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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
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
12:30 pm
Wed, Jul 25
Main
Theater
School is in session!Sharpen your pencils and sit down with Richland Library and the Women's Business Center at Columbia College to learn lesson how to stand out online, build relationships and prepare for a great end of year.We’re so excited to be partnering with Google, Constant Contact, LinkedIn and Vistaprint to host a free livestream workshop on July 25th where we'll share key strategies, tools and products to prepare you for a successful 2nd half of the year, including the upcoming holiday season.
Business Event, Workshop
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Wed, Jul 25
Main
Career Coaching Center
Career Coaches will be available to answer your résumé questions on a first-come, first-served basis.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Wed, Jul 25
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Create robots, cities, creatures and more with LEGO building blocks.
Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:00 pm
Wed, Jul 25
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, Jul 25
Main
Children's Craft Area
Build pre-coding skills through a variety of games that prepare the brain for the world of coding. For ages 6-8.
STEM/STEAM, Children, Workshop
6-8, Programs for School Age Children
4:00 pm
Wed, Jul 25
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join us for Teen Gaming Night! PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Atari, and Retro Board Game fun!
Teens, Gaming
13 - 18

Everything Manga ★ Staff Pick

5:00 pm
Wed, Jul 25
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Watch anime, discuss manga, and play games with fellow fans! Whether you've only just become interested in the medium or have long been an otaku, we have a chair for you.
Teens
13 - 18, Adults, Programs for Teens

Vista Book Group ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Wed, Jul 25
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Join us to discuss “Ella Minnow Pea”, by Mark Dunn. To arrange to pick up a copy of the book or to ask questions call Chantal Wilson or Megan Mathis at 929-3400.
Book Group, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Wed, Jul 25
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Join us for Ballentine's evening book group for adults as we discuss Louisa: the Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams by Louisa Thomas. Register by phone or in person.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Wed, Jul 25
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
6:30 pm
Wed, Jul 25
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
7:00 pm
Wed, Jul 25
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join Cola Makerspace to share projects, knowledge, and making ideas and tips
Maker
Adults
Thu, Jul 26
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
Thu, Jul 26
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, Jul 26
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Jul 26
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, Jul 26
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
11:00 am
Thu, Jul 26
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Come move and groove with Richland Library St. Andrews adults and seniors. For more information, call (803)-772-6675.
Health and Wellness
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
12:30 pm
Thu, Jul 26
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
2:00 pm
Thu, Jul 26
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
2:30 pm
Thu, Jul 26
Main
Meeting Space 205
Sign up for an appointment by registering for this event. We will work on an organizational system for your photographs, both physical and digital, in a one on one appointment. If you have boxes of old family photographs that are showing signs of deterioration, we will go over tips on how to utilize Adobe Photoshop to help preserve your family memories. If registration is filled, please contact Jennifer in Studio Services at 929-3445.
Maker
Adults
2:30 pm
Thu, Jul 26
Sandhills
Meeting Room
It's time for our Book Battle trivia competition for children! Our reading-incentive program consists of 8 children's 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.
Summer Reading Club
9-12
2:30 pm
Thu, Jul 26
Main
Studio 220
The Studio is OPEN! Come Thursday afternoons this Summer to work on your drawing or painting skills or finish an art project from home. Some materials provided for sketching, collaging and other dry media. Please bring your own paints and canvases for painting. No registration necessary.
Maker
Adults
3:00 pm
Thu, Jul 26
Blythewood
Create your portrait using recycled materials.
Children, Art in the Library
13 - 18, 9-12
3:00 pm
Thu, Jul 26
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
4:00 pm
Thu, Jul 26
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

Kid's Chess Hour ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Jul 26
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, Jul 26
Main
Meeting Space 213
Join Shondy Monroe, of Eagleview Financial Consultants, LLC, in an informative and interactive discussion on your personal finances and the home buying process. This program is funded by a grant from Dorothy C Smith as part of the New Hope Project in conjunction with the United Way of the Midlands.
Social Work, Financial
Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Jul 26
Main
BCR Classroom
Join Career Specialist Sylvie Golod as she shares tips on how to network using your professional LinkedIn profile. Whether you are looking for employment, sharing your expertise, or promoting your business, LinkedIn is a powerful way to build your network. Register online. **Intermediate class for active LinkedIn users only.**
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Jul 26
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
6:30 pm
Thu, Jul 26
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Create works of art and home décor for less than $5 using common household items.
Summer Learning Challenge, Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Fri, Jul 27
Eastover
Meeting Room
Bring the whole family to take a break from the heat with a fun-filled flick.
Movies, Summer Learning Challenge
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:30 am
Fri, Jul 27
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, Jul 27
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, 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

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