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10:00 am
Mon, Aug 6
Sandhills
Entry Courtyard
Choose from seasonal produce from Livingston Farms as well as handmade, chemical-free skin products from This Butter Be Good.
Gardening, Health and Wellness
Adults 55+, Programs for Families
2:00 pm
Mon, Aug 6
Eastover
Meeting Room
Drop in and chat about your favorite games, discuss new consoles, rant about the latest EA development and make some cool little sprites to show off to friends and family.
Art in the Library
9-12, 13 - 18, Adults
2:30 pm
Mon, Aug 6
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Do you have a specific question about how to us computers or find your way around the Internet? Drop in to our Computer Basics Learning Lab for personalized assistance. Learn basic computer skills such as: using the mouse, saving files to a computer, navigating the internet, uploading files to a website, setting up an email account, attaching files to email, and using Microsoft programs.
Computer Class
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Mon, Aug 6
Main
Studio 221
Registration opens 07/16/2018
This complimentary class builds on the skills we learned in crochet 101. We will learn a few new stitches, practice reading patterns, and learn how to read a crochet chart. Anyone who knows how to chain and single crochet is welcome to brush up on old skills or learn a few new ones.*All materials provided.
Maker, Hygge
Adults, Programs for Adults
4:30 pm
Mon, Aug 6
Main
Teen Makerspace
Richland Library’s Team of Anime-Seeking Teens is looking for an anime/manga fan like you! We vote on anime series to watch on a big screen and love to talk about our favorite reads, including novels and manga. We learn about Japanese culture and language and play large group games together.
Teens
Programs for Teens, 13 - 18
6:30 pm
Mon, Aug 6
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Wear your pajamas and snuggle up for bedtime stories and songs.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children
6:30 pm
Mon, Aug 6
Eastover
Meeting Room
Doodle, color, paint, create your masterpiece.
Art in the Library
Adults, Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:30 pm
Mon, Aug 6
St. Andrews
Living Room
Come show us your mental mastery against some of the members of the Columbia Chess Club. Participate in a casual game or a tournament and meet some of best players in your area.
Gaming
Programs for Families, 13 - 18, Adults
10:30 am
Tue, Aug 7
Main
Storytime Room
This special storytime for families includes stories, songs, fingerplays and puppet shows or art activities for the young. For all ages.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children, Programs for Families
10:30 am
Tue, Aug 7
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
10:30 am
Tue, Aug 7
Blythewood
Meeting 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
10:30 am
Tue, Aug 7
Cooper
Do you have a tech question? Puzzled by an e-device? Want to know how to best use our website or surfing the internet? Any tech/computer questions/problems? Call or walk in to reserve a 30-minute or 1-hour in person session with one-on-one technical help. Call 803-787-3462 to book your sesison.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Tue, Aug 7
Sandhills
Auditorium
A bored princess, her overprotective mother, awe-struck prince, and endless bad hair days. An assortment of musical genres keep this one-of-a-kind adaptation rocking along!
Children, Summer Learning Challenge, Good for Groups
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Tue, Aug 7
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, Aug 7
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, Aug 7
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+

LEGO Madness ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Tue, Aug 7
Blythewood
Looking for a LEGO challenge? Join us for exciting LEGO activities.
Storytime
3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Afternoon of Puppets ★ Staff Pick

3:30 pm
Tue, Aug 7
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Puppets are happening at the library! Enjoy shows and make some of your own!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
3:30 pm
Tue, Aug 7
Main
BCR Classroom
Learn and create a planner and journal using Microsoft Publisher. We will learn how to create an entire month's worth of customizable pages including calendars, trackers, lists and reflection pages.
Computer Class, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, Programs for Adults
4:00 pm
Tue, Aug 7
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, Aug 7
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, Aug 7
Ballentine
Curious about the Maker Space? Drop in for an opportunity to explore your creative side. Create at your own pace, in the perfect space. Materials Provided!
Maker
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Aug 7
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Expression is the language through which words move and elevate minds. Come out and express your talent through the art of poetry, spoken-word, karaoke, and more. Open Mic for Poets, Singers, Lyricists, Musicians, and more @ Richland Library St. Andrews. Get ready for an awesome time!!!*Light Refreshments Provided*
Performance
Adults, Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens

Microsoft Word (2013) ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Tue, Aug 7
Main
BCR Classroom
Registration opens 06/23/2018
Learn the basics of creating documents using Microsoft Word (2013). Registration is required.Prerequisite: Solid mouse and keyboarding skills.
Computer Class, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, Programs for Adults
9:00 am
Wed, Aug 8
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, Aug 8
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, Aug 8
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 8
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
10:00 am
Wed, Aug 8
Main
Career Coaching Center
Come hear the details about job training that Goodwill offers here in the Midlands. Learn about training and certification for becoming a certified nursing assistant (CNA), call center representative, custodial technician, and retail or food service worker. A Goodwill representative will provide information about program requirements, start dates, and the selection process. Best of all, you can complete an application for the program of your choice onsite! Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Wed, Aug 8
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, Aug 8
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, Aug 8
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Registration opens 08/01/2018
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, Aug 8
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
2:00 pm
Wed, Aug 8
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Learn the basics and create something simple or intricate with our 3D printer.
13 - 18
2:30 pm
Wed, Aug 8
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, Aug 8
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
4:00 pm
Wed, Aug 8
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, Aug 8
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
6:00 pm
Wed, Aug 8
Main
Teen Makerspace
It's never too early to start your college search!  From finding schools, completing applications, getting accepted, to finding funding - we've got all the information for parents and teens.  Get ready to present your best self to your dream school!
Teens, Job and Career
Programs for Teens, 13 - 18
6:30 pm
Wed, Aug 8
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, Aug 8
Main
Post Production Lab
Join Cecil for guidance, tips and dope techniques in this monthly workshop for those interested in creating hip-hop/rap, glitch, dnb, and more. Bring a work-in-progress and we will workshop it together! Return monthly for new challenges to help you write your next hit.
Maker
Adults
7:00 pm
Wed, Aug 8
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Join us for a lively discussion of a wide variety of books. Call 699-9230 to ask what we are reading this month.
Book Group
Adults
7:00 pm
Wed, Aug 8
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join Cola Makerspace to share projects, knowledge, and making ideas and tips
Maker
Adults
7:00 pm
Wed, Aug 8
Main
Meeting Space 214
Please join the Great Books Discussion Group to explore classic literature with fellow readers. Please contact 929-3469 with any questions.July 11 - Tartuffe by MoliereAugust 8 - Friar's Tale & Summoner's Tale by ChaucerSeptember 12 - Clouds by AristophonesOctober 10 - Heart of Darkness by Conrad
Book Group
Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Thu, Aug 9
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Aug 9
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, Aug 9
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, Aug 9
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
A bored princess, her overprotective mother, awe-struck prince, and endless bad hair days. An assortment of musical genres keeps this one-of-a-kind adaptation rocking along!
Good for Groups, Performance, Summer Learning Challenge
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
2:30 pm
Thu, Aug 9
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Gather 'round the campfire for stories, songs, and smores as we transform the storytime nook into Camp Sandhills. Make a wilderness craft and earn a special badge!
Storytime, Summer Learning Challenge
3-5, 6-8, Programs for Young Children

Google Drive Basics ★ Staff Pick

2:30 pm
Thu, Aug 9
Main
BCR Classroom
Registration opens 06/25/2018
Learn the basics of using Google Drive to upload, share, and create files. Always forgetting your flash drive? Save your files in Google Drive, and you can access them anywhere.Prerequisite: Active Gmail account
Computer Class, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens

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