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Charleston County Public Library Program Lineup For January 2016
Published:
12/31/2015 2:47:35 PM


 

I Make a Difference Initiative

Throughout January
All CCPL branches
Visit any CCPL branch to participate in a variety of programs and activities centered around the work of Marian Wright Edelman, author and founder of The Children’s Defense Fund, who will visit Charleston on March 1 to present a free public lecture at the Sottile Theatre. In light of Edelman’s visit, CCPL will feature programs for children, teens and adults that include storytimes centered around I Can Make a Difference, book discussions of The Measure of Our Success: A Letter To My Children and Yours, a postcard writing campaign and a social media campaign to share how you make a difference. Programs are offered through a partnership with the College of Charleston’s Race and Social Justice Initiative, funded by Google. *See individual program descriptions throughout the calendar.

Early Literacy Station
Throughout January
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Visit the Early Literacy Station for a fun activity based on the S.C. Day-by-Day Family Literacy Activity Calendar. The themes for January are health and safety.

 

Saul Alexander Gallery Exhibit

Throughout January
Main Library 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Wash over Me by Judy McSween

McSween uses the line, color and texture of netting and tissue paper to create paintings that are "visual expressions of human emotion and shared experiences."

 

Activity Zone (grades K-5)

Throughout January

James Island Library 1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

Enjoy puzzles, mazes and coloring activities.

 

Shredded Book Contest (grades 6-12)

Throughout January

James Island Library 1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

A popular young adult novel was shredded; can you guess which one? All correct entries will be entered into a drawing to win a gift card.

 

I Make a Difference: Selfie Station (all ages)

Throughout January
Main Library 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Visit the selfie station, share how you create positive change in the world and upload the photo to facebook.com/CharlestonCountyPublicLibrary or email . *This program is part of the I Make a Difference Initiative that highlights the work of Marian Wright Edelman, author and president of The Children’s Defense Fund. 

 

Desktop Trivia (adults)

Throughout January

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Stop by the Service Desk, and answer a weekly trivia question for a prize.

 

I Spy Display (children)

Throughout January

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Challenge yourself to find everything listed in the display case.

 

I Make Difference: Selfie Station (all ages)
Throughout January

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Share how you make a difference in the community or someone's life. Take a selfie with the "Make a Difference" selfie board, and use inspirational statements from Marian Wright Edelman's children’s book, I Can Make a Difference.

 

Charleston Collegiate School Photography Exhibit

Throughout January

John’s Island Regional Library 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Enjoy a photography display by students in grades 10-12.

 

Tech Help: Book-a-Librarian

Throughout January

John’s Island Regional Library 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Want to learn how to use the library's downloadable media on your tablet, phone, e-reader or laptop? Call 843-559-1945, and make an appointment with a librarian for a 30-minute one-on-one session.

 

I Spy Candy Search (ages 12 and younger)

Throughout January

John’s Island Regional Library 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Find hidden objects in I Spy books for a piece of candy.

 

TeenSpot Celebrates National Book Blitz Month

Throughout January

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

In honor of National Book Blitz Month, vote for your favorite between two books each week. Those who select the winning book will be entered into a weekly prize drawing.

 

TeenSpot Black History "A Difference Made" Essay Contest

Throughout January
Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

The essay contest is open to all Charleston area students in grades 6-12. One winner will be chosen from middle and high school to receive a prize package. Entries must be submitted by Feb. 26, and the winner will be notified March 4. For contest details, contact Patrice Smith at 843-766-2546.

 

Early Literacy Station

Throughout January
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library –
1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

Visit our Early Literacy Station for a fun activity based on the S.C. Day-by-Day Family Literacy Activity Calendar. The themes for January are health and safety.

 

I Make a Difference: Selfie Station

Throughout January

Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914

Visit the selfie station, and share how you create positive change in the world. *This program is part of the I Make a Difference Initiative that highlights the work of Marian Wright Edelman, author and president of The Children’s Defense Fund.

 

What’s the Title?
Throughout January

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Guess all 12 titles correctly for a chance to win a gift card at the end of the month.

 

My New Year’s Resolution (teens)

Throughout January

Cooper River Memorial Library 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Post your New Year’s resolution to the resolution board.

 

Health Quest: Puzzles and Prizes (ages 11 and younger)

Throughout January

Cooper River Memorial Library 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Solve the weekly word search, and enter a “get healthy” prize pack drawing.

 

I Make a Difference: Postcard Program (all ages)

Throughout January

Dorchester Road Regional Library 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Write two postcards that use inspiring lessons from one of Marian Wright Edelman's books, The Measure of Our Success: A Letter to My Children and Yours and I Can Make a Difference. Give one postcard to a loved one, and 'mail' the other to the library for a postcard display.

 

I Make a Difference: Selfie Station (all ages)

Throughout January

Dorchester Road Regional Library 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Visit the selfie station, share how you create positive change in the world and upload the photo to facebook.com/CharlestonCountyPublicLibrary or email . *This program is part of the I Make a Difference Initiative that highlights the work of Marian Wright Edelman, author and president of The Children’s Defense Fund.

 

Crafternoons

Weekdays throughout January from 3-5 p.m.
Main Library 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Check out the art cart for all the supplies and ideas necessary for a crafty afternoon.

 

Mock Caldecott

Saturday, January 2-Monday, January 11
Main Library 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Stop by the children’s room to cast your vote on which 2016 book title should win the Caldecott Medal. The Caldecott Medal is an award given to the best illustrated book of the year by an American artist. Find out if your prediction is right when the award is announced January 11.

