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Lounge at the Library (grades 6-12)
Thursday, August 31, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Dorchester Road Regional Library
Hang out with friends, play games, or work on homework. Feel free to bring some snacks.

Saul Alexander Gallery Exhibit
Tuesday, August 1 - Thursday, August 31
Main Library
Lost As Sure As Found by David R. Warren
The paintings in this exhibit are inspired by photos of fishing shacks and mill houses Warren took during his youth in Florida and Savannah. These photos, alongside newer photographs of Charleston churches, residential architecture and marshes, complete the collection that inspired these paintings.

Early Literacy Station
Tuesday, August 1 - Thursday, August 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 August is imagination.

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

Art Exhibit
Tuesday, August 1 - Thursday, August 31
John's Island Regional Library
Deborah Barrineau displays her abstract mixed-media collages.

Invent a Holiday (teens)
Tuesday, August 1 - Thursday, August 31
Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
Invent a holiday, and place your entry in the Invent a Holiday display. Holidays will be picked weekly, and the inventor wins a prize.

Early Literacy Station
Tuesday, August 1 - Thursday, August 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 August is imagination.

Back to School Puzzle Challenge
Tuesday, August 1 - Thursday, August 31
Cooper River Memorial Library
Complete a puzzle, and get a sweet treat at the Circulation Desk.

Spanish Library Tour
Friday, September 1, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Dorchester Road Regional Library
Drop in for a tour of the library, learn about library services, and sign up for a library card. Call 843-552-6466 to make an appointment to receive Spanish assistance at other times.

Harry Potter Epilogue Day (grades 6-12)
Friday, September 1, 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Main Library
Teen Lounge
Watch Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, make a Potter-themed craft, and discover your future during fortune telling games. Rated PG-13.

DIY Crafts with Ms. Grace (children)
Saturday, September 2, 10:00 AM
Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
Create fun paper projects.

Knit and Purl: A Casual Knitting Group (adults)
Saturday, September 2, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
John's Island Regional Library
Bring knitting materials, and knit with fellow crafters. All skill levels welcome.

Kindness Rocks
Saturday, September 2, 11:00 AM
McClellanville Library
Make kindness rocks, and learn about the new craze.

Lego Play Day
Saturday, September 2, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
West Ashley Library
Create a masterpiece.

Lovely Labor Day
Saturday, September 2, 11:30 AM
Edisto Library
Learn about the meaning of Labor Day.

Family Movies
Saturday, September 2, 12:30 PM
Dorchester Road Regional Library
Beauty and the Beast (2017). Rated PG.

Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace
Saturday, September 2, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
Create DIY paper projects.

Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)
Tuesday, September 5
Main Library
Teen Lounge
Show off your news knowledge, and win candy for correct answers.

Tuesday Quiz Bowl (ages 11 and younger)  
Tuesday, September 5
John L. Dart Library
Find answers to trivia questions within the pages of a book. Prizes awarded.

Little Lotus Yoga (ages 3-6)
Tuesday, September 5, 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
Jennifer Rogers of Little Lotus Yoga offers preschool children and their caregivers the opportunity to practice yoga with interactive storytelling, games, music and art. Attendance is limited to the first 18 children who arrive at each class.

Edisto Library Book Club
Tuesday, September 5, 3:00 PM
Edisto Library
Dust Bowl Girls by Lydia Reeder

Teen Movie Tuesday (grades 6-12)
Tuesday, September 5, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
John's Island Regional Library
Before I Fall. Rated PG-13.

Not Fiction Book Discussion
Tuesday, September 5, 6:30 PM
Main Library
Meeting Room A
The House by the Lake by Thomas Harding

An Introduction to Yoga and Meditation (teens and adults)
Tuesday, September 5, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
Enjoy an hour of Vinyasa yoga to increase flexibility, improve balance and promote health, followed by a relaxing 30-minute guided meditation presented by Healing Tree Holistic Health and Yoga. Participants are encouraged to bring water and their own mat; all skill levels welcome.

Midweek Mix (ages 11 and younger)  
Wednesday, September 6
John L. Dart Library
Complete a word challenge. Prizes awarded. 

Midweek Crossword (grades 6-12)
Wednesday, September 6
John L. Dart Library
Solve clues.

Small Business Counseling with SCORE (adults)
Wednesday, September 6, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
John's Island Regional Library
Receive free, confidential counseling for your start-up idea or existing business from members of the Charleston Coastal Chapter of SCORE.

Web Wednesday (grades 6-12)
Wednesday, September 6, 3:30 PM
Main Library
Teen Lounge
Check out a short collection of the latest and greatest viral videos and websites.

Game On (ages 10-18)
Thursday, September 7, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
John L. Dart Library
Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of gaming. Choose from board games and interactive video games.

