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Summer Reading 2012 Events

Choose a library location near you:

Cooper River Memorial
Dorchester Road Regional
Edisto
Folly Beach
James Island
John L. Dart
John's Island Regional
Main Library
Mt. Pleasant Regional
Otranto Road Regional
Poe/Sullivan's Island
St. Andrews Regional
St. Paul's/Hollywood
Village Library
West Ashley


Cooper River Memorial

Reptiles of the Lowcountry with Matt Olson
Thursday, June 14 at 10:30 a.m. 

Live animals! Learn some amazing facts from the City of Charleston’s Environmental Education Department.

Morning Movie Chill Out   

Friday, June 15 at 10:30 a.m.

Over the Hedge (Rated PG; 83 minutes)

PLAY: Family Movie Matinee

Saturday, June 16 at 1 p.m.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Rated PG; 141 minutes)

Morning Movie Chill Out

Monday, June 18 at 10:30 a.m.

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (Rated G; 74 minutes)

Dusty the Dragon: Fire Safety for Kids and Dragons

Tuesday, June 19 at 10:30 a.m.

Bianca Sancic of the NCFD brings the message of fire safety to kids through puppetry, stories and music.

PLAY: Circo de los Libros 

Tuesday, June 19 at 6 p.m.

Bilingual storytime fun!

Morning Movie Chill Out

Wednesday, June 20 at 10:30 a.m.

The Last Mimzy (Rated PG; 90 minutes)

Guitarist Sharon Robles

Thursday, June 21 at 10:30 a.m.

Local singer and guitarist Sharon Robles shares her talent.

Morning Movie Chill Out

Friday, June 22 at 10:30 a.m.

Despicable Me (Rated PG; 95 minutes)

PLAY: Family Movie Matinee

Saturday, June 23 at 1 p.m.

Happy Feet 2 (Rated PG; 100 minutes)

Morning Movie Chill Out

Monday, June 25 at 10:30 a.m.

Aladdin (Rated G; 90 minutes)

Morning Movie Chill Out

Wednesday, June 27 at 10:30 a.m.

Kung Fu Panda (Rated PG; 90 minutes)

Roger Bellow: A World of Strings

Thursday, June 28 at 10:30 a.m.

Learn about instruments and enjoy live music and sing-a-longs.

Morning Movie Chill Out

Friday, June 29 at 10:30 a.m.

Barnyard (Rated PG; Rated 90 minutes)

PLAY: Family Movie Matinee

Saturday, June 30 at 1 p.m.

Puss in Boots (Rated PG; 90 minutes)

Morning Movie Chill Out

Monday, July 2 at 10:30 a.m.

Princess and the Frog (Rated G; 97 minutes)

Morning Movie Chill Out

Tuesday, July 3 at 10:30 a.m.

Oliver and Company  (Rated PG; 74 minutes)
 
Movie Matinee Chill Out
Thursday, July 5 at 10:30 a.m.

Hugo (Rated PG; 127 minutes)

Morning Movie Chill Out

Friday, July 6 at 10:30 a.m.

The Incredibles (Rated PG; 115 minutes)

PLAY: Family Movie Matinee

Saturday, July 7 at 1 p.m.

Kung Fu Panda 2 (Rated PG; 91 minutes)

Morning Movie Chill Out

Monday, July 9 at 10:30 a.m.

Finding Nemo (Rated G; 100 minutes)

Morning Movie Chill Out

Wednesday, July 11 at 10:30 a.m.

Kung Fu Panda 2 (Rated PG; 91 minutes)

The Plantation Singers

Thursday, July 12 at 10:30 a.m.

Enjoy an interactive history of the Gullah/Geechee culture through music and storytelling.

Morning Movie Chill Out

Friday, July 13 at 10:30 a.m.

The Smurfs (Rated PG; 103 minutes)

PLAY: Family Movie Matinee

Saturday, July 14 at 1 p.m.

Oliver and Company (Rated PG; 74 minutes)

Morning Movie Chill Out

Monday, July 16 at 10:30 a.m.

Tinkerbell (Rated G; 78 minutes)

PLAY: Circo de los Libros 

Tuesday, July 17 at 6 p.m.

Bilingual storytime fun!

Morning Movie Chill Out

Wednesday, July 18 at 10:30 a.m.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Rated PG; 115 minutes)

Veronica Gaillard: Lowcountry Storyteller

Thursday, July 19 at 10:30 a.m.

Join us for an entertaining mix of lively, interactive tales from the Gullah culture!

Morning Movie Chill Out

Friday, July 20 at 10:30 a.m.

Lilo and Stitch (Rated PG; 85 minutes)

PLAY: Family Movie Matinee

Saturday, July 21 at 1 p.m.

Barnyard (Rated PG; 90 minutes)

Houdini II, Magician Extraordinaire

Tuesday, July 24 at 10:30 a.m.

Enjoy magic and music and lots of laughs with this high energy, interactive show.

Morning Movie Chill Out

Wednesday, July 25 at 10:30 a.m.

How to Eat Fried Worms (Rated PG; 98 minutes)
 
Tickle Buddy the Clown
Thursday, July 26 at 10:30 a.m.

Enjoy kid-friendly fun, and laugh yourself silly with zany amusement.
 
Morning Movie Chill Out
Friday, July 27 at 10:30 a.m.

Open Season (Rated PG; 85 minutes)

PLAY: Family Movie Matinee

Saturday, July 28 at 1 p.m.

