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10:00 am
Thu, Jul 26
St. Andrews
Collaboration Space
Interested in knitting, needlework, scrapbooking or other crafts?Bring your own portable craft project, share ideas with fellow crafters, and check out the latest books on your favorite craft!
Sew Divine
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Thu, Jul 26
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Come move and groove with Richland Library St. Andrews adults and seniors. For more information, call (803)-772-6675.
Health and Wellness
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
12:30 pm
Thu, Jul 26
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
2:00 pm
Thu, Jul 26
St. Andrews
Makerspace
We’re breaking out some of our craft supplies to keep boredom at bay! Drop-in any time from 2:00 – 4:00pm in our Makerspace.
Children, Craft
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
2:30 pm
Thu, Jul 26
Main
Meeting Space 205
Sign up for an appointment by registering for this event. We will work on an organizational system for your photographs, both physical and digital, in a one on one appointment. If you have boxes of old family photographs that are showing signs of deterioration, we will go over tips on how to utilize Adobe Photoshop to help preserve your family memories. If registration is filled, please contact Jennifer in Studio Services at 929-3445.
Maker
Adults
2:30 pm
Thu, Jul 26
Sandhills
Meeting Room
It's time for our Book Battle trivia competition for children! Our reading-incentive program consists of 8 children's books, 4 practices throughout July and 1 final competition on August 4th. We will compete as a team against others to test our knowledge and have fun. Registration begins June 1st.
Summer Reading Club
9-12
2:30 pm
Thu, Jul 26
Main
Studio 220
The Studio is OPEN! Come Thursday afternoons this Summer to work on your drawing or painting skills or finish an art project from home. Some materials provided for sketching, collaging and other dry media. Please bring your own paints and canvases for painting. No registration necessary.
Maker
Adults
3:00 pm
Thu, Jul 26
Blythewood
Create your portrait using recycled materials.
Children, Art in the Library
13 - 18, 9-12
3:00 pm
Thu, Jul 26
Main
Storytime Room
Sharpen your book smarts, face off in mock battles and prepare for the library-wide Book Battle tournament on Saturday, August 4th.(Registered participants only)
Children
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
4:00 pm
Thu, Jul 26
Main
Production Stage
Drop-in orientation for the Studio Services's Production Stage. No appointment required. This session lasts 30-45 minutes. It covers the equipment in the stage; basic setup, teardown, and workflow; policies and procedures; and how to reserve the room.NOTE: This is not a class. We will not be teaching a skill during this time. You can check our Events page for specific workshops. If you are interested in a Media Arts skill we are not currently offering a class on, you can request a Book A Learning Coach session.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults

Kid's Chess Hour ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Jul 26
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
The Kid's Chess Hour is an opportunity for kids of all levels to come together and play and learn the game of chess. Kid's hour is much the same as an adult chess club - but for kids. Sam Copeland (The reigning South Carolina champion and twice South Carolina's high school champion (2002 and 2003)) or another strong chess player will always be on hand to help coach and teach the kids. Games and puzzles will be available.
Gaming, Workshop
Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Teens, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Thu, Jul 26
Main
Meeting Space 213
Join Shondy Monroe, of Eagleview Financial Consultants, LLC, in an informative and interactive discussion on your personal finances and the home buying process. This program is funded by a grant from Dorothy C Smith as part of the New Hope Project in conjunction with the United Way of the Midlands.
Social Work, Financial
Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Jul 26
Main
BCR Classroom
Join Career Specialist Sylvie Golod as she shares tips on how to network using your professional LinkedIn profile. Whether you are looking for employment, sharing your expertise, or promoting your business, LinkedIn is a powerful way to build your network. Register online. **Intermediate class for active LinkedIn users only.**
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Jul 26
Ballentine
Living 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
6:30 pm
Thu, Jul 26
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Create works of art and home décor for less than $5 using common household items.
Summer Learning Challenge, Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Fri, Jul 27
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 27
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
10:30 am
Fri, Jul 27
Wheatley
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Fri, Jul 27
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 27
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
2:00 pm
Fri, Jul 27
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

