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Charleston County Public Library Program Lineup For February 2016
Published:
2/1/2016 11:04:14 AM


 

The Charleston County Public Library offers the following free programs in February for children, teens and adults. 


I Make a Difference Initiative 

Throughout February
All CCPL branches
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, parenting support sessions, 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.


American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity and Making a Difference

Throughout February

All CCPL branches

Participate in a variety of programs centered around the work of Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative and one of the most acclaimed and respected lawyers in the nation. Stevenson, who will visit Charleston on March 31 for a free book signing and lecture at the Sottile Theatre, is the author of Just Mercy, a memoir. In light of Stevenson’s visit, CCPL will feature programs that include book discussions, panel presentations and speakers to discuss how his life’s work can make a difference in the community. 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.


I Make a Difference: Selfie Station 

Throughout February
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

First Floor
Visit the selfie station, share how you create positive change in the world and upload the photo to facebook.com/CharlestonCountyPublicLibrary or email publicrelations@ccpl.org. *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. 


Saul Alexander Gallery Exhibit
Throughout February
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Defiance in Reality by Andrew King

King’s work combines traditional and experimental photography and printing techniques to create images that suspend reality and produce an environment of wonder.


Blind Date with a Book Display (teens)

Throughout February
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

First Floor

Your perfect match is waiting for you, so browse the display of “date-able” books, give yourself a Valentine's Day treat and check out one of the festively wrapped selections. 

 

Black History Month Trivia

Throughout February
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

YA Services Desk

Stop by the Teen Lounge, and test your knowledge with Black History Month trivia questions. Receive a sweet treat for correct answers. 


Early Literacy Station
Throughout February
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 theme for February is colors. 


Library Lovers Writing Station
Throughout February
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Visit the Children’s Department, and write a love letter to your library or librarian.

Activity Zone (grades K-5)

Throughout February

James Island Library1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

Enjoy puzzles, mazes and coloring activities.


I Make a Difference Selfie Station 

Throughout February

James Island Library1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

Visit the selfie station, share how you create positive change in the world and upload the photo to facebook.com/CharlestonCountyPublicLibrary or email publicrelations@ccpl.org. 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.


Celebrate Library Lovers Month (grades 6-12)

Throughout February

James Island Library1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

Tell us what you love about your library for a chance to win a gift card.


I Make a Difference: Envelope Art Program 

Throughout February

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

Decorate two envelopes inspired by lessons learned 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 envelope to a loved one and “mail” the other to the library to be featured in a display. 


I Spy Display 

Throughout February

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

Find all the hidden objects in the display. 


Art Exhibit

Throughout February

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

Local artist Tina Tyler features abstract acrylic paintings. 

 

Desktop Trivia (adults)

Throughout February

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

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

 

Monthly Media Mind Game (adults)

Throughout February

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

Stop by the media area, and pick up a celebrity puzzle to complete for a chance to win a free book. Entries are due by 6 p.m. Feb. 26, and the winner will be notified Feb. 29.


Tech Help: Book-a-Librarian

Throughout February

John’s Island Regional Library3531 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.


Library Loom (ages 12 and younger)
Throughout February

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Help contribute to the library loom.


Early Literacy Station 

Throughout February

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

Visit the Early Literacy Station for a fun activity based on the S.C. Day-by-Day Family Literacy Activity Calendar. The theme for February is colors. 


Black History Trivia (adults)
Throughout February

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Answer a daily trivia question correctly for a chance to win a prize at the end of the month.


Valentine Kisses Count (teens)
Throughout February

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Guess how many candy kisses are in the jar. The best guess wins a sweet prize.


Puzzles and Prizes: Winter Holidays around the World (ages 11 and younger) 

Throughout February

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Solve the weekly word search to enter an “around the world” prize pack drawing. 


African-American Read-In 

Throughout February

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Enjoy books by African-American authors and illustrators during storytimes and within featured displays in the children’s area.


Leap Year Guessing Game

Throughout February

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

Guess how many gummy frogs are in the Leap Year display. The winner will be announced Feb. 29.


Crafternoons

Weekdays throughout February from 3-5 p.m.

Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Check out the art cart for all the supplies and ideas you need to enjoy an afternoon of creativity. 


Harry Potter Film Festival (grades 6-12)

Monday, February 1-Friday, February 5 at 3:30 p.m.

Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Teen Lounge

Enjoy Harry Potter movies after school. 

Monday: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Rated PG; 152 minutes.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Rated PG; 161 minutes.

Tuesday: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Rated PG; 142 minutes.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Rated PG-13; 157 minutes.

Wednesday: Harry Potter and Order of the Phoenix. Rated PG-13; 138 minutes.

