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    September

    Story Walk
    Saturday, August 5 - Saturday, September 2
    John's Island Regional Library
    Celebrate Get Ready for Kindergarten month by completing the Story Walk Book Trail around the library.   

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

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

    Saturday Surprise (ages 11 and younger)
    Saturday, September 2
    James Island Library
    Complete a fun activity. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Saturday Movie
    Saturday, September 2, 3:00 PM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Aladdin. Rated PG.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    English Conversation Club
    Wednesday, September 6, 10:30 AM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Practice speaking English with a small group. Beginners to advanced learners are welcome.

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

    Sphero 2.0 Bowling & Robotic Cubelets (teens)
    Wednesday, September 6, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Otranto Road Regional Library
    Use Sphero 2.0 to interactively bowl, and build cool robots using Cubelets.

    Voter Registration Drive
    Wednesday, September 6, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    The Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration provides one-stop voter registration. Drop by to register, and receive a government-issued and approved voter ID on-site. Current voters can update their address and information, sign up for absentee voting and more. To find out if you are eligible and what information you need to register, call 843-744-VOTE.

    Thursday Word (ages 11 and younger)  
    Thursday, September 7
    John L. Dart Library
    Test your word knowledge with a weekly word challenge. Prizes awarded.

    Teen Cafe (grades 6-12)
    Thursday, September 7, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    Enjoy snacks and games after school.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Saturday Surprise (ages 11 and younger)
    Saturday, September 9
    James Island Library
    Complete a fun activity.

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

    Second Saturday Family Storytime
    Saturday, September 9, 10:30 AM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Listen to stories, sing songs, and make a craft.

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

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

    Saturday Movie and Craft
    Saturday, September 9, 11:00 AM
    Folly Beach Library
    Watch Rock Dog, and eat popcorn. Rated PG.

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

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

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

    Saturday Matinee
    Saturday, September 9, 2:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Beauty and the Beast. Rated PG. Sponsored by The UPS Store, 3575 Maybank Hwy. Johns Island, SC. 29455.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Saturday Surprise (ages 11 and younger)
    Saturday, September 16
    James Island Library
    Complete a fun activity.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Wellness Health Symposium (ages 11 and older)
    Saturday, September 16, 10:30 AM - 3:30 AM
    Otranto Road Regional Library
    Attend an event to educate and encourage men and boys to implement healthy, positive lifestyles and reduce mortality with information from healthcare professionals. Space is limited, and registration is requested. Call the Information Desk at 572-4094, ext. 6415 for more information.

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

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

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

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

    Sigma Saturday   
    Saturday, September 16, 1:00 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    Enjoy a carpentry workshop with members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. 

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

    Saturday Movie
    Saturday, September 16, 2:00 PM
    West Ashley Library
    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Rated G.

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

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

    Shredded Book Challenge (children)
    Monday, September 18 - Saturday, September 30
    Main Library
    Identify the shredded book pages of frequently challenged and banned children's books on display in the Children's Department, and win a sweet treat.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Saturday Surprise (ages 11 and younger)
    Saturday, September 23
    James Island Library
    Complete a fun activity.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Other featured authors include:

    • Herb Frazier: Behind God's Back and We are Charleston
    • Joyce Coakley: Sweetgrass Baskets and the Gullah Tradition
    • Damon Fordham: True Stories of Black South Carolina
    • Sherman Pyatt: Burke High School (1894-2006), Charleston, SC

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Internet Safety in the Digital World
    Tuesday, September 26, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Otranto Road Regional Library
    Learn about common threats on the web and how to stay protected.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Saturday Surprise (ages 11 and younger)
    Saturday, September 30
    James Island Library
    Complete a fun activity.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

    Early Literacy Station
    Friday, September 1 - Saturday, September 30
    Main Library
    Visit the Early Literacy Station for a fun activity based on the S.C. Day-by-Day Family Literacy Activity Calendar. The theme is letters.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Kindness Rocks (teens)
    Friday, September 1 - Saturday, September 30
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Contribute to an inspirational rock garden, and create kindness rocks to share with the community.

    Book Report Prize Drawing
    Friday, September 1 - Saturday, September 30
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Tell us about a book or picture book you read to enter a prize drawing.

    Back to School Survey
    Friday, September 1 - Saturday, September 30
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Complete a back to school survey for a sweet treat.

    Book Match
    Friday, September 1 - Saturday, September 30
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Match the CCPL staff member to their favorite book for a chance to win a small prize.