The Charleston County Public Library offers the following free programs.
A Family Celebration: One Book at Hampton Park and Movie Night: Sept. 17, 5-10 p.m. Bring the family, a blanket and a picnic to watch the film, "Daughters of the Dust," at Hampton Park. For a full list of performances and times, visit the Charleston County Public Library website, www.ccpl.org.
Charleston & The Islands
Main Library, 68 Calhoun St., downtown: 805-6930
Daufuskie Island: Photographs by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe. Through Sept. 30. In the early 1980s, Daufuskie Island stood alone as the last South Carolina Sea Island untouched by the outside world, serving as a home to residents whose Gullah lifestyle, traditions and language were preserved. Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe used her camera to chronicle the life of the island.
Early Literacy Station (all ages): Through Sept. 30. Visit the Early Literacy Station for an activity. Enter for a chance to win an S.C. Day-by-Day Calendar. A winner will be drawn Sept. 30.
Saul Alexander Gallery Exhibit: Through Sept. 30. Arthur Newman's paintings are an eclectic mixture of acrylics, oils and watercolors that range from abstract to the whimsical.
Small Business Counseling with SCORE (adults): Sept. 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Counselors will be available in the Reference area on the second floor.
Do-It-Yourself Business Research at the Small Business and Nonprofit Networking Lunch (adults): Sept. 15, noon-1:15 p.m. Business Librarian shows you how to conduct business research from home or workplace.
The Artsy Smartsy Club: Weird Science (ages 6-11). Sept. 15 at 3:30 p.m. Join group for some wacky hands-on science demonstrations all about liquids.
A Conversation About Gullah Culture: Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. Their own lives touched by the Gullah culture, three experts will share their stories of growing up or spending time living in a community steeped in the traditions and lore of the Gullah community. Join internationally recognized artist Jonathan Green, publisher and editor of Native Magazine Deona Smith and "Daughters of the Dust" filmmaker/author Julie Dash for this event.
PLAY: How to Be a Pirate (all ages). Sept. 17 at 11 a.m. Learn how to be the scurviest pirate in Charleston with games, crafts and fun.
Contemporary Fiction Book Discussion: Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. "The Wilding" by Benjamin Percy.
PLAY: Wii PLAY @ Night (all ages): Sept. 20 at 5:30 p.m. Calling all gamers.