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    August

    Back To School Crossword Puzzle (teens)
    Tuesday, August 1 - Saturday, August 12
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Find every word on the puzzle to be entered into a drawing for a gift basket with school supplies. The winner will be announced on August 14.      

    Back to School Backpack Raffle
    Tuesday, August 1 - Monday, August 14
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Stop by the Circulation Desk, and complete an entry form for a chance to win a backpack full of school supplies. The winner will be announced August 15. 

    Solar Quiz (ages 11 and younger)
    Tuesday, August 1 - Monday, August 21
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Complete a quiz, and receive a pair of solar eclipse glasses. Limit one per child.

    Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)
    Tuesday, August 1
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    Show off your news knowledge, and win candy for correct answers.

    Children's Movies
    Tuesday, August 1, 10:30 AM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Beauty and the Beast (2017). Rated PG.

    Edisto Book Club
    Tuesday, August 1, 3:00 PM
    Edisto Library
    Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

    After-School Cool: Makin' Maki (ages 4-11)
    Tuesday, August 1, 4:00 PM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Learn how to turn rice, veggies and nori into yummy vegetarian sushi.

    Not Fiction Book Discussion
    Tuesday, August 1, 6:30 PM
    Main Library
    Meeting Room A
    A House Full of Daughters: A Memoir of Seven Generations by Juliet Nicolson

    Midweek Crossword (grades 6-12)
    Wednesday, August 2
    John L. Dart Library
    Solve clues, and win a prize.

    National Coloring Book Day (adults)
    Coloring pages and supplies will be available at the Reference Desk.

    Coloring Party
    Color in celebration of National Coloring Book Day.

    Small Business Counseling with SCORE
    Wednesday, August 2, 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, August 2, 10:30 AM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Practice speaking English with a small group of learners. Beginners to advanced learners are welcome.

    Web Wednesday (grades 6-12)
    Wednesday, August 2, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    Check out a short collection of the latest and greatest viral videos and websites.

    Voter Registration Drive
    Wednesday, August 2, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Cooper River Memorial 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.

    Summer Reading Ice Cream Finale (teens)
    Wednesday, August 2, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Otranto Road Regional Library
    Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with fun and ice cream.

    Learn Spanish (ages 4-10)
    Thursday, August 3, 10:30 AM
    Village Library
    Learn basic Spanish with Ms. Beatriz.

    Kindergarten, Here I Come!
    Thursday, August 3, 10:30 AM
    Otranto Road Regional Library
    Enjoy stories, songs and activities to celebrate your child's first day of school.

    Family Movie
    Thursday, August 3, 11:00 AM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Rated PG.

    Family Movie
    Thursday, August 3, 2:00 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Rated PG.

    Game On (ages 10-18)
    Thursday, August 3, 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.

    Total Solar Eclipse Prequel
    Thursday, August 3, 3:30 PM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Listen to a speaker from the College of Charleston Astronomy Outreach Department, and learn what to expect during the total eclipse on August 21. View the sun through a filtered telescope.

    Mah Jongg Nights
    Thursday, August 3, 5:30 PM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Learn to play the fun and fast-paced game of American Mah Jongg. Beginners welcome.

    Teen Word Seekers (grades 6-12)
    Friday, August 4
    John L. Dart Library
    Find every word on word search puzzles, and receive a prize.

    Summer Movie Series
    Friday, August 4, 10:30 AM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    The Little Mermaid. Rated G.

    The Big Bang Theory Marathon (teens and adults)
    Friday, August 4, 11:00 AM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Watch nine episodes from seasons eight and nine.

    The Big Bang Theory Marathon (teens and adults)
    Friday, August 4, 2:00 PM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Watch nine episodes from seasons eight and nine.

    Eclipse Science Ambassador Program (girls age 6-11)
    Friday, August 4, 2:00 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Learn about eclipse science, build a safe solar viewer, and earn an Eclipse Science Ambassador badge. Limited space. Please call 843-849-6161 to register.

    Eclipse Science Ambassador Program (kids age 6-11)
    Friday, August 4, 3:30 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Learn about eclipse science, build a safe solar viewer, and earn an Eclipse Science Ambassador badge. Limited space. Please call 843-849-6161 to register.

