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Charleston County Public Library Events For April 2014
Published:
4/1/2014 10:12:56 AM


 



 

FOL Membership Drive

Throughout April
All branches

As National Library Week approaches, patrons are encouraged to become a Charleston Friend of the Library by signing up online or at any of our 16 locations. The Charleston Friends of the Library is a nonprofit organization that raises money to fund more than 7,000 library programs throughout the year and provides opportunities for the community to invest in their public library through donations of time, money and books. Membership forms are available at all branches, and branches compete to see who can acquire the most memberships during the month.


Throughout April

Saul Alexander Gallery Exhibit
South Carolina Rural and Small Town Vernacular Architecture by John Van Dalen

Main Library 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Local photographer John Van Dalen presents a selection of graceful antebellum and Victorian-era houses and structures from his photo excursions along back roads in the counties surrounding Charleston. Old houses in the countryside and in small towns never fall to capture Van Dalen’s imagination with their beauty, elegance and sense of permanence. These recent color photographs call to mind a way of life off the beaten path, far from traffic and cities.

 

Early Literacy Station

Throughout April
Main Library
68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

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

 

Activity Zone (grades K-5)

Throughout April
James Island Library 1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

Enjoy puzzles, mazes and coloring activities.

 

National Poetry Month: Poem a Day

Throughout April
James Island Library 1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

Celebrate National Poetry Month, and take a poem home with you to enjoy.


National Poetry Month Trivia (grades 6-12)

Throughout April
John’s Island Regional Library 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Answer questions about great American poets for a candy prize.

 

Reflections: Poetry and Me

Throughout April
John’s Island Regional Library 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Create mirror poems, video poems, moving poems and more throughout the month, and your poems will be featured in the poetry display.

 

Gallery Display
Throughout April
John’s Island Regional Library 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Enjoy a display of pen and ink drawings by Richard Hyde.


Early Literacy Station

Throughout April
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

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

 

TeenSpot Tweets for Treats

Throughout April
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

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


National Autism Awareness Month

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

In America, autism affects at least 1 in 88 children. April is Autism Awareness Month and parents and children of all ages are invited to visit the window display in the children’s department to learn more about autism spectrum disorders.

 

Early Literacy Station

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

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


National Poetry Month Wall

Throughout April
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094

Children’s Department

Write an acrostic or haiku poem to be posted on the poetry wall.

 

Teen Poetry Contest

Throughout April
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094

Celebrate National Poetry Month, and submit up to three original poems during the month of April. The poems will be displayed in the Young Adult section of the library, and the winner will be announced May 5.

 

Adult Poetry Contest

Throughout April
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094

Celebrate National Poetry Month, and submit up to three original poems during the month of April. The poems will be displayed in the library, and prizes will be awarded to the three best entries.


PLAY: Guess the Number of Jelly Beans (ages 4-18)

April 1-17
Village Library –
430 Whilden Street: 884-9741

Enter your guess of the number of Jelly Beans in the Jar and win a prize. The winner will be announced at the Annual Easter Egg Hunt.

 

My Life is a Poem Poetry Contest
April 1-25
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Write a poem about you or something in your life for a poetry contest. Submissions are due by April 25, and a winner will be selected by April 30. Visit the information desk for details.


Edisto Book Club
Tuesday, April 1 at 3 p.m.
Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355

Discuss Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward.

 

Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, April 1 from 3-5 p.m.
Main Library
68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Teen Lounge
How well do you know the headlines? Drop by the Young Adult Services desk for a weekly current events challenge, and get a sweet treat for knowing what’s going on in the world.

 

Homework Helpers (ages 6-11)

Tuesday, April 1 from 3-5 p.m.
Main Library
68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Need help with homework? Visit the Children’s Department after school on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for basic homework assistance from College of Charleston Honors College students. The help is first come, first served. Research projects are not included.

 

Drive-in Movie

Tuesday, April 1 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Library
68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Wreck-It Ralph. Rated PG; 108 minutes.

 

Homework Help (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, April 1 from 3:30-5 p.m.
Main Library
68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Teen Lounge
Receive free homework help from College of Charleston tutors.


April Fools’ Day

Tuesday, April 1 after school
John L. Dart Library –
1067 King Street: 722-7550

Enjoy fun April Fools’ Day activities.


April Fools Festival (ages 11 and younger)

Tuesday, April 1 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Celebrate one of the most light-hearted days of the year.


PLAY: A Thyme to Grow Series (ages 5 and older)

Tuesdays, April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 5:30 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Learn how to create an edible container garden, and help design a butterfly garden.


Teen Advisory Group and Lounge (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, April 1 from 4:30-6 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Discuss the spring lock-in. Snacks provided

 

Not Fiction Book Discussion

Tuesday, April 1 at 6:30 p.m.
Main Library
68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

The Men Who United the States: America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible by Simon Winchester.

 
Small Business Counseling with SCORE (adults)

Wednesday, April 2 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

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


Mt. Pleasant Reel Club – A book/movie discussion group (adults)

Wednesday, April 2 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: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Movie: To Kill a Mockingbird. Not rated; 130 minutes.


