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Charleston County Public Library Program Lineup For August 2016
Published:
8/1/2016 12:54:21 PM


 

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

Saul Alexander Gallery Exhibit
Throughout August
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

We See, Therefore, We Love by Katherine M. Houghton
Houghton’s photography depicts the experiences of women and children encountered during her travels around the world. Her work is designed to create connections and spark a dynamic exchange of visions, thoughts and worldviews between the viewer and the photograph.

Classic Arcade
Throughout August
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Cure your summertime blues, and enjoy playing more than 160 legendary arcade games on an upright cabinet. Featured games include "Vs. Super Mario Bros." (1986), "Street Fighter" (1987) and "Road Blasters" (1987).


Early Literacy Station 

Throughout August
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

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


Activity Zone (grades K-5)

Throughout August

James Island Library1248 Camp Road, Charleston, SC  29412: 843-795-6679

Enjoy puzzles, mazes and coloring activities.


Adult Trivia
Throughout August

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

Stop by the Customer Service desk to answer a visual trivia question, and receive a prize.


Early Literacy Station
Throughout August
John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

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

Tech Help: Book-a-Librarian

Throughout August

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Want to learn how to use the library's downloadable media on your tablet, phone, e-reader or laptop? Call 843-559-1945, and make an appointment with a librarian for a 30-minute one-on-one session.

Painting Exhibit

Throughout August

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Courtney Gaff displays her painting of landscapes, sailboats and clouds.


TeenSpot Invent an August Holiday 

Throughout August

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Invent an August holiday, and place entries in the Invent a Holiday display. A holiday will be picked each week, and the inventor wins a prize. 

Library Word Search (adults)

Throughout August

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Search for words, and submit completed forms for the chance to win a $10 gift card at the end of the month. 


Early Literacy Station 

Throughout August
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

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


Crossword Puzzle Challenge (grades 6-12)

Throughout August
Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Complete a crossword puzzle for a sweet treat.


Back to School Prize Giveaway (grades 6-12)
Throughout August
Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Stop by the Circulation Desk, and complete an entry form for a chance to win a backpack of cool school supplies. The winner will be announced August 26.


TeenSpot Back to School Crossword Puzzle 

Monday, August 1-Wednesday, August 10 

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Solve all the crossword puzzle clues, and be entered into a drawing for a free gift basket full of school supplies. Winner will be announced August 12. 


Movie Mondays with InstantFlix

Mondays, August 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Enjoy a weekly film from InstantFlix, a new streaming movie and TV service offered on the CCPL website that features film festival hits, documentaries and classics from more than 50 countries.


A-maze-ing Monday (grades 6-12)

Mondays, August 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Teen Lounge

Successfully complete a maze, and return it to the Young Adult services desk to win a piece of candy.

 
Mind Bending Maze (grades 6-12)

Mondays, August 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

Challenge yourself to complete an intricate maze. How twisted can it be? Prizes awarded.


Memoir Writing Circle (adults)
Mondays, August 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 10:30 a.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

Write and share your stories for fun and feedback.


Ice Cream Finale

Monday, August 1 at 2 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Watch Disney's Planes: Fire and Rescue, and enjoy a sweet treat. Rated PG; 100 minutes. 


TeenSpot Theater
Monday, August 1 at 4 p.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

The 5th Wave. Rated PG-13; 112 minutes.


Knit and Stitch (adults)

Mondays, August 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 6:30 p.m.

West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-6635

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

Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)

Tuesdays, August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Teen Lounge

Show off your news knowledge with a trivia quiz, and win candy for correct answers.

 
Quiz Bowl (grades K-5)

Tuesdays, August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

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


(Book)Mark National Coloring Book Day

Tuesday, August 2

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Reference Area 

Celebrate National Coloring Book Day, and color a bookmark. Adult coloring releases stress and increases focus.


Book-a-Librarian (adults)

Tuesday, August 2 at 10 a.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Learn how to establish an email account, format a resume and complete online job applications. Call 843-744-2489 to schedule a 45-minute appointment with a librarian. 

Reel Heroes and She-roes
Tuesday, August 2 at 10:30 a.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Shaun the Sheep Movie. Rated PG; 85 minutes.


