihuacan, The Birth of a Metropolis, Directors Agnès Molia & Nathalie Laville (France)The Discovery of the Temple of Amenhotep III, Director Antoine Chéné (France)The Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille, Director Peter Brosnan (USA)The Tempest Stela, Revisiting the Roots of the Exodus, Director Olivier Vandersleyen (Belgium)The Arkhaios Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Film Festival is an annual juried competition, part of the annual South Carolina Archaeology Month. It is free, open to the public, and is an educational event showcasing the discovery of past cultures gained from archaeological research and illustrated by documentary films.The Arkhaios Film Festival is sponsored by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Heritage Trust, the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology (SCIAA), the Department of Anthropology, University of South Carolina, the Greater Piedmont Chapter of The Explorers Club, and Richmond Library.
Movies, Community Awareness
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Fri, Oct 12
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
10:30 am
Fri, Oct 12
Wheatley
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Fri, Oct 12
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Enjoy stories, songs and much more.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
3:30 pm
Fri, Oct 12
Main
Children's Craft Area
Kids will explore different materials and create their own unique portraits through the art of multi-media collage with our own Artist-in-Residence, Miles Purvis.
Maker
6-8, 9-12
4:00 pm
Fri, Oct 12
Main
Teen Gaming Room
The Teen Center challenges you to enter our gaming tournament to win honor and glory. Compete with your fellow gamers to dominate the bracket! Ages 12 to 18.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens

Arkhaios Film Festival ★ Staff Pick

9:30 am
Sat, Oct 13
Main
Theater
Featuring films from around the globe, this three-day festival showcases the connections between art, history and culture. This year's festival features 20 films from 9 countries and three continents.Here is the Arkhaios 2018 Official Selection (in alphabetical order):Black Brazil, Director Angèle Berland (France)Crete, The Myth of the Labyrinth, Directors Agnès Molia & Mikaël Lefrançois (France)Ercole Contu and the Discovery of the Tomb of the Tetrapod Vases, Director Andrea Fenu (Italy)Escape to the Great Dismal Swamp, Director Andreas Gutzeit (Germany)Forbidden City, Director Ian Bremner (UK)Fort Fremont: The Last Bastion in the Defense of Port Royal Sound 1898–1912, Director Ryan Heathcock (USA)From Ironclad to Artifact: The Journey of the CSS Georgia,Director Michael L. Jordan (USA)Good Earth: Awakening the Silent City, Director Kelly Rundle (USA)Harem of the Sun King, Director Richard Reisz (UK)Hochelaga, Land of Souls, Director François Girard (Canada)Just Like Us, Directors Hans Dirven &Merel ten Elzen (Netherlands)Mart to Art: A Repurposed Life, Director George Wingard (USA)Mont Saint Michel: The Archangel's Maze, Director Marc Jampolsky (France)New Monuments Men, Director Jean Luc Raynaud (France)Nothing About Moccasins, Director Eden Malina Awashish (Canada)On the Banks of the Tigris : the hidden story of Iraqi music, Director Marsha Emerman (Australia)On the Rocks: Art in the age of the dinosaurs, Directors Jean-Luc Bouvret & François-Xavier Vives (France)Secrets of the Nolichucky River,Director Buck Kahler (USA)Teotihuacan, The Birth of a Metropolis, Directors Agnès Molia & Nathalie Laville (France)The Discovery of the Temple of Amenhotep III, Director Antoine Chéné (France)The Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille, Director Peter Brosnan (USA)The Tempest Stela, Revisiting the Roots of the Exodus, Director Olivier Vandersleyen (Belgium)The Arkhaios Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Film Festival is an annual juried competition, part of the annual South Carolina Archaeology Month. It is free, open to the public, and is an educational event showcasing the discovery of past cultures gained from archaeological research and illustrated by documentary films.The Arkhaios Film Festival is sponsored by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Heritage Trust, the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology (SCIAA), the Department of Anthropology, University of South Carolina, the Greater Piedmont Chapter of The Explorers Club, and Richmond Library.
Movies, Community Awareness
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Sat, Oct 13
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Sat, Oct 13
Main
BCR Classroom
Learn basic terms, the parts of the computer and how it works. Practice using the mouse by completing a self-paced tutorial. Please call 929-3469 to register.
Computer Class, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Sat, Oct 13
Main
Storytime 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
11:00 am
Sat, Oct 13
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
Sat, Oct 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

Little Sprouts ★ Staff Pick

11:00 am
Sat, Oct 13
Wheatley
Join us for seasonal stories and songs. After we will get our hands dirty on our new neighborhood patio planting hardy fall flowers.
Storytime, Gardening
Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children, Children All Ages
12:00 pm
Sat, Oct 13
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Interested in knitting, needlework, scrapbooking or other crafts? Bring your own portable craft project and share with your fellow crafters!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Sat, Oct 13
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Please join us to discuss Edgar Allan Poe's Inspector Dupin short stories, "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" (1841), widely considered the first detective fiction story, "The Mystery of Marie Rogêt" (1842) and "The Purloined Letter" (1844). These stories are freely available in the public domain, but we can provide photocopies of the stories. If you have questions or would like to arrange to pick up a copy of the stories please call Chantal Wilson at 929-3400.
Book Group
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+