Teen Movie Time

Wednesday, April 2 at 3 p.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094

Monsters, Inc. Rated G; 91 minutes.


Homework Helpers (ages 6-11)

Wednesdays, April 2 and 9 from 3-5 p.m.
Main Library
68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Need help with homework? Visit the Children’s Department after school on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for basic homework assistance from College of Charleston Honors College students. The help is first come, first served. Research projects are not included.

 

Wii Wednesdays

Wednesdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Library
68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Calling all gamers to come show off your skills.

 

Homework Help (grades 6-12)

Wednesday, April 2 from 3:30-5 p.m.
Main Library
68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Teen Lounge
Receive free homework help from College of Charleston tutors.


Death by Chocolate

Wednesday, April 2 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Try melted chocolate on various food with Kimberly Walker of Pink Butterfly Events, and show your taste buds how much you love them.


VITA Income Tax Assistance (adults)

Wednesdays, April 2 and 9 from 5-8 p.m., by appointment only
James Island Library 1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

Free income tax preparation from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) for those individuals with incomes of $55,000 or less. Appointments are required. Please call (843) 579-7577 for an appointment.


Knit Night (adults)

Wednesday, April 2 at 6 p.m.
Folly Beach Library
55 Center Street: 588-2001

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


First Coffee Book Club

Thursday, April 3 at 1 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson by Jerome Charyn.

 

Afternoon Adventures: Book Spine Poetry

Thursday, April 3 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Library
68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Celebrate National Poetry Month, and create unique poetry using book spines.

 

Thursday Teen Café (grades 6-12)

Thursday, April 3 from 3:30-5 p.m.
Main Library
68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Grab an after-school snack and play board and video games in the Teen Lounge.


Movie Madness

Thursday, April 3 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

The Jungle Book. Rated PG; 111 minutes.

An adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's classic tale of Mowgli the jungle boy who is raised by wolves.


Bilingual Homework Help (ages 5-12)

Thursdays, April 3, 10 and 17 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Receive general homework help in English or Spanish in the Children's Department. Assistance is provided on a first-come, first-served basis, and computers, Internet and educational software also are available.

 

Mah Jongg Nights (adults)

Thursdays, April 3, 10, 17 and 24 at 6 p.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914

Learn to play American Mah Jongg. No experience necessary.


Froggy Fridays

Fridays, April 4, 11, 18 and 25
Main Library
68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Froggy is missing in the Children’s Room. Find him, and win a prize.


Early Literacy Centers

Friday, April 4 at 10:30 a.m.
Folly Beach Library
55 Center Street: 588-2001

Participate in a variety of activities that promote early literacy.


AARP Tax Assistance

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

Monday, April 7 from 1-5 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

Receive free income tax preparation and electronic filing assistance from AARP volunteers. A current picture ID and Social Security card are required, along with Social Security cards of any dependents. Assistance is first come, first served. Priority given to senior citizens.


Teen Word Seekers (grades 6-12)

Fridays, April 4, 11 and 18 after school
John L. Dart Library –
1067 King Street: 722-7550

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


PLAY: DIY Arts and Crafts

Saturday, April 5 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

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

Being crafty and creative is easy with Ms. Grace’s help.


VITA Tax Preparation

Saturdays, April 5 and 12 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library
3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Receive free tax preparation assistance from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance volunteers. A current picture ID and Social Security card are required, along with Social Security cards of any dependents. Space is limited.

AARP Free Income Tax Preparation (adults)

Saturdays, April 5 and 12 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Receive free income tax preparation and electronic filing assistance from AARP volunteers. A current picture ID and Social Security card are required, along with Social Security cards of any dependents. Assistance is first come, first served. The last person will be accepted at 1 p.m., and assistance in Spanish is available.


PLAY DAY: “Stained Glass” Paper Kites (ages 11 and younger)

Saturday, April 5 at 10:30 a.m.
James Island Library 1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

Create fun decorative kites using tissue paper and your imagination.


PLAY: Lowe’s: Build and Grow (ages 11 and younger)

Saturday, April 5 at 11 a.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Get out your tools, and build something cool. Sponsored by Lowe’s, supplies are limited.


PLAY DAY: Fun with Kites

Saturday, April 5 at 11 a.m.
Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355

Make your own kite for outdoor fun.


PLAY: What’s All the Buzz about Honeybees?

Saturday, April 5 at 11 a.m.
McClellanville Library 222 Baker Street: 887-3699

Explore the world of honeybees, and create a craft to take home.


PLAY: Cinema Saturday

Saturday, April 5 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
John L. Dart Library –
1067 King Street: 722-7550

Frozen. Rated PG; 102 minutes.


PLAY: Discovery Room (ages 11 and younger)

Saturday, April 5 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, April 5 at 1 p.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library
3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

The Smurfs. Rated PG; 103 minutes.


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

Saturday, April 5 from 1:30-3 p.m.

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

Create an awesome craft with Ms. Grace.


