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Charleston County Public Library April 2017 Program Lineup
Published:
3/22/2017 1:44:40 PM


 

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


Saul Alexander Gallery Exhibit

Throughout April      

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

The Art of the Spray Can: Liberation Hip Hop in Charleston 

By Ron Anton Rocz, photographer and Lamar Hunter, dancer

Embark upon a visual journey that features contemporary photography of an African-American hip hop dancer's interpretation of Charleston graffiti, urban murals and a history of enslavement.


Book Spine Poetry
Throughout April

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930      
Celebrate National Poetry Month, and create a poem using words on children’s book spines. Show off your poem at the Children’s Desk to earn a sweet treat.

Early Literacy Station
Throughout April

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 April is reading. 


Classic Arcade

Throughout April

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

Play more than 240 arcade games including dual joystick hits such as "Crazy Climber" (1980), "Robotron: 2084" (1982) and "Black Widow" (1982).View printed circuit boards and software on display. 


National Poetry Month Trivia (grades 6-12)

Throughout April

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

Teen Lounge

Correctly answer a poetry trivia question, and receive a sweet treat. 


Teen Guessing Game (grades 6-12) 

Throughout April

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

Correctly guess how many pieces of candy are in the jar, and win the entire jar.



Activity Zone (grades K-5)

Throughout April

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

Enjoy puzzles, mazes and coloring activities.

Desktop Trivia (adults)

Throughout April

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.


International Doll Display
Throughout April 

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

Imagine the experience of foreign travel through a display of passports and dolls owned by the late Emily Simmons Smith, who travelled to Asia, Africa, North America, Europe and South America. This display is a tribute to the women who have managed the Dart branch. 


Book-a-Librarian (adults) 

Throughout April

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

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 843-559-1945, and make an appointment with a librarian for a 30-minute one-on-one session. 


Book Exhibit

Throughout April

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

Children’s books by Catherine Foertch


Painting Exhibit

Throughout April

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

Acrylic abstract paintings by Ruth Sumpter


Match the Poem to the Poet

Throughout April

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

Correctly match the poem to poet to enter a prize drawing. The winner will be announced May 1.


Creation Station: Poetry 

Throughout April

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

Create your own poem, re-write a Shel Silverstein poem Mad Lib style, or check out some great poetry books. 


Poetry Scavenger Hunt 

Throughout April

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

Find poems in the Children’s Area, solve clues, and submit answers to the Children's Desk for a prize.


TeenSpot “Poet-tree” Display

Throughout April 

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

Write your favorite verse of poetry on a leaf, and receive a sweet treat.


Anniversary Trivia 

Throughout April

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

Continue the celebration of the library’s 25th anniversary, and answer trivia questions about the branch. Correct answers will be entered into a drawing to win gift cards from local businesses. 


Poem in Your Pocket

Throughout April

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

Select an inspirational poem to read.


Book Balance

Throughout April

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

Walk to the Circulation Desk while balancing three books from the teen table on your head, and receive a sweet treat.


Early Literacy Station 

Throughout April

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

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)

Throughout April

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

Search for poems in the Children’s Department. Win a prize, and add your name to the poet-tree.


Adult Poetry Contest

Throughout April

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

Celebrate National Poetry Month, and submit up to three original poems to display in the library. Prizes will be awarded for the three best entries, and the winner will be announced May 2.  


Teen Poetry Contest

Throughout April

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

Celebrate National Poetry Month, and submit up to three original poems to display in the YA section. Prizes will be awarded to the two best entries, and the winner will be announced May 2.  


Mad Libs Poetry

Throughout April

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

Recreate well-known poems.


Teen Zone (grades 6-12)

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

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

Play the Xbox 360, listen to music, enjoy an adult coloring page, play board games, or just sit and chat.


Poetry Collage (ages 12 and younger)  

Saturday, April 1 all day 

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

Celebrate National Poetry Month, and create a poetry collage.


Saturday Surprise (ages 11 and younger) 

Saturdays, April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 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, April 1 at 10 a.m.

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

Create fun paper and felt projects.


AARP Free Income Tax Preparation (adults)

Saturdays, April 1, 8 and 15 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 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.


