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Mon, Jun 25
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, Jun 25
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, Jun 25
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, Jun 25
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, Jun 25
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, Jun 25
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
4:30 pm
Mon, Jun 25
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
6:00 pm
Mon, Jun 25
Cooper
Screening of Wonder, the film adaptation of the NYT bestselling novel by R.J. Palacio.
Movies, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, 13 - 18, 9-12
6:30 pm
Mon, Jun 25
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, Jun 25
Main
Auditorium
After hundreds of individuals engaged in the Let's Talk Race series over the course of 2017, Richland Library is bringing these facilitator-led conversations to the forefront again. Please join us for the first program from 6:30 - 8 p.m., Monday, June 25 at our Main location (1431 Assembly Street). In an effort to peacefully address the topic of racism, which has gripped news headlines across the country, these conversations plan to encourage members of the community to take part in this difficult and sometimes emotional dialogue. This program is in partnership with Race to the Table SC.The Let's Talk Race series is scheduled to continue in August and October 2018.
Community Awareness
Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Jun 25
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, Jun 26
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, Jun 26
Community Event
Lower Richland High School | 2615 Lower Richland Blvd
Share stories, songs and create a festive 4th of July craft.
Storytime
Programs for Families, Children All Ages
10:00 am
Tue, Jun 26
Main
BCR Classroom
Bring your résumé and interview with Recruiting Solutions! We're hiring in the following fields: office & professional, light industrial, and information technology. Register Online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Tue, Jun 26
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, Jun 26
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, Jun 26
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

STEAM Powered Summer Fun ★ Staff Pick

11:00 am
Tue, Jun 26
Community Event
Lower Richland High School | 2615 Lower Richland Blvd
It may be hot outside, but it's STEAM-Y in the library. Come for an afternoon of fun and science. Build it, experiment with it learn the how's and why's while having fun with hands on science.
STEM/STEAM
Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Tue, Jun 26
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, Jun 26
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, Jun 26
Community Event
Lower Richland High School | 2615 Lower Richland Blvd
Love is a wet nose, sloppy kisses and wagging tails! Show your pooch some love by making them dog toys that they will love.
Craft
Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Teens, Programs for Adults
1:00 pm
Tue, Jun 26
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, Jun 26
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, Jun 26
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
3:00 pm
Tue, Jun 26
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Get ready for Battle with this introduction to the rules, books and fun of Book Battle!
Summer Learning Challenge
9-12, 13 - 18, Programs for School Age Children
3:00 pm
Tue, Jun 26
Cooper
Children's Area
Congaree National Park is home to many plants and animals including the famous synchronous fireflies and the largest old growth hardwood forest in the southeastern US. Come learn all about our local National Park from a Congaree Park Ranger.
Children, Nature, Summer Learning Challenge
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:30 pm
Tue, Jun 26
Main
Children's Craft Area
What will life look like on Mars? Help astronauts prepare by engineering a suitable Martian habitat. For 9-12 year olds.
STEM/STEAM, Craft, Children
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
4:00 pm
Tue, Jun 26
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 26
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 26
Main
Children's Room
Increase your reading skills by learning the tricks to decoding unfamiliar words, practice comprehension, and build fluency. For rising or current third graders. Please call 803-929-3434 to register. Registration opens June 1, 2018. **Space is limited.**
Workshop, Children
6-8, 9-12
6:00 pm
Tue, Jun 26
Main
Studio 220
Singer/songwriter Wendell Culbreath (AKA THE Dubber) is back! He will be offering guidance, tips and lyric writing techniques in this special 4-week series of workshops for those interested in songwriting. Sign up once, and return monthly for new challenges to help you write your next hit.
Maker
Adults
Wed, Jun 27
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
Wed, Jun 27
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
9:00 am
Wed, Jun 27
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
10:00 am
Wed, Jun 27
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Simple art fun for the very young. Come for a short storytime in our story nook and then head to the maker lab for a fun project. Dress for a mess!
Art in the Library
Programs for Young Children, 3-5
10:00 am
Wed, Jun 27
Eastover
Children's Area
Share stories, songs, craft, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Wed, Jun 27
Cooper
Children's Area
The littlest gardeners get hands on experience from soil prep through harvest. Come rain or shine and dress for a mess!
Children, Gardening, Go Green
Programs for Young Children, 3-5
10:00 am
Wed, Jun 27
Community Event
Stop by to try your hand at creating something just for the sake of creating something. You'll be shocked and amazed by how much fun you'll have. Art supplies and very little instructions await you.
Art in the Library
Programs for Teens, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Wed, Jun 27
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, Jun 27
Main
Storytime Room
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
10:30 am
Wed, Jun 27
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess!
Craft, Children
3-5, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Wed, Jun 27
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Interested in basket weaving? Bring your own supplies and share your skills with fellow basket weavers!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
12:00 pm
Wed, Jun 27
Main
Teen Center
There is a superhero for everyone. Are you a fan of Marvel and DC, or are you looking for something more? We are going to learn about superheroes of all stripes, create our own, and share them with each other, including fandom discussions, crafts, hot titles in the library, and good old-fashioned “who would win” style debates. What if the greatest superhero we meet… is you?
Teens, Maker
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
1:00 pm
Wed, Jun 27
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Come join us for a movie in the morning at your library!
Children, Movies
6-8, 9-12, Programs for Families
2:30 pm
Wed, Jun 27
Eastover
Meeting Room
It may be hot outside, but it's STEAM-Y in the library. Come for an afternoon of fun and science. Build it, experiment with it learn the how's and why's while having fun with hands on science.
STEM/STEAM
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
2:30 pm
Wed, Jun 27
Main
Career Coaching Center
Career Coaches will be available to answer your résumé questions on a first-come, first-served basis.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Wed, Jun 27
Cooper
Children's Area
Escape the heat with some classic family movies - no flicks from this millennium!June 6 - AnnieJune 13 - The Iron GiantJune 20 - The RescuersJune 27 - The Adventures of Milo and OtisJuly 11 - HerculesJuly 18 - The Great Mouse DetectiveJuly 25 - Honey, I Shrunk the KidsAugust 1 - An American Tail: Fievel Goes WestAugust 8 - James and the Giant PeachAugust 15 - The AristCats
Movies, Children, Summer Learning Challenge
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families
3:30 pm
Wed, Jun 27
Main
Storytime Room
Explore the world of books and expand your imagination with stories, games, and craft activities. For 6-8 year olds.
Children, Craft
6-8
4:00 pm
Wed, Jun 27
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join us for Teen Gaming Night! PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Atari, and Retro Board Game fun!
Teens, Gaming
13 - 18

Everything Manga ★ Staff Pick

5:00 pm
Wed, Jun 27
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Watch anime, discuss manga, and play games with fellow fans! Whether you've only just become interested in the medium or have long been an otaku, we have a chair for you.
Teens
13 - 18, Adults, Programs for Teens

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