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    A-maze-ing Monday (grades 6-12)
    Monday, May 1
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    Successfully complete a maze, and return it to the Young Adult Services Desk for a piece of candy.

    Mind Bending Monday Maze (grades 6-12)
    Challenge yourself to complete an intricate maze. Prizes awarded.

    Memoir Writing Circle (adults)
    Monday, May 1, 10:30 AM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Write and share stories for fun and feedback.

    After-School STEAM Club
    Monday, May 1, 3:30 PM
    Folly Beach Library
    Enjoy snacks, homework help and fun activities.

    TeenSpot Monday Night Theater
    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Rated PG-13.

    Match 'Em Mondays
    Monday, May 1, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Main Library
    Match the juvenile book cover with the author, and win a prize.

    Learn the Python Programming Language
    Monday, May 1, 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
    Main Library
    Second Floor Classroom
    Learn the Python programming language through Lynda.com during a three-part series. A moderate amount of computer skills are needed. Beginners are welcome and encouraged to watch "Programming Fundamentals in the Real World" on Lynda.com. A valid library card is required to participate; call 843-805-6885 to register.

    Quiz Bowl (grades K-5)
    Tuesday, May 2
    John L. Dart Library
    Challenge yourself to answer the trivia question correctly for a treat.

    Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)
    Tuesday, May 2
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    Show off your news knowledge, and win candy for correct answers.

    Book-a-Librarian
    Tuesday, May 2, 10:00 AM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Call to schedule a 45-minute appointment with a librarian, and learn how to establish an email account, format a resume and complete online job applications.

    One80 Place Outreach
    Tuesday, May 2, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Main Library
    Lobby & Second Floor Reference Area
    Representatives from One80 Place are available to answer questions and assist those in need. The organization provides food, shelter and hope to end homelessness and hunger one person and family at a time. It also offers housing assistance to community members, including veterans.

    Edisto Book Club
    Tuesday, May 2, 3:00 PM
    Edisto Library
    The Red Bandanna by Tom Rinaldi

    Teen Movie Tuesday (grades 6-12)
    Tuesday, May 2, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Rated PG-13.

    Not Fiction Book Discussion
    Tuesday, May 2, 6:30 PM
    Main Library
    Kill 'Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul by James McBride

    An Introduction to Yoga and Meditation (teens and adults)
    Tuesday, May 2, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Enjoy an hour of Vinyasa yoga to increase flexibility, improve balance and promote health, followed by a relaxing 30-minute guided meditation presented by Healing Tree Holistic Health and Yoga. Participants are encouraged to bring water and their own mat; all skill levels welcome.

    Midweek mix (grades K-5)
    Wednesday, May 3
    John L. Dart Library
    How many words stem from the word of the day? Share your answers, and get a treat.

    TeenSpot Word Search Wednesday (ages 12-17)
    Complete the word search, and receive a sweet treat.

    Small Business Counseling with SCORE (adults)
    Wednesday, May 3, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Receive free, confidential counseling for your start-up idea or existing business from members of the Charleston Coastal Chapter of SCORE.

    English Conversation Club
    Wednesday, May 3, 10:30 AM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Practice speaking English with a small group of learners. Beginners to advanced learners are welcome.

    Midweek Crossword (grades 6-12)
    Wednesday, May 3
    John L. Dart Library
    After School
    Solve clues.

    Web Wednesday (grades 6-12)
    Wednesday, May 3, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    Check out a short collection of the latest and greatest viral videos and websites.

    STEM Magnet Building
    Wednesday, May 3, 4:00 PM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Make your own magnetic kit.

    Tweens and Teens Movie Time
    Wednesday, May 3, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Otranto Road Regional Library
    Journey to the Center of the Earth. Rated PG.

    Funk/Jazz/Beach Concert by The Louie D. Project (adults)
    Wednesday, May 3, 6:30 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Louis Dixon and The Louie D. Project will perform an intimate concert that features post-modern funk, soul, jazz, blues and beach tunes. This is a North Charleston Arts Festival event.

    Thursday Word (grades K-5)
    Thursday, May 4
    John L. Dart Library
    Challenge yourself to learn a new word, and get a treat.

    TeenSpot Military Word Challenge (ages 12-17)
    Create more than 10 words out of each military branch name, and receive a treat.

    Grey Seal's Puppets present Tangle of Tales
    Thursday, May 4, 10:30 AM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Three favorite folk tales come to life through a puppet show. This is a North Charleston Arts Festival event.

    Game On (ages 10-18)
    Thursday, May 4, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of gaming. Choose from board games and interactive video games.

    Afternoon Adventures: May the Fourth be with You
    Thursday, May 4, 3:30 PM
    Main Library
    Celebrate National Star Wars Day with crafts and activities.

    Star Wars Day Jedi Academy
    Thursday, May 4, 3:30 PM
    Otranto Road Regional Library
    Do you have what it takes to be a Jedi master?

    Teen Cafe (grades 6-12)
    Thursday, May 4
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    Enjoy snacks and games after school.

    STEAM Club (ages 7-11)
    Thursday, May 4, 3:45 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Have fun, and explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) with hands-on activities.

    Mah Jongg Nights (adults)
    Thursday, May 4, 5:30 PM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Learn to play the fun and fast-paced game of American Mah Jongg. Beginners welcome.

    Knit and Purl: A Casual Knitting Group (adults)
    Thursday, May 4, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Bring your knitting materials, and knit with fellow crafters. All skill levels welcome.

    Soul/Funk Concert by the Zandrina Dunning Experience
    Thursday, May 4, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Otranto Road Regional Library
    Auditorium
    Listen to this five-piece group perform songs by popular artists and original compositions with a soul/funk twist. This is a North Charleston Arts Festival event.

