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    Events for: Tuesday, February 9
    Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29
      
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    Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)
    Tuesday, February 9
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    Show off your news knowledge with a trivia quiz, and win candy for correct answers.

    Quiz Bowl (grades K-5)
    Tuesday, February 9
    John L. Dart Library
    Challenge yourself to answer the trivia question correctly, and get a treat.

    Book-a-Librarian
    Call to schedule a 45-minute appointment with a librarian, and learn how to establish an e-mail account, format a resume and complete online job applications.

    Preschool Storytime: Celebrate Black History Month
    Tuesday, February 9, 10:30 AM
    John L. Dart Library
    Enjoy stories told by storyteller Julian Gooding to celebrate Black History Month.

    Hearts and Flowers STEM Storytime
    Tuesday, February 9, 10:30 AM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Learn about vascular systems, and enjoy stories and a cool craft.

    Chat and Chew: Housing Insecurity in Charleston
    Tuesday, February 9, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    Receive assistance and information about how to avoid or transition from homelessness. Light refreshments provided. Presented by One80 Place.

    South Carolina History Series: First Steps toward Civil Rights Equality in Charleston, 1866-1870 (teens and adults)
    Tuesday, February 9, 11:15 AM
    John's Island Regional Library
    The bold Federal laws enacted after the Civil War to extend full civil rights to all in South Carolina largely failed, and by 1890 segregation was the status quo in the Palmetto State. Despite this fact, there were a handful of local civil rights triumphs in the early years of Reconstruction that deserve to be remembered. Join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for the stories of a few forgotten Charlestonians who tested the waters during the early days of the struggle for Civil Rights.

    Tech Tuesday: Discover Audiobooks
    Tuesday, February 9, 12:00 PM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Learn how to use your CCPL card to download audiobooks to a portable computing device.

    Great Decisions Foreign Policy Discussion Group (adults)
    Tuesday, February 9, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Each week, read the briefing book for background information, then join one or both of the two discussion groups available per topic. The featured discussion topic this week is migration. For more information, email MtpReference@ccpl.org or call 843-849-6161.

    Anime-niacs Club (grades 3-6)
    Tuesday, February 9, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Enjoy the first Anime Club for children, and watch episodes of Tsubasa Reservoir Chonicle. Japanese snacks will be served.

    Full STEAM Ahead: Sweet Treats for Your Sweetheart
    Tuesday, February 9, 3:30 PM
    Main Library
    Use your mathematical and artistic abilities to cook up a treat for Valentine's Day. Children are encouraged to bring their aprons.

    Building Bots: littleBits
    Tuesday, February 9, 3:30 PM
    Otranto Road Regional Library
    Discover, inquire and create with Building Bots, an introduction to hands-on STEM-themed programming. littleBits features easy-to-use electronic building blocks that empower children to invent anything from a remote controlled car to a smart home device. The Bits snap together with magnets; no soldering, wiring or programming is required.

    Teen Library Lovers Scavenger Hunt
    Tuesday, February 9, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    Enjoy a scavenger hunt to see how well you know your library.

    Teen Movie Time (grades 6-12)
    Tuesday, February 9, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    San Andreas. Rated PG-13; 114 minutes.

    Afterschool Cool: Make Valentines (ages 4-11)
    Tuesday, February 9, 4:00 PM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Use your creativity to make a Valentine for someone special.

    Read Anything Book Club (teens and adults)
    Tuesday, February 9, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Read whatever books you want to read each month, and get to know other Charleston book lovers. For more information, call 843-849-6161 or email MtpReference@ccpl.org.

    How Many Kisses? (teens)
    Monday, February 1 - Friday, February 12
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Guess how many kisses are in the jar. The person with the guess closest to the correct amount wins a very sweet treat. The winner will be announced Feb. 13.

    Celebrate Black History Month (teens)
    Monday, February 1 - Saturday, February 13
    West Ashley Library
    Fill out a piece of paper with the name of an African-American you admire, submit the paper at the front desk and receive a small prize. Entries accepted daily.

    Web Wednesday
    Tuesday, February 24 - Wednesday, February 24, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    Check out a short collection of the latest and greatest viral videos and websites.

    DIY Upcycling Competition
    Monday, February 1 - Friday, February 26
    Main Library
    Calling artists, crafters and makers of all ages to submit a 2D or 3D art project that incorporates recycled, reused or found materials for consideration in the competition. Winners will be announced and prizes distributed at the Feb. 27 DIY Festival. Email burrisss@ccpl.org or call 843-805-6840 for more details.

    TeenSpot Black History
    Monday, February 1 - Friday, February 26
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    The essay contest is open to all Charleston area students in grades 6-12. One winner will be chosen from middle and high school to receive a prize package. Entries must be submitted by Feb. 26, and the winner will be notified March 4. For contest details, contact Patrice Smith at 843-766-2546.

