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10:30 am
Tue, Jun 26
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, Jun 26
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, Jun 26
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, Jun 26
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
1:00 pm
Tue, Jun 26
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+
2:30 pm
Tue, Jun 26
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, Jun 26
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Registration opens 06/01/2018
Got trivia? Sign-up to participate in Richland Library's Book Battle for kids ages 9-12! The big system-wide tournament will be August 4, so come practice your book smarts.
Children, Book Group
9-12
3:00 pm
Tue, Jun 26
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Get ready for Battle with this introduction to the rules, books and fun of Book Battle!
Summer Learning Challenge
9-12, 13 - 18, Programs for School Age Children
3:00 pm
Tue, Jun 26
Cooper
Children's Area
Congaree National Park is home to many plants and animals including the famous synchronous fireflies and the largest old growth hardwood forest in the southeastern US. Come learn all about our local National Park from a Congaree Park Ranger.
Children, Nature, Summer Learning Challenge
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:30 pm
Tue, Jun 26
Main
Children's Craft Area
What will life look like on Mars? Help astronauts prepare by engineering a suitable Martian habitat. For 9-12 year olds.
STEM/STEAM, Craft, Children
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
4:00 pm
Tue, Jun 26
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, Jun 26
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, Jun 26
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
6:00 pm
Tue, Jun 26
Main
Studio 220
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
6:00 pm
Tue, Jun 26
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
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+
9:00 am
Wed, Jun 27
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
10:00 am
Wed, Jun 27
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 27
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 27
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
10:30 am
Wed, Jun 27
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 27
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 27
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, Jun 27
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Registration opens 06/20/2018
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, Jun 27
Main
Teen Center
There is a superhero for everyone. Are you a fan of Marvel and DC, or are you looking for something more? We are going to learn about superheroes of all stripes, create our own, and share them with each other, including fandom discussions, crafts, hot titles in the library, and good old-fashioned “who would win” style debates. What if the greatest superhero we meet… is you?
Teens, Maker
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
2:30 pm
Wed, Jun 27
Eastover
Meeting Room
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
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
2:30 pm
Wed, Jun 27
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, Jun 27
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 27
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
4:00 pm
Wed, Jun 27
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, Jun 27
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
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, Jun 27
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Join us to discuss “I'm Judging You: The Do-Better Manual”, by Luvvie Ajayi. To arrange to pick up a copy of the book or to ask questions call Chantal Wilson at 929-3400.
Book Group, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Wed, Jun 27
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Join us for Ballentine's evening book group for adults. Register by phone or in person.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Wed, Jun 27
St. Andrews
Collaboration Space
Need to schedule in time to slow down? Join us for a guided meditation to relax your mind and take a break.
Health and Wellness
Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
6:30 pm
Wed, Jun 27
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 27
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join Cola Makerspace to share projects, knowledge, and making ideas and tips
Maker
Adults
9:30 am
Thu, Jun 28
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 28
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 28
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 28
Eastover
Meeting Room
Come and join us with friends for Bi-Monthly gathering with a Classic movie.
Movies, Friends Event
Programs for Adults, Adults 55+
10:00 am
Thu, Jun 28
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, Jun 28
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, Jun 28
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
2:30 pm
Thu, Jun 28
Main
BCR Classroom
Learn how to use Microsoft Publisher (2013) to create newsletters, flyers, and brochures. Registration is required. 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 28
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 28
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 28
Main
Teen Makerspace
Capture the sun, moon, earth, and sky using cotton balls, paint, and glitter! Carry these mini jars with you anywhere.
Teens, Maker, Craft
13 - 18, Programs for Teens

Kid's Chess Hour ★ Staff Pick

5:30 pm
Thu, Jun 28
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 28
Main
Makerspace
Registration opens 06/07/2018
In this edition of Handmade Home, we will be creating waxed cloth food wrappers. These are an eco-version of celephane, and can be used to wrap sandwiches, snacks, cheese, and lots more. They will last for up to one year with proper care, and can be rewaxed to bring them back to life! Come save money and help the environment with us as we try to diy our kitchens.*all materials provided
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Jun 28
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 28
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Create robots, cities, creatures and more with LEGO building blocks.
Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children

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