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6:30 pm
Thu, Jan 11
Main
BCR Classroom
Learn the basics of creating documents using Microsoft Word (2013). Registration is required.Prerequisite: Solid mouse and keyboarding skills.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
7:00 pm
Thu, Jan 11
Main
Theater
SCREENDOOR Storytelling hosts monthly live community events to foster connection through the art of sharing stories. Inspired by The Moth’s model, each event has a theme, and a judging panel of peers selects a winner and runner-up for the night. There are only three rules: stories must be true from your life and related to the theme, told without notes, in under 10 minutes. January’s theme is “Promises”: share when you first realized that politicians lie, how you would never believe someone who promised -this-, or about your favorite Wiz Khalifa song. Connect with us on Facebook at Screendoor Storytelling to sign up for a storytelling spot, or email screendoorcolumbia@gmail.com for more information.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Fri, Jan 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
11:00 am
Fri, Jan 12
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
9:30 am
Sat, Jan 13
Blythewood
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, Meetings
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
10:00 am
Sat, Jan 13
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Sat, Jan 13
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Come enjoy a morning of board games! For all ages.
Children, Gaming
Children All Ages, Adults, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Sat, Jan 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
2:30 pm
Sat, Jan 13
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Please join us to discuss "The Circle", by Dave Eggers. If you have questions or would like to arrange to pick up a copy of the book please call Chantal Wilson at 929-3400.
Book Group
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+

Teen Advisory Board ★ Staff Pick

3:30 pm
Sat, Jan 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
Mon, Jan 15
All Richland Library locations will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr Day.
Closings
Children All Ages, Adults
10:30 am
Tue, Jan 16
Blythewood
Meeting 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
10:30 am
Tue, Jan 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, Jan 16
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, Jan 16
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Practice your English-language conversation with other internationals in a comfortable, relaxed environment.
Let's Speak English
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Tue, Jan 16
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
1:00 pm
Tue, Jan 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+
2:00 pm
Tue, Jan 16
Main
Studio 220
Drop in to Studio 220 for an opportunity to create at your own pace, in the perfect space. All you need is your canvas, or surface of choice; we'll supply the rest!
Maker
Adults
2:00 pm
Tue, Jan 16
Main
Auditorium
Change the life of a struggling reader here in Columbia through the Augustine Literacy Project. The Augustine Literacy Project® (ALP) mission is to improve the reading, writing and spelling abilities of high-risk children and teens who struggle with literacy skills. The Project trains and supports volunteer tutors who provide free, long-term, 1-on-1 instruction using the evidence-based Orton-Gillingham approach.For more information contact:Debbie McCarthy, Replications DirectorPhone: 919-949-7358 augustineproject@msn.com www.augustineproject.org
Workshop
Adults
5:30 pm
Tue, Jan 16
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Immerse yourself in the screening of the renowned documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson’s Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities. A discussion will follow. Co-hosted by ETV. Funding/support for this program is provided by The Corporation for Public Broadcasting as part of a public media initiative American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen. Tell Them We Are Rising premieres on Independent Lens on PBS Monday, FEBRUARY 19, 9pm ET/8C
Movies, Black History Month
Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Jan 16
Eastover
Meeting Room
Join an attorney representative from the South Carolina Bar Association to learn about Landlord/Tenant Law Issues.
Legal
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults

Manga/Anime Club ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Tue, Jan 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
10:00 am
Wed, Jan 17
Main
Gallery
Pick up fresh veggies along with your fresh picks at Richland Library Main! Every Wednesday, local farmers like Livingston Farms and Little Mountain Homestead will offer fresh, seasonal selections for purchase—everything from squash and sugar peas to honey and greens. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Wednesdays, November 15, 2017 – January 31, 2018
Health and Wellness
Adults
10:00 am
Wed, Jan 17
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, Jan 17
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
3:00 pm
Wed, Jan 17
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
3:30 pm
Wed, Jan 17
Sandhills
Steam Corner
Let your imagination run wild as you build and create with Legos in the Sandhills Steam Corner.
STEM/STEAM, Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Wed, Jan 17
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Join us for an open book discussion about whatever you are currently reading as well as a Maker/STEAM activity.
Children, Maker, STEM/STEAM
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Wed, Jan 17
Main
Makerspace
During this session of our Lifeskills series, we will be discussing the basic tools everyone should have to care for their home (owned or rented). Come learn how and why each tools is useful and necessary for the care of your built environment. Please come in close-toed shoes.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
9:30 am
Thu, Jan 18
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, Jan 18
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Jan 18
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
10:45 am
Thu, Jan 18
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, Jan 18
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Lively discussion of engaging fiction and nonfiction works.
Book Group
Adults

Google What? ★ Staff Pick

2:30 pm
Thu, Jan 18
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Basic introduction to the basics of what Google offers: Gmail, Google Docs, Google Drive.
Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Thu, Jan 18
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+
3:30 pm
Thu, Jan 18
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, Jan 18
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Join your community in reading "Just Mercy: A Story of Redemption and Justice" by Bryan Stevenson and taking part in a discussion with fellow readers.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Jan 18
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, Jan 18
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Ready to take control of your personal finances? Looking for ways to manage your money to live the life you want to have? Join Marcia Pierce, Community Relations, Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union, to better understand how to wisely manage your money based on your current and future objectives.
Workshop
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Thu, Jan 18
Main
BCR Classroom
Learn intermediate skills for Microsoft Word (2013), such as creating lists, using headers and footers, working with tables, and adding pictures and graphics.Prerequisite: Microsoft Word (2013) class or solid Word experience.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Fri, Jan 19
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, Jan 19
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, Jan 19
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, Jan 20
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children

How to Find a Job Online ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Sat, Jan 20
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Join Sylvie Golod, Career Specialist, to explore the various online resources and ways to search for and apply for jobs online. This includes learning how to upload a resume to a Website or application.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Sat, Jan 20
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, Jan 20
Eastover
Meeting Room
2018 is here and the resolutions have been made. Lets jump start our fitness resolution by walking! We will walk to increase our circulation, tone our bodies, and improve our health so we can look and feel great for the Spring and Summer. Remember to wear/bring comfortable workout clothes/shoes, accessories, and please check with your healthcare provider before starting a workout program. *Bottled water/snacks will be provided.
Health and Wellness
Adults, 13 - 18
11:00 am
Sat, Jan 20
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
3:00 pm
Sat, Jan 20
Eastover
Meeting Room
Don’t let the winter doldrums get you down. Richland County Master Gardeners will show you ways to bring interest and color into the winter garden through plants and by attracting colorful wildlife to your garden.
Gardening
13 - 18, Adults

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