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Charleston County Public Library Program Lineup For April 2016
Published:
3/31/2016 4:49:22 PM


 

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


Saul Alexander Gallery Exhibit

Throughout April

Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Over Ice by Ryan Siegmann

Acrylic and digital paintings and sculptures immersed in “third spaces” evoke gathering places that anchor community life. 


Early Literacy Station
Throughout April

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 April is reading. 


Activity Zone (grades K-5)

Throughout April

James Island Library1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

Enjoy puzzles, mazes and coloring activities.


Blackout Poetry (grades 6-12)

Throughout April

James Island Library1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

Mark out all the words except the ones you want to use in your poem. Submit your poem to the service desk and get a prize. One entry per person per day.


Adult Trivia

Throughout April

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

Stop by the Customer Service desk, and answer a visual trivia question correctly for a prize.


Early Literacy Station 

Throughout April 

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

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


Photography Exhibit

Throughout April 

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

Kenneth Dodds displays his photographs of Charleston doors, flowers, shutters, houses and iron gates.


Tech Help: Book-a-Librarian

Throughout April

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.


Creation Station: Poetry 

Throughout April

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

Stop by the children’s area poetry station to create your own poems and explore great poetry books. 


A Poem in Your Pocket

Throughout April

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

Choose a favorite poem from our basket to keep with you.


Poetry Scavenger Hunt

Throughout April

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

Answer questions from the poems displayed in the children's area, and win a prize.


TeenSpot Poetree (POETRY) Display 

Throughout April

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

Write your favorite verse of poetry on a leaf and receive a sweet treat.


Early Literacy Station

Throughout April

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 is Reading. 


Poetry Scavenger Hunt (ages 3-11)

Throughout April

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

Hunt for poems in the children’s department. Win a prize, and add your name to the Poet-tree.

3-5 year-olds: find 5 poems (with caregiver)

6-8 year-olds: find 10 poems

9-11 year-olds: find 20 poems


Limerick Poetry Contest (grades 6-12)

Throughout April

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

Write a limerick and win a $10 Barnes and Noble gift card.


Poem in Your Pocket

Throughout April

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Select an inspirational poem to make your day better. 


Library Scavenger Hunt (teens)

Throughout April

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Complete our scavenger hunt for a prize.


Green and Growing: Puzzles and Prizes (ages 11 and younger)

Throughout April 

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Solve our word search, and get a sweet treat. 


Adult Poetry Contest

Throughout April

Otranto Road Regional Library

Celebrate National Poetry Month by submitting up to three original poems. Poems will be displayed, and prizes will be awarded to the three best entries. Winners will be announced May 4. 


Mad Libs Poetry (ages 11 and younger)

Throughout April

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

Create wacky poetry with our Mad Libs Poetry Creator. Show us your poem and get a treat.


Teen Poetry Contest

Throughout April

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

Submit up to three poems in celebration of National Poetry Month. Poems will be on display in the YA section of the library, and winners will be announced May 4. 


Crafternoons

Weekdays throughout April 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.


National Library Week

Friday, April 1-Saturday, April 16

Village Library – 430 Whilden Street: 884-9741

Guess the amount of candy in the jar. Winner will be announced April 16.


Little Lotus Yoga (ages 3 and older)

Fridays, April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 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, April 1 and 8 from 1-5 p.m.

Mondays, April 4 and 11 from 1-5 p.m. 

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

AARP Volunteers offer free income tax preparation and electronic filing. A current picture ID and Social Security Card are required, as well as Social Security Cards of any dependents. First-come, first-served, with priority given to seniors, and the last person accepted at 4 p.m.


Jr. Word Seekers (grades 6-12)

Fridays, April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 after school

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

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


PLAY: April Fool (grades K-5)

Friday, April 1 at 3:30 pm 

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

Share jokes and tricks for April Fool’s Day. 


AARP Free Income Tax Preparation

Saturdays, April 2, 9 and 16 from 10 a.m-2 p.m. 

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

AARP Volunteers offer free income tax preparation and electronic filing. A current picture ID and Social Security Card are required, as well as Social Security Cards of any dependents. First-come, first-served with the last person accepted at 1 p.m. Assistance in Spanish will be available.


Play with Parents Preschool Challenge (ages 2-4) 

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

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

Pick up a new preschool challenge list each week, and complete activities at the library and at home for a chance to receive a book for your personal library.


PLAY: DIY Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace

Saturday, April 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.


VITA: Tax Assistance

Saturday, April 2 at 10 a.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Receive free tax preparation assistance from VITA volunteers. 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. 


PLAY: Free Wheeling (ages 11 and younger)

Saturday, April 2 at 10 a.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Learn about the role of our community vehicles, including fire trucks, ambulances and more.


PLAY Day: Watercolor Rainbows (ages 11 and younger)

Saturday, April 2 at 10:30 a.m.

