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11:00 am
Wed, Nov 28
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Registration opens 11/21/2018
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, Nov 28
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, Nov 28
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
2:30 pm
Wed, Nov 28
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Do you have a specific question about how to use computers or find your way around the Internet? 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 using Microsoft programs. Register for personalized assistance!
Computer Class
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
3:30 pm
Wed, Nov 28
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
3:30 pm
Wed, Nov 28
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Meet a Congaree Park Ranger and learn about those magnificent birds, owls. Please sign up in advance.
Children
6-8, 9-12, 3-5
3:30 pm
Wed, Nov 28
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Practice reading with a furry friend.
Children
6-8, 9-12
4:30 pm
Wed, Nov 28
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Join fellow writers and NaNoWriMo participants as you work on the first draft of your novel.
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults

Everything Manga ★ Staff Pick

5:00 pm
Wed, Nov 28
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, Nov 28
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Join us to discuss the One Book, One Community selection “The Things They Carried”, by Tim O'Brien. To arrange to pick up a copy of the book or to ask questions call Chantal Wilson or Megan Mathis at 929-3400.
Book Group, OneBook
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
6:00 pm
Wed, Nov 28
Main
Teen Makerspace
Release your inner goddess and get ready to take some gorgeous selfies in your very own flower crown. Supplies are limited so please arrive early to secure your spot.
Maker
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:30 pm
Wed, Nov 28
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Join us for Ballentine's evening book group for adults as we discuss the One Book, One Community selection, The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien. Register by phone or in person.
Book Group, OneBook
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Wed, Nov 28
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Learn the basics of building a spreadsheet, creating charts and performing calculations using Microsoft Excel (2013). Prerequisite: Microsoft Word (2013) class or solid Word experience.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
7:00 pm
Wed, Nov 28
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join Cola Makerspace to share projects, knowledge, and making ideas and tips
Maker
Adults
1:00 am
Thu, Nov 29
Main
Staff Room Lounge
For testing purposes only.
10:00 am
Thu, Nov 29
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs, and more!
Children, Storytime
Programs for Young Children, Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Thu, Nov 29
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, Nov 29
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
11:00 am
Thu, Nov 29
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+
2:30 pm
Thu, Nov 29
Main
Studio 220
Explore different materials and create your own unique portraits through the art of multi-media collage with our own Artist-in-Residence, Miles Purvis. Participants will also have the opportunity to contribute to a collaborative community art piece! You don't want to miss this fun (and messy) workshop.
Maker
Adults
3:30 pm
Thu, Nov 29
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, Nov 29
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, Nov 29
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

Kid's Chess Hour ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Nov 29
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, Nov 29
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
6:30 pm
Thu, Nov 29
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Have you ever wanted to learn about different cultures and read about foreign lands? Join the International Book Club! To join please come by or call 754-7734 and ask for Zsuzsa.
Book Group
Adults
10:00 am
Fri, Nov 30
Main
Meeting Space 201
Are you almost done with your novel? You can do it! We have space to get your word count up!
Adults
10:30 am
Fri, Nov 30
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, Nov 30
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, Nov 30
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
4:00 pm
Fri, Nov 30
Main
Teen Makerspace
Try something beyond classic vanilla and chocolate! We're sampling unique ice cream flavors that you're sure to love. Find your new favorite frozen treat!
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
7:00 pm
Fri, Nov 30
Main
Auditorium
American novelist, National Book Award winner, and Pulitzer Prize finalist Tim O'Brien will discuss this year's One Book, One Community selection The Things They Carried -- the classic collection of linked short stories based on O'Brien's own Vietnam War experiences. Audience Q&A, book sale and signing to follow.
Author Event, OneBook
Adults
Sat, Dec 1
Eastover
Please call to schedule an in-person appointment time.
Legal
Adults, Programs for Adults
9:30 am
Sat, Dec 1
Blythewood
Makerspace
Earn volunteer hours by meeting once a month to help plan programs, participate in service projects and have fun! For 7th through 12th graders.
Teens, Meetings
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
10:00 am
Sat, Dec 1
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 1
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 1
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Come for a viewing of an episode of an anime, discuss your favorite shows and manga, and enjoy some delicious snacks!
Teens, Movies
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
11:00 am
Sat, Dec 1
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 1
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 1
North Main
Large Meeting Space
From egg to bird, seed to flower and cub to bear, living things change as they grow. Experience the journey of life as students learn about the growth and development of plants and animals.This event is made possible through funding from the Richland Library Friends and Foundation Learning Centers Campaign.
Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Sat, Dec 1
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
11:00 am
Sat, Dec 1
Main
Career Coaching Center
Career Coaches will be available to answer your LinkedIn questions on a first-come, first-served basis.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
1:00 pm
Sat, Dec 1
Main
Meeting Space 213
Thank goodness its over! NaNoWriMo is always great from start to finish! Come to enjoy light refreshment and celebrate whether you finished or not!
Adults

Ukulele Jam 101 ★ Staff Pick

2:45 pm
Sat, Dec 1
Main
Auditorium
Is lack of experience keeping you from attending one of our awesome ukulele jams? Come out to Ukulele Jam 101 for an introduction to everything you need to know to get started. We'll cover the basics of holding the instrument, strumming, forming chords and following a chord chart. Ukuleles will be available to borrow, though you are welcome to bring your own. Come for the basics and then stay for the jam!
Art in the Library
Adults, Adults 55+, 13 - 18
3:00 pm
Sat, Dec 1
Eastover
Meeting Room
Learn how to use Microsoft Publisher (2013) to create newsletters, flyers, and brochures. Registration is required.Prerequisite: Microsoft Word (2013) class or solid Word experience.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Sat, Dec 1
Cooper
Delve into the art of Furoshiki, or Japanese cloth wrapping. We will play and discuss the different uses, folding styles, and knots. Materials will be provided, but you are welcome to bring any square scarf of fabric you would like to play with.
Maker, Craft, Holiday Programs
Adults, 13 - 18, Adults 55+

Ukulele Jam ★ Staff Pick

3:30 pm
Sat, Dec 1
Main
Auditorium
Ukulele enthusiasts meet for a relaxed and fun jam session. Newbies and seasoned strummers welcome! Never played before but still interested in attending? Join us at 2:45 pm for Ukulele Jam 101, where you'll get an introduction to the basics and then stay for the jam! We'll have ukuleles on hand for you to borrow.
Art in the Library
Adults, Adults 55+, 13 - 18

Holiday Cookie Decorating ★ Staff Pick

3:30 pm
Sat, Dec 1
Ballentine
Learn how to decorate cookies with icing to give them an extra special touch. Supplies provided. Registration Required
Holiday Programs
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
4:00 pm
Sat, Dec 1
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
You did it! Come celebrate all the writing that you accomplished this month!
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Sun, Dec 2
Main
Meeting Space 213
Come share with librarians and fellow readers what you’re reading, what you’re planning on reading, what you need advice on reading, or what you absolutely hated reading! Structured around the Broader Bookshelf challenge, this group will combine reading recommendations by our expert librarians, book related activities, and lively discussion.
Book Group
Adults, Adults 55+

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