Edisto Book Club

Tuesday, August 2 at 3 p.m.

Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174, Edisto, SC  29438: 843-869-2355

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green 


Magic Tree House Club (ages 4-11)

Tuesday, August 2 at 4 p.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Enjoy trivia and activities based on this popular series.


Liquid STEM

Tuesday, August 2 at 4 p.m.
Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC  29406: 843-572-4094

Enjoy liquid-based science on a hot day.


Salsa at the Library

Tuesday, August 2 at 6:15 p.m.

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

Enjoy an interactive salsa dancing demonstration.

Not Fiction Book Discussion

Tuesday, August 2 at 6:30 p.m.
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Web Wednesday (grades 6-12)

Wednesdays, August 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Teen Lounge

Check out a short collection of the latest and greatest viral videos and websites.


Five Facts (grades K-5)

Wednesdays, August 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

See if you can list five facts about the day’s topic, and get a treat.


Midweek Crossword (grades 6-12)

Wednesdays, August 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

Challenge yourself, and solve clues. 

Summer Kids Flick
Wednesday, August 3 at 10:30 a.m.
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Strange Magic. Rated PG; 99 minutes.


Vamos Cantando

Wednesday, August 3 at 2 p.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

Learn to speak Spanish through the power of music, and sing along to songs with Roger Bellow and Berita Martin.


Senior Summer Reading Finale Party and Bingo Challenge

Wednesday, August 3 from 2-3:30 p.m.
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Join the Summer Reading Bingo Challenge, win prizes, and enjoy refreshments. Receive an extra bingo card for each 10 items you complete on the Senior Summer Reading Sheet (available online and at every CCPL branch). Submit sheets with at least 10 completed activities to be entered into the grand prize drawings.


TeenSpot Wired Wednesdays (ages 12-17)

Wednesdays, August 3, 10 and 17 at 4 p.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Play computer games, Wii games and board games, or just chat with friends during an open technology lab for tweens and teens 


Knitting on the Edge (adults)

Wednesdays, August 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 at 6 p.m.

Folly Beach Library55 Center Street, Folly Beach, SC 29439: 843-588-2001

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

Thursday Word (grades K-5)

Thursdays, August 4, 11, 18 and 25 

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

Define the Thursday word, and get a treat.


Reel Heroes and She-roes
Thursday, August 4 at 10:30 a.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Minions. Rated PG; 91 minutes.


Dorchester Library Reels

Thursday, August 4 at 2 p.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

Land Before Time III: The Time of the Great Giving. Rated G; 73 minutes.


Game On (ages 10-18)

Thursdays, August 4 and 11 from 2-4 p.m. 

Thursdays, August 18 and 25 from 3:30-5 p.m.

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

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


Knit and Purl: A Casual Knitting Group (adults)

Thursday, August 4 from 5-6:30 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Bring your knitting materials, and knit with fellow crafters. All skill levels welcome.


Mah Jongg Nights (adults)

Thursdays, August 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 5:30 p.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

Learn to play the fun and fast-paced game of American Mah Jongg. Beginners welcome.


Teen Summer Reading Ice Cream Finale 

Thursday, August 4 from 6-7:30 p.m.
Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC  29406: 843-572-4094

Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with fun and ice cream.


Pajama Storytime 

Thursdays, August 4 and 11 at 7 p.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

Wind down after a full day with poems and stories by Mrs. Marie.


Go for Gold (grades 6-12)

Friday, August 5-Sunday, August 21 

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Teen Lounge

Who won gold in last night’s events? Stop by the Teen Lounge, and check out highlights from the previous day’s Olympic events. 


Teen Word Seekers (grades 6-12)

Fridays, August 5, 12, 19 and 26
John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

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


PLAY: DIY Crafts with Ms. Grace

Saturday, August 6 at 10 a.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

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


Play Day: Olympic Medals (ages 11 and younger)

Saturday, August 6 at 10:30 a.m.

James Island Library1248 Camp Road, Charleston, SC  29412: 843-795-6679

Celebrate the start of the 2016 Summer Olympics, and make your own gold medals.


