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Charleston County Public Library August 2014 Programs
Published:
8/1/2014 11:09:13 AM


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

SPECIAL EVENTS

Call for Self-Published Author Submissions for September 25 Book Talks
August 1 – September 1
Main Library
Join a forum for self-published authors and readers, and submit family-friendly content by September 1 to Steven Schwengel, Main Library, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC, 29401. Submissions must be family friendly and include the author’s name, phone number, email and postal addresses. Authors of approved submissions will be invited to present their works during 4-8 minute presentations September 25. This event is not a sales forum, but a literary exchange for authors and readers. For more information, call 805-6943.

Dog Days of Summer Photo Exhibit
Throughout August
Main Library
View professional photos of adorable, adoptable animals at Charleston Animal Society. The Dog Days exhibit is part of our summer-long Book-to-Action Project, which is made possible by a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the S.C. State Library.

CHARLESTON AND THE ISLANDS
Saul Alexander Gallery Exhibit
Throughout August
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Mixed Media Portraits by Landy A. Jones
“I try to create an illusion of realism in my portraits,” explains Jones. “My colored pencil and mixed media drawings are designed to create a painting effect from which the viewer believes my colored portraits are paintings instead of actual drawings.”

Early Literacy Station
Throughout August
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 August is imagination.

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

Spark a Reaction Matching Game (rising 6-12 grades)
Throughout August
James Island Library – 1248 Camp Road: 795-6679
Think you know a lot about inventors? Prove it by matching inventors to their inventions for a prize.

Photography Display
Throughout August
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Enjoy a photography display from the annual Charleston Sail and Power Squadron contest.

TeenSpot Invent an August Holiday (teens)
Throughout August
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Invent an August holiday, and submit entries in the Invent a Holiday display. Each week a holiday will be picked, and the inventor wins a prize.

Early Literacy Station
Throughout August
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 August is imagination.

TeenSpot Back to School Crossword Puzzle
Friday, August 1 – Wednesday, August 13
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Find all the words in the crossword puzzle, and be entered into a drawing for a free gift basket of school supplies.

Teen Word Seekers (grades 6-12)
Fridays, August 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 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.

First Coffee Book Club (adults)
Friday, August 1 at 10:30 a.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.

Early Literacy Center (preschool)
Friday, August 1 at 10:30 a.m.
Folly Beach Library – 55 Center Street: 588-2001
Participate in a variety of activities that promote early literacy.

PLAY: Go Fish with Haddrell’s Point Tackle and Supply
Friday, August 1 at 10:30 a.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914
Get hooked with hands-on Lowcountry fishing fun.

Houdini
Friday, August 1 at 3:30 p.m.
McClellanville Library – 222 Baker Street: 887-3699
Enjoy magic, music and lots of laughs during this high-energy, interactive show.

PLAY: DIY Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace
Saturday, August 2 at 10 a.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914
Being crafty and creative is easier than you think.

PLAY: Saturday Storytime
Saturday, August 2 at 10:30 a.m.
James Island Library – 1248 Camp Road: 795-6679
Celebrate summer with stories about delicious food.
PLAY: STAR Therapy Dogs
Saturday, August 2 at 10:30 a.m.
Village Library – 430 Whilden Street: 884-9741
Read a story to a wonderful dog.

PLAY: Saturday Movie
Saturday, August 2 at 10:30 a.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library – 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466
The Lego Movie. Rated PG; 101 minutes.

PLAY: Lowe’s Build and Grow (ages 4-11)
Saturday, August 2 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, August 2 at 11 a.m.
Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355
Learn about trees, and play a game.

PLAY: Boom Boom Boom
Saturday, August 2 at 11 a.m.
McClellanville Library – 222 Baker Street: 887-3699
Make your own drum, and join our marching band.

PLAY: Saturday Science Movie
Saturday, August 2 at 11 a.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094
Despicable Me 2. Rated PG; 98 minutes.

PLAY: Cinema Saturday
Saturday, August 2 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Rated PG; 118 minutes.

PLAY: Family Movie Matinee
Saturday, August 2 at 1 p.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library – 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. Rated PG; 90 minutes.

PLAY: DIY Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace
Saturday, August 2 from 1:30-3 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161
Blast into arts and crafts with help from Ms. Grace.

Children’s Movie
Saturday, August 2 at 2 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
The Nut Job. Rated PG; 85 minutes.

