Charleston County Public Library July 2017 Program Lineup

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

Saul Alexander Gallery Exhibit

Throughout July

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

Seven Plus One by Beth Melton-Seabrook
The works in this exhibit are the result of Beth’s connection to her kindred spirit, the octopus, and the uncanny reoccurrence of the number seven in her life.  Her use of discarded “trash,” scraps of paper and found objects culminates in these cephalopod creations.

Classic Arcade

Throughout July

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

Play more than 280 arcade classics including “Wild Western” (1982), “Gun.Smoke” (1985) and “Express Raider” (1986). View printed circuit boards and software on display.

Early Literacy Station

Throughout July

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 July is music.


Activity Zone (grades K-5)

Throughout July

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

Enjoy puzzles, mazes and coloring activities.

Teen Puzzles and Brain Teasers (grades 6-12)

Throughout July

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

Complete a variety of puzzles, and receive a candy reward.

Summer Stacks YA Bingo

Throughout July

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 4 at 12 p.m.

Pencil Shading Exhibit

Throughout July

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

Daniell R. Green displays portraits of American Indians created using a pencil shading technique.

Building a Better World: Food Drive

Throughout July

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

Teen Zone

Participate in a food drive to support the Lowcountry Food Bank, and donate a non-perishable item to help feed the hungry in Charleston County.

Build a Better Scavenger Hunt

Throughout July

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

Choose a challenge from the display. Find the correct book from the clues given, and win a treat.

Reduce Plastic Pollution

Throughout July

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

Check out an informative display, and learn how plastic trash harms marine life. Information is provided by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, the NOAA Marine Debris Program, and the S.C. Aquarium. Beginning July 5, specially designed reusable bags will be available to pick up while supplies last. Limit one bag per family.

Early Literacy Station

Throughout July

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 July is music.

Sullivan’s Island Scavenger Hunt (teens)

Throughout July

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 to win a gift card drawing.

Build a Better World Survey

Throughout July

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

Complete a survey, and receive a candy treat.

Saturday Surprise (age 11 and younger)

Saturdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 all day

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

Try a different activity or game each week.

DIY Crafts with Ms. Grace (children)

Saturday, July 1 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.

Knit and Purl: A Casual Knitting Group (adults)

Saturdays, July 1 and 15 from 10-11:30 a.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.

Building Fun with Playdough

Saturday, July 1 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Get creative. Playdough and tools provided.

Leaf Printing

Saturday, July 1 at 11 a.m.

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

Print cool designs and colors with natural materials.

Bricks for Kids (age 5-11)

Saturday, July 1 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 and registration is required; call 843-722-7550 to register. 

Saturday Movies 

Saturdays, July 1 and 8 at 11 a.m.

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

July 1: Finding Dory. Rated PG.

July 8: Wreck-It Ralph. Rated PG

Build a Better World with Legos 

Saturday, July 1 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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

Create a Lego masterpiece.

Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace

Saturday, July 1 from 1:30-3 p.m.

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

Create DIY paper or felt projects.

Reel Heroes and She-roes 

Saturdays, July 1 and 8 at 3 p.m.

Tuesdays, July 11 and 18 at 10:30 a.m.

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

July 1: Finding Dory. Rated PG.

July 8: Storks. Rated PG.

July 11: Storks. Rated PG.

July 18: Finding Dory. Rated PG.

DIY: Confetti Launchers

Saturday, July 1 at 3 p.m.

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

Make your own confetti launcher. Materials provided.

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

Mondays, July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31

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, July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550
Challenge yourself to complete an intricate maze. Prizes awarded

Seamless Summer Feeding Program

Mondays, July 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Tuesdays, July 11, 18 and 25 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Wednesdays, July 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Thursdays, July 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Fridays, July 7, 14, 21 and 28 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, July 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 10-11 a.m.

Tuesdays, July 11, 18 and 25 from 10-11 a.m.

Wednesdays, July 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 10-11 a.m.

Thursdays, July 6, 13, 20 and 27 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, July 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 10-11 a.m.

Tuesdays, July 11, 18 and 25 from 10-11 a.m.

Wednesdays, July 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 10-11 a.m.

Thursdays, July 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 10-11 a.m.

Fridays, July 7, 14, 21 and 28 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 age 18 and younger.

Memoir Writing Circle (adults)

Mondays, July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 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.