Thursday: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Rated PG; 153 minutes.

Friday: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1. Rated PG-13; 146 minutes.


How Many Kisses? (teens)
Monday, February 1-Friday, February 12

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

Guess how many kisses are in the jar. The person with the guess closest to the correct amount wins a very sweet treat. The winner will be announced Feb. 13.


Celebrate Black History Month (teens)
Monday, February 1-Saturday, February 13

West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard: 766-6635
Fill out a piece of paper with the name of an African-American you admire, submit the paper at the front desk and receive a small prize. Entries accepted daily.


DIY Upcycling Competition 
Monday, February 1-Friday, February 26
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Calling artists, crafters and makers of all ages to submit a 2D or 3D art project that incorporates recycled, reused or found materials for consideration in the competition. Winners will be announced and prizes distributed at the Feb. 27 DIY Festival. Email burrisss@ccpl.org or call 843-805-6840 for more details. 
 

TeenSpot Black History “A Difference Made" Essay Contest

Monday, February 1-Friday, February 26

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.


Mind Bending Monday Maze (grades 6-12)

Mondays, February 1, 8, 22 and 29 

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

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


Spelling Bee (grades K-5)

Mondays, February 1, 8, 22 and 29

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

See if you can spell the word correctly, and get a treat.


Memoir Writing Circle (adults)

Mondays, February 1, 8, 22 and 29 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: The Black Panthers (adults)

Monday, February 1 from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

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

Enjoy a sneak preview of The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, a documentary from the PBS Independent Lens series. A new revolutionary culture emerged in the turbulent 1960s, and the Black Panther Party was at the frontline. Through a treasure trove of rare footage that features the voices of a diverse group of people who were there for the experience, director Stanley Nelson tells the vibrant story of a pivotal movement that feels timely all over again. 


Online Job Application Help (adults)

Monday, February 1 at 1 p.m.

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

Receive assistance navigating online job applications. 


TeenSpot Wired Monday/Teen Ambassadors Meeting Monday
Monday, February 1 at 3:30 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. 


Match ‘Em Mondays
Mondays, February 1, 8, 22 and 29 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

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


English Conversation Club

Mondays, February 1, 8, 22 and 29 from 6-7 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

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


Knit and Stitch (teens and adults)

Mondays, February 1, 8, 22 and 29 at 6:30 p.m.

West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard: 766-6635
Want to know more about knitting or share your knowledge? Then bring your knitting supplies and knit with friends. This group is for all skill levels.


Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)

Tuesdays, February 2, 9, 16 and 23

Main Library68 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, February 2, 9, 16 and 23 

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

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


Great Decisions Foreign Policy Discussion Group (adults)

Tuesday, February 2 or Thursday, February 4 from 2-4 p.m.: The Future of Kurdistan

Tuesday, February 9 or Thursday, February 11 from 2-4 p.m.: Migration

Tuesday, February 16 or Thursday, February 18 from 2-4 p.m.: The Koreas

Tuesday, February 23 or Thursday, February 25 from 2-4 p.m.: The United Nations

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

Each week, read the briefing book for background information, then join one or both of the two discussion groups available per topic. For more information, email MtpReference@ccpl.org or call 843-849-6161.


Edisto Book Club

Tuesday, February 2 at 3 p.m.

Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355

The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson.


Teen Library Lovers Scavenger Hunt

Tuesdays, February 2, 9, 16 and 23 from 3:30-5 p.m.

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

Enjoy a scavenger hunt to see how well you know your library. 


Painting With Candy (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, February 2 from 3:30-5 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Create works of art with paint made from Nerds candy.


Afterschool Cool: Stories and a Craft (ages 6-11) 

Tuesday, February 2 at 4 p.m. 

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

Enjoy great stories and a craft. 


Not Fiction Book Discussion

Tuesday, February 2 at 6:30 p.m.

Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs by Sally Mann.


Midweek Crossword (grades 6-12)

Wednesdays, February 3, 10, 17 and 24 

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

Challenge yourself, and solve clues. 


Word Play Wednesday (grades K-5)

Wednesdays, February 3, 10, 17 and 24 

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

See if you can solve the puzzle, and get a treat.


Small Business Counseling with SCORE (adults) 

Wednesday, February 3 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Receive free, confidential counseling for your start-up idea or existing business from members of the Charleston Coastal Chapter of SCORE. 


Great Decisions Series (adults)

Wednesdays, February 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 2-4 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Meeting Room B
Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. Discussion booklets are on reserve at the Reference Desk. For more information, contact the Reference Department at 843-805-6930.

