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    Events for: Thursday, July 17
    Tuesday, July 1 - Thursday, July 31

    Dog Days of Summer Photo Exhibit
    Monday, July 14 - Sunday, August 31
    Main Library
    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 S.C. State Library.

    PLAY: Color Magic
    Thursday, July 17, 10:30 AM
    Village Library
    Learn about colors with stories, songs and activities.

    Sciencetellers: Dragons and Dreams
    Thursday, July 17, 10:30 AM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Learn about the science of fire and ice through stories and experiments.

    Not Fiction Book Discussion
    Thursday, July 17, 10:30 AM
    West Ashley Library
    Discuss The Book of My Lives by Aleksandar Hemon.

    The Leader Inside You (teens)
    Thursday, July 17, 11:30 AM
    John L. Dart Library
    Enjoy an interactive leadership workshop with Chelsei Howard of the Charleston County Human Services Commission.

    Thursday Movies for Teens
    Thursday, July 17, 12:00 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    Relax, and watch a movie. Refreshments provided. Pacific Rim. Rated PG-13; 132 minutes.

    Met Opera: La Rondine
    Thursday, July 17, 1:00 PM
    Main Library
    Puccini's achingly beautiful score conveys the plight of Magda, who unexpectedly finds true love with the handsome young Ruggero. Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna, who portray Puccini's star-crossed lovers, were praised by The Associated Press for "a vocal synchronicity and an emotional electricity that keeps an international audience riveted." Nicolas Joël's production of this rarely performed opera features elegant art-deco sets, and was described by The New York Times as "charming and poignant, with stylish and affecting performances."

    Sciencetellers: Dragons and Dreams
    Thursday, July 17, 1:30 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Learn about the science of fire and ice through stories and experiments.

    Magic Tree House Club: Tigers at Twilight (ages 5-11)
    Thursday, July 17, 2:00 PM
    Main Library
    Enjoy activities, games and crafts based on this popular series.

    Summer Movie Cinema (ages 11 and younger)
    Thursday, July 17, 2:00 PM
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    Oz the Great and Powerful. Rated PG; 130 minutes.

    Make your own TARDIS (rising grades 6-12)
    Thursday, July 17, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    James Island Library
    Calling all Whovians to make and show off your own TARDIS.

    Sciencetellers: Dragons and Dreams (grades K-5)
    Thursday, July 17, 4:00 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Learn about the science of fire and ice through stories and experiments.
    * Tickets will be given out 30 minutes before program

    Film Movement Thursday
    Thursday, July 17, 6:00 PM
    Main Library
    Auditorium
    Watchtower. Not rated; 100 minutes.
    Haunted by a tragic incident, Nihat isolates himself as the fire warden of a remote forest observation tower. To distance herself from her own traumatic past, Seher takes a similarly solitary job as a hostess at a rural bus station in the region. Each goes about their secluded existence until their fates collide at a crossroads. Reluctantly choosing companionship over isolation, the pair develops a tender, if uneven, domestic partnership as they settle into Nihat's mountainside watchtower. Ultimately, their proximity serves as the ultimate catalyst, allowing each to redevelop a compassion in their lives they'd long since lost. Directed by Pelin Esmer. In Turkish with English subtitles.

    Mah Jongg Nights (adults)
    Thursday, July 17, 6:00 PM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Learn to play American Mah Jongg. Beginners welcome.

    Dart After Dark: Urban Fiction Book Club (adults)
    Thursday, July 17, 6:15 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    Murderville 3 by Ashley and JaQuavis.

    Summer Binge Book Club (8 books in 8 weeks) (adults)
    Thursday, July 17, 6:30 PM
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes.

    Book Discussion at Otranto
    Thursday, July 17, 6:30 PM
    Otranto Road Regional
    Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker: A Novel by Jennifer Chiaverini.

    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.