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10:00 am
Fri, Jun 8
Eastover
Meeting Room
Come join us and celebrate Donald Duck’s birthday by having a Disney birthday party! We’ll have a Disney themed cake and movie to make Donald Duck’s birthday a special one!
Summer Learning Challenge, Movies
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:30 am
Fri, Jun 8
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, Jun 8
Ballentine
Meeting 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
3:00 pm
Fri, Jun 8
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

Octeto Sicarú ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Fri, Jun 8
Main
Auditorium
World recognized guitar octet, Octeto Sicarú, kicks off the Southern Guitar Festival and Competition with this lecture on the History of Mexican Guitar Making and a live concert!Sponsored by SC Humanities, Palmetto Luna, and the Southern Guitar Festival and Competition.
Performance, Multicultural
Adults, 13 - 18
Sat, Jun 9 - Sun, Jun 10
Main
This annual, multi-day festival brings world caliber guitarists to Columbia, South Carolina. Activities include concerts, workshops, lectures, and an international solo and ensemble competition. The guitar competition includes divisions for elementary/middle school, high school, and college/professional level classical guitarists, as well as an ensemble division and a division for non-classical guitar players (Guitar Idol SC).For more information, visit southernguitarfest.com.
Performance
Adults, 13 - 18, Children All Ages
10:00 am
Sat, Jun 9
Cooper
Children's Area
Enjoy storytime and a special visit from a Congaree National Park Ranger to learn about local wildlife and Congaree’s champion trees.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Sat, Jun 9
Main
BCR Classroom
Learn basic terms, the parts of the computer and how it works. Practice using the mouse by completing a self-paced tutorial. Please call 929-3469 to register.
Computer Class, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Sat, Jun 9
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, Jun 9
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, Jun 9
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, Jun 9
North Main
Courtyard
School’s out. Join us for a celebration to mark the beginning of summer and the start of the Richland Library Friend’s Summer Learning Challenge.Carolina Wildlife Presents: Urban Wildlife: As Close as Your BackyardNeighborhoods keep growing and changing and wildlife is losing habitat, forcing them to move into our backyards. Opossums that climb, snakes that slither and birds that fly – our backyards are filled with countless fascinating creatures to protect! Students learn how animals have adapted to living close to humans and how we can make our neighborhoods safer for them.
Children, Summer Learning Challenge
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Sat, Jun 9
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
11:00 am
Sat, Jun 9
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Neighborhoods keep growing and changing and wildlife is losing habitat, forcing them to move into our backyards. Opossums that climb, snakes that slither and birds that fly – our backyards are filled with countless fascinating creatures to protect! Students learn how animals have adapted to living close to humans and how we can make our neighborhoods safer for them.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
12:00 pm
Sat, Jun 9
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Interested in knitting, needlework, scrapbooking or other crafts? Bring your own portable craft project and share with your fellow crafters!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:00 pm
Sat, Jun 9
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, Jun 9
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Play Ball! In honor of the national pastime, St. Andrews library will be showing the 1992 film "A League of Their Own" starring Tom Hanks and Geena Davis. There's no crying in baseball!!
Movies
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
2:30 pm
Sat, Jun 9
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Please join us to discuss "Liberty Falling", by Nevada Barr. If you have questions or would like to arrange to pick up a copy of the book please call Chantal Wilson at 929-3400.
Book Group, Summer Learning Challenge
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
3:00 pm
Sat, Jun 9
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Where's Waldo? He's somewhere in the library! Join us for some Waldo fun. Please sign up in advance.
Book Group, Children
9-12, Programs for School Age Children