Herbs in Containers ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Sat, Oct 13
Eastover
Meeting Room
Growing herbs can be a rewarding, money-saving experience! Let Richland County Master Gardeners teach you how to plant and care for herbs whether in your garden or in containers. They will also discuss using herbs in cooking and in other ways to “spice” up your life!
Gardening, Holiday Programs
Adults, 13 - 18, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Sat, Oct 13
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Bring up to 10 gently used children's books and swap them for some new titles! Open to all children ages 9-12, even if you've never been to Blythewood Bookworms before! Come and have fun.
Book Group, Children
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:00 pm
Sat, Oct 13
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
We need your ideas! TAB helps the library plan and lead teen programs, displays, and activities. Members enjoy snacks and receive volunteer hours.
Gaming, Teens
13 - 18, 9-12, Programs for Teens
3:00 pm
Sat, Oct 13
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Join us for inventing, building and creating using Science, Technology Engineering, Art, and Math.
STEM/STEAM
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children

Teen Advisory Board ★ Staff Pick

3:30 pm
Sat, Oct 13
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 14
Main
Meeting Space 213
A little bit of plotting will strengthen your story from the beginning. By learning this method to map out your story it helps to eliminate the hesitation and writer’s block that causes most people “isn’t going anywhere” or they “don’t know what to write next.” Join us to get your plotting on.
Workshop
Adults

Arkhaios Film Festival ★ Staff Pick

2:30 pm
Sun, Oct 14
Main
Theater
Featuring films from around the globe, this three-day festival showcases the connections between art, history and culture. This year's festival features 20 films from 9 countries and three continents.Here is the Arkhaios 2018 Official Selection (in alphabetical order):Black Brazil, Director Angèle Berland (France)Crete, The Myth of the Labyrinth, Directors Agnès Molia & Mikaël Lefrançois (France)Ercole Contu and the Discovery of the Tomb of the Tetrapod Vases, Director Andrea Fenu (Italy)Escape to the Great Dismal Swamp, Director Andreas Gutzeit (Germany)Forbidden City, Director Ian Bremner (UK)Fort Fremont: The Last Bastion in the Defense of Port Royal Sound 1898–1912, Director Ryan Heathcock (USA)From Ironclad to Artifact: The Journey of the CSS Georgia,Director Michael L. Jordan (USA)Good Earth: Awakening the Silent City, Director Kelly Rundle (USA)Harem of the Sun King, Director Richard Reisz (UK)Hochelaga, Land of Souls, Director François Girard (Canada)Just Like Us, Directors Hans Dirven &Merel ten Elzen (Netherlands)Mart to Art: A Repurposed Life, Director George Wingard (USA)Mont Saint Michel: The Archangel's Maze, Director Marc Jampolsky (France)New Monuments Men, Director Jean Luc Raynaud (France)Nothing About Moccasins, Director Eden Malina Awashish (Canada)On the Banks of the Tigris : the hidden story of Iraqi music, Director Marsha Emerman (Australia)On the Rocks: Art in the age of the dinosaurs, Directors Jean-Luc Bouvret & François-Xavier Vives (France)Secrets of the Nolichucky River,Director Buck Kahler (USA)Teotihuacan, The Birth of a Metropolis, Directors Agnès Molia & Nathalie Laville (France)The Discovery of the Temple of Amenhotep III, Director Antoine Chéné (France)The Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille, Director Peter Brosnan (USA)The Tempest Stela, Revisiting the Roots of the Exodus, Director Olivier Vandersleyen (Belgium)The Arkhaios Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Film Festival is an annual juried competition, part of the annual South Carolina Archaeology Month. It is free, open to the public, and is an educational event showcasing the discovery of past cultures gained from archaeological research and illustrated by documentary films.The Arkhaios Film Festival is sponsored by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Heritage Trust, the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology (SCIAA), the Department of Anthropology, University of South Carolina, the Greater Piedmont Chapter of The Explorers Club, and Richmond Library.
Movies, Community Awareness
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Sun, Oct 14
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 15
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 15
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 15
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
11:00 am
Mon, Oct 15
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
4:30 pm
Mon, Oct 15
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
9-12, Programs for Teens
5:30 pm
Mon, Oct 15
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
6:30 pm
Mon, Oct 15
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join us for a fun and relaxed group painting project.
Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Oct 15
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
After hundreds of individuals engaged in the Let's Talk Race series over the course of 2017, Richland Library is bringing these facilitator-led conversations to the forefront again. Please join us from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Monday, October 15 at our St. Andrews location (2916 Broad River Road). In an effort to peacefully address the topic of racism, which has gripped news headlines across the country, these conversations plan to encourage members of the community to take part in this difficult and sometimes emotional dialogue. This program is in partnership with Race to the Table SC.
Community Awareness
Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Oct 15
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
10:00 am
Tue, Oct 16
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!
Storytime, Craft
3-5
10:30 am
Tue, Oct 16
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
10:30 am
Tue, Oct 16
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Practice your English-language conversation with other internationals in a comfortable, relaxed environment.
Let's Speak English, Multicultural
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Tue, Oct 16
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Gossip while you garden! Help us maintain and harvest from our raised bed gardens while making new friends and learning new skills. You may even have the chance to sample some of the fresh produce!
Gardening
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
12:30 pm
Tue, Oct 16
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 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 are able to 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 16
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+
2:30 pm
Tue, Oct 16
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Registration opens 10/06/2018
Do you have a specific question about how to use computers or find your way around the Internet? 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 using Microsoft programs. Register for personalized assistance!
Computer Class
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
4:00 pm
Tue, Oct 16
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, Children
6-8, 9-12
5:30 pm
Tue, Oct 16
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Jazz vocalist and poet EboniRamm brings the smooth and swinging sounds of jazz to the library, accompanied by an ensemble group of musicians. A highlight of October's Blythewood After Five event. Consider bringing a lawn chair, as this will be an outdoor performance.
Performance
Adults, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Tue, Oct 16
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
Thu, Nov 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
Tue, Oct 16
Ballentine
Meeting Room
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

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