February 3: The Middle East

February 10: The Rise of ISIS

February 17: The Future of Kurdistan

February 24: Migration

 

PLAY: Library Lovers Month - Light up the Library (ages 8 and older)

Wednesdays, February 3 and 17 at 3:30 p.m.

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

Learn about circuits and electricity, and make your own light-up bookmarks. 


Black History Theater (teens)

Wednesday, February 3 at 3:30 p.m. 

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

War Room. Rated PG-13; 120 minutes. Refreshments provided.


Web Wednesday 

Wednesdays, February 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 3:30-4 p.m.

Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Teen Lounge

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


Game On
Wednesdays, February 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

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


Teen Google: A Passport to Computer Science First - Storytelling 

Wednesdays, February 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. 

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

Use computer science to create fun and interactive stories. Storytelling emphasizes creativity and encourages teens to tell a unique story. Space is limited. To participate, register at the Information Desk. 


Knit Night (adults)

Wednesday, February 3 at 6 p.m.

Folly Beach Library55 Center Street: 588-2001

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


Wage Theft and the Wage Recovery Program: What You Need to Know (adults)

Wednesday, February 3 at 6 p.m.

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

Join attorney Stephanie van der Horst for a discussion of wage theft and what to do if you think you’re a victim. Wage theft involves not being paid overtime when warranted, not correctly accounting for work on a pay stub, or not being paid for training time.


Music, Movies and TV Online

Wednesday, February 3 from 6:30-8 p.m.

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

Learn about websites such as Hulu and Netflix, how to stream movies using Indieflix, how the Netflix and Pandora apps work, as well as information about iTunes, Amazon, Freegal and Redbox.


Building Bots: Snap Circuits (ages 7-11 with caregiver)
Thursday, February 4 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Discover, inquire and create with Building Bots, an introduction to hands-on STEM-themed programming. Snap Circuits makes learning about electronics fun and easy for kids as they follow colorful pictures in manuals and build exciting projects that snap together.


Teen Café (grades 6-12)

Thursdays, February 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 3:30-5 p.m.

Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Teen Lounge

Enjoy snacks and games after school. 


Thursday Word (grades K-5)

Thursdays, February 4, 11, 18 and 25

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

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


Game On (ages 10-18)

Thursdays, February 4, 11, 18 and 25 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, February 4 from 5-6:30 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

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


Mah Jongg Nights (adults)
Thursdays, February 4, 11, 18 and 25 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, February 5, 12, 19 and 26 

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

Challenge yourself to find every word on thematic word find puzzles.


Little Lotus Yoga (ages 3 and older with adult)

Fridays, February 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

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

Practice yoga with interactive storytelling, games, music, art and plenty of fun. Attendance is limited to the first 18 children who arrive at each class. Presented by Jennifer Rogers of Little Lotus Yoga.


AARP Free Income Tax Preparation

Fridays, February 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 1-5 p.m.

Mondays, February 8, 22 and 29 from 1-5 p.m. 

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

Receive assistance with free income tax preparation and electronic filing from AARP volunteers through April 11. A current picture ID and Social Security card are required, along with the Social Security cards of any dependents. Assistance is provided first come, first served, with priority given to seniors. The last person will be accepted at 4 p.m.


Kiran Singh Sirah: Telling Stories that Matter – Cultivating Community through Story
Friday, February 5 at 6 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Auditorium
Join a public presentation by Kiran Singh Sirah about the role of storytelling as a tool for conflict prevention, community development and social change. Learn how storytelling can be used to improve community relations through examples of social justice, race relations and community cooperation. Sirah is president of the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough, Tenn., a UNESCO advisory member, a Rotary Peace Fellow, storyteller and slam poet. 

 

This program is part of a CCPL series that explores race, identity and civic engagement in response to recent tragic events in the Charleston area, most notably the mass shooting at the Emanuel AME Church in June, 2015, which tragically took the lives of nine Charleston residents, including long-time CCPL staff member, Cynthia Graham Hurd. This series is intended to promote healing, dialogue and collaboration in Charleston. Program partners include the International Storytelling Center, The Humanities CouncilSC, the South Carolina Arts Commission, the Charleston Friends of the Library, and Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival, a production of the Charleston County Public Library.

 

Hogwarts After Dark (teens and adults)

Friday, February 5 from 6-9 p.m.

Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Teen Lounge
Enjoy an after-hours party filled with snacks and potions, magical crafts and games, a costume contest and a screening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. Rated PG-13; 130 minutes.


Take Your Child to the Library Day (ages 12 and younger)

Saturday, February 6 

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Share how the library makes a difference in your life, and receive an entry for a prize drawing. Then, let us know how you make a difference by contributing to a community display that honors the memory of Cynthia Graham Hurd.


