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I Make a Difference Initiative

Visit any CCPL branch to participate in a variety of programs and activities centered around the work of Marian Wright Edelman, author and founder of The Children’s Defense Fund, who will visit Charleston on March 1 to present a free public lecture at the Sottile Theatre. In light of Edelman’s visit, CCPL will feature programs for children, teens and adults that include storytimes centered around I Can Make a Difference, book discussions of The Measure of Our Success: A Letter To My Children and Yours, parenting support sessions and a social media campaign to share how you make a difference. Programs are offered through a partnership with the College of Charleston’s Race and Social Justice Initiative, funded by Google.



I Make a Difference: Book Discussions

Tuesday, February 16
John's Island Regional at 2 p.m.

Thursday, February 18
Otranto Road Regional at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 23
Main from 6-7:30 p.m.

Join a discussion about Marian Wright Edelman's book, The Measure of Our Success: A Letter to My Children and Yours,  her best-selling book written as a letter to her three sons.


I Make a Difference: Selfie Station

Throughout February
James Island
Main

Visit the selfie station, share how you create positive change in the world and upload the photo to 
CCPL's Facebook page or email publicrelations@ccpl.org.


I Make a Difference: Special Programs 


Monday, February 1 - Friday, February 26

TeenSpot Black History "A Difference Made" Essay Contest
Hurd/St. Andrews

Throughout February
I Can Make a Difference Envelope Art Program
John L. Dart

Saturday, February 13
Parents' Morning In Presentation by FamilyCorps
John L. Dart from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

I Can Make a Difference Storytime
John's Island Regional at 11 a.m.

Thursday, February 18
Educational Success: What a Parent Can Do
Hurd/St. Andrews at 6 p.m.

Saturday, February 20
Parenting Can Yield Positive Results with Dr. Murray
John L. Dart from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Parenting Leadership Workshop
Main from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Tuesday, February 23
FamilyCorps Workshop: Positive Praise
Mt. Pleasant Regional from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 24
PLAY: Afterschool Stories from I Can Make a Difference
John L. Dart from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Thursday, February 25
I Can Make a Difference Storytime/Craft
James Island at 10:30 a.m.

I Can Make a Difference Storytime
Otranto Road Regional at 10:30 a.m.