    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.

    Eclipse Fun
    Saturday, August 5 - Saturday, August 12
    St. Paul's/Hollywood Branch Library
    Make solar bracelets, color pictures, and challenge yourself to solve puzzles.

    Saturday is Space Day (ages 11 and younger)
    Saturday, August 5
    James Island Library
    Enjoy a space-themed activity, and receive solar eclipse viewing glasses.

    DIY Crafts with Ms. Grace
    Saturday, August 5, 10:00 AM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Enjoy fun paper and felt projects.

    Knit and Purl: A Casual Knitting Group
    Saturday, August 5, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Bring knitting materials, and knit with fellow crafters. All skill levels welcome.

    Building Bots: Osmo (ages 6-11 with adult)
    Saturday, August 5, 10:30 AM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Use library iPads and Osmos to draw a masterpiece, guess and spell on-screen images, solve tangram puzzles, and much more.

    Shadow Drawing
    Saturday, August 5, 11:00 AM
    McClellanville Library
    Create your own art, and pick up free NASA eclipse glasses.

    Lego Play Day
    Saturday, August 5, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    West Ashley Library
    Create a masterpiece.

    Constellation Tube Stargazer Craft
    Saturday, August 5, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Otranto Road Regional Library
    Learn about constellations with a fun craft.

    Aviation Day
    Saturday, August 5, 11:30 AM
    Edisto Library
    Learn about airplanes, and make one to take home.

    Voter Registration Drive
    Saturday, August 5, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Otranto Road Regional 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.

    Saturday Movies
    Saturday, August 5, 12:30 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Wall-E. Rated G.

    Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace
    Saturday, August 5, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Create DIY paper or felt projects.

    Children's Movies
    Saturday, August 5, 3:00 PM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Beauty and the Beast (2017). Rated PG.

    Club Anime! (grades 6-12)
    Saturday, August 5, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Watch episodes of Konosuba: God's Blessing on this Wonderful World.

    A-maze-ing Monday (grades 6-12)
    Monday, August 7
    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 7
    John L. Dart Library
    Challenge yourself to complete an intricate maze. Prizes awarded.

    Memoir Writing Circle
    Monday, August 7, 10:30 AM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Write and share your stories for fun and feedback.

    Game On: Back in the Day Games
    Monday, August 7, 3:00 PM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Play old school Monopoly, checkers, Connect 4 and more.

    Total Solar Eclipse Awareness
    Monday, August 7, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Otranto Road Regional Library
    Learn where, when and how to view the solar eclipse. Solar eclipse glasses available while supplies last.

    After-School STEAM Club
    Monday, August 7, 3:30 PM
    Folly Beach Library
    Enjoy snacks and fun activities related to the solar eclipse.

    Teen Spot Theater
    Monday, August 7, 3:30 PM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Gossip Girl. Rated PG-13.

    Knit and Stitch
    Monday, August 7, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Bring a knit or crochet project to work on, and share ideas with others. Beginners are welcome.

    Solar Eclipse Celebration Movie
    Monday, August 7, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Rated PG-13.

    Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)
    Tuesday, August 8
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    Show off your news knowledge, and win candy for correct answers.

    Voter Registration Drive
    Tuesday, August 8, 10:00 AM - 2:00 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.

    Children's Movies
    Tuesday, August 8, 10:30 AM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Beauty and the Beast (1991). Rated G.

    Job Search and Interview Tips (teens and adults)
    Tuesday, August 8, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Sharpen your professional skills during a free workshop presented by Palmetto Community Action Partnership.

    Drones, Robots and Artificial Intelligence
    Tuesday, August 8, 1:00 PM
    Main Library
    Join College of Charleston's Dr. Sebastian Van Delden for a demonstration of drones and industrial robotic arms. Learn about the rise of these new technologies and how they will shape our future.

    Back to School Craft and S'more Party
    Tuesday, August 8, 3:30 PM
    Otranto Road Regional Library
    Create functional back to school crafts, and enjoy a delicious snack.