Preschool Singing Challenge (ages 2-4) 

Saturdays, February 6, 13, 20 and 27

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. Singing 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.


Parents’ Morning In

Saturday, February 6 from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

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

Join a mutually supportive parenting circle, and enjoy light refreshments. Presented by Father to Father, a local agency that trains, supports and advocates for fatherhood and parental engagement.


PLAY: DIY Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace

Saturday, February 6 at 10 a.m.

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

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


VITA Tax Assistance

Saturdays, February 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 10 a.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Receive free tax preparation assistance from VITA volunteers. Please bring a current picture ID, last year’s tax return, your W-2 form and Social Security card along with the Social Security cards of any dependents. 


AARP Free Income Tax Preparation (adults)

Saturdays, February 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 10 a.m-2 p.m. 

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Receive assistance with free income tax preparation and electronic filing from AARP volunteers through April 11. A current picture ID and Social Security card are required, along with the Social Security cards of any dependents. Assistance is provided first come, first served with the last person accepted at 1 p.m. Assistance in Spanish will be available.


Play Day: Valentine’s Day Card (ages 11 and younger)

Saturday, February 6 at 10:30 a.m.

James Island Library1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

Make a Valentine’s Day card for someone special.


PLAY: STAR Therapy Dogs

Saturday, February 6 at 10:30 a.m.

Village Library – 430 Whilden Street: 884-9741

Read a story to a wonderful dog.


Family Strengthening Workshop

Saturday, February 6 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

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

Learn about the importance of parenting education and support, and participate in an activity about the do’s and don’ts of co-parenting. Presented by Renee Mills, state parenting, training and resource specialist with FamilyCorps, a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening families and empowering communities to peace, wealth and health.


PLAY: Mardi Gras (ages 4-11) 

Saturday, February 6 at 11 a.m.

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

Make a mask, string a beaded necklace and play a game of The Queen Says. Wearing purple, green and gold is encouraged. 


PLAY: Mardi Gras Celebration 

Saturday, February 6 at 11 a.m.

McClellanville Library222 Baker Street: 887-3699

Make your own mask, and step high to jazz music.


Play Day: Black History Celebration

Saturday, February 6 at 11:30 a.m.

Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355

Learn about some famous black Americans from the past and present.


Board Game Get-Together
Saturday, February 6 from 12-6 p.m.

Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Auditorium

Enjoy playing a variety of board games, including Euros, modern, classic, tabletop, card and dice games. Bring your favorite games, or play those provided by the library. For more information, call 843-805-6903 or email Darryl Woods at woodsd@ccpl.org. 


PLAY: Saturday Morning Movie (ages 11 and younger)

Saturday, February 6 at 12:30 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Around the World in 80 Days. Rated PG; 120 minutes.


PLAY: Celebrate the Lunar New Year 

Saturday, February 6 at 1 p.m. 

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

Make red envelopes, and write fortune cookie fortunes to celebrate the Year of the Monkey.


Lowcountry Creative Writing Group (adults)

Saturday, February 6 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.


PLAY: DIY Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace 

Saturday, February 6 from 1:30-3 p.m.

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

What can you craft with help from Ms. Grace?


PLAY: Legos
Saturday, February 6 at 2 p.m.

West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard: 766-6635
Dig into creativity. We supply the Legos, and you create the masterpiece. 


PLAY: Movie
Saturday, February 6 at 2 p.m.

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

Inside Out. Rated PG; 102 minutes.


PLAY: Reel Family Fun

Saturday, February 6 at 3 p.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Charlotte’s Web (2006). Rated G; 97 minutes. 


Center for Progress Outreach Services

Monday, February 8 from 9:15-11:15 a.m.

Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Reference Area 

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


Monday Book Discussion (adults)

Monday, February 8 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

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

The Children Act by Ian McEwan.


I Love Candy (teens)

Monday, February 8 at 3:30 p.m. 

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

Explore experiments that show the relationship between candy and science.


Game Time (teens)

Monday, February 8 from 3:30-5 p.m.

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

Test your gaming skills, and have fun with Nintendo Wii and board games.


Book-a-Librarian

Tuesdays, February 9 and 25

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Call to schedule a 45-minute appointment with a librarian, and learn how to establish an e-mail account, format a resume and complete online job applications.


Preschool Storytime: Celebrate Black History Month

Tuesday, February 9 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Enjoy stories told by storyteller Julian Gooding to celebrate Black History Month. 


Hearts and Flowers STEM Storytime

Tuesday, February 9 at 10:30 a.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Learn about vascular systems, and enjoy stories and a cool craft.


