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Charleston County Public Library May 2017 Program Lineup
Published:
4/28/2017 2:39:00 PM


 

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


Saul Alexander Gallery Exhibit

Throughout May

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

Women’s Work by Karyn Healey

Healey’s oil paintings are inspired by the Southern female experience. Healey pays tribute to strong, brave, beautiful women who push the boundaries.


Classic Arcade 

Throughout May

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

Play more than 250 classic arcade games including "Lunar Lander" (1979), "Gravitar" (1982) and "Major Havoc" (1983). View printed circuit boards and software on display.


Early Literacy Station
Throughout May

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 May is animals. 


Children’s Book Week Bookmark Contest
Throughout May

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
Extend the Children’s Book Week celebration throughout the month, and design a creative bookmark in the Children’s Department. Winners will be announced June 1.


Activity Zone (grades K-5)

Throughout May

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

Enjoy puzzles, mazes and coloring activities.


Awakening V: King Tide

Throughout May

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

Enough Pie's Awakening V: King Tide is a series of art installations and events related to rising tides and flooded streets. This display features oil paintings by Charleston artist Mary Edna Fraser, along with black and white photos of flooded Charleston streets taken by local photographer and engineer, Jared Bramblett.


Desktop Trivia (adults)

Throughout May

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

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


Display of Roses

Throughout May

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

The Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society displays a variety of roses.


Painting Exhibit 

Throughout May

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

Abstract paintings by Thomas Geyer.


Book-a-Librarian (adults)

Throughout May

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

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 843-559-1945, and make an appointment with a librarian for a 30-minute one-on-one session. 


Guess the Names of Famous Mothers

Throughout May

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

Correctly guess the names of famous mothers to enter a prize drawing.


TeenSpot Tweets for Treats 

Throughout May

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

Find a birdie, tweet about your favorite book, and receive a treat. 


Book-a-Librarian 

Throughout May

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

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 843-889-3300 or email caldwellg@ccpl.org to make an appointment with a librarian for a 30-minute face-to-face session.


Early Literacy Station 

Throughout May

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 May is animals.


Asian-American Heritage Trivia 

Throughout May

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

Stop by the Children’s Desk to answer a daily trivia challenge question, and receive a treat. 


Plant a Seed

Throughout May

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

Check out a gardening or plant book, and receive a packet of seeds for your garden.


Crossword Craze

Throughout May

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

Complete a crossword or Sudoku puzzle, and receive a treat.


Teen Zone (grades 6-12)

Mondays-Thursdays throughout May from 3-5 p.m.

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

Play the Xbox 360, listen to music, enjoy an adult coloring page, play board games, or just sit and chat.


Name Award Winning Books (ages 11 and younger)

Monday, May 1-Saturday, May 6  

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

Correctly answer the daily trivia question for a chance to receive a prize.


Screen Free Week

Monday, May 1 - Saturday, May 6 

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

Enjoy fun technology-free activities for families.


Children’s Book Word Search (ages 6-11)
Monday, May 1-Saturday, May 6

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161
Complete a literary word search, and receive a treat.


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

Mondays, May 1, 8, 15 and 22

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.

Guessing Jar Challenge (grades 6-12)

Monday, May 1-Thursday, May 11

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

Correctly guess the number of petals in the jar for a chance to win a gift.


Mind Bending Monday Maze (grades 6-12)

Mondays, May 1, 8, 15 and 22

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

Challenge yourself to complete an intricate maze. Prizes awarded.


Memoir Writing Circle (adults)

Mondays, May 1, 8, 15 and 22 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Write and share stories for fun and feedback.


After-School STEAM Club 

Mondays, 1, 8, 15 and 22 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 Monday Night Theater

Mondays, May 1, 8, 15 and 22 at 3:30 p.m. 

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

May 1: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Rated PG-13.

May 8: Storks. Rated PG.

May 15: Dr. Strangelove. Rated PG-13.

May 22: Jack Reacher Never Go Back. Rated PG-13.


Match ‘Em Mondays
Mondays, May 1 and 8 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.

Learn the Python Programming Language 

Monday, May 1 from 6:15-7:30 p.m.

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

Second Floor Classroom

Learn the Python programming language through Lynda.com during a three-part series. A moderate amount of computer skills are needed. Beginners are welcome and encouraged to watch "Programming Fundamentals in the Real World" on Lynda.com. A valid library card is required to participate; call 843-805-6885 to register.

