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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
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
Join us for Ballentine's adult evening book club as we discuss Breath of Scandal by Sandra Brown. 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
10:00 am
Thu, Jun 29
North Main
Courtyard
Join us for the GSK Science in the Summer program sponsored by Edventure, for grades 2-7. Kids will discover the wonderful world of science through hands-on activities.
Children
Programs for Young Children
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
1:00 pm
Fri, Jun 30
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, Jun 30
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
7:00 pm
Fri, Jun 30
Main
Second Level Programming Space
We had so much fun last time, we’re at it again. Join us for an after-hours exploration of Richland Library! Check out two floors of newly renovated spaces, enjoy live music, and get inspired with interactive artwork from some of South Carolina’s best creatives. It’s time to check back in!- MUSIC - RBTS WIN // http://www.rbtswin.com/Contour // https://ar-contour.bandcamp.com/Dj Siji - ART - Nickelodeon TheatreLyon HillSusan LenzMarius Valdes Evan MeaneyWray Bowling& more!FREE // 21+ // 7PM-11PMLiquid Inspiration provided by The Whig!!Presented by Fort PsychWe'll have live music, art and workshops from some of Columbia’s best creatives - It’s time to check back in!
Art in the Library, Performance
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
Sat, Jul 1
Eastover
Please call to schedule an in-person appointment time.
Legal
Adults, Programs for Adults
Sat, Jul 1
Eastover
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 in person session with one-on-one technical help.
Computer Class
Adults, 13 - 18, 9-12
10:00 am
Sat, Jul 1
Main
Studio 220
Local artist and sculptor, Kara Gunter, will be casting the clasped hands of strangers. Through sculpture, writing, and photography, we will be sharing and documenting our journey of finding out how we are all connected in this human experience. Register now to experience this unique opportunity to become a part of a powerful community project.
Maker, Community Awareness, Art in the Library
Adults
10:30 am
Sat, Jul 1
Main
Auditorium
Stories, songs and much more await you and your family at the library.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Sat, Jul 1
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 1
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
4:00 pm
Sat, Jul 1
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join us for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics projects to improve critical thinking skills and innovation, and more importantly, to have fun.
Teens, STEM/STEAM
13 - 18
10:00 am
Mon, Jul 3
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 3
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
10:00 am
Mon, Jul 3
Southeast
Meeting Room
Meets the first Monday of each month. Please note that the Cooper Book Group has moved to Richland Library Southeast while Cooper undergoes renovations. Please register. February 6 - "The Woman in the Photo" by Mary HoganMarch 6 - "The Wright Brothers" by David McCulloughApril 3 - TBAMay 1 - "A Spy Among Friends" by Ben MacIntyreJune 5 - "My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante
Book Group
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Mon, Jul 3
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 3
Community Event
Lower Richland High School | 2615 Lower Richland Blvd
Make some fancy folds to decorate Holiday and party tables. You can take your sample paper napkins home to help you can remember the techniques. Materials provided.
Maker
Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
2:00 pm
Mon, Jul 3
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

Hooray for the USA ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Mon, Jul 3
Eastover
Celebrate the 4th of July with patriotic stories, songs and a festive craft. Dress for a mess.
Children, Art in the Library
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Mon, Jul 3
Main
Theater
Do you like to use words like tsundere, shojo, or doujinshi? If so - or if you’re just curious - the doors of T.O.A.S.T., the Team Of Anime Seeking Teens, are open to you. Watch fresh-picked anime series every Monday at 6 p.m., learn brief Japanese lessons, and enjoy anime-based games and crafts. (Bread not included.)
Teens, Multicultural, Movies
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:30 pm
Mon, Jul 3
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Venga a disfrutar cuentos en bilingues en ingles y espanol. Come enjoy bilingual stories in English and Spanish.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:30 pm
Mon, Jul 3
Ballentine
Wear your pajamas and snuggle up for bedtime stories and songs.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children
Tue, Jul 4
All Richland Library locations will be closed for Independence Day.
Closings
Children All Ages, Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Jul 4
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
9:00 am
Wed, Jul 5
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

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