The Charleston County Public Library is offering the following free programs for children, teens and adults throughout the month of October.

One Book Charleston County: Exhibit: First Responders Provide the “Keys” to Our Safety. Through Oct. 23. Charleston County Public Library invites you to share your appreciation by writing a note of thanks. After One Book Charleston County ends on Oct. 23, the keys will be delivered to emergency service agencies throughout the county.

Scavenger Hunt for Teens (grades 6-12): Through Oct. 23. Inspired by the puzzles and scavenger hunts that captivate Oskar Schell in “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,” take part in a virtual scavenger hunt designed for teens and tweens. Visit the library’s web site, www.ccpl.org, to see photos of sites where the book ”Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” were randomly left throughout the Charleston area. Identify the locations in the photos and be entered to win a $50 Visa Gift Card. Entries will be accepted online through Oct. 23. Winners will be drawn from the entries with the most correct answers. Limit one entry per person.

Meet Author Jonathan Safran Foer: Oct. 23 at 5 p.m. at the College of Charleston TD Arena, 301 Meeting St., downtown. Internationally acclaimed author Jonathan Safran Foer likes to challenge readers, making them question their beliefs and actions.

Main Library, 68 Calhoun St., downtown: 805-6930

Mystery Mondays (all ages): Monday, Oct. 22 and 29, all day. Location: Children’s Area. Calling all super sleuths, stop in the children’s room to read and solve the Monday mystery. If you can crack the case, you get a prize.

Homework Helpers (ages 6-11): Oct. 23 and 24 from 3-5 p.m. Location: Children’s Area. Students are encouraged to come to the Children’s Room, Tuesdays and Wednesdays after school to receive basic homework assistance from College of Charleston Honors College students.

Preschool Zone (ages 3-5 with adult): Oct. 24 at 9:30 a.m. Location: Children’s Area. Join the library for an early literacy program based on Good Start, Grow Smart: South Carolina Early Learning Standards.

After-school Adventures: Puppet Productions (ages 6-11): Oct. 18 at 3:30 p.m. Location: Children’s Area. Calling all puppeteers, Drop by the library and adapt a story to a puppet show.

Free Is Fabulous: Do-It-Yourself Business Research (adults): Oct. 18 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Location: Reference Area. Use the Business Center’s online library to build mailing lists, check out your competition and find customized demographic reports for grant writing or marketing needs.

High School Book Group (grades 9-12): Oct. 19 from 4-5 p.m. Location: Teen Lounge. “City of Bones” by Cassandra Clare.

Backporch Storytellers at the Library (all ages): Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. Location: Children’s Area. Join the library for stories and tales told by some of Lowcountry’s best storytellers.

Let’s Talk About It Series: Banned Books Part IV: Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. Location: Main Auditorium. Celebrate your freedom to read by enjoying five books deemed too provocative for public consumption. Today’s selection: “Bless Me, Ultima” by Rudolfo A. Anaya.

Charleston’s ‘Wharf Wall’: Frontline of our Colonial Fortifications: Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m. Location: Second Floor Training Room. Join historian Dr. Nic Butler for an illustrated review of the brick “wharf wall” or curtain line that protect the East Bay waterfront from 1696 to 1786.

Marine Archaeology and History Lecture Series, The War of 1812 (Part IV): Oct. 24 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Location: Main Auditorium. The War of 1812: Post War Charleston: Politics, Policing, and a Prelude to the Paranormal.

Folly Beach Library, 55 Center St. 588-2001

Teen Read Week Trivia Contest (grades 6-12): Through Oct. 20. Test your knowledge of Young Adult literature for a chance to win books or a sweet treat.

PLAY: Movies at the Beach: “Dora’s Halloween Parade”: Oct. 19 at 4 p.m. Celebrate with Dora, Boots, and Little Monster in two nighttime Halloween adventures, and then join Dora for a backpack and musical parade too. Not Rated; 100 minutes.

James Island Branch Library, 1248 Camp Road: 795-6679

Teen Read Week Trivia Contest (grades 6-12): Through Oct. 20. Test your knowledge of Young Adult literature for a chance to win books or a sweet treat.