Affordable Care Act: Tax-Related Assistance (adults) 

Saturdays, April 1, 8 and 15 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

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

Need help with ACA-related tax documents or your health coverage tax credit? In person assistance is available from federally-certified ACA enrollment assisters from the Palmetto Project. Call 1-888-998-4646 to schedule an appointment.


Baby Playtime (0-24 months with caregiver)
Saturday, April 1 at 10:30 a.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161
Encourage the joy of play, and socialize with other parents.

ArtLab (ages 11 and younger)

Saturday, April 1 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Experiment with clay.


Lego Day 

Saturday, April 1 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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

Create a masterpiece. 


April Fools’ Day

Saturday, April 1 at 11:30 a.m.

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

Learn some kid-friendly pranks.


Library Reels 

Saturdays, April 1 and 15 at 12:30 p.m.

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

April 1: The Secret Life of Pets. Rated PG; 90 minutes.

April 15: Storks. Rated PG; 89 minutes.


April Fools (grades K-5)

Saturday, April 1 at 1 p.m. 

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

Learn pranks to fool your friends and family. 


Lowcountry Creative Writing Group

Saturday, April 1 at 1 p.m.

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

Write and network with other writers.


Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace 

Saturday, April 1 from 1:30-3 p.m.

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

Craft with help from Ms. Grace.


Reel Heroes and She-roes

Saturday, April 1 at 3 p.m.

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

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


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

Mondays, April 3, 10, 17 and 24

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

Teen Lounge

Successfully complete a maze, and return it to the Young Adult Services Desk for a piece of candy.

Memoir Writing Circle (adults)

Mondays, April 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

Write and share stories for fun and feedback.


Online Application Lab

Monday, April 3 from 1-3 p.m.

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

Receive one-on-one help with job applications and resumes.


AARP Free Income Tax Preparation 

Mondays, April 3 and 10 from 1-5 p.m.

Friday, April 7 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 first come, first served, with priority given to seniors. The last person will be accepted at 4 p.m.


After-School Club 

Mondays, April 3, 10, 17 and 24 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 Theatre

Mondays, April 3, 10 and 17 at 3:30 p.m.

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

April 3: Suicide Squad. Rated PG-13; 123 minutes.

April 10: Maximum Ride. Rated PG; 88 minutes.

April 17: Max Steel. Rated PG-13; 93 minutes.


Mind Bending Monday Maze (grades 6-12)

Mondays, April 3, 10, 17 and 24 after school

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

Challenge yourself to complete an intricate maze. 


Match ‘Em Mondays
Mondays, April 3, 17 and 24 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.


After-School Club (ages 6-11)

Mondays, April 3, 10, 17 and 24 at 4:30 p.m.

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

Enjoy toys, art activities, music, movement and more. 


Book-a-Librarian (adults)

Tuesday, April 4

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

Call to schedule a 45-minute appointment with a librarian, and learn how to establish an email account, format a resume and complete online job applications.


Book-a-Librarian 

Tuesdays, April 4, 11, 18 and 25

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 to make an appointment with a librarian for a 30-minute face-to-face session.


Tuesday Newsday (grades 6-12)

Tuesdays, April 4, 11, 18 and 25

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

Teen Lounge

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


Quiz Bowl (grades K-5)

Tuesdays, April 4, 11, 18 and 25

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

Challenge yourself to answer the trivia question correctly for a treat.


Edisto Book Club

Tuesday, April 4 at 3 p.m.

Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174, Edisto, SC  29438: 843-869-2355

Red Bandanna by Tom Rinaldi

Reading with Rommie (ages 11 and younger)

Tuesdays, April 4 and 18 at 3 p.m.

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

Help your child improve literacy and communication skills by reading to Rommie, a STAR therapy dog.


Teen Movie Tuesday (grades 6-12)

Tuesdays, April 4 and 25 from 3-5:30 p.m.

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

April 4: The Shallows. Rated PG-13; 87 minutes.

April 25: Now You See Me 2. Rated PG-13; 129 minutes.


Spring Cupcakes (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, April 4 from 3:45-4:45 p.m. 

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

Decorate and eat cupcakes.


After-School Cool: Dino-mite (ages 4-11)

Tuesday, April 4 at 4 p.m.

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

Enjoy dinosaur crafts and activities during a collaborative program with the Charleston Museum.


Not Fiction Book Discussion

Tuesday, April 4 at 6:30 p.m.

