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Charleston County Public Library October 2016 Program Lineup
Published:
9/30/2016 3:02:19 PM


 

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


Early Literacy Station
Throughout October
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

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

Classic Arcade

Throughout October

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Make your October even spookier, and enjoy creepy sequels such as "Gauntlet II" (1986), "Ghouls 'n Ghosts" (1988) and "Dragon's Lair II: Time Warp" (1991). An upright cabinet includes more than 170 emulated titles made playable with ROMs and software shown in display cases.


Saul Alexander Gallery Exhibit

Throughout October

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

The Dark Edge: An Exhibit of Art Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe by Lillian Trettin

Trettin’s work is inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s short stories, particularly those with Southern settings. The exhibition includes paper cuts made from black Tyvek, drawn and cut by hand from a single sheet, as well as masks and seasonal surprises. 


Moving Star: A Photography Exhibit

Throughout October

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Lobby

Local photographer Ron Rocz has documented 19-year-old Lamar Hunter's evolution as a freestyle dancer for a decade. This exhibit features a series of photographs Ron took of Lamar dancing at various historical sites around Charleston, including many places with deep ties to local African American history.


Activity Zone (grades K-5)

Throughout October

James Island Library1248 Camp Road, Charleston, SC  29412: 843-795-6679

Enjoy puzzles, mazes and coloring activities.


Teen Guessing Game (grades 6-12)

Throughout October

James Island Library1248 Camp Road, Charleston, SC  29412: 843-795-6679

Make the best guess, and win a gift card.


Adult Trivia
Throughout October

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

Answer a visual trivia question correctly at the Customer Service desk, and win a prize.


Tech Help: Book-a-Librarian 

Throughout October

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

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.


National Book Month Trivia (grades 6-12)

Throughout October

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Answer questions about John’s Island librarians' favorite books for a candy prize. 


Photograph Exhibit

Throughout October

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Kenneth Dodds will display his photographs of various subjects.


Autumn Word Search (adults)

Throughout October

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Word search winners receive a surprise. 


Go Batty for Books (teens)

Throughout October

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Discuss a book you went batty for, and receive a sweet treat.


So Many Books (adults)

Throughout October
Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Guess how many books are in Cooper River Library before the October 31 drawing. Those with the closest three guesses win a small prize.


So Much Corn (teens)
Throughout October

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Guess how much candy corn is in the jar. The closest guess wins the jar of candy and a small gift.


Early Literacy Station 

Throughout October

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161
Visit the Early Literacy Station for a fun activity based on the S.C. Day-by-Day Family Literacy Activity Calendar. The theme for October is numbers.


Hispanic Heritage Month Trivia Contest
Saturday, October 1-Saturday, October 15

Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC  29406: 843-572-4094

Answer trivia questions about Hispanic Heritage Month, and earn a sweet treat. Get all answers correct for a chance to win a prize.


PLAY: DIY Crafts with Ms. Grace

Saturday, October 1 at 10 a.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

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


Play Day: Pumpkin Countdown to Halloween 

Saturday, October 1 at 10:30 a.m.

James Island Library1248 Camp Road, Charleston, SC  29412: 843-795-6679

Make colorful paper rings to count the days until Halloween.


Baby Playtime (0-24 months with caregiver)

Saturday, October 1 at 10:30 a.m.

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161
Encourage the joy of play, and socialize with other parents.


PLAY: STAR Therapy Dogs

Saturday, October 1 at 10:30 a.m.

Village Library – 430 Whilden Street, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-884-9741

Read a book to a furry friend.


MOJA: Julian Gooding Presents The Adventures of Malachiae Moon
Saturday, October 1 at 11 a.m.
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Storyteller Julian Gooding shares tales from a journal belonging to Malachiae Moon, a wise and skilled sailor of African descent, who lived to be 100 years old. The stories will take you to Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. This 45-minute performance is designed for ages 6 to 60. 


PLAY: Jump Up and Dance, or Sit Down and Roll (ages 4-11)

Saturday, October 1 at 11 a.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Dance along with the Wii, or play a board game.


PLAY: A is for Autumn and Acorns 

Saturday, October 1 at 11 a.m.

McClellanville Library222 Baker Street, MClellanville, SC  29458: 843-887-3699

Explore the nature of acorns, and make an acorn craft.


PLAY: Chess Club (ages 9 and older)

Saturday, October 1 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

Learn chess, and play with others. Registration required; call 843-722-7550 to register.


Play Day: Fall for Fall

Saturday, October 1 at 11:30 a.m.

Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174, Edisto, SC  29438: 843-869-2355

Read a story, and make a fall craft.


Library Reels (ages 11 and younger)

Saturday, October 1 at 12:30 p.m. 

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

The Jungle Book (2016); Rated PG; 105 minutes.


Lowcountry Creative Writing Group 

Saturday, October 1 at 1 p.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Write and network with other writers of all ages.


PLAY: Crafts with Ms. Grace 

Saturday, October 1 from 1:30-3 p.m.

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161
Craft with help from Ms. Grace.


PLAY: Legos

Saturday, October 1 at 2 p.m.

West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-6635

We supply the Legos, and you create the masterpiece. 


PLAY: Reel Heroes and She-roes

Saturday, October 1 at 3 p.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Monsters University. Rated G; 104 minutes.


A-maze-ing Monday (grades 6-12)

Mondays, October 3, 10, 17 and 24

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Teen Lounge

Successfully complete a maze, and return it to the Young Adult Services desk to win a piece of candy.


Mind Bending Maze (grades 6-12)

Mondays, October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

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


Memoir Writing Circle (adults)

Mondays, October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 at 10:30 a.m.

Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

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


Five Wishes Program (adults)

Monday, October 3 at 11 a.m.

Tuesday, October 4 at 6 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

Lutheran Hospice representatives 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.


Afterschool Club (ages 6-11)

Monday, October 3 at 3 p.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Play with cool toys, and enjoy art activities, music, movement and more. 


Match ‘Em Mondays (all ages)
Mondays, October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

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

 

Knit and Stitch (adults)

Mondays, October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 at 6:30 p.m.

West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-6635

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


Book-a-Librarian (adults)
Tuesday, October 4

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Learn how to establish an e-mail account, format a resume and complete online job applications. Call 843-744-2489 to schedule a 45-minute appointment with a librarian. 


Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)

Tuesdays, October 4, 11, 18 and 25

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Teen Lounge

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

 

Quiz Bowl (grades K-5)

Tuesdays, October 4, 11, 18 and 25

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

Challenge yourself to answer the trivia question correctly, and win a prize. 


MOJA: Julian Gooding Presents The Adventures of Malachiae Moon
Tuesday, October 4 at 9:15 a.m.
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Storyteller Julian Gooding shares tales from a journal belonging to Malachiae Moon, a wise and skilled sailor of African descent, who lived to be 100 years old. The stories will take you to Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. This 45-minute performance is designed for ages 6 to 60.

Reading with Rommie (ages 11 and younger)

Tuesdays, October 4 and 18 at 10:30 a.m.

James Island Library1248 Camp Road, Charleston, SC  29412: 843-795-6679

Help your child improve literacy and communication skills by reading to Rommie, a STAR therapy dog.


Edisto Book Club

Tuesday, October 4 at 3 p.m.

Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174, Edisto, SC  29438: 843-869-2355

A Life Intercepted by Charles Martin


Teen Movie Time (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, October 4 from 3:30-6 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Rated PG-13; 151 minutes.


Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, October 4 from 3:45-4:45 p.m. 

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with snacks and a craft.


Afterschool Cool: Make It and Take It - Fall Fun (ages 4-11)

Tuesday, October 4 at 4 p.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Create a fun craft to enjoy throughout the season.


Not Fiction Book Discussion

Tuesday, October 4 at 6:30 p.m.

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee


Five Facts (grades K-5)

Wednesdays, October 5, 12, 19 and 26 

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

List five facts about the day’s topic, and get a treat.


Midweek Crossword (grades 6-12)

Wednesdays, October 5, 12, 19 and 26

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

Challenge yourself, and solve clues. 


MOJA: Columbia Marionette Theatre presents The World of Anansi the Spider
Wednesday, October 5 at 9:15 a.m.
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Enjoy several folk tales narrated by Anansi, a classic character featured in African, Jamaican and Gullah tales.


Small Business Counseling with SCORE (adults)

Wednesday, October 5 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

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


Web Wednesday (grades 6-12)

Wednesdays, October 5, 12 and 19 from 3:30-4 p.m.

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

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

Game On!
Wednesdays, October 5, 12 and 19 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

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

Knitting on the Edge (adults)

Wednesdays, October 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 6 p.m.

Folly Beach Library55 Center Street, Folly Beach, SC 29439: 843-588-2001

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


Roxbury Park Presentation with Ken Corman (adults)

Wednesday, October 5 at 6 p.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Join Ken Corman for an overview of the beautiful Roxbury Park in Meggett, S.C.


Learn to Program in Java for PCs and Android Devices

Wednesdays, October 5, 12 and 19 from 6:15-7:15 p.m.
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Second Floor Classroom

Enjoy a collaborative learning class with lectures from Lynda.com that introduce participants to the development of Java applications and basic Android Studio use for creating a simple Android app. A library card is required, along with significant end-user computer skills (basic knowledge of programming is not required, but it helps). Attendance of the first class is required, and participation is limited to 10 people. Call 843-805-6885 to register.


Thursday Word (grades K-5)

Thursdays, October 6, 13, 20 and 27

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

Define the Thursday word, and get a treat.


MOJA: AeroVision with Roots - A Hip-Hop Dance Performance
Thursday, October 6 at 9:15 a.m.
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Lamar Hunter, a member of Peace, Love, and Hip-Hop Dance Company and a graduate from the School of the Arts, demonstrates his own unique blend of freestyle hip-hop dancing. Photographs of Hunter taken by local photographer Ron Rocz, will be displayed in the lobby throughout the month of October.

Afternoon Adventures: Star Wars Snacks
Thursday, October 6 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Get ready for Star Wars Reads Day, and make Jedi-inspired recipes. 


Teen Café (grades 6-12)

Thursdays, October 6, 13 and 20 from 3:30-5 p.m.

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Teen Lounge

Enjoy snacks and games after school. 


Game On (ages 10-18)

Thursdays, October 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 3:30-5 p.m.

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

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


Teen Wii Time (grades 6-12)

Thursdays, October 6, 20 and 27 from 3:30-5 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Play Wii games in the auditorium.


Knit and Purl: A Casual Knitting Group (adults)

Thursday, October 6 from 5-6:30 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

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


Mah Jongg Nights (adults)

Thursdays, October 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 5:30 p.m.

Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

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


Jr. Word Seekers (grades 6-12)

Fridays, October 7, 14, 21 and 28

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

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


Little Lotus Yoga (ages 3 and up)

Fridays, October 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 1-1:45 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

Jennifer Rogers of Little Lotus Yoga offers preschool children and their caregivers the opportunity to 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.


Scream Flick (grades 6-12)

Friday, October 7 at 3:30 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

Gremlins. Rated PG; 111 minutes. Refreshments provided.


Star Wars Reads Day (ages 12 and younger)
Saturday, October 8 

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Check out a Star Wars book, and make an awesome Star Wars perler bead ornament.


Indie Authors Day
Saturday, October 8 from 9:45 a.m.-3 p.m.

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Celebrate authors, and join discussions about fiction, non-fiction history, poetry, and the art of illustration. The event includes a keynote webinar presented by publishing and self-publishing industry representatives, an attorney, and a prominent author. Attendees are invited to a brown bag lunch with participating authors. 


Non-Fiction: History with James Scott

Saturday, October 8 from 9:45-10:45 a.m.

Meeting Room B 

James Scott is the author of three history books and a 2016 Pulitzer Prize in History nominee for Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid that Avenged Pearl Harbor. Scott will read briefly from his latest book and share his experiences researching, writing and working under a deadline, along with other keys to authoring successful non-fiction history books.

 

Fiction with L. Penelope

Saturday, October 8 from 9:45-10:45 a.m.

Meeting Room A (or open area upstairs for larger crowd) 

L. Penelope is the 2016 American Library Association Black Caucus Self-Published book award winner for Song of Blood and Stone: Earthsinger Chronicles. She will read a short excerpt from her work, provide online marketing tips and discuss the craft of writing fiction in fantasy, paranormal and romance genres.


Non-Fiction: African American History and Culture Writing in the Lowcountry with Sherman Pyatt

Saturday, October 8 from 10:45-11:45 a.m.

Meeting Room A

Sherman Pyatt is a local history writer who explores African American cuisine, folk culture and history in his latest work, The Other Side of the Skillet: Healthy and Alternative Eating in The Lowcountry. Pyatt also authored and co-authored eight other books. He will share his experiences as both a writer, researcher and chronicler of African American folk life for those who want to write about local history.


Poetry with Marcus Amaker

Saturday, October 8 from 10:45-11:45 a.m.

Meeting Room B

Multi-talented Marcus Amaker is Poet Laureate of the City of Charleston and the author of seven books of poetry, various music and graphic arts. He will discuss the craft of poetry writing and read from Mantra, his latest work. The following media outlets have feature poetry by Amaker: PBS News Hour, Huffington Post, Charleston Magazine, Post and Courier, Charleston City Paper, and the Art Mag

 

Science Fiction with Tony Bertauski

Saturday, October 8 from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Meeting Room B

Bertauski will discuss the ups and downs of writing in the science-fiction/dystopian genre. An author of 12 novels and S.C. Fiction Open winner (2008), Bertauski also has published two textbooks in landscape design and is the gardening columnist for the Post and Courier.

 

Illustrating Children's Books with Baird Hoffmire

Saturday, October 8 from 12:15-1:15 p.m.

Second Floor Classroom

Baird Hoffmire is the illustrator and author of Boris Crookedback and the Dragon of Wang-Dang-Baloo. He will read a short excerpt of this book and share his varied experiences in the field of illustration. 

 

Indie Authors Brown Bag Lunch Bunch 

Saturday, October 8 from 1-1:45 p.m.

Meeting Room B

Bring a brown bag lunch, and chat with participating authors. 

 

Indie Authors Webinar

Saturday, October 8 from 2-3 p.m.

Second Floor Classroom

Join a webinar that features practitioners in the fields of law, publishing, collection development, literary review sources and libraries, along with an author of an award winning self-published book. Learn about the opportunities for authors to write, share work, and gain audiences through publishing and self-publishing platforms. 


Play with Dad: Saturday Stories 

Saturday, October 8 at 10:30 a.m.

James Island Library1248 Camp Road, Charleston, SC  29412: 843-795-6679

Enjoy storytime with your dad or another favorite loved one.


PLAY: Celebrate R.L. Stine’s Birthday (ages 6 and older)

Saturday, October 8 at 10:30 a.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Join a haunting hour of fun to celebrate R. L. Stine's birthday. Small snacks provided.


PLAY: Second Saturday Storytime 

Saturday, October 8 at 10:30 a.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

Listen to stories, sing songs, and make a craft.


PLAY: STAR Therapy Dogs

Saturday, October 8 at 10:30 a.m.

Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

Share books with a furry friend.


PLAY: Saturday Movie and Craft 

Saturday, October 8 at 11 a.m.

Folly Beach Library55 Center Street, Folly Beach, SC 29439: 843-588-2001

Watch ParaNorman, and make a fun Halloween craft. Rated PG; 93 minutes.


UPcycling Jewelry Workshop (adults) 

Saturday, October 8 at 11 a.m.

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

Learn how to create new jewelry from your own old or broken jewelry using simple methods and tools. Call 843-722-7550 for more information.


PLAY: STAR Therapy Dogs (ages 11 and younger) 

Saturday, October 8 at 11 a.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

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


PLAY: Leaf Through a Good Book

Saturday, October 8 at 11 a.m.

McClellanville Library222 Baker Street, MClellanville, SC  29458: 843-887-3699

Enjoy a fun fall book, and learn how to preserve fall leaves.


Bilingual Storytime /Hora de Cuentos Bilingües 

Saturday, October 8 at 11 a.m.

Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC  29406: 843-572-4094

Listen to stories and songs in English and Spanish with special guest readers from the Charleston community. For all ages. Oir cuentos y canciones en inglés y español con lectores invitados de la comunidad de Charleston. Para todas las edades.


Bee Expo (all ages)

Saturday, October 8 from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Auditorium 

Learn how to save the honey bees, craft bee-inspired items, and find out how much these little insects really affect our daily lives. A screening of the Vanishing of the Bees documentary will start at 1 p.m.


Play Day: Fire Prevention Week

Saturday, October 8 at 11:30 a.m.

Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174, Edisto, SC  29438: 843-869-2355

Meet firemen, and learn about fire safety.


YA Library Reels (ages 13 and older)

Saturday, October 8 at 12:30 p.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

10 Cloverfield Lane. Rated PG-13; 104 minutes.


Salsa Saturday (families)

Saturday, October 8 at 1 p.m.

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

Enjoy an interactive salsa dancing demonstration.


Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club Program (all ages)
Saturday, October 8 at 1 p.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Join members of the Buffalo Soldiers Bikers as they rev up their bikes and share the history of the Buffalo Soldiers.


Richard Thompson, Cartoonist and Illustrator: A Tribute (all ages)

Saturday, October 8 from 1-2:30 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

Richard Thompson, creator of the Cul de Sac comic strip, passed away from complications of Parkinson's disease this summer. Learn more about this Reuben Award-winning artist through a screening of the 2014 documentary The Art of Richard Thompson and a presentation on Thompson's background and accomplishments by one of the late cartoonist's friends. 


Saturday Movie

Saturday, October 8 at 2 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Ratchet and Clank. Rated PG; 94 minutes. Sponsored by The UPS Store.


Knit and Stitch (adults)

Saturday, October 8 at 3 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

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


Urban Book Club (adults)

Saturday, October 8 at 3 p.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Boss Lady by Omar Tyree


Second Saturday Writing Critique Group (adults)

Saturday, October 8 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

A group for writers to critique and be critiqued by other writers.


Teen Read Week Trivia (grades 6-12)

Monday, October 10-Friday, October 14

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Teen Lounge
Stop by the Young Adult Services desk for a trivia question in honor of Teen Read Week. Answer correctly, and win a sweet treat.


Teen Read Week (grades 6-12)

Monday, October 10-Saturday, October 15

James Island Library1248 Camp Road, Charleston, SC  29412: 843-795-6679

Take part in daily contests to celebrate reading.


Teen Read Week: Turn Dreams into Reality

Monday, October 10-Saturday, October 15 

Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC  29406: 843-572-4094

Take the Teen Read Week Challenge, and complete activities from the challenge card to win prizes. 


Monday Book Discussion (adults)

Monday, October 10 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

Come prepared to recommend a book to your fellow book lovers.


TeenSpot Theater

Monday, October 10 at 3 p.m. 

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Ouija. Rated PG-13; 89 minutes.


Afterschool Club (ages 6-11)

Monday, October 10 at 3 p.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Play with cool toys, and enjoy art activities, music, movement and more. 


Game Time (teens)

Monday, October 10 from 4-5 p.m.

Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC  29406: 843-572-4094

Play Nintendo Wii and board games in the auditorium.


The Life and Legacy of Thomas Grimball (1744-1783)
Monday, October 10 at 5:30 p.m.

Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174, Edisto, SC  29438: 843-869-2355

The Grimball family has deep roots on Edisto Island, but Major Thomas Grimball is one of the least remembered. He was a lawyer, sheriff, militia officer and hero of the American Revolution whose legacy merits attention. Join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for the story of Major Grimball's life and his connections to the roots of jazz and the history of American music. 


Photo Talk
Monday, October 10 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Auditorium

Join Eric Horan, a professional nature photographer from Beaufort, for a discussion about the art of photography. Copies of Horan’s new book, Beholding Nature, will be available for purchase following the discussion, and a portion of the proceeds will go toward Charleston Friends of the Library.

Stop, Drop and Read Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, October 11 at 10:30 a.m.

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

Join special guest Chief Eric Phillips, and celebrate Fire Safety Week. 


Lowcountry History Series: Invasion 1706: South Carolina vs. France and Spain

Tuesday, October 11 at 11 a.m. 

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

In the late summer of 1706, a fleet of French ships carried an invasion force of Spanish soldiers into Charleston harbor and put the entire colony of South Carolina in a state of alarm. Join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for a discussion of the dramatic week-long struggle to drive the enemy from our shores. 


Full STEAM Ahead: Fingerprints and Forensics
Tuesday, October 11 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Examine the evidence, and look for clues to figure out whodunit during a CSI library mystery.

Teen Movie Time (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, October 11 from 3:30-5:45 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Race. Rated PG; 134 minutes.


Afterschool Cool: Sidewalk Art and Bubbles (ages 4-11)

Tuesday, October 11 at 4 p.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Help brighten up the library, decorate sidewalks with chalk and blow bubbles in the fall breeze. 


Read Anything Book Club (teens and adults)

Tuesday, October 11 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

Read whatever books you want to read each month, and get to know other Charleston book lovers.


CEO/Owners' Roundtable Meeting

Wednesday, October 12 from 9-11 a.m.

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

SCORE will host a roundtable discussion for CEOs and business owners who have been in business for more than a year. Don’t miss this opportunity to network with your peers, share ideas, and discuss the challenges that face small businesses.


Mah Jongg the American Way (adults)

Wednesday, October 12 from 2-4 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

Join other Mah Jongg enthusiasts for an afternoon of enjoyable play.


Folly Beach Book Club (adults)

Wednesday, October 12 at 2:30 p.m.

Folly Beach Library55 Center Street, Folly Beach, SC 29439: 843-588-2001

The Glass Castle by Jeanette Wall


Teen Advisory Board Meeting (ages 12-17)

Wednesday, October 12 at 4 p.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Discuss future library programs with other teens. 


Teen Family Feud Tournament 

Wednesday, October 12 from 4-5 p.m.

Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC  29406: 843-572-4094

Enjoy friendly competition during a Family Feud tournament. 


Art Pot Children's Theater presents Pinoclia 

Wednesday, October 12 at 6 p.m. 

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

Enjoy a theatrical bilingual adaptation of Pinocchio in Spanish and English.


Great Books Discussion

Wednesday, October 12 at 6:30 p.m.
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Meeting Room B
“In Which the Story Pauses a Little” by George Eliot and “The Decay of Lying” (selection) by Oscar Wilde found in Counterparts. Contact 843-805-6904 for the anthology and more details.


Afternoon Adventures: Reading with Rommie and Friends
Thursday, October 13 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

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

Club Anime! (grades 6-12)

Thursday, October 13 from 4:30-6 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Enjoy episodes of D.Gray-man.


Teen Lock In (ages 10-18)

Thursday, October 13 at 6 p.m.

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

Surf the web, play video games or just hang out. Refreshments provided.


Fire Safety for the Home (adults)

Thursday, October 13 at 6 p.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Join Bianca Bourdan of North Charleston Fire Department for a discussion of fire safety at home. Fire detectors will be given to all participants.


Free Legal Clinic: End of Life Issues (adults)

Thursday, October 13 at 6:30 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

Learn about end-of-life issues during a presentation sponsored by the S.C. Bar Association. 


Scream Flick (grades 6-12)

Friday, October 14 at 3:30 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

The Angry Birds Movie. Rated PG; 97 minutes. Refreshments provided.


Play Day: Pumpkin Masks (ages 11 and younger)

Saturday, October 15 at 10:30 a.m.

James Island Library1248 Camp Road, Charleston, SC  29412: 843-795-6679

Make paper plate masks to celebrate the season.


PLAY: “Stained Glass” Suncatcher

Saturday, October 15 at 10:30 a.m.

Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

Create a colorful tissue paper suncatcher.


Beach Lovers Book Club (adults)

Saturday, October 15 at 10:30 a.m.

Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Call 843-883-3914 for details.


PLAY: Fall Bingo

Saturday, October 15 at 10:30 a.m.

Village Library – 430 Whilden Street, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-884-9741

Play a few rounds of bingo, and win a prize.


PLAY: STAR Therapy Dogs
Saturday, October 15 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

Read to a furry friend – the best listeners in the world.


PLAY: ArtLab (ages 11 and younger) 

Saturday, October 15 at 11 a.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Experiment and play with various art materials.


PLAY: Go Batty at the Library

Saturday, October 15 at 11 a.m.

McClellanville Library222 Baker Street, MClellanville, SC  29458: 843-887-3699

Explore the world of bats, and take home a bat craft.


DIY Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace

Saturday, October 15 at 11 a.m.

Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC  29406: 843-572-4094

Being crafty and creative is easier than you think.


Star Wars Reads Day (all ages)
Saturday, October 15 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Stormtroopers, Tusken Raiders and R2D2 invade the library for an afternoon of Star Wars-related fun for the entire family. Meet and bring a camera to have your photo taken with characters from the Star Wars Universe, participate in a costume contest, watch a movie, create a craft, test your trivia knowledge and enjoy theme-related treats. Members of the Carolina Garrison chapter of the 501st Legion, a volunteer international Star Wars costuming organization, will be dressed in lifelike gear. A showing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens will begin at 2 p.m.


Play Day: Halloween Preparation

Saturday, October 15 at 11:30 a.m.

Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174, Edisto, SC  29438: 843-869-2355

Make a dancing pumpkin to take home.


Local Living: Stained Glass Demonstration (teens and adults)

Saturday, October 15 at 12:30 p.m.

Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

Join local artisan Barbara Lassiter to learn the tools and techniques of this centuries-old craft.


Library Reels (ages 11 and younger)

Saturday, October 15 at 12:30 p.m. 

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

Spooky Buddies. Rated G; 88 minutes.


Saturday Brown Bag Session: Control Your Digital Life (adults)

Saturday, October 15 from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

Is digital multi-tasking draining you? Join a presentation by licensed counselor and life coach Tina Arnoldi, and learn how to manage technology and regain control of your digital life. Bring a lunch; dessert, coffee and water will be provided. 


Play with Parents: Sigma Saturday 

Saturday, October 15 at 1 p.m. 

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

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


Jane Austen Society (adults) 

Saturday, October 15 at 1:30 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Join the October meeting of the Jane Austen Society. Sponsored by the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA, South Carolina Region). Refreshments provided.


PLAY: Movie

Saturday, October 15 at 2 p.m.

West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-6635

Hocus Pocus. Rated PG; 96 minutes. 


PLAY: Reel Heroes and She-roes

Saturday, October 15 at 3 p.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Monster House. Rated PG; 91 minutes.


Halloween Guessing Game (teens)

Monday, October 17-Saturday, October 29

West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-6635

Guess how many spooky items are in the container, and receive a sweet treat. Limit one entry per day.


Senior Social Hour (adults)

Monday, October 17 from 10-11 a.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

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


Afterschool Club (ages 6-11)

Monday, October 17 at 3 p.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Play with cool toys, and enjoy art activities, music, movement and more. 


TeenSpot Theater 

Monday, October 17 at 4:30 p.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Into the Woods. Rated PG; 125 minutes.


Sea Islands Book Club (adults)

Tuesday, October 18 at 2 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. *Don’t miss Coates lecture about “A Deeper Black: Race in America” at 6:30 p.m. today in the TD Arena. This event is co-sponsored by the College of Charleston’s Race and Social Justice Initiative funded by Google, CCPL, the South Carolina Humanities, the SC Community Loan Fund, SunTrust, the Avery Institute, and the Sophia Institute. Visit http://avery.cofc.edu/programs/the-race-and-social-justice-initiative/ for more information.


Movie and Munchies
Tuesday, October 18 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Hotel Transylvania 2. Rated PG; 89 minutes.


Teen Movie Time (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, October 18 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Allegiant. Rated PG-13; 120 minutes.

Lounge at the Library (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, October 18 from 3:45-4:45 p.m. 

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

Bring your friends, and play Wii, board or card games. Feel free to bring a snack.


Afterschool Cool: Green Thumbs (ages 4-11)

Tuesday, October 18 at 4 p.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

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


Teen Wired Wednesday

Wednesday, October 19 at 4:30 p.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Play computer games, Wii games and board games, or just chat with friends during an open technology lab.


A Conversation on Hip Hop Dance, Race Relations, and Creativity

Wednesday, October 19 at 6 p.m.

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Auditorium

Join Lamar Hunter, a 19-year-old hip hop dancer, and Ron Rocz, a local photographer, as they discuss their 10 year journey together from a mentee/mentor relationship to a creative and collaborative friendship in dance and photography. A short video presentation and question and answer session will follow the conversation.


Not Fiction Book Discussion 

Thursday, October 20 at 11 a.m.
West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-6635

The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee


Black and White Theatre (adults)

Thursday, October 20 at 12 p.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

A Streetcar Named Desire. Rated PG; 122 minutes.


Crafternoon: “Stained Glass” Suncatcher

Thursday, October 20 at 3 p.m.

Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

Create a colorful tissue paper suncatcher.


Passport to Japan

Thursday, October 20 at 3:30 p.m.

Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC  29406: 843-572-4094

Experience a different culture through games, stories, crafts and recipes without leaving town.


The History of Local Entrepreneurship (adults)

Thursday, October 20 at 6 p.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Learn about local entrepreneurship from the turn of the 20th century to the mid-20th century, and discover how individual business entrepreneurs have thrived in this community. Presented by Donna Jacobs.


Introduction to Yoga (adults)

Thursday, October 20 at 6 p.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Please bring a mat or towel, and wear comfortable clothing. Class size is limited; call 843-744-2489 to register.


Introduction to Seeking Grants

Thursday, October 20 from 12-1 p.m.

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Foundation Center Resources Area, Second Floor

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


Afternoon Adventures: Green Thumbs
Thursday, October 20 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

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.

Knit and Purl: A Casual Knitting Group (adults)

Thursday, October 20 from 5-6:30 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

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


Dart After Dark: Book Discussion Circle (adults)

Thursday, October 20 at 6:15 p.m.

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

Kevin Smith, radio personality, motivational speaker and local educator, will lead a discussion of Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. *Don’t miss Coates lecture about “A Deeper Black: Race in America” October 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the TD Arena. This event is co-sponsored by the College of Charleston’s Race and Social Justice Initiative funded by Google, CCPL, the South Carolina Humanities, the SC Community Loan Fund, SunTrust, the Avery Institute, and the Sophia Institute. Visit http://avery.cofc.edu/programs/the-race-and-social-justice-initiative/ for more information.


Book Discussion at Otranto (adults)

Thursday, October 20 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC  29406: 843-572-4094

Ditchdigger’s Daughters: A Black Family’s Astonishing Success Story by Yvonne S. Thornton


Aging Gracefully: Brain Care

Friday, October 21 at 10:30 a.m.

Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

Geriatrician and Post and Courier contributor Dr. Bill Simpson shares strategies for preserving brain function as a means to improving overall health.


Lego Cinema (grades K-5)

Friday, October 21 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

Build something from our challenge list, or make your own creation while watching The Lego Movie. Rated PG; 100 minutes. 


Scream Flick (grades 6-12)

Friday, October 21 at 2 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

Goonies. Rated PG; 111 minutes. Refreshments provided.


Lowcountry Creative Writing Forum (teens and adults)

Saturday, October 22 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

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


Play with Dad: Saturday Stories 

Saturday, October 22 at 10:30 a.m.

James Island Library1248 Camp Road, Charleston, SC  29412: 843-795-6679

Enjoy storytime with your dad or another favorite loved one.


PLAY: Clue - Mystery Scavenger Hunt (ages 6 and older)

Saturday, October 22 at 10:30 a.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Can you find the clues? Search the library for cool prizes.


PLAY: Paper Pumpkins

Saturday, October 22 at 10:30 a.m.

Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

Make cool and creative 3-D paper pumpkins.


Let’s Talk About It! Fall Series (adults)

Saturday, October 22 from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Read the classic novel, watch the film and enjoy a lively lecture and discussion. Watch Madame Bovary followed by a discussion of the book and film led by Dr. Celeste McMaster from Charleston Southern University. Copies of the books may be obtained from the Reference desk. For more information, call 843-559-1945. This program is funded in part by the SC Humanities Council.


PLAY: Spooky Bingo (ages 11 and younger) 

Saturday, October 22 at 11 a.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Enjoy a few spooky rounds of bingo if you dare. Small prizes awarded.


PLAY: Fall Fun and Games 

Saturday, October 22 at 11 a.m.

McClellanville Library222 Baker Street, MClellanville, SC  29458: 843-887-3699

Enjoy a game of pumpkin bowling and a witch’s hat toss.


Cinema Saturday (ages 5-11)

Saturday, October 22 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

Monster House. Rated PG; 92 minutes. 


Art Pot Children’s Theater presents Pinoclia
Saturday, October 22 at 11 a.m.
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Enjoy a bilingual theatrical adaptation of Pinocchio in Spanish and English.


Play Day: Spooky Fun

Saturday, October 22 at 11:30 a.m.

Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174, Edisto, SC  29438: 843-869-2355

Read a story, and make a Halloween suncatcher.


YA Library Reels (ages 13 and older)

Saturday, October 22 at 12:30 p.m. 

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

The Forest. Rated PG-13; 93 minutes.


Opera in Charleston, Part 3: Antebellum Imports
Saturday, October 22 at 1 p.m. 

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Second Floor Classroom

In the decades before the Civil War, Charleston audiences got their first taste of Italian bel canto opera from touring opera companies based in New York. At the same time, the rising popularity of comic blackface minstrel shows attracted large crowds. Join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for the story of competing cultures and foreign sounds in antebellum Charleston. 


PLAY: Lego Club (ages 4-11)

Saturday, October 22 from 2-3:30 p.m.

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161
Build with library Legos.


PLAY: Masquerade Craft

Saturday, October 22 at 2:30 p.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Make a cool mask. Materials provided.


Not-So-Scary Stories 

Saturday, October 22 at 3 p.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Enjoy stories for all ages.


Adult Book Discussion (adults)

Saturday, October 22 at 3 p.m. 

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel. Copies will be available at the Reference desk. This discussion is presented in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and in partnership with the S.C. Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. #SCSAYSNOMORE


Community Baby Shower

Saturday, October 22 from 3-5 p.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Parents are invited to join community vendors and learn about resources to help children from birth to beyond. 


Caregiver Support Group (adults)

Monday, October 24 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

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


Indie Lens Pop-Up: Best of Enemies (adults)

Monday, October 24 from 2-3:30 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

During the 1968 political conventions, Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley, Jr. changed TV news forever with their explosive political debates. Live and unscripted, the debates riveted viewers as a new era in contentious public discourse was born. A brief discussion follows the film. Rated R; 87 minutes.


Afterschool Club (ages 6-11)

Monday, October 24 at 3 p.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Play with cool toys, and enjoy art activities, music, movement and more. 


Halloween Movie Fright Fest (grades 6-12)

Monday, October 24-Friday, October 28 at 3:30 p.m.

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Teen Lounge

Monday, October 24: The Nightmare Before Christmas. Rated PG; 76 minutes.

Tuesday, October 25: The Addams Family. Rated PG-13; 110 minutes.

Wednesday, October 26: Casper. Rated PG; 110 minutes. 

Thursday, October 27: Beetlejuice. Rated PG; 92 minutes. 

Friday, October 28: Hocus Pocus. Rated PG; 96 minutes. 


TeenSpot Theater

Monday, October 24 at 4:30 p.m. 

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

The Haunting. Rated PG-13; 113 minutes.


PLAY: Reel Heroes and She-roes

Tuesday, October 25 at 10:30 a.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Norm of the North. Rated PG; 90 minutes.



Read for the Record Storytime 

Tuesday, October 25 at 10:30 a.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record aims to bring children and adults together to read the same book, on the same day, in homes and communities all over the world. Enjoy listening to The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach.


Music, Movies and TV Online

Tuesday, October 25 from 2-3:30 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

Learn about websites such as Hulu and Netflix, how to stream movies using InstantFlix and hoopla, and how the Netflix and Pandora apps work, as well as information about iTunes, Amazon, Freegal and Redbox. All ages are welcome.


Teen Movie Time (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, October 25 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Rated PG-13; 107 minutes.


Afterschool Cool: Silly, Spooky Fun (ages 4-11)

Tuesday, October 25 at 4 p.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Enjoy a monster bean bag toss and a mummy wrap challenge.


An Introduction to Yoga and Meditation (teens and adults)

Tuesday, October 25 from 6:30-8 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

Enjoy an hour of Vinyasa yoga to increase flexibility, improve balance and promote health, followed by a relaxing 30-minute guided meditation. Presented by Healing Tree Holistic Health and Yoga; participants are encouraged to bring water and their own mat.


Round Table Discussion with Councilwoman Johnson (adults)

Wednesday, October 26 at 12:30 p.m. 

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

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


Preschool Special: Fall Jamboree 

Wednesday, October 26 at 1 p.m.
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Celebrate the fall season, and share stories, play fun activities and make a cool craft. Costumes are welcome.


The Rise of ISIS and the Sunni/Shiite Schism

Wednesday, October 26 from 1-2 p.m.
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Meeting Room B
Join Dr. John R. Williams for a discussion of the historical changes which gave rise to ISIS, including an examination of differences between the beliefs and customs of Shiite Muslims in Iran and the neighboring Sunnis in Iraq. This is a S.C. Humanities Program.

Teenspot Early Release Halloween Party

Wednesday, October 26 at 2 p.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Enjoy food, games and a scary good time.


Mah Jongg the American Way (adults)

Wednesday, October 26 from 2-4 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

Join other Mah Jongg enthusiasts for an afternoon of enjoyable play.


Teen Movie Time
Wednesday, October 26 at 4 p.m.

Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC  29406: 843-572-4094

Monster House. Rated PG; 90 minutes.


The Rise and Fall of the Charles Town Artillery Company 
Wednesday, October 26 at 6 p.m.

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Auditorium

In October 1756, at the outbreak of a new war with France, a number of Charleston men formed a volunteer artillery company to help defend the colony in case of attack. That organization later grew into a battalion and played an important role in the state's militia in the American Revolution and the War of 1812. Join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for the 260th anniversary of our state's first cannoneers, commonly known as the "Ancient Battalion of Artillery."


Adult Movie
Wednesday, October 26 at 6 p.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Blacula. Rated PG; 93 minutes.


Book-a-Librarian
Thursday, October 27

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Learn how to use a tablet, establish an email account, format a resume and complete online job applications. Call 843-744-2489 to schedule a 45-minute appointment with a librarian. 


Read for the Record Storytime

Thursday, October 27 at 9 a.m.

Jane Edwards Elementary School

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record aims to bring children and adults together to read the same book, on the same day, in homes and communities all over the world. Enjoy listening to The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach.


Preschool Costume Party

Thursday, October 27 at 10:30 a.m.

Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC  29406: 843-572-4094

Come to the library in your favorite costume for stories, activities and a mask craft.


Read for the Record Storytime

Thursday, October 27 at 10:30 a.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record aims to bring children and adults together to read the same book, on the same day, in homes and communities all over the world. Enjoy listening to The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach.


Read for the Record Storytime

Thursday, October 27 at 10:30 a.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record aims to bring children and adults together to read the same book, on the same day, in homes and communities all over the world. Enjoy listening to The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach. Small snacks provided.


Read for the Record Storytime

Thursday, October 27 at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record aims to bring children and adults together to read the same book, on the same day, in homes and communities all over the world. Enjoy listening to The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach.


Read for the Record Storytime

Thursday, October 27 at 11 a.m.

Presbyterian Church on Edisto Island Kindergarten 

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record aims to bring children and adults together to read the same book, on the same day, in homes and communities all over the world. Enjoy listening to The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach.


Read for the Record Storytime

Thursday, October 27 at 11 a.m.

Village Library – 430 Whilden Street, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-884-9741

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record aims to bring children and adults together to read the same book, on the same day, in homes and communities all over the world. Enjoy listening to The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach.


Afternoon Adventures: Ghoulish Makeup
Thursday, October 27 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Get into the Halloween spirit, and learn how to apply stage makeup to transform yourself into a ghoulish creature.

Read for the Record Storytime

Thursday, October 27 at 3:30 p.m.

McClellanville Library222 Baker Street, MClellanville, SC  29458: 843-887-3699

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record aims to bring children and adults together to read the same book, on the same day, in homes and communities all over the world. Enjoy listening to The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach, and go on a bear hunt.


Read for the Record Storytime

Thursday, October 27 at 4 p.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record aims to bring children and adults together to read the same book, on the same day, in homes and communities all over the world. Enjoy listening to The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach.