Wall-E (Rated G; 98 minutes)

Morning Movie Chill Out

Wednesday, August 1 at 10:30 a.m.

Robots (Rated PG; 85 minutes)

Big Chill Out Movie

Thursday, August 2 at 10:30 a.m.

Puss in Boots (Rated PG; 90 minutes)

Morning Movie Chill Out

Friday, August 3 at 10:30 a.m.

Mulan (Rated G; 88 minutes)

PLAY: Family Movie Matinee

Saturday, August 4 at 1 p.m.

Hugo (Rated PG; 127 minutes)

Morning Movie Chill Out

Wednesday, August 8 at 10:30 a.m.

Flushed Away (Rated PG; 85 minutes)

Big Chill Out Movie

Thursday, August 9 at 10:30 a.m.

The Muppets (Rated PG; 103 minutes)

Morning Movie Chill  Out

Friday, August 10 at 10:30 a.m.

Hercules (Rated G; 93 minutes)

 

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Dorchester Road Regional
Afternoon Movies
Wednesday, June 13 at 2 p.m.

Puss and Boots (Rated PG, 90 minutes)

Melvil Dewey: International Library Hip Hop Superstar
Thursday, June 14 at 2 p.m.

Enjoy a super duper dance party at the library. KABLAM!

PLAY: Saturday Movies
Saturday, June 16 at 10:30 a.m.

Hugo (Rated PG, 126 minutes)

PLAY: Summer Storytelling
Tuesday, June 19 at 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy storytelling with puppets, finger rhymes and songs. Make a craft to take home.

Afternoon Movies
Wednesday, June 20 at 2 p.m.

Hugo (Rated PG, 126 minutes)

Reptiles of the Lowcountry with Matt Olson
Thursday, June 21 at 2 p.m.

Live animals! Learn some amazing facts from the City of Charleston’s Environmental Education Department.

Afternoon Movies
Wednesday, June 27 at 2 p.m.

Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World (Rated PG, 89 minutes)

Joy the Clown: Hilarious Magic
Thursday, June 28 at 2 p.m.

Charming, whimsical and imaginative fun with lots of audience participation.

PLAY: Saturday Movies
Saturday, June 30 at 10:30 a.m.

Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World (Rated PG, 89 minutes)

PLAY: Saturday Afternoon Movies
Saturday, July 7 at 2 p.m.

The Zookeeper (Rated PG, 90 minutes)

PLAY: Surf’s Up
Tuesday, July 10 at 6:30 p.m.

Join us for this bedtime storytime about the ocean.

Afternoon Movies
Wednesday, July 11 at 2 p.m.

The Zookeeper (Rated PG, 90 minutes)

Tickle Buddy the Clown
Thursday, July 12 at 2 p.m.

Enjoy kid-friendly fun, and laugh yourself silly with zany amusement.

PLAY: Saturday Movies
Saturday, July 14 at 10:30 a.m.

Happy Feet 2 (Rated PG, 99 minutes)

PLAY: Summertime is Here
Tuesday, July 17 at 6:30 p.m.

Join us for this bedtime storytime about long summer days and nights. Make a craft to take home.

Afternoon Movies
Wednesday, July 18 at 2 p.m.

Happy Feet 2 (Rated PG, 99 minutes)

Jazz with Devone Gary
Thursday, July 19 at 2 p.m.

Listen to the inspiring sounds of jazz in this fun, interactive musical show.

PLAY: Butterflies are Free
Tuesday, July 24 at 6:30 p.m.

Join us for this bedtime storytime about butterflies. Make a craft to take home.

Afternoon Movies
Wednesday, July 25 at 2 p.m.

Treasure Buddies (Rated G, 92 minutes)

The Plantation Singers
Thursday, July 26 at 2 p.m.

Enjoy an interactive history of the Gullah/Geechee culture through music and storytelling.

PLAY: Saturday Movies
Saturday, July 28 at 10:30 a.m.

Treasure Buddies (Rated G, 92 minutes)


 

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Edisto
Scrabble Night at the Library
Thursday, June 14 from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Come compete in a rip-roaring game of Scrabble. 

PLAY Day: Movie and Treats Day
Saturday, June 16 at 11 a.m.

Vote to decide what movie you will watch. Popcorn will be provided.

Who Glows There?
Thursday, June 21 at 2:30 p.m.

Create your very own glow-in-the-dark star jar.

PLAY Day with Dad: Patriotic Celebration
Saturday, June 30 at 11 a.m.

Learn what the Fourth of July really stands for, and make a special red, white and blue craft.

PLAY Day: Puppet Show Extravaganza
Saturday, July 7 at 11 a.m.

Use our new puppet show stage and create your own puppet shows!

Scrabble Night at the Library
Thursday, July 12 from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Come compete in a rip-roaring game of Scrabble.

Houdini II, Magician Extraordinaire
Monday, July 16 at 3 p.m.

Enjoy magic and music and lots of laughs with this high energy, interactive show.

PLAY Day: Movie and Treat Day
Saturday, July 21 at 11 a.m.

Come watch a surprise movie, and eat some surprise treats.

Rock and Read
Saturday, July 28 at 1 p.m.

Join us for a musical storytime, and enjoy some books that “rock.”

PLAY Day: Watermelon, Watermelon
Saturday, August 4 at 11 a.m.

Read fruity stories and make a watermelon craft.

Scrabble Night at the Library
Thursday, August 9 from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Come compete in a rip-roaring game of Scrabble. 

 

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Folly Beach
Melvil Dewey: International Library Hip Hop Superstar
Wednesday, June 13 at 4 p.m.

