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    AARP Free Income Tax Preparation (adults)
    Friday, March 3 - Friday, April 14, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Receive free income tax preparation and electronic filing assistance from AARP volunteers. A current picture ID and Social Security card are required, along with the Social Security cards of any dependents. First come, first served, with the last person accepted at 1:30 p.m.

    Poetry Collage (ages 12 and younger)
    Celebrate National Poetry Month, and create a poetry collage.

    Saturday Surprise (ages 11 and younger)
    Saturday, April 1
    James Island Library
    Try a different activity or game each week.

    Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace (children)
    Saturday, April 1, 10:00 AM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Create fun paper and felt projects.

    AARP Free Income Tax Preparation (adults)
    Saturday, April 1, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Receive free income tax preparation and electronic filing from AARP volunteers. A current picture ID and Social Security card are required, along with the Social Security cards of any dependents. First come, first served with the last person accepted at 1 p.m. Assistance in Spanish is available.

    Affordable Care Act: Tax-Related Assistance (adults)
    Saturday, April 1, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Need help with ACA-related tax documents or your health coverage tax credit? In person assistance is available from federally-certified ACA enrollment assisters from the Palmetto Project. Call 1-888-998-4646 to schedule an appointment.

    Baby Playtime (0-24 months with caregiver)
    Saturday, April 1, 10:30 AM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Encourage the joy of play, and socialize with other parents.

    ArtLab (ages 11 and younger)
    Saturday, April 1, 10:30 AM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Experiment with clay.

    Lego Day
    Saturday, April 1, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    West Ashley Library
    Create a masterpiece.

    April Fools' Day
    Saturday, April 1, 11:30 AM
    McClellanville Library
    Learn some kid-friendly pranks.

    Library Reels
    Saturday, April 1, 12:30 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    The Secret Life of Pets. Rated PG; 90 minutes.

    April Fools (grades K-5)
    Saturday, April 1, 1:00 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    Learn pranks to fool your friends and family.

    Lowcountry Creative Writing Group
    Saturday, April 1, 1:00 PM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Write and network with other writers.

    Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace
    Saturday, April 1, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Craft with help from Ms. Grace.

    Reel Heroes and She-roes
    Saturday, April 1, 3:00 PM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    The Secret Life of Pets. Rated PG; 90 minutes.

    A-maze-ing Monday (grades 6-12)
    Monday, April 3
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    Successfully complete a maze, and return it to the Young Adult Services Desk for a piece of candy.

    Memoir Writing Circle (adults)
    Monday, April 3, 10:30 AM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Write and share stories for fun and feedback.

    Online Application Lab
    Monday, April 3, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Receive one-on-one help with job applications and resumes.

    AARP Free Income Tax Preparation
    Monday, April 3, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Receive free income tax preparation and electronic filing assistance from AARP volunteers. A current picture ID and Social Security card are required, along with the Social Security cards of any dependents. Assistance will be provided first come, first served, with priority given to seniors. The last person will be accepted at 4 p.m.

    After-School Club
    Monday, April 3, 3:30 PM
    Folly Beach Library
    Enjoy snacks, homework help and fun activities.

    TeenSpot Theatre
    Monday, April 3, 3:30 PM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Suicide Squad. Rated PG-13; 123 minutes.

    Mind Bending Monday Maze (grades 6-12)
    Monday, April 3
    John L. Dart Library
    After School 
    Challenge yourself to complete an intricate maze.

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

    After-School Club (ages 6-11)
    Monday, April 3, 4:30 PM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Enjoy toys, art activities, music, movement and more.

    Book-a-Librarian (adults)
    Call to schedule a 45-minute appointment with a librarian, and learn how to establish an email account, format a resume and complete online job applications.

    Book-a-Librarian
    Have a technology question? Need help formatting your resume or completing a job application? Want to learn how to use the library's downloadable media on your tablet, phone, e-reader or laptop? Call 843-889-3300 or email caldwellg@ccpl.org to make an appointment with a librarian for a 30-minute face-to-face session.

    Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)
    Tuesday, April 4
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    Show off your news knowledge, and win candy for correct answers.

    Quiz Bowl (grades K-5)
    Tuesday, April 4
    John L. Dart Library
    Challenge yourself to answer the trivia question correctly for a treat.

    Edisto Book Club
    Tuesday, April 4, 3:00 PM
    Edisto Library
    Red Bandanna by Tom Rinaldi

    Reading with Rommie (ages 11 and younger)
    Tuesday, April 4, 3:00 PM
    James Island Library
    Help your child improve literacy and communication skills by reading to Rommie, a STAR therapy dog.

    Teen Movie Tuesday (grades 6-12)
    Tuesday, April 4, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    The Shallows. Rated PG-13; 87 minutes.

    Spring Cupcakes (grades 6-12)
    Tuesday, April 4, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Decorate and eat cupcakes.

    After-School Cool: Dino-mite (ages 4-11)
    Tuesday, April 4, 4:00 PM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Enjoy dinosaur crafts and activities during a collaborative program with the Charleston Museum.

    Not Fiction Book Discussion
    Tuesday, April 4, 6:30 PM
    Main Library
    Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

    An Introduction to Yoga and Meditation (teens and adults)
    Tuesday, April 4, 6:30 PM - 8:00 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 (grades K-5)
    Wednesday, April 5
    John L. Dart Library
    How many words stem from the word of the day? Share your answers, and get a treat.

    One80 Place Outreach
    Wednesday, April 5, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Main Library
    Lobby and Second Floor Reference Area
    Representatives from One80 Place are available to answer questions and assist those in need. The organization provides food, shelter and hope to end homelessness and hunger one person and family at a time. It also offers housing assistance to community members, including veterans.

    Small Business Counseling with SCORE (adults)
    Wednesday, April 5, 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.

