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    August

    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.

    Teen Word Seekers (grades 6-12)
    Friday, August 1
    John L. Dart Library
    Challenge yourself to find every word on thematic word find puzzles for a prize.

    First Coffee Book Club (adults)
    Friday, August 1, 10:30 AM
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.

    Early Literacy Center (preschool)
    Friday, August 1, 10:30 AM
    Folly Beach Library
    Participate in a variety of activities that promote early literacy.

    PLAY: Go Fish with Haddrell's Point Tackle and Supply
    Friday, August 1, 10:30 AM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Get hooked with hands-on Lowcountry fishing fun.

    Houdini
    Friday, August 1, 3:30 PM
    McClellanville Library
    Enjoy magic, music and lots of laughs during this high-energy, interactive show.

    PLAY: Saturday Storytime
    Saturday, August 2, 10:30 AM
    James Island Library
    Celebrate summer with stories about delicious food.

    PLAY: STAR Therapy Dogs
    Saturday, August 2, 10:30 AM
    Village Library
    Read a story to a wonderful dog.

    PLAY: Saturday Movie
    Saturday, August 2, 10:30 AM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    The Lego Movie. Rated PG; 101 minutes.

    PLAY: Lowe's Build and Grow (ages 4-11)
    Saturday, August 2, 11:00 AM
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    Get out your tools, and build something cool. Sponsored by Lowe's. Supplies are limited.

    Play Day: Love a Tree Day
    Saturday, August 2, 11:00 AM
    Edisto Library
    Learn about trees, and play a game.

    PLAY: Boom Boom Boom
    Saturday, August 2, 11:00 AM
    McClellanville Library
    Make your own drum, and join our marching band.

    PLAY: Saturday Science Movie
    Saturday, August 2, 11:00 AM
    Otranto Road Regional
    Despicable Me 2. Rated PG; 98 minutes.

    PLAY: Cinema Saturday
    Saturday, August 2, 11:00 AM
    John L. Dart Library
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Rated PG; 118 minutes.

    PLAY: Family Movie Matinee
    Saturday, August 2, 1:00 PM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. Rated PG; 90 minutes.

    PLAY: Cinema Saturday
    Saturday, August 2, 2:00 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Rated PG; 118 minutes.

    Children's Movie
    Saturday, August 2, 2:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    The Nut Job. Rated PG; 85 minutes.

    Triumphs and Failures of General Ulysses S. Grant
    Saturday, August 2, 3:00 PM
    Main Library
    Enjoy a presentation on the life of General Ulysses S. Grant. By Dr. Joseph Stukes, former head of the Francis Marion University history department and member of the S.C. Humanities Council. Stukes will dress in 19th Century attire for the program, which is part of a series in honor of the Civil War Sesquicentennial (150 year anniversary).

    Monday Scavenger Hunt
    Monday, August 4
    John L. Dart Library
    Find the items on the list, and get a treat.

    Mind Bending Maze (grades 6-12)
    Monday, August 4
    John L. Dart Library
    Challenge yourself to complete an intricate maze. How twisted can it be? Prizes awarded.

    Online Application and Resume Lab
    Monday, August 4, 1:00 PM
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    Receive one-on-one help with your job application and resume.

    Movie Monday Rewind
    Monday, August 4, 2:00 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Rated PG; 118 minutes.

    Movie Monday (grades 6-12)
    Monday, August 4, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Main Library
    Got the Monday blues? Enjoy a different movie every week in the Teen Lounge.

    Monday Matinee
    Monday, August 4, 2:30 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Despicable Me 2 (2013). Rated PG; 98 minutes.

    Knit and Stitch (teens and adults)
    Monday, August 4, 6:30 PM
    West Ashley Library
    Want to know more about knitting or share your knowledge? Meet and exchange ideas with other crafters. All skill levels welcome.

    Tuesday Quizbowl
    Tuesday, August 5
    John L. Dart Library
    Pick a question, answer it correctly and get a treat.

    Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)
    Tuesday, August 5
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    How well do you know the headlines? Drop by the YA Services desk for a weekly current events challenge, and get a sweet treat for knowing what's going on in the world.

    Drive-in Movie
    Tuesday, August 5, 10:30 AM
    Main Library
    Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess. Rated TV-Y; 48 minutes.

