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Mon, Feb 19
St. Andrews
Observe our garden seedlings as they grow over time. Sketch and write in our nature observation journal open to entries from all ages.
Gardening, Nature
Programs for Families, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Adults
9:00 am
Mon, Feb 19
St. Andrews
Teen Area (2)
Observe and interact with our growing garden! Participate in watering & seedling daycare while learning about the plants.
Gardening, Exhibit
Programs for Families, Programs for Teens, Programs for School Age Children
10:00 am
Mon, Feb 19
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, Feb 19
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
2:00 pm
Mon, Feb 19
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Create Robots, cities, creatures and more with LEGO building blocks
Children, STEM/STEAM
3-5, 6-8, Programs for School Age Children
3:00 pm
Mon, Feb 19
Main
Makerspace
Come learn the basics of making socks! We will be making a small sock that will teach you the techniques needed for making a full-sized pair. You will learn longtail cast on, the heel flap & turn, the gusset, and the kitchener stitch to graft your toe closed!Please note you must know how to knit to complete this class.All materials provided.
Maker, Craft
Programs for Adults, Adults
4:00 pm
Mon, Feb 19
Sandhills
Entry Maker
This ain't your grandma's macrame! Well, actually it is, but we will be using updated materials and techniques to create fashion-forward fiber jewelry, including a tassel-adorned necklace.
Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults
6:00 pm
Mon, Feb 19
Main
Studio 221
Understanding Perspective in drawing is a key fundamental in art. Come out and learn the basics of Two Point.
Maker
Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Feb 19
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
Tue, Feb 20
St. Andrews
Observe our garden seedlings as they grow over time. Sketch and write in our nature observation journal open to entries from all ages.
Gardening, Nature
Programs for Families, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Adults
9:00 am
Tue, Feb 20
St. Andrews
Teen Area (2)
Observe and interact with our growing garden! Participate in watering & seedling daycare while learning about the plants.
Gardening, Exhibit
Programs for Families, Programs for Teens, Programs for School Age Children
10:00 am
Tue, Feb 20
Main
Meeting Space 213
Join Dr. Keen Butterworth for a discussion of classic literary selections.January 23: Sister Carrie by Theodore DreiserFebruary 20: A Farewell to Arms by Ernest HemingwayMarch 20: Tender is the Night by F. Scott FitzgeraldApril 10: Absalom, Absalom! by William FaulknerPlease contact 929-3469 for more information.
Book Group
Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Tue, Feb 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
10:30 am
Tue, Feb 20
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess!
Children, Art in the Library
3-5, Programs for Young Children

Internet Safety ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Tue, Feb 20
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Learn to keep yourself and your computer safe online!
Computer Class
Adults 55+, Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Tue, Feb 20
Blythewood
Meeting 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
10:30 am
Tue, Feb 20
Cooper
Do you have a tech question? Puzzled by an e-device? Want to know how to best use our website or surfing the internet? Any tech/computer questions/problems? Call or walk in to reserve a 30-minute or 1-hour in person session with one-on-one technical help. Call 803-787-3462 to book your sesison.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Tue, Feb 20
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, Feb 20
Main
Writer's Room 211
Did you know that representatives from Lifeline Wireless, 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 Tuesday from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM? They are available to enroll you and answer any questions about the program you may have.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 SafeLink 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, Feb 20
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+
4:00 pm
Tue, Feb 20
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
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Tue, Feb 20
Eastover
Children's Area
Wear your pajamas and snuggle up for bedtime stories and songs.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families

