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3:30 pm
Tue, Aug 7
Main
BCR Classroom
Learn and create a planner and journal using Microsoft Publisher. We will learn how to create an entire month's worth of customizable pages including calendars, trackers, lists and reflection pages.
Computer Class, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, Programs for Adults
4:00 pm
Tue, Aug 7
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, Aug 7
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, Aug 7
Main
Studio 220
Enjoy a relaxing tutorial on acrylic painting that explores color and contrast. Take home a finished, personalized piece that you'll love!
Maker
Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Aug 7
Ballentine
Curious about the Maker Space? Drop in for an opportunity to explore your creative side. Create at your own pace, in the perfect space. Materials Provided!
Maker
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Aug 7
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Expression is the language through which words move and elevate minds. Come out and express your talent through the art of poetry, spoken-word, karaoke, and more. Open Mic for Poets, Singers, Lyricists, Musicians, and more @ Richland Library St. Andrews. Get ready for an awesome time!!!*Light Refreshments Provided*
Performance
Adults, Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Tue, Aug 7
Main
Auditorium
The Richland Library Business and Careers Department is sponsoring a networking opportunity for job seekers. Local retail and hospitality employers will be at the Main Library to discuss employment opportunities and what they look for in employees. Please register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults

Microsoft Word (2013) ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Tue, Aug 7
Main
BCR Classroom
Learn the basics of creating documents using Microsoft Word (2013). Registration is required.Prerequisite: Solid mouse and keyboarding skills.
Computer Class, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, Programs for Adults
Wed, Aug 8
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
9:00 am
Wed, Aug 8
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, Aug 8
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, Aug 8
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 8
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 8
Main
Career Coaching Center
Come hear the details about job training that Goodwill offers here in the Midlands. Learn about training and certification for becoming a certified nursing assistant (CNA), call center representative, custodial technician, and retail or food service worker. A Goodwill representative will provide information about program requirements, start dates, and the selection process. Best of all, you can complete an application for the program of your choice onsite! Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Wed, Aug 8
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 8
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 8
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Registration opens 08/01/2018
Interested in basket weaving? Bring your own supplies and share your skills with fellow basket weavers!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Wed, Aug 8
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
2:00 pm
Wed, Aug 8
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Learn the basics and create something simple or intricate with our 3D printer.
13 - 18
2:30 pm
Wed, Aug 8
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, Aug 8
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
4:00 pm
Wed, Aug 8
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, Aug 8
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
6:00 pm
Wed, Aug 8
Main
Teen Makerspace
It's never too early to start your college search!  From finding schools, completing applications, getting accepted, to finding funding - we've got all the information for parents and teens.  Get ready to present your best self to your dream school!
Teens, Job and Career
Programs for Teens, 13 - 18
6:30 pm
Wed, Aug 8
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, Aug 8
Main
Post Production Lab
Join Cecil for guidance, tips and dope techniques in this monthly workshop for those interested in creating hip-hop/rap, glitch, dnb, and more. Bring a work-in-progress and we will workshop it together! Return monthly for new challenges to help you write your next hit.
Maker
Adults
7:00 pm
Wed, Aug 8
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Join us for a lively discussion of a wide variety of books. Call 699-9230 to ask what we are reading this month.
Book Group
Adults
7:00 pm
Wed, Aug 8
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join Cola Makerspace to share projects, knowledge, and making ideas and tips
Maker
Adults
7:00 pm
Wed, Aug 8
Main
Meeting Space 214
Please join the Great Books Discussion Group to explore classic literature with fellow readers. Please contact 929-3469 with any questions.July 11 - Tartuffe by MoliereAugust 8 - Friar's Tale & Summoner's Tale by ChaucerSeptember 12 - Clouds by AristophonesOctober 10 - Heart of Darkness by Conrad
Book Group
Programs for Adults
Thu, Aug 9
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
Thu, Aug 9
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Thu, Aug 9
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 9
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, Aug 9
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
A bored princess, her overprotective mother, awe-struck prince, and endless bad hair days. An assortment of musical genres keeps this one-of-a-kind adaptation rocking along!
Good for Groups, Performance, Summer Learning Challenge
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
2:30 pm
Thu, Aug 9
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Gather 'round the campfire for stories, songs, and smores as we transform the storytime nook into Camp Sandhills. Make a wilderness craft and earn a special badge!
Storytime, Summer Learning Challenge
3-5, 6-8, Programs for Young Children

Google Drive Basics ★ Staff Pick

2:30 pm
Thu, Aug 9
Main
BCR Classroom
Learn the basics of using Google Drive to upload, share, and create files. Always forgetting your flash drive? Save your files in Google Drive, and you can access them anywhere.Prerequisite: Active Gmail account
Computer Class, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
2:30 pm
Thu, Aug 9
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
3:30 pm
Thu, Aug 9
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

EdVenture At Eastover ★ Staff Pick

5:30 pm
Thu, Aug 9
Eastover
Children's Area
Fun-filled workshops that integrate literacy and science by linking children’s books with inquiry based hands-on science explorations. Presented by EdVenture Children’s Museum, with the Franklin Institute Science Museum and the Free Library of Philadelphia LEAP into Science Family Workshops.
STEM/STEAM, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families

EdVenture At Eastover ★ Staff Pick

5:30 pm
Thu, Aug 9
Eastover
Children's Area
Fun-filled workshops that integrate literacy and science by linking children’s books with inquiry based hands-on science explorations. Presented by EdVenture Children’s Museum, with the Franklin Institute Science Museum and the Free Library of Philadelphia LEAP into Science Family Workshops.
STEM/STEAM, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families

Summer Teen Book Club ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Aug 9
Eastover
Meeting Room
Calling all teens: Don’t stop reading just because school is out! Join us during the summer on the 2nd Thursday of each month for the Teen Book Club. We will be reading and discussing books from the summer reading lists of local middle/high schools. Light refreshment will be provided.
Summer Reading Club, Summer Learning Challenge
13 - 18, Programs for Teens

Kid's Chess Hour ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Aug 9
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 9
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 9
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Job seekers, come to Career…Encore! to meet and share the challenges of looking for employment with other persons. Whether you’re young or old, unemployed, underemployed, or seeking a career transition, the desire is the same: to find work that is purposeful and, of course, provides a paycheck! Join us!
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults

Paint Mixer ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Aug 9
North Main
Small Meeting Space
An evening of painting! No instructor – just people who love to draw and paint. Limited Supplies available.
Craft, Maker
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
7:00 pm
Thu, Aug 9
Main
Theater
SCREENDOOR Storytelling hosts monthly live community events to foster connection through the art of sharing stories. Inspired by The Moth’s model, each event has a theme, and a judging panel of peers selects a winner and runner-up for the night. There are only three rules: stories must be true from your life and related to the theme, told without notes, in under 10 minutes. August's theme is "Folly”: share a tale of youthful indiscretion, sun poisoning at the beach (been there), or living like Marie Antoinette for a summer. Connect with us on Facebook at Screendoor Storytelling to sign up for a storytelling spot, or email screendoorcolumbia@gmail.com for more information.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
Fri, Aug 10
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
Fri, Aug 10
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, Aug 10
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 10
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

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