Quiz Bowl (grades K-5)

Tuesdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30

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

Challenge yourself to answer the trivia question correctly for a treat.


Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)

Tuesdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30

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

Teen Lounge

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


Book-a-Librarian

Tuesday, May 2 at 10 a.m.

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

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


One80 Place Outreach

Tuesday, May 2 from 1- 5 p.m.

Wednesday, May 17 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

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

Lobby & Second Floor Reference Area

Representatives from One80 Place are available to answer questions and assist those in need. The organization provides food, shelter and hope to end homelessness and hunger one person and family at a time. It also offers housing assistance to community members, including veterans. 

Edisto Book Club

Tuesday, May 2 at 3 p.m.

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

The Red Bandanna by Tom Rinaldi


Teen Movie Tuesday (grades 6-12)

Tuesdays, May 2 and 9 from 3-5:30 p.m.

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

May 2: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Rated PG-13.

May 9: Moana. Rated PG.


Not Fiction Book Discussion

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

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

Kill 'Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul by James McBride


An Introduction to Yoga and Meditation (teens and adults)

Tuesday, May 2 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; all skill levels welcome.


Midweek mix (grades K-5)

Wednesdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31

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. 


TeenSpot Word Search Wednesday (ages 12-17)

Wednesdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31  

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

Complete the word search, and receive a sweet treat. 


Small Business Counseling with SCORE (adults)    

Wednesday, May 3 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. 


English Conversation Club

Wednesdays, May 3, 10, 17 and 24 at 10:30 a.m.

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

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


Midweek Crossword (grades 6-12)

Wednesdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 after school

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

Solve clues.


Web Wednesday (grades 6-12)

Wednesdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 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.


STEM Magnet Building

Wednesday, May 3 at 4 p.m. 

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

Make your own magnetic kit.


Tweens and Teens Movie Time 

Wednesday, May 3 from 4-5:30 p.m.

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

Journey to the Center of the Earth. Rated PG.  


Funk/Jazz/Beach Concert by The Louie D. Project (adults)

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

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

Louis Dixon and The Louie D. Project will perform an intimate concert that features post-modern funk, soul, jazz, blues and beach tunes. This is a North Charleston Arts Festival event.


Thursday Word (grades K-5)

Thursdays May 4, 11, 18 and 25

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

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


TeenSpot Military Word Challenge (ages 12-17)

Thursdays, May 4, 11, 18 and 25 

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

Create more than 10 words out of each military branch name, and receive a treat. 


Grey Seal’s Puppets present Tangle of Tales

Thursday, May 4 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Three favorite folk tales come to life through a puppet show. This is a North Charleston Arts Festival event.

Game On (ages 10-18)

Thursdays, May 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 3-5 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.


Afternoon Adventures: May the Fourth be with You  

Thursday, May 4 at 3:30 p.m. 

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

Celebrate National Star Wars Day with crafts and activities.

Star Wars Day Jedi Academy

Thursday, May 4 at 3:30 p.m.

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

Do you have what it takes to be a Jedi master?


Teen Café (grades 6-12)

Thursdays, May 4, 11, 18 and 25 after school

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

Teen Lounge

Enjoy snacks and games after school.


STEAM Club (ages 7-11)

Thursdays, May 4 and 11 at 3:45 p.m.

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

Have fun, and explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) with hands-on activities.


Mah Jongg Nights (adults)

Thursdays, May 4, 11, 18 and 25 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.


Knit and Purl: A Casual Knitting Group (adults)

Thursdays, May 4 and 18 from 6-7:30 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.


Soul/Funk Concert by the Zandrina Dunning Experience

Thursday, May 4 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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

Auditorium

Listen to this five-piece group perform songs by popular artists and original compositions with a soul/funk twist. This is a North Charleston Arts Festival event.


Cuentos y Canciones: Bilingual Storytime 

Friday, May 5 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.


Jr. Word Seekers (grades 6-12)

Fridays, May 5, 12, 19 and 26 after school

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

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


Saturday Surprise (ages 11 and younger) 

Saturdays, May 6, 13, 20 and 27 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 

Saturday, May 6 at 10 a.m.

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

Create fun paper and felt projects.


