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Charleston County Public Library December 2014 Events
Published:
12/1/2014 3:34:24 PM


 

I Want To Tell You Contest

Throughout December
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Do you have a compelling story to share, but don’t know how to get started? Be part of a groundbreaking, three-day workshop by the internationally renowned Center for Digital Storytelling from Jan. 22-24, 2015, at CCPL’s Main Library. Participants will learn how to use today’s technology to professionally record and preserve their personal stories and those of others. With limited space, attendees will be selected through a contest and must submit a short video or essay by Dec. 31. Visit www.ccpl.org for contest rules and entry forms.


Saul Alexander Gallery Exhibit 

Throughout December
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Portrait of the Lowcountry by Eric Horan?

When Eric Horan moved to the Lowcountry from Colorado, he was convinced that he'd have a hard time getting excited about country that was flat. Once here, Horan developed techniques to gain perspective over the flat land and water, and his photography display highlights “the dramatic natural beauty of the coastal southeast."


Early Literacy Station
Throughout December
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

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


Activity Zone (grades K-5)

Throughout December
James Island Library1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

Enjoy puzzles, mazes and coloring activities.


Teen Guessing Game (grades 6-12) 

Throughout December
James Island Library1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

Correctly guess how many pieces of candy are in the jar, and the candy-filled prize is yours.


Remembering Dart Hall (Photography Exhibit)

Throughout December
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Experience the history of Dart Hall and John L. Dart Branch Library through a retrospective photography exhibit that features images from the first four decades of service to the public. Community members also are encouraged to share memories of Dart and contribute identifying information about the content of items on display. The exhibit will be on display until Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.?


Charleston Collegiate School Photography Exhibit

Throughout December
John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Students in grades 10-12 display their photography.


December Glass Display: Merry Christmas, Barbie!

Throughout December
John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Enjoy our pink Barbie Christmas tree, pick up a good Barbie book or DVD and learn a few facts about the 55-year-old doll.


Young Adult Holiday Word Search (grades 6-12)

Throughout December
John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Complete a holiday word search for a sweet treat. 


Daily Self-Assessment (adults)

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

Take a fun daily computerized self-assessment test to find out your color, your true profession and more fun trivia.


TeenSpot Celebrates National Read a New Book Month

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

In honor of National Read a New Book Month, write down a title of a great book you’ve read, and get a treat. 


Early Literacy Station
Throughout December
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

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


Tech Help: Book-a-Librarian

Throughout December
Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Want to learn how to download eBooks from the library? Need help with a tablet, phone or laptop? Book a 30-minute session with a librarian. Call the Information Desk at 552-6466 to schedule an appointment.


Adult Crafts-to-Go

Throughout December
Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Stop by the library, and complete a holiday craft. Please see Information Desk for details.?


Secret Santa Reading Challenge

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

Select and check out a mysteriously wrapped book from under the Christmas tree, take it home, unwrap and read it. Once you have read your Secret Santa book, fill out a review slip to be entered in a drawing for a $50 Visa gift card or $25 gas card.


Teen Lounge (grades 6-12)

Weekdays throughout December from 3:30–5 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Hang out with friends, and play Wii and various board games after school.


Memoir Writing Circle (adults)

Mondays, December 1, 8, 15 and 22 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. 


Mythology Mondays
Mondays, December 1, 8 and 15 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Main Library68 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.


Mind Bending Maze (grades 6-12) 

Mondays, December 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 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. 


TeenSpot Christmas Theater 

Mondays, December 1, 8, 15 and 29 at 4 p.m.

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

Enjoy various movies that will put you in the holiday spirit. 


Movie Monday (grades 6-12)
Monday, December 1 from 4-6 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Got the Monday Blues? Come join us for a different movie every week in the Teen Lounge. 


Knit and Stitch (teens and adults)

Mondays, December 1, 8 and 15 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.


Art Fusion Storytime: Winter Wonderland

Tuesday, December 2 at 10:30 a.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Enjoy snowy stories for a long winter’s night plus a fun art activity.


