Charleston County Public Library June 2017 Program Lineup

Jun-01-17 3:44 pm - Jun-30-17 3:44 pm

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

Book on Downtown Scavenger Hunt
Throughout June
All CCPL branches
Participate in the Book on Downtown scavenger hunt throughout June to win prizes and learn about people who have made a difference in the world. Pick up a scorecard at any CCPL branch, or visit www.ccpl.org to download a copy. Follow the provided map, and enter the names of people featured on the Book On Downtown posters displayed at various businesses in downtown Charleston. Completed entries are due by June 30. Multiple prizes will be awarded, and one lucky winner will receive $100 from the Charleston Friends of the Library. One entry is permitted per person, and winners will be selected randomly from submitted entry forms with the most correct answers. Follow CCPL on Facebook (facebook.com/ChasCoLibrary) and Twitter (twitter.com/ChasCoLibrary) to learn about extra chances to win.

 For those unable to participate in the scavenger hunt downtown, this year you can join the fun online for a chance to win prizes. Visit www.ccpl.org to download the scorecard for the online version of Book on Downtown. Follow CCPL on Facebook (facebook.com/ChasCoLibrary) and Twitter (twitter.com/ChasCoLibrary) to view weekly posts and solve clues about influential people from around the world. Email your completed scorecard to [email protected] by June 30. One entry is permitted per person, and winners will be selected randomly from submitted entry forms with the most correct answers.

Saul Alexander Gallery Exhibit
Throughout June

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
Contemplate by Peter Scala
Contemplate highlights Scala’s use of color, space and line. His work draws viewers into a visual experience with paintings that are witty, challenging and provocative. 

Classic Arcade 

Throughout June

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

Play more than 270 arcade treasures including SNK’s Neo Geo sports lineup of “Baseball Stars 2” (1992), “Super Sidekicks 2” (1994) and “Neo Turf Masters” (1996). View printed circuit boards and software in display cases.

Early Literacy Station
Throughout June

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 June is food.

Activity Zone (grades K-5)

Throughout June

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

Enjoy puzzles, mazes and coloring activities.

Teen Scavenger Hunt (grades 6-12)

Throughout June

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

Search among young adult books to complete the scavenger hunt, and receive a candy reward.

Summer Stacks YA Bingo

Throughout June

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

Pick up a bingo card, and complete one row of reading challenges to earn a prize. Complete the entire bingo card to enter the grand prize drawing for a Kindle Fire. Completed submissions are due July 31 at 5 p.m., and a winner will be selected August 5 at 12 p.m.

Desktop Trivia (adults)

Throughout June

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

Stop by the Service Desk, and answer a weekly trivia question correctly for a prize.

Painting Exhibit

Throughout June

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

Paintings by Sara Jane Reynolds

Audubon Society Photography Display

Throughout June

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

Featured information and photography highlights shorebirds migrations.

Book-a-Librarian (adults)

Throughout June

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

Have a technology question? Need help formatting your resume or completing a job application? 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.

Build a Better World: Charleston Animal Society Donation Drive
Throughout June

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

Donate cat/dog food, blankets, treats and peanut butter to help the Charleston Animal Society. See the Reference Desk for a complete list of supplies needed.

Storywalk 
Throughout June

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546
Stroll outside the library, and participate in an interactive story.

Building Squares

Throughout June

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

Visit the Creation Station, and get crafty.

Guess That Flag (ages 12-17)

Throughout June

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

Match the country with its flag, and receive a sweet treat. Two guesses permitted per person each day.

Book-a-Librarian 

Throughout June

St. Paul’s/Hollywood Branch Library – 5151 Town Council Drive, Hollywood, SC  29449 843-889-3300

Have a technology question? Need help formatting your resume or completing a job application? Want to learn how to use the library’s downloadable media on your tablet, phone, e-reader or laptop? Call 843-889-3300 or email [email protected] to make an appointment with a librarian for a 30-minute face-to-face session.

Early Literacy Station 

Throughout June

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 June is food.

Sullivan’s Island Scavenger Hunt (teens)

Throughout June 

Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

Pick up a map at the Poe Branch Library, and explore Sullivan’s Island to solve clues and receive a prize. Participants who complete the hunt will be entered for a gift card drawing.

Summer Scrabble

Throughout June

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

Complete the daily Scrabble puzzle for a chance to win a prize.

What Can We Do for You?

Throughout June 

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

Complete a young adult survey, and receive a treat.

Emoji Emotions
Throughout June

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489
Guess the Emoji sheets, and receive a treat.


Piccolo Spoleto: Swan

Thursday, June 1 at 9:15 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

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

Kristin Ward combines The Ugly Duckling tale with her own life experiences during an artistic and heartwarming presentation about her quest for belonging. School groups are granted priority access to 9:15 a.m. performances. Please plan accordingly.

Game On (ages 10-18)

Thursdays, June 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 2:30-4:30 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.

Mah Jongg Nights (adults)

Thursdays, June 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 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.

Knit and Purl: A Casual Knitting Group (adults)

Thursdays, June 1 and 15 from 6-7:30 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.

Teen Word Seekers (grades 6-12)

Fridays, June 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 all day

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

Find every word on word search puzzles, and receive a prize.

Summer Movie Series 

Fridays, June 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 10:30 a.m.

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

June 2: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Rated G.

June 9: Alice in Wonderland. Rated G.

June 16: Cinderella. Rated G.

June 23: The Ugly Dachshund. Rated G.

June 30: The Jungle Book. Rated G.


