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Charleston County Public Library March 2015 Events
Published:
3/1/2015 12:21:09 PM


 

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


Saul Alexander Gallery Exhibit

Throughout March

Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Throwing Around Vibrations by Carol Bass
Carol Bass uses inspiration from music and nature to create her vibrant pieces. She explains that her art embodies "the things you don't see...the thread of joy running through all of us."

 

2015 Teen Choice Media Awards (grades 6-12)
Throughout March
All Branches
In honor of Teen Tech Week, vote at any branch for your favorite Young Adult media (video games, eBooks and more). All voters will be entered into a raffle at the end of the month to win a $30 iTunes gift card. 


Early Literacy Station 

Throughout March
Main Library68 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 March is seasons. 


Activity Zone (grades K-5)

Throughout March
James Island Library1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

Enjoy puzzles, mazes and coloring activities.


Teen Trivia (grades 6-12)

Throughout March
James Island Library1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

Give your mind a workout with St. Patrick’s Day trivia questions. Correct entries will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a gift card.


Desktop Trivia (adults)

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

Stop by our Service desk and answer our weekly trivia for a prize.


Kiawah Island Photography Club Display

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

The Kiawah Island Photography Club members exhibit work that depicts native wildlife, scenes of the Lowcountry and pictures taken when traveling.


Begin With Books Display

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

Begin With Books is the Charleston County affiliate of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, the country music star's iconic free book-by-mail program for pre-school children. For more information, visit https://sites.google.com/site/beginwithbooks/.


Women’s History Word Search (ages 6-12)

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

Complete a word search each week to receive a treat.?


Women’s History Month Trivia (grades 6-12)

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

Answer questions in the Teen Lounge about great American women for a candy prize.


Early Literacy Station 

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

Visit the Early Literacy Stations for a fun activity based on the S.C. Day-by-Day Family Literacy Activity Calendar. The theme for March is seasons. 


Early Literacy Station 

Throughout March
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 March is seasons. 


Tech Help: Book-a-Librarian 

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

Want to learn to use the library's downloadable media on your tablet, phone, e-reader or laptop? Call 843-849-6161, and make an appointment with a librarian for a 30-minute face-to-face session.


Display: Famous Southern Women in History A to Z 

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

Children’s Department

Visit the Famous Southern Women in History A to Z display, and learn about amazing women from the past and present who call the South their home.


Teen Lounge (grades 6-12)

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

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


Monday Trivia
Monday, March 2
St. Paul’s/Hollywood Branch Library – 5151 Town Council Drive 889-3300

Answer a trivia question about George Washington Carver correctly, and receive a peanut butter treat.


Mind Bending Monday Maze (grades 6-12)

Mondays, March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
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.


Mystery Bag Mondays (ages 12 and younger) 

Mondays, March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Guess what’s in the Mystery Bag, and receive a small prize or treat.


Read Across America Celebration
Monday, March 2 at 9:15 a.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Enjoy listening to Dr. Seuss favorites, and celebrate his 111th birthday with local celebrities.


AARP Free Income Tax Preparation (adults)

Mondays, March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930 

Receive free assistance with income tax preparation and electronic filing by AARP volunteers through April 13. A current picture ID and Social Security card are required, along with the Social Security cards of any dependents. Assistance will be provided first come, first served, with priority given to seniors. The last person will be accepted at 4 p.m.


Read Across America Celebration

Monday, March 2 at 10:30 a.m.
Folly Beach Library55 Center Street: 588-2001

Enjoy listening to Dr. Seuss favorites, and celebrate his 111th birthday with local celebrities.


Read Across America Celebration

Monday, March 2 at 10:30 a.m.
James Island Library1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

Enjoy listening to Dr. Seuss favorites, and celebrate his 111th birthday with local celebrities.


Read Across America Celebration

Monday, March 2 at 10:30 a.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Enjoy listening to Dr. Seuss favorites, and celebrate his 111th birthday with a mystery reader.


Read Across America Celebration

Monday, March 2 at 10:30 a.m.
John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Enjoy listening to Dr. Seuss favorites, and celebrate his 111th birthday with special guest Chip Bunce, balloon artist and magician.


Read Across America Celebration 

Monday, March 2 at 10:30 a.m. 
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Enjoy listening to Dr. Seuss favorites, and celebrate his 111th birthday with a special guest reader. 


Read Across America Celebration 

Monday, March 2 at 10:30 a.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

Enjoy listening to Dr. Seuss favorites, and celebrate his 111th birthday with Dr. Seuss books, a cupcake and a craft.  


Read Across America Celebration 

Monday, March 2 at 10:30 a.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914

Enjoy listening to Dr. Seuss favorites, celebrate his 111th birthday with Mayor Pat O’Neil and try Cat in the Hat cupcakes.


Read Across America Celebration 

Monday, March 2 at 10:30 a.m.
Village Library – 430 Whilden Street: 884-9741

Enjoy listening to Dr. Seuss favorites, and celebrate his 111th birthday with a special guest reader.


