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Charleston County Public Library March 2017 Program Lineup
Published:
2/28/2017 12:51:46 PM


 

The Charleston County Public Library offers the following free programs in March for children, teens and adults. 


Classic Arcade

Throughout March

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Play more than 200 arcade games including "Sega Bass Fishing" (1997), "Crazy Taxi" (1999) and "OutRun 2 SP" (2004). View printed circuit boards and software on display.


Saul Alexander Gallery Exhibit

Throughout March

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Summerville, The Place I Call Home by Therese Haynes

Embark upon a visual journey that features historical and natural scenes that may have been observed more than 200 years ago. The exhibit includes a painting of Saul Alexander, the gallery’s namesake, arriving in Rosebrock Park on one of the first trains. 


Women’s History Month Trivia

Throughout March 

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Teen Lounge

Test your knowledge, and receive a sweet treat for correct answers.


Youth Art Month (grades 6-12)

Throughout March 

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Teen Lounge

Be creative, and design your own project with new art cart crafts each week. 


Early Literacy Station
Throughout March

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
Visit the Early Literacy Station for a fun activity based on the S.C. Day-by-Day Family Literacy Activity Calendar. The theme for March is seasons. 


Activity Zone (grades K-5)

Throughout March

James Island Library1248 Camp Road, Charleston, SC  29412: 843-795-6679

Enjoy puzzles, mazes and coloring activities.



What Did She Say? (grades 6-12)

Throughout March

James Island Library1248 Camp Road, Charleston, SC  29412: 843-795-6679

In honor of Women’s History Month, correctly match the notable woman with the quote of the day for a sweet treat. A random drawing of all correct entries will determine the gift card winner.


Desktop Trivia (adults)

Throughout March

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

Stop by the Service Desk, and answer a weekly trivia question correctly for a prize.


Nature Photography 

Throughout March 

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

View Kiawah Island’s Night Heron Park through the eyes of young nature photographers. The featured photographs were taken by Angel Oak Elementary fifth-graders during a field trip guided by the Kiawah Island Photography Club and Yo Art, a nonprofit organization that teaches students media arts to enhance their classroom experience.


Tech Help: Book-a-Librarian 

Throughout March

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

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. 


Who's That Lady? 

Throughout March

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Celebrate Women's History Month with daily trivia. Guess the name of the featured famous lady, and win a sweet treat. Correctly guess how she became famous, and be entered into a weekly prize drawing. 


Tech Help: Book-a-Librarian

Throughout March

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

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 843-776-2546, and make an appointment with a librarian for a 30-minute one-on-one session. (Limit to one online application per day.) Registration is required. 


Women’s History Month Trivia

Throughout March

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Answer the daily question correctly for a chance to win a prize.


What Book is in the Jar?

Throughout March

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Guess the title correctly for a chance to win a prize.


What the Otranto Road Regional Library Means to Me

Throughout March

Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC  29406: 843-572-4094

Celebrate Otranto’s 25th anniversary, and share thoughts and memories about how the library has transformed your life. Submit entries for a $25 gift card drawing. The winner will be announced April 1.


Teen Zone (grades 6-12)

Mondays-Thursdays throughout March from 3-5 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

The Teen Zone is a daily after-school program. Play the Wii, listen to music, enjoy an adult coloring page, play board games, or just sit and chat.


Digital Scavenger Hunt 

Wednesday, March 1 – Saturday, March 11

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Do you have what it takes to scour the internet for information? Solve clues to find hidden treasures on the library website. 


Gold Coin Guessing Game

Wednesday, March 1-Thursday, March 16 all day

Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC  29406: 843-572-4094

Guess how many gold coins are in the St. Patrick’s Day display, and you could win a special prize. The winner will be announced Friday, March 17.


Library Closure

Wednesday, March 1-Friday, March 24

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library will close due to the scheduled replacement of heating, ventilation, air conditioning systems and associated mechanical elements. Book drops will remain open at all library locations for customer convenience. Library holds will be transferred to the Main Library during the closure. 


Midweek Mix (grades K-5)

Wednesdays, March 1, 8, 15 and 22

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

How many words stem from the word of the day? Share your answers, and get a treat. 


Midweek Crossword (grades 6–12)

Wednesdays, March 1, 8, 15 and 22 all day

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

Solve clues.


Small Business Counseling with SCORE (adults) 

Wednesday, March 1 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Receive free, confidential counseling for your start-up idea or existing business from members of the Charleston Coastal Chapter of SCORE. 


English Conversation Club

Wednesdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 10:30 a.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

Practice speaking English with a small group of learners. Beginners to advanced learners are welcome.


Great Decisions Book Discussion

Wednesdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 2-3:30 p.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program about world affairs. Each week, read the briefing book for background information, watch a DVD, then join one or both discussion groups. Call 843-766-2546 for more information. Featured topics include:

  • March 1: The Future of Europe: Coping with Crisis
  • March 8: Trade, Jobs and Politics
  • March. 15: Conflict in the South China Sea
  • March 22: Saudi Arabia in Transition
  • March 29: U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum


Game On!
Wednesdays, March 1, 8, 22 and 29 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. 