    Building Bots: Osmo (ages 6-11 with adult)
    Tuesday, August 8, 4:00 PM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Use library iPads and Osmos to draw a masterpiece, guess and spell on-screen images, solve tangram puzzles, and much more.

    Stuffed Animal Sleepover (ages 3-8)
    Tuesday, August 8, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    Enjoy a special pajama story and activity time for kids and their stuffed animal friends. Stuffed animals will sleep over at the library. View a slideshow of their sleepover fun at pick-up from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. August 9. Call 843-722-7550 to register.

    Eyewitness Descriptions of Early Charleston and the Lowcountry
    Tuesday, August 8, 6:00 PM
    Main Library
    Auditorium
    From the 1660s through the 20th century, visitors and residents have written descriptions of Charleston and the surrounding Lowcountry. Join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for an overview of these valuable historical records that allow imaginative readers to experience the sights, sounds and culture of our community during different eras.

    Read Anything Book Club (teens and adults)
    Tuesday, August 8, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Read and share books you enjoy with other Charleston book lovers.

    Midweek Crossword (grades 6-12)
    Wednesday, August 9
    John L. Dart Library
    Solve clues, and win a prize.

    Business Owners' Roundtable Meeting
    Wednesday, August 9, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Main Library
    Meeting Room B
    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, August 9, 10:30 AM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Practice speaking English with a small group of learners. Beginners to advanced learners are welcome.

    Coffee and Conversation
    Wednesday, August 9, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Socialize with other seniors, and enjoy coffee.

    Mah Jongg the American Way
    Wednesday, August 9, 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, August 9, 2:30 PM
    Folly Beach Library
    Angels Burning by Tawni O'Dell

    Web Wednesday (grades 6-12)
    Wednesday, August 9, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    Check out a short collection of the latest and greatest viral videos and websites.

    Inmates, Indentures and Good Intentions: Exploring the Records of the Charleston Orphan House
    Wednesday, August 9, 6:00 PM
    Main Library
    Second Floor Classroom
    Join CCPL's Archivist, Katie Gray, for an examination of the records of the Charleston Orphan House from 1790 to 1951. Learn about the types of materials included in the collection and how they can be utilized for historical and genealogical research.

    Great Books Discussion
    Wednesday, August 9, 6:30 PM
    Main Library
    Meeting Room B
    "The Joy Luck Club" (selection) by Amy Tan and "The Heaven-Sent Leaf" by Katy Lederer found in Vital Ideas: Money. Contact 843-805-6904 for the anthology and more details.

    Assistance with Medicare and More
    Thursday, August 10, 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). By appointment only, call 843-554-2275.

    Junior Stargazers
    Thursday, August 10, 10:30 AM
    Otranto Road Regional Library
    Enjoy stories, songs and activities about the solar system. Solar eclipse glasses available while supplies last.

    Voter Registration Drive
    Thursday, August 10, 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    Village 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.

    Back to School Carnival (ages 4-11)
    Thursday, August 10, 2:00 PM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Get ready to begin another school year with fun games, face painting and more.

    Solar Eclipse Party (ages 11 and younger)
    Thursday, August 10, 2:00 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Receive a pair of solar eclipse glasses, learn eye safety tips, and enjoy snacks, crafts and games.

    Game On (ages 10-18)
    Thursday, August 10, 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.

    Club Anime! (grades 6-12)
    Thursday, August 10, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Watch episodes of Nanbaka.

    Mah Jongg Nights
    Thursday, August 10, 5:30 PM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Learn to play the fun and fast-paced game of American Mah Jongg. Beginners welcome.

    Teen Word Seekers (grades 6-12)
    Friday, August 11
    John L. Dart Library
    Find every word on word search puzzles, and receive a prize.

    Summer Movie Series
    Friday, August 11, 10:30 AM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Beauty and the Beast. Rated G.

    The Big Bang Theory Marathon (teens and adults)
    Friday, August 11, 2:00 PM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Watch nine episodes from seasons eight and nine.

    Friday Afternoon Movie
    Friday, August 11, 4:00 PM
    Edisto Library
    Watch Big Hero Six and enjoy popcorn.