Enjoy a super duper dance party at the library. KABLAM!

Movies at the Beach
Friday, June 15 at 4 p.m.

Daddy Day Care (Rated PG; 92 minutes)

Who Glows There?
Wednesday, June 20 at 4 p.m. 

Create your very own glow-in-the-dark star jar.
      
Movies at the Beach
Friday, June 22 at 4 p.m.

Spy Kids 2: Land of Lost Dreams (Rated PG; 100 minutes)

Joy the Clown: Hilarious Magic
Wednesday, June 27 at 4 p.m. 

Charming, whimsical and imaginative fun with audience participation.

Movies at the Beach
Friday, June 29 at 4 p.m.

Bedknobs and Broomsticks (Rated G; 118 minutes)

Movies at the Beach
Friday, July 6 at 4 p.m.  
 
How to Eat Fried Worms (Rated PG; 98 minutes)

Magic Pebble Puppet Theater
Wednesday, July 11 at 4 p.m. 

See great folktales come to life, and make your own puppet story.

Movies at the Beach
Friday, July 13 at 4 p.m.

Stuart Little (Rated PG; 85 minutes)

PLAY: Let’s Make Music 
Saturday, July 14 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Celebrate National Music Month by making a paper plate tambourine.

Cowabunga, Dude, Surf’s Up
Wednesday, July 18 at 4 p.m.

Folly Beach surfer, Jud Bushkar, gives tips on water safety and how to get started surfing.

Movies at the Beach
Friday, July 20 at 4 p.m.

Hoot (Rated PG; 91 minutes)

Grand Finale Celebration 
Wednesday, July 25 at 4 p.m.

Congratulations on all the great reading you did this summer. Time to party.

Movies at the Beach
Friday, July 27 at 4 p.m.

The World of Peter Rabbit & Friends (Rated G; 77 minutes)

 

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James Island
Melvil Dewey: International Library Hip Hop Superstar
Thursday, June 14 at 10:30 a.m.

Enjoy a super duper dance party at the library. KABLAM!

PLAY with Dad: Father’s Day Craft
Saturday, June 16 at 10:30 a.m.

Create your own gift bag for that father, grandfather or uncle you love for Father’s Day.

Jazz with Devone Gary
Monday, June 18 at 11:30 a.m.

Listen to the inspiring sounds of jazz in this interactive musical show.

PLAY: Movie
Saturday, June 23 at 10:30 a.m.

Puss in Boots (Rated PG; 90 minutes)

Joy the Clown: Hilarious Magic
Monday, June 25 at 11:30 a.m.

Charming, whimsical, imaginative fun with lots of audience participation.

PLAY: Fourth of July Craft
Saturday, June 30 at 10:30 a.m.

Create bright stars for this fun summer holiday.

VanDoren the Magician
Monday, July 2 at 11:30 a.m.

Explore the world of magic with lots of audience interaction.

PLAY: Movie
Saturday, July 7 at 10:30 a.m.

Happy Feet 2 (Rated PG; 100 minutes)

Stories with Mr. Darion
Monday, July 9 at 11:30 a.m.

Storyteller and actor, Darion McCloud, brings his brand of fun to the library.

PLAY: Music Shakers Craft
Saturday, July 14 at 10:30 a.m.

Get ready to make some noise by creating musical instruments.

Houdini II, Magician Extraordinaire
Monday, July 16 at 11:30 a.m.

Enter the magic of Houdini’s world if you dare.

PLAY: Movie
Saturday, July 21 at 10:30 a.m.

The Muppets (Rated PG; 98 minutes)

Reptiles of the Lowcountry with Matt Olson
Monday, July 23 at 11:30 a.m.

Live animals! Learn some amazing facts from the City of Charleston’s Environmental Education Department.

PLAY with Dad: Summer Reading Wrap-Up and Craft
Saturday, July 28 at 10:30 a.m.

Enjoy music, light refreshments, a fun craft and a cool treat.

 

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John L. Dart
Melvil Dewey: International Library Hip Hop Superstar
Friday, June 15 at 10:30 a.m.

Enjoy a super duper dance party at the library. KABLAM!

PLAY with Dad: Build Together
Saturday, June 16 at 1 p.m.

Join us for an afternoon of creative building activities sponsored by Lowe’s.

Monday Morning Movie
Monday, June 18 at 10:30 a.m.

Happy Feet 2 (Rated PG; 100 minutes)

PLAY: Monday Night Math
Monday, June 18 at 5 p.m.

Enjoy a story and hands-on activity all about addition.

African Drumming with Master Drummer Bob Small
Wednesday, June 20 at 10:30 a.m.

What do language and music have in common? Rhythm! Join in this educational, interactive drumming demonstration.

DayDream Music and Art Cafe
Friday, June 22 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Dream Big at the library, where imagination, the arts and creativity meet. Stop by to create a craft project.

PLAY: Reading is the Name of the Game
Saturday, June 23 from 2 – 5 p.m.

Bring the whole family for gaming fun, including board games, cards, Legos and puzzles.
 
Monday Morning Movie
Monday, June 25 at 10:30 a.m.

The Smurfs (Rated PG; 103 minutes)

PLAY: Monday Night Math
Monday, June 25 at 5 p.m.

Enjoy a story and hands-on activity all about numbers.

Roger Bellow: A World of Strings
Wednesday, June 27 at 10:30 a.m.

Learn about instruments and enjoy live music and sing-a-longs.

PLAY: We Can Wii
Saturday, June 30 from 3 – 5 p.m.