Read Across America Celebration 

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

Enjoy listening to Dr. Seuss favorites, and celebrate his 111th birthday with local celebrities.


Read Across America Celebration 

Monday, March 2 at 10:30 a.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Enjoy listening to Dr. Seuss favorites, and celebrate his 111th birthday with local celebrities.


Read Across America Celebration

Monday, March 2 at 11 a.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094
Enjoy listening to Dr. Seuss favorites, and celebrate his 111th birthday with local celebrities.


AARP Free Income Tax Preparation (adults)

Mondays, March 2, 16, 23 and 30 from 1-5 p.m.

Fridays, March 13, 20 and 27 from 1-5 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

Receive free assistance with income tax preparation and electronic filing by AARP volunteers through April 13. A current picture ID and Social Security card are required, along with the Social Security cards of any dependents. Assistance will be provided first come, first served, with priority given to seniors. The last person will be accepted at 4 p.m.


Anime! Anime! Anime! (teens)

Monday, March 2-Friday, March 6 at 3 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Watch Origin, Bleach, Full Metal Alchemist, Naruto, and Death Note throughout the week.


Game Hub (ages 12 and younger)

Mondays, March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 3:30 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Love the game Minecraft? Join our open lab game time, and play cool games based on the block building favorite. 


Read Across America Celebration 

Monday, March 2 at 3:30 p.m.
McClellanville Library222 Baker Street: 887-3699

Enjoy listening to Dr. Seuss favorites, and celebrate his 111th birthday with local celebrities.


Match ‘Em Mondays
Mondays, March 2, 9 and 23 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

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


Read Across America Celebration

Monday, March 2 at 4 p.m.
West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard: 766-6635

Enjoy listening to Dr. Seuss favorites, and celebrate his 111th birthday with local celebrities.


TeenSpot Theater

Mondays, March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Enjoy a different blockbuster movie every week.


Movie Monday (grades 6-12)
Monday, March 2 from 4-6 p.m.
Main Library68 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, March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 6:30 p.m.
West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard: 766-6635

Want to know more about knitting or share your knowledge? Then bring your knitting supplies and knit with friends. This group is for all skill levels.


VITA Tax Preparation
Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Free tax preparation assistance is offered by VITA volunteers. Please bring a current picture ID and Social Security card along with the Social Security cards of any dependents. Space is limited.


Edisto Book Club

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

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.


Homework Helpers (ages 6-11)
Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 3-5 p.m.
Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 3-5 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

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


Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, March 3 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. 


Teen Advisory Group and Lounge (grades 6-12)

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

The Teen Advisory Group will break from normal activities and view The Quiet Ones. Rated PG-13; 98 minutes.


Quiz Bowl (grades K-5)

Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17 and 24 after school
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

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


Afterschool Cool: Dr. Seuss Movie (ages 4-11)
Tuesday, March 3 at 4 p.m. 
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday again, and watch The Lorax. Rated PG; 86 minutes.

 

Small Business Counseling with SCORE (adults)

Tuesday, March 3 and Tuesday, March 17 from 5-7 p.m.

Monday, March 9 and Monday, March 23 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Second Floor Reference Area

Receive free, confidential counseling for your start-up idea or existing business from the Charleston Coastal chapter of SCORE. To register, visit http://charlestonsc.score.org, click “Request a Meeting” and mention the Main Library in your request.


PLAY: The Griot Way Series - The Art of Storytelling for a Mindful Child (ages 6 to adults) 

Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 at 5:30 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Learn the art of storytelling based on the principles of the West African Griot. Participants will use voice, drums, puppets and pro?ps. Parents and educators are strongly encouraged to participate and experience this wonderful art-form for developing a literacy-enriched child.


Not Fiction Book Discussion

Tuesday, March 3 at 6:30 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East by Scott Anderson.


Midweek Crossword (grades 6-12)

Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Challenge yourself, and solve clues for crossword answers. 


Small Business Counseling with SCORE (adults) 

Wednesday, March 4 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. 


Wii Wednesdays
Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Calling all gamers to come show off your skills.


Teen Google: A Passport to Computer Science First - Music and Sound 

Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094

Learn how computer technology is used in the music industry. Use Google CS to design your own music, create instruments and music videos.


Word Play Wednesday (grades K-5)

Wednesdays March 4, 11, 18 and 25 after school
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Solve the puzzle, and get a treat.


TeenSpot Wired Wednesday/ Teen Ambassador’s Meeting
Wednesday, March 4 at 4:30 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Have fun with technology set aside for teen use. Use laptops to surf the web, do homework or play Wii games. Also share ideas for TeenSpot events. 


Knit Night (adults)

Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25 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.


Knit and Purl (adults)

Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 6-7:30 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Want to know more about knitting or share your knowledge? Meet and exchange ideas with other crafters. All skill levels welcome.


Tax Preparation
Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094

Receive tax preparation assistance from S.C. Thrive. 


Afternoon Adventures: Book Tasting
Thursday, March 5 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Tickle your taste buds with a sampling of popular children’s books.


