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6:00 pm
Wed, Jul 26
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Discuss "The Turner House", by Angela Flournoy.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Wed, Jul 26
Main
BCR Classroom
Palmetto Health is the largest health care system in the region as well as one of the five largest employers in the state. A Palmetto Health Talent Acquisition Team Member shares Palmetto Health job openings, the application process, and the skills that make for a good candidate!
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Wed, Jul 26
Eastover
Children's Area
Fun-filled workshops that integrate literacy and science by linking children’s books with inquiry based hands-on science explorations. Presented by EdVenture Children’s Museum, with the Franklin Institute Science Museum and the Free Library of Philadelphia LEAP into Science Family Workshops.
Children, STEM/STEAM
Children All Ages, Programs for Families

Byte Size Computer Basics ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Wed, Jul 26
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

Bookin' It in Ballentine ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Wed, Jul 26
Ballentine
Join us for Ballentine's adult evening book club as we discuss Little Red Chairs by Edna O'Brien. Register by phone or in person.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
9:30 am
Thu, Jul 27
Main
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 the gardens. This event is free and open to children of all ages. For more information, please call (803) 988-0891. Hampton-Preston Mansion and Gardens (1615 Blanding Street, Columbia SC, 29201).
Storytime
Programs for Families
10:00 am
Thu, Jul 27
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, Jul 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
Programs for Families
10:30 am
Thu, Jul 27
Main
Auditorium
Stories, songs and much more await you and your family at the library.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
2:00 pm
Thu, Jul 27
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
2:30 pm
Thu, Jul 27
Main
Career Coaching Center
Career Coaches available to answer your LinkedIn questions on a first-come, first-served basis.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Thu, Jul 27
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Certified pet therapy dog, Josh loves to be read to. Participants will individually read to the dog in a setting where they can feel comfortable and confident. Afterall, this dog will not correct them or make them feel awkward if they stumble.
Children
6-8, 3-5
3:00 pm
Thu, Jul 27
Main
BCR Classroom
An introduction to coding for children ages 9-12. Children will learn the basic concepts of computer programming through hands on activities with your favorite characters from Minecraft, Frozen, Angry Birds, or Moana!
Workshop, Children, Computer Class
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:00 pm
Thu, Jul 27
Blythewood
Do you believe in UFOs? Let your imagination take flight as we read stories about aliens and make a craft even a Martian would like.
Children, Storytime
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:30 pm
Thu, Jul 27
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
3:30 pm
Thu, Jul 27
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
4:00 pm
Thu, Jul 27
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Burn Calories and have some fun Hula hooping.
Health and Wellness
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
5:30 pm
Thu, Jul 27
Eastover
Children's Area
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, Jul 27
Main
Makerspace
In this iteration of Handmade Home we will be making small leather bowls to take home. We will discuss very basic leather working and play with the tools the library has to offer. Everyone will have the opportunity to create one bowl of their own to take home. All materials will be supplied.
Craft, Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Jul 27
Ballentine
Join Ballentine’s team as we prep for the Ultimate test of book knowledge: Battle of the Books – Teen Edition
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Thu, Jul 27
Ballentine
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
Thu, Jul 27
Main
BCR Classroom
Learn basic skills for creating a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint (2013). Create new slides, edit text and insert images. Prerequisite: Microsoft Word (2013) class or solid Word experience.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Thu, Jul 27
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Come join us as we make a beautiful alternative to a downspout...the rain chain.
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults

Ask A Librarian ★ Staff Pick

7:00 pm
Thu, Jul 27
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Ask a Librarian is a research and reference program that provides online students an opportunity to meet face to face with a librarian. The workshops will cover how to create a research topic, locating and evaluating resources and citation management software.
Workshop
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Fri, Jul 28
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, Jul 28
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
11:00 am
Fri, Jul 28
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
1:00 pm
Fri, Jul 28
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Join North Main's team as we prepare for the official competition of Battle of the Books: Teen Edition. We will drill practice questions in the formats that will be used for the main event. Teens interested in joining need to register by June 30th.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
3:00 pm
Fri, Jul 28
Eastover
Participate in board games and encourage cooperation, problem solving and critical thinking.
Gaming, Summer Learning Challenge
Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families
6:30 pm
Fri, Jul 28
Operations Center
Members of the Richland Library Friends are invited to shop during this preview sale. Not a member? You can join at the door for as little as $25.
Book Sale
Children All Ages, 13 - 18, Adults
9:00 am
Sat, Jul 29
Operations Center
Get great deals on used books and support the library. Questions? Call 929-3436
Book Sale
Children All Ages, 13 - 18, Adults
10:30 am
Sat, Jul 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
Sat, Jul 29
North Main
Large Meeting Space
The North Main Gardeners share a variety of gardening tips.
Gardening
Adults
11:00 am
Sat, Jul 29
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 29
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 29
Main
Theater
Mark Littmann has written books on solar eclipses, the outer solar system, great meteor storms, and Halley’s Comet. These books have won four national awards. He holds two distinguished professorships at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville where he teaches three different courses on how to write about science so that the public understands and enjoys it. His most recent books are Totality: The Great American Eclipses of 2017 and 2024 and, for students 8-14, Eclipse 2017. On August 21, 2017, a total eclipse of the Sun will trace a narrow path across he United States--and sweep over Columbia. Only one in 100,000 people has seen a total solar eclipse. It has been 38 years since a total eclipse has visited the mainland United States. Through stories, photographs, and artwork, we'll explore the mythology, history, and scientific significance of eclipses--and how to observe a total eclipse of the Sun, the most amazing of all celestial sights.
Author Event, STEM/STEAM, Summer Learning Challenge
9-12, 13 - 18, Adults
2:00 pm
Sat, Jul 29
Main
Meeting Space 214
Join Main’s team as we prepare for the official competition of Battle of the Books: Teen Edition. We will drill practice questions in the formats that will be used for the main event. Teens interested in joining need to register by June 30.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
2:00 pm
Sat, Jul 29
Main
Production Stage
Interested in virtual reality games, movies, or other art projects? Drop by and play with Studio Services's new HTC Vive VR headset. There will be a sign up sheet at the event. Each turn will last 10-15 minutes.
Maker, Gaming
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Sat, Jul 29
Main
BCR Classroom
Do you want to learn a great way to keep in touch with friends and grandkids? This hands-on class shows you how to stay engaged with your family, friends, and community. Part 2 will focus on: Fine tuning your account and privacy settings, adding and editing photos on your page and timeline, “liking” pages and groups, plus more about Facebook games and apps and how to access the help center features.
Computer Class
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
3:00 pm
Sat, Jul 29
Main
Studio 220
Learn to make paper sailboats using folding, cutting and gluing techniques. Registration Required
Craft, Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Sat, Jul 29
North Main
Large Meeting Space
An evening of fashion, live music and celebration for everyone!Community members of all types and backgrounds will modelfashion-forward and interview-worthy outfits of donated clothesas they strut their stuff down the runway. And attendees willhave the opportunity to take an outfit home for themselves too!
Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens

TAB - Teen Advisory Board ★ Staff Pick

3:30 pm
Sat, Jul 29
Eastover
Meeting Room
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
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
10:00 am
Mon, Jul 31
Community Event
Lower Richland High School | 2615 Lower Richland Blvd
Do you have a specific question about how to use computers, find your way around the Internet or Microsoft software? Drop in for a one-on-one 30 minute to 1 hour appointment to get personalized assistance. Learn basic computer skills such as using a mouse, saving files, navigating the internet, setting up an email account and much more.
Computer Class
Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
10:00 am
Mon, Jul 31
Sandhills
Storytime 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
10:30 am
Mon, Jul 31
Main
Auditorium
Stories, songs and much more await you and your family at the library.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
12:00 pm
Mon, Jul 31
Community Event
Lower Richland High School | 2615 Lower Richland Blvd
Drop in and make a Washi Tape bookmark. Materials provided.
Maker
Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens

Happy Birthday Harry! ★ Staff Pick

2:00 pm
Mon, Jul 31
Eastover
Meeting Room
Your invitation to Hogwarts biggest summer event has arrived! Come help us celebrate all things Harry Potter on his special day. Open your marauders map and follow it to Richland Library Eastover for a magical afternoon of challenges, games, and treats.
Children
Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families
2:00 pm
Mon, Jul 31
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
2:00 pm
Mon, Jul 31
Blythewood
Learning Tree is partnering with the Richland Library Blythewood for technology classes. This session will focus on cyber security.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Mon, Jul 31
Main
Makerspace
Come learn how to crochet! We will be learning how to chain stitch, single crochet, double crochet, and basic pattern reading. Hooks and yarn provided, but feel free to bring your own to learn on! Students of all levels welcome.
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults, Adults 55+

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