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Charleston County Public Library Program Line-up for August 2013
Published:
7/29/2013 11:59:20 AM


 

The Charleston County Public Library offers the following free programs for children, teens and adults in August 2013.


Saul Alexander Gallery Exhibit
August 1-17
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Interspatial: Astronomical Artwork by Alizey Khan
Alizey Khan’s exhibit includes paintings and prints which serve as portraits of astronomical phenomena, exploring the properties of light and spatial depth in an incomprehensibly vast space.

August 18-31
Learning to see the Lowcounty by Susana Berdecio
Susana Berdecio hopes that her exhibit allows natives to perceive the Lowcountry in a new light and introduces visitors to the endless possibility of our inspiring surroundings.

Activity Zone (grades K-5)
August 1-31
James Island Library – 1248 Camp Road: 795-6679
Enjoy puzzles, mazes and coloring activities.

Artist Display
August 1-31
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Ursula Bugg is an artist/cartoonist/illustrator and native New Yorker now living in Charleston, SC. As a child, she was fascinated by Hanna-Barbera cartoons, Jim Henson's Muppets and Dr. Seuss books. As she got older, Bugg’s passion for animation began to merge with her love for hip-hop to shape her unique design style that ranges from animation to apparel. She uses shrink materials, watercolors and other concepts to create jewelry, apparel and cool home and office products inspired by themes of nature, and as she puts it, “my crazy last name.”





Early Literacy Station (all ages)
August 1-31
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Visit our Early Literacy Station for a fun activity based on the S.C. Day-by-Day Family Literacy Activity Calendar. The theme for August is imagination.

St. Andrews Library TeenSpot: Invent a Holiday for August (ages 12-17)
August 1-31
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Teens invent a holiday for the month of August. Place entries in the Invent a Holiday display. Each week a new holiday will be picked, and the inventor wins a prize.

St. Andrews Library TeenSpot Title Twist Thursdays (ages 12-17)
Thursdays August 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 all day
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Unscramble the letters to find out the mystery book, and win a sweet treat. Win a bonus treat if you can name the book’s author.

Morning Movie Chill Out
Thursday, August 1 at 10:30 a.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library – 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489
Barnyard. Rated PG; 90 minutes.

PLAY: Houdini II
Thursday, August 1 at 10:30 a.m.
Village Library – 430 Whilden Street: 884-9741
Enjoy magic, music and lots of laughs during this high energy, interactive show.

Home School Social Club (grades 6-12)
Thursdays, August 1, 8 and 15 from 11a.m-1 p.m.
Thursdays, August 22 and 29 from 1-3 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Meet other home school students, talk about books and play games. Bring your lunch.

Summer Movie Madness
Thursday, August 1 at 2 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Wings of Life. Rated G; 77 minutes.

Game On (ages 10-18)
Thursdays, August 1, 8, 15 and 29 from 3:30-5 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of gaming. Choose from board games or interactive video games.

Film Movement: The Dynamiter
Thursday August 1 at 6 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Auditorium
Robbie Hendrick is a 14-year-old Mississippi native who has always wanted a stable family. When Robbie’s wayward mother suddenly departs, leaving him in charge of his younger half-brother, Robbie must avoid his dangerous older brother and prevent Social Services from breaking up the only family he has ever known. Directed by Matthew Gordon. Not Rated; 74 minutes.




Tell About Night Flowers: Eudora Welty's Gardening Letters, 1940-1949
Thursday, August 1 at 6 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Meeting Room B
Hear College of Charleston professor Dr. Julia Eichelberger discuss her new book on Mississippi novelist Eudora Welty. The focus of her book is the gardening correspondence of the author.

PLAY: Family Storytime and Game Night - Summer’s Last Chance
Thursday, August 1 at 6 p.m.
St. Paul’s/Hollywood Branch Library – 5151 Town Council Drive 889-3300
Share stories about your favorite summer activities and what fun plans you have ahead.

Mah Jongg Nights (adults)
Thursdays August 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 6 p.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914
Learn to play American Mah Jongg. No experience necessary.