Manga/Anime Club ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Tue, Feb 20
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Experience manga and anime with fellow fans! Connect with new friends while enjoying your favorite print and video series of the popular Japanese phenomena.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Tue, Feb 20
Main
Meeting Space 200
Connect with local writers like yourself. Share, learn and get inspired! Contact Lucy in studio services for more information.
Adults
6:30 pm
Tue, Feb 20
Main
Theater
An attorney from the South Carolina Bar will present information on ID theft, fraud and scams. This event will be an hour-long presentation with a brief question-and-answer session following the presentation.
Legal
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Tue, Feb 20
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Jazz vocalist and poet EboniRamm brings the smooth and swinging sounds of jazz to the library, accompanied by an ensemble group of musicians.
Performance
Adults, 13 - 18, Children All Ages
Wed, Feb 21
St. Andrews
Observe our garden seedlings as they grow over time. Sketch and write in our nature observation journal open to entries from all ages.
Gardening, Nature
Programs for Families, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Adults
9:00 am
Wed, Feb 21
St. Andrews
Teen Area (2)
Observe and interact with our growing garden! Participate in watering & seedling daycare while learning about the plants.
Gardening, Exhibit
Programs for Families, Programs for Teens, Programs for School Age Children
10:00 am
Wed, Feb 21
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

Hands on Art ★ Staff Pick

10:00 am
Wed, Feb 21
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Simple art fun for the very young. Come for a short storytime in our story nook and then head to the maker lab for a fun project. Dress for a mess!
Art in the Library
Programs for Young Children, 3-5
10:00 am
Wed, Feb 21
Sandhills
Entry Maker
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), manufacturing, retail or food services 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.Registration Required.
Job and Career, Workshop
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Wed, Feb 21
Main
Career Coaching Center
Individual interview sessions are conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. Groups by appointment only.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Wed, Feb 21
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
Wed, Feb 21
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
11:30 am
Wed, Feb 21
Main
Studio 220
Do you love origami? Or just want to learn a few key techniques? Drop by and spend your lunch break relaxing and learning the ancient art of paper folding.
Maker
Adults
2:30 pm
Wed, Feb 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
3:30 pm
Wed, Feb 21
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Poor Corduroy has lost his button! Lisa knows how to fix it; do you? Join us to learn some basic sewing skills and make a great project. You'll bear-ly contain your excitement!
Children, Craft
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:30 pm
Wed, Feb 21
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Practice reading with a furry friend.
Children
6-8, 9-12
4:00 pm
Wed, Feb 21
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join us for Teen Gaming Night! PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Atari, and Retro Board Game fun!
Teens, Gaming
13 - 18
6:00 pm
Wed, Feb 21
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Join us for an open book discussion about whatever you are currently reading as well as a Maker/STEAM activity.
Children, Maker, STEM/STEAM
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Wed, Feb 21
Eastover
Challenge your friends to Wii U or Xbox 360 games!
Gaming
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Wed, Feb 21
Main
Second Level Programming Space
Retro games! We got 'em. Atari 2600, NES, SNES, Genesis—and more. Join us for an afternoon of delicious game goodness.
Gaming, Maker
Adults, 13 - 18, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Wed, Feb 21
Main
Makerspace
Come make a decorative shelf for your home! We will learn how to use the bevel feature on the miter saw while creating this project. Please come in closed toed shoes and hair pulled back.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Wed, Feb 21
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
South Carolina has three seasons for growing vegetables. Richland County Master Gardeners will discuss vegetables that tolerate our hot, humid summers, when is the best time to plant them, how to plant them, and troubleshooting problems.
Gardening, Go Green
Programs for Adults, Adults 55+, Adults
7:00 pm
Wed, Feb 21
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join Cola Makerspace to share projects, knowledge, and making ideas and tips
Maker
Adults
Thu, Feb 22
St. Andrews
Observe our garden seedlings as they grow over time. Sketch and write in our nature observation journal open to entries from all ages.
Gardening, Nature
Programs for Families, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Adults
9:30 am
Thu, Feb 22
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Your baby will love storytime while increasing vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories and songs.
Storytime, Children
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Feb 22
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Feb 22
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

AARP TEK Workshop ★ Staff Pick

10:00 am
Thu, Feb 22
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Expand your Tech knowledge! Make the most of your mobile devices -- for work or play! All participants will get hands on experience. You don't have to be an AARP member. 10a.m., Introduction to the iPad; 12p.m. Beyond the Basics: iPad; 2:30p.m., Introduction to the iPad; 4:30p.m., Beyond the Basics: iPad
Computer Class, Workshop
Programs for Adults, Adults, Programs for Teens

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