Join us for Wii games.

PLAY: Reading is the Name of the Game
Saturday, July 7 from 2 – 5 p.m.

Bring the whole family for gaming fun, including board games, cards, Legos and puzzles.

Monday Morning Movie
Monday, July 9 at 10:30 a.m.

Dolphin Tale (Rated PG; 119 minutes)

PLAY: Monday Night Math
Monday, July 9 at 5 p.m.

Enjoy a story and hands-on activity all about sorting and classifying.

Big Dreamers, Big Heroes presented by Joseph McGill
Wednesday, July 11 at 10:30 a.m.

Meet an African-American soldier from the Civil War in this dramatic performance.

PLAY: Palettes and Playlists
Saturday, July 14, all day

Celebrate the work of a great children’s illustrator by creating an artistic masterpiece of your own.

Monday Morning Movie
Monday, July 16  at 10:30 a.m.

Hugo (Rated PG; 127 minutes)

PLAY: Monday Night Math
Monday, July 16 at 5 p.m.

Enjoy a story and hands-on activity all about graphing.

Houdini II, Magician Extraordinaire
Wednesday, July 18 at 10:30 a.m.

Enjoy magic and music and lots of laughs with this high energy, interactive show.

DayDream Music and Art Cafe
Friday, July 20 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Dream Big at the library, where imagination, the arts and creativity meet. Stop by to create a craft project.

PLAY with Dad: Lowe’s Build and Grow Projects
Saturday, July 21 at 1 p.m.

Join us for an afternoon of creative building activities.

Dusty the Dragon: Fire Safety for Kids and Dragons
Wednesday, July 25 at 10:30 a.m.

Bianca Sancic of the NCFD brings the message of fire safety to kids through puppetry, stories and music.

PLAY: Be Bright and Read Storytime
Saturday, July 28 at 2 p.m.

Wear your bright colors to our library luau as we share stories and songs to beat the heat.

Grand Finale Wrap Up with Tickle Buddy the Clown
Wednesday, August 1 at 10:30 a.m.

Join us for stories, music, laughs and a special rap to celebrate your Summer Reading 2012 success.

PLAY: Reading is the Name of the Game
Saturday, August 4 from 2 – 5 p.m.

Bring the whole family for gaming fun, including board games, cards, Legos and puzzles.

PLAY: Back-to-School Play
Thursday, August 9 at 6:30 p.m.

This evening program will feature storytelling, a parenting workshop by author Nadine Johnson, games and crafts for children.

 

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John's Island Regional
PLAY:  I Love My Dad
Wednesday, June 13 at 6:30 p.m.

Join our Father’s Day celebration storytime, and make a card for Dad.

PLAY: Let’s Make a Boat
Saturday, June 16 at 11 a.m.

Come listen to stories of sea adventures, and make a splash with  your very own boat.

Taiko Charleston Japanese Drummers
Monday, June 18 at 2 p.m.

Enjoy this dynamic musical art form blending martial arts, dance and percussion.

Tween Program:  Arabian Nights (for ages 9 – 12)
Wednesday, June 20 at 4:30 p.m.

Search for treasure like Sinbad the Sailor, make colorful sand art, watch the movie Aladdin and more.

PLAY: It’s Summertime 
Wednesday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Celebrate the season with stories and rhymes, and create a collage of summer fun.

PLAY: Puppet Playtime 
Saturday, June 23 at 11 a.m.

Come to the children’s area, and get your hands on some of our cool puppets.

Joy the Clown: Hilarious Magic
Monday, June 25 at 2 p.m.

Charming, whimsical, imaginative fun with lots of audience participation.

PLAY: Counting Sheep
Wednesday, June 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Wear your PJs and join us for sleepy time books and crafts.

PLAY:  Puppet Playtime
Saturday, June 30 at 11 a.m.

Get your hands on some of our cool puppets.

Puppet-Palooza 
Monday, July 2 at 2 p.m.

Enjoy the show as puppets take over the library at Puppet-Palooza.

PLAY: Happy Independence Day 
Saturday, July 7 at 11 a.m.

Hear some great patriotic stories and then enjoy making some crafts.

Stories with Mr. Darion
Monday, July 9 at 2 p.m.

Storyteller and actor, Darion McCloud, brings his brand of fun to the library.

Tween Program: Art’s The Thing (for ages 9 – 12)
Wednesday, July 11 at 4:30 p.m.

Make edgy, expressionistic art like Jackson Pollack’s splatter pieces and Andy Warhol’s Technicolor canvases.

PLAY: Hooray for Fish
Wednesday, July 11 at 6:30 p.m.

Visit the library for fun fish stories and a fabulous fish craft.

PLAY: Puppet Playtime
Saturday, July 14 at 11 a.m.

Get your hands on some of our cool puppets.

Sharon Cooper-Murray, The Gullah Lady
Monday, July 16 at 2 p.m.

Enjoy fun with puppet friends as they re-tell stories from the South, and make your own doll.

PLAY: Ducks Quack
Wednesday, July 18 at 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy duck stories, and make a cute duck puppet with a feather tail.

PLAY:  Puppet Playtime
Saturday, July 21 at 11 a.m.

Get your hands on some of our cool puppets.

I’ll Bring the Instruments, You Bring the Band.
Monday, July 23 at 2 p.m.

Enjoy a crowd-pleasing musical performance by John Cusatis. Have fun with tambourines, conga drums, maracas and occasional vocals.