Jr. Word Seekers (grades 6-12)
Fridays, August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 all day
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Challenge yourself to find every word on thematic word find puzzles for a prize.

Weekend Word Scramble (ages 5-11)
Fridays, August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 all day
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Challenge yourself to unscramble 10 words, based on a weekly theme, for a prize.

St. Andrews Library TeenSpot Word Search Fridays (ages 12-17)
Fridays, August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 all day
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Find all the words in the puzzle, and win a treat.

Morning Movie Chill Out
Friday, August 2 at 10:30 a.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library – 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489
Nanny McPhee. Rated PG; 97 minutes

Summer Reading Finale with Yobe
Friday, August 2 at 1 p.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914
Enjoy a frozen yogurt with toppings (rescheduled from June 7).

PLAY: Safe Kids Saturday
Saturday, August 3 all day
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Enjoy activities, and discuss the safety theme of the month with your child. This month’s theme is pedestrian safety.

PLAY: DIY Crafts with Ms. Grace
Saturday, August 3 at 10 a.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914
Being crafty and creative is easier than you think with Ms. Grace’s help.

PLAY: Saturday Movies (all ages)
Saturday, August 3 at 10:30 a.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library – 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466
The Rise of the Guardian. Rated PG, 97 minutes.
PLAY: Movie Fun (all ages)
Saturday, August 3 at 10:30 a.m.
James Island Library – 1248 Camp Road: 795-6679
Let It Shine. Rated G; 104 minutes.

Busy Beaver Activity Club (age 6-11)
Saturdays, August 3, 10, 17 and 31 at 11 a.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Join the Busy Beaver Club, and have fun learning the basics of karate, basketball and Tai-Chi. Each Saturday will be dedicated to one of these fun activities. Space is limited.

Summer Reading Fun: Friendship Day
Saturday, August 3 at 11 a.m.
Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355
Think about how to be a good friend, and make a gift for one of your friends.

PLAY: Bubbly Days of August
Saturday, August 3 at 11 a.m.
McClellanville Library – 222 Baker Street: 887-3699
Explore the world of bubbles, and make your own bubble painting.

PLAY: Family Movie Matinee
Saturday, August 3 at 1 p.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library – 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489
Annie. Rated PG; 128 minutes.

PLAY: DIY Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace (all ages)
Saturday, August 3 at 1:30 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161
Being crafty and creative is easier than you think with Ms. Grace’s help.

Children’s Movie (all ages)
Saturday, August 3 at 2 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
The Secret World of Arriety. Rated G; 94 minutes.

Mind Bending Monday Maze (grades 6-12)
Mondays, August 5, 12, 19 and 26 all day
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Challenge yourself to complete an intricate maze. How twisted can it be? Prizes awarded.

Morning Movie Chill Out
Monday, August 5 at 10:30 a.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library – 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489
The Lion King. Rated G; 89 minutes.

Monday Morning Movie (all ages)
Mondays, August 5, 12 and 19 at 10:30 a.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
The Land Before Time. Rated G; 73 minutes.
Cars. Rated G; 96 minutes.
A Bug’s Life. Rated G; 96 minutes.




Online Application Lab (adults)
Monday, August 5 from 1-3 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Drop in, and receive stress-free assistance with online Department of Employment and Workforce applications, along with other applications.

Movie Monday (grades 6-12)
Mondays, August 5, 12 and 19 from 2-4 p.m.
Monday, August 26 from 4-6 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Got the Monday Blues? Enjoy a different movie every week in the Teen Lounge.

Monday Matinée (all ages)
Monday, August 5 at 2:30 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161
Cannon Movie Tales: Beauty and the Beast (1987). Rated G; 93 minutes.

St. Andrews Library TeenSpot Theater (ages 12-17)
Monday, August 5 at 5 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Warm Bodies. Rated PG; 98 minutes. Refreshments provided.

Zumba (adults)
Mondays, August 5, 19 and 26 from 6-7 p.m.
Wednesdays, August 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 6-7 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Enjoy a fun and energetic Zumba aerobics class.

