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10:30 am
Sat, Jul 14
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

Saving Family Photos ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Sat, Jul 14
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Do you have boxes of old family photographs and don't know what to do with them? Are some starting to deteriorate and show signs of age? Join us to learn how to scan and store images, and utilize Adobe Photoshop to preserve your family memories.
Summer Learning Challenge, Maker
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Sat, Jul 14
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 14
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 14
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
11:30 am
Sat, Jul 14
Main
Join Sylvie Golod, Career Specialist, and Mary Vicks, Business and Careers Librarian, will help discover the tools to exciting careers. You and your children will learn how jobs and careers are different, listen to an engaging read-a-loud, and choose and create a fun career paper doll. Please Register. Space is limited.
Job and Career
Programs for Families, Programs for Parents, Children All Ages
12:00 pm
Sat, Jul 14
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
2:30 pm
Sat, Jul 14
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Please join us to discuss "Mr. Mercedes", by Stephen King. 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+

Science Magic! ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Sat, Jul 14
Cooper
Children's Area
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!
STEM/STEAM, Children
Programs for Families, Children All Ages

Teen Advisory Board ★ Staff Pick

3:30 pm
Sat, Jul 14
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
10:00 am
Mon, Jul 16
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

Storytime in the Garden ★ Staff Pick

10:00 am
Mon, Jul 16
Community Event
Hampton-Preston Mansion and Gardens | 1615 Blanding Street
Join Richland Library and Historic Columbia for a special outdoor storytime! Enjoy stories and songs in the Hampton-Preston Gardens gazebo and then try your hand at old fashioned historic games in gardens. This event is free and open to children of all ages. For more information, please call (803) 988-0891.
Storytime, Children, Nature
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Mon, Jul 16
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 16
Community Event
Lower Richland High School | 2615 Lower Richland Blvd
Share stories, songs, and crafts the whole family will enjoy.
Storytime
Programs for Families
11:00 am
Mon, Jul 16
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
2:00 pm
Mon, Jul 16
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Make and create toys for the incredible animals at our local shelters.
13 - 18
2:30 pm
Mon, Jul 16
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 16
Eastover
Meeting Room
A week-long crafts making to see how crafty you are. Materials will be provided.
Summer Learning Challenge, Maker
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
3:30 pm
Mon, Jul 16
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 16
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, Jul 16
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 16
Eastover
Meeting Room
Hey! Do you know what cartoon this lyric came from: “Gee, Brain, what do you want to do tonight? The same thing we do every night, Pinky. Try to take over the world”. Test your knowledge of cartoon and anime soundtracks and compete in a friendly game of who can guess that song or animation as fast as you can to win some sweet prizes.
Gaming
Programs for School Age Children, Adults
6:00 pm
Mon, Jul 16
Main
Meeting Space 205
Did you know that more than 80% of Instagram users follow a business? If you are interested in learning how to create an account, the difference between personal and business profiles on Instagram, or how to better engage customers through the platform, then book a one on one appointment to discuss and learn. Please note that you need a phone with a camera and the ability to download the app. If registration is filled, please contact Jennifer in Studio Services at 929-3445 for additional times
Maker, Business Event
Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Jul 16
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 16
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Conversation circle for folks wanting to brush up their Spanish
Adults

Microsoft Excel (2013) ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Mon, Jul 16
Main
BCR Classroom
Learn the basics of building a spreadsheet, creating charts and performing calculations using Microsoft Excel (2013). Prerequisite: Microsoft Word (2013) class or solid Word experience.
Computer Class, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Jul 16
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
9:30 am
Tue, Jul 17
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

Open Studio: Jewelry ★ Staff Pick

10:00 am
Tue, Jul 17
Ballentine
Our Maker Space will be open for you to make jewelry! Bring your own project to work on or use our tools and materials to create your own beaded necklaces, bracelets, and/or earrings!
Summer Learning Challenge, Maker
Adults, 13 - 18, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Tue, Jul 17
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
10:30 am
Tue, Jul 17
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 17
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, Jul 17
Main
Children's Craft Area
Simple art activities for the very young. Dress for a mess.
Craft, Children
1-2, 3-5, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Tue, Jul 17
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess!
Children, Art in the Library
3-5, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Tue, Jul 17
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

STEAM Powered Summer Fun ★ Staff Pick

11:00 am
Tue, Jul 17
Community Event
Lower Richland High School | 2615 Lower Richland Blvd
It may be hot outside, but it's STEAM-Y in the library. Come for an afternoon of fun and science. Build it, experiment with it learn the how's and why's while having fun with hands on science.
STEM/STEAM
Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Tue, Jul 17
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 17
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
12:00 pm
Tue, Jul 17
Community Event
Jewish Community Center | 306 Flora Dr
Toting his banjo and a song, Peter Picker sets off seeking fame and fortune in the big city. Along his travels, he encounters some familiar fairy tale characters who are also on journeys of their own, including Henny Penny and a hard-working ant. Recipient of a 2017 Jim Henson Foundation Family Grant, “The Pied Picker” features original moving-mouth and rod puppets designed and constructed by puppeteer David Stephens. This production also features Stephens' talents as a banjo player and songwriter. Lots of humor and fun featuring Stephens' signature fractured fairy tale style of storytelling in this show for audiences of all ages.
Performance, Good for Groups, Summer Learning Challenge
3-5, 6-8, Programs for Families
12:30 pm
Tue, Jul 17
Community Event
Lower Richland High School | 2615 Lower Richland Blvd
Let your inner Picasso shine and come paint with us. We supply the materials, you bring the creativity.
Art in the Library
9-12, 13 - 18
1:00 pm
Tue, Jul 17
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 17
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 17
Main
Second Level Programming Space
Stop adulting, for a little bit at least. This mandatory adulting we will have the button maker out along with over crafts! No skills required!
Maker, Craft
Adults
2:30 pm
Tue, Jul 17
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 17
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Use Acrylic paints, patterned paper and other materials to explore the artist in you. No rules, just create! Please wear a t-shirt that you don't mind getting paint on. Please register in advance.
Summer Learning Challenge
6-8, 9-12
3:00 pm
Tue, Jul 17
Eastover
Meeting Room
A week-long crafts making to see how crafty you are. Materials will be provided.
Summer Learning Challenge, Maker
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
3:30 pm
Tue, Jul 17
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 17
Main
Children's Room
Increase your reading skills by learning the tricks to decoding unfamiliar words, practice comprehension, and build fluency. For rising or current third graders. Please call 803-929-3434 to register. Registration opens June 1, 2018. **Space is limited.**
Workshop, Children
6-8, 9-12

Manga/Anime Club ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Tue, Jul 17
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Experience manga and anime with fellow fans! Connect with new friends while enjoying your favorite print and video series of the popular Japanese phenomena.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Tue, Jul 17
Main
Meeting Space 200
Connect with local writers like yourself. Share, learn and get inspired! Contact Lucy in studio services for more information.
Adults

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