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12:30 pm
Tue, Dec 4
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 4
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+
6:00 pm
Tue, Dec 4
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, Dec 4
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 4
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Join May Vokaty, owner of the Alpaca Experience located in Ridgeway, SC, to learn the business of running a small farm with alpaca, goats, chickens, rabbits, and more! This event is made possible through funding from the Richland Library Friends and Foundation Learning Centers Campaign.
Business Event, Workshop
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Dec 4
Main
Studio 220
A drawing workshop for beginners and anyone who enjoys realistic drawing. We will learn techniques for drawing from life, while incorporating ways to create expressive art.
Maker
Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Dec 4
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Expression is the language through which words move and elevate minds. Come out and express your talent through the art of poetry, spoken-word, karaoke, and more. Open Mic for Poets, Singers, Lyricists, Musicians, and more @ Richland Library St. Andrews. Get ready for an awesome time!!!*Light Refreshments Provided*
Performance
Adults, Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
9:00 am
Wed, Dec 5
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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Registration opens 11/28/2018
Interested in basket weaving? Bring your own supplies and share your skills with fellow basket weavers!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
1:00 pm
Wed, Dec 5
Main
Studio 220
Sign up for an appointment by registering for this event. Come learn the basics of spinning with a drop spindle. We will go over typical tools and supplies, spinning singles, plying, and fulling.If reservation is full, please contact Kelsey Andrus at kandrus@richlandlibrary.com to make an appointment.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:00 pm
Wed, Dec 5
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
6:00 pm
Wed, Dec 5
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Jump right into the fitness groove now before January hits! Join fitness professional Deanna Haywood, CPT in a power session of helpful tips and a great workout!
Health and Wellness
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
6:30 pm
Wed, Dec 5
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Learn how to extend the life of your holiday greenery and indoor plants and how to use them in decorating by attending this presentation by Richland County Master Gardeners. Care of poinsettias, Thanksgiving and Christmas cacti, and other plants, as well as, how to force bulbs such as paperwhites and amaryllis will be discussed.
Gardening
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+

Experience Hanukkah! ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Wed, Dec 5
Cooper
Children's Area
Celebrate the second night of Hanukkah with stories, songs, treats, and crafts! Special guest Devorah Marrus shares the traditions of Hanukkah in a fun-filled night for all ages!
Holiday Programs, Children, Multicultural
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:30 pm
Wed, Dec 5
North Main
Small Meeting Space
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. Prerequisite: Solid mouse and keyboarding skills.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Thu, Dec 6
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 6
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 6
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

Holiday Plant Care ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Thu, Dec 6
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Learn how to extend the life of your holiday greenery and indoor plants and how to use them in decorating by attending this presentation by Richland County Master Gardeners. Care of poinsettias, Thanksgiving and Christmas cacti, and other plants, as well as, how to force bulbs such as paperwhites and amaryllis will be discussed.
Gardening
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
3:30 pm
Thu, Dec 6
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 6
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 6
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 6
Main
Auditorium
Holiday stress can put a damper on your holidays and hurt your health. Learn how to decrease your stress by being realistic, planning ahead and seeking support. Register online.
Health and Wellness
Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Dec 6
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 6
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 6
Eastover
Meeting Room
Join us for a book club discussion. Stop by to pick up your copy or call with questions.
Book Group
Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Dec 6
Main
Theater
When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna, a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff and his sidekick reindeer Sven on an epic journey to find Anna's sister Elsa, the Snow Queen, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, a funny snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction. PG, 1h.42min.
Movies
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Dec 6
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

Paint Mixer ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Dec 6
North Main
Small Meeting Space
An evening of painting! No instructor – just people who love to draw and paint. Limited Supplies available.
Craft, Maker
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Thu, Dec 6
Main
BCR Classroom
Learn basic skills for creating a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint (2013). Learn to create new slides, edit text and insert images.Prerequisite: Microsoft Word (2013) class or solid Word experience.
Computer Class, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Thu, Dec 6
Cooper
Class description: Celebrate the holiday season and join us for cupcake decorating fun! Color icing, learn simple piping techniques, and decorate cupcakes. We'll be highlighting recipes from our collection and providing cookbooks for checkout, in whatever format you like (ebooks, audiobooks, DVD, or streaming video).What to expect: All classes are for ages 18 and up, unless noted otherwiseYou will be standing and decorating for most of this hands-on class Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes and have long hair tied backAll classes are limited to 12 people All classes are roughly 1 ½ to 2 hours long **Please Note** Culinary program waivers MUST be signed upon arrival to the program. Any questions about food allergies must be addressed before the start of the program. Recipes and ingredients will not be altered/substituted due to food allergies or diet restrictions. Any questions, please call the hosting branch.
Cooking, Maker
Adults
7:00 pm
Thu, Dec 6
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 7
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 7
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 7
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
2:30 pm
Fri, Dec 7
Main
Studio 220
You spend so much time, effort and money on giving the perfect gifts during the holidays! Why not finish the gesture with handmade, hand printed, personalized wrapping paper that will certainly impress your loved ones even more. No printmaking experience necessary!
Maker
Adults
2:00 am
Sat, Dec 8
Eastover
Meeting Room
It’s time to get into the Christmas spirit and have a Holly Jolly time in the Library. Please come and join us (after EO Christmas Parade) for an afternoon of Holiday crafts/Cards making, gifts wrapping, holiday pictures taking, & more.
Holiday Programs
Programs for Families
10:00 am
Sat, Dec 8
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs, and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children

Let’s Wrap ★ Staff Pick

10:00 am
Sat, Dec 8
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Have you always wanted to give picture-perfect holiday packages? Learn how to create wrapped wonders that will wow your friends and family. Bring two boxed presents and we will help you create show-stopping packages that you will love to present this holiday season!
Craft
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Sat, Dec 8
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 8
Blythewood
Makerspace
Love to explore? IT-oLogy’s Virtual Reality session allows students to engage in virtual reality exploration with Google Expeditions and the Mattel View-Master VR Viewer. On our journey, children will explore virtual trips from around the world, go underwater and travel to outer space! For ages 4-12. Registration required.
Children
6-8, 3-5, 9-12
11:00 am
Sat, Dec 8
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 8
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 8
North Main
Children's Room
Talk, sing, read, write and play as we build your child’s literacy skills.
Storytime
Children All Ages
12:00 pm
Sat, Dec 8
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Interested in knitting, needlework, scrapbooking or other crafts? Bring your own portable craft project and share with your fellow crafters!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults

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