Geek Dojo Series: Makerbots (ages 6-12)

Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 3:30 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Learn programming, engineering and machine building basics with cool kits during this four week series.


Thursday Teen Café (grades 6-12)
Thursday, March 5 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. 


Crazy 8's Math Club: Spy Training (ages 5-9)
Thursday, March 5 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

See if you have what it takes to be a spy, and break the codes to find hidden treasure.


Thursday Word (grades K-5)

Thursdays March 5, 12, 19 and 26 after school
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Define the Thursday word, and get a treat.


Digital Storytelling Movie Premiere

Thursday, March 5 at 5 p.m.

Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Auditorium
Enjoy the premiere of completed projects from the I Want To Tell You digital storytelling contest, watch professionally produced stories on the big screen and hear from the workshop participants. 


Mah Jongg Nights (adults)

Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26 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.


Mt. Pleasant Book Sale
Thursday, March 5 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. (Member Event)
Friday, March 6 from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 7 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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

Prices start at just $0.50 for children's books and $1 for adult fiction and non-fiction during this fantastic sale featuring thousands of books in addition to CDs and DVDs. Proceeds benefit the Charleston County Public Library.


Jr. Word Seekers (grades 6-12)

Fridays, March 6, 13, 20 and 27
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

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


AARP Tax Help

Friday, March 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 10 a.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

AARP volunteers will help you file your 2014 taxes.


Aging Gracefully: Your Plan for Aging in Place

Friday, March 6 at 10:30 a.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914

Join a three-part series offered by the Greater Charleston Aging in Place Council about how to anticipate future needs and create a plan for successful aging at home. Reservations requested; call 843-883-3914 to register.


Friday Fun Day
Fridays, March 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Challenge your family and friends to some fun board games.


Play with Parents Weekly Challenge: 100 Things to Do before Kindergarten (ages 2-4) 

Saturdays, March 7, 14, 21 and 28
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Pick up your preschooler's weekly challenge list for activities to complete in the library or at home. Complete each weekly challenge for a chance to win a book for your home library. A new list will be posted weekly through September. 


PLAY: DIY Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace

Saturday, March 7 at 10 a.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914

Ms. Grace helps young hands create fun paper and felt projects.


VITA Tax Preparation

Saturdays, March 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 10 a.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Free tax preparation assistance is offered by VITA volunteers. Please bring a current picture ID and Social Security card along with the Social Security cards of any dependents. Space is limited.


AARP Free Income Tax Preparation (adults)

Saturdays, March 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 10 a.m-2 p.m.

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

Receive free assistance with income tax preparation and electronic filing by AARP volunteers through April 11. A current picture ID and Social Security card are required, along with the Social Security cards of any dependents. First come, first served with the last person accepted at 1 p.m. Assistance in Spanish will be available.


Play Day: Paper Rainbow Mobile (ages 11 and younger)

Saturday, March 7 at 10:30 a.m.
James Island Library1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

Have fun, and create a colorful and realistic rainbow.


Play with Parents: Bricks 4 Kidz

Saturday, March 7 at 10:30 a.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Work in teams to design and build machines and other constructions out of Legos. Once completed, check out other groups’ models and play together. Presented by Bricks 4 Kidz. Supplies limited; registration required. 


PLAY: STAR Therapy Dogs

Saturday, March 7 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 handlers love a good story.


PLAY: Saturday Morning Movie (ages 11 and younger)

Saturday, March 7 at 10:30 a.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

The Cat in the Hat. Rated PG; 83 minutes.


PLAY: Lowe's Build and Grow (ages 4-11)
Saturday, March 7 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: Kite Flying Day

Saturday, March 7 at 11 a.m.
Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355

Make your own kite for outdoor fun.


PLAY: What a Disaster

Saturday, March 7 at 11 a.m.
McClellanville Library222 Baker Street: 887-3699

Learn cool things about the Titanic, and make a craft.


Saturday Sing-a-Long

Saturday, March 7 from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
St. Paul’s/Hollywood Branch Library – 5151 Town Council Drive 889-3300

In honor of Music in Schools Month, enjoy listening to popular kids songs during a sing-a-long with Drew and Shannon Marler.


Lowcountry Creative Writing Group (adults)

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

Join a group of local writers for a chance to write, critique and network.


PLAY: Family Movie Matinee
Saturday, March 7 at 1 p.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

The Incredibles. Rated PG; 115 minutes.


PLAY: Legos 

Saturdays, March 7 and 21 at 2 p.m.
West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard: 766-6635

Dig into creativity. We supply the Legos, and you create the masterpiece. 


Children’s Interactive Movie

Saturday, March 7 at 3 p.m.

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

Enjoy a special screening of Disney’s Frozen with lyrics to help the audience interact and sing along with the characters. Participants are encouraged to dress up as their favorite character and take part in interactive activities during the movie. Rated PG; 90 minutes.


Estimation Station
Monday, March 9-Monday, March 16
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Can you guess how many pieces of candy are in the jar? Stop by the Children’s Department for your chance to win at this fun science activity.


