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10:00 am
Mon, Jul 2
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
11:00 am
Mon, Jul 2
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Want to loosen up those stiff joints, tone up those loose muscles and maybe shed some extra pounds? Then come limber up those arms and legs as we Walk Away the Pounds, an exercise system by Leslie Sansone. Call Richland Library St. Andrews at (803) 772-6675 to register.
Health and Wellness
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
3:30 pm
Mon, Jul 2
Main
Children's Craft Area
Calling all future Einsteins: add a wrinkle to your brain with engaging stories, activities, creativity and educational play.
Children, Craft
3-5
4:30 pm
Mon, Jul 2
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
6:30 pm
Mon, Jul 2
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Wear your pajamas and snuggle up for bedtime stories and songs.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children
6:30 pm
Mon, Jul 2
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Beat the heat with a cool family food DIY treat.
Summer Learning Challenge, Maker
Programs for Families

Hablamos Spanish ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Mon, Jul 2
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Conversation circle for folks wanting to brush up their Spanish
Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Jul 2
St. Andrews
Living Room
Come show us your mental mastery against some of the members of the Columbia Chess Club. Participate in a casual game or a tournament and meet some of best players in your area.
Gaming
Programs for Families, 13 - 18, Adults
Tue, Jul 3
Community Event
Lower Richland High School | 2615 Lower Richland Blvd
Lower Richland High School closed for the week of July 2.
Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Tue, Jul 3
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
10:30 am
Tue, Jul 3
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 3
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
10:30 am
Tue, Jul 3
Blythewood
Meeting 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
Tue, Jul 3
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 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+
3:00 pm
Tue, Jul 3
Main
Meeting Space 205
Did you know that more than 80% of Instagram users follow a business? If you are interested in learning how to create an account, the difference between personal and business profiles on Instagram, or how to better engage customers through the platform, then book a one on one appointment to discuss and learn. Please note that you need a phone with a camera and the ability to download the app. If registration is filled, please contact Jennifer in Studio Services at 929-3445 for additional times.
Maker, Business Event
Adults
3:00 pm
Tue, Jul 3
Eastover
Come prepare and paint a Mason Jar Ornament to celebrate Independence Day in a decorative fashion!
Holiday Programs, Maker
9-12, 13 - 18
6:00 pm
Tue, Jul 3
Main
Children's Room
Increase your reading skills by learning the tricks to decoding unfamiliar words, practice comprehension, and build fluency. For rising or current third graders. Please call 803-929-3434 to register. Registration opens June 1, 2018. **Space is limited.**
Workshop, Children
6-8, 9-12
6:00 pm
Tue, Jul 3
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
Wed, Jul 4
All Richland Library locations will be closed for Independence Day.
Closings
Children All Ages, Adults
9:00 am
Wed, Jul 4
Community Event
Lower Richland High School | 2615 Lower Richland Blvd
Richland Library Closed for Independence Day
Social Work
Programs for Adults
Thu, Jul 5
Community Event
Lower Richland High School | 2615 Lower Richland Blvd
Lower Richland High School closed for the week of July 2.
Programs for Adults
9:30 am
Thu, Jul 5
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 5
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 5
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 5
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, Jul 5
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
12:30 pm
Thu, Jul 5
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 5
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Indulge in XBOX ONE, board and card games, paper crafts, and good company.
Children, Gaming
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
2:30 pm
Thu, Jul 5
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
3:00 pm
Thu, Jul 5
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Gossip while you garden! Help us maintain and harvest from our raised bed gardens while making new friends and learning new skills. You may even have the chance to sample some of the fresh produce!
Gardening
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
3:00 pm
Thu, Jul 5
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Cool off and chill out with a Paddington Bear story each week. Try some marmalade and taste a knickerbocker glory! There will be 3 consecutive weeks of stories and the fourth week we will show the movie "Paddington."
Children, Storytime
6-8, 9-12

Kid's Chess Hour ★ Staff Pick

5:30 pm
Thu, Jul 5
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 5
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
6:00 pm
Thu, Jul 5
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
7:00 pm
Thu, Jul 5
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Discuss, watch, read, and enjoy your favorite anime and manga with us! For beginners and the already obsessed.
Teens
13 - 18
7:00 pm
Thu, Jul 5
Main
Meeting Space 200
Join our group of local writers for monthly round table readings of our creative writing work and discussions on a variety of writing topics. Every writer is welcome!
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
10:00 am
Fri, Jul 6
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, Jul 6
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
11:00 am
Fri, Jul 6
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
2:00 pm
Fri, Jul 6
Main
Teen Makerspace
The second annual Battle of the Books: Teen Edition is upon us, and we need your help to win! Receive copies of the competition books and practice trivia with your teammates before the big showdown on August 4 at Richland Library Sandhills. Registrations will be accepted throughout June.
Teens, Book Group
Programs for Teens, 13 - 18
3:00 pm
Fri, Jul 6
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
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

Microsoft Word (2013) ★ Staff Pick

10:00 am
Sat, Jul 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
10:00 am
Sat, Jul 7
Main
Teen Makerspace
It's 1983 and a boy goes missing in this retro supernatural favorite. First time viewers and long time fans, join us in the Upside Down for a binge session with pizza and snacks!
Teens, Movies
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
10:30 am
Sat, Jul 7
Main
Storytime 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
11:00 am
Sat, Jul 7
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, Jul 7
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, Jul 7
North Main
Children's Room
Share stories, songs and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime
Children All Ages

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