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11:00 am
Fri, Jul 27
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
2:00 pm
Fri, Jul 27
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
Fri, Jul 27
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

Solar System Necklaces ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Fri, Jul 27
Main
Studio 220
Paint the solar system! Then wear it around your neck and flaunt your love for space! Join us as we make solar system necklaces and learn fun facts about the planets.
Maker, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults
3:00 pm
Fri, Jul 27
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
Sat, Jul 28
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
Sat, Jul 28
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Sat, Jul 28
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
10:30 am
Sat, Jul 28
North Main
Small Meeting Space
The North Main Gardeners share a variety of gardening tips.
Gardening
Adults
10:30 am
Sat, Jul 28
Blythewood
Makerspace
Got trivia? Sign-up to participate in Richland Library's Teen Book Battle! The big system-wide tournament will be August 4, so come practice your book smarts.
Teens, Book Group
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
11:00 am
Sat, Jul 28
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 28
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 28
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Come and design your own mini garden and take it home with you.
Gardening, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children
11:00 am
Sat, Jul 28
Main
BCR Classroom
Career Coaches Chris Barstow and Kris Dempster provide tips and guidance for those who have committed youthful transgressions and are now reentering society. Résumés, job search strategies, and resources will be included during the program. Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults

Basic Batiks ★ Staff Pick

2:00 pm
Sat, Jul 28
Main
Makerspace
Come create an individual surface design on fabric in our batiking class. We will be using beeswax and indigo dye to try our hands at the fantastic artistry of batik. Please wear clothing that can be stained permanently and closed-toed shoes. All materials provided.*Please direct questions to Kelsey Andrus kandrus@richlandlibrary.com.
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:00 pm
Sat, Jul 28
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Come use your super sleuth skills to solve a literary mystery. Assume the identity of a world-renowned author as you convene to share new manuscripts. But wait! One of the manuscripts is missing, and it was stolen by one of YOU. Follow the clues hidden throughout the library to discover the identity of the thief. Registration is required.
Maker
Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens, Adults
3:00 pm
Sat, Jul 28
Eastover
Meeting Room
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 it's all wands on deck to make sure the party goers can swish and flick in style.
Summer Learning Challenge
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
3:00 pm
Sat, Jul 28
Cooper
Learn to fold the traditional origami iris pattern, and transform it into an elegant bouquet to brighten your day.
Craft, Summer Learning Challenge, Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults, Programs for Teens

Genetic Genealogy Basics ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Sat, Jul 28
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Have you taken an autosomal DNA test at Ancestry, 23andMe or Family Tree DNA? This class will be an overview of what you can (and can't) learn from your results, and how to use third party tools to discover matches which may prove or disprove ancestors in your own family tree. Registration required.
Summer Learning Challenge, Genealogy
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Sat, Jul 28
Main
Storytime Room
Sharpen your book smarts, face off in mock battles and prepare for the library-wide Book Battle tournament on Saturday, August 4th.(Registered participants only)
Children
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:00 pm
Sat, Jul 28
Main
Teen Makerspace
Come make glowing memory jars with us! Decorate mason jars with glow-in-the-dark paint and learn how phosphorescence works. You can use your glowing decoration to store good memories, successes, wishes, or anything that you want to think of when it glows.
Maker
13 - 18, Programs for Teens

Let's Dance! ★ Staff Pick

3:30 pm
Sat, Jul 28
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+
Mon, Jul 30
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 30
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 30
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
11:00 am
Mon, Jul 30
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Want to loosen up those stiff joints, tone up those loose muscles and maybe shed some extra pounds? Then come limber up those arms and legs as we Walk Away the Pounds, an exercise system by Leslie Sansone. Call Richland Library St. Andrews at (803) 772-6675 to register.
Health and Wellness
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Mon, Jul 30
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 30
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
3:00 pm
Mon, Jul 30
Main
Teen Makerspace
The whole loaf! Join the Team Of Anime-Seeking Teens for a super-sized session, featuring a variety of anime, games, and fandom
Teens
Programs for Teens, 13 - 18
3:30 pm
Mon, Jul 30
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
Mon, Jul 30
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
6:30 pm
Mon, Jul 30
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Wear your pajamas and snuggle up for bedtime stories and songs.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children

Hablamos Spanish ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Mon, Jul 30
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Conversation circle for folks wanting to brush up their Spanish
Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Jul 30
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 31
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
10:30 am
Tue, Jul 31
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 31
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

Birds of Prey ★ Staff Pick

11:00 am
Tue, Jul 31
Cooper
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 like feet, feathers and wings.
Summer Learning Challenge, Children, Nature
Children All Ages, 6-8, 9-12
11:00 am
Tue, Jul 31
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, Jul 31
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, Jul 31
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 31
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

Happy Birthday, Harry! ★ Staff Pick

2:00 pm
Tue, 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
Summer Learning Challenge
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Teens

Birds of Prey ★ Staff Pick

2:30 pm
Tue, Jul 31
Ballentine
Meeting Room
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 like feet, feathers and wings.
Summer Learning Challenge, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
2:30 pm
Tue, Jul 31
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
3:30 pm
Tue, Jul 31
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
6:00 pm
Tue, Jul 31
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Pit your video gaming skills against your peers at this fun event!
Teens, Gaming
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Tue, Jul 31
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
6:00 pm
Tue, Jul 31
Main
Meeting Space 214
The South Carolina Citizen Review Panel and Richland Library invite grandparents, aunts, uncles and others who have assumed caregiving responsibilities for youth to participate in our Kinship Care Listening Circle. Caregivers will participate in candid discussions and share their experiences, best practices and concerns related to kinship care. Kinship care refers to the care of children by relatives or close family friends.
Social Work, Community Conversation
Adults, Programs for Parents
Wed, Aug 1
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

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