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10:00 am
Wed, Jul 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, Jul 27
Northeast
Meeting Room
Become familiar with using a Web browser to view information on the Internet. Learn how to use the mouse to navigate the Web. Learn how to use search engines, such as Google, to find information.
Computer Class
Adults 55+, Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Wed, Jul 27
Sandhills
Facebook is a great tool to help you stay in touch with friends and family. Learn how to set up an account, adjust privacy settings, post updates and pictures, and join conversations.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Wed, Jul 27
Southeast
Meeting Room
Share stories, songs and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime
Programs for Families, Children All Ages
10:30 am
Wed, Jul 27
Wheatley
Storytime for ages 0-23
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, Programs for Young Children
12:00 pm
Wed, Jul 27
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Come learn how to play Bunco - a fun progressive dice game! For adults, teens, and families with older children.
Gaming, STEM/STEAM
Adults, 13 - 18, Programs for Adults
2:00 pm
Wed, Jul 27
Southeast
Meeting Room
Boys, join us for 4 days of this exciting camp and learn how much fun science, technology, engineering and math can be! Registration preferred.
STEM/STEAM
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
2:30 pm
Wed, Jul 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

Let's Code! ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Wed, Jul 27
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Learn coding basics and work on fun projects in this one-day coding workshop. Ages 6-12; space is limited, register online beginning July 6.
STEM/STEAM, Maker
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:30 pm
Wed, Jul 27
Northeast
Meeting Room
Practice for the Battle of the Books. To participate, you must attend at least 3 of the 4 practice sessions.
Children
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:30 pm
Wed, Jul 27
Main
Storytime Room - Children's Room
Get ready for kindergarten! Your child will gain confidence and independence in this kids-only storytime. For ages 3-5.
Storytime, Children
3-5, Programs for Young Children
3:30 pm
Wed, Jul 27
Main
Craft Area - Children's Room
Join our own Ashley Warthen as we explore and create while learning about the elements of art. For ages 6-8.
Craft, Children
6-8, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Wed, Jul 27
Eastover
Meeting Room
Challenge your friends to Wii U or Xbox 360 games!
Gaming
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Wed, Jul 27
Main
Please join us to discuss "Brain of Fire: My Month of Madness" by Susannah Cahalan.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults

Byte Size Computer Basics ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Wed, Jul 27
Sandhills
Children's Area
Do you have a tech question? Puzzled by an edevice? Want to know more about how to best use our website? Drop in for one-on-one help.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Wed, Jul 27
Northeast
Meeting Room
Let's get together and play! Join us for an evening of gaming on the big screen. Take on your friends and find out who has what it takes before it is GAME OVER.
Gaming, Teens
13 - 18, 9-12, Programs for Teens
6:30 pm
Wed, Jul 27
Ballentine
Join us for Ballentine's book club for adults. To sign up please call 781-5026 or stop by the library.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Thu, Jul 28
Southeast
Meeting Room
Your baby will love storytime while increasing vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories and songs.
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2

Sarah Dippity ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Thu, Jul 28
Community Event
Doko Manor | 100 Alvina Hagood Circle
You’ll be enchanted by this show of magic, stories, and comedy.
Performance, Summer Learning Challenge
Programs for Young Children, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families
10:30 am
Thu, Jul 28
Northeast
Conference Room
Talk, sing, read, write and play as we build your child's early literacy skills.
Children, Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Thu, Jul 28
Blythewood
You'll be enchanted by this show of magic, stories and comedy. This event will be held at Doko Manor, 100 Alvina Hagood Circle, Blythewood.
Performance, Summer Learning Challenge
Programs for Young Children, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Thu, Jul 28
Main
Children's Room
Future architects of the world unite! Join us for an artist-inspired building spree and build the LEGO creation of your dreams.
Children, Gaming
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
2:00 pm
Thu, Jul 28
Southeast
Meeting Room
Boys, join us for 4 days of this exciting camp and learn how much fun science, technology, engineering and math can be! Registration preferred.
STEM/STEAM
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
2:30 pm
Thu, Jul 28
Eastover
Meeting Room
Create robots, cities, creatures and more using LEGO blocks and LEGO Mindstorm!
Gaming, Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:30 pm
Thu, Jul 28
Main
Children's Room
Explore the world of books and expand your imagination with stories, games, and craft activities. For ages 6-8.
Children
6-8, Programs for School Age Children