James Island Library1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

Come create rainbows using watercolors.


STAR Therapy Dogs

Saturday, April 2 at 10:30 a.m.

Village Library – 430 Whilden Street: 884-9741

Come read a book to one of these furry friends.


PLAY: Bingo (ages 4-11)

Saturday, April 2 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: Sail into April 

Saturday, April 2 at 11 a.m.

McClellanville Library222 Baker Street: 887-3699

Make your sailboat, and see if it will float.


Play Day: Lego Fun

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

Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355

Make Lego creations to display.


PLAY: Write Your Own Poetry

Saturday, April 2 at 1 p.m.

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

Celebrate National Poetry Month. Cut, arrange and paste words to create your own poetic masterpiece. 


Do-It-Yourself Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace

Saturday, April 2 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, April 2 at 2 p.m.

West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard: 766-6635

We supply the Legos, and you create the masterpiece. 


PLAY: Reel Family Fun

Saturday, April 2 at 3 p.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Pan. Rated PG; 111 Minutes 


Celebrate National Poetry Month

Monday, April 4-Friday, April 15

West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard: 766-6635

Each day we feature a different poem for you to identify the poet. Write down the name of the poet and turn it in at the desk for a sweet prize.


Memoir Writing Circle

Mondays, April 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Write and share your stories for fun and feedback.


Mind Bending Monday Maze (grades 6-12)

Mondays, April 4, 11, 18 and 25 after school

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

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


TeenSpot Theater

Monday, April 4 at 3:30 p.m.

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

Ant Man. Rated PG-13; 117 minutes.


Match ‘Em Mondays
Mondays, April 4, 11, 18 and 25 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.


Conversational English Club 

Mondays, April 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 6-7 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

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


Knit and Stitch (teens and adults)

Mondays, April 4, 11, 18 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.


Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12) 

Tuesdays, April 5, 12, 19 and 26

Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Teen Lounge

Show off your news knowledge of trivia, and win candy for correct answers.


Book a Librarian 

Tuesday, April 5 

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Schedule a 45-minute appointment with a librarian, and get help using a tablet, establishing an e-mail account, formatting a resume and completing on-line job applications.


Tech Tuesday: Discovering Zinio

Tuesday, April 5 at 12 p.m. 

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

Learn to download 150+ popular magazines to your PC, MAC, Apple/Android/Windows 8 device, or Kindle Fire HD using your library card.


Quiz Bowl (grades K-5)

Tuesdays, April 5, 12, 19 and 26 after school

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

Challenge yourself to answer the trivia question. Win a prize.


Anime-niacs Club (grades 3-6)

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

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

View episodes of Naruto. Japanese snacks will be served.


Edisto Book Club

Tuesday, April 5 at 3 p.m.

Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355

The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister 


Teen Movie Time (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, April 5 from 3:30-5:45 p.m.

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

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation. Rated PG-13; 131 minutes.


Afterschool Cool: Let's Go Fly a Kite (ages 4-11) 

Tuesday, April 5 at 4 p.m. 

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

Celebrate National Kite Month by learning fun facts about kites and creating your own. 


Social Security Seminar (adults)

Tuesday, April 5 at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, April 6 at 1 p.m.

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

Social Security income during retirement may not be enough. Learn how Social Security integrates with other sources of retirement income and how best to maximize Social Security benefits. Presented by Enoch Booth of VALIC Financial Advisors.


Not Fiction Book Discussion 

Tuesday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m.

Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell


Web Wednesday (grades 6-12) 

Wednesdays, April 6, 13, 20 and 27

Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Teen Lounge

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


Small Business Counseling with SCORE (adults) 

Wednesday, April 6 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. 


Word Play Wednesday (grades K-5)

Wednesdays, April 6, 13, 20 and 27 after school

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

Solve the puzzle and get a treat.


Midweek Crossword (grades 6-12)

Wednesdays, April 6, 13, 20 and 27 after school

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

Challenge yourself, and solve clues.


Teen Movie Time 

Wednesday, April 6 at 3 p.m.

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

Daddy Day Camp. Rated PG; 98 Minutes.


TeenSpot Ambassador’s Meeting 

Wednesday, April 6 at 3:30 p.m.

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

Help plan fun and interesting teen programs at the library. 


Game On
Wednesdays, April 6, 13, 20 and 27 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.


Knitting on the Edge (adults)

Wednesday, April 6 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.


Wednesday Western

Wednesday, April 6 at 6 p.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

The Magnificent Seven (1960). Not Rated; 128 minutes.


Teen Café (grades 6-12) 

Thursday, April 7, 14, 21 and 28 

Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Teen Lounge

Enjoys snacks and games after school.


ONE80 Place Visit

Thursday, April 7 at 10 a.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Roxanne Harris, Outreach Coordinator for ONE80 Place, will provide information on housing and healthcare for veterans and their families.