    Spark a Reaction Teen Movie (ages 12-19)
    Tuesday, August 5, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Rated PG-13; 146 minutes.

    The Big Bang Theory Marathon (ages 13 and older)
    Tuesday, August 5, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Enjoy nine episodes from the fifth season of The Big Bang Theory.

    Edisto Book Club
    Tuesday, August 5, 3:00 PM
    Edisto Library
    Discuss A Gathering of Old Men by Ernest J. Gaines.

    TeenSpot Theater
    Tuesday, August 5, 5:00 PM
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    I, Frankenstein. Rated PG-13; 92 minutes. Refreshments provided.

    Play: Kids in the Kitchen Summer Series
    Tuesday, August 5, 5:30 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Learn how to prepare fun and nutritious treats like fruit smoothies and yogurt dips.

    Not Fiction Book Discussion
    Tuesday, August 5, 6:30 PM
    Main Library
    Son of a Gun: A Memoir by Justin St. Germaine

    Word Play Wednesday
    Wednesday, August 6
    John L. Dart Library
    See if you can solve the puzzle, and get a treat.

    Small Business Counseling with SCORE (adults)
    Wednesday, August 6, 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.

    Mt. Pleasant Reel Club - A book/movie discussion group (adults)
    Wednesday, August 6, 2:00 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Read the book, watch the movie and then participate in a lively discussion.
    Book: Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
    Movie: Alice in Wonderland (2010). Rated PG, 109 minutes.

    Game On (ages 10-18)
    Wednesday, August 6, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of gaming. Choose from board games and interactive video games.

    TeenSpot Wired Wednesday (ages 12-17)
    Wednesday, August 6, 4:00 PM
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    Play computer games, Wii games and board games, or just chat with friends during an open technology lab.

    How to Train Your Dragon Book Party
    Wednesday, August 6, 4:00 PM
    Otranto Road Regional
    Explore the world of Vikings and dragons with a book talk, games and crafts.

    Knit Night (adults)
    Wednesday, August 6, 6:00 PM
    Folly Beach Library
    Bring a knit or crochet project to work on, and share ideas with others.

    MET Opera Summer Encore Series
    Thursday, August 7, 1:00 PM
    Main Library
    Romeo et Julliette
    Gounod's sensual interpretation of Shakespeare's Romeo et Julliette features Anna Netrebko as Juliette, with several high-voltage Roméos during the season, including Roberto Alagna for the first two performances, rising young tenor Joseph Kaiser in his company debut, and Matthew Polenzani for the Met's New Year's Eve gala. Nathan Gunn and Stéphane Degout share the role of Mercutio and Plácido Domingo presides on the podium. Approximate running time: 3 hours, 5 minutes.

    Summer Cinema (ages 11 and younger)
    Thursday, August 7, 2:00 PM
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    The Lego Movie. Rated PG; 101 minutes.

    Family Night
    Thursday, August 7, 4:00 PM
    St. Paul's/Hollywood Branch Library
    Play games and read until 6 p.m., then watch Frozen. Rated PG; 102 minutes. Popcorn and soft drinks provided.

    Mah Jongg Nights (adults)
    Thursday, August 7, 5:30 PM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Learn to play American Mah Jongg. Beginners welcome.

    Teen Word Seekers (grades 6-12)
    Friday, August 8
    John L. Dart Library
    Challenge yourself to find every word on thematic word find puzzles for a prize.

    Tyler Perry Film Series
    Friday, August 8, 3:00 PM
    Main Library
    The Family That Preys. Rated PG-13; 111 minutes.

    Center for Heirs' Property Preservation
    Friday, August 8, 3:00 PM
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    Enjoy an in-depth discussion on the state and management of heirs' property in S.C.

    Play Day: Design a Lab Coat (ages 11 and younger)
    Saturday, August 9, 10:30 AM
    James Island Library
    Bring an over-sized white T-shirt, and make a lab coat.

    PLAY: STAR Therapy Dogs
    Saturday, August 9, 10:30 AM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Share books with a furry friend.

    PLAY: Picture Bingo
    Saturday, August 9, 10:30 AM
    Village Library
    Play picture Bingo, and win a prize.

    PLAY: Game On (ages 4-11)
    Saturday, August 9, 11:00 AM
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    Play Wii and board games.