 

I Make a Difference: Postcard Program (all ages)

Saturday, January 2-Saturday, January 16
Main Library 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Children and caregivers are invited to fill out postcards that explain how they make a difference now or will make a difference in the future. The postcards will be displayed during the last two weeks of January. *This program is part of the I Make a Difference Initiative that highlights the work of Marian Wright Edelman, author and president of The Children’s Defense Fund.

 

I Make a Difference: Postcard Program

Saturday, January 2-Saturday, January 16

James Island Library 1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

Children are encouraged to write or draw about a lesson from Marian Wright Edelman’s book, I Can Make a Difference. Inspired by Edelman’s book, The Measure of Our Success: A Letter to My Children and Yours, adults are encouraged to write notes to children about the most important lesson they want to share.

 

I Make a Difference: Postcard Program (all ages)

Saturday, January 2-Saturday, January 16

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Write two postcards that reflect inspirational lessons from one of Marian Wright Edelman's books, The Measure of Our Success: A Letter to My Children and Yours and I Can Make a Difference. Give one postcard to a loved one, and 'mail' the other to the library for a postcard display.

 

I Make a Difference: Postcard Program (ages 12 and younger)

Saturday, January 2-Saturday, January 16 

John’s Island Regional Library 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Create a unique postcard to share how you make a difference, and contribute to a community display that honors the memory of Cynthia Graham Hurd. *This program is part of the I Make a Difference Initiative that highlights the work of Marian Wright Edelman, author and president of The Children’s Defense Fund.

 

I Make a Difference: Postcard Program (all ages)
Saturday, January 2-Saturday, January 16
West Ashley Library –
45 Windermere Boulevard: 766-6635
Children and caregivers are invited to fill out postcards that explain how they make a difference now or will make a difference in the future. The postcards will be displayed during the last two weeks of January. *This program is part of the I Make a Difference Initiative that highlights the work of Marian Wright Edelman, author and president of The Children’s Defense Fund.

 

I Make a Difference: Postcard Program (all ages)

Saturday, January 2-Saturday, January 16

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Inspired by Marian Wright Edelman’s book, I Can Make a Difference, children and caregivers are invited to fill out postcards that explain how they make a difference now or will make a difference in the future. The postcards will be displayed during the last two weeks of January.

 

I Make a Difference: Postcard Program (all ages)

Saturday, January 2-Saturday, January 16

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

Children and caregivers are invited to fill out postcards that explain how they make a difference now or will make a difference in the future. The postcards will be displayed during the last two weeks of January. *This program is part of the I Make a Difference Initiative that highlights the work of Marian Wright Edelman, author and president of The Children’s Defense Fund.

 

I Make a Difference: Selfie Station (all ages)

Saturday, January 2-Saturday, January 16

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

Visit the selfie station, share how you create positive change in the world and upload the photo to facebook.com/CharlestonCountyPublicLibrary or email . *This program is part of the I Make a Difference Initiative that highlights the work of Marian Wright Edelman, author and president of The Children’s Defense Fund.

 

I Make a Difference: Postcard Program (all ages)

Saturday, January 2-Saturday, January 16

Cooper River Memorial Library 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Write two postcards that use inspiring lessons from one of Marian Wright Edelman's books, The Measure of Our Success: A Letter to My Children and Yours and I Can Make a Difference. Give one postcard to a loved one, and 'mail' the other to the library for a postcard display.

 

I Make a Difference: Postcard Program (all ages)

Saturday, January 2-Saturday, January 16

Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094

Children and caregivers are invited to fill out postcards that explain how they make a difference now or will make a difference in the future. The postcards will be displayed during the last two weeks of January. *This program is part of the I Make a Difference Initiative that highlights the work of Marian Wright Edelman, author and president of The Children’s Defense Fund.

 

I Make a Difference: Selfie Station (all ages)

Saturday, January 2-Saturday, January 16

Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094

Visit the selfie station, share how you create positive change in the world and upload the photo to facebook.com/CharlestonCountyPublicLibrary or email . *This program is part of the I Make a Difference Initiative that highlights the work of Marian Wright Edelman, author and president of The Children’s Defense Fund.

Preschool Writing Challenge (ages 2-4) 

Saturdays, January 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Encourage your preschooler, and practice reading, writing, talking, playing and singing to help develop early literacy skills. Writing helps children learn that letters and words stand for sounds, and that print has meaning. Complete each weekly challenge for a chance to receive a book for your home library.

 

PLAY: DIY Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace

Saturday, January 2 at 10 a.m.

Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914

Ms. Grace helps young hands to create fun paper and felt projects.

 

Affordable Care Act Assistance (adults)

Saturdays, January 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Need health insurance and want to compare insurance options? Sign up for Affordable Care Act (ACA) health plans and subsidies with personalized, expert advice from federally-certified, ACA enrollment assisters from the Palmetto Project. Call toll-free 1-888-998-4646 for an appointment.

 

PLAY: Be Kind to Web-footed Friends

Saturday, January 2 at 11 a.m.

McClellanville Library 222 Baker Street: 887-3699

Make bird feeders to help little birds.

 

Play Day: Lego Day

Saturday, January 2 at 11:30 a.m.

Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355

Build Lego creations to display in the library.

 

PLAY: I Resolve to Persevere (families)

Saturday, January 2 at 1 p.m.

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Make a New Year’s resolution board with goals inspired by Marian Wright Edelman's children’s book, I Can Make a Difference.

 

Lowcountry Creative Writing Group (adults)

Saturday, January 2 at 1 p.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Join a group of local writers for a chance to write, critique and network.

