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    Events for: Tuesday, January 27
    Thursday, January 1 - Saturday, January 31
      
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    Book Blitz Month: Boxing with Books
    Monday, January 5 - Friday, January 30
    John L. Dart Library
    Vote on your favorite books. Those not chosen get knocked out of the competition.

    Mock Caldecott
    Monday, January 5 - Saturday, January 31
    Main Library
    Stop by the children's room to cast your vote on which 2015 book title should win the Caldecott Medal. The Caldecott Medal is an award given to the best illustrated book of the year by an American artist. Find out if your prediction is right when the award is announced February 2.

    Teen Brain Teasers (grades 6-12)
    Monday, January 5 - Saturday, January 31
    John's Island Regional Library
    In celebration of International Brain Teaser Month, stop by to solve fun puzzles for a sweet treat.

    Painting Display
    Friday, January 2 - Saturday, January 31
    John's Island Regional Library
    Enjoy a display of abstract paintings by Robert Yeager.

    All About Pets Photography Display
    Friday, January 2 - Saturday, January 31
    John's Island Regional Library
    CCPL staff present pictures of their pampered pets as well as photos of available pets from the Charleston Animal Society.

    Mock Caldecott Election
    Monday, January 12 - Thursday, January 29
    Otranto Road Regional
    Stop by our Mock Caldecott display in the children's department, and vote on which books you think should win the Caldecott Award.

    Estimation Station
    Monday, January 26 - Friday, February 6
    Main Library
    Can you guess how many pieces of candy are in the jar? Stop by the Children's Department for your chance to win.

    The Big Story Time Machine: Heroes and Sheroes (ages 3-8)
    Tuesday, January 27, 10:30 AM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Enjoy inspiring stories from history about real African American men and women turning trials and tribulations into triumph plus a fun art activity.

    Affordable Care Act Help (adults)
    Tuesday, January 27, 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Need health care coverage and want to know your options? Sign up for Affordable Care Act (ACA) health coverage and subsidies with personalized, expert advice from federally-certified Navigators from the Palmetto Project. Call toll-free 888-998-4646 for an appointment.

    Great Decisions Foreign Policy Discussion Group (adults)
    Tuesday, January 27, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    The foreign policy discussion group returns for 2015. Each week, read the Briefing Book for background information, then join one or both of our two discussion groups. For more information, email MtpReference@ccpl.org or call 849-6161 for more information. This week's featured topic is "Privacy in the Digital Age." 

    Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)
    Tuesday, January 27, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    How well do you know the headlines? Drop by the YA Services desk for a weekly current events challenge, and get a sweet treat for knowing what's going on in the world.

    Homework Helpers (ages 6-11)
    Tuesday, January 27, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Main Library
    Need help with homework? Visit the Children's Department after school on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for basic homework assistance from College of Charleston Honors College students. The help is first come, first served. Research projects are not included.

    Quiz Bowl (grades K-5)
    Tuesday, January 27
    John L. Dart Library
    After school
    Challenge yourself to answer the trivia question correctly, and win a prize.

    Movies and Munchies
    Tuesday, January 27, 3:30 PM
    Main Library
    Frozen. Rated PG; 108 minutes.

    Teen Movie Time (grades 6-12)
    Tuesday, January 27, 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Rated PG-13; 142 minutes.

    Afterschool Cool: Passport to Hawaii
    Tuesday, January 27, 4:00 PM
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    This winter, learn about a place that never gets too cold or too hot, Hawaii.

    Mad Hatter Tea Party
    Tuesday, January 27, 4:00 PM
    Otranto Road Regional
    Celebrate the birthday of Lewis Carroll at our Mad Hatter Tea Party, and enjoy a short book reading, games and a craft.

    PLAY: The Science of Reverse Engineering (ages 6 and older)
    Tuesday, January 27, 5:30 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Using tools, children will take apart common household items to see how they work and learn about simple machines. This is a great way to build tactile skills and foster science, technology, engineering and math skills.

    Charleston's First Battery Seawall, 1768-1769
    Tuesday, January 27, 6:00 PM
    Main Library
    Auditorium
    A few years before the outbreak of the American Revolution, the S.C. legislature funded a large-scale project to erect a half-mile long brick wall around the fortifications at White Point. Designed to keep out the waters of the Ashley and Cooper rivers, this massive work set the stage for the current stone "battery" seawall that was built in the early 1800s. Although it was superseded, the first wall may not be gone. Join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for an illustrated review of the wall's history and the clues to its present location.

    Saul Alexander Gallery Exhibit
    Friday, January 2 - Saturday, January 31
    Main Library
    Impressions of the Lowcountry by Billie Sutton Smith
    Smith finds inspiration for her paintings through increased awareness of the world around her. "The colors I see in nature, from sunrises to sunsets and the world of flowers and trees are so amazing," she explains. I'm fascinated by the study of light and shadow on subjects, whether in the face of an individual, flowers or landscapes that I observe.

    Early Literacy Station
    Friday, January 2 - Saturday, January 31
    Main Library
    Enjoy a fun activity based on the S.C. Day-by-Day Family Literacy Activity Calendar. The theme for January is health and safety.

    Activity Zone (grades K-5)
    Friday, January 2 - Saturday, January 31
    James Island Library
    Enjoy puzzles, mazes and coloring activities.

    Brain Benders (grades 6-12)
    Friday, January 2 - Saturday, January 31
    James Island Library
    Use your brain power to win a candy prize.

    Desktop Trivia (adults)
    Friday, January 2 - Saturday, January 31
    John L. Dart Library
    Stop by our Service desk and answer our weekly trivia for a prize.

    TeenSpot Celebrates National Book Blitz Month (teens)
    Friday, January 2 - Saturday, January 31
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    In honor of National Book Blitz Month, vote for your favorite between two books each week. Those who chose the winning book will be entered into a weekly drawing for prizes.

    Early Literacy Station
    Friday, January 2 - Saturday, January 31
    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 January is health and safety.

    Teen Lounge (grades 6-12)
    Friday, January 2 - Saturday, January 31, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Weekdays
    Hang out with your friends, and play Wii and various board games after school.