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12:30 pm
Tue, Dec 18
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, Dec 18
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+
3:00 pm
Tue, Dec 18
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Please join us for our initial Digital Media and Audio Recording Open Lab. Come and test out Richland Library - St Andrews’ newest and most innovative Media Arts equipment. Like:• Photoshop• Illustrator• Premier• Character Animator• Garageband• Protools
Workshop, Maker
Programs for Teens, Programs for Adults, 13 - 18
6:00 pm
Tue, Dec 18
Main
Auditorium
Sugar or artificial sweetener. Which should you use? Learn the different sources of sugar and understand how it effects your appetite. Register online.
Health and Wellness
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Dec 18
Eastover
Meeting Room
Join us at EO Library for Anime/Manga fun: We'll discuss our favorite topics, the hottest new shows out and maybe have some anime inspire crafty fun!
Children
13 - 18, Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Dec 18
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Come and join us as we read and discuss great books! To join please come by or call 754-7734 and ask for Kimberly.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Dec 18
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
9:00 am
Wed, Dec 19
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 19
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 19
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, Dec 19
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

Hello Baby! ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Wed, Dec 19
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

Mid-Day Paint Mixer ★ Staff Pick

11:00 am
Wed, Dec 19
North Main
Small Meeting Space
An Afternoon of painting! No instructor – just people who love to draw and paint. Limited Supplies available.
Craft, Maker
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
2:00 pm
Wed, Dec 19
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
3:30 pm
Wed, Dec 19
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Practice reading with a furry friend.
Children
6-8, 9-12

EdVenture At Eastover ★ Staff Pick

5:30 pm
Wed, Dec 19
Eastover
Children's Area
Fun-filled workshops that integrate literacy and science by linking children’s books with inquiry based hands-on science explorations. Presented by EdVenture Children’s Museum, with the Franklin Institute Science Museum and the Free Library of Philadelphia LEAP into Science Family Workshops.
STEM/STEAM, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:30 pm
Wed, Dec 19
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Join us for Ballentine's evening book group for adults as we discuss Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly. Register by phone or in person.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults

Guided Meditation ★ Staff Pick

7:00 pm
Wed, Dec 19
St. Andrews
Collaboration Space
Need to schedule in time to slow down? Join us for a guided meditation to relax your mind and take a break.
Health and Wellness
Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
10:00 am
Thu, Dec 20
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 20
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, Dec 20
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
1:00 pm
Thu, Dec 20
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Lively discussion of engaging fiction and nonfiction works.
Book Group
Adults
3:00 pm
Thu, Dec 20
St. Andrews
Makerspace
The Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year, heralding the beginning of winter but also the return of the light. Come celebrate with nature by creating a natural pinecone bird feeder to hang in your yard.
Craft, Holiday Programs
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
3:30 pm
Thu, Dec 20
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
3:30 pm
Thu, Dec 20
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
4:00 pm
Thu, Dec 20
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Spend a few minutes sharing a story with Madonna, a certified therapy dog. Sign up for your time slot as soon as you arrive, as space is limited!
Children
9-12, 6-8
6:00 pm
Thu, Dec 20
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Explore different styles of art with us! This is for teens of all skill levels that love art or are interested in art. We will sketch, paint, build, color and create. Bring your own art and ideas to work on too.
Teens, Art in the Library
13 - 18

Kid's Chess Hour ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Dec 20
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 20
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
6:00 pm
Thu, Dec 20
Main
Teen Makerspace
Writing in cursive has been shown to improve motor skills, comprehension, and retention. Whether you need a penmanship refresher or an introduction to cursive, we’ve got you covered! This 90-minute workshop will focus on letter-recognition, penmanship tips & tricks, and developing a cursive signature.
Workshop
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:30 pm
Thu, Dec 20
Main
Post Production Lab
Registration opens 11/20/2018
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
7:00 pm
Thu, Dec 20
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Discuss, watch, read, and enjoy your favorite anime and manga with us! For beginners and the already obsessed.
Teens
13 - 18
10:30 am
Fri, Dec 21
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 21
Wheatley
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Fri, Dec 21
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
3:00 pm
Fri, Dec 21
Eastover
Winter is here and boy is it cold! Join us to fashion a crafty version of your own character catching snowflakes using a variety of different materials! Fun creative craft for children and teens alike!
Art in the Library
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Sat, Dec 22
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 22
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Are you running out of time to shop and get your holiday gifts wrapped? Let us help! Bring up to 3 gifts and we'll show you how to make the picture-perfect holiday package. We'll supply the gift wrap, ribbon, cozy music, and holiday treats! Registration is encouraged but not required.
Holiday Programs, Craft
Adults, Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:30 am
Sat, Dec 22
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 22
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 22
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, Dec 22
North Main
Children's Room
Talk, sing, read, write and play as we build your child’s literacy skills.
Storytime
Children All Ages
3:00 pm
Sat, Dec 22
Eastover
Join us to learn some easy holiday cooking options – from side dishes to party favorites!
Maker, Holiday Programs
Programs for Families, Programs for School Age Children
Sun, Dec 23
All Richland Library locations will be closed for Christmas.
Closings
Children All Ages, Adults
Mon, Dec 24
All Richland Library locations will be closed for Christmas.
Closings
Children All Ages, Adults
Tue, Dec 25
All Richland Library locations will be closed for Christmas.
Closings
Children All Ages, Adults
9:00 am
Wed, Dec 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
10:00 am
Wed, Dec 26
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
10:30 am
Wed, Dec 26
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a Mess!
Craft, Children
3-5, Programs for Young Children

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

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