Knit and Stitch (adults and young adults)
Mondays, August 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 6:30 p.m.
West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard: 766-6635
Want to know more about knitting or share your knowledge? Meet and exchange ideas with other crafters. All skill levels welcome.

Trivia Tuesdays (all ages)
Tuesdays, August 6, 13, 20 and 27 all day
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Stop by the Service Desk to answer a trivia question, and win a prize.

Dig Into Reading and Strike Gold Extravaganza Summer Reading Finale
Tuesday, August 6 at 10:30 a.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library – 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489
Enjoy West African drumming and dance and stepping from NIA Productions.

Mo’ Stories with Adreka “Mo” Majors-Romero
Tuesday, August 6 at 11:30 a.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library – 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489
Enjoy a special family storytime.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, Color My World Finale (ages 3-7)
Tuesday, August 6 at 12:30 p.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library – 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489
Enjoy a craft and storytime based on the book, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin. The color of the week is gold.


MET Opera Summer Encore Series: La Traviata
Tuesday, August 6 at 1 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Auditorium
Willy Decker’s interpretation of Verdi’s opera about a high-end prostitute, her love for a young bourgeois gentleman and her eventual death from tuberculosis stars Natalie Dessay, Matthew Polenzani and Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Conducted by Fabio Luisi. Approximate running time: 2 hours and 28 minutes.

Based on the Book Movies: Babe, the Gallant Pig (all ages)
Tuesday, August 6 at 2 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Enjoy watching the classic film about a lovable pig, based on the book by Dick King-Smith. Rated G; 92 minutes.

Young Adult Wii Time (grades 6-12)
Tuesdays, August 6 and 20 from 2-4 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Get your game on, and play Wii games in the auditorium.

Charles Towne’s Golden Age of Piracy
Tuesday, August 6 at 2 p.m.
West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard: 766-6635
Enjoy swashbuckling stories by local storyteller Eric Lavender.

Edisto Book Club
Tuesday, August 6 at 3 p.m.
Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355
Discuss A Devil in the White City by Erik Larsen.

Stanley Kubrick Film Fest: Dr. Strangelove (1964)
Tuesday, August 6 at 4 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Auditorium
Fearing that communists are trying to rob Americans of their precious body fluids, General Jack D. Ripper launches a nuclear attack that politicians and generals frantically try to stop. Rated PG; 93 minutes.

Back to School Book Buffet (grades 6-12)
Tuesday, August 6 at 4:15 p.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library – 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466
Enjoy light snacks and an all-you-can-read buffet in the auditorium.

PLAY: Spirograph Design (all ages)
Tuesday, August 6 at 5:30 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Create beautifully intricate designs using this classic toy.

Not Fiction Book Discussion
Tuesday, August 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Meeting Room A
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis by Timothy Egan.

Teen Word Play (grades 6-12)
Wednesdays, August 7, 14, 21 and 28 all day
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Challenge yourself to create as many words as you can, using only the letters in a given phrase. Prizes awarded.

Word Play (grades 1-5)
Wednesdays, August 7, 14, 21 and 28 all day
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Challenge yourself to create as many words as you can, using only the letters in a given phrase. Prizes awarded.

Morning Movie Chill Out
Wednesday, August 7 at 10:30 a.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library – 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489
Baby Geniuses. Rated PG; 97 minutes.

Mt. Pleasant Reel Club - A book and movie discussion group (adults)
Wednesday, August 7 at 2 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161
Read the book, watch the movie with us, and then participate in a lively discussion.
Book: The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich
Movie: The Social Network. Rated PG-13; 120 minutes.

St. Andrews TeenSpot Wired Wednesday (ages 12-17)
Wednesday, August 7 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Play computer games, Wii games and board games, or just chat with friends in our open technology lab for tweens and teens.

Morning Movie Chill Out
Thursday, August 8 at 10:30 a.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library – 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489
The Karate Kid. Rated PG; 140 minutes.

PLAY: Zumbatomic (all ages)
Thursday, August 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 10:30 a.m.
Village Library – 430 Whilden Street: 884-9741
Enjoy a fun and energetic Zumba aerobics class.

