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10:00 am
Fri, Jul 29
Eastover
Meeting Room
Take a break from the heat and bring the whole family with a cool movie for fun filled flicks.
Children
Programs for Young Children, Programs for School Age Children
10:00 am
Fri, Jul 29
Southeast
Meeting Room
Bring the whole family for a screening of your favorite movies.June 3: Shaun the Sheep (PG) 85 minutesJune 10: Hotel Transylvania 2 (PG) 89 minutesJune 24: Open Season - Scared Silly (PG) 85 minutesJuly 15: The Good Dinosaur (PG) 102 minutesJuly 22: Inside Out (PG) 102 minutesJuly 29: Kung Fu Panda 3 (PG) 95 minutes
Movies, Children
Programs for Families, Children All Ages
10:30 am
Fri, Jul 29
Northeast
Meeting Room
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess!
Children
3-5, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Fri, Jul 29
Wheatley
Share stories, songs and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime
3-5, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Fri, Jul 29
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
12:30 pm
Fri, Jul 29
Northeast
Meeting Room
Activate your songwriting brain with Molly Ledford of Lunch Money. Follow traditional song structures or break all the rules! With guidance from Molly and support from the group, you'll create a song of your very own.
Summer Learning Challenge, Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
2:00 pm
Fri, Jul 29
Southeast
Meeting Room
Join the competition to see who can build the coolest and most creative MINECRAFT structures. Prizes awarded in various age categories. For ages 6 & up. Please call 776-0855 or stop by to register.
Gaming
Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Teens, Programs for Adults

Pigskin Poets ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Fri, Jul 29
Community Event
Drew Wellness Center | 2101 Walker Solomon Way
Down, set, hike! It’s time for Gamecock football! The USC football team, cheerleaders and Cocky are taking the field with Richland Library for an afternoon of stories, games and autographs. The celebration will be lead by popular storyteller, Darion McCloud.Due to renovations at Richland Library, this event will take place at the Drew Wellness Center, 2101 Walker Solomon Way, Columbia, SC 29204.
Summer Learning Challenge, Children
Children All Ages, 13 - 18, Adults
10:00 am
Sat, Jul 30
Main
BCR Classroom
Learn how to perform basic computers tasks using Microsoft Windows. Open programs and learn how to edit and organize files. Please call 929-3469 to register.Prerequisite: Introduction to Computers I or solid mouse skills.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Sat, Jul 30
Main
Children's Room
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 30
Wheatley
Share stories, songs and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime
3-5, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Sat, Jul 30
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Share stories, songs, and more while building early literacy skills with STEAM fun for the whole family.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Sat, Jul 30
Northeast
Conference Room
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills for the whole family.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages

BEE Helpful ★ Staff Pick

11:00 am
Sat, Jul 30
Southeast
Meeting Room
Make pollinator habitats for solitary bees and wildflower seed bombs.
Programs for School Age Children, 6-8, 9-12
11:00 am
Sat, Jul 30
Eastover
Meeting Room
Stories, puppets, songs and more puppets.
Children, Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Sat, Jul 30
Main
Teen Center
We apologize for the inconvenience, but this program has been cancelled. Please check back soon for more exciting programs!
Teens
Programs for Teens, 13 - 18

Cigar Box Guitar Making ★ Staff Pick

2:00 pm
Sat, Jul 30
Southeast
Meeting Room
You got it right. You'll put together your very own cigar box guitar to take home, tune up and play. Spaces limited, call 776-0855 to reserve your spot.
Workshop, Maker
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
2:00 pm
Sat, Jul 30
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Join Sandhills' Battle of the Books team as we prep for the ultimate battle of book knowledge.
Summer Learning Challenge, Summer Reading Club
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
9:30 am
Mon, Aug 1
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Introduce your baby to the world of books and nurture a love of reading with stories, rhymes, and songs. This storytime is geared for crawlers.
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Mon, Aug 1
Southeast
Meeting Room
Meets the first Monday of each month. Please note that the Cooper Book Group has moved to Richland Library Southeast while Cooper undergoes renovations. Please register. February 1 - George Washington's Secret Six by Brian KilmeadeMarch 7 - The Paris Architect by Charles BelfoureApril 4 - The Girl on the Train by Paula HawkinsMay 2 - The Bookman's Tale by Charlie LovettJune 6 - Mrs. Queen Takes the Train by William KuhnJuly 11 - Please call for titleAugust 1 - Please call for title
Book Group
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Mon, Aug 1
Main
Storytime Room - Children's Room
Stories, songs and much more await you and your family at the library.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:30 am
Mon, Aug 1
Sandhills
Meeting 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. Space is limited.
Storytime
1-2, Programs for Families

Check out the latest top ten fiction and nonfiction titles from the 24 July 2016 New York Times bestseller list.  Returning to the top ten on the nonfiction list this week is Chuck Klosterman's But What if We’re Wrong?, an exploration of how our current world will be viewed once it has become the distant past.  Klosterman is the author of several popular fiction and nonfiction titles, including I Wear the Black Hat, Downtown Owl, and Killing Yourself to Live. Fiction: Magic, by Danielle Steel First Comes Love, by Emily Giffin The Girls, by Emma Cline The Games, by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan End of Watch, by Stephen King The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins After You, by JoJo Moyes Here's to Us, by Elin Hilderbrand Before the Fall, by Noah Hawley All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr Nonfiction: Crisis of Character, by Gary J. Byrne and Grant M. Schmidt Hamilton: The Revolution, by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Patriots, by David Fisher Wake Up America, by Eric Bolling Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates Grit, by Angela Duckworth White Trash, by Nancy Isenberg But What if We're Wrong? by Chuck Klosterman Tribe, by Sebastian Junger  