    Cuentos y Canciones: Bilingual Storytime
    Friday, May 5, 10:30 AM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Enjoy stories and songs in English and Spanish.

    Jr. Word Seekers (grades 6-12)
    After School
    Challenge yourself to find every word on thematic puzzles for a prize.

    Saturday Surprise (ages 11 and younger)
    Saturday, May 6
    James Island Library
    Try a different activity or game each week.

    Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace
    Saturday, May 6, 10:00 AM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Create fun paper and felt projects.

    Bingo (ages 11 and younger)
    Saturday, May 6, 10:30 AM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Play rounds of bingo. Small prizes awarded.

    Mother's Day Celebration
    Saturday, May 6, 11:00 AM
    Village Library
    Make a gift for mom.

    Fancy Nancy Tea Party
    Saturday, May 6, 11:00 AM
    Main Library
    Dress up in your fanciest outfit, and enjoy crafts, stories, songs and treats.

    Shrimp Festival Celebration
    Saturday, May 6, 11:00 AM
    McClellanville Library
    Learn how to make an origami shrimp.

    Club Anime! (grades 6-12)
    Saturday, May 6, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Bring a pillow, and enjoy five hours of Anime.

    LowCo Suzuki Guitar Performance
    Saturday, May 6, 12:00 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Enjoy guitar performances by students of LowCo Suzuki Guitar.

    Play It, Build It: K'nex, Legos and Games (grades K-5)
    Saturday, May 6, 1:00 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    Play an old school board game, build something from our challenge list, or make your own creation.

    Lowcountry Creative Writing Group
    Saturday, May 6, 1:00 PM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Write and network with other writers.

    Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace
    Saturday, May 6, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Craft with help from Ms. Grace.

    Legos
    Saturday, May 6, 2:00 PM
    West Ashley Library
    Play and build with Legos.

    DIY Mother's Day Light-up Cards
    Saturday, May 6, 2:30 PM
    Otranto Road Regional Library
    All materials provided while supplies last.

    Mother's Day Program
    Saturday, May 6, 3:00 PM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Learn how to access the latest fashion and make-up trends using online sources and free downloadable Zinio magazines. Enjoy a selfie station and door prizes. Bring your own makeup for a 15-minute makeover.

    Art Explorer: Collage-a-Thon
    Saturday, May 6, 3:00 PM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Cut, paste and draw. Materials provided.

    A-maze-ing Monday (grades 6-12)
    Monday, May 8
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    Successfully complete a maze, and return it to the Young Adult Services Desk for a piece of candy.

    Mind Bending Monday Maze (grades 6-12)
    Challenge yourself to complete an intricate maze. Prizes awarded.

    Memoir Writing Circle (adults)
    Monday, May 8, 10:30 AM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Write and share stories for fun and feedback.

    Monday Book Discussion (adults)
    Monday, May 8, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian

    Dorchester Road Regional Library's Birthday Party
    Monday, May 8, 2:00 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Celebrate the library's 25th anniversary with birthday cake, light refreshments and a trip down memory lane.

    After-School STEAM Club
    Monday, May 8, 3:30 PM
    Folly Beach Library
    Enjoy snacks, homework help and fun activities.

    TeenSpot Monday Night Theater
    Monday, May 8, 3:30 PM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Storks. Rated PG.

    Match 'Em Mondays
    Monday, May 8, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Main Library
    Match the juvenile book cover with the author, and win a prize.

    Tweens and Teens Game Time
    Monday, May 8, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Otranto Road Regional Library
    Play Nintendo Wii and board games.

    Photo Talk
    Monday, May 8, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Main Library
    Auditorium
    Learn about the art of photography during a presentation by local photographer Ron Rocz.

    Quiz Bowl (grades K-5)
    Tuesday, May 9
    John L. Dart Library
    Challenge yourself to answer the trivia question correctly for a treat.

    Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)
    Tuesday, May 9
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    Show off your news knowledge, and win candy for correct answers.

    S.C. History Series: Is South Carolina History Relevant? (teens and adults)
    Tuesday, May 9, 10:15 AM
    John's Island Regional Library
    As 21st century technology continues to advance, the distant past might seem increasingly irrelevant. However, the South Carolina Lowcountry's past continues to impact the present world. Join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, as he discusses the importance of South Carolina history.

    Read with Rommie (ages 11 and younger)
    Tuesday, May 9, 3:00 PM
    James Island Library
    Help your child improve literacy and communication skills by reading to Rommie, a STAR therapy dog.

    Teen Movie Tuesday (grades 6-12)
    Tuesday, May 9, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Moana. Rated PG.

    Movie and Munchies
    Tuesday, May 9, 3:30 PM
    Main Library
    Cinderella. Rated PG.

    Building Bots: Osmo (ages 7-11 with adult)
    Tuesday, May 9, 4:00 PM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Draw a masterpiece, guess and spell on-screen images, arrange wooden puzzle pieces to match on-screen shapes, and more.

    Voter Registration Drive
    Tuesday, May 9, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Main Library
    The Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration provides one-stop voter registration. Drop by to register, and receive a government-issued and approved voter ID on-site. Current voters can update their address and information, sign up for absentee voting and more. To find out if you are eligible and what information you need to register, call 843-744-VOTE.

    Read Anything Book Club (adults)
    Tuesday, May 9, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Read and share books you enjoy with other Charleston book lovers.

    Midweek mix (grades K-5)
    Wednesday, May 10
    John L. Dart Library
    How many words stem from the word of the day? Share your answers, and get a treat.

    TeenSpot Word Search Wednesday (ages 12-17)
    Complete the word search, and receive a sweet treat.