Morning Coffee Book Discussion (adults)

Monday, March 9 at 10:30 a.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Fun House by Alison Bechel. 


Memoir Writing Circle (adults)

Mondays, March 9, 16, 23 and 30 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.


Game Time (teens)

Monday, March 9 from 3:30-5 p.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094

Test your gaming skills, and have fun with Nintendo Wii and board games.


Movie Monday (grades 6-12)
Monday, March 9 from 4-6 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

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

 

Online Application Lab (adults)

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

Let us help you with your online applications. No stress drop-in time to complete your online DEW, ACA, employment and other applications.


Great Decisions Foreign Policy Discussion Group (adults)
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

An eight-week series authored by the Foreign Policy Association. Each week, read the Briefing Book for background information, then join one or both of our two discussion groups. Email MtpReference@ccpl.org or call 849-6161 for more information.


Week 7 Topic: "Human Trafficking"

Tuesday, March 10 from 2-4 p.m. OR Thursday, March 12 from 2-4 p.m.


Week 8 Topic: "Brazil in Metamorphosis"

Tuesday, March 17 from 2-4 p.m. OR Thursday, March 19 from 2-4 p.m.


Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, March 10 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. 


Teen Movie Time (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, March 10 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

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


Afterschool Cool: Passport to Ireland
Tuesday, March 10 at 4 p.m. 
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

To prepare for St. Patrick's Day, explore some of the customs and cultures from the fabled Green Isle.


Wii Play

Tuesday, March 10 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.


Homeschool Meet and Greet (ages 12 and younger)
Wednesday, March 11 at 1 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Meet fellow homeschoolers, and learn about helpful library resources. Older siblings are welcome, and light refreshments will be provided.


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

Wednesday, March 11 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: The Monuments Men by Robert Edsel

Movie: The Monuments Men. Rated PG-13; 118 minutes.


Folly Beach Book Club (adults)

Wednesday, March 11 at 2:30 p.m.
Folly Beach Library55 Center Street: 588-2001

Night by Elie Wiesel.


Charleston Fashion Week

Wednesday, March 11 at 3 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

To celebrate Fashion Week in Charleston, discover what Charlestonians would have worn in the 18th and 19th centuries and create your own design. Presented by Historic Charleston Foundation. 


TeenSpot Play with Your Food

Wednesday, March 11 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Make candy sushi, decorate cakes or cookies, print with potatoes, and more.


The Rise and Fall of Charleston's Trolleys, 1859-1938
Wednesday, March 11 at 6 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Auditorium

For 72 years after the Civil War, the streets of urban Charleston were lined with iron track for a fleet of street cars or trolleys. The initial horse-drawn system was electrified in 1897, but the cars and tracks were scrapped in 1938 in favor of "modern" diesel buses. As downtown road congestion worsens, might this pre-automobile relic offer a solution to our transportation woes? Join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for a look back at the motives behind the creation and demolition of Charleston's city's railroad. 


Great Books Discussion

Wednesday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Meeting Room B

Sex by Fay Weldon. Phone 805-6904 for more details. 


Genealogy: “Digging up the Dead”

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

Learn how to use the Internet for genealogical research. Discover how to access and use Ancestry Library Edition, HeritageQuest, America's Historic Newspapers and more.


Plant a Flower and Popcorn Day

Thursday, March 12
St. Paul’s/Hollywood Branch Library – 5151 Town Council Drive 889-3300

Plant a flower or a seed in the courtyard, and receive a bag of popcorn.


Lego Day

Thursday, March 12 at 10:30 a.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094

We supply the Legos, you bring your imagination.


Afternoon Adventures: St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Thursday, March 12 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Celebrate the Irish in all of us with festive St. Patrick’s Day make-and-take crafts.


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


Teen DIY: Make Your Own Jigsaw Puzzle (grades 6-12)

Thursday, March 12 after school
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Design an original Jigsaw puzzle to challenge friends and family.


Crazy 8's Math Club: Flying Marshmallows (ages 5-9)
Thursday, March 12 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Send marshmallows flying through the air, then figure out the best method and measure the flight trajectory for proof.


Club Anime (grades 6-12)

Thursday, March 12 from 4:30-6:45 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Watch The Wind Rises. Note the longer meeting time, and please schedule your ride accordingly.


Celebrating HerStories: An Evening with S.K. Falls, Author (teens and adults)

Thursday, March 12 at 6 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Join Amazon best-selling author, S.K. Falls, for a lively discussion of her twisted love stories, and hear some of her newest work.


Free Legal Clinic: Wills, Estate and Probate

Thursday, March 12 at 6 p.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Learn about wills, estates and probate during a lecture and question and answer session hosted by the S.C. Bar Foundation.?


Why Your Family Stories Need To Be Told
Friday, March 13 from 10-11:30 a.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Family histories are passed down through the telling of stories, a skill mastered by workshop instructor Michael Reno Harrell. Join this internationally known award-winning performer, and gain insight on how to turn family facts and anecdotes into entertaining, educational and inspirational stories that are perfect for sharing.