Mah Jongg Nights (adults)
Thursday, September 7, 5:30 PM
Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
Learn to play the fun and fast-paced game of American Mah Jongg. Beginners welcome.

"Ready to Start a Business?" Workshop
Thursday, September 7, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Join representatives from the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) for a workshop that covers important aspects of starting a business. Learn about helpful personal traits, business concept testing, marketing and business plan development, financial considerations and available resources to support your success.

Teen Word Seekers (grades 6-12)
Friday, September 8
John L. Dart Library
Find every word on thematic word find puzzles for a prize.

Voter Registration Drive (adults)
Friday, September 8, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
James Island Library
The Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration provides one-stop voter registration. Drop by to register, and receive a government-issued and approved voter ID on-site. Current voters can update their address and information, sign up for absentee voting and more. To find out if you are eligible and what information you need to register, call 843-744-VOTE.

DIY Fidget Spinners (grades 6-12)
Friday, September 8, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Library
Teen Lounge
Use Perler beads to create a fidget spinner.

STAR Therapy Dogs (ages 11 and younger)
Saturday, September 9, 10:30 AM
Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
Read to a furry friend.

STAR Therapy Dogs (children)
Saturday, September 9, 10:30 AM
Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
Read to a furry friend.

STAR Therapy Dogs
Saturday, September 9, 10:30 AM
Village Library
Read to a furry friend.

Create, Sculpt and Build
Saturday, September 9, 11:00 AM
McClellanville Library
Use geometric cardboard shapes to create a masterpiece.

Science Club,Jr.
Saturday, September 9, 11:00 AM
John L. Dart Library
Learn and get messy with a slimy science activity.

Teen Afternoon Movie (grades 6-12)
Saturday, September 9, 12:30 AM
Dorchester Road Regional Library
The Space Between Us. Rated PG-13.

Meet and Greet Cafe (teens)
Saturday, September 9, 2:00 PM
Cooper River Memorial Library
Join other teens to discuss how your school year is going so far, and enjoy light refreshments.

Urban Book Club
Saturday, September 9, 3:00 PM
Cooper River Memorial Library
Dirty Divorce by Miss KP

Knit and Stitch Together
Saturday, September 9, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Dorchester Road Regional Library
Bring a knit or crochet project to work on, and share ideas with others. Beginners are welcome.

National Preparedness Month (teens)
Monday, September 11 - Friday, September 22
West Ashley Library
Explain how you and your family prepare for an emergency, and receive a treat.

A-maze-ing Monday (grades 6-12)
Monday, September 11
Main Library
Teen Lounge
Successfully complete a maze, and return it to the Young Adult Services Desk to receive a piece of candy.

Mind Bending Maze (grades 6-12)
Monday, September 11
John L. Dart Library
Challenge yourself to complete an intricate maze. Prizes awarded.

Memoir Writing Circle (adults)
Monday, September 11, 10:30 AM
Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
Write and share your stories for fun and feedback.

Monday Book Discussion (adults)
Monday, September 11, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

Teen Advisory Board
Monday, September 11, 3:00 PM
Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
Attend an informational meeting to learn how you can help plan fun and interesting library programs for teens. The Teen Advisory Board meets the first Wednesday of every month to talk about TeenSpot ideas and plans. For more information, please call 843-766-2546.

After-School STEAM Club
Monday, September 11, 3:30 PM
Folly Beach Library
Enjoy snacks and crafts.

TeenSpot Movies
Monday, September 11, 3:30 PM
Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
Lego Batman Movie. Rated PG.

Game Time for Tweens and Teens
Monday, September 11, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Otranto Road Regional Library
Play Nintendo Wii and board games.

Knit and Stitch (adults)
Monday, September 11, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
Bring a knit or crochet project to work on, and share ideas with others. All skills levels welcome.

Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)
Tuesday, September 12
Main Library
Teen Lounge
Show off your news knowledge, and win candy for correct answers.

Tuesday Quiz Bowl (ages 11 and younger)
Tuesday, September 12
John L. Dart Library
Find answers to trivia questions within the pages of a book. Prizes awarded.

South Carolina History Series: Escaping Slavery in Early South Carolina (teens and adults)
Tuesday, September 12, 11:00 AM
John's Island Regional Library
Tens of thousands of Africans were brought to early South Carolina to work as enslaved laborers, but a small percentage of that number managed to find a path to freedom before the abolition of slavery in 1865. Join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for an exploration of various ways and means used to escape slavery, and learn about specific men and women who found freedom in early South Carolina.

South Carolina History Series: Escaping Slavery in Early South Carolina (teens and adults)
Tens of thousands of Africans were brought to early South Carolina to work as enslaved laborers, but a small percentage of that number managed to find a path to freedom before the abolition of slavery in 1865. Join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for an exploration of various ways and means used to escape slavery, and learn about specific men and women who found freedom in early South Carolina.

