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    August

    Story Walk
    Saturday, August 5 - Saturday, September 2
    John's Island Regional Library
    Celebrate Get Ready for Kindergarten month by completing the Story Walk Book Trail around the library.     

    Teen Zone (grades 6-12)
    Thursday, August 17 - Thursday, August 31, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Mondays-Thursdays
    Play the Xbox 360, listen to music, enjoy an adult coloring page, play board games, or just sit and chat.    

    Greatest Scavenger Hunt the Library Has Ever Seen (ages 12 and younger)
    Thursday, August 24 - Thursday, August 31
    John's Island Regional Library
    Complete unique scavenger hunt challenges, post pictures of your search, and win prizes.  

    Teen Word Seekers (grades 6-12)
    Friday, August 25
    John L. Dart Library
    Find every word on word search puzzles, and receive a prize.

    Black and White Theatre
    Friday, August 25, 2:00 PM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Roman Holiday. Not rated.

    Teen Zone: Friday Edition (grades 6-12)
    Friday, August 25, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Enjoy free time with Xbox 360, Wii and laptops.

    Charleston Tells Concert Series presents An Evening with Kate Campbell
    Friday, August 25, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Main Library
    Auditorium
    Enjoy an evening with Kate Campbell during the second quarterly presentation of Charleston Tells Concert Series. The people and culture of the modern South serve as the inspiration for Campbell's songs. Her endearing, clear-water vocal delivery and her eloquent gift for storytelling have drawn repeated comparisons to such bastions of the Southern literary tradition as Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty and William Faulkner. The Concert Series, presented by Charleston County Public Library, blends the area's Southern charm and rich heritage with a deep-rooted respect for oral history as a revered art form. To learn more about Kate Campbell and purchase tickets, visit www.ccpl.org/CharlestonTells.

    Saturday Surprise (ages 11 and younger)
    Saturday, August 26
    James Island Library
    Drop by for a fun activity.

    Sun-sational Craft
    Make a sundial at the Children's Desk.

    Lowcountry Creative Writing Forum
    Saturday, August 26, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Write and network with other writers.

    Build Big
    Saturday, August 26, 10:30 AM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Play with oversized Lincoln Logs, Legos and foam blocks.

    Summer Fun
    Saturday, August 26, 11:00 AM
    McClellanville Library
    Color your own beach ball, and learn 50 beach ball activities.

    Teen Afternoon Movie (grades 6-12)
    Saturday, August 26, 12:30 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Before I Fall. Rated PG-13.

    Teen Cafe
    Saturday, August 26, 2:00 PM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Talk about your plans for the new school year.

    Lego Club (ages 4-11)
    Saturday, August 26, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Build with library Legos.

    Voter Registration Drive
    Sunday, August 27, 2:00 PM - 5:00 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.

    A-maze-ing Monday (grades 6-12)
    Monday, August 28
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    Successfully complete a maze, and return it to the Young Adult Services Desk for a piece of candy.

    Mind Bending Maze (grades 6-12)
    Monday, August 28
    John L. Dart Library
    Challenge yourself to complete an intricate maze. Prizes awarded.

    Coffee and Conversation
    Monday, August 28, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Socialize with other seniors, and enjoy coffee and a breakfast treat.

    Memoir Writing Circle
    Monday, August 28, 10:30 AM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Write and share your stories for fun and feedback.

    Understanding Climate Change
    Monday, August 28, 1:00 PM
    Main Library
    Join College of Charleston's Dr. Matthew C. Nowlin for a lecture about global warming, and learn how U.S. climate change policy impacts our planet.

    After-School STEAM Club
    Monday, August 28, 3:30 PM
    Folly Beach Library
    Enjoy snacks and fun activities related to the solar eclipse.

    Teen Spot Theater
    Monday, August 28, 3:30 PM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Easy A. Rated PG-13.

    Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)
    Tuesday, August 29
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    Show off your news knowledge, and win candy for correct answers.

    Teen Movie Tuesday (grades 6-12)
    Tuesday, August 29, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Split. Rated PG-13.

    Las Americas: Songs of the People
    Tuesday, August 29, 5:00 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Leah Suarez duets with guitarist Bill Carson for a set of intimate songs.

    Midweek Crossword (grades 6-12)
    Wednesday, August 30
    John L. Dart Library
    Solve clues, and win a prize.

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

    Wired Wednesday (teens)
    Wednesday, August 30, 3:30 PM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Play computer games, Wii, board games, or chat with friends during an open technology lab.

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

    The Pest House on Sullivan's Island: A Brief History
    Wednesday, August 30, 6:00 PM
    Main Library
    Auditorium
    From 1707 to the mid-1790s, the quarantine station or "Pest House" on Sullivan's Island was the first point of landfall for a portion of the people coming to S.C., especially enslaved Africans. Join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for a review of the facts and misunderstandings surrounding this humble but important building and its place in our nation's history.

    Game On (ages 10-18)
    Thursday, August 31, 3:30 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, August 31, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    Enjoy snacks and games after school.

    Lounge at the Library (grades 6-12)
    Thursday, August 31, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Hang out with friends, play games, or work on homework. Feel free to bring some snacks.

    Mah Jongg Nights
    Thursday, August 31, 5:30 PM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Learn to play the fun and fast-paced game of American Mah Jongg. Beginners welcome.

    Carmen's Corner
    Tuesday, August 1 - Tuesday, August 29, 3:00 PM
    Village Library
    Color activity sheets and play checkers.

    Classic Arcade
    Tuesday, August 1 - Thursday, August 31
    Main Library
    Play more than 280 arcade classics including "Double Dragon" (1987), "Golden Axe" (1989) and "Final Fight" (1989). View printed circuit boards and software on display.

    Saul Alexander Gallery Exhibit
    Tuesday, August 1 - Thursday, August 31
    Main Library
    Lost As Sure As Found by David R. Warren
    The paintings in this exhibit are inspired by photos of fishing shacks and mill houses Warren took during his youth in Florida and Savannah. These photos, alongside newer photographs of Charleston churches, residential architecture and marshes, complete the collection that inspired these paintings.

    Early Literacy Station
    Tuesday, August 1 - Thursday, 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)
    Tuesday, August 1 - Thursday, August 31
    James Island Library
    Enjoy puzzles, mazes and coloring activities.

    Shredded Book Contest (grades 6-12)
    Tuesday, August 1 - Thursday, August 31
    James Island Library
    Guess the title of the book for a chance to win a gift card.

    Art Exhibit
    Tuesday, August 1 - Thursday, August 31
    John's Island Regional Library
    Deborah Barrineau displays her abstract mixed-media collages.

    Invent a Holiday (teens)
    Tuesday, August 1 - Thursday, August 31
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Invent a holiday, and place your entry in the Invent a Holiday display. Holidays will be picked weekly, and the inventor wins a prize.

    Early Literacy Station
    Tuesday, August 1 - Thursday, 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.

    Astronomy Trivia
    Tuesday, August 1 - Thursday, August 31
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Answer trivia questions correctly for a chance to win a prize. Check out an astronomy book for a bonus entry.

    Back to School Puzzle Challenge
    Tuesday, August 1 - Thursday, August 31
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Complete a puzzle, and get a sweet treat at the Circulation Desk.