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9:00 am
Wed, Jun 20
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, Jun 20
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
9:30 am
Wed, Jun 20
Main
Choose from seasonal produce from Livingston Farms and Little Mountain Homestead as well as local honey from Uncle Sonny's Honey.
Health and Wellness
Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Wed, Jun 20
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, Jun 20
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, Jun 20
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, Jun 20
Main
Career Coaching Center
Individual interview sessions are conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. Groups by appointment only.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Wed, Jun 20
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
Programs for Teens, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Wed, Jun 20
Sandhills
Auditorium
Watch three Studio Ghibli films with us, including Howl's Moving Castle, Spirited Away, and Kiki's Delivery Service, and enjoy the genius of Hayao Miyazaki.
13 - 18
10:30 am
Wed, Jun 20
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, Jun 20
Main
Storytime Room
Your baby will love storytime while increasing vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories and songs.
Storytime, Children
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Wed, Jun 20
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess!
Craft, Children
3-5, Programs for Young Children

Gustafer Yellowgold ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Wed, Jun 20
Community Event
Beulah Baptist Church | 9487 Garners Ferry Road
Grammy-nominated illustrator and songwriter Morgan Taylor presents Gustafer Yellowgold in a multi-media performance of live music, animated illustrations and storytelling. Experience live music and original animation in what The New York Times calls “a cross between Yellow Submarine and Dr. Seuss.”
Summer Learning Challenge, Performance, Good for Groups
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Wed, Jun 20
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Interested in basket weaving? Bring your own supplies and share your skills with fellow basket weavers!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Wed, Jun 20
Main
Studio 220
In this series of workshops, participants will improve their portrait drawing skills and learn to paint portraits of themselves and their loved ones. This class will focus on drawing the self using black and white photographs. Please bring an 8x10 COPY of a close-up photo of yourself.
Maker
Adults
3:00 pm
Wed, Jun 20
Eastover
Meeting Room
Come and learn how to cook from our staff members' favorite dishes, and have sample taste after class. No experience required.
Cooking, Summer Learning Challenge
9-12, 13 - 18, Programs for Families

Ukulele Jam ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Wed, Jun 20
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
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
Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens, Adults
3:00 pm
Wed, Jun 20
Cooper
Children's Area
Escape the heat with some classic family movies - no flicks from this millennium!June 6 - AnnieJune 13 - The Iron GiantJune 20 - The RescuersJune 27 - The Adventures of Milo and OtisJuly 11 - HerculesJuly 18 - The Great Mouse DetectiveJuly 25 - Honey, I Shrunk the KidsAugust 1 - An American Tail: Fievel Goes WestAugust 8 - James and the Giant PeachAugust 15 - The AristCats
Movies, Children, Summer Learning Challenge
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families
3:30 pm
Wed, Jun 20
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Practice reading with a furry friend.
Children
6-8, 9-12
3:30 pm
Wed, Jun 20
Main
Storytime Room
Explore the world of books and expand your imagination with stories, games, and craft activities. For 6-8 year olds.
Children, Craft
6-8
6:00 pm
Wed, Jun 20
Main
Career Coaching Center
Schedule a one-on-one 30 minute appointment with Chef Sarah Simmons, The Café at Richland Library, to have your business questions answered and to evaluate your business ideas or plans against essential criteria for success. By appointment only.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Wed, Jun 20
North Main
Recording Studio
Hippie Torrales, our recording studio guru, teaches basic skills needed to use the North Main Recording Studio.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Wed, Jun 20
Main
Career Coaching Center
Schedule a one-on-one 30 minute appointment with Chef Sarah Simmons, The Café at Richland Library, to have your business questions answered and to evaluate your business ideas or plans against essential criteria for success. By appointment only.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Wed, Jun 20
St. Andrews
Makerspace
A classic tea party for grown-ups. Smell and handle herbs and make various teas to sip while enjoying conversation, light snacks, and information about the benefits of a cup of tea.
Health and Wellness
Adults, 13 - 18, Programs for Families