Summer Movie Madness
Thursday, August 8 at 2 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
All Dogs Go to Heaven. Rated G; 89 minutes.

Club Anime (grades 6-12)
Thursday, August 8 from 3-4:30 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Enjoy Japanese folktales. Cosplay is optional.

Teen Book Club: Just Book It (grades 6-12)
Thursday, August 8 from 4-5 p.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094
Bring a book you’re reading to share with your fellow book club members.

Morning Movie Chill Out
Friday, August 9 at 10:30 a.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library – 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489
Nanny McPhee Returns. Rated PG; 109 minutes.




PLAY: Family Game Night
Friday, August 9 from 6-7:30 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Spend quality time with kids at your local library, and play a variety of games.

Craft Saturday: Masterpiece Painting
Saturday, August 10 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Folly Beach Library – 55 Center Street: 588-2001
Paint a picture of what you did this summer.

PLAY Day: Thumbprint Zoo Craft (ages 8 and under)
Saturday, August 10 at 10:30 a.m.
James Island Library – 1248 Camp Road: 795-6679
It is amazing what your thumbprints can do, so join us to make a thumbprint zoo.

PLAY: Saturday Cinema (all ages)
Saturday, August 10 at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Monsters, Inc. Rated G; 89 minutes.

Ukulele Fun with Noodle McDoodle (ages 12 and under)
Saturday, August 10 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161
Join Noodle McDoodle for ukulele fun, and learn about the instrument. Bring your own ukulele and join in, or just watch and listen.

PLAY: STAR Therapy Dogs
Saturday, August 10 at 10:30 a.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914
Make a furry friend, and read a book with your new pal. Certified therapy dogs and their handlers love a good story.

Summer Reading Fun: Summer Reading Closeout Celebration
Saturday, August 10 at 11 a.m.
Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355
This is the last chance to turn in your summer reading logs and receive prizes.

PLAY: Recycled Safety Craft
Saturday, August 10 at 11 a.m.
McClellanville Library – 222 Baker Street: 887-3699
Create a milk jug scooter or bike lantern.

PLAY: Ms. Grace DIY Arts and Crafts
Saturday, August 10 at 11 a.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094
Being crafty and creative is easier than you think with Ms. Grace’s help.

More Ukulele Fun with Noodle McDoodle (teens and adults)
Saturday, August 10 from 12-1 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161
Join Noodle McDoodle for more ukulele fun. Don't forget to bring your ukulele.

PLAY: Discovery Room (ages 5-11)
Saturday, August 10 at 12:30 p.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library – 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466
Enjoy hands-on-fun with themed activities about life science, earth science or physical science

PLAY: Family Movie Matinee
Saturday, August 10 at 1 p.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library – 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489
Over the Hedge. Rated PG; 83 minutes.

Saturday Movie (all ages)
Saturday August 10 at 2 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Despicable Me. Rated PG; 95 minutes. Sponsored by The UPS Store, 3575 Maybank Hwy, John’s Island.

Madea Summer Film Series: Madea's Witness Protection
Saturday August 10 at 2 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
George Needleman is a clueless Wall Street CFO who discovers he’s been set up as the fall guy in a mafia Ponzi scheme. Facing criminal charges and death threats from the mob, George and his entire family are put under witness protection in the safest place that a federal prosecutor from Atlanta can think of...his Aunt Madea's house. Rated PG-13; 115 minutes.

PLAY: Legos
Saturday, August 10 at 2 p.m.
West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard: 766-6635
Dig into creativity. We supply the Legos, and you create the masterpiece.

Second Saturday Writing Critique Group (adults and teens ages 16 and up)
Saturday, August 10 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161
Open to all writers. For more information, call the Reference Desk at 843-849-6161 or email MtpReference@ccpl.org.

Morning Movie Chill Out
Monday, August 12 at 10:30 a.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library – 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489
Brother Bear. Rated G; 95 minutes.

Monday Book Discussion (adults)
Monday, August 12 from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161
My Reading Life by Pat Conroy.

