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11:00 am
Fri, Jul 6
Ballentine
Meeting 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 Families
2:00 pm
Fri, Jul 6
Main
Teen Makerspace
The second annual Battle of the Books: Teen Edition is upon us, and we need your help to win! Receive copies of the competition books and practice trivia with your teammates before the big showdown on August 4 at Richland Library Sandhills. Registrations will be accepted throughout June.
Teens, Book Group
Programs for Teens, 13 - 18
3:00 pm
Fri, Jul 6
Eastover
Meeting Room
We've got a Wii and XBox and you know how to play it. Join us to enjoy your favorite games. Welcome to bring your own game(s).
Gaming
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Sat, Jul 7
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children

Microsoft Word (2013) ★ Staff Pick

10:00 am
Sat, Jul 7
Main
BCR Classroom
Registration opens 05/23/2018
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
10:00 am
Sat, Jul 7
Main
Teen Makerspace
It's 1983 and a boy goes missing in this retro supernatural favorite. First time viewers and long time fans, join us in the Upside Down for a binge session with pizza and snacks!
Teens, Movies
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
10:30 am
Sat, Jul 7
Main
Storytime 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 Families
11:00 am
Sat, Jul 7
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
11:00 am
Sat, Jul 7
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 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 All Ages
11:00 am
Sat, Jul 7
Eastover
Meeting Room
Walk your way to increased health, fitness, happiness and productivity. We will use Leslie Sansone’s walk workout series to increase our circulation, tone our bodies, and improve our health so we can look and feel great for the Spring and Summer. Remember to wear/bring comfortable workout clothes/shoes, accessories, and please check with your healthcare provider before starting a workout program. *Bottled water/snacks will be provided.
Health and Wellness
Adults, 13 - 18
11:00 am
Sat, Jul 7
Main
Studio 220
If you're an artist looking for feedback or an Art student trying to improve your portfolio, join us each month for a lively, positive and constructive critique session to improve your technique as well as help others. Whatever your medium, bring your work, learn and share with other local artists.
Maker
Adults
2:00 pm
Sat, Jul 7
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Join North Main's team as we prepare for the official competition of Teen Book Battle. We will drill practice questions in the formats that will be used for the main event. Teens interested in joining need to register by May 30th.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
3:00 pm
Sat, Jul 7
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Join our Book Club! Enjoy fun activities and hear about exciting books. Please sign up in advance.
Book Group, Children
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:00 pm
Sat, Jul 7
St. Andrews
Makerspace
If you love playing Bid Whist, Spades, Gin Rummy, Pinochle and lots more, grab a friend and join us as we get the competition going!
Gaming
Programs for Adults, Adults 55+, Adults

Ukulele Jam ★ Staff Pick

3:30 pm
Sat, Jul 7
Main
Auditorium
Ukulele enthusiasts meet for a relaxed and fun jam session. Newbies and seasoned strummers welcome!
Art in the Library
Adults, Adults 55+, 13 - 18
4:00 pm
Sat, Jul 7
Blythewood
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
2:30 pm
Sun, Jul 8
Main
Meeting Space 213
Come share with librarians and fellow readers what you’re reading, what you’re planning on reading, what you need advice on reading, or what you absolutely hated reading! Structured around the Broader Bookshelf challenge, this group will combine reading recommendations by our expert librarians, book related activities, and lively discussion.
Book Group
Adults, Adults 55+
10:00 am
Mon, Jul 9
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Grow your baby’s vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories and songs. This storytime is designed for infants and lap babies. If your child is walking, check out our Toddler Storytime for ages 18 months – 2 years.
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, Programs for Families
2:30 pm
Mon, Jul 9
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 children between the ages of 9-12. Join a team, read the 2018 titles and get ready to show your smarts at the Final Battle.
Children, Book Group
Programs for School Age Children, 9-12
3:00 pm
Mon, Jul 9
Cooper
Screening of Victoria and Abdul, a film based on a true story and 2011 book by Shrabani Basu.
Movies, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, 13 - 18
3:30 pm
Mon, Jul 9
Main
Children's Craft Area
Calling all future Einsteins: add a wrinkle to your brain with engaging stories, activities, creativity and educational play.
Children, Craft
3-5
4:30 pm
Mon, Jul 9
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, Jul 9
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Wear your pajamas and snuggle up for bedtime stories and songs.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children