    Preschool Special: Spring Egg Hunt
    Wednesday, April 5, 10:30 AM
    Main Library
    Search for eggs, listen to stories, and celebrate spring.

    English Conversation Club
    Wednesday, April 5, 10:30 AM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Practice speaking English with a small group of learners. Beginners to advanced learners are welcome.

    PBS Documentary Film Showcase
    Wednesday, April 5, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Main Library
    Auditorium
    This event is a collaboration with POV, PBS' award-winning nonfiction film series.
    Georgie Girl. Not Rated; 60 minutes.

    Midweek Crossword (grades 6-12)
    Wednesday, April 5
    John L. Dart Library
    After School 
    Solve clues.

    Web Wednesday (grades 6-12)
    Wednesday, April 5, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    Check out a short collection of the latest and greatest viral videos and websites.

    Thursday Word (grades K-5)
    Thursday, April 6
    John L. Dart Library
    Challenge yourself to learn a new word, and get a treat.

    College Admission Assistance (ages 19 and older)
    Thursday, April 6, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Adults interested in pursuing a GED, certificate, diploma, associate degree or bachelor's degree at any U.S. college are invited to receive free one-on-one assistance with college admissions, financial aid applications and career counseling. Presented by the Trident Technical College Educational Opportunity Center. No registration required.

    Afternoon Adventures: Read with Rommie and Friends
    Thursday, April 6, 3:30 PM
    Main Library
    Help your child improve literacy and communication skills by reading to STAR therapy dogs.

    Game On (ages 10-18)
    Thursday, April 6
    John L. Dart Library
    After School 
    Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of gaming. Choose from board games and interactive video games.

    STEAM Toy Showcase
    Thursday, April 6, 3:30 PM
    Otranto Road Regional Library
    Play with STEAM-themed toys and gadgets.

    Spring Break Bash (grades 6-12)
    Thursday, April 6, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Main Library
    Auditorium
    Celebrate spring break with snacks, board games, ping-pong and more.

    STEAM Club (ages 7-11)
    Thursday, April 6, 3:45 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Have fun, and explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) with hands-on activities.

    West Ashley Quilting Group
    Thursday, April 6, 5:00 PM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Meet fellow quilters, and share ideas for your next project.

    Knit and Purl: A Casual Knitting Group (adults)
    Thursday, April 6, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Bring your knitting materials, and knit with fellow crafters. All skill levels welcome.

    The Life and Legacy of Thomas Grimball (1744-1783)
    Thursday, April 6, 5:30 PM
    Edisto Library
    The Grimball family has deep roots on Edisto Island, but Major Thomas Grimball is one of the least remembered of the family. Grimball was a lawyer, sheriff, militia officer and hero of the American Revolution whose legacy merits attention. Join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for the story of Major Grimball's life and his connections to the roots of jazz and the history of American music.

    Mah Jongg Nights (adults)
    Thursday, April 6, 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, April 6, 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, how to test a business concept, marketing and business plan development, financial considerations and available resources to support your success.

    AARP Tax Help
    Friday, April 7, 10:00 AM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Receive free income tax preparation and electronic filing assistance from AARP volunteers. A current picture ID and Social Security card are required, along with the Social Security cards of any dependents. Assistance will be provided on a first come, first served basis.

    AARP Free Income Tax Preparation
    Friday, April 7, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Receive free income tax preparation and electronic filing assistance from AARP volunteers. A current picture ID and Social Security card are required, along with the Social Security cards of any dependents. Assistance will be provided first come, first served, with priority given to seniors. The last person will be accepted at 4 p.m.

    Jr. Word Seekers (grades 6-12)
    Friday, April 7
    John L. Dart Library
    After School 
    Challenge yourself to find every word on thematic puzzles for a prize.

    Friday Afternoon Movie
    Friday, April 7, 4:00 PM
    Edisto Library
    Enjoy a movie and popcorn.

    Saturday Surprise (ages 11 and younger)
    Saturday, April 8
    James Island Library
    Try a different activity or game each week.

    Saturday Movie and Craft (children)
    Saturday, April 8, 10:00 AM
    Folly Beach Library
    Angry Birds. Rated PG; 97 minutes.

    AARP Free Income Tax Preparation (adults)
    Saturday, April 8, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Receive free income tax preparation and electronic filing from AARP volunteers. A current picture ID and Social Security card are required, along with the Social Security cards of any dependents. First come, first served with the last person accepted at 1 p.m. Assistance in Spanish is available.

    Affordable Care Act: Tax-Related Assistance (adults)
    Saturday, April 8, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Need help with ACA-related tax documents or your health coverage tax credit? In person assistance is available from federally-certified ACA enrollment assisters from the Palmetto Project. Call 1-888-998-4646 to schedule an appointment.

    STAR Therapy Dogs (ages 11 and younger)
    Saturday, April 8, 10:30 AM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Share books with a furry friend.

    STAR Therapy Dogs (children)
    Saturday, April 8, 10:30 AM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Share books with a furry friend.

    Second Saturday Storytime
    Saturday, April 8, 10:30 AM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Listen to stories, sing songs, and make a craft.

    Easter Party
    Saturday, April 8, 10:30 AM
    St. Paul's/Hollywood Branch Library
    Celebrate Easter with stories, games and an Easter egg hunt.

    STAR Therapy Dogs
    Saturday, April 8, 11:30 AM
    Village Library
    Share books with a furry friend.

    April Showers May Bring Flowers
    Saturday, April 8, 11:30 AM
    McClellanville Library
    Plant a seed, and watch it grow.

    Play It, Build It: K'nex, Legos and Games (grades K-5)
    Saturday, April 8, 1:00 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    Play an old school board game, build something from our challenge list, or make your own creation.