Tech Tuesday: Discovering OverDrive

Tuesday, December 2 at 12 p.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914

Download audiobooks and ebooks to your computer, Kindle, Apple device or tablet.


Edisto Book Club

Tuesday, December 2 at 3 p.m.
Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355

Discuss A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.


Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, December 2 from 3-5 p.m.
Main Library68 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. 


Season Greetings Cinema
Tuesday, December 2 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Santa Buddies. Rated G; 89 minutes.


Diversity Tolerance for Teens 

Tuesday, December 2 at 3:30 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Chelsei Howard from the Charleston Human Service Commission will teach teens about diversity tolerance and what that means for society. 


Teen Movie Time (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, December 2 from 3:30–6 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Divergent. Rated PG-13; 139 minutes.


Quiz Bowl (grades K-5)

Tuesdays, December 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 after school
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

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


After-school Cool: Passport to India (ages 4-11)
Tuesday, December 2 at 4 p.m. 
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Find out about Indian food and culture with library staff and community members.


PLAY: Winter Tree Decorating (ages 6-12)

Tuesdays, December 2, 9, 16 and 30 at 5:30 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Help celebrate the rich and diverse traditions celebrated around the world in December. Create ornaments for our holiday tree, and make one to take home. 


Not Fiction Book Discussion

Tuesday, December 2 at 6:30 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

The Longest Road: Overland in Search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean by Philip Caputo.


Small Business Counseling with SCORE (adults) 

Wednesday, December 3 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library3531 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 (adults)

Wednesday, December 3 at 2 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

Watch the movie and then participate in a lively discussion about its cultural impact.

Movie: A Christmas Story starring Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillion and Darren McGavin. Rated PG; 93 minutes.


Teen Movie Time 

Wednesday, December 3 from 3-5 p.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094

Arthur Christmas. Rated PG; 97 minutes.


Wii Wednesdays
Wednesdays, December 3, 10 and 17 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Calling all gamers to come show off your skills.


Midweek Crossword (grades 6-12) 

Wednesdays, December 3, 10, 17 and 31 all day
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Challenge yourself, and solve crossword clues. 


Word Play Wednesday (grades K-5)

Wednesdays, December 3, 10, 17 and 31 after school
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

See if you can solve the puzzle, and get a treat.


Knit Night (adults)

Wednesday, December 3 at 6 p.m.
Folly Beach Library55 Center Street: 588-2001

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


That Holiday Book Sale
Thursday, December 4 from 5:30–7:30 p.m. (member event)
Friday, December 5 and Saturday, December 6 from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 7 from 2-4 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Prices start at just $1 during this fantastic sale on fiction, non-fiction, children's books and more. This sale focuses on items of gift giving quality for the holidays, and special deals will be featured on Sunday. Proceeds benefit the Charleston County Public Library.


Afternoon Adventures: Lego Club
Thursday, December 4 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Let your imagination soar, and build and make movies with Legos.


Thursday Teen Café (grades 6-12)
Thursday, December 4 from 3:30-5 p.m.
Main Library68 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, December 4, 11 and 18 after school
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Define the Thursday word, and get a treat.


Holiday Cinema (ages 11 and younger)
Thursday, December 4 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Arthur Christmas. Rated PG; 97 minutes.


Copyrights and Trademarks
Thursday, December 4 at 5:30 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Learn how to obtain and protect copyrights and trademarks during a presentation by attorneys Christina Humphries, Esq. and Jillian Barton, Esq. 


Mah Jongg Nights (adults)

Thursdays, December 4, 11 and 18 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, December 4 from 6-8 p.m.
St. Paul’s/Hollywood Branch Library – 5151 Town Council Drive 889-3300

Elf. Rated PG; 97 minutes.


Teen Word Seekers (grades 6-12) 

Fridays, December 5, 12 and 19 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. 


Porkchop Productions presents Holly and the Christmas Gift
Friday, December 5 at 9:15 a.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

It's Christmas morning in the North Pole, and Holly the Elf finds a pile of packages marked "undeliverable.” Determined to make holiday wishes come true, Holly sets out on a journey to meet the mysterious Bahum Bugg and find out why he doesn’t want Christmas to come to his door. Colorful characters, perilous predicaments and lessons about acceptance and the joy of giving highlight this original play that first introduced audiences to Holly the Elf. This magical holiday tale is sure to warm the frostiest of hearts.


