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6:00 pm
Wed, Jan 18
Main
BCR Classroom
Did you know that your local school district may offer other employment opportunities besides teaching? Join Kwamine Simpson-Gilyard, Coordinator, Office of Human Resource Services, Richland County School District One, as she presents an overview of possible Richland One job opportunities in fields such as HVAC, plumbing, IT, food service, and more! Register Online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Wed, Jan 18
Southeast
Meeting Room
Learning Spanish? Ya lo hablas? Join us on the first and third Wednesday evenings every month and enjoy an hour of some relaxed Spanish chitchat.
Multicultural
Adults, 13 - 18, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Wed, Jan 18
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Learn basic skills for creating a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint (2013). Learn to create new slides, edit text and insert images.Prerequisite: Microsoft Word (2013) class or solid Word experience.
Computer Class
Adults
10:30 am
Thu, Jan 19
Southeast
Meeting Room
Crawl, tumble, sing, solve puzzles and hear stories while improving social skills
Storytime
Programs for Families, Children All Ages
10:30 am
Thu, Jan 19
Northeast
Conference Room
Share songs and stories with babies from birth to age 3.
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2, 3-5
11:00 am
Thu, Jan 19
Southeast
Children's Area
While the kids enjoy Brain Teasers and Muscles Builders, parents enjoy an informative morning social rapping about children, family and more.
Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Thu, Jan 19
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Interested in knitting, crocheting, needlework,or other crafts? Bring your own portable craft project and share with fellow crafters!
Sew Divine, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:30 am
Thu, Jan 19
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Join us for a series of 6 nutrition classes taught by registered dietician Brooke Brittain with DHEC.
Health and Wellness
Adults
12:30 pm
Thu, Jan 19
Main
Film and Sound
Bring your lunch and listen to Jarrod Haning, a magnificent violinist. You can also visit him online at http://www.jarrodhaning.com/
Performance
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Thu, Jan 19
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Practice reading with a furry friend.
6-8, 9-12
3:30 pm
Thu, Jan 19
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
5:30 pm
Thu, Jan 19
Eastover
Meeting Room
Handwriting strengthens brain connections and contributes to academic success. It’s true! Come have fun building those handwriting muscles! For students ages 6 - 12.
Workshop, Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Thu, Jan 19
Main
Makerspace
We will have a three-class workshop on sock knitting. In this class we be tackling the heel flap, heel turn, and gusset (a.k.a. the hard parts). Classes will be every other week through January and early February. This in an intermediate class. You must know the basics of knitting. *Sock Workshop 1 is a requirement to take this class.
Maker, Craft
Programs for Adults, Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Jan 19
Main
BCR Classroom
Join Courtney Shiver, Project Hope Coordinator, as she discusses Project Hope’s eligibility requirements, boot camp, job development, and much more. Project Hope is a federally funded grant program that provides education and training to low-income individuals for occupations in healthcare. Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Jan 19
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, Jan 19
North Main
Small Meeting Space
If you enjoy books by Zane, Wahida Clark, Joy King, Noire, Terri Woods and other urban fiction writers, then the Urban Fiction Book Club at North Main is for you. Come join us each month as we discuss a new and exciting book. For more information, call us at 803-754-7734.
Book Group
Adults
7:00 pm
Thu, Jan 19
Southeast
Meeting Room
Every third Thursday, we discuss a new title. Engage in lively discussion, meet new friends. Please call 776-0855 for further information. • December 15: "A Street Cat Named Bob" by James Bowen• January 19: "Dead Wake," By Erik Larson• February 16: "A Man Called Ove," By Fredrick Backman• March 16: "Big Little Lies," Liane Moriarty• April 20: "Every Fifteen Minutes," by Lisa Scottoline• May 18: "Go Set a Watchman," by Harper Lee
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Fri, Jan 20
Northeast
Meeting Room
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess!
Storytime, Craft
3-5
10:30 am
Fri, Jan 20
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, Jan 20
Main
Storytime Room - Children's Room
Get ready to move and shake, shake, shake while listening to stories, songs and more! For 2-5 year olds.
Storytime, Children
1-2, 3-5, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Fri, Jan 20
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, Jan 20
Main
Studio 220
Drop in to Studio 220 during open hours to work on personal art projects using our large studio space, tools and easels. Our Arts Librarian will be on-hand for tips and guidance.
Maker, Art in the Library, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Sat, Jan 21
Main
BCR Classroom
Join Ron King, Program Specialist, Community Development, City of Columbia, for practical tips on making informed decisions regarding budgeting, improving credit, and reducing debt. Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Sat, Jan 21
Main
Post Production Lab
Learn the basics of industry-standard design software by making album art for an imaginary band.No previous experience with Photoshop necessary!
Maker, Workshop
Programs for Adults, Adults
10:30 am
Sat, Jan 21
Main
Children's Room
Live music for families featuring Molly Ledford of Lunch Money and Aaron Graves of Those Lavender Whales. Come dance!
Performance, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Sat, Jan 21
Southeast
Meeting Room
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime
Programs for Families, Children All Ages
11:00 am
Sat, Jan 21
Wheatley
Join us for a discussion of "A Kim Jong-Il Production" by Paul Fisher
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults

Bookbinding ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Sat, Jan 21
Southeast
Meeting Room
Have you ever wanted to bind your own books? Try your hand at some simple yet age-old techniques. Call 776-0855 to save your spot, as space is limited.