STAR Therapy Dogs
Saturday, August 6 at 10:30 a.m.
Village Library – 430 Whilden Street, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-884-9741

Read a book to a furry friend.


PLAY: Kids in the Kitchen

Saturday, August 6 at 11 a.m.

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

Learn about healthy after-school snacks you can make yourself while supplies last. 


PLAY: ArtLab (ages 11 and younger)

Saturday, August 6 at 11 a.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Experiment, explore and play with art. Materials vary during each session.


Create a Fan
Saturday, August 6 at 11 a.m.
Village Library – 430 Whilden Street, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-884-9741

Make a paper fan, and bring it to the RiverDogs Summer Reading Finale game.


Kids in the Kitchen (ages 6-12)

Saturday, August 6 from 11 a.m. -12 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Learn to make easy peach cobbler.


Saturday STEM Challenge

Saturdays, August 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC  29406: 843-572-4094

Try out a science experiment, and receive a treat. 


PLAY: Olympic Fun
Saturday, August 6 at 11:30 a.m.

Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174, Edisto, SC  29438: 843-869-2355

Enjoy Summer Olympics activities.


Voter Registration Drive

Saturday, August 6 from 12-4 p.m.

Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC  29406: 843-572-4094

The Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration provides one-stop voter registration. Drop by to register, and receive a government-issued and approved voter ID on-site. Current voters can update their address and information, sign up for absentee voting and more. To find out if you are eligible and what information you need to register, call 843-744-VOTE.


PLAY: Dorchester Library Reels

Saturday, August 6 at 12:30 p.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

Happy Feet. Rated PG; 109 minutes.


PLAY: Crafts with Ms. Grace 

Saturday, August 6 from 1:30-3 p.m.

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

Craft with help from Ms. Grace.


PLAY: Legos

Saturday, August 6 at 2 p.m.

West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-6635

We supply the Legos, and you create the masterpiece. 


Back to School: Stop Bullying Talent Show

Saturday, August 6 at 2 p.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Show off your talent.


PLAY: Reel Heroes and She-roes
Saturday, August 6 at 3 p.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Minions. Rated PG; 91 minutes.


Get Ready for Kindergarten

Monday, August 8-Wednesday, August 31

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Enjoy fun preschool activities.


Monday Book Discussion (adults)

Monday, August 8 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown


TeenSpot Theater 

Monday, August 8 at 4 p.m. 

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Concussion. Rated PG-13; 123 minutes.


Learning Plaza/Plaza de Aprendizaje (adults)

Mondays, August 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 4-6 p.m. 
Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

Need to make a resume, apply for a job, study for citizenship or the GED, or learn a language? Use a library computer, and receive assistance in English and Spanish. 


Open Book Discussion

Tuesday, August 9 at 10:30 a.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

Bring a favorite new novel to share with the group. Light refreshments provided.


Reel Heroes and She-roes
Tuesday, August 9 at 10:30 a.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Cinderella. Rated PG; 105 minutes.


English Conversation Club (adults)

Tuesdays, August 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. 
Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

Practice speaking English with a small group of learners. Beginners to advanced learners are welcome. No registration needed.


Bingo (ages 4-11)

Tuesday, August 9 at 4 p.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Play a few rounds of bingo. Small prizes awarded.


Read Anything Book Club (teens and adults)

Tuesday, August 9 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

Pick your own books to read, and get to know other Charleston book lovers.


Cuentos y Canciones: Bilingual Storytime 

Wednesday, August 10 at 10:30 a.m. 
Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

Chilren and parents are invited to enjoy stories and songs in English and Spanish.

Para niños de todas las edades y sus padres. 


Mah Jongg the American Way (adults)

Wednesday, August 10 from 2-4 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

Join other Mah Jongg enthusiasts for an afternoon of enjoyable play.


Folly Beach Book Club (adult)

Wednesday, August 10 at 2:30 p.m.

Folly Beach Library55 Center Street, Folly Beach, SC 29439: 843-588-2001

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen


Voter Registration Drive (adults)

Wednesday, August 10 from 5-8 p.m.

