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Serving all of Berkeley County!

Serving all of Berkeley County!

Family Programs

Storytime @Your Library

*No Storytime Dec. 12th – Jan. 6th

Come listen to stories and dance with friends at Storytime @Your Library. Storytime is open for all children and incorporates multi-sensory activities and games.

Mondays
Sangaree 11 am – 11:30 am
Daniel Island 10:30 am – 11 am
& 11 am – 11:30 am
Tuesdays
Goose Creek 10:30 am – 11 am
St. Stephen 10:30 am – 11 am

Thursdays
Moncks Corner 10:30 am – 11 am
Hanahan 10:30 am – 11 am

Bilingual Storytime

Every 3rd Thursday
Hanahan 4 pm – 5 pm
Stories told in Spanish and English.

Paws for Reading

Goose Creek Library*
First and Third Thursdays
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
843.572-1376
*no appointment necessary

St. Stephen Libary
Saturdays, Dec. 3rd & 10th,
Jan. 14th – 28th, Feb. 4th – 18th
3 pm
843.567.4862

Daniel Island Library
Saturdays, Dec. 3rd – Feb. 18th
12 noon – 1:30 pm
843.471.2952

This program is designed to help children who are struggling with their reading skills, when compared to peers their age, by reading to a certified therapy dog. It encourages children to read by providing a non-judgmental listener and furry friend to read to.

Sessions are 20 minutes long and by appointment only. Please call the hosting library of your choice for more details.

Holiday Craft at Moncks Corner Library

Moncks Corner Library
Monday, Nov. 28th
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Join us at the library to paint and
decorate Christmas ornaments.

Christmas Crafting with Altered Materials at Hanahan Library

Hanahan Library
Wednesday, Dec. 7th
3 pm – 4 pm

Create unique, one of a kind
ornaments using discarded
materials from the library.

LEGO(R) Mania

Hanahan Library
2nd Wednesdays, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Goose Creek Library
Thursday, Jan. 3rd, 1 pm – 2 pm
Wednesday, Feb. 8th, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Moncks Corner Library
Saturdays, 11 am – 12 noon
Dec. 17, Jan. 21, Feb. 18

Are you a LEGO® fan? Come have
fun with your friends while you
imagine, create, and build with
LEGO® blocks provided by
the library.

LEGO(R) Day @Your Library

Hanahan Library
Saturday, Jan. 28th, 9:30 – 11:30 am

Sangaree Library
Saturday, Dec. 3rd, 9:30 – 11:30 am

Back by popular demand, LEGO®
Day returns to the Library. Come
see amazing LEGO® displays such
as huge castles, ships, and cities.
Plus you can build LEGO®
creations of your own!

This is an all-ages event. Adults are
welcome to join the fun too.

Tiny Fingers: American Sign Language for Babies

January / February, TBA at the Daniel Island Library

Do you have a new baby or one on the way? Enjoy communicating with your hearing child as early as 6 months.  An educator from SC School of the Deaf and Blind will instruct you in basic signing for babies.  Empower your baby to be understood and bond further together.

Native Reptiles with Cypress Gardens

St. Stephen Library
Wednesday, Dec. 7th
3 pm

Elizabeth from Cypress Gardens is coming along with a few “friends” to teach fun facts about reptiles.

Holiday Open House Party at St. Stephen Library

St. Stephen Library
Saturday, Dec. 10th
5:30 pm

Join us for a holiday drop-in featuring music provided by local artists, holiday treats, fellowship, and fun!

Holiday Craft at Sangaree Library

Sangaree Library
Friday, Dec. 16th
2 pm – 3:30 pm

Enjoy some holiday goodies while you create fun holiday decorations in the library.

Holiday Drop-in Craft at Goose Creek Library

Goose Creek Library
Wednesday, Dec. 14th
10 am – 2 pm

Take a snowman craft home! Pick up your supplies at the main desk in the library.

Santa in the Stacks: Free Photos with Santa

Hanahan Library
Wednesday, Dec. 21st, 1:30 – 3 pm

Daniel Island Library
Wednesday, Dec. 21st, 10:30 – 11:30 am

Sangaree Library
Tuesday, Dec. 20th, 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Goose Creek Library
Tuesday, Dec. 20th, 10:30 am – 12 noon

Moncks Corner Library
Monday, Dec. 19th, 2 – 3:30 pm

St. Stephen Library
Monday, Dec. 19th, 11 am – 12 noon

Santa is almost ready for his travels around the world but before he takes flight a visit to the library is in store. So grab your camera to snap a picture with the jolly guy and have your list to remind him so he doesn’t pass you by. We’ll have a little fun and share some holiday cheer. We can’t wait to see you here!

