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9:30 am
Tue, Jul 17
Community Event
Lower Richland High School | 2615 Lower Richland Blvd
Share stories, songs, crafts, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime
Programs for Families, Children All Ages

Open Studio: Jewelry ★ Staff Pick

10:00 am
Tue, Jul 17
Ballentine
Our Maker Space will be open for you to make jewelry! Bring your own project to work on or use our tools and materials to create your own beaded necklaces, bracelets, and/or earrings!
Summer Learning Challenge, Maker
Adults, 13 - 18, Programs for Adults
10:00 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
10:30 am
Tue, Jul 17
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 17
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 17
Main
Children's Craft Area
Simple art activities for the very young. Dress for a mess.
Craft, Children
1-2, 3-5, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Tue, Jul 17
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess!
Children, Art in the Library
3-5, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Tue, Jul 17
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

STEAM Powered Summer Fun ★ Staff Pick

11:00 am
Tue, Jul 17
Community Event
Lower Richland High School | 2615 Lower Richland Blvd
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
Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Tue, Jul 17
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 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
12:00 pm
Tue, Jul 17
Community Event
Jewish Community Center | 306 Flora Dr
Toting his banjo and a song, Peter Picker sets off seeking fame and fortune in the big city. Along his travels, he encounters some familiar fairy tale characters who are also on journeys of their own, including Henny Penny and a hard-working ant. Recipient of a 2017 Jim Henson Foundation Family Grant, “The Pied Picker” features original moving-mouth and rod puppets designed and constructed by puppeteer David Stephens. This production also features Stephens' talents as a banjo player and songwriter. Lots of humor and fun featuring Stephens' signature fractured fairy tale style of storytelling in this show for audiences of all ages.
Performance, Good for Groups, Summer Learning Challenge
3-5, 6-8, Programs for Families
12:30 pm
Tue, Jul 17
Community Event
Lower Richland High School | 2615 Lower Richland Blvd
Let your inner Picasso shine and come paint with us. We supply the materials, you bring the creativity.
Art in the Library
9-12, 13 - 18
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+
1:30 pm
Tue, Jul 17
Sandhills
Meeting Room
It's time for our Book Battle trivia competition for teens! Our reading-incentive program consists of 6 teen 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.
13 - 18
2:30 pm
Tue, Jul 17
Main
Second Level Programming Space
Stop adulting, for a little bit at least. This mandatory adulting we will have the button maker out along with over crafts! No skills required!
Maker, Craft
Adults
2:30 pm
Tue, Jul 17
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
3:00 pm
Tue, Jul 17
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Use Acrylic paints, patterned paper and other materials to explore the artist in you. No rules, just create! Please wear a t-shirt that you don't mind getting paint on. Please register in advance.
Summer Learning Challenge
6-8, 9-12
3:00 pm
Tue, Jul 17
Eastover
Meeting Room
A week-long crafts making to see how crafty you are. Materials will be provided.
Summer Learning Challenge, Maker
13 - 18, Programs for Teens

Ukulele Jam ★ Staff Pick

3:00 pm
Tue, Jul 17
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Ukulele enthusiasts meet for a relaxed and fun jam session. Newbies and seasoned strummers welcome! We will have a limited number of ukuleles to try, so please bring your own if you are able.
Workshop, Performance
Adults, 13 - 18
3:30 pm
Tue, Jul 17
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
6:00 pm
Tue, Jul 17
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