    Business Owners' Roundtable Meeting
    Wednesday, May 10, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Main Library
    Join a discussion for business owners and CEOs who have been in business one year or longer. Network with peers, share ideas, and discuss challenges that small businesses face in Charleston.

    English Conversation Club
    Wednesday, May 10, 10:30 AM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Practice speaking English with a small group of learners. Beginners to advanced learners are welcome.

    Preschool Special: Sea Turtle Shindig
    Wednesday, May 10, 10:30 AM
    Main Library
    Dive deep with sea turtle stories, songs and a craft.

    Coffee and Conversation (adults)
    Wednesday, May 10, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Socialize with other seniors, and enjoy coffee and a breakfast treat.

    Mah Jongg the American Way (adults)
    Wednesday, May 10, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Join other Mah Jongg enthusiasts for an afternoon of enjoyable play.

    Folly Beach Book Club (adults)
    Wednesday, May 10, 2:30 PM
    Folly Beach Library
    Fun Home by Allison Bechdel

    Historic Charleston Foundation: Bees in the Community Garden (grades K-5)
    Wednesday, May 10, 3:30 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    Learn how to help the local bee population at the Romney Urban Garden, and play a game, make a craft, or sample honey in conjunction with the Historic Charleston Foundation.

    Midweek Crossword (grades 6-12)
    Wednesday, May 10
    John L. Dart Library
    After School
    Solve clues.

    Web Wednesday (grades 6-12)
    Wednesday, May 10, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    Check out a short collection of the latest and greatest viral videos and websites.

    Cinco de Mayo Celebration (grades 6-12)
    Wednesday, May 10, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a craft and light refreshments.

    Celebrate 148 Years of Bicycling in Charleston
    Wednesday, May 10, 6:00 PM
    Main Library
    Auditorium
    Join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for a fun tour through 148 years of bicycle history in Charleston that ranges from fanfare over the first velocipedes in 1869 to bike advocacy on our busy streets today.

    Great Books Discussion
    Wednesday, May 10, 6:30 PM
    Main Library
    Meeting Room B
    "The Power of Money in Bourgeois Society" by Karl Marx and "Sister Carrie" by Theodore Dreiser found in Vital Ideas: Money. Contact 843-805-6904 for the anthology and more details.

    Thursday Word (grades K-5)
    Thursday, May 11
    John L. Dart Library
    Challenge yourself to learn a new word, and get a treat.

    TeenSpot Military Word Challenge (ages 12-17)
    Create more than 10 words out of each military branch name, and receive a treat.

    Medicare Assistance and More (adults)
    Thursday, May 11, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Trident Area Agency on Aging counselors provide accurate and objective health insurance information to help Medicare beneficiaries, along with other resources (ESAP, SNAP, Free Tax Preparation, LIHEAP and Emergency Rental Assistance). Call 843-554-2275 for an appointment.

    Google Street View Tour of Legare Street between Tradd and South Battery
    Thursday, May 11, 1:00 PM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Join reference librarian and licensed tour guide Malcolm Hale for a tour of what has been called "one of the most beautiful residential blocks in America.

    Game On (ages 10-18)
    Thursday, May 11, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of gaming. Choose from board games and interactive video games.

    Afternoon Adventures: Read with Rommie and Friends
    Thursday, May 11, 3:30 PM
    Main Library
    Help your child improve literacy and communication skills by reading to STAR therapy dogs.

    Teen Cafe (grades 6-12)
    Thursday, May 11
    Main Library
    After School
    Teen Lounge
    Enjoy snacks and games after school.

    STEAM Club (ages 7-11)
    Thursday, May 11, 3:45 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Have fun, and explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) with hands-on activities.

    DIY Mother's Day Craft
    Thursday, May 11, 4:00 PM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Bring a white t-shirt.

    Club Anime! (grades 6-12)
    Thursday, May 11, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Enjoy watching episodes of Poco's Udon World.

    West Ashley Quilting Group
    Thursday, May 11, 5:00 PM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Meet fellow quilters, and share ideas.

    Mah Jongg Nights (adults)
    Thursday, May 11, 5:30 PM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Learn to play the fun and fast-paced game of American Mah Jongg. Beginners welcome.

    Muslims and the Media: From Oil Sheiks to Sharia Law
    Friday, May 12, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Main Library
    Auditorium
    Professor Kathleen Foody will discuss how the media impacts public perceptions of Islam in the West, the truth behind these perceptions, and the contemporary politics of Islamophobia in the U.S.

    Documentary Movie
    Friday, May 12, 2:00 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    13th. Rated TV-MA. Take an in-depth look at how prison systems reveal the nation's history of racial inequality. Light refreshments served.

    Jr. Word Seekers (grades 6-12)
    Friday, May 12
    John L. Dart Library
    After School
    Challenge yourself to find every word on thematic puzzles for a prize.

    Saturday Surprise (ages 11 and younger)
    Saturday, May 13
    James Island Library
    Try a different activity or game each week.

    N.A.S.A Puffy Paint Moon Craft
    Prepare for the 2017 eclipse, and make a moon craft.

    Mother's Day Craft
    Make a gift for mom.

    Saturday Movie and Craft (children)
    Saturday, May 13, 10:00 AM
    Folly Beach Library
    The BFG. Rated PG.

    Aqui Estamos
    Saturday, May 13, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library

    Document the history of Latino immigrants in the Lowcountry. Bring your photographs, diaries, family recipes, documents, scrapbooks, cherished objects and small items to be digitized and made available to the public in an online archive.


    Queremos documentar la historia de los inmigrantes latinos en el Low Country. Traiga sus fotografías, diarios, recetas familiares, documentos, álbumes de recuerdos y objetos queridos pequeños. Los digitalizaremos y después los pondremos a disposición del público en un archivo digital.


