Richland Library Friends' Summer Learning Challenge
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Title
Date
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Start off your summer by signing up for the Summer Learning Challenge! Kickoff your challenge with books, reading logs and some refreshments from us.
Location
St. Andrews Children's Area
Library
Richland Library St. Andrews

Title
Date
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Sarah Dippity is kicking off the summer with magic, storytelling and fun!
Location
Cooper Meeting Room
Library
Richland Library Cooper

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Start off your summer by signing up for the Summer Learning Challenge! Kickoff your challenge with books, reading logs and some refreshments from us.
Library
Richland Library Ballentine

Title
Date
Saturday, June 06, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
Let's get ready to create your adventurous summer of stories.
Location
Southeast Children's Area
Library
Richland Library Southeast

Title
Date
Monday, June 08, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Spark your imagination and discover the power of hands-on learning with educators from Edventure Children’s Museum.
Location
Eastover Meeting Room
Library
Richland Library Eastover

Title
Date
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
A combination of science and storytelling result in an epic, laughter-filled journey that proves “super” heroes really do exist.
Location
Eastover Children's Area
Library
Richland Library Eastover

Title
Date
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
A combination of science and storytelling result in an epic, laughter-filled journey that proves “super” heroes really do exist.
Library
Richland Library Wheatley

Title
Date
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Bring up to 5 gently used children's books and exchange them for different ones! Enjoy a puppet show, games and lots of fun outdoor activities!
Library
Richland Library Blythewood

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
With storytelling and song, booming drums and shaking gourds, this family shares a rousing celebration of African culture. Get ready to sing and dance in this high-energy performance!
3 p.m., Tuesday, June 16 | St. Andrews
Location
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Room
Library
Richland Library St. Andrews

Title
Date
Monday, June 22, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Spark your imagination and discover the power of hands-on learning with educators from Edventure Children’s Museum.
Location
Eastover Meeting Room
Library
Richland Library Eastover

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Experience live music and original animation in what The New York Times calls “a cross between Yellow Submarine and Dr. Seuss.” Join award-winning illustrator and songwriter Morgan Taylor in this Gustafer Yellowgold multi-media performance of live music, animated illustrations and storytelling.
Location
Cooper Meeting Room
Library
Richland Library Cooper

Title
Date
Monday, July 06, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Spark your imagination and discover the power of hands-on learning with educators from Edventure Children’s Museum.
Location
Eastover Meeting Room
Library
Richland Library Eastover

Title
Date
Friday, July 17, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Combining magic, juggling, and lots of laughs, Paul Miller of Flow Circus puts on a show that will have the whole family amazed and delighted.
Location
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Room
Library
Richland Library St. Andrews

Title
Date
Friday, July 17, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Combining magic, juggling, and lots of laughs, Paul Miller of Flow Circus puts on a show that will have the whole family amazed and delighted.
Location
Sandhills Meeting Room
Library
Richland Library Sandhills

Title
Date
Monday, July 20, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Spark your imagination and discover the power of hands-on learning with educators from Edventure Children’s Museum.
Location
Eastover Meeting Room
Library
Richland Library Eastover

Title
Date
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Meet Us at the Ballentine Community Center! Opossums that climb, snakes that slither and birds that fly - our backyards are filled with countless fascinating creatures to protect. Learn how animals have adapted to living close to humans and how we can make our neighborhoods safer for them. Presented by the Carolina Wildlife Center at the Ballentine Community Center, 1009 Bickley Road, Irmo, SC 29063.
Library
Richland Library Ballentine

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Let Epictitus, the mask-maker, and Ovid, the poet, take you on a journey of the imagination, as you explore the ancient Greek heroes! Follow Greece’s greatest hero, Hercules, on his many adventures as he battles mythological creatures and warriors
Location
Eastover Children's Area
Library
Richland Library Eastover

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Important Messages
Thank you for participating in our Summer Learning Challenge this year! We would love to hear about your summer of learning -please share your experiences with us on Facebook and Twitter. Happy Learning!
Reviews
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Title
On the Rocks: A Novel
Author
Erin Duffy
Genre
Fiction
ISBN
0062205749
Review
A heartwarming novel about friendship, family, and finding love in the Facebook Age—not to mention the perils, pitfalls, and dubious pleasures of being a modern young single woman. this book really hit home in so many different ways. A very light hearted beach read that will have you coming back for more.   Click here to view this Book
Rating
5
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Title
Good Talk Dad
Author
Bill Geist, Willie Geist
Genre
Humor
ISBN
978-1-4555-4722-7
Review
Hilarious! I have been listening on my way to work and it really makes the day so much better! Taking your 4 year old to the police station for bad behavior and the cops play along...George, you better eat your vegetables. Come on Big Guy, peas aren't that bad!

KIRKUS REVIEW

Two veteran raconteurs face off to cover over four decades of family myths and legends.

Co-host of NBC’s Today 9 a.m. hour and MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Willie Geist (American Freak Show: The Completely Fabricated Stories of Our New National Treasures, 2010, etc.) joins his father, columnist and TV journalist Bill Geist (Way Off the Road: Discovering the Peculiar Charms of Small Town America, 2007, etc.) in canonizing both great and not-so-great moments in parenting and coming-of-age. The authors banter back and forth in their discussions of everything from a nonexistent father-son sex talk to Willie’s summer camp to coaching Little League. Then there are the tales of underage drinking, how to cook up a fake ID, the family’s Elvis cult and an uncle’s/brother’s pharmacopeia perfectly timed for special events. As in most families, there is one car handed down through the generations, in this case, a Jeep CJ-7. The authors interleave the chapters with sidebars entitled “Geist Date in History” that highlight small events that bear marking—e.g., the day Willie met Donald Trump. Willie also includes a previously published story about taking his daughter to a Columbia University football game. The Geist family, the authors note, often perform rites of passage late, so this book is a chance “to cover our father-son bases retroactively.” It’s clear most of these stories have been told countless times; they’re practiced and well-paced. However, new material about Bill’s Vietnam tour and his battle with Parkinson’s disease contain further revelations and have not been polished over the family dinner table. A strong father-son relationship shines through.

Heavy on bad-boy behavior and sports, the book should come with a six-pack of cheap beer. A quick read that is not for everyone.  Click here to view this Book
Rating
5