Children’s Movie

Saturday, April 5 at 3 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Frozen. Rated PG; 108 minutes.

 

Match ‘Em Mondays

Mondays, April 7, 14, 21 and 28
Main Library
68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

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

Family Storytime

Mondays, April 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 10:30 a.m.
Folly Beach Library
55 Center Street: 588-2001

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


Books ‘n’ Blocks (ages 3 and younger)

Mondays, April 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 10:30 a.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Spend time reading and playing with other families. Social skills and early literacy are enhanced in this interactive environment, and books and age-appropriate toys are provided.


Online Application Lab

Monday, April 7 at 1 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Drop in, and receive stress-free help with completing online applications, including unemployment forms for the state’s Department of Employment and Workforce.


James Island Book Club (adults)

Monday, April 7 at 2 p.m.
James Island Library 1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

Discuss Moon Over Edisto by Beth Webb Hart.

 

Mind Bending Maze (grades 6-12)

Mondays, April 7, 14, 21 and 28 after school
John L. Dart Library –
1067 King Street: 722-7550

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


TeenSpot Theatre (ages 13-17)

Monday, April 7 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Gravity. Rated PG-13; 91 minutes. Refreshments provided.

 

Movie Monday (grades 6-12)

Monday, April 7 from 4-6 p.m.
Main Library
68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Teen Lounge
Got the Monday Blues? Enjoy a different movie every week.

 

Musical Storytime (ages 8 and younger)

Monday, April 7 at 5:30 p.m.
James Island Library 1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

Enjoy stories and songs that will make you move and shout.

 

Knit and Stitch (teens and adults)

Mondays, April 7, 14, 21 and 28 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.

 

Career Dress-Up Day (ages 8 and younger)

Tuesday, April 8 all day
James Island Library 1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

Dress up or act out what you would like to be when you grow up to receive a treat at the library.


Quiz Bowl

Tuesdays, April 8, 15, 22 and 29
John L. Dart Library –
1067 King Street: 722-7550

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


TeenSpot Early Release Game Day

Tuesday, April 8 at 1 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Surf the web, play Wii games, work on homework and share ideas on how to improve TeenSpot.

 

Drive-in Movie

Tuesday, April 8 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Library
68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Ratatouille. Rated G; 110 minutes.


Crafternoon (ages 11 and younger)

Tuesday, April 8 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Calling all artists and crafters. Enjoy making a fun craft.


Wii Wants You Afterschool Program (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, April 8 at 4 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

Have fun, play Wii games and eat a snack.


Edible Easter Basket Craft (young adults)

Tuesday, April 8 from 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Create and eat a delicious Easter basket.


Teen Wii Time (grades 6-12)

Tuesdays, April 8 and 29 from 4:30-6 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Get your gaming on, and play Wii games in the Auditorium.


Turtles of the Marsh

Tuesday, April 8 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Meet a live turtle, and learn about the diamondback terrapin that lives in the Lowcountry.

 

The African Burial Ground, Part 1
Tuesday, April 8 at 6 p.m.
Main Library
68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Auditorium

Dr. Ade Ofunniyin of the Gullah Society and CCPL's Dr. Nic Butler host an educational screening of the first part of The African Burial Ground, a 2009 documentary film about the 18th century African cemetery discovered in New York's Wall Street area. Part 1 discusses the history and re-discovery of the cemetery, and includes many intriguing similarities to the recent discovery of African graves at Charleston's Gaillard Center.


African Drumming (adults)

Tuesday, April 8 at 6 p.m.
John L. Dart Library –
1067 King Street: 722-7550

Join Master Drummer Bob Small for an interactive evening of music and storytelling.

 

Small Business Counseling with SCORE (adults)

Wednesday, April 9 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Main Library
68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Reference Area, Second Floor
Receive free, confidential counseling for your start-up idea or existing business from members of the Charleston

Coastal Chapter of SCORE.


Folly Beach Book Club (adults)

Wednesday, April 9 at 2:30 p.m.

Folly Beach Library 55 Center Street: 588-2001

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce.


Game On (ages 10-18)

Wednesdays, April 9 and 23 from 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
John L. Dart Library –
1067 King Street: 722-7550

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

 

Homework Help (grades 6-12)

Wednesday, April 9 from 3:30-5 p.m.
Main Library
68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Teen Lounge
Receive free homework help from College of Charleston tutors during the last session of the semester.


Great Decisions Group II (adults)

Wednesday, April 9 from 4-6 p.m.

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

The fifth session topic of the Great Decisions series is Energy Independence. Read the briefing materials and come prepared for a good discussion. For information, contact the Reference Desk at 843-849-6161 or .


Craft Time (ages 8 and younger)

Wednesday, April 9 at 5:30 p.m.
James Island Library 1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

We supply the materials, bring your imagination to make a craft of your choice.


Family Yoga Time

Wednesday, April 9 at 6:15 p.m.
John L. Dart Library –
1067 King Street: 722-7550

Enjoy a relaxing yoga class. No experience required.