    STAR Therapy Dogs (ages 11 and younger)
    Saturday, May 13, 10:30 AM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Read to a furry friend.

    STAR Therapy Dogs
    Saturday, May 13, 10:30 AM
    Village Library
    Read a book to a furry friend.

    Second Saturday Storytime
    Saturday, May 13, 10:30 AM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Listen to stories, sing songs, and make a craft.

    Mother's Day Program
    Saturday, May 13, 10:30 AM
    St. Paul's/Hollywood Branch Library
    Celebrate mothers with stories and gift-making.

    STAR Therapy Dogs (children)
    Saturday, May 13, 10:30 AM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Share books with a furry friend.

    Mother's Day is on the Way
    Saturday, May 13, 11:00 AM
    McClellanville Library
    Make your mom something special.

    Make Your Mother Happy
    Saturday, May 13, 11:30 AM
    Edisto Library
    Make something special for your mom.

    Family Fort Day
    Saturday, May 13, 12:00 PM
    Otranto Road Regional Library
    Sign up for Summer Reading, and build forts. Materials provided while supplies last.

    Saturday Movies
    Saturday, May 13, 12:30 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Moana. Rated PG.

    MET Opera Live!
    Saturday, May 13, 1:00 PM
    Main Library
    Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky. Running time: 4 hours.

    Mommy and Me Doll Spa (ages 4-11)
    Saturday, May 13, 2:00 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    Enjoy an afternoon of pampering for your dolls with a female friend or relative.

    Saturday Movie Matinee
    Saturday, May 13, 2:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Surf's Up 2: Wave Mania. Rated PG. Sponsored by The UPS Store, 3575 Maybank Hwy. Johns Island, SC 29455.

    Urban Book Club
    Saturday, May 13, 3:00 PM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Just Can't Let Go by Mary B. Morrison

    Rock Painting
    Saturday, May 13, 3:00 PM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Paint your own design or lucky mantra on a rock.

    Reel Heroes and She-roes
    Saturday, May 13, 3:00 PM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Moana. Rated PG.

    Knit and Stitch
    Saturday, May 13, 3:00 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Bring a knit or crochet project to work on, and share ideas. Beginners are welcome.

    Adult Book Discussion
    Saturday, May 13, 3:00 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. Copies available at the Information Desk.

    A-maze-ing Monday (grades 6-12)
    Monday, May 15
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    Successfully complete a maze, and return it to the Young Adult Services Desk for a piece of candy.

    Mind Bending Monday Maze (grades 6-12)
    Monday, May 15
    John L. Dart Library
    Challenge yourself to complete an intricate maze. Prizes awarded.

    Memoir Writing Circle (adults)
    Monday, May 15, 10:30 AM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Write and share stories for fun and feedback.

    Mom's Afternoon Meet and Greet (parents and children)
    Monday, May 15, 1:30 PM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Stop by with your little ones for playtime, coffee and socializing.

    After-School STEAM Club
    Monday, May 15, 3:30 PM
    Folly Beach Library
    Enjoy snacks, homework help and fun activities.

    TeenSpot Monday Night Theater
    Monday, May 15, 3:30 PM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Dr. Strangelove. Rated PG-13.

    Quiz Bowl (grades K-5)
    Tuesday, May 16
    John L. Dart Library
    Challenge yourself to answer the trivia question correctly for a treat.

    Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)
    Tuesday, May 16
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    Show off your news knowledge, and win candy for correct answers.

    Itty Bitty Book Club (ages 5 and younger)
    Tuesday, May 16, 10:30 AM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Read stories by Lois Ehlert, and complete a craft activity. Materials provided.

    Sea Islands Book Club (adults)
    Tuesday, May 16, 2:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Still Alice by Lisa Genova

    Teen Movie Tuesday (grades 6-12)
    Tuesday, May 16, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    A Monster Calls. Rated PG-13.

    After-school Cool: Green Thumbs (ages 4-11)
    Tuesday, May 16, 4:00 PM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Learn about nature, and make something cool with the Tri-County Clemson Master Gardeners.

    Midweek mix (grades K-5)
    Wednesday, May 17
    John L. Dart Library
    How many words stem from the word of the day? Share your answers, and get a treat.

    TeenSpot Word Search Wednesday (ages 12-17)
    Complete the word search, and receive a sweet treat.

    One80 Place Outreach
    Wednesday, May 17, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Main Library
    Lobby & Second Floor Reference Area
    Representatives from One80 Place are available to answer questions and assist those in need. The organization provides food, shelter and hope to end homelessness and hunger one person and family at a time. It also offers housing assistance to community members, including veterans.

    English Conversation Club
    Wednesday, May 17, 10:30 AM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Practice speaking English with a small group of learners. Beginners to advanced learners are welcome.

    Midweek Crossword (grades 6-12)
    Wednesday, May 17
    John L. Dart Library
    After School
    Solve clues.

    Web Wednesday (grades 6-12)
    Wednesday, May 17, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    Check out a short collection of the latest and greatest viral videos and websites.

    Hour of Code: Open Lab
    Wednesday, May 17, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Otranto Road Regional Library
    Learn an online coding program; choose to code Minecraft, Star Wars, or your own sports game.

    Thursday Word (grades K-5)
    Thursday, May 18
    John L. Dart Library
    Challenge yourself to learn a new word, and get a treat.

    TeenSpot Military Word Challenge (ages 12-17)
    Create more than 10 words out of each military branch name, and receive a treat.