Bingo (ages 11 and younger) 

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

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

Play rounds of bingo. Small prizes awarded.


Mother's Day Celebration

Saturday, May 6 at 11 a.m.

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

Make a gift for mom.


Fancy Nancy Tea Party                           
Saturday, May 6 at 11 a.m.

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

Dress up in your fanciest outfit, and enjoy crafts, stories, songs and treats.


Shrimp Festival Celebration 

Saturday, May 6 at 11 a.m.

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

Learn how to make an origami shrimp.


Club Anime! (grades 6-12)

Saturday, May 6 from 11-4 p.m.

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

Bring a pillow, and enjoy five hours of Anime.


LowCo Suzuki Guitar Performance
Saturday, May 6 at 12 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161
Enjoy guitar performances by students of LowCo Suzuki Guitar. 

Play It, Build It: K’nex, Legos and Games (grades K-5)

Saturday, May 6 at 1 p.m.

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

Play an old school board game, build something from our challenge list, or make your own creation. 


Lowcountry Creative Writing Group

Saturday, May 6 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.


Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace 

Saturday, May 6 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.


Legos 

Saturday, May 6 at 2 p.m.

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

Play and build with Legos.


DIY Mother’s Day Light-up Cards

Saturday, May 6 at 2:30 p.m.

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

All materials provided while supplies last.


Mother’s Day Program

Saturday, May 6 at 3 p.m.

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

Learn how to access the latest fashion and make-up trends using online sources and free downloadable Zinio magazines. Enjoy a selfie station and door prizes. Bring your own makeup for a 15-minute makeover.


Art Explorer: Collage-a-Thon

Saturday, May 6 at 3 p.m.

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

Cut, paste and draw. Materials provided.


Celebrate the End of the School Year (ages 5-11 and ages 12-18) 

Monday, May 8-Saturday, May 20

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

Guess how many objects are in the container, and receive a treat. The person with the closest answer wins all of the objects in the container for their age group and the winner for each age group will be announced May 22.


Monday Book Discussion (adults)

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

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

The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian


Dorchester Road Regional Library's Birthday Party

Monday, May 8 at 2 p.m.

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

Celebrate the library’s 25th anniversary with birthday cake, light refreshments and a trip down memory lane.


Tweens and Teens Game Time 

Monday, May 8 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.


Photo Talk

Monday, May 8 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 during a presentation by local photographer Ron Rocz.


S.C. History Series: Is South Carolina History Relevant? (teens and adults) 

Tuesday, May 9 at 10:15 a.m.

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

As 21st century technology continues to advance, the distant past might seem increasingly irrelevant. However, the South Carolina Lowcountry’s past continues to impact the present world. Join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, as he discusses the importance of South Carolina history. 


Read with Rommie (ages 11 and younger)

Tuesdays, May 9 and 23 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.


Movie and Munchies
Tuesday, May 9 at 3:30 p.m.

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

Cinderella. Rated PG.

Building Bots: Osmo (ages 7-11 with adult)

Tuesday, May 9 at 4 p.m.

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

Draw a masterpiece, guess and spell on-screen images, arrange wooden puzzle pieces to match on-screen shapes, and more.  


Voter Registration Drive

Tuesday, May 9 from 4-7 p.m.

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

The Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration provides one-stop voter registration. Drop by to register, and receive a government-issued and approved voter ID on-site. Current voters can update their address and information, sign up for absentee voting and more. To find out if you are eligible and what information you need to register, call 843-744-VOTE.

Read Anything Book Club (adults)

Tuesday, May 9 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, May 10 from 9-11 a.m.

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

Join a discussion for business owners and CEOs who have been in business one year or longer. Network with peers, share ideas, and discuss challenges that small businesses face in Charleston.

Preschool Special: Sea Turtle Shindig
Wednesday, May 10 at 10:30 a.m. 

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
Dive deep with sea turtle stories, songs and a craft.


Coffee and Conversation (adults)

Wednesday, May 10 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

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

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


Mah Jongg the American Way (adults)

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

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

Fun Home by Allison Bechdel


Historic Charleston Foundation: Bees in the Community Garden (grades K-5)

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

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

Learn how to help the local bee population at the Romney Urban Garden, and play a game, make a craft, or sample honey in conjunction with the Historic Charleston Foundation.


