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    Sunday, January 1 - Tuesday, February 28
      
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    Mind Bending Monday Maze
    Monday, January 23
    John L. Dart Library
    Challenge yourself to complete an intricate maze. How twisted can it be? Prizes awarded.

    A-maze-ing Monday (grades 6-12)
    Monday, January 23
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge 
    Successfully complete a maze, and return it to the Young Adult Services desk for a piece of candy.

    Coffee and Conversation (adults)
    Monday, January 23, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Socialize with other seniors, and enjoy coffee and a breakfast treat.

    Memoir Writing Circle (adults)
    Monday, January 23, 10:30 AM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Come, write, and share your stories for fun and feedback.

    Affordable Care Act Assistance (adults)
    Monday, January 23, 10:30 AM - 4:30 AM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Need health insurance and want to compare insurance options? Sign up for Affordable Care Act (ACA) health plans and subsidies, and receive personalized, expert advice from federally-certified Palmetto Project representatives. Call 1-888-998-4646 for an appointment.

    Moms' Afternoon Meet and Greet
    Monday, January 23, 1:30 PM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Stop by with your little ones for playtime, coffee and socializing.

    Indie Lens Pop-Up: The Bad Kids (teens and adults)
    Monday, January 23, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Located in an impoverished Mojave Desert community, Black Rock Continuation High School is an alternative school for students at risk of dropping out. Every student has fallen so far behind in credits that they have no hope of earning a diploma at a traditional high school, and Black Rock is their last chance. Extraordinary educators believe that empathy and life skills, more than academics, give these underserved students command of their own futures. This coming-of-age story watches education combat the crippling effects of poverty in the lives of these so-called "bad kids." Not rated; 101 minutes.

    After-School Club
    Monday, January 23, 3:30 PM
    Folly Beach Library
    Enjoy snacks, homework help and fun activities.

    Match'Em Monday (all ages)
    Monday, January 23, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Main Library
    Match the juvenile book cover with the author, and win a prize.

    Afterschool Club (ages 6-11)
    Monday, January 23, 4:30 PM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Enjoy cool toys, art activities, music and movement.

    Programming Fundamentals
    Monday, January 23, 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
    Main Library
    Join a collaborative class that covers core programming elements with Python language, and learn real-world examples of functions, objects, classes, lists and tuples, loops, sets, conditionals and error handling concepts. A valid CCPL card and attendance during the first class are required to attend future sessions. No prior programming experience is necessary. Registration begins December 31; call 843-805-6885 to register.

    Knit and Stitch
    Monday, January 23, 6:30 PM
    West Ashley Library
    Want to know more about knitting or share your knowledge? Bring your knitting supplies, and knit with friends. This group is for all skill levels.

    Prepare for Jobs with Volvo and Mercedes (adults)
    Monday, January 23, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Charleston's employment market is booming, and Volvo and Mercedes plan to open facilities in the area. Learn how to prepare for employment opportunities, and receive answers to questions about the GED and Work Keys from representatives of Trident Technical College and Charleston Adult Education.

    Early Literacy Station
    Sunday, January 1 - Tuesday, January 31
    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 December is friends.

    Winter Reading Bingo (all ages)
    Sunday, January 1 - Tuesday, January 31
    Main Library
    Pick up a bingo card from the Children's Department, and complete one row of winter reading challenges for a prize. Complete the entire bingo card to enter the grand prize drawing.

    Saul Alexander Gallery Exhibit
    Sunday, January 1 - Tuesday, January 31
    Main Library
    Dog (and a Pony) Show by Kelly Bozarth
    Dog (and a Pony) Show is a series of animal portraits that offer a playful look at the personality of man's best friend. Each painting tells a different story and incorporates layers of detail on subjects that range from a pair of German Shorthaired Pointer sisters to a seafaring Boston Terrier with a bad attitude.

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

    Brain Buster Word Challenge (grades 6-12)
    Sunday, January 1 - Tuesday, January 31
    James Island Library
    Correctly complete a word puzzle each week for a candy prize; one randomly chosen entry will win a gift card at the end of the month.

