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Charleston County Public Library May Programs
Published:
5/1/2014 12:01:19 PM


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

MAY EVENTS BY DATE

Saul Alexander Gallery Exhibit
Throughout May
Chronicles by Sandra Brett
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Sandra Brett uses layers of paint and media to create marks and letters that denote links between myth, history and recorded knowledge. Brett explains, “Since the world has magnitude and value outside of my relationship to it, I represent it with non-objective mark making in this series.”

Early Literacy Station
Throughout May
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 May is animals.

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

Cinco de Mayo Scavenger Hunt (grades 6-12)
Throughout May
James Island Library – 1248 Camp Road: 795-6679
In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, test your knowledge of Hispanic culture and history. Turn in your completed entry for a prize. All correct entries are eligible for a grand prize drawing.

Teen Playlist (grades 6-12)
Throughout May
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Upgrade your down time with fun activities.

Gallery Display and Glass Case
Throughout May
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Deane Valentine Bowers strives to be an environmentally conscientious artist whose work has a positive impact on the environment and celebrates recycling as an art form. Her eclectic collection includes pieces in mixed media collage, found objects sculpture, clay and paint.

Early Literacy Station
Throughout May
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 May is animals.

TeenSpot Tweets for Treats
Throughout May
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Find the birdie, and tweet about your favorite book for a treat.

Early Literacy Station
Throughout May
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 May is animals.

Asian - Pacific Islander Heritage Month Word Search
Throughout May
Children’s Department
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094
Complete a word search about famous Asian Americans, and win a prize.

El Dia de los Niños/de los Libros
Thursday, May 1 at 10:30 a.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094
Celebrate cultural diversity with stories, songs and crafts from around the world.

Teen Movie Time
Thursday, May 1 from 3-4:30 p.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094
Cool Runnings. Rated PG; 98 minutes.

Afternoon Adventures: Cute as a Button
Thursday, May 1 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Express yourself, and design creative buttons to wear or share with friends.

Afterschool Activity Zone
Thursdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 3:30 p.m.
Village Library – 430 Whilden Street: 884-9741
Enjoy puzzles, mazes and coloring activities.

Movie Madness
Thursday, May 1 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
One Direction: This Is Us. Rated PG; 92 minutes.

Mah Jongg Nights (adults)
Thursdays, May 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. Beginners welcome.

South Carolina True Crime Cases (adults)
Thursday, May 1 from 6-7:30 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Join Rita Y. Shuler, retired SLED Special Agent/Forensic Photographer officer and author, for a behind-the-scenes look into real S.C. cases. See the role of physical evidence, Automated Fingerprint Identification System and DNA CODIS in the investigation and prosecution of criminal cases. Her three books, Carolina Crimes: Case Files of a Forensic Photographer; Murder in the Midlands: Larry Gene Bell and the 28 Days of Terror in South Carolina; and Small-town Slayings in South Carolina will be available for purchase and autographs after the presentation.

Froggy Fridays
Fridays, May 2 and 9
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Froggy is missing in the Children’s Room. Find him, and win a prize.

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

Early Literacy Center (preschool)
Friday, May 2 at 10:30 a.m.
Folly Beach Library – 55 Center Street: 588-2001
Participate in a variety of activities that promote early literacy.

First Coffee Book Club
Friday, May 2 at 10:30 a.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Benediction by Kent Haruf.

PLAY: DIY Arts and Crafts
Saturday, May 3 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.

PLAY Day: Paper Plate Sombrero (ages 11 and younger)
Saturday, May 3 at 10:30 a.m.
James Island Library – 1248 Camp Road: 795-6679
Make a decoration in celebration of Cinco de Mayo.

PLAY: Mother’s Day Card Craft
Saturday, May 3 at 10:30 a.m.
Village Library – 430 Whilden Street: 884-9741
Create a beautiful card for your mom.

PLAY: Lowe’s Build and Grow (ages 11 and younger)
Saturday, May 3 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: Love a Tree Day
Saturday, May 3 at 11 a.m.
Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355
Learn about trees, and play a game.