Monday Movies

Mondays, July 3, 10, 17 and 24 at 2 p.m.

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

July 3: Open Season: Scared Silly. Rated PG.

July 10: Minions. Rated PG.

July 17: Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life. Rated PG.

July 24: Moana. Rated PG.

Build a Better Community: Little Inventors
Monday, July 3 at 2 p.m.

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
Learn with hands-on littleBits and Makey Makey activities. 

Decorative Metal Stamping (teens)

Monday, July 3 at 2 p.m.

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

Create a personalized bracelet or dog tag using basic metal stamping tools. Registration requested; call 843-883-3914

Summer Movie Series
Mondays, July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 at 2:30 p.m.

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161
July 3: Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax. Rated PG.
July 10: Tangled. Rated PG.
July 17: Finding Nemo. Rated G.
July 24: Finding Dory. Rated PG.

July 31: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Rated PG.

Midweek Crossword (grades 6-12)

Wednesdays, July 5, 12, 19 and 26 

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

Solve clues.

Small Business Counseling with SCORE (adults)

Wednesday, July 5 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.

Seamless Summer Feeding Program

Wednesdays, July 5, 12 and 19 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.

Summer Kids Flick

Wednesdays, July 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 10:30 a.m.

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
July 5: Storks. Rated PG.

July 12: Angry Birds. Rated PG.

July 19: Big Hero 6. Rated PG.
July 26: Sing. Rated PG.

Kids Drum Circle

Wednesday, July 5 at 10:30 a.m.

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

African drumming with Ms. Nina.

English Conversation Club

Wednesdays, July 5, 12, 19 and 26 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.

Wednesday Movie

Wednesday, July 5 at 1 p.m.

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

Moana. Rated PG.

Build a Better World: Seed Bombs (grades 6-12)
Wednesday, July 5 from 1-2 p.m.

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
Teen Lounge
Help grow a better world by making seed bombs.

Art at Dart (grades 6-12)

Wednesdays, July 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 2 p.m.

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

Be creative, and have fun.

South Carolina Aquarium Rovers

Wednesday, July 5 at 2 p.m.

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

Meet live Lowcountry animals.

Children’s Movie

Wednesday, July 5 at 3 p.m.

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

The Lego Movie. Rated PG.

Web Wednesday (grades 6-12)

Wednesdays, July 5, 12, 19 and 26 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.

African Drumming

Thursday, July 6 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Join famed African drummer, Miss Niki, as she leads a drum circle.

The Plantation Singers

Thursday, July 6 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Sing and learn about Gullah culture.

Seamless Summer Feeding Program

Thursdays, July 6, 13, 20 and 27 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.

Summer Movies

Thursdays, July 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Saturdays, July 8 and 22 at 12:30 p.m.

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

July 6: The Jungle Book. Rated PG.

July 8: The Secret Life of Pets. Rated PG.

July 13: Pete’s Dragon. Rated PG.

July 20: The Little Rascals Save the Day. Rated PG.

July 22: Zootopia. Rated PG.

July 27: The BFG. Rated PG.

Magic Tree House Club (ages 5-11)

Thursdays, July 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 2 p.m.

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

July 6: Vacation Under the Volcano

July 13: The Knight at Dawn

July 20: Midnight on the Moon 

July 27: Polar Bears Past Bedtime 


Build It: Lego Day

Thursday, July 6 at 2 p.m.

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

  • Have fun with Legos.

South Carolina Aquarium Rovers

Thursday, July 6 at 2 p.m.

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

Meet live Lowcountry animals.

Game On (ages 10-18)

Thursdays, July 6, 13, 20 and 27 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.

South Carolina Aquarium Rovers

Thursday, July 6 at 4 p.m.

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

Meet live Lowcountry animals.

Mah Jongg Nights (adults)

Thursdays, July 6, 13, 20 and 27 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 Word Seekers (grades 6-12)

Fridays, July 7, 14, 21 and 28

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, July 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 10:30 a.m.

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

July 7: The Aristocats. Rated G.

July 14: Robin Hood. Rated G.

July 21: The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. Rated G.

July 28: The Fox and the Hound. Rated G.

South Carolina Aquarium Rovers

Friday, July 7 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Meet live Lowcountry animals.

Cold Weather Fun

Friday, July 7 at 11 a.m.