PLAY: Starry, Starry Night
Wednesday, July 25 at 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy twinkly tales followed by a twinkly craft!

PLAY: Creative Boxcars
Saturday, July 28 at 11 a.m.

Let your creativity come out as you make your own boxcar.

Ice Cream and Face-Painting Finale
Monday, July 30 at 2 p.m.

Celebrate your Summer Reading achievements.

 

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Main Library
PLAY: Starry Night
Wednesday, June 13 at 5:30 p.m.

Enjoy stories and songs all about the stars in the sky.
 
Magic Tree House Club: Midnight on the Moon
Thursday, June 14 at 2 p.m.

Blast off with Jack and Annie in an out-of-this-world adventure!
 
Portable Planetarium
Tuesday, June 19 at 10:30 a.m.

Discover the night sky as seen through this amazing planetarium.
 
Summer Morning Movie
Wednesday, June 20 at 10:30 a.m.

Hugo (Rated PG; 127 minutes)

PLAY: Teddy Bear Sleepover
Wednesday, June 20 at 5:30 p.m.

Enjoy stories and songs all about bedtime and teddy bears. Leave your teddy bear for a special sleepover at the library.

Magic Tree House Club: Polar Bears Past Bedtime
Thursday, June 21 at 2 p.m.

Follow Jack and Annie as they bear the cold in the frozen Arctic.

PLAY: Backporch Storytellers at the Library
Sunday, June 24 at 3 p.m.

Join us for stories and tales told by some of our favorite storytellers in the Lowcountry.

Joy the Clown: Hilarious Magic
Tuesday, June 26 at 10:30 a.m.

Charming, whimsical, imaginative fun with lots of audience participation.

Summer Morning Movie
Wednesday, June 27 at 10:30 a.m.

The Adventures of Tintin (Rated PG; 107 minutes)

PLAY: Nighttime Critters
Wednesday, June 27 at 5:30 p.m.

Enjoy stories and songs all about our favorite nocturnal animals.
 
Magic Tree House Club: Night of the New Magicians
Thursday, June 28 at 2 p.m.

Jack and Annie are in Paris looking for four magicians to deliver a message from Merlin himself.

PLAY: Magic Tree House at Night
Saturday, June 30 at 1 p.m.

Join us for a celebration of Magic Tree House stories that take place after dark.

I Dream of Weird Science
Tuesday, July 3 at 10:30 a.m.

Join “professor” Peters as she shows off some of her most famous science experiments.
 
Magic Tree House Club: Good Night for Ghosts
Thursday, July 5 at 2 p.m.

Travel to New Orleans with Jack and Annie as they encounter some ghosts and the world of jazz.
 
Stories with Mr. Darion
Tuesday, July 10 at 10:30 a.m.

Storyteller and actor, Darion McCloud, brings his brand of fun to the library.
 
Summer Morning Movie
Wednesday, July 11 at 10:30 a.m.

The Muppets (Rated PG; 98 minutes)

PLAY: I’m a Rock Star
Wednesday, July 11 at 5:30 p.m.

Enjoy stories and songs that will have you rockin’.
 
Magic Tree House Club: Dogs in the Dead of Night
Thursday, July 12 at 2 p.m.

Travel to the Swiss Alps with Jack and Annie as they visit a  monastery of monks and Saint Bernards.
 
Reptiles of the Lowcountry with Matt Olson
Tuesday, July 17 at 10:30 a.m.

Live animals! Learn some amazing facts from the City of Charleston’s Environmental Education Department.

Bookworms Book Club
Tuesday, July 17 at 3:30 p.m.

Discuss the book The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger. Copies are available at Children’s Desk. Registration required. Please contact the Children’s Department at 843-805-6893.
 
Summer Morning Movie
Wednesday, July 18 at 10:30 a.m.

Treasure Buddies (Rated G; 92 minutes)

PLAY: River of Dreams
Wednesday, July 18 at 5:30 p.m.

Stories and a shadow puppet show from Native American folklore.
 
Magic Tree House Club: Dark Day in the Deep Sea
Thursday, July 19 at 2 p.m.

Join Jack and Annie as they board a ship carrying scientists who are studying the ocean.

PLAY: Backporch Storytellers at the Library
Sunday, July 22 at 3 p.m.

Join us for stories and tales told by some of our favorite storytellers in the Lowcountry.

The 3 Dudes: Live in Concert Finale Party!
Tuesday, July 24 at 10:30 a.m.

Join us for rock-n-roll and refreshments to celebrate all your accomplishments.

Summer Morning Movie
Wednesday, July 25 at 10:30 a.m.

Happy Feet 2 (Rated PG; 100 minutes)

PLAY: Dancing for Dreams
Wednesday, July 25 at 5:30 p.m.

Enjoy stories and songs all about ballet.

Magic Tree House Club: Tonight on the Titanic
Thursday, July 26 at 2 p.m.

Join Jack and Annie as they travel back to that fateful night.

PLAY: Magic Tree House at Night, Part 2
Saturday, July 28 at 1 p.m.

Join us for another celebration of Magic Tree House stories that take place after dark.

 

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McClellanville
Melvil Dewey: International Library Hip Hop Superstar
Friday, June 15 at 3 p.m.

Enjoy a super duper dance party at the library. KABLAM!

PLAY: Storytime Fun with Mr. Zack
Saturday, June 16 at 11 a.m.

Enjoy a crazy storytime with lots of laughs and a trick or two.

Farmer Teresa Gooden
Friday, June 22 at 3 p.m.

Learn all about goats!

