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3:00 pm
Thu, Nov 2
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Miss the 70's. North Main has a throwback music party every first Thursday of the month. Come dance and reminisce as you hear the great music of that era.
Programs for Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Families
3:30 pm
Thu, Nov 2
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, Nov 2
Cooper
Children's Area
Come to the library for a (virtual) field trip 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 or by calling 803-787-3462. This program is provided by IT-oLogy and made possible with grant funding from Richland County Government. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult caregiver.
Children, STEM/STEAM, Computer Class
6-8, Programs for School Age Children
4:00 pm
Thu, Nov 2
Main
Second Level Programming Space
Unplug and sit down around a table to play some games without wires for International Games Week at Richland Library Main Branch.An assortment of board and card games will be available for anyone to grab play in addition to some tabletop role-playing games which will have a limited number of spots at the table available for players.
Maker, Gaming
Adults, Programs for Adults
4:30 pm
Thu, Nov 2
Cooper
Children's Area
Come to the library for a (virtual) field trip 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 or by calling 803-787-3462. This program is provided by IT-oLogy and made possible with grant funding from Richland County Government.
Children, STEM/STEAM, Computer Class
6-8, Programs for School Age Children
5:00 pm
Thu, Nov 2
Main
Studio 221
Artist in Residence Wendell Culbreath welcomes singer and international recording artist Cheri Maree to lead this week's very special edition of Songwriter's Workshop! Get inspired by multi-talented local musicians. Cheri will be sticking around afterwards to sign her new book "Wealthy Woman’s Stew: The Journey To Nurturing My Soul". Don't miss it!
Maker
Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Nov 2
Eastover
Meeting Room
November's meeting will have us discussing Angela Flournoy's "The Turner House". 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, Nov 2
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
6:30 pm
Thu, Nov 2
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Use paint, ribbon, and paper to turn your wine bottles into decorative vases.
Maker, Craft
Programs for Adults, Adults
6:30 pm
Thu, Nov 2
Main
Theater
Richland Library's new Artist in Residence, singer/songwriter Wendell Culbreath, AKA THE Dubber, will be delivering a soulful performance with his guitar in our Theater during November's First Thursday on Main festivities. Bring a friend and enjoy!
Performance
Programs for Adults, Programs for Families
7:00 pm
Thu, Nov 2
Main
Meeting Space 200
Talk writing and works-in-progress with writers from all over Richland County! All skill levels and genres welcome!
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Fri, Nov 3
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, Nov 3
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

