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10:00 am
Wed, Aug 15
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, Aug 15
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, Aug 15
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
10:30 am
Wed, Aug 15
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, Aug 15
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess!
Craft, Children
3-5, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Wed, Aug 15
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Registration opens 08/08/2018
Interested in basket weaving? Bring your own supplies and share your skills with fellow basket weavers!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:00 pm
Wed, Aug 15
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Bring whatever you would like to tie dye and have fun!
13 - 18
3:00 pm
Wed, Aug 15
St. Andrews
Collaboration Space
Do you wish you could ask for résumé guidance from a certified Career Coach without having to make an appointment? Now you can. Join St. Andrews Career Coach Rasheen Richardson from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Learn how to create, edit, and/or format your resume professionally. He will be available to answer your résumé questions on a first come, first served basis in a small group setting. Register Online or call (803) 772-6675 for more information.
Job and Career
Adults, 13 - 18, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Wed, Aug 15
Cooper
Children's Area
Escape the heat with some classic family movies - no flicks from this millennium!June 6 - AnnieJune 13 - The Iron GiantJune 20 - The RescuersJune 27 - The Adventures of Milo and OtisJuly 11 - HerculesJuly 18 - The Great Mouse DetectiveJuly 25 - Honey, I Shrunk the KidsAugust 1 - An American Tail: Fievel Goes WestAugust 8 - James and the Giant PeachAugust 15 - The AristCats
Movies, Children, Summer Learning Challenge
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families
3:30 pm
Wed, Aug 15
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Practice reading with a furry friend.
Children
6-8, 9-12
3:30 pm
Wed, Aug 15
Main
Studio 220
Create your own planner cover and dividers for your Publisher Planner using recycled materials. Then finish everything by binding it with the ARC system that allows you to add and remove pages easily.
Maker, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Wed, Aug 15
St. Andrews
Collaboration Space
Let’s delve into Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, the pyramid that describes human needs that motivate behavior. Be prepared for introspection and creative thinking! You will be guided through a visualization and goal setting exercise as you consider where you can make changes in your daily life to further your personal development.
Health and Wellness
Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
6:30 pm
Wed, Aug 15
Cooper
Children's Area
Escape the heat with some classic family movies - no flicks from this millennium!
Movies, Children, Summer Learning Challenge
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Thu, Aug 16
Cooper
Children's Area
Enjoy storytime and a special visit from a Congaree National Park Ranger to learn about local wildlife and Congaree’s champion trees.
Storytime, Children, Nature
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Aug 16
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, Aug 16
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
10:30 am
Thu, Aug 16
Sandhills
Children's Maker
After storytime head on over to the Maker Lab for a STEAM activity for future Einsteins.
Maker, STEM/STEAM
3-5, Programs for Young Children
1:00 pm
Thu, Aug 16
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Lively discussion of engaging fiction and nonfiction works.
Book Group
Adults
2:00 pm
Thu, Aug 16
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
3:30 pm
Thu, Aug 16
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
6:00 pm
Thu, Aug 16
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Explore different styles of art with us! This is for teens of all skill levels that love art or are interested in art. We will sketch, paint, build, color and create. Bring your own art and ideas to work on too.
Teens, Art in the Library
13 - 18

