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    Events for: Thursday, July 10
    Tuesday, July 1 - Thursday, July 31

    Coastal Kids Dental Storytime
    Thursday, July 10, 10:30 AM
    John L. Dart Library
    Enjoy a special storytime presented by Coastal Kids Dental.

    PLAY: Weather Wise
    Thursday, July 10, 10:30 AM
    Village Library
    Join the Charleston Sail and Power Squadron for stories and crafts.

    Summer Movie Madness
    Thursday, July 10, 10:30 AM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Rodger's and Hammerstein's Cinderella. Rated G; 88 minutes.

    Teddy Bear Picnic (preschool)
    Thursday, July 10, 10:30 AM
    Otranto Road Regional
    Rain or shine, bring your teddy bear to a fun morning picnic filled with stories and other fun activities.

    Power of Self Esteem (teens)
    Thursday, July 10, 11:30 AM
    John L. Dart Library
    Learn techniques to achieve inner greatness from the Charleston County Human Services Commission.

    Summer Reading Family Storytime: Safety (ages 2-6)
    Thursday, July 10, 11:30 AM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Enjoy stories and activities about safety, and enjoy a special visit from the Mt. Pleasant Police Department.

    Thursday Movie for Teens
    Thursday, July 10, 12:00 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    Relax, and watch a movie. Refreshments provided. Journey 2. Rated PG; 94 minutes.

    Met Opera: Rigoletto
    Thursday, July 10, 1:00 PM
    Main Library
    Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer's acclaimed production, the talk of the opera world when it premiered in 2013, sets the action of Verdi's masterpiece in the neon-lit world of 1960s Las Vegas. In this bold new visiom, Piotr Beczala is the Duke, a popular entertainer and casino owner; Ċ½eljko Lučić sings Rigoletto, a comedian and the Duke's sidekick; and Diana Damrau is Rigoletto's innocent daughter, Gilda. Štefan Kocán sings the assassin-for-hire Sparafucile and Oksana Volkova makes her Met debut as his seductive sister, Maddalena. Rising conductor Michele Mariotti leads the Verdi masterwork, which features one of the most famous arias in all of opera, "La donna è mobile."

    Masters Studios of Self Defense Martial Arts Demonstration
    Thursday, July 10, 1:30 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Observe a martial arts demonstration.

    Magic Tree House Club: Dingoes at Dinnertime (ages 5-11)
    Thursday, July 10, 2:00 PM
    Main Library
    Enjoy activities, games and crafts based on this popular series.

    Summer Movie Cinema (ages 11 and younger)
    Thursday, July 10, 2:00 PM
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    Monsters University. Rated G; 104 minutes.

    Club Anime (ages 12-19)
    Thursday, July 10, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Watch episodes of Log Horizon and Kokoro Connect.

    Safety Tips Kids Need to Know (grades K-5)
    Thursday, July 10, 4:00 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Meet Officer Les and Officer Bill, and become a Mount Pleasant Reading Patrol Junior Officer as you listen to great books about keeping yourself safe.
    * Tickets will be given out 30 minutes before program

    Teen Book Club: Just Book It
    Thursday, July 10, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Otranto Road Regional
    Bring any book you have enjoyed reading recently to share with your fellow book club members.

    Mah Jongg Nights (adults)
    Thursday, July 10, 6:00 PM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Learn to play American Mah Jongg. Beginners welcome.

    PLAY: Good Night Storytime
    Thursday, July 10, 6:30 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Enjoy a special storytime and craft.

    Summer Binge Book Club (8 books in 8 weeks) (adults)
    Thursday, July 10, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    Heartburn by Nora Ephron.

    Saul Alexander Gallery Exhibit
    Tuesday, July 1 - Thursday, July 31
    Main Library
    Tenderness, Inverted and Exposed by Susannah Elliott
    If asked "why take yet another photograph of, say, a leaf," Susannah Elliott argues that each leaf is extraordinarily ordinary, simple, unique, necessary and magical all at the same time. "Sometimes we need reminders to look at them," Elliott explains. "We have to keep making art, and we need to keep endeavoring to communicate with others."

    Early Literacy Station
    Tuesday, July 1 - Thursday, July 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 July is music.

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

    Painting Display
    Tuesday, July 1 - Thursday, July 31
    John's Island Regional Library
    William Shelton displays acrylic paintings of the Lowcountry landscape.

    John's Island Dog Days of Summer Photo Exhibit
    Tuesday, July 1 - Thursday, July 31
    John's Island Regional Library
    Drop by our branch to view professional photos of adorable, adoptable animals at Charleston Animal Society. The Dog Days exhibit is part of our summer-long Book-to-Action Project, which is made possible by a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the South Carolina State Library.

    TeenSpot Sparks a Reaction
    Tuesday, July 1 - Thursday, July 31
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    Recommend a book, bring it to the reference desk and receive a treat.

    What's the Title? (adults)
    Tuesday, July 1 - Thursday, July 31
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    Guess the book title for a chance to win a first, second or third place gift card.

    Early Literacy Station
    Tuesday, July 1 - Thursday, July 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 July is music.

    Searching for Tech Savvy Teens (grades 9-12)
    Tuesday, July 1 - Thursday, July 31
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Are you interested in helping others learn how to use iPads, smart phones, tablets and other technological gadgets? Participation may count toward required community service credit hours at your school. Contact Mirjam Veldkamp at 843-849-6161 or veldkampm@ccpl.org for more information.

    Call for Self-Published Author Submissions for September 25 Book Talks
    Tuesday, July 1 - Monday, September 1
    Main Library
    Join a forum for self-published authors and readers, and submit family-friendly content by September 1 to Steven Schwengel, Main Library, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC, 29401. Submissions must be family friendly and include the author's name, phone number, email and postal addresses. Authors of approved submissions will be invited to present their works during 4-8 minute presentations September 25. This event is not a sales forum, but a literary exchange for authors and readers. For more information, call 805-6943.