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Hello Baby! ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Wed, Dec 26
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 26
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Registration opens 12/19/2018
Interested in basket weaving? Bring your own supplies and share your skills with fellow basket weavers!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Wed, Dec 26
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 26
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
7:00 pm
Wed, Dec 26
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join Cola Makerspace to share projects, knowledge, and making ideas and tips
Maker
Adults
10:00 am
Thu, Dec 27
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs, and more!
Children, Storytime
Programs for Young Children, Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Thu, Dec 27
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Interested in knitting, needlework, scrapbooking or other crafts?Bring your own portable craft project, share ideas with fellow crafters, and check out the latest books on your favorite craft!
Sew Divine
Adults, Programs for Adults
12:00 pm
Thu, Dec 27
North Main
Large Meeting Space
We've got a Playstation 4 and Wii U and we know how to use them.
Gaming, Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens

LEGO Madness ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Thu, Dec 27
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Looking for a LEGO challenge? Join us for exciting LEGO activities.
Storytime
3-5, 6-8, 9-12
3:30 pm
Thu, Dec 27
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Come move and groove with Richland Library St. Andrews adults and seniors. For more information, call (803)-772-6675.
Health and Wellness
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults

Kid's Chess Hour ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Dec 27
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
The Kid's Chess Hour is an opportunity for kids of all levels to come together and play and learn the game of chess. Kid's hour is much the same as an adult chess club - but for kids. Sam Copeland (The reigning South Carolina champion and twice South Carolina's high school champion (2002 and 2003)) or another strong chess player will always be on hand to help coach and teach the kids. Games and puzzles will be available.
Gaming, Workshop
Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Teens, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Thu, Dec 27
Ballentine
Living Room
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, Dec 27
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Have you ever wanted to learn about different cultures and read about foreign lands? Join the International Book Club! To join please come by or call 754-7734 and ask for Zsuzsa.
Book Group
Adults
10:00 am
Fri, Dec 28
Eastover
Meeting Room
Bring the whole family for a screening of your favorite holiday movie(PG).
Holiday Programs
Programs for Families, Programs for School Age Children
10:30 am
Fri, Dec 28
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, Dec 28
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Join us at St. Andrews as we count down to 2019!!! Build your own paper plate noise maker for welcoming in the New Year and construct your own Countdown Clock!!
Holiday Programs
Children All Ages, 3-5, 6-8
11:00 am
Fri, Dec 28
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
9:00 am
Sat, Dec 29
Main
Studio 220
Sign up for an appointment by registering for this event. Come learn the basics of knitting. We will go over typical tools and supplies, casting on, knit stitch, purl stitch, and binding off. If reservation is full, please contact Kelsey Andrus at kandrus@richlandlibrary.com to make an appointment.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Sat, Dec 29
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs, and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Sat, Dec 29
Main
Teen Makerspace
Whether you've fallen behind on the Marvel Movie treadmill or want to revisit recent favorites, we've got a movie marathon for you! We are hosting viewings of Black Panther, Ant-Man & The Wasp, and Avengers: Infinity War, complete with refreshments. Open to ages 12-18.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
10:30 am
Sat, Dec 29
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, Dec 29
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, Dec 29
North Main
Children's Room
Talk, sing, read, write and play as we build your child’s literacy skills.
Storytime
Children All Ages
11:00 am
Sat, Dec 29
Eastover
Meeting Room
Walk your way to increased health, fitness, happiness and productivity. We will use Leslie Sansone’s walk workout series to increase our circulation, tone our bodies, and improve our health so we can look and feel great for the Spring and Summer. Remember to wear/bring comfortable workout clothes/shoes, accessories, and please check with your healthcare provider before starting a workout program. *Bottled water/snacks will be provided.
Health and Wellness
Adults, 13 - 18
3:00 pm
Sat, Dec 29
Eastover
Meeting Room
Learn to cook faster, more flavorful versions of your favorite Chinese restaurant style fried rice. 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.
Maker, Health and Wellness
Adults, Programs for Families

Pour a Painting ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Sat, Dec 29
Ballentine
Registration opens 12/01/2018
Have a messy, fun time playing with paint! Learn about flip cup & tilt vs. dirty cup & swipe methods of creating abstract art and take home two paintings.
Maker
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
5:00 pm
Mon, Dec 31
All Richland Library locations will close at 5:00pm for New Year's Eve.
Closings
Children All Ages, Adults
Tue, Jan 1
Board Room
All Richland Library locations will be closed for New Year's Day.
Closings
Children All Ages, Adults
Tue, Jan 1
Eastover
Learn basic computer skills such as using a mouse, saving files to a computer, navigating the Internet, or setting up and using an email account. Or learn to download audiobooks, eBooks, comics, magazines, music, movies and more to your device. Bring your questions on how to be computer and e-savvy. For more information call 353-8584.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
Tue, Jan 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
Tue, Jan 1
Eastover
Please call to schedule an in-person appointment time.
Legal
Adults, Programs for Adults
9:00 am
Wed, Jan 2
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, Jan 2
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

Hello Baby! ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Wed, Jan 2
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, Jan 2
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Interested in basket weaving? Bring your own supplies and share your skills with fellow basket weavers!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
4:00 pm
Wed, Jan 2
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join us for Teen Gaming Night! PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Atari, and Retro Board Game fun!
Teens, Gaming
13 - 18
10:00 am
Thu, Jan 3
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs, and more!
Children, Storytime
Programs for Young Children, Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Thu, Jan 3
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Interested in knitting, needlework, scrapbooking or other crafts?Bring your own portable craft project, share ideas with fellow crafters, and check out the latest books on your favorite craft!
Sew Divine
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Thu, Jan 3
Main
Storytime Room
Enjoy poetry, story and song and learn about the history of Jazz music as EboniRamm playfully weaves together picture books with jazz standards.
Performance, Storytime
6-8, Programs for School Age Children

Kid's Chess Hour ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Jan 3
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
The Kid's Chess Hour is an opportunity for kids of all levels to come together and play and learn the game of chess. Kid's hour is much the same as an adult chess club - but for kids. Sam Copeland (The reigning South Carolina champion and twice South Carolina's high school champion (2002 and 2003)) or another strong chess player will always be on hand to help coach and teach the kids. Games and puzzles will be available.
Gaming, Workshop
Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Teens, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Thu, Jan 3
Eastover
Meeting Room
Join us for a book club discussion. Stop by to pick up your copy or call with questions.
Book Group
Programs for Adults

Paint Mixer ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Jan 3
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
10:30 am
Fri, Jan 4
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
11:00 am
Sat, Jan 5
North Main
Children's Room
Talk, sing, read, write and play as we build your child’s literacy skills.
Storytime
Children All Ages
10:00 am
Mon, Jan 7
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Registration opens 12/08/2018
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
10:30 am
Tue, Jan 8
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, Jan 8
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Registration opens 12/09/2018
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, Jan 8
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Practice your English-language conversation with other internationals in a comfortable, relaxed environment.
Let's Speak English
Adults, Programs for Adults
12:30 pm
Tue, Jan 8
Main
Writer's Room 211
Did you know that representatives from Titan Group, a Federal Lifeline program that provides a FREE cellular phone along with FREE minutes, data, and text messages, are at the Richland Library Main location every other Tuesday from 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM? They are available to enroll you and answer any questions about the program you may have.A sign-in sheet is posted outside of room 211 on Tuesdays. This program is first-come, first served.Please note that this organization does not always have phones available. They are willing to install a SIM card on many unlocked, SIM-enabled smartphone. You can bring your own phone to see if it can be activated. About Lifeline's Wireless Plans· No contract· Service is for 12 months, and you need to re-qualify once a year· If you qualify, you will receive your cell phone in 5-7 business days.To be eligible for the Lifeline Free Phone Program, you may qualify if your income falls below your state’s residency poverty guidelines OR if you participate in a government assistance program such as:· Medicaid· Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps or SNAP)· Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)· Supplemental Security Income (SSI)· Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)· Other state or federal assistance programsWant to Apply or Learn More? Apply online (http://www.safelink.com), over the phone (1-800-723-3546), or with a Titan Group representative at the library on Tuesdays! If you plan on applying in person, be sure to bring proof of total household income (for income-based qualification) or a copy of a current document proving that you participate in a government assistance program. Additional questions can be asked by calling the Lifeline Wireless information line at 1-800-723-3546 or by asking a Lifeline representative.
Social Work
Adults
1:00 pm
Tue, Jan 8
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+

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