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3:00 pm
Mon, Jun 18
Eastover
Meeting Room
Come and learn how to cook from our staff members' favorite dishes, and have sample taste after class. No experience required.
Cooking, Summer Learning Challenge
9-12, 13 - 18, Programs for Families
3:30 pm
Mon, Jun 18
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, Jun 18
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
5:30 pm
Mon, Jun 18
Board Room
Board Meeting
6:30 pm
Mon, Jun 18
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, Jun 18
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Conversation circle for folks wanting to brush up their Spanish
Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Jun 18
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
9:30 am
Tue, Jun 19
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
9:30 am
Tue, Jun 19
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Try new photography techniques make sure that your mobile device photography is the best! Learn how to tell a story with your photos so that you will be able to show your friends what an amazing summer you had. Explore apps that can add special effects to your photos. Please bring a mobile device (phone or tablet) so that you can practice taking fun photos. Snacks will be provided!
Summer Learning Challenge
6-8, 9-12

Gustafer Yellowgold ★ Staff Pick

10:00 am
Tue, Jun 19
Community Event
Second Nazareth Baptist Church | 2300 Elmwood Ave
Grammy-nominated illustrator and songwriter Morgan Taylor presents Gustafer Yellowgold in a multi-media performance of live music, animated illustrations and storytelling. Experience live music and original animation in what The New York Times calls “a cross between Yellow Submarine and Dr. Seuss.”
Summer Learning Challenge, Performance, Good for Groups
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:30 am
Tue, Jun 19
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, Jun 19
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, Jun 19
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, Jun 19
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, Jun 19
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, Jun 19
Community Event
Lower Richland High School | 2615 Lower Richland Blvd
Doodle, paint, sculpt, create your masterpiece! Dress for a mess and let’s get artsy. All ages encouraged to participate.
Art in the Library, Craft
Programs for Families, Programs for Teens, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Tue, Jun 19
Main
BCR Classroom
Do you have a specific question about how to use computers or access Richland Library’s electronic resources? Drop-in to our Computer and eReady Basics Learning Lab for personalized assistance. Learn basic computer skills such as using a mouse, saving files to a computer, navigating the Internet, or setting up and using an email account. Or learn to download audiobooks, eBooks, comics, magazines, music, movies and more to your device as well as discover the best in educational apps for your family! Bring your questions on how to be computer and e-savvy. For more information call 929-3400.
Computer Class, Summer Learning Challenge
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
11:00 am
Tue, Jun 19
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, Jun 19
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
12:30 pm
Tue, Jun 19
Community Event
Lower Richland High School | 2615 Lower Richland Blvd
Can you mix the solution for the bubble that will withstand the test or will your bubble be a bust?
STEM/STEAM
Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Teens, Programs for Families
1:00 pm
Tue, Jun 19
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+
2:00 pm
Tue, Jun 19
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Do you enjoy DIY projects? Learn how to make a custom initial bag using heat transfer techniques and the Silhouette Curio Cutting Machine.
Maker, Craft
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
2:00 pm
Tue, Jun 19
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Indulge in XBOX ONE, board and card games, paper crafts, and good company.
Children, Gaming
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
2:30 pm
Tue, Jun 19
Main
Teen Makerspace
Want to test your Maker skills? We're bringing out our sewing machines and learning the basics one stitch at a time.
Teens, Maker, Craft
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
3:00 pm
Tue, Jun 19
Eastover
Meeting Room
Come and learn how to cook from our staff members' favorite dishes, and have sample taste after class. No experience required.
Cooking, Summer Learning Challenge
9-12, 13 - 18, Programs for Families
3:00 pm
Tue, Jun 19
Sandhills
Auditorium
Congaree National Park is home to many plants and animals including the famous synchronous fireflies and the largest old growth hardwood forest in the southeastern US. Come learn all about our local National Park from a Congaree Park Ranger.
Summer Learning Challenge
6-8, Programs for School Age Children