Thursday Word (grades K-5)

Thursdays, April 7, 14, 21 and 28 after school

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

Define the Thursday word and get a treat.


Game On (ages 10-18)

Thursdays, April 7, 21 and 28 after school

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

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


Building Bots: Raspberry Pi (ages 7-11 with caregiver)

Thursday, April 7 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.


Building Bots: Snap Circuits (ages 7-11 with caregiver)

Thursday, April 7 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. Snap Circuits make learning about electronics fun and easy for kids as they follow colorful pictures in manuals and build exciting projects that snap together.


Building Bots: littleBits
Thursday, April 7 at 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 9 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. littleBits are 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, no wiring and no programming needed. 


Crazy 8’s Math Club (ages 8-11)

Thursday, April 7 at 4:30 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Make math everyday fun. Join us for these exciting math activities.


Knit and Purl: A Casual Knitting Group (adults)

Thursday, April 7 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, April 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.


The History of Eastern Demons

Thursday, April 7 at 6 p.m.

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

Ghost hunter Kyl Cobb discusses the Eastern concept of demons and possessions.


Family Game Time 

Thursdays, April 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 6:30 p.m.

West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard: 766-6635

Enjoy a variety of board games or play cards with your family.


Free Legal Clinic: Heir's Property 

Thursday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Get free information from lawyers concerning Heir's Property. Sponsored by the S. C. Bar Association.


Second Friday Dance Party

Friday, April 8 at 11 a.m.

West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard: 766-6635

Have fun dancing and shaking Maracas.


VITA: Tax Assistance

Saturday, April 9 at 10 a.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Receive free tax preparation assistance from VITA volunteers. 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. 


PLAY with Dad: Saturday Stories

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

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

Share books with a furry friend.


PLAY: Saturday Movie and Craft

Saturday, April 9 at 11 a.m.

Folly Beach Library55 Center Street: 588-2001

Watch Minions, and make a fun craft. Rated PG; 91 minutes.


Building Bots: Raspberry Pi (ages 7-11 with caregiver)

Saturday, April 9 at 11 a.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.


PLAY: The Ninja Skills Challenge (ages 4-11) 

Saturday, April 9 at 11 a.m. 

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

Hear action packed stories, and earn the chance to test your “ninja” skills in our challenge. 


PLAY: Magic Garden

Saturday, April 9 at 11 a.m.

McClellanville Library222 Baker Street: 887-3699

Plant seeds, and watch them grow.


PLAY: Second Saturday Storytime

Saturday, April 9 at 11 a.m.

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

Find fun with frogs by listening to stories, singing and making a craft.


Play Day: Radiant Raindrops

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

Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355

Make raindrops to decorate your windows. 


Board Game Get-Together

Saturday, April 9 from 12-5:30 p.m.

Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Auditorium

Enjoy playing a variety of board games, including Euros, modern, classic, tabletop and more. Card and dice games also are welcome. Bring your favorite games, or play those provided by the library. For more information, call 843-805-6904 or email Darryl Woods at woodsd@ccpl.org. 


PLAY: Library Reels (ages 11 and younger)

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

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Land Before Time: The Great Valley Adventure. Rated G; 75 minutes.


PLAY: Lego Fun (grades K-5)

Saturday, April 9 at 1 p.m.

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

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


PLAY: Movie Time

Saturday, April 9 at 2 p.m. 

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

The Good Dinosaur. Rated PG; 100 minutes.


Saturday Movie

Saturday, April 9 at 3 p.m.

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

The Good Dinosaur. Rated PG; 100 minutes. Sponsored by The UPS Store, 3575 Maybank Hwy, John’s Island.


PLAY: Cut and Paste Poetry Craft 

Saturday, April 9 at 3 p.m.? 

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Make a work-of-art collage poem. Materials will be provided.


Urban Book Club

Saturday, April 9 at 3 p.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Red Light Wives by Mary Monroe


Knit & Stitch 

Saturday, April 9 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, April 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 MtpReference@ccpl.org.


PLAY: Young Explorers Club (ages 8-11)

Saturday, April 9 at 4 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Let your curiosity run wild, and explore STEM with OSMO technology.


Bookworms

Monday, April 11-Friday, April 15

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

Celebrate National Library Week by guessing the amount of gummy bookworms in the jar. The correct guesser and winner of the jar will be notified April 16.


National Library Week Scavenger Hunt

Monday, April 11-Friday, April 15

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

Get to know your library by correctly finding secret words, and enter to win a gift card given out at the end of the week. Enjoy a new hunt each day.


Center for Progress Outreach Services

Monday, April 11 from 9:30-11:30 am

Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Reference Area Floor

Representatives from the Center for Progress will be connecting resources to those need.