    PLAY: Movie and Craft
    Saturday, August 9, 11:00 AM
    Folly Beach Library
    Make a Lego craft, and watch The Lego Movie. Rated PG; 101 minutes.

    Play Day: Alphabet Fun
    Saturday, August 9, 11:00 AM
    Edisto Library
    Play an alphabet game, and make a chart.

    PLAY: Boom, Boom, Ain't It Great to Be Crazy
    Saturday, August 9, 11:00 AM
    McClellanville Library
    Enjoy silly and fun challenges.

    PLAY: DIY Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace
    Saturday, August 9, 11:00 AM
    Otranto Road Regional
    Being crafty and creative is easier than you think.

    Interviewing Tips (teens and adults)
    Saturday, August 9, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    Join the Broken Hearted Foundation's Founder for an interactive workshop about interview basics. Space is limited, and registration is required. A children's activity will be available during the workshop.

    PLAY: Discovery Room (ages 11 and younger)
    Saturday, August 9, 12:30 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Enjoy hands-on-fun with themed activities about life science, earth science or physical science.

    PLAY: Crafternoon
    Saturday, August 9, 1:00 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    Make a Thaumatrope, and fool your eyes with this optical illusion.

    PLAY: Family Movie Matinee
    Saturday, August 9, 1:00 PM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    The Little Rascals. Rated PG; 83 minutes.

    Saturday Movie
    Saturday, August 9, 2:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Free Birds. Rated PG; 91 minutes. Sponsored by The UPS Store, 3575 Maybank Hwy, John's Island.

    PLAY: Legos
    Saturday, August 9, 2:00 PM
    West Ashley Library
    We supply the Legos and Duplo blocks, you create the masterpiece.

    Book Signing with author Sherrill Burns
    Saturday, August 9, 2:00 PM
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    Ms. Burns will sign her intriguing new fantasy novel, Duties of the Heart.

    Tyler Perry Film Series
    Saturday, August 9, 3:00 PM
    Main Library
    Peeples. Rated PG-13; 95 minutes.

    Second Saturday Writing Critique Group (ages 16 and older)
    Saturday, August 9, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Open to all writers. For more information, call the Reference Desk at 843-849-6161 or email MtpReference@ccpl.org.

    Monday Scavenger Hunt
    Monday, August 11
    John L. Dart Library
    Find the items on the list, and get a treat.

    Mind Bending Maze (grades 6-12)
    Monday, August 11
    John L. Dart Library
    Challenge yourself to complete an intricate maze. How twisted can it be? Prizes awarded.

    Monday Book Discussion (adults)
    Monday, August 11, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Someone by Alice McDermott.

    Movie Monday Rewind
    Monday, August 11, 2:00 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    Cats and Dogs. Rated PG; 87 minutes.

    Movie Monday (grades 6-12)
    Monday, August 11, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Main Library
    Got the Monday blues? Enjoy a different movie every week in the Teen Lounge.

    TeenSpot Theater
    Monday, August 11, 4:00 PM
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    Pompeii. Rated PG-13; 105 minutes. Refreshments provided.

    Knit and Stitch (teens and adults)
    Monday, August 11, 6:30 PM
    West Ashley Library
    Want to know more about knitting or share your knowledge? Meet and exchange ideas with other crafters. All skill levels welcome.

    Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)
    Tuesday, August 12
    Main Library
    How well do you know the headlines? Drop by the YA Services desk for a weekly current events challenge, and get a sweet treat for knowing what's going on in the world.

    Tuesday Quizbowl
    Tuesday, August 12
    John L. Dart Library
    Pick a question, answer it correctly and get a treat.

    Drive-in Movie
    Tuesday, August 12, 10:30 AM
    Main Library
    Jungle Book 2. Rated G; 72 minutes.

    Back to School Book Buffet (grades 6-12)
    Tuesday, August 12, 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Enjoy all you can read books, magazines and graphic novels. Light snacks provided.

    Play: Kids in the Kitchen Summer Series
    Tuesday, August 12, 5:30 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Learn how to prepare fun and nutritious treats like fruit smoothies and yogurt dips.