Summer Break Bash (grades 6-12)

Friday, June 2 from 12-4 p.m.

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

Teen Lounge

Welcome rising 6th graders to the Teen Lounge, and celebrate the end of the school year with snacks and games.


The Big Bang Theory Marathon  

Fridays, June 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 2 p.m.

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

Watch nine episodes from each of the first five seasons.

Summer Reading Kickoff

Friday, June 2 at 3:30 p.m. 

McClellanville Library222 Baker Street, MClellanville, SC  29458: 843-887-3699

Celebrate and sign up for Summer Reading.

Saturday Surprise

Saturdays, June 3, 10, 17 and 24 all day

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

Try a different activity or game each week.

A Moment of Silence to Read

Saturdays, June 3, 10, 17 and 24

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

Stop by to read, and sign a daily reading pledge. The first 150 children to participate will receive a free book from the Cynthia Graham Hurd Foundation while supplies last.

DIY Crafts with Ms. Grace (children)

Saturday, June 3 at 10 a.m.

Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

Create fun paper and felt projects.

Aquí Estamos

Saturday, June 3 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

Document the history of Latino immigrants in the Lowcountry.  Bring your photographs, diaries, family recipes, documents, scrapbooks, cherished objects and small items to be digitized and made available to the public in an online archive.

Queremos documentar la historia de los inmigrantes latinos en el Low Country. Traiga sus fotografías, diarios, recetas familiares, documentos, álbumes de recuerdos y objetos queridos pequeños.  Los digitalizaremos y después los pondremos a disposición del público en un archivo digital.

Balloon Games (ages 11 and younger)

Saturday, June 3 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Kick off Summer Reading with fun games.

Tie Dye Drop By 

Saturday, June 3 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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

Please bring a shirt to dye outside.

Bricks for Kids (ages 5-11)

Saturday, June 3 at 11 a.m. 

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

Design and build a Lego machine. Space is limited. Registration required.

Summer Reading Kickoff

Saturday, June 3 at 11 a.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

Enjoy outdoor activities with music provided by DJ Luigi.

Invasion 1706: South Carolina vs. France and Spain

Saturday, June 3 at 11 a.m.

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

In late summer 1706, a fleet of French ships carried an invasion force of Spanish soldiers into Charleston harbor and put the entire colony of South Carolina in a state of alarm. Join CCPL’s historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for a discussion of the dramatic week-long struggle to drive the enemy from our harbor and across the landscape east of the Cooper River.

Saturday Movies

Saturdays, June 3 and 10 at 11 a.m.

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

June 3: Moana. Rated PG.

June 10: The Secret Life of Pets. Rated PG.

Build a Better World with Legos

Saturday, June 3 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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

Create a masterpiece.

Arts and Crafts 

Saturday, June 3 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.

Cartoon Craft Creations

Saturday, June 3 at 2 p.m.

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

Create a fun craft to start the summer. Seating is limited; call 843-559-1945 to register.

Movie for Teens

Saturday, June 3 at 2 p.m.

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

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Rated PG-13.

Reel Heroes and She-roes

Saturdays, June 3 and 10 at 3 p.m.

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

June 3: The BFG. Rated PG.

June 10: The Secret Life of Pets. Rated PG.

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

Mondays, June 5, 12, 19 and 26

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 for a piece of candy.

Mind Bending Maze (grades 6-12)

Mondays, June 5, 12, 19 and 26 all day

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

Challenge yourself to complete an intricate maze. Prizes awarded.

Porkchop Productions: The Three Little Pigs

Monday, June 5 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Enjoy a fractured adaptation of a timeless tale.

Memoir Writing Circle (adults)

Mondays, June 5, 12, 19 and 26 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 stories for fun and feedback.

Monday Movies

Mondays, June 5 and 12 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Mondays, June 19 and 26 at 2 p.m.

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

June 5: Zootopia. Rated PG.

June 12: The Secret Life of Pets. Rated PG.

June 19: The Jungle Book. Rated PG.

June 26: Finding Dory. Rated PG.

School’s Out Party (grades 6-12)

Monday, June 5 from 12-2 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

Celebrate the start of summer with snacks and games, and learn how to win prizes during the Summer Reading program.

Summer Reading Kickoff (children)

Monday, June 5 at 12:30 p.m.

Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

Make your own bookmark.

Build a Better World: Movie Marathon and Snacks (grade 6-12)

Monday, June 5-Friday, June 9 from 1-3 p.m.

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

Teen Lounge

June 5: Doctor Strange. Rated PG-13.
June 6: Suicide Squad. Rated PG-13.
June 7: The Lego Movie. Rated PG.
June 8: Thor. Rated PG-13.
June 9: Captain America: Civil War. Rated PG-13.

Porkchop Productions: The Three Little Pigs  

Monday, June 5 at 2 p.m. 

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

Enjoy a fractured adaptation of a timeless tale.

Summer Movie Series 

Mondays, June 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 2:30 p.m.

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

June 5: Astro Boy. Rated PG.

June 12: Zootopia. Rated PG.

June 19: Brave. Rated PG.

June 26: The Lego Movie. Rated PG.

Summer Reading Kickoff Party
Monday, June 5 at 3 p.m. 

Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174, Edisto, SC  29438: 843-869-2355
Sign up for Summer Reading, and celebrate the beginning of summer.

Hour of Code: Open Lab

Monday, June 5 from 3-4 p.m.

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

Join a global movement that introduces millions of students to computer science and computer programming through hour-long tutorials presented by code.org.

Porkchop Productions: The Three Little Pigs

Monday, June 5 at 4 p.m. 