    Saturday is Space Day (ages 11 and younger)
    Saturday, August 12
    James Island Library
    Enjoy a space-themed activity, and receive solar eclipse viewing glasses.

    STAR Therapy Dogs (ages 11 and younger)
    Saturday, August 12, 10:30 AM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Read to a furry friend.

    Second Saturday Family Storytime
    Saturday, August 12, 10:30 AM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Listen to stories, sing songs, and make a craft.

    Eclipse History
    Saturday, August 12, 10:30 AM
    St. Paul's/Hollywood Branch Library
    Learn about the history of eclipses, and make a craft.

    STAR Therapy Dogs
    Saturday, August 12, 10:30 AM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Read to a furry friend.

    STAR Therapy Dogs
    Saturday, August 12, 10:30 AM
    Village Library
    Read to a furry friend.

    Saturday Movie and Craft (children)
    Saturday, August 12, 11:00 AM
    Folly Beach Library
    Watch Sing, eat popcorn, and make a fun craft. Rated PG.

    Solar Eclipse Viewer
    Saturday, August 12, 11:00 AM
    McClellanville Library
    Make your own solar eclipse viewer, and pick up free NASA eclipse glasses.

    Puffy Paint Stargazer Craft
    Saturday, August 12, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Otranto Road Regional Library
    Learn about the moon with a fun craft.

    Minecraft Mission to Mars (ages 7-13)
    Saturday, August 12, 12:30 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Enjoy a multiplayer Minecraft challenge. Space is limited; call 843-552-6466 to register beginning August 5.

    Seminar for First Time Home Buyers
    Saturday, August 12, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Join Rick Willis of the Rick Willis Real Estate Radio Show to learn the process of buying a home in the Charleston market. Willis will discuss purchase agreements, buying now versus waiting, how to obtain a mortgage, price negotiation and more. Call 843-849-6161 and press 2 for Reference to register. Walk-ins are welcome.

    Eclipse Preparation (ages 12 and younger)
    Saturday, August 12, 1:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Learn about the upcoming eclipse with special guests from the College of Charleston, and make a homemade eclipse viewer.

    Saturday Movie Matinee
    Saturday, August 12, 2:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    The Batman Movie. Rated PG. Sponsored by The UPS Store 3575 Maybank Hwy. John's Island, SC 29455.

    Urban Book Club
    Saturday, August 12, 3:00 PM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Thugs and the Women Who Love Them by Wahida Clark

    Family Wind-Tunnel Program
    Saturday, August 12, 3:00 PM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Experiment with wind power, and create paper planes to fly in the tunnel.

    Knit and Stitch
    Saturday, August 12, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Bring a knit or crochet project to work on, and share ideas with others. Beginners are welcome.

    Back to School Harry Potter Movie Marathon (grades 6-12)
    Monday, August 14 - Wednesday, August 16
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    August 14 at 9 a.m., 11:40 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.: Sorcerer's Stone. Rated PG/ Chamber of Secrets. Rated PG/ Prisoner of Azkaban. Rated PG.
    August 15 at 9 a.m., 11:45 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.: Goblet of Fire. Rated PG-13/ Order of the Phoenix. Rated PG-13/ Half Blood Prince. Rated PG.
    August 16 at 9 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.: Deathly Hallows Part 1. Rated PG-13/ Deathly Hallows Part 2. Rated PG-13.

    Total Eclipse of the Sun (grades 6-12)
    Monday, August 14 - Monday, August 21
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    Participate in a variety of sun and eclipse-themed activities leading up to the solar eclipse on August 21.

    A-maze-ing Monday (grades 6-12)
    Monday, August 14
    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 14
    John L. Dart Library
    Challenge yourself to complete an intricate maze. Prizes awarded.

    Memoir Writing Circle
    Monday, August 14, 10:30 AM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Write and share your stories for fun and feedback.

    Monday Book Discussion
    Monday, August 14, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Zero K by Don Delillo

    Senior Conversations
    Monday, August 14, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Join adults age 50 and older for light refreshments and conversation.

    STEAM Toy Showcase: Snap Circuits
    Monday, August 14, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Otranto Road Regional Library
    Stop by the Children's Department for some circuitry fun.