Triumphs and Failures of General Ulysses S. Grant
Saturday, August 2 at 3 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Enjoy a presentation on the life of General Ulysses S. Grant. By Dr. Joseph Stukes, former head of the Francis Marion University history department and member of the S.C. Humanities Council. Stukes will dress in 19th Century attire for the program, which is part of a series in honor of the Civil War Sesquicentennial (150 year anniversary).

Monday Scavenger Hunt
Mondays, August 4, 11, 18 and 25
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Find the items on the list, and get a treat.

Mind Bending Maze (grades 6-12)
Mondays, August 4, 11, 18 and 25 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.

Online Application and Resume Lab
Monday, August 4 at 1 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Receive one-on-one help with your job application and resume.

Movie Monday Rewind
Monday, August 4 at 2 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Rated PG; 118 minutes.

Movie Monday (grades 6-12)
Monday, August 4 from 2-4 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
Monday, August 4 at 2:30 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161
Despicable Me 2 (2013). Rated PG; 98 minutes.

Knit and Stitch (teens and adults)
Mondays, August 4, 11, 18 and 25 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.

Tuesday Quizbowl
Tuesdays, August 5, 12, 19 and 26
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Pick a question, answer it correctly and get a treat.

Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)
Tuesday, August 5
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.

Drive-in Movie
Tuesday, August 5 at 10:30 a.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess. Rated TV-Y; 48 minutes.
Spark a Reaction Teen Movie (ages 12-19)
Tuesday, August 5 from 2-4:30 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Rated PG-13; 146 minutes.

The Big Bang Theory Marathon (ages 13 and older)
Tuesday, August 5 from 2-5 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161
Enjoy nine episodes from the fifth season of The Big Bang Theory.

Edisto Book Club
Tuesday, August 5 at 3 p.m.
Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355
Discuss A Gathering of Old Men by Ernest J. Gaines.

TeenSpot Theater
Monday, August 5 at 5 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
I, Frankenstein. Rated PG-13; 92 minutes. Refreshments provided.

Play: Kids in the Kitchen Summer Series
Tuesdays, August 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 5:30 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Learn how to prepare fun and nutritious treats like fruit smoothies and yogurt dips.

Not Fiction Book Discussion
Tuesday, August 5 at 6:30 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Son of a Gun: A Memoir by Justin St. Germaine

Word Play Wednesday
Wednesdays, August 6, 13, 20 and 27
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
See if you can solve the puzzle, and get a treat.

Small Business Counseling with SCORE (adults)
Wednesday, August 6 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, August 6 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.
Book: Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Movie: Alice in Wonderland (2010). Rated PG, 109 minutes.

Game On (ages 10-18)
Wednesdays, August 6 and 20 from 2:30-4:30 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.

TeenSpot Wired Wednesday (ages 12-17)
Wednesday, August 6 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 during an open technology lab.
How to Train Your Dragon Book Party
Wednesday, August 6 at 4 p.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094
Explore the world of Vikings and dragons with a book talk, games and crafts.

Knit Night (adults)
Wednesday, August 6 at 6 p.m.
Folly Beach Library – 55 Center Street: 588-2001
Bring a knit or crochet project to work on, and share ideas with others.

MET Opera Summer Encore Series
Thursday, August 7 at 1 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Romeo et Julliette
Gounod’s sensual interpretation of Shakespeare’s Romeo et Julliette features Anna Netrebko as Juliette, with several high-voltage Roméos during the season, including Roberto Alagna for the first two performances, rising young tenor Joseph Kaiser in his company debut, and Matthew Polenzani for the Met’s New Year’s Eve gala. Nathan Gunn and Stéphane Degout share the role of Mercutio and Plácido Domingo presides on the podium. Approximate running time: 3 hours, 5 minutes.

Summer Cinema (ages 11 and younger)
Thursday, August 7 at 2 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
The Lego Movie. Rated PG; 101 minutes.

Family Night
Thursday, August 7 at 4 p.m.
St. Paul’s/Hollywood Branch Library – 5151 Town Council Drive 889-3300
Play games and read until 6 p.m., then watch Frozen. Rated PG; 102 minutes. Popcorn and soft drinks provided.

Mah Jongg Nights (adults)
Thursdays, August 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 5:30 p.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914
Learn to play American Mah Jongg. Beginners welcome.

Tyler Perry Film Series
Friday, August 8 at 3 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
The Family That Preys. Rated PG-13; 111 minutes.

Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation
Friday, August 8 at 3 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Enjoy an in-depth discussion on the state and management of heirs’ property in S.C.

Play Day: Design a Lab Coat (ages 11 and younger)
Saturday, August 9 at 10:30 a.m.
James Island Library – 1248 Camp Road: 795-6679
Bring an over-sized white T-shirt, and make a lab coat.

PLAY: STAR Therapy Dogs
Saturday, August 9 at 10:30 a.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914
Share books with a furry friend.

PLAY: Picture Bingo
Saturday, August 9 at 10:30 a.m.
Village Library – 430 Whilden Street: 884-9741
Play picture Bingo, and win a prize.

PLAY: Game On (ages 4-11)
Saturday, August 9 at 11 a.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Play Wii and board games.

PLAY: Movie and Craft
Saturday, August 9 at 11 a.m.
Folly Beach Library – 55 Center Street: 588-2001
Make a Lego craft, and watch The Lego Movie. Rated PG; 101 minutes.

Play Day: Alphabet Fun
Saturday, August 9 at 11 a.m.
Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355
Play an alphabet game, and make a chart.

PLAY: Boom, Boom, Ain’t It Great to Be Crazy
Saturday, August 9 at 11 a.m.
McClellanville Library – 222 Baker Street: 887-3699
Enjoy silly and fun challenges.

PLAY: DIY Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace
Saturday, August 9 at 11 a.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094
Being crafty and creative is easier than you think.

Interviewing Tips (teens and adults)
Saturday, August 9 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Join the Broken Hearted Foundation's Founder for an interactive workshop about interview basics. Space is limited, and registration is required. A children's activity will be available during the workshop.

PLAY: Discovery Room (ages 11 and younger)
Saturday, August 9 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: Crafternoon
Saturday, August 9 at 1 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Make a Thaumatrope, and fool your eyes with this optical illusion.

PLAY: Family Movie Matinee
Saturday, August 9 at 1 p.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library – 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489
The Little Rascals. Rated PG; 83 minutes.

Saturday Movie
Saturday, August 9 at 2 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Free Birds. Rated PG; 91 minutes. Sponsored by The UPS Store, 3575 Maybank Hwy, John’s Island.

PLAY: Legos
Saturday, August 9 at 2 p.m.
West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard: 766-6635
We supply the Legos and Duplo blocks, you create the masterpiece.

Book Signing with author Sherrill Burns
Saturday, August 9 at 2 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Ms. Burns will sign her intriguing new fantasy novel Duties of the Heart.

Tyler Perry Film Series
Saturday, August 9 at 3 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Peeples. Rated PG-13; 95 minutes.

Second Saturday Writing Critique Group (ages 16 and older)
Saturday, August 9 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.

Monday Book Discussion (adults)
Monday, August 11 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161
Someone by Alice McDermott.

Movie Monday Rewind
Monday, August 11 at 2 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Cats and Dogs. Rated PG; 87 minutes.

Movie Monday (grades 6-12)
Monday, August 11 from 2-4 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Got the Monday blues? Enjoy a different movie every week in the Teen Lounge.

TeenSpot Theater
Monday, August 11 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Pompeii. Rated PG-13; 105 minutes. Refreshments provided.

Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)
Tuesday, August 12
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
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.

Drive-in Movie
Tuesday, August 12 at 10:30 a.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Jungle Book 2. Rated G; 72 minutes.

Back to School Book Buffet (grades 6-12)
Tuesday, August 12 from 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library – 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466
Enjoy all you can read books, magazines and graphic novels. Light snacks provided.

Teenage Servitude and Slavery: The Apprentice System in Early Charleston
Tuesday, August 12 at 6 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Auditorium
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 historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for a fun exploration of this topic using information about real children from Charleston's past.

Quilt Trunk Show
Tuesday, August 12 at 6 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
View beautiful quilts made by Catherine Lamkin, whose work has been displayed in Charleston Magazine and the book, President Obama: A Celebration in Art Quilts.

Make a Steampunk Goggles Mask (rising 6-12 grades)
Wednesday, August 13 from 2-3:30 p.m.
James Island Library – 1248 Camp Road: 795-6679
Bring your friends, and create a steampunk-inspired masquerade mask.

Folly Beach Book Club (adults)
Wednesday, August 13 at 2:30 p.m.
Folly Beach Library – 55 Center Street: 588-2001
Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver.

