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    Events for: Thursday, May 5
    Sunday, May 1 - Tuesday, May 31
      
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    PLAY: Children's Book Week (grades K-5)
    Monday, May 2 - Friday, May 6
    John L. Dart Library
    Complete an activity sheet for a sweet treat.

    Guess the Author/Illustrator (ages 11 and younger)
    Monday, May 2 - Saturday, May 7
    James Island Library
    Celebrate Childrens Book Week by correctly answering the daily trivia question for a chance to receive a prize.

    Screen Free Week Celebration
    Monday, May 2 - Saturday, May 7
    John's Island Regional Library
    Play, read and discover more with activities each day. 

    North Charleston Arts Festival: Storytelling for Children and Families
    Thursday, May 5, 10:30 AM
    Otranto Road Regional Library
    Stories, music and fairy dust await you in Pixies and Fairies and Trolls, Oh My!. Was one of your socks missing this morning? Did your milk seem to sour overnight? Perhaps you found a coin in your formerly empty pocket. Join Zephyr, a fairy, as she introduces you to the world of mischief makers and fairy helpers. 

    Caw Caw Interpretive Center (adults)
    Thursday, May 5, 1:00 PM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Park Manager Thomas Thornton shares all that this Lowcountry jewel has to offer.

    Book-a-Librarian
    Thursday, May 5, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Receive one-on-one instruction on how to use e-books and audiobooks. 

    Teen Cafe (grades 6-12)
    Thursday, May 5
    Main Library
    Enjoys snacks and games after school.

    Building Bots: littleBits (ages 7-11 with caregiver)
    Thursday, May 5, 3:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Discover and create with Building Bots, in this introduction to hands-on, STEM-themed programming. littleBits are easy-to-use electronic building blocks that empower children to invent anything from a remote controlled car to a smart home device. The Bits snap together with magnets, no soldering, no wiring and no programming needed. 

    Skill Toy Challenge
    Thursday, May 5, 3:00 PM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Spin plates, juggle flower sticks and more. 

    Afternoon Adventures: Reading with Rommie and Friends
    Thursday, May 5, 3:30 PM
    Main Library
    Help your child improve literacy and communication skills by reading to STAR therapy dogs.

    Building Bots: Raspberry Pi 2 (ages 7-11 with caregiver)
    Thursday, May 5, 3:30 PM
    Otranto Road Regional Library
    Discover and create with Building Bots, in this introduction to hands-on, STEM-themed programming. 

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

    Cinco de Mayo Celebration (grades 6-12)
    Thursday, May 5, 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a craft and refreshments.

    Crazy 8's Math Club (ages 8-11)
    Thursday, May 5, 4:30 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Make math everyday fun. Join us for these exciting math activities.

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

    Mah Jongg Nights (adults)
    Thursday, May 5, 5:30 PM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Play the fun, fast-paced game of American Mah Jongg. Beginners welcome.

    North Charleston Arts Festival: Funk/Soul Concert
    Thursday, May 5, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Otranto Road Regional Library
    Join New Galaxy, a North Charleston-based band and winner of the 2013 Last Band Standing Competition, for a fun evening concert of your favorite Funk, Soul and R&B Classics.

    Family Game Time
    Thursday, May 5, 6:30 PM
    West Ashley Library
    Enjoy our board games or cards with your family.

    Register for Iron Yard Kids Coding Classes
    Monday, May 2 - Friday, June 3
    Main Library
    After launching five years ago, The Iron Yard has grown to 16 campuses and offers technology education, including specialized courses to teach computer coding to kids. This four-week course is being held in two sections: one for children in grades 3-5 and one for teens in grades 6-11. Classes are Saturdays, June 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 2-3 p.m. Space is limited to five individuals in each age groupso register early by calling the Children's Department at 843-805-6893.

    Saul Alexander Gallery Exhibit
    Sunday, May 1 - Tuesday, May 31
    Main Library
    A Visit to Cuba by Joanna Biondolillo
    Intimate portraits by travel photographer Biondolillo just before the United States reestablished relations with Cuba. 

    The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art Exhibit
    Sunday, May 1 - Tuesday, May 31
    Main Library
    Lobby
    Correspondence Art: School to School, an exhibition of student-created art from seven area schools.

    Painting Exhibit: John’s Island and Edisto
    Sunday, May 1 - Tuesday, May 31
    John's Island Regional Library
    Landscapes in oils by Sara Jane Reynolds

    Exhibit of Roses
    Sunday, May 1 - Tuesday, May 31
    John's Island Regional Library
    Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society’s display of selected rose varieties.

    Tech Help: Book-a-Librarian
    Sunday, May 1 - Tuesday, May 31
    John's Island Regional Library
    Learn how to use the library's downloadable media on your tablet, phone, e-reader or laptop. Call 843-559-1945 to make an appointment for a 30-minute, one-on-one session.

    11th Annual Children's Book Week Bookmark Contest (all ages)
    Sunday, May 1 - Tuesday, May 31
    Main Library
    Winning designs announced June 1.

    May is Get Caught Reading Month (teens)
    Sunday, May 1 - Tuesday, May 31
    West Ashley Library
    Celebrate by letting us catch you reading, and receive a sweet treat. Whoever gets caught the most in May is entered into a drawing for a special surprise.

    Can You Guess Who I Am? (adults)
    Sunday, May 1 - Tuesday, May 31
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Guess the names of people pictured on the display board. Entries with the most correct answers will be part of a June 1 drawing for a gift basket. 

    TeenSpot Tweets for Treats
    Sunday, May 1 - Tuesday, May 31
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Find a birdie, and tweet about your favorite book for a treat.

    Get Caught Reading (ages 12-18)
    Sunday, May 1 - Tuesday, May 31
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Win a Kindle Fire just by getting caught reading. Each week, we will announce on social media when we will be looking for readers. If we catch you reading, you will be entered in the end-of-the-month drawing for a Kindle.