    After-School STEAM Club
    Monday, August 14, 3:30 PM
    Folly Beach Library
    Enjoy snacks and fun activities related to the solar eclipse.

    Teen Spot Theater
    Monday, August 14, 3:30 PM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    High School Musical 3. Rated PG.

    Total Eclipse: An Essay performed by Maggie Worsdale (adults)
    Monday, August 14, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Join us for the Traveling Literary Theater's dramatic reading of Annie Dillard's Total Eclipse.

    Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)
    Tuesday, August 15
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    Show off your news knowledge, and win candy for correct answers.

    Solar Eclipse Glasses Giveaway
    Tuesday, August 15 - Saturday, August 19
    John L. Dart Library
    Safely view the solar eclipse with a pair of free glasses. One pair of glasses is available per person while supplies last.

    Eclipse Storytime
    Tuesday, August 15, 10:30 AM
    John L. Dart Library
    Get ready for the upcoming eclipse with stories, songs and activities.

    Solar Storytime (ages 5 and younger)
    Tuesday, August 15, 10:30 AM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Celebrate the solar eclipse with stories and activities about space.

    Solar Eclipse Party
    Tuesday, August 15, 10:30 AM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Receive a pair of solar eclipse glasses, learn eye safety tips, and enjoy snacks, crafts and games.

    Eclipse Science Ambassador Program (kids age 6-11)
    Tuesday, August 15, 11:30 AM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Learn about eclipse science, build a safe solar viewer, and earn an Eclipse Science Ambassador badge. Limited space. Please call 843-849-6161 to register.

    Learn with Lynda.com
    Tuesday, August 15, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    Otranto Road Regional Library
    Explore Lynda.com with a library staff member. Browse instructional videos about business, software, technology, creative skills and more.

    Sea Islands Book Club
    Tuesday, August 15, 2:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

    Eclipse Fun (all ages)
    Tuesday, August 15, 2:00 PM
    West Ashley Branch
    Learn about the upcoming solar eclipse, make a solar bead bracelet, play games, and take home information about eye safety.

    Teen Movie
    Tuesday, August 15, 2:00 PM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    The Space Between Us. Rated PG-13.

    Turning 65: Medicare Presentation
    Tuesday, August 15, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Learn about Medicare during an informational presentation by a United Healthcare Medicare Specialist. Registration preferred; call 843-849-6161, and press 2 for Reference. Walk-ins are welcome.

    Totally Cool Total Eclipse Party (ages 4-11)
    Tuesday, August 15, 4:00 PM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Get ready for next week's solar eclipse with fun crafts and free glasses.

    Get Ready for the 2017 Solar Eclipse
    Tuesday, August 15, 6:00 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Learn where and when to safely view the solar eclipse. Solar eclipse glasses available while supplies last.

    Midweek Crossword (grades 6-12)
    Wednesday, August 16
    John L. Dart Library
    Solve clues, and win a prize.

    English Conversation Club
    Wednesday, August 16, 10:30 AM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Practice speaking English with a small group of learners. Beginners to advanced learners are welcome.

    Resume Writing (adults)
    Wednesday, August 16, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Learn techniques to update and create winning resumes during a free workshop presented by Palmetto Community Action Partnership.

    Web Wednesday (grades 6-12)
    Wednesday, August 16, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    Check out a short collection of the latest and greatest viral videos and websites.

    DIY Friendship Bracelet
    Wednesday, August 16, 4:00 PM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Materials provided.

    Sugar Blues
    Thursday, August 17, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Learn the cause of sugar cravings, and discover how to control them without feeling deprived. A Q&A session will follow the interactive workshop.

    Not Fiction Book Discussion
    Thursday, August 17, 11:00 AM
    West Ashley Library
    A House Full of Daughters: A Memoir of Seven Generations by Juliet Nicolson

    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.

    Game On (ages 10-18)
    Thursday, August 17, 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.

    Candy Creations (grades 6-12)
    Thursday, August 17, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Make and eat candy creations.

    Astronomy for Kids (ages 8-11)
    Thursday, August 17, 4:00 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    Make constellations using DIY magnetic LED lights.