 

Great Books Discussion

Wednesday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m.
Main Library 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Meeting Room B, Main Library

I Stand Here Ironing by Tillie Olsen. Call 805-6904 for more details.


Tech Toy Box Session (teens)

Thursdays, April 10 and 24 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Did you know the library has free eBooks, audio books, emagazines and music for your Smartphone, tablet and MP3 player? Need a little help with your gadgets? Drop in to play and explore. Staff will be available to answer questions and offer assistance.


Preschool Special: Spring Fling

Thursday, April 10 at 10:30 a.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094

Spring is in full bloom, so enjoy stories, games and a craft.


Hot Topic: Adult and Family Services

Thursday, April 10 at 1 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Enjoy an informative discussion with Ms. Helene Glassman, director of ComFor Care of Charleston.

 

Afternoon Adventures: Gardens and You

Thursday, April 10 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Library
68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Join master gardener Donna Powell, and explore your five senses with herbs.

 

Spring Break Bash (grades 6-12)

Thursday, April 10 from 3:30-5 p.m.
Main Library
68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Auditorium
Celebrate the start of Spring Break with snacks, video and board games and good company.


Movie Madness

Thursday, April 10 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Big Miracle. Rated PG; 106 minutes.


Teen Book Club: Just Book It

Thursday, April 10 from 4-5 p.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094

Bring a book you’ve read to share with fellow book club members.


Club Anime (grades 6-12)

Thursday, April 10 from 4:30-6 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Enjoy watching Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess. Japanese snacks will be served.


Puzzle Power (ages 8 and younger)

Thursday, April 10 at 5:30 p.m.
James Island Library 1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

Enjoy solving crosswords, word searches and putting puzzle pieces together.

 

The African Burial Ground, Part 2
Monday, April 10 at 6 p.m.
Main Library
68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Auditorium

Dr. Ade Ofunniyin of the Gullah Society and CCPL's Dr. Nic Butler host an educational screening and panel discussion of the conclusion of The African Burial Ground, a 2009 documentary film about the 18th century African cemetery discovered in New York's Wall Street area. Part 2 of the film discusses the modern civic process of commemorating the cemetery site and its history, which may inform the future commemoration of the African graves discovered at Charleston's Gaillard Center.

 

Money Smart Week: Business Research Made Easy (adults)

Thursday, April 10 from 6-7 p.m.
Main Library
68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Join CCPL’s business librarian, and learn how to do valuable business research, build mailing lists, spy on your competition and find customized demographic reports for your grant writing or marketing needs for free.


National Poetry Month Book Talk (adults)

Thursday, April 10 at 6:15 p.m.
John L. Dart Library –
1067 King Street: 722-7550

Listen to readings from For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf by Ntozake Shange, and engage in discussion with Darlene Sanders, director of the Broken Hearted Foundation.

 

Week of the Young Child: Rhythm and Rhyme Time

Friday, April 11 at 10 a.m.

Main Library 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Enjoy music, rhymes and stories during a special storytime.


Spring Break Egg Hunt

April 12-19
John L. Dart Library –
1067 King Street: 722-7550

Come to the Children’s Desk for an Easter egg with a clue inside. Solve the riddle, and win a prize.


PLAY: Movie and Craft

Saturday, April 12 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Folly Beach Library
55 Center Street: 588-2001

Make an Easter craft, and watch Hop. Rated PG; 94 minutes.


PLAY with Dad: Saturday Stories

Saturday, April 12 at 10:30 a.m.
James Island Library 1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

Enjoy storytime with your dad or another favorite loved one.


PLAY: STAR Therapy Dogs

Saturday, April 12 at 10:30 a.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914

Pick a dog, pick a book and read. Certified therapy dogs and their handlers love a good story.

 

PLAY: Easter Egg Ornament Craft (ages 4-11)

Saturday, April 12 at 10:30 a.m.
Village Library –
430 Whilden Street: 884-9741

Craft a special Easter egg ornament for the holiday.


PLAY: Saturday Movie

Saturday, April 12 at 10:30 a.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

The Muppets (2011). Rated PG; 109 minutes.


Crafty Kids (ages 6-12)

Saturdays, April 12 and 26 at 11 a.m.
John’s Island Regional Library 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Come to the children’s desk, and receive an exciting craft to try. First come, first served.


PLAY: Family Yoga Time (with an adult)

Saturday, April 12 at 11 a.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Stretch your way to family fitness during a relaxing yoga class. Please bring a mat if you have one.


PLAY DAY: Alphabet Search

Saturday, April 12 at 11 a.m.
Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355

Do you know your alphabet?


PLAY: Here Comes Peter Cottontail

Saturday, April 12 at 11 a.m.
McClellanville Library 222 Baker Street: 887-3699

See a real rabbit up close, and make your own bunny basket.


PLAY: DIY Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace

Saturday, April 12 at 11 a.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094

Being crafty and creative is easier than you think.


PLAY: Family Movie Matinee

Saturday, April 12 at 1 p.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library
3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

The Smurfs 2. Rated PG; 105 minutes.