PLAY Day: A Spider Craft (ages 8 and younger): Oct. 20 at 10:30 a.m. Make a creepy spider craft for Halloween.

Things That Go “Ouch” in the Night Workshop (ages 12-17): Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. This workshop is just in time for Halloween. Join the Porkchop Productions staff for a workshop on theatrical makeup.

John L. Dart Branch Library, 1067 King St.: 722-7550

Mind Bending Monday Maze (grades 6-12): Monday, Oct. 22 and 29, from 3-6 p.m. Challenge yourself to complete an intricate maze. Prizes will be awarded.

PLAY: Sigma Saturday (ages 5-11): Oct. 20 at 1 p.m. Build a wooden project with the brothers of the Beta Mu Sigma chapter of Phi Beta Sigma. This activity is sponsored by Lowe’s.

Fall Science Camp (ages 7-11): Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. Explore your interest in science through hands-on projects about the environment, wellness and nutrition. Space is limited; registration strongly encouraged.

Johns Island Regional Library, 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945

Chapter Chat Teen Book Club (ages 12-19): Oct. 18 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Join Ms. Tama for Johns Island Library’s book club designed for teens. Discuss “Lord Loss” by Darren Shan. A small number of copies will be available from the Reference Desk for you to check out.

Club Anime! (ages 12-19): Oct. 20 from 3-4:30 p.m. Come to this meeting dressed in a costume of your choice. This meeting may run a few minutes longer than usual, so plan your ride accordingly.

Roundtable Discussions with Councilwoman Johnson (adults): Oct. 24 at 12:30 p.m. Councilwoman Anna Johnson of Charleston County District 8 wants to discuss your concerns and issues. Each month a different speaker will be invited to address topics of interest expressed by you.

West Ashley Branch Library, 45 Windermere Blvd.: 766-6635

Teen Read Week Trivia Contest (grades 6-12): Through Oct. 20. Test your knowledge of Young Adult literature for a chance to win books or a sweet treat.

Not Fiction Book Discussion: Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. “Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness” by Alexandra Fuller.

Things That Go “Ouch” in The Night Workshop: Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. Join the Porkchop Productions staff for a workshop on theatrical makeup.

St. Andrews Regional Library, 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546

Teen Read Week Trivia Contest (grades 6-12): Through Oct. 20. Test your knowledge of Young Adult literature for a chance to win books or a sweet treat.

Movie Madness: “Casper” (all ages): Oct. 18 at 4 p.m. Rated PG; 100 minutes.

St. Andrews Friday Flicks Presents: “The Candidate:” Oct. 19 at 11 a.m. Rated PG; 110 minutes.

Zumba Fitness: Come Join the Party (adults): Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. Stop by the library for a fun and easy workout, no matter your fitness level. Bring a towel and some water.

Club Lego (ages 4-11): Oct. 20 at 11 a.m. Listen to cool music and create with Legos.

TeenSpot Theater: “Snow White and the Huntsman” (ages 13-17): Oct. 22 at 4 p.m. Rated PG-13; 127 minutes.

Earthfare: Food Art (ages 4-11): Oct. 23 at 4 p.m. Miss Hannah will demonstrate how to make cool animals and shapes out of fruits and veggies.

Movie Madness: “Halloweentown” (all ages): Oct. 25 at 4 p.m. Rated G; 84 minutes.

St. Paul’s/Hollywood Branch Library, 5151 Town Council Drive: 889-3300

PLAY: Family Storytime and Game Night (all ages): Thursday, Oct. 18 and 25, at 6 p.m. Come enjoy a fantastic family time at the library with stories and games.

Teen Read Week Trivia Contest (grades 6-12): Through Oct. 20. Test your knowledge of Young Adult literature for a chance to win books or a sweet treat.

Edisto Branch Library, 1589 Highway 174: 869-2355

Teen Read Week Trivia Contest (grades 6-12): Through Oct. 20. Test your knowledge of Young Adult literature for a chance to win books or a sweet treat.