    Mah Jongg Nights
    Thursday, August 17, 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, August 17, 6:00 PM
    Main Library
    Auditorium
    My Love, Don't Cross That River. Not rated.

    Book Discussion
    Thursday, August 17, 6:30 PM
    Otranto Road Regional Library
    My Name is Resolute by Nancy Turner

    Teen Word Seekers (grades 6-12)
    Friday, August 18
    John L. Dart Library
    Find every word on word search puzzles, and receive a prize.

    Saturday is Space Day (ages 11 and younger)
    Saturday, August 19
    James Island Library
    Enjoy a space-themed activity, and receive solar eclipse viewing glasses.

    Knit and Purl: A Casual Knitting Group
    Saturday, August 19, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Bring knitting materials, and knit with fellow crafters. All skill levels welcome.

    Lego Challenge (ages 11 and younger)
    Saturday, August 19, 10:30 AM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Build your own creation or one of our suggestions.

    STAR Therapy Dogs
    Saturday, August 19, 10:30 AM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Read to a furry friend.

    Ready for the Eclipse
    Saturday, August 19, 10:30 AM
    St. Paul's/Hollywood Branch Library
    View a video demonstration of the eclipse, make a craft, and pick up eclipse safety glasses while supplies last.

    Eclipse Fun
    Saturday, August 19, 10:30 AM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Learn about the upcoming solar eclipse, and make sun and moon crafts.

    Beach Lovers Book Club
    Saturday, August 19, 10:30 AM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus

    Eclipse Party
    Saturday, August 19, 11:00 AM
    McClellanville Library
    Enjoy astronomical fun and pick up free eclipse safety glasses while supplies last.

    What to Expect from the Eclipse
    Saturday, August 19, 11:00 AM
    Village Library
    Learn about the eclipse, and enjoy a craft. Pick up a free pair of solar eclipse glasses while supplies last.

    DIY Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace
    Saturday, August 19, 11:00 AM
    Otranto Road Regional Library
    Create fun paper and felt projects.

    Solar Eclipse Safety with NASA Specialists
    Saturday, August 19, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    Main Library
    Auditorium
    Enjoy hands-on activities with NASA specialists, and learn how to safely view the upcoming solar eclipse.

    Eclipse Viewer Building Workshop
    Saturday, August 19, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    Join College of Charleston's Physics and Astronomy department professor, Terry Richardson, lead an eclipse viewer building workshop.

    Saturday Movies
    Saturday, August 19, 12:30 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Adventures of Sharkboy and LavaGirl 3-D. Rated PG.

    Sigma Saturday
    Saturday, August 19, 1:00 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    Enjoy a carpentry workshop with members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

    Solar Eclipse Safety with NASA Specialists (all ages)
    Saturday, August 19, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
    Main Library
    Auditorium
    Enjoy hands-on activities with NASA Specialists, and learn how to safely view the upcoming solar eclipse.

    Saturday Movie
    Saturday, August 19, 2:00 PM
    West Ashley Library
    Wall-E. Rated G.

    eBook Club
    Saturday, August 19, 2:00 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Ford Theater by Brian Anderson

    Family Movie Time
    Saturday, August 19, 2:00 PM
    Otranto Road Regional Library
    Apollo 13. Rated PG-13. Solar eclipse glasses available while supplies last.

    Adult Book Discussion
    Saturday, August 19, 3:00 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James. Copies available at the Information Desk.

    Solar Eclipse Safety with NASA Specialists (all ages)
    Saturday, August 19, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
    Main Library
    Auditorium
    Enjoy hands-on activities with NASA Specialists, and learn how to safely view the upcoming solar eclipse.

    A-maze-ing Monday (grades 6-12)
    Monday, August 21
    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 21
    John L. Dart Library
    Challenge yourself to complete an intricate maze. Prizes awarded.

    Memoir Writing Circle
    Monday, August 21, 10:30 AM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Write and share your stories for fun and feedback.

    Eclipse Storytime and Craft
    Monday, August 21, 10:30 AM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Enjoy storytime, and make a craft.

    Eclipse Livestream Party
    Monday, August 21, 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Join a simulcast viewing of the NASA Eclipse Megacast. Snacks will be provided.