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
Challenge family and friends to Minecraft using “creative mode,” Wii and board games.


Web Wednesday (grades 6-12)

Wednesdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 3:30-4 p.m.

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Teen Lounge

Check out a short collection of the latest and greatest viral videos and websites.


Knitting on the Edge (adults)

Wednesdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 6 p.m.

Folly Beach Library55 Center Street, Folly Beach, SC 29439: 843-588-2001

Bring a knit or crochet project to work on, and share ideas with others.


Thursday Word (grades K-5)

Thursdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

Challenge yourself to learn a new word, and get a treat.


Read Across America (ages 11-18)

Thursday, March 2

West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-6635

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ 113th birthday. Tell us what you have read today, and receive a treat. 


Read Across America Celebration
Thursday, March 2 at 9:15 a.m. 

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
Enjoy listening to Dr. Seuss favorites, and celebrate his 113th birthday with local celebrities.


College Admission Assistance (ages 19 and older) 

Thursday, March 2 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Adults interested in pursuing a GED, certificate, diploma, associate degree or bachelor’s degree at any U.S. college are invited to receive free one-on-one assistance with college admissions, financial aid applications and career counseling. Presented by the Trident Technical College Educational Opportunity Center. No registration required. 


Read Across America Celebration 

Thursday, March 2 at 10:30 a.m.

James Island Library1248 Camp Road, Charleston, SC  29412: 843-795-6679

Enjoy listening to Dr. Seuss favorites, and celebrate his 113th birthday with guest readers.

Read Across America 

Thursday, March 2 at 10:30 a.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Enjoy listening to Dr. Seuss favorites, and celebrate his 113th birthday during a party with the St. John's Fire Department.


Read Across America 

Thursday, March 2 at 10:30 a.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

Enjoy listening to Dr. Seuss favorites, and celebrate his 113th birthday with a guest reader.


Read Across America

Thursday, March 2 at 10:30 a.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Enjoy listening to Dr. Seuss favorites, and celebrate his 113th birthday with special guests.


Read Across America (families)

Thursday March 2 at 10:30 a.m.

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

Enjoy listening to Dr. Seuss favorites, and celebrate his 113th birthday with a mystery reader.

Read Across America Day

Thursday, March 2 at 10:30 a.m. 

Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC  29406: 843-572-4094

Enjoy listening to Dr. Seuss favorites, and celebrate his 113th birthday with a guest reader.


Read Across America

Thursday, March 2 at 11 a.m.

Village Library – 430 Whilden Street, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-884-9741

Enjoy listening to Dr. Seuss favorites, and celebrate his 113th birthday with Mt. Pleasant Fire Chief, Herb Williams. 


Great Decisions Foreign Policy Discussion Group (adults) 

Thursdays, March 2 and 9 from 1-3 p.m.

Tuesday, March 7 from 1-3 p.m.

G. M. Darby Building-302 Pitt St., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464: 843-849-2061

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program about world affairs. Each week, read the briefing book for background information, then join one or both discussion groups. For more information, email MtpReference@ccpl.org or call 843-849-6161. Featured topics include:


  • March 2: Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • March 7 and 9: Nuclear Security


Read Across America (children)

Thursday, March 2 at 3 p.m.

Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

Enjoy listening to Dr. Seuss favorites with Sullivan’s Island Mayor Pat O’Neil, and celebrate his 113th birthday with Cat in the Hat cupcakes.


Afternoon Adventures: Science of Seuss
Thursday, March 2 at 3:30 p.m. 

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
Bring science and literature to life with Dr. Seuss’ Bartholemew and the Oobleck. Experiment with colorful gooey oobleck, and learn more about this playful polymer.


TeenSpot Super Mario Edible Art

Thursday, March 2 at 3:30 p.m. 

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Transform cookies, icing and other sweet treats into a scene from Super Mario


Read Across America: Celebrate Dr. Seuss

Thursday, March 2 at 3:30 p.m.

McClellanville Library222 Baker Street, MClellanville, SC  29458: 843-887-3699

Enjoy listening to Dr. Seuss favorites, and celebrate his 113th birthday by creating your own wocket for your pocket.


Teen Café (grades 6-12)

Thursdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Teen Lounge

Enjoy snacks and games after school.


Game On (ages 10-18)

Thursdays, March 2, 9, 16 and 23 from 3:30–5 p.m.

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of gaming. Choose from board games and interactive video games.


Read Across America 

Thursday, March 2 at 4 p.m.

West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-6635

Enjoy listening to Dr. Seuss favorites, and celebrate his 113th birthday with a visit from Charlie the RiverDog.


Read Across America

Thursday, March 2 at 4 p.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Enjoy listening to Dr. Seuss favorites, and celebrate his 113th birthday with stories, activities and a visit from a special guest reader.


Knit and Purl: A Casual Knitting Group (adults)

Thursday, March 2 from 5-6:30 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Bring knitting materials, and knit with fellow crafters. All skill levels welcome.


Mah Jongg Nights (adults)

Thursdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 5:30 p.m.

Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

Learn to play the fun and fast-paced game of American Mah Jongg. Beginners welcome.


Jr. Word Seekers (grades 6-12)

Fridays, March 3, 10, 17 and 24 all day

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

Challenge yourself to find every word on thematic puzzles.


