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10:00 am
Fri, Jun 23
Eastover
Meeting Room
Bring the whole family to take a break from the heat with a fun-filled flick.
Children
Programs for Young Children, Programs for School Age Children

Lights, Camera Action ★ Staff Pick

10:00 am
Fri, Jun 23
Southeast
Bring the whole family for a screening of your favorite movies.Moana (PG): June 23, 2017Lego Batman: June 30, 2017
Programs for Families, Children All Ages
10:30 am
Fri, Jun 23
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
10:30 am
Fri, Jun 23
Wheatley
Share stories, songs and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime, Summer Learning Challenge
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
2:30 pm
Fri, Jun 23
Blythewood
Come enjoy an afternoon at the library watching a family friendly movie.
Movies
Children All Ages, Adults, Programs for Families
3:00 pm
Fri, Jun 23
Eastover
Meeting Room
We've got a Wii and you know how to play it. Join us to enjoy your favorite games. Welcome to bring your own game(s).
Gaming, Summer Learning Challenge
13 - 18, Programs for School Age Children
9:30 am
Sat, Jun 24
Eastover
Meeting Room
Wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes; light refreshments and drinks will be provided.
Community Awareness
Adults, Programs for Teens
10:00 am
Sat, Jun 24
Main
BCR Classroom
Learn basic skills for creating a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint (2013). Learn to create new slides, edit text and insert images.Prerequisite: Microsoft Word (2013) class or solid Word experience.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Sat, Jun 24
Sandhills
Meeting Room
The Watering Hole Poetry Organization is inviting teens ages 11-15 to participate in our summer poetry workshop series. We will spend the summer learning to express ourselves through poetry by reading, writing, editing and reviewing contemporary works. We will end the summer in celebration by holding a Poetry Contest, building a Chapbook, and taking part in the creation of a Spoken Word CD Project. Some of our facilitators will include Poet and Teaching Artist Glenis Redmond, Co-Founders and Directors of The Watering Hole Candace Wiley, Nasir Jones Fellow Dasan Ahanu, Tammaka Staley, and more.
Teens
9-12, 13 - 18
10:30 am
Sat, Jun 24
Main
Auditorium
Stories, songs and much more await you and your family at the library.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:30 am
Sat, Jun 24
Main
Makerspace
Come join us as we 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
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Sat, Jun 24
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, Jun 24
North Main
Children's Room
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime
Children All Ages
11:00 am
Sat, Jun 24
Southeast
Children's Area
See your favorite shows performed by the Southeast puppets.
Programs for Families, Children All Ages
2:00 pm
Sat, Jun 24
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Make a beautiful wreath from recycled paper in this 2 part class. Week 1: Page PrepWeek 2: Wreath ConstructionPlease register only if able to attend both class sessions.
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Sat, Jun 24
North Main
Children's Room
Experience the fun you can have with stories and songs using technology.
Children, Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families
3:00 pm
Sat, Jun 24
Sandhills
Auditorium
Ease on down the road with Dorothy and her friends as we watch this classic film. Dress as your favorite character and get ready to sing along with Diana Ross, Michael Jackson and more.
Black History Month, Multicultural, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for School Age Children
3:00 pm
Sat, Jun 24
Blythewood
Join our Book Club! Enjoy fun activities and hear about exciting books.
Book Group, Children
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:30 pm
Sat, Jun 24
Main
Theater
Make gaming bigger than ever and take it to the big screen in our theatre! We've got Playstation 4, Xbox One, and Wii U.
Teens, Gaming
13 - 18, Programs for Teens