    Teenage Servitude and Slavery: The Apprentice System in Early Charleston
    Tuesday, August 12, 6:00 PM
    Main Library
    Auditorium
    Before the advent of modern schools, many young men and women (both slave and free) studied trades by serving a long apprenticeship with an adult "master." How long did such an apprenticeship last, and what vocational skills could a student acquire? Join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for a fun exploration of this topic using information about real children from Charleston's past.

    Teenage Servitude and Slavery: The Apprentice System in Early Charleston
    Tuesday, August 12, 6:00 PM
    Main Library
    Auditorium
    Before the advent of modern schools, many young men and women (both slave and free) studied trades by serving a long apprenticeship with an adult "master." How long did such an apprenticeship last, and what vocational skills could a student acquire? Join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for a fun exploration of this topic using information about real children from Charleston's past.

    Quilt Trunk Show
    Tuesday, August 12, 6:00 PM
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    View beautiful quilts made by Catherine Lamkin, whose work has been displayed in Charleston Magazine and the book, President Obama: A Celebration in Art Quilts.

    Word Play Wednesday
    Wednesday, August 13
    John L. Dart Library
    See if you can solve the puzzle, and get a treat.

    Make a Steampunk Goggles Mask (rising 6-12 grades)
    Wednesday, August 13, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    James Island Library
    Bring your friends, and create a steampunk-inspired masquerade mask.

    Folly Beach Book Club (adults)
    Wednesday, August 13, 2:30 PM
    Folly Beach Library
    Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver.

    TeenSpot DIY Craft
    Wednesday, August 13, 4:00 PM
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    Design your very own pencil holders.

    Teen Summer Reading Ice Cream Finale
    Wednesday, August 13, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Otranto Road Regional
    Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with fun and ice cream. Awards and door prizes provided.

    Great Books Discussion
    Wednesday, August 13, 6:30 PM
    Main Library
    Meeting Room B
    SantaLand Diaries (a selection) by David Sedaris. Phone 805-6904 for more details.

    Stories and S'mores
    Thursday, August 14, 10:30 AM
    Otranto Road Regional
    Celebrate National S'mores Day with fun stories, songs, games and a delicious craft.

    MET Opera Summer Encore Series
    Thursday, August 14, 1:00 PM
    Main Library
    La Fanciulla del West
    Giacomo Puccini's La Fanciulla del West, is set in the American West during the California Gold Rush. Peopled with ruthless bandits, rough-talking but goodhearted miners, a cynical sheriff and one remarkable female tavern-keeper, it tells a story that is as thrilling as any Western movie, wrapped in an unmistakably Italian score. Approximate running time: 2 hours; 22 minutes.

    Summer Cinema (ages 11 and younger)
    Thursday, August 14, 2:00 PM
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    Scooby Doo! WrestleMania Mystery. Not rated; 84 minutes.

    The Big Bang Theory Marathon (ages 13 and older)
    Thursday, August 14, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Enjoy nine episodes from the sixth season of The Big Bang Theory.

    Teen Book Club: Just Book It
    Thursday, August 14, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Otranto Road Regional
    Bring any book you have recently enjoyed reading to share with fellow book club members.

    Club Anime (ages 12-19)
    Thursday, August 14, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Watch episodes of Yowamushi Pedal.

    Mah Jongg Nights (adults)
    Thursday, August 14, 5:30 PM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Learn to play American Mah Jongg. Beginners welcome.

    Adult Summer Reading BookShare Reception
    Thursday, August 14, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Otranto Road Regional
    All adult Reading Wave 2014 program participants are welcomed to join fellow readers for an end of summer wrap-up reception with light refreshments and prize drawings. Bring the best book you read over the summer to share.

    Teen Word Seekers (grades 6-12)
    Friday, August 15
    John L. Dart Library
    Challenge yourself to find every word on thematic word find puzzles for a prize.

    Black and White Theatre
    Friday, August 15, 11:00 AM
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    Citizen Kane. Rated PG; 119 minutes.

    Book Pass for Teens (grades 6-12)
    Friday, August 15, 2:00 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Read a S.C. Book Award nominee, and share your likes and dislikes with fellow teens.

    PLAY: Crafternoon
    Friday, August 15, 4:00 PM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Celebrate National Lighthouse month, and build your own lighthouse.