During this interactive session, attendees will learn how to conduct interviews using methods that promote the recollection of memories, how to create cohesive stories from threads of information and how to write and tell stories. Attendees are encouraged to bring material they would like to use to build a story, and they can record the workshop. Space is limited, and attendees must be over age 12. Register by March 1 by calling 843-805-6884 or emailing charlestontells@ccpl.org.


Adult Healthcare Issues 

Friday, March 13 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Join Mary Peters, from Care of Life, who will discuss blood pressure, diet and the importance of doctor visits.


Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival
Friday, March 13 from 7-9:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 14 from 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Wragg Square, 342 Meeting Street

Set under magnificent moss-draped oaks, the third annual Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival offers the opportunity to see some of the best storytelling performers in the country while enjoying the magic of historic downtown Charleston. With performances planned Friday night, all day Saturday and Saturday night, festival goers will be captivated by stories that touch our souls, make us laugh, bring us to tears and fill us with wonder. Whether a storyteller is sharing a childhood memory, the history of the Gullah culture, a humorous slice of life or a spooky tale of a wandering ghost, Charleston Tells is sure to become an annual tradition for adults of all ages. Please visit www.ccpl.org/charlestontells for ticket information.


Happy Pi Day

Saturday, March 14
John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Explore the world of numbers. Crafts, experiments and books await you on this mathematical journey, and small snacks will be provided. 


PLAY: STAR Therapy Dogs

Saturday, March 14 at 10:30 a.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914

Share books with a furry friend.


Color and Play (ages 4-10)

Saturday, March 14 at 10:30 a.m.

Village Library – 430 Whilden Street: 884-9741

Color a St. Patrick’s Day shamrock, play Bingo and win a prize. 


PLAY: Saturday Morning Movie (ages 11 and younger)

Saturday, March 14 at 10:30 a.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

The Boxtrolls. Rated PG; 100 minutes.


PLAY: Movie and Craft 

Saturday, March 14 at 11 a.m.
Folly Beach Library55 Center Street: 588-2001

Make a Wizard of Oz craft, and watch Return to Oz. Rated PG; 110 minutes.


PLAY: Spring has Sprung Family Storytime (ages 2-6)

Saturday, March 14 at 11 a.m. 
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

?Enjoy books about spring, and make a fun craft. 


PLAY: St. Patrick and the Snakes

Saturday, March 14 at 11 a.m.
McClellanville Library222 Baker Street: 887-3699

Find out what Ireland is missing, and join a St. Patrick’s Day celebration.


Play Day: Middle Name Pride Day

Saturday, March 14 at 11 a.m.
Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355

Learn about your middle name, and tell others about it.


PLAY: Trucks and Construction Storytime 

Saturday, March 14 at 11 a.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

Listen to construction songs and stories, and make your own dump truck to take home.


PLAY: DIY Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace

Saturday, March 14 at 11 a.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094

Being crafty and creative is easier than you think.


Quilting Class

Saturday, March 14 from 12-1:30 p.m.
St. Paul’s/Hollywood Branch Library – 5151 Town Council Drive 889-3300

In honor of National Quilting Day, participate in a quilting class. 


Met Opera

Saturday, March 14 at 1 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Les Contes D’Hoffmann. The magnetic tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the title role of tortured poet and unwitting adventurer in the Met’s wild, kaleidoscopic production. Hibla Gerzmava, Erin Morley and Christine Rice sing the three heroines - each an idealized embodiment of some aspect of Hoffmann’s desire. Thomas Hampson portrays the shadowy Four Villains, and Yves Abel conducts the sparkling score. Estimated running time: 3 hours, 46 minutes.

PLAY: Lego Fun (grades K-5)

Saturday, March 14 at 1 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Build something from our challenge list, or be creative and make your own design. 


Saturday Movie 

Saturday, March 14 at 3 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

The Boxtrolls. Rated PG; 100 minutes. Sponsored by The UPS Store, 3575 Maybank Hwy, John’s Island.


Knit and Stitch

Saturday, March 14 from 3-4 p.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

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


Book Talk and Signing with Tom Turner

Saturday, March 14 at 3:30 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Meet Tom Turner, local author of Palm Beach Nasty.


Second Saturday Writing Critique Group (ages 16 and older)

Saturday, March 14 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 and Author Visit (adults)

Monday, March 16 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

Meet Rose Tomlin, and discuss her book, Duel of the Heart.


Adult Scrabble

Monday, March 16 at 1 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Enjoy friendly competition.


Movie Monday (grades 6-12)
Monday, March 16 from 4-6 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

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


Art Fusion: Shamrockin’ Storytime

Tuesday, March 17 at 10:30 a.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Enjoy fresh tales plus some preschool-level science facts, and a fun art activity about why we think “green” in the spring.

 

Tech Tuesday: Discovering Mango

Tuesday, March 17 at 12 p.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914

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


Susie Eades Book Club (adults)

Tuesday, March 17 at 1:30 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

The Path between the Seas by David McCullough.


