Get ready for the holidays with plenty of festive events and activities at your local library! From plays and storytimes to musical performances and movie screenings, there's something for everyone. And check out these photos from the Charleston Christmas Parade!

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Porkchop Productions: Holly and the Christmas Kerfuffle
Saturday, Dec. 9 at 9:30 a.m. 
With only a week left before Christmas, toys are disappearing from Santa's Workshop, and Holly has to catch the toy thief...fast! Big laughs, crazy costumes and an important lesson about believing in yourself are highlighted in this holiday favorite! 

The V-Tones 13th Annual Holiday Extravaganza 
Sunday, Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. 
Ring in the holiday season with Charleston’s premier ukulele band. Expect hijinks, harmony, hilarity, holiday favorites, tap dancing, crowd participation and festive costumes.

Full STEAM Ahead: Light-Up Holiday Greeting Cards
Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 3:30 p.m. 
Design a battery-powered light-up greeting card to brighten someone's holiday.

Holiday Bash (grades 6-12)
Thursday, Dec. 14 at 3:30 p.m. 
Join us in the Teen Lounge for a special festive edition of Teen Café. We’ll also have books to wrap that you can gift to friends and family.

Preschool Special: Winter Wonderland
Monday, Dec. 18 at 1 p.m. 
Enjoy stories, songs and crafts all about this chilly season.

Winter Winds: A Yuletide Music Performance
Monday, Dec. 18 at 1 p.m. 
Join the Olde Pipes Recorder Consort for a performance of traditional Christmas carols and songs.

Polar Express Pajama Party
Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 3:30 p.m. 
Wear your coziest pajamas, and join us on the Polar Express. Make a craft, enjoy refreshments, and watch "The Polar Express." Rated G

 

Cooper River 

Winter Holiday Storytime
Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 10:30 a.m. 
Enjoy stories and songs about winter holidays.

Children's Movie
Saturday, Dec. 16 at 3 p.m. 
"Polar Express" Rated G; 100 minutes

Saturday Movie 
Saturday, Dec. 16 at 3 p.m. 
"The Nightmare Before Christmas" Rated PG

 

John L. Dart 

Babygarten: Holiday Session at John L. Dart Library
Mondays at 10:30 a.m. 
Join a language-rich environment that promotes pre-literacy skills through singing, rhyming, unison reading and finger plays.

Book Gift-Away (children and teens)
Wednesdays at 3 p.m. 
Sing us a Christmas carol to take home a free book. Read it yourself, or give it as a gift!

Holiday Hide and Seek
Thursdays at 3 p.m.
Find the holiday images hidden in the library for a sweet treat. 

Storybook Art: Holiday Edition
Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 3:30 p.m. 
Get creative with a holiday craft led by experts from Artist & Craftsman Supply.

Scrooge, According to Gullah
Saturday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. 
Join us for a unique interpretation of the holiday classic “The Christmas Carol.” Presenter Donald Sweeper brings the old miser Ebenezer Scrooge to life in the rich Gullah tradition. 

Gingerbread House Workshop (families)
Monday, Dec. 18 at 5 p.m. 
Gather your family for a gingerbread house-building workshop. Materials provided, steps explained, and holiday fun in store! Registration required and limited. Please call 843-722-7550 to register.

Movie Time (grades 6-12)
Wednesday, Dec. 27 at 2 p.m. 
Enjoy a magical holiday movie. Watch "Beauty and the Beast." Rated PG

 

Dorchester Road

Family Storytime: Holiday Special
Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 10:30 a.m. 
Read holiday books, sing songs, and make a craft to take home. 

Porkchop Productions: Holly and the Christmas Kerfuffle 
Saturday, Dec. 9 at 4 p.m.
With only a week left before Christmas, toys are disappearing from Santa's Workshop and Holly has to catch the toy thief...fast! Big laughs, crazy costumes and an important lesson about believing in yourself highlight this holiday favorite!  

Family Movie (all ages) 
Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 3:45 p.m. 
Travel through time to find the Christmas spirit with Ebenezer Scrooge  Rated PG; 96 minutes. 

Holiday Party (grades 6-12)
Thursday, Dec. 14 at 3:45 p.m.
Enjoy some festive games and snacks!

 

Edisto 

Ride on the Edisto Library Float
Saturday, Dec. 9 at 1 p.m.
Represent your local library, and ride on our Christmas float in the Edisto Christmas Parade! Call 843-869-2355 for details.

Christmas Movie Party
Thursday, Dec. 21 at 1:30 p.m.
Watch Christmas movies, and enjoy some holiday goodies.

 

Folly Beach 

Saturday Movie
Saturday, Dec. 9 at 11 a.m.
Watch "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas," and eat popcorn.