    DIY Eclipse Viewers
    Monday, August 21, 12:00 PM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Make an eclipse viewer with household items. Materials provided.

    Eclipse Across America
    Monday, August 21, 1:00 PM
    Edisto Library
    Learn about and view the solar eclipse. Pick up free solar eclipse viewing glasses from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    Total Eclipse Party
    Monday, August 21, 1:00 PM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Get free solar eclipse glasses, and join a viewing of the total eclipse. Enjoy a jump castle, popcorn, shaved ice and crafts to celebrate this rare and spectacular event.

    Total Eclipse Live Stream
    Monday, August 21, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Main Library
    Auditorium
    View NASA's 2017 Total Solar Eclipse MegaCast on the big screen.

    Total Eclipse Live Stream
    Monday, August 21, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    View NASA's Total Solar Eclipse MegaCast on the big screen.

    Solar Eclipse Party
    Monday, August 21, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    View the eclipse outside or during a live streaming of the event inside the library. Solar eclipse glasses will be available while supplies lasts.

    Solar Eclipse Day
    Monday, August 21, 1:30 PM
    James Island Library
    Color, listen to music and a story, and pick up solar eclipse viewing glasses.

    Solar Eclipse Viewing Party
    Monday, August 21, 2:00 PM
    Otranto Road Regional Library
    View a live stream of the total solar eclipse. Solar eclipse glasses available while supplies last.

    Solar Eclipse Viewing
    Monday, August 21, 2:30 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    Learn about solar eclipses before the eclipse starts at 2:46 p.m. Solar eclipse glasses will be available upon request while supplies last.

    Eclipse Program
    Monday, August 21, 2:30 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Celebrate the eclipse with crafts, then watch it happen live at the library. Eclipse glasses available upon request.

    After-School STEAM Club
    Monday, August 21, 3:30 PM
    Folly Beach Library
    Enjoy snacks and fun activities related to the solar eclipse.

    DIY Craft (teens)
    Monday, August 21, 3:30 PM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Create your own galaxy in a jar for the solar eclipse.

    Back to School (teens)
    Tuesday, August 22 - Thursday, August 31
    West Ashley Library
    Tell us the most amazing part of your summer, and receive a treat.

    Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)
    Tuesday, August 22
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    Show off your news knowledge, and win candy for correct answers.

    Teen Movie Tuesday (grades 6-12)
    Tuesday, August 22, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    The Space Between Us. Rated PG-13.

    After-School Cool: Back To School Bingo (ages 4-11)
    Tuesday, August 22, 4:00 PM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Play a few rounds for a chance to win a small prize.

    Midweek Crossword (grades 6-12)
    Wednesday, August 23
    John L. Dart Library
    Solve clues, and win a prize.

    English Conversation Club
    Wednesday, August 23, 10:30 AM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Practice speaking English with a small group of learners. Beginners to advanced learners are welcome.

    Play Baby Play! (ages 0-24 months)
    Wednesday, August 23, 10:30 AM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Explore different sensory activities with your baby.

    Round Table Discussion with Councilwoman Johnson
    Wednesday, August 23, 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
    Wednesday, August 23, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Join other Mah Jongg enthusiasts for an afternoon of enjoyable play.

    Web Wednesday (grades 6-12)
    Wednesday, August 23, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Main Library
    Teen Lounge
    Check out a short collection of the latest and greatest viral videos and websites.

    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.

    Play Baby Play! (ages 0-24 months)
    Thursday, August 24, 10:30 AM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Explore different sensory activities with your baby.

    Back to School Carnival (children)
    Thursday, August 24, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Main Library
    Celebrate the start of school with games, prizes and treats. Summer Reading participants who wear their medals receive a special prize.

    Game On (ages 10-18)
    Thursday, August 24, 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.

    Back to School Bash (grades 6-12)
    Thursday, August 24, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Main Library
    Auditorium
    Celebrate the beginning of the school year.

    Mah Jongg Nights
    Thursday, August 24, 5:30 PM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Learn to play the fun and fast-paced game of American Mah Jongg. Beginners welcome.

    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.