Family Night Out ★ Staff Pick

5:30 pm
Mon, Aug 1
Southeast
Meeting Room
Bring the whole family for 3 nights of fun! Spend time together playing, learning and preparing healthy snacks and dinners. Please call 776-0855 or stop by to register.
6-8, Programs for Families
5:30 pm
Mon, Aug 1
Blythewood
Practice session for Battle of the Books competition on August 6.
Children
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Mon, Aug 1
Main
Teen Center
We apologize for the inconvenience, but this program has been cancelled. Please check back soon for more exciting programs!
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:30 pm
Mon, Aug 1
Main
Storytime Room - Children's Room
Read, sing, talk, write and play as we build your child's early literacy skills.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children, Programs for Families
9:15 am
Tue, Aug 2
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Improve your balance, flexibility, and coordination with this ancient form of exercise. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
Health and Wellness
Adults, Programs for Adults
9:30 am
Tue, Aug 2
Main
Storytime Room - Children's Room
Introduce stories, rhymes and songs to your baby.
Storytime, Children
Babies up to 12 months, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Tue, Aug 2
Main
Children's Room
The race is on! Columbia Marionette Theatre uses short-strung marionettes and a wide variety of creative rod puppets to bring the story of speedy Hare and slow Tortoise to life.
Performance, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Tue, Aug 2
Southeast
Meeting Room
Interested in knitting, needlework, scrapbooking or other crafts? Bring your own portable craft project and share with your fellow crafters!
Sew Divine
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
1:00 pm
Tue, Aug 2
Sandhills
Meeting Room
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

Family Night Out ★ Staff Pick

5:30 pm
Tue, Aug 2
Southeast
Meeting Room
Bring the whole family for 3 nights of fun! Spend time together playing, learning and preparing healthy snacks and dinners. Please call 776-0855 or stop by to register.
6-8, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Tue, Aug 2
Northeast
Meeting Room
Join us for not-so-sleepy stories as we learn how dinosaurs say good night.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages
6:00 pm
Tue, Aug 2
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Share stories, songs, and more while building early literacy skills with STEAM fun for the whole family.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:30 pm
Tue, Aug 2
Eastover
Meeting Room
Want to loosen up those stiff joints, tone up those muscles and maybe shed some extra pounds. Join us for Line Dancing (from June to Mid-July), and Zumba (from Mid-July to August).
Health and Wellness
Adults, Programs for Adults
9:30 am
Wed, Aug 3
Main
Storytime Room - Children's Room
Stories, songs and much more await you and your family at the library.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
9:30 am
Wed, Aug 3
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Enjoy stories and a craft and then visit our garden to get your hands dirty.
Gardening
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Wed, Aug 3
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, Aug 3
Main
Career Coaching Center
Individual interview sessions are conducted on the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 10am to Noon on a first come, first served basis. Groups by appointment only.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Wed, Aug 3
Wheatley
Storytime for ages 0-23
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, Programs for Young Children

Fairies and Gnomes Tea ★ Staff Pick

11:00 am
Wed, Aug 3
Northeast
Meeting Room
Wear your fairy best or Sunday finest to a fairy tea complete with Zephyr the Fairy, storytelling, dancing, and tea. Attendance is limited.
Summer Learning Challenge, Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children

Fold It! ★ Staff Pick

11:00 am
Wed, Aug 3
Ballentine
Join us for paper folding fun with Origami!
Children, Craft
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
12:00 pm
Wed, Aug 3
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Come learn how to play Bunco - a fun progressive dice game! For adults, teens, and families with older children.
Gaming, STEM/STEAM
Adults, 13 - 18, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Wed, Aug 3
Main
BCR Classroom
Get ready for the new school year with the Teen Center as we share computer tips and tricks that will help you get prepared for your back to school projects.
Teens
Programs for Teens, 13 - 18
3:30 pm
Wed, Aug 3
Northeast
Meeting Room
Practice for the Battle of the Books. To participate, you must attend at least 3 of the 4 practice sessions.
Children
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:30 pm
Wed, Aug 3
Main
Storytime Room - Children's Room
Get ready for kindergarten! Your child will gain confidence and independence in this kids-only storytime. For ages 3-5.
Storytime, Children
3-5, Programs for Young Children

Family Night Out ★ Staff Pick

5:30 pm
Wed, Aug 3
Southeast
Meeting Room
Bring the whole family for 3 nights of fun! Spend time together playing, learning and preparing healthy snacks and dinners. Please call 776-0855 or stop by to register.
6-8, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Wed, Aug 3
Main
Storytime Room - Children's Room
Join Main's Battle of the Books team as we prep for the ultimate battle of book knowledge.
Workshop, Children
9-12, Programs for School Age Children

Byte Size Computer Basics ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Wed, Aug 3
Sandhills
Children's Area
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

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