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12:30 pm
Thu, Jul 19
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
1:00 pm
Thu, Jul 19
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Lively discussion of engaging fiction and nonfiction works.
Book Group
Adults
2:30 pm
Thu, Jul 19
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Do you have a specific question about how to us computers or find your way around the Internet? Drop in to our Computer Basics Learning Lab for personalized assistance. Learn basic computer skills such as: using the mouse, saving files to a computer, navigating the internet, uploading files to a website, setting up an email account, attaching files to email, and using Microsoft programs.
Computer Class
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Thu, Jul 19
Sandhills
Children's Maker
It's time for our Book Battle trivia competition for children! Our reading-incentive program consists of 8 children's 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.
Summer Reading Club
9-12
3:00 pm
Thu, Jul 19
Main
BCR Classroom
Are you thinking of enrolling in college? Do you have questions about the admissions process? Learn more from Brandon Benjamin, Midlands Technical College Admissions Advisor, on enrollment steps. The session will cover the various programs of study that are offered, the application process, and information on purchasing books for the first day of class. Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Thu, Jul 19
Eastover
Meeting Room
A week-long crafts making to see how crafty you are. Materials will be provided.
Summer Learning Challenge, Maker
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
3:00 pm
Thu, Jul 19
Main
Teen Gaming Room
The Teen Center challenges you to enter our gaming tournament to win honor and glory. Compete with your fellow gamers to dominate the bracket! Ages 12 to 18.
Teens, Gaming
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
3:00 pm
Thu, Jul 19
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Gossip while you garden! Help us maintain and harvest from our raised bed gardens while making new friends and learning new skills. You may even have the chance to sample some of the fresh produce!
Gardening
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+

EdVenture At Eastover ★ Staff Pick

5:30 pm
Thu, Jul 19
Eastover
Meeting Room
Fun-filled workshops that integrate literacy and science by linking children’s books with inquiry based hands-on science explorations. Presented by EdVenture Children’s Museum, with the Franklin Institute Science Museum and the Free Library of Philadelphia LEAP into Science Family Workshops.
STEM/STEAM, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families

Kid's Chess Hour ★ Staff Pick

5:30 pm
Thu, Jul 19
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
The Kid's Chess Hour is an opportunity for kids of all levels to come together and play and learn the game of chess. Kid's hour is much the same as an adult chess club - but for kids. Sam Copeland (The reigning South Carolina champion and twice South Carolina's high school champion (2002 and 2003)) or another strong chess player will always be on hand to help coach and teach the kids. Games and puzzles will be available.
Gaming, Workshop
Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Teens, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Thu, Jul 19
Cooper
Children's Area
Got trivia? Sign up for Richland Library’s Battle of the Books! The big system-wide tournament will be August 4 so come practice your book smarts. (Registered participants only.)
Summer Learning Challenge, Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Thu, Jul 19
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Explore different styles of art with us! This is for teens of all skill levels that love art or are interested in art. We will sketch, paint, build, color and create. Bring your own art and ideas to work on too.
Teens, Art in the Library
13 - 18
6:00 pm
Thu, Jul 19
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Join us for a community book swap.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Jul 19
Ballentine
Living Room
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
Thu, Jul 19
Main
Post Production Lab
Model, sculpt, and render! These workshops appeal to both novices and advanced users. Each 3D Thursday will cover basics and a different technique using Blender, MeshMixer, and other free tools.
Maker, Workshop
Adults, Programs for Adults
7:00 pm
Thu, Jul 19
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Discuss, watch, read, and enjoy your favorite anime and manga with us! For beginners and the already obsessed.
Teens
13 - 18
10:00 am
Fri, Jul 20
Cooper
Children's Area
Simple art fun with stories to boot. Dress for a mess!
Children, Craft, Storytime
Programs for Young Children, 3-5
10:00 am
Fri, Jul 20
Eastover
Meeting Room
Bring the whole family to take a break from the heat with a fun-filled flick.
Movies, Summer Learning Challenge
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:30 am
Fri, Jul 20
Blythewood
Meeting Room
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, Jul 20
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Get ready to move and shake, shake, shake while listening to stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Fri, Jul 20
Sandhills
Auditorium
The stage is set and the puppets are all here! Enjoy the show!
Children
3-5, 6-8, Programs for Young Children
2:30 pm
Fri, Jul 20
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
3:00 pm
Fri, Jul 20
Eastover
Meeting Room
We've got a Wii and XBox and you know how to play it. Join us to enjoy your favorite games. Welcome to bring your own game(s).
Gaming
Children All Ages, Programs for Families

Pigskin Poets ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Fri, Jul 20
Community Event
Drew Wellness Center | 2101 Walker Solomon Way
Down, set, hike! It’s time for Gamecock football! The USC football team, cheerleaders and Cocky are taking the field with Richland Library for an afternoon of stories, games and autographs. The celebration will be led by popular storyteller, Darion McCloud.Please note, this event will take place at the Drew Wellness Center, 2101 Walker Solomon Way, Columbia, SC 29204.
Summer Learning Challenge, Children, Good for Groups
Children All Ages, 13 - 18, Adults
3:30 pm
Fri, Jul 20
Main
Studio 221
For the final session of the Beginning Quilting series, come learn how to finish your piece from Beginning Quilting 1 & 2. In this class, we will work on creating our own binding, binding the quilt, and attaching hanging loops. These classes will give you the basics on quilting, confidence with tools, and the knowledge to continue the craft. Participants must know how to run a sewing machine or have come to a Beginning Sewing lesson.*All materials provided.
Maker, Craft, Hygge
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Fri, Jul 20
Operations Center
Donors to the Richland Library Friends are eligible to shop during this private sale 6:30-8:30 p.m. Not a donor? You can give at the door for as little as $25.
Book Sale
Children All Ages, 13 - 18, 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
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, Zumba, line dance, and African dance.
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.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
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
3:30 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
4:30 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

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