PLAY: Legos

Saturday, April 12 at 2 p.m.
West Ashley Library –
45 Windermere Boulevard: 766-6635

We supply the Legos, and you create the masterpiece.


PLAY: Spring into Spring

Saturday, April 12 from 2-4 p.m.
John L. Dart Library –
1067 King Street: 722-7550

Spring into spring with a fun craft.


Saturday Movie

Saturday, April 12 at 3 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Khumba. Not rated; 90 minutes. Sponsored by The UPS Store, 3575 Maybank Hwy, John’s Island.


Second Saturday Writing Critique Group (ages 16 and older)

Saturday, April 12 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 .

 

Celebrate National Library Week

April 13-19
Main Library
68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Celebrate libraries, and write a poem about why you love your library. Enter a drawing to win a prize.


Monday Book Discussion
(adults)

Monday, April 14 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

Below Stairs by Margaret Powell.


Spring Break Cinema
(teens)

Monday, April 14 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
John L. Dart Library –
1067 King Street: 722-7550

Gravity. Rated PG-13; 91 minutes.

 

Altered Books Workshops

Monday, April 14 at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Main Library
68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Meeting Room B

Celebrate National Library Week, and create a new use for old books. Supplies provided. Call 805-6904 to register.


The Fiddlers of Sullivan's Island
(ages 5 and older)

Monday, April 14 at 3 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

Local author Jeanie Truesdale Heath will share her picture book, The Fiddlers of Sullivan's Island, and introduce you to some live fiddler crabs.


Teen Movie Time
(ages 12 and older)

Monday, April 14 at 3:30 p.m.
Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355

Watch Angus, and enjoy popcorn. Rated PG-13; 87 minutes.


Game Time (teens)

Monday, April 14 from 3:30-5 p.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094

Enjoy Nintendo Wii and many new board games in the auditorium.


TeenSpot Theater

Monday, April 14 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Catching Fire. Rated PG-13; 146 minutes. Refreshments provided.


Lego Club
(ages 6-8)

Mondays, April 14 and 28 at 4:30 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Use your imagination and our Legos to build fun pieces.


Author/Book Match Game
(grades 6-12)

April 14-19
James Island Library 1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

Celebrate National Library Week by matching authors to their young adult books. All correct entries will be placed in a drawing for a chance to win a gift card.


Celebrating 50 Years of Service and National Library Week

Tuesday, April 15 all day
West Ashley Library –
45 Windermere Boulevard: 766-6635

The West Ashley Library opened April 20, 1964. Celebrate the 50th anniversary along with National Library Week. Watch a slideshow of the library’s history, and enjoy cake.


Earth Day Storytime
(ages 3-6 years)

Saturday, April 15 at 10:30 a.m.
John L. Dart Library –
1067 King Street: 722-7550

What happens to Christmas trees after Christmas? Akai Antia-Obong demonstrates recycling by turning old Christmas trees into instruments.


Spring Break Cinema
(teens)

Tuesday, April 15 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
John L. Dart Library –
1067 King Street: 722-7550

Catching Fire. Rated PG-13; 146 minutes.


Tech Tuesday: Discovering Mango

Tuesday, April 15 at 12 p.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914

From Arabic to Yiddish, learning a foreign language is fun and free with your CCPL card and Mango.

 

Drive-in Movie

Tuesday, April 15 at 2 p.m.
Main Library
68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Hop. Rated PG; 96 minutes.


Sea Islands Book Club
(adults)

Tuesday, April 15 at 2 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Discuss The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Copies available at the Reference Desk for check out while supplies last.


Mt. Pleasant Cribbage Club
(adults)

Tuesday, April 15 from 2-3:30 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

Learn to play the classic game Cribbage, or come for a challenging match. No experience necessary.

 

Afterschool Cool: Master Gardeners Green Thumbs

Tuesday, April 15 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Do you love gardening? Learn about nature, and make something cool with the Tri-County Clemson Master Gardeners.


Teen Art Time
(grades 6-12)

Tuesday, April 15 from 4:30-6 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Get creative at the library. Completed drawings and pieces will be displayed.


National Library Week Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday, April 16 all day
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Get to know your library. Find the secret words during a scavenger hunt, and win a prize.


Spring Break Cinema
(teens)

Wednesday, April 16 at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
John L. Dart Library –
1067 King Street: 722-7550

Thor and the Dark World. Rated PG-13; 178 minutes.

 

Preschool Special: Spring Egg Hunt (ages 3-6)

Wednesday, April 16 at 11:30 a.m.
Main Library
68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Children’s Department

Enjoy stories and a craft, and search for eggs.

 

Spring Break Planetarium Programs: The Lunar Eclipse and Constellations of Spring

Wednesday, April 16 from 3-4:30 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

Thirty-minute sessions start at 3 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Join Andy Cohen of Dome Education and explore the lunar eclipse and the phases of the moon. Learn how to find the constellations of spring during this exciting portable indoor planetarium program. An April star map is included. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.


