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November 2014 Charleston County Public Library Events
Published:
11/1/2014 10:05:15 AM


 

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


Saul Alexander Gallery Exhibit
Throughout November
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Works on Canvas by Irene Rowe
Rowe uses acrylic paint on canvas to express herself visually. “The work in this exhibit stems from images rooted in certain text and from real life,” she explains. “Through my paintings, I strive to engage the viewer with a thought provoking and encouraging message."

Early Literacy Station
Throughout November
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 November is family.

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

Shredded Book Challenge (grades 6-12)
Throughout November
James Island Library – 1248 Camp Road: 795-6679
Figure out the correct title and author of the shredded book, and be entered into a gift card drawing.

Desktop Trivia (ages 18 and older)
Throughout November
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Stop at the service desk to answer some trivia questions.

Young Adult Book Guess (grades 6-12)
Throughout November
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Answer questions about Young Adult books for a sweet treat.

Holiday Recipe Swap (adults)
Throughout November
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Exchange your favorite holiday recipes with other great cooks.

Early Literacy Station
Throughout November
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 November is family.

Giving Thanks to Our Veterans
Throughout November
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161
In support of the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston, items such as ground coffee, CARTA one-day bus passes, reading glasses and more will be collected for donation to the Center. Patrons can pick up a list of desired items at the Information Desk or email MtpReference@ccpl.org for more information.

TeenSpot Hunger Games Trivia
Saturday, November 1-Monday, November 17
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Guess the phrase for the symbol of that day, and be entered in a drawing to win a gift card to Citadel Mall Imax 16 Theater. The winner will be announced November 19.

Teen Lounge (grades 6-12)
Weekdays throughout November from 3:30-5 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Hang out with your friends, and play Wii and various board games.

PLAY: DIY Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace
Saturday, November 1 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: Every Child Ready to Read Family Storytime
Saturday, November 1 at 10:30 a.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Enjoy stories and discussion that encourage family literacy and learning.

Play Day: Hand Print Turkeys (ages 11 and younger)
Saturday, November 1 at 10:30 a.m.
James Island Library – 1248 Camp Road: 795-6679
Make handprint turkeys with thankful feathers.

PLAY: STAR Therapy Dogs
Saturday, November 1 at 10:30 a.m.
Village Library – 430 Whilden Street: 884-9741
Make a furry friend, and read a book with your new pal. Certified therapy dogs and their handlers love a good story.

PLAY: Holiday Cards for Heroes
Saturday, November 1 at 11 a.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Support our military, and make holiday cards for troops overseas.

Play Day: Book Lovers’ Day
Saturday, November 1 at 11 a.m.
Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355
Pick a good book to share with everyone.

PLAY: Howdy Cowboy
Saturday, November 1 at 11 a.m.
McClellanville Library – 222 Baker Street: 887-3699
Rustle up a good book, and make your own dude ranch sign.

PLAY: Discovery Room (ages 11 and younger)
Saturday, November 1 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.

Met Opera
Saturday, November 1 at 1 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi
Star soprano Anna Netrebko delivers her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of Željko Lucic's doomed Macbeth, for the first time at the Met. Adrian Noble's chilling production of Verdi's masterful adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy also stars Joseph Calleja as the noble Macduff and René Pape as Banquo. Conducted by Fabio Luisi. Estimated running time: 3 hours, 13 minutes.

PLAY: Family Movie Matinee
Saturday, November 1 at 1 p.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library – 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489
Inspector Gadget. Rated PG; 78 minutes.

Fall Festival
Saturday, November 1 from 1-3 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Enjoy our first annual fall festival with games, crafts, snacks and more.

DIY Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace
Saturday, November 1 from 1:30-3 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161
Create an awesome craft with Ms. Grace.

Book Voting (grades K-5)
Monday, November 3-Friday, November 7
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Vote for your favorite books, and the winners will be displayed November 10.

Dear Soldier: Letters to our Military
Wednesday, November 3-Monday, November 10
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094
Show your support and appreciation of our military by writing and decorating letters for service members. Through collaboration with United Service Organizations, these letters will be sent to brave service members overseas.

Mind Bending Maze (grades 6-12)
Mondays, November 3, 10, 17 and 24
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.

Memoir Writing Circle (adults)
Mondays, November 3, 10, 17 and 24 at 10:30 a.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914
Come, write and share your stories for fun and feedback.


Online Application and Resume Lab (adults)
Monday, November 3 at 1 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Receive one on one help with your job application, resume and ACA applications.

Mythology Mondays
Mondays, November 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Learn about the heroes and villains of world mythologies with a different question every week. Get the answers right, and win a prize.

TeenSpot Theater
Monday, November 3 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
The Hunger Games. Rated PG-13; 142 minutes.

Movie Monday (grades 6-12)
Monday, November 3 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.

Knit and Stitch (teens and adults)
Mondays, November 3, 17 and 24 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.

Celebrate Election Day
Tuesday, November 4
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161
Kids can participate in the democratic process, too. Stop by the children’s desk to vote for your favorite book character, and get a prize.

PLAY: Drummer Bob Smalls
Tuesday, November 4 at 11 a.m.
Village Library – 430 Whilden Street: 884-9741
Schools are closed, so listen to the beat and play along with drummer Bob Smalls.

Tech Tuesday: Discovering Zinio
Tuesday, November 4 at 12 p.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914
Download your favorite magazines to your tablet or computer for free though CCPL’s website.

Election Day Bingo (grades K-5)
Tuesday, November 4 from 1-2 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Kids can’t vote, but they can enjoy a fun bingo game. Prizes and refreshments included.

Edisto Book Club
Tuesday, November 4 at 3 p.m.
Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355
Discuss Midwife of Hope River by Patricia Harman.

Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)
Tuesday, November 4 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.

Drive-in Movie
Tuesday, November 4 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Chicken Little. Rated G; 81 minutes.

Homework Help (grades 6-12)
Tuesday, November 4 from 3:30-5 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Come to the Teen Lounge to receive help on your school work from awesome College of Charleston tutors.

Quiz Bowl (grades K-5)
Tuesdays, November 4, 18 and 25 after school
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Challenge yourself to answer the trivia question, and win a prize.

Afterschool Cool: Discover S.C. Native Americans with the Charleston Museum (ages 5-11)
Tuesday, November 4 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with a special guest from the Charleston Museum who will share fun facts about the indigenous people of S.C.

Teen Movie Time (grades 6-12)
Tuesday, November 4 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Endless Love. Rated PG-13; 105 minutes.

PLAY: Native American Heritage Month Series (ages 6-12)
Tuesdays, November 4, 18 and 25 at 5:30 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions and histories, and acknowledge the important contributions of Native people through stories, crafts and food.

Not Fiction Book Discussion
Tuesday, November 4 at 6:30 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral--Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!--in America's Gilded Capital by Mark Leibovich.

Midweek Crossword (grades 6-12)
Wednesdays, November 5, 12, 19 and 26
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Challenge yourself, and solve clues for crossword answers.

Small Business Counseling with SCORE (adults)
Wednesday, November 5 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, November 5 at 1:30 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: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson.
Movie: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara. Rated R; 158 minutes.

Teen Movie Time
Wednesday, November 5 from 3-5 p.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094
Bridge to Terabithia. Rated PG; 96 minutes.

Job Action Day: Interviewing 101 for Teens
Wednesday, November 5 at 3:30 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Join Chelsei Howard from the Charleston Human Service Commission, and learn great techniques to ace an interview and get the job.

Wii Wednesdays
Wednesdays, November 5, 12 and 19 from 3:30-4:30 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, November 5 from 3:30-5 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Come to the Teen Lounge to receive help on your school work from awesome College of Charleston tutors.

Game On (ages 10-18)
Wednesdays, November 5 and 19 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.

Word Play Wednesday (grades K-5)
Wednesdays, November 5, 12, 19 and 26 after school
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Solve the puzzle, and get a treat.

TeenSpot Wired Wednesday
Wednesdays, November 5 and 19 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Get a little homework done, play computer games or just chat with friends during an open technology lab for tweens and teens.

Decorate a Votive Candle Holder (grades 6-12)
Wednesday, November 5 from 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library – 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466
Be creative, and decorate a votive candle holder. Materials provided.

Hunting "Beasts of Prey" in Colonial South Carolina
Wednesday, November 5 at 6 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Second Floor Classroom
In the early decades of this colony, the S.C. legislature offered a bounty to encourage the destruction of any "beasts of prey" that threatened the lives of settlers and slaves. Which animals were hunted to near extinction, and who benefited from the bounty? Join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for a look at the Lowcountry's forgotten natural history.

Knit Night (adults)
Wednesday, November 5 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.

Book Talk: Dixie Highway: Road Building and the Making of the Modern South, 1900-1930
Wednesday, November 5 from 6-8 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Auditorium
Join Dr. Tammy Ingram, College of Charleston assistant history professor, for a discussion of her book, Dixie Highway: Road Building and the Making of the Modern South, 1900-1930. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

TeenSpot Guess That Sign Thursdays
Thursdays, November 6, 13 and 20
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Guess the phrase on the sign, and win a sweet treat.

Afternoon Adventures: Books Come to Life
Thursday, November 6 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Make props and costumes from a popular children’s book, and learn to act out a scene with actors from Storytree Theatre.

Thursday Teen Café (grades 6-12)
Thursday, November 6 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.

Thursday Word (grades K-5)
Thursdays, November 6, 13 and 20 after school
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Define the Thursday word, and get a treat.

Junior Doctors in Health Presents Family Nutrition Workshop
Thursday, November 6 at 3:45 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Join MUSC dietetic interns for a hands-on cooking and nutrition class.

Throwback Thursday Film (ages 11 and younger)
Thursday, November 6 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
The Dark Crystal. Rated PG; 93 minutes.

Mah Jongg Nights (adults)
Thursdays, November 6, 13 and 20 at 5:30 p.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914
Learn to play the fun and fast-paced game of American Mah Jongg. Beginners welcome.

Family Movie Night
Thursday, November 6 from 6-8 p.m.
St. Paul’s/Hollywood Branch Library – 5151 Town Council Drive 889-3300
Bears. Rated G; 78 minutes.

Teen Word Seekers (grades 6-12)
Fridays, November 7, 14, 21 and 28
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Challenge yourself to find every word on thematic word find puzzles for a prize.

Family Storytime with Alex
Friday, November 7 at 10:30 a.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Join special guest Alex Jackson, who will talk about living with a disability and share some stories.

Aging Gracefully: Successfully Aging in Place
Friday, November 7 at 10:30 a.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914
Join Mary Peters of Care for Life to learn the five signs that you might need some additional help, and what you and your children can to do to adapt to these changes so you can live safely and happily at home.

Friday Afterschool Movie
Friday, November 7 at 3:30 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Heaven is for Real. Rated PG; 99 minutes.

Friday Fun Day
Fridays, November 7, 14 and 21 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Challenge your family and friends to some fun board games.

YALLFest Red Carpet Preview
Friday, November 7 at 4 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Teen Lounge
Meet some of your favorite YALLFest authors before the festival. Space is limited, so call 805-6903 to pre-register and guarantee your spot.

Let’s Talk About It Fall Series (adults)
Saturday, November 8 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Read the classic novel, watch the Masterpiece Theatre film and enjoy a lively lecture and discussion. Watch Mansfield Park, followed by a lecture and discussion with Dr. Kathleen B. Rogers from College of Charleston. Copies of the books may be obtained from the Reference Desk. For more information call 559-1945. This program is funded in part by the Humanities Council SC.

YALLFest Booth at Blue Bicycle Books
Saturday, November 8 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Next to Blue Bicycle Books, 420 King Street
Visit YA staffers at the CCPL YALLFest booth during the most exciting YA event of the year. Enjoy free author signings, panels, and more.

Play with Dad: Saturday Stories
Saturday, November 8 at 10:30 a.m.
James Island Library – 1248 Camp Road: 795-6679
Enjoy storytime with your dad or another favorite loved one.

Home Ownership Workshop
Saturday, November 8 at 10:30 a.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Enjoy an informative, interactive workshop led by Realtor, Michael Fenwrick about credit and home buying tips. One lucky participant will receive a gas card as a door prize.

PLAY: STAR Therapy Dogs
Saturday, November 8 at 10:30 a.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914
Share books with a furry friend.

PLAY: Saturday Morning Movies (ages 11 and younger)
Saturday, November 8 at 10:30 a.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library – 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466
Pocahontas. Rated G; 85 minutes.

PLAY: DIY Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace
Saturday, November 8 at 11 a.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094
Being crafty and creative is easier than you think.

PLAY: Movie and Craft
Saturday, November 8 at 11 a.m.
Folly Beach Library – 55 Center Street: 588-2001
Make a Thanksgiving craft, and watch Muppets Most Wanted. Rated PG; 112 minutes.

PLAY: Lowe's Build and Grow (ages 4-11)
Saturday, November 8 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: Remember our Veterans
Saturday, November 8 at 11 a.m.
Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355
Learn about Veterans’ Day, and make a craft.

PLAY: Autumn Colors
Saturday, November 8 at 11 a.m.
McClellanville Library – 222 Baker Street: 887-3699
Create your own colorful tree with paper bags and tissue paper.

Kids Mystery Movie
Saturday, November 8 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
What movie will it be? Come to the library and see.

Holiday Entertaining (adults)
Saturday, November 8 from 12-1 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161
Suzanne Pollak and Lee Manigault, the Deans of the Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits, will share their wisdom and experience as they discuss their book The Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits: A Handbook of Etiquette with Recipes. Enjoy signature treats from the Handbook while the Deans explain how to entertain with flair. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

PLAY: Fall Flower Power
Saturday, November 8 at 1 p.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library – 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489
Listen to seasonal stories, and make paper flowers to decorate your holiday table.

Saturday Movie
Saturday, November 8 at 2 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Curious George. Rated G; 88 minutes. Sponsored by The UPS Store, 3575 Maybank Hwy, John’s Island.

PLAY: Legos
Saturday, November 8 at 2 p.m.
West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard: 766-6635
We supply the Legos, and you create the masterpiece.

Cookie Swap (adults)
Saturday, November 8 from 3-4 p.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library – 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466
Bring a batch of cookies, vote for the best one and exchange recipes. The winner will receive a prize. Stop by the Information Desk, or call 552-6466 to sign up.

Second Saturday Writing Critique Group (ages 16 and older)
Saturday, November 8 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.

The Book Dating Game (grades 6-12)
Sunday, November 9 at 2:30 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Teen Lounge
Enjoy a quirky and entertaining introduction to four YA authors and their books. Celebrate the launch of Compulsion by Martina Boone, a story set in the Charleston area, with whoopie pies, sweet tea, door prizes and a drawing for a $100 gift card.

Monday Morning Stretch (adults)
Monday, November 10 at 9:15 a.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Stretch and bend during this energizing class. No experience necessary.

Monday Morning Coffee Book Club (adults)
Monday, November 10 at 10:30 a.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
The Sweet Everlasting by Judson Mitcham.

Monday Book Discussion (adults)
Monday, November 10 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161
Andrew's Brain by E. L. Doctorow.

Teen Game Time
Monday, November 10 from 3:30-5 p.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094
Join your fellow teens in the auditorium for fun Nintendo Wii and board games.

Movie Monday (grades 6-12)
Monday, November 10 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.

Folly Beach Book Club (adults)
Wednesday, November 12 at 2:30 p.m.
Folly Beach Library – 55 Center Street: 588-2001
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker.

iLearn: Countdown to Fall
Wednesday, November 12 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Read along with the Arbordale ebook, Countdown to Fall, by Fran Hawk, as we discover different types of leaves. Then enjoy a fun fall craft presented by the Clemson Tri-County Master Gardeners.

Homework Help (grades 6-12)
Wednesday, November 12 from 3:30-5 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Come to the Teen Lounge to receive help on your school work from awesome College of Charleston tutors.

Games Galore
Wednesday, November 12 at 4 p.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094
Celebrate International Games Day early, and stop by to play some fun games.

Great Books Discussion
Wednesday, November 12 at 6:30 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Meeting Room B
Career Counselling, by Alain de Botton. Phone 805-6904 for more details.

Afternoon Adventures: Reading with Rommie and Westin
Thursday, November 13 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Help your child improve literacy and communication skills by reading to friendly STAR therapy dogs.

Teen Family Feud Tournament
Thursday, November 13 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094
Join other teens in a fun competitive Family Feud Tournament in celebration of the American Library Association’s promotion of International Games Day at your Library.

Thursday Teen Café (grades 6-12)
Thursday, November 13 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.

Throwback Thursday Film (ages 11 and younger)
Thursday, November 13 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Problem Child. Rated PG; 81 minutes.

Teen Book Fan Club (grades 6-12)
Thursday, November 13 from 4-5 p.m.
James Island Library – 1248 Camp Road: 795-6679
Chat about teen books that have made it to the big screen.

Club Anime! (grades 6-12)
Thursday, November 13 from 4:30-6 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Enjoy some throwback Thursday favorites from the early 2000’s, including Inuyasha, Cowboy Bebop, Haibane Renmei and others.

Community Networking Event (adults)
Thursday, November 13 at 6:30 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Join the discussion, and connect with other stakeholders to promote community collaboration. No business card required. Refreshments provided.

Knit and Stitch
Thursday, November 13 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library – 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466
Bring a knit or crochet project to work on, and share ideas with others. All skill levels welcome.

Adult Craft
Friday, November 14 at 2 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Mrs. Evalyn Wallingford will demonstrate how to create Christmas crafts using various fabrics and art materials

International Game Day
Saturday, November 15
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Celebrate by playing cards, board and computer games.

Play Day: Paper Placemats (ages 11 and younger)
Saturday, November 15 at 10:30 a.m.
James Island Library – 1248 Camp Road: 795-6679
Weave a decorative placemat in fall colors.

PLAY: Funky Pumpkins
Saturday, November 15 at 10:30 a.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914
Make cool and creative 3-D paper pumpkins.

Beach Lovers Book Club (adults)
Saturday, November 15 at 10:30 a.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914
Some Girls, Some Hats and Hitler by Trudi Kanter.

PLAY: Saturday Morning Movies (ages 11 and younger)
Saturday, November 15 at 10:30 a.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library – 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466
Planes. Rated PG; 92 minutes.

PLAY: STAR Therapy Dogs
Saturday, November 15 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 Yoga (ages 4-11)
Saturday, November 15 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 with Ms. Marijana. Please bring a mat if you have one.

Play Day: Do you know UNO?
Saturday, November 15 at 11 a.m.
Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355
Play UNO with your friends.

PLAY: Retro Movie Morning
Saturday, November 15 at 11 a.m.
McClellanville Library – 222 Baker Street: 887-3699
Hear the clickety clack of the old projector, and watch Soup and Me. Not rated.

Local History: The Island at War
Saturday, November 15 at 12 p.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914
Local historian Roy Williams entertains with stories of World War II activities and intrigues on Sullivan’s Island.

Finding Veterans of the War of 1812 in South Carolina
Saturday, November 15 at 1 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Second Floor Classroom
Military service records are useful tools for genealogists, but it's often difficult to locate records of the men who participated in the War of 1812. Join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for a discussion of the South Carolina resources that help identify the local veterans of the "Second War for American Independence."

Met Opera
Saturday, November 15 at 1 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Le Nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Dashing bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov leads the cast in the title role of the clever servant, opposite Marlis Petersen as his bride, Susanna, Peter Mattei as the philandering Count they work for, Marina Poplavskaya as the long-suffering Countess and Isabel Leonard as the libidinous pageboy Cherubino. Conducted by James Levine and directed by Richard Eyre. Estimated running time: 3 hours, 52 minutes.

Play with Parents: Sigma Saturday
Saturday, November 15 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, November 15 at 1 p.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library – 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489
The Great Mouse Detective. Rated G; 74 minutes.

eBook Club
Saturday, November 15 at 2 p.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library – 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins.

Teen Movie (grades 6-12)
Saturday, November 15 at 2 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161
The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Rated PG-13; 142 minutes.

PLAY: Pine Cone Turkeys
Saturday, November 15 from 2-4 p.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094
Stop by the children’s department to make a pine cone turkey for Thanksgiving.

Club Anime! (grades 6-12)
Saturday, November 15 from 3-4:30 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
A high school boy’s friendship with a classmate becomes strained when he learns about her secret memory disorder. Don’t miss this meeting’s viewing selection of One Week Friends.

Fantastic Reads (adults)
Monday, November 17 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161
The Gunslinger by Stephen King.

Adult Scrabble
Monday, November 17 at 1 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Enjoy an afternoon of friendly competition.

Game On (ages 10-18)
Monday, November 17- Friday, November 21 from 3:30-5 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Celebrate National Game Week, and choose from board games and interactive video games.

TeenSpot Theater (ages 13-17)
Monday, November 17 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Catching Fire. Rated PG-13; 146 minutes.

Movie Monday (grades 6-12)
Monday, November 17 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.

Art Fusion Storytime: Cookie Chemistry
Tuesday, November 18 at 10:30 a.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library – 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489
Enjoy a batch of tasty tales followed by a fun collage activity to create your own “master-feast”.

Sea Islands Book Club (adults)
Tuesday, November 18 at 2 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Discuss Blood and Beauty by Sarah Dunant. Copies of the book may be obtained from the Reference Desk for check out while supplies last.

Mt. Pleasant Cribbage Club (adults)
Tuesday, November 18 from 2-3:30 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161
Learn to play the classic game of Cribbage, or come for a challenging match. No experience necessary.

Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)
Tuesday, November 18 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.

Drive-in Movie
Tuesday, November 18 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
G Force. Rated PG; 88 minutes.

Classic Movie Time
Tuesday, November 18 at 3:30 p.m.
Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355
Beau Geste. Not rated; 114 minutes.

Afterschool Cool: Green Thumbs
Tuesday, November 18 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Learn about nature, and make something cool with the Tri-County Clemson Master Gardeners.

Round Table Discussion with Councilwoman Johnson (adults)
Wednesday, November 19 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.

Preschool Special: Let’s Give Thanks (ages 3-5)
Wednesday, November 19 at 1 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Enjoy fun stories, activities and crafts all about the things for which we are thankful.

Teen Holiday Jeopardy
Wednesday, November 19 from 3:30-5 p.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094
Test your knowledge, and join the fun during a game of Holiday Jeopardy.

Tween Art Time (ages 9-12)
Wednesday, November 19 at 4 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Make a scratch-art bookmark.

Wii Wednesday (grades 6-12)
Wednesday, November 19 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.

Charleston's Fortifications of the American Revolution, 1775-1783
Wednesday, November 19 at 6 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Second Floor Classroom
Using bricks, tabby, palmettos and earth, the citizens of Charleston built substantial fortifications around the town in anticipation of a British attack during our Revolutionary War. Despite these preparations, our defenses were overpowered by the British Army in May 1780. Join Dr. Nic Butler for an illustrated survey of the town's urban fortifications and their fate after the surrender of Charleston.

Friends of the Library Annual Meeting
Wednesday, November 19 at 6 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Auditorium
Join the Friends as they discuss their successes for 2014 and look forward to 2015. Katie Gray, CCPL archivist, will discuss the online database of old Charleston photographs, and members will vote on nominees to the 2015 Board. Open to the public.

The Teller of Tales and the Drum Circle of Thanks
Thursday, November 20 at 10:30 a.m.
John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Join storyteller Julian Gooding for three tales about being thankful for what you have and the importance of sharing with others in need.

Preschool Special: Parachute Play
Thursday, November 20 at 10:30 a.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094
Drop on in for fun parachute activities.

Not Fiction Book Discussion
Thursday, November 20 at 11 a.m.
West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard: 766-6635
This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral--Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!--in America's Gilded Capital by Mark Leibovich.

Midday Movie (adults)
Thursday, November 20 at 12 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Rated PG-13; 136 minutes.

Page Turners Book Club (ages 7-11)
Thursday, November 20 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Discuss the book, The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes. Copies are available at Children’s Desk. Registration required; call 805-6893.

Thursday Teen Café (grades 6-12)
Thursday, November 20 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.

Throwback Thursday Film (ages 11 and younger)
Thursday, November 20 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Honey I Shrunk the Kids. Rated PG; 113 minutes.

Film Movement Thursday
Thursday, November 20 at 6 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Auditorium
2 Autumns, 3 Winters
Arman is 33 and ready to make a change, starting with a run in the park. When he literally bumps into Amelie on the jogging path, he's determined to make a connection with her. In the meantime, Arman's best friend Benjamin suffers an unexpected stroke, relegating him to the hospital for weeks. Over the course of two autumns and three winters, Arman, Amelie and Benjamin share the incidental moments, unexpected accidents, unconventional love stories and unforgettable memories that will define who they are. Directed by Sebastien Betbeder, Not rated; 91 minutes. In French with English subtitles.

YA Movie Night
Thursday, November 20 from 6-8 p.m.
St. Paul’s/Hollywood Branch Library – 5151 Town Council Drive 889-3300
Edge of Tomorrow. Rated PG-13; 113 minutes.

Dart After Dark Book Club
Thursday, November 20 at 6:15 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Dawn. (Part one of the trilogy found in Lillith’s Brood) by Octavia Butler.

Book Discussion
Thursday, November 20 at 6:30 p.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson.

Black and White Theatre (adults)
Friday, November 21 at 11 a.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
The Misfits. Not rated; 135 minutes.

Friday Afterschool Movie
Friday, November 21 at 3:30 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
The Lego Movie. Rated PG; 100 minutes.

PLAY: Crafternoon - Stuffed Apple Stitching
Friday, November 21 at 4 p.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914
Create beautiful, handmade apple ornaments.

PLAY: Stuffed Apple Stitching
Saturday, November 22 at 10:30 a.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914
Create beautiful, handmade apple ornaments.

Play with Dad: Saturday Stories
Saturday, November 22 at 10:30 a.m.
James Island Library – 1248 Camp Road: 795-6679
Enjoy storytime with your dad or another favorite loved one.

PLAY: Thanksgiving Picture Bingo (ages 4-11)
Saturday, November 22 at 10:30 a.m.
Village Library – 430 Whilden Street: 884-9741
Bring along family and friends, and play Thanksgiving Picture Bingo to win a prize.

Saturday Teen Movie (grades 6-12)
Saturday, November 22 at 10:30 a.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library – 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466
Million Dollar Arm. Rated PG; 124 minutes.

PLAY: Saturday Matinee Movie
Saturday, November 22 at 11 a.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094
Muppets Most Wanted. Rated PG; 112 minutes.

PLAY: Make-it Take-it Craft
Saturday, November 22 at 11 a.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Drop in for a fun morning of seasonal crafts.

PLAY: STAR Therapy Dogs (ages 11 and younger)
Saturday, November 22 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: Thanksgiving Anticipation
Saturday, November 22 at 11 a.m.
Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355
Listen to a Thanksgiving story, and make a decoration for your table.

PLAY: Turkey Tales and Turkey Tails
Saturday, November 22 at 11 a.m.
McClellanville Library – 222 Baker Street: 887-3699
Enjoy Thanksgiving stories and crafts.

The Feast Day of St. Cecilia, Patron Saint of Music
Saturday, November 22 at 12 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161
Charleston has celebrated the Feast Day of St. Cecilia on November 22 with music and poetry since 1737. Our St. Cecilia Society also was the first musical organization in America. So who was St. Cecilia, and why is she associated with music? Join CCPL's musicologist, Dr. Nic Butler, for an illustrated tour of the saint's history in Charleston.

Saturday Craft and Storytime
Saturday, November 22 from 12-2 p.m.
St. Paul’s/Hollywood Branch Library – 5151 Town Council Drive 889-3300
Listen to Marsh Music by Marianne Berkes, and make a fun craft.

PLAY: Family Movie Matinee
Saturday, November 22 at 1 p.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library – 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489
Toy Story. Rated G; 81 minutes.

PLAY: Movie
Saturday, November 22 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, November 22 from 2-3 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161
What can you build with library Legos?

PLAY: Reading is the Name of the Game
Saturday, November 22 from 2-5 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Play games, do puzzles and build something with Legos.

PLAY: Family Stretch Time (all ages)
Monday, November 24 at 10:30 a.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Enjoy a relaxing stretch class. No experience required.

Zumba with Mary
Monday, November 24 at 11:30 a.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Enjoy an hour of fitness, fun and great music.

Afternoon Flicks
Monday, November 24 at 1 and 3 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Ratatouille. Rated G; 111 minutes.

Monday Matinee
Monday, November 24 at 2 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161
Curly Sue (1991). Rated PG; 101 minutes.

Movie Monday (grades 6-12)
Monday, November 24 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.

PLAY: Crafternoon
Tuesday, November 25 at 1 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Have fun, and make a turkey craft.

Drive-in Movie
Tuesday, November 25 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Cloud 9. Not Rated; 100 minutes.

Thanksgiving Story and Craft
Wednesday, November 26 at 10:30 a.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161
Listen to a story, and make a Thanksgiving craft.

Vacation Flicks
Wednesday, November 26 at 11 a.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
The Lego Movie. Rated PG; 100 minutes.

Wednesday Movie (teens)
Wednesday, November 26 at 1 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Godzilla (2014). Rated PG-13; 123 minutes.

Play Day: Fold and Paste Treat Boxes (ages 11 and younger)
Saturday, November 29 at 10:30 a.m.
James Island Library – 1248 Camp Road: 795-6679
Create a gift box to fill for the upcoming holidays.

PLAY: Pinwheels
Saturday, November 29 at 10:30 a.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914
Capture the fall breezes with your own pretty pinwheel.

PLAY: Lego Fun (ages 11 and younger)
Saturday, November 29 at 11 a.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
Come play with Legos, Lego Duplos and friends in the meeting room.

Play Day: Movie Fun
Saturday, November 29 at 11 a.m.
Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355
Free Birds. Rated PG; 91 minutes.

PLAY: Countdown to Christmas
Saturday, November 29 at 11 a.m.
McClellanville Library – 222 Baker Street: 887-3699
Count down the days to Christmas with your own paper chain.

PLAY: Recycled CD Crafts
Saturday, November 29 at 1 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550
Bring your creativity, and make something awesome out of recycled CDs.

PLAY: Family Movie Matinee
Saturday, November 29 at 1 p.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library – 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489
Toy Story 2. Rated G; 92 minutes.


 

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