 

James Island

Family Film Saturdays
Every Saturday in December 
Enjoy winter holiday films in our Children's area on Saturday mornings in December.

 

John's Island 

The Workshop: Holiday Crafts
Thursday, Dec. 14 at 10 a.m.
Create awesome handmade decorations, gifts and more.

Winter Solstice Crafts
Saturday, Dec. 16 at 10 a.m. 
Celebrate the winter solstice, and create crafts to take home.

Purposeful Play
Thursday, Dec. 21 at 1 p.m. 
Enjoy creating winter solstice craft creations with other families. All ages and abilites are welcome.

 

Mt. Pleasant

Holiday Movie (all ages)
Thursday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m.
"Christmas with the Kranks" Rated PG

Edinburgh’s James McNab and Charleston’s Joel Poinsett: Adding Beauty to 19th Century Gardening
Saturday, Dec. 9 at 12:30 p.m.
Attend an informative presentation by Margaret McNab Gale, MLS. Refreshments provided.

Holiday Movie (all ages)
Thursday, Dec. 21 at 2 p.m.
"White Christmas" Rated PG

Winter Break Craft and Color
Wednesday, Dec. 27 at 10 a.m. 
Color or make a holiday craft.

 

Otranto Road Regional 

School Age Special Holiday Movie: "Prancer"
Thursday, Dec. 7 at 3:30 p.m.
Get in the holiday spirit with a festive movie and snack.

DIY Ornament
Saturday, Dec. 9 at 11 a.m.
Create your own ornament to hang on the tree while supplies last.

School Age Special Holiday Movie: "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"
Thursday, Dec. 14 at 3:30 p.m.
Get into the holiday spirit with a festive movie and snack.

Christmas Memories: Fellowship Concert Choir of Beaufort S.C.
Saturday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m.
Enjoy the holidays with performances of Gullah and traditional Christmas songs, monologues and skits.

 

Poe/ Sullivan's Island

Tea Light Holiday Ornaments
Thursday, Dec. 17 at 2:30 p.m.
Make an ornament to brighten the holiday season.

Porkchop Productions: Holly and the Christmas Kerfuffle
Friday, Dec. 8 at 3:30 p.m.
With only a week left before Christmas, toys are disappearing from Santa's Workshop and Holly has to catch the toy thief...fast! Big laughs, crazy costumes and an important lesson about believing in yourself highlight this holiday favorite!  

Holiday Placemats (children)
Saturday, Dec. 16 at 10:30 a.m.
Create a special placemat for Santa's cookies and milk.

 

Hurd/St. Andrews

Porkchop Productions: Holly and the Christmas Kerfuffle
Saturday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m.
With only a week left before Christmas, toys are disappearing from Santa's Workshop and Holly has to catch the toy thief...fast! Big laughs, crazy costumes and an important lesson about believing in yourself highlight this holiday favorite!

Adult Crafternoon
Thursday, Dec. 14 at 12 noon
Come create a DIY snowflake ornament using clothespins. All materials will be provided.

TeenSpot Christmas Theater
Monday, Dec. 18 at 4 p.m. 
Watch "Midnight Clear," and get in the holiday spirit. Rated PG-13.

DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater (adults)
Thursday, Dec. 21 at 1 p.m.
Bring your own sweater, shirt or sweatshirt to turn into an ugly Christmas creation. Decorative materials will be provided. 

Ornament Guessing Game (adults)
Guess the number of ornaments in the vase. The person who guesses the closest to the actual number of ornaments will win the vase!

Holiday Mad Libs
Complete Holiday Mad Libs for the chance to win a prize. 


St. Paul's/Hollywood

Countdown to Christmas
Saturday, Dec. 9 at 10:30 a.m.
Sing Christmas carols, decorate Christmas ornaments, and listen to "'Twas The Night Before Christmas." 

 

West Ashley

Porkchop Productions: Holly and the Christmas Kerfuffle 
Saturday, Dec. 9 at 11:30 a.m.
With only a week left before Christmas, toys are disappearing from Santa's Workshop and Holly has to catch the toy thief...fast! Big laughs, crazy costumes and an important lesson about believing in yourself are highlighted in this holiday favorite! 

Movie Saturday
Saturday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. 
Watch "Mickey's Christmas Carol," and have fun coloring a Christmas picture. Rated G; 58 minutes

Take a Guess: Happy Holidays 
Guess how many treats are in the jar, and enter for a chance to win! Participants may guess once per day. The drawing will be held and the winner will be contacted Dec. 18. 

Holiday Wishes 
The holidays are a time of year when you may get that one special wish granted. Let us know one thing that's on your holiday wish list and receive a special treat! You may participate once per day.