 

DIY Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace

Saturday, January 2 from 1:30-3 p.m.

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

Create your first craft of the year with Ms. Grace.

 

PLAY: Shake It Up

Saturday, January 2 at 2 p.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Make and decorate a shaker percussion instrument to use when you move to the beat. Materials provided.

 

PLAY: I Make a Difference - Postcard Craft
Saturday, January 2 at 3 p.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Make a postcard to deposit in the I Make a Difference mailbox. Materials provided. *This program is part of the I Make a Difference Initiative that highlights the work of Marian Wright Edelman, author and president of The Children’s Defense Fund.

 

Spelling Bee (grades K-5)

Mondays, January 4, 11 and 25

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Spell the word correctly, and get a treat.

 

Mind Bending Monday Maze (grades 6-12)

Mondays, January 4, 11 and 25

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Challenge yourself to complete an intricate maze. How twisted can it be? Prizes awarded.

 

Memoir Writing Circle (adults)

Mondays, January 4, 11 and 25 at 10:30 a.m.

Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914

Come, write and share your stories for fun and feedback.

 

Indie Lens Pop-Up (adults)

Monday, January 4 from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

Enjoy an advance sneak preview of a documentary from the PBS Independent Lens series. This month’s film is In Football We Trust, which chronicles the journey of young Polynesian-American men in Utah as they transform from adolescence and strive to take warrior culture to the next level through American football. One player featured in the film is Star Lotulelei, a defensive tackle who currently plays for the Carolina Panthers.

 

Match ‘Em Mondays
Mondays, January 4, 11 and 25 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Main Library 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Match the juvenile book cover with the author, and win a prize.

 

TeenSpot Wired Monday/Teen Ambassadors Meeting

Monday, January 4 at 4 p.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Do a little homework, play computer games or just chat with friends during an open technology lab. Also, help plan fun and interesting teen programs at the library.

 

Knit and Stitch (teens and adults)

Mondays, January 4, 11 and 25 at 6:30 p.m.

West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard: 766-6635

Want to know more about knitting or share your knowledge? Bring your knitting supplies, and knit with friends. This group is for all skill levels.

 

Mock Caldecott Week

Monday, January 4-Saturday, January 9
Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

The Caldecott Medal is awarded every year by the American Library Association to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. Stop by the children's area to take a look at some contenders, and cast your vote for the one you think is the best before the winner is announced January 11.

 

Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)

Tuesdays, January 5, 12, 19 and 26
Main Library 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Teen Lounge

Show off your news knowledge with a trivia quiz, and win candy for correct answers.

 

Quiz Bowl (grades K-5)

Tuesdays, January 5, 12, 19 and 26

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Challenge yourself to answer the trivia question correctly, and get a treat.

 

Tech Tuesday: Discover IndieFlix

Tuesday, January 5 at 12 p.m.

Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914

Dive into the wild and wacky world of independent films, all free with your CCPL card.

 

Edisto Book Club

Tuesday, January 5 at 3 p.m.

Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355

The Plantation Mistress by Catherine Clinton.

 

Teen Advisory Group and Lounge (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, January 5 from 3:30-5 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Discuss the upcoming February lock-in, and enjoy snacks.

 

Afterschool Cool: Make a Pinecone Bird Feeder (ages 4-11)

Tuesday, January 5 at 4 p.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Celebrate National Bird Day, and make a bird feeder to hang in a tree at home.

 

Make a Winter Wonderland (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, January 5 from 4:15-5:15 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Make and eat an edible winter wonderland. 

 

Not Fiction Book Discussion

Tuesday, January 5 at 6:30 p.m.
Main Library 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald.

 

Midweek Crossword (grades 6-12)

Wednesdays, January 6, 13, 20 and 27

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Challenge yourself, and solve clues.

 

Word Play Wednesday (grades K-5)

Wednesdays, January 6, 13, 20 and 27

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Solve the puzzle, and get a treat.

 

Web Wednesday (grades 6-12)

Wednesdays, January 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 3:30-4 p.m.
Main Library 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Teen Lounge

Check out a short collection of the latest and greatest viral videos and websites.

 

Game On
Wednesdays, January 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Main Library 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Challenge family and friends to a variety of fun games including Minecraft using “creative mode,” Wii and board games.

 

TeenSpot Theater

Wednesday, January 6 at 4 p.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

San Andreas. Rated PG-13; 115 minutes. Refreshments provided.

 

Knit Night (adults)

Wednesday, January 6 at 6 p.m.

Folly Beach Library 55 Center Street: 588-2001

Bring a knit or crochet project to work on, and share ideas with others.

 

Unschooling Discussion Group (teens and adults)

Wednesday, January 6 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

Unschooling is a form of homeschooling in which children learn by exploring the world and following their interests. Attend an information session and discussion group to learn more. Younger children also are welcome.

 

Thursday Word (grades K-5)

Thursdays, January 7, 14, 21 and 28

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Challenge yourself to learn a new word, and get a treat.

 

ONE80 Place Visit

Thursday, January 7 at 10 a.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Join Roxanne Harris, outreach coordinator for ONE80 Place, and learn about housing and healthcare for veterans and their families.

 

Afternoon Adventures: History Hero
Thursday, January 7 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Library 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Join CCPL historian, Dr. Nic Butler, as he travels back in time and explores the life of local history hero, Arrah of the Cartwright.

Teen Café

Thursdays, January 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 3:30-5 p.m.

Main Library 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Teen Lounge

Enjoys snacks and games after school.