Porkchop Productions presents Holly and the Christmas Gift (ages 11 and younger)

Friday, December 5 at 11 a.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

It's Christmas morning in the North Pole, and Holly the Elf finds a pile of packages marked "undeliverable.” Determined to make holiday wishes come true, Holly sets out on a journey to meet the mysterious Bahum Bugg and find out why he doesn’t want Christmas to come to his door. Colorful characters, perilous predicaments and lessons about acceptance and the joy of giving highlight this original play that first introduced audiences to Holly the Elf. This magical holiday tale is sure to warm the frostiest of hearts.


Friday After School Movie

Friday, December 5 at 3:30 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Rated PG; 104 minutes.


Porkchop Productions presents Holly and the Christmas Gift

Friday, December 5 at 3:30 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

It's Christmas morning in the North Pole, and Holly the Elf finds a pile of packages marked "undeliverable.” Determined to make holiday wishes come true, Holly sets out on a journey to meet the mysterious Bahum Bugg and find out why he doesn’t want Christmas to come to his door. Colorful characters, perilous predicaments and lessons about acceptance and the joy of giving highlight this original play that first introduced audiences to Holly the Elf. This magical holiday tale is sure to warm the frostiest of hearts.


Friday Fun Day
Fridays, December 5, 12 and 19 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Challenge your family and friends to some fun board games.


Teen Movie Night (grades 6-12)

Friday, December 5 from 6-8 p.m.
James Island Library1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

After the library closes, watch Maleficent and enjoy light refreshments. Rated PG; 97 minutes. 


PLAY: DIY Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace

Saturday, December 6 at 10 a.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914

Create fun paper and felt projects with help from Ms. Grace.


PLAY: Multicultural Holiday Family Storytime 

Saturday, December 6 at 10:30 a.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Enjoy stories and discussion about December holidays in other cultures.


Porkchop Productions presents Holly and the Christmas Gift
Saturday, December 6 at 10:30 a.m. 
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

It's Christmas morning in the North Pole, and Holly the Elf finds a pile of packages marked "undeliverable.” Determined to make holiday wishes come true, Holly sets out on a journey to meet the mysterious Bahum Bugg and find out why he doesn’t want Christmas to come to his door. Colorful characters, perilous predicaments and lessons about acceptance and the joy of giving highlight this original play that first introduced audiences to Holly the Elf. This magical holiday tale is sure to warm the frostiest of hearts.


PLAY: STAR Therapy Dogs 

Saturday, December 6 at 10:30 a.m.
Village Library – 430 Whilden Street: 884-9741

Make a furry friend, and read a holiday book with your new pal. Certified therapy dogs and their handlers love a good story.


PLAY: Saturday Morning Movies (ages 11 and younger)

Saturday, December 6 at 10:30 a.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Elf. Rated PG; 95 minutes.


PLAY DAY: Letter Writing Day 

Saturday, December 6 at 11 a.m.
Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355

Write a letter to Santa Claus.


PLAY: Frozen 

Saturday, December 6 at 11 a.m.
McClellanville Library222 Baker Street: 887-3699

Usher in winter with Frozen fun, and make an edible Olaf.


Local History: The Battery Gadsden Files

Saturday, December 6 at 12 p.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914

In 1992, Make Macmurphy began gathering oral histories of Sullivan's Island families to preserve the past. Take a look at some of old film reels, and discover similarities and differences on our Island home.


Saturday Craft and Storytime
Saturday, December 6 from 12-2 p.m.

St. Paul’s/Hollywood Branch Library – 5151 Town Council Drive 889-3300

Listen to The Animals Christmas Carol by Helen Ward, and make a fun craft.


Porkchop Productions presents Holly and the Christmas Gift 

Saturday, December 6 at 1 p.m.
James Island Library1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

It's Christmas morning in the North Pole, and Holly the Elf finds a pile of packages marked "undeliverable.” Determined to make holiday wishes come true, Holly sets out on a journey to meet the mysterious Bahum Bugg and find out why he doesn’t want Christmas to come to his door. Colorful characters, perilous predicaments and lessons about acceptance and the joy of giving highlight this original play that first introduced audiences to Holly the Elf. This magical holiday tale is sure to warm the frostiest of hearts.


The Plantation Singers
Saturday, December 6 at 1 p.m. 
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Enjoy a performance of holiday songs by The Plantation Singers, a professional a cappella singing group known for their ability to encourage audience participation within a shoe-tapping, hand-clapping and sing-along atmosphere.


PLAY: Create-a-Card Workshop

Saturday, December 6 at 1 p.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Make a holiday card for someone special.


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

Saturday, December 6 from 1:30-3 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

Create a festive holiday craft with Ms. Grace.


Children’s Movie 

Saturday, December 6 at 2 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Little Penguin Pororo's Racing Adventure. Rated G; 77 minutes.


PLAY: Make Your Own Holiday Card

Saturday, December 6 from 2-4 p.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094

Make a special holiday card for someone you love.


Knit and Stitch (adults)

Saturday, December 6 from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Conference Room 

Bring a knit or crochet project to work on, and share ideas with others. All skill levels welcome.


Porkchop Productions presents Holly and the Christmas Gift 

Saturday, December 6 at 3 p.m.
West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard: 766-6635

It's Christmas morning in the North Pole, and Holly the Elf finds a pile of packages marked "undeliverable.” Determined to make holiday wishes come true, Holly sets out on a journey to meet the mysterious Bahum Bugg and find out why he doesn’t want Christmas to come to his door. Colorful characters, perilous predicaments and lessons about acceptance and the joy of giving highlight this original play that first introduced audiences to Holly the Elf. This magical holiday tale is sure to warm the frostiest of hearts.


Monday Morning Stretch (adults)

Monday, December 8 at 9:15 a.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Stretch and bend during an energizing class. No experience necessary.


Monday Book Discussion (adults)

Monday, December 8 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

The Art of Falling by Kathryn Craft.


Online Application and Resume Lab

Monday, December 8 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.


Teen Game Time 

Monday, December 8 from 3:30-5 p.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094

Join fellow teens in the auditorium for fun with Nintendo Wii and board games.


Movie Monday (grades 6-12)
Monday, December 8 from 4-6 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Got the Monday Blues? Come join us for a different movie every week in the Teen Lounge. 


Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, December 9 from 3-5 p.m.
Main Library68 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. 


Season Greetings Cinema
Tuesday, December 9 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Alpha and Omega 2: a Howl-iday Adventure. Not rated; 55 minutes.


Teen Art Time (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, December 9 from 3:30-5 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Get creative at the library, and make ornaments and holiday-themed pieces.


After-school Cool: Holiday Crafternoon
Tuesday, December 9 at 4 p.m. 
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Make a seasonal craft to celebrate the winter holidays.


Folly Beach Book Club (adults)

Wednesday, December 10 at 2:30 p.m.
Folly Beach Library55 Center Street: 588-2001

We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver.


iLearn: The Perfect Pet

Wednesday, December 10 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Read along with the Arbordale ebook, The Perfect Pet by Samantha Bell, and discover which pet might be perfect for you. Then learn more about pets and animal adoption from the Charleston Animal Society.


Game On (ages 10-18) 

Wednesday, December 10 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. 


Tween Movie Club: Inkheart (ages 9-12) 

Wednesday, December 10 at 4 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Read the book, watch the movie and then participate in a lively discussion. Small snacks provided. Rated PG; 105 minutes.


TeenSpot Iron Chef Cookie Decorating Contest (ages 12-17)

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

Are you the creator of the ultimate “iced out” cookie? Bring your creativity, and decorate tasty holiday cookies. Pictures of cookie creations will be posted on the St. Andrews Facebook page starting December 11. The cookie creator who receives the most online votes wins a gift card. Voting ends December 18, and the winner will be announced December 19. Visit the information desk for more details. 


Gingerbread Houses

Wednesday, December 10 at 4 p.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094

Discover the best way to build a gingerbread house.


Winter Cupcake Decorating (grades 6-12)

Wednesday, December 10 from 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Decorate and eat cupcakes. 


The Rose and La Conception: Charleston's Christmas Treasure of 1744
Wednesday, December 10 at 6 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Second Floor Classroom

In December 1744, the H.M.S. Rose, a 24-gun British man-of-war, captured a French treasure ship from South America and brought her to Charleston. The crew divided an immense booty of gold, silver and jewels--the largest treasure haul ever brought to S.C. Join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for an illustrated narrative of the desperate sea battle for La Conception and the discovery of her magnificent hidden bounty. 


?Great Books Discussion

Wednesday, December 10 at 6:30 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Meeting Room B

Publishing and Other Near-Death Experiences by Meghan Daum. Phone 805-6904 for more details.


Afternoon Adventures: If You Give a Kid a Cookie
Thursday, December 11 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

‘Tis the season to decorate and enjoy tasty holiday cookies.


Teen Family Feud Tournament Finale 

Thursday, December 11 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094

Join other teens in a fun and competitive Family Feud tournament.


Thursday Teen Café (grades 6-12)
Thursday, December 11 from 3:30-5 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

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


Holiday Cinema (ages 11 and younger)
Thursday, December 11 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Elf. Rated PG; 95 minutes.


Club Anime! (grades 6-12)

Thursday, December 11 from 4:30-6 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Watch your favorite Christmas anime episodes, and enjoy Japanese snacks.


Holiday Gingerbread Village 

Thursday, December 11 from 5:30-7 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Build an awesome gingerbread house with your family.


Speaking Out in Word Balloons: The Life and Eraser Shavings of a Political Cartoonist
Thursday, December 11 from 6-8 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Auditorium
Enjoy a presentation by Steve Stegelin, political cartoonist for The Charleston City Paper.


When the Bough Breaks: Education in South Carolina

Thursday, December 11 at 6:30 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Join us for a panel discussion on the state of public education in S.C. lead by Dana Yow, Director of Communications and Community Involvement, S.C. Education Oversight Committee.


Emancipation Day Parades in Post-Civil War Charleston
Friday, December 12 at 10:30 a.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Every year since the end of the war in 1865, African-American citizens of Charleston have celebrated their emancipation from slavery with parades, music and political speeches on January 1. Join CCPL’s historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for a discussion of the early newspaper descriptions that provide vivid insight into the significance of these annual festivities and offer inspiration for the continuation of this tradition.


Adult Craft

Friday, December 12 at 2 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Join Evalyn Wallingford for a demonstration of how to create Christmas crafts using various fabrics and art materials. 


Ticklebuddy and his Box of Puppets

Friday, December 12 at 4 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Enjoy a puppet show presented by Ticklebuddy the Clown. 


PLAY Day: Paperplate Reindeer (ages 11 and younger)

Saturday, December 13 at 10:30 a.m.
James Island Library1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

Have fun, and make reindeer with handprint antlers.


Steps to Home Ownership (adults) 

Saturday, December 13 at 10:30 a.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Learn the steps required to buy a home, and get your questions answered by realtor Michael A. Fenwrick. 


PLAY: STAR Therapy Dogs

Saturday, December 13 at 10:30 a.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914

Share books with a furry friend.


PLAY: Decorate Your Holiday Treats (ages 4-11)

Saturday, December 13 at 10:30 a.m.
Village Library – 430 Whilden Street: 884-9741

Come decorate your holiday treat, and enjoy eating your creation.


PLAY: Lego Block Party
Saturday, December 13 at 11 a.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Have fun, and build with Legos and blocks.


PLAY: Movie and Craft 

Saturday, December 13 at 11 a.m.
Folly Beach Library55 Center Street: 588-2001

Make a Christmas craft, and watch A Christmas Story. Rated PG; 98 minutes.


PLAY: Polar Express Pajama Party
Saturday, December 13 at 11 a.m. 
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

?Wear your PJs, get your golden ticket and enjoy seasonal refreshments as the library celebrates the season with a special viewing of The Polar Express. Rated PG; 100 minutes. Enjoy crafts and activities based on the movie, and meet Santa!


PLAY DAY: Ready for Christmas? 

Saturday, December 13 at 11 a.m.
Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355

Make ornaments for your Christmas tree.


PLAY: Catch the Gingerbread Man

Saturday, December 13 at 11 a.m.
McClellanville Library222 Baker Street: 887-3699

Read the classic Gingerbread Boy, and make your own scented gingerbread man.


PLAY: Second Saturday Storytime

Saturday, December 13 at 11 a.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

Listen to the story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and make an ornament for your Christmas tree.?


PLAY: DIY Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace

Saturday, December 13 at 11 a.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094

Being crafty and creative is easier than you think. 


PLAY: Discovery Room (ages 11 and younger)

Saturday, December 13 at 12:30 p.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Check out our hands-on-fun with themed activities each month learning about life science, earth science or physical science.


Met Opera
Saturday, December 13 at 1 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Carmen by Georges Bizet

Richard Eyre's mesmerizing production of Bizet's steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José, and Ildar Abdrazakov is the swaggering bullfighter, Escamillo, who comes between them. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the irresistible score, which features one beloved and instantly recognizable melody after another. Estimated running time: 3 hours, 40 minutes.

Saturday Movie

Saturday, December 13 at 1 p.m.

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

Planes. Rated PG; 91 minutes.


PLAY: Family Movie Matinee
Saturday, December 13 at 1 p.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

The Polar Express. Rated PG; 100 minutes.


Saturday Movie

Saturday, December 13 at 2 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Maleficent. Rated PG; 97 minutes. Sponsored by The UPS Store, 3575 Maybank Hwy, John’s Island.


PLAY: Legos 

Saturday, December 13 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, December 13 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 Morning Coffee Book Club

Monday, December 15 at 10:30 a.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka.


Midday Movie (adults)

Monday, December 15 at 12 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas. Rated PG-13; 100 minutes.


Adult Scrabble

Monday, December 15 at 1 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Enjoy an afternoon of friendly competition.


Movie Monday (grades 6-12)
Monday, December 15 from 4-6 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Got the Monday Blues? Come join us for a different movie every week in the Teen Lounge. 


Sea Islands Book Club (adults) 

Tuesday, December 16 at 2 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy. 


Mt. Pleasant Cribbage Club (adults)

Tuesday, December 16 from 2-3:30 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

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


Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, December 16 from 3-5
Main Library68 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. 


Season Greetings Cinema
Tuesday, December 16 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Mickey’s Christmas Carol. Rated G; 100 minutes.


Impaired Driving Awareness Workshop for Teens 

Tuesday, December 16 at 3:30 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Join Chelsei Howard from the Charleston Human Service Commission for a discussion about how to stay safe behind the wheel of a car. 


Classic Movie Time

Tuesday, December 16 at 3:30 p.m.
Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355

Christmas in Connecticut. Not rated; 105 minutes.


After-school Cool: Green Thumbs 
Tuesday, December 16 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. 


Teen Movie Time (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, December 16 from 4-5:30 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Elf. Rated PG; 95 minutes.


Round Table Discussion with Councilwoman Johnson (adults) 

Wednesday, December 17 at 12:30 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

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


Wednesday Movie 

Wednesday, December 17 at 3:30 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Maleficent. Rated PG; 97 minutes. 


TeenSpot Wii Wednesday/Gum Drop Construction

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

Construct sweet sculptures, and have fun playing Wii or surfing the net with friends.


Wii Wednesday (grades 6-12)

Wednesday, December 17 from 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Bring a friend and have some fun playing Wii Games.


The Demilitarization of Urban Charleston, 1784-1789
Wednesday, December 17 at 6 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Second Floor Classroom

Shortly after the American Revolution, the S.C. legislature authorized the demolition of all of the accumulated fortifications that had protected urban Charleston since the 1680s. Join CCPL’s historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for an illustrated discussion of this era of dramatic change, and learn how the expansion of Charleston absorbed and obscured the old colonial military works.