Monday Book Discussion

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

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

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng


Pete the Cat Musical Storytime (ages 8 and younger)

Monday, April 11 at 11:30 a.m.

James Island Library1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

Sing and dance along with your favorite Pete the Cat stories.


Maker Monday

Monday, April 11 from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

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

Watch our 3D printer in action and learn how to design your own models.


TeenSpot Theater

Monday, April 11 at 3:30 p.m.

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

Air. Rated PG-13; 95 minutes.


Game Time (teens)

Monday, April 11 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.


STEM Storytime: Animal Babies

Tuesday, April 12 at 10:30 a.m. 

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Stories and a cool craft. 


Chat and Chew: Housing Insecurity in Charleston

Tuesday, April 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 to participants. Presented by One80 Place.


Voter Registration Drive

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

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

Your vote is your voice. Stop by to register, update your registration, or get your photo ID made. Representatives from the Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration Office will answer questions and assist.


South Carolina History Series: Gullah Storytelling (teens and adults) 

Tuesday, April 12 at 11:15 a.m.

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

Carolyn “Jabulile” White shares Gullah Stories from her childhood on James Island. From her clothing to her wit and wisdom, Carolyn is an important folk-life historian.


Toddlercise (ages 5 and younger)

Tuesday, April 12 at 12:30 p.m.

James Island Library1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

Exercise and move to the beat of familiar and new songs.


Second Annual Tiny Tim Birthday Event (adults)

Tuesday, April 12 from 1:30-3 p.m. or 6:30-8 p.m.

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

View the rarely seen documentary of the 1960s counterculture, You Are What You Eat, a film by Barry Feinstein and Peter Yarrow, featuring ukulele-playing singer Tiny Tim amid the happening sights and sounds of the era. It’s groovy, it’s far out. For more information, email MtpReference@ccpl.org or call 843-849-6161.


Between the Lines: Adult Coloring

Tuesday, April 12 at 2 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Enjoy the latest trend in stress- relief – coloring for adults.


?Full STEAM Ahead: Toolshed Crafts

Tuesday, April 12 at 3:30 p.m.

Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Create a piece of artwork using supplies found in the garage and tool shed, and learn some engineering principles along the way. 


Sexual Assault Awareness Mini Conference (teens and adults)

Tuesday, April 12-Thursday April 14 at 3:30 p.m. each day

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

April 12- Let’s Talk About Sex: How to Discuss Tough Topics with Your Parents

April 13- Speak! Don’t Let Violence Silence You

April 14- Don’t Worry Its Normal: How to Have the TALK with Your Kids


Teen Movie Time (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, April 12 from 3:30-5:15 p.m.

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

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


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

Tuesday, April 12 at 4 p.m. 

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

Enjoy great stories and a craft. 


Read Anything Book Club (teens and adults)

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

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

Share the book you are reading currently, and get to know other Charleston book lovers.



Preschool Special: Jungle Jamboree
Wednesday, April 13 at 1 p.m. 
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Roar along as we celebrate jungle animals with fun stories and activities. 


Mah Jongg the American Way (adults)

Wednesdays, April 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.


Folly Beach Book Club (adults)

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

Folly Beach Library55 Center Street: 588-2001

Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo


Craft Stick Creations (ages 8 and younger)

Wednesday, April 13 at 3:30 p.m.

James Island Library1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

See what you can make with wood craft sticks and glue.


STEM @ STA: S’more Ovens (teens)

Wednesday, April 13 at 3:30 p.m.

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

Make this tasty treat without electricity by using just a pizza box and other home products.


The Underground Literary Society (grades 6-12) 

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

Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Teen Lounge

Enjoy the April meeting of the Underground Literary Society.


Get that Summer Job Series: Resumes and Job Search Workshop (teens)

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

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

Resume and job search tips for getting that summer job.


Spring Cupcake Decorating (grades 6-12)

Wednesday, April 13 at 4:15-5:15 p.m. 

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Decorate and eat cupcakes.


The British Occupation of Charleston, 1780-1782

Wednesday, April 13 at 6 p.m.

Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Auditorium

During the American Revolutionary War, British forces occupied and controlled Charleston for more than two and a half years. While a few loyalist merchants prospered under military rule, most of the civilians and prisoners of war in town endured harsh conditions and injustice. Join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for a discussion of urban life under British martial law in occupied Charleston.


Wednesday Western

Wednesday, April 13 at 6 p.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Return of The Magnificent Seven (1966). Not Rated; 96 minutes


Special Book Discussion in Honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (teens and adults)

Wednesday, April 13 from 6-7 p.m. 

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

Discuss Laurie Halse Anderson’s book, Speak, and meet with a representative from People Against Rape to learn about sexual assault. The program is a partnership with the S.C. Coalition Against Domestic Violence to mark Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April. 


Great Books Discussion 

Wednesday, April 13 at 6:30 p.m. 

Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Meeting Room B

“Hot-Air Balloons” by Edwidge Danticat and “Home Safe” by Emma Ruby-Sachs. Phone 805-6904 for more details.


On the Move: Journeys and Other Travel Tales

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

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

Enjoy beloved tales that have been transformed into a funny and action packed puppet show.


Playdough Art (ages 8 and younger)

Thursday, April 14 at 11:30 a.m.

James Island Library1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

Bring your creativity and explore with playdough.


Crafternoon: Flying Saucers 

Thursday, April 14 at 3 p.m.

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

Make a colorful flying saucer, and take it on a test flight.


Afternoon Adventures: History Hero
Thursday, April 14 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

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


Crazy 8’s Math Club (ages 8-11)

Thursday, April 14 at 4:30 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Make math everyday fun. Join us for these exciting math activities.


Club Anime (grades 6-12)

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

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

Join us for episodes of Assassination Classroom. Pocky will be served.


Sexual Assault Awareness Book Discussion (teens and adults)

Thursday, April 14 at 6 p.m.
Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094

Discuss Laurie Halse Anderson’s book, Speak, and meet with a representative from People Against Rape to learn about sexual assault. The program is a partnership with the S.C. Coalition Against Domestic Violence to mark Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April. 


Making Mini Books (ages 8 and younger)

Friday, April 15 at 11:30 a.m.

James Island Library1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

Create your own mini book to share with your family.


Night at the Museum @ the Library 

Friday, April 15 from 4-5:30 p.m.

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

In collaboration with the Charleston Museum, history comes to life at the library. Crafts, activities, and light refreshments provided. Registration requested. Call the Children’s Desk at 843-559-1945 to register.


College Fair (teens and adults)

Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

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

Talk to representatives about undergraduate and graduate programs from Trident Technical College, College of Charleston, Southern Wesleyan University, Springfield College, The Citadel Graduate College, Charleston Southern and Limestone College. Sponsored by the Lowcountry Education Admissions Representative Network, which includes regionally accredited institutions of higher education that offer professional certificates plus associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. 


PLAY Day: Earth Day Craft: Watercolor Worlds (ages 11 and younger)

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

James Island Library1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

Create colorful worlds using watercolors and coffee filters to celebrate the upcoming Earth Day.


PLAY: Flying Saucers

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

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

Make a colorful flying saucer, and take it on a test flight.


Beach Lovers Book Club

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

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

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah


PLAY: STAR Therapy Dogs

Saturday, April 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: The Lorax and You 

Saturday, April 16 at 11 a.m. 

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

In honor of Earth Day, watch the original animated version of The Lorax. Rate G; 25 minutes.


PLAY: Puddle Jumping

Saturday, April 16 at 11 a.m.

McClellanville Library222 Baker Street: 887-3699

Read Puddle Pug by Kim Norman, and puddle jump the alphabet.


PLAY: DIY Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace

Saturday, April 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: Rainbow Magic

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

Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355

Hear a story about rainbows and make your own.


PLAY: Library Reels (ages 11 and younger)

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

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Goosebumps. Rated PG; 103 minutes.


MET Opera
Saturday, April 16 at 1 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini. Estimated running time: 3.5 hours. 


PLAY with Parents: Sigma Saturday

Saturday, April 16 at 1 p.m.

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

Enjoy a carpentry workshop sponsored by Lowe’s with members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.


PLAY: LowCo Suzuki Guitar Concert

Saturday, April 16 at 1 p.m.

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

Students of LowCo Suzuki Guitar perform. For more information, please email LowCoSuzukiGuitar@gmail.com.


Author Presentation

Saturday, April 16 at 2 p.m.

Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Elder Law Attorney, Sue Fabian, will discuss her book, Birthing Death. Ms. Fabian addresses many end of life topics in this title – emotional, medical, legal and spiritual.


PLAY: Movie Time 

Saturday, April 16 at 2 p.m.

West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard: 766-6635

Inside Out. Rated PG; 101 minutes.


eBook Club 

Saturday, April 16 at 2 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Inferno by Dan Brown


Sexual Assault Awareness Book Discussion (teens and adults)

Saturday, April 16 at 2 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Discuss Laurie Halse Anderson’s book, Speak, and meet with a representative from People Against Rape to learn about sexual assault. The program is a partnership with the S.C. Coalition Against Domestic Violence to mark Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April. Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk.


Adult DIY: Design Your Own LED Greeting Card

Saturday, April 16 at 2 p.m.

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

Join us in making your very own cards for Mother’s Day or any other occasion with LED lighting. 


PLAY: Reel Family Fun

Saturday, April 16 at 3 p.m. 

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Frozen. Rated PG; 102 minutes


PLAY: Young Explorers Club (ages 8-11)

Saturday, April 16 at 4 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Let your curiosity run wild, and explore STEM with UFO Landing math.


Mad Lib Poems

Monday, April 18-Friday, April 22

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

Celebrate national poetry month by arranging words to make a silly poem. 


Senior Social Hour (adults)

Monday, April 18 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.


Coloring for Stress Relief (adults)

Monday, April 18 from 2-3:30 p.m.

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

Discover why coloring for adults is a great stress reliever and gaining in popularity. Supplies provided.


TeenSpot Theater Presents 

Monday, April 18 at 3:30 p.m.

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

Terminator Genisys. Rated PG-13; 126 minutes. 


Mah Jongg Challenge Accepted

Tuesday, April 19 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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

Bring your new 2016 NMJL card and have fun trying out the new hands. Reservation required by April 16. Call 843-883-3914.


Sea Islands Book Club (adults) 

Tuesday, April 19 at 2 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty.


Movies and Munchies
Tuesday, April 19 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Pan. Rated PG; 111 minutes.


Teen Movie Time (grades 6-12)

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

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

Minions. Rated PG; 91 minutes.


Afterschool Cool: Green Thumbs (ages 4-11) 

Tuesday, April 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. 


Sexual Assault Awareness Book Discussion (teens and adults)

Tuesday, April 19 from 6-7 p.m.

Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Meeting Room B

Discuss Laurie Halse Anderson’s book, Speak, and meet with a representative from People Against Rape to learn about sexual assault. The program is a partnership with the S.C. Coalition Against Domestic Violence to mark Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April. 


Five Wishes Program (adults)

Wednesday, April 20 at 2 p.m.

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

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

Lutheran Hospice representatives will explain Five Wishes, easy-to-understand documents, which meet South Carolina requirements for an advance directive. A South Carolina Notary Public and witnesses will be available during the program to legalize your document.


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

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

Create an abstract work of art with erupting baking soda paints.


Teen DIY: Sun Catchers (grades 6-12)

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

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

Enjoy a creative way to bring more colorful sunshine in your life. 


TeenSpot Short Stack Book Club

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

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

Discuss Laurie Halse Anderson’s book, Speak, and meet with a representative from People Against Rape to learn about sexual assault. The program is a partnership with the S.C. Coalition Against Domestic Violence to mark Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April. Refreshments will be served. 


Get that Summer Job Series: Interviewing Skills Workshop (teens)

Wednesday, April 20 from 4-5 p.m.

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

Learn what to expect on your first job interview.


Wednesday Western

Wednesday April 20 at 6 p.m. 

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Guns of the Magnificent Seven (1969). Rated G; 106 minutes.


Book a Librarian 

Thursday, April 21

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Schedule a 45-minute appointment with a librarian, and get help using a tablet, establishing an e-mail account, formatting a resume and completing on-line job applications.


On the Move: Journeys and Other Travel Tales

Thursday, April 21 at 10:30 a.m. 

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Enjoy beloved tales that have been transformed into a funny and action packed puppet show.


UPcycling Jewelry (adults) 

Thursday, April 21 at 11 a.m. 

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

Learn how to create new jewelry from your own old or broken jewelry using simple methods and tools.


Not Fiction Book Discussion

Thursday, April 21 at 11 a.m.

West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard: 766-6635

Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell.


Talking Book Services Petting Zoo

Thursday, April 21 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

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

Sandy Knowles from the S. C. State Library will bring her “petting zoo" of cutting-edge devices available for the visually impaired. 


Introduction to Seeking Grants 

Thursday, April 21 from 12-1 p.m.

Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Foundation Center Resources Area, Second Floor

Learn how to use CCPL’s Foundation Center to do research and identify possible grant funding. Get tips to do basic and advance searches and read a foundation’s profile. Handouts will be available and attendees can practice after the presentation. CCPL is a Funding Information Network partner. For information, visit www.foundationcenter.org. 


Anime-niacs Club (grades 3-6)

Thursday, April 21 from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

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

Join us for episodes of Sailor Moon


Afternoon Adventures: Reading with Rommie and Friends
Thursday, April 21 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

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


Crazy 8’s Math Club (ages 8-11)

Thursday, April 21 at 4:30 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Make math everyday fun. Join us for these exciting math activities.


Knit and Purl: A Casual Knitting Group (adults)

Thursday, April 21 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, April 21 at 6 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Auditorium 

Amour Fou. Inspired by the real-life double suicide of renowned German author Heinrich von Kleist and Henriette Vogel in 1811, this exquisite period piece is a darkly humorous postmodern take on love, life and death. Melancholy poet Heinrich is in search of a woman to join him in a suicide pact. He finally finds a willing participant in well-to-do Henriette, who was diagnosed with a terminal illness. Their resultant negotiations degenerate into a wry comedy of manners. Directed by Jessica Hausner. In German with English subtitles. Not Rated; 96 minutes.