Friends of the Library Book Sale 

Friday, March 3 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Saturday, March 4 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC  29406: 843-572-4094

Celebrate Otranto’s 25th anniversary, and browse the book sale.


AARP Free Income Tax Preparation (adults) 

Friday, March 3- Friday, April 14 from 10 a.m. - 2p.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Receive free income tax preparation and electronic filing assistance from AARP volunteers. A current picture ID and Social Security card are required, along with the Social Security cards of any dependents. First come, first served, with the last person accepted at 1:30 p.m. 


Knit the Wave Craft Circle 

Fridays, March 3, 10, 17 and 24 at 10:30 a.m.

Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

Knit and crochet parts of the Enough Pie "Awakening V: King Tide" yarn bomb to raise awareness about rising sea levels.


Beauty and the Beast Puzzle Painting (ages 12 and younger) 

Saturday, March 4 all day 

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Paint puzzles in anticipation of the Beauty and the Beast celebration.


Saturday Surprise (ages 11 and younger) 

Saturdays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25 all day

James Island Library1248 Camp Road, Charleston, SC  29412: 843-795-6679

Try a different activity or game each week.


Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace (children)

Saturday, March 4 at 10 a.m.

Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

Ms. Grace helps young hands create fun paper and felt projects.


AARP Free Income Tax Preparation (adults)

Saturdays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 10 a.m-2 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Receive free income tax preparation and electronic filing assistance from AARP volunteers. A current picture ID and Social Security card are required, along with the Social Security cards of any dependents. First come, first served, with the last person accepted at 1 p.m. Assistance in Spanish is available.


VITA Tax Assistance

Saturdays March 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Receive free tax preparation assistance from VITA volunteers. Please bring a current picture ID, last year’s tax return, your W-2 form and Social Security card, along with the Social Security cards of any dependents. This is a first come, first served service.


Lego Day (children)

Saturday, March 4 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-6635

Create a masterpiece. 


Bingo (ages 4-11) 

Saturday, March 4 at 10:30 a.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Play bingo for a chance to win a small prize.


Read Across America 

Saturday, March 4 at 10:30 a.m.

St. Paul’s/Hollywood Branch Library – 5151 Town Council Drive, Hollywood, SC  29449 843-889-3300

Enjoy listening to Dr. Seuss favorites, and celebrate his 113th birthday with stories, crafts and cookies. 


Soar High with a Good Book

Saturday, March 4 at 11 a.m.

McClellanville Library222 Baker Street, MClellanville, SC  29458: 843-887-3699

Read books about flight, and make your own kite.


Read Across America

Saturday, March 4 at 11:30 a.m.

St. Paul’s/Hollywood Branch Library – 5151 Town Council Drive, Hollywood, SC  29449 843-889-3300

Enjoy listening to Dr. Seuss favorites, and celebrate his 113th birthday with stories and crafts.


Porkchop Productions presents The Emperor’s New Clothes 

Saturday, March 4 at 12:30 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

Enjoy a theatrical production of this classic tale.


Unplugged- Play it, Build it: K’nex, Legos and Games (grades K-5)

Saturdays, March 4 and 11 at 1 p.m.

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

Play an old school board game, build something from our challenge list, or make your own creation. 


America the Possible: A Discussion with Conservationist Gus Speth

Saturday, March 4 at 2 p.m.

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Auditorium

Orangeburg native, environmental lawyer and conservation advocate Gus Speth is the author of the memoir, Angels by the River. Join Speth and South Carolina Aquarium director of conservation, Albert George II, to discuss environmental and social issues that impact the Lowcountry. A book signing will follow the discussion. Books will be available for purchase, and a portion of the proceeds will support Charleston Friends of the Library.lit


Rock On! (ages 10 and older)

Saturdays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 2 p.m. 

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

Learn how to create and record music during a four-part series presented by local musician Eric Mills, and receive songwriting guidance by Charleston’s Poet Laureate, Marcus Amaker. Participants will use Garageband on iPads to learn the basics of music production and work independently to create lyrics and an original track. Completed masterpieces will be showcased during the March 30 Teen Lock-In. The song with the most Facebook likes will be played, and the creator will guest star on WYLA 97.5 FM, CCPL’s radio station. Call 843-722-7550 to register.


Reel Heroes and She-roes

Saturday, March 4 at 3 p.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Alice Through the Looking Glass. Rated PG; 113 minutes.


Teen Tech Week (grades 6-12)

Monday, March 6 - Friday, March 10

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Teen Lounge
Vote for your favorite young adult media during the annual Teen Choice Media Awards. 


Celebrate Women’s History Month (ages 11-18)

Monday, March 6- Friday, March 17

West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-6635

Tell us about the most inspiring woman in your life, and receive a treat.


A-maze-ing Monday (grades 6-12)

Mondays, March 6, 13, 20 and 27

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Teen Lounge

Successfully complete a maze to win a piece of candy.


Mind Bending Monday Maze (grades 6–12)

Mondays, March 6, 13, 20 and 27 all day

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

Challenge yourself to complete an intricate maze. 


Read Across America

Monday, March 6 at 10:30 a.m.