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

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond


An Introduction to Yoga and Meditation (teens and adults)

Tuesday, April 4 from 6:30-8 p.m.

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

Enjoy an hour of Vinyasa yoga to increase flexibility, improve balance and promote health, followed by a relaxing 30-minute guided meditation presented by Healing Tree Holistic Health and Yoga. Participants are encouraged to bring water and their own mat; all skill levels welcome.


Midweek Mix (grades K-5)

Wednesdays, April 5, 12, 19 and 26

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. 


One80 Place Outreach

Wednesday, April 5 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Wednesday, April 19 from 5-8 p.m.
Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930      
Lobby and Second Floor Reference Area
Representatives from One80 Place are available to answer questions and assist those in need. The organization provides food, shelter and hope to end homelessness and hunger one person and family at a time. It also offers housing assistance to community members, including veterans. 

Small Business Counseling with SCORE (adults)    

Wednesday, April 5 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. 


Preschool Special: Spring Egg Hunt
Wednesday, April 5 at 10:30 a.m.  

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930      
Search for eggs, listen to stories, and celebrate spring.


English Conversation Club

Wednesdays, April 5, 12, 19 and 26 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.


PBS Documentary Film Showcase

Wednesdays, April 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 2-4 p.m.

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

Auditorium 

This event is a collaboration with POV, PBS' award-winning nonfiction film series.

April 5: Georgie Girl. Not Rated; 60 minutes.

April 12: Don't Tell Anyone. Not Rated; 86 minutes.

April 19: Revolution '67. Not Rated; 86 minutes.

April 26:  I'm Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad, and the Beautiful. Not Rated; 90 minutes.

Midweek Crossword (grades 6-12)

Wednesdays, April 5, 12, 19 and 26 after school

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

Solve clues.


Web Wednesday (grades 6-12)

Wednesdays, April 5, 19 and 26 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.


Thursday Word (grades K-5)

Thursdays, April 6, 13, 20 and 27

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

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


College Admission Assistance (ages 19 and older)

Thursday, April 6 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.


Afternoon Adventures: Read with Rommie and Friends
Thursday, April 6 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.


Game On (ages 10-18)

Thursdays, April 6, 20 and 27 after school

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.


STEAM Toy Showcase

Thursday, April 6 at 3:30 p.m.

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

Play with STEAM-themed toys and gadgets.


Spring Break Bash (grades 6-12)

Thursday, April 6 from 3:30-5 p.m.

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

Auditorium

Celebrate spring break with snacks, board games, ping-pong and more.


STEAM Club (ages 7-11)

Thursdays, April 6, 13, 20 and 27 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.


West Ashley Quilting Group

Thursday, April 6 at 5 p.m.

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

Meet fellow quilters, and share ideas for your next project. 


Knit and Purl: A Casual Knitting Group (adults)

Thursdays, April 6 and 20 from 5-6:30 p.m.

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

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


The Life and Legacy of Thomas Grimball (1744-1783)

Thursday, April 6 at 5:30 p.m.

Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174, Edisto, SC  29438: 843-869-2355

The Grimball family has deep roots on Edisto Island, but Major Thomas Grimball is one of the least remembered of the family. Grimball was a lawyer, sheriff, militia officer and hero of the American Revolution whose legacy merits attention. Join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for the story of Major Grimball's life and his connections to the roots of jazz and the history of American music.


Mah Jongg Nights (adults)

Thursdays, April 6, 13, 20 and 27 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.


“Ready to Start a Business?” Workshop

Thursday, April 6 from 6-8 p.m.

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

Join representatives from the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) for a workshop that covers important aspects of starting a business. Learn about helpful personal traits, how to test a business concept, marketing and business plan development, financial considerations and available resources to support your success. 


AARP Tax Help

Friday, April 7 at 10 a.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. Assistance will be provided on a first come, first served basis.


Jr. Word Seekers (grades 6-12)

Fridays, April 7, 14, 21 and 28 after school

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

Challenge yourself to find every word on thematic puzzles for a prize.


Friday Afternoon Movie

Friday, April 7 at 4 p.m.

Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174, Edisto, SC  29438: 843-869-2355

Enjoy a movie and popcorn.


Saturday Movie and Craft (children)

Saturday, April 8 at 10 a.m. 