James Island Library1248 Camp Road, Charleston, SC  29412: 843-795-6679

The Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration provides one-stop voter registration. Drop by to register, and receive a government-issued and approved voter ID on-site. Current voters can update their address and information, sign up for absentee voting and more. To find out if you are eligible and what information you need to register, call 843-744-VOTE. 


Opera in Charleston, Part 1: The Colonial Years
Wednesday, August 10 at 6 p.m.
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Auditorium

Charleston hosted the first North American opera performances in 1735. During the decades before the Revolution, itinerant singers brought a number of English operas to our colonial town. Join CCPL’s historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for a review of the operas, the performers and venues in which they played.


Great Books Discussion

Wednesday, August 10 at 6:30 p.m.

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Meeting Room B

“Equality, Value, and Merit” by Friedrich A. Hayek and “Liberalism” (selection) by Ronald Dworkin found in Counterparts. Contact 843-805-6904 for the anthology and more details.


Reel Heroes and She-roes

Thursday, August 11 at 10:30 a.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Scooby Doo. Rated PG; 86 minutes.


Bubbles, Bubbles Everywhere

Thursday, August 11 at 10:30 a.m.

Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC  29406: 843-572-4094

Enjoy a morning of squeaky clean, bubbly fun.


Back to School Carnival (ages 4-11)

Thursday, August 11 at 2 p.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Get ready to begin another school year with fun games, face painting and more.


Teen Movie Time
Thursday, August 11 at 4 p.m.

Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174, Edisto, SC  29438: 843-869-2355

Pitch Perfect 2. Rated PG-13; 115 minutes.


Club Anime! (grades 6-12)

Thursday, August 11 from 4:30-6 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Watch episodes of Death Parade.


Alien Takeover Movie Marathon (teens and adults)

Friday, August 12 at 10:15 a.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

Enjoy a marathon viewing of the following sci-fi films:
10:15 a.m.: War of the Worlds. Rated PG-13, 116 minutes.
12:15 p.m.: Signs. Rated PG-13; 106 minutes.
2:15 p.m.: Super 8. Rated PG-13; 112 minutes


Upcycling Jewelry (adults)
Friday, August 12 at 11 a.m.

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

Learn how to create new jewelry from your own old or broken jewelry using simple methods and tools.


Play with Dad: Build with Marshmallows (ages 8 and younger)

Saturday, August 13 at 10:30 a.m.

James Island Library1248 Camp Road, Charleston, SC  29412: 843-795-6679

Create shapes with marshmallows.


PLAY: STAR Therapy Dogs

Saturday, August 13 at 10:30 a.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

Share books with a furry friend.


PLAY: Saturday Movie and Craft (children)

Saturday, August 13 at 11 a.m.

Folly Beach Library55 Center Street, Folly Beach, SC 29439: 843-588-2001

Watch The Good Dinosaur, and make a fun craft. Rated PG; 100 minutes.


PLAY: Summer Game Fun (ages 4-11)

Saturday, August 13 at 11 a.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Celebrate the spirit of the Summer Olympics with exciting stories and activities.


PLAY: Second Saturday Storytime 

Saturday, August 13 at 11 a.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

Listen to stories, sing songs, and make a craft.


PLAY: Joke Day

Saturday, August 13 at 11:30 a.m.

Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174, Edisto, SC  29438: 843-869-2355

Tell your favorite jokes, and learn some new ones.


Opera in Charleston, Part 1: The Colonial Years
Saturday, August 13 at 1 p.m.
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Auditorium

Charleston hosted the first North American opera performances in 1735. During the decades before the Revolution, itinerant singers brought a number of English operas to our colonial town. Join CCPL’s historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for a review of the operas, the performers and venues in which they played.


PLAY: Lego Fun

Saturday, August 13 at 1 p.m.

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

Build something from our challenge list, or make your own creation. 


Saturday Movie

Saturday, August 13 at 2 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Miracles From Heaven. Rated PG; 109 minutes. Sponsored by The UPS Store, 3575 Maybank Hwy, John's Island.


Adult DIY Craft

Saturday, August 13 at 2 p.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Make your own CD coaster. Materials provided.


PLAY: Reel Heroes and She-roes
Saturday, August 13 at 3 p.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Zootopia. Rated PG; 108 minutes.


