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Holiday events at your library

FAMILY AND KIDS

Monday, December 16
Movie: "Mickey’s Christmas Carol"  
West Ashley Branch Library at 4 p.m.

Wednesday, December 18
Holiday Magic with Houdini II
Otranto Road Regional Library at 4 p.m.
Enjoy magic and music during this high energy, interactive show.

Thursday December 19
Becky Becker’s Box of Puppets Presents The Nutcracker
Dorchester Road Regional Library at 10:30 a.m.
When Drosselmeyer gives Clara a nutcracker on Christmas Eve, she is whisked away for a night of magic, fairies and princes. Enjoy this perennial favorite performed by Becky Becker’s Box of Puppets.

Thursday December 19
Holiday Storytime
John’s Island Regional Library at 10:30 a.m.
Natalia and the Matryoshka Doll and Other Tales of Giving
Christmas is not about receiving, but for remembering those who are less fortunate. Enjoy listening to tales of generosity this holiday season.

Thursday December 19
The Twelve Days of Christmas
Otranto Road Regional Library at 10:30 a.m.
Enjoy a seasonal program of stories, singing, music and more.

Thursday December 19
Celebrating Christmas
Main Library at 3:30 p.m.
Enjoy learning about the traditions of Christmas with stories and crafts.

Thursday December 19
Winter Wonderland

John L. Dart Library from 3:30-5 p.m.
Enjoy a variety of artsy activities and fun games. Door prizes available.

Friday, December 20
Holiday Crafts

Poe/Sullivan’s Island Branch Library at 4 p.m.
Have fun, and create angels out of shapes and gingerbread friends.

Saturday, December 21
Movie Fun
James Island Branch Library at 10:30 a.m.
Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups. Rated G; 88 minutes.

Saturday, December 21
Make a Holiday Ornament
(ages 4-11)
Village Branch Library at 10:30 a.m.
Make a holiday ornament for your tree.

Saturday, December 21
Oyster Shell Ornaments
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Branch Library at 10:30 a.m.
Make a holiday ornament from an oyster shell.

Saturday, December 21
Porkchop Productions presents Holly and the Snowman

  - Dorchester Road Regional Library at 10:30 a.m.
  - Mt. Pleasant Regional Library at 1:30 p.m.
  - Main Library at 4 p.m.
Holly the Elf finds herself in a huge dilemma when a letter arrives at the North Pole from a child who wants a snowman for Christmas. This normally wouldn’t be a problem for the elves in Santa’s Workshop, but the letter comes from a tropical island where it never, ever snows.

Saturday, December 21
Holiday Craft Extravaganza

St. Andrews Regional Library at 11 a.m.
Make holiday crafts and decorate cookies to celebrate the season.

Saturday, December 21
Ho Ho Ho Holiday Fun

McClellanville Branch Library at 11 a.m.
Create Christmas-themed crafts to celebrate the holiday season.

Saturday, December 21
Wreaths and Ornaments

Otranto Road Regional Library at 11 a.m.
Enjoy a cup of punch, and make a festive holiday decoration.

Saturday, December 21
Movie Fun: "
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus"
Edisto Branch Library at 11 a.m.

Saturday, December 21
Family Movie Matinee: "Miracle on 34th Street"
 
Cooper River Memorial Library at 1 p.m.

Saturday, December 21
Movie: "
Mickey’s Christmas Carol" 
West Ashley Branch Library at 2 p.m.

Friday, December 27
Celebrate Kwanzaa

John L. Dart Library at 3 p.m.
Learn about the Kwanzaa holiday through stories and music, and enjoy African drumming, cultural dancing and more. Program directed by Gullah artist Arteka Ramsey.

Saturday, December 28
Party Hat Craft

James Island Branch Library at 10:30 a.m.
Create a festive party hat to wear New Year’s Eve.

Saturday, December 28
Paper Plate Snowman

Poe/Sullivan’s Island Branch Library at 10:30 a.m.
Make a snowman. No snow required.

Saturday, December 28
Happy New Year Countdown

McClellanville Branch Library at 11 a.m.
Make your own New Year’s countdown clock.

FILMS

Tuesday December 17
Holiday Film: "Santa Buddies"

Main Library at 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 19
Movie Madness:
"The Santa Clause" 
St. Andrews Regional Library at 4 p.m.

Friday, December 20
Kids’ Movie Day
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
Celebrate the first day of winter break with a movie day.
- 11 a.m.: "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (1966).
- 1:30 p.m.: "Elf"
- 3:30 p.m.: "The Little Mermaid"

Friday, December 20
Morning Matinee: "Pocketful of Miracles"
St. Andrews Regional Library at 11 a.m.

Monday, December 23
Movie Monday

John L. Dart Library at 4 p.m.
This Christmas. Rated PG-13; 118 minutes.


TEEN EVENTS


Thursday, December 19
Holiday Bash
Main Library, Auditorium from 3-5 p.m.
Play games, eat snacks and make holiday cards to celebrate the beginning of winter break. 

Sunday, December 22
Underground Advisory Board Holiday Celebration

Main Library, Teen Lounge from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Make holiday cards, have snacks and brainstorm great program ideas for next year.

BOOKS

Thursday, December 19
Book Discussion at Otranto
Otranto Road Regional Library at 6:30 p.m.
Bring a book about Christmas or one you have read recently to share with fellow book club members.  

Saturday, December 21
Beach Lovers Book Club (adults)
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Branch Library at 10:30 a.m.
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens