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Charleston County Public Library January 2017 Program Lineup
Published:
12/23/2016 1:38:37 PM


 

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


Early Literacy Station
Throughout January
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 December is friends. 


Winter Reading Bingo (all ages)
Throughout January
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
Pick up a bingo card from the Children’s Department, and complete one row of winter reading challenges for a prize. Complete the entire bingo card to enter the grand prize drawing.


Saul Alexander Gallery Exhibit

Throughout January 

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

Dog (and a Pony) Show by Kelly Bozarth 

Dog (and a Pony) Show is a series of animal portraits that offer a playful look at the personality of man's best friend. Each painting tells a different story and incorporates layers of detail on subjects that range from a pair of German Shorthaired Pointer sisters to a seafaring Boston Terrier with a bad attitude.


Activity Zone (grades K-5)

Throughout January

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

Enjoy puzzles, mazes and coloring activities.


Brain Buster Word Challenge (grades 6-12)

Throughout January

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

Correctly complete a word puzzle each week for a candy prize; one randomly chosen entry will win a gift card at the end of the month.


Winter Reading Bingo (ages 5-11)

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

Pick up a bingo card, and complete one row of winter reading challenges for a prize. Complete the entire bingo card to enter the grand prize drawing. 


Desktop Trivia (adults)

Throughout January

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.


Painting Exhibit

Throughout January

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

Lynn Mizell displays her watercolor painting of birds, marsh scenes and the Lowcountry. 


Tech Help: Book-a-Librarian

Throughout January

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.


Tech Help: Book-a-Librarian

Throughout January

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

Want to learn how to use the library's downloadable media on your tablet, phone, e-reader or laptop? Call 843-776-2546, and make an appointment with a librarian for a 30-minute one-on-one session. Registration is required.


TeenSpot Celebrates National Book Blitz Month 

Throughout January

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

Vote for your favorite title in a book showdown each week. Those who select the winning book will be entered into a weekly prize drawing.


New Year's Resolution (adults)

Throughout January

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

Post a New Year’s resolution on the library display; if you write it down, you’ll have a better chance for success.


TeenSpot Seventh Annual Black History Essay Contest 

Throughout January 

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

The essay contest is open to all Charleston area students in grades 6-12. One winner will be chosen from middle and high school to receive a prize package. Entries must be submitted by February 28, and the winner will be notified March 13. Visit the Reference Desk for additional details.


Winter Reading Bingo (ages 11 and younger) 

Throughout January

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

Pick up a bingo card from the Children’s Department, and complete one row of winter reading challenges for a prize. Complete the entire bingo card to enter the grand prize drawing.


Early Literacy Station 

Throughout January

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

Visit the Early Literacy Station for a health and safety-themed activity based on the S.C. Day-by-Day Family Literacy Activity Calendar.


Tech Help: Book-a-Librarian

Throughout January

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

Have a technology question? Need help formatting your resume or completing a job application? Want to learn how to use the library's downloadable media on your tablet, phone, e-reader or laptop? Call the reference department at 843-849-6161, and make an appointment with a librarian for a 30-minute face-to-face session.


Winter Reading Bingo (all ages)

Throughout January 

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

Pick up a bingo card from the Children’s Department, and complete one row of winter reading challenges for a prize. Complete the entire bingo card to enter the grand prize drawing.


After-School Activity Zone 

Throughout January

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

Color activity sheets and play board games, or challenge Mr. Marvin to a game of checkers. Prizes awarded.


Guess the Title (adults)
Throughout January

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

Read clues to guess the title of a covered book. The first three people who correctly guess the title win a small prize.


Golden Ticket (teens)

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

Check out a Teen Read Golden Ticket Book at the Circulation Desk, and receive a small prize.


Winter Reading Bingo (ages 11 and younger) 

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

Pick up a bingo card, and complete the winter reading challenges to enter a gift card drawing. 


Winter Reading Bingo (ages 12 and younger)

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

Pick up a bingo card at the Children’s Desk, and complete winter reading challenges to win a prize.


Mock Caldecott (all ages)

Tuesday, January 3-Monday, January 23
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Stop by the children’s room to cast your vote on which 2017 book title should win the Caldecott Medal. The Caldecott Medal is an award given to the best illustrated book of the year by an American artist. Find out if your prediction is right when the award is announced January 23.


Winter Reading Bingo (ages 12 and younger)

Tuesday, January 3-Saturday, January 28
West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-6635

Pick up a bingo card from the Children’s Department, and complete one row of winter reading challenges for a prize. Complete the entire bingo card to enter the grand prize drawing.


Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)

Tuesdays, January 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 

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

Teen Lounge

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



Quiz Bowl (grades K-5)

Tuesdays, January 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31

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

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


Reel Heroes and She-roes
Tuesday, January 3 at 10:30 a.m.

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

The Secret Life of Pets. Rated PG; 90 minutes.


Edisto Book Club

Tuesday, January 3 at 3 p.m.

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

I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai


Afterschool Cool: Art in the Afternoon (ages 4-11) 

Tuesday, January 3 at 4 p.m. 

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

Learn about art, and create your own masterpiece during a visit by a special guest from the Gibbes Museum of Art.


Not Fiction Book Discussion
Tuesday, January 3 at 6:30 p.m.

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

The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World by Andrea Wulf


An Introduction to Yoga and Meditation (teens and adults)

Tuesday, January 3 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.


Midweek Mix (grades K-5)

Wednesdays, January 4, 11, 18 and 25

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

How many words stem from the word of the day? Share your answers, and get a treat.


Midweek Crossword (grades 6-12)

Wednesdays, January 4, 11, 18 and 25

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

Solve clues.


Small Business Counseling with SCORE (adults)

Wednesday, January 4 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, January 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 3:30-4 p.m.

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

Teen Lounge

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


Knitting on the Edge (adults)

Wednesdays, January 4, 11, 18 and 25 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.


Thursday Word (grades K-5)

Thursdays, January 5, 12, 19 and 26

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

Learn a new word, and get a treat.


College Admission Assistance 

Thursdays, January 5 and 19 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

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

Adults interested in pursuing a GED, certificate, diploma, associate degree or bachelor’s degree at any U.S. college are encouraged to attend an information session with representatives from the Educational Opportunity Center. Attendees will learn about college admission, financial aid and career counseling assistance offered by the EOC.


Crafternoon: Gratitude Jars (children)

Thursday, January 5 at 2:30 p.m.

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

Make a New Year’s resolution to look on the bright side each day, and decorate a jar to collect happy thoughts.


Teen Café (grades 6-12)

Thursdays, January 5, 12 and 26 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.


West Ashley Quilting Group (adults)

Thursday, January 5 at 5 p.m.

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

Meet fellow quilters, and share ideas for your next project.


Knit and Purl: A Casual Knitting Group (adults)

Thursday, January 5 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 Night (adults)

Thursdays, January 5, 12, 19 and 26 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 this fun and fast-paced game. Beginners welcome.


Jr. Word Seekers (grades 6-12)

Fridays, January 6, 13, 20 and 27

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

Find every word on thematic word find puzzles for a prize.


Affordable Care Act Assistance (adults)

Fridays, January 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

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

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


Fun with Legos (all ages)

Saturday, January 7 all day

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

We supply the Legos, and you create the masterpiece.


Saturday Surprise (ages 11 and younger)

Saturdays, January 7, 14, 21 and 28 all day

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

Try a different activity or game each week.


Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace (children)

Saturday, January 7 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.


Baby Playtime (0-24 months with caregiver)

Saturday, January 7 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.


Tiny Tassel Handmade Jewelry (families)

Saturday, January 7 at 11 a.m. 

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

Meet Mimi Striplin, the owner of Tiny Tassel, a handmade jewelry business. Learn how she became an entrepreneur, and make a tassel charm to keep. Registration recommended; supplies limited.


Wii and Board Games (ages 4-11) 

Saturday, January 7 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 family board game.


Penguin Party

Saturday, January 7 at 11 a.m.

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

Make a penguin craft, and play games.


Play Day: Winter Fun

Saturday, January 7 at 11:30 a.m.

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

Read a story, and make snowflakes.


Library Reel (all ages)
Saturday, January 7 at 12:30 p.m.

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

The BFG. Rated PG; 117 minutes.


Harry Potter VIII Read-Aloud Series: Act 1 (teens and adults)

Saturday, January 7 at 12:30 p.m.

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

Can’t get tickets to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London? Revisit Harry’s exciting and dramatic wizarding world during the first installment of this read-aloud series.


Lowcountry Creative Writing Group (adults)

Saturday, January 7 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.


Happy New Year

Saturday, January 7 from 1-2 p.m.

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

Ring in 2017 with crafts, confetti, snacks and a countdown. Party hats included.


Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace (all ages)

Saturday, January 7 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.


Reel Heroes and She-roes
Saturday, January 7 at 3 p.m.

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

The Secret Life of Pets. Rated PG; 90 minutes.


Club Anime! (grades 6-12)

Saturday, January 7 from 3-4:30 p.m.

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

Watch episodes of Princess Jellyfish.


Teens Share Resolutions (ages 12-17)

Monday, January 9-Friday, January 20

West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-6635
Share one of your New Year’s Resolutions to receive a sweet treat. 


Mind Bending Monday Maze (grades 6-12)

Mondays, January 9, 23 and 30

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.


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

Mondays, January 9, 23 and 30

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 for a piece of candy.


Memoir Writing Circle (adults)

Mondays, January 9, 23 and 30 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.


Monday Book Discussion (adults)

Monday, January 9 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161
The Circle by Dave Eggers


Affordable Care Act Assistance (adults)

Mondays, January 9, 23 and 30 from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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

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


After-School Club 

Mondays, January 9, 23 and 30 at 3:30 p.m.

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

Enjoy snacks, homework help and fun activities.


TeenSpot Movie Monday 

Monday, January 9 at 3:30 p.m.

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

Central Intelligence. Rated PG-13; 114 minutes.


Match ‘Em Monday (all ages)
Mondays, January 9, 23 and 30 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.

Afterschool Club (ages 6-11)
Monday, January 9 at 4:30 p.m.

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

Enjoy cool toys, art activities, music and movement.


Programming Fundamentals

Mondays, January 9, 23 and 30 from 6:15-7:30 p.m.

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

Join a collaborative class that covers core programming elements with Python language, and learn real-world examples of functions, objects, classes, lists and tuples, loops, sets, conditionals and error handling concepts. A valid CCPL card and attendance during the first class are required to attend future sessions. No prior programming experience is necessary. Registration begins December 31; call 843-805-6885 to register.


Knit and Stitch

Mondays, January 9, 23 and 30 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 your knitting supplies, and knit with friends. This group is for all skill levels.


Photo Talk
Monday, January 9 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
Auditorium
Learn about the art of photography. For more information, contact Ron Rocz at ronroczphoto@gmail.com.


S.C. History Series presents The Grand Skedaddle: Refugee Conditions in Civil War South Carolina 

(teens and adults)

Tuesday, January 10 at 10:15 a.m.

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

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


One80 Place Outreach

Tuesdays, January 10 and 24 from 1-5 p.m.

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

Second Floor Reference Area

Join representatives from One80 Place to learn about available assistance. The organization provides food, shelter and hope to end homelessness and hunger one person at a time. 


Reading with Rommie (ages 11 and younger)

Tuesdays, January 10 and 24 at 3 p.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.


Full STEAM Ahead: ArtBots
Tuesday, January 10 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Create your own ArtBot, a moving robot that buzzes, spins and twirls to make colorful patterns.


Teen Movie Time (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, January 10 from 3:30-5:35 p.m.

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

Warcraft. Rated PG-13; 123 minutes.


Afterschool Cool: Pom Pom Painting (ages 4-11) 

Tuesday, January 10 at 4 p.m. 

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

Create a masterpiece with pom poms and paint.

Read Anything Book Club (adults)

Tuesday, January 10 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161
Read and share books you enjoy with other Charleston book lovers.


Business Owners' Roundtable Meeting

Wednesday, January 11 from 9-11 a.m.

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
SCORE will host a round-table discussion for business owners and CEOs who have been in business a year or more. Take advantage of this great opportunity to network with peers, share ideas, and discuss the challenges that face small businesses in Charleston.


English Conversation Club (adults)

Wednesdays, January 11, 18 and 25 from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

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

Practice speaking English with a small group. Beginners to advanced learners are welcome.


Winter Walk around the Library (adults)

Wednesday, January 11 from 1-2 p.m.

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

Enjoy a guided nature walk around the library, identify birds and insects, and observe cold weather adaptations. Supervised children over age 10 are welcome. 


Mah Jongg the American Way (adults)

Wednesday, January 11 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, January 11 at 2:30 p.m.

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

Elsewhere by Richard Russo


Game On!
Wednesdays, January 11, 18 and 25 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
Challenge family and friends to Minecraft using “creative mode,” Wii and board games.

Teen Wii Time (grades 6-12)

Wednesdays, January 11, 18 and 25 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.


Lounge at the Library (grades 6-12)

Wednesday, January 11 from 3:45-4:45 p.m. 

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

Hang out with friends, and play games. Feel free to bring a snack.


Great Books Discussion

Wednesday, January 11 at 6:30 p.m.
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
Meeting Room B
“Ode 3.2” by Horace and “Dulce et Decorum Est” by Wilfred Owen found in Counterparts. Contact 843-805-6904 for the anthology and more details.


Digital Drop-in: Gadget Help (adults)

Thursday, January 12 at 10:30 a.m. 

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

Receive help with your new gadgets from CCPL Tech Team representatives.


Afternoon Adventures: Reading with Rommie and Friends
Thursday, January 12 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.


After-School Teen Movie (teens)

Thursday, January 12 at 4 p.m.

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

Freedom Writers. Rated PG; 126 minutes.


Club Anime! (grades 6-12)

Thursday, January 12 from 4:30-6 p.m.

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

Watch episodes of Okami-san and Her Seven Companions.


Film Movement

Thursday, January 12 at 6 p.m. 

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

Mad Tiger. Not rated; 82 minutes.


Hamilton and John Laurens: A Closer Look

Thursday, January 12 at 6 p.m.
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
Auditorium

Charlestonian John Laurens is Alexander's bosom buddy in the hit musical Hamilton, but there's more to the story than audiences realize. Join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for a look at their wartime friendship and Laurens's remarkable activities during the American Revolution. 


Planning to Pay for College (teens and adults)

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

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161
Learn about college funding with Steven Turner of College Planning U.


Race Relations Film Marathon (teens and adults)

Friday, January 13 from 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. 

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

10:30 a.m.-12:40 p.m.: To Kill a Mockingbird (1962). Not rated; 129 minutes.
1-3 p.m. The Help (2011). Rated PG-13; 146 minutes.

3:30-5:40 p.m. Selma (2014). Rated PG-13; 129 minutes.


Saturday Movie and Craft (children)

Saturday, January 14 at 10 a.m.
Folly Beach Library55 Center Street, Folly Beach, SC 29439: 843-588-2001

Watch Alice Through the Looking Glass, eat popcorn, and make a fun craft. Rated PG; 113 minutes.


STAR Therapy Dogs (ages 11 and younger) 

Saturday, January 14 at 10:30 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. 


Second Saturday Storytime (all ages)

Saturday, January 14 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.


STAR Therapy Dogs (children)

Saturday, January 14 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.


Snowman Craft and Storytime

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

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

Create a snowman, and listen to magical stories about wintertime wonders.


Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

Saturday, January 14 at 11 a.m.

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

Read a book about snow, and make a snowy picture.


Cinema Saturday

Saturday, January 14 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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

Finding Dory. Rated PG; 97 minutes.


Harry Potter VIII Read-Aloud Series: Act 2 (teens and adults)

Saturday, January 14 at 12:30 p.m.

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

Can’t get tickets to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London? Revisit Harry’s exciting and dramatic wizarding world during the second installment of this read-aloud series.


25th Anniversary Party (all ages)

Saturday, January 14 from 12-2 p.m.

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

Reminisce, and enjoy cake during a celebration of Mt. Pleasant Regional Library’s 25th anniversary.


Saturday Movie

Saturday, January 14 at 2 p.m.

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

Finding Dory. Rated PG;102 minutes. Sponsored by The UPS Store, 3575 Maybank Hwy. John's Island, SC 29455



I Have a Dream Art Activity
Saturday, January 14 at 3 p.m.

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

Create a picture of your dream for America. Materials provided.


Urban Book Club

Saturday, January 14 at 3 p.m.

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

Something on the Side by Carl Weber


Knit and Stitch (adults)

Saturday, January 14 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 welcome.


Afterschool Club (ages 6-11)
Monday, January 16 at 4:30 p.m.

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

Enjoy cool toys, art activities, music and movement. 


Winter Wonderland (ages 12 and younger)

Tuesday, January 17 at 10:30 a.m.

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

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


Sea Islands Book Club (adults)

Tuesday, January 17 at 2 p.m.

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

The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan by Jenny Norberg

Great Decisions Foreign Policy Discussion Group (adults)

Tuesdays, January 17, 24 and 31 from 2-4 p.m.

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

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161
The foreign policy discussion group returns for a new year of hot topics. Each week, read the briefing book for background information, then join one or both discussion groups: 

  • January 17 and January 19: The Future of Europe
  • January 24 and January 26:  Trade and Politics
  • January 31 and February 2: Conflict in the South China Sea

For more information, email MtpReference@ccpl.org or call 843-849-6161.


Teen Movie Time (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, January 17 from 3:30-5:20 p.m.

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

Final Fantasy XV: Kingsglaive. Rated PG-13; 110 minutes.


Afterschool Cool: Green Thumbs (ages 4-11) 

Tuesday, January 17 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.




Preschool Special: Winter Wonderland
Wednesday, January 18 at 1 p.m.
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Visit a winter wonderland for great stories, a tasty treat and a fun craft.

Riddles, Puzzles and Problem Solvers (ages 9-12)

Wednesday, January 18 from 3-4 p.m.

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

Solve riddles and hands-on puzzles for prizes. 


TeenSpot Pizza and Pages 

Wednesday, January 18 at 3:30 p.m. 

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

Chat about books, play word games, eat pizza and win prizes. Bring a copy of a book you are reading, and be prepared to share a review. 


Wednesday Movie (grades 6-12)

Wednesday, January 18 at 3:30 p.m.

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

Star Trek Beyond. Rated PG-13; 122 minutes.


Circulo Hispano Americano of Charleston Book Club

Wednesday, January 18 from 6-7:30 p.m.

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

Meeting Room A

Join a monthly Spanish language book club, open to all. The featured book this month is El general en su laberinto by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.


Not Fiction Book Discussion

Thursday, January 19 at 11 a.m.

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

The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World by Andrea Wulf.


Introduction to Seeking Grants
Thursday, January 19 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 (FIN) partner with The Foundation Center. Visit www.foundationcenter.org for more information.


Afternoon Adventures: Green Thumbs
Thursday, January 19 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 winter-themed craft.


Putt Putt in the Shelves (teens)

Thursday, January 19 at 4 p.m.

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

Play the back nine in the shelves to win prizes.


Building Bots: LittleBits (ages 7-12)

Thursday, January 19 at 4 p.m.

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

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; so soldering, wiring and programming are not needed.


Knit and Purl: A Casual Knitting Group (adults)

Thursday, January 19 from 5-6:30 p.m.

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

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


Dart After Dark Book Club

Thursday, January 19 at 6:15 p.m.

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

Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes


Cuentos y Canciones: Bilingual Storytime

Friday, January 20 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Enjoy stories and songs in English and Spanish.


Lego Club (ages 11 and younger) 

Saturday, January 21 at 10:30 a.m. 

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

We supply the Legos, you supply the imagination.


Bring Your Own Book Club

Saturday, January 21 at 10:30 a.m.

St. Paul’s/Hollywood Branch Library – 5151 Town Council Drive, Hollywood, SC  29449 843-889-3300

Bring a recent or favorite read, and enjoy coffee and great discussion. Call 843-889-3300 for more information.


Mitten Crazy (children)

Saturday, January 21 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Make a cheerful mitten garland to decorate your room. 


Beach Lovers Book Club (adults)

Saturday, January 21 at 10:30 a.m.

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

The Last Midwife by Sandra Dallas


STAR Therapy Dogs (all ages)

Saturday, January 21 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161
Make a furry friend, and read a book with your new pal.


Cozy Crafting 

Saturday, January 21 at 11 a.m.

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

Make crafts inside, and stay warm. 


Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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

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

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


Harry Potter VIII Read-Aloud Series: Act 3 (teens and adults)

Saturday, January 21 at 12:30 p.m.

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

Can’t get tickets to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London? Revisit Harry’s exciting and dramatic wizarding world during the third installment of this read-aloud series.


Library Reel (all ages)

Saturday, January 21 at 12:30 p.m.

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

Finding Dory. Rated PG; 103 minutes.



MET Opera Live! in HD
Saturday, January 21 at 1 p.m.
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
Giuseppe Verdi: Nabucco

The legendary Plácido Domingo brings another new baritone role to the Met under the baton of his longtime collaborator James Levine. Liudmyla Monastyrska is Abigaille, the warrior woman determined to rule empires, and Jamie Barton is the heroic Fenena. Dmitri Belosselskiy is the stentorian voice of the oppressed Hebrew people. Estimated running time: two hours, 44 minutes.


Sigma Saturday (families)

Saturday, January 21 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.


Saturday Movie (all ages)

Saturday, January 21 at 2 p.m.

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

Disney’s Planes. Rated PG; 92 minutes.


eBook Club Discussion (adults)

Saturday, January 21 at 2 p.m.

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

Washington and Hamilton: The Alliance that Forged America by Tony Williams


Emerging Author Drop-In (all ages)

Saturday, January 21 from 2-4 p.m.

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161
Meet emerging authors, listen to their stories, and enjoy refreshments. Books will be available to purchase, and a portion of proceeds will benefit the Charleston Friends of the Library. Contact the Reference Desk for the author lineup. Writers interested in joining the next quarterly drop-in should email MtpReference@ccpl.org.


Adult Book Discussion

Saturday, January 21 at 3 p.m.

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

Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff.


Reel Heroes and She-roes
Saturday, January 21 at 3 p.m.

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

The BFG. Rated PG; 117 minutes.


Thomas Time (ages 3-8 with adult)

Saturday, January 21 from 3-4 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

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


Adult Matinee 

Saturday, January 21 at 3:30 p.m.

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

Selma. Rated PG-13; 122 minutes.



Coffee and Conversation (adults)

Monday, January 23 from 10-11 a.m.

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161
Socialize with other seniors, and enjoy coffee and a breakfast treat.


Moms’ Afternoon Meet and Greet

Monday, January 23 at 1:30 p.m.

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

Stop by with your little ones for playtime, coffee and socializing.


Indie Lens Pop-Up: The Bad Kids (teens and adults)

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

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161
Located in an impoverished Mojave Desert community, Black Rock Continuation High School is an alternative school for students at risk of dropping out. Every student has fallen so far behind in credits that they have no hope of earning a diploma at a traditional high school, and Black Rock is their last chance. Extraordinary educators believe that empathy and life skills, more than academics, give these underserved students command of their own futures. This coming-of-age story watches education combat the crippling effects of poverty in the lives of these so-called "bad kids." Not rated; 101 minutes.


Afterschool Club (ages 6-11)
Monday, January 23 at 4:30 p.m.

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

Enjoy cool toys, art activities, music and movement.


Prepare for Jobs with Volvo and Mercedes (adults)

Monday, January 23 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161
Charleston’s employment market is booming, and Volvo and Mercedes plan to open facilities in the area. Learn how to prepare for employment opportunities, and receive answers to questions about the GED and Work Keys from representatives of Trident Technical College and Charleston Adult Education.


I Make a Difference Storytime and Craft
Tuesday, January 24 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Listen to stories about inspirational African-American leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 



Movie and Munchies
Tuesday, January 24 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
Finding Dory. Rated PG; 103 minutes.


Teen Movie Time (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, January 24 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

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

Ghostbusters (2016). Rated PG-13;116 minutes.