Chat and Chew: Housing Insecurity in Charleston

Tuesday, February 9 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: First Steps toward Civil Rights Equality in Charleston, 1866-1870 (teens and adults) 

Tuesday, February 9 at 11:15 a.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

The bold Federal laws enacted after the Civil War to extend full civil rights to all in South Carolina largely failed, and by 1890 segregation was the status quo in the Palmetto State. Despite this fact, there were a handful of local civil rights triumphs in the early years of Reconstruction that deserve to be remembered. Join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for the stories of a few forgotten Charlestonians who tested the waters during the early days of the struggle for Civil Rights. 


Tech Tuesday: Discover Audiobooks

Tuesday, February 9 at 12 p.m. 

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

Learn how to use your CCPL card to download audiobooks to a portable computing device.


Anime-niacs Club (grades 3-6)

Tuesday, February 9 from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Enjoy the first Anime Club for children, and watch episodes of Tsubasa Reservoir Chonicle. Japanese snacks will be served.


Full STEAM Ahead: Sweet Treats for Your Sweetheart
Tuesday, February 9 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Use your mathematical and artistic abilities to cook up a treat for Valentine's Day. Children are encouraged to bring their aprons.


Building Bots: littleBits
Tuesday, February 9 at 3:30 p.m.

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

Discover, inquire and create with Building Bots, an introduction to hands-on STEM-themed programming. littleBits features easy-to-use electronic building blocks that empower children to invent anything from a remote controlled car to a smart home device. The Bits snap together with magnets; no soldering, wiring or programming is required. 


Teen Movie Time (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, February 9 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

San Andreas. Rated PG-13; 114 minutes.


Afterschool Cool: Make Valentines (ages 4-11) 

Tuesday, February 9 at 4 p.m. 

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

Use your creativity to make a Valentine for someone special. 


Read Anything Book Club (teens and adults)

Tuesday, February 9 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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

Read whatever books you want to read each month, and get to know other Charleston book lovers. For more information, call 843-849-6161 or email MtpReference@ccpl.org.


Mah Jongg the American Way (adults)

Wednesdays, February 10 and 24 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 MtpReference@ccpl.org.


Folly Beach Book Club (adults)

Wednesday, February 10 at 2:30 p.m.

Folly Beach Library55 Center Street: 588-2001

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson.


Cultural Awareness Workshop (grades 6-12)

Wednesday, February 10 at 3:30 p.m.

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

Learn to appreciate the uniqueness of who and where you are with Palmetto Community Action Partnership. 


Black History Theater (teens)

Wednesday, February 10 at 3:30 p.m.

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

The Help. Rated PG-13; 146 minutes. Refreshments provided.


The Underground Literary Society (grades 6-12)

Wednesday, February 10 from 4-5 p.m.

Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Teen Lounge 

Join the February meeting of the Underground Literary Society. 


Celebrate Chinese New Year (grades 6-12)

Wednesday, February 10 from 4:15-5:15 p.m. 

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Enjoy a late Chinese New Year celebration with light refreshments and a craft. 


Wednesday Western

Wednesday, February 10 at 6 p.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

A Million Ways to Die in The West (2014). Rated R; 116 minutes.


Great Books Discussion

Wednesday, February 10 at 6:30 p.m.

Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Meeting Room B

“No Subject” by Carolina De Robertis.

“The Science of Flight” by Yiyun Li.

Phone 805-6904 for more details.


ONE80 Place Visit

Thursday, February 11 at 10 a.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Learn about housing and healthcare for veterans and their families. Presented by Roxanne Harris, outreach coordinator for ONE80 Place. 


Building Bots: Osmo

Thursday, February 11 at 3 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Discover, inquire and create with Building Bots, an introduction to hands-on STEM-themed programming. Osmo is an educational gaming system for iPads that children use to draw a masterpiece, guess and spell on-screen images, arrange wooden puzzle pieces to match on-screen shapes, and much more.


Afternoon Adventures: Meet the Masters
Thursday, February 11 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Experience the work of great artists throughout history, and practice their techniques to make your own masterpiece.


Club Anime! (grades 6-12)

Thursday, February 11 from 4:30-6 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Make onigiri (rice balls), and watch episodes of Karneval.


PLAY: Valentine Dessert Camp 

Thursday, February 11 at 5 p.m. 

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

Pick a flavor and filling to assemble a baked treat to take home. Supplies limited, registration required. 


First Steps toward Civil Rights Equality in Charleston, 1866-1870
Thursday, February 11 at 6 p.m.

Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Auditorium

The bold Federal laws enacted after the Civil War to extend full civil rights to all in South Carolina largely failed, and segregation was the status quo in the Palmetto State by 1890. Despite this fact, there were a handful of local civil rights triumphs in the early years of Reconstruction that deserve to be remembered. Join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for the stories of a few forgotten Charlestonians who tested the waters during the early days of the struggle for Civil Rights. 


Legal Clinic: Wage Theft and Recovery

Thursday, February 11 at 6 p.m.

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

Learn about wage theft and how to get help if you’ve been a victim. Presented by Stephanie M. van der Horst, an attorney with South Carolina Legal Services. South Carolina Legal Services (SCLS) provides free legal services in a wide variety of civil (non-criminal) legal matters to eligible low income residents of South Carolina.


Free Legal Workshop: Wills, Estates and Probate

Thursday, February 11 from 6-8 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Receive answers about wills, estates and probate. Sponsored by the South Carolina Bar Association.


Candy Origami (ages 12 and younger)
Friday, February 12 from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Have a treat, then make origami hearts out of the wrappers.


DIY Valentines

Friday, February 12 from 3-5 pm

Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Get creative, and make valentines for friends and family.


Parents’ Morning In

Saturday, February 13 from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

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

Join a mutually supportive parenting circle, and enjoy light refreshments. Presented by FamilyCorps, a local nonprofit organization aiming to heal, protect and strengthen families.


Play with Dad: Saturday Stories 

Saturday, February 13 at 10:30 a.m.

James Island Library1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

Enjoy storytime with your dad or another favorite loved one.


PLAY: STAR Therapy Dogs

Saturday, February 13 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Share books with a furry friend.


PLAY: Valentine's Day Card

Saturday, February 13 at 10:30 a.m.

Village Library – 430 Whilden Street: 884-9741

Create a Valentine's Day card for someone special.


Building Bots: Snap Circuits (ages 7-11 with caregiver)
Saturday, February 13 at 11 a.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Discover, inquire and create with Building Bots, an introduction to hands-on STEM-themed programming. Snap Circuits makes learning about electronics fun and easy for kids as they follow colorful pictures in manuals and build exciting projects that snap together.


PLAY: Saturday Movie and Craft 

Saturday, February 13 at 11 a.m.

Folly Beach Library55 Center Street: 588-2001

Watch The Wiz, and make a fun craft. Rated G; 133 minutes.


I Make A Difference: Storytime (ages 12 and younger)

Saturday, February 13 at 11 a.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Enjoy a unique storytime, help honor the memory of Cynthia Graham Hurd and contribute to a community display. *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: Kids Knit (ages 6-11) 

Saturday, February 13 at 11 a.m. 

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

Learn how to knit, and work on a fun project. Supplies are limited; feel free to bring your own materials. 


PLAY: Happy Valentine’s Day

Saturday, February 13 at 11 a.m.

McClellanville Library222 Baker Street: 887-3699

Read a sweet book, and make something special for your Valentine.


PLAY: Second Saturday Storytime 

Saturday, February 13 at 11 a.m.

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

Learn about Valentine’s Day with stories, songs and a craft.


Play Day: Valentine’s Party

Saturday, February 13 at 11:30 a.m.

Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355

Celebrate Valentine’s Day.


PLAY: Saturday Morning Movie (ages 11 and younger)

Saturday, February 13 at 12:30 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Shaun the Sheep. Rated PG; 85 minutes.


PLAY: African-American Read-In 

Saturday, February 13 at 1 p.m.

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

Celebrate Black History Month, and participate in the African-American Read-In.


Adult Craft

Saturday, February 13 at 2 p.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Join a local sweetgrass artist, and make a rose for your valentine. 


PLAY: Valentine’s Cards

Saturday, February 13 from 2-4 p.m.

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

Make a Valentine’s Day card for someone special. Materials provided. 


Saturday Movie

Saturday, February 13 at 3 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Hotel Transylvania 2. Rated PG; 111 minutes. Sponsored by The UPS Store, 3575 Maybank Hwy, John’s Island.


PLAY: DIY Valentine Cards 

Saturday, February 13 at 3 p.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Make a cool card for that special someone. Materials provided.


Urban Book Club

Saturday, February 13 at 3 p.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Nervous by Zane. 


Knit and Stitch 

Saturday, February 13 at 3 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

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


Second Saturday Writing Critique Group (adults)

Saturday, February 13 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

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

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


PLAY: Young Explorers Club (ages 11 and younger)

Saturday, February 13 at 4 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Let your curiosity run wild, and explore STEM with a marble rally.


Sea Islands Book Club (adults) 

Tuesday, February 16 at 2 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

The Measure of Our Success: A Letter To My Children and Yours 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.


