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    Events for: Saturday, February 13
    Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29
      
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    Celebrate Black History Month (teens)
    Monday, February 1 - Saturday, February 13
    West Ashley Library
    Fill out a piece of paper with the name of an African-American you admire, submit the paper at the front desk and receive a small prize. Entries accepted daily.

    Preschool Singing Challenge (ages 2-4)
    Saturday, February 13
    John L. Dart Library
    Encourage your preschooler, and practice reading, writing, talking, playing and singing to help develop early literacy skills. Singing helps children learn that letters and words stand for sounds, and that print has meaning. Complete each weekly challenge for a chance to receive a book for your home library.

    Parents' Morning In
    Saturday, February 13, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    John L. Dart Library
    Join a mutually supportive parenting circle, and enjoy light refreshments. Presented by FamilyCorps, a local nonprofit organization aiming to heal, protect and strengthen families.

    VITA Tax Assistance
    Saturday, February 13, 10:00 AM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Receive free tax preparation assistance from VITA volunteers. Please bring a current picture ID, last year's tax return, your W-2 form and Social Security card along with the Social Security cards of any dependents.

    AARP Free Income Tax Preparation (adults)
    Saturday, February 13, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Receive assistance with free income tax preparation and electronic filing from AARP volunteers through April 11. A current picture ID and Social Security card are required, along with the Social Security cards of any dependents. Assistance is provided first come, first served with the last person accepted at 1 p.m. Assistance in Spanish will be available.

    Play with Dad: Saturday Stories
    Saturday, February 13, 10:30 AM
    James Island Library
    Enjoy storytime with your dad or another favorite loved one.

    PLAY: STAR Therapy Dogs
    Saturday, February 13, 10:30 AM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Share books with a furry friend.

    PLAY: Valentine's Day Card
    Saturday, February 13, 10:30 AM
    Village Library
    Create a Valentine's Day card for someone special.

    Building Bots: Snap Circuits (ages 7-11 with caregiver)
    Saturday, February 13, 11:00 AM
    Main Library
    Discover, inquire and create with Building Bots, an introduction to hands-on STEM-themed programming. Snap Circuits makes learning about electronics fun and easy for kids as they follow colorful pictures in manuals and build exciting projects that snap together.

    PLAY: Saturday Movie and Craft
    Saturday, February 13, 11:00 AM
    Folly Beach Library
    Watch The Wiz, and make a fun craft. Rated G; 133 minutes.

    I Make A Difference: Storytime (ages 12 and younger)
    Saturday, February 13, 11:00 AM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Enjoy a unique storytime, help honor the memory of Cynthia Graham Hurd and contribute to a community display. *This program is part of the I Make a Difference Initiative that highlights the work of Marian Wright Edelman, author and president of The Children's Defense Fund.

    PLAY: Kids Knit (ages 6-11)
    Saturday, February 13, 11:00 AM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Learn how to knit, and work on a fun project. Supplies are limited; feel free to bring your own materials.

    PLAY: Happy Valentine's Day
    Saturday, February 13, 11:00 AM
    McClellanville Library
    Read a sweet book, and make something special for your Valentine.

    PLAY: Second Saturday Storytime
    Saturday, February 13, 11:00 AM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Learn about Valentine's Day with stories, songs and a craft.

    Play Day: Valentine's Party
    Saturday, February 13, 11:30 AM
    Edisto Library
    Celebrate Valentine's Day.

    PLAY: Saturday Morning Movie (ages 11 and younger)
    Saturday, February 13, 12:30 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Shaun the Sheep. Rated PG; 85 minutes.

    PLAY: African-American Read-In
    Saturday, February 13, 1:00 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    Celebrate Black History Month, and participate in the African-American Read-In.

    Adult Craft
    Saturday, February 13, 2:00 PM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Join a local sweetgrass artist, and make a rose for your valentine.

    PLAY: Valentine's Cards
    Saturday, February 13, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Otranto Road Regional Library
    Make a Valentine's Day card for someone special. Materials provided.

    Saturday Movie
    Saturday, February 13, 3:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Hotel Transylvania 2. Rated PG; 111 minutes. Sponsored by The UPS Store, 3575 Maybank Hwy, John's Island.

    PLAY: DIY Valentine Cards
    Saturday, February 13, 3:00 PM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Make a cool card for that special someone. Materials provided.

    Urban Book Club
    Saturday, February 13, 3:00 PM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Nervous by Zane.

    Knit and Stitch
    Saturday, February 13, 3:00 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Bring a knit or crochet project to work on, and share ideas with others. Beginners are welcome.

    Second Saturday Writing Critique Group (adults)
    Saturday, February 13, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Ready to have your writing critiqued and critique others? For more information, call the Reference Desk at 843-849-6161 or emailĀ MtpReference@ccpl.org.

    PLAY: Young Explorers Club (ages 11 and younger)
    Saturday, February 13, 4:00 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Let your curiosity run wild, and explore STEM with a marble rally.

    Web Wednesday
    Tuesday, February 24 - Wednesday, February 24, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    Check out a short collection of the latest and greatest viral videos and websites.