Solar System Necklaces ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Fri, Jul 27
Main
Studio 220
Paint the solar system! Then wear it around your neck and flaunt your love for space! Join us as we make solar system necklaces and learn fun facts about the planets.
Maker, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults
3:00 pm
Fri, Jul 27
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
Sat, Jul 28
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
Sat, Jul 28
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Sat, Jul 28
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 28
North Main
Small Meeting Space
The North Main Gardeners share a variety of gardening tips.
Gardening
Adults
10:30 am
Sat, Jul 28
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
11:00 am
Sat, Jul 28
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 28
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 28
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Come and design your own mini garden and take it home with you.
Gardening, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children
11:00 am
Sat, Jul 28
Main
BCR Classroom
Career Coaches Chris Barstow and Kris Dempster provide tips and guidance for those who have committed youthful transgressions and are now reentering society. Résumés, job search strategies, and resources will be included during the program. Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults

Basic Batiks ★ Staff Pick

2:00 pm
Sat, Jul 28
Main
Makerspace
Come create an individual surface design on fabric in our batiking class. We will be using beeswax and indigo dye to try our hands at the fantastic artistry of batik. Please wear clothing that can be stained permanently and closed-toed shoes. All materials provided.*Please direct questions to Kelsey Andrus kandrus@richlandlibrary.com.
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:00 pm
Sat, Jul 28
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Come use your super sleuth skills to solve a literary mystery. Assume the identity of a world-renowned author as you convene to share new manuscripts. But wait! One of the manuscripts is missing, and it was stolen by one of YOU. Follow the clues hidden throughout the library to discover the identity of the thief. Registration is required.
Maker
Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens, Adults
3:00 pm
Sat, Jul 28
Eastover
Meeting Room
Ollivander's is looking for the magical and muggle born alike in crafting one of a kind wands. In anticipation of Harry's birthday celebration it's all wands on deck to make sure the party goers can swish and flick in style.
Summer Learning Challenge
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
3:00 pm
Sat, Jul 28
Cooper
Learn to fold the traditional origami iris pattern, and transform it into an elegant bouquet to brighten your day.
Craft, Summer Learning Challenge, Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults, Programs for Teens

Genetic Genealogy Basics ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Sat, Jul 28
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Have you taken an autosomal DNA test at Ancestry, 23andMe or Family Tree DNA? This class will be an overview of what you can (and can't) learn from your results, and how to use third party tools to discover matches which may prove or disprove ancestors in your own family tree. Registration required.
Summer Learning Challenge, Genealogy
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Sat, Jul 28
Main
Storytime Room
Sharpen your book smarts, face off in mock battles and prepare for the library-wide Book Battle tournament on Saturday, August 4th.(Registered participants only)
Children
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:00 pm
Sat, Jul 28
Main
Teen Makerspace
Come make glowing memory jars with us! Decorate mason jars with glow-in-the-dark paint and learn how phosphorescence works. You can use your glowing decoration to store good memories, successes, wishes, or anything that you want to think of when it glows.
Maker
13 - 18, Programs for Teens

Let's Dance! ★ Staff Pick

3:30 pm
Sat, Jul 28
Main
Auditorium
Bust a move at Richland Library Main with our dynamic movement series that will get your heart pumping and put a smile on your face. We'll explore a different style each week - Bollywood (7/21), soul line dance (7/28), Zumba (8/4), and African dance (8/11).
Health and Wellness, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, Adults 55+
Mon, Jul 30
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 30
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
10:00 am
Mon, Jul 30
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
11:00 am
Mon, Jul 30
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
2:30 pm
Mon, Jul 30
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 30
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Love writing poetry and stories but feel like you're stuck in a rut? We'll explore creative writing in new ways with found and fragment poetry, hip-hop music, and out-of-the-box brainstorming ideas that will get your creative gears turning.
Children
9-12, 13 - 18, Programs for School Age Children
3:00 pm
Mon, Jul 30
Main
Teen Makerspace
The whole loaf! Join the Team Of Anime-Seeking Teens for a super-sized session, featuring a variety of anime, games, and fandom
Teens
Programs for Teens, 13 - 18
3:30 pm
Mon, Jul 30
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Join Ballentine’s Book Battle team as we prep for the ultimate battle of book knowledge. Application available at the library.
Summer Reading Club, Children
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
4:00 pm
Mon, Jul 30
Main
Production Stage
Drop-in orientation for the Studio Services's Production Stage. No appointment required. This session lasts 30-45 minutes. It covers the equipment in the stage; basic setup, teardown, and workflow; policies and procedures; and how to reserve the room.NOTE: This is not a class. We will not be teaching a skill during this time. You can check our Events page for specific workshops. If you are interested in a Media Arts skill we are not currently offering a class on, you can request a Book A Learning Coach session.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Jul 30
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Wear your pajamas and snuggle up for bedtime stories and songs.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children

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