PLAY: Explore the Water World
Saturday, May 3 at 11 a.m.
McClellanville Library – 222 Baker Street: 887-3699
Make a paper plate shrimp aquarium.

PLAY: Cinema Saturday
Saturday, May 3 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
The Black Stallion. Rated G; 113 minutes.

PLAY: Discovery Room (ages 11 and younger)
Saturday, May 3 at 12:30 p.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library – 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466
Enjoy hands-on-fun with science-themed activities.

PLAY: Family Movie Matinee
Saturday, May 3 at 1 p.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library – 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489
Frozen. Rated PG; 108 minutes.

Do-It-Yourself Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace
Saturday, May 3 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, May 3 at 2 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Pirate Fairy. Rated G; 108 minutes.

Match ‘Em Mondays
Monday, May 5
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Match the book cover with the author, and win a prize.

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

Books ‘n’ Blocks (ages 3 and younger)
Mondays, May 5, 12 and 19 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. Books and age-appropriate toys provided.

James Island Book Club (adults)
Monday, May 5 at 2 p.m.
James Island Library – 1248 Camp Road: 795-6679
Discuss Defending Jacob: A Novel by William Landay.

TeenSpot Theater
Monday, May 5 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Life of a King. Rated PG-13; 100 minutes. Refreshments provided.

Movie Monday (grades 6-12)
Monday, May 5 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.

Lego Club
Monday, May 5 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.

Knit and Stitch (teens and adults)
Mondays, May 5, 12 and 19 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.

Quiz Bowl
Tuesdays, May 6, 13, 20 and 27
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Challenge yourself to answer the trivia question, and win a prize.

The Kazoobie Kazoo Show
Tuesday, May 6 at 10:30 a.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library – 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489
Join Rick Hubbard for a fun-filled, interactive musical program with original songs. This event is part of the North Charleston Arts Festival.

Edisto Book Club
Tuesday, May 6 at 3 p.m.
Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355
Discuss The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin.

Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)
Tuesday, May 6 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 YA Services desk for a weekly current events challenge, and get a sweet treat for knowing what’s going on in the world.

Tuesday Movies (grades 6-12)
Tuesday, May 6 at 3:15 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Catching Fire. Rated PG-13; 146 minutes.

Drive-in Movie
Tuesday, May 6 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
The Rescuers Down Under. Rated G; 77 minutes.

Afterschool Cool: Crafternoon (ages 11 and younger)
Tuesday, May 6 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 for Teens (grades 6-12)
Tuesday, May 6 at 4 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161
Have fun, play Wii games and eat a snack.

Teen Advisory Group and Lounge (grades 6-12)
Tuesday, May 6 from 4:30-6 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Join the Teen Advisory Group to discuss 2014 Lock-In activities. Snacks provided.

PLAY: Fireflies and Fairies: A Garden of Magic series (ages 5 and older)
Tuesdays, May 6 and 13 at 5:30 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Learn all about fairies and insects, make crafts and play magical games.

Not Fiction Book Discussion
Tuesday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
One Summer: America 1927 by Bill Bryson.

Anne Caldwell and the Magnolia Singers (adults)
Monday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library – 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489
Enjoy a glimpse into the roots of American music with an enriching program of a cappella spirituals, Gospel songs and stories. This event is part of the North Charleston Arts Festival.

Funk/Soul/R&B Concert
Tuesday, May 6 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library – 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466
Join local saxophonist Louis Dixon and his band The Louie D. Project for an intimate evening concert of post-modern funk, soul, jazz, blues and R&B tunes.

Preschool Special: Preschool Dance Party (ages 3-5)
Wednesday, May 7 at 10 a.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Shake, rattle and roll. Dance away the morning with friends at the library.

Small Business Counseling with SCORE (adults)
Wednesday, May 7 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, May 7 at 2 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161
Read the book, watch the movie and then participate in a lively discussion.
No book for May. Participants will discuss the life of P. L. Travers and the making of Mary Poppins.
Movie: Saving Mr. Banks. Rated PG-13; 125 minutes.