The History of Western Demons

Thursday, April 21 at 6 p.m.

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

Ghost hunter Kyl Cobb discusses the Western concepts of demons and how changes to Christianity have impacted our understanding.


Book Discussion

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

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

NW by Zadie Smith


Earth Day Celebration

Friday, April 22

West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard: 766-6635

What you have done today to help preserve the planet? Tell us and receive a sweet treat.


Black and White Theatre

Friday, April 22 at 11 a.m.

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

King Kong (1933). Not Rated; 104 minutes. 


Earth Day Craft (ages 12 and younger)
Friday, April 22 from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Make a garden planter out of recycled materials.


Look Beyond the Smile 

Friday, April 22 at 4 p.m.

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

Mattie Sanders, a renowned educator, guidance counselor, author and community leader on child abuse prevention, presents Look Beyond the Smile: A Discussion on Child Abuse.


Fancy Nancy Garden Party
Saturday, April 23 at 10 a.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

You are cordially invited to our seventh annual party, filled with games, treats and crafts. 


Lowcountry Creative Writing Forum

Saturday, April 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 with Dad: Saturday Stories

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

James Island Library1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

Enjoy storytime with your dad or another favorite loved one.


PLAY: Going Buggy

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

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

Celebrate National Poetry Month with insect poems, stories and buggy crafts.


Springtime Bingo

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

Village Library – 430 Whilden Street: 884-9741

Come play picture bingo, and win a prize.


PLAY: Kids Animated Shorts (ages 6 and older)

Saturday, April 23 at 11 a.m.

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

Watch animated short films from around the world.


PLAY: STAR Therapy Dogs (ages 11 and younger) 

Saturday, April 23 at 11 a.m. 

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

Share a book with a furry friend.


PLAY: Cinema Saturday

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

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

The Good Dinosaur. Rated PG; 100 minutes.


PLAY: You are my Sunshine

Saturday, April 23 at 11 a.m.

McClellanville Library222 Baker Street: 887-3699

Look for a sunny day book and make your own sunshine craft.


Play Day: Movie Fun

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

Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355

Snow White and the 7 Seven Dwarfs. Rated G; 84 minutes.


YA Movie (grades 6-12)

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

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Pan. Rated PG-13; 111 minutes 


Saturday Teen Movie 

Saturday, April 23 at 1 p.m. 

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Freedom Writers, (2007) Rated PG-13; 123 minutes.


PLAY: Building Bots - Snap Circuits (ages 7-11 with caregiver)

Saturday, April 23 at 2 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. Snap Circuits make learning about electronics fun and easy for kids as they follow colorful pictures in manuals and build exciting projects that snap together.


PLAY: Lego Club (ages 4 and older)

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

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

What can you build with library Legos?


CRM Community Poetry Reading

Saturday, April 23 at 3 p.m. 

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Join us for poetry reading and open mike.


Club Anime (grades 6-12)

Saturday, April 23 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

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

Join us for episodes of Attack on Titan: Junior High.


Caregiver Support Group (adults)

Monday, April 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.


There's More Than One Way to Read a Book: Talking Book Services in South Carolina

Monday, April 25 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

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

Personnel from the S. C. State Library provide information about Talking Book Services for people unable to read traditional print materials.


TeenSpot Theater

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

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

Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation. Rated PG-13; 131 minutes. Refreshments will be provided.


Book Discussion with South Carolina Author: Angela Williams

Monday, April 25 at 6 p.m.

Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Auditorium

South Carolina Author, Angela Williams, shares stories from Hush Now, Baby, which details her relationship with her childhood nanny, Eva Aiken, amidst the backdrop of a deeply segregated 1950s South. 


Teen Movie Time (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, April 26 from 3:30-5:15 p.m.

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

Ricki and the Flash. Rated PG-13; 101 minutes.


Afterschool Cool: Parachute Play (ages 4-11) 

Tuesday, April 26 at 4 p.m. 

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

Sing, dance and play games with the parachute. 


Round Table Discussion with Councilwoman Johnson

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

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

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


Open Art Studio

Wednesday, April 27 at 1:30 p.m.

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

Make a 2D art piece to submit to the North Charleston Arts Festival or take home.


Midweek Movie (grades 6-12)

Wednesday, April 27 at 2 p.m.

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

Goosebumps. Rated PG; 103 minutes.


TeenSpot Early Release Teen Party

Wednesday, April 27 at 2 p.m.

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

Join us for food, games and fun. 


Sexual Assault Awareness Book Discussion (teens and adults)

Wednesday, April 27 from 3-4 p.m.

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

Discuss Laurie Halse Anderson’s book, Speak, and meet with a representative from People Against Rape to learn about sexual assault. The program is a partnership with the S.C. Coalition Against Domestic Violence to mark Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April. 


