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9:00 am
Wed, Jul 11
Community Event
Lower Richland High School | 2615 Lower Richland Blvd
One of the Richland Library Social Workers will be available to speak with customers. If you are looking to apply for social services (Medicaid, SNAP, etc.), need a list of community resources, or just have a question about services you can visit the social worker.
Social Work
Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Wed, Jul 11
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 11
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 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
10:00 am
Wed, Jul 11
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
10:00 am
Wed, Jul 11
Community Event
Stop by to try your hand at creating something just for the sake of creating something. You'll be shocked and amazed by how much fun you'll have. Art supplies and very little instructions await you.
Art in the Library, Craft
Programs for Teens, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Wed, Jul 11
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 11
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 11
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 11
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Registration opens 07/04/2018
Interested in basket weaving? Bring your own supplies and share your skills with fellow basket weavers!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
1:00 pm
Wed, Jul 11
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Come join us for a movie in the morning at your library!
Children, Movies
6-8, 9-12, Programs for Families
2:30 pm
Wed, Jul 11
Eastover
Meeting Room
It may be hot outside, but it's STEAM-Y in the library. Come for an afternoon of fun and science. Build it, experiment with it learn the how's and why's while having fun with hands on science.
STEM/STEAM
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
2:30 pm
Wed, Jul 11
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 11
Blythewood
Nails! Hammers! String! Sound fun? Join us creating a piece of string art using our templates or your own. Registration required. Must be between 6-12 years of age.
Children, Art in the Library
6-8, 9-12
3:00 pm
Wed, Jul 11
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 11
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 11
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 11
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
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, Jul 11
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
6:00 pm
Wed, Jul 11
Main
Teen Makerspace
Want to test your Maker skills? We're bringing out our sewing machines and learning the basics one stitch at a time.
Teens, Maker, Craft
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
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 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 **Please Note** Culinary program waivers MUST be signed upon arrival to the program. Any questions about food allergies must be addressed before the start of the program. Recipes and ingredients will not be altered/substituted due to food allergies or diet restrictions. Any questions, please contact the hosting branch.
Cooking, Maker
Adults
6:30 pm
Wed, Jul 11
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 11
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, 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
7:00 pm
Wed, Jul 11
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, Jul 12
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
9:30 am
Thu, Jul 12
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 12
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 12
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 12
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
10:00 am
Thu, Jul 12
Sandhills
Auditorium
Enjoy storytime and a special visit from a Congaree National Park Ranger to learn about local wildlife and Congaree’s champion trees.
Summer Learning Challenge
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Thu, Jul 12
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 12
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 12
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Join us for a two-part creative writing workshop just for kids. We will learn from and be inspired by local author Toretha Wright to explore our creative side! Registration is required and spacing is limited.
Children, Workshop
9-12, Programs for School Age Children
2:30 pm
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
2:30 pm
Thu, Jul 12
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+
2:30 pm
Thu, Jul 12
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

I Scream for Ice Cream ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Thu, Jul 12
Eastover
Meeting Room
Celebrate National Ice Cream Month by exploring the science behind ice cream and making your own frozen treat.
STEM/STEAM, Summer Learning Challenge
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
5:30 pm
Thu, Jul 12
Blythewood
Meeting Room
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.Must have an active Gmail account prior to attending the class.
Computer Class
Adults, 13 - 18, Programs for Adults
6:00 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 4 so come practice your book smarts. (Registered participants only.)
Summer Learning Challenge, Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens

Summer Teen Book Club ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Thu, Jul 12
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, Jul 12
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 12
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 12
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 12
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, Jul 12
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
6:00 pm
Thu, Jul 12
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
6:30 pm
Thu, Jul 12
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Join us for a fun and relaxed group painting project.
Summer Learning Challenge, Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
Fri, Jul 13
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

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