    Saturday Matinee
    Saturday, April 8, 3:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Storks. Rated PG; 89 minutes. Sponsored by The UPS Store, 3575 Maybank Hwy. John's Island 29455.

    Knit and Stitch
    Saturday, April 8, 3:00 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Bring a knit or crochet project to work on, and share ideas with others. Beginners welcome.

    Urban Book Club
    Saturday, April 8, 3:00 PM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Milk in My Coffee by Eric Jerome Dickey

    Flower Power Fun
    Saturday, April 8, 3:00 PM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Make a bouquet with provided materials.   

    A-maze-ing Monday (grades 6-12)
    Monday, April 10
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    Successfully complete a maze, and return it to the Young Adult Services Desk for a piece of candy.

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

    Monday Book Discussion (adults)
    Monday, April 10, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    After the Crash by Michel Bussi

    AARP Free Income Tax Preparation
    Monday, April 10, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Receive free income tax preparation and electronic filing assistance from AARP volunteers. A current picture ID and Social Security card are required, along with the Social Security cards of any dependents. Assistance will be provided first come, first served, with priority given to seniors. The last person will be accepted at 4 p.m.

    After-School Club
    Monday, April 10, 3:30 PM
    Folly Beach Library
    Enjoy snacks, homework help and fun activities.

    TeenSpot Theatre
    Monday, April 10, 3:30 PM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Maximum Ride. Rated PG; 88 minutes.

    Mind Bending Monday Maze (grades 6-12)
    Monday, April 10
    John L. Dart Library
    After School
    Challenge yourself to complete an intricate maze.

    Game Time
    Monday, April 10, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Otranto Road Regional Library
    Test your gaming skills, and have some fun with Nintendo Wii and board games.

    After-School Club (ages 6-11)
    Monday, April 10, 4:30 PM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Enjoy toys, art activities, music, movement and more.

    Photo Talk
    Monday, April 10, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Main Library
    Auditorium
    Learn about the art of photography during a presentation by local photographer Ron Rocz.

    Book-a-Librarian
    Have a technology question? Need help formatting your resume or completing a job application? Want to learn how to use the library's downloadable media on your tablet, phone, e-reader or laptop? Call 843-889-3300 or email caldwellg@ccpl.org to make an appointment with a librarian for a 30-minute face-to-face session.

    Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)
    Tuesday, April 11
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    Show off your news knowledge, and win candy for correct answers.

    Quiz Bowl (grades K-5)
    Tuesday, April 11
    John L. Dart Library
    Challenge yourself to answer the trivia question correctly for a treat.

    S.C. History Series: From Charleston Slavery to African Freedom (teens and adults)
    Tuesday, April 11, 10:15 AM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Join historian Dr. Nic Butler for a discussion of the lives of John Kizell and Boston King, who escaped slavery in the Charleston area during the American Revolution and made their way back to Africa. Two centuries ago, these pioneers helped establish communities for African-Americans who sought to return to their motherland.

    Itty Bitty Book Club (ages 5 and younger)
    Tuesday, April 11, 10:30 AM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Listen to stories by David Shannon, and enjoy a craft activity. Materials provided.

    Movie and Munchies
    Tuesday, April 11, 1:00 PM
    Main Library
    The Secret Life of Pets. Rated PG; 90 minutes.

    Spring Break Movie
    Tuesday, April 11, 2:00 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Finding Dory. Rated PG; 97 minutes.

    Spring Break Bingo (ages 4-11)
    Tuesday, April 11, 4:00 PM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Play rounds of bingo. Small prizes awarded.

    Read Anything Book Club (adults)
    Tuesday, April 11, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Read and share books you enjoy with other Charleston book lovers.

    Midweek Mix (grades K-5)
    Wednesday, April 12
    John L. Dart Library
    How many words stem from the word of the day? Share your answers, and get a treat.

    Business Owners' Roundtable Meeting
    Wednesday, April 12, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Main Library
    Join a discussion hosted by SCORE for business owners and CEOs who have been in business one year or longer. Don't miss a great opportunity to network with peers, share ideas and discuss challenges that small businesses face in Charleston.

    Easter Egg Hunt and Storytime
    Wednesday, April 12, 10:00 AM
    Village Library
    Bring an Easter basket, and enjoy fun activities.

    English Conversation Club
    Wednesday, April 12, 10:30 AM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Practice speaking English with a small group of learners. Beginners to advanced learners are welcome.

    Coffee and Conversation (adults)
    Wednesday, April 12, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Socialize with other seniors, and enjoy coffee and a breakfast treat.

    Easter Egg Hunt and Storytime
    Wednesday, April 12, 12:00 PM
    Village Library
    Bring an Easter basket, and enjoy fun activities.

    PBS Documentary Film Showcase
    Wednesday, April 12, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Main Library
    Auditorium
    This event is a collaboration with POV, PBS' award-winning nonfiction film series. 
    Don't Tell Anyone. Not Rated; 86 minutes.

    Third Annual Tiny Tim Birthday Event (adults)
    Wednesday, April 12, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Enjoy a screening of the debut performance of Tiny: A Musical, captured on film last July at the Lancaster Opera House in New York. For more information, email MtpReference@ccpl.org or call 843-849-6161.

    Folly Beach Book Club (adult)
    Wednesday, April 12, 2:30 PM
    Folly Beach Library
    My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman

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

    Poetry Writing Workshop (teens)
    Wednesday, April 12, 4:00 PM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Write a poem to read during open mic night April 22.

    Teen Job Series: Resume and Job Search workshop
    Wednesday, April 12, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Otranto Road Regional Library
    Palmetto Community Action Partnership will provide resume and job search tips.

    Third Annual Tiny Tim Birthday Event (adults)
    Wednesday, April 12, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Enjoy a screening of the debut performance of Tiny: A Musical, captured on film last July at the Lancaster Opera House in New York. For more information, email MtpReference@ccpl.org or call 843-849-6161.