Urban Book Club (adults)

Saturday, August 13 at 3 p.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

For The Strength of You by Victor L. Martin


Knit and Stitch (adults)

Saturday, August 13 at 3 p.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

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


Second Saturday Writing Critique Group (adults)

Saturday, August 13 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

Critique and be critiqued by other writers.


My Summer Vacation (teens) 

Monday, August 15-Friday, August 26

West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-6635

Tell us about the fun you had this summer, and receive a sweet treat. Limit one entry per day.


Senior Social Hour (adults)

Monday, August 15 from 10-11 a.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

Join other seniors, socialize, and enjoy coffee and a breakfast treat.


TeenSpot Theater 

Monday, August 15 at 4 p.m. 

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Star Wars: Episode VII. Rated PG-13; 136 minutes.


Sea Islands Book Club (adults)

Tuesday, August 16 at 2 p.m.
John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman 


Teen Movie Time (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, August 16 from 3:30-6 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2. Rated PG-13; 136 minutes.


After-school Cool: Make It and Take It: Chia Pets (ages 4-11)

Tuesday, August 16 at 4 p.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Design your own Chia Pet; take it home and watch it grow. 


Regression Session (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, August 16 from 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

Enjoy favorite childhood games and activities.


Not Fiction Book Discussion 

Thursday, August 18 at 11 a.m.

West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-6635

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates


Voter Registration Drive

Thursday, August 18 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

The Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration provides one-stop voter registration. Drop by to register, and receive a government-issued and approved voter ID on-site. Current voters can update their address and information, sign up for absentee voting and more. To find out if you are eligible and what information you need to register, call 843-744-VOTE.

Introduction to Seeking Grants

Thursday, August 18 from 12-1 p.m.

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Foundation Center Resources Area, Second Floor

Learn how to use CCPL’s Foundation Center to research and identify possible grant funding. Receive basic and advanced search tips, and read a foundation’s profile. Handouts provided, and attendees can practice after the presentation. CCPL is a Funding Information Network partner. For information, visit www.foundationcenter.org.


Back to School Carnival
Thursday, August 18 from 3-5 p.m.
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Celebrate the start of school with games, prizes and treats for all ages. Summer Reading participants are encouraged to wear their medals to receive a special prize.

Back to School Bash (grades 6-12)

Thursday, August 18 from 3:30-5 p.m.

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Auditorium 

Enjoy a special Teen Café to celebrate the beginning of the school year.


Knit and Purl: A Casual Knitting Group (adults)

Thursday, August 18 from 5-6:30 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Bring your knitting materials, and knit with fellow crafters. All skill levels welcome.


Film Movement Series 

Thursday, August 18 at 6 p.m.

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Auditorium

Breathe. Seventeen-year-old Charlie is frustrated by her parents and bored with her life. Enter Sarah, a confident and charismatic new transfer student imbued with an intoxicating air of boldness and danger. The two form an instant connection, but this intimacy also triggers feelings of jealousy and anger, which sets them on a dangerous trajectory toward an inevitable yet unforeseen collapse. Directed by Melanie Laurent. In French with English subtitles. Not rated; 91 minutes.

Book Discussion 

Thursday, August 18 at 6:30 p.m.

Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC  29406: 843-572-4094

Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder 


Black and White Theatre (adults)

Friday, August 19 at 11 a.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

To Kill a Mockingbird. Not rated; 130 minutes.


The Rise of ISIS and the Sunni/Shiite Schism 

Friday, August 19 from 2-3:30 p.m.
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Auditorium

Dr. John R. Williams will discuss the differences between the beliefs and customs of Shiite Muslims in Iran and those of their neighbors, the Sunnis in Iraq. This is a SC Humanities Program.


Play Day: Stamping Apples (ages 11 and younger)

Saturday, August 20 at 10:30 a.m.

James Island Library1248 Camp Road, Charleston, SC  29412: 843-795-6679

Stamp your way to a beautiful apple tree.


PLAY: Egg-ceptional Swimmers

Saturday, August 20 at 10:30 a.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

Craft a cute snorkeling egg toy.


