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10:00 am
Thu, Oct 19
Eastover
Meeting Room
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters. This interactive workshop will help participants learn the facts about Alzheimer and the importance of early detection. Concerns about memory loss or behavioral changes can be addressed in this class. Early detection of Alzheimer disease provides the opportunity to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future.
Health and Wellness
Adults 55+, Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Thu, Oct 19
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 19
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 19
Blythewood
Listen to stories about insects, then make a creepy-crawly craft. Please sign up in advance.
Storytime, Children
3-5, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Thu, Oct 19
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
Thu, Oct 19
North Main
Small 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
1:00 pm
Thu, Oct 19
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Lively discussion of engaging fiction and nonfiction works.
Book Group
Adults
2:00 pm
Thu, Oct 19
Main
Makerspace
Interested in knitting, needlework, scrapbooking or other crafts? Bring your own portable craft project and share with fellow crafters!
Sew Divine, Craft, Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Thu, Oct 19
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Practice reading with a furry friend.
Children
6-8, 9-12
3:30 pm
Thu, Oct 19
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 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
4:00 pm
Thu, Oct 19
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
5:00 pm
Thu, Oct 19
Sandhills
Harry Potter Week! We are lucky enough to have the Gamecock Club Quidditch Team join us in playing a game of quidditch! It is so exciting, and we hope that you will join us in welcoming (and then crushing) them. Learn the rules, have fun and do your best to catch the snitch.This is a program for children and teens ages 10-19.
Teens
13 - 18
5:30 pm
Thu, Oct 19
Eastover
Children's Area
Create robots, cities, creatures and more using LEGO blocks/KEVA Planks and LEGO Mindstorm!
Gaming
Children All Ages, Programs for Families

Genealogy 101 ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Oct 19
Eastover
Meeting Room
Your first steps to finding your family history. How to fill out charts, search your family documents, and use public access web sites. Materials provided.
Genealogy
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Oct 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
6:00 pm
Thu, Oct 19
Main
Makerspace
Learn basic needle felting techniques by creating a festive miniature pumpkin.
Craft, Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Oct 19
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
6:30 pm
Thu, Oct 19
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join us for a fun and relaxed group painting project.
Maker, Art in the Library
Adults, Programs for Adults
Fri, Oct 20
Sandhills
Merlin's Beard! It's Harry Potter Week at Richland Library Sandhills from Monday, Oct 16, to Friday, Oct 20! We are so excited to have children and teens join us for these programs. This includes wand making, potion brewing, Hogwart's House sorting, crest designing, a visit from the Gamecock Club Quidditch Team, and more! Please check online for which programs are for children and which are for teens. We will also have handouts with the information for you soon.
Teens, Children
13 - 18, 9-12, 3-5
10:30 am
Fri, Oct 20
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 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
11:00 am
Fri, Oct 20
Sandhills
Auditorium
Please join us for a very special Harry Potter Movie Matinee! After a week long celebration of all things Harry Potter, we will finish our festivities by watching the first film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, in the Sandhills Library Auditorium. This will include an Azkaban photo booth, crafts and more to enjoy.
Movies, Teens, Children
Children All Ages, 13 - 18, Adults
3:00 pm
Fri, Oct 20
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Kick back and enjoy an afternoon movie with friends. So stop by an sit back and enjoy the show.
Movies
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
3:00 pm
Fri, Oct 20
Eastover
Participate in board games and encourage cooperation, problem solving and critical thinking.
Gaming
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:30 pm
Fri, Oct 20
Operations Center
Members of the Richland Library Friends are invited to shop during this preview sale. Not a member? You can join at the door for as little as $25.
Book Sale
Children All Ages, 13 - 18, Adults
9:00 am
Sat, Oct 21
Operations Center
Get great deals on used books and support the library. Questions? Call 929-3436
Book Sale
Children All Ages, 13 - 18, Adults
9:30 am
Sat, Oct 21
Blythewood
Join us for the 2nd of a 3-session course to prepare for the ACT exam! Using the strategies and preparation from Session 1, take a full practice test with USC Test Prep instructors. 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 21
Main
BCR Classroom
Become familiar with using a web browser to view information on the internet. Learn how to use search engines, such as Google, to find information. Registration is required. Prerequisite: Solid mouse and keyboarding skills.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Sat, Oct 21
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 21
North Main
Networking Center
The North Main Gardeners share a variety of gardening tips.
Gardening
Adults
10:30 am
Sat, Oct 21
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Do you look at coupon deals and weekly savings posts and wonder what it all means? Attend a couponing basics workshop led by couponing guru Natasha Hammond.
Workshop
Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Sat, Oct 21
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 21
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 21
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
11:00 am
Sat, Oct 21
Main
Studio 220
The holidays are quickly approaching who wouldn't love uniquely handmade earrings as stocking stuffers and new additions to the jewelry box. Learn to make hanging wire earrings with components such as ear hooks and jumprings. If you have your own beads you are welcome to bring them!
Maker
Adults
1:30 pm
Sat, Oct 21
Ballentine
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 September 18. This event is made possible thanks to a generous grant provided by First Citizens Bank.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
2:00 pm
Sat, Oct 21
Main
Meeting Space 213
This songwriter’s workshop is designed for kids ages 8-12. Through rhyme, kids will have the opportunity to explore the foundations of music starting with a drum beat. Led by our new Artist in Residence, Wendell Culbreath, aka THE Dubber, this fun workshop will broaden vocabulary, enhance memory and promote self expression.
Maker
9-12
2:00 pm
Sat, Oct 21
Main
Second Level Programming Space
Have you ever carved a pumpkin, with a DRILL?! Dress for a mess, with closed toe shoes! We can't let the kids have all the fun! Please bring a pumpkin space is limited.
Maker, Craft
Adults

TAB Presents: Escape Room ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Sat, Oct 21
Eastover
The situation is dire. Your mission is clear. You and your team mates must work together to beat the clock and escape. For ages 12 and up. Please Register in advance for this event.
Teens
13 - 18, Adults, Programs for Teens
4:00 pm
Sun, Oct 22
Main
Auditorium
Join us in the auditorium for a kick off party to get you excited to start writing your 50,000 Word Novel! Light refreshments will be provided.
Maker
Adults
10:00 am
Mon, Oct 23
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, Oct 23
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
3:00 pm
Mon, Oct 23
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
3:30 pm
Mon, Oct 23
Sandhills
Children's Courtyard
Celebrate the changing season with fall-themed stories and songs. Stay for a craft, then enjoy some cider and cookies!
Storytime, Children
3-5, 6-8, Programs for Young Children
6:00 pm
Mon, Oct 23
Main
BCR Classroom
Are you a minority owned business interested in contracting with state agencies? Join a representative from the Small and Minority Business Contracting and Certification office as they provide an overview on the certification process for contracting opportunities with state agencies in South Carolina. Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Mon, Oct 23
Main
Post Production Lab
Do you have boxes of old family photographs and don't know what to do with them? Are some starting to deteriorate and show signs of age? Then please join us in the Post Production Lab to learn how to scan images, store images, and utilize Adobe Photoshop to help preserve your family memories. Registration required, limited to 6 people.
Maker
Adults
6:00 pm
Mon, Oct 23
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 23
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Create works of art and home décor for less than $5 using common household items.
Maker, Craft, Art in the Library
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Tue, Oct 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
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children

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