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3:00 pm
Sat, Dec 8
Blythewood
Makerspace
Join the Bookworms for some holiday themed reading and crafts.
Book Group, Children
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:00 pm
Sat, Dec 8
Main
Teen Makerspace
Teen Advisory Board is a volunteer organization for young people ages 12 to 18. Teen volunteers help library staff plan and promote programs and services for our community, all while earning volunteer hours. TAB serves as the voice of Richland County teens - are you ready to be heard?
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
3:00 pm
Sat, Dec 8
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Learn how other countries around the world celebrate the holiday season with presenters representing different countries. Enjoy samples of foods and dance performances, it is sure to be a holiday treat.
Multicultural, Holiday Programs
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
3:30 pm
Sat, Dec 8
Ballentine
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
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
10:00 am
Mon, Dec 10
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Your baby will love storytime while increasing vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories & songs.
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months
11:00 am
Mon, Dec 10
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Drop in with your child and experience this educational, self directed exploration of a different topic each week. Develop social skills while exploring literacy-related subjects.
Children
Programs for Families
2:30 pm
Mon, Dec 10
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Registration opens 11/30/2018
Do you have a specific question about how to use computers or find your way around the Internet? 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 using Microsoft programs. Register for personalized assistance!
Computer Class
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
4:30 pm
Mon, Dec 10
Main
Teen Makerspace
Richland Library’s Team Of Anime-Seeking Teens is looking for an anime/manga fan like you! We vote on anime series to watch on a big screen and love to talk about our favorite reads, including novels and manga. We learn about Japanese traditions and holidays and play large group games together.
Teens, Movies, Multicultural
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
5:30 pm
Mon, Dec 10
Board Room
Board Meeting
6:00 pm
Mon, Dec 10
Eastover
Meeting Room
Do you know how to hand sew? No? Great! We have the needles, fabric and thread; you bring the hands, creativity, and curiosity. We will learn how to create cute little gifts for yourself or your love ones.
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Mon, Dec 10
Main
BCR Classroom
Want to learn a new trade in construction, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, or manufacturing, while receiving job related education. If so, join, Kirsten Pratt, College Apprenticeship Coordinator, of the South Carolina Division of Economic Development, as she discusses the various apprenticeships available, qualifications earned, job training and many more details regarding South Carolina Apprenticeships. Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Mon, Dec 10
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Join Sanford Greene, an accomplished comics illustrator, for a behind-the-scenes look at his latest independent project, Bitter Root, where he and co-creators Chuck Brown and David Walker bring the supernatural to the Harlem Renaissance. Learn about Greene's experience with publishing a creator-owned comic, illustration techniques, the research behind the project, and more. Registered attendees will receive a signed copy of Bitter Root. Space is limited. Please register. This event is made possible through funding from the Richland Library Friends and Foundation Learning Centers Campaign.
Author Event
Adults, 13 - 18, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Mon, Dec 10
North Main
Large Meeting Space
This general class on photography with photographer Michael Dantzler will cover the various foundational basics of photography from exposure, tonality, contrast and everything about light. Learn how to voice your creativity with composition. We’ll go over the basics of shutter speed, color balance, ISO, aperture and depth of field. All cameras are welcomed! Even step into the infinite frontier of using your camera manually.(Registration is required)This event is made possible through funding from the Richland Library Friends and Foundation Learning Centers Campaign.
13 - 18, Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Dec 10
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Registration opens 11/20/2018
Looking for a special gift? How about a gift handmade by you in the Makerspace at Richland Library St. Andrews?
Maker, Holiday Programs
Programs for Adults, Adults 55+, Adults
10:00 am
Tue, Dec 11
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Join us for Ballentine’s daytime book club for adults.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Tue, Dec 11
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess!
Craft, Storytime
3-5
10:00 am
Tue, Dec 11
Main
Meeting Space 213
Join Dr. George Geckle for a discussion of literary selections: Shakespeare Then and Now September 11: The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare; October 23: Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler;November 13: The Tempest by William Shakespeare; December 11: Hagseed by Margaret AtwoodPlease contact 929-3469 for more information.
Book Group
Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Tue, Dec 11
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, Dec 11
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
11:00 am
Tue, Dec 11
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Practice your English-language conversation with other internationals in a comfortable, relaxed environment.
Let's Speak English
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Tue, Dec 11
Main
BCR Classroom
Join Malcolm Dennis, Assistant Branch Manager, as he provides an overview of the Trojan Labor hiring process. Trojan Labor is currently recruiting more than 50 positions, both full and part time, for facility management at the University of South Carolina. Requirement to apply: 2 forms of ID.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
1:00 pm
Tue, Dec 11
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+