Sea Islands Book Club (adults) 

Tuesday, March 17 at 2 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson.


Shamrock Sprouts (grades K-5)

Tuesday, March 17 at 3 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Make a sprout garden with seeds and a kitchen sponge. 


Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, March 17 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. 


Movies and Munchies
Tuesday, March 17 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Brave. Rated PG; 93 minutes.


Teen Movie Time (grades 6-12) 

Tuesday, March 17 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

The Signal. Rated PG-13; 98 minutes.


Afterschool Cool: Green Thumbs 
Tuesday, March 17 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. 


Shamrock Arts and Crafts

Tuesday, March 17 from 4-5:30 p.m.
St. Paul’s/Hollywood Branch Library – 5151 Town Council Drive 889-3300

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, and create shamrock arts and crafts. 


St. Patrick's Day Party (teens)

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

Enjoy games and light refreshments during a St. Patrick’s Day celebration.


I Want to Tell You: The Digital Storyteller 

Tuesday, March 17 from 5:30-8 p.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094
Learn the art of digital storytelling, how to use equipment like tablets and scanners to record stories, and find out about related apps and websites. Equipment provided. Limited seating, please call 572-4094 to register.


Spring is Coming

Wednesday, March 18 from 10-11 a.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

Welcome spring with a colorful craft.


Tween Mystery Time (ages 9-12)
Wednesday, March 18 at 3:30 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Team up with Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth, to solve a mystery. Solve the mystery and get a treat.


Game On (ages 10-18)

Wednesdays, March 18 and 25 from 3:30-5 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

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


TeenSpot Treasure Hunt

Wednesday, March 18 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Solve the treasure hunt clues, and receive a reward. Friendly staff are available to provide hints.


The Rise and Fall of Charleston's Trolleys, 1859-1938
Wednesday, March 18 at 6 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Auditorium

For 72 years after the Civil War, the streets of urban Charleston were lined with iron track for a fleet of street cars or trolleys. The initial horse-drawn system was electrified in 1897, but the cars and tracks were scrapped in 1938 in favor of "modern" diesel buses. As downtown road congestion worsens, might this pre-automobile relic offer a solution to our transportation woes? Join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for a look back at the motives behind the creation and demolition of Charleston's city's railroad. 


National Women’s History Month Trivia (teens)

Thursday, March 19
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Challenge your knowledge of famous women of history.


Not Fiction Book Discussion

Thursday, March 19 at 11 a.m.
West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard: 766-6635

Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East by Scott Anderson?. 


Introduction to Seeking Grants
Thursday, March 19 from 12-1 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Foundation Center Resources Area, Second Floor

Become familiar with the library's Foundation Center resources, including the grants database for basic and advanced search functions, sample searches and researching foundation profiles. Handouts will be provided, and participants can practice searching for grants after the presentation. CCPL is a Funding Information Network partner with the Foundation Center. For more information visit www.foundationcenter.org.?


iLearn: The Fort on Fourth Street
Thursday, March 19 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Enjoy listening to an Arbordale ebook, The Fort on Fourth Street by Lois Spangler, and learn more about simple machines and fort building. 


Thursday Teen Café (grades 6-12)
Thursday, March 19 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. 


Crazy 8's Math Club: Zip Line Zoo (ages 5-9)
Thursday, March 19 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Build a zip line for stuffed animals, and race them across the room. Measure the distance and times of their rides to determine their speed.


Microsoft Word for Kids (ages 8-11)

Thursday, March 19 at 4 p.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094

Learn basic tricks and tips to help you type your next A+ paper.  


Author Talk - Andra Watkins (adults)

Thursday, March 19 at 6 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Last year, Andra Watkins became the first living person to walk the 444-mile Natchez trace as the pioneers did. Her disinterested eighty-year-old father Roy was her wingman on the thirty-four day trek. As she trudged America's forgotten highway, she lost herself in despair and pain. Nothing happened according to plan, and her tenuous connection to her father started to unravel. Through arguments and laughter, tears and fried chicken, they fought to rebuild their relationship before it was too late. In Not Without My Father: One Woman’s 444-Mile Walk of the Natchez Trace, Watkins invites readers to join her dysfunctional family adventure in a humorous and heartbreaking memoir. Watkins will discuss her walk, complete with pictures and audience questions. Copies of the book will be for sale, and part of the proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Library.


Celebrating HerStories: An Evening with Dr. Millicent E. Brown (teens and adults)

Thursday, March 19 at 6 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Join a provocative discussion about issues of race, gender, culture, class and pathways to active engagement in the community with activist and educator, Dr. Millicent E. Brown.


Book Discussion 

Thursday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094

Daughter of Empire: My Life as a Mountbatten by Pamela Hicks.


It's Not About Me (adults) 

Thursday, March 19 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Watch It's Not About Me, a documentary that features three local African-American community leaders discussing the civil rights movement. The film was created by Sanders-Clyde Elementary students working with the local nonprofit organization Yo Art. ?