TAB - Teen Advisory Board ★ Staff Pick

3:30 pm
Sat, Jun 24
Eastover
Meeting Room
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
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
10:00 am
Mon, Jun 26
Community Event
Lower Richland High School | 2615 Lower Richland Blvd
Do you have a specific question about how to use computers, find your way around the Internet or Microsoft software? Drop in for a one-on-one 30 minute to 1 hour appointment to get personalized assistance. Learn basic computer skills such as using a mouse, saving files, navigating the internet, setting up an email account and much more.
Computer Class
Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
10:00 am
Mon, Jun 26
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Introduce your baby to the world of books and nurture a love of reading with stories, rhymes, and songs. This storytime is geared for crawlers.
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, Programs for Families
10:30 am
Mon, Jun 26
Main
Auditorium
Stories, songs and much more await you and your family at the library.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
12:00 pm
Mon, Jun 26
Community Event
Lower Richland High School | 2615 Lower Richland Blvd
Take your first steps to finding your family history. How to fill out charts, search your family documents, and use public access web sites. Materials provided.
Genealogy
Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
2:00 pm
Mon, Jun 26
Sandhills
Children's Maker
The Children's Maker Space is open to help young artists explore their creative side. Materials are available to draw, paint, and create.
Maker, Summer Learning Challenge, Art in the Library
9-12, 6-8, Programs for School Age Children
2:00 pm
Mon, Jun 26
North Main
Pop-Up Space
1 of every 3 adults have high blood pressure. Unfortunately, about 1 of 5 adults with high blood pressure do not know they have it. Do you know your numbers? Come get screened at your local library.
Health and Wellness, Social Work
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Mon, Jun 26
Main
Studio 220
Give each room in your house a splash of personality with one-of-a-kind light switch plates designed and created by YOU! We'll experiment with alcohol inks, acrylic paint and tissue collage to create these unique mini-masterpieces.
Maker
Adults
5:00 pm
Mon, Jun 26
Main
Theater
Test your skills with other gamers at our Injustice tournament!
Teens, Gaming
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Mon, Jun 26
Main
Theater
Do you like to use words like tsundere, shojo, or doujinshi? If so - or if you’re just curious - the doors of T.O.A.S.T., the Team Of Anime Seeking Teens, are open to you. Watch fresh-picked anime series every Monday at 6 p.m., learn brief Japanese lessons, and enjoy anime-based games and crafts. (Bread not included.)
Teens, Multicultural, Movies
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:30 pm
Mon, Jun 26
Main
BCR Classroom
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

Hablamos Spanish ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Mon, Jun 26
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Conversation circle for folks wanting to brush up their Spanish
Let's Speak English
Adults

Family Bingo Night ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Mon, Jun 26
Southeast
Bring the whole family out for BINGO fun.
Programs for Families, Children All Ages
9:30 am
Tue, Jun 27
Community Event
Lower Richland High School | 2615 Lower Richland Blvd
Share stories, songs, crafts, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:30 am
Tue, Jun 27
North Main
Children's Room
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children

Hands on Art ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Tue, Jun 27
Blythewood
Simple art fun with stories to boot. Dress for a mess!
Children, Art in the Library
3-5, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Tue, Jun 27
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Practice your English-language conversation with other internationals in a comfortable, relaxed environment.
Let's Speak English
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Tue, Jun 27
Southeast
Meeting Room
Interested in knitting, needlework, scrapbooking or other crafts? Bring your own portable craft project and share with your fellow crafters!
Sew Divine
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Tue, Jun 27
Community Event
Lower Richland High School | 2615 Lower Richland Blvd
Learn the science, make and eat the treat.
STEM/STEAM
Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Teens
12:30 pm
Tue, Jun 27
Community Event
Lower Richland High School | 2615 Lower Richland Blvd
Come get your science on as we create a tornado in a bottle.
STEM/STEAM
9-12, 13 - 18
1:00 pm
Tue, Jun 27
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+
4:00 pm
Tue, Jun 27
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Activate your STEAM-engines! Tinker in our Maker Lab with a variety of projects geared towards Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.
STEM/STEAM
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Tue, Jun 27
Eastover
Children's Area
Wear your pajamas and snuggle up for bedtime stories and songs.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Tue, Jun 27
North Main
Large Meeting Space
North Main Video Gaming Club. If you love playing NFL Madden or NBA 2k, then this is the club for you! Join us twice a month to enjoy a rotating schedule of NFL Madden and NBA 2K on Playstation 4.
Gaming
Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Tue, Jun 27
Sandhills
Study Room 2
Learn the basics of becoming a citizen with Fort Jackson's Army Community Service Office.
Community Awareness
Programs for Adults, Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Jun 27
Blythewood
Not your parents' duct tape! Create wallets, belts, earrings or small bags.
Teens, Craft
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Tue, Jun 27
Wheatley
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
Tue, Jun 27
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Read, sing, and play as we foster your child's early literacy skills in this special storytime at night.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children, Programs for Families

Poetry Open Mic ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Tue, Jun 27
Main
Theater
Join us for this open mic event featuring Bugsy Calhoun! All spoken word talents are welcome! Signup for open mic begins at 5:30.
Performance, Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
9:00 am
Wed, Jun 28
Community Event
Lower Richland High School | 2615 Lower Richland Blvd
One of the Richland Library Social Workers will be available to speak with customers. If you are looking to apply for social services (Medicaid, SNAP, etc.), need a list of community resources, or just have a question about services you can visit the social worker.
Social Work
Programs for Adults
9:00 am
Wed, Jun 28
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

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