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3:00 pm
Wed, Jan 17
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Practice reading with a furry friend.
Children
6-8, 9-12
4:00 pm
Mon, Apr 2
Sandhills
Children's Courtyard
Celebrate the season with stories about nature and then get your hands dirty on our garden patio.
Gardening, Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
3:00 pm
Wed, Jan 17
Ballentine
Kids, are you curious about the Maker Space? Drop in for an opportunity to explore your creative side. Materials are available to draw, paint, and create.
Maker, Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:30 pm
Wed, Jan 17
Sandhills
Steam Corner
Let your imagination run wild as you build and create with Legos in the Sandhills Steam Corner.
STEM/STEAM, Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Wed, Jan 17
Main
Makerspace
During this session of our Lifeskills series, we will be discussing the basic tools everyone should have to care for their home (owned or rented). Come learn how and why each tools is useful and necessary for the care of your built environment. Please come in close-toed shoes.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults


11:00 am
Tue, Feb 20
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Practice your English-language conversation with other internationals in a comfortable, relaxed environment.
Let's Speak English
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Wed, Jan 17
Ballentine
Join us for an open book discussion about whatever you are currently reading as well as a Maker/STEAM activity.
Children, Maker, STEM/STEAM
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Wed, Jan 17
Blythewood
Join us for the viewing of the second documentary TV film produced by Modos Media, a Blythewood-based video production company. This is the story of the 1969 sinking of the USS Frank E. Evans DD754 off the coast of Vietnam as told by survivors in words and song. Seventy-four crew members died that night, yet their names have not been honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC. Space is limited. Please sign up in advance.
Local History
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Feb 26
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Venga a disfrutar cuentos en bilingues en ingles y espanol. Come enjoy bilingual stories in English and Spanish.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:30 pm
Wed, Jan 17
St. Andrews
Richland County Master Gardeners will show you the impact native plants have on the animals and environment in our area. Specific plants will be discussed.
Gardening, Nature
Programs for Adults, Adults 55+, Adults
9:30 am
Thu, Jan 18
Ballentine
Your baby will love storytime while increasing vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories and songs.
Storytime, Children
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2, Programs for Young Children
1:00 pm
Thu, Jan 18
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Lively discussion of engaging fiction and nonfiction works.
Book Group
Adults

Google What? ★ Staff Pick

2:30 pm
Thu, Jan 18
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Basic introduction to the basics of what Google offers: Gmail, Google Docs, Google Drive.
Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Wed, Feb 28
Main
BCR Classroom
Become familiar with using electronic mail to create, send and receive messages. Learn how to save contacts and tips for identifying junk mail. Registration is required.Prerequisite: You must have an accessible email account and solid mouse and keyboarding skills.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:30 pm
Thu, Jan 18
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
6:00 pm
Thu, Jan 18
Main
Makerspace
Go beyond our Sewing 101 and 102 classes with Misty by learning how to put in zippers on a sewing machine. In this class, each student will make their own zippered pouch and learn the skills of adding this versatile closure for clothing, bags, and other accessories. All materials provided.*Students must know the basics of sewing in order to take this class. For any questions about skill set or project, email Kelsey Andrus at kandrus@richlandlibrary.com
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:30 am
Wed, Jan 17
Main
Studio 220
Do you love origami? Or just want to learn a few key techniques? Drop by and spend your lunch break relaxing and learning the ancient art of paper folding.
Maker
Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Jan 18
Ballentine
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
6:00 pm
Thu, Jan 18
Ballentine
Ready to take control of your personal finances? Looking for ways to manage your money to live the life you want to have? Join Marcia Pierce, Community Relations, Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union, to better understand how to wisely manage your money based on your current and future objectives.
Workshop
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Jan 18
Blythewood
Join your community in reading "Just Mercy: A Story of Redemption and Justice" by Bryan Stevenson and taking part in a discussion with fellow readers.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Fri, Jan 19
Blythewood
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
11:00 am
Fri, Jan 19
Ballentine
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
6:30 pm
Tue, Feb 20
Main
Theater
An attorney from the South Carolina Bar will present information on ID theft, fraud and scams. This event will be an hour-long presentation with a brief question-and-answer session following the presentation.
Legal
Adults, Programs for Adults