    Great Books Discussion
    Wednesday, April 12, 6:30 PM
    Main Library
    Meeting Room B
    "The New Master and Mistress" by Harriet Jacobs and "Economy" (selection) by Henry David Thoreau found in Vital Ideas: Money. Contact 843-805-6904 for the anthology and additional details.

    Thursday Word (grades K-5)
    Thursday, April 13
    John L. Dart Library
    Challenge yourself to learn a new word, and get a treat.

    Medicare Assistance and More (adults)
    Thursday, April 13, 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. Details about other resources (ESAP, SNAP, Free Tax Preparation, LIHEAP and Emergency Rental Assistance) also will be available. Call 843-554-2275 for an appointment.

    Otranto Puppet Players Present Build It Up
    Thursday, April 13, 10:30 AM
    Otranto Road Regional Library
    Enjoy several beloved tales transformed into a puppet show.

    Five Wishes (adults)
    Thursday, April 13, 11:00 AM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Lutheran Hospice representatives explain Five Wishes' easy-to-understand documents that meet South Carolina requirements for an advance directive.

    FlightAware Overview
    Thursday, April 13, 12:00 PM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Join an hour-long overview of the FlightAware website. Track commercial aircraft traffic, and review flight speed and altitude.

    Mah Jongg New Card Kickoff
    Thursday, April 13, 2:30 PM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Bring in your 2017 American Mah Jongg card, and enjoy extra play and practice. Call 843-883-3914 to RSVP.

    STEAM Club (ages 7-11)
    Thursday, April 13, 3:45 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Have fun, and explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) with hands-on activities.

    Easter Egg Hunt (ages 11 and younger)
    Thursday, April 13, 4:00 PM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Find the golden egg, and win a prize.

    Mah Jongg Nights (adults)
    Thursday, April 13, 5:30 PM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Learn to play the fun and fast-paced game of American Mah Jongg. Beginners welcome.

    The Life and Legacy of Thomas Grimball (1744-1783)
    Thursday, April 13, 6:00 PM
    Main Library
    The Grimball family has deep roots on Edisto Island, but Major Thomas Grimball is one of the least remembered of the family. Grimball was a lawyer, sheriff, militia officer and hero of the American Revolution whose legacy merits attention. Join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for the story of Major Grimball's life and his connections to the roots of jazz and the history of American music.

    AARP Tax Help
    Friday, April 14, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Receive free income tax preparation and electronic filing assistance from AARP volunteers. A current picture ID and Social Security card are required, along with the Social Security cards of any dependents. Assistance will be provided on a first come, first served basis.

    Cuentos y Canciones: Bilingual Storytime
    Friday, April 14, 10:30 AM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Enjoy stories and songs in English and Spanish.

    Good Friday Egg Hunt
    Friday, April 14, 11:30 AM
    McClellanville Library
    Bring your basket and join the fun.

    Easter Basket Craft
    Friday, April 14, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Make a paper Easter basket, and fill it with a treat.

    Jr. Word Seekers (grades 6-12)
    Friday, April 14
    John L. Dart Library
    After School 
    Challenge yourself to find every word on thematic puzzles for a prize.

    Saturday Surprise (ages 11 and younger)
    Saturday, April 15
    James Island Library
    Try a different activity or game each week.

    AARP Free Income Tax Preparation (adults)
    Saturday, April 15, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Receive free income tax preparation and electronic filing from AARP volunteers. A current picture ID and Social Security card are required, along with the Social Security cards of any dependents. First come, first served with the last person accepted at 1 p.m. Assistance in Spanish is available.

    Affordable Care Act: Tax-Related Assistance (adults)
    Saturday, April 15, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Need help with ACA-related tax documents or your health coverage tax credit? In person assistance is available from federally-certified ACA enrollment assisters from the Palmetto Project. Call 1-888-998-4646 to schedule an appointment.

    Cotton Tales (ages 3-6)
    Saturday, April 15, 10:30 AM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Listen to stories and songs about bunnies, and make a bunny finger puppet to take home.

    Raindrop Suncatcher (children)
    Saturday, April 15, 10:30 AM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Create a sun catcher using crayons and wax paper.

    Beach Lovers Book Club (adults)
    Saturday, April 15, 10:30 AM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin

    Home Ownership Workshop (adults)
    Saturday, April 15, 10:30 AM
    John L. Dart Library
    Learn credit and home buying tips during an interactive workshop led by realtor Michael Fenwrick. One lucky participant will receive a gas card door prize.

    STAR Therapy Dogs
    Saturday, April 15, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Read to a furry friend.

    Palmetto Community Action Partnership Information Sessions
    Saturday, April 15, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Otranto Road Regional Library
    Palmetto Community Action Partnership, information sessions will highlight resources for basic needs assistance, self-empowerment programs and emergency services. Palmetto CAP is a nonprofit organization that collaborates with Lowcountry residents to create solutions to rid situational and generational poverty.

    DIY Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace
    Saturday, April 15, 11:00 AM
    Otranto Road Regional Library
    Craft with help from Ms. Grace.

    Easter Egg Magic
    Saturday, April 15, 11:30 AM
    Edisto Library
    Dye Easter eggs to take home.

    Every "Bunny" Have a Good Time
    Saturday, April 15, 11:30 AM
    McClellanville Library
    Make bunny ears, and bunny hop with us.

    "Poe"etry Cafe
    Saturday, April 15, 12:00 PM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Local poets share their works in celebration of National Poetry Month.

    Library Reels
    Saturday, April 15, 12:30 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Storks. Rated PG; 89 minutes.

