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    Events for: Thursday, February 11
    Monday, February 1 - Monday, February 29
      
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    Thursday Word (grades K-5)
    Thursday, February 11
    John L. Dart Library
    Challenge yourself to learn a new word, and get a treat.

    ONE80 Place Visit
    Thursday, February 11, 10:00 AM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Learn about housing and healthcare for veterans and their families. Presented by Roxanne Harris, outreach coordinator for ONE80 Place.

    Great Decisions Foreign Policy Discussion Group
    Thursday, February 11, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Each week, read the briefing book for background information, then join one or both of the two discussion groups available per topic. The featured discussion topic this week is migration. For more information, email MtpReference@ccpl.org or call 843-849-6161.

    Building Bots: Osmo
    Thursday, February 11, 3:00 PM
    John’s Island Regional Library
    Discover, inquire and create with Building Bots, an introduction to hands-on STEM-themed programming. Osmo is an educational gaming system for iPads that children use to draw a masterpiece, guess and spell on-screen images, arrange wooden puzzle pieces to match on-screen shapes, and much more.

    Afternoon Adventures: Meet the Masters
    Thursday, February 11, 3:30 PM
    Main Library
    Experience the work of great artists throughout history, and practice their techniques to make your own masterpiece.

    Teen Cafe (grades 6-12)
    Thursday, February 11, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    Enjoy snacks and games after school.

    Game On (ages 10-18)
    Thursday, February 11, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of gaming. Choose from board games and interactive video games.

    Club Anime! (grades 6-12)
    Thursday, February 11, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Make onigiri (rice balls), and watch episodes of Karneval.

    PLAY: Valentine Dessert Camp
    Thursday, February 11, 5:00 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    Pick a flavor and filling to assemble a baked treat to take home. Supplies limited, registration required.

    Mah Jongg Nights (adults)
    Thursday, February 11, 5:30 PM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Learn to play the fun and fast-paced game of American Mah Jongg. Beginners welcome.

    First Steps toward Civil Rights Equality in Charleston, 1866-1870
    Thursday, February 11, 6:00 PM
    Main Library
    Auditorium
    The bold Federal laws enacted after the Civil War to extend full civil rights to all in South Carolina largely failed, and segregation was the status quo in the Palmetto State by 1890. Despite this fact, there were a handful of local civil rights triumphs in the early years of Reconstruction that deserve to be remembered. Join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for the stories of a few forgotten Charlestonians who tested the waters during the early days of the struggle for Civil Rights.

    Legal Clinic: Wage Theft and Recovery
    Thursday, February 11, 6:00 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    Learn about wage theft and how to get help if you've been a victim. Presented by Stephanie M. van der Horst, an attorney with South Carolina Legal Services. South Carolina Legal Services (SCLS) provides free legal services in a wide variety of civil (non-criminal) legal matters to eligible low income residents of South Carolina.

    Free Legal Workshop: Wills, Estates and Probate
    Thursday, February 11, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Receive answers about wills, estates and probate. Sponsored by the South Carolina Bar Association.

    How Many Kisses? (teens)
    Monday, February 1 - Friday, February 12
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Guess how many kisses are in the jar. The person with the guess closest to the correct amount wins a very sweet treat. The winner will be announced Feb. 13.

    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.

    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.