    Not Fiction Book Discussion
    Thursday, May 18, 11:00 AM
    West Ashley Library
    Kill 'Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul by James McBride

    Introduction to Seeking Grants
    Thursday, May 18, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Main Library
    Foundation Center Resources Area, Second Floor
    Explore the grants database, learn basic and advanced search functions, and research foundation profiles. Handouts are provided, and participants can practice after the presentation. CCPL is a Funding Information Network partner with the Foundation Center. Visit www.foundationcenter.org for more information.

    Technology and International Issues for Entrepreneurs
    Thursday, May 18, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Auditorium
    Learn about relevant websites, social media, corporate issues, privacy/data collection and data transfer/EU safe harbor during a presentation by local lawyers.

    Black and White Theatre
    Thursday, May 18, 1:00 PM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    The Philadelphia Story. Not rated.

    Crafternooon: Fun Food Towers (children)
    Thursday, May 18, 2:30 PM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Create new worlds with spaghetti and marshmallows.

    Game On (ages 10-18)
    Thursday, May 18, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of gaming. Choose from board games and interactive video games.

    Teen Cafe (grades 6-12)
    Thursday, May 18
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    Enjoy snacks and games after school.

    Minute to Win It
    Thursday, May 18, 4:00 PM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Enjoy a Mad Dog tic-tac game.

    Mah Jongg Nights (adults)
    Thursday, May 18, 5:30 PM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Learn to play the fun and fast-paced game of American Mah Jongg. Beginners welcome.

    Film Movement
    Thursday, May 18, 6:00 PM
    Main Library
    Auditorium
    Neither Heaven nor Earth. Not rated.

    Heir's Property Seminar
    Thursday, May 18, 6:00 PM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Learn how to protect your family's land during a presentation by the Center for Heir's Property.

    Knit and Purl: A Casual Knitting Group (adults)
    Thursday, May 18, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Bring your knitting materials, and knit with fellow crafters. All skill levels welcome.

    Book Discussion at Otranto
    Thursday, May 18, 6:30 PM
    Otranto Road Regional Library
    Conference Room
    The Cigar Factory: A Novel of Charleston by Michele Moore

    Jr. Word Seekers (grades 6-12)
    Friday, May 19
    John L. Dart Library
    After School
    Challenge yourself to find every word on thematic puzzles for a prize.

    Friday Afternoon Movie
    Friday, May 19, 4:00 PM
    Edisto Library
    Watch Big Hero 6, and eat popcorn. Rated PG.

    Saturday Surprise (ages 11 and younger)
    Saturday, May 20
    James Island Library
    Try a different activity or game each week.

    Silent Reading Party (grades 6-12)
    Saturday, May 20 - Sunday, May 21
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    Read a book, and enjoy snacks. Prizes will be awarded the longer you read.

    Readers Fair
    Saturday, May 20, 9:15 AM - 12:00 PM
    Main Library
    Meet and greet local authors, share books you have read, discover new titles, or attend a demonstration session to learn how to access eBooks and audiobooks with a library card. Check out program details below.

    We Are Charleston: Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emanuel by Herb Frazier, Bernard Powers and Marjory Wentworth
    Saturday, May 20 from 9:15-10:15 a.m.
    Auditorium

    This is the story of the events and aftermath of the Mother Emanuel church shooting on June 17, 2015. When the victims' families forgave the shooter via closed circuit video screen, they set a profound example for their city, the nation, and the world. We Are Charleston explores how the storied history of Emanuel AME Church relates the power of forgiveness and how God's mercy can be revealed in the midst of tremendous pain.

    Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid that Avenged Pearl Harbor by James Scott
    Saturday, May 20 from 9:15-10:15 a.m.
    Meeting Room B

    Four months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Jimmy Doolittle raided and bombed parts of Tokyo's industrial complex with the help of 16 planes and various crews whose efforts altered the course of World War II. While some of Doolittle's comrades made it to China, others faced starvation and torture within Japanese prison camps. Scott recounts the story of the Doolittle raiders from both Japanese and American perspectives, and Target Tokyo earned his recognition as a 2016 Pulitzer Prize finalist.

    CCPL's Digital Media Resources
    Saturday, May 20 from 9:15-10:15 a.m.
    Second Floor Classroom

    Learn about CCPL's eBook and audiobook collection, and practice using the library website and related apps to check out books from OverDrive, OneClickdigital and hoopla. Review lending restrictions and additional features during this demonstration. No registration required.

    Blind Match Book Share: Table for 48 Experiment
    Saturday, May 20 from 10:15-11 a.m.
    Auditorium

    Join a fun social experiment, and share book recommendations during brief conversations with fellow readers. Come prepared with a short plot description for a digital or print library book you've enjoyed, and learn about potential titles to add to your reading list. To register, please submit your name, a book title and two-sentence plot description to schwengels@ccpl.org, or call
    843-805-6943 by May 17.

    Ocean of Insight: A Sailor's Voyage from Despair to Hope by Heather Lyn Mann
    Saturday, May 20 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Second Floor Classroom

    Ocean of Insight is a chronological account of the disaster and discovery that Heather Lyn Mann experienced during the six years she lived in a small sloop on the Atlantic Ocean. During her time at sea, Mann witnessed sinking ships, life-threatening storms, societies on the brink of extinction, a pirate scare, and more. This memoir relates life-affirming lessons about nature, fearlessness, resilience, happiness and compassion. Mann is a spiritual ecologist and retired founder/director of the Center for Resilient Cities.

    Jackpot: High Times, High Seas, and the Sting that Launched the War on Drugs by Jason Ryan
    Saturday, May 20 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Meeting Room B

    During the golden age of marijuana trafficking in the 1970s-1980s, some of the country's most prominent kingpins included a group of wayward and fun-loving South Carolinians who forsook college educations to sail drug-laden luxury sailboats across the Mediterranean, the Atlantic and the Caribbean. Les Riley, Barry Foy and their comrades eschewed violence as much as they loved pleasure, but greed, lust, disaster at sea and the law ultimately caught up with them. South Carolina's Operation Jackpot was one of the largest drug investigations ever launched and an opening volley in Ronald Reagan's War on Drugs.


