The Charleston County Public Library is offering the following free programs:
Main Library, 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
Early Literacy Station (all ages): Through April 30. Visit the Early Literacy Station for a fun activity based on the South Carolina Day-by-Day Family Literacy Activity Calendar. The theme for April is “reading.” Enter for a chance to win an S.C. Day-by-Day Calendar. A winner will be drawn on April 30.
Saul Alexander Gallery Exhibit: Through April 30. Melissa Gravano has titled her pen, pencil and watercolor exhibit “Low Country Faces/Low Country Livin.”
Mystery Mondays (all ages): April 30, all day. Solve the mystery and win a prize.
Fact Finder Fridays: April 27, all day. How well do you know the library? Test your knowledge and win a prize.
Scrambled Saturdays (all ages): April 28, all day. Find the missing letters hidden in the Children’s Room. Unscramble the phrase to win a prize.
The Artsy Smartsy Club: Earth Tales (ages 6-11): 3:30 p.m. April 26. Listen to the exciting tale of the Grumpy Gecko and then plant your own tomato plant as you embark on a Balinese cultural adventure.
Met Opera: “Manon”: 12:30 p.m. April 28. Runtime: 4 hours. Auditorium will open 90 minutes early, at which point seats may be reserved.
West Ashley Branch Library, 45 Windermere Blvd.: 766-6635
Knit and Stitch: (Adults/young adults): 6:30 p.m. April 30. Bring your knitting supplies and knit with friends. This group is for all skill levels.
Early Literacy Station (all ages): Through April 30. 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.”
St. Andrews TeenSpot Guess That Sign: Through April 30. Guess the phrase on the sign and win a sweet treat.
Movie Madness: “Hop” (all ages): 4 p.m. April 26. Rated PG; 95 minutes.
McClellanville Branch Library, 222 Baker St.: 887-3699
PLAY: Movie: “Winnie the Pooh” (2011): 11 a.m. April 28. Rated G; 63 minutes.
Mount Pleasant Regional Library, 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161
Teen Poetry Contest (ages 11-17): Through April 30. Write your best original poem and enter to win an awesome prize. The entry box is located on the teen display. Only one entry per person.
Homeschoolers Unite: (All ages): 2 p.m. April 26. This year marks a century since the Titanic sank. Join Mr. Zack for interesting facts and activities about this tragic event in American history.
Aerobics Dance Class (adults): 10 a.m. April 28. Sasha Vargas-Fimiani of the Charleston County Consolidated Dispatch Center will teach a fun dance aerobic class featuring music from around the world. Bring a water bottle and towel and wear comfortable shoes.
PLAY with Dad: Lego Extravaganza (all ages) 2 p.m. April 28. Create the structure of your dreams using Legos.
Great Decisions: (Adults) 6:30-7:30 p.m. April 30. Attend the fifth meeting of the Great Decisions program and discuss the topic “Exit from Afghanistan and Iraq.” For more information, call the Reference Desk at 849-6161.
Poe/Sullivan’s Island Branch Library, 1921 I’On Ave.: 883-3914
Popcorn Theater at Poe: “J. Edgar” (adults): 5:30 p.m. April 26. Rated R; 137 minutes.
Planting Flowers and Trees in the Magic Garden: (All ages): 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 28. Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day by helping to plant flowers and trees in the library’s magic garden. Bring perennials, annual plants, wild flower seeds or a tree you would like to watch grow. Coffee and doughnuts will be provided.
Village Branch Library, 430 Whilden St.: 884-9741
Family Movie Night: “The Lion King.” 6 p.m. April 26. Rated G; 88 minutes.
PLAY: Masks: 10:30 p.m. April 28. Come make and decorate your own super hero or ballroom mask.
Cooper River Memorial, 3503 Rivers Ave.: 744-2489
Take 5 Drawing: Checkout to Win (ages 0-17): Through April 30. Check out five or more children’s or young adult books and enter a drawing to win a SpongeBob Magnadoodle, a T-shirt or another cool prize. Only one entry per day per child or teen. Winner will be contacted the first week of May.
PLAY: Family Movie Matinee, “The Muppets”: 1 p.m. April 28. Rated PG; 103 minutes.
Dorchester Road Regional Library, 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466
Teen Movie Time: “Hop” (grades 6-12) 10:30 a.m. April 28. Rated PG; 95 minutes.
Adult Book Discussion: at 3 p.m. April 28. “The Shack” by William Young
Otranto Road Regional Library, 2261 Otranto Road: 572-4094
Poetry Contest (ages 12-17): Through April 30. Submit up to three poems during April in celebration of National Poetry Month. Poems will be displayed in the young adult area of the library. The winner will be announced April 30.
PLAY: Built for Fun: 11 a.m. April 28. Drop in and build your own masterpiece with Legos, Clics and K’nex.
SC Help: Mortgage and foreclosure assistance: 1-4 p.m. April 28. In recognition of MoneySmart Week at the library, come and learn how to avoid foreclosure on your home. A South Carolina Homeownership and Employment Lending Program approved housing counselor will guide you through the process of saving your home.