Cinco de Mayo Celebration (grades 6-12)

Wednesday, May 10 at 3:45-4:45 p.m.

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

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a craft and light refreshments.


Celebrate 148 Years of Bicycling in Charleston 

Wednesday, May 10 at 6 p.m.

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

Auditorium

Join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for a fun tour through 148 years of bicycle history in Charleston that ranges from fanfare over the first velocipedes in 1869 to bike advocacy on our busy streets today. 


Great Books Discussion

Wednesday, May 10 at 6:30 p.m.

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

Meeting Room B

“The Power of Money in Bourgeois Society” by Karl Marx and “Sister Carrie” by Theodore Dreiser found in Vital Ideas: Money. Contact 843-805-6904 for the anthology and more details.


Medicare Assistance and More (adults)  

Thursday, May 11 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

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

Trident Area Agency on Aging counselors provide accurate and objective health insurance information to help Medicare beneficiaries, along with other resources (ESAP, SNAP, Free Tax Preparation, LIHEAP and Emergency Rental Assistance). Call 843-554-2275 for an appointment.


Google Street View Tour of Legare Street between Tradd and South Battery

Thursday, May 11 at 1 p.m.

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

Join reference librarian and licensed tour guide Malcolm Hale for a tour of what has been called “one of the most beautiful residential blocks in America.


Afternoon Adventures: Read with Rommie and Friends
Thursday, May 11 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. 


DIY Mother’s Day Craft

Thursday, May 11 at 4 p.m.

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

Bring a white t-shirt.


Club Anime! (grades 6-12)

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

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

Enjoy watching episodes of Poco’s Udon World.


West Ashley Quilting Group

Thursday, May 11 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.


Muslims and the Media: From Oil Sheiks to Sharia Law

Friday, May 12 from 1-2 p.m.

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

Auditorium

Professor Kathleen Foody will discuss how the media impacts public perceptions of Islam in the West, the truth behind these perceptions, and the contemporary politics of Islamophobia in the U.S.


Documentary Movie

Friday, May 12 at 2 p.m.

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

13th. Rated TV-MA. Take an in-depth look at how prison systems reveal the nation’s history of racial inequality. Light refreshments served.


N.A.S.A Puffy Paint Moon Craft

Saturday, May 13 all day

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

Prepare for the 2017 eclipse, and make a moon craft.


Mother’s Day Craft
Saturday, May 13 all day

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161
Make a gift for mom.


Saturday Movie and Craft (children)

Saturday, May 13 at 10 a.m. 

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

The BFG. Rated PG.


Aquí Estamos

Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

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

Document the history of Latino immigrants in the Lowcountry.  Bring your photographs, diaries, family recipes, documents, scrapbooks, cherished objects and small items to be digitized and made available to the public in an online archive.

Queremos documentar la historia de los inmigrantes latinos en el Low Country. Traiga sus fotografías, diarios, recetas familiares, documentos, álbumes de recuerdos y objetos queridos pequeños.  Los digitalizaremos y después los pondremos a disposición del público en un archivo digital.


STAR Therapy Dogs (ages 11 and younger) 

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

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

Read to a furry friend.


STAR Therapy Dogs

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

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

Read a book to a furry friend.


Second Saturday Storytime 

Saturday, May 13 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.


Mother's Day Program

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

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

Celebrate mothers with stories and gift-making. 


STAR Therapy Dogs (children)

Saturday, May 13 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.


Mother’s Day is on the Way 

Saturday, May 13 at 11 a.m.

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

Make your mom something special.


Make Your Mother Happy

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

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

Make something special for your mom.


Family Fort Day

Saturday, May 13 at 12 p.m.

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

Sign up for Summer Reading, and build forts. Materials provided while supplies last.


Saturday Movies

Saturdays, May 13 and 27 at 12:30 p.m.

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

May 13: Moana. Rated PG.

May 27: Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius. Rated PG.


MET Opera Live!

Saturdays, May 13 and 20 at 1 p.m.

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

May 13: Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky. Running time: 4 hours. 

May 20: Der Rosenkavalier by Strauss. Running time: 4 hours, 50 minutes.


Mommy and Me Doll Spa (ages 4-11)

Saturday, May 13 at 2 p.m.

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

Enjoy an afternoon of pampering for your dolls with a female friend or relative.


