Thursday, August 21, 2014



Help the Friends of the Library every time you shop on Amazon, and it’s free
The Friends of the Charleston County Library received $141.50 from the AmazonSmile Foundation, all based on purchases made on Amazon between April 1 and June 30. 
The site looks and has the same offers as Amazon, but the AmazonSmile webpage allows shoppers to designate a charity to receive a donation of one-half percent of the amount spent. The Friends of the Charleston County Library is a registered charitable organization with Amazon, and users can select the Friends to receive a donation anytime they purchase something from the site.
To take advantage of this option, shoppers must access Amazon through the Foundation-related web address – Using your normal Amazon login, you’ll be prompted to select a charity the first time you sign in. There are more than one million charities registered with the site. After making a selection, users automatically are sent to a page with the familiar-looking Amazon layout and can start shopping. To make sure your charity continues to receive donations, you must use the specialAmazonSmile web page every time you shop on the site, so don’t forget to bookmark the page.
It’s a great way to make your money go further and to make a difference in your community. For more information, check out these details about AmazonSmile.

Monday, August 11, 2014


Check our catalog or call 843-849-6161 for availability of these titles.
Thanks for reading.

Thursday, August 7, 2014


Do you enjoy foreign films?  Some people don't like subtitles, but if you try a movie with subtitles, after awhile you probably won't even think about them.
The Main library will be showing independent films starting on the third Thursday in August.  Many of the films are foreign.

Why watch a foreign film?  These films provide an opportunity to see how other cultures live, work, eat, laugh, and deal with problems, etc. If you're trying to learn a new language, it's a chance to practice listening and comprehending a language.  The stories are usually quite interesting.

Film Movement Series
Thursday, August 21, 6:00 PM
Main Library
The Iran Job. Not rated; 95 minutes.
At the height of international tension between America and Iran, Kevin Sheppard, a charismatic African-American basketball player accepts an offer to play professional basketball in Iran. What begins as a desire to "explore the unknown" ends in an emotional roller-coaster as he forms an unlikely alliance with three young Iranian women against the backdrop of revolutionary social upheaval in Iran.

If you can't make it to the Main Library, check our catalog for independent films that are available for check out, or contact the reference desk at Mt. PleasantLibrary  (843-849-6161) for more information. Many of them are produced by Film Movement production company and can be found by typing "Film Movement" in the search box.

We have a large collection of foreign films. I watched one with my 11 year-old grandson recently and he enjoyed it.  It's a Czech film called "Kolya" and is the story of a 5 year-old Russian boy who is left with a Czech musician who knows nothing about children, and speaks no Russian.  It's a very moving story.
Another great foreign film that won an Oscar is "Departures," about a young Japanese musician who loses his job, and to his embarrassment, has to work as an undertaker.

Thanks for reading.


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Celebrate Reading at The Joe

Celebrate Reading at The Joe

Join the library for a fun night of baseball, and help celebrate reading at the Charleston RiverDogs game against the Rome Braves on Sunday, August 3. The game is at 5:05 p.m. with gates opening at 4 p.m. And, kids under age 13 get a free meal.
Thousands of RiverDogs tickets are being awarded to area residents who participate in Charleston County Public Library's 2014 Summer Reading Program. But, if you didn't get a ticket and still want to join the festivities, visit the RiverDogs website to purchase tickets or get your tickets at the gates.
This is a great opportunity to bring the whole family, enjoy a great evening of baseball and show your support for reading and literacy in Charleston County.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Do you love books?  Do you have book shelves to fill?  Come to the Johns Island Book Sale for great bargains.
John's Island book sale July 25 - 26
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 25 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 26 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 24 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

Thanks for reading.


The next Star Therapy Dogs session will be in the auditorium August 16th, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Mark your calendar and come join in the fun of reading to a sweet dog and make a new friend!  Here is a photo from one of our sessions: