Thursday, July 30, 2015


It's almost time for summer to end and school to begin.  Your Mt. Pleasant Regional Library has some great programming for you in August.  Check out all of our activities for yourself and your family!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015


 Christmas in July
Why not do your Christmas shopping and get like-new books for everyone on your list.

John's Island Book Sale July 24 - 25
John's Island Regional Library Book Sale
The Charleston Friends of the Library are proud to present the John's Island Branch Book Sale of the Charleston County Public Library. With great bargains, good books and a chance to support your library system, all are invited to the John's Island Regional Branch, 3531 Maybank Highway, 29455.                    
  • Friday, July 24 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 25 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Admission is free Friday and Saturday. A special event for members will be held at the branch Thursday, July 23 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Books, DVDs and CDs will be available, with prices starting at $1 for paperbacks and $3 for hardback books. Items include mysteries, romances, classics, children’s books, local histories, cookbooks and a variety of non-fiction topics.

For more information, please visit 


July 21, 2015
Media contact: Jamie Thomas, 843-364-2030
Sandy Hook, Boston residents turned to art for help
       Art workshops designed to help community healing

Sessions run through September
·    Drop-in sessions:
o  Sundays, 2-4:30 p.m.
o  Tuesdays, 5:30-7 p.m.
·    Structured workshops:
o Thursdays, 5:30-7 p.m.
Charleston's heart is broken, and area residents are struggling with feelings of grief, fear, anger and helplessness as they try to understand the senseless murders at Emanuel AME Church.
Although grief doesn’t have a one-size-fits-all solution, residents in communities with other traumatic events – Sandy Hook and Boston –tapped into their creative process to find help with their feelings and emotions.  
A new initiative, launched by HEARTS MEND HEARTS with Charleston County Public Library, is offering similar support to local residents faced with feelings of stress, dread or grief prompted by the church shooting.
Starting Sunday, July 26, local residents can work with experienced artists and mental health professionals during art-based sessions offered three days a week at Charleston County’s Main Library, 68 Calhoun Street.
The goal is to help individuals use art as a tool to tap into their creativity, express feelings and ultimately work toward healing – all while in a safe environment.
Drop-in art sessions will be offered on Sundays from 2-4:30 p.m. and Tuesdays from 5-7:30 p.m., and more structured, art-related workshop will be offered on Thursdays from 5-7:30 p.m. All workshops continue through the end of September. There is no age limit and no art experience is needed. Art materials are being provided for the free sessions.
The creative art process has been used for hundreds of years to help people identify emotions, encourage communication and promote healing. Understanding this connection, a group of local art therapists, educators, mental health professionals and artists joined together to create HEARTS MEND HEARTS in hopes of helping the Charleston community.
The professionals will lead attendees through the steps to create mandalas, an internationally recognized process that encourages individuals to identify personal emotions and reconcile conflicts.

Read how art and therapy helped
other grief-stricken communities

Studies have shown that art can help people by lowering blood pressure and reducing the stress and anxiety usually associated with feelings related to grief.

HEARTS MEND HEARTS includes numerous art and mental health professionals, all volunteering their time. The organization was started by a small group that included: Registered Art Therapist Dianne Tennyson Vincent, MAT, ATR; Psychiatrist Deborah Milling, MD; Psychoanalyst Sharon Martin, FNP, CNS, PhD; and Nationally Board Certified Art Educator Laura De LaMaza.

Thursday, July 16, 2015


Erik Larson has written another exciting book.  His previous book, "Devil in the White City" and "Isaac's Storm" have been bestsellers and are still popular.  "Devil in the White City" tells the story of a serial killer during the time of the World's Fair, and "Isaac's Storm" is about the devastating hurricane in Galveston, Texas. 
Try his latest book "Dead Wake", the story of the sinking of the Lusitania during World War I. Larson has a talent for making his readers feel as if they are part of the events.

Dead wake : the last crossing of the Lusitania / Erik Larson
Visit our website to place this title on hold.  While you're waiting for your copy try some of his other books.
Thanks for reading and we hope you're enjoying your summer.  Don't forget all of our Summer Reading programs!



How about a biography or autobiography for your summer reading?  Here are two you might enjoy:
American wife : love, war, faith, and renewal / Taya Kyle with Jim DeFelice.

American sniper : the autobiography of the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history / Chris Kyle, with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


Here are the top books that librarians have chosen for July 2015.  Check our catalog or call 843-849-6161 to check availability.
Thanks for reading.