Saturday Movie Matinee

Saturday, May 13 at 2 p.m.

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

Surf's Up 2: Wave Mania. Rated PG. Sponsored by The UPS Store, 3575 Maybank Hwy. Johns Island, SC 29455.


Urban Book Club

Saturday, May 13 at 3 p.m.

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

Just Can’t Let Go by Mary B. Morrison


Rock Painting 

Saturday, May 13 at 3 p.m.

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

Paint your own design or lucky mantra on a rock.


Reel Heroes and She-roes

Saturday, May 13 at 3 p.m.

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

Moana. Rated PG.


Knit and Stitch

Saturday, May 13 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. Beginners are welcome.


Adult Book Discussion

Saturday, May 13 at 3 p.m.

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

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. Copies available at the Information Desk.


Mom’s Afternoon Meet and Greet (parents and children)

Monday, May 15 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.


Itty Bitty Book Club (ages 5 and younger)

Tuesday, May 16 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Read stories by Lois Ehlert, and complete a craft activity. Materials provided.


Sea Islands Book Club (adults)    

Tuesday, May 16 at 2 p.m.   

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945
Still Alice by Lisa Genova


Teen Movie Tuesday (grades 6-12)

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

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

A Monster Calls. Rated PG-13.


After-school Cool: Green Thumbs (ages 4-11)

Tuesday, May 16 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.


Hour of Code: Open Lab

Wednesday, May 17 from 4-5 p.m.

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

Learn an online coding program; choose to code Minecraft, Star Wars, or your own sports game.


Not Fiction Book Discussion

Thursday, May 18 at 11 a.m.

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

Kill 'Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul by James McBride


Introduction to Seeking Grants

Thursday, May 18 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 are provided, and participants can practice after the presentation. CCPL is a Funding Information Network partner with the Foundation Center. Visit www.foundationcenter.org for more information.


Technology and International Issues for Entrepreneurs

Thursday, May 18 from 12-2 p.m.

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

Auditorium

Learn about relevant websites, social media, corporate issues, privacy/data collection and data transfer/EU safe harbor during a presentation by local lawyers. 


Black and White Theatre

Thursday, May 18 at 1 p.m.

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

The Philadelphia Story. Not rated.


Crafternooon: Fun Food Towers (children)

Thursday, May 18 at 2:30 p.m.

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

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

Create new worlds with spaghetti and marshmallows.


Minute to Win It

Thursday, May 18 at 4 p.m. 

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

Enjoy a Mad Dog tic-tac game.


Film Movement

Thursday, May 18 at 6 p.m. 

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

Auditorium

Neither Heaven nor Earth. Not rated.


Heirs’ Property Seminar

Thursday, May 18 at 6 p.m.

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

Learn how to protect your family’s land during a presentation by the Center for Heirs’ Property.


Book Discussion at Otranto 

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

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

Conference Room

The Cigar Factory: A Novel of Charleston by Michele Moore 


Friday Afternoon Movie

Friday, May 19 at 4 p.m.

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

Watch Big Hero 6, and eat popcorn. Rated PG.


Silent Reading Party (grades 6-12)

Saturday, May 20-Sunday, May 21

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

Teen Lounge

Read a book, and enjoy snacks. Prizes will be awarded the longer you read.  


Readers Fair

Saturday, May 20 from 9:15 a.m.-12 p.m.

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

Meet and greet local authors, share books you have read, discover new titles, or attend a demonstration session to learn how to access eBooks and audiobooks with a library card. Check out program details below.


We Are Charleston: Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emanuel by Herb Frazier, Bernard Powers and Marjory Wentworth

Saturday, May 20 from 9:15-10:15 a.m.
Auditorium

This is the story of the events and aftermath of the Mother Emanuel church shooting on June 17, 2015. When the victims' families forgave the shooter via closed circuit video screen, they set a profound example for their city, the nation, and the world. We Are Charleston explores how the storied history of Emanuel AME Church relates the power of forgiveness and how God’s mercy can be revealed in the midst of tremendous pain.


Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid that Avenged Pearl Harbor by James Scott

Saturday, May 20 from 9:15-10:15 a.m.
Meeting Room B 

Four months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Jimmy Doolittle raided and bombed parts of Tokyo’s industrial complex with the help of 16 planes and various crews whose efforts altered the course of World War II. While some of Doolittle’s comrades made it to China, others faced starvation and torture within Japanese prison camps. Scott recounts the story of the Doolittle raiders from both Japanese and American perspectives, and Target Tokyo earned his recognition as a 2016 Pulitzer Prize finalist.