Wii Wednesdays
Wednesday, May 7 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Calling all gamers to come show off your skills.

TeenSpot Wired Wednesdays/ Teen Ambassador’s Meeting
Wednesday, May 7 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Do homework, surf the web, play Wii games and share ideas on how to improve TeenSpot.

Knit Night (adults)
Wednesday, May 7 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.

Superhero Storytime
Thursday, May 8 at 10:30 a.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094
Come dressed as your favorite superhero, and enjoy some larger than life stories, songs, games and crafts.

The World of Fairies and Fairy Tales of the World
Thursday, May 8 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library – 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466
Join Zephyr the fairy for tales of snail races and dragonfly jousts, mushroom dances and fairy tea. This event is part of the North Charleston Arts Festival.

Fours and Fives Storytime: Safety (ages 4-5)
Thursday, May 8 at 11:30 a.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161
Enjoy stories and activities about safety during a special visit from the Mt. Pleasant Police Department.

Afterschool Adventures: Summery Snacks
Thursday May 8 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Create fun and healthy summer snacks, then take home a book with other snack ideas.

Thursday Teen Café (grades 6-12)
Thursday, May 8 from 3:30-5 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Grab an afterschool snack, and play board and video games in the Teen Lounge.

Movie Madness
Thursday, May 8 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Duma. Rated PG; 100 minutes.

Teen Book Club: Just Book It
Thursday, May 8 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, May 8 from 4:30-6 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Join us for Samurai Flamenco. Japanese snacks provided.

Moms (Aunts, and Grandmas, too) Night Out (adults)
Thursday May 8 at 6:15 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Enjoy an hour of games, girl talk and a celebration of motherhood. Refreshments and door prizes provided.

Daniel D and the Urban Instrumentalist Band
Thursday, May 8 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094
Enjoy an evening with contemporary violinist, Daniel D. and his band. Daniel D., a North Charleston native, has been playing the violin since he was 12 years old. His notable accomplishments include winning at the Apollo Theater, being the highlighted performer on B.E.T. and performing for Barack Obama’s Presidential campaign. This event is part of the North Charleston Arts Festival.

Hot Topic: Adult Care and Caregivers
Friday, May 9 at 1 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Join Mrs. Glassman of ComforCare Senior Services to learn about senior health care resources and resources for adult care givers in the community.

Children’s Puppet Show: Digging to China (ages 3-10)
Saturday, May 10 from 10-11 a.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library – 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466
Follow Skeeter, the puppy puppet, as he digs his way to China in search of new, exciting stories to share. Stick around after the presentation to ask questions and see the featured hand-made puppets up close. This event is part of the North Charleston Arts Festival.

PLAY: Movie and Craft
Saturday, May 10 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Folly Beach Library – 55 Center Street: 588-2001
Make a Mother’s Day craft, and watch Monsters University. Rated G; 104 minutes.

PLAY with Dad: Saturday Stories
Saturday, May 10 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, May 10 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: Mother’s Day Bingo
Saturday, May 10 at 10:30 a.m.
Village Library – 430 Whilden Street: 884-9741
Play, and win a prize for your mom.

PLAY: Mother’s Day Celebration (ages 11 and younger)
Saturday, May 10 at 11 a.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Make a gift to show your mom how much you care.

PLAY DAY: Make Your Mother Happy
Saturday, May 10 at 11 a.m.
Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355
Make something special for your mom.

PLAY: Are You My Mother?
Saturday, May 10 at 11 a.m.
McClellanville Library – 222 Baker Street: 887-3699
Make something special for your mom.

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

MET Opera
Saturday, May 10 at 1 p.m.
Cosi Fan Tutti
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Music director James Levine conducts Mozart’s beloved opera about testing the ties of love. The cast is filled with youthful Met stars: Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard are the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella, Matthew Polenzani and Rodion Pogossov are their lovers, with Danielle de Niese as the scheming Despina. Estimated running time: 4 hours, 5 minutes.

PLAY: Make a Mother’s Day Card
Saturday May 10 at 1 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Make a beautiful card for your mom or someone special.

Magic Show with Houdini (children and teens)
Saturday, May 10 from 1-2 p.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library – 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489
Enjoy an exciting performance featuring music, skillful illusions, daring escapes, comedy and audience participation. This event is part of the North Charleston Arts Festival.

Eboniramm
Saturday, May 10 from 1-2 p.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094
Join Jazz vocalist, poet and teaching artist, Eboniramm and her trio, as she creates a seamless blend of classic jazz and original poetry that will engage the audience with a spectrum of emotions. This event is part of the North Charleston Arts Festival.

Saturday Movie
Saturday, May 10 at 2 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Barbie: The Pearl Princess. Rated G; 105 minutes. Sponsored by The UPS Store, 3575 Maybank Hwy, John’s Island.

PLAY: Legos
Saturday, May 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 (ages 16 and older)
Saturday, May 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.

Guess the Author/Illustrator (ages 11 and younger)
May 12-17
James Island Library – 1248 Camp Road: 795-6679
Celebrate National Children’s Book Week, and correctly answer the daily trivia question for a chance to receive a prize.

9th Annual Children’s Book Week Bookmark Contest
May 12-18
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Children’s Department
Use your creativity, and design a bookmark to celebrate National Children’s Book Week. Winners will be announced May 19.

Monday Book Discussion (adults)
Monday, May 12 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161
The Dinner by Herman Koch.

Online Application and Resume Lab
Monday, May 12 at 1 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Receive one-on-one help with your job applications and resume.

Game Time
Monday, May 12 from 3:30-5 p.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094
Have fun, and play Nintendo Wii and board games in the auditorium.

Snackternoon
Monday May 12 at 4 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Join Ms. Jessie from Earthfare as she shares tips to make healthy, budget-friendly afterschool treats.

TeenSpot Theater
Monday, May 12 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Hours. Rated PG-13; 97 minutes. Refreshments provided.

Afterschool Movie for Teens (grades 6-12)
Monday, May 12 at 4 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. Rated PG-13; 130 minutes.

Movie Monday (grades 6-12)
Monday, May 12 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.

Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)
Tuesday, May 13 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 YA Services desk for a weekly current events challenge, and get a sweet treat for knowing what’s going on in the world.

Afterschool Cool: Fun with Food
Tuesday, May 13 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Have fun, and create a tasty snack.

The Velocipede Invasion of 1869: Charleston's First Bicycles
Tuesday, May 13 at 6 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Auditorium
In honor of National Bike Month, CCPL's historian Dr. Nic Butler presents the amusing true story of the arrival of the first velocipedes (pedal bicycles) in Charleston. Learn about the excitement and chaos in the streets that followed this transportation revolution.

Small Business Counseling with SCORE (adults)
Wednesday, May 14 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, May 14 at 2:30 p.m.
Folly Beach Library – 55 Center Street: 588-2001
Kabul Classroom by P.B. Travis.

Game On (ages 10-18)
Wednesdays, May 14 and 28 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 and interactive video games.

TeenSpot Food Fear Factor
Wednesday, May 14 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Face your fears with a big appetite and a strong stomach.

Origami Fun
Wednesday, May 14 at 4 p.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094
Learn about the art of paper folding featured in The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, and make a few creations of your own. Materials provided.

Tween Zombie Party (ages 9-13)
Wednesday, May 14 from 4-5 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Celebrate Zombie Awareness Month, decorate and eat a brain cupcake and compose Zombie haiku. Light refreshments provided.

Great Decisions Group II (adults)
Wednesday, May 14 from 4-6 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161
The seventh session topic for this foreign policy discussion group is China's foreign policy. Read the briefing materials, and come prepared for a good discussion. For more information, contact the Reference Desk at 849-6161 or MtpReference@ccpl.org.

Wii Wednesday (teens)
Wednesday, May 14 from 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library – 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466
Bring a friend, and have fun playing Wii games.