    Sigma Saturday (families)
    Saturday, April 15, 1:00 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    Enjoy a carpentry workshop with members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

    Saturday Movie
    Saturday, April 15, 2:00 PM
    West Ashley Library
    Moana. Rated PG; 113 minutes.

    eBook Club
    Saturday, April 15, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    How to Think Like Steve Jobs by Daniel Smith

    Emerging Author Drop-In
    Saturday, April 15, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Meet emerging authors, hear their stories, and purchase their books. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Charleston County Friends of the Library, and refreshments will be served. Contact the Reference Desk for author lineup.

    Adult Book Discussion
    Saturday, April 15, 3:00 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson. Copies available at the Information Desk.

    Night at the Museum: Tomb Travelers
    Saturday, April 15, 3:30 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Observe history come to life during a collaborative program with the Charleston Museum. Crafts and activities provided; registration requested.

    Saturday Movie
    Saturday, April 15, 3:30 PM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Hercules. Rated PG-13; 101 minutes.

    A-maze-ing Monday (grades 6-12)
    Monday, April 17
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    Successfully complete a maze, and return it to the Young Adult Services Desk for a piece of candy.

    Memoir Writing Circle (adults)
    Monday, April 17, 10:30 AM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Write and share stories for fun and feedback.

    After-School Club
    Monday, April 17, 3:30 PM
    Folly Beach Library
    Enjoy snacks, homework help and fun activities.

    TeenSpot Theatre
    Monday, April 17, 3:30 PM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Max Steel. Rated PG-13; 93 minutes.

    Mind Bending Monday Maze (grades 6-12)
    Monday, April 17
    John L. Dart Library
    After School
    Challenge yourself to complete an intricate maze.

    Match 'Em Mondays
    Monday, April 17, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Main Library
    Match the juvenile book cover with the author, and win a prize.

    After-School Club (ages 6-11)
    Monday, April 17, 4:30 PM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Enjoy toys, art activities, music, movement and more.

    Learn the Python Programming Language
    Monday, April 17, 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
    Main Library
    Second Floor Classroom
    Learn the Python programming language through Lynda.com during a three-part series. A moderate amount of computer skills are needed. Beginners are welcome and encouraged to watch "Programming Fundamentals in the Real World" on Lynda.com. A valid library card is required to participate; call 843-805-6885 to register.

    Book-a-Librarian
    Have a technology question? Need help formatting your resume or completing a job application? Want to learn how to use the library's downloadable media on your tablet, phone, e-reader or laptop? Call 843-889-3300 or email caldwellg@ccpl.org to make an appointment with a librarian for a 30-minute face-to-face session.

    Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)
    Tuesday, April 18
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    Show off your news knowledge, and win candy for correct answers.

    Quiz Bowl (grades K-5)
    Tuesday, April 18
    John L. Dart Library
    Challenge yourself to answer the trivia question correctly for a treat.

    Sea Islands Book Club (adults)
    Tuesday, April 18, 2:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Circling the Sun by Paula McLain

    Reading with Rommie (ages 11 and younger)
    Tuesday, April 18, 3:00 PM
    James Island Library
    Help your child improve literacy and communication skills by reading to Rommie, a STAR therapy dog.

    Midweek Mix (grades K-5)
    Wednesday, April 19
    John L. Dart Library
    How many words stem from the word of the day? Share your answers, and get a treat.

    English Conversation Club
    Wednesday, April 19, 10:30 AM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Practice speaking English with a small group of learners. Beginners to advanced learners are welcome.

    PBS Documentary Film Showcase
    Wednesday, April 19, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Main Library
    Auditorium
    This event is a collaboration with POV, PBS' award-winning nonfiction film series.
    Revolution '67. Not Rated; 86 minutes.

    Midweek Crossword (grades 6-12)
    Wednesday, April 19
    John L. Dart Library
    After School 
    Solve clues.

    Web Wednesday (grades 6-12)
    Wednesday, April 19, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    Check out a short collection of the latest and greatest viral videos and websites.

    Game On
    Wednesday, April 19, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Main Library
    Challenge family and friends to Minecraft using "creative mode," Wii and board games.

    Teen Job Series: Interviewing Skills Workshop
    Wednesday, April 19, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Otranto Road Regional Library
    Learn what to expect during a job interview. Presented by Palmetto Community Action Partnership.

    One80 Place Outreach
    Wednesday, April 19, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Main Library
    Lobby and Second Floor Reference Area
    Representatives from One80 Place are available to answer questions and assist those in need. The organization provides food, shelter and hope to end homelessness and hunger one person and family at a time. It also offers housing assistance to community members, including veterans.

    Thursday Word (grades K-5)
    Thursday, April 20
    John L. Dart Library
    Challenge yourself to learn a new word, and get a treat.

    Build It Up
    Thursday, April 20, 10:30 AM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Enjoy several beloved tales transformed into a puppet show.

    Not Fiction Book Discussion
    Thursday, April 20, 11:00 AM
    West Ashley Library
    Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

    Introduction to Seeking Grants
    Thursday, April 20, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Main Library
    Foundation Center Resources Area, Second Floor
    Explore the grants database, learn basic and advanced search functions, and research foundation profiles. Handouts are provided, and participants can practice after the presentation. CCPL is a Funding Information Network (FIN) partner with the Foundation Center. Visit www.foundationcenter.org for more information.

    Crafternoon: Poet-trees (children)
    Thursday, April 20, 2:30 PM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Celebrate National Poetry Month, and create a tree from paint and tissue paper.

    Afternoon Adventures: Green Thumbs
    Thursday, April 20, 3:30 PM
    Main Library
    Do you dig gardening? Join the Tri-County Clemson Master Gardeners to bring the outdoors inside, and make a nature-inspired craft.

    Teen Cafe (grades 6-12)
    Thursday, April 20
    Main Library
    After School 
    Teen Lounge
    Enjoy snacks and games after school.

    Game On (ages 10-18)
    Thursday, April 20
    John L. Dart Library
    After School 
    Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of gaming. Choose from board games and interactive video games.