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

Angry Birds. Rated PG; 97 minutes.


STAR Therapy Dogs (ages 11 and younger) 

Saturday, April 8 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, April 8 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.


Second Saturday Storytime 

Saturday, April 8 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Listen to stories, sing songs, and make a craft.


Easter Party

Saturday, April 8 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Celebrate Easter with stories, games and an Easter egg hunt.


STAR Therapy Dogs

Saturday, April 8 at 11:30 a.m. 

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

Share books with a furry friend.


April Showers May Bring Flowers

Saturday, April 8 at 11:30 a.m. 

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

Plant a seed, and watch it grow.


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

Saturday, April 8 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.


Saturday Matinee 

Saturday, April 8 at 3 p.m.

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

Storks. Rated PG; 89 minutes. Sponsored by The UPS Store, 3575 Maybank Hwy. John's Island 29455.


Knit and Stitch

Saturday, April 8 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, April 8 at 3 p.m.

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

Milk in My Coffee by Eric Jerome Dickey


Flower Power Fun

Saturday, April 8 at 3 p.m.

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

Make a bouquet with provided materials.


Once Upon a Crime (grades 6-12)

Monday, April 10-Saturday, April 15

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

Solve daily clues.


National Library Week (grades K-5)

Monday, April 10-Saturday, April 15

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

Challenge yourself to solve a different puzzle every day for a sweet treat. 


Connect the Dots 

Monday, April 10-Saturday, April 15

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

Guess the correct book for each librarian to enter a special prize giveaway. The winner will be announced April 17. 


Bookworm Guessing Game
Monday, April 10–Saturday, April 15
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161
Celebrate National Library Week, and guess the number of gummy worms in the jar.

National Library Week Scavenger Hunt

Monday, April 10-Saturday, April 15 

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

Find famous book characters hidden in the library, and receive a sweet treat.  


National Library Week Crossword Search

Monday, April 10-Saturday, April 15

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

Find secret words to enter a gift card drawing. One entry permitted per day. The winner will be announced at the end of the week.


Monday Book Discussion (adults)

Monday, April 10 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

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

After the Crash by Michel Bussi


Game Time 

Monday, April 10 from 4- 5 p.m.

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

Test your gaming skills, and have some fun with Nintendo Wii and board games.


Photo Talk  

Monday, April 10 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 during a presentation by local photographer Ron Rocz. 


S.C. History Series: From Charleston Slavery to African Freedom (teens and adults)

Tuesday, April 11 at 10:15 a.m.

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

Join historian Dr. Nic Butler for a discussion of the lives of John Kizell and Boston King, who escaped slavery in the Charleston area during the American Revolution and made their way back to Africa. Two centuries ago, these pioneers helped establish communities for African-Americans who sought to return to their motherland.


Itty Bitty Book Club (ages 5 and younger)

Tuesday, April 11 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Listen to stories by David Shannon, and enjoy a craft activity. Materials provided.

Movie and Munchies
Tuesday, April 11 at 1 p.m.  

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930      
The Secret Life of Pets. Rated PG; 90 minutes.


Spring Break Movie
Tuesday, April 11 at 2 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161
Finding Dory. Rated PG; 97 minutes.

Spring Break Bingo (ages 4-11)

Tuesday, April 11 at 4 p.m.

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

Play rounds of bingo. Small prizes awarded.


Read Anything Book Club (adults)

Tuesday, April 11 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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

Read and share books you enjoy with other Charleston book lovers.


Business Owners' Roundtable Meeting

Wednesday, April 12 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.


Easter Egg Hunt and Storytime

Wednesday, April 12 at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.

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

Bring an Easter basket, and enjoy fun activities.


Coffee and Conversation (adults)

Wednesday, April 12 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, and enjoy coffee and a breakfast treat.


Third Annual Tiny Tim Birthday Event (adults) 

Wednesday, April 12 from 2-4 p.m.; repeated 6-8 p.m.

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

Enjoy a screening of the debut performance of Tiny: A Musical, captured on film last July at the Lancaster Opera House in New York. For more information, email MtpReference@ccpl.org or call 843-849-6161.


Folly Beach Book Club (adult)

Wednesday, April 12 at 2:30 p.m.