Ukulele Jam ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Tue, Dec 11
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Ukulele enthusiasts meet 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.
Workshop, Performance
Adults, 13 - 18
3:00 pm
Tue, Dec 11
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Gossip while you garden! Help us maintain and harvest from our raised bed gardens while making new friends and learning new skills. You may even have the chance to sample some of the fresh produce!
Gardening
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
4:00 pm
Tue, Dec 11
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Activate your STEAM-engines! Tinker in our Maker Lab with a variety of projects geared towards Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.
STEM/STEAM, Children
6-8, 9-12
4:00 pm
Tue, Dec 11
North Main
Digital Zone
Watch anime, discuss manga, and chat with fellow fans! For beginners and the already obsessed.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Tue, Dec 11
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, Dec 11
Main
Children's Craft Area
Increase your reading skills by learning the tricks to decoding unfamiliar words, practicing comprehension, and building fluency. For third graders only, you must pre-register to attend. For third graders. Call 929-3434 to reserve your space.
Workshop, Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Tue, Dec 11
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
6:00 pm
Tue, Dec 11
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Unleash your ideas and creativity to make animated masterpieces using Pivot, Stykz and Flip Anim animation applications. These creative studios of integrated digital media utilize frame grabber for creating animation, time lapse videos and 3D movies. This session is open to teens and adults. Please register. This event is made possible through funding from the Richland Library Friends and Foundation Learning Centers Campaign.
Computer Class, Teens
Adults, 13 - 18
6:00 pm
Tue, Dec 11
Main
Auditorium
Join us for a special presentation with renowned photographer, Cecil Williams, on the opening of his exhibit at Richland Library, "Unforgettable: Celebrating a Time of Life, Hope and Bravery". The exhibit showcases Williams’ newest publication, Unforgettable. The collection of forty images provides a rare glimpse of events, portraits, and moments of significant social change during the 1950s through the 1970s. The noble subjects and pioneers captured in Williams’ images depict the unforgettable waves of change that impacted the world during that era. This project is made possible with LSTA funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and administered by the SC State Library, and through the generosity of Cecil Williams. The exhibit will be on the first floor of Richland Library from Dec 3, 2018-Feb 25, 2019.
Local History
Programs for Adults, Children All Ages, Adults 55+

Google Drive Basics ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Tue, Dec 11
Main
BCR Classroom
Learn the basics of using Google Drive to upload, share, and create files. Always forgetting your flash drive? Save your files in Google Drive, and you can access them anywhere. An active Google account (must know login and password) is required for this class.Prerequisite: Active Gmail account
Computer Class, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
6:30 pm
Tue, Dec 11
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Miss the 70's. North Main has a throwback music party just for you. Come dance and reminisce as you hear the great music of that era.
Programs for Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Families
7:00 pm
Tue, Dec 11
St. Andrews
Collaboration Space
Drop in the second Tuesday of every month for a discussion of recent best sellers and member picks. New members are welcome and encouraged to stop by the St. Andrews Library to pick up a copy of the latest selection. Call 772-6675 for more information!
Book Group
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
9:00 am
Wed, Dec 12
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, Dec 12
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
10:00 am
Wed, Dec 12
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! Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Wed, Dec 12
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, Dec 12
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, Dec 12
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
11:00 am
Wed, Dec 12
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Registration opens 12/05/2018
Interested in basket weaving? Bring your own supplies and share your skills with fellow basket weavers!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:00 pm
Wed, Dec 12
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
Programs for Families
2:30 pm
Wed, Dec 12
Main
Career Coaching Center
Career Coaches will be available to answer your résumé questions on a first-come, first-served basis.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Wed, Dec 12
St. Andrews
Collaboration Space
Do you wish you could ask for résumé guidance from a certified Career Coach without having to make an appointment? Now you can. Join St. Andrews Career Coach Rasheen Richardson from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Learn how to create, edit, and/or format your resume professionally. He will be available to answer your résumé questions on a first come, first served basis in a small group setting. Register Online or call (803) 772-6675 for more information.
Job and Career
Adults, 13 - 18, Programs for Adults
3:30 pm
Wed, Dec 12
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Join us for some delicious stories, then create your own confectionary cottage. Please sign up in advance.
Storytime
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
4:00 pm
Wed, Dec 12
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join us for Teen Gaming Night! PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Atari, and Retro Board Game fun!
Teens, Gaming
13 - 18

Everything Manga ★ Staff Pick

5:00 pm
Wed, Dec 12
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Watch anime, discuss manga, and play games with fellow fans! Whether you've only just become interested in the medium or have long been an otaku, we have a chair for you.
Teens
13 - 18, Adults, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Wed, Dec 12
North Main
Recording Studio
Hippie Torrales, our recording studio guru, teaches basic skills needed to use the North Main Recording Studio.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Wed, Dec 12
Main
BCR Classroom
Meet Karen Radulovich and Vanessa Craig, Gale Cengage, to learn how you can attend online classes and obtain your high school diploma.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Wed, Dec 12
Main
Teen Makerspace
Want to test your Maker skills? We're bringing out our sewing machines and learning the basics one stitch at a time. Please call the Teen Center at 929-3470 to register.
Maker, Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens

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