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10:30 am
Tue, Jul 24
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, Jul 24
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

Hands on Art ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Tue, Jul 24
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Simple art fun with stories to boot. Dress for a mess! Please sign up in advance.
Children, Art in the Library
3-5, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Tue, Jul 24
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, Jul 24
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, Jul 24
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
1:00 pm
Tue, Jul 24
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+
2:30 pm
Tue, Jul 24
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 teens between the ages of 13-18. Join a team, read the 2018 titles and get ready to show your smarts at the Final Battle!
Teens, Book Group
13 - 18, Programs for Teens

LEGO Madness ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Tue, Jul 24
Blythewood
Looking for a LEGO challenge? Join us for exciting LEGO activities.
Storytime
3-5, 6-8, 9-12
3:00 pm
Tue, Jul 24
Sandhills
Auditorium
This enchanting musical adaptation of the classic books by Arnold Lobel follows two great friends - the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad - through four fun-filled seasons. Part vaudeville, part make believe, all charm, A Year with Frog and Toad tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons
Summer Learning Challenge, Performance
Programs for Families, Children All Ages
3:30 pm
Tue, Jul 24
Main
Children's Craft Area
Meet up with dangerous denizens and mischievous makers to discover facts, acquire skills and perfect your plan for global domination. For ages 9-12.
Children
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:30 pm
Tue, Jul 24
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Join Ballentine’s Battle of the Books 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
Tue, Jul 24
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Activate your STEAM-engines! Tinker in our Maker Lab with a variety of projects geared towards Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.
STEM/STEAM
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Tue, Jul 24
Eastover
Children's Area
Wear your pajamas and snuggle up for bedtime stories and songs.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Tue, Jul 24
Main
Children's Room
Practice reading and math skills through fun games and activities in the Education Studio. For ages 6-8 and parents.
Children, Workshop
6-8, Programs for Parents, Programs for Families

Teen Gaming Night ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Tue, Jul 24
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Video or Board makes no difference, games are awesome. Come and play!
Summer Learning Challenge, Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Tue, Jul 24
Main
Teen Center
Share your talent, from comedy to music to much more, we want to hear it all! We're hosting Open Mic on The Deck. Arrive early to snag your spot!
Teens, Performance
Programs for Teens, 13 - 18
6:00 pm
Tue, Jul 24
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Financial professional(s) from AllSouth Federal Credit Union will guide you through this engaging workshop on understanding your credit and its impact on your financial future. You will learn the importance of credit, finances, and how it's used, how to view your credit report, and the difference between good and bad credit. This is a great workshop for adults and teens! Learn how finances and credit can affect car purchases, homebuying, credit card applications and much more.
Financial, Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Tue, Jul 24
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
9:00 am
Wed, Jul 25
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
10:00 am
Wed, Jul 25
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, Jul 25
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, Jul 25
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
10:30 am
Wed, Jul 25
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, Jul 25
Main
Storytime Room
This class introduces your baby to picture books accompanied by classical music, both proven to enhance learning and early brain development. For babies up to age 2.
Storytime, Children
Babies up to 12 months, 1-2, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Wed, Jul 25
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, Jul 25
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Registration opens 07/18/2018
Interested in basket weaving? Bring your own supplies and share your skills with fellow basket weavers!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
12:00 pm
Wed, Jul 25
Main
Teen Makerspace
Do you listen to BTS, Red Velvet, Got7 or are your curious about the K-Pop phenomenon? Celebrate this fandom with music videos, dance covers, fan merch, and Korean snacks.
Teens
Programs for Teens, 13 - 18
2:30 pm
Wed, Jul 25
Main
Career Coaching Center
Career Coaches will be available to answer your résumé questions on a first-come, first-served basis.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
3:00 pm
Wed, Jul 25
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, Jul 25
Main
Children's Craft Area
Build pre-coding skills through a variety of games that prepare the brain for the world of coding. For ages 6-8.
STEM/STEAM, Children, Workshop
6-8, Programs for School Age Children
4:00 pm
Wed, Jul 25
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join us for Teen Gaming Night! PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Atari, and Retro Board Game fun!
Teens, Gaming
13 - 18

Everything Manga ★ Staff Pick

5:00 pm
Wed, Jul 25
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Watch anime, discuss manga, and play games with fellow fans! Whether you've only just become interested in the medium or have long been an otaku, we have a chair for you.
Teens
13 - 18, Adults, Programs for Teens

Vista Book Group ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Wed, Jul 25
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Join us to discuss “Ella Minnow Pea”, by Mark Dunn. To arrange to pick up a copy of the book or to ask questions call Chantal Wilson or Megan Mathis at 929-3400.
Book Group, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Wed, Jul 25
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Join us for Ballentine's adult evening book club as we discuss Louisa: the Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams by Louisa Thomas. Register by phone or in person.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Wed, Jul 25
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
6:30 pm
Wed, Jul 25
Main
BCR Classroom
Registration opens 06/10/2018
Learn basic skills for creating a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint (2013). Learn to create new slides, edit text and insert images.Prerequisite: Microsoft Word (2013) class or solid Word experience.
Computer Class, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, Programs for Adults
7:00 pm
Wed, Jul 25
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join Cola Makerspace to share projects, knowledge, and making ideas and tips
Maker
Adults
9:30 am
Thu, Jul 26
Ballentine
Meeting 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
10:00 am
Thu, Jul 26
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Jul 26
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, 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
3:00 pm
Thu, Jul 26
Blythewood
Create your portrait using recycled materials from the library.
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 Battle of the Books tournament on Saturday, August 4th.(Registered participants only)
Children
9-12, Programs for School Age Children

Kid's Chess Hour ★ Staff Pick

5:30 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
Cooper
Children's Area
Got trivia? Sign up for Richland Library’s Battle of the Books! The big system-wide tournament will be August 4 so come practice your book smarts. (Registered participants only.)
Summer Learning Challenge, Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
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
6:00 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

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