Charleston County Library Programs
The Charleston County Public Library is offering the free programs for children, teens and adults throughout the month of September.
Library Card Sign-Up Month: Through Sept. 30. All branches. September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. Throughout the month, free replacement library cards will be issued, and the library, in conjunction with the Charleston County School District, will work to issue library cards to children in kindergarten-grade 6. All grade levels will be serviced upon request and teachers are encouraged to contact their local library for details.
Scavenger Hunt for Teens (grades 6-12): Through Oct. 23. Inspired by the puzzles and scavenger hunts that captivate Oskar in the book “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,” take part in a virtual scavenger hunt designed for teens and tweens. Visit the library’s web site at www.ccpl.org to see photos of sites where the book were randomly left throughout the Charleston area. Identify the locations in the photos and be entered to win a $50 Visa Gift Card. The hunt began Sept. 11, and entries will be accepted online through Oct. 23. Meanwhile, stop by any branch library and check out a book to read. Winners will be drawn from the entries with the most correct answers. Limit one entry per person.
Exhibit: First Responders Provide the “Keys” to Our Safety: Sept. 11-Oct. 23. After losing his father on 9/11, the 9-year-old main character in “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” finds a key in his father’s closet and sets out on a mission to find the key’s owner and what it opens. During the tragic events of 9/11, just as in our everyday lives, emergency responders provided a lifeline for those in crisis. In an effort to honor these everyday heroes, the Charleston County Public Library invites you to share your appreciation by writing a note of thanks. Stop by any branch library to pick up a paper “key,” and share your gratitude for the men and women who risk their lives to save others. A display will be created with the “keys of thanks” at the Main Library. After One Book Charleston County ends on Oct. 23, the keys will be delivered to emergency service agencies throughout the county.
Eyewitness to Disaster: Personal Stories of 9/11 Responders: Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m. Main Library Auditorium. Hear the personal stories of two first responders who found themselves on the scene in New York City and Washington, D.C. Rob Dewey, senior chaplain with Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy, spent two weeks at Ground Zero as part of a Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team, providing around-the-clock support to emergency workers tasked with setting up a morgue and identifying the individuals who died. Laurie Rose, currently a captain with North Charleston Fire Department, was a rookie firefighter with the Alexandria, Va., Fire Department when she responded to the scene at The Pentagon. Dewey and Rose will share their individual stories of being part of this national tragedy and its aftermath.
Movie Showing: “9/11: The Filmmakers’ Commemorative Edition”: Sept. 25 at 6:30 p.m. Main Library Auditorium. On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, French filmmaker brothers Jules and Gedeon Naudet were working on a documentary about a rookie New York City fireman when hijacked jets crashed into the World Trade Center towers. Their resulting footage provides a firsthand account of history and of the horror and heroism that was born on that day. Not Rated; 130 minutes.
Cooper River Memorial, 3503 Rivers Ave.: 744-2489
PLAY: Family Movie Matinee: “Tinkerbell and the Great Fairy Rescue”: Sept. 15 at 1 p.m. Rated G; 77 minutes.
PLAY: Circo de los Libros: Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. Bilingual story time fun.
PLAY: Family Movie Matinee: “Flushed Away”: Sept. 22 at 1 p.m. Rated PG; 84 minutes.
Dorchester Road Regional Library, 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466
Preschool Adventure Zone (ages 3-6 with adult): Tuesdays, Sept. 18 and 25, at 11 a.m. Science and reading adventures for kids.
Pro Bono Law Series: Family Law (adults): Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. Join the library for a discussion about divorce, custody, support and visitation issues.
Teen Movie Time: “The Hunger Games” (grades 6-12): Sept. 15 at 10:30 a.m. Set in a future where teenagers are selected to fight to the death on live television, Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her younger sister’s place for the latest match. Rated PG-13; 145 minutes. Refreshments will be provided.
“The Hunger Games” (grades 6-12): Sept. 20 at 4:30 p.m. “Hunger Games” trivia and activities.
PLAY: Fun Day at the Library (ages 11 and under): Sept. 22 at 10:30 a.m. Stop by for crafts, board games and puzzles.
Otranto Road Regional Library, 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094
Teen Book Club: Just Book It (ages 12-17): Sept. 13 from 4-5 p.m. Bring any book you have enjoyed reading recently to share with your fellow book club members.
PLAY: Lego Club: Sept. 15 at 11 a.m. Drop in and build a masterpiece with Legos, Clics and K’nex.
Teen Game Time (ages 12-17): Sept. 17 from 3:30-5 p.m. Join other teens in the auditorium for fun with Nintendo Wii and board games.
PAL: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage with a craft: Sept. 19 at 4 p.m. Join the library and create a fun craft.
PLAY: Super Science: Catch a Rainbow: Sept. 22 at 11 a.m. Learn the science of color and mix a few beautiful shades of your own.
One Book Movie Showing: “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”: Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. Rated PG-13; 129 minutes.