Folly Beach Library55 Center Street, Folly Beach, SC 29439: 843-588-2001

Enjoy listening to Dr. Seuss favorites, and celebrate his 113th birthday with stories and crafts.


Memoir Writing Circle (adults)

Mondays, March 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 10:30 a.m.

Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

Write and share stories for fun and feedback.


Preschool Special: Let’s Go Fly a Kite
Monday, March 6 at 1 p.m. 

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
Share stories, play games, enjoy a snack, and make a kite. 


An Introduction to Modern Islam

Monday, March 6 at 1 p.m.

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Join Dr. David Damrel to explore key elements of Islam and Muslim society. Learn about rituals, laws, authority and modern issues within Muslim communities in America and around the world. This is a South Carolina Humanities program.

AARP Free Income Tax Preparation 

Mondays, March 6, 13 and 20 from 1-5 p.m.

Fridays, March 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 1-5 p.m.

Seacoast Church 750 Long Point Road: 843-881-2100

Receive free income tax preparation and electronic filing assistance from AARP volunteers. A current picture ID and Social Security card are required, along with the Social Security cards of any dependents. Assistance will be provided on a first come, first served basis, with priority given to seniors. The last person will be accepted at 4 p.m.

Note: While Mt. Pleasant Regional Library is closed for heating, ventilation and air conditioning replacement, AARP will assist people at Seacoast Church.


After-School Club 

Mondays, March 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 3:30 p.m.

Folly Beach Library55 Center Street, Folly Beach, SC 29439: 843-588-2001

Enjoy snacks, homework help and fun activities.


TeenSpot Movie Mondays 

Mondays, March 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 3:30 p.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

March 6: Southside and You. Rated PG-13; 84 minutes.

March 13: Sully. Rated PG-13; 96 minutes.

March 20: Finding Dory. Rated PG; 97 minutes.

March 27: Deepwater Horizon. Rated PG-13; 107 minutes.


March Monday Movie Madness

Mondays, March 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 3:30 p.m.

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

March 6: Maximum Ride. Not Rated; 88 minutes. 

March 13: Max Steel. Rated PG-13; 92 minutes. 

March 20: Kubo and the Two Strings. Rated PG; 101 minutes.

March 27: The Great Gilly Hopkins. Rated PG; 99 minutes.


Match ‘Em Mondays
Mondays, March 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. 

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
Match the juvenile book cover with the author, and win a prize.


Hour of Code: Star Wars 

Monday, March 6 from 4-5 p.m.

Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC  29406: 843-572-4094

Learn to program droids, and create your own Star Wars game in a galaxy far, far away.


After-School Club (ages 6-11)

Monday, March 6 at 4:30 p.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Enjoy cool toys, art activities, music and movement.


Immigration Law: Free Legal Clinic in Spanish

Monday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

Guest speaker Stephanie Nodine specializes in family petitions, inadmissibility waivers, services for crime victims and deferred action for childhood arrivals. Time for questions will be provided after the presentation.


Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)

Tuesdays, March 7, 14, 21 and 28

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Teen Lounge

Show off your news knowledge, and win candy for correct answers. 


Tech Help: Book-A-Librarian 

Tuesdays, March 7, 14, 21 and 28

St. Paul’s/Hollywood Branch Library – 5151 Town Council Drive, Hollywood, SC  29449 843-889-3300
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 843-889-3300 or email caldwellg@ccpl.org, and make an appointment with a librarian for a 30-minute face-to-face session.


Quiz Bowl (grades K-5)

Tuesdays, March 7, 14, 21 and 28

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

Challenge yourself to answer the trivia question correctly, and get a treat.


Book-a-Librarian (adults)

Tuesday, March 7 at 10 a.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Want to learn how to establish an e-mail account, format a resume, work with tablets or complete online job applications? Call 843-744-2489 to schedule a 45-minute appointment with a librarian.


Teen Movie Tuesday (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, March 7 at 3 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Kubo and the Two Strings. Rated PG; 101 minutes.


Edisto Book Club

Tuesday, March 7 at 3 p.m.

St. Paul’s/Hollywood Branch Library – 5151 Town Council Drive, Hollywood, SC  29449 843-889-3300

Dead Wake by Erik Larson


Unwind with Art (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, March 7 at 3:30 p.m. 

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Color, paint, doodle, or draw with other teens.


After-School Cool: Tie Dye Magic (ages 4-11)

Tuesday, March 7 at 4 p.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Learn about this fun technique, and create a colorful item to enjoy.


Not Fiction Book Discussion

Tuesday, March 7 at 6:30 p.m.

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri


Business Owners’ Round Table Meeting

Wednesday, March 8 from 9-11 a.m.

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Join a discussion hosted by SCORE for business owners and CEOs who have been in business one year or longer. Don’t miss a great opportunity to network with peers, share ideas, and discuss challenges that small businesses face in Charleston.


Coffee and Conversation (adults)

Wednesday, March 8 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Socialize with other seniors. Enjoy coffee and a breakfast treat.

Folly Beach Book Club (adults)

Wednesday, March 8 at 2:30 p.m.