Kid's Chess Hour ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Aug 16
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, Aug 16
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
6:00 pm
Thu, Aug 16
Cooper
An evening of painting and treats! No instructor – just people who love to draw and paint. Limited Supplies available.
Craft, Maker, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Thu, Aug 16
Main
Auditorium
Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, reunites with Mako Mori to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots, including rival Lambert and 15-year-old hacker Amara, against a new Kaiju threat.PG-13, 1:51 min. This showing will run with audio description turned on for the enjoyment of our customers with vision loss.
Movies
Adults
6:30 pm
Thu, Aug 16
Main
Post Production Lab
Model, sculpt, and render! These workshops appeal to both novices and advanced users. Each 3D Thursday will cover basics and a different technique using Blender, MeshMixer, and other free tools.
Maker, Workshop
Adults, Programs for Adults
7:00 pm
Thu, Aug 16
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Discuss, watch, read, and enjoy your favorite anime and manga with us! For beginners and the already obsessed.
Teens
13 - 18
10:00 am
Fri, Aug 17
Cooper
Children's Area
Simple art fun with stories to boot. Dress for a mess!
Children, Craft, Storytime
Programs for Young Children, 3-5
10:30 am
Fri, Aug 17
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, Aug 17
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, Aug 17
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
2:30 pm
Fri, Aug 17
Main
Meeting Space 205
Is having an online presence stopping you from fulfilling your entrepreneurial dreams? Book a one-on-one appointment to find out how you can establish your business online without the upfront cost of a professional webmaster. If registration is filled, please contact Kelsey T in Studio Services at 929-3445 for additional times.
Maker, Business Event, Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Fri, Aug 17
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
3:30 pm
Fri, Aug 17
Main
Studio 220
Registration opens 07/27/2018
Join us to create a block of the month. Each month, we will create a new and different block, sometimes stretching our quilting into uncharted skills and techniques. Participants will need to know how to use a sewing machine.*All materials provided.*Registration opens 3 weeks before each session.
Maker, Craft, Hygge
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Sat, Aug 18
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Sat, Aug 18
Main
Children's Room
It’s time to celebrate the end of summer with Grammy Award-winner Secret Agent 23 Skidoo! More Fraggles than Wiggles, more Soul Train than Thomas the Tank Engine, 23 Skidoo is equal parts Dr. Seuss and Dr. Dre. Classic hip-hop spiced with Motown, reggae, club thump, blues, and the occasional pirate shanty—the perfect fun sound for the whole family!
Performance, ASL Interpreter Provided, Summer Learning Challenge
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Sat, Aug 18
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, Aug 18
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, Aug 18
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Activate your STEAM-engines! Tinker with a variety of projects geared towards Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.STEM/STEAM6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
STEM/STEAM
6-8, 9-12
11:00 am
Sat, Aug 18
Eastover
Meeting Room
Walk your way to increased health, fitness, happiness and productivity. We will use Leslie Sansone’s walk workout series to increase our circulation, tone our bodies, and improve our health so we can look and feel great for the Spring and Summer. Remember to wear/bring comfortable workout clothes/shoes, accessories, and please check with your healthcare provider before starting a workout program. *Bottled water/snacks will be provided.
Health and Wellness
Adults, 13 - 18
11:00 am
Sat, Aug 18
Main
BCR Classroom
Soft skills are the personal characteristics that all prospective employers look for when hiring for any position. For example, hiring managers look for a strong work ethic, positive attitude, communications skills, and problem solving. Join Career Coach Kris Dempster and Career Specialist Sylvie Golod to learn about and improve your soft skills in this fun & engaging class. Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults

Teen Pizza Party ★ Staff Pick

12:00 pm
Sat, Aug 18
Main
Teen Makerspace
An exclusive party for teens who've completed the Summer Learning Challenge. Victory is cheesy!
Summer Learning Challenge
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
3:00 pm
Sat, Aug 18
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Create a book board game. Please sign up in advance.
Book Group, Children
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:00 pm
Sat, Aug 18
St. Andrews
Makerspace
If you love playing Bid Whist, Spades, Gin Rummy, Pinochle and lots more, grab a friend and join us as we get the competition going!
Gaming
Programs for Adults, Adults 55+, Adults

Got Writing? ★ Staff Pick

3:30 pm
Sat, Aug 18
Ballentine
Meeting Room
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, avant-garde music, and out-of-the-box brainstorming ideas that will get your creative gears turning. Come hang out with fellow writers and get ready to start flexing your writing muscles. Registration required.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
10:00 am
Mon, Aug 20
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, Aug 20
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
4:30 pm
Mon, Aug 20
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, Aug 20
Main
BCR Classroom
Those interested in a teaching career may not be aware of the alternative certification programs that the South Carolina Department of Education has to offer. Join Andrea Cannon, Alternative Certification Team Leader with the Department of Education, to learn about the various alternative certification programs and how they work. Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Aug 20
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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