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2:30 pm
Thu, Sep 20
Main
Studio 220
The Studio is OPEN! Come Thursday afternoons to work on your drawing or painting skills or to work on an art project from home. Some materials provided for sketching, collaging and other dry media. Please bring your own paints and canvases for painting. No registration necessary.
Maker
Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Sep 20
Main
Studio 220
Come play with us during our monthly Handmade Home series. This month, we will be using up more of the fabulous wool wall felting. You have the option to make both a thick ironing surface for your sewing/quilting space and another felt basket. All materials provided.*please wear close-toed shoes
Maker, Hygge
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Thu, Sep 20
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Create home décor on a budget during this paint stirrer upcycle!
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Thu, Sep 20
Main
Post Production Lab
This meeting has been cancelled.Model, sculpt, and render! These workshops appeal to both novices and advanced users. Each 3D Thursday will cover basics and a different technique using Blender, MeshMixer, and other free tools.
Maker, Workshop
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:30 pm
Fri, Sep 21
Main
Studio 220
Join us to create a block of the month. Each month, we will create a new and different block, sometimes stretching our quilting into uncharted skills and techniques. Participants will need to know how to use a sewing machine.September: Missouri Stars*All materials provided.*Registration opens 3 weeks before each session.
Maker, Craft, Hygge
Adults, Programs for Adults
12:30 pm
Mon, Sep 24
Main
Second Level Programming Space
The studio has many hidden treasures that need to be shared! Crop-A-Dile, button maker, and silhouette are just the beginning of the craft tools you can use.
Maker, Craft
Adults
4:00 pm
Mon, Sep 24
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Experiment with origami during this hour-long workshop for older kids.
Craft, Maker
9-12, 6-8
5:30 pm
Mon, Sep 24
Main
Production Stage
Drop-in orientation for the Studio Services's Production Stage. No appointment required. This session lasts 30-45 minutes. It covers the equipment in the stage; basic setup, teardown, and workflow; policies and procedures; and how to reserve the room.NOTE: This is not a class. We will not be teaching a skill during this time. You can check our Events page for specific workshops. If you are interested in a Media Arts skill we are not currently offering a class on, you can request a Book A Learning Coach session.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Tue, Sep 25
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Join us for a short storytime, then head over to the Maker Lab for a STEAM activity for future Einsteins.
STEM/STEAM, Maker
3-5, Programs for Young Children
12:30 pm
Tue, Sep 25
Main
Second Level Programming Space
The studio has many hidden treasures that need to be shared! Crop-A-Dile, button maker, and silhouette are just the beginning of the craft tools you can use.
Maker, Craft
Adults
1:00 pm
Tue, Sep 25
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+

It’s Robotics Time ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Tue, Sep 25
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Do you want to build a robot, or make things move around the halls? If so, come out and join us as the Sylvan Learning Center Robotics Instructors take us on a journey in the land of robotics.
Maker, STEM/STEAM
13 - 18, 9-12, Programs for Teens
6:30 pm
Tue, Sep 25
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Learn how to turn plain tea towels into personalized DIY decorations!
Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults
9:00 am
Wed, Sep 26
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
2:30 pm
Wed, Sep 26
Main
Makerspace
Add some spook to your front door this season with a festive jack-o-lantern made out of felt.
Maker, Craft, Holiday Programs
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Thu, Sep 27
Main
Studio 220
The Studio is OPEN! Come Thursday afternoons to work on your drawing or painting skills or to work on an art project from home. Some materials provided for sketching, collaging and other dry media. Please bring your own paints and canvases for painting. No registration necessary.
Maker
Adults
10:00 am
Sat, Sep 29
Ballentine
Curious about the Maker Space? Drop in for an opportunity to explore your creative side. Create at your own pace, in the perfect space. Materials Provided!
Maker
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Sat, Sep 29
Eastover
Meeting Room
Learn to cook faster, more flavorful versions of your favorite Chinese restaurant style Chinese Dumplings. This class will also show you how to get comfortable shopping for Asian cooking ingredients and you can whip up them into your homemade dishes.
Cooking, Maker
Adults, Programs for Families
5:30 pm
Mon, Oct 1
Main
Production Stage
Drop-in orientation for the Studio Services's Production Stage. No appointment required. This session lasts 30-45 minutes. It covers the equipment in the stage; basic setup, teardown, and workflow; policies and procedures; and how to reserve the room.NOTE: This is not a class. We will not be teaching a skill during this time. You can check our Events page for specific workshops. If you are interested in a Media Arts skill we are not currently offering a class on, you can request a Book A Learning Coach session.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
1:00 pm
Tue, Oct 2
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+
3:30 pm
Tue, Oct 2
Main
Studio 220
Sign up for an appointment by registering for this event. Come learn the basics of quilting. We will go over piecing, nesting seams, sandwiching layers, and machine quilting. Given time, we will also go over binding as well. Participant must know the basics of sewing to book this appointment.If reservation is full, please contact Kelsey Andrus at kandrus@richlandlibrary.com to make an appointment.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
9:00 am
Wed, Oct 3
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
6:00 pm
Wed, Oct 3
Main
Meeting Space 213
Learn how to make “black gold” in your own yard by composting kitchen scraps, yard clippings, and other materials. Your garden will thank you for the added nutrients! Richland County Master Gardeners will teach you various methods and structures used in composting.
Gardening, Maker
Adults

