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    Events for: Monday, April 27
    Wednesday, April 1 - Thursday, April 30
      
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    Everybody Has a Story to Tell
    Recite or write a story at least one paragraph long, and receive a piece of candy.

    Everybody Has a Story to Tell
    Recite or write a story at least one paragraph long, and receive a piece of candy.

    Memoir Writing Circle (adults)
    Monday, April 27, 10:30 AM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Come, write and share stories for fun and feedback.

    Caregiver Support Group (adults)
    Monday, April 27, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Receive caregiving tips, advice and support during this monthly meeting with others who understand what you're going through. Offered in conjunction with Carolina Hospice Care, this meeting is open to all adults. Refreshments provided.

    Small Business Counseling with SCORE (adults)
    Monday, April 27, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    Main Library
    Second Floor Reference Area
    Receive free, confidential counseling for your start-up idea or existing business from the Charleston Coastal chapter of SCORE. Walk-ins are welcome.

    Match 'Em Monday
    Monday, April 27, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Main Library
    Match the juvenile book cover with the author, and win a prize.

    Mind Bending Monday Maze (grades 6-12)
    Monday, April 27
    John L. Dart Library
    After school
    Challenge yourself to complete an intricate maze. How twisted can it be? Prizes will be awarded.

    TeenSpot Theater
    Monday, April 27, 4:00 PM
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    The Hundred Foot Journey. Rated PG; 122 minutes. Refreshments will be provided.

    Movie Monday (grades 6-12)
    Monday, April 27, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Main Library
    Got the Monday Blues? Enjoy a different movie every week in the Teen Lounge.

    Round Table Discussion with Local Leaders (adults)
    Monday, April 27, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    Engage in discussion, and learn about local issues with City of Charleston Councilman Robert M. Mitchell, Councilman Dudley Gregorie and Councilman James Lewis, Jr.

    Evening Round Table Discussion with Councilwoman Johnson (adults)
    Monday, April 27, 6:30 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Discuss concerns and issues with Councilwoman Anna Johnson of Charleston County District 8.

    Knit and Stitch (teens and adults)
    Monday, April 27, 6:30 PM
    West Ashley Library
    Want to know more about knitting or share your knowledge? Bring your knitting supplies, and knit with friends. This group is for all skill levels.

    Saul Alexander Gallery Exhibit
    Wednesday, April 1 - Thursday, April 30
    Main Library
    Making Community: Street Pulp Artists' Books by Kris Westerson
    This exhibit showcases three artists' books created from sheets of paper during the Street Pulp project. Panel displays explain the project and incorporate photographs of the participants' papermaking process. Installed in a central location, the books are a reminder of learning, creativity and transformation. The Street Pulp project was created by Kris Westerson and partially funded by Enough Pie and the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs through a Lowcountry Quarterly Artist Grant.

    Call for Self-Published Author Submissions for June 8 Book Talks
    Wednesday, April 1 - Thursday, April 30
    Main Library
    Join a forum for self-published authors and readers, and submit family-friendly content to Steven Schwengel, Main Library, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, S.C., 29401. Submissions must 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 the evening of June 8. This event is not a sales forum, but a literary exchange for authors and readers. For more information, call 805-6943.

    Early Literacy Station
    Wednesday, April 1 - Thursday, April 30
    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 April is reading.

    Book Spine Poetry Contest (grades 6-12)
    Wednesday, April 1 - Thursday, April 30
    Main Library
    In honor of National Poetry Month, arrange books to form free-verse poems from their titles. Fill out an entry form, and submit poems at the YA Services desk. All entrants receive a treat, and one applicant will earn a special prize.

    Activity Zone (grades K-5)
    Wednesday, April 1 - Thursday, April 30
    James Island Library
    Enjoy puzzles, mazes and coloring activities.

    Desktop Trivia (adults)
    Wednesday, April 1 - Thursday, April 30
    John L. Dart Library
    Stop by the Service desk, and answer a weekly trivia question correctly for a prize.

    Spine Label Poetry
    Wednesday, April 1 - Thursday, April 30
    John L. Dart Library
    Arrange children's book spines, and create a poem for a chance to win a free book for your home library.

    Gullah Folk-Art Display
    Wednesday, April 1 - Thursday, April 30
    John's Island Regional Library
    There are many forms of American folk-art throughout the nation, and Gullah art from S.C. is gaining much deserved respect. Recently, older Gullah paintings have fetched well over twenty thousand dollars at auction. Enjoy a display of paintings by regional Gullah folk artists in support of De Gullah Roots Festival.

    Tree of Life Exhibit
    Wednesday, April 1 - Thursday, April 30
    John's Island Regional Library
    Enjoy an exhibit of African American life on Johns Island in the mid twentieth century through photographs from the book Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life. The beginning of the Civil Rights movement and the work of Esau Jenkins and the Progressive Club also are featured. The exhibit is provided by The Johns Island Conservancy, an organization dedicated to preserving and safeguarding the natural, historical and agriculture resources of Johns Island through education and conservation action projects.

    Drop Everything and Read
    Wednesday, April 1 - Thursday, April 30
    John's Island Regional Library
    Enjoy a variety of titles, crafts and activities available at the children's desk.

    Early Literacy Station
    Wednesday, April 1 - Thursday, April 30
    John's Island Regional Library
    Enjoy a fun activity based on the S.C. Day-by-Day Family Literacy Activity Calendar. The theme for April is reading.

    National Poetry Month Trivia (grades 6-12)
    Wednesday, April 1 - Thursday, April 30
    John's Island Regional Library
    Answer questions about great American poets for a candy prize.

    TeenSpot Tweets for Treats
    Wednesday, April 1 - Thursday, April 30
    St. Andrews Regional Library
    Find a birdie, and tweet about your favorite book for a treat.

    Tech Help: Book-a-Librarian
    Wednesday, April 1 - Thursday, April 30
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Want to learn how to use the library's downloadable media on your tablet, phone, e-reader or laptop? Call 843-849-6161, and make an appointment with a librarian for a 30-minute face-to-face session.

    Early Literacy Station
    Wednesday, April 1 - Thursday, April 30
    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 April is reading.

    Poetry Scavenger Hunt (ages 3-11)
    Wednesday, April 1 - Thursday, April 30
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Pick up a scavenger hunt form, and search for poems in the children's department. Win a prize, then add your name to the Poet-tree.

    April Is Poetry Month (grades 6-12)
    Wednesday, April 1 - Thursday, April 30
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Enter the middle school or high school Cinquain poetry contest. Winners will receive a gift card. For more information, visit the library or call 843-849-6161.

    Poetry Contest (adults)
    Wednesday, April 1 - Thursday, April 30
    Otranto Road Regional
    Celebrate National Poetry Month, and submit up to three original poems during the month of April to be displayed in the library. Prizes will be awarded to the three best entries, and winners will be announced May 5.

    National Poetry Month Display
    Wednesday, April 1 - Thursday, April 30
    Otranto Road Regional
    Stop by the children's department, and write a poem for National Poetry Month to display on our poetry wall.

    Teen Poetry Contest
    Wednesday, April 1 - Thursday, April 30
    Otranto Road Regional
    Submit up to three poems in celebration of National Poetry Month. Poems will be displayed in the YA section, and winners will be announced May 5.

    Teen Lounge (grades 6-12)
    Wednesday, April 1 - Thursday, April 30, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    Weekdays
    Hang out with your friends, play Wii and various board games after school.