    Play with Dad: Saturday Stories
    Saturday, August 16, 10:30 AM
    James Island Library
    Enjoy storytime with your dad or another favorite loved one.

    Beach Lovers Book Club (adults)
    Saturday, August 16, 10:30 AM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Midwife of Hope River by Patricia Harman.

    PLAY: Build a Lighthouse
    Saturday, August 16, 10:30 AM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Celebrate National Lighthouse month, and make your own beacon of light.

    PLAY: Saturday Movie
    Saturday, August 16, 10:30 AM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    The Little Rascals Save the Day. Rated PG; 98 minutes.

    PLAY: STAR Therapy Dogs
    Saturday, August 16, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Practice reading with a canine friend.

    PLAY: Family Yoga Time (with an adult)
    Saturday, August 16, 11:00 AM
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    Stretch your way to family fitness during a relaxing yoga class. Please bring a mat if you have one.

    Play Day: Puzzled by Puzzles
    Saturday, August 16, 11:00 AM
    Edisto Library
    How many puzzles can you put together?

    PLAY: Fizz and Read
    Saturday, August 16, 11:00 AM
    McClellanville Library
    Read The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss, and make fizzy footprints.

    Local History: Sea and Service Stories
    Saturday, August 16, 12:00 PM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Hal Coste shares his family connections to the Sullivan's Island Lifesaving Station.

    Play with Parents: Sigma Saturday
    Saturday, August 16, 1:00 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    Enjoy a carpentry workshop sponsored by Lowe's with members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

    PLAY: Family Movie Matinee
    Saturday, August 16, 1:00 PM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    The Little Rascals Save the Day. Rated PG; 93 minutes.

    Secret Pizza Party (ages 5-12)
    Saturday, August 16, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Celebrate going back to school with stories and crafts at a secret pizza party.

    Monday Scavenger Hunt
    Monday, August 18
    John L. Dart Library
    Find the items on the list, and get a treat.

    Mind Bending Maze (grades 6-12)
    Monday, August 18
    John L. Dart Library
    Challenge yourself to complete an intricate maze. How twisted can it be? Prizes awarded.

    Exclusive Divergent Viewing Party
    Monday, August 18 - Saturday, August 30
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    Hidden in the library are symbols that represent the different factions found in Divergent. Find all the symbols to be invited to an exclusive Divergent viewing party September 6 at 3 p.m.

    Fantastic Reads Book Discussion (adults)
    Monday, August 18, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Running with the Demon by Terry Brooks.

    Adult Scrabble
    Monday, August 18, 1:00 PM
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    Enjoy a friendly afternoon playing a classic board game.

    Back to School Movie for Teens (grades 6-12)
    Monday, August 18, 2:00 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Rated PG-13; 161 minutes.

    Movie Monday (grades 6-12)
    Monday, August 18, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Main Library
    Got the Monday blues? Enjoy a different movie every week in the Teen Lounge.

    Knit and Stitch (teens and adults)
    Monday, August 18, 6:30 PM
    West Ashley Library
    Want to know more about knitting or share your knowledge? Meet and exchange ideas with other crafters. All skill levels welcome.

    Tuesday Quizbowl
    Tuesday, August 19
    John L. Dart Library
    Pick a question, answer it correctly and get a treat.

    Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)
    Tuesday, August 19
    Main Library
    How well do you know the headlines? Drop by the YA Services desk for a weekly current events challenge, and get a sweet treat for knowing what's going on in the world.

    Tech Tuesday: Discovering Zinio
    Tuesday, August 19, 12:00 PM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Learn how to download your favorite magazines to your tablet or computer for free though CCPL's website.

    Sea Islands Book Club (adults)
    Tuesday, August 19, 2:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Discuss The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin. Copies of the book available at the Reference Desk for check out while supplies last.

    Mt. Pleasant Cribbage Club (adults)
    Tuesday, August 19, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Learn to play the classic game Cribbage, or come for a challenging match. No experience necessary.

    Drive-in Movie
    Tuesday, August 19, 3:30 PM
    Main Library
    The Lego Movie. Rated PG; 101 minutes.

    Afterschool Cool: Health Nuts
    Tuesday, August 19, 4:00 PM
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    Learn how to choose and make healthy afterschool snacks.

    Teen Movie Time (ages 12-19)
    Tuesday, August 19, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Ride Along. Rated PG-13; 100 minutes.