PLAY: Jack in the Beanstalk Storytime
Saturday, June 23 at 11 a.m.

Make your own bean mosaic.

Joy the Clown: Hilarious Magic
Friday, June 29 at 3 p.m.

Charming, whimsical, imaginative fun with lots of audience participation.

PLAY: Movie Morning
Saturday, June 30 at 11 a.m.

IMAX – Under the Sea (Rated G; 40 minutes)

PLAY: Sewee Visitor & Environmental Educational Center
Saturday, July 7 at 11 a.m.

Join Mr. Rustin for a fun animal talk.

Who Glows There?
Friday, July 13 at 3 p.m.

Create your very own glow in the dark star jar.

PLAY: Awendaw Fire Department
Saturday, July 14 at 11 a.m.

Chill out with the fire hose.
                     
Ranger Mary Mikulla: Hampton Plantation Colonial Toys
Friday, July 20 at 3 p.m.

Learn about historic children’s toys. Dream up new games.

PLAY: Magic Pebble Puppet Theater
Saturday, July 21 at 11 a.m.

See great folktales come to life, and make your own puppet story.    

Sewee Visitor & Environmental Educational Center
Friday, July 27 at 3 p.m.

Learn all about reptiles and sea turtles.

PLAY: Awendaw Fire Department
Saturday, July 28 at 11 a.m.

Make a splash with Engineer Brad.

 

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Mt. Pleasant Regional
*Limited space. Tickets are given out 30 minutes prior to the program.

PLAY: STAR Therapy Dogs
Saturday, June 16 at 10:30 a.m.

Meet a furry friend, and read a story to your new pal.

Guitarist Gregory Guay
* Wednesday, June 20 at 10:30 a.m.

Let the music of Gregory and his students inspire your imagination through song, percussion and guitar.

Homeschoolers Unite 
Friday, June 22 at 2 p.m.

Join Mr. Zack for a look at the War of 1812 and the 200th anniversary of its beginning.

Joy the Clown: Hilarious Magic
* Wednesday, June 27 at 10:30 a.m.

Charming, whimsical, imaginative fun with audience participation.

PLAY: Lego Extravaganza
Saturday, June 30 at 10:30 a.m.

Come over to the library to show Mr. Zack what you can do with a pile of Legos.

PLAY: Grace Dunbar DIY Arts and Crafts
Saturday, July 7 at 2 p.m.

Being crafty and creative is easier than you think.

Taiko Charleston Japanese Drummers
* Wednesday, July 11 at 10:30 a.m.

Enjoy this dynamic musical art form blending martial arts, dance and percussion.

Vamos Cantando with Roger Bellow and Berita Martin
* Wednesday, July 18 at 10:30 a.m.

Have fun learning Spanish in this exciting, interactive musical show.

Homeschoolers Unite 
Friday, July 20 at 2 p.m.

Join Mr. Zack as we explore the Olympic Games from ancient to modern times.

PLAY:  STAR Therapy Dogs
Saturday, July 21 at 10:30 a.m.

Meet a furry friend, and read a story to your new pal.

Magic Tree House: Tonight on the Titanic
* Wednesday, July 25 at 10:30 a.m.

Whether you’ve read them or not, join us for a wonderful Magic Tree House Adventure.

PLAY: Grace Dunbar DIY Arts and Crafts
Saturday, August 4 at 2 p.m.

Being crafty and creative is easier than you think.

 

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Otranto Road Regional
Night Visitors
Wednesday, June 13 at 4 p.m.

We will explore stories of night visitors found in children’s folklore. Dress up as a night visitor and the most unique costume wins.

PLAY: Starry Night Library Treasure Hunt  
Saturday, June 16 at 11 a.m. 

Come for lots of fun finding night time treasures!

Reptiles of the Lowcountry with Matt Olson
Wednesday, June 20 at 4 p.m.      
                                                                                                   
Learn some amazing facts from the City of Charleston’s Environmental Education Department.

PLAY with Dad: Wii Fun Saturday – Got Game?
Saturday, June 23 at 11 a.m. 

Join us, and show off your best Wii playing skills.

Shoot for the Stars
Wednesday, June 27 at 4 p.m.

Blast off into the great beyond as we explore outer space.

PLAY: Craft Time
Saturday, June 30 at 11 a.m. 

Take home awesome crafts after learning about nocturnal animals.
 
PLAY: STAR Therapy Dogs
Saturday, July 7 at 11 a.m.

Meet a furry friend and read a story to your new pal.

Dreams and Wishes
Wednesday, July 11 at 4 p.m.

Discover the secrets of dreams and wishes.

PLAY: Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Saturday, July 14 at 11 a.m.

This storytime features stories to help children overcome nighttime fears.

Veronica Gaillard: Lowcountry Storyteller
Wednesday, July 18 at 4 p.m.

Join us for an entertaining mix of lively, interactive tales from the Gullah culture.

PLAY: Lego Club
Saturday, July 21 at 11 a.m.

Drop in, and build your own masterpiece with Legos, Clics and K’nex. 
 
Summer Reading Finale: Karate and Kung Fu
Wednesday, July 25 at 4 p.m.

Master Yan Agrest of Masters Studios in North Charleston will provide  a fun-filled session of interactive and hands-on techniques.    

 

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Poe/Sullivan's Island
Melvil Dewey: International Library Hip Hop Superstar
Friday, June 15 at 1 p.m.

Enjoy a super duper dance party at the library. KABLAM!

PLAY: Be a Painting Star
Saturday, June 16 at 10:30 a.m.