Little Lotus Yoga (ages 3-6)
Tuesday, September 12, 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
Jennifer Rogers of Little Lotus Yoga offers preschool children and their caregivers the opportunity to practice yoga with interactive storytelling, games, music and art. Attendance is limited to the first 18 children who arrive at each class.

Teen Movie Tuesday (grades 6-12)
Tuesday, September 12, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
John's Island Regional Library
Ghost in the Shell. Rated PG-13.

Board Game Fun (ages 4-11)
Tuesday, September 12, 4:00 PM
Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
Play board games with friends and family.

Voter Registration Drive
Tuesday, September 12, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library
The Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration provides one-stop voter registration. Drop by to register, and receive a government-issued and approved voter ID on-site. Current voters can update their address and information, sign up for absentee voting and more. To find out if you are eligible and what information you need to register, call 843-744-VOTE.

Read Anything Book Club (adults)
Tuesday, September 12, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
Read and share whatever books you enjoy with other Charleston book lovers.

Positive Thinking Day
Wednesday, September 13
John L. Dart Library
Think good thoughts during a cheerful library activity.

Midweek Mix (ages 11 and younger)
Wednesday, September 13
John L. Dart Library
Complete a word challenge. Prizes awarded. 

Midweek Crossword (grades 6-12)
Wednesday, September 13
John L. Dart Library
Solve clues.

Business Owners' Roundtable Meeting - cancelled
Wednesday, September 13, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library
Join a discussion for business owners and CEOs who have been in business one year or longer. Network with peers, share ideas, and discuss challenges that small businesses face in Charleston.

English Conversation Club
Wednesday, September 13, 10:30 AM
Dorchester Road Regional Library
Practice speaking English with a small group. Beginners to advanced learners are welcome.

Coffee and Conversation (adults)
Wednesday, September 13, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
John's Island Regional Library
Socialize with other seniors, and enjoy coffee.

Mah Jongg the American Way (adults)
Wednesday, September 13, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
Join other Mah Jongg enthusiasts for an afternoon of enjoyable play.

Folly Beach Book Club
Wednesday, September 13, 2:30 PM
Folly Beach Library
Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder

Web Wednesday (grades 6-12)
Wednesday, September 13, 3:30 PM
Main Library
Teen Lounge
Check out a short collection of the latest and greatest viral videos and websites.

Great Books Discussion
Wednesday, September 13, 6:30 PM
Main Library
Meeting Room B
"Caring for Plants" by Hye-young Pyun and "The Adventure of a Skier" by Italo Calvino, available online at http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/fiction. Call 843-805-6904 for more details.

Thursday Word (ages 11 and younger)  
Thursday, September 14
John L. Dart Library
Test your word knowledge with a weekly word challenge. Prizes awarded.

Assistance with Medicare and More (adults)
Thursday, September 14, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
John's Island Regional Library
Trident Area Agency on Aging counselors provide accurate and objective health insurance information to help Medicare beneficiaries, along with other resources (ESAP, SNAP, Free Tax Preparation, LIHEAP and Emergency Rental Assistance). By appointment only, please call 843-554-2275.

Genealogy Workshop (adults)
Thursday, September 14, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
John's Island Regional Library
Join Lynn Baker from the Charleston Chapter of the South Carolina Genealogy Society to learn about free research resources available at CCPL. Bring your laptop, or use a library laptop to access Ancestry Library Edition, Heritage Quest and more. Learn how to explore on your own or with assistance.

Teen Cafe (grades 6-12)
Thursday, September 14, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Teen Lounge
Enjoy snacks and games after school.

Game On (ages 10-18)
Thursday, September 14, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
John L. Dart Library
Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of gaming. Choose from board games and interactive video games.

Glow in the Dark Party (grades 6-12)
Thursday, September 14, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Dorchester Road Regional Library
Have a glowing good time.

Mah Jongg Nights (adults)
Thursday, September 14, 5:30 PM
Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
Learn to play the fun and fast-paced game of American Mah Jongg. Beginners welcome.

National Hispanic Heritage Month Trivia (grades 6-12)
Friday, September 15 - Friday, September 22
Main Library
Teen Lounge
Correctly answer trivia questions, and receive a sweet treat.

Teen Word Seekers (grades 6-12)
Friday, September 15
John L. Dart Library
Find every word on thematic word find puzzles for a prize.

Friday Afternoon Movie
Friday, September 15, 4:00 PM
Edisto Library
Watch Pan, and enjoy popcorn. Rated PG.

Knit and Purl: A Casual Knitting Group (adults)
Saturday, September 16, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
John's Island Regional Library
Bring knitting materials, and knit with fellow crafters. All skill levels welcome.

Talking Service Great Books Discussion
Saturday, September 16, 10:30 AM
Main Library
Meeting Room A
"Tarawa: The Story of a Battle" by Robert Sherrod and "It Is Dangerous to Read Newspapers" by Margaret Atwood found in Standing Down: From Warrior to Civilian. Call 843-805-6930 or visit the Reference Desk for the anthology and more details.