Saturday Soapmaking (ages 6-12)

Saturday, March 21
John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Try out our creation station, and make some cool DIY soaps to take home. 


Play Day: Paper Pinwheel Pencil Topper (ages 11 and younger)

Saturday, March 21 at 10:30 a.m.
James Island Library1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

Make a paper pinwheel to top off a pencil, and take your finished product home. 


Beach Lovers Book Club (adults)

Saturday, March 21 at 10:30 a.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914

Me Before You by JoJo Moyes.


PLAY: Windsocks

Saturday, March 21 at 10:30 a.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914

Make a beautiful wind sock to catch the March breezes.


PLAY: Saturday Morning Movie (ages 11 and younger)

Saturday, March 21 at 10:30 a.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Darby O’Gill and the Little People. Rated G; 93 minutes.


PLAY: STAR Therapy Dogs 

Saturday, March 21 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.


Game On (ages 4-11)
Saturday, March 21 at 11 a.m. 
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Have fun playing Wii and board games.


Play Day: Movie Fun

Saturday, March 21 at 11 a.m.
Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355

Toy Story. Rated G; 81 minutes.


PLAY: Spring into a Good Book

Saturday, March 21 at 11 a.m.
McClellanville Library222 Baker Street: 887-3699

Make a flowery bookmark.


Saturday Movie 

Saturday, March 21 at 11 a.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094

Dolphin Tale. Rated PG; 113 minutes.


Saturday Drum Circle

Saturday, March 21 from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
St. Paul’s/Hollywood Branch Library – 5151 Town Council Drive 889-3300

To celebrate Music in Schools Month, bring a drum and a chair to participate in an outdoor drum circle hosted by Shannon Marler (weather permitting). 


Recent Archaeology of the South Battery Seawall
Saturday, March 21 at 1 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Second Floor Classroom

?Join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for an illustrated overview of the recent dig along the north edge of White Point Garden, where the Mayor's Walled City Task Force searched for evidence of Charleston's first brick seawall around White Point, constructed in 1768-1769. 


Play with Parents: Sigma Saturday 

Saturday, March 21 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, March 21 at 1 p.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Mulan. Rated G; 88 minutes.


Saturday Teen Movie (grades 6-12)

Saturday, March 21 at 2 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

Guardians of the Galaxy. Rated PG-13; 121 minutes.


Wood, Metal and Canvas: Paintings of the Gullah People

Saturday, March 21 from 3-5:30 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Celebrate Gullah artistry through an exhibit that showcases early forms of Gullah folk-art paintings to contemporary expressions. This event is the second of two special programs leading up to the April 25 De Gullah Roots Festival.? Those who attend the exhibit may enter to win a gift certificate from Fat Hen restaurant. Light refreshments will be served.


Caregiver Support Group (adults)

Monday, March 23 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

Receive caregiving tips, advice and support, and connect with those who understand what you're going through. Offered in conjunction with Carolina Hospice Care and open to all adults. Refreshments will be served.


Downloadable Appointment (adults)

Monday, March 23 from 1-3 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Make a 30-minute appointment with a librarian, and learn how to download e-books, audio-books and music to your device. Call the reference desk at 766-2546 to make an appointment.


Movie Monday (grades 6-12)
Monday, March 23 from 4-6 p.m.
Main Library68 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, March 24 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. 


Teen Movie Time (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, March 24 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Non-Stop. Rated PG-13; 107 minutes.


Afterschool Cool: Crafternoon
Tuesday, March 24 at 4 p.m. 
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Make a blooming bouquet of flowers and butterflies to celebrate the arrival of spring.


Women’s History Month Poetry Reading: Sister to Sistah (adults)

Tuesday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Join Yvonne Bondurant, who will read from Sister to Sistah, her newly published book of poetry about the differences between African-American women born and reared in two different cultural and demographic environments.


Using Ancestry Library Edition

Wednesday, March 25 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

Take a closer look at some of the categories and features of Ancestry Library Edition, one of the most frequently used library databases. Learn some tips to help you climb that family tree. Presented by Marianne Cawley of the S.C. Room. 


Round Table Discussion with Councilwoman Johnson (adults) 

Wednesday, March 25 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. 


Preschool Special: Pete the Cat Party
Wednesday, March 25 at 1 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Enjoy a special storytime about a cool cat named Pete, and enjoy activities and crafts that will keep you rocking.


TeenSpot Short Stack Book Club

Wednesday, March 25 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Chat about Bad Deal by Susan Korman. Refreshments will be served.


Recent Archaeology of the South Battery Seawall
Wednesday, March 25 at 6 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Second Floor Classroom

?Join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for an illustrated overview of the recent dig along the north edge of White Point Garden, where the Mayor's Walled City Task Force searched for evidence of Charleston's first brick seawall around White Point, constructed in 1768-1769. 


Origami Hour 

Thursday, March 26 at 3 p.m.

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

Learn how to fold paper into works of art. 


