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9:00 am
Wed, Jul 26
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, Jul 26
Main
Meeting Space 213
Join us for the 2nd of a 3-session course to prepare for the SAT exam! Using the strategies and preparation from session 1, take a full practice test with USC Test Prep instructors. Please register for this event by calling (803) 929-3470. Registration will open on June 1, 2017. This event was made possible thanks to a generous grant provided by First Citizens Bank.
Teens
Programs for Teens, 13 - 18
9:30 am
Wed, Jul 26
Community Event
Join us for a variety of fun activities with Teen Librarian, Thomas Maluck, that may include paper crafts (origami, anyone?), board games (classic and obscure), coloring sheets, creative writing and maybe even some videogames or anime. We want to know what you like to do, so drop in and see us!
Teens
13 - 18, 9-12
10:00 am
Wed, Jul 26
Community Event
Trinity United Methodist Church
Watch as three of our favorite storybook characters "Build a Better World" for themselves by combining their resources and working together to keep the Big Bad Wolf at bay. Special cameo appearance by Little Red Riding Hood.
Summer Learning Challenge, Performance
Children All Ages, Programs for Families

Hello, Baby! ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Wed, Jul 26
Main
Children's 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, Jul 26
Ballentine
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess!
Craft, Children
3-5, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Wed, Jul 26
North Main
Networking Center
Interested in basket weaving? Bring your own supplies and share your skills with fellow basket weavers!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:30 am
Wed, Jul 26
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Create your own cool critter finger puppets and toys using craft felt. *Sharp scissors and needles will be used in this program*
Craft, Maker, Summer Learning Challenge
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
2:00 pm
Wed, Jul 26
North Main
Small Meeting Space
A Career Coach will be available to answer your individual résumé questions on a first come, first served basis. Please register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Wed, Jul 26
Main
Career Coaching Center
Career Coaches are 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 26
Main
Makerspace
Come join us as we discuss the parts and pieces of pattern and chart reading for knitting. We will create a small swatch of patterned knitting and learn how to increase and decrease. This would be an excellent time for questions or concerns over a pattern you are working on or want to try. All materials provided.
Craft, Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults

LEGO Madness ★ Staff Pick

3:30 pm
Wed, Jul 26
Blythewood
Looking for a LEGO challenge? Join us weekly for exciting LEGO ideas and activities.
Storytime
3-5, 6-8, 9-12
6:00 pm
Wed, Jul 26
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Discuss "The Turner House", by Angela Flournoy.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Wed, Jul 26
Main
BCR Classroom
Palmetto Health is the largest health care system in the region as well as one of the five largest employers in the state. A Palmetto Health Talent Acquisition Team Member shares Palmetto Health job openings, the application process, and the skills that make for a good candidate!
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Wed, Jul 26
Eastover
Children's Area
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.
Children, STEM/STEAM
Children All Ages, Programs for Families

Byte Size Computer Basics ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Wed, Jul 26
Sandhills
Do you have a tech question? Puzzled by an edevice? Want to know more about how to best use our website? Drop in for one-on-one help.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults

Bookin' It in Ballentine ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Wed, Jul 26
Ballentine
Join us for Ballentine's adult evening book club as we discuss Little Red Chairs by Edna O'Brien. Register by phone or in person.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
9:30 am
Thu, Jul 27
Main
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 the gardens. This event is free and open to children of all ages. For more information, please call (803) 988-0891. Hampton-Preston Mansion and Gardens (1615 Blanding Street, Columbia SC, 29201).
Storytime
Programs for Families
10:00 am
Thu, Jul 27
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
10:30 am
Thu, Jul 27
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
10:30 am
Thu, Jul 27
Main
Auditorium
Stories, songs and much more await you and your family at the library.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
2:00 pm
Thu, Jul 27
Main
Makerspace
Interested in knitting, needlework, scrapbooking or other crafts? Bring your own portable craft project and share with fellow crafters!
Sew Divine, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Thu, Jul 27
Main
Career Coaching Center
Career Coaches available to answer your LinkedIn questions on a first-come, first-served basis.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Thu, Jul 27
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Certified pet therapy dog, Josh loves to be read to. Participants will individually read to the dog in a setting where they can feel comfortable and confident. Afterall, this dog will not correct them or make them feel awkward if they stumble.
Children
6-8, 3-5
3:00 pm
Thu, Jul 27
Main
BCR Classroom
An introduction to coding for children ages 9-12. Children will learn the basic concepts of computer programming through hands on activities with your favorite characters from Minecraft, Frozen, Angry Birds, or Moana!
Workshop, Children, Computer Class
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:00 pm
Thu, Jul 27
Blythewood
Do you believe in UFOs? Let your imagination take flight as we read stories about aliens and make a craft even a Martian would like.
Children, Storytime
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:30 pm
Thu, Jul 27
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
3:30 pm
Thu, Jul 27
Main
Meeting Space 200
We've got a Playstation 4, Xbox One, and a Wii U and we know how to use them. Join us every Thursday on our second floor to enjoy a rotating schedule of consoles and games. 
Teens, Gaming
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
4:00 pm
Thu, Jul 27
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Burn Calories and have some fun Hula hooping.
Health and Wellness
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
5:30 pm
Thu, Jul 27
Eastover
Children's Area
Create robots, cities, creatures and more using LEGO blocks/KEVA Planks and LEGO Mindstorm!
Gaming, Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Thu, Jul 27
Main
Makerspace
In this iteration of Handmade Home we will be making small leather bowls to take home. We will discuss very basic leather working and play with the tools the library has to offer. Everyone will have the opportunity to create one bowl of their own to take home. All materials will be supplied.
Craft, Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Jul 27
Ballentine
Join Ballentine’s team as we prep for the Ultimate test of book knowledge: Battle of the Books – Teen Edition
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Thu, Jul 27
Ballentine
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 27
Main
BCR Classroom
Learn basic skills for creating a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint (2013). Create new slides, edit text and insert images. Prerequisite: Microsoft Word (2013) class or solid Word experience.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Thu, Jul 27
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Come join us as we make a beautiful alternative to a downspout...the rain chain.
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults

Ask A Librarian ★ Staff Pick

7:00 pm
Thu, Jul 27
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Ask a Librarian is a research and reference program that provides online students an opportunity to meet face to face with a librarian. The workshops will cover how to create a research topic, locating and evaluating resources and citation management software.
Workshop
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Fri, Jul 28
Eastover
Meeting Room
Bring the whole family to take a break from the heat with a fun-filled flick.
Children
Programs for Young Children, Programs for School Age Children
10:30 am
Fri, Jul 28
Blythewood
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
11:00 am
Fri, Jul 28
Ballentine
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
1:00 pm
Fri, Jul 28
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Join North Main's team as we prepare for the official competition of Battle of the Books: Teen Edition. We will drill practice questions in the formats that will be used for the main event. Teens interested in joining need to register by June 30th.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
3:00 pm
Fri, Jul 28
Eastover
Participate in board games and encourage cooperation, problem solving and critical thinking.
Gaming, Summer Learning Challenge
Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families
6:30 pm
Fri, Jul 28
Operations Center
Members of the Richland Library Friends are invited to shop during this preview sale. Not a member? You can join at the door for as little as $25.
Book Sale
Children All Ages, 13 - 18, Adults
9:00 am
Sat, Jul 29
Operations Center
Get great deals on used books and support the library. Questions? Call 929-3436
Book Sale
Children All Ages, 13 - 18, Adults
10:30 am
Sat, Jul 29
Main
Auditorium
Stories, songs and much more await you and your family at the library.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:30 am
Sat, Jul 29
North Main
Large Meeting Space
The North Main Gardeners share a variety of gardening tips.
Gardening
Adults
11:00 am
Sat, Jul 29
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
11:00 am
Sat, Jul 29
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 29
Main
Theater
On August 21, 2017, a total eclipse of the Sun will trace a narrow path across he United States--and sweep over Columbia. Only one in 100,000 people has seen a total solar eclipse. It has been 38 years since a total eclipse has visited the mainland United States. Through stories, photographs, and artwork, we'll explore the mythology, history, and scientific significance of eclipses--and how to observe a total eclipse of the Sun, the most amazing of all celestial sights.
Author Event, STEM/STEAM, Summer Learning Challenge
9-12, 13 - 18, Adults
2:00 pm
Sat, Jul 29
Main
Meeting Space 214
Join Main’s team as we prepare for the official competition of Battle of the Books: Teen Edition. We will drill practice questions in the formats that will be used for the main event. Teens interested in joining need to register by June 30.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
2:00 pm
Sat, Jul 29
Main
Production Stage
Interested in virtual reality games, movies, or other art projects? Drop by and play with Studio Services's new HTC Vive VR headset. There will be a sign up sheet at the event. Each turn will last 10-15 minutes.
Maker, Gaming
Adults, Programs for Adults

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