    Play: Kids in the Kitchen Summer Series
    Tuesday, August 19, 5:30 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Learn how to prepare fun and nutritious treats like fruit smoothies and yogurt dips.

    Word Play Wednesday
    Wednesday, August 20
    John L. Dart Library
    See if you can solve the puzzle, and get a treat.

    Midday Movie
    Wednesday, August 20, 12:00 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    Grudge Match. Rated PG-13; 113 minutes.

    Online Application and Resume Lab
    Wednesday, August 20, 1:00 PM
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    Receive one-on-one help with your job application and resume.

    Game On (ages 10-18)
    Wednesday, August 20, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of gaming. Choose from board games and interactive video games.

    Tween Movie Club (ages 9-13)
    Wednesday, August 20, 4:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Ella Enchanted. Rated PG; 96 minutes. Read the book, watch the movie and then participate in a lively discussion.

    Not Fiction Book Discussion
    Thursday, August 21, 11:00 AM
    West Ashley Library
    Discuss Son of a Gun: A Memoir by Justin St. Germaine.

    Thursday Movie
    Thursday, August 21, 3:00 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    Despicable Me 2. Rated PG; 98 minutes.

    Thursday Teen Cafe (grades 6-12)
    Thursday, August 21, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Main Library
    Grab an after-school snack, and play board and video games in the Teen Lounge.

    Movie Madness (ages 11 and younger)
    Thursday, August 21, 4:00 PM
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    Hoot. Rated PG; 91 minutes.

    Mah Jongg Nights (adults)
    Thursday, August 21, 5:30 PM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Learn to play American Mah Jongg. Beginners welcome.

    Film Movement Series
    Thursday, August 21, 6:00 PM
    Main Library
    The Iran Job. Not rated; 95 minutes.

    Young Adult Movie Night
    Thursday, August 21, 6:00 PM
    St. Paul's/Hollywood Branch Library
    I, Frankenstein. Rated PG-13; 92 minutes. Popcorn and soft drinks provided.

    Dart After Dark: Urban Fiction Book Club
    Thursday, August 21, 6:15 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    The Block by Treasure Hernandez.

    Book Discussion at Otranto
    Thursday, August 21, 6:30 PM
    Otranto Road Regional
    Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story by Lily Koppel.

    Teen Word Seekers (grades 6-12)
    Friday, August 22
    John L. Dart Library
    Challenge yourself to find every word on thematic word find puzzles for a prize.

    Friday Afterschool Movie
    Friday, August 22, 3:30 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    The Little Rascals Save the Day. Rated PG; 98 minutes.

    Play Day: Pencil Door Hanger (ages 11 and younger)
    Saturday, August 23, 10:30 AM
    James Island Library
    Make a decorative door hanger to remind others not to disturb you while doing homework.

    PLAY: Dog Days of Summer
    Saturday, August 23, 10:30 AM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Create a floppy-eared hat to celebrate National Dog Day.

    PLAY: Picture Bingo
    Saturday, August 23, 10:30 AM
    Village Library
    Play picture Bingo, and win a prize.

    PLAY: Saturday Movie
    Saturday, August 23, 10:30 AM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    The Pirate Fairy. Rated G; 78 minutes.

    PLAY: STAR Therapy Dogs (ages 11 and younger)
    Saturday, August 23, 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 Day: Movie Fun
    Saturday, August 23, 11:00 AM
    Edisto Library
    The Country Bears. Rated G; 89 minutes.

    PLAY: Everything's Beachy
    Saturday, August 23, 11:00 AM
    McClellanville Library
    Enjoy the sand and sun, and make a Styrofoam crab for fun.

    Adult Sweetgrass Craft
    Saturday, August 23, 1:00 PM
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    Learn how to make sweetgrass coasters with Mae Scott Hall. Class is limited to 12, and registration is required. Call 766-2546 to register.

    PLAY: Family Movie Matinee
    Saturday, August 23, 1:00 PM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    The Lego Movie. Rated PG; 101 minutes.

    PLAY: Movie
    Saturday, August 23, 2:00 PM
    West Ashley Library
    The Lego Movie. Rated PG; 101 minutes.

    e-Book Club (adults)
    Saturday, August 23, 2:00 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque.