 

Game On (ages 10-18)

Thursdays, January 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 3:30-5 p.m.

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of gaming. Choose from board games and interactive video games.

 

Knit and Purl: A Casual Knitting Group (adults)

Thursday, January 7 from 5-6:30 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Bring your knitting materials, and knit with fellow crafters. All skill levels welcome.

 

Mah Jongg Nights (adults)

Thursdays, January 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 5:30 p.m.

Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914

Learn to play the fun and fast-paced game of American Mah Jongg. Beginners welcome.

 

Jr. Word Seekers (grades 6-12)

Fridays, January 8, 15, 22 and 29

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Challenge yourself to find every word on thematic word find puzzles for a prize.

 

Affordable Care Act Assistance (adults)

Fridays, January 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

Need health insurance and want to compare insurance options? Sign up for Affordable Care Act (ACA) health plans and subsidies with personalized, expert advice from federally-certified, ACA enrollment assisters from the Palmetto Project. Call toll-free 1-888-998-4646 for an appointment.

 

Aging Gracefully: Guard against Financial Fraud

Friday, January 8 at 10:30 a.m.

Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914

Learn to spot online and phone scams, and know your rights if someone tries to take advantage of you. Donna German, senior citizen advocate with the Mt. Pleasant Police Department, shares tips and resources to help fight financial abuse.

 

College Fair

Saturday, January 9 at 10 a.m.

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Join representatives from nearby schools to learn what it takes to prepare for college.

 

Play Day: 3D Snowflakes (ages 11 and younger)

Saturday, January 9 at 10:30 a.m.

James Island Library 1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

Make great decorations out of recycled paper.

 

PLAY: STAR Therapy Dogs

Saturday, January 9 at 10:30 a.m.

Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914

Share books with a furry friend.

 

PLAY: I Make a Difference - Postcard Program

Saturday, January 9 at 10:30 a.m.

Village Library – 430 Whilden Street: 884-9741

Create a postcard, and show how you make a difference in the world. *This program is part of the I Make a Difference Initiative that highlights the work of Marian Wright Edelman, author and president of The Children’s Defense Fund.

 

PLAY: Saturday Movie and Craft

Saturday, January 9 at 11 a.m.

Folly Beach Library 55 Center Street: 588-2001

Watch Inside Out, and make a fun craft. Rated PG; 94 minutes.

 

PLAY: Lowes: Build and Grow (ages 4-11)

Saturday, January 9 at 11 a.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Get out your tools, and build something cool. Sponsored by Lowe’s, supplies are limited.

 

PLAY: Let it Snow

Saturday, January 9 at 11 a.m.

McClellanville Library 222 Baker Street: 887-3699

Take a look at snowy books, and make a snowy picture.

 

PLAY: Saturday Storytime - I Make a Difference

Saturday, January 9 at 11 a.m.

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

Stories and activities help children learn how they can make a difference by being courageous. *This program is part of the I Make a Difference Initiative that highlights the work of Marian Wright Edelman, author and president of The Children’s Defense Fund.

 

Play Day: What Do You Know about Birds?

Saturday, January 9 at 11:30 a.m.

Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355

Learn about birds, and make food for them.

 

PLAY: Saturday Morning Movie (ages 11 and younger)

Saturday, January 9 at 12:30 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Inside Out. Rated PG; 102 minutes.

 

PLAY: Lego Fun

Saturday, January 9 at 1 p.m.

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Build something from the challenge list, or make your own creation.

 

Saturday Movie

Saturday, January 9 at 2 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Minions. Rated PG; 91 minutes. Sponsored by The UPS Store, 3575 Maybank Hwy, John’s Island.

 

PLAY: Legos

Saturday, January 9 at 2 p.m.

West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard: 766-6635

Dig into creativity. We supply the Legos, and you create the masterpiece.

 

DIY Craft: Stylish Earrings (adults)

Saturday, January 9 at 2 p.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Learn how to make a stylish pair of earrings with craft enthusiast Allison Burns.

 

PLAY: Reel Family Fun

Saturday, January 9 at 2 p.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Scooby Doo. Rated PG; 86 minutes.

 

eBook Club Discussion
Saturday, January 9 at 2 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Conference Room
Bring your Kindle, Nook, smartphone or e-reader device, and discuss From Eternity to Here by Sean Carroll. Print copies available at the Information Desk.

 

Saturday Movie
Saturday, January 9 at 2 p.m.

Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094

Minions. Rated PG; 91 minutes.

 

Why Sustainable Forestry Matters (adults)

Saturday, January 9 at 3 p.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Join the Center for Heirs Property for a discussion of their Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention initiative. This initiative was implemented in 2013 in response to the need to restore and conserve African American forested acres and increase its value and productivity through education, technical assistance and forest management resources.

 

Urban Book Club
Saturday, January 9 at 3 p.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library
3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

So You Call Yourself a Man by Carl Weber.

 

Second Saturday Writing Critique Group (adults)

Saturday, January 9 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

Ready to have your writing critiqued and willing to critique others? For more information, call the Reference Desk at 843-849-6161 or email .

 

Center for Progress Outreach Services

Monday, January 11 from 9:15-11:15 a.m.

Main Library 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Representatives from the Center for Progress connect those in need with resources.

 

English Conversation Club
Mondays, January 11 and 25 from 10-11 a.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Practice speaking, reading and writing English with a small group learners. Beginners to advanced learners are welcome. 

 

Monday Book Discussion (adults)

Monday, January 11 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

Summer House with Swimming Pool by Herman Koch.