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

Enjoy a fractured adaptation of a timeless tale.

TeenSpot Summer Theater (ages 12-17)

Mondays, June 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 5 p.m.

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

June 5: Arrival. Rated PG-13.

June 12: Max Steel. Rated PG-13. 

June 19: Hidden Figures. Rated PG.

June 26: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Rated PG-13.

Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)

Tuesdays, June 6, 13, 20 and 27

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

Teen Lounge

Show off your news knowledge, and win candy for correct answers.

Porkchop Productions: The Three Little Pigs
Tuesday, June 6 at 9:15 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
Enjoy a fractured adaptation of a timeless tale.

Read with Rommie (ages 11 and younger)

Tuesdays, June 6 and 20 at 10 a.m.

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

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

Book-a-Librarian

Tuesday, June 6 at 10 a.m.

Thursday, June 29 at 10 a.m.

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

Need help formatting your resume, establishing an email account, or completing a job application? Call 843-744-2489 to make a 45-minute appointment with a librarian.

Seamless Summer Feeding Program

Tuesdays, June 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 10-11:30 a.m.

McClellanville Library222 Baker Street, MClellanville, SC  29458: 843-887-3699

CCPL branches will participate in the Seamless Summer Feeding Program through a sponsorship with the Charleston County School District. The Feeding Program allows CCPL to provide free breakfast during the traditional summer vacation period to all kids age 18 and younger.

Seamless Summer Feeding Program

Tuesdays, June 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 10-11:30 a.m.

Wednesdays, June 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 10-11:30 a.m.

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

CCPL branches will participate in the Seamless Summer Feeding Program through a sponsorship with the Charleston County School District. The Feeding Program allows CCPL to provide free breakfast during the traditional summer vacation period to all kids 18 and younger.

Seamless Summer Feeding Program

Tuesdays, June 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 10-11:30 a.m.

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

CCPL branches will participate in the Seamless Summer Feeding Program through a sponsorship with the Charleston County School District. The Feeding Program allows CCPL to provide free breakfast during the traditional summer vacation period to all kids 18 and younger.

Book ‘em Storytime

Tuesday, June 6 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Enjoy a special storytime presented by Officer Sosa of the City of Charleston Police Department.

Coastal Kids Dental Storytime

Tuesday, June 6 at 10:30 a.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

Enjoy stories presented by Coastal Kids Dental.

Seamless Summer Feeding Program

Tuesdays, June 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 11-11:45 a.m.

Wednesdays, June 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 11-11:45 a.m.

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

CCPL branches will participate in the Seamless Summer Feeding Program through a sponsorship with the Charleston County School District. The Feeding Program allows CCPL to provide free breakfast during the traditional summer vacation period to all kids age 18 and younger.

Tuesday Movies

Tuesdays, June 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 1 p.m.

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

Refreshments will be provided.

June 6: A Dog’s Purpose. Rated PG.

June 13: Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life. Rated PG.

June 20: Doctor Strange. Rated PG.

June 27: A Monster Calls. Rated PG.


Porkchop Productions: The Three Little Pigs

Tuesday, June 6 at 2 p.m.

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

Enjoy a fractured adaptation of a timeless tale.

Build a Better World with Minecraft

Tuesdays, June 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 2 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

Space is limited; call 843-552-6466 to register.

Edisto Book Club

Tuesday, June 6 at 3 p.m.

Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174, Edisto, SC  29438: 843-869-2355
The Secret Wisdom of the Earth by Chris Scotton

Teen Movie (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, June 6 from 3-5 p.m.

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

Doctor Strange. Rated PG-13.

Construction Challenge

Tuesday, June 6 at 4 p.m.

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

See what you can make with everyday materials.

Porkchop Productions: The Three Little Pigs

Tuesday, June 6 at 4 p.m.

Thursday, June 8 at 4 p.m.

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

Enjoy a fractured adaptation of a timeless tale.

Build a Better Summer 

Tuesday, June 6 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

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

Join a Summer Reading kickoff celebration.

Adulting 101 (grades 9-12)

Tuesdays, June 6 and 20 from 6-7 p.m.

Wednesdays, June 14 and 28 from 6-7 p.m.

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

Teen Lounge

Learn the basics of “adulting” during this four-week course. Learn how to open a bank account, apply for jobs, decorate on a budget, and not blow your entire paycheck on food.

Not Fiction Book Discussion

Tuesday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m.

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

Meeting Room A

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance

An Introduction to Yoga and Meditation (teens and adults)

Tuesday, June 6 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 presented by Healing Tree Holistic Health and Yoga. Participants are encouraged to bring water and their own mat; all skill levels welcome.

Midweek Crossword (grades 6-12)

Wednesdays, June 7, 14, 21 and 28 all day

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

Solve clues.

Piccolo Spoleto: From the Page to the Stage
Wednesday, June 7 at 9:15 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. 

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
Enjoy an interactive modern dance performance inspired by words and literary works. This program is presented by Kristen Alexander, artistic director for Annex Dance Company, along with local dancers. School groups are granted priority access to 9:15 a.m. performances. Please plan accordingly.

Small Business Counseling with SCORE (adults)

Wednesday, June 7 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.   

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

Receive free, confidential counseling for your start-up idea or existing business from members of the Charleston Coastal Chapter of SCORE.

Porkchop Productions: The Three Little Pigs

Wednesday, June 7 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Enjoy a fractured adaptation of a timeless tale.


English Conversation Club

Wednesdays, June 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 10:30 a.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.

