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2:30 pm
Wed, Sep 26
Main
Makerspace
Add some spook to your front door this season with a festive jack-o-lantern made out of felt.
Maker, Craft, Holiday Programs
Adults, Programs for Adults

Herbs in Containers ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Sat, Oct 13
Eastover
Meeting Room
Growing herbs can be a rewarding, money-saving experience! Let Richland County Master Gardeners teach you how to plant and care for herbs whether in your garden or in containers. They will also discuss using herbs in cooking and in other ways to “spice” up your life!
Gardening, Holiday Programs
Adults, 13 - 18, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Fri, Oct 19
Main
Theater
Despite his family's generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.
Multicultural, Holiday Programs, Maker
Adults
3:00 pm
Fri, Oct 19
Main
Theater
Despite his family's generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.
Multicultural, Holiday Programs, Maker
Adults
3:00 pm
Tue, Oct 23
Main
Studio 220
Come learn some basic stitches by embroidering a treat bag. You can do an autumnal theme, or make it a spooky Halloween theme, the choice is yours. No experience necessary.*all materials provided.
Maker, Holiday Programs
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:30 am
Sat, Oct 27
Main
Auditorium
Despite his family's generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.
Multicultural, Holiday Programs, Maker
Adults
3:00 pm
Sat, Oct 27
Main
Auditorium
Despite his family's generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.
Multicultural, Holiday Programs, Maker
Adults
6:00 pm
Mon, Oct 29
Eastover
Meeting Room
“They’re creepy and they’re kooky, Mysterious and spooky, They’re altogether ooky, The Halloween Trivia!”Do you know your Halloween movies and songs? Test your knowledge and be the ghoul of the town (ghouls get all the prizes)!
Holiday Programs, Children
Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families
3:00 pm
Wed, Oct 31
Main
It's time to trick-or-treat! Dress your family in their costumes and head downtown to celebrate Halloween with a trick-or-treat stroll through the library and to participating organizations downtown. Don’t miss the special Halloween puppet show in the Children's Room at Richland Library at 3 pm.
Holiday Programs, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families

The 2018 Hugo Award Winners were recently announced. N.K. Jemisin set a Hugo Award record by winning the best novel award for the third year in a row! Check out the award winners an nominees (winners are in bold): Best Novel  The Stone Sky, by N.K. Jemisin  eBook available on Overdrive  The Collapsing Empire, by John Scalzi   New York 2140, by Kim Stanley Robinson eBook available on Overdrive  Provenance, by Ann Leckie   Raven Stratagem, by Yoon Ha Lee   Six Wakes, by Mur Lafferty eBook available on Overdrive  Best Novella  All Systems Red, by Martha Wells  “And Then There Were (N-One),” by Sarah Pinsker   Binti: Home, by Nnedi Okorafor  The Black Tides of Heaven, by JY Yang   Down Among the Sticks and Bones, by Seanan McGuire eBook available on Overdrive  River of Teeth, by Sarah Gailey   Best Series  World of the Five Gods, by Lois McMaster Bujold   The Books of the Raksura, by Martha Wells   The Divine Cities, by Robert Jackson Bennett   InCryptid, by Seanan McGuire   The Memoirs of Lady Trent, by Marie Brennan   The Stormlight Archive, by Brandon Sanderson   Best Related Work  No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters, by Ursula K. Le Guin   Crash Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate, by Zoë Quinn   Iain M. Banks (Modern Masters of Science Fiction), by Paul Kincaid A Lit Fuse: The Provocative Life of Harlan Ellison, by Nat Segaloff  Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia E. Butler, edited by Alexandra Pierce, and Mimi Mondal  Sleeping with Monsters: Readings and Reactions in Science Fiction and Fantasy, by Liz Bourke  Best Graphic Story  Monstress, Volume 2: The Blood, written by Marjorie M. Liu, illustrated by Sana Takeda  eBook available on hoopla  Bitch Planet, Volume 2: President Bitch, written by Kelly Sue DeConnick, illustrated by Valentine De Landro and Taki Soma, colored by Kelly Fitzpatrick, lettered by Clayton Cowles eBook available on hoopla  Black Bolt, Volume 1: Hard Time, written by Saladin Ahmed, illustrated by Christian Ward, lettered by Clayton Cowles   My Favorite Thing is Monsters, written and illustrated by Emil Ferris   Paper Girls, Volume 3, written by Brian K. Vaughan, illustrated by Cliff Chiang, colored by Matthew Wilson, lettered by Jared Fletcher Saga, Volume 7, written by Brian K. Vaughan, illustrated by Fiona Staples  

Halloween Parade ★ Staff Pick

4:00 pm
Wed, Oct 31
Wheatley
Make the Wheatley Library your first trick-or-treat stop of the evening! Dress up in your Halloween costume and join us for not-so-spooky stories, crafts, and treats on our patio.
Storytime, Holiday Programs
Programs for Young Children, Children All Ages

Holiday Plant Care ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Sat, Nov 10
Eastover
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
Gardening, Holiday Programs
Adults, 13 - 18, Programs for Adults

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
3:00 pm
Fri, Dec 21
Eastover
Meeting Room
Bring the whole family for a screening of your favorite holiday movie(PG).
Children, Holiday Programs
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
3:00 pm
Sat, Dec 22
Eastover
Meeting Room
Get into the holiday spirit by constructing a festive (and tasty) gingerbread house.
Holiday Programs, Maker
Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families