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5:00 pm
Mon, Jul 24
Blythewood
Got trivia? Sign-up to participate in Richland Library's Battle of the Books! The big system-wide tournament will be August 5, so come practice your book smarts.
Teens, Book Group
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Mon, Jul 24
Eastover
Meeting Room
A series of workshops designed to spark your creativity and get your ink flowing. No previous writing experience necessary.
Workshop
13 - 18, Adults
6:00 pm
Mon, Jul 24
Main
Theater
Do you like to use words like tsundere, shojo, or doujinshi? If so - or if you’re just curious - the doors of T.O.A.S.T., the Team Of Anime Seeking Teens, are open to you. Watch fresh-picked anime series every Monday at 6 p.m., learn brief Japanese lessons, and enjoy anime-based games and crafts. (Bread not included.)
Teens, Multicultural, Movies
13 - 18, Programs for Teens

Hablamos Spanish ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Mon, Jul 24
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Conversation circle for folks wanting to brush up their Spanish
Let's Speak English
Adults

Let's Talk About Race ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Mon, Jul 24
Main
Auditorium
In an effort to peacefully address the topic of racism, which has gripped news headlines across the country, a facilitator-led conversation plans to encourage members of the community to take part in this difficult and sometimes emotional dialogue.These conversations are scheduled to continue Monday, July 24 and Monday, September 25.
Community Awareness
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Jul 24
Main
BCR Classroom
Learn the basics of building a spreadsheet, creating charts and performing calculations using Microsoft Excel (2013). Prerequisite: Microsoft Word (2013) class or solid Word experience.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Jul 24
Ballentine
Wear your pajamas and snuggle up for bedtime stories and songs.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children
10:00 am
Tue, Jul 25
North Main
Courtyard
Join us for the GSK Science in the Summer program sponsored by Edventure, for grades 2-7. Kids will discover the wonderful world of science through hands-on activities.
Children
Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Tue, Jul 25
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, Programs for School Age Children
10:30 am
Tue, Jul 25
Community Event
Lower Richland High School | 2615 Lower Richland Blvd
From the smallest spider to the massive elephant, animal architects are in every corner of the world. Explore how animals construct their homes, build their communities, and influence the ecosystems they live within, and meet a few animal ambassadors from the Riverbanks Zoo!
Summer Learning Challenge, Performance
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children, Programs for Families

Hands on Art ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Tue, Jul 25
Blythewood
Simple art fun with stories to boot. Dress for a mess!
Children, Art in the Library
3-5, Programs for Young Children

Watercolors for Beginners ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Tue, Jul 25
Ballentine
Learn the basics of watercolor paints with local artist, Marty Allen.
Art in the Library, Workshop
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Tue, Jul 25
Sandhills
Meeting Room
Practice your English-language conversation with other internationals in a comfortable, relaxed environment.
Let's Speak English
Adults, Programs for Adults
1:00 pm
Tue, Jul 25
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 25
Main
Meeting Space 213
The clock is ticking and there's only one way out. Can your team complete this mission? Welcome ages 12 to 18. Please register in advance for this event.
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
3:00 pm
Tue, Jul 25
Main
Auditorium
A juicy, off-beat adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl adventure! When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach--and launches a journey of enormous proportions. An ASL interpreter will be provided.
Summer Learning Challenge, Performance
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
4:00 pm
Tue, Jul 25
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

