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6:30 pm
Wed, Aug 15
St. Andrews
Collaboration Space
Let’s delve into Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, the pyramid that describes human needs that motivate behavior. Be prepared for introspection and creative thinking! You will be guided through a visualization and goal setting exercise as you consider where you can make changes in your daily life to further your personal development.
Health and Wellness
Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
6:30 pm
Wed, Aug 15
Cooper
Children's Area
Escape the heat with some classic family movies - no flicks from this millennium!
Movies, Children, Summer Learning Challenge
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Thu, Aug 16
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, Nature
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Aug 16
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Help your toddler discover the alphabet, numbers and other concepts while building social skills and learning about our world. This storytime is suited for walkers.
Storytime
1-2, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Thu, Aug 16
St. Andrews
Collaboration Space
Interested in knitting, needlework, scrapbooking or other crafts?Bring your own portable craft project, share ideas with fellow crafters, and check out the latest books on your favorite craft!
Sew Divine
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Thu, Aug 16
Sandhills
Children's Maker
After storytime head on over to the Maker Lab for a STEAM activity for future Einsteins.
Maker, STEM/STEAM
3-5, Programs for Young Children
1:00 pm
Thu, Aug 16
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Lively discussion of engaging fiction and nonfiction works.
Book Group
Adults
2:00 pm
Thu, Aug 16
St. Andrews
Makerspace
We’re breaking out some of our craft supplies to keep boredom at bay! Drop-in any time from 2:00 – 4:00pm in our Makerspace.
Children, Craft
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:30 pm
Thu, Aug 16
North Main
Digital Zone
We've got a Playstation 4 and Wii U and we know how to use them.
Gaming, Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Thu, Aug 16
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Explore different styles of art with us! This is for teens of all skill levels that love art or are interested in art. We will sketch, paint, build, color and create. Bring your own art and ideas to work on too.
Teens, Art in the Library
13 - 18

Kid's Chess Hour ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Aug 16
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
The Kid's Chess Hour is an opportunity for kids of all levels to come together and play and learn the game of chess. Kid's hour is much the same as an adult chess club - but for kids. Sam Copeland (The reigning South Carolina champion and twice South Carolina's high school champion (2002 and 2003)) or another strong chess player will always be on hand to help coach and teach the kids. Games and puzzles will be available.
Gaming, Workshop
Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Teens, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Thu, Aug 16
Ballentine
Living Room
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
6:00 pm
Thu, Aug 16
Cooper
An evening of painting and treats! No instructor – just people who love to draw and paint. Limited Supplies available.
Craft, Maker, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Aug 16
Main
Auditorium
Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, reunites with Mako Mori to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots, including rival Lambert and 15-year-old hacker Amara, against a new Kaiju threat.PG-13, 1:51 min. This showing will run with audio description turned on for the enjoyment of our customers with vision loss.
Movies
Adults
6:30 pm
Thu, Aug 16
Main
Post Production Lab
Model, sculpt, and render! These workshops appeal to both novices and advanced users. Each 3D Thursday will cover basics and a different technique using Blender, MeshMixer, and other free tools.
Maker, Workshop
Adults, Programs for Adults
7:00 pm
Thu, Aug 16
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Discuss, watch, read, and enjoy your favorite anime and manga with us! For beginners and the already obsessed.
Teens
13 - 18
10:00 am
Fri, Aug 17
Cooper
Children's Area
Simple art fun with stories to boot. Dress for a mess!
Children, Craft, Storytime
Programs for Young Children, 3-5
10:30 am
Fri, Aug 17
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
10:30 am
Fri, Aug 17
Wheatley
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Fri, Aug 17
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
2:30 pm
Fri, Aug 17
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, Aug 17
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
3:30 pm
Fri, Aug 17
Main
Studio 220
Registration opens 07/27/2018
Join us to create a block of the month. Each month, we will create a new and different block, sometimes stretching our quilting into uncharted skills and techniques. Participants will need to know how to use a sewing machine.*All materials provided.*Registration opens 3 weeks before each session.
Maker, Craft, Hygge
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Sat, Aug 18
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Sat, Aug 18
Main
Children's Room
It’s time to celebrate the end of summer with Grammy Award-winner Secret Agent 23 Skidoo! More Fraggles than Wiggles, more Soul Train than Thomas the Tank Engine, 23 Skidoo is equal parts Dr. Seuss and Dr. Dre. Classic hip-hop spiced with Motown, reggae, club thump, blues, and the occasional pirate shanty—the perfect fun sound for the whole family!
Performance, ASL Interpreter Provided, Summer Learning Challenge
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Sat, Aug 18
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, Aug 18
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, Aug 18
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
Sat, Aug 18
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, Aug 18
Main
BCR Classroom
Soft skills are the personal characteristics that all prospective employers look for when hiring for any position. For example, hiring managers look for a strong work ethic, positive attitude, communications skills, and problem solving. Join Career Coach Kris Dempster and Career Specialist Sylvie Golod to learn about and improve your soft skills in this fun & engaging class. Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults

Teen Pizza Party ★ Staff Pick

12:00 pm
Sat, Aug 18
Main
Teen Makerspace
An exclusive party for teens who've completed the Summer Learning Challenge. Victory is cheesy!
Summer Learning Challenge
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
3:00 pm
Sat, Aug 18
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Create a book board game. Please sign up in advance.
Book Group, Children
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:00 pm
Sat, Aug 18
St. Andrews
Makerspace
If you love playing Bid Whist, Spades, Gin Rummy, Pinochle and lots more, grab a friend and join us as we get the competition going!
Gaming
Programs for Adults, Adults 55+, Adults

Got Writing? ★ Staff Pick

3:30 pm
Sat, Aug 18
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
10:00 am
Mon, Aug 20
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, Aug 20
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
4:30 pm
Mon, Aug 20
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, Aug 20
Main
BCR Classroom
Those interested in a teaching career may not be aware of the alternative certification programs that the South Carolina Department of Education has to offer. Join Andrea Cannon, Alternative Certification Team Leader with the Department of Education, to learn about the various alternative certification programs and how they work. Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Aug 20
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, Aug 20
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
10:30 am
Tue, Aug 21
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
10:30 am
Tue, Aug 21
Blythewood
Meeting Room
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
10:30 am
Tue, Aug 21
Cooper
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 or 1-hour in person session with one-on-one technical help. Call 803-787-3462 to book your sesison.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Tue, Aug 21
Main
BCR Classroom
Do you have a specific question about how to use computers or access Richland Library’s electronic resources? Drop-in to our Computer and eReady Basics Learning Lab for personalized assistance. Learn basic computer skills such as using a mouse, saving files to a computer, navigating the Internet, or setting up and using an email account. Or learn to download audiobooks, eBooks, comics, magazines, music, movies and more to your device as well as discover the best in educational apps for your family! Bring your questions on how to be computer and e-savvy. For more information call 929-3400.
Computer Class, Summer Learning Challenge
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
11:00 am
Tue, Aug 21
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Practice your English-language conversation with other internationals in a comfortable, relaxed environment.
Let's Speak English
Adults, Programs for Adults
12:30 pm
Tue, Aug 21
Main
Writer's Room 211
Did you know that representatives from Titan Group, 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 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM? They are available to enroll you and answer any questions about the program you may have.A sign-in sheet is posted outside of room 211 on Tuesdays. This program is first-come, first served.Please note that this organization does not always have phones available. They are willing to install a SIM card on many unlocked, SIM-enabled smartphone. You are able to bring your own phone to see if it can be activated. 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 Titan Group 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, Aug 21
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+

Ukulele Jam ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Tue, Aug 21
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Ukulele enthusiasts meet for a relaxed and fun jam session. Newbies and seasoned strummers welcome! We will have a limited number of ukuleles to try, so please bring your own if you are able.
Workshop, Performance
Adults, 13 - 18
4:00 pm
Tue, Aug 21
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, Aug 21
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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