Great Books Discussion
Wednesday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Meeting Room B
What Work Is by Philip Levine. Call 805-6904 for more details.

Not Fiction Book Discussion
Thursday, May 15 at 11 a.m.
West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard: 766-6635
One Summer: America 1927 by Bill Bryson.

Thursday Teen Café (grades 6-12)
Thursday, May 15 from 3:30-5 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Grab an afterschool snack, and play board and video games in the Teen Lounge.

Movie Madness
Thursday, May 15 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Disneynature Oceans. Rated G; 84 minutes.

Film Movement Thursday
Thursday, May 15 at 6 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Auditorium
The Deflowering of Eva Van End
In this perfect blend of satire and sincerity, a dysfunctional family must confront their own doubts, insecurities, fears and desires when a German exchange student moves in to their home. Not rated; 94 minutes. Directed by Michiel Ten Horn. In Dutch with English subtitles.

Book Discussion at Otranto
Thursday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Elizabeth Strout.

Adult Movie
Friday, May 16 at 11 a.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Because I Said So. Rated PG-13; 102 minutes.

Teen Advisory Group Lock-In (grades 6-12)
Friday, May 16 from 6-8:45 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Enjoy a scavenger hunt, library ping pong, Internet café, gaming and a screening of Captain Phillips. Rated PG-13; 134 minutes. Snacks provided.

Asian Pacific Heritage Festival (ages 12 and younger)
Saturday, May 17 all day
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month, make crafts and learn some cool facts.

PLAY Day: T-Shirt Bookbags (ages 11 and younger)
Saturday, May 17 at 10:30 a.m.
James Island Library – 1248 Camp Road: 795-6679
Bring in an old T-shirt, and make a book bag in celebration of National Children’s Book Week.

Beach Lover’s Book Club (adults)
Saturday, May 17 at 10:30 a.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914
Fever by Mary Beth Keane.

PLAY: Turtle Crafts
Saturday, May 17 at 10:30 a.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914
Celebrate International World Turtle Day early, and make turtle puppets.

PLAY: Saturday Morning Movie
Saturday, May 17 at 10:30 a.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library – 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466
Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel. Rated PG; 137 minutes.

PLAY: STAR Therapy Dogs
Saturday, May 17 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161
Practice reading with canine friends, the best listeners in the world.

PLAY: Family Yoga Time (with an adult)
Saturday, May 17 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. Bring a mat if you have one.

PLAY DAY: National Tap Dance Day
Saturday, May 17 at 11 a.m.
Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355
Find out if you are a tap dancer.

PLAY: Salute to our Armed Forces
Saturday, May 17 at 11 a.m.
McClellanville Library – 222 Baker Street: 887-3699
Make military dog tags.

Saturday Movie
Saturday, May 17 at 11 a.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094
The Smurfs 2. Rated PG; 105 minutes.

Book Signing with Suzannah Smith Miles
Saturday, May 17 at 12:30 p.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914
Join local historian Suzannah Smith Miles as she shares and signs her latest book, The Islands: Sullivan’s Island and Isle of Palms, an illustrated account of Lowcountry history. Copies will be available for $40, and a portion of proceeds will go to Charleston Friends of the Library.

PLAY with Parents: Sigma Saturday
Saturday, May 17 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.

PLAY: Family Movie Matinee
Saturday, May 17 at 1 p.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library – 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489
The Jungle Book. Rated G; 115 minutes.

TeenSpot Indy 500
Saturday, May 17 at 2 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Celebrate the Indianapolis 500, and race Mario Kart on the Wii.

eBook Club (adults)
Saturday, May 17 at 2 p.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library – 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466
Beowulf by Francis Gummere.

Fancy Nancy Party (ages 4-8)
Saturday, May 17 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 play fancy freeze tag. Light refreshments provided.

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

Hot Topic: From Fatigued to Fabulous
Monday, May 19 at 10:30 a.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Join Dr. Susan Wilson of Charleston Health Span Institute to learn about hormone replacement and therapy for women. Dr. Wilson has more than 20 years of experience managing hormonal imbalances and therapy.

