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    Events for: Tuesday, July 26
    Friday, July 1 - Wednesday, August 31
      
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    Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)
    Tuesday, July 26
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    Show off your news knowledge with a trivia quiz, and win candy for correct answers.

    Quiz Bowl (grades K-5)
    Tuesday, July 26
    John L. Dart Library
    Challenge yourself to answer the trivia question correctly, and win a prize.

    Summer Reading Finale: Mad Science of Myrtle Beach
    Tuesday, July 26, 10:30 AM
    Main Library
    Illuminating displays of chemical energy.

    Houdini
    Tuesday, July 26, 10:30 AM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Magic, laughs and music in a high-energy, interactive show.

    Teen DIY (grades 6-12)
    Tuesday, July 26, 2:00 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    Have some creative fun with Popcorn Fear Factor and Trivia Cupcake Wars.

    Summer Reading Finale: Mad Science of Myrtle Beach
    Tuesday, July 26, 2:00 PM
    West Ashley Library
    Illuminating displays of chemical energy.

    Lounge at the Library (teens)
    Tuesday, July 26, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Hang out with your friends, and play some games. Feel free to bring a snack.

    Bubble Party
    Tuesday, July 26, 4:00 PM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Explore the wonderful world of bubbles with fun activities.

    Houdini II Magic Show
    Tuesday, July 26, 4:00 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Magic and music in a high-energy, interactive show.

    Book On Downtown
    Friday, July 1 - Sunday, July 31
    All CCPL branches
    Explore downtown Charleston during an Olympic athlete-themed Summer Reading scavenger hunt. Pick up a clue card with map and instructions at any CCPL branch, or print it from www.ccpl.org. Turn in the completed clue card to any branch location by July 30 for a chance to win $100 and other great prizes.

    Senior Summer Reading Challenge (adults)
    Friday, July 1 - Sunday, July 31
    All CCPL branches
    Complete fun challenges for chances to win prizes. Pick up a Senior Summer Reading Challenge sheet at any branch, or record your activities online at www.ccpl.org/summeronline. Bring your sheet to the Finale Bingo Party August 3. For every 10 items completed, receive a bingo card and be entered into the grand prize drawings. Can't make it to the party? Complete at least 10 items, then drop off your sheet at any branch or mail it by August 2 to Sarah Burriss, Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401. Call 843-805-6840 for information.

    Saul Alexander Gallery Exhibit
    Friday, July 1 - Sunday, July 31
    Main Library
    Creative Reuse Charleston by Deane Valentine Bowers
    Through texturally rich and layered sculptures, Bowers invites viewers to experience recycling as a creative and visionary endeavor meant to spark joy. Each piece proudly incorporates items that otherwise might end up in a landfill but are given alternative value and fresh purpose.

    Classic Arcade
    Friday, July 1 - Sunday, July 31
    Main Library
    Play more than 140 arcade games from the 1980s and 1990s on an upright cabinet, and learn about gaming history by viewing printed circuit boards from playable games such as Choplifter (1985), Tournament Arkanoid (1987) and Bad Dudes vs. Dragonninja (1988).

    Early Literacy Station
    Friday, July 1 - Sunday, July 31
    Main Library
    Enjoy activities based on the S.C. Day-by-Day Family Literacy Activity Calendar. The theme for July is music.

    Activity Zone (grades K-5)
    Friday, July 1 - Sunday, July 31
    James Island Library
    Enjoy puzzles, mazes and coloring activities.

    Play with Parents: Distraction Challenge (ages 2-4)
    Friday, July 1 - Sunday, July 31
    John L. Dart Library
    Pick an activity from the jar to complete at home. New activities featured weekly.

    Adult Trivia
    Friday, July 1 - Sunday, July 31
    John L. Dart Library
    Answer the visual trivia question correctly at the Customer Service Desk, and win a prize.

    Get in the Game: Teen Coloring Pages (grades 6-12)
    Friday, July 1 - Sunday, July 31
    John's Island Regional Library
    Complete a coloring page from the Reference Desk, and receive a candy treat.