Crafternoon: Windsocks

Thursday, March 26 at 3 p.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914

Make a beautiful wind sock to catch the March breezes.


Afternoon Adventures: Reading with Rommie
Thursday, March 26 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

Help your child improve literacy and communication skills by reading to STAR therapy dog, Rommie.


Spring Break Bash (grades 6-12)
Thursday, March 26 from 3:30-5 p.m.
Main Library68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930

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


Minute to Win It Challenge (teens)

Thursday, March 26 from 3:30-5 p.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094

Race against the clock, win prizes and have some messy crazy fun.


Crazy 8's Math Club: Bouncy Dice Explosion (ages 5-9)
Thursday, March 26 at 4 p.m.
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Find out your chances of rolling a specific number, then try to be the winning chip on a giant human bingo board.


Princess Boot Camp

Thursday, March 26 at 4 p.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094
Being a princess isn’t just pretty dresses and crowns. Join the Princess Boot Camp to learn what it takes to be a real princess from Disney heroines.


Teen Lock-In

Thursday, March 26 at 6:15 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Have fun after hours with your friends.


Teen Movie Night (grades 6-12)

Friday, March 27 from 6-8:30 p.m.
James Island Library1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

Divergent. Rated PG-13; 140 minutes.


Create Paper Toy Monsters (ages 6-12)

Saturday, March 28
John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Try out our creation station, and take home a cool 3D paper monster. 


Lowcountry Creative Writing Forum 

Saturday, March 28 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

Join a group of writers for a chance to write, critique and network.


FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid 

Saturday, March 28 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Otranto Road Regional – 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094

Do you have questions or need help completing the FAFSA? Receive assistance from S.C. Thrive counselors.


Play with Dad: Saturday Stories 

Saturday, March 28 at 10:30 a.m.
James Island Library1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

Enjoy storytime with your dad or another favorite loved one.


PLAY: How Does Your Garden Grow?

Saturday, March 28 at 10:30 a.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914

Take a tour of the Community Garden, and plant some seeds to start your own garden.


PLAY: Cartoons and Coloring (ages 3-11)

Saturday, March 28 at 10:30 a.m.
Village Library – 430 Whilden Street: 884-9741

Watch cartoons and color in the children’s corner.


Saturday Movie (teens)

Saturday, March 28 at 10:30 a.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Guardians of the Galaxy. Rated PG-13; 121 minutes.


PLAY: STAR Therapy Dogs (ages 11 and younger)
Saturday, March 28 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: Take a Walk in the Park Day

Saturday, March 28 at 11 a.m.
Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355

Let’s go for a walk and see what we see.


PLAY: No Fools Here

Saturday, March 28 at 11 a.m.
McClellanville Library222 Baker Street: 887-3699

Read fun April fool poetry, and learn kid-friendly pranks.


PLAY: Cinema Saturday

Saturday, March 28 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

The Boxtrolls. Rated PG; 96 minutes.


Heirs' Property (adults)

Saturday, March 28 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street: 722-7550

Learn how you to preserve heirs’ property, and increase the income and value of your wooded land. Presented by The Center for Heirs Property Preservation.


Local Living: Tips from the Community Garden

Saturday, March 28 at 12 p.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue: 883-3914

Want to know what grows best in island soil? Tour the Community Garden and have your questions answered by wise botanical caretakers.


Children’s Movie Day

Saturday, March 28 from 12-2 p.m.
St. Paul’s/Hollywood Branch Library – 5151 Town Council Drive 889-3300

The Sandlot. Rated PG; 101 minutes.


PLAY: Flower Power Fun

Saturday, March 28 at 1 p.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489

Make a DIY paper bouquet. Materials provided. 


PLAY: Lego Club (ages 4 and older)

Saturday, March 28 from 1:30-3 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

What can you build with library Legos?


Saturday Movie
Saturday, March 28 at 2 p.m. 

West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard: 766-6635

Planes: Fire and Rescue. Rated PG; 84 minutes.


Jane Austen Society (adults)

Saturday, March 28 at 3 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Join the March meeting of the Jane Austen Society. Sponsored by the Jane Austen Society of North America. Refreshments will be provided.


Adult Book Discussion 

Saturday, March 28 from 3-4 p.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466

Celebrate Women's History Month with a non-fiction discussion of Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg. Copies will be available at the Information Desk.


PLAY: LowCo Suzuki Guitar Recital 

Saturday, March 28 at 3:30 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

Enjoy a performance by children ages 3-12 that includes classical pieces from the Suzuki repertoire and music by Bob Marley and the Harry Potter films. LowCo Suzuki Guitar is Mt. Pleasant's premier Suzuki Guitar ensemble. For more information, visit www.suzukiguitar.org. 


Spring Break Movie 

Tuesday, March 31 at 2:30 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Rated PG; 80 minutes.


Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, March 31 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.


Teen Wii Time (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, March 31 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Play Wii games in the auditorium. 


Spring Break Bingo
Tuesday, March 31 at 4 p.m. 
St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Enjoy playing Bingo; winners will receive small prizes.a

 

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