PLAY: Spy School

Wednesday, April 16 at 4 p.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094

Being a spy is hard work, so learn the tricks of the trade during a tutorial on all things spy-related.

 

Windmills in Early South Carolina
Wednesday, April 16 at 6 p.m.
Main Library
68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Auditorium

Coastal South Carolina was the scene of multi-national ventures to build high-tech machines to harness wind power as early as the 1680s. Windmills were once a common sight in Charleston and on neighboring islands, but were phased out in the years leading up to the Civil War. Want to learn more about their design, purpose, and disappearance? Please join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for an illustrated review of the rise and fall of wind power in early South Carolina.


PLAY: Poem in Your Pocket Day (ages 11 and younger)

Thursday, April 17 all day
James Island Library 1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

Recite a poem, and receive a treat.


Easter Egg Hunt and Storytime (ages 3 and older)

Thursday, April 17 at 9:30 and 11 a.m.
Village Library –
430 Whilden Street: 884-9741

Bring your Easter basket and join the Easter Bunny during this outdoor event. Registration requested.


Annual Puppet Show: Tales from the Earth and Sky

Thursday, April 17 at 10:30 a.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094

Enjoy a puppet show featuring stories about clouds, the moon, a caterpillar and coyote finding fire.


Not Fiction Book Discussion

Thursday, April 17 at 11 a.m.
West Ashley Library –
45 Windermere Boulevard: 766-6635

The Men Who United the States: America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible by Simon Winchester.


Spring Break Cinema

Thursday, April 17 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
John L. Dart Library –
1067 King Street: 722-7550

The Black Stallion. Rated G; 113 minutes.


Online Application Lab

Thursday, April 17 at 1 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Drop in, and receive stress-free help with completing online applications, including unemployment forms for the state’s Department of Employment and Workforce.


PLAY: Spring Break Movie

Thursday, April 17 at 2:30 p.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914

The Lorax. Rated G; 87 minutes.

 

Afternoon Adventures: Happy Un-Birthday Party

Thursday, April 17 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Library
68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Celebrate everyone’s birthday, and enjoy fun games, stories and cake.


Easter Egg Hunt

Thursday, April 17 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Search the library for the golden egg, and win a prize. One gold egg per children’s and young adult age groups.


PLAY: Earth Day Art

Thursday April 17 at 4 p.m.

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

Celebrate Earth Day, and make a collage with recycled materials.

 

Film Movement Thursday
Thursday, April 17 at 6 p.m.
Main Library
68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Auditorium

Broken. Not rated; 91 minutes. 11 year-old Skunk lives a carefree life with her loving father, brother and nanny. One day, Skunk witnesses her angry neighbor, Mr. Oswald, savagely beat a young man who lives across the street. Skunk is unwittingly drawn into her neighbors' unfolding melodrama of violence, sex and life-shattering illness. As Skunk's innocence begins to vanish, her home, neighborhood and school become treacherous environments where the happy certainties of childhood give way to fear-filled doubt. Skunk is drawn into chaos from which she may only return through the intense love of those closest to her. Directed by Rufus Norris.


Party 4 a Purpose
Thursday, April 17 from 6-9 p.m.

Mad River Bar and Grill

Visit Mad River to support the Charleston Friends of the Library. A $5 donation at the door gets you a free drink and items from a discounted food menu. Proceeds from the door benefit the Friends of the Library. Silent auction items available.


Dart After Dark: Urban Fiction Book Club (adults)

Thursday, April 17 at 6:15 p.m.
John L. Dart Library –
1067 King Street: 722-7550

Another One Night Stand by Kendall Banks.


Container Gardening

Thursday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Join master gardener Donna Powell, and learn how to grow vegetables and plants in containers.


Book Discussion at Otranto (adults)

Thursday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094

Burgess Boys: A Novel by Elizabeth Strout.


Annual Good Friday Easter Egg Hunt

Friday, April 18 at 11:30 a.m.
McClellanville Library 222 Baker Street: 887-3699

Bring a basket to collect Easter eggs.


Adult Movie

Friday, April 18 at 1 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Life of a King. Rated PG-13; 100 minutes.


PLAY Day: Mosaic Earth Day Craft (ages 11 and younger)

Saturday, April 19 at 10:30 a.m.
James Island Library 1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

Use recycled materials for an Earth Day craft.


PLAY: Japanese Fans

Saturday, April 19 at 10:30 a.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914

Learn about fans in Japanese culture, and create your own fluttering masterpiece.


Beach Lover’s Book Club (adults)

Saturday, April 19 at 10:30 a.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini.


PLAY: Easter Picture BINGO (ages 3 and older)

Saturday, April 19 at 10:30 a.m.
Village Library –
430 Whilden Street: 884-9741

Play Easter bingo, and win a prize.


PLAY: STAR Therapy Dogs

Saturday, April 19 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

Practice your reading with canine friends – the best listeners in the world.


PLAY: Family Movie (ages 11 and younger)

Saturday, April 19 at 11 a.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Hop. Rated PG; 95 minutes.


