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9:30 am
Thu, Oct 26
Ballentine
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, Oct 26
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, Oct 26
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Thu, Oct 26
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
10:30 am
Thu, Oct 26
North Main
Children's Room
Have fun Getting your young ones moving to a disco beat.
Health and Wellness
Programs for Young Children, Babies up to 12 months
10:45 am
Thu, Oct 26
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
2:30 pm
Thu, Oct 26
Main
Studio 220
All month we're working with polymer clay to create miniature figurines, polymer jewelry and more!
Maker
Adults
3:30 pm
Thu, Oct 26
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
3:30 pm
Thu, Oct 26
Main
Meeting Space 200
We've got a Playstation 4, Xbox One, and a Wii U and we know how to use them. Join us every Thursday on our second floor to enjoy a rotating schedule of consoles and games. 
Teens, Gaming
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
4:00 pm
Thu, Oct 26
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Burn Calories and have some fun Hula hooping.
Health and Wellness
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
4:00 pm
Thu, Oct 26
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Certified pet therapy dog, Josh loves to be read to. Participants will individually read to the dog in a setting where they can feel comfortable and confident. Afterall, this dog will not correct them or make them feel awkward if they stumble.
Children
6-8, 3-5
6:00 pm
Thu, Oct 26
Main
BCR Classroom
Join Career Specialist, Sylvie Golod as she shares tips on how to network using your professional LinkedIn profile. Whether you are looking for employment, sharing your expertise or promoting your business, LinkedIn is the powerful way to build your network. Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Oct 26
Ballentine
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 26
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
6:00 pm
Thu, Oct 26
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 26
Main
Makerspace
Prepare yourself this cold season by making DIY shower vapor tablets, so you can open up your breathing while you shower. These are designed off Vick’s Shower Disks and are infused with eucalyptus and peppermint to aid your breathing if you’re congested. All materials provided, please come prepared to get messy.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Thu, Oct 26
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Have you ever wanted to learn about different cultures and read about foreign lands? Join the International Book Club! This month we are discussing America's First Daughter by Laura Kamoie and Stephanie Dray. To join please come by or call 754-7734 and ask for Zsuzsa.
Book Group
Adults
7:00 pm
Thu, Oct 26
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, Oct 27
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
11:00 am
Fri, Oct 27
Ballentine
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
Fri, Oct 27
Eastover
Participate in board games and encourage cooperation, problem solving and critical thinking.
Gaming
Children All Ages, Programs for Families

Yazhou Pop! ★ Staff Pick

3:30 pm
Fri, Oct 27
Eastover
Meeting Room
Enjoy an hour of the best that Richland Library has to offer in Asian Music, Anime, Manga, Dramas and much more!
Multicultural
13 - 18, Adults, Programs for Teens
3:30 pm
Fri, Oct 27
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Come join us for a fall celebration with family, fun and treats.
Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
9:30 am
Sat, Oct 28
Blythewood
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 14, 2017.This event is made possible thanks to a generous grant provided by First Citizens Bank.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
10:00 am
Sat, Oct 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
10:00 am
Sat, Oct 28
Cooper
SCETV’s "Making It Grow" host Amanda McNulty shares how to make unique floral headbands and hats like she wears in her show. "Making it Grow," a partnership between SCETV and Clemson University, has won numerous Emmy and Telly awards. Materials are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own fresh or faux flowers, berries, greenery, etc. to make a one of a kind accessory. Space is limited, so please register.
Craft, Workshop
Adults, 13 - 18, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Sat, Oct 28
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Sat, Oct 28
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 28
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 28
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
12:00 pm
Sat, Oct 28
Ballentine
Richland Library cares very much about the community and is proud to provide FREE flu shots in partnership with Walgreens Pharmacy.
Health and Wellness, Social Work
Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens

Creativity kicker ★ Staff Pick

1:00 pm
Sat, Oct 28
Main
Meeting Space 213
Writing can be tricky come learn how to get your creativity going!
Maker
Adults
1:00 pm
Sat, Oct 28
Main
Makerspace
Join us for our first public dye vat of indigo! This means you can bring clothing, fabric, yarn, tablecloths, etc. As long as it is clean, cloth/fiber, and dye-able, we’ll try it. The vat will be first come first serve with a max of 12 people in the room at one time, but will run all afternoon. Indigo, guidance, and gloves provided. Please contact Kelsey Andrus with any questions.
Maker, Art in the Library
Adults, Programs for Adults
1:30 pm
Sat, Oct 28
Ballentine
Join us for the 2nd of a 3-session course to prepare for the SAT exam! Using the strategies and preparation from Session 1, take a full practice test with USC Test Prep instructors. Please register for this program by calling (803) 929-3470 during business hours. Registration will open on September 18, 2017.This event is made possible thanks to a generous grant provided by First Citizens Bank.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
3:00 pm
Sat, Oct 28
Eastover
Meeting Room
Kids and teens are invited to concoct a fun, spooky and silly Halloween Treat Bag, and claim a treat to take home.
Craft, Maker
Children All Ages, 13 - 18, Programs for Families
3:00 pm
Sat, Oct 28
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Activate your STEAM-engines! Tinker with a variety of projects geared towards Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.STEM/STEAM6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
STEM/STEAM
6-8, 9-12
10:00 am
Mon, Oct 30
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
2:00 pm
Mon, Oct 30
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 30
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, Gaming
13 - 18, Programs for Adults
4:30 pm
Mon, Oct 30
Ballentine
Do you know what to do in the event of a disaster? Would you know how to survive? If not, come and learn the skills you need to survive a variety of disasters, including a zombie apocalypse. Participants will learn the importance of planning ahead, what items to keep in your at home emergency preparedness kit, discuss the types of zombies in movies and literature, and will even learn how to do Michael Jackson's Thriller dance.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Mon, Oct 30
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 30
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

Hablamos Spanish ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Mon, Oct 30
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Conversation circle for folks wanting to brush up their Spanish
Adults
10:30 am
Tue, Oct 31
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 31
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 31
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Join Health Educators from Palmetto Health for a discussion on Stress Management.
Health and Wellness
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Tue, Oct 31
Main
BCR Classroom
Do you have a specific question about how to use 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 a mouse, saving files to a computer, navigating the Internet, uploading files to a website, setting up an email account and attaching files to email.
Computer Class
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
11:00 am
Tue, Oct 31
Sandhills
Meeting Room
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, Oct 31
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+
3:00 pm
Tue, Oct 31
Main
Auditorium
It's time to trick-or-treat! Dress your family in their costumes and head downtown to celebrate Halloween with a trick-or-treat stroll through the library and to participating organizations downtown. Don’t miss the special Halloween fun and games at Richland Library. 1. Richland Library1431 Assembly Street2.Columbia Museum of Art1515 Main Street3.Mast General Store 1601 Main Street4.Nickelodeon1607 Main Street5.One Columbia for Arts and History1219 Taylor Street6.Fancy That! Bistro & Catering1212 Hampton Street7.Franklin's Printing & Marketing1114 Washington Street8.Uptown Gifts1204 Main Street9.City Center Partnership
Holiday Programs, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families

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