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6:00 pm
Wed, Dec 12
Ballentine
Do you need some extra space or tools to work on your own crafty project? Would you like to be around other crafty folks? Perhaps you could really use a creative break and want to try something new? Come have fun in our MakerSpace!
Maker
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
7:00 pm
Wed, Dec 12
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Join us for a lively discussion of a wide variety of books. Call 699-9230 to ask what we are reading this month.
Book Group
Adults
7:00 pm
Wed, Dec 12
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join Cola Makerspace to share projects, knowledge, and making ideas and tips
Maker
Adults
7:00 pm
Wed, Dec 12
Main
Meeting Space 214
Please join the Great Books Discussion Group to explore classic literature with fellow readers. Please contact 929-3469 with any questions.November 7 - The Cooper Union Speech by Abraham LincolnDecember 12 - The Criterion of a Good Form of Government, Chapter Two of Representative Government by John Stuart MillJanuary 9 - The Clerk's and the Merchant's Tales by ChaucerFebruary 13 - The Letters of Abelard and HeloiseMarch 13 - Symposium by Plato
Book Group
Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Thu, Dec 13
Cooper
Children's Area
Enjoy storytime and a special visit from a Congaree National Park Ranger to learn about local wildlife and Congaree’s champion trees.
Children, Storytime
Programs for Young Children, Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Thu, Dec 13
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 13
Eastover
Meeting Room
Come and join us with friends for Bi-Monthly gathering.
Friends Event
Programs for Adults, Adults 55+
10:00 am
Thu, Dec 13
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
10:00 am
Thu, Dec 13
Main
Auditorium
Circuit Riders: Basic Legal Research Workshop is designed to teach librarians how to help the public conduct legal research.This event is sponsored by the SCLA Continuing Education Committee and the SC State Library. Register here:http://statelibrary.sc.libcal.com/event/4242703
Workshop, Legal
Adults
11:00 am
Thu, Dec 13
Main
BCR Classroom
Do you have a specific question about how to use computers or access Richland Library’s electronic resources? Drop-in to our Computer and eReady Basics Learning Lab for personalized assistance. 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 as well as discover the best in educational apps for your family! Bring your questions on how to be computer and e-savvy. For more information call 929-3400.
Computer Class
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
3:30 pm
Thu, Dec 13
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 13
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 13
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 13
North Main
Children's Room
Wear your pajamas and snuggle up for stories and songs.
Children, Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families

Holiday Karaoke ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Dec 13
Eastover
Meeting Room
Join us for an evening of holiday cheer and hot chocolate!
Holiday Programs
Adults, Children All Ages, Programs for Families

Kid's Chess Hour ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Dec 13
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 13
Main
Studio 220
Come play with us during our monthly Handmade Home series. This month, we will be using up more of the fabulous wool wall felting to make some trivets. All materials provided.*please wear close-toed shoes
Maker, Hygge
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Dec 13
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 13
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Job seekers, come to Career…Encore! to meet and share the challenges of looking for employment with other persons—whether younger or older, unemployed, underemployed, or seeking a career transition, the desire is the same: to find work that is purposeful and, of course, comes with a paycheck! Join us!
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Fri, Dec 14
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 14
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 14
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
12:00 pm
Fri, Dec 14
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Want to create the perfect gift this holiday season? In this class, we will be painting ceramic plates. So, unleash your inner artist at the library in a fun and social environment. We provide everything, just sign up, show up, paint, and drink punch! All materials will be provided. Note: Ceramic artwork will be collected at the end of class to be properly fired and returned to North Main for pick up before Christmas.
Art in the Library, Maker, Craft
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Fri, Dec 14
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Learn to sketch and do other simple art activities for children.
Craft, Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for Teens
3:30 pm
Fri, Dec 14
Main
Studio 220
Registration opens 11/23/2018
Join us to create a block of the month. Each month, we will create a new and different block, sometimes stretching our quilting into uncharted skills and techniques. Participants will need to know how to use a sewing machine.Block: Paper Pieced Tree*All materials provided.*Registration opens 3 weeks before each session.
Maker, Craft, Hygge
Adults, Programs for Adults
4:00 pm
Fri, Dec 14
Main
Teen Makerspace
Warm up with delicious treats at this month's Taste Test! We're sampling different hot cocoa, cookies, and other treats. Find your new favorite dessert!
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
10:00 am
Sat, Dec 15
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs, and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Sat, Dec 15
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
10:30 am
Sat, Dec 15
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Fun for all ages, there will be several different stations to make holiday ornaments, origami, and other crafty activities. Brought to you by the Blythewood Teen Advisory Board.
Craft, Teens
Programs for Families, Programs for Teens, Children All Ages
11:00 am
Sat, Dec 15
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 15
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 15
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 15
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
11:30 am
Sat, Dec 15
North Main
Networking Center
Join our Book Club! Enjoy fun activities and hear about exciting books.
Book Group
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:00 pm
Sat, Dec 15
Eastover
Meeting Room
Registration opens 12/01/2018
Get into the holiday spirit by constructing a festive (and tasty) gingerbread house.
Holiday Programs, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
3:00 pm
Sun, Dec 16
Main
Theater
Bored with the same old scare-and-scream routine, Pumpkin King Jack Skellington longs to spread the joy of Christmas. But his merry mission puts Santa in jeopardy and creates a nightmare for good little boys and girls everywhere! PG, 1h.16min.
Movies
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Mon, Dec 17
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Your baby will love storytime while increasing vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories & songs.
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months
10:00 am
Mon, Dec 17
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

Hands on Art ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Mon, Dec 17
Wheatley
Simple art and story fun for the very young. Dress for a mess!
Storytime, Art in the Library
Programs for Young Children, 3-5
11:00 am
Mon, Dec 17
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
4:00 pm
Mon, Dec 17
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Design and create your own ornament for any holiday using perler beads.
Craft
9-12, 6-8
4:30 pm
Mon, Dec 17
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
6:00 pm
Mon, Dec 17
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 17
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Families team up to identify the fruit & vegetables, share family recipes and cooking stories. Come and join the fun and bring a copy of your favorite fruit/vegetable recipe.
Cooking
Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
6:30 pm
Mon, Dec 17
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Registration opens 11/27/2018
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

Hablamos Spanish ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Mon, Dec 17
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Conversation circle for folks wanting to brush up their Spanish
Adults
10:00 am
Tue, Dec 18
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Join us for a short storytime, then head over to the Maker Lab for a STEAM activity for future Einsteins.
STEM/STEAM, Storytime
3-5
10:30 am
Tue, Dec 18
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
10:30 am
Tue, Dec 18
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Internationals, join our conversation sessions and practice speaking English in a relaxed environment!
Let's Speak English, Multicultural
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Tue, Dec 18
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Practice your English-language conversation with other internationals in a comfortable, relaxed environment.
Let's Speak English
Adults, Programs for Adults

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