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

Build a snowman, and enjoy frozen goodies.

The Big Bang Theory Marathon

Fridays, July 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 2 p.m.

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

Watch nine episodes from seasons five through eight.

Awendaw Fire Department

Friday, July 7 at 3:30 p.m.

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

Learn how firefighters protect the community.

Name that Old School Jam!

Saturday, July 8 at 10 a.m.

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

Correctly identify the old school jam for a decadent treat.

STAR Therapy Dogs

Saturday, July 8 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, July 8 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.

Blast Off with STEM Experiments

Saturday, July 8 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Enjoy experiments that explode, ooze and bubble.

Second Saturday Family Storytime

Saturday, July 8 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.

STAR Therapy Dogs

Saturday, July 8 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Read to a furry friend.

Huff and Puff Building Challenge

Saturday, July 8 at 11 a.m.

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

Build a house that can withstand the force of the Big Bad Wolf’s wind.

Movie and Craft

Saturday, July 8 at 11 a.m.

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

Watch Moana, and make a fun craft. Rated PG.

Build a Better World Craft

Saturday, July 8 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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

Read about Morse Code, and make a craft.

Drawing With Friends

Saturday, July 8 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.

Saturday Matinee

Saturday, July 8 at 2 p.m.

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

Sing. Rated PG. Sponsored by The UPS Store, 3575 Maybank Hwy. John’s Island, SC 29455.

Urban Book Club

Saturday, July 8 at 3 p.m.

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

Gangsta Twist by Clifford Spud Johnson

Knit and Stitch

Saturday, July 8 from 3-4 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.

Flow Circus: Build a Better World

Monday, July 10 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Animated storytelling by a world-class juggler.

Book Camp (grades 6-12)
Monday, July 10-Friday, July 14 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
Join a book-themed, behind-the-scenes library camp. Spaces are limited; call 843-805-6903 or email teenunderground@ccpl.org to sign up.

Build a Better Community: Safety City

Monday, July 10 at 2 p.m.

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
Learn how to be safe around electricity and natural gas during an interactive presentation from SCE&G.

Flow Circus: Build a Better World

Monday, July 10 at 2 p.m.

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

Animated storytelling by a world class juggler.

Cool Down with Christmas in July (grades 6-12)

Monday, July 10 from 2:30-5:30 p.m.

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

Enjoy a game, snacks and Christmas specials.

South Carolina Aquarium Rovers

Monday, July 10 at 3 p.m.

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

Meet live Lowcountry animals.

Flow Circus: Build a Better World

Monday, July 10 at 4 p.m.

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

Animated storytelling by a world-class juggler.

Summer Theater (teens)

Mondays, July 10, 17, 24 and 31 at 5 p.m.

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

Snacks provided.

July 10: La La Land. Rated PG-13.

July 17: Rogue One. Rated PG-13.

July 24: Teen Titans: The Judas Contract. Rated PG.

July 31: Lion. Rated PG.

Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)

Tuesdays, July 11, 18 and 25

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

Teen Lounge

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

One80 Place Outreach

Tuesday, July 11 from 9 a.m.-12 p.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. 

Seamless Summer Feeding Program

Tuesdays, July 11, 18 and 25 from 10-11:30 a.m.

Wednesdays, July 5, 12, 19 and 26 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 age 18 and younger.

Seamless Summer Feeding Program

Tuesdays, July 11, 18 and 25 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 age 18 and younger.

Flow Circus: Build a Better World
Tuesday, July 11 at 10:30 a.m.
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
Animated storytelling by a world-class juggler.

We’re Better With Books Storytime

Tuesday, July 11 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Enjoy a special storytime presented by Palmetto Community Action Partnership. 

Zumbatonics (ages 4 and older)

Tuesdays, July 11, 18 and 25 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Join a certified instructor for fun and exercise.

Storytime: Build a Better World

Tuesday, July 11 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Enjoy stories presented by the Charleston County Transportation Department.

Seamless Summer Feeding Program

Tuesdays, July 11, 18 and 25 from 11-11:45 a.m.

Wednesdays, July 5, 12, 19 and 26 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 (grades 6-12)

Tuesdays, July 11, 18 and 25 at 1 p.m.

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

Refreshments provided.

July 11: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Rated PG-13.

July 18: Boruto. Not rated.