TeenSpot: Smartphone Hologram (ages 12-17)

Wednesday, June 7 at 2 p.m.

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

Learn how to make a hologram with your smartphone.

Porkchop Productions: The Three Little Pigs

Wednesday, June 7 at 2 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

Enjoy a fractured adaptation of a timeless tale.

Web Wednesday (grades 6-12)

Wednesdays, June 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 3:30-4 p.m.

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.

Porkchop Productions: The Three Little Pigs

Wednesday, June 7 at 4 p.m.

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

Enjoy a fractured adaptation of a timeless tale.

World Oceans Day Bag Giveaway 

Thursday, June 8

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

Receive a free, reusable tote bag to carry your library materials, and help keep plastic trash out of our rivers, creeks, marshes and oceans. One bag is available per household, while supplies last. This giveaway is presented in partnership with the NOAA Marine Debris Program and the South Carolina Aquarium. Support from the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation made this project possible.

Piccolo Spoleto: Jazzin’ Up the Library

Thursday, June 8 at 9:15 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
Join David Carter, director of the Charleston Jazz Academy, as he leads an ensemble of student musicians in a performance that educates kids about rhythm, music, and the cultural influence of jazz in Charleston. Music lovers of all ages are welcome. School groups are granted priority access to 9:15 a.m. performances. Please plan accordingly.

Assistance with Medicare and More (adults)

Thursday, June 8 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

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

Trident Area Agency on Aging counselors provide accurate and objective health insurance information to help Medicare beneficiaries, along with other resources (ESAP, SNAP, Free Tax Preparation, LIHEAP and Emergency Rental Assistance). Call 843-554-2275 for an appointment.

Creative Photography with Pamela Brooks

Thursday, June 8 at 10:30 a.m.

Village Library – 430 Whilden Street, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-884-9741

Bring a cell phone, and explore the world of photography.

Porkchop Productions: The Three Little Pigs

Thursday, June 8 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Enjoy a fractured adaptation of a timeless tale.

Seamless Summer Feeding Program

Thursdays, June 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

CCPL branches will participate in the Seamless Summer Feeding Program through a sponsorship with the Charleston County School District. The Feeding Program allows CCPL to provide free breakfast during the traditional summer vacation period to all kids age 18 and younger.

One80 Place Outreach

Thursday, June 8 from 1-3 p.m.

Wednesday, June 28 from 9-11 a.m.

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

Lobby and Second Floor Reference Area

Representatives from One80 Place are available to answer questions and assist those in need. The organization provides food, shelter and hope to end homelessness and hunger one person and family at a time. It also offers housing assistance to community members, including veterans. 

Porkchop Productions: The Three Little Pigs

Thursday, June 8 at 2 p.m.

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

Enjoy a fractured adaptation of a timeless tale.

Build It: Popsicle Stick Craft

Thursday, June 8 at 2 p.m. 

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

Create a design with popsicle sticks.

Summer Movies

Thursdays, June 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 2 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

June 8: Big Hero 6. Rated PG.

June 15: The Angry Birds Movie. Rated PG.

June 22: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. Rated PG.

June 29: Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension. Not rated.

Jelly Bean Fear Factor

Thursday, June 8 at 2 p.m.

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

Guess the jelly bean flavor correctly in 30 seconds, and receive a treat.

Club Anime! (grades 6-12)

Thursday, June 8 from 3-4:30 p.m.

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

Watch episodes of 91 Days.

Porkchop Productions presents The Three Little Pigs 

Friday, June 9 at 10:30 a.m.

Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

Enjoy a fractured adaptation of a timeless tale.

Bare Necessities

Friday, June 9 at 11 a.m.

St. Paul’s/Hollywood Branch Library – 5151 Town Council Drive, Hollywood, SC  29449 843-889-3300

Build and complete STEM challenges.

Julian Gooding: Teller of Tales

Friday, June 9 at 3:30 p.m. 

McClellanville Library222 Baker Street, MClellanville, SC  29458: 843-887-3699
Enjoy a presentation of The Talking Drum. 

Giant Paper Art 

Saturday, June 10 all day

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

Create a masterpiece with giant paper.

STAR Therapy Dogs

Saturday, June 10 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Read aloud to a therapy dog. 

STAR Therapy Dogs

Saturday, June 10 at 10:30 a.m.

Village Library – 430 Whilden Street, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-884-9741

Read to a furry friend.

STAR Therapy Dogs (children)

Saturday, June 10 at 10:30 a.m.

Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

Read to a furry friend.

Second Saturday Storytime 

Saturday, June 10 at 10:30 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.

Karaoke for Kids
Saturday, June 10 at 11 a.m.

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
Sing to the rhythm of popular songs.


Celebrate Flag Day

Saturday, June 10 at 11 a.m.

Village Library – 430 Whilden Street, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-884-9741

Honor America, and participate in a Flag Day activity.

Movie and Craft

Saturday, June 10 at 11 a.m. 

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

Make a craft, and watch The Wild Life.Rated PG.


Summer Reading Kickoff 

Saturday, June 10 from 11-1 p.m.

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

Enjoy outdoor activities with music provided by DJ Luigi.

Build a Better World Craft

Saturday, June 10 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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

Create a house out of paper.

Summer Movies

Saturdays, June 10 and 24 at 12:30 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

June 10: Finding Dory. Rated PG.

June 24: Kubo and the Two Strings. Rated PG.

Draw with Friends

Saturday, June 10 at 1 p.m.

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

Design a shape, and add it to the library mural in the Children’s Area.

First Time Home Buyers Seminar

Saturday, June 10 from 1-2:30 p.m.