Winter Wonderland Holiday Party

Thursday, December 18 at 10:30 a.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094

Wear your favorite holiday shirt, dress or sweater, and enjoy seasonal stories, games and a craft.


Not Fiction Book Discussion 

Thursday, December 18 at 11 a.m.
West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard: 766-6635

Discuss The Longest Road: Overland in Search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean by Philip Caputo.


Teen DIY: Christmas Charm Bracelets 

Thursday, December 18 at 3:30 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Create a Christmas charm bracelet as a gift. 



Afternoon Adventures: Make-it Take-it Holiday Crafts
Thursday, December 18 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Create festive holiday decorations and gifts for your loved ones.


Holiday Teen Café (grades 6-12)
Thursday, December 18 from 3:30-5 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Teen Lounge
Wrap holiday gifts and make cards for friends and family in addition to playing games, enjoying snacks, and socializing with friends. 


Holiday Cinema (ages 11 and younger)
Thursday, December 18 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

A Muppet Christmas Carol. Rated G; 85 minutes.


PLAY: Make a Holiday Ornament (ages 4-11)

Thursday, December 18 at 4 p.m.
Village Library – 430 Whilden Street: 884-9741

Make a holiday ornament for your tree.


Film Movement Thursday 

Thursday, December 18 at 6 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Auditorium

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?

In this lighthearted comedy, introverted optometrist Weichung begins to question his marriage when he finds out his wife wants to have another baby. When a friend makes fun of Weichung’s straight-laced lifestyle, Weichung sets off on a quest for true romance and desire. In Mandarin with English subtitles. Directed by Arvin Chen. Not rated; 106 minutes.


Family Movie Night

Thursday, December 18 from 6-8 p.m.
St. Paul’s/Hollywood Branch Library – 5151 Town Council Drive 889-3300

Planes: Fire and Rescue. Rated PG; 83 minutes.


Dart After Dark: BYOB (Bring Your Own Book)

Thursday, December 18 at 6:15 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Bring your own book to discuss with fellow readers.


Book Discussion 

Thursday, December 18 at 6:30 p.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094

Bring a Christmas book or any book you have read recently to share with fellow book club members while nibbling on Christmas treats and coffee.


Adult Movie: Black and White Theatre

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

Christmas in Connecticut. Not rated; 101 minutes.


PLAY: Crafternoon – Holiday Cards

Friday, December 19 from 3-5 p.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914

Create cards to share your holiday spirit. 


Friday After School Movie

Friday, December 19 at 3:30 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Elf. Rated PG; 95 minutes. 


PLAY with Dad: Saturday Stories 

Saturday, December 20 at 10:30 a.m.
James Island Library1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

Enjoy storytime with your dad or another favorite loved one.


PLAY: Holiday Cards

Saturday, December 20 at 10:30 a.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914

Create cards to share your holiday spirit.


Beach Lovers Book Club (adults)

Saturday, December 20 at 10:30 a.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914

The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty.


YA Movie (grades 6-12)

Saturday, December 20 at 10:30 a.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas. Rated PG-13; 100 minutes. 


PLAY: STAR Therapy Dogs 

Saturday, December 20 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: Frozen Winter Wonderland (ages 11 and younger)
Saturday, December 20 at 11 a.m. 
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Do you want to build a snowman? Celebrate the season, enjoy a special viewing of Disney's Frozen, make Frozen-themed crafts, wear your favorite Frozen costume and share snacks. Rated PG; 102 minutes.


PLAY DAY: Movie Fun

Saturday, December 20 at 11 a.m.
Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355

Bolt. Rated G; 96 minutes.


PLAY: Ho Ho Ho Holiday fun 

Saturday, December 20 at 11 a.m.
McClellanville Library222 Baker Street: 887-3699

Enjoy Christmas crafts and holiday celebration.


PLAY: Matinee Movie 

Saturday, December 20 at 11 a.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094

The Santa Clause. Rated PG; 97 minutes.


