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10:00 am
Fri, Jul 13
Eastover
Meeting Room
Bring the whole family to take a break from the heat with a fun-filled flick.
Movies, Summer Learning Challenge
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:30 am
Fri, Jul 13
Blythewood
Meeting Room
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 13
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
3:00 pm
Fri, Jul 13
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
6:00 pm
Fri, Jul 13
Main
Teen Center
The library may be closed but you're still invited! Only teens have special after hours access on Friday the 13th for late night pizza, movies, and games.  *Registration, including a signed permission slip, is required.  Please visit the Teen Center or call 929-3470 for more information.
Teens
Programs for Teens, 13 - 18
Sat, Jul 14
North Main
Pop-Up Space
The African-American 371st Infantry Regiment, southern draftees mostly from South Carolina was formed in 1917, trained at Camp Jackson and sent to the Western Front to fight in WWI where they came out as heroes. Pop in and visit this exhibit that honors the service and sacrifice of South Carolina’s 371st Infantry Regiment
Art in the Library, Exhibit
Adults, Programs for Adults
9:30 am
Sat, Jul 14
Blythewood
Earn volunteer hours by meeting once a month to help plan programs, participate in service projects and have fun! For 7th through 12th graders.
Teens, Meetings
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
10:00 am
Sat, Jul 14
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Sat, Jul 14
Main
BCR Classroom
Learn intermediate skills for Microsoft Word (2013), such as creating lists, using headers and footers, working with tables, and adding pictures and graphics.Prerequisite: Microsoft Word (2013) class or solid Word experience.
Computer Class, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, Programs for Adults

Learn Freely Fest ★ Staff Pick

10:00 am
Sat, Jul 14
Main
An exciting day of learning for the whole family. Explore, learn, create, play, get active, pick up some good-to-know life skills, and most of all have fun!
Summer Learning Challenge
Children All Ages, 13 - 18, Adults
10:30 am
Sat, Jul 14
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
10:30 am
Sat, Jul 14
Blythewood
Makerspace
Got trivia? Sign-up to participate in Richland Library's Teen Book Battle! The big system-wide tournament will be August 4, so come practice your book smarts.
Teens, Book Group
13 - 18, Programs for Teens

Saving Family Photos ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Sat, Jul 14
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Do you have boxes of old family photographs and don't know what to do with them? Are some starting to deteriorate and show signs of age? Join us to learn how to scan and store images, and utilize Adobe Photoshop to preserve your family memories.
Summer Learning Challenge, Maker
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Sat, Jul 14
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 14
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 14
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
11:30 am
Sat, Jul 14
Main
Join Sylvie Golod, Career Specialist, and Mary Vicks, Business and Careers Librarian, will help discover the tools to exciting careers. You and your children will learn how jobs and careers are different, listen to an engaging read-a-loud, and choose and create a fun career paper doll. Please Register. Space is limited.
Job and Career
Programs for Families, Programs for Parents, Children All Ages
12:00 pm
Sat, Jul 14
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Interested in knitting, needlework, scrapbooking or other crafts? Bring your own portable craft project and share with your fellow crafters!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Sat, Jul 14
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Please join us to discuss "Mr. Mercedes", by Stephen King. If you have questions or would like to arrange to pick up a copy of the book please call Chantal Wilson at 929-3400.
Book Group, Summer Learning Challenge
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+

Science Magic! ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Sat, Jul 14
Cooper
Children's Area
It looks like magic, but it’s really science! Chemistry teacher Robert Ellington returns with new tricks to dazzle and teach in a magic show that’s fun for all ages!
STEM/STEAM, Children
Programs for Families, Children All Ages

Teen Advisory Board ★ Staff Pick

3:30 pm
Sat, Jul 14
Ballentine
Earn volunteer hours by meeting once a month to help plan programs, participate in service projects and have fun!
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
Sun, Jul 15
North Main
Pop-Up Space
The African-American 371st Infantry Regiment, southern draftees mostly from South Carolina was formed in 1917, trained at Camp Jackson and sent to the Western Front to fight in WWI where they came out as heroes. Pop in and visit this exhibit that honors the service and sacrifice of South Carolina’s 371st Infantry Regiment
Art in the Library, Exhibit
Adults, Programs for Adults
Mon, Jul 16
North Main
Pop-Up Space
The African-American 371st Infantry Regiment, southern draftees mostly from South Carolina was formed in 1917, trained at Camp Jackson and sent to the Western Front to fight in WWI where they came out as heroes. Pop in and visit this exhibit that honors the service and sacrifice of South Carolina’s 371st Infantry Regiment
Art in the Library, Exhibit
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Mon, Jul 16
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

