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    Events for: Friday, April 24
    Wednesday, April 1 - Thursday, April 30
      
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    Setting Healthier Goals with Karen
    Friday, April 24, 2:00 PM
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    Receive help setting fitness goals with Karen, owner of Any Body's Pilates and a certified health and fitness trainer.

    Crafternoon: Earth Day Crafts
    Friday, April 24, 3:00 PM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Celebrate Earth Day with nature-themed arts and crafts.

    Jr. Word Seekers (grades 6-12)
    Friday, April 24
    John L. Dart Library
    After school
    Challenge yourself to find every word on thematic puzzles for a prize.

    Saul Alexander Gallery Exhibit
    Wednesday, April 1 - Thursday, April 30
    Main Library
    Making Community: Street Pulp Artists' Books by Kris Westerson
    This exhibit showcases three artists' books created from sheets of paper during the Street Pulp project. Panel displays explain the project and incorporate photographs of the participants' papermaking process. Installed in a central location, the books are a reminder of learning, creativity and transformation. The Street Pulp project was created by Kris Westerson and partially funded by Enough Pie and the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs through a Lowcountry Quarterly Artist Grant.

    Call for Self-Published Author Submissions for June 8 Book Talks
    Wednesday, April 1 - Thursday, April 30
    Main Library
    Join a forum for self-published authors and readers, and submit family-friendly content to Steven Schwengel, Main Library, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, S.C., 29401. Submissions must include the author's name, phone number, email and postal addresses. Authors of approved submissions will be invited to present their works during 4-8 minute presentations the evening of June 8. This event is not a sales forum, but a literary exchange for authors and readers. For more information, call 805-6943.

    Early Literacy Station
    Wednesday, April 1 - Thursday, 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 Contest (grades 6-12)
    Wednesday, April 1 - Thursday, April 30
    Main Library
    In honor of National Poetry Month, arrange books to form free-verse poems from their titles. Fill out an entry form, and submit poems at the YA Services desk. All entrants receive a treat, and one applicant will earn a special prize.

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

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

    Spine Label Poetry
    Wednesday, April 1 - Thursday, April 30
    John L. Dart Library
    Arrange children's book spines, and create a poem for a chance to win a free book for your home library.

    Gullah Folk-Art Display
    Wednesday, April 1 - Thursday, April 30
    John's Island Regional Library
    There are many forms of American folk-art throughout the nation, and Gullah art from S.C. is gaining much deserved respect. Recently, older Gullah paintings have fetched well over twenty thousand dollars at auction. Enjoy a display of paintings by regional Gullah folk artists in support of De Gullah Roots Festival.

    Tree of Life Exhibit
    Wednesday, April 1 - Thursday, April 30
    John's Island Regional Library
    Enjoy an exhibit of African American life on Johns Island in the mid twentieth century through photographs from the book Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life. The beginning of the Civil Rights movement and the work of Esau Jenkins and the Progressive Club also are featured. The exhibit is provided by The Johns Island Conservancy, an organization dedicated to preserving and safeguarding the natural, historical and agriculture resources of Johns Island through education and conservation action projects.

    Drop Everything and Read
    Wednesday, April 1 - Thursday, April 30
    John's Island Regional Library
    Enjoy a variety of titles, crafts and activities available at the children's desk.

    Early Literacy Station
    Wednesday, April 1 - Thursday, April 30
    John's Island Regional Library
    Enjoy a fun activity based on the S.C. Day-by-Day Family Literacy Activity Calendar. The theme for April is reading.

    National Poetry Month Trivia (grades 6-12)
    Wednesday, April 1 - Thursday, April 30
    John's Island Regional Library
    Answer questions about great American poets for a candy prize.

    TeenSpot Tweets for Treats
    Wednesday, April 1 - Thursday, April 30
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    Find a birdie, and tweet about your favorite book for a treat.

    Tech Help: Book-a-Librarian
    Wednesday, April 1 - Thursday, April 30
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Want to learn how to use the library's downloadable media on your tablet, phone, e-reader or laptop? Call 843-849-6161, and make an appointment with a librarian for a 30-minute face-to-face session.

    Early Literacy Station
    Wednesday, April 1 - Thursday, 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.

    Poetry Scavenger Hunt (ages 3-11)
    Wednesday, April 1 - Thursday, April 30
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Pick up a scavenger hunt form, and search for poems in the children's department. Win a prize, then add your name to the Poet-tree.

    April Is Poetry Month (grades 6-12)
    Wednesday, April 1 - Thursday, April 30
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Enter the middle school or high school Cinquain poetry contest. Winners will receive a gift card. For more information, visit the library or call 843-849-6161.

    Poetry Contest (adults)
    Wednesday, April 1 - Thursday, April 30
    Otranto Road Regional
    Celebrate National Poetry Month, and submit up to three original poems during the month of April to be displayed in the library. Prizes will be awarded to the three best entries, and winners will be announced May 5.

    National Poetry Month Display
    Wednesday, April 1 - Thursday, April 30
    Otranto Road Regional
    Stop by the children's department, and write a poem for National Poetry Month to display on our poetry wall.

    Teen Poetry Contest
    Wednesday, April 1 - Thursday, April 30
    Otranto Road Regional
    Submit up to three poems in celebration of National Poetry Month. Poems will be displayed in the YA section, and winners will be announced May 5.

    Teen Lounge (grades 6-12)
    Wednesday, April 1 - Thursday, April 30, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Weekdays
    Hang out with your friends, play Wii and various board games after school.