Popsicle Stick Puppets
Saturday, September 16, 10:30 AM
Cooper River Memorial Library
Craft materials provided.

STAR Therapy Dogs
Saturday, September 16, 10:30 AM
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
Read to a furry friend.

Legos (ages 4-11)
Saturday, September 16, 10:30 AM
Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
We supply the Legos; you supply the imagination.

Awesome Autumn
Saturday, September 16, 10:30 AM
St. Paul's/Hollywood Branch Library
Celebrate fall with stories, crafts and leafy fun.

Jellyfish Fun (children)
Saturday, September 16, 10:30 AM
Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
Learn about jellyfish, and make a fun craft.

Home Ownership Workshop
Saturday, September 16, 10:30 AM
John L. Dart Library
Enjoy an interactive workshop led by realtor Michael Fenwrick, and learn credit and home buying tips. One lucky participant will receive a gas card as a door prize.

Beach Lovers Book Club (adults)
Saturday, September 16, 10:30 AM
Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

STAR Therapy Dogs
Saturday, September 16, 10:30 AM
Dorchester Road Regional Library
Read to a furry friend.

Wellness Health Symposium (ages 11 and older)
Saturday, September 16, 10:30 AM - 3:30 AM
Otranto Road Regional Library
This event has been cancelled.

Create, Sculpt and Build
Saturday, September 16, 11:00 AM
McClellanville Library
See pictures of your town in the aftermath of Hurricane Hugo, and make windy art.

Teddy Bear Picnic
Saturday, September 16, 11:00 AM
Village Library
Bring your teddy bear for storytime, and enjoy a fun activity.

DIY Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace
Saturday, September 16, 11:00 AM
Otranto Road Regional Library
Being crafty and creative is easier than you think.

Voter Registration Drive (adults)
Saturday, September 16, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
James Island Library
The Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration provides one-stop voter registration. Drop by to register, and receive a government-issued and approved voter ID on-site. Current voters can update their address and information, sign up for absentee voting and more. To find out if you are eligible and what information you need to register, call 843-744-VOTE.

Big Trucks and More
Saturday, September 16, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
John's Island Regional Library
Check out awesome vehicles up close at Haut Gap Middle School.

eBook Club Discussion
Saturday, September 16, 2:00 PM
Dorchester Road Regional Library
The Dark Frigate by Charles Hawes

Teen Movies
Saturday, September 16, 2:00 PM
Cooper River Memorial Library
Beauty and the Beast. Rated PG.

A-maze-ing Monday (grades 6-12)
Monday, September 18
Main Library
Teen Lounge
Successfully complete a maze, and return it to the Young Adult Services Desk to receive a piece of candy.

Mind Bending Maze (grades 6-12)
Monday, September 18
John L. Dart Library
Challenge yourself to complete an intricate maze. Prizes awarded.

Memoir Writing Circle (adults)
Monday, September 18, 10:30 AM
Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
Write and share your stories for fun and feedback.

Preschool Special: Jungle Jamboree
Monday, September 18, 1:00 PM
Main Library
Shake your tail feathers to the jungle beat, listen to stories, and make a jungle-themed craft.

After-School STEAM Club
Monday, September 18, 3:30 PM
Folly Beach Library
Enjoy snacks and crafts.

TeenSpot Movies
Monday, September 18, 3:30 PM
Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
Power Rangers. Rated PG-13.

Match 'Em Mondays (children)
Monday, September 18, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
Match the juvenile book cover with the author, and win a prize.

Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)
Tuesday, September 19
Main Library
Teen Lounge
Show off your news knowledge, and win candy for correct answers.

Tuesday Quiz Bowl (ages 11 and younger)  
Tuesday, September 19
John L. Dart Library
Find answers to trivia questions within the pages of a book. Prizes awarded.

Itty Bitty Book Club
Tuesday, September 19, 10:30 AM
Cooper River Memorial Library
Celebrate going back to school with Anna Dewdney's Llama, Llama books.

Storytime and Book Signing
Tuesday, September 19, 10:30 AM
Dorchester Road Regional Library
Meet local children's book author Jewel Sweeney.

Little Lotus Yoga (ages 3-6)
Tuesday, September 19, 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
Jennifer Rogers of Little Lotus Yoga offers preschool children and their caregivers the opportunity to practice yoga with interactive storytelling, games, music and art. Attendance is limited to the first 18 children who arrive at each class.

Sea Islands Book Club (adults)
Tuesday, September 19, 2:00 PM
John's Island Regional Library
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

Movie and Munchies
Tuesday, September 19, 3:30 PM
Main Library
Beauty and the Beast. Rated PG.