    DIY Upcycling Competition
    Monday, February 1 - Friday, February 26
    Main Library
    Calling artists, crafters and makers of all ages to submit a 2D or 3D art project that incorporates recycled, reused or found materials for consideration in the competition. Winners will be announced and prizes distributed at the Feb. 27 DIY Festival. Email burrisss@ccpl.org or call 843-805-6840 for more details.

    TeenSpot Black History
    Monday, February 1 - Friday, February 26
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    The essay contest is open to all Charleston area students in grades 6-12. One winner will be chosen from middle and high school to receive a prize package. Entries must be submitted by Feb. 26, and the winner will be notified March 4. For contest details, contact Patrice Smith at 843-766-2546.

    I Make a Difference Initiative
    Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29
    All CCPL branches
    Participate in a variety of programs and activities centered around the work of Marian Wright Edelman, author and founder of The Children's Defense Fund, who will visit Charleston on March 1 to present a free public lecture at the Sottile Theatre. In light of Edelman's visit, CCPL will feature programs for children, teens and adults that include storytimes centered around I Can Make a Difference, book discussions of The Measure of Our Success: A Letter To My Children and Yours, parenting support sessions, a postcard writing campaign and a social media campaign to share how you make a difference. Programs are offered through a partnership with the College of Charleston's Race and Social Justice Initiative, funded by Google. *See individual program descriptions throughout the calendar.

    American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity and Making a Difference Throughout February
    Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29
    All CCPL branches
    Participate in a variety of programs centered around the work of Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative and one of the most acclaimed and respected lawyers in the nation. Stevenson, who will visit Charleston on March 31 for a free book signing and lecture at the Sottile Theatre, is the author of Just Mercy, a memoir. In light of Stevenson's visit, CCPL will feature programs that include book discussions, panel presentations and speakers to discuss how his life's work can make a difference in the community. Programs are offered through a partnership with the College of Charleston's Race and Social Justice Initiative, funded by Google. *See individual program descriptions throughout the calendar.


    Saul Alexander Gallery Exhibit
    Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29
    Main Library
    Defiance in Reality by Andrew King
    King's work combines traditional and experimental photography and printing techniques to create images that suspend reality and produce an environment of wonder.

    Blind Date with a Book Display (teens)
    Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29
    Main Library
    First Floor
    Your perfect match is waiting for you, so browse the display of "date-able" books, give yourself a Valentine's Day treat and check out one of the festively wrapped selections.

    Black History Month Trivia
    Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29
    Main Library
    YA Services Desk
    Stop by the Teen Lounge, and test your knowledge with Black History Month trivia questions. Receive a sweet treat for correct answers.

    Early Literacy Station
    Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29
    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 February is colors.

    Library Lovers Writing Station
    Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29
    Main Library
    Visit the Children's Department, and write a love letter to your library or librarian.

    Activity Zone (grades K-5)
    Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29
    James Island Library
    Enjoy puzzles, mazes and coloring activities.

    I Make a Difference Selfie Station
    Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29
    James Island Library
    Visit the selfie station, share how you create positive change in the world and upload the photo to facebook.com/CharlestonCountyPublicLibrary or email publicrelations@ccpl.org. This program is part of the I Make a Difference Initiative that highlights the work of Marian Wright Edelman, author and president of The Children's Defense Fund.

    Celebrate Library Lovers Month (grades 6-12)
    Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29
    James Island Library
    Tell us what you love about your library for a chance to win a gift card.

    I Make a Difference: Envelope Art Program
    Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29
    John L. Dart Library
    Decorate two envelopes inspired by lessons learned from one of Marian Wright Edelman's books, The Measure of Our Success: A Letter to My Children and Yours and I Can Make A Difference. Give one envelope to a loved one and "mail" the other to the library to be featured in a display.

    I Spy Display
    Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29
    John L. Dart Library
    Find all the hidden objects in the display.

    Art Exhibit
    Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29
    John L. Dart Library
    Local artist Tina Tyler features abstract acrylic paintings.

    Desktop Trivia (adults)
    Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29
    John L. Dart Library
    Stop by the Service Desk, and answer a weekly trivia question correctly for a prize.

    Monthly Media Mind Game (adults)
    Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29
    John L. Dart Library
    Stop by the media area, and pick up a celebrity puzzle to complete for a chance to win a free book. Entries are due by 6 p.m. Feb. 26, and the winner will be notified Feb. 29.

    Tech Help: Book-a-Librarian
    Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29
    John's Island Regional Library
    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.

    Library Loom (ages 12 and younger)
    Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29
    John's Island Regional Library
    Help contribute to the library loom.

    Early Literacy Station
    Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29
    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 February is colors.

    Black History Trivia (adults)
    Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Answer a daily trivia question correctly for a chance to win a prize at the end of the month.

    Valentine Kisses Count (teens)
    Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Guess how many candy kisses are in the jar. The best guess wins a sweet prize.

    Puzzles and Prizes: Winter Holidays around the World (ages 11 and younger)
    Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Solve the weekly word search to enter an "around the world" prize pack drawing.

    African-American Read-In
    Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Enjoy books by African-American authors and illustrators during storytimes and within featured displays in the children's area.

    Leap Year Guessing Game
    Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29
    Otranto Road Regional Library
    Guess how many gummy frogs are in the Leap Year display. The winner will be announced Feb. 29.

    Crafternoons
    Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29
    Main Library
    Weekdays
    Check out the art cart for all the supplies and ideas you need to enjoy an afternoon of creativity.