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

Join Rick Willis of the Rick Willis Real Estate Radio Show to learn the process of buying a home in the Charleston market. Willis will discuss purchase agreements, buying now versus waiting, how to obtain a mortgage, price negotiation and more. Call 843-849-6161 and press 2 for Reference to register. Walk-ins are welcome.

Saturday Matinee

Saturday, June 10 at 2 p.m.

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

Trolls. Rated PG. Sponsored by The UPS Store, 3575 Maybank Hwy. Johns Island, SC 29455.

Urban Book Club

Saturday, June 10 at 3 p.m.

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

Married but Still Looking by Travis Hunter

Knit and Stitch

Saturday, June 10 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.

Seamless Summer Feeding Program

Mondays, June 12, 19 and 26 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Tuesdays, June 13, 20 and 27 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Wednesdays, June 14, 21 and 28 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Thursdays, June 15, 22 and 29 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. 

Fridays, June 16, 23 and 30 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

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

CCPL branches will participate in the Seamless Summer Feeding Program through a sponsorship with the Charleston County School District. The Feeding Program allows CCPL to provide free breakfast during the traditional summer vacation period to all kids age 18 and younger.

Seamless Summer Feeding Program

Mondays, June 12, 19 and 26 from 10-11 a.m

Tuesdays, June 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 10-11 a.m.

Wednesdays, June 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 10-11 a.m.

Thursdays, June 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 10-11 a.m. 

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

CCPL branches will participate in the Seamless Summer Feeding Program through a sponsorship with the Charleston County School District. The Feeding Program allows CCPL to provide free breakfast during the traditional summer vacation period to all kids age 18 and younger.

Seamless Summer Feeding Program

Mondays, June 12, 19 and 26 from 10-11 a.m.

Tuesdays, June 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 10-11 a.m.

Wednesdays, June 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 10-11 a.m.

Thursdays, June 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 10-11 a.m. 

Fridays, June 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 10-11 a.m.

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

CCPL branches will participate in the Seamless Summer Feeding Program through a sponsorship with the Charleston County School District. The Feeding Program allows CCPL to provide free breakfast during the traditional summer vacation period to all kids 18 and younger.

Jungle Jim: Minecraft Madness

Monday, June 12 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Enjoy balloon artistry, magic, comedy and improv.

Monday Book Discussion (adults)

Monday, June 12 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

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

The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin

Build a Better Community: Consolidated 9-1-1 Center

Monday, June 12 at 2 p.m.

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

Learn how to keep your community safe.

Jungle Jim: Minecraft Madness

Monday, June 12 at 2 p.m.

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

Enjoy balloon artistry, magic, comedy and improv.

Bunny Lady

Monday, June 12 at 3 p.m. 

Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174, Edisto, SC  29438: 843-869-2355
Meet a lady and her bunny rabbits.


Jungle Jim: Minecraft Madness

Monday, June 12 at 4 p.m. 

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

Enjoy balloon artistry, magic, comedy and improv.

Photo Talk

Monday, June 12 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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

Auditorium

Learn about the art of photography from guest speakers Ron Rocz and Jack Alterman.

Jungle Jim: Minecraft Madness
Tuesday, June 13 at 10:30 a.m.
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
Enjoy balloon artistry, magic, comedy and improv.

9-1-1 Storytime for Kids

Tuesday, June 13 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Charleston County 911 Dispatch presents stories about how to stay safe.

Reel Heroes and She-roes

Tuesday, June 13 at 10:30 a.m.

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

The Secret Life of PetsRated PG.

Jungle Jim: Minecraft Madness

Tuesday, June 13 at 2 p.m.

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

Enjoy balloon artistry, magic, comedy and improv.

Game On

Tuesday, June 13 at 2 p.m.

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

Enjoy Wii challenges and pizza.

Family Movie

Tuesday, June 13 at 2 p.m.

St. Paul’s/Hollywood Branch Library – 5151 Town Council Drive, Hollywood, SC  29449 843-889-3300

The Secret Life of Pets. Rated PG. Snacks provided.

Dance Party

Tuesday, June 13 at 4 p.m.

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

Enjoy an exciting hour of songs, movement and rhymes.

Jungle Jim: Minecraft Madness

Tuesday, June 13 at 4 p.m.

Thursday, June 15 at 4 p.m.

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

Enjoy balloon artistry, magic, comedy and improv.

Voter Registration Drive

Tuesday, June 13 from 4-7 p.m.

Sunday, June 25 from 2-5 p.m.

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

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.


Read Anything Book Club (adults)

Tuesday, June 13 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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

Read and share books you enjoy with other Charleston book lovers.

Flag Day Craft

Wednesday, June 14 all day

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

Make an American flag windsock.

Business Owners’ Roundtable Meeting

Wednesday, June 14 from 9-11 a.m.

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

Join a discussion for business owners and CEOs who have been in business one year or longer. Network with peers, share ideas, and discuss challenges that small businesses face in Charleston.

Summer Kids Flick

Wednesday, June 14 at 10:30 a.m. 

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

The Secret Life of Pets. Rated PG.

Jungle Jim: Minecraft Madness

Wednesday, June 14 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Enjoy balloon artistry, magic, comedy and improv.

Coffee and Conversation (adults)

Wednesday, June 14 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

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

Socialize with other seniors, and enjoy coffee and a breakfast treat.

Coffee and Conversation (adults)

Wednesday, June 14 from 12-1 p.m.

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

Socialize with other seniors, and enjoy coffee and a snack.

