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Celebrate the Holidays @ your library
Date: 11/1/2004

Advent Calendar Craft (ages 5 – 12)
How many days until Christmas?  To help you keep track, join us in making your very own advent calendar.  We provide the supplies, you provide the creativity!

John's Island  
Wednesday, December 1                                    

3:30 p.m.                                            


After School Crafts (ages 7 and older)
Create your own "Let There Be Snow" bookmarks.

John L. Dart  
Wednesday, December 1             3:30 p.m.                        
Thursday, December 2

3:30 p.m.                         


The Nutcracker (all ages)
Becky's Box of Puppets presents The Nutcracker.  Her puppets bring this classic Christmas program alive.

West Ashley  
Wednesday, December 1                                

4:00 p.m.                                            


Children Around the World
Join Elizabeth Brackett from the City of Charleston Recreation Department for an afternoon of play, art, stories, language, and music as we explore France.

Main Library  
Saturday, December 4                                     

2:00 p.m.                                            


Winter Wonderland:  A Family Storytime (all ages)
We'll be "walking in a winter wonderland" together in the library through the pages of BOOKS!  Let your imagination shower (or should we say "snow shower") over you!

John's Island  
Saturday, December 4                                     

2:00 p.m.                                                


Make and Take Christmas Craft (all ages)
Do It Yourself Arts and Crafts Youth Center is offering a chance for children to make a felt Christmas ornament.

Mt. Pleasant Regional  
Sunday, December 5

2:30 – 4:30 p.m.     

Sunday, December 12

2:30 – 4:30 p.m.


Preschool Special:  The Nutcracker (ages 6 and under)
A special holiday event, this puppet show features puppets up to four feet tall!

Otranto Road Regional  
Monday, December 6                                 

10:30 a.m.                                            


Junior Critics Book Club with Fran Hawk (grades 3 – 5)
Fran Hawk, school librarian and Post and Courier columnist, will conduct a monthly children's book club.

Mt. Pleasant Regional  
Tuesday, December 7

3:30  p.m.              


Happy Hanukkah Stories (all ages)
A runaway dreidel – oy!  What next, a runaway latke – could be!

Main Library  
Wednesday, December 8

10:00 a.m.                  


Firefighter Christmas Storytime (ages 3 – 6)
Fire Chief Thomas will read Christmas stories and discuss fire safety.

West Ashley  
Wednesday, December 8 

10:30 a.m.                  


After School Crafts (ages 7 and older)
Make a "Dove of Peace" magnet to take home.

John L. Dart  
Wednesday, December 8              3:30 p.m.                              


After School Readers Club (ages 8 and older)

West Ashley  
Wednesday, December 8 

4:00 p.m.                  


Holiday Time! (grades 1 – 6)
Join us for fun and games and create something special for the holidays.

Otranto Road Regional  
Wednesday, December 8

4:00 p.m.                  


Holiday Firefighter Storytime
Join us for a seasonal Santa tale read by one of Charleston's own firefighters.

Main Library  
Thursday, December 9  

10:00 a.m.                  

Mt. Pleasant Regional
Thursday, December 9  

10:30 a.m.                  


Gullah Christmas Tales with a Unique Flair (all ages)
Ms. Veronica Gaillard, Gullah lecturer, storyteller and dramatist, weaves her Gullah tales of the Christmas season.  This event is for the entire family.

Otranto Road Regional  
Saturday, December 11

2:00 p.m.                  


Moving Tales of Good Cheer (school age)
Storyteller Mary Droge presents a multicultural program featuring uplifting tales of good cheer, songs, and games sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

Cooper River Memorial  
Monday, December 13  

10:30 a.m.                  


Seasons Readings (preschoolers)
Whether you celebrate Eid, Hanukkah, Christmas, or Kwanzaa, you are sure to enjoy these holiday stories!

John L. Dart  
Tuesday, December 14               10:30 a.m.                              


'E Bin de Night Befo' Chris'mus' & Other Tales
Come out and hear a favorite holiday classic with a Gullah twist and other African-American folktales featuring storyteller Jabulile (Carolyn White).

Cooper River Memorial  
Tuesday, December 14  

10:30 a.m.                  


Christmas Wonderland (ages 3 – 6)
This special Christmas program will feature Christmas crafts, stories, caroling, and Mark's Parties.  Registration is requested – please call 884-9741.

Village  
Tuesday, December 14  

10:30 a.m.                  


Cinderella's Holiday Ball
Presented by the Columbia Marionette Theatre, this beautifully produced puppet show combines the magically classic children's tale with the magic of the holiday season!  School groups, family groups and daycare centers are welcome – call branch location to schedule arrival.

Main Library  
Tuesday, December 14  

10:30 and 11:30 a.m.                  

Cooper River Memorial
Wednesday, December 15 10:30 a.m.
John L. Dart
Thursday, December 16 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.
West Ashley
Saturday, December 18 11:00 a.m.
James Island
Saturday, December 18 1:00 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional
Saturday, December 18 3:00 p.m.
Dorchester Road Regional
Saturday, December 18

5:00 p.m.                  


Afternoon Crafts (ages 8 and older)
Create a unique Christmas ornament.

West Ashley  
Wednesday, December 15 

3:30 p.m.                      


O Tannenbaum
Make your own ornaments, hear stories, and join in the tree trimming.

West Ashley  
Thursday, December 16 

3:30 p.m.                  


Holiday Storytime
Storyteller Mike Miller will share holiday joy with his festive tales!

James Island  
Thursday, December 16 

4:00 p.m.                  


Spotlight Saturday:  Trim the Tree Party!
Help decorate our holiday tree, listen to a few favorite stories and enjoy a warm treat.  We'll make something special to take home too!

Main Library  
Saturday, December 18

2:00 p.m.                  


Family Fun Storytime (all ages)
Bring the whole family clan to the library for some fun.  'Tis the season to cuddle up with good books!

John's Island  
Saturday, December 18

2:00 p.m.                  


Poetry Playshop! (ages 7 – 12)
Spend an afternoon writing great poetry with help from award-winning poet and Americorps volunteer Matt Sandbank.  Please call 805-6893 for more information.

Main Library  
Sunday, December 19

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.    


Holidays Around the World (ages 5 – 12)
It's a festive time of year with lots to celebrate.  Come be enlightened to how others across the globe celebrate the season!

John's Island  
Monday, December 20

4:00 p.m.                


Celebrate the Season
Continue the celebration with Christmas photographs, songs, stories and more!

West Ashley  
Tuesday, December 21 

3:30 p.m.                  


Candlelight Caroling (all ages)
Join George Williams, a John's Island Library staff member and his choir from New Jerusalem AME Church for a singing spectacular.

John's Island  
Tuesday, December 21

6:00 p.m.                


Celebrate Kwanzaa (all ages)
Learn about Kwanzaa and hear some wonderful stories celebrating African-American heritage!

Main Library  
Tuesday, December 28

10:00 a.m.