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12:30 pm
Tue, Nov 20
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, Nov 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+
3:00 pm
Tue, Nov 20
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Build and decorate your very own wooden birdhouse!
Craft
Programs for School Age Children, 6-8, 9-12
6:00 pm
Tue, Nov 20
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, Nov 20
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, Nov 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, Nov 20
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Create robots, cities, creatures and more with LEGO building blocks.
Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
9:00 am
Wed, Nov 21
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, Nov 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
10:00 am
Wed, Nov 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, Nov 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
10:30 am
Wed, Nov 21
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, Nov 21
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
2:00 pm
Wed, Nov 21
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
3:00 pm
Wed, Nov 21
Eastover
Meeting Room
Are you ready for Holiday Feast? Please come and join us: Making a Turkey for your Holiday Center Piece.
Holiday Programs, Maker
Children All Ages, Programs for Families

Grateful Snail Mail ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Wed, Nov 21
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Come with a special person in mind and a grateful heart and we'll provide the rest!  Snail mail is a wonderful way to brighten someone's day.  We will briefly share stories of the good people in our lives and then get to work handwriting and decorating a letter to send them joy.  Letters are treasured handmade gifts of the heart.   
Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens, Adults
3:30 pm
Wed, Nov 21
Main
Storytime Room
Experiment with numbers, create patterns, and problem solve through books and hands-on activities. For ages 3-5.
Storytime, Children
3-5
5:30 pm
Wed, Nov 21
All Richland Library locations will close at 5:30pm for Thanksgiving.
Closings
Adults, Children All Ages
Thu, Nov 22
All Richland Library locations will be closed for Thanksgiving.
Closings
Children All Ages, Adults
Fri, Nov 23
All Richland Library locations will be closed for Thanksgiving.
Closings
Adults
3:00 am
Sat, Nov 24
Eastover
Meeting Room
Join us for an informational session on completing job applications. Featuring advice from our certified career coach, Iris Abney!
Workshop
Adults, 13 - 18
10:00 am
Sat, Nov 24
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs, and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Sat, Nov 24
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, Nov 24
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, Nov 24
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
4:00 pm
Sat, Nov 24
Main
Teen Makerspace
Improv, short for improvisation, is the art of saying “Yes and” to mix-ups of setting, character, and action. There are no right answers beyond keeping a scene moving, and your fellow actors will be there to bail you out if you get stuck in a moment. The Teen Center’s introductory improv exercises will help you unleash the characters inside you.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
2:30 pm
Sun, Nov 25
Main
Meeting Space 201
Many people struggle to find a space that feels like comfortable gathering with other writers. At Richland Library we have space the space you need. Free, supportive, and fun!
Maker
Adults
10:00 am
Mon, Nov 26
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, Nov 26
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
4:30 pm
Mon, Nov 26
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, Nov 26
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, Nov 26
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Learn a simple recipe for spiced cider that require few ingredients and minimal tools or time!
Cooking
Programs for Adults, Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Nov 26
St. Andrews
Makerspace
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
6:30 pm
Mon, Nov 26
St. Andrews
Living Room
Come show us your mental mastery against some of the members of the Columbia Chess Club. Participate in a casual game or a tournament and meet some of best players in your area.
Gaming
Programs for Families, 13 - 18, Adults
7:00 pm
Mon, Nov 26
Main
Teen Makerspace
The writing struggle is real, but here, so is the support. We will brainstorm, workshop, and develop ideas into stories to be read and heard. Open to ages 12-18.
Teens, Workshop
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
10:00 am
Tue, Nov 27
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess!
Craft, Storytime
3-5
10:00 am
Tue, Nov 27
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+
10:00 am
Tue, Nov 27
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Welcome to Richland Library's new My Life Experience Empathy Lab!The lab uses virtual reality technology and simulation tools to cultivate empathy, and it offers users a chance to try on someone else's life and see things from a new perspective.Today's lab features: Becoming Homeless. In this immersive virtual reality experience from Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, spend days in the life of someone who can no longer afford a home. Interact with your environment to attempt to save your home and to protect yourself and your belongings as you walk in another’s shoes and face the adversity of living with diminishing resources.
Community Conversation
Programs for Adults, Adults
10:30 am
Tue, Nov 27
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, Nov 27
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, Nov 27
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Practice your English-language conversation with other internationals in a comfortable, relaxed environment.
Let's Speak English
Adults, Programs for Adults
1:00 pm
Tue, Nov 27
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, Nov 27
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
3:30 pm
Tue, Nov 27
Main
Studio 220
Join us as we make small embroidery samplers to practice our stitches. Learn some of the basic principles and techniques of hand embroidery while expanding your stitch repertoire. All materials provided.
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
4:00 pm
Tue, Nov 27
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, Nov 27
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
4:30 pm
Tue, Nov 27
Main
Teen Makerspace
Teens 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
Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Tue, Nov 27
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, Nov 27
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, Nov 27
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

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