Pirates and Mermaids Tea! ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Tue, Jun 19
Cooper
Children's Area
Ahoy maties, scallywags, and landlubbers! Firebeard the Pirate and Pearl the Mermaid be docking at the good ship Cooper and would love to share a fish tale or two with you. Join us for a Piratey Tea Parrrr-ty
Summer Learning Challenge, Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:30 pm
Tue, Jun 19
Main
Children's Craft Area
Who can build the strongest table using only newspaper and tape? Put your engineering skills to the test! For 9-12 year olds.
STEM/STEAM, Children, Craft
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Tue, Jun 19
Main
Children's Room
Increase your reading skills by learning the tricks to decoding unfamiliar words, practice comprehension, and build fluency. For rising or current third graders. Please call 803-929-3434 to register. Registration opens June 1, 2018. **Space is limited.**
Workshop, Children
6-8, 9-12

Manga/Anime Club ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Tue, Jun 19
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Experience manga and anime with fellow fans! Connect with new friends while enjoying your favorite print and video series of the popular Japanese phenomena.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Tue, Jun 19
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Financial professional(s) from Woodforest National Bank will guide you through this engaging workshop on understanding basic banking, credit habits, and its impact on your financial future. You will learn the importance of finances, how it's used, paying yourself first, credits & debits, and helpful tips to debit card usage. This is a great workshop for adults and teens!
Financial, Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Tue, Jun 19
Cooper
Scherenschnitte is a cut paper art developed all over the world. Learn technique and practice with traditional designs.
Craft, Summer Learning Challenge, Maker
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Jun 19
Main
Connect with local writers like yourself. Share, learn and get inspired! Contact Lucy in studio services for more information.
Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Jun 19
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Unleash your inner artist at the library in a fun and social environment. We provide everything, just sign up, show up, paint, and drink punch! All materials will be provided. Note: Ceramic artwork will be collected at the end of class to be properly fired and returned to North Main for pick up.
Art in the Library, Maker, Craft
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Jun 19
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Have you ever wondered how to find the North Star in the evening sky, or the Big Dipper, or Orion's Belt? Come and join us to learn about objects in the night skies, and how to identify constellations, stars, and planets by sight.
STEM/STEAM, Maker
13 - 18, Programs for Teens, Programs for School Age Children
9:00 am
Wed, Jun 20
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
9:00 am
Wed, Jun 20
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
9:30 am
Wed, Jun 20
Main
Choose from seasonal produce from Livingston Farms and Little Mountain Homestead as well as local honey from Uncle Sonny's Honey.
Health and Wellness
Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Wed, Jun 20
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, Jun 20
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, Jun 20
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, Jun 20
Main
Career Coaching Center
Individual interview sessions are conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. Groups by appointment only.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Wed, Jun 20
Community Event
Stop by to try your hand at creating something just for the sake of creating something. You'll be shocked and amazed by how much fun you'll have. Art supplies and very little instructions await you.
Art in the Library
Programs for Teens, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Wed, Jun 20
Sandhills
Auditorium
Watch three Studio Ghibli films with us, including Howl's Moving Castle, Spirited Away, and Kiki's Delivery Service, and enjoy the genius of Hayao Miyazaki.
13 - 18
10:30 am
Wed, Jun 20
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, Jun 20
Main
Storytime Room
Your baby will love storytime while increasing vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories and songs.
Storytime, Children
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Wed, Jun 20
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess!
Craft, Children
3-5, Programs for Young Children

Gustafer Yellowgold ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Wed, Jun 20
Community Event
Beulah Baptist Church | 9487 Garners Ferry Road
Grammy-nominated illustrator and songwriter Morgan Taylor presents Gustafer Yellowgold in a multi-media performance of live music, animated illustrations and storytelling. Experience live music and original animation in what The New York Times calls “a cross between Yellow Submarine and Dr. Seuss.”
Summer Learning Challenge, Performance, Good for Groups
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Wed, Jun 20
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Interested in basket weaving? Bring your own supplies and share your skills with fellow basket weavers!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Wed, Jun 20
Main
Studio 220
In this series of workshops, participants will improve their portrait drawing skills and learn to paint portraits of themselves and their loved ones. This class will focus on drawing the self using black and white photographs. Please bring an 8x10 COPY of a close-up photo of yourself.
Maker
Adults

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