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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
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.
Maker, 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

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