Paint on the Patio ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Wed, Oct 3
Ballentine
Patio
Stop by our beautiful patio and explore your creative side! Draw or paint at your own pace. Materials available or bring your own.
Maker, Art in the Library
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
7:00 pm
Wed, Oct 3
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join Cola Makerspace to share projects, knowledge, and making ideas and tips
Maker
Adults
2:30 pm
Thu, Oct 4
Main
Studio 220
The Studio is OPEN! Come Thursday afternoons to work on your drawing or painting skills or to work on an art project from home. Some materials provided for sketching, collaging and other dry media. Please bring your own paints and canvases for painting. No registration necessary.
Maker
Adults

Patio Paint Mixer ★ Staff Pick

5:00 pm
Thu, Oct 4
Wheatley
Please join us on the patio for small talk and painting. For people who love to relax, chop it up, and paint! Led by Richland Library's own Art Librarian, Ashley Warthen.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Tue, Nov 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
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children

Paint Mixer ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Oct 4
North Main
Small Meeting Space
An evening of painting! No instructor – just people who love to draw and paint. Limited Supplies available.
Craft, Maker
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Thu, Oct 4
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Come learn the basics of crochet! Hooks and yarn provided, but feel free to bring your own to learn on!
Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults
7:00 pm
Thu, Oct 4
Main
Meeting Space 200
Join our group of local writers for monthly round table readings of our creative writing work and discussions on a variety of writing topics. Every writer is welcome!
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
10:00 am
Mon, Oct 8
Main
Studio 220
Sign up for an appointment by registering for this event. Come learn the basics of sewing. We will go over machine anatomy, threading the machine, and basic sewing. If reservation is full, please contact Kelsey Andrus at kandrus@richlandlibrary.com to make an appointment.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults

Decoupage DIY ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Mon, Oct 8
Ballentine
Make your own unique decoupage pendant and learn more about this versatile craft. Materials provided. Registration required.
Maker
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
12:30 pm
Mon, Oct 8
Main
Second Level Programming Space
The studio has many hidden treasures that need to be shared! Crop-A-Dile, button maker, and silhouette are just the beginning of the craft tools you can use.
Maker, Craft
Adults
5:30 pm
Mon, Oct 8
Main
Production Stage
Drop-in orientation for the Studio Services's Production Stage. No appointment required. This session lasts 30-45 minutes. It covers the equipment in the stage; basic setup, teardown, and workflow; policies and procedures; and how to reserve the room.NOTE: This is not a class. We will not be teaching a skill during this time. You can check our Events page for specific workshops. If you are interested in a Media Arts skill we are not currently offering a class on, you can request a Book A Learning Coach session.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Tue, Oct 9
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Join us for a short storytime, then head over to the Maker Lab for a STEAM activity for future Einsteins.
STEM/STEAM, Maker
3-5, Programs for Young Children
1:00 pm
Tue, Oct 9
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, Oct 9
Main
Studio 220
The use of charcoal in art has existed since pre-historic times. Its pure and expressive nature is attractive to a variety of visual artists. Learn charcoal drawing basics, tools and techniques through portraiture. Some drawing experience is helpful, but not required. 
Maker
Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Oct 9
Main
Meeting Space 200
Join Columbia local Vikki who is a passionate advocate for all writers. Whether you are beginning or New York Times best future seller we welcome all. To find out more join us the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
Maker
Adults
9:00 am
Wed, Oct 10
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
6:00 pm
Wed, Oct 10
Ballentine
Curious about the Maker Space? Drop in for an opportunity to explore your creative side. Create at your own pace, in the perfect space. Materials Provided!
Maker
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Wed, Oct 10
Cooper
Children's Area
Design your own wire jewelry using wire wrapping techniques. Wrap tightly or create swirls to your delight! Prior experience from the Wire Wrapping 101 class is needed to register for this class.
Craft, Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Thu, Oct 11
Main
Studio 220
The Studio is OPEN! Come Thursday afternoons to work on your drawing or painting skills or to work on an art project from home. Some materials provided for sketching, collaging and other dry media. Please bring your own paints and canvases for painting. No registration necessary.
Maker
Adults
3:30 pm
Fri, Oct 12
Main
Children's Craft Area
Kids will explore different materials and create their own unique portraits through the art of multi-media collage with our own Artist-in-Residence, Miles Purvis.
Maker
6-8, 9-12
5:30 pm
Mon, Oct 15
Main
Production Stage
Drop-in orientation for the Studio Services's Production Stage. No appointment required. This session lasts 30-45 minutes. It covers the equipment in the stage; basic setup, teardown, and workflow; policies and procedures; and how to reserve the room.NOTE: This is not a class. We will not be teaching a skill during this time. You can check our Events page for specific workshops. If you are interested in a Media Arts skill we are not currently offering a class on, you can request a Book A Learning Coach session.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Oct 15
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join us for a fun and relaxed group painting project.
Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults
1:00 pm
Tue, Oct 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+
6:30 pm
Tue, Oct 16
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Enjoy making a gold ring wreath perfect for your front door!
Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults
6:30 pm
Tue, Oct 16
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
9:00 am
Wed, Oct 17
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

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