    Home Ownership Workshop (adults)
    Saturday, May 20, 10:30 AM
    John L. Dart Library
    Learn credit and home buying tips during an interactive workshop led by realtor Michael Fenwrick. One lucky participant will receive a gas card as a door prize.

    Beach Lovers Book Club (adults)
    Saturday, May 20, 10:30 AM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus

    Crafternooon: Fun Food Towers (children)
    Saturday, May 20, 10:30 AM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Create new worlds with spaghetti and marshmallows.

    STAR Therapy Dogs
    Saturday, May 20, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Read to a furry friend.

    Salute to our Armed Forces
    Saturday, May 20, 11:00 AM
    McClellanville Library
    Make military dog tags.

    DIY Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace
    Saturday, May 20, 11:00 AM
    Otranto Road Regional Library
    Craft with help from Ms. Grace.

    Armed Forces Day
    Saturday, May 20, 11:00 AM
    Village Library
    Celebrate Armed Forces Day in a special way.

    Asian-Pacific Children's Festival
    Saturday, May 20, 12:30 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Celebrate Asian-Pacific heritage with film and food.

    Local Living: The Spanish American War Revives Sullivan's Island
    Saturday, May 20, 12:30 PM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Join local historian Roy Williams to learn how the Spanish American War brought Sullivan's Island back to life after the devastation of the Civil War and neglect during Reconstruction.

    YA Movie (grades 6-12)
    Saturday, May 20, 12:30 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life. Rated PG.

    MET Opera Live!
    Saturday, May 20, 1:00 PM
    Main Library
    Der Rosenkavalier by Strauss. Running time: 4 hours, 50 minutes.

    Sigma Saturday (families)
    Saturday, May 20, 1:00 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    Enjoy a carpentry workshop with members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

    Movie Time
    Saturday, May 20, 2:00 PM
    West Ashley Library
    The Great Gilly Hopkins. Rated PG.

    Couponing with Bre'Ana
    Saturday, May 20, 2:00 PM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Learn how to maximize your shopping experience.

    Adult Movie
    Saturday, May 20, 3:30 PM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Empire State. Rated R.

    YA Book Club
    Saturday, May 20, 4:00 PM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Discuss books you have recently read.

    Meet the Author: Corrie Wang (ages 12 and older)
    Sunday, May 21, 3:30 PM
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    Local author Corrie Wang will discuss her new young adult book, The Takedown, describe her path to publication, and give advice to young writers.

    A-maze-ing Monday (grades 6-12)
    Monday, May 22
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    Successfully complete a maze, and return it to the Young Adult Services Desk for a piece of candy.

    Mind Bending Monday Maze (grades 6-12)
    Monday, May 22
    John L. Dart Library
    Challenge yourself to complete an intricate maze. Prizes awarded.

    Coffee and Conversation (adults)
    Monday, May 22, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Socialize with other seniors, and enjoy coffee and a breakfast treat.

    Community Baby Shower
    Monday, May 22, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    New and expectant mothers and families are invited to learn about healthy pregnancies and babies while enjoying refreshments and door prizes. Presented by Wellcare and Palmetto Community Action Partnership.

    Memoir Writing Circle (adults)
    Monday, May 22, 10:30 AM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Write and share stories for fun and feedback.

    Indie Lens Pop-Up: Real Boy (teens and adults)
    Monday, May 22, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Real Boy is the coming-of-age story of Bennett, a trans teenager with dreams of musical stardom. During the first two years of his gender transition, Bennett works to repair a strained relationship with his family with the help of celebrated trans folk singer Joe Stevens.

    After-School STEAM Club
    Monday, May 22, 3:30 PM
    Folly Beach Library
    Enjoy snacks, homework help and fun activities.

    TeenSpot Monday Night Theater
    Monday, May 22, 3:30 PM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Jack Reacher Never Go Back. Rated PG-13.

    Quiz Bowl (grades K-5)
    Tuesday, May 23
    John L. Dart Library
    Challenge yourself to answer the trivia question correctly for a treat.

    Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)
    Tuesday, May 23
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    Show off your news knowledge, and win candy for correct answers.

    Teen Movie Tuesday (grades 6-12)
    Tuesday, May 23, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Arrival. Rated PG-13.

    Afterschool Cool: Laura Ingalls Wilder (ages 4-11)
    Tuesday, May 23, 4:00 PM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Celebrate the life of the Little House author, and learn about life back then.

    Midweek mix (grades K-5)
    Wednesday, May 24
    John L. Dart Library
    How many words stem from the word of the day? Share your answers, and get a treat.

    TeenSpot Word Search Wednesday (ages 12-17)
    Complete the word search, and receive a sweet treat.

    English Conversation Club
    Wednesday, May 24, 10:30 AM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Practice speaking English with a small group of learners. Beginners to advanced learners are welcome.

    Round Table Discussion with Councilwoman Johnson (adults)
    Wednesday, May 24, 12:30 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Discuss concerns and issues with Councilwoman Anna Johnson of Charleston County District 8.

    Mah Jongg the American Way (adults)
    Wednesday, May 24, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Join other Mah Jongg enthusiasts for an afternoon of enjoyable play.

    Midweek Crossword (grades 6-12)
    Wednesday, May 24
    John L. Dart Library
    After School
    Solve clues.

    Web Wednesday (grades 6-12)
    Wednesday, May 24, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    Check out a short collection of the latest and greatest viral videos and websites.