St. Andrews Library TeenSpot Theater (ages 12-17)
Monday, August 12 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Oz: The Great and Powerful. Rated PG; 130 minutes. Refreshments provided.

Morning Movie Chill Out
Tuesday, August 13 at 10:30 a.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library – 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489
Lady and the Tramp. Rated G; 76 minutes.

MET Opera Summer Encore Series: Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Tuesday, August 13 at 1 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Auditorium
One of the most beloved operatic comedies of all time, Rossini’s The Barber of Seville is produced by Bartlett Sher and stars Juan Diego Flórez as Count Almaviva, Joyce DiDonato as Rosina and Peter Mattei in the title role of the swaggering barber. Approximate running time: 2 hours and 57 minutes.
Teen Movie Time (grades 6-12)
Tuesday, August 13 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
GI Joe Retaliation. Rated PG-13; 110 minutes.

Based on the Book Movies: Harriet the Spy (for all ages)
Tuesday, August 13 at 2 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Harriet, an aspiring writer and neighborhood spy, is on the case in this adaptation of the Louise Fitzhugh classic. Rated PG; 102 minutes.

Sidewalk Chalk Art
Tuesday, August 13 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Let your creativity flourish and decorate sidewalks with colorful artwork.

PLAY: Shrinky Dink Art (all ages)
Tuesday August 13 at 5:30 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Draw on shrink film, put it in the oven and watch it shrink and harden into jewelry or a toy.

Teen Summer Reading Ice Cream Finale (grades 6-12)
Tuesday, August 13 from 6-7:30 p.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094
Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with fun and ice cream. Door prizes will be given away.

Small Business Counseling with SCORE (adults)
Wednesday, August 14 and August 28 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Receive free, confidential counseling for your start-up idea or existing business from members of the Charleston Coastal Chapter of SCORE.

Morning Movie Chill Out
Wednesday, August 14 at 10:30 a.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library – 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489
Space Buddies. Rated G; 84 minutes.

Lunch and Learn: Staying Healthy after 50 (adults)
Wednesday, August 14 from 1-2:30 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Bring your lunch, and discuss facts about seniors and health with Monique Hill of the Medical College of Charleston. Iced tea and healthy cookies provided.

Adult Book Club
Wednesday, August 14 at 2:30 p.m.
Folly Beach Library – 55 Center Street: 588-2001
One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus.

PAL: Make It…Fly It.
Wednesday, August 14 at 4 p.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094
Make a paper airplane.




St. Andrews TeenSpot Back to School Scavenger Hunt (ages 12-17)
Wednesday, August 14 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Piece all the clues together to make the ultimate guide to school. The winner receives a gift basket of school supplies. Registration required.

The Young Apprentice's Practical Education in Early Charleston
Wednesday, August 14 at 6 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Second Floor Classroom
Before the advent of modern schools, many young men and women (both slave and free) studied trades by serving a long apprenticeship with an adult "master." How long did such an apprenticeship last, and what vocational skills could a student acquire? Join CCPL's public historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for a fun exploration of this topic using information about real children from Charleston's past.

Great Books Discussion
Wednesday, August 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Meeting Room B
The New Organon by Francis Bacon. Call 805-6904 for more details.

Morning Movie Chill Out
Thursday, August 15 at 10:30 a.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library – 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489
Dumbo. Rated G; 64 minutes.

Preschool Special: Shake the Parachute.
Thursday, August 15 at 10:30 a.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094
Move and groove during fun parachute activities.

Not Fiction Book Discussion
Thursday, August 15 at 11 a.m.
West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard: 766-6635
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis by Timothy Egan.

Summer Movie Madness
Thursday, August 15 at 2 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Rise of the Guardians. Rated PG; 97 minutes.

PLAY: Family Storytime and Game Night - Back to School
Thursday, August 15 at 6 p.m.
St. Paul’s/Hollywood Branch Library – 5151 Town Council Drive 889-3300
Share a story about your school or a new teacher.

Book Discussion at Otranto
Thursday, August 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094
Cutting for Stone: A Novel by Abraham Verghese is an unforgettable story of love, betrayal, compassion, exile and redemption that unfolds across five decades in India, Ethiopia and America.

Dart After Dark: Adult Book Discussion
Thursday, August 15 at 6:30 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Discuss Another Man Will by Daaimah S. Poole, along with other urban fiction titles.
Book Discussion at Otranto
Thursday, August 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094
Cutting for Stone: A Novel by Abraham Verghese is an unforgettable story of love, betrayal, compassion, exile and redemption that unfolds across five decades in India, Ethiopia and America.

Morning Movie Chill Out
Friday, August 16 at 10:30 a.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library – 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489
Let It Shine. Rated PG; 95 minutes.

Books to Film Series: The Outsiders
Friday, August 16 at 3 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Auditorium.
Read The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton, watch the movie with us and then participate in a lively discussion.

PLAY Saturday Movies: (all ages)
Saturday, August 17 at 10:30 a.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library – 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466
Oz: The Great and Powerful. Rated PG; 130 minutes.

PLAY: Movie Fun (all ages)
Saturday, August 17 at 10:30 a.m.
James Island Library – 1248 Camp Road: 795-6679
Big Top Scooby-Doo! Not Rated; 81 minutes.

PLAY: STAR Therapy Dogs (all ages)
Saturday, August 17 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161
Make a furry friend, and read a book with your new pal. Certified therapy dogs and their handlers love a good story.

PLAY: Flower Leis
Saturday, August 17 at 10:30 a.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914
Create your own flower lei.

Beach Lovers Book Club (adults)
Saturday, August 17 at 10:30 a.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed.

PLAY Day: End of Summer Storytime
Saturday, August 17 at 11 a.m.
Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355
Read stories about summer and school.

PLAY: Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic (all ages)
Saturday, August 17 at 11 a.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Enjoy creative building activities sponsored by Lowe’s.

PLAY: Back to School Storytime
Saturday, August 17 at 11 a.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
It’s time to head back to school. Get your thinking caps on, and enjoy fun stories and make a cool craft.
Club Anime (grades 6-12)
Saturday, August 17 from 12:30-5:30 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Enjoy a five-hour marathon of your favorite Anime. The library closes at 6 p.m., so please plan your transportation accordingly.

PLAY: Family Movie Matinee
Saturday, August 17 at 1 p.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library – 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489
Ant Bully. Rated PG; 88 minutes.

PLAY with Parents: Lowe’s Build and Grow Projects
Saturday, August 17 at 1 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Enjoy an afternoon of creative building activities sponsored by Lowe’s.

Underground Advisory Board (grades 6-12)
Sunday, August 18 from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Have a program idea? Join the Advisory Board, a group of teens who advise the Young Adult staffers on ways to make the department the best it can be.

Beat the Heat: Afternoon Scrabble (adults)
Monday, August 19 from 1-3 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Enjoy an afternoon of the classic Scrabble game. Boards available.

Underground Artists' Club (grades 6-12)
Monday, August 19 from 3-5 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Meet and create with other teen artists and special guests. Drawing supplies provided.

Teen Movie (grades 6-12)
Monday, August 19 at 4 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161
Beautiful Creatures. Rated PG-13; 124 minutes.

Sea Islands Book Club (adults)
Tuesday, August 20 at 2 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Discuss Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed. Following the death of her mother, a divorce, and a period of reckless behavior, Strayed found herself alone near the foot of the Pacific Crest Trail, inexperienced, over-equipped and desperate to reclaim her life. Wild follows Strayed's personal journey hiking through California and Oregon, as she comes to terms with her unpredictable reactions to devastating loss. Copies available at the Reference Desk while supplies last.

Based on the Book Movies: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (all ages)
Tuesday, August 20 at 2 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
The world of Willy Wonka is wonderfully wacky in this 2005 adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic starring Johnny Depp. Rated PG; 115 minutes.

Mt. Pleasant Cribbage Club (adults)
Tuesday August 20 from 2-3 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161
Learn to play the classic game of Cribbage, or enjoy a challenging match. No experience necessary.
Game On
Tuesday, August 20 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Challenge your family and friends to fun Wii and board games.