Manga/Anime Club ★ Staff Pick

6:00 pm
Tue, Jul 17
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Experience manga and anime with fellow fans! Connect with new friends while enjoying your favorite print and video series of the popular Japanese phenomena.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Tue, Jul 17
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
6:00 pm
Tue, Jul 17
Main
Studio 220
You never knew curling paper would be so satisfying (and beautiful!). Learn how to create some basic quilling shapes and make a shape chart. After you have completed a chart, use the shapes that you have learned to make a quilled greeting card.
Maker
Adults
Wed, Jul 18
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, 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
9:00 am
Wed, Jul 18
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 18
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 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
10:00 am
Wed, Jul 18
Main
Career Coaching Center
Individual interview sessions are conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. Groups by appointment only.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Wed, Jul 18
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 18
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 18
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 18
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess!
Craft, Children
3-5, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Wed, Jul 18
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Join us for stories about these mighty mammals, then make a craft that will make you blow your spout! Please sign up in advance.
Storytime, Children
3-5, 6-8
10:30 am
Wed, Jul 18
Eastover
Meeting Room
Toting his banjo and a song, Peter Picker sets off seeking fame and fortune in the big city. Along his travels, he encounters some familiar fairy tale characters who are also on journeys of their own, including Henny Penny and a hard-working ant. Recipient of a 2017 Jim Henson Foundation Family Grant, “The Pied Picker” features original moving-mouth and rod puppets designed and constructed by puppeteer David Stephens. This production also features Stephens' talents as a banjo player and songwriter. Lots of humor and fun featuring Stephens' signature fractured fairy tale style of storytelling in this show for audiences of all ages.
Performance, Good for Groups, Summer Learning Challenge
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Wed, Jul 18
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Interested in basket weaving? Bring your own supplies and share your skills with fellow basket weavers!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Wed, Jul 18
Main
Studio 220
In this series of workshops, participants will improve their portrait drawing skills. Artist Gayle Sneed will show you how to draw your beloved pet using colored pencils. Please bring an 8x10 COPY of your favorite furry friend. You won't want to miss this introductory drawing class.
Maker
Adults
2:30 pm
Wed, Jul 18
Main
Auditorium
Fulfill one of your #BroaderBookshelf prompts* while enjoying delicious cake with this hands-on program. Participants will learn and practice cake decorating techniques on cupcakes.*#BroaderBookshelf prompt: Read a book about food and cook a meal inspired by the book.
Cooking, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, Adults 55+
3:00 pm
Wed, Jul 18
Eastover
Meeting Room
A week-long crafts making to see how crafty you are. Materials will be provided.
Summer Learning Challenge, Maker
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
3:00 pm
Wed, Jul 18
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Toting his banjo and a song, Peter Picker sets off seeking fame and fortune in the big city. Along his travels, he encounters some familiar fairy tale characters who are also on journeys of their own, including Henny Penny and a hard-working ant. Recipient of a 2017 Jim Henson Foundation Family Grant, “The Pied Picker” features original moving-mouth and rod puppets designed and constructed by puppeteer David Stephens. This production also features Stephens' talents as a banjo player and songwriter. Lots of humor and fun featuring Stephens' signature fractured fairy tale style of storytelling in this show for audiences of all ages.
Performance, Good for Groups, Summer Learning Challenge
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children, Programs for Families
3:00 pm
Wed, Jul 18
St. Andrews
Huddle Space
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 18
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 18
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Practice reading with a furry friend.
Children
6-8, 9-12
3:30 pm
Wed, Jul 18
Main
Children's Craft Area
Discover the world of geography through interactive games and activities. For ages 6-8.
STEM/STEAM, Children, Workshop
6-8, Programs for School Age Children
3:30 pm
Wed, Jul 18
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Join Ballentine’s Book Battle team as we prep for the ultimate battle of book knowledge. Applications available at the library.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Wed, Jul 18
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 18
Main
BCR Classroom
Your résumé is an advertising piece that presents your relevant career story to a prospective employer. Join Chris Barstow, Career Coach, as he demonstrates how to create a detailed, chronological master draft of a résumé. Register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Wed, Jul 18
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
No plant can do entirely without water, but there are plants that are much more adaptable to occasional dry spells. Join Richland County Master Gardeners to learn how to have a water-wise garden.
Gardening
Adults, Programs for Adults, Adults 55+

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