Fantastic Reads Book Discussion (adults)
Monday, May 19 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161
Tyrannosaur Canyon by Douglas Preston.

TeenSpot Theater
Monday, May 19 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
47 Ronin. Rated PG-13; 118 minutes. Refreshments provided.

Movie Monday (grades 6-12)
Monday, May 19 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.

Tech Tuesdays: Online Genealogy Research
Tuesday, May 20 at 12 p.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914
Discover your family roots with CCPL’s genealogy and historical research tools.

Sea Islands Book Club (adults)
Tuesday, May 20 at 2 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Discuss The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. Copies of the book may be obtained from the Reference Desk for check out while supplies last.

Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)
Tuesday, May 20 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 YA Services desk for a weekly current events challenge, and get a sweet treat for knowing what’s going on in the world.

Tuesday Movie (grades 6-12)
Tuesday, May 20 at 3:15 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Frozen. Rated PG; 108 minutes.

Afterschool Cool: Master Gardeners Green Thumbs
Tuesday, May 20 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.

Wii Wants You (grades 6-12)
Tuesday, May 20 at 4 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161
Have fun, play Wii games and eat a snack.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration (teens)
Tuesday, May 20 from 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library – 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466
Enjoy a late Cinco de Mayo celebration with refreshments and a fun craft.

Teen Movie Time (grades 6-12)
Tuesday, May 20 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
All Is Lost. Rated PG-13; 106 minutes.

TeenSpot Gross Out Science Day
Wednesday, May 21 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Create a gross science concoction from everyday materials.

Online Application and Resume Lab
Thursday, May 22 at 1 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Receive one-on-one help with your job applications and resume.

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

Drop Everything and Read
Monday, May 22 from 3:30-5 p.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094
Kick off Summer Reading, and bring your own books or read popular young adult books. Also enjoy trivia questions, games and prizes.

Movie Madness
Thursday, May 22 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Disneynature Earth. Rated G; 90 minutes.

Dart After Dark Book Club (adults)
Thursday, May 22 at 6:15 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
A Second Helping: A Blessings Novel by Beverly Jenkins.

Zumba: Get Moving with Mary
Friday, May 23 at 10 a.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Enjoy a morning of great music and fitness.

PLAY: Turtle Crafts
Friday, May 23 at 4 p.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914
Celebrate International World Turtle Day, and make a turtle puppet.

PLAY with Dad: Saturday Stories
Saturday, May 24 at 10:30 a.m.
James Island Library – 1248 Camp Road: 795-6679
Enjoy storytime with your dad or another favorite loved one.

PLAY: Fabric Finger Painting
Saturday, May 24 at 10:30 a.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914
We’ll bring the fabric and paint, you bring the fingers.

PLAY: Streetscape Art Craft
Saturday, May 24 at 10:30 a.m.
Village Library – 430 Whilden Street: 884-9741
Use your imagination to create streetscape art project.

YA Movie (teens)
Saturday, May 24 at 10:30 a.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library – 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Rated PG 13; 146 minutes.

PLAY: STAR Therapy Dogs
Saturday, May 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 DAY: Movie Fun
Saturday, May 24 at 11 a.m.
Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355
The Rescuers. Rated G; 77 minutes.

PLAY: Crafternoon
Saturday May 24 at 1 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Make a cool craft. Supplies limited.

PLAY: Family Movie Matinee
Saturday, May 24 at 1 p.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library – 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489
Meet the Robinsons. Rated G; 96 minutes.

Saturday Movie
Saturday, May 24 at 2 p.m.
West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard: 766-6635
Planes. Rated PG; 92 minutes.

PLAY: Lego Club (ages 4 and older)
Saturday, May 24 from 2-3:30 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161
What can you build with library Legos?

Club Anime (grades 6-12)
Saturday, May 24 from 3-4:30 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Join us for viewer’s choice, and choose from episodes of Samurai Flamenco, Beyond the Boundary, One Piece and Free: Iwatobi Swim Club.

Robert Ivey Ballet presents The Velveteen Rabbit
Tuesday, May 27 at 9:15 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Through the art of ballet, this classic children’s tale is brought to life to spark young imaginations and warm hearts.

Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)
Tuesday, May 27 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 YA Services desk for a weekly current events challenge, and get a sweet treat for knowing what’s going on in the world.

Afterschool Movie (grades 6-12)
Tuesday, May 27 at 4 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161
Hancock. Rated PG-13; 92 minutes.

Teen Art Time (grades 6-12)
Tuesday, May 27 from 4:30-6 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Get creative at the library. Finished drawings and pieces will be displayed.

College of Charleston Opera presents Billy Goats Gruff
Wednesday, May 28 at 9:15 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Enjoy this classic tale with a musical twist.

Small Business Counseling with SCORE (adults)
Wednesday, May 28 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, May 28 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.

Great Decisions Group II (adults)
Wednesday, May 28 from 4-6 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161
The final session topic for this foreign policy discussion group is U.S. trade policy. Read the briefing materials, and come prepared for a good discussion. For more information, contact the Reference Desk at 849-6161 or MtpReference@ccpl.org.

A Brief History of Craven’s Bastion, 1703-1789
Wednesday, May 28 at 6 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Second Floor Classroom
Craven’s Bastion, forming the northeast corner of the colonial “walled city” of Charleston, once mounted a dozen large cannon and housed numerous Spanish prisoners of war, but the remnants of its brick walls are now hidden under East Bay Street. Please join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for an illustrated overview of this important Charleston landmark.

All Hands Productions presents Jack and the Beanstalk
Thursday, May 29 at 9:15 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Enjoy a different interpretation of Jack and other fairytale favorites.

Thursday Teen Café (grades 6-12)
Thursday, May 29 from 3:30-5 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Grab an afterschool snack, and play board and video games in the Teen Lounge.

Movie Madness
Thursday, May 29 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
March of the Penguins. Rated G; 80 minutes.

PLAY Day: Celery Heart Stamps (ages 11 and younger)
Saturday, May 31 at 10:30 a.m.
James Island Library – 1248 Camp Road: 795-6679
Use the hearts of celery stalks to make beautiful flower stamps.

PLAY: Donald in Mathmagic Land and More
Saturday, May 31 at 10:30 a.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914
Enjoy this short Disney classic, mathmagic crafts and games.

PLAY: Saturday Morning Movie
Saturday, May 31 at 10:30 a.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library – 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466
My Neighbor Toroto. Rated G; 88 minutes.

PLAY: Family Game Day (ages 11 and younger)
Saturday, May 31 at 11 a.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Enjoy a variety of games with your family.

Summer Reading Kickoff Party
Saturday, May 31 at 11 a.m.
Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355
Sign up for Summer Reading, and celebrate the beginning of summer.

PLAY: Get Ready for Summer Reading
Saturday, May 31 at 11 a.m.
McClellanville Library – 222 Baker Street: 887-3699
Make funny bookmarks for the books you’ll read this summer.

MET Opera
Saturday, May 31 at 1 p.m.
La Cenerentola
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
A peerless pair of Rossini virtuosos joins forces in La Cenerentola—a vocal tour de force for mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, singing her first Met performances of the Cinderella title role, and the high-flying tenor Juan Diego Flórez, as her Prince Charming. Alessandro Corbelli and Luca Pisaroni complete the cast, with Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leading the effervescent score. Estimated running time: 3 hours, 40 minutes.

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

Saturday Movie
Saturday, May 31 at 2 p.m.
West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard: 766-6635
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Rated G; 145 minutes.

Book signing with Sheila Mills
Saturday May 31 at 2 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Join author Sheila L. Mills for a discussion of Crossing Your Jordan in Faith. Copies of the book will be available for sale and autographs after the presentation.

PLAY: Reading is the Name of the Game
Saturday May 31 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.

Adult Book Discussion
Saturday, May 31 at 3 p.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library
The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende. Copies of the book available at the Information Desk.








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