Junior Chef: Begin with Breakfast
Tuesday, September 19, 3:30 PM
Otranto Road Regional Library
Learn about cooking, measuring and mixing with no-bake and microwave only meals. Space is limited; call the Children's Department at 843-572-4094 to register.

National Hispanic Heritage Month: Pinata Smash (grades 6-12)
Tuesday, September 19, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
John L. Dart Library
Celebrate Hispanic and Latino culture with a piñata smash. Correctly answer a trivia question for an extra chance to break the piñata.

Talk Like a Pirate Day
Tuesday, September 19, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
John L. Dart Library
Show off your best pirate impression while searching for hidden treasure.

Teen Movie Tuesday (grades 6-12)
Tuesday, September 19, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
John's Island Regional Library
Kong: Skull Island. Rated PG-13.

After-School Cool: Green Thumbs (ages 4-11)
Tuesday, September 19, 4:00 PM
Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
Learn about nature and make something cool with the Tri-County Clemson Master Gardeners.

Midweek Mix (ages 11 and younger)
Wednesday, September 20
John L. Dart Library
Complete a word challenge. Prizes awarded. 

Midweek Crossword (grades 6-12)
Wednesday, September 20
John L. Dart Library
Solve clues.

English Conversation Club
Wednesday, September 20, 10:30 AM
Dorchester Road Regional Library
Practice speaking English with a small group. Beginners to advanced learners are welcome.

African-American Quilting Traditions (adults)
Wednesday, September 20, 10:30 AM
John's Island Regional Library
Explore the history of African-American quilt making with Torreah Cookie Washington, an award-winning textile artist.

Cuentos y Canciones
Wednesday, September 20, 10:30 AM
Dorchester Road Regional Library
Enjoy stories and songs in English and Spanish.

Round Table Discussion with Councilwoman Johnson (adults)
Wednesday, September 20, 12:30 PM
John's Island Regional Library
Discuss concerns and issues with Councilwoman Anna Johnson of Charleston County District 8.

Web Wednesday (grades 6-12)
Wednesday, September 20, 3:30 PM
Main Library
Teen Lounge
Check out a short collection of the latest and greatest viral videos and websites.

Wordy Wednesdays
Wednesday, September 20, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
Use a dictionary to find the correct definition for the word of the day, and win a prize.

STEAM Club: Art Week (ages 7-12)
Wednesday, September 20, 3:45 PM
Dorchester Road Regional Library
Use watercolors and other materials to make a sunset cityscape.

International Day of Peace
Thursday, September 21
John L. Dart Library
Spread peace around the library with a creative project.

Thursday Word (ages 11 and younger)  
Thursday, September 21
John L. Dart Library
Test your word knowledge with a weekly word challenge. Prizes awarded.

Fingerpaint Fun
Thursday, September 21, 10:30 AM
Otranto Road Regional Library
Enjoy fun stories about art, and create your own masterpieces with paint, markers, chalk and crayons.

Kindness Rocks (children)
Thursday, September 21, 2:30 PM
Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
Contribute to an inspirational rock garden, and create a kindness rock to share with the community.

Not Fiction Book Discussion
Thursday, September 21, 11:00 AM
West Ashley Library
The House by the Lake by Thomas Harding

Voter Registration Drive
Thursday, September 21, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
John's Island Regional Library
The Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration provides one-stop voter registration. Drop by to register, and receive a government-issued and approved voter ID on-site. Current voters can update their address and information, sign up for absentee voting and more. To find out if you are eligible and what information you need to register, call 843-744-VOTE.

Purposeful Play
Thursday, September 21, 1:00 PM
John's Island Regional Library
Learn something new, and enjoy themed activities with other families.

Afternoon Adventures: Green Thumbs
Thursday, September 21, 3:30 PM
Main Library
Join the Tri-County Clemson Master Gardeners to learn about nature, and make a craft.

Teen Cafe (grades 6-12)
Thursday, September 21, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Teen Lounge
Enjoy snacks and games after school.

Game On (ages 10-18)
Thursday, September 21, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
John L. Dart Library
Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of gaming. Choose from board games and interactive video games.

Immigration Law Issues
Thursday, September 21, 5:00 PM
Dorchester Road Regional Library
Join Attorney Marco T. Torres for a seminar on immigration law issues.

Mah Jongg Nights (adults)
Thursday, September 21, 5:30 PM
Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
Learn to play the fun and fast-paced game of American Mah Jongg. Beginners welcome.

Film Movement (adults)
Thursday, September 21, 6:00 PM
Main Library
Auditorium
The Ardennes. Not rated.

Dr. Conseula Francis Book Club
Thursday, September 21, 6:15 PM
John L. Dart Library
The Book of Harlan by Bernice L. McFadden

Book Discussion at Otranto
Thursday, September 21, 6:30 PM
Otranto Road Regional Library
Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times by Jennifer Worth

Teen Word Seekers (grades 6-12)
Friday, September 22
John L. Dart Library
Find every word on thematic word find puzzles for a prize.

