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    Events for: Saturday, January 21
    Sunday, January 1 - Tuesday, February 28
      
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    Saturday Surprise (ages 11 and younger)
    Saturday, January 21
    James Island Library
    Try a different activity or game each week.

    Lego Club (ages 11 and younger)
    Saturday, January 21, 10:30 AM
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    We supply the Legos, you supply the imagination.

    Bring Your Own Book Club
    Saturday, January 21, 10:30 AM
    St. Paul's/Hollywood Branch Library
    Bring a recent or favorite read, and enjoy coffee and great discussion. Call 843-889-3300 for more information.

    Mitten Crazy (children)
    Saturday, January 21, 10:30 AM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Make a cheerful mitten garland to decorate your room.

    Beach Lovers Book Club (adults)
    Saturday, January 21, 10:30 AM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    The Last Midwife by Sandra Dallas.

    STAR Therapy Dogs (all ages)
    Saturday, January 21, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Make a furry friend, and read a book with your new pal.

    Cozy Crafting
    Saturday, January 21, 11:00 AM
    McClellanville Library
    Make crafts inside, and stay warm.

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    Saturday, January 21, 11:30 AM
    Edisto Library
    Read a story about Dr. King, and make a craft.

    Harry Potter VIII Read-Aloud Series: Act 3 (teens and adults)
    Saturday, January 21, 12:30 PM
    Poe/Sullivan's Island Library
    Can't get tickets to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London? Revisit Harry's exciting and dramatic wizarding world during the third installment of this read-aloud series.

    Library Reel (all ages)
    Saturday, January 21, 12:30 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Finding Dory. Rated PG; 103 minutes.

    MET Opera Live! in HD
    Saturday, January 21, 1:00 PM
    Main Library
    The legendary Plácido Domingo brings another new baritone role to the Met under the baton of his longtime collaborator James Levine. Liudmyla Monastyrska is Abigaille, the warrior woman determined to rule empires, and Jamie Barton is the heroic Fenena. Dmitri Belosselskiy is the stentorian voice of the oppressed Hebrew people. Estimated running time: two hours, 44 minutes.

    Sigma Saturday (families)
    Saturday, January 21, 1:00 PM
    John L. Dart Library
    Enjoy a carpentry workshop with members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

    Saturday Movie (all ages)
    Saturday, January 21, 2:00 PM
    West Ashley Library
    Disney's Planes. Rated PG; 92 minutes.

    eBook Club Discussion (adults)
    Saturday, January 21, 2:00 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Washington and Hamilton: The Alliance that Forged America by Tony Williams

    Emerging Author Drop-In (all ages)
    Saturday, January 21, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Meet emerging authors, listen to their stories, and enjoy refreshments. Books will be available to purchase, and a portion of proceeds will benefit the Charleston Friends of the Library. Contact the Reference Desk for the author lineup. Writers interested in joining the next quarterly drop-in should email MtpReference@ccpl.org.

    Adult Book Discussion
    Saturday, January 21, 3:00 PM
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff.

    Reel Heroes and She-roes
    Saturday, January 21, 3:00 PM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    The BFG. Rated PG; 117 minutes.

    Thomas Time (ages 3-8 with adult)
    Saturday, January 21, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    John's Island Regional Library
    All aboard the train to the island of Sodor for games and crafts.

    Adult Matinee
    Saturday, January 21, 3:30 PM
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Selma. Rated PG-13; 122 minutes.

    Early Literacy Station
    Sunday, January 1 - Tuesday, January 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 December is friends.

    Winter Reading Bingo (all ages)
    Sunday, January 1 - Tuesday, January 31
    Main Library
    Pick up a bingo card from the Children's Department, and complete one row of winter reading challenges for a prize. Complete the entire bingo card to enter the grand prize drawing.

    Saul Alexander Gallery Exhibit
    Sunday, January 1 - Tuesday, January 31
    Main Library
    Dog (and a Pony) Show by Kelly Bozarth
    Dog (and a Pony) Show is a series of animal portraits that offer a playful look at the personality of man's best friend. Each painting tells a different story and incorporates layers of detail on subjects that range from a pair of German Shorthaired Pointer sisters to a seafaring Boston Terrier with a bad attitude.

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

    Brain Buster Word Challenge (grades 6-12)
    Sunday, January 1 - Tuesday, January 31
    James Island Library
    Correctly complete a word puzzle each week for a candy prize; one randomly chosen entry will win a gift card at the end of the month.

    Winter Reading Bingo (ages 5-11)
    Sunday, January 1 - Tuesday, January 31
    John L. Dart Library
    Pick up a bingo card, and complete one row of winter reading challenges for a prize. Complete the entire bingo card to enter the grand prize drawing.

    Desktop Trivia (adults)
    Sunday, January 1 - Tuesday, January 31
    John L. Dart Library
    Answer a visual trivia question correctly at the Customer Service desk, and win a prize.

    Painting Exhibit
    Sunday, January 1 - Tuesday, January 31
    John's Island Regional Library
    Lynn Mizell displays her watercolor painting of birds, marsh scenes and the Lowcountry.

    Tech Help: Book-a-Librarian
    Sunday, January 1 - Tuesday, January 31
    John's Island Regional Library
    Want to learn how to use the library's downloadable media on your tablet, phone, e-reader or laptop? Call 843-559-1945, and make an appointment with a librarian for a 30-minute one-on-one session.

    Tech Help: Book-a-Librarian
    Sunday, January 1 - Tuesday, January 31
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Want to learn how to use the library's downloadable media on your tablet, phone, e-reader or laptop? Call 843-776-2546, and make an appointment with a librarian for a 30-minute one-on-one session. Registration is required.

    TeenSpot Celebrates National Book Blitz Month
    Sunday, January 1 - Tuesday, January 31
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Vote for your favorite title in a book showdown each week. Those who select the winning book will be entered into a weekly prize drawing.

    New Year's Resolution (adults)
    Sunday, January 1 - Tuesday, January 31
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Post a New Year's resolution on the library display; if you write it down, you'll have a better chance for success.

    TeenSpot Seventh Annual Black History Essay Contest
    Sunday, January 1 - Tuesday, January 31
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    The essay contest is open to all Charleston area students in grades 6-12. One winner will be chosen from middle and high school to receive a prize package. Entries must be submitted by February 28, and the winner will be notified March 13. Visit the Reference Desk for additional details.

    Winter Reading Bingo (ages 11 and younger)
    Sunday, January 1 - Tuesday, January 31
    Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library
    Pick up a bingo card from the Children's Department, and complete one row of winter reading challenges for a prize. Complete the entire bingo card to enter the grand prize drawing.

    Early Literacy Station
    Sunday, January 1 - Tuesday, January 31
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Visit the Early Literacy Station for a health and safety-themed activity based on the S.C. Day-by-Day Family Literacy Activity Calendar.

    Tech Help: Book-a-Librarian
    Sunday, January 1 - Tuesday, January 31
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Have a technology question? Need help formatting your resume or completing a job application? Want to learn how to use the library's downloadable media on your tablet, phone, e-reader or laptop? Call the reference department at 843-849-6161, and make an appointment with a librarian for a 30-minute face-to-face session.

    Winter Reading Bingo (all ages)
    Sunday, January 1 - Tuesday, January 31
    Mt. Pleasant Regional Library
    Pick up a bingo card from the Children's Department, and complete one row of winter reading challenges for a prize. Complete the entire bingo card to enter the grand prize drawing.

    After-School Activity Zone
    Sunday, January 1 - Tuesday, January 31
    Village Library
    Color activity sheets and play board games, or challenge Mr. Marvin to a game of checkers. Prizes awarded.

    Guess the Title (adults)
    Sunday, January 1 - Tuesday, January 31
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Read clues to guess the title of a covered book. The first three people who correctly guess the title win a small prize.

    Golden Ticket (teens)
    Sunday, January 1 - Tuesday, January 31
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Check out a Teen Read Golden Ticket Book at the Circulation Desk, and receive a small prize.

    Winter Reading Bingo (ages 11 and younger)
    Sunday, January 1 - Tuesday, January 31
    Cooper River Memorial Library
    Pick up a bingo card, and complete the winter reading challenges to enter a gift card drawing.

    Winter Reading Bingo (ages 12 and younger)
    Sunday, January 1 - Thursday, January 26
    Dorchester Road Regional Library
    Pick up a bingo card at the Children's Desk, and complete winter reading challenges to win a prize.

    Mock Caldecott (all ages)
    Sunday, January 1 - Tuesday, January 31
    Main Library
    Stop by the children's room to cast your vote on which 2017 book title should win the Caldecott Medal. The Caldecott Medal is an award given to the best illustrated book of the year by an American artist. Find out if your prediction is right when the award is announced January 23.

    Winter Reading Bingo (ages 12 and younger)
    Tuesday, January 3 - Saturday, January 28
    West Ashley Library
    Pick up a bingo card from the Children's Department, and complete one row of winter reading challenges for a prize. Complete the entire bingo card to enter the grand prize drawing.