July 25: Bunyon and Babe. Rated PG. 

Flow Circus

Tuesday, July 11 at 2 p.m.

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

Animated storytelling by a world-class juggler.

Summer Movies

Tuesdays, July 11 and 25 at 2 p.m.

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

July 11: Finding Dory. Rated PG.

July 25: Moana. Rated PG.

Build Your Own Terrarium

Tuesday, July 11 at 4 p.m.

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

Use recycled items to plant a small indoor garden.

Voter Registration Drive

Tuesday, July 11 from 4-7 p.m.

Sunday, July 30 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.

Flow Circus: Build a Better World
Tuesday, July 11 at 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 13 at 4:30 p.m.

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161
Animated storytelling by a world-class juggler.

Smooth Jazz Concert with Saxophonist Dante Lewis (adults)

Tuesday, July 11 at 5 p.m.

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

Cool down on a hot July evening with the silky smooth sounds of recording artist Dante Lewis.

Not Fiction Book Discussion

Tuesday, July 11 at 6:30 p.m.

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

Meeting Room A

The Return: Fathers, Sons, and the Land in Between by Hisham Matar

Read Anything Book Club (adults)

Tuesday, July 11 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 whatever books you enjoy with other Charleston book lovers.

Business Owners’ Roundtable Meeting

Wednesday, July 12 from 9-11 a.m.

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

Meeting Room B

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.

Flow Circus: Build a Better World

Wednesday, July 12 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Animated storytelling by a world class juggler.

Coffee and Conversation (adults)

Wednesday, July 12 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.

Children’s Movie 

Wednesday, July 12 at 2 p.m.

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

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

Flow Circus: Build a Better World

Wednesday, July 12 at 2 p.m. 

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

Animated storytelling by a world-class juggler.

Mah Jongg the American Way (adults)

Wednesday, July 12 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.

Game On

Wednesday, July 12 at 3 p.m.

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

Play Wii, and enjoy pizza with friends.

Save our Planet

Wednesday, July 12 at 4 p.m.

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

Pick up a reusable bag to help keep local waterways clean. One bag permitted per family.

Flow Circus: Build a Better World

Wednesday, July 12 at 4 p.m.

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

Animated storytelling by a world-class juggler.

Great Books Discussion

Wednesday, July 12 at 6:30 p.m.

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

Meeting Room B

“Selling in Minnesota” (selection) by Barbara Ehrenreich and “Sex and the Mall” (selection) by Paco Underhill found in Vital Ideas: Money. Contact 843-805-6904 for the anthology and more details.

Medicare and More Assistance (adults)

Thursday, July 13 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). By appointment only; call 843-554-2275.

Live Reptiles with Matt Olson

Thursday, July 13 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Learn about reptiles.

Flow Circus: Build a Better World

Thursday, July 13 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Animated storytelling by a world class juggler.

Flow Circus

Thursday, July 13 at 2 p.m.

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

Animated storytelling by a world-class juggler.

Build It: Giant Board Games

Thursday, July 13 at 2 p.m.

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

Play giant versions of Candy Land and Jenga.

Club Anime! (grades 6-12)

Thursday, July 13 from 3-4:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 15 from 3-4:30 p.m.

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

July 13: Nichijou

July 15: My Hero Academia

Flow Circus: Build a Better World

Friday, July 14 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Animated storytelling by a world class juggler.

Cuentos y Canciones: Bilingual Storytime

Friday, July 14 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.

Craft-mania

Friday, July 14 at 11 a.m.

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

Make friendship bracelets, suncatchers, and other awesome crafts.

Club Anime! (grades 6-12)

Friday, July 14 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

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

Celebrate Club Anime’s 10th Anniversary with an Anime-A-Thon. Bring a pillow, and enjoy five hours of Anime. Special snacks will be served.

Lego Party (ages 4-12)

Friday, July 14 at 3:30 p.m.

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

Build with library Legos.

Build and Create

Saturday, July 15 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Get creative with duct tape.

Skills Toy Box

Saturday, July 15 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Play with skill toys from around the world.

STAR Therapy Dogs

Saturday, July 15 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.

Game Busters

Saturday, July 15 at 11 a.m.

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

Test your Giant Jenga and Connect 4 skills.

DIY Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace

Saturday, July 15 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.

Sigma Saturday 

Saturday, July 15 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.

Sand Art

Saturday, July 15 at 1 p.m.

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

Make a sand art creation.

Build a Better World Movie

Saturday, July 15 at 2 p.m.

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

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Rated PG.

Why Do I Need Life Insurance? (adults)

Saturday, July 15 from 2-3:30 p.m.

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

Learn about types of life insurance during a presentation by Andy Larson from The Larson Team. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

World of Strings with Roger Bellow

Monday, July 17 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Learn about stringed instruments with musician Roger Bellow.

Monday Book Discussion (adults)

Monday, July 17 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

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

The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

Spaghetti and Marshmallow Tower Challenge

Monday, July 17 at 12 p.m.

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

Prizes will be awarded to builders of the tallest tower and the strongest structure.

Build a Better Community: Family Yoga
Monday, July 17 at 2 p.m.
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
Bend and stretch your way to health. Please bring a towel or mat.

CD Scratch Art (teens)

Monday, July 17 at 2 p.m.

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

Create suncatching décor using recycled CDs.

Food Fiesta

Monday, July 17 at 2 p.m.

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

Make meals from around the world.

Cornhole Competition

Monday, July 17 at 3 p.m.

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

Play cornhole toss for prizes.

Folly Beach Turtle Watch Crew
Monday, July 17 at 4 p.m.
Folly Beach Library55 Center Street, Folly Beach, SC 29439: 843-588-2001
Learn about the turtles at Folly Beach.

South Carolina Aquarium Rovers
Tuesday, July 18 at 10:30 a.m.
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
Meet live Lowcountry animals.

National Disability Voter Registration

Tuesday, July 18 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

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

The South Carolina DisAbility Voting Coalition will host a voter registration drive to encourage and increase the political power of people with disabilities. Drop by to register to vote and receive information about accommodations for voters with disabilities. An ASL sign language interpreter will be present to provide assistance as needed.

CCPL Downloadable Media

Tuesday, July 18 from 1-2 p.m.

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

Ask questions about you device and downloadable media. Call 843-572-4094, ext. 6415 to register to attend this session.

Sea Islands Book Club (adults)

Tuesday, July 18 at 2 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson

South Carolina Aquarium Rovers

Tuesday, July 18 at 2 p.m.

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

Meet live Lowcountry animals.

Stuffed Animal Pet Show

Tuesday, July 18 at 4 p.m.

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

Stuffed animals are invited to a sleepover. Prizes awarded and pictures provided.

Reptiles of the Lowcountry
Tuesday, July 18 at 4 p.m.

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161
Enjoy a fun and informative program about Lowcountry reptiles.

Solar Eclipse 101

Tuesday, July 18 from 6-8 p.m.

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

Get ready to experience the 2017 eclipse across America.

Julian Gooding: Teller of Tales

Wednesday, July 19 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Enjoy a presentation of The Talking Drum. 

Round Table Discussion with Councilwoman Johnson (adults)

Wednesday, July 19 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.

Build a Better World: Cat Castles
Wednesday, July 19 from 1-2 p.m.
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
Create a cardboard castle for your feline friend.

The Plantation Singers

Wednesday, July 19 at 2 p.m. 

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

Sing and learn about Gullah culture.

Teen Summer Movie (grades 6-12)

Wednesday, July 19 from 3-5 p.m.

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

Blackfish. Rated PG-13. After the movie, find out how you can help end the captivity of whales and dolphins.

Kids Drum Circle

Wednesday, July 19 at 4 p.m.

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

African drumming with Ms. Nina.

National Lollipop Day (all day)

Thursday, July 20

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

Check out a book, and receive a lollipop.

Angling Women

Thursday, July 20 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Miss Bebe shares stories and crafts related to the aquatic world.

Kids Popcorn Theater

Thursday, July 20 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Moana. Rated PG. Popcorn provided.

Not Fiction Book Discussion

Thursday, July 20 at 11 a.m.

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

The Return: Fathers, Sons, and the Land in Between by Hisham Matar

Kids Drum Circle

Thursday, July 20 at 2 p.m.

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

African drumming with Ms. Nina.

Build It: Play with Your Food

Thursday, July 20 at 2 p.m.

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

Make edible architecture creations.

Turtle Team Conservation
Thursday, July 20 at 4 p.m.

