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    Events for: Thursday, April 24
    Tuesday, April 1 - Wednesday, April 30

    Tech Toy Box Session (teens)
    Thursday, April 24, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Did you know the library has free eBooks, audio books, emagazines and music for your Smartphone, tablet and MP3 player? Need a little help with your gadgets? Drop in to play and explore. Staff will be available to answer questions and offer assistance.

    Annual Puppet Show: Tales from the Earth and Sky
    Thursday, April 24, 10:30 AM
    Otranto Road Regional
    Enjoy a puppet show featuring stories about clouds, the moon, a caterpillar and coyote finding fire.

    Afternoon Adventures: DIY Wind Chimes
    Thursday, April 24, 3:30 PM
    Main Library
    Reduce, reuse, recycle and decorate wind chimes made from tin cans.

    Thursday Teen Cafe (grades 6-12)
    Thursday, April 24, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    Grab an after-school snack, and play board and video games.

    Movie Madness
    Thursday, April 24, 4:00 PM
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    Frozen. Rated PG; 102 minutes.

    Mah Jongg Nights (adults)
    Thursday, April 24, 6:00 PM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Learn to play American Mah Jongg. No experience necessary.

    Drowsy Dragons Bedtime Storytime (ages 4-8 years with caregiver)
    Thursday, April 24, 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    This evening storytime is for children with autism or Asperger's syndrome. The program features fun stories and songs, and participants will receive a bedtime chart and prizes for practicing good bedtime habits. Wearing pajamas is encouraged, and adults have the opportunity to speak with staff from the Family Resource Center for Disabilities and Special Needs. Registration is required. For ages 4-8, with caregivers remaining in the program area. For more information, call 559-1945.

    My Life is a Poem Poetry Contest
    Tuesday, April 1 - Friday, April 25
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    Write a poem about you or something in your life for a poetry contest. Submissions are due by April 25, and a winner will be selected by April 30. Visit the information desk for details.

    FOL Membership Drive
    Tuesday, April 1 - Wednesday, April 30
    all branches
    As National Library Week approaches, patrons are encouraged to become a Charleston Friend of the Library by signing up online or at any of our 16 locations. The Charleston Friends of the Library is a nonprofit organization that raises money to fund more than 7,000 library programs throughout the year and provides opportunities for the community to invest in their public library through donations of time, money and books. Membership forms are available at all branches, and branches compete to see who can acquire the most memberships during the month.

    Saul Alexander Gallery Exhibit
    Tuesday, April 1 - Wednesday, April 30
    Main Library
    South Carolina Rural and Small Town Vernacular Architecture by John Van Dalen
    Local photographer John Van Dalen presents a selection of graceful antebellum and Victorian-era houses and structures from his photo excursions along back roads in the counties surrounding Charleston. Old houses in the countryside and in small towns never fall to capture Van Dalen's imagination with their beauty, elegance and sense of permanence. These recent color photographs call to mind a way of life off the beaten path, far from traffic and cities.

    Early Literacy Station
    Tuesday, April 1 - Wednesday, April 30
    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 April is reading.

    Activity Zone (grades K-5)
    Tuesday, April 1 - Wednesday, April 30
    James Island Library
    Enjoy puzzles, mazes and coloring activities.

    National Poetry Month: Poem a Day
    Tuesday, April 1 - Wednesday, April 30
    James Island Library
    Celebrate National Poetry Month, and take a poem home with you to enjoy.

    National Poetry Month Trivia (grades 6-12)
    Tuesday, April 1 - Wednesday, April 30
    John's Island Regional Library
    Answer questions about great American poets for a candy prize.

    Reflections: Poetry and Me
    Tuesday, April 1 - Wednesday, April 30
    John's Island Regional Library
    Create mirror poems, video poems, moving poems and more throughout the month, and your poems will be featured in the poetry display.

    Gallery Display
    Tuesday, April 1 - Wednesday, April 30
    John's Island Regional Library
    Enjoy a display of pen and ink drawings by Richard Hyde.

    Early Literacy Station
    Tuesday, April 1 - Wednesday, April 30
    St. Andrews 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 April is reading.

    TeenSpot Tweets for Treats
    Tuesday, April 1 - Wednesday, April 30
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    Find a birdie, and tweet about your favorite book for a treat.

    National Autism Awareness Month
    Tuesday, April 1 - Wednesday, April 30
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    In America, autism affects at least 1 in 88 children. April is Autism Awareness Month and parents and children of all ages are invited to visit the window display in the children's department to learn more about autism spectrum disorders.

    Early Literacy Station
    Tuesday, April 1 - Wednesday, April 30
    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 April is reading.

    National Poetry Month Wall
    Tuesday, April 1 - Wednesday, April 30
    Otranto Road Regional
    Children's Department
    Write an acrostic or haiku poem to be posted on the poetry wall.

    Teen Poetry Contest
    Tuesday, April 1 - Wednesday, April 30
    Otranto Road Regional
    Celebrate National Poetry Month, and submit up to three original poems during the month of April. The poems will be displayed in the Young Adult section of the library, and the winner will be announced May 5.

    Adult Poetry Contest
    Tuesday, April 1 - Wednesday, April 30
    Otranto Road Regional
    Celebrate National Poetry Month, and submit up to three original poems during the month of April. The poems will be displayed in the library, and prizes will be awarded to the three best entries.