CCPL’s Digital Media Resources   

Saturday, May 20 from 9:15-10:15 a.m.
Second Floor Classroom 

Learn about CCPL’s eBook and audiobook collection, and practice using the library website and related apps to check out books from OverDrive, OneClickdigital and hoopla. Review lending restrictions and additional features during this demonstration. No registration required.


Blind Match Book Share: Table for 48 Experiment   

Saturday, May 20 from 10:15-11 a.m.
Auditorium 

Join a fun social experiment, and share book recommendations during brief conversations with fellow readers. Come prepared with a short plot description for a digital or print library book you’ve enjoyed, and learn about potential titles to add to your reading list.  To register, please submit your name, a book title and two-sentence plot description to schwengels@ccpl.org, or call 

843-805-6943 by May 17.


Ocean of Insight: A Sailor’s Voyage from Despair to Hope by Heather Lyn Mann

Saturday, May 20 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Second Floor Classroom 

Ocean of Insight is a chronological account of the disaster and discovery that Heather Lyn Mann experienced during the six years she lived in a small sloop on the Atlantic Ocean. During her time at sea, Mann witnessed sinking ships, life-threatening storms, societies on the brink of extinction, a pirate scare, and more. This memoir relates life-affirming lessons about nature, fearlessness, resilience, happiness and compassion. Mann is a spiritual ecologist and retired founder/director of the Center for Resilient Cities. 


Jackpot: High Times, High Seas, and the Sting that Launched the War on Drugs by Jason Ryan 

Saturday, May 20 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. 
Meeting Room B 

During the golden age of marijuana trafficking in the 1970s-1980s, some of the country’s most prominent kingpins included a group of wayward and fun-loving South Carolinians who forsook college educations to sail drug-laden luxury sailboats across the Mediterranean, the Atlantic and the Caribbean. Les Riley, Barry Foy and their comrades eschewed violence as much as they loved pleasure, but greed, lust, disaster at sea and the law ultimately caught up with them. South Carolina’s Operation Jackpot was one of the largest drug investigations ever launched and an opening volley in Ronald Reagan’s War on Drugs.


Home Ownership Workshop (adults)

Saturday, May 20 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Learn credit and home buying tips during an interactive workshop led by realtor Michael Fenwrick. One lucky participant will receive a gas card as a door prize.


Beach Lovers Book Club (adults)

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

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

One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus 


STAR Therapy Dogs 

Saturday, May 20 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.


Salute to our Armed Forces 

Saturday, May 20 at 11 a.m.

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

Make military dog tags.


DIY Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace

Saturday, May 20 at 11 a.m.

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

Craft with help from Ms. Grace.


Armed Forces Day 

Saturday, May 20 at 11 a.m.

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

Celebrate Armed Forces Day in a special way.


Asian-Pacific Children’s Festival

Saturday, May 20 at 12:30 p.m

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

Celebrate Asian-Pacific heritage with film and food. 


Local Living: The Spanish American War Revives Sullivan’s Island

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

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

Join local historian Roy Williams to learn how the Spanish American War brought Sullivan’s Island back to life after the devastation of the Civil War and neglect during Reconstruction.


YA Movie (grades 6-12)

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

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

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life. Rated PG.


Sigma Saturday (families)

Saturday, May 20 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.


Movie Time 

Saturday, May 20 at 2 p.m.

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

The Great Gilly Hopkins. Rated PG.


Couponing with Bre’Ana

Saturday, May 20 at 2 p.m.  

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

Learn how to maximize your shopping experience.


Adult Movie

Saturday, May 20 at 3:30 p.m.

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

Empire State. Rated R.


YA Book Club

Saturday, May 20 at 4 p.m.

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

Discuss books you have recently read.


Meet the Author: Corrie Wang (ages 12 and older)

Sunday, May 21 at 3:30 p.m. 

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

Local author Corrie Wang will discuss her new young adult book, The Takedown, describe her path to publication, and give advice to young writers.