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161
Learn about sea turtles from the Island Turtle Team.

Adult Shark Week Movie

Thursday, July 20 at 5 p.m.

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

Jaws. Rated PG.

Film Movement
Thursday, July 20 at 6 p.m.

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
Auditorium
Men Go to Battle. Not rated.

Book Discussion at Otranto

Thursday, July 20 at 6:30 p.m.

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

Behind the Beautiful Forever by Katherine Boo

Otranto Regional Library Puppets: Build It Up (children)

Friday, July 21 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Beloved tales transform into a funny, action-packed puppet show.

International Indoor and Outdoor Games

Friday, July 21 at 11 a.m.

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

Challenge yourself to complete an obstacle course, and play other international games.

South Carolina Aquarium Rovers

Friday, July 21 at 3:30 p.m.

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

Meet live Lowcountry animals.

Lowcountry Creative Writing Forum

Saturday, July 22 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.

Make Origami

Saturday, July 22 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Use paper, and get creative.

Bee Crazy with the Bee Cause (children)

Saturday, July 22 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Save the bees, and taste some honey.

Beach Lovers Book Club

Saturday, July 22 at 10:30 a.m.

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

The Rainbow Comes and Goes by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt

Teddy Bear Picnic Celebration

Saturday, July 22 at 11 a.m.

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

Join teddy bears for a storytime and fun activity.

Family Fort Storytime

Saturday, July 22 at 11 a.m.

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

Use sheets, blankets, tables and chairs to make a special fort with your family, and enjoy a cozy storytime together.

Build a Better World Craft

Saturday, July 22 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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

Make a crazy foam creature.

Jewelry Making (teens and adults)

Saturday, July 22 at 12 p.m.

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

Use basic jewelry-making tools to create a pair of wire earrings with local artisan Barbara Lassiter. Registration required; call 843-883-3914.

Lego Fun

Saturday, July 22 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. 

Lego Club (ages 4-11)

Saturday, July 22 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.

eBook Club

Saturday, July 22 from 2-3 p.m.

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

New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins

Beauty, Brains, and Power of Soul: An Afternoon with Chaquis Maliq

Sunday, July 23 from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

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

Don’t miss the premiere of Resilience Eludes Death: The Making, a short documentary that highlights the self-produced music project by Chaquis Maliq, EccentroSoul 1 Woman Band. Maliq will perform songs from her album during a reception after the screening.

Coffee and Conversation (adults)

Monday, July 24 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.

Center for Birds of Prey

Monday, July 24 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Meet a variety of birds.

Shark Week Movie Festival (grades 6-12)

Monday, July 24-Friday, July 28 at 1 p.m.

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

Teen Lounge

July 24: Jaws. Rated PG.

July 25: The Shallows. Rated PG-13.

July 26: Finding Nemo. Rated PG.

July 27: Sharknado. Rated PG-13.

July 28: Sharknado 2: The Second One. Rated PG-13.

Summer Reading Grand Finale

Monday, July 24 at 2 p.m.

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

Celebrate your Summer Reading achievements with outdoor fun and games.

Build a Better Community: Inflatable Planetarium Show

Monday, July 24 from 2-4 p.m.

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
Learn about astronomy and the 2017 solar eclipse with Dome Education. Space is limited.

Lounge at the Library (grades 6-12)

Monday, July 24 from 2:30-3:30 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.

Naturalist Meg Hoyle

Monday, July 24 at 3 p.m.

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

Learn about the Edisto ecosystem.

Hour of Code: Open Lab

Monday, July 24 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.

Summer Reading Grand Finale with Be Smart about Safety 9-1-1

Monday, July 24 at 4 p.m.

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

Celebrate the end of Summer Reading. Learn how and when to dial 9-1-1.

Build It Better with The Three Little Pigs

Tuesday, July 25 at 10:30 a.m.

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
The Columbia Marionette Theatre presents your favorite storybook characters.


National Parks Service Storytime

Tuesday, July 25 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Enjoy a special storytime presented by The National Parks Service. 

Open Book Discussion (adults)

Tuesday, July 25 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 will be provided.

Pete’s Rocking Read-Aloud

Tuesday, July 25 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Bust moves to awesome stories about Pete the Cat.

Summer Reading Grand Finale

Tuesday, July 25 at 2 p.m.