Cuentos y Más: Bilingual Storytime 

Martes, 16 de febrero a las 2 p.m. / Tuesday, February 16 at 2 p.m.

Para niños de 0-5 años con padres / For ages five and younger with caregiver.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Enjoy stories in Spanish and English.


Teen Movie Time (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, February 16 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Pitch Perfect 2. Rated PG-13; 115 minutes.


Afterschool Cool: Green Thumbs (ages 4-11) 

Tuesday, February 16 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. 


Preschool Special: Polar Bear Picnic
Wednesday, February 17 at 1 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Bring your favorite stuffed animal to snuggle with during a special storytime about a polar bear and his cool friends. 


Afternoon Art (ages 12 and younger)
Wednesday, February 17 from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Make a starry night art card with liquid watercolors and salt.


Black History Theater (teens)

Wednesday, February 17 at 3:30 p.m.

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

The Perfect Guy. Rated PG-13; 100 minutes. Refreshments provided.


Digging Your Roots: Basic Research and Tips for Tracing African-American Ancestors

Wednesday, February 17 at 6 p.m.

Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Auditorium

Join Wevonneda Minis, genealogist, researcher and writer, for a program geared toward beginner and intermediate genealogists researching their African-American ancestors.

 

Colors On Parade

Thursday, February 18 at 10:30 a.m. 

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

Have fun with colors, and enjoy stories and activities.


Not Fiction Book Discussion

Thursday, February 18 at 11 a.m.

West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard: 766-6635
Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs by Sally Mann.


Introduction to Seeking Grants
Thursday, February 18 from 12-1 p.m.

Main Library68 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.


Scams, Identity Theft and Elder Abuse

Thursday, February 18 at 2 p.m.

Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Discuss ways to avoid identity theft, what to do if someone has stolen your identity and how to prevent elder abuse. Presented by Bonnie Friedman from Lowcountry Companions Senior Care. 


Anime-niacs Club (grades 3-6)

Thursday, February 18 from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Enjoy an episode of Case Closed, and make candy sushi.


Crafternoon: National Bird Feeding Month

Thursday, February 18 at 3 p.m.

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

Make a simple birdfeeder to welcome feathered friends to your yard.


Afternoon Adventures: Green Thumbs
Thursday, February 18 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

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


Knit and Purl: A Casual Knitting Group (adults)

Thursday, February 18 from 5-6:30 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

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


Film Movement Thursday 
Thursday, February 18 at 6 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Auditorium

The Chambermaid. Lynn is the most meticulous chambermaid in her hotel, leaving no shelf undusted, no sheet untucked. Crippled by shyness, she rummages through guests’ belongings and even hides to vicariously experience their conversations, meals and discreet interludes. Lynn discovers the phone number of a call girl who soon draws Lynn out of her shell and opens her up to a new kind of passion she had only dreamed about as a voyeur. Directed by Ingo Haeb. In German with English subtitles. Not rated; 90 minutes. 


Educational Success: What a Parent Can Do

Thursday, February 18 at 6 p.m.

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

Learn how to set goals and make commitments that will increase educational success. Presented by the principal of Owens Christian Academy. 


Wage Recovery and Employee Rights

Thursday, February 18 at 6 p.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Learn about wage recovery and employee rights issues. Presented by Stephanie Vanderhorst of South Carolina Legal Services.


Book Discussion at Otranto 

Thursday, February 18 at 6:30 p.m.

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

The Measure of Our Success: A Letter to My Children and Yours 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.


Aging Gracefully: Book Discussion 

Friday, February 19 at 10:30 a.m. 

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

Join MUSC Professor Emeritus Dr. Anne Kilpatrick for a discussion of Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande. Learn about medical options, larger truths and how to create a personal plan to honor your wishes and support your family during difficult times.


TAG Lock-In (grades 6-12)

Friday, February 19 from 6-8:45 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

The library belongs to teens after closing. Activities include freeze tag, ping pong and a Wii gaming tournament. Snacks provided.


Parenting Can Yield Positive Results

Saturday, February 20 from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Join life coach Dr. June Murray to learn how to practice loving interventions, positive feedback and supportive disciplining techniques to counteract a violent society.


PLAY: Paper Plate Dream Catcher (ages 11 and younger)

Saturday, February 20 at 10:30 a.m.

James Island Library1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

Use weaving skills to make your own dream catcher.


PLAY: National Bird Feeding Month

Saturday, February 20 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Make a simple birdfeeder to welcome feathered friends to your yard.


Beach Lovers Book Club (adults)

Saturday, February 20 at 10:30 a.m.

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

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown.


