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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

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.