    Origami for Teens (grades 6-12)
    Thursday, April 20, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    James Island Library
    Learn about the art of paper folding, and create a sculpture.

    STEAM Club (ages 7-11)
    Thursday, April 20, 3:45 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Have fun, and explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) with hands-on activities.

    Knit and Purl: A Casual Knitting Group (adults)
    Thursday, April 20, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Bring your knitting materials, and knit with fellow crafters. All skill levels welcome.

    Mah Jongg Nights (adults)
    Thursday, April 20, 5:30 PM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Learn to play the fun and fast-paced game of American Mah Jongg. Beginners welcome.

    Is Every Color in the Rainbow?
    Thursday, April 20, 5:30 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Join storyteller Julian Gooding for a playful program, and learn how reading and sharing stories created by people of color encourages growth, happiness and cultural awareness.

    Film Movement
    Thursday, April 20, 6:00 PM
    Main Library
    Auditorium
    My Love, Don't Cross That River (2014). Not Rated; 86 minutes.

    Dart After Dark Book Club
    Thursday, April 20, 6:15 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimananda Ngozi Adichie

    Book Discussion at Otranto
    Thursday, April 20, 6:30 PM
    Otranto Road Regional Library
    A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers

    Jr. Word Seekers (grades 6-12)
    Friday, April 21
    John L. Dart Library
    After School 
    Challenge yourself to find every word on thematic puzzles for a prize.

    Friday Night Eats (grades 6-12)
    Friday, April 21, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    Bring your appetite, learn an easy no-bake recipe, and eat the final product.

    Saturday Surprise (ages 11 and younger)
    Saturday, April 22
    James Island Library
    Try a different activity or game each week.

    Lowcountry Creative Writing Forum
    Saturday, April 22, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Write and network with other writers. All ages welcome.

    Crafternoon: Poet-trees (children)
    Saturday, April 22, 10:30 AM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Celebrate National Poetry Month, and create a tree from paint and tissue paper.

    DIY Wind Chimes
    Saturday, April 22, 11:00 AM
    Main Library
    Decorate wind chimes made from tin cans.

    Celebrate Earth Day
    Saturday, April 22, 11:00 AM
    Village Library
    Enjoy an outdoor storytime and craft, weather permitting.

    Cinema Saturday
    Saturday, April 22, 11:00 AM
    John L. Dart Library
    Moana. Rated PG; 107 minutes.

    Earth Day
    Saturday, April 22, 11:30 AM
    McClellanville Library
    Make a nature craft.

    YA Movie (grades 6-12)
    Saturday, April 22, 12:30 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. Rated PG-13; 93 minutes.

    Cinema Saturday
    Saturday, April 22, 2:00 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    Moana. Rated PG; 107 minutes.

    Lego Club (ages 4-11)
    Saturday, April 22, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Build with library Legos.

    Community Poetry Reading
    Saturday, April 22, 3:00 PM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Join open mic poetry reading.

    A-maze-ing Monday (grades 6-12)
    Monday, April 24
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    Successfully complete a maze, and return it to the Young Adult Services Desk for a piece of candy.

    Coffee and Conversation (adults)
    Monday, April 24, 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, April 24, 10:30 AM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Write and share stories for fun and feedback.

    Palmetto Community Action Partnership Information Sessions
    Monday, April 24, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Otranto Road Regional Library
    Palmetto Community Action Partnership, information sessions will highlight resources for basic needs assistance, self-empowerment programs and emergency services. Palmetto CAP is a nonprofit organization that collaborates with Lowcountry residents to create solutions to rid situational and generational poverty.

    Moms' Afternoon Meet and Greet (children)
    Monday, April 24, 1:30 PM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Stop by with your little ones for playtime, coffee and socializing.

    Indie Lens Pop-Up (teens and adults)
    Monday, April 24, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    National Bird follows whistleblowers who are determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial issues of our time: the secret U.S. drone war. The film gives rare insight through the eyes of survivors and veterans who suffer from PTSD while plagued by guilt over participating in the killing of faceless people in foreign countries. Not Rated; 92 minutes.

    After-School Club
    Monday, April 24, 3:30 PM
    Folly Beach Library
    Enjoy snacks, homework help and fun activities.

    Mind Bending Monday Maze (grades 6-12)
    Monday, April 24
    John L. Dart Library
    After School 
    Challenge yourself to complete an intricate maze.

    Match 'Em Mondays
    Monday, April 24, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Main Library
    Match the juvenile book cover with the author, and win a prize.

    After-School Club (ages 6-11)
    Monday, April 24, 4:30 PM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Enjoy toys, art activities, music, movement and more.

    Learn the Python Programming Language
    Monday, April 24, 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
    Main Library
    Second Floor Classroom
    Learn the Python programming language through Lynda.com during a three-part series. A moderate amount of computer skills are needed. Beginners are welcome and encouraged to watch "Programming Fundamentals in the Real World" on Lynda.com. A valid library card is required to participate; call 843-805-6885 to register.

    Book-a-Librarian
    Have a technology question? Need help formatting your resume or completing a job application? Want to learn how to use the library's downloadable media on your tablet, phone, e-reader or laptop? Call 843-889-3300 or email caldwellg@ccpl.org to make an appointment with a librarian for a 30-minute face-to-face session.

    Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)
    Tuesday, April 25
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    Show off your news knowledge, and win candy for correct answers.

    Quiz Bowl (grades K-5)
    Tuesday, April 25
    John L. Dart Library
    Challenge yourself to answer the trivia question correctly for a treat.

    Teen Movie Tuesday (grades 6-12)
    Tuesday, April 25, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Now You See Me 2. Rated PG-13; 129 minutes.