 

Teen Game Time (grades 6-12)

Monday, January 11 from 3:30-5 p.m.

Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094

Enjoy Nintendo Wii and fun board games in the auditorium.

 

STEM at STA: Marshmallow Engineering

Monday, January 11 at 4 p.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Build marshmallow towers with mini marshmallows and toothpicks.

 

Chat and Chew: Housing Insecurity in Charleston

Tuesday, January 12 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Receive assistance and information about how to avoid or transition from homelessness. Light refreshments provided. Presented by One80 Place.

 

South Carolina History Series: The Grand Skedaddle - Refugee Conditions in Civil War South Carolina (teens and adults)

Tuesday, January 12 at 11:15 a.m.

John’s Island Regional Library 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

The movement of Federal troops through the state during the years 1861-1865 displaced thousands of people and disrupted traditional food production and distribution networks. As the war raged on, many people struggled to find the basic necessities of life. Join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for a discussion of the civilian conditions related to South Carolina's largest refugee crisis. 

 

Full STEAM Ahead: Lego Bridge Building
Tuesday, January 12 at 3:30 p.m.

Main Library 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Build a reproduction of the Ravenel Bridge with Lego bricks. The completed project will be displayed in the Children’s Department.

 

Teen Movie Time (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, January 12 from 3:30-6 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Aloha. Rated PG-13; 105 minutes.

 

Afterschool Cool: Stories and a Craft (ages 4-11)

Tuesday, January 12 at 4 p.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Enjoy great stories and a craft related to the book, I Can Make a Difference, by Marian Wright Edelman. *This program is part of the I Make a Difference Initiative that highlights the work of Marian Wright Edelman, author and president of The Children’s Defense Fund.

 

Read Anything Book Club (teens and adults)

Tuesday, January 12 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

If you love to read and talk about books, attend the first session of a new group that meets once a month to exchange book recommendations in a wide variety of genres. Read whatever books you want to read each month, and get to know other book lovers in Charleston.

 

Living with Diabetes
Wednesday, January 13 at 10:30 a.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Join Jeannette Jordan, certified diabetes educator at MUSC and consultant for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for a discussion about how to live with diabetes that includes healthy eating, exercise and diet.

 

Empowering Seniors (adults)

Wednesday, January 13 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

Join Bonnie Friedman from Lowcountry Companions Senior Care for a discussion of signs to watch for if you or your loved ones have been targeted by scams, as well as ways to avoid becoming a victim of scams.

 

Mah Jongg the American Way (adults)

Wednesdays, January 13 and 27 from 2-4 p.m.

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

Join other Mah Jongg enthusiasts for an afternoon of enjoyable play. For more information, call 843-849-6161 or email .

 

Folly Beach Book Club (adults)

Wednesday, January 13 at 2:30 p.m.

Folly Beach Library 55 Center Street: 588-2001

Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.

 

TeenSpot Theater

Wednesday, January 13 at 4 p.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Pitch Perfect 2. Rated PG-13; 116 minutes. Refreshments provided.

 

The Underground Literary Society (grades 6-12)

Wednesday, January 13 from 4-5 p.m.

Main Library 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Teen Lounge

Enjoy the first meeting of the new year.

 

The Grand Skedaddle: Refugee Conditions in Civil War South Carolina
Wednesday, January 13 at 6 p.m.

Main Library 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Second Floor Classroom

The movement of Federal troops through the state during the years 1861-1865 displaced thousands of people and disrupted traditional food production and distribution networks. As the war raged on, many people struggled to find the basic necessities of life. Join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for a discussion of the civilian conditions related to South Carolina's largest refugee crisis. 

 

Wednesday Western
Wednesday, January 13 at 6 p.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

The Magnificent Seven (1960). Rated G; 128 minutes.

 

How to Treat Bridge Phobias: Lecture by Richard Gibson (adults)

Wednesday, January 13 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

Richard Gibson specializes in psychological trauma. He helps people heal from trauma, childhood abuse and neglect, and other adverse life events that shape self-esteem and feelings about life in general. For more information, call 843-849-6161 or email .

 

Great Books Discussion

Wednesday, January 13 at 6:30 p.m.

Main Library 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Meeting Room B

“The Stations of the Sun” by Reese Okyong Kwon.

“Echo” by Laila Lalami.

Phone 805-6904 for more details.

 

Preschool Storytime: I Make a Difference

Thursday, January 14 at 10:30 a.m.
Main Library 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Enjoy a special storytime about the importance of teamwork. *This program is part of the I Make a Difference Initiative that highlights the work of Marian Wright Edelman, author and president of The Children’s Defense Fund.

 

Lego Day

Thursday, January 14 at 10:30 a.m.

Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094

We supply the Legos, you bring your imagination.

 

Preschool Special: Winter Wonderland (ages 5 and younger)

Thursday, January 14 at 11 a.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Explore the winter season with sensory-based activities and fun literacy-based crafts.

 

PLAY: Collegiate Chocolate Bingo (families)

Thursday, January 14 at 2 p.m.

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Learn college vocabulary words, and play bingo with chocolates. Presented in partnership with Charleston Promise Neighborhood.

 

Teacher Workday Movie

Thursday, January 14 at 2 p.m.

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

Inside Out (2015). Rated PG; 102 minutes.

 

PLAY: Afternoon Movie (ages 11 and younger)

Thursday, January 14 at 2 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Tomorrowland. Rated PG; 130 minutes.

 

Crafternoon: Have You Got the Spirit?

Thursday, January 14 at 3 p.m.

Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914

Decorate a colorful felt pennant or garland to show your team spirit or personal style.

 

Afternoon Adventures: Caring and Serving
Thursday, January 14 at 3:30 p.m.

Main Library 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Make a difference, and volunteer your time to help complete two service projects to benefit the community. *This program is part of the I Make a Difference Initiative that highlights the work of Marian Wright Edelman, author and president of The Children’s Defense Fund.

 

Club Anime (grades 6-12)

Thursday, January 14 from 4:30-6 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Enjoy episodes of Guilty Crown. Pocky will be served.

 

PLAY: Scavenger Hunt (ages 11 and younger)

Friday, January 15

Dorchester Road Regional Library 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Solve the clues, complete the puzzle and win a prize. 

 

New Beginnings: A Small Standard Flower Show

Friday, January 15-Saturday, January 16

John’s Island Regional Library 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

This floral design and horticulture show will be judged by a panel of individuals accredited by the National Garden Club. An exhibit about the 63-year history of the Magnolia Garden Club and its role on John's Island also will be featured. Presented by Magnolia Garden Club of John's Island.

 

National Hat Day

Friday, January 15-Saturday, January 16

Cooper River Memorial Library 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Celebrate National Hat Day, wear a silly hat and receive a treat at the front desk.

 

Play with Dad: Saturday Stories

Saturday, January 16 at 10:30 a.m.

James Island Library 1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

Enjoy storytime with your dad or another favorite loved one.

 

PLAY: Have You Got the Spirit?

Saturday, January 16 at 10:30 a.m.

Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914

Decorate a colorful felt pennant or garland to show your team spirit or personal style.

 

Beach Lovers Book Club (adults)

Saturday, January 16 at 10:30 a.m.

Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914

The Boston Girl by Anita Diamantz.

 

PLAY: STAR Therapy Dogs

Saturday, January 16 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

Practice your reading with canine friends – the best listeners in the world.

 

PLAY: Superhero Academy (ages 4-11)

Saturday, January 16 at 11 a.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Do you have what it takes? Test your strength and ability during superhero challenges. Complete all the challenges, and earn a Superhero Academy graduation certificate.

 

PLAY: Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Saturday, January 16 at 11 a.m.

McClellanville Library 222 Baker Street: 887-3699

Learn about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and make a peace sign to take home.

 

DIY Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace

Saturday, January 16 at 11 a.m.

Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094

Being crafty and creative is easier than you think.

 

Play Day: Martin Luther King Day

Saturday, January 16 at 11:30 a.m.

Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355

Read a story about Dr. King, and make a craft.

 

PLAY: Saturday Morning Movie (ages 11 and younger)

Saturday, January 16 at 12:30 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Cinderella. Rated PG; 112 minutes.

 

Play with Parents: Sigma Saturday

Saturday, January 16 at 1 p.m.

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Enjoy a carpentry workshop with members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

 

The Voice of Our Own: A Discussion with The Chronicle
Saturday, January 16 from 1-3 p.m.

Main Library 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Auditorium

As South Carolina's leader in black media since its inception in 1971, The Charleston Chronicle newspaper has relayed black progress, tragedy and everything in between from the tri-county area across the nation with the help of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA). A panel of voices from The Chronicle's past, present and future will provide insight and answer questions from the public in a rare look into what this small, black-owned entity experienced during its four decades of operation in the Holy City.

 

Weekend Wii (teens)

Saturday, January 16 at 3 p.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Get your game on, have fun and enjoy light refreshments.

 

Club Anime (grades 6-12)

Saturday, January 16 from 3-4:30 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Watch your choice of Gungrave, Inari Kon Kon or Is This a Zombie.

 

PLAY: Young Explorers Club (ages 11 and younger)

Saturday, January 16 at 4 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Explore STEM, and let your curiosity run wild. 

 

English Conversation Club
Saturdays, January 16 and 30 from 4-5 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Practice speaking, reading and writing English with a small group learners. 

 

Sea Islands Book Club (adults)

Tuesday, January 19 at 2 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister.

 

Cuentos y Más: Bilingual Storytime
Martes, 19 de Enero a las 2 p.m. / Tuesday, January 19 at 2 p.m.
Para edades 0 - 5 años con cuidador / For ages five and younger with caregiver.

Dorchester Road Regional Library 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Enjoy bilingual stories.

 

Great Decisions Foreign Policy Discussion Group (adults)

Tuesdays, January 19 and 26 from 2-4 p.m.

Thursdays, January 21 and 28 from 2-4 p.m.

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

Read the briefing book each week, then join one or both of two featured discussion groups. For more information, email or call 843-849-6161.

 

Teen Wii Time (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, January 19 from 3:30-5 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Play Wii games in the Auditorium.

 

Afterschool Cool: Green Thumbs (ages 4-11)

Tuesday, January 19 at 4 p.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Learn about nature, and make something cool with the Tri-County Clemson Master Gardeners.

 

Lounge at the Library (grades 6-12)
Tuesday, January 19 from 4:15-5:15 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Bring a friend and have some fun playing Wii, board or card games. Feel free to bring a snack.

 

Preschool Special: On the Wings of Peace
Wednesday, January 20 at 1 p.m.

Main Library 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Enjoy activities that highlight the concept of peace, and learn how to “fly high” when faced with adversity. *This program is part of the I Make a Difference Initiative that highlights the work of Marian Wright Edelman, author and president of The Children’s Defense Fund.

 

Knit and Stitch 

Wednesday, January 20 at 2 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Bring a knit or crochet project to work on, and share ideas with others. Beginners are welcome.