Film Movement

Thursday, October 27 at 6 p.m.
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Auditorium

Theeb. 1916. While war rages in the Ottoman Empire, Hussein raises his younger brother, Theeb (Wolf), in a traditional Bedouin community that is isolated by the vast, unforgiving desert. The brothers' quiet existence is suddenly interrupted when a British Army officer arrives looking for a guide to lead him through dangerous terrain riddled with mercenaries, revolutionaries and outcast raiders. Directed by Naji Abu Nowar. In Arabic with English subtitles. Not rated; 100 minutes. 


Trick or Treat Haunted House
Friday, October 28 from 3-6 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Listen to stories, make crafts, get treats and enjoy a spooky good time.


Scream Flick (grades 6-12)

Friday, October 28 at 3:30 p.m.

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

The Huntsman: Winter’s War. Rated PG-13; 75 minutes. Refreshments provided.


Moving Star Photography Exhibit Finale
Friday, October 28 at 4 p.m.
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Auditorium and Lobby
This closing reception to Ron Rocz's month-long photography exhibit featuring local dancer Lamar Hunter will include live freestyle dance performances, demonstrations, and plenty of opportunities to talk to both Ron and Lamar about their collaboration.


Play Day: Handprint Vampire Bats (ages 11 and younger)

Saturday, October 29 at 10:30 a.m.

James Island Library1248 Camp Road, Charleston, SC  29412: 843-795-6679

Have fun making these flying creatures.


PLAY: Halloween Crafts and Storytime

Saturday, October 29 at 10:30 a.m. 

Village Library – 430 Whilden Street, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-884-9741

Plant seeds, make a fun pumpkin craft, and listen to a Halloween story.


PLAY: Spooky Stories

Saturday, October 29 at 10:30 a.m.

Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

Get in the Halloween spirit with a special spooky family storytime.


PLAY: Halloween Storytime and Mystery Monster Parts (ages 11 and younger)

Saturday, October 29 at 11 a.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Wear your Halloween costume, listen to some slightly scary stories, and feel monster body parts if you dare.


PLAY: Happy Halloween

Saturday, October 29 at 11 a.m.

McClellanville Library222 Baker Street, MClellanville, SC  29458: 843-887-3699

Have a scary good time during a Halloween celebration.


Boo Bingo (ages 4-11)

Saturday, October 29 at 11 a.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

Win candy and small prizes. Costumes encouraged.


Saturday Matinee
Saturday, October 29 at 11 a.m.

Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC  29406: 843-572-4094

Goosebumps. Rated PG; 103 minutes.


Play Day: Halloween Preparation

Saturday, October 29 at 11:30 a.m.

Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174, Edisto, SC  29438: 843-869-2355

Make a trick or treat bag.


Emerging Author Drop-In (all ages)

Saturday, October 29 from 12-2 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

Meet emerging (mostly local) authors and hear their stories. Books will be available to purchase, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Charleston Friends of the Library. Refreshments will be served. Contact the Reference desk for the author lineup. Writers interested in participating in the next quarterly drop-in should email MtpReference@ccpl.org.


PLAY: Dia de los Muertos (grades K-5)
Saturday, October 29 at 1 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

Answer questions about the Day of the Dead, and work in a group to create a Mexican sugar skull. 

October Fall Family Special (all ages)

Saturday, October 29 at 2 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

Have a Spooktacular good time. Wear your costumes, enjoy games and stories, and make a craft.


Couponing Tips 

Saturday, October 29 from 2-3 p.m.

Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC  29406: 843-572-4094

Join an interactive session to learn how to use coupons and save money when you shop.


PLAY: Reel Heroes and She-roes

Saturday, October 29 at 3 p.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Hocus Pocus. Rated PG; 96 minutes.


Club Anime! (grades 6-12)

Saturday, October 29 from 3-4:30 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Enjoy episodes of Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files.


Family Fort Night

Saturday, October 29 from 5:30-7 p.m. 

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Bring blankets, sheets and pillows, and enjoy stories, fort-making, and more after-hours fun. Families must arrive before 6 p.m. to participate.


Trick or Treat Trivia (grades K-5)

Monday, October 31 

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

Answer trivia questions about Halloween for a treat.


Happy Halloween (teens)
Monday, October 31

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Stop by the desk to get a sweet treat.


Trick or Treat

Monday, October 31 (all day)

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Stop by the Circulation desk for a sweet treat. Costumes optional. 


Trick or Treat 

Monday, October 31 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-6635

Get a piece of candy to celebrate Halloween.


Trick or Treat 

Monday, October 31 from 2-5 p.m.

Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC  29406: 843-572-4094

Stop by the Children’s Department for a few treats while supplies last. 


12th Annual CCPL Trick or Treat
Monday, October 31 from 2:30-5:30 p.m.
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Trick or treat your way through the library, and enjoy some Halloween fun. Participants are asked to wear a costume and start their adventure in the Children’s Department.

 
Afterschool Club (ages 6-11)

Monday, October 31 at 3 p.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Play with cool toys, and enjoy art activities, music, movement and more. 


Trick or Treat YoSelf Halloween Party (grades 6-12)

Monday, October 31 at 3:30 p.m. 

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Teen Lounge

Enjoy an afternoon of fear-inducing eats, spooky games, spine-tingling fun, food and frights. 


Scream Flick (grades 6-12)

Monday, October 31 at 3:30 p.m.

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Rated PG-13; 105 minutes. Refreshments provided.


It Came from the Library: A Goosebumps Celebration

Monday, October 31 at 3:30 p.m.

Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC  29406: 843-572-4094

Scare up some fun with spooky activities and crafts based on the book series.


Play Day: Trick or Treat 

Monday, October 31 from 3:30-6 p.m.

Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174, Edisto, SC  29438: 843-869-2355

Come trick or treat at the library.


TeenSpot Theater

Monday, October 31 at 4:30 p.m. 

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Prom Night. Rated PG-13; 88 minutes. 

Photos or videos may be taken at CCPL events and activities for library use in promotion and publicity. 

Anyone not wanting to have their photo taken should notify library staff at the time of the event or activity.

 

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