    Lounge at the Library (grades 6-12)
    Wednesday, May 24, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Hang out with friends, and play games. Feel free to bring a snack.

    Drop Everything and Read
    Wednesday, May 24, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Otranto Road Regional Library
    Kick off Summer Reading with literary trivia and games. Prizes awarded.

    Thursday Word (grades K-5)
    Thursday, May 25
    John L. Dart Library
    Challenge yourself to learn a new word, and get a treat.

    TeenSpot Military Word Challenge (ages 12-17)
    Create more than 10 words out of each military branch name, and receive a treat.

    Book-a-Librarian
    Thursday, May 25, 10:00 AM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Call to schedule a 45-minute appointment with a librarian, and learn how to establish an email account, format a resume and complete online job applications.

    Five Wishes (adults)
    Thursday, May 25, 11:00 AM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Lutheran Hospice representatives explain Five Wishes' easy-to-understand documents that meet South Carolina requirements for an advance directive. A South Carolina Notary Public and witnesses will be available during the program to legalize your document.

    Game On (ages 10-18)
    Thursday, May 25, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of gaming. Choose from board games and interactive video games.

    Teen Cafe (grades 6-12)
    Thursday, May 25
    Main Library
    After School
    Teen Lounge
    Enjoy snacks and games after school.

    Mah Jongg Nights (adults)
    Thursday, May 25, 5:30 PM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Learn to play the fun and fast-paced game of American Mah Jongg. Beginners welcome.

    A Brief History of Marion Square
    Thursday, May 25, 6:00 PM
    Main Library
    Auditorium
    The long history of Charleston's Marion Square is full of twists and turns that few people may know. Join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for an overview of the site's storied past from a military stronghold to a venue for political meetings and sports and recreation, with a few surprises along the way.

    Teen Trivia: Fandoms (grades 6-12)
    Friday, May 26, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Auditorium
    Bring your knowledge about Doctor Who, Supernatural, Harry Potter and more. The teen with the most points wins the grand prize.

    Let's Talk Pollinators
    Friday, May 26, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Main Library
    Auditorium
    Join representatives from Clemson Coastal Research and Education Center to learn about pollinators, why they matter, and how to protect them. Enjoy live demonstrations and hands-on activities for all ages.

    Jr. Word Seekers (grades 6-12)
    Friday, May 26
    John L. Dart Library
    After School
    Challenge yourself to find every word on thematic puzzles for a prize.

    Saturday Surprise (ages 11 and younger)
    Saturday, May 27
    James Island Library
    Try a different activity or game each week.

    Lowcountry Creative Writing Forum
    Saturday, May 27, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Write and network with other writers.

    Sidewalk Art (children)
    Saturday, May 27, 10:30 AM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Use sidewalk chalk to decorate Battery Gadsden for the summer.

    Get Ready for Summer Reading
    Saturday, May 27, 11:00 AM
    McClellanville Library
    Make funny bookmarks to take home.

    Cinema Saturday
    Saturday, May 27, 11:00 AM
    John L. Dart Library
    Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life. Rated PG.

    Fabulous Fables
    Saturday, May 27, 11:30 AM
    Edisto Library
    Read fables, and make a craft.

    Saturday Movies
    Saturday, May 27, 12:30 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius. Rated PG.

    Cinema Saturday
    Saturday, May 27, 2:00 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life. Rated PG.

    Resume Magic with Learning Express (teens and adults)
    Saturday, May 27, 2:00 PM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Use Learning Express to make a resume from scratch.

    eBook Club Discussion
    Saturday, May 27, 2:00 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Coroner by Thomas Noguchi

    Lego Club (ages 4-11)
    Saturday, May 27, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Build with library Legos.

    Club Anime! (grades 6-12)
    Saturday, May 27, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
     Watch episodes of March Comes in Like a Lion. Japanese snacks will be served.

    Quiz Bowl (grades K-5)
    Tuesday, May 30
    John L. Dart Library
    Challenge yourself to answer the trivia question correctly for a treat.

    Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)
    Tuesday, May 30
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    Show off your news knowledge, and win candy for correct answers.

    Piccolo Spoleto: SPROUTS Children's Theatre presents The Frog Prince
    Tuesday, May 30, 9:15 AM
    Main Library
    Enjoy an adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale about a young prince turned into a frog by a witch. School groups are granted priority access to 9:15 a.m. performances. Please plan accordingly.

    Piccolo Spoleto: SPROUTS Children's Theatre presents The Frog Prince
    Tuesday, May 30, 10:45 AM
    Main Library
    Enjoy an adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale about a young prince turned into a frog by a witch. School groups are granted priority access to 9:15 a.m. performances. Please plan accordingly.

    Piccolo Spoleto: SPROUTS Children's Theatre presents The Frog Prince
    Tuesday, May 30, 12:15 PM
    Main Library
    Enjoy an adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale about a young prince turned into a frog by a witch. School groups are granted priority access to 9:15 a.m. performances. Please plan accordingly.

    Teen Movie Tuesday (grades 6-12)
    Tuesday, May 30, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Magnificent 7. Rated PG-13.

    Midweek mix (grades K-5)
    Wednesday, May 31
    John L. Dart Library
    How many words stem from the word of the day? Share your answers, and get a treat.

    TeenSpot Word Search (ages 12-17)
    Complete the word search, and receive a sweet treat.

    Piccolo Spoleto: College of Charleston Opera presents The Three Little Pigs
    Wednesday, May 31, 9:15 AM
    Main Library
    The melodies of Mozart are brought to the stage in this classic story. School groups are granted priority access to 9:15 a.m. performances. Please plan accordingly.

