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6:00 pm
Tue, Dec 11
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Unleash your ideas and creativity to make animated masterpieces using Pivot, Stykz and Flip Anim animation applications. These creative studios of integrated digital media utilize frame grabber for creating animation, time lapse videos and 3D movies. This session is open to teens and adults. Please register. This event is made possible through funding from the Richland Library Friends and Foundation Learning Centers Campaign.
Computer Class, Teens
Adults, 13 - 18
6:00 pm
Tue, Dec 11
Main
Auditorium
Join us for a special presentation with renowned photographer, Cecil Williams, on the opening of his exhibit at Richland Library, "Unforgettable: Celebrating a Time of Life, Hope and Bravery". The exhibit showcases Williams’ newest publication, Unforgettable. The collection of forty images provides a rare glimpse of events, portraits, and moments of significant social change during the 1950s through the 1970s. The noble subjects and pioneers captured in Williams’ images depict the unforgettable waves of change that impacted the world during that era. This project is made possible with LSTA funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and administered by the SC State Library, and through the generosity of Cecil Williams. The exhibit will be on the first floor of Richland Library from Dec 3, 2018-Feb 25, 2019.
Local History
Programs for Adults, Children All Ages, Adults 55+

Google Drive Basics ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Tue, Dec 11
Main
BCR Classroom
Learn the basics of using Google Drive to upload, share, and create files. Always forgetting your flash drive? Save your files in Google Drive, and you can access them anywhere. An active Google account (must know login and password) is required for this class.Prerequisite: Active Gmail account
Computer Class, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
6:30 pm
Tue, Dec 11
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Miss the 70's. North Main has a throwback music party just for you. Come dance and reminisce as you hear the great music of that era.
Programs for Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Families
7:00 pm
Tue, Dec 11
St. Andrews
Collaboration Space
Drop in the second Tuesday of every month for a discussion of recent best sellers and member picks. New members are welcome and encouraged to stop by the St. Andrews Library to pick up a copy of the latest selection. Call 772-6675 for more information!
Book Group
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
9:00 am
Wed, Dec 12
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 12
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 12
Main
Career Coaching Center
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), call center representative, custodial technician, and retail or food service 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! Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Wed, Dec 12
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, Dec 12
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, Dec 12
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 12
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Registration opens 12/05/2018
Interested in basket weaving? Bring your own supplies and share your skills with fellow basket weavers!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:00 pm
Wed, Dec 12
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
2:30 pm
Wed, Dec 12
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 12
St. Andrews
Collaboration Space
Do you wish you could ask for résumé guidance from a certified Career Coach without having to make an appointment? Now you can. Join St. Andrews Career Coach Rasheen Richardson from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Learn how to create, edit, and/or format your resume professionally. He will be available to answer your résumé questions on a first come, first served basis in a small group setting. Register Online or call (803) 772-6675 for more information.
Job and Career
Adults, 13 - 18, Programs for Adults
3:30 pm
Wed, Dec 12
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Join us for some delicious stories, then create your own confectionary cottage. Please sign up in advance.
Storytime
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
4:00 pm
Wed, Dec 12
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join us for Teen Gaming Night! PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Atari, and Retro Board Game fun!
Teens, Gaming
13 - 18

Everything Manga ★ Staff Pick

5:00 pm
Wed, Dec 12
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Watch anime, discuss manga, and play games with fellow fans! Whether you've only just become interested in the medium or have long been an otaku, we have a chair for you.
Teens
13 - 18, Adults, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Wed, Dec 12
North Main
Recording Studio
Hippie Torrales, our recording studio guru, teaches basic skills needed to use the North Main Recording Studio.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Wed, Dec 12
Main
BCR Classroom
Meet Karen Radulovich and Vanessa Craig, Gale Cengage, to learn how you can attend online classes and obtain your high school diploma.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Wed, Dec 12
Main
Teen Makerspace
Want to test your Maker skills? We're bringing out our sewing machines and learning the basics one stitch at a time. Please call the Teen Center at 929-3470 to register.
Maker, Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
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

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