    PLAY: Lego Club (ages 4 and older)
    Saturday, August 23, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Blast into creativity with library Legos.

    Adult Book Discussion
    Saturday, August 23, 3:00 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Chiefs by Stuart Woods.

    Club Anime (ages 12-19)
    Saturday, August 23, 3:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Who doesn't love female Japanese music idols? Watch episodes from Wake Up, Girls!

    Monday Scavenger Hunt
    Monday, August 25
    John L. Dart Library
    Find the items on the list, and get a treat.

    Mind Bending Maze (grades 6-12)
    Monday, August 25
    John L. Dart Library
    Challenge yourself to complete an intricate maze. How twisted can it be? Prizes awarded.

    Zumba: Get Moving with Mary
    Monday, August 25, 10:00 AM
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    Enjoy upbeat music and a fun fitness event.

    TeenSpot Theater
    Monday, August 25, 4:00 PM
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    Endless Love. Rated PG-13; 104 minutes. Refreshments provided.

    Movie Monday (grades 6-12)
    Monday, August 25, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Main Library
    Got the Monday blues? Enjoy a different movie every week in the Teen Lounge.

    Digging up Dead People Online: Genealogy Websites
    Monday, August 25, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Main Library
    Second Floor Classroom
    Learn how to do genealogical research on the Internet through Ancestry Library Edition, Heritage Quest, America's Historic Newspapers, Family Search and Cyndi's List. For more information, contact 
    scroom@ccpl.org or call 805-6956.

    Knit and Stitch (teens and adults)
    Monday, August 25, 6:30 PM
    West Ashley Library
    Want to know more about knitting or share your knowledge? Meet and exchange ideas with other crafters. All skill levels welcome.

    Tuesday Quizbowl
    Tuesday, August 26
    John L. Dart Library
    Pick a question, answer it correctly and get a treat.

    Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)
    Tuesday, August 26
    Main Library
    How well do you know the headlines? Drop by the YA Services desk for a weekly current events challenge, and get a sweet treat for knowing what's going on in the world.

    Drive-in Movie
    Tuesday, August 26, 3:30 PM
    Main Library
    Scooby-Doo! Wrestlemania Mystery. Not Rated; 84 minutes.

    Afterschool Cool: Crafternoon
    Tuesday, August 26, 4:00 PM
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    Make a fun back to school craft.

    Teen Advisory Group Back to School Party (ages 12-19)
    Tuesday, August 26, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Summer break is officially over. Stop by the auditorium for a snack, and socialize with your friends.

    Affordable Care Act Discussion
    Tuesday, August 26, 5:30 PM
    Main Library
    Learn how the Affordable Care Act applies to you. This legislation is the most significant regulatory overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965. Presented by local attorney Adam Owensby.

    Play: Kids in the Kitchen Summer Series
    Tuesday, August 26, 5:30 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Learn how to prepare fun and nutritious treats like fruit smoothies and yogurt dips.

    Word Play Wednesday
    Wednesday, August 27
    John L. Dart Library
    See if you can solve the puzzle, and get a treat.

    Round Table Discussion with Councilwoman Johnson (adults)
    Wednesday, August 27, 12:30 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Discuss concerns and issues with Councilwoman Anna Johnson of Charleston County District 8.

    Wii Wednesday (grades 6-12)
    Wednesday, August 27, 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Bring a friend and have some fun playing Wii games.

    Fortifying Charleston during the War of Jenkins' Ear, 1739–1748
    Wednesday, August 27, 6:00 PM
    Main Library
    Second Floor Classroom
    After dismantling much of its fortifications during the peacetime of the early 1730s, Charleston rushed to build a new system of defensive works after Britain declared war against Spain in 1739. CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, provides an illustrated narrative of these hastily-constructed works and explain how they represent an important maturing episode in Charleston's early life as a "walled city."

    Couponing 101: Extreme Savings Workshop
    Thursday, August 28, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    Otranto Road Regional
    Learn couponing basics, and bring your Sunday newspaper coupons to begin saving money on groceries. Attendees will have an opportunity to win a gift basket.

    Back to School Carnival
    Thursday, August 28, 3:30 PM
    Main Library
    Celebrate the start of school with games, prizes and treats for all ages. Summer Reading participants who bring their medals receive a special prize.