Hablamos Spanish ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Mon, Jul 9
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Conversation circle for folks wanting to brush up their Spanish
Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Jul 9
St. Andrews
Makerspace
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
7:00 pm
Mon, Jul 9
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
RESOLVE-Columbia is a peer-led support group under the National Infertility Association. If you are struggling with infertility, you are not alone. We are here to listen, provide support, and encourage you on your path to parenthood. Please email resolvecolumbia@gmail.com if you need additional information. Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults

Reader's Morning Out ★ Staff Pick

10:00 am
Tue, Jul 10
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Ballentine's daytime book group for adults. Register by phone or in person.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Tue, Jul 10
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

Hands on Art ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Tue, Jul 10
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
10:30 am
Tue, Jul 10
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Activate your STEAM-engines! Tinker with a variety of projects geared towards Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.STEM/STEAM6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
STEM/STEAM
6-8, 9-12
11:00 am
Tue, Jul 10
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, Jul 10
Main
BCR Classroom
Join Malcolm Dennis, Assistant Branch Manager, as he provides an overview of the Trojan Labor hiring process. Trojan Labor is currently recruiting for more than fifty positions, both full and part time, in facilities management at the University of South Carolina. Requirement to apply: 2 forms of ID.
Job and Career
Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Tue, Jul 10
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, Jul 10
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+
1:30 pm
Tue, Jul 10
St. Andrews
Makerspace
For young fans of anime and manga! Watch some anime, check out some manga, and make an anime-related craft!
Children, Maker, Summer Learning Challenge
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
2:30 pm
Tue, Jul 10
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
2:30 pm
Tue, Jul 10
Main
Teen Makerspace
Are you a pro at highlighting, contouring, and the perfect wing? Learn how to share your skills by creating a tutorial video. Bring your own makeup and we'll provide the tools. Space is limited so reserve your spot and free swag bag today!
Teens, Computer Class, STEM/STEAM
Programs for Teens, 13 - 18
3:00 pm
Tue, Jul 10
Cooper
Children's Area
Get your hands dirty in an open lab maker time for children and families. Drop-in and stay as long as you like.
Children, Art in the Library, Craft
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families
3:30 pm
Tue, Jul 10
Main
Children's Craft Area
Meet up with dangerous denizens and mischievous makers to discover facts, acquire skills and perfect your plan for global domination. For ages 9-12.
Children
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
4:00 pm
Tue, Jul 10
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, Jul 10
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, Jul 10
Main
Children's Room
Increase your reading skills by learning the tricks to decoding unfamiliar words, practice comprehension, and build fluency. For third graders and parents.
Workshop, Children
6-8, 9-12
6:00 pm
Tue, Jul 10
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Join Ballentine’s Battle of the Books team as we prep for the ultimate battle of book knowledge. Applications available at the library.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Tue, Jul 10
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
6:00 pm
Tue, Jul 10
Main
Studio 220
Romare Bearden, a North Carolina native, was known for his love of music and the way he beautifully blended visual art and jazz together in his collages. We will explore and create collages in the ways for which Romare was so well-known.
Maker
Adults

Google Drive Basics ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Tue, Jul 10
Main
BCR Classroom
Registration opens 05/26/2018
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
7:00 pm
Tue, Jul 10
St. Andrews
Collaboration Space
Drop in the second Tuesday of every month for a discussion of recent best sellers and member picks. New members are welcome and encouraged to stop by the St. Andrews Library to pick up a copy of the latest selection. Call 772-6675 for more information!
Book Group
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
9:00 am
Wed, Jul 11
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, Jul 11
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

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