Beach Lovers Book Club (adults)

Saturday, August 20 at 10:30 a.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

The Daring Ladies of Lowell by Kate Alcott


Back to School Craft
Saturday, August 20 at 10:30 a.m.
Village Library – 430 Whilden Street, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-884-9741

Make a "Doing my Homework" door sign.


PLAY: STAR Therapy Dogs 

Saturday, August 20 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

Read to a furry friend - the best listeners in the world.


Community Baby Shower 

Saturday, August 20 from 10:30-12:30 p.m. 

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Parents are invited to join community vendors and learn about resources to help children from birth to beyond. 


PLAY: Lowe’s Build and Grow (ages 4-11) 

Saturday, August 20 at 11 a.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Grab a hammer, and build a small wood project to take home.


DIY Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace

Saturday, August 20 at 11 a.m.

Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC  29406: 843-572-4094

Being crafty and creative is easier than you think.


PLAY: Aviation Day

Saturday, August 20 at 11:30 a.m.

Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174, Edisto, SC  29438: 843-869-2355

Learn about flying airplanes, and make one to take home.


Play with Parents: Sigma Saturday 

Saturday, August 20 at 1 p.m.

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

Enjoy a carpentry workshop with members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.


Then and Now Movies (adults)

Saturday, August 20 at 1 p.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Mad Max (1979). Rated R; 78 minutes.

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015). Rated R; 120 minutes.


PLAY: Movie
Saturday, August 20 at 2 p.m.
West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-6635

Zootopia. Rated PG; 108 minutes. 

eBook Club (adults)

Saturday, August 20 at 2 p.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley 


PLAY: Reel Heroes and She-roes
Saturday, August 20 at 3 p.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Norm of the North. Rated PG; 90 minutes.


Club Anime! (grades 6-12)

Saturday, August 20 from 3-4:30 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Watch episodes of Nobunagun. Japanese snacks will be served.


Friendship Week (grades 6-12)
Monday, August 22-Friday, August 26
Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Check out a book, and receive a handcrafted friendship bracelet. 


Caregiver Support Group (adults)

Monday, August 22 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

Meet with others who understand what you’re going through, and receive caregiving tips, advice and support. Offered in conjunction with Carolina Hospice Care; refreshments will be served.


TeenSpot Theater 

Monday, August 22 at 4 p.m. 

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

The Duff. Rated PG-13; 101 minutes.


Teen Movie Time (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, August 23 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

In the Heart of the Sea. Rated PG-13; 121 minutes.


After-school Cool: Maze Maker (ages 4-11)

Tuesday, August 23 at 4 p.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Design a maze, and enjoy other fun activities.


Mah Jongg the American Way (adults)

Wednesday, August 24 from 2-4 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

Join other Mah Jongg enthusiasts for an afternoon of enjoyable play.


After-school Movie

Wednesday, August 24 at 3:30 p.m.

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

Gods of Egypt. Rated PG-13; 128 minutes. 


Teen Wii Time (grades 6-12)

Wednesday, August 24 from 3:30-5 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Play Wii games in the auditorium. 


TeenSpot DIY Craft (ages 12-17)

Wednesday, August 24 at 4 p.m. 

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Design your own back-to-school accessory. 

Teen Café (grades 6-12)

Thursday, August 25

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Teen Lounge

Enjoy snacks and games after school.


Book-a-Librarian (adults)

Thursday, August 25 at 10 a.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Learn to establish an email account, format a resume and complete online job applications. Call 843-744-2489 to schedule a 45-minute appointment with a librarian.


Crafternoon: Whoo’s Hang Out

Thursday, August 25 at 3 p.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

Create a simple or fancy owl ornament out of cardboard tubes.


Teen Movie Time
Thursday, August 25 at 4 p.m.

Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174, Edisto, SC  29438: 843-869-2355

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation. Rated PG-13; 100 minutes. 


Little Lotus Yoga (ages 3 and older)
Friday, August 26 from 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

Jennifer Rogers of Little Lotus Yoga offers preschool children and their caregivers the opportunity to practice yoga with interactive story-telling, games, music, art and plenty of fun. Attendance is limited to the first 18 children who arrive at each class.