PLAY: Julian’s Puppets (all ages)
Tuesday August 20 at 5:30 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Puppeteer and storyteller Julian Gooding demonstrates and shares the history of puppets and puppet making.

Do-It-Yourself Business Research (adults)
Tuesday, August 20 from 6-7 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Did you know that you can use the Business Center's online library to build mailing lists, spy on your competition and find customized demographic reports for your grant writing or marketing needs--for free? CCPL's business librarian shows you how to conduct this valuable business research from your home or workplace.

John’s Island Job Fair (adults/ young adults)
Wednesday, August 21 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Meet with companies from the tri-county area, and receive assistance writing resumes and cover letters and searching for jobs online. Please come dressed for an interview. Sponsored by the Palmetto Goodwill Job Link Center.

Wii Wednesday (grades 6-12)
Wednesday, August 21 at 4:15 p.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library – 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466
Bring a friend, and have fun playing Wii games.

Tween Program: Acrylic CD Art (ages 9-13)
Wednesday, August 21 at 4:30 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Recycle, re-use and create great art with CDs.

Thursday Teen Café (grades 6-12)
Thursday, August 22 from 3:30-5 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Grab a snack, and play board and video games in the Teen Lounge.

Back to School Carnival (all ages)
Thursday, August 22 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Enjoy the 6th annual Back to School Carnival. Celebrate the start of school with games, prizes and treats for all ages. Summer Reading participants can bring their medals for a special prize.

Summer Movie Madness
Thursday, August 22 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Mr. Limpet. Rated G; 99 minutes.

Teen Internet Café (grades 6-12)
Friday, August 23 from 6:15-7:30 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Enjoy an evening surfing the web, playing video games or just hanging out.


PLAY with Dad: Back to School Pencil Holder Craft (ages 8 and under)
Saturday, August 24 at 10:30 a.m.
James Island Library – 1248 Camp Road: 795-6679
Create a cool pencil holder, and get organized for the new school year.

PLAY: Healthy eating with Whole Foods
Saturday, August 24 from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914
Learn about and try healthy food with Danielle Dibetitto, healthy eating educator for Whole Foods.

PLAY Day: Movie Fun
Saturday, August 24 at 11 a.m.
Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355
Yogi Bear. Rated PG; 80 minutes.

Healthy Back-to-School Lunches for the Whole Family (all ages)
Saturday, August 24 at 11 a.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161
Learn how to shop for and prepare back-to-school lunches your whole family will enjoy. Presented by Generation Healthy Kids.

PLAY: STAR Therapy Dogs
Saturday, August 24 at 11 a.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Make a furry friend, and read a book with your new pal. Certified therapy dogs and their handlers love a good story.

PLAY: Family Movie Matinee
Saturday, August 24 at 1 p.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library – 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489
College Road Trip. Rated PG; 83 minutes.

Back To School Party (all ages)
Saturday, August 24 from 1-2 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Celebrate the beginning of a great school year with games, crafts and more.

Adult eBook Discussion
Saturday, August 24 at 2 p.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library – 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466
The Garden Intrigue by Lauren Willig. Download the book to your eReader from CCPL’s Overdrive eBook collection, or request a print copy to check out.

PLAY: Reading is the Name of the Game (all ages)
Saturday, August 24 from 2-5 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Bring the whole family for gaming fun, including board games, cards, Legos and puzzles.

PLAY: Lego Club (ages 4 and up)
Saturday, August 24 from 2-3 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161
We supply the Legos, and you create the masterpiece.

St. Andrews Library TeenSpot Theater (ages 12-17)
Monday, August 26 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
42. Rated PG-13; 128 minutes. Refreshments provided.
MET Opera Summer Encore Series: Turandot
Tuesday, August 27 at 1 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Auditorium
Director Franco Zeffirelli’s breathtaking production of Puccini’s last opera is a favorite of the Met repertoire. Maria Guleghina plays the ruthless Chinese princess of the title, whose hatred of men is so strong that she has all suitors who can’t solve her riddles beheaded. Marcello Giordani sings Calàf, the unknown prince who eventually wins her love. Conducted by Andris Nelsons. Approximate running time 2 hours and 20 minutes.