Help us paint our outdoor bench, all materials provided. 

Spanish and Latin Jazz: Dreamy Music with Dori Chitayat
Friday, June 22 at 1:30 p.m.

Beautiful music filled with multi-ethnic influences blending an expression of strength, perseverance and pure emotions.

PLAY: Pet Rocks
Saturday, June 23 at 10:30 a.m.

Paint a rock to make your favorite pet.

Sewee Visitor and Environmental Educational Center
Friday, June 29 at 1:30 p.m.

Learn all about reptiles and sea turtles.

PLAY: Celebrate the Fourth of July
Saturday, June 30 at 10:30 a.m.

Bring family and friends to make patriotic arts and crafts.

Art Lessons with Local Artist Hugh McGregor
Friday, July 6 at 1:30 p.m.

Learn how to draw a starry night along with the animals that go bump in the night.

PLAY: Grace Dunbar DIY Arts and Crafts
Saturday, July 7 at 10 a.m.

Being crafty and creative is easier than you think.

River of Dreams with Linda Rumph
Friday, July 13 at 1:30 p.m.

Enjoy Native American stories plus Moon and Sun shadow play. Make a dream catcher to take home.

PLAY: Let’s Go Crabbing
Saturday, July 14 at 10:30 a.m.

Learn all about going crabbing in the Lowcountry.

Waccamaw Light Artillery - Civil War Reenactors
Friday, July 20 at 1:30 p.m.

Civil War Confederate and Union Soldiers fire cannons and display artifacts.

PLAY: Pajama Storytime with Ms. Jessie
Saturday, July 21 at 10:30 a.m.

Wear your pajamas to the library, and we’ll read some sleepy stories and make a craft.

Noodle the Clown
Friday, July 27 at 1:30 p.m.

Bring the entire family for jokes, riddles, music, singing and, of course, laughter.

PLAY: Let’s Go Fishing
Saturday, July 28 at 10:30 a.m.

Learn all about fishing with a cane pole.

Storytime Fun with Mr. Zack
Friday, August 3 at 1:30 p.m.

Enjoy a crazy storytime with lots of laughs and a trick or two.

PLAY: Grace Dunbar DIY Arts and Crafts
Saturday, August 4 at 10 a.m.

Being crafty and creative is easier than you think.

Popcorn Theater: Movies All Day
Friday, August 10 at 1:30 p.m.

End the summer with a fun movie marathon.

 

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St. Andrews Regional
Melvil Dewey: International Library Hip Hop Superstar
Wednesday, June 13 at 2 p.m.

Enjoy a super duper dance party at the library. KABLAM!

PLAY: Movie Madness
Saturday, June 16 at 11 a.m.

Finding Nemo (Rated G; 100 minutes)

The Plantation Singers
Wednesday, June 20 at 2 p.m.

Enjoy an interactive history of the Gullah/Geechee culture through music and storytelling.

Movie Madness
Friday, June 22 at 2 p.m.

Peter Pan in Return to Never Land  (Rated G; 72 minutes)

PLAY: STAR Therapy Dogs
Saturday, June 23 at 11 a.m.

Meet a furry friend, and read a story to your new pal.

Movie Madness
Tuesday, June 26 at 2 p.m.

Happy Feet 2 (Rated PG; 100 minutes)

Joy the Clown: Hilarious Magic
Wednesday, June 27 at 2 p.m.

Charming, whimsical, imaginative fun with audience participation.

PLAY: Club Lego
Saturday, June 30 at 11 a.m.

Listen to cool music, and build something groovy. Use our Legos or bring your own.

Movie Madness
Tuesday, July 3 at 2 p.m.

Beethoven’s Christmas (Rated PG; 90 minutes)

PLAY: Lowe’s Build and Grow Projects
Saturday, July 7 at 11 a.m.

Join us for a morning of creative building activities.

Movie Madness
Tuesday, July 10 at 2 p.m.

Puss in Boots (Rated PG; 90 minutes)

Tickle Buddy the Clown
Wednesday, July 11 at 2 p.m.

Enjoy kid-friendly fun, and laugh yourself silly with zany amusement.

PLAY: Movie Madness
Saturday, July 14 at 11 a.m.

Earth (Rated G; 90 minutes)

Movie Madness
Tuesday, July 17 at 2 p.m.

Goonies (Rated PG; 111 minutes)

Houdini II, Magician Extraordinaire
Wednesday, July 18 at 2 p.m.

Enjoy magic and music and lots of laughs with this high energy, interactive show. Cotton candy, too.

PLAY: Club Lego
Saturday, July 21 at 11 a.m.

Listen to cool music, and build something groovy. Use our Legos or bring your own.

Movie Madness
Tuesday, July 24 at 2 p.m.

Warriors of Virtue (Rated PG; 101 minutes)

Taiko Charleston Japanese Drummers
Wednesday, July 25 at 2 p.m.

Enjoy this dynamic musical art form blending martial arts, dance and percussion.

PLAY: STAR Therapy Dogs
Saturday, July 28 at 11 a.m.

Meet a furry friend and read a story to your new pal.

Movie Madness
Tuesday, July 31 at 2 p.m.

The Dark Crystal (Rated PG; 94 minutes)

PLAY: Lowe’s Build and Grow Projects
Saturday, August 4 at 11 a.m.

Join us for a morning of creative building activities.

Movie Madness
Tuesday, August 7 at 2 p.m.

The Emperor’s New Groove (Rated G; 75 minutes)

PLAY: Movie Madness
Saturday, August 11 at 11 a.m.

