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9:00 am
Wed, Jul 26
Main
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
Sandhills
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
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


6:00 pm
Wed, Oct 4
Eastover
Children's Area
Challenge your friends to Wii U or Xbox 360 games!
Children, Teens
Children All Ages, Adults, Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Tue, Feb 27
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Come and join us as we read and discuss great books! To register please come by, or call 754-7734.
Book Group
Adults, Programs for Adults
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
10:00 am
Wed, Nov 8
Sandhills
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
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
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

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
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
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
2:30 pm
Sat, Aug 12
Main
Learning Engagement Classroom
Discuss "Dog On It", by Spencer Quinn.
Book Group
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+

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


10:30 am
Sat, Sep 16
Main
Children's Room
Stories, songs and much more await you and your family at the library.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:45 am
Thu, Aug 17
Sandhills
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


10:30 am
Thu, Jul 27
Main
Stories, songs and much more await you and your family at the library.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families


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
3:00 pm
Thu, Jul 27
Blythewood
Do you believe in UFOs? Let your imagination take flight as we read stories about aliens and make a craft even a Martian would like.
Children, Storytime
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children
3:00 pm
Thu, Jul 27
Sandhills
Certified pet therapy dog, Josh loves to be read to. Participants will individually read to the dog in a setting where they can feel comfortable and confident. Afterall, this dog will not correct them or make them feel awkward if they stumble.
Children
6-8, 3-5
3:00 pm
Thu, Jul 27
Main
BCR Classroom
An introduction to coding for children ages 9-12. Children will learn the basic concepts of computer programming through hands on activities with your favorite characters from Minecraft, Frozen, Angry Birds, or Moana!
Workshop, Children, Computer Class
9-12, Programs for School Age Children


6:00 pm
Tue, Aug 1
North Main
Large Meeting Space
Do you have a passion for music? Can you flow? Do you have some hot beats? Richland Library North Main is proud to introduce its very first Music Support Group. This group is for people with a passion for music and looking for an opportunity to develop as an artist, be creative, and receive inspiration and encouragement from other musicians, community leaders, and professionals. This group will also learn the basics of the music industry from music industry insiders and professional artists. If this is you, then come join us at the North Main Library. We meet twice per month. All musical and poetic styles are welcomed. This session will run from June to August. Register online to join. Participants will have the opportunity to perform and showoff their talents during a community event celebrating local talents. Session 1: Wednesday, June 7th from 6-8pSession 2: Tuesday, June 20 from 6-8pmSession 3: Wednesday, July 12 from 6-8pmSession 4: Tuesday, July 18 from 6-8pSession 5: Tuesday, August 1 from 6-8pSession 6: Tuesday, August 15 from 6-8p
Workshop
Programs for Teens, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Wed, Oct 18
Eastover
Children's Area
Challenge your friends to Wii U or Xbox 360 games!
Children, Teens
Children All Ages, Adults, Programs for Families
4:00 pm
Thu, Jul 27
North Main
Small Meeting Space
Burn Calories and have some fun Hula hooping.
Health and Wellness
13 - 18, Programs for Teens
5:30 pm
Thu, Jul 27
Eastover
Children's Area
Create robots, cities, creatures and more using LEGO blocks/KEVA Planks and LEGO Mindstorm!
Gaming, Children
6-8, 9-12, Programs for School Age Children


6:00 pm
Thu, Jul 27
Ballentine
Join Ballentine’s team as we prep for the Ultimate test of book knowledge: Battle of the Books – Teen Edition
Teens
13 - 18, Programs for Teens


6:00 pm
Mon, Oct 30
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


6:30 pm
Thu, Jul 27
Sandhills
Come join us as we make a beautiful alternative to a downspout...the rain chain.
Maker, Craft
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:30 pm
Thu, Aug 24
Sandhills
Learn how to work with fondant and make simple, edible figures for cakes and cupcakes.
Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults
10:00 am
Fri, Jul 28
Eastover
Meeting Room
Bring the whole family to take a break from the heat with a fun-filled flick.
Children
Programs for Young Children, Programs for School Age Children
10:30 am
Fri, Jul 28
Blythewood
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


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