Teen Advisory Board ★ Staff Pick

3:30 pm
Sat, Jun 9
Ballentine
Earn volunteer hours by meeting once a month to help plan programs, participate in service projects and have fun!
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
2:30 pm
Sun, Jun 10
Main
Studio 220
Build your own cigar box guitar to take home, tune up, and start playing! Space is limited. Please register online.Part of the Southern Guitar Festival
Maker, Performance
Adults, 13 - 18, 9-12
10:00 am
Mon, Jun 11
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 11
Sandhills
Choose from seasonal produce from Livingston Farms as well as handmade, chemical-free skin products from This Butter Be Good.
Health and Wellness
Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Mon, Jun 11
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Join Parent to Parent Educators Erin Vance Brown and Tinesella Ross for an interactive parent and child workshop on how to make simple recipes with your kids! You will learn recipes for making ice cream and hummus; math in the grocery store; nutritional tips; and the importance of the family meal. This workshop is open to children ages 3-8 accompanied by their parent/caregiver. Space is limited. Please register!
Cooking, Workshop
3-5, 6-8, Programs for Families
11:30 am
Mon, Jun 11
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Join Parent to Parent Educators Erin Vance Brown and Tinesella Ross for an interactive parent and child workshop on how to make simple recipes with your kids! You will learn recipes for making ice cream and hummus; math in the grocery store; nutritional tips; and the importance of the family meal. This workshop is open to children ages 3-8 accompanied by their parent/caregiver. Space is limited. Please register!
Cooking, Workshop
3-5, 6-8, Programs for Families
2:00 pm
Mon, Jun 11
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Registration opens 05/29/2018
Put your problem solving and puzzle skills to good use as you work as a team to escape the room before it's too late! Registration required.
STEM/STEAM, Gaming
Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens, 13 - 18

Marshmallow Fling ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Mon, Jun 11
Ballentine
What’s the difference between a trebuchet and a catapult? Find out and fling fluffy confections as far as you can!
Summer Learning Challenge, Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
3:00 pm
Mon, Jun 11
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
3:30 pm
Mon, Jun 11
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, Jun 11
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
4:30 pm
Mon, Jun 11
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 11
Main
BCR Classroom
Want to learn a new trade in construction, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, or manufacturing, while receiving job-related education? If so, join Kirsten Pratt, College Apprenticeship Coordinator, of the South Carolina Division of Economic Development, as she discusses the various apprenticeships available, qualifications that can be earned, job training, and many more details regarding South Carolina apprenticeships. Please register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Mon, Jun 11
Eastover
Meeting Room
Think you have the UNO skills to be the last one standing? Then bring your “A” game and a friend or two, (or ten) as we crown the ultimate Uno Champion.
Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, 13 - 18, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Jun 11
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 11
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Registration opens 05/29/2018
Put your problem solving and puzzle skills to good use as you work as a team to escape the room before it's too late! Registration required.
STEM/STEAM, Gaming
Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens, 13 - 18
7:00 pm
Mon, Jun 11
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
RESOLVE-Columbia is a peer-led support group under the National Infertility Association. If you are struggling with infertility, you are not alone. We are here to listen, provide support, and encourage you on your path to parenthood. Please email resolvecolumbia@gmail.com if you need additional information. Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults

Reader's Morning Out ★ Staff Pick

10:00 am
Tue, Jun 12
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Join us for Ballentine's daytime book group for adults. Register by phone or in person.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Tue, Jun 12
St. Andrews
Outdoor Area
The littlest gardeners get hands-on experience with dirt and growing plants, listening to nature stories and getting messy.
Children, Gardening
3-5, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Tue, Jun 12
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

Hands on Art ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Tue, Jun 12
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
10:30 am
Tue, Jun 12
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Activate your STEAM-engines! Tinker with a variety of projects geared towards Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.STEM/STEAM6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
STEM/STEAM
6-8, 9-12
11:00 am
Tue, Jun 12
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 12
Main
BCR Classroom
Join Malcolm Dennis, Assistant Branch Manager, as he provides an overview of the Trojan Labor hiring process. Trojan Labor is currently recruiting for more than fifty positions, both full and part time, in facilities management at the University of South Carolina. Requirement to apply: 2 forms of ID.
Job and Career
Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Tue, Jun 12
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
1:00 pm
Tue, Jun 12
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+
1:30 pm
Tue, Jun 12
St. Andrews
Makerspace
For young fans of anime and manga! Watch some anime, check out some manga, and make an anime-related craft!
Children, Maker
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:00 pm
Tue, Jun 12
Cooper
Children's Area
Get your hands dirty in an open lab maker time for children and families. Drop-in and stay as long as you like.
Children, Art in the Library, Craft
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families
3:30 pm
Tue, Jun 12
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 12
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 12
Eastover
Children's Area
Wear your pajamas and snuggle up for bedtime stories and songs.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families

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