Thursday, January 29, 2015


It's time to start getting all those w-2's and receipts together.  AARP will be preparing taxes on a first-come/first-served basis starting Monday, February 2 in the Mt. Pleasant Regional Library auditorium.  You do not have to be over 55, but priority is given to older clients.

MT. PLEASANT REGIONAL LIBRARY, 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161AARP Tax Assistance Mondays and Fridays from February 2-April 13 from 1-5 p.m.
There will not be tax assistance sessions on Feb. 16, Feb. 23, Mar. 6, Mar. 9 or Apr. 10. First come, first served, and you must arrive before 4:00 to receive assistance. A current picture ID and SSN card are required, along with SSN cards for any dependents.

Check our website for tax help at other branches.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015


Are you a caregiver for someone?  It has become a growing concern for many people these days.  Some people become the sandwich generation- caring for children or grandchildren and their parents. 

When elderly parents reach the point of needing extra help and care, it usually falls on their children to step in.  The cost of retirement or assisted living is often out of reach for many people, so parents often move in with one of their children.

Caregiving is one of the most difficult and stressful jobs that any of us will ever have. Often caregivers become ill themselves.

If you are a caregiver or expect to become one someday, please join us on the 4th Monday of each month.  The programs are in connection with Carolina Hospice Care.  Learn caregiving tips, get advice and support.  Come meet others who are in your same situation and share your experiences.

Please call 843-849-6161 for more information.

Thanks for reading.


Set under magnificent moss-draped oaks, the third annual Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival brings together some of the best national and local storytellers with performances that reminisce about the carefree days of childhood, showcase humorous slice of life moments and transport audiences to significant times in history.
Similar to listening to Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion or being entertained by a great comedian, Charleston Tells celebrates the art and historical importance of storytelling. Programs are planned for both Friday and Saturday nights, including outdoor ghost stories Saturday night. During the day Saturday, there will be multiple concurrent performances, including a tent with activities and programs the whole family can enjoy. 
Charleston's blend of Southern charm, rich heritage and deep-rooted respect for oral history makes it the perfect venue to bring local residents and visitors together for this shared human experience. After all, Charleston's allure and historic charm prompted readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine to name this South Carolina coastal city as their No. 1 U.S. city for the fourth year in a row and No. 2 Top City in the World, and Travel + Leisure magazine to name it the No. 1 city to visit in the United States and Canada in 2014.

Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate the art of storytelling, the bond from a shared human experience and the rich heritage of Charleston’s Lowcountry.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


As usual, we're getting ready for a busy month at the library.  Look over the calendar for February and mark you calendars for some fun and interesting programs for all ages.


Monday, January 12, 2015

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day closing

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day closing
All Charleston County Public Library locations and book drops will be closed the following date in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day:
CLOSEDMonday, January 19 
Bookdrops will be unavailable while the branches are closed so that our staff can spend time with their families. Please do not leave items outside the book drop. Any unsecured items left are the responsibility of the patron.

Friday, January 9, 2015


Check out some of these books that librarians have chosen as the top ten for January.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015


It's 2015 and a time for New Year's Resolutions.  Are you interested in becoming more healthy this year?  Join us at the Mt. Pleasant Regional Library for a program on January 24th at 2 p.m. presented by Whole Foods.  Learn to what to eat from their Healthy Eating Educator. 

Check out the article in the January 7th "Moultrie News" about dieting fads.

Let CCPL help you get off to a good start in 2015 and your resolutions.

CCPL can help with 2015 resolutions

It's the time of year when people reflect on last year and set goals or resolutions for the coming year. With CCPL, you don't have to go it alone. The library is filled with resources to help you meet your goals to learn new skills, spend more time with family, save money and get better organized in 2015. Check out this list of some common New Year's Resolutions and how the library can help.
Be a smart spender.
Access Consumer Reports magazine and buying guides free online through the 
MasterFILE Premier* database and get tips that will help you spend and save wisely. Once you’ve logged into MasterFILE Premier, use quote marks around the magazine title to find current and past issues.

Spend more time with family and friends.
Musical performances, plays, operas, movies, art exhibits and storytimes are just some of the approximately 500 free programs offered monthly at a CCPL branch. Check out our Programs and Events listing each month.

Save money.
Take advantage of Value Line Research Center* and Morningstar Investment Center* to help you make informed investment decisions. Both databases are accessible from CCPL’s Business and Finance webpage.

Focus on health.
Get health, diet and exercise tips from the library’s online Health and Medicine databases and from consumer-oriented magazines within MasterFILE Premier and other online Magazines, Newspapers and Journals.

Read more.
Thousands of popular books are available to download free to your e-Reader or audio device. Check out our Downloadable Media page, and browse the titles available from OverDrive* and OneClickdigital* (audiobooks) to find the latest hot titles, as well as classics. For even more options, check out our CCPL’s Catalog.

Organize your home.
Magazines like Country Living, Better Homes and Gardens, HGTV Magazine and Martha Stewart Living are filled with organizational tips. Check out all the magazines available for free download through Zinio* on the library’s Downloadable Media page plus more consumer periodicals are available through MasterFILE Premier*.

Join a book club.
Checkout the list of upcoming book club discussion groups at various branches in the Programs and Events listing each month.

Learn a new language.
More than 60 languages are available through CCPL’s interactive online tool - Mango Languages*. Start now and be fluent by the time you take that summer vacation to a foreign country.

Learn new computer skills.
Brush up on your computer proficiency or learn how to use the latest mobile gadgets through free classes at your library. Check out this month’s list of classes and tech talks on our Computer Classes calendar.

Prepare for a test or a new job.
Boost your educational skills or prepare for a new career with the online LearningExpress Library*. Learn basic skills or take practice tests for high school, college and more than a dozen different career specialties. This is just one professional development resource available online under Careers and Education.

Experience great music.
Check out the hottest new artists, and download five songs free each week from the Freegal* music collection available on our Downloadable Media webpage.

 * Requires a library card to access from home or check out.      
Thanks for reading.