    Get in the Game: Teen Board Game Check-Out (grades 6-12)
    Friday, July 1 - Sunday, July 31
    John's Island Regional Library
    "Check-out" a board game at the Reference Desk to play in the library.

    Tech Help: Book-a-Librarian
    Friday, July 1 - Sunday, July 31
    John's Island Regional Library
    Learn how to use the library's downloadable media on your tablet, phone, e-reader or laptop. Call 843-559-1945 to make an appointment for a 30-minute, one-on-one session.

    Jewelry Display
    Friday, July 1 - Sunday, July 31
    John's Island Regional Library
    Jewelry created by Helen Walker using beading techniques called EkiArt.

    Painting Exhibit
    Friday, July 1 - Sunday, July 31
    John's Island Regional Library
    Landscape oil paintings by Jenny Gibbs.

    Summer School Spirit
    Friday, July 1 - Sunday, July 31
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Middle and high school students earn one point for their school for each book they read. The school with the most points by July 31 wins. Winner announced August 15. For details, contact Patrice Smith at 843-766-2546.

    Get in the Game Photography Contest (teens)
    Friday, July 1 - Sunday, July 31
    McClellanville Library
    Submit sports-related photos with captions to eastcooperya@ccpl.org for a chance to win prizes and publication in a local magazine. Visit McClellanville, Mt. Pleasant Regional, Poe/Sullivan's Island or Village branches for contest guidelines.

    Get in the Game Photography Contest (teens)
    Friday, July 1 - Sunday, July 31
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Submit sports-related photos with captions to eastcooperya@ccpl.org for a chance to win prizes and publication in a local magazine. Visit McClellanville, Mt. Pleasant Regional, Poe/Sullivan's Island or Village branches for contest guidelines.

    Early Literacy Station
    Friday, July 1 - Sunday, July 31
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Enjoy activities based on the S.C. Day-by-Day Family Literacy Activity Calendar. The theme for July is music.

    Get in the Game Photography Contest (teens)
    Friday, July 1 - Sunday, July 31
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Submit sports-related photos with captions to eastcooperya@ccpl.org for a chance to win prizes and publication in a local magazine. Visit McClellanville, Mt. Pleasant Regional, Poe/Sullivan's Island or Village branches for contest guidelines.

    DIY YA Crafts: Polish Your Crafting Game (teens)
    Friday, July 1 - Sunday, July 31
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    From necklaces to magnets, make magical accessories with Poe's super-stash of nail polish and supplies.

    Get in the Game Photography Contest (teens)
    Friday, July 1 - Sunday, July 31
    Village Library
    Submit sports-related photos with captions to eastcooperya@ccpl.org for a chance to win prizes and publication in a local magazine. Visit McClellanville, Mt. Pleasant Regional, Poe/Sullivan's Island or Village branches for contest guidelines.

    Arthur Scavenger Hunt (teens)
    Friday, July 1 - Sunday, July 31
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Find the Arthur character lost in the stacks, and get a sweet treat at the desk.

    Adult Coloring Sheets
    Friday, July 1 - Sunday, July 31
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Relax by coloring. All materials provided.

    Exercise Video Challenge (ages 6-11)
    Friday, July 1 - Sunday, July 31
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Submit a 15-second video of yourself and your friends exercising at a local landmark, park, playground or gym. For more information, call Children's Services at 843-552-6466.

    Exercise Photo Booth (ages 6-11)
    Friday, July 1 - Sunday, July 31
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Visit photo stations in the Children's Area to have your picture taken as a famous fitness star.

    My Summer Activity Selfie Photo Contest (ages 12-17)
    Friday, July 1 - Sunday, July 31
    Otranto Road Regional Library
    Take a summer selfie, and send it to otrantoyoungadults@gmail.com by July 31 with your name and a brief description of the summer activity featured. Winner announced August 5.