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

Watch The Columbia Marionette Theatre’s performance of The Three Little Pigs.

Teen Trivia: Movers and Shakers (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, July 25 from 3-5 p.m.

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

Auditorium

Celebrate your reading accomplishments, and challenge yourself to trivia. The winner receives a prize and one extra entry in the Summer Reading grand prize drawing.

I Survived Summer Reading

Tuesday, July 25 at 4 p.m.

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

Celebrate your accomplishments, and have fun.

Mt. Pleasant Police Department
Tuesday, July 25 at 4 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161
Meet officers and their K-9 team.

One80 Place Outreach

Tuesday, July 25 from 5-8 p.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. 

The Plantation Singers

Wednesday, July 26 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Sing and learn about Gullah culture.

Build a Better World: Smart Phone Speakers

Wednesday, July 26 from 1-2 p.m.

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

Help build a better speaker for your smart phone using common household items.

Vamos Cantando

Wednesday, July 26 at 2 p.m. 

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

Learn Spanish during a fun, interactive musical show.

Mah Jongg the American Way (adults)

Wednesday, July 26 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.

Summer Reading Finale: Taiko Charleston Rhythm Effect

Wednesday, July 26 at 4 p.m.

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

A festive and energetic performance inspired by Japanese myths and festivals.

Summer Reading Carnival

Thursday, July 27 at 10 a.m.

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

Enjoy games, a dance contest and prizes.

Otranto Road Puppet Show

Thursday, July 27 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Conclude Summer Reading with a puppet show.

Introduction to Seeking Grants

Thursday, July 27 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.

Taiko Charleston

Thursday, July 27 at 2 p.m.

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

Beautiful and powerful Japanese style drumming.

Summer Reading Finale
Thursday, July 27 at 4 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161
Enjoy games, balloon animals, a short film and ice cream.

Nintendo Wii and Board Games

Thursday, July 27 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.

“Ready to Start a Business?” Workshop

Thursday, July 27 from 6-8 p.m.

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

Auditorium
Join representatives from the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) for a workshop that covers important aspects of starting a business. Learn about helpful personal traits, how to test a business concept, marketing and business plan development, financial considerations and available resources to support your success.

Teen Lock-In (ages 10-18)

Thursday, July 27 at 6:15 p.m.

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

Surf the web, play video games or just hang out. Refreshments provided.

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Thursday, July 27 from 5-7:30 p.m. (member’s only event)

Friday, July 28 from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 29 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945
Shop the Charleston Friends of the Library’s Summer Book Sale, and browse a fresh selection of more than 20,000 books, DVDs and CDs. Admission to the sale is free. Not a member? Join FOL at the door.

Summer Reading Wrap-Up

Friday, July 28 at 11 a.m.

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

Enjoy snacks and games for the whole family.

Summer Reading Finale (children)

Friday, July 28 at 12 p.m.

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

Celebrate your reading achievements with ice cream sundaes.

Summer Reading Finale Lock-In
Friday, July 28 from 5-8 p.m.

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

Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with a teen lock-in. Enjoy games, trivia, fun, pizza and an ice cream bar. Call 843-766-2546 to register.

Escape Room (ages 13-16)

Friday, July 28 from 6-9 p.m.

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

Teen Lounge

Gather a team of two to six people, and try to solve riddles and puzzles to escape. Teams will have 45 minutes to solve challenging clues and escape from the room. Space is limited; call 843-805-6903 or email teenunderground@ccpl.org to sign up.

Summer Bingo

Saturday, July 29 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Play a few rounds. Small prizes awarded.

Bird Banding with Sarah Diaz (children)

Saturday, July 29 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 track and protect migratory birds.

DIY Bird Feeders

Saturday, July 29 at 11 a.m.

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
Decorate your own coffee canister bird feeder.

YA Movie (grades 6-12)

Saturday, July 29 at 12:30 p.m.

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

A Monster Calls. Rated PG-13.

Ice Cream Finale (ages 5-11)

Saturday, July 29 at 1 p.m.

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

Enjoy a movie and a sweet treat.

Afternoon Movie

Saturday, July 29 at 2 p.m.

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

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

Giant Jenga
Saturday, July 29 from 2-3:30 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161
Play with giant-sized blocks.

Water Day

Monday, July 31 at 3 p.m.

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

Wear your swimsuit to play water games.


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