Art at Dart (grades 6-12)

Wednesdays, June 14, 21 and 28 at 2 p.m.

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

Be creative, and have fun.

Black and White Theatre

Wednesday, June 14 at 2 p.m.

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

Sunset Boulevard. Not rated.

Jungle Jim: Minecraft Madness

Wednesday, June 14 at 2 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

Enjoy balloon artistry, magic, comedy and improv.

Mah Jongg the American Way (adults)

Wednesday, June 14 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 (adults)

Wednesday, June 14 at 2:30 p.m.

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

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

Jungle Jim: Minecraft Madness

Wednesday, June 14 at 4 p.m. 

Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC  29406: 843-572-4094
Enjoy balloon artistry, magic, comedy and improv.

Race, Justice, and Mass Incarceration
Wednesday, June 14 from 6-8 p.m. 

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
Auditorium
13th. Rated TV-MA. Take an in-depth look at how prison systems reveal the nation’s history of racial inequality.


Great Books Discussion
Wednesday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m.

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
Meeting Room B
“The Gilded Six-Bits” by Zora Neale Hurston and “The Housebreaker of Shady Hill” by John Cheever found in Vital Ideas: Money. Contact 843-805-6904 for the anthology and more details.


Roger Bellow: World of Strings

Thursday, June 15 at 10:30 a.m.

Village Library – 430 Whilden Street, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-884-9741

Learn about stringed instruments with musician Roger Bellow.

Jungle Jim: Minecraft Madness

Thursday, June 15 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Enjoy balloon artistry, magic, comedy and improv.

Construction Site Storytime

Thursday, June 15 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Enjoy stories, songs and crafts with special guests from the Charleston County Public Works Department.

Not Fiction Book Discussion

Thursday, June 15 at 11 a.m.
West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-6635
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance

Introduction to Finding Grants

Thursday, June 15 from 12-1 p.m.

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

Foundation Center Resources Area, Second Floor

Explore the grants database, learn basic and advanced search functions, and research foundation profiles. Handouts are provided, and participants can practice after the presentation. CCPL is a Funding Information Network partner with the Foundation Center. Visit www.foundationcenter.org for more information.

Magic Tree House Club (ages 5-11) 
Thursdays, June 15, 22 and 29 at 2 p.m.

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
Enjoy activities, games and crafts based on the popular series.

June 15: Dinosaurs before Dark

June 22: Viking Ships at Sunrise

June 29: Blizzard of the Blue Moon

Jungle Jim: Minecraft Madness

Thursday, June 15 at 2 p.m.

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

Enjoy balloon artistry, magic, comedy and improv.

Build It: Cardboard Racers

Thursday, June 15 at 2 p.m.

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

Make a racecar with cardboard and balloons.

Film Movement
Thursday, June 15 at 6 p.m. 

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
Auditorium
Blush. Presented in Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles. Not Rated.

Book Discussion at Otranto
Thursday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m.

Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC  29406: 843-572-4094
A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman

Jungle Jim: Minecraft Madness (children)

Friday, June 16 at 10:30 a.m.

Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

Enjoy balloon artistry, magic, comedy and improv.

Cuentos y Canciones: Bilingual Storytime

Friday, June 16 at 10:30 a.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

Enjoy stories and songs in Spanish and English.

Be Our Guest

Friday, June 16 at 11 a.m.

St. Paul’s/Hollywood Branch Library – 5151 Town Council Drive, Hollywood, SC  29449 843-889-3300

Enjoy food and stories from diverse cultures.

Kids Drum Circle

Friday, June 16 at 3:30 p.m. 

McClellanville Library222 Baker Street, MClellanville, SC  29458: 843-887-3699

Enjoy African drumming with Ms. Nina.

Teen Lock-In (grades 6-12)

Friday, June 16 from 6-9 p.m.

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

Play the Xbox 360, and enjoy a scavenger hunt, live-action Hungry Hungry Hippos and food. Visit the Circulation or Reference Desk to register.

Home Ownership Workshop (adults)

Saturday, June 17 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Enjoy an interactive workshop led by realtor Michael Fenwrick, and learn credit and home buying tips. One lucky participant will receive a gas card as a door prize.

Turtle Team Conservation (children)

Saturday, June 17 at 10:30 a.m.

Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

Learn how to help sea turtles.

Building Bots: Snap Circuits

Saturday, June 17 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Learn about electronics as you build fun projects that snap together.

Beach Lovers Book Club 

Saturday, June 17 at 10:30 a.m.

Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder

Dads’ Day Out

Saturday, June 17 at 10:30 a.m.

St. Paul’s/Hollywood Branch Library – 5151 Town Council Drive, Hollywood, SC  29449 843-889-3300

Celebrate Father’s Day with stories and crafts.

STAR Therapy Dogs

Saturday, June 17 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.

Construction Zone Storytime
Saturday, June 17 at 11 a.m.

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
Enjoy stories, songs and a craft.


DIY Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace

Saturday, June 17 at 11 a.m.

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

Craft with help from Ms. Grace.

Father’s Day Storytime and Craft

Saturday, June 17 at 11 a.m.

Village Library – 430 Whilden Street, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-884-9741

Celebrate Father’s Day with a special craft.

YA Movie (grades 6-12)

Saturday, June 17 at 12:30 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Rated PG-13.

Sigma Saturday 

Saturday, June 17 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.

Saturday Movie

Saturday, June 17 at 2 p.m.

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

Tangled. Rated PG.

Club Anime! (grades 6-12)

Saturday, June 17 from 3-4:30 p.m.