Afterschool Cool: CD Magic (ages 11 and younger) 

Tuesday, January 24 at 4 p.m. 

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

Create a cool craft with old CDs, and watch magic happen.



After-School Clock Making (teens)

Tuesday, January 24 at 4 p.m.

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

Make a CD clock. Registration is limited to 10 attendees; sign up at the Circulation Desk.


Introduction to Islam

Wednesday, January 25 at 11 a.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945
What is Islam? Who was the Prophet Mohammed, and what are the duties of a Muslim? Learn about the Qur'an, the holy book of Islam, and the Hadith, an integral part of Shari'a law; and discover what they say about social issues, including women's rights. Presented by Penny B. Travis, Ph.D.


Round Table Discussion with Councilwoman Johnson (adults)

Wednesday, January 25 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. 


Mah Jongg the American Way (adults)

Wednesday, January 25 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.


Celebrate Chinese New Year (grades 6-12)
Wednesday, January 25 from 3:45-4:45 p.m. 

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

Make a craft, and enjoy refreshments during an early Chinese New Year celebration.


Book-a-Librarian

Thursday, January 26

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

Want to learn how to establish an e-mail account, format a resume, work with tablets or complete online job applications? Call 843-744-2489 to schedule a 45-minute appointment with a librarian.


Afternoon Adventures: Lego Movie Maker
Thursday, January 26 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Build with Legos, then tell a story through Lego stop-motion animations. Have fun while you shoot, edit, and score your movie with music.


Building Bots: Snap Circuits (ages 7-12) 

Thursday, January 26 at 4 p.m.

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

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


Entertainment on the Web (adults)

Thursday, January 26 at 6 p.m.

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

Ready to ditch cable TV? Learn how to maximize entertainment opportunities with web resources. 


VITA: Tax Assistance

Saturday, January 28 at 10 a.m.

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

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


Lowcountry Creative Writing Forum (all ages)

Saturday, January 28 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161
Write and network with other writers. 


Chinese New Year Stories and Craft

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

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

Explore the meaning of the Chinese New Year, and make an animal craft to celebrate a cultural tradition. 


Let it Snow (children)

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

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

Make a snow globe picture with finger paint. 


Fairy Tale Ball
Saturday, January 28 at 11 a.m.
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
Dress in your finest gown, suit of armor or character costume for a morning of fantasy and magic. Meet real princesses, battle terrifying dragons, dance your heart out, create magical crafts, and enjoy a royal feast at the Fairy Tale Ball.



Stories and a Craft (ages 11 and younger) 

Saturday, January 28 at 11 a.m. 

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

Listen to stories, and make a cool craft to take home. 


Year of the Rooster

Saturday, January 28 at 11 a.m.

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

Celebrate Chinese New Year. Learn “I Had a Little Rooster” and other silly songs.


Harry Potter VIII Read-Aloud Series: Act 4 (teens and adults)

Saturday, January 28 at 12:30 p.m.

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

Can’t get tickets to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London? Revisit Harry’s exciting and dramatic wizarding world during the final installment of this read-aloud series.


YA Movie (grades 6-12)
Saturday, January 28 at 12:30 p.m. 

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

The Legend of Tarzan. Rated PG-13; 109 minutes.


Unplugged Afternoon (grades K-5)

Saturday, January 28 at 1 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

Build and play with K’nex, Legos and games.


Lego Club (ages 4-11)

Saturday, January 28 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.


Family Finger Painting Fun
Saturday, January 28 at 3 p.m.

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

Get creative with a family craft; completed paintings will be displayed in the library.


Afterschool Club (ages 6-11)
Monday, January 30 at 4:30 p.m.

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

Enjoy cool toys, art activities, music and movement. 


Teen Movie Time (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, January 31 from 3:30-5 p.m.

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

Lights Out. Rated PG-13; 81 minutes.


The Language of Libations in Early Charleston 

Tuesday, January 31 at 6 p.m. 

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

Before clean water became available a century ago, Charlestonians of all ages drank a wide variety of alcoholic beverages every day. Join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for a light-hearted overview of the essential vocabulary related to the consumption of beer, wines, spirits and cordials in early Charleston. 





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