Voter Registration Drive (adults)
Friday, September 22, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
James Island Library
The Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration provides one-stop voter registration. Drop by to register, and receive a government-issued and approved voter ID on-site. Current voters can update their address and information, sign up for absentee voting and more. To find out if you are eligible and what information you need to register, call 843-744-VOTE.

Black and White Theatre
Friday, September 22, 2:00 PM
Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
Maltese Falcon. Not rated.

Teen Zone Friday (grades 6-12)
Friday, September 22, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
John's Island Regional Library
Auditorium
Enjoy free time with Xbox 360, Wii and laptops.

Friday Night Eats (grades 6-12)
Friday, September 22, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Library
Teen Lounge
Learn an easy no-bake recipe, and eat your final product.

Lowcountry Creative Writing Forum
Saturday, September 23, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
Join other writers for a chance to write and network. All ages welcome.

Kindness Rocks (children)
Saturday, September 23, 10:30 AM
Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
Contribute to an inspirational rock garden, and create a kindness rock to share with the community.

Building Bots: Snap Circuits (ages 4-11)
Saturday, September 23, 10:30 AM
Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
Use Snap Circuits to build exciting projects that snap together.

Lego Challenge
Saturday, September 23, 11:00 AM
John L. Dart Library
Complete a Lego challenge for the chance to feature your creation in the library.

Lego Challenge
Complete a Lego challenge for the chance to feature your creation in the library.

Nature's Impression
Saturday, September 23, 11:00 AM
McClellanville Library
Create clay leaf prints.

Black Ink: The Charleston African-American Book Festival
Saturday, September 23, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Join other reading enthusiasts for a chance to meet more than 50 local African-American authors. Festival highlights include a workshop on writing and self-publishing and an author panel. The event will also feature a keynote address from poet, educator and New York Times bestselling author, Kwame Alexander.

This event is free to the public and includes all author exhibits, featured author sessions, workshops, seminars and entertainment.


Family Movies
Saturday, September 23, 12:30 PM
Dorchester Road Regional Library
Chicken Little. Rated G.

Digitizing and Preserving Photos
Saturday, September 23, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Otranto Road Regional Library
Learn how to digitize and preserve your family photographs for national Save Your Photo month.

Teen Movies
Saturday, September 23, 2:00 PM
Cooper River Memorial Library
Lost & Found. Rated PG.

Lego Club (ages 4-11)
Saturday, September 23, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
Build with library Legos.

Something to Say
Saturday, September 23, 3:00 PM
Cooper River Memorial Library
Enjoy community poetry reading and storytelling.

Voter Registration Drive
Sunday, September 24, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
The Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration provides one-stop voter registration. Drop by to register, and receive a government-issued and approved voter ID on-site. Current voters can update their address and information, sign up for absentee voting and more. To find out if you are eligible and what information you need to register, call 843-744-VOTE.

A-maze-ing Monday (grades 6-12)
Monday, September 25
Main Library
Teen Lounge
Successfully complete a maze, and return it to the Young Adult Services Desk to receive a piece of candy.

Mind Bending Maze (grades 6-12)
Monday, September 25
John L. Dart Library
Challenge yourself to complete an intricate maze. Prizes awarded.

Banned Book Week (grades 6-12)
Monday, September 25 - Friday, September 29
Main Library
Teen Lounge
Correctly answer trivia about some of the most contested books, and receive a sweet treat.

Banned Book Week: Scavenger Hunt (grades 6-12)
Monday, September 25 - Saturday, September 30
John L. Dart Library
Solve clues to identify banned books.

TeenSpot Banned Book Puzzle
Monday, September 25 - Saturday, September 30
Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
Unscramble the picture puzzle, and correctly guess the banned book to win a sweet prize.

Coffee and Conversation (adults)
Monday, September 25, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
Socialize with other seniors, and enjoy coffee and a breakfast treat.

Memoir Writing Circle (adults)
Monday, September 25, 10:30 AM
Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
Write and share your stories for fun and feedback.

After-School STEAM Club
Monday, September 25, 3:30 PM
Folly Beach Library
Enjoy snacks and crafts.

TeenSpot Movies
Monday, September 25, 3:30 PM
Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
Fate of the Furious. Rated PG-13.

Match 'Em Mondays (children)
Monday, September 25, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
Match the juvenile book cover with the author, and win a prize.

Banned Book Week: 10-Minute Film Festival
Monday, September 25, 4:00 PM
John L. Dart Library
Watch a short video presentation, and celebrate the freedom to read.

Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)
Tuesday, September 26
Main Library
Teen Lounge
Show off your news knowledge, and win candy for correct answers.