    Full STEAM Ahead: Skill Toys
    Tuesday, April 25, 3:30 PM
    Main Library
    Test your coordination with a variety of toys, including flower sticks, yo-yos and kendamas.

    Lounge at the Library (grades 6-12)
    Tuesday, April 25, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Hang out with friends, and play games. Feel free to bring a snack.

    Midweek Mix (grades K-5)
    Wednesday, April 26
    John L. Dart Library
    How many words stem from the word of the day? Share your answers, and get a treat.

    English Conversation Club
    Wednesday, April 26, 10:30 AM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Practice speaking English with a small group of learners. Beginners to advanced learners are welcome.

    Round Table Discussion with Councilwoman Johnson (adults)
    Wednesday, April 26, 12:30 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Discuss concerns and issues with Councilwoman Anna Johnson of Charleston County District 8.

    PBS Documentary Film Showcase
    Wednesday, April 26, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Main Library
    Auditorium
    This event is a collaboration with POV, PBS' award-winning nonfiction film series.
    I'm Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad, and the Beautiful. Not Rated; 90 minutes.

    Mah Jongg the American Way (adults)
    Wednesday, April 26, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Join other Mah Jongg enthusiasts for an afternoon of enjoyable play.

    Midweek Crossword (grades 6-12)
    Wednesday, April 26
    John L. Dart Library
    After School
    Solve clues.

    Web Wednesday (grades 6-12)
    Wednesday, April 26, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    Check out a short collection of the latest and greatest viral videos and websites.

    Game On
    Wednesday, April 26, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Main Library
    Challenge family and friends to Minecraft using "creative mode," Wii and board games.

    Thursday Word (grades K-5)
    Thursday, April 27
    John L. Dart Library
    Challenge yourself to learn a new word, and get a treat.

    Book-a-Librarian (adults)
    Call to schedule a 45-minute appointment with a librarian, and learn how to establish an email account, format a resume and complete online job applications.

    Poem in Your Pocket Day (ages 11 and younger)
    Thursday, April 27
    James Island Library
    Read a poem at the Circulation Desk, and receive a treat.

    Community Resources Information Session
    Thursday, April 27, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Otranto Road Regional Library
    Connect with valuable community resources. Community leaders, organizations and agencies are encouraged to attend an information session with Palmetto Community Action Partnership.

    Afternoon Adventures: Pokemon Party
    Thursday, April 27, 3:30 PM
    Main Library
    Enjoy games, crafts and a Pokemon-themed scavenger hunt.

    Game On (ages 10-18)
    Thursday, April 27
    John L. Dart Library
    After School
    Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of gaming. Choose from board games and interactive video games.

    Teen Cafe (grades 6-12)
    Thursday, April 27
    Main Library
    After School
    Teen Lounge
    Enjoy snacks and games.

    STEAM Club (ages 7-11)
    Thursday, April 27, 3:45 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Have fun, and explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) with hands-on activities.

    Club Anime! (grades 6-12)
    Thursday, April 27, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Watch episodes of Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju.

    Mah Jongg Nights (adults)
    Thursday, April 27, 5:30 PM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Learn to play the fun and fast-paced game of American Mah Jongg. Beginners welcome.      

    Lifestyle Factors that Influence Body Pain (adults)
    Thursday, April 27, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Glenda Eady of Back in Touch Massage will discuss daily activities that may contribute to overall body pain. Learn about the basics of therapeutic massage, and observe correct movements to help alleviate pain. Registration preferred; call 843-849-6161, and press 2 for Reference. Walk-ins are welcome.   

    Jr. Word Seekers (grades 6-12)
    Friday, April 28
    John L. Dart Library
    After School
    Challenge yourself to find every word on thematic puzzles for a prize.

    Teen Book Discussion (grades 6-12)
    Friday, April 28, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Wonder Show by Hannah Barnaby

    Saturday Surprise (ages 11 and younger)
    Saturday, April 29
    James Island Library
    Try a different activity or game each week.

    El Dia de Los Ninos/El Dia De Los Libros
    Read a book with a friend, and make a craft.

    Dia Celebration with Vamos Cantando
    Saturday, April 29, 10:30 AM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Join an interactive bilingual musical performance in celebration of El Dia de Los Ninos/El Dia de Los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day).

    Lego Play (ages 4-11)
    Saturday, April 29, 10:30 AM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Play and build with library Legos.

    El Dia de Los Ninos/El Dia de Los Libros
    Saturday, April 29, 11:00 AM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Join an annual celebration of childhood, diversity and literacy. Enjoy activities, giveaways, and a theatrical arts presentation by Art Pot, Charleston's only Hispanic theatre group. Information for families will be provided in English and Spanish.

    Teen Job Fair
    Saturday, April 29, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Otranto Road Regional Library
    Local employers will share employment opportunities and collect resumes and applications.

    Honey Bee Day
    Saturday, April 29, 11:30 AM
    Edisto Library
    Learn about bees, and taste honey.

    Fun with Words
    Saturday, April 29, 11:30 AM
    McClellanville Library
    Make your own sight word rubbings.

    El Dia de Los Ninos/El Dia de Los Libros
    Saturday, April 29, 1:00 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    Make a book out of recycled materials.

    Turning 65: Medicare Information Presentation (adults)
    Saturday, April 29, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Join an informational presentation about Medicare presented by a United Healthcare Medicare Specialist. Registration preferred; call 843-849-6161, and press 2 for Reference. Walk-ins are welcome.

    Club Anime! (grades 6-12)
    Saturday, April 29, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Watch episodes of Flip Flappers, and enjoy Japanese snacks.

    Week of the Young Child (parents of children ages 0-8)
    Monday, April 24 - Friday, April 28
    James Island Library
    Pick up an activity sheet, and complete at least five tasks to enter a prize drawing.