TeenSpot DIY Craft
Wednesday, August 13 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Design your very own pencil holders.

Teen Summer Reading Ice Cream Finale
Wednesday, 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. Awards and door prizes provided.

Great Books Discussion
Wednesday, August 13 at 6:30 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Meeting Room B
SantaLand Diaries (a selection) by David Sedaris. Phone 805-6904 for more details.

Stories and S’mores
Thursday, August 14 at 10:30 a.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094
Celebrate National S’mores Day with fun stories, songs, games and a delicious craft.

MET Opera Summer Encore Series
Thursday, August 14 at 1 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
La Fanciulla del West
Giacomo Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West, is set in the American West during the California Gold Rush. Peopled with ruthless bandits, rough-talking but goodhearted miners, a cynical sheriff and one remarkable female tavern-keeper, it tells a story that is as thrilling as any Western movie, wrapped in an unmistakably Italian score. Approximate running time: 2 hours; 22 minutes.

Summer Cinema (ages 11 and younger)
Thursday, August 14 at 2 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Scooby Doo! WrestleMania Mystery. Not rated; 84 minutes.

The Big Bang Theory Marathon (ages 13 and older)
Thursday, August 14 from 2-5 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161
Enjoy nine episodes from the sixth season of The Big Bang Theory.

Teen Book Club: Just Book It
Thursday, August 14 from 4-5 p.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094
Bring any book you have recently enjoyed reading to share with fellow book club members.

Club Anime (ages 12-19)
Thursday, August 14 from 4:30-6 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Watch episodes of Yowamushi Pedal.

Adult Summer Reading BookShare Reception
Thursday, August 14 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094
All adult Reading Wave 2014 program participants are welcomed to join fellow readers for an end of summer wrap-up reception with light refreshments and prize drawings. Bring the best book you read over the summer to share.

Black and White Theatre
Friday, August 15 at 11 a.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Citizen Kane. Rated PG; 119 minutes.

Book Pass for Teens (grades 6-12)
Friday, August 15 at 2 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161
Read a S.C. Book Award nominee, and share your likes and dislikes with fellow teens.

PLAY: Crafternoon
Friday, August 15 at 4 p.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914
Celebrate National Lighthouse month, and build your own lighthouse.

Play with Dad: Saturday Stories
Saturday, August 16 at 10:30 a.m.
James Island Library – 1248 Camp Road: 795-6679
Enjoy storytime with your dad or another favorite loved one.

Beach Lovers Book Club (adults)
Saturday, August 16 at 10:30 a.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914
Midwife of Hope River by Patricia Harman.

PLAY: Build a Lighthouse
Saturday, August 16 at 10:30 a.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914
Celebrate National Lighthouse month, and make your own beacon of light.

PLAY: Saturday Movie
Saturday, August 16 at 10:30 a.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library – 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466
The Little Rascals Save the Day. Rated PG; 98 minutes.

PLAY: STAR Therapy Dogs
Saturday, August 16 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161
Practice reading with a canine friend.

PLAY: Family Yoga Time (with an adult)
Saturday, August 16 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: Puzzled by Puzzles
Saturday, August 16 at 11 a.m.
Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355
How many puzzles can you put together?

PLAY: Fizz and Read
Saturday, August 16 at 11 a.m.
McClellanville Library – 222 Baker Street: 887-3699
Read The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss, and make fizzy footprints.

Local History: Sea and Service Stories
Saturday, August 16 at 12 p.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914
Hal Coste shares his family connections to the Sullivan’s Island Lifesaving Station.

Play with Parents: Sigma Saturday
Saturday, August 16 at 1 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Enjoy a carpentry workshop sponsored by Lowe’s with members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

PLAY: Family Movie Matinee
Saturday, August 16 at 1 p.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library – 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489
The Little Rascals Save the Day. Rated PG; 93 minutes.

Secret Pizza Party (ages 5-12)
Saturday, August 16 from 1-2 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Celebrate going back to school with stories and crafts at a secret pizza party.

Exclusive Divergent Viewing Party
Monday, August 18 - Saturday, August 30
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Hidden in the library are symbols that represent the different factions found in Divergent. Find all the symbols to be invited to an exclusive Divergent viewing party September 6 at 3 p.m.

Fantastic Reads Book Discussion (adults)
Monday, August 18 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161
Running with the Demon by Terry Brooks.

Adult Scrabble
Monday, August 18 at 1 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Enjoy a friendly afternoon playing a classic board game.

Back to School Movie for Teens (grades 6-12)
Monday, August 18 at 2 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Rated PG-13; 161 minutes.

Movie Monday (grades 6-12)
Monday, August 18 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, August 19
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
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.

Tech Tuesday: Discovering Zinio
Tuesday, August 19 at 12 p.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914
Learn how to download your favorite magazines to your tablet or computer for free though CCPL’s website.

Sea Islands Book Club (adults)
Tuesday, August 19 at 2 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Discuss The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin. Copies of the book available at the Reference Desk for check out while supplies last.

Mt. Pleasant Cribbage Club (adults)
Tuesday, August 19 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.

Drive-in Movie
Tuesday, August 19 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
The Lego Movie. Rated PG; 101 minutes.

Afterschool Cool: Health Nuts
Tuesday, August 19 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Learn how to choose and make healthy afterschool snacks.

Teen Movie Time (ages 12-19)
Tuesday, August 19 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Ride Along. Rated PG-13; 100 minutes.

Midday Movie
Wednesday, August 20 at 12 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Grudge Match. Rated PG-13; 113 minutes.

Online Application and Resume Lab
Wednesday, August 20 at 1 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Receive one-on-one help with your job application and resume.

Tween Movie Club (ages 9-13)
Wednesday, August 20 at 4 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Ella Enchanted. Rated PG; 96 minutes. Read the book, watch the movie and then participate in a lively discussion.

Not Fiction Book Discussion
Thursday, August 21 at 11 a.m.
West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard: 766-6635
Discuss Son of a Gun: A Memoir by Justin St. Germaine.

Thursday Movie
Thursday, August 21 at 3 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Despicable Me 2. Rated PG; 98 minutes.

Thursday Teen Café (grades 6-12)
Thursday, August 21 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 (ages 11 and younger)
Thursday, August 21 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Hoot. Rated PG; 91 minutes.

Film Movement Series
Thursday, August 21 at 6 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
The Iran Job. Not rated; 95 minutes.

Young Adult Movie Night
Thursday, August 21 at 6 p.m.
St. Paul’s/Hollywood Branch Library – 5151 Town Council Drive 889-3300
I, Frankenstein. Rated PG-13; 92 minutes. Popcorn and soft drinks provided.

Dart After Dark: Urban Fiction Book Club
Thursday, August 21 at 6:15 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
The Block by Treasure Hernandez.

Book Discussion at Otranto
Thursday, August 21 at 6:30 p.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094
Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story by Lily Koppel.

Friday Afterschool Movie
Friday, August 22 at 3:30 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
The Little Rascals Save the Day. Rated PG; 98 minutes.

Play Day: Pencil Door Hanger (ages 11 and younger)
Saturday, August 23 at 10:30 a.m.
James Island Library – 1248 Camp Road: 795-6679
Make a decorative door hanger to remind others not to disturb you while doing homework.

PLAY: Dog Days of Summer
Saturday, August 23 at 10:30 a.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914
Create a floppy-eared hat to celebrate National Dog Day.

PLAY: Picture Bingo
Saturday, August 23 at 10:30 a.m.
Village Library – 430 Whilden Street: 884-9741
Play picture Bingo, and win a prize.

PLAY: Saturday Movie
Saturday, August 23 at 10:30 a.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library – 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466
The Pirate Fairy. Rated G; 78 minutes.

PLAY: STAR Therapy Dogs (ages 11 and younger)
Saturday, August 23 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, August 23 at 11 a.m.
Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355
The Country Bears. Rated G; 89 minutes.

PLAY: Everything’s Beachy
Saturday, August 23 at 11 a.m.
McClellanville Library – 222 Baker Street: 887-3699
Enjoy the sand and sun, and make a Styrofoam crab for fun.

Adult Sweetgrass Craft
Saturday, August 23 at 1 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Learn how to make sweetgrass coasters with Mae Scott Hall. Class is limited to 12, and registration is required. Call 766-2546 to register.

PLAY: Family Movie Matinee
Saturday, August 23 at 1 p.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library – 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489
The Lego Movie. Rated PG; 101 minutes.

PLAY: Movie
Saturday, August 23 at 2 p.m.
West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard: 766-6635
The Lego Movie. Rated PG; 101 minutes.

e-Book Club (adults)
Saturday, August 23 at 2 p.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library – 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque.

PLAY: Lego Club (ages 4 and older)
Saturday, August 23 from 2-3:30 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161
Blast into creativity with library Legos.

Adult Book Discussion
Saturday, August 23 at 3 p.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library – 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466
Chiefs by Stuart Woods.

Club Anime (ages 12-19)
Saturday, August 23 from 3-4:30 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Who doesn’t love female Japanese music idols? Watch episodes from Wake Up, Girls!

Zumba: Get Moving with Mary
Monday, August 25 at 10 a.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Enjoy upbeat music and a fun fitness event.

TeenSpot Theater
Monday, August 25 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Endless Love. Rated PG-13; 104 minutes. Refreshments provided.

Movie Monday (grades 6-12)
Monday, August 25 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.

Digging up Dead People Online: Genealogy Websites
Monday, August 25 from 6-7 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Second Floor Classroom
Learn how to do genealogical research on the Internet through Ancestry Library Edition, Heritage Quest, America’s Historic Newspapers, Family Search and Cyndi’s List. For more information, contact scroom@ccpl.org or call 805-6956.

Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)
Tuesday, August 26
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
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.

Drive-in Movie
Tuesday, August 26 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Scooby-Doo! Wrestlemania Mystery. Not Rated; 84 minutes.

Afterschool Cool: Crafternoon
Tuesday, August 26 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Make a fun back to school craft.

Teen Advisory Group Back to School Party (ages 12-19)
Tuesday, August 26 from 4:30-6 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Summer break is officially over. Stop by the auditorium for a snack, and socialize with your friends.

Affordable Care Act Discussion
Tuesday, August 26 at 5:30 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Learn how the Affordable Care Act applies to you. This legislation is the most significant regulatory overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965. Presented by local attorney Adam Owensby.

Round Table Discussion with Councilwoman Johnson (adults)
Wednesday, August 27 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.

Wii Wednesday (grades 6-12)
Wednesday, August 27 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.

Fortifying Charleston during the War of Jenkins’ Ear, 1739–1748
Wednesday, August 27 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 historian, Dr. Nic Butler, provides 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.”

Couponing 101: Extreme Savings Workshop
Thursday, August 28 from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094
Learn couponing basics, and bring your Sunday newspaper coupons to begin saving money on groceries. Attendees will have an opportunity to win a gift basket.

Back to School Carnival
Thursday, August 28 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Celebrate the start of school with games, prizes and treats for all ages. Summer Reading participants who bring their medals receive a special prize.

Back to School Bash (grades 6-12)
Thursday, August 28 from 3:30-5 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Celebrate seeing your classmates again, grab an after-school snack and play board and video games in the auditorium.

Movie Madness (ages 11 and younger)
Thursday, August 28 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Heaven is for Real. Rated PG; 99 minutes.

Movie Marathon: The Best of Alfred Hitchcock (adults)
Friday, August 29 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
10 a.m. - Psycho. Rated R; 109 minutes.
12:30 p.m. - The Birds. Rated PG; 119 minutes.
3 p.m. - Vertigo. Rated PG; 128 minutes.

Friday Afterschool Movie
Friday, August 29 at 3:30 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Monsters University. Rated PG; 104 minutes.

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

PLAY: Beading Fun
Saturday, August 30 at 10:30 a.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914
Make a fancy and fabulous bead bracelet or keychain.

YA Movie (grades 6-12)
Saturday, August 30 at 10:30 a.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library – 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466
Robocop. Rated PG 13; 108 minutes.

PLAY: Lego Fun (ages 11 and younger)
Saturday, August 30 at 11 a.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Build Lego block creations with friends.

Play Day: Who’s in Your Family?
Saturday, August 30 at 11 a.m.
Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355
Make a family tree.

PLAY: Recycled Boom
Saturday, August 30 at 11 a.m.
McClellanville Library – 222 Baker Street: 887-3699
Make your own boomerang with recycled materials.
PLAY: Saturday Movie
Saturday, August 30 at 11 a.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094
The Lego Movie. Rated PG; 101 minutes.

Club Anime (ages 12-19)
Saturday, August 30 from 11:30 a.m.-4:30 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 plan your ride accordingly.

PLAY: Family Movie Matinee
Saturday, August 30 at 1 p.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library – 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489
The Pirate Fairy. Rated G; 78 minutes.

PLAY: Reading is the Name of the Game
Saturday, August 30 from 1-3 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.

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