Folly Beach Library55 Center Street, Folly Beach, SC 29439: 843-588-2001

The Mare by Mary Gaitskill


Crazy Crafternoon (grades 6-12)

Wednesday, March 8 from 3:45-4:45 p.m. 

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

Get creative, and make crafts.


Hour of Code: Minecraft 

Wednesday, March 8 from 4-5 p.m.

Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC  29406: 843-572-4094

Use blocks of code to adventure through a Minecraft world.

Great Books Discussion

Wednesday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m.

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Meeting Room B

“The Immoderation of Ifat” by Sara Suleri and “Now We Are Five” by David Sedaris found in Counterparts. Contact 843-805-6904 for the anthology and additional details.


Parental Success

Thursday, March 9 at 11 a.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Deona Scott of Nurse-Family Partnership shares how to improve parent skills and help children become successful.


Google Street Tour of Legare Street between Tradd and South Battery

Thursday, March 9 at 1 p.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Join reference librarian and tour guide Malcolm Hale for a tour of what has been called, “one of the most beautiful residential blocks in America,” utilizing Google Maps Street View feature.


National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Thursday, March 9 at 3 p.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Join Katie Richardson from the Public Health Department and learn about AIDS prevention and how AIDS impacts the community.

Afternoon Adventures: Reading with Rommie and Friends
Thursday, March 9 at 3:30 p.m. 

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
Help your child improve literacy and communication skills by reading to STAR therapy dogs.

STEAM Club (ages 7-12)

Thursdays, March 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 3:45 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

Have fun, and explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) with hands-on activities.


Cubilet Robotics and Sphero Bowling 

Thursday, March 9 from 4-5 p.m.

Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC  29406: 843-572-4094

Create robots with Cubilets, and bowl with the Sphero 2.0 ball.

Club Anime! (grades 6-12)

Thursday, March 9 from 4:30-6 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Watch episodes of Drifters.


Film Movement

Thursday, March 9 at 6 p.m.

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

The Automatic Hate (2015). Not rated; 97 minutes.


Literary Gibbes: A Book Club Discussion

Friday, March 10 at 1 p.m.

Gibbes Museum of Art- 135 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401: 843-722-2706

Join a collaborative book discussion with CCPL and the Gibbes Museum. The discussion will focus on The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson, inspired by History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence. A brief presentation about Jacob Lawrence will precede the discussion. Participation in the book discussion is free but does not include museum admission.


Friday Afternoon Film

Friday, March 10 at 4 p.m.

St. Paul’s/Hollywood Branch Library – 5151 Town Council Drive, Hollywood, SC  29449 843-889-3300

Enjoy popcorn and a movie.


PLAY: Saturday Movie and Craft (children)

Saturday, March 11 at 10 a.m. 

Folly Beach Library55 Center Street, Folly Beach, SC 29439: 843-588-2001

Watch The Secret Life of Pets, eat popcorn, and make a fun craft. Rated PG; 90 minutes.


STAR Therapy Dogs (ages 11 and younger) 

Saturday, March 11 at 10:30 a.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Share books with a furry friend.


STAR Therapy Dogs (children)

Saturday, March 11 at 10:30 a.m.

Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

Share books with a furry friend.


STAR Therapy Dog 

Saturday, March 11 at 10:30 a.m.

Village Library – 430 Whilden Street, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-884-9741

Share books with a furry friend.


St. Patrick's Day Celebration 

Saturday, March 11 at 11 a.m.

Village Library – 430 Whilden Street, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-884-9741

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with stories and a craft.


Leprechauns are on the Loose

Saturday, March 11 at 11 a.m.

McClellanville Library222 Baker Street, MClellanville, SC  29458: 843-887-3699

Make your own Leprechaun trap.


Community Baby Shower

Saturday, March 11 at 12:30 p.m.

Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC  29406: 843-572-4094

New and expectant mothers and families are invited to learn about community resources available to help your child during pregnancy, birth and beyond. Please call to register.

MET Opera Live! In HD

Saturdays, March 11 and 25 at 1 p.m.

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

March 11: Rusalka by Dvorak. Approximate running time: 4 hours, 5 minutes.

March 25: La Traviata by Verdi. Approximate running time: 2 hours, 55 minutes.


Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Group 

Saturday, March 11 at 1 p.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Learn the history of the Buffalo soldiers, and meet local club members.


Being Mortal Film Screening and Discussion (adults)

Saturday, March 11 at 2 p.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Watch Being Mortal, a PBS Frontline film based on the best-selling book by Atul Gawande, M.D. This documentary explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the physicians who treat them. Join a national conversation that unites medical professionals and community members in a discussion about what matters most to patients and families facing difficult treatment decisions, and how to begin these conversations ahead of a medical crisis. A discussion with local health professionals will follow the film.


Saturday Movie Matinee

Saturday, March 11 at 3 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Pete's Dragon. Rated PG; 102 minutes. Sponsored by The UPS Store, 3575 Maybank Hwy. John's Island, SC 29455.


Knit and Stitch

Saturday, March 11 at 3 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

Bring a knit or crochet project to work on, and share ideas with others. Beginners welcome.


Urban Book Club

Saturday, March 11 at 3 p.m. 

