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9:30 am
Tue, Jun 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
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:30 am
Tue, Jun 27
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, Programs for School Age Children

Hands on Art ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Tue, Jun 27
Blythewood
Simple art fun with stories to boot. Dress for a mess!
Children, Art in the Library
3-5, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Tue, Jun 27
Sandhills
Meeting Room
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 27
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
11:00 am
Tue, Jun 27
Community Event
Lower Richland High School | 2615 Lower Richland Blvd
Learn the science, make and eat the treat.
STEM/STEAM
Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Teens
12:30 pm
Tue, Jun 27
Community Event
Lower Richland High School | 2615 Lower Richland Blvd
Come get your science on as we create a tornado in a bottle.
STEM/STEAM
9-12, 13 - 18
1:00 pm
Tue, Jun 27
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+
4:00 pm
Tue, Jun 27
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 27
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 27
North Main
Large Meeting Space
North Main Video Gaming Club. If you love playing NFL Madden or NBA 2k, then this is the club for you! Join us twice a month to enjoy a rotating schedule of NFL Madden and NBA 2K on Playstation 4.
Gaming
Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Tue, Jun 27
Sandhills
Study Room 2
Learn the basics of becoming a citizen with Fort Jackson's Army Community Service Office.
Community Awareness
Programs for Adults, Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Jun 27
Blythewood
Not your parents' duct tape! Create wallets, belts, earrings or small bags.
Teens, Craft
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Tue, Jun 27
Wheatley
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
Tue, Jun 27
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Read, sing, and play as we foster your child's early literacy skills in this special storytime at night.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children, Programs for Families

Poetry Open Mic ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Tue, Jun 27
Main
Theater
Join us for this open mic event featuring Bugsy Calhoun! All spoken word talents are welcome! Signup for open mic begins at 5:30.
Performance, Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
9:00 am
Wed, Jun 28
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
9:00 am
Wed, Jun 28
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
9:30 am
Wed, Jun 28
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, Jun 28
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 28
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! A second session of the same craft will be held at 10:45.
Art in the Library
Programs for Young Children, 3-5
10:30 am
Wed, Jun 28
Southeast
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family
Storytime
Programs for Families, Children All Ages
10:30 am
Wed, Jun 28
Wheatley
Your baby will love storytime while increasing vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories and songs.
Storytime, Summer Learning Challenge
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Wed, Jun 28
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
11:00 am
Wed, Jun 28
Community Event
Jewish Community Center | 306 Flora Dr
A campfire story turns into a hilarious lesson about building houses and building friendships. Fast-paced and side-splitting!
Summer Learning Challenge, Performance
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families
11:30 am
Wed, Jun 28
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Work together to create your own felt board stories and lessons. We'll begin with stories and songs to inspire you.
Maker, Workshop, Summer Learning Challenge
Programs for Parents, Programs for Families

Caleb Alexander ★ Staff Pick

2:00 pm
Wed, Jun 28
Community Event
Trenholm Road United Methodist Church | 3401 Trenholm Rd
He’ll blow your mind with his illusions and magic—and he’s still a teenager! Find out who the Harlem Globetrotters call “one of the country’s rising stars in magic.”
Performance, Summer Learning Challenge
Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Young Children, Programs for Families
2:30 pm
Wed, Jun 28
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, Jun 28
Main
Meeting Space 214
Learn, create, and share with stories and hands-on activities including LEGOS, Keva planks, Origami, art and games.
Summer Learning Challenge, Children
Programs for School Age Children, 6-8, 9-12

LEGO Madness ★ Staff Pick

3:30 pm
Wed, Jun 28
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, Jun 28
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Discuss A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator's Rise to Power, by Paul Fischer.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults

Bookin' It in Ballentine ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Wed, Jun 28
Ballentine
Ballentine's evening book club for adults. Register by phone or in person.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults

Byte Size Computer Basics ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Wed, Jun 28
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
10:00 am
Thu, Jun 29
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, Jun 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
Thu, Jun 29
Community Event
Lower Richland High School | 2615 Lower Richland Blvd
Be the first person to "BINGO" and win a prize.
Storytime
Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families

Caleb Alexander ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Thu, Jun 29
Blythewood
He’ll blow your mind with his illusions and magic — and he’s still a teenager! Find out who the Harlem Globetrotters call “one of the country’s rising stars in magic.”
Summer Learning Challenge, Children
Children All Ages, Adults, Programs for Families
12:00 pm
Thu, Jun 29
Community Event
Lower Richland High School | 2615 Lower Richland Blvd
Fold fun shapes to decorate gift packages, holiday trees, or your home. Materials provided.
Maker
Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
2:00 pm
Thu, Jun 29
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
3:00 pm
Thu, Jun 29
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

Caleb Alexander ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Thu, Jun 29
Community Event
Westminster Presbyterian Church | 1715 Broad River Rd
He’ll blow your mind with his illusions and magic—and he’s still a teenager! Find out who the Harlem Globetrotters call “one of the country’s rising stars in magic.”
Children, Summer Learning Challenge
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
3:30 pm
Thu, Jun 29
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
5:30 pm
Thu, Jun 29
Eastover
Meeting Room
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, Jun 29
Main
Makerspace
In this iteration of Handmade Home we will be making cloth bags to bring home your produce or bulk-wall buys. We will discuss several types of bag styles and what each style is best at. Everyone will have the opportunity to create one bag of their own to take home. All materials will be supplied.
Craft, Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Thu, Jun 29
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Take your craft from a hobby to a business. Learn to build a business and market what you make. June 29: Business Card Design
Maker, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, Programs for Adults
7:00 pm
Thu, Jun 29
Main
Auditorium
Join us in the newly renovated First Level Auditorium as we celebrate Black Music Month. Mike Stone and the Kritikal Band is known to combine blues, gospel, jazz and R&B to create a musical experience you will not forget. This event will feature his trio.
Performance
Adults, Programs for Families
7:00 pm
Thu, Jun 29
Main
Ask a librarian is a research and reference program for online students to gain information literacy skills necessary for academic success. The sessions will cover how to creating a topic and brainstorm mapping, locating and evaluating resources, and citation management.
Workshop
Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Fri, Jun 30
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, Jun 30
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
10:30 am
Fri, Jun 30
Wheatley
Share stories, songs and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime, Summer Learning Challenge
Children All Ages, Programs for Families

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