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    Events for: Saturday, July 26
    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.

    John's Island Summer Book Sale
    Saturday, July 26, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Prices start at just $1 during this fantastic sale on fiction, non-fiction, children's books and more. Special deals will be featured on Sunday, and proceeds benefit the Charleston County Public Library.

    PLAY: Summertime Bingo (ages 4-8)
    Saturday, July 26, 10:30 AM
    Village Library
    Play summertime bingo, and win a prize.

    PLAY: Camera Obscura Craft (ages 11 and younger)
    Saturday, July 26, 10:30 AM
    James Island Library
    Prepare a craft that turns everything upside-down.

    PLAY: Bang and Boom with the National Park Service
    Saturday, July 26, 10:30 AM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Learn about weapons used at Ft. Moultrie from the Revolutionary War to World War II.

    PLAY: Saturday Movie
    Saturday, July 26, 10:30 AM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    How to Eat Fried Worms. Rated PG; 85 minutes.

    PLAY: Hampton Plantation goes to the Library
    Saturday, July 26, 11:00 AM
    McClellanville Library
    Play colonial games with Mary Mikulla.

    PLAY: DIY Jeweled Heart Suncatcher
    Saturday, July 26, 11:00 AM
    Main Library
    Create a beautiful jeweled suncatcher to display in a window at home.

    Dog Days of Summer (ages 8 and older)
    Saturday, July 26, 11:00 AM
    Main Library
    Learn about veterinary medicine, animal shelters and therapy dogs from community experts.

    PLAY: STAR Therapy Dogs (ages 11 and younger)
    Saturday, July 26, 11:00 AM
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    Make a furry friend, and read a book with your new pal. Certified therapy dogs and their handlers love a good story.

    PLAY: Saturday Science Movie
    Saturday, July 26, 11:00 AM
    Otranto Road Regional
    Wreck It Ralph. Rated PG; 108 minutes.

    Dog Days of Summer Main Event (ages 8 and older)
    Saturday, July 26, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Main Library
    Auditorium
    Enjoy a dog-themed extravaganza featuring canine experts from the community and their dogs. This event is part of a 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.

    Golden Ticket Double Feature Party
    Saturday, July 26, 12:00 PM
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    Enjoy pizza, pop and ice cream sundaes while watching The Hunger Games (Rated PG-13; 142 minutes) and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Rated PG-13; 146 minutes).

    PLAY: Reading is the Name of the Game
    Saturday, July 26, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    Bring the whole family for gaming fun, including board games, cards, Legos and puzzles.

    PLAY: Make a Thaumatrope
    Saturday, July 26, 2:00 PM
    West Ashley Library
    Learn about optical illusions, and create one of your own.

    eBook Club (adults)
    Saturday, July 26, 2:00 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

    PLAY: Lego Club (ages 4 and up)
    Saturday, July 26, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Blast into creativity with library Legos.

    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.