PLAY DAY: Easter Fun

Saturday, April 19 at 11 a.m.
Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355

Decorate Easter eggs, and read an Easter story.


PLAY: Is it a Duck or a Rabbit?

Saturday, April 19 at 11 a.m.
McClellanville Library 222 Baker Street: 887-3699

Enjoy the book, Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, and make a craft.


PLAY: Recycled Crafts

Saturday, April 19 at 11 a.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094

Children’s Department

Celebrate Earth Day, and make cool crafts with recycled materials to take home.


Annual Egg Hunt (ages 4-12)

Saturday, April 19 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Hunt down some surprises and cool books during a fun egg hunt. Bring your own basket.


PLAY: Family Movie Matinee

Saturday, April 19 at 1 p.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library
3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Hop. Rated PG; 95 minutes.


PLAY with Parents: Sigma Saturday

Saturday, April 19 at 1 p.m.
John L. Dart Library –
1067 King Street: 722-7550

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


Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Mansfield Park (adults)

Saturday, April 19 from 1:30-4 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

The worldwide celebration of 200 years of Mansfield Park continues with a presentation by Kathryn Strong Hansen, Professor of English at the Citadel, entitled "Mansfield Park and Fairy Tales." Sponsored by the Jane Austen Society of North America-South Carolina Region. Refreshments will be provided.


eBook Club (adults)

Saturday, April 19 at 2 p.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Ulysses by James Joyce.


Fancy Nancy Party (ages 4-8)

Saturday, April 19 from 3-4 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Come dressed in your best Fancy Nancy attire, read Fancy Nancy books and create book spine poetry. Light refreshments will be provided.


PLAY: Get Ready for the Bunny

Saturday, April 19 from 3-4 p.m.

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

Make and decorate a paper Easter basket.


Fantastic Reads Book Discussion (adults)

Monday, April 21 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

Blood Oath by Christopher Farnsworth.


Adult Scrabble

Monday, April 21 at 1 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Enjoy friendly competition. Prizes awarded for highest game score and highest word score.


TeenSpot Theater

Monday, April 21 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

All Is Lost. Rated PG-13; 106 minutes. Refreshments provided


Afterschool Movie for Teens (grades 6-12)

Monday, April 21 at 4 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

Thor: The Dark World. Rated PG-13; 112 minutes.

 

Movie Monday (grades 6-12)

Monday, April 21 from 4-6 p.m.
Main Library
68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Teen Lounge
Got the Monday Blues? Enjoy a different movie every week.

 

Earth Day 2014

Tuesday, April 22, all day
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

Stop by the Children's Department to help celebrate Earth Day and check out our display, add a leaf to our Earth Day tree, and take home a seed of your very own to plant (one per patron).


Tuesday Newsday
(grades 6-12)

Tuesday, April 22 from 3-5 p.m.
Main Library
68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Teen Lounge
How well do you know the headlines? Drop by the Young Adult Services desk for a weekly current events challenge, and get a sweet treat for knowing what’s going on in the world.

 

Drive-in Movie

Tuesday, April 22 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Library
68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

The Land Before Time. Rated G; 69 minutes.


Kids Cook (ages 11 and younger)

Tuesday, April 22 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Have fun, and make a tasty snack.


Teen Movie Time (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, April 22 from 4:30-7 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Much Ado About Nothing. Rated PG-13; 109 minutes.

 

Small Business Counseling with SCORE (adults)

Wednesday, April 23 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Main Library
68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

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


Round Table Discussion with Councilwoman Johnson (adults)

Wednesday, April 23 at 12:30 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

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


Tween Movie Club (ages 9-13)

Wednesday, April 23 at 4 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Tuck Everlasting. Rated PG; 91 minutes. Read the book, watch the movie and then participate in a lively discussion.


Great Decisions Group II (adults)

Wednesday, April 23 from 4-6 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

The sixth session topic for this foreign policy discussion group is Food and Climate. Read the briefing materials, and come prepared for a good discussion. For more information, contact the Reference Desk at 849-6161 or .


TeenSpot Shortstack Bookclub (ages 12-17)

Wednesday, April 23 from 4:30-5 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Discuss Bad Deal by Susan Kormen, and enjoy a snack.

 

The Half-Moon Battery, 1701-1768: A Charleston Landmark
Wednesday, April 23 at 6 p.m.
Main Library
68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Second Floor Classroom

Constructed more than 300 years ago, the massive brick Half-Moon Battery below Charleston’s Old Exchange is the most visible and intact vestige of the city’s colonial fortifications. Join CCPL's historian Dr. Nic Butler for an illustrated review of the site's colorful history and the mysteries of its construction.

 

Annual Puppet Show: Tales from the Earth and Sky

Thursday, April 24 at 10:30 a.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Enjoy a puppet show featuring stories about clouds, the moon, a caterpillar and coyote finding fire.


Afternoon Adventures: DIY Wind Chimes

Thursday, April 24 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Library
68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Reduce, reuse, recycle and decorate wind chimes made from tin cans.

