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10:30 am
Thu, Jan 25
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Worms may move slowly, but they sure are hard workers. Join us for a full sensory experience as we uncover the dirt on worms.
STEM/STEAM, Children
3-5, 6-8, Programs for Young Children






2:30 pm
Sat, Jan 27
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+


11:00 am
Tue, Oct 16
Main
Writer's Room 211
Did you know that representatives from Lifeline Wireless, 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 Tuesday from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM? They are available to enroll you and answer any questions about the program you may have.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 SafeLink 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
10:30 am
Thu, Apr 5
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Meet a few of Camp Discovery's four legged residents. You'll learn what animals have in common and what things are unique.
STEM/STEAM, Children
3-5, 6-8, 9-12


6:00 pm
Tue, Jan 23
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join Ron King, Program Specialist, Community Development, City of Columbia, for practical ways to make informed decisions regarding budgeting, improving credit, and reducing debt. Register Online.
Financial, Workshop
Adults, Programs for Adults


7:00 pm
Wed, Nov 14
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
9:00 am
Wed, Jan 24
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
6:00 pm
Thu, Feb 1
Sandhills
Auditorium
Immerse yourself in the screening of the renowned documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson’s Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities. A discussion will follow. Co-hosted by ETV. Funding/support for this program is provided by The Corporation for Public Broadcasting as part of a public media initiative American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen. Tell Them We Are Rising premieres on Independent Lens on PBS Monday, FEBRUARY 19, 9pm ET/8C
Movies, Black History Month
Adults
3:00 pm
Wed, Dec 12
St. Andrews
Huddle Space
Registration opens 11/12/2018
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
6:30 pm
Mon, Feb 12
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join us to learn fun recipes that only require a coffee mug, a microwave, and few ingredients!
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults


11:00 am
Fri, Mar 16
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

Check out these items recently added to the Film and Sound collection.
2:30 pm
Wed, Jan 24
Main
Studio 220
Being able to sketch ideas is the basis for almost every art project. Just like everything else, sketching takes practice. This class will help you gain confidence in making the first step to creating something amazing.
Maker
Adults

Paint Mixer ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Apr 5
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

Do you like to read Science Fiction? Do you like to read Mysteries? Not obsessed with either but think you might like to two combined? Then try these titles. The following titles are available as ebooks from Overdrive: The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov (ebook only) A Talent for War by Jack McDevitt (ebook only) To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis(ebook only) Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway The City and the City by China Mieville Great North Road by Peter Hamilton Leviathan Wakes by James S. Corey Six wakes by Mur Lafferty The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon The Last Policeman series by Ben Winters The following titles are available as eaudiobooks through Hoopla: Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan (eaudiobook only) Gun, with Occasional Music by Jonathan Lethem (eaudiobook only)
11:00 am
Tue, May 15
Main
Writer's Room 211
Did you know that representatives from Lifeline Wireless, 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 Tuesday from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM? They are available to enroll you and answer any questions about the program you may have.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 SafeLink 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



3:00 pm
Sat, Mar 3
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Join our Book Club! Enjoy fun activities and hear about exciting books. Please sign up in advance.
Book Group, Children
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
1:00 pm
Thu, May 17
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Lively discussion of engaging fiction and nonfiction works.
Book Group
Adults
6:00 pm
Wed, Jan 24
Eastover
Challenge your friends to Wii U or Xbox 360 games!
Gaming
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Thu, Feb 22
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
6:30 pm
Thu, Feb 8
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Create works of art and home décor for less than $5 using common household items. Class is free, and all materials are provided.
Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults
6:30 pm
Wed, Jan 24
Main
THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN MOVED TO RICHLAND LIBRARY BALLENTINE. This month kicks off a season of fun lunar observations including the first of two blue moons this year and a partial lunar eclipse (less than 50%) that is observable in Columbia. Both events will occur on January 31st. You can learn more about them before hand at our Jan. 24th program.
Hygge, STEM/STEAM
Programs for Families, Programs for Adults

Why are Danes the happiest people in the world?





10:00 am
Tue, Feb 20
Main
Meeting Space 213
Join Dr. Keen Butterworth for a discussion of classic literary selections.January 23: Sister Carrie by Theodore DreiserFebruary 20: A Farewell to Arms by Ernest HemingwayMarch 20: Tender is the Night by F. Scott FitzgeraldApril 10: Absalom, Absalom! by William FaulknerPlease contact 929-3469 for more information.
Book Group
Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Tue, Oct 23
Main
Writer's Room 211
Did you know that representatives from Lifeline Wireless, 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 Tuesday from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM? They are available to enroll you and answer any questions about the program you may have.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 SafeLink 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



10:30 am
Tue, Jan 23
North Main
Children's 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 School Age Children
4:00 pm
Thu, Jan 25
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Burn Calories and have some fun Hula hooping.
Health and Wellness
13 - 18, Programs for Teens

Hands on Art ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Tue, Apr 24
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Simple art fun with stories to boot. Dress for a mess! Please sign up in advance.
Children, Art in the Library
3-5, Programs for Young Children





10:30 am
Tue, Jan 30
North Main
Children's 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 School Age Children

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