PLAY: STAR Therapy Dogs 

Saturday, February 20 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

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

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


PLAY: Make and Play Mancala (ages 11 and younger)

Saturday, February 20 at 11 a.m. 

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

Learn how to play the centuries-old African game, and make your own set with recycled materials.


PLAY: Bear Adventures 

Saturday, February 20 at 11 a.m.

McClellanville Library222 Baker Street: 887-3699

Enjoy songs, stories and s’more fun.


PLAY: DIY Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace

Saturday, February 20 at 11 a.m.

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

Being crafty and creative is easier than you think.


Parenting Leadership Workshop
Saturday, February 20 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Join other caregivers, and learn helpful tactics to clearly instruct your child. Presented by Renee Mills, state parenting, training and resource specialist with FamilyCorps, a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening families and empowering communities to peace, wealth and health.


Play Day: Movie Fun

Saturday, February 20 at 11:30 a.m.

Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355

Inside Out. Rated G; 95 minutes. 


PLAY: Saturday Morning Movie (ages 11 and younger)

Saturday, February 20 at 12:30 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Minions. Rated PG; 91 minutes.


Met Opera Live in HD
Saturday, February 20 at 1 p.m.

Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Estimated running time: 120 minutes. 


Play with Parents: Sigma Saturday 

Saturday, February 20 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.


Saturday Movie
Saturday, February 20 at 1:30 p.m.

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

Red Tails. Rated PG-13; 125 minutes.


PLAY: Movie Time
Saturday, February 20 at 2 p.m.

West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard: 766-6635
Minions. Rated PG; 91 minutes.


eBook Club

Saturday, February 20 at 2 p.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Girl in the Spider's Web: A Lisbeth Salander Novel by David Lagercrantz.


Start Your Garden Now

Saturday, February 20 from 2-3:30 pm.

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

Join master gardener Darren Sheriff to learn about the first six months of a Charleston growing season. Discover tips for planting, basic fertilization, pruning and more.


Author Talk with Katherine McDermott (adults)

Saturday, February 20 at 2:30 p.m.

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

Join author Katherine McDermott for a discussion of her new book, Hiding. Set in Paris, this novel discusses dating abuse, gaining independence, creating art and hiding from an abuser. McDermott will sign copies of her book after the discussion.


PLAY: Reel Family Fun 

Saturday, February 20 at 3 p.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Descendants. Rated G; 112 minutes.


Wii Weekend (teens)
Saturday, February 20 at 3 p.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Get your game on, and enjoy pizza and drinks.


PLAY: Young Explorers Club (ages 11 and younger)

Saturday, February 20 at 4 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Let your curiosity run wild, and explore STEM during a planet party.


Senior Social Hour (adults)

Monday, February 22 from 10-11 a.m.

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

Socialize with other seniors, and enjoy coffee and a breakfast treat.


Caregiver Support Group (adults)

Monday, February 22 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.


TeenSpot Wired Monday 

Monday, February 22 at 3:30 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. 


Preschool Storytime: Celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month

Tuesday, February 23 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Join Luna the Magic Tooth Fairy for stories and a magic show, and receive a free book. Presented by Children’s Dentistry of Charleston. 


Movie and Munchies
Tuesday, February 23 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Shaun the Sheep. Rated PG; 85 minutes.


Kitchen Chemistry

Tuesday, February 23 at 3:30 p.m.

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

Learn how some of your favorite treats are made, and sample sweet concoctions.


Teen Movie Time (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, February 23 from 3:30-6 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

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


Afterschool Cool: Discover the Masters (ages 4-11) 

Tuesday, February 23 at 4 p.m. 

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

Learn about the life and music of Ella Fitzgerald. 


The Plantation Singers

Monday, February 22 at 6 p.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Celebrate Black History Month with an a cappella performance by this renowned Lowcountry group. 


Book Discussion: The Measure of Our Success by Dr. Marian Wright Edelman

Tuesday, February 23 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Meeting Room B

Join a conversation about The Measure of Our Success: A Letter To My Children and Yours, a best-selling book written as a letter to her three sons by children's rights activist Dr. Marian Wright Edelman. Barbara Kelley-Duncan, CEO of the Carolina Youth Development Center and a board member for The Children's Defense Fund will discuss the book's legacy and impact.


Family Strengthening Workshop

Tuesday, February 23 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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

Learn about the importance of parenting education and support, and participate in an activity about how to positively praise your children without giving instruction or criticism. Presented by Renee Mills, state parenting, training and resource specialist with FamilyCorps, a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening families and empowering communities to peace, wealth and health.


Round Table Discussion with Councilwoman Johnson (adults) </