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    Events for: Wednesday, July 30
    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.

    Houdini Finale
    Wednesday, July 30, 10:30 AM
    John L. Dart Library
    Enjoy magic, music and lots of laughs during this high-energy, interactive show.

    Summer Reading Finale Ice Cream Social (ages 11 and younger)
    Wednesday, July 30, 10:30 AM
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    Cool off after a summer of reading, watch Frozen and enjoy a frozen treat. Registration required. Rated PG; 102 minutes.

    Financial Literacy for Teens
    Wednesday, July 30, 11:30 AM
    John L. Dart Library
    Learn what it means to have a checking/savings account and how your credit can affect your future. Registration recommended.

    Summer Movie for Teens (grades 6-12)
    Wednesday, July 30, 2:00 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Rated PG-13; 165 minutes.

    George Gershwin's Charleston Education (adults)
    Wednesday, July 30, 2:30 PM
    Folly Beach Library
    Gershwin gathered much of the musical inspiration for his opera Porgy and Bess during three trips to the Charleston area in 1933-34. What did he learn, and where in the opera can you hear those lowcountry sounds? Please join CCPL's own musicologist Dr. Nic Butler, for a fun examination of the musical back story of America's favorite opera.

    Summer Reading Finale: Houdini
    Wednesday, July 30, 4:00 PM
    Otranto Road Regional
    Enjoy magic, music and lots of laughs during this high-energy, interactive show.

    Learn about Real Estate Closings
    Wednesday, July 30, 5:30 PM
    Main Library
    Learn about real estate closings with Ryan Bluestein.

    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.