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Let That Be the Reason by Vickie Stringer


Beauty and the Beast Craft Creations

Saturday, March 11 from 3-4 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Make a Beauty and the Beast craft to take home, and register for the March 18 Beauty and the Beast Celebration. 


Tweens and Teens Game Time 

Monday, March 13 from 4-5 p.m.

Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC  29406: 843-572-4094

Play Nintendo Wii and board games in the auditorium.


After-School Club (ages 6-11)

Monday, March 13 at 4:30 p.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Enjoy cool toys, art activities, music and movement.


Photo Talk 

Monday, March 13 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Auditorium 

Learn about the art of photography. For more information, contact Ron Rocz at ronroczphoto@gmail.com.


Pi Day (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, March 14

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Teen Lounge
Complete a task for your chance to throw a pie at a Young Adult team member. 


S.C. History Series: Tracing the Roots of “The Charleston” Dance (young adults and adults)

Tuesday, March 14 at 10:15 a.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

The dance called “The Charleston” became the epitome of the 1920s Jazz Age, but its origins are not entirely clear. Join CCPL’s historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for an exploration of the roots of the dance and the rise of jazz in early 20th century Charleston. 


Itty Bitty Book Club (ages 5 and younger)

Tuesday, March 14 at 10:30 a.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Enjoy stories by Eric Carle, and make a craft. Materials provided.


Teen Movie Tuesday (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, March 14 at 3 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Rated PG-13; 103 minutes.


Full STEAM Ahead: Snap Circuits (ages 7-11 with caregiver)
Tuesday, March 14 at 3:30 p.m. 

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
Discover, inquire and create with Snap Circuits. Learn about electronics, and follow colorful pictures to build fun projects that snap together.

Pi Day Party

Tuesday, March 14 at 3:30 p.m.

Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC  29406: 843-572-4094

You don’t have to be a mathematician to celebrate all things pi. Enjoy circles, shapes, art and pie (pizza) tasting. 


After-School Cool: Fun with Playdough (ages 4-11)

Tuesday, March 14 at 4 p.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

See what fun things you can create with playdough.


Storybook Art 

Wednesday, March 15 at 1:30 p.m.

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

Create a work of art using techniques found in popular picture books. Presented in partnership with Artist & Craftsman supply. 


Lounge at the Library (grades 6-12) 

Wednesday, March 15 from 1:45-2:45 p.m. 

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

Hang out with friends, and play games. Feel free to bring a snack.


Tech Talk: Pinterest 101 

Wednesday, March 15 from 2-3:30 p.m.

Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC  29406: 843-572-4094

Pinterest can be used to plan a garden, bookmark recipes, gather decorating ideas and more. Learn how to search the site, “pin” and “repin,” create inspiration boards, and follow your friends. Demonstration only. Registration is not required.


The Secret Life of Beatrix Potter 

Wednesday, March 15 at 2:30 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

The tale of Peter Rabbit isn’t Ms. Potter’s only claim to fame. Did you know she was also a mushroom expert? Learn how to grow edible mushrooms, and discover more about this amazing woman.

Not Fiction Book Discussion 

Thursday, March 16 at 11 a.m.

West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-6635

In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri


Introduction to Seeking Grants 

Thursday, March 16 from 12-1 p.m.

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Foundation Center Resources Area, Second Floor 

Explore the grants database, learn basic and advanced search functions and research foundation profiles. Handouts will be provided, and participants can practice after the presentation. CCPL is a Funding Information Network (FIN) partner with The Foundation Center. Visit www.foundationcenter.org for more information.


Virtual Reality: Show and Tell

Thursday, March 16 from 1-2 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

Learn about the emerging field of virtual reality technology. Bring your own VR device for show and tell.


Crafternoon: Begleri Skill Toys (children)

Thursday, March 16 at 2:30 p.m.

Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

Increase creativity and coordination with your own Begleri.


Afternoon Adventures: Green Thumbs
Thursday, March 16 at 3:30 p.m.

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
Do you dig gardening? Join the Tri-County Clemson Master Gardeners to bring the outdoors inside, and make a nature-inspired craft.


Is Every Color in the Rainbow?

Thursday, March 16 at 4:30 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Join storyteller Julian Gooding for a playful program, and learn how reading and sharing stories created by people of color encourages growth, happiness and cultural awareness.


Knit and Purl: A Casual Knitting Group (adults)

Thursday, March 16 from 5-6:30 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Bring knitting materials, and knit with fellow crafters. All skill levels welcome.


S.C. History Series: Tracing the Roots of “The Charleston” Dance

Thursday, March 16 at 6 p.m.

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Auditorium

The dance called “The Charleston” became the epitome of the “Jazz Age” of the 1920s, but its origins are not entirely clear. Join CCPL’s historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for an exploration of the roots of the dance and the rise of jazz in early 20th century Charleston. 


Dart After Dark Book Club

Thursday, March 16 at 6:15 p.m.

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

The Misadventures of an Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae


Book Discussion 

Thursday, March 16 from 6:30- 7:30 p.m.

Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC  29406: 843-572-4094

The Wedding Girl by Madeleine Wickham


Happy St. Patrick’s Day (ages 11-18)

Friday, March 17

West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-6635

Wear green on St. Patrick’s Day, and receive a treat.


Wearing of the Green Day 

Friday, March 17 all day

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Wear green in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, and receive a small gift at the Circulation Desk.


Cuentos y Canciones: Bilingual Storytime 

Friday, March 17 at 10:30 a.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

Enjoy stories and songs in English and Spanish.

Charleston Tells Concert Series presents An Evening with Robert Jones
Friday, March 17 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Auditorium
Enjoy an evening with Robert Jones during the first quarterly presentation of Charleston Tells Concert Series. Jones is an inspirational storyteller and musician who celebrates the history, humor and power of American roots music. An award-winning multi-instrumentalist, he entertains audiences with a repertoire that blends timeless stories with original and traditional songs. 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 the Robert Jones and purchase tickets, visit www.ccpl.org/CharlestonTells.


Tissue Paper Flowers (ages 4-11) 

Saturday, March 18 at 10:30 a.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Get ready for spring, and make a beautiful flower. 


Begleri Skill Toys (children)

Saturday, March 18 at 10:30 a.m.

Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

Increase creativity and coordination with your own Begleri.


Beach Lovers Book Club (adults)

Saturday, March 18 at 10:30 a.m.

Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

The Underground Girls of Kabul by Jenny Nordberg


DIY Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace

Saturday, March 18 at 11 a.m.

Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC  29406: 843-572-4094

Craft with help from Ms. Grace.


Superhero Party
Saturday, March 18 at 11 a.m. 

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
Enjoy a superhero storytime, and challenge yourself to complete the superhero obstacle course.


Look for Signs of Spring

Saturday, March 18 at 11 a.m.

McClellanville Library222 Baker Street, MClellanville, SC  29458: 843-887-3699

Make a whirly twirly flying bird.


Play Day: March Wind 

Saturday, March 18 at 11:30 a.m.

St. Paul’s/Hollywood Branch Library – 5151 Town Council Drive, Hollywood, SC  29449 843-889-3300

Make your own windsock.


Library Reel 

Saturday, March 18 at 12:30 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

Tangled. Rated PG; 100 minutes.


Sigma Saturday (families)

Saturday, March 18 at 1 p.m.

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

Enjoy a carpentry workshop with members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.


Saturday Movie 

Saturday, March 18 at 2 p.m.

West Ashley Library – 45 Windermere Boulevard, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-6635

The Secret Life of Pets. Rated PG; 90 minutes.


eBook Discussion Club

Saturday, March 18 from 2-3 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

Hillary Rodham Clinton: On The Couch: Inside the Mind and Life of Hillary Clinton by Alma Bond. This eBook is available on Hoopla.


Adult Movie

Saturday, March 18 at 3 p.m. 

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Star Trek Beyond. Rated PG-13; 122 minutes. 


Adult Book Discussion 

Saturday, March 18 at 3 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste NG. Copies available at the Information Desk.


Club Anime! (grades 6-12)

Saturday, March 18 from 3-4:30 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Watch your choice of episodes of Gintama, Tokyo Ghoul or Haikyu.


Beauty and the Beast Celebration (ages 12 and younger with adult)

Saturday, March 18 at 3:30 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. 

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Make awesome crafts, and have your photo taken with Belle. Registration required; call 843-559-1945 to register. 


Moms’ Afternoon Meet and Greet (children)

Monday, March 20 at 1:30 p.m.

Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

Stop by with your little ones for playtime, coffee and socializing.


Otranto’s 25th Birthday Celebration Party (tweens and teens) 

Monday, March 20 from 4–5 p.m.

Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC  29406: 843-572-4094

Celebrate the library’s 25th anniversary with karaoke, Nintendo Wii, board games and a mannequin challenge.


Sea Islands Book Club (adults)

Tuesday, March 21 at 2 p.m. 

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande


Movie and Munchies
Tuesday, March 21 at 3:30 p.m. 

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
Pete’s Dragon. Rated PG; 102 minutes.


Teen Movie Tuesday (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, March 21 at 3:30 p.m. 

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Nerve. Rated PG-13; 96 minutes.


After-School Cool: Green Thumbs (ages 4-11)

Tuesday, March 21 at 4 p.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Learn about nature, and make something cool with the Tri-County Clemson Master Gardeners.


Round Table Discussion with Councilwoman Johnson (adults)

Wednesday, March 22 at 12:30 p.m. 

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Discuss concerns and issues with Councilwoman Anna Johnson of Charleston County District 8.


Black and White Theatre

Thursday, March 23 at 1 p.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Some Like it Hot. Not Rated; 122 minutes.


Afternoon Adventures: 3D Art
Thursday, March 23 at 3:30 p.m. 

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
Draw masterpieces or create three-dimensional collages. Experienced artists and beginners are welcome. 


Teenspot Pizza and Pages

Thursday, March 23 at 3:30 p.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Do you love reading, sharing and learning about books? Enjoy pizza, talk about books, play word games, and win prizes. 


Game On

Thursday, March 23 at 4 p.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Enjoy Wii challenges and lots of pizza.


Minute to Win It Challenge (tweens and teens)

Thursday, March 23 from 4–5 p.m.

Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC  29406: 843-572-4094

Race against the clock to win prizes.

Lowcountry Creative Writing Forum 

Saturday, March 25 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

Write and network with other writers. 


Home Ownership Workshop (adults)

Saturday, March 25 at 10:30 a.m.

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

Learn credit and home buying tips during an interactive workshop led by realtor Michael Fenwrick. One lucky participant will receive a gas card as a door prize.


Gardening for the Birds (children)

Saturday, March 25 at 10:30 a.m.

Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

Learn what types of flowers attract birds and how insects help your yard. Presented by Carlsen Huey of the Community Garden.


I Spy Bottle (ages 11 and younger) 

Saturday, March 25 at 10:30 a.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Use your creativity and sharp eye to fill I Spy bottles. Materials provided. 

Women's History Month Celebration

Saturday, March 25 at 11 a.m.

Village Library – 430 Whilden Street, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-884-9741

Celebrate the great contributions women have made to our country. 


“Egg”cellent Fun 

Saturday, March 25 at 11 a.m.

McClellanville Library222 Baker Street, MClellanville, SC  29458: 843-887-3699

Experiment with egg shells.


Local Living: Sarah Diaz

Saturday, March 25 at 12:30 p.m.

Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library – 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482: 843-883-3914

Join Sarah Diaz of Audubon South Carolina to learn about fascinating birds that visit the maritime forest during spring and fall migrations, and discover how the Bird Banding Project tracks their progress.


YA Movie (grades 6-12)

Saturday, March 25 at 12:30 p.m.

Dorchester Road Regional Library6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC  29418: 843-552-6466

Maximum Ride. Rated PG-13; 88 minutes.


Otranto Road Regional Library’s Birthday Party 

Saturday, March 25 at 2 p.m.

Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC  29406: 843-572-4094

Join library staff to celebrate 25 years of service, and enjoy live music by The Stilettos, birthday cake, punch and giveaways.


Lego Club (ages 4-12)

Saturday, March 25 from 2-3:30 p.m.

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

Build with library Legos.


Being Mortal Film Screening and Discussion (adults)

Saturday, March 25 at 3 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Watch Being Mortal, a PBS Frontline film based on the best-selling book by Atul Gawande, M.D. This documentary explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the physicians who treat them. Join a national conversation that unites medical professionals and community members in a discussion about what matters most to patients and families facing difficult treatment decisions, and how to begin these conversations ahead of a medical crisis. A discussion with local health professionals will follow the film.


YA Book Club 

Saturday, March 25 at 3 p.m. 

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Bring your own book, and discuss books you have read during the month.


Coffee and Conversation (adults)

Monday, March 27 from 10-11 a.m.

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

Socialize with other seniors, and enjoy coffee and a breakfast treat.


AARP Free Income Tax Preparation 

Monday, March 27 from 1-5 p.m.

Friday, March 31 from 1-5 p.m.

Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161

Receive free income tax preparation and electronic filing assistance from AARP volunteers. A current picture ID and Social Security card are required, along with the Social Security cards of any dependents. Assistance will be provided on a first come, first served basis, with priority given to seniors. The last person will be accepted at 4 p.m.


After-School Club (ages 6-11)

Monday, March 27 at 4:30 p.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Enjoy cool toys, art activities, music and movement.


Spring Fling Storytime and Craft Program

Tuesday, March 28 at 10:30 a.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Celebrate the season with stories and a fun craft. Materials provided.


Teen Movie Tuesday (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, March 28 at 3 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

The Maltese Falcon. Not rated; 100 minutes.


After-School Cool: Fun with Yarn (ages 4-11) 

Tuesday, March 28 at 4 p.m.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston, SC  29407: 843-766-2546

Play with yarn, and create crafts.


Women’s Rights in Early South Carolina 

Tuesday, March 28 at 6 p.m.

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930

Auditorium

In honor of Women's History Month, CCPL historian Dr. Nic Butler uses the stories of real women to highlight the minimal legal rights afforded to women during the first two centuries of South Carolina and the ancient European traditions that constrained the lives of half of our female population.


First Steps in Genealogy (adults)

Wednesday, March 29 at 11 a.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

Learn how to take the first steps to trace your family’s history during a presentation by Marianne Cawley of the South Carolina Room. 


Book-a-Librarian (adults)

Thursday, March 30 at 10 a.m.

Cooper River Memorial Library3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC  29405: 843-744-2489

Want to learn how to establish an e-mail account, format a resume, work with tablets or complete online job applications? Call 843-744-2489 to schedule a 45-minute appointment with a librarian.


Afternoon Adventures: Ice Cream Extravaganza
Thursday, March 30 at 3:30 p.m. 

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930
Make your own homemade ice cream, and enjoy an ice cream sundae.


Teen Lock-In

Thursday, March 30 from 6:15-7:30 p.m.

John L. Dart Library – 1067 King Street, Charleston, SC  29403: 843-722-7550

Listen to original music written by your peers as you surf the web, play video games and hang out. Rock On program music will be showcased. 


YA Book Discussion (grades 6-12)

Friday, March 31 from 3-5 p.m.

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945

A Night Divided by Jennifer Nielsen




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