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10:00 am
Mon, Oct 22
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

Hands on Art ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Mon, Oct 22
Wheatley
Simple art and story fun for the very young. Dress for a mess!
Storytime, Art in the Library
Programs for Young Children, 3-5
11:00 am
Mon, Oct 22
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
6:00 pm
Mon, Oct 22
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Create robots, cities, creatures and more with LEGO building blocks.
Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
10:30 am
Tue, Oct 23
North Main
Children's Room
Share stories, songs, and much more while building literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children

Hands on Art ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Tue, Oct 23
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
6:00 pm
Tue, Oct 23
Eastover
Meeting Room
Join us at EO Library for Anime/Manga fun: We'll discuss our favorite topics, the hottest new shows out and maybe have some anime inspire crafty fun!
Children
13 - 18, Adults
10:00 am
Wed, Oct 24
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, Oct 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
10:30 am
Wed, Oct 24
Main
Storytime Room
Stories, songs and much more await you and your family at the library.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children, Programs for Families

Hello Baby! ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Wed, Oct 24
Wheatley
Grow your baby's vocabulary, listening, and motor skills with stories and songs. This storytime is designed for infants and lap babies.
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2, Programs for Young Children
2:00 pm
Wed, Oct 24
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
9:30 am
Thu, Oct 25
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Grow your baby’s vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories and songs. This storytime is designed for infants and babies ages 0-24 months.
Storytime, Children
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Oct 25
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Oct 25
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
10:30 am
Thu, Oct 25
Main
Storytime Room
Get ready to move and shake, shake, shake while listening to stories, songs and more. For ages 2-3.
Storytime, Children
1-2, Programs for Young Children, Programs for Families
4:00 pm
Thu, Oct 25
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Enjoy reading with a furry friend. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up for your time slot with staff when you arrive.
Children
6-8, 9-12
10:30 am
Fri, Oct 26
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 26
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 26
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, Oct 27
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 27
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 27
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 27
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 27
North Main
Children's Room
Talk, sing, read, write and play as we build your child’s literacy skills.
Storytime
Children All Ages

Make Paper Beads! ★ Staff Pick

2:00 pm
Sat, Oct 27
Cooper
Create unique paper beads and turn them into necklaces, bracelets, key chains, etc. By reusing old materials, you can "make something out of nothing". Learn this simple technique from members of the Teen Advisory Board.
Maker, Teens, Children
9-12, 13 - 18
10:00 am
Mon, Oct 29
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
11:00 am
Mon, Oct 29
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
6:00 pm
Mon, Oct 29
Eastover
Meeting Room
“They’re creepy and they’re kooky, Mysterious and spooky, They’re altogether ooky, The Halloween Trivia!”Do you know your Halloween movies and songs? Test your knowledge and be the ghoul of the town (ghouls get all the prizes)!
Holiday Programs, Children
Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Tue, Oct 30
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 30
North Main
Children's Room
Share stories, songs, and much more while building literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children
10:30 am
Tue, Oct 30
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Join us for a not-so-spooky storytime and craft. No registration required.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
6:00 pm
Tue, Oct 30
Eastover
Children's Area
Wear your pajamas and snuggle up for bedtime stories and songs.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Wed, Oct 31
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, Oct 31
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
10:30 am
Wed, Oct 31
Main
Storytime Room
Stories, songs and much more await you and your family at the library.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children, Programs for Families
10:30 am
Wed, Oct 31
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a Mess!
Craft, Children
3-5, Programs for Young Children

Hello Baby! ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Wed, Oct 31
Wheatley
Grow your baby's vocabulary, listening, and motor skills with stories and songs. This storytime is designed for infants and lap babies.
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2, Programs for Young Children
2:00 pm
Wed, Oct 31
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
3:00 pm
Wed, Oct 31
Main
Storytime Room
Our puppets will be dressed up to perform special, not-so-spooky versions of your favorite puppet shows.
Performance, Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children, Programs for Families
3:00 pm
Wed, Oct 31
Main
It's time to trick-or-treat! Dress your family in their costumes and head to the Main Street District to celebrate Halloween with a trick-or-treat stroll through the library and participating organizations. Don’t miss the special Halloween puppet show in the Children's Room at Richland Library at 3pm. Participating Locations:1. Richland Library1431 Assembly Street2. The COMET BusParked on Hampton Streetand also visit the Transit Center at Laurel and Sumter3. Columbia Museum of Art1511 Main Street4.Mast General Store1601 Main Street5.Nickelodeon Theatre1607 Main Street6.One Columbia for Arts and History1219 Taylor Street7.Columbia Arts Center1227 Taylor Street8.Hotel Trundle1224 Taylor Street9.Main Street Public House1556 Main Street10.Something Special Flowers & Gifts1546 Main Street11.Doctors Care1538 Main Street12.Fancy That! Bistro and Catering1212 Hampton Street13.Franklin's Printing & Marketing1114 Washington Street14.Capitol Places1350 Main Street15. WXRY1338 Main Street16.Blue Flour Bakery1210 Main Street17.Uptown Gifts 1204 Main StreetThe Columbia Police Department and the City Center Partnership Yellow Shirts will be helping families cross streets and stay safe on the stroll.
Holiday Programs, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
3:30 pm
Wed, Oct 31
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Come join us for a fall celebration with family, fun and treats.
Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families

SPOOKtacular Halloween ★ Staff Pick

4:00 pm
Wed, Oct 31
Wheatley
Make the Wheatley Library your first trick-or-treat stop of the evening! Dress up in your Halloween costume and join us for spooky stories, crafts, and treats on our patio.
Storytime, Holiday Programs
Programs for Young Children, Children All Ages
4:00 pm
Wed, Oct 31
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Join us for a not-so-spooky Halloween Festival. Enjoy storytime at 4pm followed by games, activities and trick-or-treating throughout the library and R2i2 Conference Center! Be sure to wear your Halloween costume!
Children, Storytime, Craft
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Wed, Oct 31
Eastover
Meeting Room
Come dressed as your favorite book characters/Halloween costumes, and stay for the fun as we talk about our favorite book characters/Halloween costumes, and get a treat bag from us.
Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
Thu, Nov 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, Nov 1
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Grow your baby’s vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories and songs. This storytime is designed for infants and babies ages 0-24 months.
Storytime, Children
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Nov 1
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Nov 1
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
4:00 pm
Thu, Nov 1
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Spend a few minutes sharing a story with Madonna, a certified therapy dog. Sign up for your time slot as soon as you arrive, as space is limited!
Children
9-12, 6-8

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