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

Watch episodes of Dagashi Kashi, Heroic Legend of Arslan, or Handa-kun. Japanese snacks will be served.

Turning 65: Medicare Presentation (adults)

Saturday, June 17 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

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

Join an informational presentation about Medicare presented by a United Healthcare Medicare Specialist. Registration preferred; call 843-849-6161, and press 2 for Reference. Walk-ins are welcome.

South Carolina Aquarium Rovers

Monday, June 19 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Meet live Lowcountry animals.

Build a Better Community: Wiggle Worms
Monday, June 19 at 2 p.m.

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
Learn about worm composting with master gardeners.

All Hands: Jack and the Beanstalk

Monday, June 19 at 2 p.m. 

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

Enjoy a puppet show of a fairytale favorite.

Hula Hoopla

Monday, June 19 at 3 p.m. 

Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174, Edisto, SC  29438: 843-869-2355
Make a hula hoop to take home.

All Hands: Jack and the Beanstalk

Monday, June 19 at 4 p.m. 

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

Enjoy a puppet show of a fairytale favorite.

Carolina Day: A Primer for Charleston Newcomers 

Monday, June 19 at 6 p.m.

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

Auditorium

Since 1777 Lowcountry residents have celebrated the 28th of June as a civic holiday to commemorate the victory over British forces at the Battle of Sullivan’s Island in 1776. Join CCPL’s historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for an overview of this defining revolutionary event and the legacy of 240 years of celebrations. 

First Steps in Genealogy

Monday, June 19 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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

Second Floor Classroom

Learn how to take the first steps to trace your family’s history during a presentation by Marianne Cawley of the South Carolina Room. No registration required. Call 843-805-6956 for more information.

All Hands: Jack and the Beanstalk
Tuesday, June 20 at 10:30 a.m.

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
Enjoy a puppet show of a fairytale favorite.


Build a Better World Storytime

Tuesday, June 20 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Learn how engineers work with departments of the Charleston County Government.

9-1-1 Storytime

Tuesday, June 20 at 10:30 a.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

Charleston County 9-1-1 Dispatch presents stories about how to stay safe.

All-American Sing-a-Long

Tuesday, June 20 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Sing and move to patriotic songs.

Sea Islands Book Club (adults)

Tuesday, June 20 at 2 p.m.   

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman

All Hands: Jack and the Beanstalk

Tuesday, June 20 at 2 p.m.

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

Enjoy a puppet show of a fairytale favorite.

Build a Better You

Tuesday, June 20 at 4 p.m.

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

Enjoy fun movement, and learn how to make healthy choices.

All Hands: Jack and the Beanstalk

Tuesday, June 20 at 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 22 at 4:30 p.m.

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

Enjoy a puppet show of a fairytale favorite.

Summer Kids Flick

Wednesdays, June 21 and 28 at 10:30 a.m.

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

June 21: Moana. Rated PG.

June 28: Finding Dory. Rated PG.

All Hands: Jack and the Beanstalk

Wednesday, June 21 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Enjoy a puppet show of a fairytale favorite.

Children’s Movie

Wednesday, June 21 at 2 p.m.

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

The Wild Life. Rated PG.

All Hands: Jack and the Beanstalk

Wednesday, June 21 at 2 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

Enjoy a puppet show of a fairytale favorite.

Hurd/St. Andrews Anniversary Celebration

Wednesday, June 21 at 2 p.m.

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

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the library’s opening and the one-year anniversary of the branch renaming. View displays of library information from the past 25 years, and share your memories. Enjoy birthday cake and sparkling cider to celebrate the occasion. Children and teens will receive a free book compliments of the Cynthia Graham Hurd Foundation, while supplies last.


All Hands: Jack and the Beanstalk

Wednesday, June 21 at 4:30 p.m.

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

Enjoy a puppet show of a fairytale favorite.

Adult Movie  

Wednesday, June 21 at 5 p.m.

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

Glory. Rated R.

South Carolina Aquarium Rovers

Thursday, June 22 at 10:30 a.m.

Village Library – 430 Whilden Street, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-884-9741

Meet live Lowcountry animals.

All Hands: Jack and the Beanstalk

Thursday, June 22 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Enjoy a puppet show of a fairytale favorite.

All Hands: Jack and the Beanstalk

Thursday, June 22 at 2 p.m.

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

Enjoy a puppet show of a fairytale favorite.

Build It: Movie Maker Workshop

Thursday, June 22 at 2 p.m.

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

Make your own movie. Space is limited. 

Nintendo Wii and Board Games

Thursday, June 22 from 6-7 p.m.

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

Test your gaming skills with Nintendo Wii and board games.

All Hands: Jack and the Beanstalk (children)

Friday, June 23 at 10:30 a.m.

Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

Enjoy a puppet show of a fairytale favorite.

South Carolina Aquarium Rovers

Friday, June 23 at 11 a.m.

St. Paul’s/Hollywood Branch Library – 5151 Town Council Drive, Hollywood, SC  29449 843-889-3300

Meet live Lowcountry animals.

Teen Zone: Fandom Friday (grades 6-12)

Friday, June 23 from 3-5 p.m.

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

Use crayons to create your own fandom artwork.

Charleston County Sheriff’s Office

Friday, June 23 at 3:30 p.m. 

McClellanville Library222 Baker Street, MClellanville, SC  29458: 843-887-3699

Learn about safety in everyday surroundings.

Lowcountry Creative Writing Forum 

Saturday, June 24 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

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

Write and network with other writers.

Build and Grow

Saturday, June 24 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Put together a donated building kit from Lowe’s.