 

Afternoon Art (ages 12 and younger)
Wednesday, January 20 from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Create a painting with crayons and liquid watercolors.

 

Wednesday Movie

Wednesday, January 20 at 3:30 p.m.

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Pitch Perfect. Rated PG-13; 114 minutes.

 

TeenSpot Theater

Wednesday, January 20 at 4 p.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

The Age of Adaline. Rated PG-13; 113 minutes. Refreshments provided.

 

Not Fiction Book Discussion

Thursday, January 21 at 11 a.m.

West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard: 766-6635

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald.

 

Preschool Storytime: I Make a Difference

Thursday, January 21 at 11:30 a.m.

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

Enjoy stories and activities about perseverance. *This program is part of the I Make a Difference Initiative that highlights the work of Marian Wright Edelman, author and president of The Children’s Defense Fund.

 

Introduction to Seeking Grants
Thursday, January 21 from 12-1 p.m.

Main Library 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Foundation Center Resources Area, Second Floor

Become familiar with Foundation Center resources. Discover the grants database, learn basic and advanced search functions, and research foundation profiles. Handouts will be provided, and participants can practice searching for grants after the presentation. CCPL is a Funding Information Network partner with the Foundation Center. For more information, visit www.foundationcenter.org.

 

Afternoon Adventures: Green Thumbs
Thursday, January 21 at 3:30 p.m.

Main Library 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Do you dig gardening? Join the Tri-County Clemson Master Gardeners to learn about nature, and bring the outdoors inside by making a wonderful craft.

 

Live Action Minecraft

Thursday, January 21 at 4 p.m.

Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094

Experience live action activities inspired by the popular computer game.

 

Knit and Purl: A Casual Knitting Group (adults)

Thursday, January 21 from 5-6:30 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Bring your knitting materials, and knit with fellow crafters. All skill levels welcome.

 

Film Movement Thursday 
Thursday, January 21 at 6 p.m.
Main Library 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Auditorium

Stations of the Cross is both an indictment of fundamentalist faith and the articulation of an impressionable teen's struggle to find her own path in life. Directed by Dietrich Bruggemann. In German with English subtitles. Not rated; 110 minutes.

 

Book Discussion at Otranto

Thursday, January 21 at 6:30 p.m.

Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.

 

Lowcountry Creative Writing Forum

Saturday, January 23 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

Join a group of writers for a chance to write and network. All ages welcome.

 

Play Day: Watercolor Snowflakes (ages 11 and younger)

Saturday, January 23 at 10:30 a.m.

James Island Library 1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

Make “magic” snowflakes appear using watercolors.

 

PLAY: Fun and Games in Military Times

Saturday, January 23 at 10:30 a.m.

Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914

Learn how soldiers and their families passed the time while stationed at Fort Moultrie.

 

PLAY: Build a Snowman

Saturday, January 23 at 10:30 a.m.

Village Library – 430 Whilden Street: 884-9741

Celebrate the winter season, and create your own snowman craft.

 

PLAY: STAR Therapy Dogs (ages 11 and younger)

Saturday, January 23 at 11 a.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Make a furry friend, and read a book with your new pal. Certified therapy dogs and their handlers love a good story.

 

PLAY: Make Your Dreams Come True

Saturday, January 23 at 11 a.m.

McClellanville Library 222 Baker Street: 887-3699

Write about or draw a picture of your dreams.

 

PLAY: Cinema Saturday (grades K-5)

Saturday, January 23 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Minions. Rated PG; 91 minutes.

 

Play Day: I Make a Difference

Saturday, January 23 at 11:30 a.m.

Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355

Read, sing and discuss how to be non-violent and work for peace. *This program is part of the I Make a Difference Initiative that highlights the work of Marian Wright Edelman, author and president of The Children’s Defense Fund.

 

Local History: A Soldier’s Life on Island Time

Saturday, January 23 at 12 p.m.

Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914

NPS Ranger Rick Dorrance shares historic photographs and stories from the archives of Fort Moultrie.

 

PLAY: Are You a Wimpy Kid Lover? (ages 11 and younger)

Saturday, January 23 at 12:30 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Enjoy fun and games from the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.

 

How to Live an Organized Life

Saturday, January 23 from 1-4 p.m.

Main Library 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Join local members of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) for free, educational workshops about how to live an organized life.

 

PLAY: Reel Family Fun

Saturday, January 23 at 2 p.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Alice in Wonderland. Rated G; 75 minutes.

 

PLAY: Lego Club (ages 4 and older)

Saturday, January 23 from 2-3:30 p.m.

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

What can you build with library Legos?

 

Do You Want to Build a Glue Snowman?

Saturday, January 23 from 2-4 p.m.

Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094

Build your own snowman out of everyday craft items.

 

Play Day with Thomas the Train (ages 3-8 with caregiver)

Saturday, January 23 from 3-4 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

All aboard the train to the island of Sodor for games and crafts. Light refreshments provided.

 

Adult Book Club
Saturday, January 23 from 3-4 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Discuss The Turner House by Angela Flournoy. Copies will be available at the Information Desk.

 

PLAY: Young Explorers Club (ages 11 and younger)

Saturday, January 23 at 4 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Explore STEM, and let your curiosity run wild. 

 

Senior Social Hour (adults)

Monday, January 25 from 10-11 a.m.

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

Join other seniors, socialize, and enjoy coffee and a breakfast treat.