    Poetry for You and Me (ages 11-18)
    Monday, April 17 - Friday, April 28
    West Ashley Library
    Share a poem by your favorite poet, and receive a special treat.

    National Library Week Crossword Search
    Monday, April 10 - Saturday, April 15
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Find secret words to enter a gift card drawing. One entry permitted per day. The winner will be announced at the end of the week.

    National Library Week Scavenger Hunt
    Monday, April 10 - Saturday, April 15
    Otranto Road Regional Library
    Find famous book characters hidden in the library, and receive a sweet treat.

    Bookworm Guessing Game
    Monday, April 10 - Saturday, April 15
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Celebrate National Library Week, and guess the number of gummy worms in the jar.

    Connect the Dots
    Monday, April 10 - Saturday, April 15
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Guess the correct book for each librarian to enter a special prize giveaway. The winner will be announced April 17.

    National Library Week (grades K-5)
    Monday, April 10 - Saturday, April 15
    John L. Dart Library
    Challenge yourself to solve a different puzzle every day for a sweet treat.

    Once Upon a Crime (grades 6-12)
    Monday, April 10 - Saturday, April 15
    John L. Dart Library
    Solve daily clues.

    Teen Zone (grades 6-12)
    Saturday, April 1 - Sunday, April 30, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Mondays-Thursdays   
    Play the Xbox 360, listen to music, enjoy an adult coloring page, play board games, or just sit and chat.

    Mad Libs Poetry
    Saturday, April 1 - Sunday, April 30
    Otranto Road Regional Library
    Recreate well-known poems.

    Teen Poetry Contest
    Saturday, April 1 - Sunday, April 30
    Otranto Road Regional Library
    Celebrate National Poetry Month, and submit up to three original poems to display in the YA section. Prizes will be awarded to the two best entries, and the winner will be announced May 2.

    Adult Poetry Contest
    Saturday, April 1 - Sunday, April 30
    Otranto Road Regional Library
    Celebrate National Poetry Month, and submit up to three original poems to display in the library. Prizes will be awarded for the three best entries, and the winner will be announced May 2.

    Poetry Scavenger Hunt (ages 3-11)
    Saturday, April 1 - Sunday, April 30
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Search for poems in the Children's Department. Win a prize, and add your name to the poet-tree.

    Early Literacy Station
    Saturday, April 1 - Sunday, 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.

    Book Balance
    Saturday, April 1 - Sunday, April 30
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Walk to the Circulation Desk while balancing three books from the teen table on your head, and receive a sweet treat.

    Poem in Your Pocket
    Saturday, April 1 - Sunday, April 30
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Select an inspirational poem to read.

    Anniversary Trivia
    Saturday, April 1 - Sunday, April 30
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Continue the celebration of the library's 25th anniversary, and answer trivia questions about the branch. Correct answers will be entered into a drawing to win gift cards from local businesses.

    TeenSpot "Poet-tree" Display
    Saturday, April 1 - Sunday, April 30
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Write your favorite verse of poetry on a leaf, and receive a sweet treat.

    Poetry Scavenger Hunt
    Saturday, April 1 - Sunday, April 30
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Find poems in the Children's Area, solve clues, and submit answers to the Children's Desk for a prize.

    Creation Station: Poetry
    Saturday, April 1 - Sunday, April 30
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Create your own poem, re-write a Shel Silverstein poem Mad Lib style, or check out some great poetry books.

    Match the Poem to the Poet
    Saturday, April 1 - Sunday, April 30
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Correctly match the poem to poet to enter a prize drawing. The winner will be announced May 1.

    Painting Exhibit
    Saturday, April 1 - Sunday, April 30
    John's Island Regional Library
    Acrylic abstract paintings by Ruth Sumpter

    Book Exhibit
    Saturday, April 1 - Sunday, April 30
    John's Island Regional Library
    Children's books by Catherine Foertch

    Book-a-Librarian (adults)
    Saturday, April 1 - Sunday, April 30
    John's Island Regional Library
    Have a technology question? Need help formatting your resume or completing a job application? Want to learn how to use the library's downloadable media on your tablet, phone, e-reader or laptop? Call 843-559-1945, and make an appointment with a librarian for a 30-minute one-on-one session.

    International Doll Display
    Saturday, April 1 - Sunday, April 30
    John L. Dart Library
    Imagine the experience of foreign travel through a display of passports and dolls owned by the late Emily Simmons Smith, who travelled to Asia, Africa, North America, Europe and South America. This display is a tribute to the women who have managed the Dart branch.

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

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

    Teen Guessing Game (grades 6-12)
    Saturday, April 1 - Sunday, April 30
    James Island Library
    Correctly guess how many pieces of candy are in the jar, and win the entire jar.

    National Poetry Month Trivia (grades 6-12)
    Saturday, April 1 - Sunday, April 30
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    Correctly answer a poetry trivia question, and receive a sweet treat.

    Classic Arcade
    Saturday, April 1 - Sunday, April 30
    Main Library
    Play more than 240 arcade games including dual joystick hits such as "Crazy Climber" (1980), "Robotron: 2084" (1982) and "Black Widow" (1982).View printed circuit boards and software on display.

    Early Literacy Station
    Saturday, April 1 - Sunday, 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.

    Book Spine Poetry
    Saturday, April 1 - Sunday, April 30
    Main Library
    Celebrate National Poetry Month, and create a poem using words on children's book spines. Show off your poem at the Children's Desk to earn a sweet treat.

    Saul Alexander Gallery Exhibit
    Saturday, April 1 - Sunday, April 30
    Main Library
    The Art of the Spray Can: Liberation Hip Hop in Charleston
    By Ron Anton Rocz, photographer and Lamar Hunter, dancer
    Embark upon a visual journey that features contemporary photography of an African-American hip hop dancer's interpretation of Charleston graffiti, urban murals and a history of enslavement.