DIY holiday brooch! ★ Staff Pick

3:30 pm
Fri, Nov 3
Main
Meeting Space 213
Using felt hand sewing a beautiful poinsettia brooch, no experience required and if you have a favorite DIY brooch your welcome to share yours! Space is limited registration will be required.
Maker, Craft
Adults
9:30 am
Sat, Nov 4
Eastover
Meeting Room
Join us for the first in a 3-session course to prepare for the SAT exam! Learn study and exam strategies and prepare for Session 2's practice SAT with USC Test Prep instructors. Please register for this event by calling (803) 929-3470 during business hours. Registration for this program will open on October 3, 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, Nov 4
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
Sat, Nov 4
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Sat, Nov 4
Blythewood
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. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver in order to participate. This program is provided by IT-oLogy and made possible with grant funding from Richland County Government.
Children
6-8, Programs for School Age Children
11:00 am
Sat, Nov 4
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, Nov 4
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
1:30 pm
Sat, Nov 4
Ballentine
Join us for the final installment of a 3-session course to prepare for the SAT exam! Get feedback and results from Session 2's practice exam from USC Test Prep instructors. Please register for this event by calling (803) 929-3470 during business hours. Registration will for this program 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
1:30 pm
Sat, Nov 4
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
2:30 pm
Sat, Nov 4
Blythewood
Join the fun! Watch the movie "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." Please sign up in advance.
Movies
Children All Ages, Adults, Programs for Families
3:00 pm
Sat, Nov 4
Eastover
Meeting Room
If you're online, you've probably heard of Twitter. But just what is Twitter for? How does it work? And how do you get started using it? Whether you want to start using Twitter yourself or just want to know what it is, we'll help untangle the mysteries of this social networking site.
Workshop
Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Sat, Nov 4
Eastover
Children's Area
Join the national celebration and get your game on! Video, card or board we got you covered.
Gaming
13 - 18, Children All Ages, Programs for Teens
3:00 pm
Sun, Nov 5
Main
Auditorium
Motherland is an absorbingly intimate, vérité look at the busiest maternity hospital on the planet, in one of the world's most populous countries: the Philippines. Women share their stories with other mothers, their families, doctors and social workers. In a hospital that is literally bursting with life, we witness the miracle and wonder of the human condition. Winner, 2017 Sundance World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Commanding Vision.
Movies, Community Awareness
Adults
10:00 am
Mon, Nov 6
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, Nov 6
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Do you have a specific question about how to us 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 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 navigating social media accounts. Online registration is required due to limited space*
Computer Class
Adults 55+, Adults, Programs for Adults
12:30 pm
Mon, Nov 6
Board Room
Board Meeting
3:00 pm
Mon, Nov 6
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Curious about the makerspace? Visit for an introduction to this new space and the tools and supplies available to use in the library.
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
3:00 pm
Mon, Nov 6
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
3:00 pm
Mon, Nov 6
Main
Makerspace
Come learn how to crochet! We will be learning how to chain stitch, single crochet, double crochet, and basic pattern reading. Hooks and yarn provided, but feel free to bring your own to learn on!
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults, Adults 55+
6:00 pm
Mon, Nov 6
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

Pajamarama Storytime ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Mon, Nov 6
Ballentine
Wear your pajamas and snuggle up for bedtime stories and songs.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Tue, Nov 7
Main
Studio 221
Join Artist in Residence Wendell Culbreath and his Special Guest, musician and Asheville native, Riyen Roots, for a unique opportunity to hone your songwriting skills. These musical veterans will inspire you and give you helpful techniques to write your next hit.
Maker
Adults
10:30 am
Tue, Nov 7
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, Nov 7
Ballentine
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
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Tue, Nov 7
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
11:00 am
Tue, Nov 7
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, Nov 7
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, Nov 7
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, Nov 7
Main
Meeting Space 214
Join the afterschool STE(A)M Team every week for a fun, hands-on, project based program series. Ages 6-12 welcomed. Parent participation encouraged.Every 5 weeks starts a new theme.
STEM/STEAM
Programs for Families, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Tue, Nov 7
Eastover
Meeting Room
Join an attorney representative from the South Carolina Bar Association to learn about Social Security Issues.
Workshop
Adults, Programs for Adults

NANO: Write-in ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Tue, Nov 7
Main
Meeting Space 200
Come share in activities to help keep you moving towards reaching your goals.
Maker
Adults
6:30 pm
Tue, Nov 7
Main
Meeting Space 214
Join with fellow ukulele enthusiasts for a relaxed and fun jam session. Newbies and seasoned strummers welcome! We will have a limited number of ukuleles to try, so please bring your own if you are able.
Adults, Adults 55+, 13 - 18
6:30 pm
Tue, Nov 7
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Richland Library resident artist Wendell Culbreath will be sharing his musical talents at three library branches this Fall. The self-taught singer/songwriter infuses musical styles like Rock, Jazz and Funk, flavored by the international sounds of Reggae, Armenian Music and Afro Beat. Join us for a musical evening!
Performance, Maker
Adults, Programs for Families
9:00 am
Wed, Nov 8
Main
Auditorium
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, Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults
10:00 am
Wed, Nov 8
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, Nov 8
Main
Career Coaching Center
Come hear the details about job training that Goodwill offers here in the Midlands. Learn about training and certification for becoming a certified nursing assistant (CNA), call center representative, custodial technician, and retail or food service worker. A Goodwill representative will provide information about program requirements, start dates, and the selection process. Best of all, you can complete an application for the program of your choice onsite.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Wed, Nov 8
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

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