Enchanted (Rated PG; 107 minutes)

 

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St. Paul's/Hollywood

PLAY Storytime: Beautiful Butterflies
Saturday, June 16 at 10:30 a.m.

Join us for insect stories, craft and activities.

PLAY: Family Storytime and Game Night
Thursday, June 21 at 6 p.m.

Enjoy a fantastic family time at the library with stories and games.

PLAY: Butterfly Fun
Saturday, June 23 at 10:30 a.m.

Join us for lovely insect crafts and activities.

Rock Out to Reading
Tuesday, June 26 at 10:30 a.m.

Join us for a musical story time, and enjoy some books that “rock.”

PLAY Storytime: Beautiful Butterflies
Saturday, June 30 at 10:30 a.m.

Join us for insect stories, craft and activities.

PLAY: Family Storytime and Game Night
Thursday, July 5 at 6 p.m.

Enjoy a fantastic family time at the library with stories and games.

PLAY Storytime: Beach Ball Bash
Saturday, July 7 at 10:30 a.m.

Come to the library for an array of beach stories, crafts and activities.

S’more Spooky Tales
Tuesday, July 10 at 10:30 a.m.

Sit by the “campfire,” and listen to not-so-spooky tales while enjoying a sweet treat.

PLAY: Beach Ball Fun
Saturday, July 14 at 10:30 a.m.

Join us for fantastic beach crafts and activities.

PLAY: Family Storytime and Game Night
Thursday, July 19 at 6 p.m.

Enjoy a fantastic family time at the library with stories and games.

PLAY Storytime: Beach Ball Bash
Saturday, July 21 at 10:30 a.m.

Come to the library for an array of beach stories, crafts and activities.

Ice Cream Finale Success Party
Tuesday, July 24 at 10:30 a.m.

Celebrate your Summer Reading achievements with ice cream sundaes and face-painting.

PLAY: Beach Ball Fun
Saturday, July 28 at 10:30 a.m.

Join us for fantastic beach crafts and activities.

 

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Village Library
Melvil Dewey: International Library Hip Hop Superstar
Thursday, June 14 at 4 p.m.

Enjoy a super duper dance party at the library. KABLAM!

PLAY: Share Your Book
Saturday, June 16 at 9:30 a.m.

Bring your favorite book to share and for staff to read to others.

Living Your Dreams Puppet Show
Thursday, June 21 at 10:30 a.m.

Big or small, all your dreams can come true.

S’more Spooky Tales
Tuesday, June 26 at 9:30 a.m.

Sit by the “camp fire” and listen to not-so-spooky tales while enjoying a sweet treat.

Joy the Clown: Hilarious Magic
Thursday, June 28 at 10:30 a.m.

Charming, whimsical, imaginative fun with lots of audience participation.

PLAY: Share Your Book
Saturday, July 14 at 9:30 a.m.

Bring your favorite book to share and for staff to read to others.

Houdini II, Magician Extraordinaire
Thursday, July 19 at 10:30 a.m.

Enjoy magic and music and lots of laughs with this high energy, interactive show.

PLAY: My Green Tambourine
Saturday, July 21 at 10:30 a.m.

Make your own music with a paper plate tambourine.

Zumba Tonic Class with Skylar
Thursday, July 26 at 10:30 a.m.

Come dance and exercise to music with certified instructor Skylar.

PLAY: Summertime Picture BINGO!
Saturday, July 28 at 10:30 a.m.

Come play this exciting game and win a prize.

 

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West Ashley
PLAY: Legos
Saturday, June 16 at 2 p.m.

Join us and create a Lego masterpiece.
 
Tickle Buddy the Clown
Tuesday, June 19 at 2 p.m.

Enjoy kid-friendly fun, and laugh yourself silly with zany amusement.
 
PLAY: 3D Star Craft
Saturday, June 23 at 2 p.m.

Create a shiny 3D star to hang in your room.
 
Joy the Clown: Hilarious Magic
Tuesday, June 26 at 2 p.m.

Charming, whimsical, imaginative fun with lots of audience participation.
 
PLAY: Movie
Saturday, June 30 at 2 p.m.

Cars 2 (Rated G; 106 minutes)
 
Storybook Cinema
Tuesday, July 3 at 10:30 a.m.

Watch Pete’s a Pizza, Doctor De Soto and The Amazing Bone.

Make a Patriotic Craft
Tuesday, July 3 at 2 p.m.

Celebrate the 4th of July by creating a red, white and blue craft to show your patriotic pride.

PLAY: Create a Worry Doll
Saturday, July 7 at 2 p.m.

Learn about how worry dolls are used, and create your own to take home and put under your pillow.

Stories with Mr. Darion
Tuesday, July 10 at 2 p.m.

Storyteller and actor, Darion McCloud, brings his brand of fun to the library.

PLAY: Legos
Saturday, July 14 at 2 p.m.

Join us, and create a Lego masterpiece.

Vamos Cantando with Roger Bellow and Berita Martin
Tuesday, July 17 at 2 p.m.

Have fun learning Spanish in this exciting, interactive musical show.

PLAY: Create an Alien
Saturday, July 21 at 2 p.m.

Use your imagination to create a creature from another world unlike any other.
 
Houdini II, Magician Extraordinaire
Tuesday, July 24 at 2 p.m.

Enjoy magic and music and lots of laughs with this high energy, interactive show.

PLAY: Owl Puppet
Saturday, July 28 at 2 p.m.

Make and take your very own owl puppet.

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