Craft, Maker, Workshop
Adults, Programs for Teens, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Sat, Jan 21
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Do you like science or need help with a science project? Come to North Main and we will do some cool projects together.
Children
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families
3:00 pm
Sat, Jan 21
Main
Children's Room
Check out our Tween Advisory Group! Earn service hours, meet new friends and help make your library even more amazing with projects, programs and more. For 6th - 8th graders.
Children, Meetings
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:30 pm
Sat, Jan 21
Eastover
Meeting Room
Learn the basics of forming and shaping clay to make pinch pots while allowing the participants to explore their own creativity and imagination.
Art in the Library
13 - 18, Adults
2:00 pm
Sun, Jan 22
Main
Studio 220
Join us for an all-things-paper making session! Bring your own project and experiment with our paper supplies and cutting equipment. Scrapbooks, greeting cards, gift tags and paper modeling are just a sample of the many creations that you can work on with us.
Craft, Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Mon, Jan 23
Main
Storytime Room - 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
Mon, Jan 23
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Learn how to perform basic computer tasks using Microsoft Windows. Open programs and learn how to edit and organize files. Please register online.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:00 pm
Mon, Jan 23
Main
Makerspace
If you are a senior who loves to create, craft and collaborate, join us every Monday afternoon in the Workshop. Bring your needlework or any current art project you're working on, use our space and tools if you need them, and enjoy some open studio time with friends old and new.
Maker, Craft, Art in the Library
Adults 55+
4:00 pm
Mon, Jan 23
Northeast
Meeting Room
Struggling with a new device? Have just one or two questions about your laptop or a computer program? Need help downloading ebooks? Get personalized help from our knowledgeable teen volunteers! Call or come in to Richland Library, Northeast to sign up for a 30 minute, personalized help session!
Computer Class
Adults 55+, Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Mon, Jan 23
Main
Meeting Space 214
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. We watch fresh-picked anime series every Monday at 6:00, learn brief Japanese lessons, and enjoy anime-based games and crafts. (Bread not included)
Teens, Multicultural, Movies
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Mon, Jan 23
Main
Theater
To kick off blog week at Richland Library Main, we will be watching Julie & Julia in the 2nd Level Theater. Bon appétit!
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Mon, Jan 23
Main
3rd Level Programming Space
"We have a system of justice in this country that treats you much better if you're rich and guilty than if you're poor and innocent. Wealth, not culpability, shapes outcomes." -- Bryan StevensonRichland Library continues the social justice conversation with a panel of local experts focusing on wrongful convictions. The program will be facilitated by Don Frierson, longtime host of WGCV’s The Urban Scene. Panelists include:Lenell Geter -- Received national attention after spending 16 months in a Texas prison for a crime he did not commit. He is the subject of a 1987 biopic, Guilty of Innocence: The Lenell Geter Story, which is available in the library's collection.Colin Miller -- In addition to being an Associate Dean and Professor of Law at USC, Mr. Miller has also played a role in the case of Adnan Syed, made famous by the podcast Serial. Currently, he is one of the hosts of the podcast Undisclosed, which this season focuses on the case of Joey Watkins in Georgia.Diana Holt -- An attorney whose well-known case appealing the conviction of Edward Lee Elmore in Greenwood, SC is featured in the book Anatomy of Injustice by Raymond Bonner, which is available at Richland Library.
Community Conversation, Black History Month
Adults, 13 - 18
6:00 pm
Mon, Jan 23
Ballentine
Your Library Needs You! Please join artist Barbara Streeter in this series of workshops as she teaches each community member how to crochet their own gorgeous piece of yarn wisteria. Soon, all of these community created pieces will be added, together, to the larger vine as public art in the new Richland Library Ballentine. No crochet experience required and all ages welcome. Come and create!
Art in the Library, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults, Programs for Families
6:30 pm
Mon, Jan 23
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
10:30 am
Tue, Jan 24
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
10:30 am
Tue, Jan 24
Main
Storytime Room - Children's Room
Help your toddler discover the alphabet, numbers and other concepts while building social skills and learning about our world. For ages 2-3.
Storytime, Children
1-2, 3-5, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Tue, Jan 24
Southeast
Meeting Room
Interested in knitting, needlework, scrapbooking or other crafts? Bring your own portable craft project and share with your fellow crafters!
Sew Divine
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Tue, Jan 24
Northeast
Conference Room
Interested in knitting, needlework, scrapbooking or other crafts? Bring your own portable craft project and share with your fellow crafters!
Sew Divine
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Tue, Jan 24
Main
Theater
Has news of this year's Great American Eclipse piqued your interest in learning about our sun? Join us for a month-to-month journey in solar astronomy. Each month we will learn something new about the sun and observe it through special solar-safe astronomy equipment. In January, join us for an introduction to solar astronomy! Arrive by 11:00 am in Richland Library Main's 2nd level theater to see the presentation first.
STEM/STEAM
Adults, 13 - 18, Children All Ages
3:30 pm
Tue, Jan 24
Main
Storytime Room - Children's Room
Get ready for kindergarten! Your child will gain confidence and independence in this kids-only storytime. For ages 3-5.
Storytime, Children
3-5, Programs for Young Children
5:30 pm
Tue, Jan 24
Southeast
Need a quiet place to study? Come to the teen area on Tuesday evenings to get your work done. Library staff will be available to give you a hand with finding resources.
Teens
Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Tue, Jan 24
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
Tue, Jan 24
Wheatley
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

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