 

Thursday Teen Café (grades 6-12)

Thursday, April 24 from 3:30-5 p.m.
Main Library
68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Teen Lounge
Grab an after-school snack, and play board and video games.


Movie Madness

Thursday, April 24 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Frozen. Rated PG; 102 minutes.


Drowsy Dragons Bedtime Storytime (ages 4-8 years with caregiver)

Thursday, April 24 from 6-6:45 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

This evening storytime is for children with autism or Asperger’s syndrome. The program features fun stories and songs, and participants will receive a bedtime chart and prizes for practicing good bedtime habits. Wearing pajamas is encouraged, and adults have the opportunity to speak with staff from the Family Resource Center for Disabilities and Special Needs. Registration is required. For ages 4-8, with caregivers remaining in the program area. For more information, call 559-1945.


Zumba with Mary
Friday, April 25 at 10 a.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Have fun, and move to great Latin beats.


PLAY with Dad: Saturday Stories

Saturday, April 26 at 10:30 a.m.
James Island Library 1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

Enjoy storytime with your dad or another favorite loved one.


PLAY: Community Gardening

Saturday, April 26 at 10:30 a.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914

Tour the Sullivan’s Island Community Garden, and learn how to make your own garden grow.


Young Adult Movie

Saturday, April 26 at 10:30 a.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Thor: The Dark World. Rated PG-13; 112 minutes.


PLAY: STAR Therapy Dogs

Saturday, April 26 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 DAY: Movie Fun

Saturday, April 26 at 11 a.m.
Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355

Toy Story. Rated G; 81 minutes.


PLAY: April Showers Bring May Flowers

Saturday, April 26 at 11 a.m.
McClellanville Library 222 Baker Street: 887-3699

Plant flower seed in eggshells, and watch them grow.


Saturday Movie

Saturday, April 26 at 11 a.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094

Piglet’s Big Movie. Rated G; 75 minutes.

 

Met Opera
Saturday, April 26 at 1 p.m.
Main Library
68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

La Bohème. Puccini’s moving story of young love is the most performed opera in Met history—and with good reason. Anita Hartig stars as the frail Mimì in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production, with Vittorio Grigolo as her passionate lover, Rodolfo. Approximate running time: 3 hours, 25 minutes.


PLAY: Snacks in the Stacks

Saturday April 26 at 1 p.m.
John L. Dart Library –
1067 King Street: 722-7550

Join Ms. Danielle from Whole Foods as she shares tips to make healthy treats. Samples provided, though supplies are limited.


PLAY: Family Movie Matinee

Saturday, April 26 at 1 p.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library
3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

The Little Rascals. Rated PG; 82 minutes.

PLAY: Superhero Party

Saturday, April 26 at 2 p.m.
Main Library
68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Calling all superheroes in training. Test your superhero strength and skills with fun activities and a craft.

Saturday Movie

Saturday, April 26 at 2 p.m.
West Ashley Library –
45 Windermere Boulevard: 766-6635

Frozen. Rated PG; 108 minutes.


PLAY: Lego Club (ages 4 and older)

Saturday, April 26 from 2-3:30 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

What can you build with library Legos?


Adult Book Discussion

Saturday, April 26 at 3 p.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Rebecca by Daphne de Maurier. Copies of the book available at the Information Desk.


Club Anime (grades 6-12)

Saturday, April 26 from 3-4:30 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Watch episodes of Beyond the Boundary. The first to answer the Anime trivia question will win a Naruto plushie.


TeenSpot Theater

Monday, April 28 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Thor 2. Rated PG-13; 112 minutes. Refreshments provided.

 

Movie Monday (grades 6-12)

Monday, April 28 from 4-6 p.m.
Main Library
68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Teen Lounge
Got the Monday Blues? Enjoy a different movie every week.


Online Application Lab

Tuesday, April 29 at 1 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Drop in, and receive stress-free help with completing online applications, including unemployment forms for the state’s Department of Employment and Workforce.

 

Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, April 29 from 3-5 p.m.
Main Library
68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Teen Lounge
How well do you know the headlines? Drop by the Young Adult Services desk for a weekly current events challenge, and get a sweet treat for knowing what’s going on in the world.

 

Drive-in Movie

Tuesday, April 29 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Library
68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey. Rated G; 85 minutes.

Afterschool Cool: Earthfare

Tuesday, April 29 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Earth Fare shares tips to make tasty treats that are important for a healthy body. Supplies limited.


El día de los niños/El día de los libros

Wednesday, April 30 at 10:30 a.m.
John’s Island Regional Library 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Join us for Day of the Child/Day of the Book to celebrate literacy, diverse languages and cultures. Enjoy a storytelling, music and puppetry performance in English and Spanish by special guest Vamos Cantando.


Wii Wednesday

Wednesday, April 30 from 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Bring a friend, and have some fun playing Wii games.


El Día de los niños/El día de los libros (Day of the Child/Day of the Book) (ages 11 and younger)

Wednesday, April 30 at 5:30 p.m.
James Island Library 1248 Camp Road: 795-6679
Enjoy bilingual stories, music and games.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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