Tuesday Quiz Bowl (ages 11 and younger)
Tuesday, September 26
John L. Dart Library
Find answers to trivia questions within the pages of a book. Prizes awarded.

Little Lotus Yoga (ages 3-6)
Tuesday, September 26, 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
Jennifer Rogers of Little Lotus Yoga offers preschool children and their caregivers the opportunity to practice yoga with interactive storytelling, games, music and art. Attendance is limited to the first 18 children who arrive at each class.

Teen Movie Tuesday (grades 6-12)
Tuesday, September 26, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
John's Island Regional Library
Wonder Woman. Rated PG-13.

Full STEAM Ahead: Tech Take and Break (ages 7-11)
Tuesday, September 26, 3:30 PM
Main Library
Dismantle old computers and other household electronics, and investigate what's inside.

Building Bots: Snap Circuits (ages 4-11)
Tuesday, September 26, 4:00 PM
Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
Use Snap Circuits to build exciting projects that snap together.

Midweek Mix (ages 11 and younger)  
Wednesday, September 27
John L. Dart Library
Complete a word challenge. Prizes awarded. 

Midweek Crossword (grades 6-12)
Wednesday, September 27
John L. Dart Library
Solve clues.

English Conversation Club
Wednesday, September 27, 10:30 AM
Dorchester Road Regional Library
Practice speaking English with a small group. Beginners to advanced learners are welcome.

Cuentos y Canciones
Wednesday, September 27, 10:30 AM
Dorchester Road Regional Library
Enjoy stories and songs in English and Spanish.

Storybook Art
Wednesday, September 27, 1:00 PM
John L. Dart Library
Listen to a story, and create your own illustrations.

TeenSpot Half Day Party (ages 12-17)
Wednesday, September 27, 1:00 PM
Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
Play Wii games, show off your skills, and eat snacks.

Mah Jongg the American Way (adults)
Wednesday, September 27, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
Join other Mah Jongg enthusiasts for an afternoon of enjoyable play.

Web Wednesday (grades 6-12)
Wednesday, September 27, 3:30 PM
Main Library
Teen Lounge
Check out a short collection of the latest and greatest viral videos and websites.

Wordy Wednesdays
Wednesday, September 27, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
Use a dictionary to find the correct definition for the word of the day, and win a prize.

STEAM Club: Engineering Week (ages 7-12)
Wednesday, September 27, 3:45 PM
Dorchester Road Regional Library
Complete the "Build a Bridge" challenge.

Thursday Word (ages 11 and younger)  
Thursday, September 28
John L. Dart Library
Test your word knowledge with a weekly word challenge. Prizes awarded.

Palmetto Community Action Partnership Information Session
Thursday, September 28, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
John's Island Regional Library
Learn about resources for basic needs assistance, self-empowerment programs and emergency services.

Virtual Worlds Workshop
Thursday, September 28, 3:30 PM
John's Island Regional Library
Play and explore with virtual reality equipment. Seating is limited; call 843-559-1945 to register.

Afternoon Adventures: Picture This with Artist & Craftsman Supply
Thursday, September 28, 3:30 PM
Main Library
Learn how to use different art supplies, and create a masterpiece inspired by favorite picture books.

Teen Cafe (grades 6-12)
Thursday, September 28, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Teen Lounge
Enjoy snacks and games after school.

Game On (ages 10-18)
Thursday, September 28, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
John L. Dart Library
Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of gaming. Choose from board games and interactive video games.

Lounge at the Library (grades 6-12)
Thursday, September 28, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Dorchester Road Regional Library
Hang out with friends, play games, or work on some homework. Feel free to bring snacks.

Tween and Teen Bingo
Thursday, September 28, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Otranto Road Regional Library
Enjoy an afternoon of bingo.

Mah Jongg Nights (adults)
Thursday, September 28, 5:30 PM
Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
Learn to play the fun and fast-paced game of American Mah Jongg. Beginners welcome.

A Short History of Charleston's "Low Battery" Seawall
Thursday, September 28, 6:00 PM
Main Library
Constructed a century ago with the creation of Murray Boulevard, the so-called "Low Battery" seawall is due for repairs and perhaps a major facelift. Join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for an overview of the city's long struggle to build the wall that created an iconic scenic drive as well as acres of new real estate in downtown Charleston.

Teen Word Seekers (grades 6-12)
Friday, September 29
John L. Dart Library
Find every word on thematic word find puzzles for a prize.

Voter Registration Drive
Saturday, September 30, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
The Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration provides one-stop voter registration. Drop by to register, and receive a government-issued and approved voter ID on-site. Current voters can update their address and information, sign up for absentee voting and more. To find out if you are eligible and what information you need to register, call 843-744-VOTE.

Bingo (ages 11 and younger)
Saturday, September 30, 10:30 PM
Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
Play a few rounds, and win a prize.