Hunger Games Trivia Night

Hanahan Library
Friday, Jan. 20th
6 pm

Come test your knowledge of the world of Panem. You can even come dressed as your favorite Hunger Games character!

Cake Decorating

St. Stephen Library
Saturday, Jan. 21st
1 pm

Join us for a fun workshop about cake decorating. You get to eat all your mistakes!

Free Family Movies @Your Library

Join us for a family film and some holiday treats. Complimentary concessions are provided by the Friends of the Berkeley County Library System.

Arthur Christmas | Hanahan Library, Saturday Dec. 17th, 2:30 pm

Home Alone | Sangaree Library, Saturday Jan. 21st 2:30 pm

Eight Below | Hanahan Library, Saturday Jan. 21st, 2:30 pm

Title TBA | Saturday, Feb. 18th, 2:30 pm

Martial Arts Workshop: St. Stephen Shodokan

St. Stephen Library
Saturday, Jan. 28th
1 pm

Join Paul Hutchinson for a St. Stephen Shodokan martial arts workshop for the whole family!

Winter Celebrations @Your Library

The books have been read and the pages have been tallied and now we want to celebrate! Bring your family and come enjoy a time of celebration of families, community, and diversity at each of our locations.

Winter Celebration @Hanahan Saturday, Feb. 4th, 9:30 am

Celebrate winter! Celebrate the love of reading! Celebrate one another!

Winter Celebration @Sangaree: Chinese Lantern Festival, Saturday, Feb. 11th, 9:30 am

As the Chinese New Year celebrations come to a close the Sangaree staff invite you to join them in decorating their branch for the Chinese Lantern Festival. Come enjoy stories and a chance to make a decorative lantern of your very own.

Winter Celebration @Goose Creek, Monday, Feb. 13th, 5 pm

Come shows us your creative side as you tell us what love means to you!

Winter Celebration @Daniel Island, Wednesday, Feb. 15th, 3:30 pm

Don’t forget your passport as you take a journey around the world. Enjoy games, puzzles, crafts and more from the places that you will ‘visit’.

Winter Celebration @Moncks Corner: ‘Pop Up’ Black History Celebration, Sunday, Feb. 19th, 3:00 pm

Come join in the Black History month celebration as library staff members and fellow library users team up to form the library’s first ever “pop up” choir. Children will also be on hand to recite poems, speeches, and other works of literature in celebration of Black History Month.

Winter Celebration @St. Stephen: Fairy Tales from Around the World, Thursday, Feb. 23rd, 4:30 pm

What better way to bring the family together then by celebrating with stories from around the world. Be inspired as you make your own shadow puppets based off of some
of the most memorable stories from other countries.

Adopt-A-Plant

St. Stephen Library
Wednesday, Feb. 8th
3 pm

Adopt-a-Plant is a fun and educational 4-H program presented by Gayle Williford, County Extension Agent, from the Clemson University Coop. Extension Service. Plants and seeds are looking for new homes for the summer of 2017. Youth will make a variety of items for growing plants using recyclable items! Materials will be supplied.

Raptors of the Lowcountry

Daniel Island Library
Wednesday, Feb. 8th
1:30 pm

Come and meet some real “live” birds of prey that call the Lowcountry home. Learn about the birds, their prey and an introduction to raptor rehabilitation.

Altered Materials Workshop: Valentine’s Day Crafts

Hanahan Library
Wednesday, Feb. 8th
3 pm

Come create a special Valentine can give to your loved ones using discarded materials from the library.

Valentines Afternoon Tea Party

St. Stephen Library
Tuesday, Feb. 14th
4:30 pm

Join us for a Valentine tea party for the whole family. We’ll be making Valentines you can give to your loved ones!

Coding Workshops at the Daniel Island Library

Funded by the Lucy Boyle Memorial Fund (LBMF), the Daniel Island Library will host a six-week coding workshop and a one hour of code class led by Susie Starkman, the “Code Lady.” Starkman is a programming language enthusiast and founder of Code Surfers, LLC, which teaches coding to kids in an after school program.

App Development (Ages 8 -18), Tuesdays, Jan. 17th – Feb. 21st, 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

Come learn game programming right on your smartphone! This 6-week workshop is for tweens and teens who want to build up some cool coding skills. Create real games
you can play with your friends! Space is limited for this multi-session course, so please register at the circulation desk of the Daniel Island Library.

Hour of Code (Ages 8 – 14), Wednesday, Dec. 7th, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Hour of Code (Ages 8 – 14)Bring along your smartphone and join in the fun. The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code”,
to show that anybody can learn the basics.

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