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10:00 am
Fri, Jul 28
Eastover
Meeting Room
Bring the whole family to take a break from the heat with a fun-filled flick.
Children
Programs for Young Children, Programs for School Age Children
10:30 am
Fri, Jul 28
Blythewood
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 28
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
1:00 pm
Fri, Jul 28
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Join North Main's team as we prepare for the official competition of Battle of the Books: Teen Edition. We will drill practice questions in the formats that will be used for the main event. Teens interested in joining need to register by June 30th.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
3:00 pm
Fri, Jul 28
Eastover
Participate in board games and encourage cooperation, problem solving and critical thinking.
Gaming, Summer Learning Challenge
Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families
6:30 pm
Fri, Jul 28
Operations Center
Members of the Richland Library Friends are invited to shop during this preview sale. Not a member? You can join at the door for as little as $25.
Book Sale
Children All Ages, 13 - 18, Adults
9:00 am
Sat, Jul 29
Operations Center
Get great deals on used books and support the library. Questions? Call 929-3436
Book Sale
Children All Ages, 13 - 18, Adults
10:30 am
Sat, Jul 29
Main
Auditorium
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 29
North Main
Large Meeting Space
The North Main Gardeners share a variety of gardening tips.
Gardening
Adults
11:00 am
Sat, Jul 29
North Main
Children's Room
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime
Children All Ages
11:00 am
Sat, Jul 29
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 29
Main
Theater
Mark Littmann has written books on solar eclipses, the outer solar system, great meteor storms, and Halley’s Comet. These books have won four national awards. He holds two distinguished professorships at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville where he teaches three different courses on how to write about science so that the public understands and enjoys it. His most recent books are Totality: The Great American Eclipses of 2017 and 2024 and, for students 8-14, Eclipse 2017. On August 21, 2017, a total eclipse of the Sun will trace a narrow path across he United States--and sweep over Columbia. Only one in 100,000 people has seen a total solar eclipse. It has been 38 years since a total eclipse has visited the mainland United States. Through stories, photographs, and artwork, we'll explore the mythology, history, and scientific significance of eclipses--and how to observe a total eclipse of the Sun, the most amazing of all celestial sights.
Author Event, STEM/STEAM, Summer Learning Challenge
9-12, 13 - 18, Adults
2:00 pm
Sat, Jul 29
Main
Meeting Space 214
Join Main’s team as we prepare for the official competition of Battle of the Books: Teen Edition. We will drill practice questions in the formats that will be used for the main event. Teens interested in joining need to register by June 30.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
2:00 pm
Sat, Jul 29
Main
Production Stage
Interested in virtual reality games, movies, or other art projects? Drop by and play with Studio Services's new HTC Vive VR headset. There will be a sign up sheet at the event. Each turn will last 10-15 minutes.
Maker, Gaming
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Sat, Jul 29
Main
BCR Classroom
Do you want to learn a great way to keep in touch with friends and grandkids? This hands-on class shows you how to stay engaged with your family, friends, and community. Part 2 will focus on: Fine tuning your account and privacy settings, adding and editing photos on your page and timeline, “liking” pages and groups, plus more about Facebook games and apps and how to access the help center features.
Computer Class
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
3:00 pm
Sat, Jul 29
Main
Studio 220
Learn to make paper sailboats using folding, cutting and gluing techniques. Registration Required
Craft, Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Sat, Jul 29
North Main
Large Meeting Space
An evening of fashion, live music and celebration for everyone!Community members of all types and backgrounds will modelfashion-forward and interview-worthy outfits of donated clothesas they strut their stuff down the runway. And attendees willhave the opportunity to take an outfit home for themselves too!
Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens

TAB - Teen Advisory Board ★ Staff Pick

3:30 pm
Sat, Jul 29
Eastover
Meeting Room
Earn volunteer hours by meeting once a month to help plan programs, participate in service projects, and have fun! for 7th through 12th graders.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
10:00 am
Mon, Jul 31
Community Event
Lower Richland High School | 2615 Lower Richland Blvd
Do you have a specific question about how to use computers, find your way around the Internet or Microsoft software? Drop in for a one-on-one 30 minute to 1 hour appointment to get personalized assistance. Learn basic computer skills such as using a mouse, saving files, navigating the internet, setting up an email account and much more.
Computer Class
Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
10:00 am
Mon, Jul 31
Sandhills
Storytime 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
10:30 am
Mon, Jul 31
Main
Auditorium
Stories, songs and much more await you and your family at the library.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
12:00 pm
Mon, Jul 31
Community Event
Lower Richland High School | 2615 Lower Richland Blvd
Drop in and make a Washi Tape bookmark. Materials provided.
Maker
Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens

Happy Birthday Harry! ★ Staff Pick

2:00 pm
Mon, Jul 31
Eastover
Meeting Room
Your invitation to Hogwarts biggest summer event has arrived! Come help us celebrate all things Harry Potter on his special day. Open your marauders map and follow it to Richland Library Eastover for a magical afternoon of challenges, games, and treats.
Children
Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families
2:00 pm
Mon, Jul 31
Sandhills
Children's Maker
The Children's Maker Space is open to help young artists explore their creative side. Materials are available to draw, paint, and create.
Maker, Summer Learning Challenge, Art in the Library
9-12, 6-8, Programs for School Age Children
2:00 pm
Mon, Jul 31
Blythewood
Learning Tree is partnering with the Richland Library Blythewood for technology classes. This session will focus on cyber security.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Mon, Jul 31
Main
Makerspace
Come learn how to crochet! We will be learning how to chain stitch, single crochet, double crochet, and basic pattern reading. Hooks and yarn provided, but feel free to bring your own to learn on! Students of all levels welcome.
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults, Adults 55+
3:00 pm
Mon, Jul 31
Ballentine
Join Ballentine’s team as we prep for the Ultimate test of book knowledge: Battle of the Books – Teen Edition
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
5:00 pm
Mon, Jul 31
Blythewood
Got trivia? Sign-up to participate in Richland Library's Battle of the Books! The big system-wide tournament will be August 5, so come practice your book smarts.
Teens, Book Group
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Mon, Jul 31
Main
Theater
Do you like to use words like tsundere, shojo, or doujinshi? If so - or if you’re just curious - the doors of T.O.A.S.T., the Team Of Anime Seeking Teens, are open to you. Watch fresh-picked anime series every Monday at 6 p.m., learn brief Japanese lessons, and enjoy anime-based games and crafts. (Bread not included.)
Teens, Multicultural, Movies
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:30 pm
Mon, Jul 31
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
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Jul 31
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Venga a disfrutar cuentos en bilingues en ingles y espanol. Come enjoy bilingual stories in English and Spanish.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:30 pm
Mon, Jul 31
Ballentine
Wear your pajamas and snuggle up for bedtime stories and songs.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children
7:00 pm
Mon, Jul 31
Main
Auditorium
Jupiter will be high in the sky and we want to look at it! Join us for a fun and interactive learning program about our solar system's largest planet. If the skies are clear, we will have a short observation session of Jupiter and the first quarter moon.
STEM/STEAM
Adults, 13 - 18
Tue, Aug 1
Eastover
Please call to schedule an in-person appointment time.
Legal
Adults, Programs for Adults
Tue, Aug 1
Eastover
Do you have a tech question? Puzzled by an e-device? Want to know how to best use our website or surfing the internet? Any tech/computer questions/problems? Call or walk in to reserve a 30-minute in person session with one-on-one technical help.
Computer Class
Adults, 13 - 18, 9-12
9:30 am
Tue, Aug 1
Main
Auditorium
In this hands-on workshop for educators and parents, consultant William Van Cleave leads an overview of the origins of our language, major languages of influence, morphemic awareness, and advanced word decoding strategies. Learn tools to help students decode unfamiliar words. Registration required.
Workshop, Author Event, Community Awareness
Adults, Programs for Adults, Programs for Parents
9:30 am
Tue, Aug 1
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
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Tue, Aug 1
Main
Makerspace
This sewing course is for adult beginners who want to learn the very basics about operation, terminology and techniques. The class will include threading the machine and bobbin and learning how to use and adjust stitch settings. You will also make a fun and simple project to practice your new skills! *All materials included
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Tue, Aug 1
North Main
Children's Room
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children

Birds of Prey ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Tue, Aug 1
Cooper
Children's Area
Meet some feathered visitors from the Center for Birds of Prey in Charleston. Learn how each bird thrives and get your hands on bio-artifacts.
Summer Learning Challenge, Nature
6-8, 9-12, Programs for Families
10:30 am
Tue, Aug 1
Blythewood
Would you survive being stuck on a deserted island? Find out if you would sink or float in this STEAM program.
Children, STEM/STEAM
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
11:00 am
Tue, Aug 1
Sandhills
Meeting Room
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, Aug 1
Community Event
Lower Richland High School | 2615 Lower Richland Blvd
Doodle, color, paint and create your masterpiece.
Art in the Library
Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens, Programs for School Age Children
12:30 pm
Tue, Aug 1
Community Event
Lower Richland High School | 2615 Lower Richland Blvd
Will you be the last one standing? Bring your "A" game and a friend or two (or ten), as we crown the ultimate Uno Champion.
Gaming
Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens, Programs for School Age Children
2:00 pm
Tue, Aug 1
Board Room
Board Meeting
2:30 pm
Tue, Aug 1
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Gather 'round the campfire for stories, songs, and smores as we transform the storytime nook into Camp Sandhills. Make a wilderness craft and earn a special badge!
Storytime, Summer Learning Challenge
3-5, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
4:00 pm
Tue, Aug 1
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join us for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics projects to improve critical thinking skills and innovation, and more importantly, to have fun.
Teens, STEM/STEAM
13 - 18

Coloring Café ★ Staff Pick

5:30 pm
Tue, Aug 1
Ballentine
Keep calm and Color On!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Aug 1
Eastover
Meeting Room
Join us for a fun, relaxing introductory yoga practice. Wear comfortable clothes and come ready to breathe, focus and make mind-body connections. Yoga mats and light refreshment will be provided. Namaste!
Health and Wellness
Programs for School Age Children, Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Aug 1
Main
Theater
It's never too early to start your college search!  From finding schools, completing applications, getting accepted, to finding funding - we've got all the information for parents and teens.  Get ready to present your best self to your dream school!
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens, Programs for Parents

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