Live on the Lawn ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Wed, Jun 20
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
If you find yourself in the vicinity of Broad River & St Andrews Rd stop by for some live music at the Richland Library - St Andrews outdoor oasis. See performances by some super talented musicians. Fun and dance for all ages. This week features Walter Hemingway vocalist from the legendary party band The Root Doctors!
Performance
Programs for Families, Programs for Teens, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Wed, Jun 20
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
7:00 pm
Wed, Jun 20
Main
Career Coaching Center
Schedule a one-on-one 30 minute appointment with Chef Sarah Simmons, The Café at Richland Library, to have your business questions answered and to evaluate your business ideas or plans against essential criteria for success. By appointment only.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
7:30 pm
Wed, Jun 20
Main
Career Coaching Center
Schedule a one-on-one 30 minute appointment with Chef Sarah Simmons, The Café at Richland Library, to have your business questions answered and to evaluate your business ideas or plans against essential criteria for success. By appointment only.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
9:30 am
Thu, Jun 21
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Your baby will love storytime while increasing vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories and songs.
Storytime, Children
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Jun 21
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Jun 21
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, Jun 21
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, Jun 21
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
11:00 am
Thu, Jun 21
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Drop by and observe the sun with us through the library’s telescopes anytime between 11:00 – 12:30pm.
Children, Nature, Summer Learning Challenge
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
12:30 pm
Thu, Jun 21
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
1:00 pm
Thu, Jun 21
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Lively discussion of engaging fiction and nonfiction works.
Book Group
Adults
2:30 pm
Thu, Jun 21
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Do you have a specific question about how to us computers or find your way around the Internet? Drop in to our Computer Basics Learning Lab for personalized assistance. Learn basic computer skills such as: using the mouse, saving files to a computer, navigating the internet, uploading files to a website, setting up an email account, attaching files to email, and using Microsoft programs.
Computer Class
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Thu, Jun 21
Main
BCR Classroom
Learn basic skills for creating a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint (2013). Learn to create new slides, edit text and insert images.Prerequisite: Microsoft Word (2013) class or solid Word experience.
Computer Class, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, Programs for Adults

STEAM Studio ★ Staff Pick

2:30 pm
Thu, Jun 21
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Join us for inventing, building, and creating using Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math!
STEM/STEAM, Children
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:00 pm
Thu, Jun 21
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Cool off and chill out with a Paddington Bear story each week. Try some marmalade and taste a knickerbocker glory! There will be 3 consecutive weeks of stories and the fourth week we will show the movie "Paddington."
Children, Storytime
6-8, 9-12
3:00 pm
Thu, Jun 21
Eastover
Meeting Room
Come and learn how to cook from our staff members' favorite dishes, and have sample taste after class. No experience required.
Cooking, Summer Learning Challenge
9-12, 13 - 18, Programs for Families
4:00 pm
Thu, Jun 21
Main
Theater
Did you know that Scott O'Dell's classic, Newbery-winning book Island of the Blue Dolphins is based on a true story? A young woman really did live all alone on a California island for more than a decade, and hundreds of newspapers reported the fact! How did she end up alone? How did she survive? Was her best friend really a dog? Come learn more about the real-life Karana in an exciting multimedia presentation given by USC Professor Sara Schwebel, editor of the newly released Island of the Blue Dolphins: The Complete Reader's Edition. Be sure to read the classic novel before the event!
Author Event, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, 9-12, 13 - 18
5:00 pm
Thu, Jun 21
Sandhills
Entry Courtyard
Bring the entire family for an evening of games, snacks, and fun. Event will take place in the R2i2 Commons Area.
Summer Learning Challenge
Programs for Families, Children All Ages

EdVenture At Eastover ★ Staff Pick

5:30 pm
Thu, Jun 21
Eastover
Meeting Room
Fun-filled workshops that integrate literacy and science by linking children’s books with inquiry based hands-on science explorations. Presented by EdVenture Children’s Museum, with the Franklin Institute Science Museum and the Free Library of Philadelphia LEAP into Science Family Workshops.
STEM/STEAM, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families

Kid's Chess Hour ★ Staff Pick

5:30 pm
Thu, Jun 21
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, Jun 21
North Main
Children's Room
See your favorite shows performed by the North Main Puppets.
Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Thu, Jun 21
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
6:00 pm
Thu, Jun 21
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, Jun 21
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Join St. Andrews library in celebrating BAD movie classics! This Tuesday: Angry gods, vengeful goddesses, and bad special effects in the 1981 classic film Clash of the Titans. Be thrilled by the exploits of the classic Greek hero Perseus, his winged horse Pegasus, and (for some inexplicable reason) his pet robotic owl!
Movies
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
6:30 pm
Thu, Jun 21
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

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