 

Caregiver Support Group (adults)

Monday, January 25 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

Meet with others who understand what you’re going through, and receive caregiving tips, advice and support. Offered in conjunction with Carolina Hospice Care; refreshments will be served.

 

PLAY: Weather-Ready Kids (grades K-5)

Monday, January 25 at 3:30 p.m.

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Learn about tools the National Weather Service uses to observe the weather. In addition, discover how to stay safe when weather hazards affect South Carolina. Presented by NOAA.

 

TeenSpot Short Stack Book Club
Monday, January 25 at 4 p.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers. Refreshments will be served, and attendees will be entered into a $10 Amazon gift card prize drawing.

 

La ley de inmigración: Clínica Legal Gratis En Español

25 de Enero a las 6:30 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Obtenga información gratuita en español referente a la ley de inmigración. Nuestra oradora es Stephanie Nodine, abogada de inmigración en Charleston. Ella se especializa en peticiones familiares, aplicaciones para perdón, servicios para víctimas de crímen y la acción diferida para los llegados de infancia (“DACA”). Se proporcionará tiempo para preguntas.

 

Translation: Immigration Law: Free Legal Clinic In Spanish

Wednesday, January 25 from 6:30-8 p.m. 

Receive free information from Stephanie Nodine, who specializes in family petitions, inadmissibility waivers, services for crime victims and deferred action for childhood arrivals. Time for questions will be provided.

 

I Make a Difference: Storytime and Craft
Tuesday, January 26 at 10:30 a.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Enjoy stories and a craft related to the book, I Can Make a Difference by Marian Wright Edelman.

 

Movie and Munchies
Tuesday, January 26 at 3:30 p.m.

Main Library 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Inside Out. Rated PG; 102 minutes.

Teen Movie Time (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, January 26 from 3:30-5 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Maggie. Rated PG-13; 90 minutes.

 

Afterschool Cool: Life-Size Candy Land

Tuesday, January 26 at 4 p.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Enjoy a life-size version of the classic Candy Land board game. You become the playing piece and move around the life-size board. Play with your family, or come with a friend to see who will win.

 

Round Table Discussion with Councilwoman Johnson (adults)

Wednesday, January 27 at 12:30 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Discuss concerns and issues with Councilwoman Anna Johnson of Charleston County District 8.

 

TeenSpot Theater

Wednesday, January 27 at 4 p.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Avengers: Age of Ultron. Rated PG-13; 141 minutes. Refreshments provided.

 

Keeping the Peace in Early Charleston
Wednesday, January 27 at 6 p.m.
 
Main Library 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Second Floor Classroom, Main Library. 

The methods of law enforcement and criminal punishment in early South Carolina represent a continuation of ancient English practices, with a bit of modification to suit local conditions. Join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for an overview of the primitive methods used to keep the peace and the "bloody code" for dealing with convicted criminals.

 

A Snowy Day Party

Thursday, January 28 at 10:30 a.m.

Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094

Celebrate the story, A Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats, and enjoy winter-themed games and crafts.

 

Ditch the Pitch

Thursday, January 28 from 2-3 p.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Auditorium.

Megan Stockhausen, communications coordinator for the S.C. Department of Consumer Affairs, presents a guide for guarding against scams. Learn about common scams and digital scams and how to defend yourself against popular scams and phone scams. A question and answer session will follow the discussion.

 

Afternoon Adventures: Reading with Rommie and Friends
Thursday, January 28 at 3:30 p.m.

Main Library 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Help your child improve literacy and communication skills by reading to STAR therapy dogs.

Teen Food Fear Factor (grades 6-12)

Thursday, January 28 from 3:30-5 p.m.

Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094

Dare to eat icky, slimy food concoctions, and outlast everyone to win a prize.

 

National Puzzle Day (teens)

Friday, January 29

Cooper River Memorial Library 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Test your skills, and check out a puzzle at the desk. Your start and finish time will be recorded, and those with the three fastest completion times will receive a small prize.

 

PLAY: Frozen Party
Saturday, January 30 at 10 a.m.

Main Library 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Enjoy games, crafts and snacks, and sing along to your favorite Frozen songs. Costumes are encouraged.

Play with Dad: Saturday Stories

Saturday, January 30 at 10:30 a.m.

James Island Library 1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

Enjoy storytime with your dad or another favorite loved one.

 

PLAY: Fun with Fingerpaints

Saturday, January 30 at 10:30 a.m.

Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914

Let your imagination go wild, and create a beautiful picture on canvas.

 

PLAY: Bingo (ages 4-11)

Saturday, January 30 at 11 a.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Play a few rounds of bingo. Small prizes awarded.

 

PLAY: Puzzled?

Saturday, January 30 at 11 a.m.

McClellanville Library 222 Baker Street: 887-3699

Have fun with puzzles.

 

Play Day: National Kazoo Day

Saturday, January 30 at 11:30 a.m.

Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355

Make music with a kazoo that you can take home.

 

YA Movie (grades 6-12)
Saturday, January 30 at 12:30 p.m. 

Dorchester Road Regional Library 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Terminator: Genisys. Rated PG-13; 119 minutes.

 

PLAY: Open Art Studio

Saturday, January 30 from 1-3 p.m.

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Get creative and make something beautiful with inspiration from Marian Wright Edelman's children’s book, I Can Make a Difference.

 

PLAY: Reel Family Fun

Saturday, January 30 at 2 p.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

James and the Giant Peach. Rated PG; 79 minutes.

 

Inspire Your Heart with Art Day

Saturday, January 30 at 3 p.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Create a finger paint masterpiece. Completed art work will be displayed in the children’s area.


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