A SuperHero Bonanza! ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Sat, Jan 20
Sandhills
Auditorium
Bring your entire super family to a superhero WOW! of a program! We will celebrate everyday heroes, including the future S.T.E.A.M leaders of tomorrow - Keenan High School’s Robotics Team and Mr. David from City of Reptiles and his reptilian sidekicks! Also, enjoy a superhero storytime, experience African drummers and dancers; learn how to create your own graphic novel with Marvel/DC illustrator Mr. Sanford Greene and more super activities. 10:30 - 1:00     Meet the real life Heroes  10:45 - 11:00   SuperHero Storytime11:00 - 11:40   Cultural Expressions African Drum and Dance  10:30 - 11:30    Meet and Greet with Marvel writer and illustrator Mr. Sanford Greene 11:30 -   1:00    Graphic Novel Workshop with Mr. Greene (Tweens/Teens/Adults)
Black History Month
Children All Ages, Programs for Families

How to Find a Job Online ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Sat, Jan 20
Ballentine
Join Sylvie Golod, Career Specialist, to explore the various online resources and ways to search for and apply for jobs online. This includes learning how to upload a resume to a Website or application.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Sat, Jan 20
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, Feb 7
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
2:00 pm
Sat, Jan 20
Main
Studio 220
Take wire wrapping to the next level! Intermediate jewelry makers will learn more advanced techniques for creating unique wearable art. Some wire wrapping experience is ideal for this class.
Maker
Adults
11:00 am
Sat, Jan 20
Eastover
Meeting Room
2018 is here and the resolutions have been made. Lets jump start our fitness resolution by walking! We will walk 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
3:00 pm
Sat, Jan 20
Eastover
Meeting Room
Don’t let the winter doldrums get you down. Richland County Master Gardeners will show you ways to bring interest and color into the winter garden through plants and by attracting colorful wildlife to your garden.
Gardening
13 - 18, Adults
5:30 pm
Mon, Jan 22
Ballentine
Enjoy classic board games and warm drinks on a chilly evening.
Gaming
Adults, 9-12, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Wed, Feb 21
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
11:00 am
Sat, Mar 3
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
6:30 pm
Mon, Jan 22
Main
Auditorium
Patricia Moore-Pastides, First Lady of the University of South Carolina, will discuss her newest book, At Home in the Heart of the Horseshoe -- a pictorial and narrative tour of a historic landmark at the center of the university’s original campus.From thieving pets to helpful ghosts, panty raids to Vietnam War protests, and visits from brownie scouts to Pope John Paul II, the tales shared here will warm the heart and in a few cases make readers laugh aloud. And the more than two hundred personal and archival images will reveal not only the evolution of this beautiful historic structure but also the people who made the house a home.Book sale and signing to follow.
Author Event, Local History
Adults
10:00 am
Tue, Jan 23
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
4:00 pm
Thu, Mar 22
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Burn Calories and have some fun Hula hooping.
Health and Wellness
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
9:00 am
Wed, Jun 13
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

Hands on Art ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Tue, Jan 23
Blythewood
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 23
St. Andrews
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess!
Children, Art in the Library
3-5, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Tue, Jan 23
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Practice your English-language conversation with other internationals in a comfortable, relaxed environment.
Let's Speak English
Adults, Programs for Adults
1:00 pm
Tue, Jan 23
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+
2:30 pm
Tue, Jan 23
Main
Studio 220
Understanding perspective in drawing is a key fundamental in art. Come out learn the basic One point.
Maker
Adults
3:00 pm
Tue, Jan 23
Main
Makerspace
This sewing course is for adult beginners who want to continue to practice their skills. Though it is designed for students who have completed Sewing 101, but anyone who knows the basics is welcome. We will be making a small mug rug.*All materials included
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults


Teen Trivia ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Tue, Jan 23
Ballentine
Think all of your information is useless? Fear not! Come and discover how important those random facts can be.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
7:00 pm
Thu, Apr 5
Main
Meeting Space 200
Join our group of local writers for monthly round table readings of our creative writing work and discussions on a variety of writing topics. Every writer is welcome!
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
10:00 am
Wed, Jan 24
Main
Pick up fresh veggies along with your fresh picks at Richland Library Main! Every Wednesday, local farmers like Livingston Farms and Little Mountain Homestead will offer fresh, seasonal selections for purchase—everything from squash and sugar peas to honey and greens. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Wednesdays, November 15, 2017 – January 31, 2018
Health and Wellness
Adults
10:30 am
Wed, Jan 24
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


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