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    Events for: Tuesday, May 5
    Friday, May 1 - Sunday, May 31
      
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    Guess the Author/Illustrator (ages 11 and younger)
    Monday, May 4 - Saturday, May 9
    James Island Library
    Celebrate Children's Book Week, and correctly answer the daily trivia question to receive a prize.

    Children's Book Week Celebration: Book Buffet
    Monday, May 4 - Saturday, May 9
    John's Island Regional Library
    Visit the book buffet, and celebrate great children's books. Create an appetizing "sampler" book set with children's titles, and enter the Best Children's Book contest. The patron who receives the most votes wins a prize.

    Crafternoon: Celebrate National Children's Book Week
    Monday, May 4 - Saturday, May 9
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Create colorful bookmarks to celebrate Children's Book Week.

    10th Annual Children's Book Week Bookmark Contest
    Monday, May 4 - Sunday, May 10
    Main Library
    Children's Book Week is a time to celebrate the joy of reading and books for young people. Get creative, and design a bookmark in the Children's Department. Winners will be announced May 11. 

    Lowcountry Giving Day
    Tuesday, May 5
    The Coastal Community Foundation presents a special day of giving in the Lowcountry. Through the generosity of many different donors, gifts to the Charleston Friends of the Library and other selected non-profits will be amplified through an online incentive pool. To learn more and make a donation, visit www.lowcountrygivingday.org.

    There's Rhythm in the Telling
    Tuesday, May 5, 10:30 AM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Join J'miah Nabawi, award-winning storyteller and author, for an interactive performance about Anansi the Spider. Find your rhythm, and enjoy stories that feature songs, dancing and drums. This event is part of the North Charleston Arts Festival.

    Tech Tuesday: Discovering OverDrive
    Tuesday, May 5, 12:00 PM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Learn to download audio books and eBooks to your computer, Kindle, Apple device or tablet.

    Edisto Book Club
    Tuesday, May 5, 3:00 PM
    Edisto Library
    The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore.

    Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)
    Tuesday, May 5, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Main Library
    How well do you know the headlines? Drop by the YA Service Desk for a weekly current events challenge, and get a sweet treat for knowing what's going on in the world.

    Movies and Munchies
    Tuesday, May 5, 3:30 PM
    Main Library
    Up. Rated PG; 96 minutes.

    Celebrate Cinco de Mayo
    Tuesday, May 5, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    St. Paul's/Hollywood Branch Library
    Celebrate the history of Cinco de Mayo with trivia, games and food.

    Teen Advisory Group and Lounge (grades 6-12)
    Tuesday, May 5, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Discuss activities for the upcoming Lock-In. Snacks will be served.

    Quiz Bowl (grades K-5)
    Tuesday, May 5
    John L. Dart Library
    After school
    Challenge yourself to answer a trivia question correctly, and win a prize.

    Afterschool Cool: Passport to Mexico
    Tuesday, May 5, 4:00 PM
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    Celebrate Cinco de Mayo, learn about Mexican food and culture, and make a craft.

    Small Business Counseling with SCORE (adults)
    Tuesday, May 5, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Main Library
    Reference Area, Second Floor
    Receive free, confidential counseling for your start-up idea or existing business from the Charleston Coastal chapter of SCORE. Walk-ins are welcome.

    PLAY: Kids in the Kitchen - Barbecue Month (ages 6-12)
    Tuesday, May 5, 5:30 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Get ready for the summer, and learn how to make homemade barbecue sauces.

    Don't Be Scared, Be Prepared (teens)
    Tuesday, May 5, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    Join emergency preparedness, life skills and personal development workshops. Sponsored by the Lowcountry Teen Community Emergency Response Team.

    Not Fiction Book Discussion
    Tuesday, May 5, 6:30 PM
    Main Library
    Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town by Beth Macy.

    Soul/R&B/Rock Concert - The Stilettos
    Tuesday, May 5, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Join the Stilettos, a high-energy dance band, for an evening concert that features a mixture of Motown soul, blues, R&B, rock and reggae. This event is part of the North Charleston Arts Festival.

    Call for Self-Published Author Submissions for June 8 Book Talks
    Friday, May 1 - Wednesday, May 20
    Main Library
    Join a forum for self-published authors and readers, and submit family-friendly content to Steven Schwengel, Main Library, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, S.C., 29401. Submissions must include the author's name, phone number, email and postal addresses. Authors of approved submissions will be invited to present their works during 4-8 minute presentations the evening of June 8. The submission is May 20. This event is not a sales forum, but a literary exchange for authors and readers. For more information, call 805-6943.

    Design your own Superhero Contest
    Friday, May 1 - Saturday, May 23
    Otranto Road Regional
    Help create a superhero for this year's Summer Reading program. The winner will be announced June 1.

    Activity Zone (grades K-5)
    Friday, May 1 - Saturday, May 30
    James Island Library
    Enjoy puzzles, mazes and coloring activities.

    Desktop Trivia (adults)
    Friday, May 1 - Saturday, May 30
    John L. Dart Library
    Stop by the Service Desk, and answer a weekly trivia correctly for a prize.

    Early Literacy Station
    Friday, May 1 - Saturday, May 30
    John's Island Regional Library
    Enjoy a fun activity based on the S.C. Day-by-Day Family Literacy Activity Calendar. The theme for May is animals.

    Gallery Display: Paintings by Heart Bernado
    Friday, May 1 - Saturday, May 30
    John's Island Regional Library
    Heart Bernado's painting styles range from still life to landscapes and genre scenes in acrylic and mixed media.

    Get Caught Reading Trivia Month (grades 6-12)
    Friday, May 1 - Saturday, May 30
    John's Island Regional Library
    Read aloud to a reference librarian, and receive a candy prize.

    TeenSpot Tweets for Treats
    Friday, May 1 - Saturday, May 30
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    Find a birdie, and tweet about your favorite book for a treat.

    Tech Help: Book-a-Librarian
    Friday, May 1 - Saturday, May 30
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Want to learn how to use the library's downloadable media on your tablet, phone, e-reader or laptop? Call 849-6161, and make an appointment with a librarian for a 30-minute face-to-face session.

    Early Literacy Station
    Friday, May 1 - Saturday, May 30
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Enjoy a fun activity based on the S.C. Day-by-Day Family Literacy Activity Calendar. The theme for May is animals.

    Asian Pacific Heritage Month Display
    Friday, May 1 - Saturday, May 30
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Asian Pacific Heritage Month was signed into law in 1992. Visit the display in the Children's Department to learn more.

    Teen Lounge (grades 6-12)
    Friday, May 1 - Saturday, May 30, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Weekdays
    Hang out with your friends, play Wii and various board games after school.

    Early Literacy Station
    Friday, May 1 - Sunday, May 31
    Main Library
    Visit the Early Literacy Station for a fun activity based on the S.C. Day-by-Day Family Literacy Activity Calendar. The theme for May is animals.

    Saul Alexander Gallery Exhibit
    Friday, May 1 - Sunday, May 31
    Main Library
    Means of Travel by Robert B. Reed
    Enjoy a display of travel-themed scenes that Reed paints through the lens of dreams. Reed describes painting as "the broadest horizon that provides the occasion to be spontaneous and render something tangible with significance and vividness."