Newsy Tuesday (grades 6-12)
Tuesday, August 27 from 3-5 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Are you familiar with news headlines? Drop by the Young Adult desk for a weekly current events challenge, and receive a sweet treat for knowing what’s going on in the world.

Bubble Festival
Tuesday, August 27 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Have fun, and blow bubbles of all shapes and sizes.

Teen Movie Time (grades 6-12)
Tuesday, August 27 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
The Host. Rated PG-13; 125 minutes.

PLAY: How to Make a Marshmallow Launcher (all ages)
Tuesday August 27 at 5:30 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Learn how to make a marshmallow launcher, and enter a drawing to win one of five handmade launchers.

Steps to Home Ownership (adults)
Tuesday, August 27 at 6 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Join realtor Michael A. Fenwrick as he discusses the factors involved in buying a home. A question and answer session will follow his presentation.

Round Table Discussions with Councilwoman Johnson (adults)
Wednesday, August 28 at 12:30 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Councilwoman Anna Johnson of Charleston County District 8 meets with residents of the district to hear their concerns and issues.

Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble: Rediscover Harry Potter
Wednesday, August 28 at 4 p.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094
Discover or reminisce the 15 years of Harry Potter and his magical land.

St. Andrews Library TeenSpot DIY Craft (ages 12-17)
Wednesday, August 28 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Design your own hand-dotted tumblers.





Fortifying Charleston during the War of Jenkins' Ear, 1739-1748
Wednesday, August 28 at 6 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Second Floor Classroom
After dismantling much of its fortifications during the peacetime of the early 1730s, Charleston rushed to build a new system of defensive works after Britain declared war against Spain in 1739. CCPL's public historian, Dr. Nic Butler, will provide an illustrated narrative of these hastily-constructed works and explain how they represent an important maturing episode in Charleston's early life as a "walled city."

Summer Reading Finale/Back to School Party (grades 6-12)
Thursday, August 29 from 3-5 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Catch up with friends and take a whack at our Summer Reading piñata. Enjoy snacks, soda, video and board games with your friends.

Summer Movie Madness
Thursday, August 29 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Spirit Stallion of Cimarron. Rated G; 83 minutes.

Middle School Book Group
Friday, August 30 from 3-4 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

High School Coffee Bar (grades 6-12)
Friday, August 30 from 4-5:30 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Meeting Room B
Bring your favorite book, enjoy free coffee and cake pops and exchange book recommendations with other teen readers.

Afterschool Movie (all ages)
Friday, August 30 at 4 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161
Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension. Rated G; 78 minutes.

Teen Movie Time (grades 6-12)
Saturday, August 31 at 10:30 a.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library – 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466
Jack the Giant Slayer. PG 13; 114 minutes.

PLAY: Movie Fun (all ages)
Saturday, August 31 at 10:30 a.m.
James Island Library – 1248 Camp Road: 795-6679
Adventures in Zambezia. Rated G; 83 minutes.

Steps to Home Ownership (adults)
Saturday, August 31 at 10:30 a.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Join realtor Michael A. Fenwrick as he discusses the factors involved in buying a home. A question and answer session will follow his presentation.




PLAY: Clay Crafts
Saturday, August 31 at 10:30 a.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914
Make and decorate a clay bowl

PLAY Day: Hurray for Labor Day
Saturday, August 31 at 11 a.m.
Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355
Learn about different kinds of employment, and color a picture of a job that you like.

PLAY: Lowe’s Build and Grow
Saturday, August 31 at 11 a.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Enjoy creative building activities sponsored by Lowe’s. Supplies are limited.

PLAY: Family Movie Matinee
Saturday, August 31 at 1 p.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library – 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489
Stuart Little. Rated PG; 84 minutes.

Summer Concert featuring Mark Jackson
Saturday, August 31 at 2 p.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094
Enjoy a mix of original and cover songs by Mark Jackson, a Lowcountry musician who has a soul-filled and funky groove. 
 

 

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