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1:00 pm
Tue, Jun 26
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+
9:00 am
Wed, Jun 27
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, Jun 27
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, Jun 27
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
3:00 pm
Wed, Jun 27
Cooper
Children's Area
Escape the heat with an afternoon movie and popcorn!
Movies, Children, Summer Learning Challenge
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Wed, Jun 27
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Join us to discuss “I'm Judging You: The Do-Better Manual”, by Luvvie Ajayi. To arrange to pick up a copy of the book or to ask questions call Chantal Wilson at 929-3400.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Wed, Jun 27
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Join us for Ballentine's adult evening book club as we discuss The Wright Brothers, by David McCullough. Register by phone or in person.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
7:00 pm
Wed, Jun 27
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join Cola Makerspace to share projects, knowledge, and making ideas and tips
Maker
Adults
10:00 am
Thu, Jun 28
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
6:00 pm
Thu, Jun 28
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
11:00 am
Fri, Jun 29
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
10:00 am
Sat, Jun 30
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Sat, Jun 30
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
Tue, Jul 3
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 3
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+
Wed, Jul 4
All Richland Library locations will be closed for Independence Day.
Closings
Children All Ages, Adults
10:00 am
Thu, Jul 5
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Sat, Jul 7
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Tue, Jul 10
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 10
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+
6:00 pm
Tue, Jul 10
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
7:00 pm
Tue, Jul 10
St. Andrews
Collaboration Space
Drop in the second Tuesday of every month for a discussion of recent best sellers and member picks. New members are welcome and encouraged to stop by the St. Andrews Library to pick up a copy of the latest selection. Call 772-6675 for more information!
Book Group
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
9:00 am
Wed, Jul 11
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 11
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
3:00 pm
Wed, Jul 11
St. Andrews
Huddle Space
Registration opens 06/11/2018
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, Jul 11
Cooper
Children's Area
Escape the heat with an afternoon movie and popcorn!
Movies, Children, Summer Learning Challenge
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Wed, Jul 11
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Registration opens 06/26/2018
Class Description: As temperatures rise, we combat the heat the best way we know how. With ice cream of course! Learn the process of making ice cream and homemade waffle cones. It’s a tasty way to cool down this summer. Menu: Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream – Chocolate Dipped Red Velvet Waffle Cones. What to expect: • All classes are for ages 18 and up, unless noted otherwise • You will be standing and cooking for most of this hands-on class • Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes and have long hair tied back • All classes are limited to 16 people and you will work in groups of 4 • You will get to sample the recipes you make • All classes are roughly 1 ½ to 2 hours long
Maker
Adults
7:00 pm
Wed, Jul 11
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, Jul 11
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join Cola Makerspace to share projects, knowledge, and making ideas and tips
Maker
Adults
2:30 am
Thu, Jul 12
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
10:00 am
Thu, Jul 12
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
3:00 pm
Thu, Jul 12
Cooper
Children's Area
Got trivia? Sign up for Richland Library’s Battle of the Books! The big system-wide tournament will be August 5 so come practice your book smarts. (Registered participants only.)
Summer Learning Challenge, Children
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
10:00 am
Sat, Jul 14
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Sat, Jul 14
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Interested in knitting, needlework, scrapbooking or other crafts? Bring your own portable craft project and share with your fellow crafters!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults

Teen Advisory Board ★ Staff Pick

3:30 pm
Sat, Jul 14
Ballentine
Earn volunteer hours by meeting once a month to help plan programs, participate in service projects and have fun!
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
10:30 am
Tue, Jul 17
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, Jul 17
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 17
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+
6:00 pm
Tue, Jul 17
Main
Meeting Space 200
Connect with local writers like yourself. Share, learn and get inspired! Contact Lucy in studio services for more information.
Adults
9:00 am
Wed, Jul 18
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 18
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
3:00 pm
Wed, Jul 18
Cooper
Children's Area
Escape the heat with an afternoon movie and popcorn!
Movies, Children, Summer Learning Challenge
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Thu, Jul 19
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
1:00 pm
Thu, Jul 19
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Lively discussion of engaging fiction and nonfiction works.
Book Group
Adults
3:00 pm
Thu, Jul 19
Cooper
Children's Area
Got trivia? Sign up for Richland Library’s Battle of the Books! The big system-wide tournament will be August 5 so come practice your book smarts. (Registered participants only.)
Summer Learning Challenge, Children
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
10:00 am
Fri, Jul 20
Cooper
Children's Area
Simple art fun with stories to boot. Dress for a mess!
Children, Craft, Storytime
Programs for Young Children, 3-5
6:30 pm
Fri, Jul 20
Operations Center
Donors to the Richland Library Friends and Foundation are invited to shop during this private sale. Not a donor? You can give at the door for as little as $25.
Book Sale
Children All Ages, 13 - 18, Adults
9:00 am
Sat, Jul 21
Operations Center
Get great deals on used books and support the library. Questions? Call 929-3436
Book Sale
Children All Ages, 13 - 18, Adults
10:00 am
Sat, Jul 21
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
3:00 pm
Sat, Jul 21
Cooper
Children's Area
Registration opens 05/01/2018
Wear your fairy best or Sunday finest to a fairy tea complete with Zephyr, a Fairy, storytelling, dancing and tea.
Summer Learning Challenge, Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children

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