Giant Lincoln Logs (ages 3-12)

Saturday, June 24 at 10:30 a.m.

Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

Build with big Lincoln Logs.

Conserve and Protect
Saturday, June 24 at 11 a.m.

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
Build a better world by creating something new out of recycled materials.

Voter Registration Drive

Saturday, June 24 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

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.

Build a Better World Craft

Saturday, June 24 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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

DIY paper house.

Lego Fun

Saturday, June 24 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.

eBook Club

Saturday, June 24 at 2 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

Elon Musk: Biography of the Mastermind Behind Paypal, Space X, and Tesla Motors by Pauline T. Copies available through hoopla and Kindle.

Lego Club

Saturday, June 24 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.

Adult Book Discussion (adults)

Saturday, June 24 at 3 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs

Coffee and Conversation (adults)

Monday, June 26 from 10-11 a.m.

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

Socialize with other seniors, and enjoy coffee and a breakfast treat.

Julian Gooding: Teller of Tales

Monday, June 26 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Enjoy a presentation of The Talking Drum. 

Candy Sushi (grades 6-12)

Monday, June 26-Friday, June 30 from 1-3 p.m.

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

Teen Lounge

Make candy sushi out of Rice Krispie treats, Swedish fish, gummy worms, and more.

Build a Better Community: Engineering Fun
Monday, June 26 at 2 p.m.

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
Learn how engineers work with departments of the Charleston County Government.

South Carolina Aquarium Rovers

Monday, June 26 at 2 p.m. 

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

Meet live Lowcountry animals.

Lounge at the Library (grades 6-12)

Monday, June 26 from 2-3 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.

Gardening Fun

Monday, June 26 at 3 p.m. 

Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174, Edisto, SC  29438: 843-869-2355
Learn about gardening with Clemson Master Gardeners.

South Carolina Aquarium Rovers

Monday, June 26 at 4 p.m. 

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

Meet live Lowcountry animals.

Circus Stella: Performing Rescue Dogs
Tuesday, June 27 at 10:30 a.m.
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
Enjoy feats of balance, strength and daring.

Coastal Kids Dental Storytime

Tuesday, June 27 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Enjoy a special storytime presented by Coastal Kids Dental.

Julian Gooding: Teller of Tales

Tuesday, June 27 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Enjoy a presentation of The Talking Drum. 

Circus Stella: Performing Rescue Dogs

Tuesday, June 27 at 2 p.m.

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

Enjoy feats of balance, strength and daring.

Family Movie

Tuesday, June 27 at 2 p.m.

St. Paul’s/Hollywood Branch Library – 5151 Town Council Drive, Hollywood, SC  29449 843-889-3300

Kubo and the Two Strings. Rated PG. Snacks provided.


Toy Builder

Tuesday, June 27 at 4 p.m.

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

Learn how to make a kendama and other toys.

Stella Circus: Performing Rescue Dogs

Tuesday, June 27 at 4:30 p.m.

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

Enjoy feats of balance, strength and daring.

Roger Bellow: World of Strings

Wednesday, June 28 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Learn about stringed instruments with musician Roger Bellow.

Round Table Discussion with Councilwoman Johnson (adults)

Wednesday, June 28 at 12:30 p.m.

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

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

Kids Drum Circle

Wednesday, June 28 at 2 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

African drumming with Ms. Nina.

Mah Jongg the American Way (adults)

Wednesday, June 28 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.

Reptiles of the Lowcountry

Wednesday, June 28 at 4 p.m.

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

Enjoy this fun and informative program about Lowcountry reptiles.

Teen Zone: Brave New Voices Poetry Night (grades 6-12)

Wednesday, June 28 from 5-6 p.m.

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

Share your work with fellow teens during the first Teen Zone poetry night.

The World of Squirrels

Thursday, June 29 at 10:30 a.m.

Village Library – 430 Whilden Street, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-884-9741

Meet Suki Mixson, and learn about squirrels.

The Three Little Pigs: Who Is the Better Builder?

Thursday, June 29 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Enjoy a fractured fairy tale featuring library staff.

Julian Gooding: Teller of Tales

Thursday, June 29 at 2 p.m.

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

Enjoy a presentation of The Talking Drum. 

Build It: LittleBits Design Challenge 

Thursday, June 29 at 2 p.m.

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

Create a masterpiece with recycled materials and littleBits.

Game On

Thursday, June 29 at 2 p.m.

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

Enjoy classic board games with friends.

Kids Drum Circle

Thursday, June 29 at 4 p.m. 

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161
African drumming with Ms. Nina.

Julian Gooding: Teller of Tales (children)

Friday, June 30 at 10:30 a.m.

Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

Enjoy a presentation of The Talking Drum. 

Literary Gibbes: A Book Club Discussion

Friday, June 30 at 1 p.m.

Gibbes Museum of Art

Join a collaborative book discussion with CCPL and the Gibbes Museum. The discussion will focus on Untamed: The Wildest Woman in America and the Fight for Cumberland Island by Will Harlan, inspired by Artist, Scientist, Explorer: Mark Catesby in the Carolinas and Out of the Wild: Animals in Contemporary Art. Carol Ruckdeschel, a self-taught scientist and sea turtle expert, has been a resident and defender of Cumberland Island, a national park along the Georgia coast, for more than 40 years. Will Harlan profiles this inspiring yet controversial naturalist in Untamed. Participation in the book discussion is free but does not include museum admission. A brief presentation about Mark Catesby and contemporary artists will precede the discussion, which will focus on the book and works in the exhibitions.

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