Sarah Dippity ★ Staff Pick

3:30 pm
Thu, Jul 28
Community Event
Virginia Wingard Memorial United Methodist Church | 1500 Broad River Rd
You’ll be enchanted by this show of magic, stories, and comedy. The show will be at Virginia Wingard UMC, 1500 Broad River Rd, Columbia, SC 29210.
Performance, Summer Learning Challenge
Programs for Young Children, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families
3:30 pm
Thu, Jul 28
Wheatley
Come one, come all! Bring your parents and friends to build Legos. We'll supply the Legos. You supply the ideas!
Craft
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Thu, Jul 28
Main
BCR Classroom
Are you ready for your life reimagined moment? These chances, whether expected or unexpected, can come when we are in our twenties, thirties, fifties or seventies. Get the confidence you need to make your next step the right step with The Life Reimagined Checkup. Join Sylvie Golod, Career Specialist and Life Reimagine Guide to start discovering your what’s next! Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Jul 28
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
6:30 pm
Thu, Jul 28
Northeast
Meeting Room
Learn intermediate skills for Microsoft Word (2013), such as creating lists, using headers and footers, working with tables, and adding pictures and graphics. Prerequisite Microsoft Word (2013) class or solid Word experience
Computer Class
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Thu, Jul 28
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Drop by at 6:30 to see what old-school games we're playing! - video and board game throwbacks like Atari, Nintendo, Battleship, Spirograph, Operation, and on and on!
Gaming
13 - 18, Adults, Programs for Teens
10:00 am
Fri, Jul 29
Eastover
Meeting Room
Take a break from the heat and bring the whole family with a cool movie for fun filled flicks.
Children
Programs for Young Children, Programs for School Age Children
10:00 am
Fri, Jul 29
Southeast
Meeting Room
Bring the whole family for a screening of your favorite movies.June 3: Shaun the Sheep (PG) 85 minutesJune 10: Hotel Transylvania 2 (PG) 89 minutesJune 24: Open Season - Scared Silly (PG) 85 minutesJuly 15: The Good Dinosaur (PG) 102 minutesJuly 22: Inside Out (PG) 102 minutesJuly 29: Kung Fu Panda 3 (PG) 95 minutes
Movies, Children
Programs for Families, Children All Ages
10:30 am
Fri, Jul 29
Northeast
Meeting Room
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess!
Children
3-5, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Fri, Jul 29
Wheatley
Share stories, songs and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime
3-5, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Fri, Jul 29
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
12:30 pm
Fri, Jul 29
Northeast
Meeting Room
Activate your songwriting brain with Molly Ledford of Lunch Money. Follow traditional song structures or break all the rules! With guidance from Molly and support from the group, you'll create a song of your very own.
Summer Learning Challenge, Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
2:00 pm
Fri, Jul 29
Southeast
Meeting Room
Join the competition to see who can build the coolest and most creative MINECRAFT structures. Prizes awarded in various age categories. For ages 6 & up. Please call 776-0855 or stop by to register.
Gaming
Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Teens, Programs for Adults

Pigskin Poets ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Fri, Jul 29
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 lead by popular storyteller, Darion McCloud.Due to renovations at Richland Library, this event will take place at the Drew Wellness Center, 2101 Walker Solomon Way, Columbia, SC 29204.
Summer Learning Challenge, Children
Children All Ages, 13 - 18, Adults
10:00 am
Sat, Jul 30
Main
BCR Classroom
Learn how to perform basic computers tasks using Microsoft Windows. Open programs and learn how to edit and organize files. Please call 929-3469 to register.Prerequisite: Introduction to Computers I or solid mouse skills.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Sat, Jul 30
Main
Children's Room
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, Jul 30
Wheatley
Share stories, songs and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime
3-5, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Sat, Jul 30
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Share stories, songs, and more while building early literacy skills with STEAM fun for the whole family.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Sat, Jul 30
Northeast
Conference Room
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills for the whole family.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages

BEE Helpful ★ Staff Pick

11:00 am
Sat, Jul 30
Southeast
Meeting Room
Make pollinator habitats for solitary bees and wildflower seed bombs.
Programs for School Age Children, 6-8, 9-12
11:00 am
Sat, Jul 30
Eastover
Meeting Room
Stories, puppets, songs and more puppets.
Children, Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Sat, Jul 30
Main
Teen Center
We apologize for the inconvenience, but this program has been cancelled. Please check back soon for more exciting programs!
Teens
Programs for Teens, 13 - 18

Cigar Box Guitar Making ★ Staff Pick

2:00 pm
Sat, Jul 30
Southeast
Meeting Room
You got it right. You'll put together your very own cigar box guitar to take home, tune up and play. Spaces limited, call 776-0855 to reserve your spot.
Workshop, Maker
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
2:00 pm
Sat, Jul 30
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Join Sandhills' Battle of the Books team as we prep for the ultimate battle of book knowledge.
Summer Learning Challenge, Summer Reading Club
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
9:30 am
Mon, Aug 1
Sandhills
Meeting 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

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