Coloring Café ★ Staff Pick

5:30 pm
Tue, Jul 25
Ballentine
Keep calm and Color On!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Jul 25
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, Jul 25
Main
Theater
In the market for a new job? Overwhelmed by the task of searching and applying online? Join us to explore various online job resources and ways to search for and apply for jobs online. You will also learn how to upload a resume to a website or application.
Community Awareness
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
6:00 pm
Tue, Jul 25
North Main
Large Meeting Space
North Main Video Gaming Club. If you love playing NFL Madden or NBA 2k, then this is the club for you! Join us twice a month to enjoy a rotating schedule of NFL Madden and NBA 2K on Playstation 4.
Gaming
Programs for Teens, Programs for School Age Children
6:00 pm
Tue, Jul 25
Sandhills
Study Room 2
Learn the basics of becoming a citizen with Fort Jackson's Army Community Service Office.
Community Awareness
Programs for Adults, Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Jul 25
Main
Production Stage
Come learn basic vocal recording & production techniques. Everything we discuss will work for any type of voice recording—music, spoken word, etc.No experience required.
Maker
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Tue, Jul 25
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Read, sing, and play as we foster your child's early literacy skills in this special storytime at night.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children, Programs for Families
9:00 am
Wed, Jul 26
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
9:00 am
Wed, Jul 26
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
9:30 am
Wed, Jul 26
Main
Meeting Space 213
Join us for the 2nd of a 3-session course to prepare for the SAT exam! Using the strategies and preparation from session 1, take a full practice test with USC Test Prep instructors. Please register for this event by calling (803) 929-3470. Registration will open on June 1, 2017. This event was made possible thanks to a generous grant provided by First Citizens Bank.
Teens
Programs for Teens, 13 - 18
9:30 am
Wed, Jul 26
Community Event
Join us for a variety of fun activities with Teen Librarian, Thomas Maluck, that may include paper crafts (origami, anyone?), board games (classic and obscure), coloring sheets, creative writing and maybe even some videogames or anime. We want to know what you like to do, so drop in and see us!
Teens
13 - 18, 9-12
10:00 am
Wed, Jul 26
Community Event
Trinity United Methodist Church
Watch as three of our favorite storybook characters "Build a Better World" for themselves by combining their resources and working together to keep the Big Bad Wolf at bay. Special cameo appearance by Little Red Riding Hood.
Summer Learning Challenge, Performance
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Wed, Jul 26
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 26
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! A second session of the same craft will be held at 10:45.
Art in the Library
Programs for Young Children, 3-5

Hello, Baby! ★ Staff Pick

10:30 am
Wed, Jul 26
Main
Children's 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
10:30 am
Wed, Jul 26
Ballentine
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess!
Craft, Children
3-5, Programs for Young Children
11:00 am
Wed, Jul 26
North Main
Networking Center
Interested in basket weaving? Bring your own supplies and share your skills with fellow basket weavers!
Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:30 am
Wed, Jul 26
Sandhills
Children's Maker
Create your own cool critter finger puppets and toys using craft felt. *Sharp scissors and needles will be used in this program*
Craft, Maker, Summer Learning Challenge
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
2:00 pm
Wed, Jul 26
North Main
Small Meeting Space
A Career Coach will be available to answer your individual résumé questions on a first come, first served basis. Please register online.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Wed, Jul 26
Main
Career Coaching Center
Career Coaches are 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 26
Main
Makerspace
Come join us as we discuss the parts and pieces of pattern and chart reading for knitting. We will create a small swatch of patterned knitting and learn how to increase and decrease. This would be an excellent time for questions or concerns over a pattern you are working on or want to try. All materials provided.
Craft, Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults

LEGO Madness ★ Staff Pick

3:30 pm
Wed, Jul 26
Blythewood
Looking for a LEGO challenge? Join us weekly for exciting LEGO ideas and activities.
Storytime
3-5, 6-8, 9-12
6:00 pm
Wed, Jul 26
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Discuss "The Turner House", by Angela Flournoy.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Wed, Jul 26
Main
BCR Classroom
Palmetto Health is the largest health care system in the region as well as one of the five largest employers in the state. A Palmetto Health Talent Acquisition Team Member shares Palmetto Health job openings, the application process, and the skills that make for a good candidate!
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Wed, Jul 26
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.
Children, STEM/STEAM
Children All Ages, Programs for Families

Byte Size Computer Basics ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Wed, Jul 26
Sandhills
Do you have a tech question? Puzzled by an edevice? Want to know more about how to best use our website? Drop in for one-on-one help.
Computer Class
Adults, Programs for Adults

Bookin' It in Ballentine ★ Staff Pick

6:30 pm
Wed, Jul 26
Ballentine
Join us for Ballentine's adult evening book club as we discuss Little Red Chairs by Edna O'Brien. Register by phone or in person.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
9:30 am
Thu, Jul 27
Main
Join Richland Library and Historic Columbia for a special outdoor storytime! Enjoy stories and songs in the Hampton-Preston Gardens gazebo and then try your hand at old fashioned historic games in the gardens. This event is free and open to children of all ages. For more information, please call (803) 988-0891. Hampton-Preston Mansion and Gardens (1615 Blanding Street, Columbia SC, 29201).
Storytime
Programs for Families
10:00 am
Thu, Jul 27
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
10:30 am
Thu, Jul 27
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
10:30 am
Thu, Jul 27
Main
Auditorium
Stories, songs and much more await you and your family at the library.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
2:00 pm
Thu, Jul 27
Main
Makerspace
Interested in knitting, needlework, scrapbooking or other crafts? Bring your own portable craft project and share with fellow crafters!
Sew Divine, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Thu, Jul 27
Main
Career Coaching Center
Career Coaches available to answer your LinkedIn questions on a first-come, first-served basis.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults

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