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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+
3:00 pm
Sun, Dec 2
Main
Teen Makerspace
Need access to tutoring and brain fuel to get you through the semester? Find homework help and resources Sundays in the Teen Center. Connect with in-person tutors, online tutors, use laptops, grab some snacks and more!
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
Mon, Dec 3
Eastover
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. Bring your questions on how to be computer and e-savvy. For more information call 353-8584.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
Mon, Dec 3
Eastover
Do you have a struggling reader? If so, bring the reader to the Eastover Library for a one on one to read with a Reading Buddy.The reader will gain self confidence, reading skills, academic growth and a new desire to read. Please come in in person or call to make a reservation @353-8584 with Yolonda.
Children
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children
10:00 am
Mon, Dec 3
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 3
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
11:00 am
Mon, Dec 3
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
12:30 pm
Mon, Dec 3
Board Room
Board Meeting
3:00 pm
Mon, Dec 3
Main
Theater
Childhood trauma and toxic stress can have a profound impact on the health and development of children throughout their life. Take a closer look at this issue at a screening of the documentary, Resilience, hosted by Literacy 2030, Richland Library, and the South Carolina State Library. After the film, there will be an opportunity to discuss the issue in our community and how we can help our children build resilience. Please register for this event at: https://statelibrary.sc.libcal.com/event/4759146Film Synopsis:“The child may not remember, but the body remembers.”The original research was controversial, but the findings revealed the most important public health findings of a generation. RESILIENCE is a one-hour documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent Toxic Stress. Now understood to be one of the leading causes of everything from heart disease and cancer to substance abuse and depression, extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on health and behavior. However, as experts and practitioners profiled in RESILIENCE are proving, what’s predictable is preventable. These physicians, educators, social workers and communities are daring to talk about the effects of divorce, abuse and neglect. And they’re using cutting edge science to help the next generation break the cycles of adversity and disease.
Movies, Community Awareness
Adults
4:30 pm
Mon, Dec 3
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, Dec 3
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
6:00 pm
Mon, Dec 3
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 3
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Master storyteller Donald Sweeper performs the Dickens' classic with a Gullah twist.
Performance
Children All Ages, Adults, Programs for Families
6:30 pm
Mon, Dec 3
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Wear your pajamas and snuggle up for bedtime stories and songs.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:30 pm
Mon, Dec 3
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

Hablamos Spanish ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Mon, Dec 3
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Conversation circle for folks wanting to brush up their Spanish
Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Dec 3
Main
BCR Classroom
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, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Tue, Dec 4
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
10:00 am
Tue, Dec 4
Main
BCR Classroom
Bring your résumé and interview with Recruiting Solutions! We're hiring in the following fields: office & professional, light industrial, and information technology.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Tue, Dec 4
Main
Storytime Room
Simple art activities for the very young. Dress for a mess. For ages 2-5.
Craft, Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children, Programs for Families
10:30 am
Tue, Dec 4
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
11:00 am
Tue, Dec 4
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Practice your English-language conversation with other internationals in a comfortable, relaxed environment.
Let's Speak English
Adults, Programs for Adults
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

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