Community Baby Shower

Monday, May 22 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

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

New and expectant mothers and families are invited to learn about healthy pregnancies and babies while enjoying refreshments and door prizes. Presented by Wellcare and Palmetto Community Action Partnership.


Coffee and Conversation (adults)

Monday, May 22 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.


Indie Lens Pop-Up: Real Boy (teens and adults)

Monday, May 22 from 2-3:30 p.m.

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

Real Boy is the coming-of-age story of Bennett, a trans teenager with dreams of musical stardom. During the first two years of his gender transition, Bennett works to repair a strained relationship with his family with the help of celebrated trans folk singer Joe Stevens.


Teen Movie Tuesday (grades 6-12) 

Tuesday, May 23 from 3-5 p.m.

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

Arrival. Rated PG-13.


Afterschool Cool: Laura Ingalls Wilder (ages 4-11)

Tuesday, May 23 at 4 p.m.

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

Celebrate the life of the Little House author, and learn about life back then.


Round Table Discussion with Councilwoman Johnson (adults)  

Wednesday, May 24 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, May 24 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.


Lounge at the Library (grades 6-12)

Wednesday, May 24 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.


Drop Everything and Read

Wednesday, May 24 from 4-5 p.m.

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

Kick off Summer Reading with literary trivia and games. Prizes awarded.


Book-a-Librarian

Thursday, May 25 at 10 a.m.

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

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


Five Wishes (adults)  

Thursday, May 25 at 11 a.m. 

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

Lutheran Hospice representatives explain Five Wishes’ easy-to-understand documents that 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.


A Brief History of Marion Square

Thursday, May 25 at 6 p.m.

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

Auditorium

The long history of Charleston's Marion Square is full of twists and turns that few people may know. Join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for an overview of the site's storied past from a military stronghold to a venue for political meetings and sports and recreation, with a few surprises along the way. 


Teen Trivia: Fandoms (grades 6-12)

Friday, May 26 from 3-5 p.m.

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

Auditorium

Bring your knowledge about Doctor Who, Supernatural, Harry Potter and more. The teen with the most points wins the grand prize.


Let's Talk Pollinators

Friday, May 26 from 3-5 p.m.

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

Auditorium

Join representatives from Clemson Coastal Research and Education Center to learn about pollinators, why they matter, and how to protect them. Enjoy live demonstrations and hands-on activities for all ages.


Lowcountry Creative Writing Forum 

Saturday, May 27 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.


Sidewalk Art (children)

Saturday, May 27 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Use sidewalk chalk to decorate Battery Gadsden for the summer.


Get Ready for Summer Reading 

Saturday, May 27 at 11 a.m.

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

Make funny bookmarks to take home. 


Cinema Saturday

Saturday, May 27 at 11 a.m. and 2 pm.

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

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life. Rated PG.


Fabulous Fables

Saturday, May 27 at 11:30 a.m.

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

Read fables, and make a craft.  


Resume Magic with Learning Express (teens and adults)

Saturday, May 27 at 2 p.m.

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

Use Learning Express to make a resume from scratch. 


eBook Club Discussion

Saturday, May 27 at 2 p.m.

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

Coroner by Thomas Noguchi


Lego Club (ages 4-11)

Saturday, May 27 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.


Club Anime! (grades 6-12)

Saturday, May 27 from 3-4:30 p.m.

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

Watch episodes of March Comes in Like a Lion. Japanese snacks will be served.


Piccolo Spoleto: SPROUTS Children’s Theatre presents The Frog Prince

Tuesday, May 30 at 9:15 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

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

Enjoy an adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale about a young prince turned into a frog by a witch. School groups are granted priority access to 

9:15 a.m. performances. Please plan accordingly.


Teen Movie Tuesday (grades 6-12)

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

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

Magnificent 7. Rated PG-13.


Piccolo Spoleto: College of Charleston Opera presents The Three Little Pigs

Wednesday, May 31 at 9:15 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

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

The melodies of Mozart are brought to the stage in this classic story. School groups are granted priority access to 

9:15 a.m. performances. Please plan accordingly.


Afternoon Movie (ages 6 and older)

Wednesday, May 31 at 3:15 p.m. 

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

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Rated PG-13.


Summer Reading Kickoff Party

Wednesday, May 31 at 4 p.m.

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

Learn about Summer Reading prizes, and enter a drawing to win a reading basket.


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