Lounge at the Library (grades 6-12)

Wednesday, April 27 at 4:15-5:15 p.m. 

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Hang out with friends, and play Wii, board or card games. Feel free to bring a snack.


Wednesday Western

Wednesday April 27 at 6 p.m. 

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

The Magnificent Seven Rides (1972). Rated PG; 100 minutes.


Poem in Your Pocket Day (ages 11 and younger)

Thursday, April 28 

James Island Library1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

Stop by the circulation desk to tell us a poem that’s really neat and receive a treat.


Poem in Your Pocket Day (ages 11 and younger)

Thursday, April 28 

James Island Library1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

Stop by the circulation desk to tell us a poem that’s really neat and receive a treat.


Lowcountry Pipers

Thursday, April 28 at 1:30 p.m.

Main Library

Enjoy the sounds of the Lowcountry Pipers, as they perform music for the recorder, including classical pieces by Handel, as well as familiar folk tunes and lively contemporary music.


Afternoon Adventures: Green Thumbs
Thursday, April 28 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 wonderful craft to bring the outdoors inside.


Crazy 8’s Math Club (ages 8-11)

Thursday, April 28 at 4:30 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Make math everyday fun. Join us for these exciting math activities.


South Carolina’s Path to Secession

Thursday, April 28 at 6 p.m.

Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Auditorium

South Carolina's decision to secede from the United States in December 1860 was a radical move, but it was also the culmination of nearly 50 years of divisive political friction. Join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for a survey of the most significant issues and events that ultimately led to secession and war. 


Building Financial Confidence

Thursday, April 28 from 6-7:30 p.m.

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

In celebration of Money Smart Week, learn to take charge of your finances, create a financial plan, and make the most of your income with experienced financial consultants from Regions Bank.


National Park Centennial Story Hour
Friday, April 29 at 9:15 a.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Do you use a night light to see at night? Sailors use lighthouses for the same reason. Listen to stories and learn more about the unique lighthouse located on Sullivan's Island. Presented by a National Park Service Ranger.


Dia De Los Ninos/Dia De Los Libros

Saturday, April 30

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

Make a take-home, light-up Calavera Mask. 


Smart911 Sign Up Day (adults)

Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

James Island Library1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

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

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

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

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Local fire fighters, 9-1-1 dispatchers and library staff help residents sign up for Smart911. Create a free, household safety profile for 9-1-1 and first responders to have in the event of an emergency.


PLAY Day: Cloud Stamping (ages 11 and younger)

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

James Island Library1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

Stamp your way into a colorful sky using paint and sponges.


PLAY: Dreamcatchers

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

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

Create a festive dreamcatcher to decorate your bedroom.


Día de los niños, día de los libros (Children's Day / Book Day) 

Sábado, 30 de Abril a las 10:30 a.m. / Saturday, April 30 at 10:30 a.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Celebre el "Día de los Niños, Día de los libros" con música y espectáculo de títeres, lectores invitados y más.

Celebrate Children's day, Book Day with guest readers, a bilingual music and puppet performance by Vamos Cantando and more.


Teen Job Fair

Saturday, April 30 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

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

Employers will take resumes and applications, along with information about a career with their company.


Club Anime (grades 6-12)

Saturday, April 30 from 11-4 p.m.

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

It’s our annual Anime-A-Thon. Bring a pillow and enjoy five hours of Anime with us.


PLAY: LEGOS (ages 11 and younger) 

Saturday, April 30 at 11 a.m. 

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

Get creative with library Legos. 


PLAY: Beautiful Bugs

Saturday, April 30 at 11 a.m.

McClellanville Library222 Baker Street: 887-3699

Explore butterflies, and make a beautiful butterfly of your own.


Play Day: Robins of Spring

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

Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355

Hear a story and make a robin to hang from your ceiling.


PLAY: Library Reels (ages 11 and younger)

Saturday, April 30 at 12:30 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Brother Bear 1. Rated G; 85 minutes.


MET Opera
Saturday, April 30 at 1 p.m.

Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini. Estimated running time: 3hours, 48 minutes. 


Dia de los Libros Bookmark

Saturday, April 30 at 1 p.m.

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

Make a bookmark to celebrate Dia De Los Libros . 


Smart Money: Couponing Tips with the Coupon Diva (ages 13 and older)

Saturday, April 30 at 1 p.m.

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

Maximize your savings by learning couponing tips and tricks with the Couponing Diva herself, Sneiko Gregory.


Looking Like You Día Celebration 

Saturday, April 30 at 3 p.m. ? 

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Celebrate diversity in children’s books. Join us in reading Looking like Me by Walter Dean Myers and Christopher Myers, and create a self-portrait. Materials will be provided.


Adult Book Discussion

Saturday, April 30 at 3 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

The Lowland: A Novel by Jhumpa Lahiri



 

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