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    Events for: Thursday, July 24
    Tuesday, July 1 - Thursday, July 31

    Dog Days of Summer Photo Exhibit
    Monday, July 14 - Sunday, August 31
    Main Library
    View professional photos of adorable, adoptable animals at Charleston Animal Society. The Dog Days exhibit is part of our summer-long Book-to-Action Project, which is made possible by a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the S.C. State Library.

    PLAY: World of Strings with Roger Bellow
    Thursday, July 24, 10:30 AM
    Village Library
    Explore the world of string instruments with musician Roger Bellow.

    Hampstead Stage: Alice in Wonderland
    Thursday, July 24, 10:30 AM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Join Alice as she recites "The Jabberwocky."

    Summer Reading Family Storytime: Outer Space (ages 2-6)
    Thursday, July 24, 11:30 AM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Enjoy stories and activities about outer space and the Big Bang.

    Thursday Movies for Teens
    Thursday, July 24, 12:00 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    Relax, and watch a movie. Refreshments provided. Robocop. Rated PG-13; 117 minutes.

    Met Opera: Otello
    Thursday, July 24, 1:00 PM
    Main Library
    In Verdi's retelling of Shakespeare's towering tragedy, Renée Fleming gives a captivating performance as the innocent Desdemona, a role long considered one of her calling cards. As the title hero, Johan Botha delivers an imposing portrayal of a proud warrior brought down by jealousy, and Falk Struckmann is thrilling as the villainous Iago. Conducted by Semyon Bychkov.

    Hampstead Stage: Alice in Wonderland
    Thursday, July 24, 1:30 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Join Alice as she recites "The Jabberwocky."

    Magic Tree House Club: Good Morning, Gorillas (ages 5-11)
    Thursday, July 24, 2:00 PM
    Main Library
    Enjoy activities, games and crafts based on this popular series.

    Summer Movie Cinema (ages 11 and younger)
    Thursday, July 24, 2:00 PM
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    Babe. Rated G; 89 minutes.

    Misery Loves Company (teens)
    Thursday, July 24, 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Need motivation to keep up on your summer assignments? Make a date to meet your friends at the library to talk books, projects and assignments. Refreshments provided.

    Hampstead Stage: The Legend of King Arthur (grades K-5)
    Thursday, July 24, 4:00 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Join King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and watch a valiant sword fight.
    * Tickets will be given out 30 minutes before program

    John's Island Summer Book Sale (members' event)
    Thursday, July 24, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Prices start at just $1 during this fantastic sale on fiction, non-fiction, children's books and more. Special deals will be featured on Sunday, and proceeds benefit the Charleston County Public Library.

    Mah Jongg Nights (adults)
    Thursday, July 24, 6:00 PM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Learn to play American Mah Jongg. Beginners welcome.

    Nintendo Wii and Board Games
    Thursday, July 24, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Otranto Road Regional
    Join other teens for an evening of fun with Nintendo Wii and board games.

    Summer Binge Book Club (8 books in 8 weeks) (adults)
    Thursday, July 24, 6:30 PM
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    Home by Toni Morrison.

    Saul Alexander Gallery Exhibit
    Tuesday, July 1 - Thursday, July 31
    Main Library
    Tenderness, Inverted and Exposed by Susannah Elliott
    If asked "why take yet another photograph of, say, a leaf," Susannah Elliott argues that each leaf is extraordinarily ordinary, simple, unique, necessary and magical all at the same time. "Sometimes we need reminders to look at them," Elliott explains. "We have to keep making art, and we need to keep endeavoring to communicate with others."

    Early Literacy Station
    Tuesday, July 1 - Thursday, July 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 July is music.

    Activity Zone (grades K-5)
    Tuesday, July 1 - Thursday, July 31
    James Island Library
    Enjoy puzzles, mazes and coloring activities.

    Painting Display
    Tuesday, July 1 - Thursday, July 31
    John's Island Regional Library
    William Shelton displays acrylic paintings of the Lowcountry landscape.

    John's Island Dog Days of Summer Photo Exhibit
    Tuesday, July 1 - Thursday, July 31
    John's Island Regional Library
    Drop by our branch to view professional photos of adorable, adoptable animals at Charleston Animal Society. The Dog Days exhibit is part of our summer-long Book-to-Action Project, which is made possible by a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the South Carolina State Library.

    TeenSpot Sparks a Reaction
    Tuesday, July 1 - Thursday, July 31
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    Recommend a book, bring it to the reference desk and receive a treat.

    What's the Title? (adults)
    Tuesday, July 1 - Thursday, July 31
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    Guess the book title for a chance to win a first, second or third place gift card.

    Early Literacy Station
    Tuesday, July 1 - Thursday, July 31
    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 July is music.

    Searching for Tech Savvy Teens (grades 9-12)
    Tuesday, July 1 - Thursday, July 31
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Are you interested in helping others learn how to use iPads, smart phones, tablets and other technological gadgets? Participation may count toward required community service credit hours at your school. Contact Mirjam Veldkamp at 843-849-6161 or veldkampm@ccpl.org for more information.

    Call for Self-Published Author Submissions for September 25 Book Talks
    Tuesday, July 1 - Monday, September 1
    Main Library
    Join a forum for self-published authors and readers, and submit family-friendly content by September 1 to Steven Schwengel, Main Library, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC, 29401. Submissions must be family friendly and 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 September 25. This event is not a sales forum, but a literary exchange for authors and readers. For more information, call 805-6943.