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

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman


Poetry Writing Workshop (teens) 

Wednesday, April 12 at 4 p.m.

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

Write a poem to read during open mic night April 22.


Teen Job Series: Resume and Job Search workshop

Wednesday, April 12 from 4-5 p.m.

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

Palmetto Community Action Partnership will provide resume and job search tips. 


Great Books Discussion

Wednesday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m.

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

Meeting Room B

 “The New Master and Mistress” by Harriet Jacobs and “Economy” (selection) by Henry David Thoreau found in Vital Ideas: Money. Contact 843-805-6904 for the anthology and additional details.


Medicare Assistance and More (adults)  

Thursday, April 13 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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

Trident Area Agency on Aging counselors provide accurate and objective health insurance information to help Medicare beneficiaries. Details about other resources (ESAP, SNAP, Free Tax Preparation, LIHEAP and Emergency Rental Assistance) also will be available. Call 843-554-2275 for an appointment.


Otranto Puppet Players Present Build It Up

Thursday, April 13 at 10:30 a.m. 

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

Enjoy several beloved tales transformed into a puppet show.


Five Wishes (adults)

Thursday, April 13 at 11 a.m. 

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

Lutheran Hospice representatives explain Five Wishes’ easy-to-understand documents that meet South Carolina requirements for an advance directive. 


FlightAware Overview 

Thursday, April 13 at 12 p.m. 

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

Join an hour-long overview of the FlightAware website. Track commercial aircraft traffic, and review flight speed and altitude. 


Mah Jongg New Card Kickoff

Thursday, April 13 at 2:30 p.m.

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

Bring in your 2017 American Mah Jongg card, and enjoy extra play and practice.  Call 843-883-3914 to RSVP.


Easter Egg Hunt (ages 11 and younger)

Thursday, April 13 at 4 p.m.

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

Find the golden egg, and win a prize.


The Life and Legacy of Thomas Grimball (1744-1783)

Thursday, April 13 at 6 p.m.

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

The Grimball family has deep roots on Edisto Island, but Major Thomas Grimball is one of the least remembered of the family. Grimball was a lawyer, sheriff, militia officer and hero of the American Revolution whose legacy merits attention. Join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for the story of Major Grimball's life and his connections to the roots of jazz and the history of American music.


AARP Tax Help

Friday, April 14 from 10 a.m.-2 p.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. Assistance will be provided on a first come, first served basis.


Cuentos y Canciones: Bilingual Storytime 

Friday, April 14 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.


Good Friday Egg Hunt

Friday, April 14 at 11:30 a.m. 

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

Bring your basket and join the fun.


Easter Basket Craft
Friday, April 14 from 2-5 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464: 843-849-6161
Make a paper Easter basket, and fill it with a treat.

Cotton Tales (ages 3-6)

Saturday, April 15 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Listen to stories and songs about bunnies, and make a bunny finger puppet to take home.


Raindrop Suncatcher (children)

Saturday, April 15 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Create a sun catcher using crayons and wax paper.


Beach Lovers Book Club (adults)

Saturday, April 15 at 10:30 a.m.

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

The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin


Home Ownership Workshop (adults)

Saturday, April 15 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 door prize.


STAR Therapy Dogs 

Saturday, April 15 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

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

Read to a furry friend.


Palmetto Community Action Partnership Information Sessions

Saturday, April 15 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Monday, April 24 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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

Palmetto Community Action Partnership, information sessions will highlight resources for basic needs assistance, self-empowerment programs and emergency services. Palmetto CAP is a nonprofit organization that collaborates with Lowcountry residents to create solutions to rid situational and generational poverty. 


DIY Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace

Saturday, April 15 at 11 a.m.

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

Craft with help from Ms. Grace.


Easter Egg Magic

Saturday, April 15 at 11:30 a.m.

Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174, Edisto, SC  29438: 843-869-2355

Dye Easter eggs to take home.


Every “Bunny” Have a Good Time

Saturday, April 15 at 11:30 a.m.

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

Make bunny ears, and bunny hop with us.


“Poe”etry Café 

Saturday, April 15 at 12 p.m.

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

Local poets share their works in celebration of National Poetry Month.


Sigma Saturday (families)

Saturday, April 15 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, April 15 at 2 p.m.

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

Moana. Rated PG; 113 minutes.


eBook Club

Saturday, April 15 from 2-3 p.m.

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

How to Think Like Steve Jobs by Daniel Smith


Emerging Author Drop-In 

Saturday, April 15 from 2-4 p.m.

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

Meet emerging authors, hear their stories, and purchase their books. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Charleston County Friends of the Library, and refreshments will be served. Contact the Reference Desk for author lineup.


Night at the Museum: Tomb Travelers 

Saturday, April 15 at 3:30 p.m.

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

Observe history come to life during a collaborative program with the Charleston Museum. Crafts and activities provided; registration requested. 


Saturday Movie

Saturday, April 15 at 3:30 p.m.

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

Hercules. Rated PG-13; 101 minutes.


Poetry for You and Me (ages 11-18) 

Monday, April 17-Friday, April 28

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

Share a poem by your favorite poet, and receive a special treat.


Learn the Python Programming Language 

Mondays, April 17, 24 and May 1 from 6:15-7:30 p.m.

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

Second Floor Classroom

Learn the Python programming language through Lynda.com during a three-part series. A moderate amount of computer skills are needed. Beginners are welcome and encouraged to watch "Programming Fundamentals in the Real World" on Lynda.com. A valid library card is required to participate; call 843-805-6885 to register.


Sea Islands Book Club (adults)    

Tuesday, April 18 at 2 p.m.   

John’s Island Regional Library3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island, SC  29455: 843-559-1945
Circling the Sun by Paula McLain

Game On
Wednesdays, April 19 and 26 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.

Teen Job Series: Interviewing Skills Workshop 

Wednesday, April 19 from 4-5 p.m.

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

Learn what to expect during a job interview. Presented by Palmetto Community Action Partnership.


Build It Up

Thursday, April 20 at 10:30 a.m. 

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

Enjoy several beloved tales transformed into a puppet show.


Not Fiction Book Discussion

Thursday, April 20 at 11 a.m.

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

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond


Introduction to Seeking Grants.  

Thursday, April 20 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 are 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.


Crafternoon: Poet-trees (children)

Thursday, April 20 at 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 22 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Celebrate National Poetry Month, and create a tree from paint and tissue paper.

Afternoon Adventures: Green Thumbs
Thursday, April 20 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.

Teen Café (grades 6-12)

Thursdays, April 20 and 27 

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

Teen Lounge

Enjoy snacks and games after school.

Origami for Teens (grades 6-12)

Thursday, April 20 from 3:30-5 p.m.

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

Learn about the art of paper folding, and create a sculpture.


Is Every Color in the Rainbow?  

Thursday, April 20 at 5:30 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.


Film Movement

Thursday, April 20 at 6 p.m. 

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

Auditorium

My Love, Don't Cross That River (2014). Not Rated; 86 minutes.


Dart After Dark Book Club

Thursday, April 20 at 6:15 p.m.

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

The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimananda Ngozi Adichie


Book Discussion at Otranto 

Thursday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m.

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

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers 


Friday Night Eats (grades 6-12)

Friday, April 21 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

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

Teen Lounge

Bring your appetite, learn an easy no-bake recipe, and eat the final product.


Lowcountry Creative Writing Forum 

Saturday, April 22 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. All ages welcome.


DIY Wind Chimes
Saturday, April 22 at 11a.m. 

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930      
Decorate wind chimes made from tin cans.  


Celebrate Earth Day 

Saturday, April 22 at 11 a.m. 

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

Enjoy an outdoor storytime and craft, weather permitting.


Cinema Saturday

Saturday, April 22 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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

Moana. Rated PG; 107 minutes.


Earth Day 

Saturday, April 22 at 11:30 a.m. 

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

Make a nature craft.


YA Movie (grades 6-12)

Saturday, April 22 at 12:30 p.m.

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

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. Rated PG-13; 93 minutes.


Lego Club (ages 4-11)

Saturday, April 22 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.


Community Poetry Reading

Saturday, April 22 at 3 p.m.

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

Join open mic poetry reading. 


Week of the Young Child (parents of children ages 0-8)

Monday, April 24- Friday, April 28

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

Pick up an activity sheet, and complete at least five tasks to enter a prize drawing.


Coffee and Conversation (adults)

Monday, April 24 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.


