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Sat, Jul 21
North Main
Pop-Up Space
The African-American 371st Infantry Regiment, southern draftees mostly from South Carolina was formed in 1917, trained at Camp Jackson and sent to the Western Front to fight in WWI where they came out as heroes. Pop in and visit this exhibit that honors the service and sacrifice of South Carolina’s 371st Infantry Regiment
Art in the Library, Exhibit
Adults, Programs for Adults
9:00 am
Sat, Jul 21
Operations Center
Get great deals on used books and support the library. Questions? Call 929-3436
Book Sale
Children All Ages, 13 - 18, Adults
10:00 am
Sat, Jul 21
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Sat, Jul 21
Ballentine
Curious about the Maker Space? Drop in for an opportunity to explore your creative side. Create at your own pace, in the perfect space. Materials Provided!
Maker
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Sat, Jul 21
Main
Meeting Space 213
A little bit of plotting will strengthen your story from the beginning. By learning this method to map out your story it helps to eliminate the hesitation and writer’s block that causes most people “isn’t going anywhere” or they “don’t know what to write next.” Join us to get your plotting on.
Workshop
Adults
10:00 am
Sat, Jul 21
Main
BCR Classroom
Join Ron King, Program Specialist, Community Development, City of Columbia, for practical advice on how to make informed decisions regarding budgeting, improving credit, and reducing debt. Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Sat, Jul 21
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
11:00 am
Sat, Jul 21
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, Jul 21
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, Jul 21
North Main
Children's Room
See your favorite shows performed by the North Main Puppets.
Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Sat, Jul 21
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
2:00 pm
Sat, Jul 21
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Join North Main's team as we prepare for the official competition of Teen Book Battle. We will drill practice questions in the formats that will be used for the main event. Teens interested in joining need to register by May 30th.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
2:00 pm
Sat, Jul 21
Main
Teen Makerspace
The second annual Battle of the Books: Teen Edition is upon us, and we need your help to win! Receive copies of the competition books and practice trivia with your teammates before the big showdown on August 4 at Richland Library Sandhills. Registrations will be accepted throughout June.
Teens, Book Group
Programs for Teens, 13 - 18
3:00 pm
Sat, Jul 21
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Got trivia? Sign-up to participate in Richland Library's Book Battle for kids ages 9-12! The big system-wide tournament will be August 4, so come practice your book smarts.
Children, Book Group
9-12

House Plants ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Sat, Jul 21
Eastover
Meeting Room
Richland County Master Gardeners will review reasons to grow house plants, their basic needs, common pests, and show you some suggestions for bringing the green into your home.
Gardening
13 - 18, Adults

Fairies and Gnomes Tea ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Sat, Jul 21
Cooper
Children's Area
Wear your fairy best or Sunday finest to a fairy tea complete with Zephyr, a Fairy, storytelling, dancing and tea.
Summer Learning Challenge, Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children

Old School Game Day! ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Sat, Jul 21
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Join us at St Andrews in some “Old School” game-playing fun! Classics like Checkers, Stratego, Candyland, Monopoly and more will be available for playing in our meeting room! Get reacquainted with an old favorite or introduce a new generation to the thrill of Chutes and Ladders!
Gaming
Adults, Children All Ages, Programs for Families

Let's Dance! ★ Staff Pick

3:30 pm
Sat, Jul 21
Main
Auditorium
Bust a move at Richland Library Main with our dynamic movement series that will get your heart pumping and put a smile on your face. We'll explore a different style each week - Bollywood (7/21), soul line dance (7/28), Zumba (8/4), and African dance (8/11).
Health and Wellness, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, Adults 55+

Got Writing? ★ Staff Pick

3:30 pm
Sat, Jul 21
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Love writing poetry and stories but feel like you’re stuck in a rut? We’ll explore creative writing in new ways with found and fragment poetry, avant-garde music, and out-of-the-box brainstorming ideas that will get your creative gears turning. Come hang out with fellow writers and get ready to start flexing your writing muscles. Registration required.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
Mon, Jul 23
North Main
Pop-Up Space
The African-American 371st Infantry Regiment, southern draftees mostly from South Carolina was formed in 1917, trained at Camp Jackson and sent to the Western Front to fight in WWI where they came out as heroes. Pop in and visit this exhibit that honors the service and sacrifice of South Carolina’s 371st Infantry Regiment
Art in the Library, Exhibit
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Mon, Jul 23
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Grow your baby’s vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories and songs. This storytime is designed for infants and lap babies. If your child is walking, check out our Toddler Storytime for ages 18 months – 2 years.
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Mon, Jul 23
Sandhills
Entry Courtyard
Choose from seasonal produce from Livingston Farms as well as handmade, chemical-free skin products from This Butter Be Good.
Gardening, Health and Wellness
Adults 55+, Programs for Families
10:30 am
Mon, Jul 23
Community Event
Lower Richland High School | 2615 Lower Richland Blvd
Share stories, songs, and crafts the whole family will enjoy.
Storytime
Programs for Families
2:30 pm
Mon, Jul 23
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Got trivia? Book Battle is a team book trivia competition hosted by Richland Library for our Summer Learning Challenge. This competition is open to children between the ages of 9-12. Join a team, read the 2018 titles and get ready to show your smarts at the Final Battle.
Children, Book Group
Programs for School Age Children, 9-12
3:00 pm
Mon, Jul 23
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Love writing poetry and stories but feel like you're stuck in a rut? We'll explore creative writing in new ways with found and fragment poetry, hip-hop music, and out-of-the-box brainstorming ideas that will get your creative gears turning.
Children
9-12, 13 - 18, Programs for School Age Children
3:30 pm
Mon, Jul 23
Main
Children's Craft Area
Calling all future Einsteins: add a wrinkle to your brain with engaging stories, activities, creativity and educational play.
Children, Craft
3-5
3:30 pm
Mon, Jul 23
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Join Ballentine’s Book Battle team as we prep for the ultimate battle of book knowledge. Applications available at the library.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
4:00 pm
Mon, Jul 23
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
4:30 pm
Mon, Jul 23
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 culture and language and play large group games together.
Teens
Programs for Teens, 13 - 18
5:00 pm
Mon, Jul 23
Sandhills
Entry Courtyard
Bring the entire family for an evening of fun crafting challenges, snacks, and fun. Event will take place in the R2i2 Commons Area.
Craft
Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Mon, Jul 23
Cooper
Screening of Victoria and Abdul, a film based on a true story and 2011 book by Shrabani Basu.
Movies, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, 13 - 18
6:30 pm
Mon, Jul 23
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Wear your pajamas and snuggle up for bedtime stories and songs.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children
6:30 pm
Mon, Jul 23
Main
BCR Classroom
Intermediate Excel will cover concepts such as merging and splitting cells, hiding columns and rows, using multiple worksheets, sorting and filtering data, and formatting a worksheet as a table.Prerequisite: Microsoft Excel (2013) class or solid Excel experience.
Computer Class, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Jul 23
St. Andrews
Living Room
Come show us your mental mastery against some of the members of the Columbia Chess Club. Participate in a casual game or a tournament and meet some of best players in your area.
Gaming
Programs for Families, 13 - 18, Adults
Tue, Jul 24
North Main
Pop-Up Space
The African-American 371st Infantry Regiment, southern draftees mostly from South Carolina was formed in 1917, trained at Camp Jackson and sent to the Western Front to fight in WWI where they came out as heroes. Pop in and visit this exhibit that honors the service and sacrifice of South Carolina’s 371st Infantry Regiment
Art in the Library, Exhibit
Adults, Programs for Adults
9:30 am
Tue, Jul 24
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
Programs for Families, Children All Ages
10:30 am
Tue, Jul 24
Main
Storytime Room
This special storytime for families includes stories, songs, fingerplays and puppet shows or art activities for the young. For all ages.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children, Programs for Families
10:30 am
Tue, Jul 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
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children

Hands on Art ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Tue, Jul 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
11:00 am
Tue, Jul 24
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
It looks like magic, but it’s really science! Chemistry teacher Robert Ellington returns with new tricks to dazzle and teach in a magic show that’s fun for all ages!
Children, Summer Learning Challenge
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Tue, Jul 24
Community Event
Lower Richland High School | 2615 Lower Richland Blvd
Jumping for joy at the thought of a fun use for those plastic store bags? Well look no further as you and your family will create fantastic jump ropes that the whole family can use for single, double or even triple dutch, all while helping the environment!
Craft
Programs for Families, Programs for Teens, Programs for School Age Children
11:00 am
Tue, Jul 24
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, Summer Learning Challenge
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
11:00 am
Tue, Jul 24
Sandhills
Entry Maker
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, Jul 24
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
12:30 pm
Tue, Jul 24
Community Event
Lower Richland High School | 2615 Lower Richland Blvd
Ollivander's is looking for the magical and muggle born alike in crafting one of a kind wands. In anticipation of Harry's birthday celebration its all wands on deck to make sure the party goers can swish and flick in style.
Craft
Programs for Families, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Teens
1:00 pm
Tue, Jul 24
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+
1:30 pm
Tue, Jul 24
Sandhills
Meeting Room
It's time for our Book Battle trivia competition for teens! Our reading-incentive program consists of 6 teen books, 4 practices throughout July and 1 final competition on August 4th. We will compete as a team against others to test our knowledge and have fun. Registration begins June 1st.
13 - 18
2:30 pm
Tue, Jul 24
Main
Meeting Space 205
Is having an online presence stopping you from fulfilling your entrepreneurial dreams? Book a one-on-one appointment to find out how you can establish your business online without the upfront cost of a professional webmaster. If registration is filled, please contact Kelsey T in Studio Services at 929-3445 for additional times.
Maker, Business Event, Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Tue, Jul 24
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Got trivia? Book Battle is a team book trivia competition hosted by Richland Library for our Summer Learning Challenge. This competition is open to teens between the ages of 13-18. Join a team, read the 2018 titles and get ready to show your smarts at the Final Battle!
Teens, Book Group
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
3:00 pm
Tue, Jul 24
Main
Studio 221
Ever wonder how to measure a body for patterns? Come join us as we go over what all the measurements mean, and how to properly take them. This can help anyone buying clothes online or mail order, buying patterns to make their own, or drafting patterns that will fit perfectly. All materials provided.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults

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