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    Events for: Monday, May 2
    Sunday, May 1 - Tuesday, May 31
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    Anyone not wanting to have their photo taken should notify library staff at the time of the event or activity.

    Memoir Writing Circle (adults)
    Monday, May 2, 10:30 AM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Write and share your stories for fun and feedback.

    Indie Lens Pop-Up: Peace Officer (adults)
    Monday, May 2, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    In this advanced screening from the PBS series Independent Lens, documentarians Scott Christopherson and Brad Barber reveal increasingly tense relationships between law enforcement and the public through the eyes of someone who has been on both sides. William “Dub” Lawrence is a former sheriff who established Utah's first SWAT team, only to see the same unit kill his son-in-law in a controversial standoff 30 years later. Now a private investigator, Dub seeks the truth in this and other officer-involved shootings. 

    TeenSpot Theater
    Creed. Rated PG-13; 137 minutes 

    PLAY: Children's Book Week (grades K-5)
    Monday, May 2 - Friday, May 6
    John L. Dart Library
    Complete an activity sheet for a sweet treat.

    Guess the Author/Illustrator (ages 11 and younger)
    Monday, May 2 - Saturday, May 7
    James Island Library
    Celebrate Childrens Book Week by correctly answering the daily trivia question for a chance to receive a prize.

    Screen Free Week Celebration
    Monday, May 2 - Saturday, May 7
    John's Island Regional Library
    Play, read and discover more with activities each day. 

    A-maze-ing Monday (grades 6-12)
    Monday, May 2
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    Complete a maze and return it to the YA Services Desk to win a piece of candy.

    Mind Bending Monday Maze (grades 6-12)
    Complete an intricate maze. How twisted can it be? Prizes awarded.

    Match 'Em Mondays (all ages)
    Monday, May 2, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Main Library
    Match the juvenile book cover with the author and win a prize.

    Conversational English Club
    Monday, May 2, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Practice speaking, reading and writing English with a small group. Beginners to advanced learners are welcome. 

    Knit and Stitch (teens and adults)
    Monday, May 2, 6:30 PM
    West Ashley Library
    Learn more about knitting or share your knowledge. Bring your supplies to knit with friends of all skill levels.

    Register for Iron Yard Kids Coding Classes
    Monday, May 2 - Friday, June 3
    Main Library
    After launching five years ago, The Iron Yard has grown to 16 campuses and offers technology education, including specialized courses to teach computer coding to kids. This four-week course is being held in two sections: one for children in grades 3-5 and one for teens in grades 6-11. Classes are Saturdays, June 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 2-3 p.m. Space is limited to five individuals in each age groupso register early by calling the Children's Department at 843-805-6893.

    Saul Alexander Gallery Exhibit
    Sunday, May 1 - Tuesday, May 31
    Main Library
    A Visit to Cuba by Joanna Biondolillo
    Intimate portraits by travel photographer Biondolillo just before the United States reestablished relations with Cuba. 

    The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art Exhibit
    Sunday, May 1 - Tuesday, May 31
    Main Library
    Correspondence Art: School to School, an exhibition of student-created art from seven area schools.

    Painting Exhibit: John’s Island and Edisto
    Sunday, May 1 - Tuesday, May 31
    John's Island Regional Library
    Landscapes in oils by Sara Jane Reynolds

    Exhibit of Roses
    Sunday, May 1 - Tuesday, May 31
    John's Island Regional Library
    Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society’s display of selected rose varieties.

    Tech Help: Book-a-Librarian
    Sunday, May 1 - Tuesday, May 31
    John's Island Regional Library
    Learn how to use the library's downloadable media on your tablet, phone, e-reader or laptop. Call 843-559-1945 to make an appointment for a 30-minute, one-on-one session.

    11th Annual Children's Book Week Bookmark Contest (all ages)
    Sunday, May 1 - Tuesday, May 31
    Main Library
    Winning designs announced June 1.

    May is Get Caught Reading Month (teens)
    Sunday, May 1 - Tuesday, May 31
    West Ashley Library
    Celebrate by letting us catch you reading, and receive a sweet treat. Whoever gets caught the most in May is entered into a drawing for a special surprise.

    Can You Guess Who I Am? (adults)
    Sunday, May 1 - Tuesday, May 31
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Guess the names of people pictured on the display board. Entries with the most correct answers will be part of a June 1 drawing for a gift basket. 

    TeenSpot Tweets for Treats
    Sunday, May 1 - Tuesday, May 31
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Find a birdie, and tweet about your favorite book for a treat.

    Get Caught Reading (ages 12-18)
    Sunday, May 1 - Tuesday, May 31
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Win a Kindle Fire just by getting caught reading. Each week, we will announce on social media when we will be looking for readers. If we catch you reading, you will be entered in the end-of-the-month drawing for a Kindle.