Saturday Craft and Storytime 

Saturday, December 20 from 12-2 p.m.
St. Paul’s/Hollywood Branch Library – 5151 Town Council Drive 889-3300

Listen to The Christmas Magic by Lauren Thompson, and make a fun craft. 


PLAY with Parents: Sigma Saturday

Saturday, December 20 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, December 20 at 1 p.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Toy Story 3. Rated G; 103 minutes.


PLAY: MOVIE
Saturday, December 20 at 2 p.m.
West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard: 766-6635

The Search for Santa Paws. Rated G; 96 minutes.


Christmas Movie for Teens (grades 6-12)

Saturday, December 20 at 2 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas with Tyler Perry and Eric Lively. Rated PG-13; 142 minutes.


10th Annual V-Tones Holiday Extravaganza
Saturday, December 20 at 3 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Join Charleston's premier ukulele band to ring in the holiday season. 


PLAY: Holiday Picture Bingo (ages 4-11)

Saturday, December 20 at 4 p.m.
Village Library – 430 Whilden Street: 884-9741

Bring along family and friends, and play Holiday picture Bingo to win a prize.


Sgt. Submarine Plays Tribute to the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles in the USA

Sunday, December 21 at 3 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Enjoy a musical performance by Sgt. Submarine, and celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' albums "Beatles For Sale" and "Beatles '65."


Meet the Author: Katie Stagliano
Sunday, December 21 at 3 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Join local children's picture book author, Katie Stagliano, as she talks about her inspirational book, Katie's Cabbage. Learn how Katie, a third grader from Summerville, grew a 40-pound cabbage in her backyard and donated it to help feed 275 people at a local soup kitchen. Copies of the book will be available for signing and purchase after the program. 


Holiday Party 

Monday, December 22 at 10:30 a.m.
Folly Beach Library55 Center Street: 588-2001

Enjoy a holiday celebration with crafts, music and treats. 


Zumba with Mary

Monday, December 22 at 11:30 a.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Enjoy an hour of fitness, fun and great music.


Monday Movie

Monday, December 22 at 2 p.m.
West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard: 766-6635

Mickey Mouse‘s Christmas Carol. Rated G; 26 minutes.


Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, December 23 from 3-5 p.m.
Main Library68 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. 


After-school Movie 

Tuesday, December 23 at 3:30 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Step Up All In. Rated PG-13; 112 minutes. 


PLAY: Countdown to a Happy 2015

Saturday, December 27
McClellanville Library222 Baker Street: 887-3699

Make your own countdown clock.


PLAY: Snowflakes

Saturday, December 27 at 10:30 a.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914

No two are alike, so make a beautiful snowflake to express your style.


PLAY: Lego Fun (ages 11 and younger)
Saturday, December 27 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: Hooray for a New Year

Saturday, December 27 at 11 a.m.
Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355

Read a story, and make a craft to celebrate the beginning of 2015.


PLAY: December Holidays Around the World

Saturday, December 27 at 1 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Learn about how people celebrate December holidays in other countries, and make some cool crafts. 


PLAY: Family Movie Matinee

Saturday, December 27 at 1 p.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Mary Poppins. Rated G; 139 minutes.


PLAY: Lego Club (ages 4 and older)

Saturday, December 27 from 2-3:30 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

What can you build with library Legos?


Midday Movie (adults)

Monday, December 29 at 12 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas. Rated PG-13; 100 minutes.


Monday Matinee

Monday, December 29 at 2:30 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

Sleeping Beauty (1959). Rated G; 75 minutes.


Tuesday Matinee

Tuesday, December 30 at 2:30 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

Maleficent. Rated PG; 97 minutes.


Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, December 30 from 3-5 p.m.
Main Library68 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. 


New Year’s Noon Party

Wednesday, December 31 at 11:15 a.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094

Countdown to New Years’ noon with games, songs and crafts.


Wednesday Movie

Wednesday, December 31 at 3:30 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Edge of Tomorrow. Rated PG-13; 113 minutes. 

 

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