    I Make a Difference Initiative
    Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29
    All CCPL branches
    Participate in a variety of programs and activities centered around the work of Marian Wright Edelman, author and founder of The Children's Defense Fund, who will visit Charleston on March 1 to present a free public lecture at the Sottile Theatre. In light of Edelman's visit, CCPL will feature programs for children, teens and adults that include storytimes centered around I Can Make a Difference, book discussions of The Measure of Our Success: A Letter To My Children and Yours, parenting support sessions, a postcard writing campaign and a social media campaign to share how you make a difference. Programs are offered through a partnership with the College of Charleston's Race and Social Justice Initiative, funded by Google. *See individual program descriptions throughout the calendar.

    American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity and Making a Difference Throughout February
    Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29
    All CCPL branches
    Participate in a variety of programs centered around the work of Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative and one of the most acclaimed and respected lawyers in the nation. Stevenson, who will visit Charleston on March 31 for a free book signing and lecture at the Sottile Theatre, is the author of Just Mercy, a memoir. In light of Stevenson's visit, CCPL will feature programs that include book discussions, panel presentations and speakers to discuss how his life's work can make a difference in the community. Programs are offered through a partnership with the College of Charleston's Race and Social Justice Initiative, funded by Google. *See individual program descriptions throughout the calendar.


    Saul Alexander Gallery Exhibit
    Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29
    Main Library
    Defiance in Reality by Andrew King
    King's work combines traditional and experimental photography and printing techniques to create images that suspend reality and produce an environment of wonder.

    Blind Date with a Book Display (teens)
    Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29
    Main Library
    First Floor
    Your perfect match is waiting for you, so browse the display of "date-able" books, give yourself a Valentine's Day treat and check out one of the festively wrapped selections.

    Black History Month Trivia
    Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29
    Main Library
    YA Services Desk
    Stop by the Teen Lounge, and test your knowledge with Black History Month trivia questions. Receive a sweet treat for correct answers.

    Early Literacy Station
    Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29
    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 February is colors.

    Library Lovers Writing Station
    Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29
    Main Library
    Visit the Children's Department, and write a love letter to your library or librarian.

    Activity Zone (grades K-5)
    Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29
    James Island Library
    Enjoy puzzles, mazes and coloring activities.

    I Make a Difference Selfie Station
    Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29
    James Island Library
    Visit the selfie station, share how you create positive change in the world and upload the photo to facebook.com/CharlestonCountyPublicLibrary or email publicrelations@ccpl.org. This program is part of the I Make a Difference Initiative that highlights the work of Marian Wright Edelman, author and president of The Children's Defense Fund.

    Celebrate Library Lovers Month (grades 6-12)
    Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29
    James Island Library
    Tell us what you love about your library for a chance to win a gift card.

    I Make a Difference: Envelope Art Program
    Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29
    John L. Dart Library
    Decorate two envelopes inspired by lessons learned from one of Marian Wright Edelman's books, The Measure of Our Success: A Letter to My Children and Yours and I Can Make A Difference. Give one envelope to a loved one and "mail" the other to the library to be featured in a display.

    I Spy Display
    Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29
    John L. Dart Library
    Find all the hidden objects in the display.

    Art Exhibit
    Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29
    John L. Dart Library
    Local artist Tina Tyler features abstract acrylic paintings.

    Desktop Trivia (adults)
    Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29
    John L. Dart Library
    Stop by the Service Desk, and answer a weekly trivia question correctly for a prize.

    Monthly Media Mind Game (adults)
    Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29
    John L. Dart Library
    Stop by the media area, and pick up a celebrity puzzle to complete for a chance to win a free book. Entries are due by 6 p.m. Feb. 26, and the winner will be notified Feb. 29.

    Tech Help: Book-a-Librarian
    Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29
    John's Island Regional Library
    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.

    Library Loom (ages 12 and younger)
    Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29
    John's Island Regional Library
    Help contribute to the library loom.

    Early Literacy Station
    Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29
    Mt. Pleasant Regional 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 February is colors.

    Black History Trivia (adults)
    Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Answer a daily trivia question correctly for a chance to win a prize at the end of the month.

    Valentine Kisses Count (teens)
    Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Guess how many candy kisses are in the jar. The best guess wins a sweet prize.

    Puzzles and Prizes: Winter Holidays around the World (ages 11 and younger)
    Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Solve the weekly word search to enter an "around the world" prize pack drawing.

    African-American Read-In
    Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Enjoy books by African-American authors and illustrators during storytimes and within featured displays in the children's area.

    Leap Year Guessing Game
    Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29
    Otranto Road Regional Library
    Guess how many gummy frogs are in the Leap Year display. The winner will be announced Feb. 29.

    Crafternoons
    Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29
    Main Library
    Weekdays
    Check out the art cart for all the supplies and ideas you need to enjoy an afternoon of creativity.