    Piccolo Spoleto: College of Charleston Opera presents The Three Little Pigs
    Wednesday, May 31, 10:45 AM
    Main Library
    The melodies of Mozart are brought to the stage in this classic story. School groups are granted priority access to 9:15 a.m. performances. Please plan accordingly.

    Piccolo Spoleto: College of Charleston Opera presents The Three Little Pigs
    Wednesday, May 31, 12:15 PM
    Main Library
    The melodies of Mozart are brought to the stage in this classic story. School groups are granted priority access to 9:15 a.m. performances. Please plan accordingly.

    Afternoon Movie (ages 6 and older)
    Wednesday, May 31, 3:15 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Rated PG-13.

    Midweek Crossword (grades 6-12)
    Wednesday, May 31
    John L. Dart Library
    After School
    Solve clues.

    Web Wednesday (grades 6-12)
    Wednesday, May 31, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    Check out a short collection of the latest and greatest viral videos and websites.

    Summer Reading Kickoff Party
    Wednesday, May 31, 4:00 PM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Learn about Summer Reading prizes, and enter a drawing to win a reading basket.

    Children's Book Word Search (ages 6-11)
    Monday, May 1 - Saturday, May 6
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Complete a literary word search, and receive a treat.

    Screen Free Week
    Monday, May 1 - Saturday, May 6
    John's Island Regional Library
    Enjoy fun technology-free activities for families.

    Name Award Winning Books (ages 11 and younger)
    Monday, May 1 - Saturday, May 6
    James Island Library
    Correctly answer the daily trivia question for a chance to receive a prize.

    Guessing Jar Challenge (grades 6-12)
    Monday, May 1 - Thursday, May 11
    John L. Dart Library
    Correctly guess the number of petals in the jar for a chance to win a gift.

    Celebrate the End of the School Year (ages 5-11 and ages 12-18)
    Monday, May 8 - Saturday, May 20
    West Ashley Library
    Guess how many objects are in the container, and receive a treat. The person with the closest answer wins all of the objects in the container for their age group and the winner for each age group will be announced May 22.

    Teen Zone (grades 6-12)
    Monday, May 1 - Wednesday, May 31
    John's Island Regional Library
    Mondays-Thursdays from 3-5 p.m.
    Play the Xbox 360, listen to music, enjoy an adult coloring page, play board games, or just sit and chat.

    Saul Alexander Gallery Exhibit
    Monday, May 1 - Wednesday, May 31
    Main Library
    Women's Work by Karyn Healey
    Healey's oil paintings are inspired by the Southern female experience. Healey pays tribute to strong, brave, beautiful women who push the boundaries.

    Classic Arcade
    Monday, May 1 - Wednesday, May 31
    Main Library
    Play more than 250 classic arcade games including "Lunar Lander" (1979), "Gravitar" (1982) and "Major Havoc" (1983). View printed circuit boards and software on display.

    Early Literacy Station
    Monday, May 1 - Wednesday, May 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 May is animals.

    Children's Book Week Bookmark Contest
    Monday, May 1 - Wednesday, May 31
    Main Library
    Extend the Children's Book Week celebration throughout the month, and design a creative bookmark in the Children's Department. Winners will be announced June 1.

    Activity Zone (grades K-5)
    Monday, May 1 - Wednesday, May 31
    James Island Library
    Enjoy puzzles, mazes and coloring activities.

    Awakening V: King Tide
    Monday, May 1 - Wednesday, May 31
    John L. Dart Library
    Enough Pie's Awakening V: King Tide is a series of art installations and events related to rising tides and flooded streets. This display features oil paintings by Charleston artist Mary Edna Fraser, along with black and white photos of flooded Charleston streets taken by local photographer and engineer, Jared Bramblett.

    Desktop Trivia (adults)
    Monday, May 1 - Wednesday, May 31
    John L. Dart Library
    Stop by the Service Desk, and answer a weekly trivia question correctly for a prize.

    Display of Roses
    Monday, May 1 - Wednesday, May 31
    John's Island Regional Library
    The Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society displays a variety of roses.

    Painting Exhibit
    Monday, May 1 - Wednesday, May 31
    John's Island Regional Library
    Abstract paintings by Thomas Geyer.

    Book-a-Librarian (adults)
    Monday, May 1 - Wednesday, May 31
    John's Island Regional Library
    Have a technology question? Need help formatting your resume or completing a job application? Want to learn how to use the library's downloadable media on your tablet, phone, e-reader or laptop? Call 843-559-1945, and make an appointment with a librarian for a 30-minute one-on-one session.

    Guess the Names of Famous Mothers
    Monday, May 1 - Wednesday, May 31
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Correctly guess the names of famous mothers to enter a prize drawing.

    TeenSpot Tweets for Treats
    Monday, May 1 - Wednesday, May 31
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Find a birdie, tweet about your favorite book, and receive a treat.

    Book-a-Librarian
    Monday, May 1 - Wednesday, May 31
    St. Paul's/Hollywood Branch Library
    Have a technology question? Need help formatting your resume or completing a job application? Want to learn how to use the library's downloadable media on your tablet, phone, e-reader or laptop? Call 843-889-3300 or email caldwellg@ccpl.org to make an appointment with a librarian for a 30-minute face-to-face session.

    Early Literacy Station
    Monday, May 1 - Wednesday, May 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 May is animals.

    Asian-American Heritage Trivia
    Monday, May 1 - Wednesday, May 31
    Otranto Road Regional Library
    Stop by the Children's Desk to answer a daily trivia challenge question, and receive a treat.

    Plant a Seed
    Monday, May 1 - Wednesday, May 31
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Check out a gardening or plant book, and receive a packet of seeds for your garden.

    Crossword Craze
    Monday, May 1 - Wednesday, May 31
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Complete a crossword or Sudoku puzzle, and receive a treat.