Moms’ Afternoon Meet and Greet (children)

Monday, April 24 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.


Indie Lens Pop-Up (teens and adults) 

Monday, April 24 from 2-3:30 p.m.

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

National Bird follows whistleblowers who are determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial issues of our time: the secret U.S. drone war. The film gives rare insight through the eyes of survivors and veterans who suffer from PTSD while plagued by guilt over participating in the killing of faceless people in foreign countries. Not Rated; 92 minutes.


Full STEAM Ahead: Skill Toys

Tuesday, April 25 at 3:30 p.m.

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

Test your coordination with a variety of toys, including flower sticks, yo-yos and kendamas.


Lounge at the Library (grades 6-12)

Tuesday, April 25 from 3:45-4:45 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.


Round Table Discussion with Councilwoman Johnson (adults)  

Wednesday, April 26 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.  


Mah Jongg the American Way (adults)

Wednesday, April 26 from 2-4 p.m.

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

Join other Mah Jongg enthusiasts for an afternoon of enjoyable play.


Book-a-Librarian (adults)

Thursday, April 27

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

Call to schedule a 45-minute appointment with a librarian, and learn how to establish an email account, format a resume and complete online job applications.


Poem in Your Pocket Day (ages 11 and younger)

Thursday, April 27 all day

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

Read a poem at the Circulation Desk, and receive a treat.


Community Resources Information Session 

Thursday, April 27 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 

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

Connect with valuable community resources. Community leaders, organizations and agencies are encouraged to attend an information session with Palmetto Community Action Partnership.


Afternoon Adventures: Pokémon Party
Thursday, April 27 at 3:30 p.m. 

Main Librarydowntown, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401: 843-805-6930      
Enjoy games, crafts and a Pokémon-themed scavenger hunt.


Club Anime! (grades 6-12)

Thursday, April 27 from 4:30-6 p.m.

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

Watch episodes of Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju.


Lifestyle Factors that Influence Body Pain (adults)

Thursday, April 27 from 6-7:30 p.m.

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

Glenda Eady of Back in Touch Massage will discuss daily activities that may contribute to overall body pain. Learn about the basics of therapeutic massage, and observe correct movements to help alleviate pain. Registration preferred; call 843-849-6161, and press 2 for Reference. Walk-ins are welcome.


Teen Book Discussion (grades 6-12)

Friday, April 28 from 3:30-5 p.m.

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

Wonder Show by Hannah Barnaby 


El Día de Los Niños/El Día De Los Libros

Saturday, April 29 all day

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

Read a book with a friend, and make a craft.


Día Celebration with Vamos Cantando

Saturday, April 29 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Join an interactive bilingual musical performance in celebration of El Día de Los Niños/El Día de Los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day).


Lego Play (ages 4-11)

Saturday, April 29 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Play and build with library Legos.


El Día de Los Niños/El Día de Los Libros 

Saturday, April 29 at 11 a.m.

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

Join an annual celebration of childhood, diversity and literacy. Enjoy activities, giveaways, and a theatrical arts presentation by Art Pot, Charleston’s only Hispanic theatre group. Information for families will be provided in English and Spanish.


Teen Job Fair 

Saturday, April 29 from 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

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

Local employers will share employment opportunities and collect resumes and applications. 


Honey Bee Day

Saturday, April 29 at 11:30 a.m.

Edisto Library – 1589 Highway 174, Edisto, SC  29438: 843-869-2355

Learn about bees, and taste honey.


Fun with Words

Saturday, April 29 at 11:30 a.m. 

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

Make your own sight word rubbings.


El Día de Los Niños/El Día de Los Libros 

Saturday, April 29 at 1 p.m.

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

Make a book out of recycled materials. 


Turning 65: Medicare Information Presentation (adults)

Saturday, April 29 from 2-3 p.m.

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

Join an informational presentation about Medicare presented by a United Healthcare Medicare Specialist. Registration preferred; call 843-849-6161, and press 2 for Reference. Walk-ins are welcome.


Adult Book Discussion

Saturday, April 29 at 3 p.m.

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

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson. Copies available at the Information Desk.


Club Anime! (grades 6-12)

Saturday, April 29 from 3-4:30 p.m.

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

Watch episodes of Flip Flappers, and enjoy Japanese snacks.





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