Lego Play (ages 4-11)
Saturday, September 30, 10:30 AM
Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
Play and build with library Legos. MegaBloks are available for ages 0-3.

Charleston Symphony Orchestra Kids Concert
Saturday, September 30, 11:00 AM
Main Library
Listen to music from the Charleston Symphony Orchestra percussion duo, and visit the instrument petting zoo to try a variety of musical instruments.

"Whoo" Do You Want to Read About?
Saturday, September 30, 11:00 AM
McClellanville Library
Check out biographies, and make an owl bookmark.

Voter Registration Drive
Saturday, September 30, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
John's Island Regional Library
The Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration provides one-stop voter registration. Drop by to register, and receive a government-issued and approved voter ID on-site. Current voters can update their address and information, sign up for absentee voting and more. To find out if you are eligible and what information you need to register, call 843-744-VOTE.

Voter Registration Drive
Saturday, September 30, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Dorchester Road Regional Library
The Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration provides one-stop voter registration. Drop by to register, and receive a government-issued and approved voter ID on-site. Current voters can update their address and information, sign up for absentee voting and more. To find out if you are eligible and what information you need to register, call 843-744-VOTE.

Hooray for Exercise Day
Saturday, September 30, 11:30 PM
Edisto Library
Learn new exercises to stay fit.

A Short History of Charleston's
Saturday, September 30, 1:00 PM
Main Library

 Second Floor Classroom
Constructed a century ago with the creation of Murray Boulevard, the so-called "Low Battery" seawall is due for repairs and perhaps a major facelift. Join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for an overview of the city's long struggle to build the wall that created an iconic scenic drive as well as acres of new real estate in downtown Charleston.


Classical Kids: A Visit with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, September 30, 1:30 PM
John's Island Regional Library
Enjoy classical music for all ages.

The Gullah Way
Saturday, September 30, 3:00 PM
Cooper River Memorial Library
Enjoy stories by renowned storyteller Carolyn White.

Adult Book Discussion (adults)
Saturday, September 30, 3:00 PM
Dorchester Road Regional Library
Minnow by James McTeer II

Saul Alexander Gallery Call for Submissions
Friday, September 1 - Saturday, September 30
Main Library
South Carolina artists and craftsmen are encouraged to submit portfolios to be considered for upcoming public exhibition at Main Library. A jury of local art professionals will review all submissions. Those accepted will be scheduled to exhibit for one month during 2018 or early 2019. For more information about the application process, please visit www.ccpl.org/gallery.

Dewey Know the Library (children)
Friday, September 1 - Saturday, September 30
Main Library
Pick a Dewey number from the jar, find a nonfiction book with your number, and submit the book title for a prize.

Early Literacy Station
Friday, September 1 - Saturday, September 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 is letters.

Saul Alexander Gallery Exhibit
Friday, September 1 - Saturday, September 30
Main Library
Silver Linings by Rachel Jones Barns
Rachel Jones Barns uses selective realism and various layering techniques to create narrative portraiture in oils, watercolors and acrylics. Silver Linings is an expanding body of work that attempts to examine the multiple layers of relationships. These painted snapshots display comfortable silences, tender moments, regrets, realizations and connective energies.

Classic Arcade (teens)
Friday, September 1 - Saturday, September 30
Main Library
Play more than 300 classic arcade games including "Tekken" (1994), "Soul Edge" (1995) and "Virtua Fighter 2" (1994).

Activity Zone (grades K-5)
Friday, September 1 - Saturday, September 30
James Island Library
Enjoy puzzles, mazes and coloring activities.

Teen Book Review (grades 6-12)
Friday, September 1 - Saturday, September 30
James Island Library
Write a book review to receive a piece of candy and enter a gift card drawing. The winner will be announced at the end of the month.

Desktop Trivia (adults)
Friday, September 1 - Saturday, September 30
John L. Dart Library
Stop by the Service Desk, and answer a weekly trivia question correctly for a prize.

Teen Zone (grades 6-12)
Friday, September 1 - Saturday, September 30
John's Island Regional Library
Mondays-Thursdays from 3-5 p.m.
Play the Xbox 360, listen to music, enjoy an adult coloring page, play board games, or just sit and chat.

TeenSpot Teen Choice Awards
Friday, September 1 - Saturday, September 30
Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
Vote for your favorite movie, television show or book from the past year. Vote once a day, and receive a treat. Winners will be announced October 5.

Golden Ticket Giveaway (ages 12-17)
Friday, September 1 - Saturday, September 30
Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
Show a staff member your library card, and receive a golden ticket to enter into a prize drawing. Five winners will be announced at the end of the month. One entry permitted per day.

Kid at Heart (adults)
Friday, September 1 - Saturday, September 30
Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
Guess each staff member's favorite children's book. The person with the most correct answers will win a family book gift basket and a $20 Barnes and Noble gift card. A winner will be chosen October 2.