Virtual Tour of Montagu Street (adults)

Friday, August 26 at 2 p.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Enjoy the air-conditioning, and take a virtual photographic tour of Montagu Street in downtown Charleston.

Lowcountry Creative Writing Forum 

Saturday, August 27 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

Join a group of writers for a chance to write and network. All ages welcome.


Play with Dad: STEAM Ahead (ages 5 and younger)

Saturday, August 27 at 10:30 a.m.

James Island Library1248 Camp Road, Charleston, SC  29412: 843-795-6679

Take part in a preschool activity that incorporates science, technology, engineering, art and math.


PLAY: Whoo’s Hang Out

Saturday, August 27 at 10:30 a.m.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

Create a simple or fancy owl ornament out of cardboard tubes.


PLAY: STAR Therapy Dogs (ages 11 and younger) 

Saturday, August 27 at 11 a.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

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

 
Cinema Saturday
Saturday, August 27 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

Zootopia. Rated PG; 108 minutes. 


PLAY: Senior Citizen Day

Saturday, August 27 at 11:30 a.m.

Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174, Edisto, SC  29438: 843-869-2355

Meet some cool senior citizens, and learn about their lives.


YA Movie (grades 6-12)

Saturday, August 27 at 12:30 p.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

Allegiant Part 1. Rated PG 13; 120 minutes.


PLAY: Lego Club (ages 4-11)

Saturday, August 27 from 2-3:30 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

Build with library Legos.


PLAY: Reel Heroes and She-roes
Saturday, August 27 at 3 p.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Akeelah and the Bee. Rated PG; 112 minutes.


Wii and Back to School Discussion (grades 6-12)

Saturday, August 27 at 3 p.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Enjoy Wii games, and share stories about your first days of school.


Adult Book Discussion 

Saturday, August 27 at 3 p.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

Fun Home by Alison Bechdel. Copies available at the Information Desk.


American Girl Anniversary Celebration 

Saturday, August 27 from 3-4 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Celebrate the anniversary of the iconic doll with crafts, activities and small snacks. Registration requested; call 843-559-1945 to register.


Resume Building Simplified
Tuesday, August 30 at 1 p.m.
Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Learn how to create, format and save a resume. 


Teen Movie Time (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, August 30 from 3:30-6 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Rated PG; 136 minutes.


After-school Cool: Snap Circuits (ages 4-11)

Tuesday, August 30 at 4 p.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Snap Circuits make learning about electronics fun and easy for kids as they follow colorful pictures in manuals and build exciting projects that snap together. 


Lounge at the Library (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, August 30 from 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

Hang out with friends, and play games. Feel free to bring a snack.

Searching for Colonial Charleston’s South Wall and Moat

Tuesday, August 30 at 6 p.m.

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Auditorium

In the early 1700s an earthen wall and moat protected the south side of urban Charleston, but its exact location has long been a mystery. Join CCPL’s historian, Dr. Nic Butler, to learn about recent archaeological attempts to locate these features in the parking lot of First Baptist Church and School.


Yoga and Meditation with Bliss Spiritual Co-op (teens and adults)

Tuesday, August 30 from 6:30-8 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

Enjoy an hour of Vinyasa yoga to increase flexibility, improve balance and promote health, followed by a relaxing 30-minute guided meditation. *Please note, participants are encouraged to bring water to hydrate and their own mat.


Social Security Benefits: Navigate an Important Piece of the Retirement Income Puzzle (adults)

Wednesday, August 31 at 11 a.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

Receive answers to key Social Security-related questions from Marty Boren of Corporate Retirement Solutions. Refreshments provided.


Teen Wii Time (grades 6-12)

Wednesday, August 31 from 3:30-5 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Play Wii games in the auditorium.

Lieutenant Flipper's Trial: The Play

Wednesday, August 31 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Auditorium

Join author, actor and former U.S. Army Captain and combat leader Bob Rogers for this one-act play about the life of Lt. Henry O. Flipper, a former slave who fought in the Apache Wars after being the first African American to graduate from West Point. Lt. Flipper was court martialed in 1881, and was dismissed from the U.S. Army after being charged with embezzlement.


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