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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
3:30 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
4:30 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
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
11:00 am
Tue, Jul 24
Community Event
Lower Richland High School | 2615 Lower Richland Blvd
Jumping for joy at the thought of a fun use for those plastic store bags? Well look no further as you and your family will create fantastic jump ropes that the whole family can use for single, double or even triple dutch, all while helping the environment!
Craft
Programs for Families, Programs for Teens, Programs for School Age Children
11:00 am
Tue, Jul 24
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, Jul 24
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, Jul 24
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
12:30 pm
Tue, Jul 24
Community Event
Lower Richland High School | 2615 Lower Richland Blvd
Ollivander's is looking for the magical and muggle born alike in crafting one of a kind wands. In anticipation of Harry's birthday celebration its all wands on deck to make sure the party goers can swish and flick in style.
Craft
Programs for Families, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Teens
1:00 pm
Tue, Jul 24
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, Jul 24
Sandhills
Meeting Room
It's time for our Book Battle trivia competition for teens! Our reading-incentive program consists of 6 teen books, 4 practices throughout July and 1 final competition on August 4th. We will compete as a team against others to test our knowledge and have fun. Registration begins June 1st.
13 - 18
2:30 pm
Tue, Jul 24
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
2:30 pm
Tue, Jul 24
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 teens between the ages of 13-18. Join a team, read the 2018 titles and get ready to show your smarts at the Final Battle!
Teens, Book Group
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
3:00 pm
Tue, Jul 24
Main
Studio 221
Ever wonder how to measure a body for patterns? Come join us as we go over what all the measurements mean, and how to properly take them. This can help anyone buying clothes online or mail order, buying patterns to make their own, or drafting patterns that will fit perfectly. All materials provided.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults

LEGO Madness ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Tue, Jul 24
Blythewood
Looking for a LEGO challenge? Join us for exciting LEGO activities.
Storytime
3-5, 6-8, 9-12
3:00 pm
Tue, Jul 24
Sandhills
Auditorium
This enchanting musical adaptation of the classic books by Arnold Lobel follows two great friends - the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad - through four fun-filled seasons. Part vaudeville, part make believe, all charm, A Year with Frog and Toad tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons
Good for Groups, Summer Learning Challenge, Performance
Programs for Families, Children All Ages
3:30 pm
Tue, Jul 24
Main
Children's Craft Area
Meet up with dangerous denizens and mischievous makers to discover facts, acquire skills and perfect your plan for global domination. For ages 9-12.
Children
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:30 pm
Tue, Jul 24
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Join Ballentine’s Book Battle team as we prep for the ultimate battle of book knowledge. Application available at the library.
Summer Reading Club, Children
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
4:00 pm
Tue, Jul 24
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, Jul 24
Eastover
Children's Area
Wear your pajamas and snuggle up for bedtime stories and songs.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Tue, Jul 24
Main
Children's Room
Practice reading and math skills through fun games and activities in the Education Studio. For ages 6-8 and parents.
Children, Workshop
6-8, Programs for Parents, Programs for Families

Teen Gaming Night ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Tue, Jul 24
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Video or Board makes no difference, games are awesome. Come and play!
Summer Learning Challenge, Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Tue, Jul 24
Main
Teen Center
Share your talent, from comedy to music to much more, we want to hear it all! We're hosting Open Mic on The Deck. Arrive early to snag your spot!
Teens, Performance
Programs for Teens, 13 - 18
6:00 pm
Tue, Jul 24
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Financial professional(s) from AllSouth Federal Credit Union will guide you through this engaging workshop on understanding your credit and its impact on your financial future. You will learn the importance of credit, finances, and how it's used, how to view your credit report, and the difference between good and bad credit. This is a great workshop for adults and teens! Learn how finances and credit can affect car purchases, homebuying, credit card applications and much more.
Financial, Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Tue, Jul 24
Main
Studio 220
Create your own planner cover and dividers for your Publisher Planner using recycled materials. Then finish everything by binding it with the ARC system that allows you to add and remove pages easily.
Maker, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Jul 24
Main
Theater
Singer/songwriter Wendell Culbreath (AKA THE Dubber) is back! He will be offering guidance, tips and lyric writing techniques in this special 4-week series of workshops for those interested in songwriting. Sign up once, and return monthly for new challenges to help you write your next hit.
Maker
Adults
Wed, Jul 25
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
Wed, Jul 25
Main
Auditorium
A weekly event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in Columbia. The coffee is highly encouraged.
Business Event, Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults
9:00 am
Wed, Jul 25
Community Event
Lower Richland High School | 2615 Lower Richland Blvd
One of the Richland Library Social Workers will be available to speak with customers. If you are looking to apply for social services (Medicaid, SNAP, etc.), need a list of community resources, or just have a question about services you can visit the social worker.
Social Work
Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Wed, Jul 25
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Simple art fun for the very young. Come for a short storytime in our story nook and then head to the maker lab for a fun project. Dress for a mess!
Art in the Library
Programs for Young Children, 3-5
10:00 am
Wed, Jul 25
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 25
Cooper
Children's Area
The littlest gardeners get hands on experience from soil prep through harvest. Come rain or shine and dress for a mess!
Children, Gardening, Go Green
Programs for Young Children, 3-5
10:00 am
Wed, Jul 25
Community Event
Stop by to try your hand at creating something just for the sake of creating something. You'll be shocked and amazed by how much fun you'll have. Art supplies and very little instructions await you.
Art in the Library, Craft
Programs for Teens, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Wed, Jul 25
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
10:30 am
Wed, Jul 25
Main
Storytime Room
This class introduces your baby to picture books accompanied by classical music, both proven to enhance learning and early brain development. For babies up to age 2.
Storytime, Children
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Wed, Jul 25
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess!
Craft, Children
3-5, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Wed, Jul 25
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Registration opens 07/18/2018
Interested in basket weaving? Bring your own supplies and share your skills with fellow basket weavers!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
12:00 pm
Wed, Jul 25
Main
Teen Makerspace
Do you listen to BTS, Red Velvet, Got7 or are your curious about the K-Pop phenomenon? Celebrate this fandom with music videos, dance covers, fan merch, and Korean snacks.
Teens
Programs for Teens, 13 - 18

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