The Charleston County Public Library is offering free programs.
East of the Cooper McClellanville Branch Library, 222 Baker St.: 887-3699
PLAY: Patriot Wreath (all ages). May 26 at 11 a.m. Make a patriotic star wreath decoration from paper stars and paper plates. Honor and thank all who served in the Armed Forces.
Mount Pleasant Regional Library, 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161
Homeschoolers Unite (all ages): May 24 at 2 p.m. Entertaining historical perspective on the Barbary Pirates.
PLAY with Dad: Lego Extravaganza (all ages). May 26 at 2 p.m. Build something great with Legos.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Branch Library, 1921 I’On Ave.: 883-3914
Popcorn Theater at Poe: “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” (all ages). May 24 at 6 p.m. A 9-year-old amateur inventor searches New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center. Rated: PG-13, 129 minutes.
PLAY: “Born to be Wild” (all ages). May 26 at 10:30 a.m. Documentary film narrated by Morgan Freeman. Rated G; 40 minutes.
Popcorn Theater at Poe: “The Muppets” (all ages). May 31 at 2 p.m. Rated PG; 103 minutes.
Popcorn Theater at Poe: “Iron Lady” (adults/young adults). May 31 at 6 p.m. An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death. Rated PG-13; 105 minutes.
Village Branch Library, 430 Whilden St.: 884-9741
Afterschool Activity Zone: May 24 and 31 at 3:30 p.m. Color, put together puzzles and complete mazes after school.
PLAY: Number Games (ages 3 and older). May 26 at 10:30 a.m. Play the board game Sequence or practice your addition and subtraction playing Sum Swamp.
Family Movie Night: “Dumbo.” May 24 at 6:15 p.m. Rated G; 64 minutes.
Charleston, Islands Main Library, 68 Calhoun St. downtown: 805-6930
Early Literacy Station (all ages): Through May 31. Visit the Early Literacy Station for a fun activity based on the S.C. Day-by-Day Family Literacy Activity Calendar. The theme is “Animals.” Enter for a chance to win a S.C. Day-by-Day Calendar. Winner will be drawn May 31.
Saul Alexander Gallery Exhibit: Through May 31. Reynier Llanes was born in Cuba in 1985. His dedication to his craft has helped him master different media such as oils on canvas, watercolors, acrylics and coffee on paper. The universal themes represented in his paintings include family, passion, cultural values and the beauty in our lives.
Wheel of Fortune (ages 6-11): 3:30 p.m. May 24. Spin the wheel, solve the puzzle, win a prize.
Fact Finder Fridays: May 25, all day. How well do you know the library? Test your knowledge and win a prize.
Scrambled Saturdays (all ages): May 26, all day. Find the missing letters hidden in the Children’s Room. Unscramble the phrase and win a prize.
Mystery Mondays (all ages): May 28, all day. Solve the mystery, win a prize.
Piccolo Spoleto American Film Festival: May 25 at 1 p.m. “Rear Window,” starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly. Rated PG; 112 minutes.
Piccolo Spoleto Children’s Festival on Marion Square (all ages): May 26 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Join the library to celebrate the kickoff to Piccolo Spoleto and Dream Big: Summer Reading Program.
Encore in HD from the Met to the Library: Verdi’s “La Traviata”: May 26 at 1 p.m. Runtime: 3 hours 7 minutes. Auditorium will open 90 minutes early, at which point seats may be reserved.
Robert Ivey Ballet Presents: “The Velveteen Rabbit” (all ages): May 29 at 9:15 and 10:30 a.m.
Backporch Storytellers: May 27 at 3 p.m. Enjoy stories and tales told by storytellers in the Lowcounty.
Piccolo Spoleto American Film Festival: May 29 at 1 p.m. “Citizen Kane,” starring Orson Welles and Joseph Cotton. Rated PG; 119 minutes.
Lunch Money: Indie Music for the Whole Family (all ages): May 30 at 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. Put on your dancing shoes as indie band Lunch Money rocks out with songs that the whole family will love.
Piccolo Spoleto American Film Festival: May 30 at 1 p.m. “Raging Bull,” starring Robert DeNiro and Cathy Moriarty. Rated R; 129 minutes.
College of Charleston Opera: “Little Red Riding Hood”: May 31 at 9:15, 10:30 and 11:45 a.m. Enjoy a classic tale with a musical twist.
Piccolo Spoleto American Film Festival: May 31 at 1 p.m. “The Shawshank Redemption,” starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. Rated R; 142 minutes.
Folly Beach Library, 55 Center St.: 588-2001
PLAY: Movies at the Beach: “Kung Fu Panda 2: The Kaboom of Doom.” May 25 at 4 p.m. Snacks provided. Rated PG; 90 minutes.
James Island Branch Library, 1248 Camp Road: 795-6679
PLAY: “Dora’s Bingo” (ages 8 and younger). May 26 at 10:30 a.m. Learn some Spanish, and have some fun.
Johns Island Regional Library, 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
Student Art Exhibit: Through May 31. St. John’s High School student artwork will be on display.
South Carolina Book Award Nominee Trivia (grades 6-12): Through May 31. Stop by the Reference Desk and answer a trivia question about the current South Carolina Book Award nominees for a candy prize.
Want to Learn English? LiveMocha! (adults): May 29 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Spanish speakers use our computers to learn English. Self-paced instruction with immediate, interactive feedback. Provided by a grant from the town of Kiawah Island.
Want to Learn English? LiveMocha! (adults): May 25 from 10-11 a.m. Spanish speakers use our computers to learn English. Self-paced instruction with immediate, interactive feedback. Provided by a grant from the town of Kiawah Island.