Storytime in the Garden ★ Staff Pick

10:00 am
Mon, Jul 16
Community Event
Hampton-Preston Mansion and Gardens | 1615 Blanding Street
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 gardens. This event is free and open to children of all ages. For more information, please call (803) 988-0891.
Storytime, Children, Nature
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Mon, Jul 16
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
10:30 am
Mon, Jul 16
Community Event
Lower Richland High School | 2615 Lower Richland Blvd
Share stories, songs, and crafts the whole family will enjoy.
Storytime
Programs for Families
11:00 am
Mon, Jul 16
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Want to loosen up those stiff joints, tone up those loose muscles and maybe shed some extra pounds? Then come limber up those arms and legs as we Walk Away the Pounds, an exercise system by Leslie Sansone. Call Richland Library St. Andrews at (803) 772-6675 to register.
Health and Wellness
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
2:00 pm
Mon, Jul 16
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Make and create toys for the incredible animals at our local shelters.
13 - 18
2:30 pm
Mon, Jul 16
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 16
Eastover
Meeting Room
A week-long crafts making to see how crafty you are. Materials will be provided.
Summer Learning Challenge, Maker
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
3:30 pm
Mon, Jul 16
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
3:30 pm
Mon, Jul 16
Sandhills
Children's Maker
The Children's Maker Space is open to help young artists explore their creative side. Materials are available to draw, paint, and create.
Maker, Summer Learning Challenge, Art in the Library
9-12, 6-8, Programs for School Age Children
4:30 pm
Mon, Jul 16
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
6:00 pm
Mon, Jul 16
Eastover
Meeting Room
Hey! Do you know what cartoon this lyric came from: “Gee, Brain, what do you want to do tonight? The same thing we do every night, Pinky. Try to take over the world”. Test your knowledge of cartoon and anime soundtracks and compete in a friendly game of who can guess that song or animation as fast as you can to win some sweet prizes.
Gaming
Programs for School Age Children, Adults
6:00 pm
Mon, Jul 16
Main
Meeting Space 205
Did you know that more than 80% of Instagram users follow a business? If you are interested in learning how to create an account, the difference between personal and business profiles on Instagram, or how to better engage customers through the platform, then book a one on one appointment to discuss and learn. Please note that you need a phone with a camera and the ability to download the app. If registration is filled, please contact Jennifer in Studio Services at 929-3445 for additional times
Maker, Business Event
Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Jul 16
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 16
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Conversation circle for folks wanting to brush up their Spanish
Adults

Microsoft Excel (2013) ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Mon, Jul 16
Main
BCR Classroom
Learn the basics of building a spreadsheet, creating charts and performing calculations using Microsoft Excel (2013). Prerequisite: Microsoft Word (2013) class or solid Word experience.
Computer Class, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Jul 16
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
Tue, Jul 17
North Main
Pop-Up Space
The African-American 371st Infantry Regiment, southern draftees mostly from South Carolina was formed in 1917, trained at Camp Jackson and sent to the Western Front to fight in WWI where they came out as heroes. Pop in and visit this exhibit that honors the service and sacrifice of South Carolina’s 371st Infantry Regiment
Art in the Library, Exhibit
Adults, Programs for Adults
9:30 am
Tue, Jul 17
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, Children All Ages

Open Studio: Jewelry ★ Staff Pick

10:00 am
Tue, Jul 17
Ballentine
Our Maker Space will be open for you to make jewelry! Bring your own project to work on or use our tools and materials to create your own beaded necklaces, bracelets, and/or earrings!
Summer Learning Challenge, Maker
Adults, 13 - 18, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Tue, Jul 17
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
10:30 am
Tue, Jul 17
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, Jul 17
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, Jul 17
Main
Children's Craft Area
Simple art activities for the very young. Dress for a mess.
Craft, Children
1-2, 3-5, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Tue, Jul 17
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess!
Children, Art in the Library
3-5, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Tue, Jul 17
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

STEAM Powered Summer Fun ★ Staff Pick

11:00 am
Tue, Jul 17
Community Event
Lower Richland High School | 2615 Lower Richland Blvd
It may be hot outside, but it's STEAM-Y in the library. Come for an afternoon of fun and science. Build it, experiment with it learn the how's and why's while having fun with hands on science.
STEM/STEAM
Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families

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