    Winter Reading Bingo (ages 5-11)
    Sunday, January 1 - Tuesday, January 31
    John L. Dart Library
    Pick up a bingo card, and complete one row of winter reading challenges for a prize. Complete the entire bingo card to enter the grand prize drawing.

    Desktop Trivia (adults)
    Sunday, January 1 - Tuesday, January 31
    John L. Dart Library
    Answer a visual trivia question correctly at the Customer Service desk, and win a prize.

    Painting Exhibit
    Sunday, January 1 - Tuesday, January 31
    John's Island Regional Library
    Lynn Mizell displays her watercolor painting of birds, marsh scenes and the Lowcountry.

    Tech Help: Book-a-Librarian
    Sunday, January 1 - Tuesday, January 31
    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.

    Tech Help: Book-a-Librarian
    Sunday, January 1 - Tuesday, January 31
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Want to learn how to use the library's downloadable media on your tablet, phone, e-reader or laptop? Call 843-776-2546, and make an appointment with a librarian for a 30-minute one-on-one session. Registration is required.

    TeenSpot Celebrates National Book Blitz Month
    Sunday, January 1 - Tuesday, January 31
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Vote for your favorite title in a book showdown each week. Those who select the winning book will be entered into a weekly prize drawing.

    New Year's Resolution (adults)
    Sunday, January 1 - Tuesday, January 31
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Post a New Year's resolution on the library display; if you write it down, you'll have a better chance for success.

    TeenSpot Seventh Annual Black History Essay Contest
    Sunday, January 1 - Tuesday, January 31
    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 February 28, and the winner will be notified March 13. Visit the Reference Desk for additional details.

    Winter Reading Bingo (ages 11 and younger)
    Sunday, January 1 - Tuesday, January 31
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Pick up a bingo card from the Children's Department, and complete one row of winter reading challenges for a prize. Complete the entire bingo card to enter the grand prize drawing.

    Early Literacy Station
    Sunday, January 1 - Tuesday, January 31
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Visit the Early Literacy Station for a health and safety-themed activity based on the S.C. Day-by-Day Family Literacy Activity Calendar.

    Tech Help: Book-a-Librarian
    Sunday, January 1 - Tuesday, January 31
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Have a technology question? Need help formatting your resume or completing a job application? Want to learn how to use the library's downloadable media on your tablet, phone, e-reader or laptop? Call the reference department at 843-849-6161, and make an appointment with a librarian for a 30-minute face-to-face session.

    Winter Reading Bingo (all ages)
    Sunday, January 1 - Tuesday, January 31
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Pick up a bingo card from the Children's Department, and complete one row of winter reading challenges for a prize. Complete the entire bingo card to enter the grand prize drawing.

    After-School Activity Zone
    Sunday, January 1 - Tuesday, January 31
    Village Library
    Color activity sheets and play board games, or challenge Mr. Marvin to a game of checkers. Prizes awarded.

    Guess the Title (adults)
    Sunday, January 1 - Tuesday, January 31
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Read clues to guess the title of a covered book. The first three people who correctly guess the title win a small prize.

    Golden Ticket (teens)
    Sunday, January 1 - Tuesday, January 31
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Check out a Teen Read Golden Ticket Book at the Circulation Desk, and receive a small prize.

    Winter Reading Bingo (ages 11 and younger)
    Sunday, January 1 - Tuesday, January 31
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Pick up a bingo card, and complete the winter reading challenges to enter a gift card drawing.

    Winter Reading Bingo (ages 12 and younger)
    Sunday, January 1 - Thursday, January 26
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Pick up a bingo card at the Children's Desk, and complete winter reading challenges to win a prize.

    Mock Caldecott (all ages)
    Sunday, January 1 - Tuesday, January 31
    Main Library
    Stop by the children's room to cast your vote on which 2017 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 January 23.

    Winter Reading Bingo (ages 12 and younger)
    Tuesday, January 3 - Saturday, January 28
    West Ashley Library
    Pick up a bingo card from the Children's Department, and complete one row of winter reading challenges for a prize. Complete the entire bingo card to enter the grand prize drawing.