    Back to School Bash (grades 6-12)
    Thursday, August 28, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Main Library
    Celebrate seeing your classmates again, grab an after-school snack and play board and video games in the auditorium.

    Movie Madness (ages 11 and younger)
    Thursday, August 28, 4:00 PM
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    Heaven is for Real. Rated PG; 99 minutes.

    Mah Jongg Nights (adults)
    Thursday, August 28, 5:30 PM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Learn to play American Mah Jongg. Beginners welcome.

    Teen Word Seekers (grades 6-12)
    Friday, August 29
    John L. Dart Library
    Challenge yourself to find every word on thematic word find puzzles for a prize.

    Movie Marathon: The Best of Alfred Hitchcock (adults)
    Friday, August 29, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    10 a.m. - Psycho. Rated R; 109 minutes.
    12:30 p.m. - The Birds. Rated PG; 119 minutes.
    3 p.m. - Vertigo. Rated PG; 128 minutes.

    Friday Afterschool Movie
    Friday, August 29, 3:30 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    Monsters University. Rated PG; 104 minutes.

    Play with Dad: Saturday Stories
    Saturday, August 30, 10:30 AM
    James Island Library
    Enjoy storytime with your dad or another favorite loved one.

    PLAY: Beading Fun
    Saturday, August 30, 10:30 AM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Make a fancy and fabulous bead bracelet or keychain.

    YA Movie (grades 6-12)
    Saturday, August 30, 10:30 AM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Robocop. Rated PG 13; 108 minutes.

    PLAY: Lego Fun (ages 11 and younger)
    Saturday, August 30, 11:00 AM
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    Build Lego block creations with friends.

    Play Day: Who's in Your Family?
    Saturday, August 30, 11:00 AM
    Edisto Library
    Make a family tree.

    PLAY: Recycled Boom
    Saturday, August 30, 11:00 AM
    McClellanville Library
    Make your own boomerang with recycled materials.

    PLAY: Saturday Movie
    Saturday, August 30, 11:00 AM
    Otranto Road Regional
    The Lego Movie. Rated PG; 101 minutes.

    Club Anime (ages 12-19)
    Saturday, August 30, 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Enjoy a five hour marathon of your favorite Anime. The library closes at 6 p.m., so plan your ride accordingly.

    PLAY: Family Movie Matinee
    Saturday, August 30, 1:00 PM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    The Pirate Fairy. Rated G; 78 minutes.

    PLAY: Reading is the Name of the Game
    Saturday, August 30, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    Bring the whole family for gaming fun, including board games, cards, Legos and puzzles.

    TeenSpot Back to School Crossword Puzzle
    Friday, August 1 - Wednesday, August 13
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    Find all the words in the crossword puzzle, and be entered into a drawing for a free gift basket of school supplies.

    Call for Self-Published Author Submissions for September 25 Book Talks
    Friday, August 1 - Sunday, August 31
    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.

    Saul Alexander Gallery Exhibit
    Friday, August 1 - Sunday, August 31
    Main Library
    Mixed Media Portraits by Landy A. Jones
    "I try to create an illusion of realism in my portraits," explains Jones. "My colored pencil and mixed media drawings are designed to create a painting effect from which the viewer believes my colored portraits are paintings instead of actual drawings."

    Early Literacy Station
    Friday, August 1 - Sunday, August 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 August is imagination.

    Activity Zone (grades K-5)
    Friday, August 1 - Sunday, August 31
    James Island Library
    Enjoy puzzles, mazes and coloring activities.

    Spark a Reaction Matching Game (rising 6-12 grades)
    Friday, August 1 - Sunday, August 31
    James Island Library
    Think you know a lot about inventors? Prove it by matching inventors to their inventions for a prize.

    Photography Display
    Friday, August 1 - Sunday, August 31
    John's Island Regional Library
    Enjoy a photography display from the annual Charleston Sail and Power Squadron contest.

    TeenSpot Invent an August Holiday (teens)
    Friday, August 1 - Sunday, August 31
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    Invent an August holiday, and submit entries in the Invent a Holiday display. Each week a holiday will be picked, and the inventor wins a prize.

    Early Literacy Station
    Friday, August 1 - Sunday, August 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 August is imagination.