North University Community Library on Judicial issues July / August 2018 event highlights

There’s so much more to do at our community libraries than just check out books. “Check out” these many free programs and events at North University Community Library, 8820 Judicial Drive:

  • Chess Club, Mondays at 3:00 p.m. Casual public chess meet open to all ages and skill levels.
  • Knitters’ Circle, Thursday, July 7 & 21, August 2 & 16 at 1:00 p.m. All yarn enthusiasts are welcome.
  • Guided Meditation, Sunday, July 8 & 22, August 12 & 26 at 12:30 p.m. 20 minute guided meditation followed by tea.
  • Dramatic Readers Group, Wednesday, July 11 & August 8 at 3:00 p.m.
  • Experience a play through oral reading in a minimalist setting—no scenery, no props, no lighting or stage direction, just books and voices. Contact library for information.
  • Page Turners Book Club, Wednesday, July 11 & August 8 at 6:30 p.m. Title to be discussed in July is Hedy’s Folly: The Life & Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr by Richard Rhodes.
  • Fiction Fanatics Book Club, Saturday, July 14 & August 11 at 10:00 a.m. Title to be discussed in July is Left Neglected by Lisa Genova.
  • A Cup of Creation: Art Classes for Adults, Sunday, July 15 & August 19 at 1:00 p.m. Each class will utilize a different art technique to inspire the creation of unique pieces. Participants are asked to bring a small sketchbook to class; all other supplies provided.
  • Philip Lipton Clarinet Concert, Sunday, July 15 & 3:00 p.m. Philip Lipton is the Principal Clarinet of the North Charleston POPS! Orchestra. Regionally, he concertizes in a variety of chamber music and orchestral settings including the Piccolo Spoleto festival, the South Carolina Chamber Music Festival, Charleston Opera Company performances, as well as the Magnetic South contemporary music concerts. As a soloist, he has toured his Influence of Benny Goodman concert extensively in California and across the Southeast. This concert will feature new jazz selections and original compositions.
  • Cinema Café, Wednesday, July 17 & August 15 at 6:00 p.m. Enjoy refreshments while watching and discussing a thought-provoking movie. Please call the library for the month’s selected feature.

Events for Children/Families

  • Babies and Books, Mondays at 10:00 a.m. This lap-sit storytime will introduce a love for books by using song, movement, rhythm and rhyme. Recommended age: Birth – 2 years.
  • Music and Movement, Mondays at 11:00 a.m. at the Nobel Recreation Center. Sing, Dance and Play! Children enjoy songs and movement activities that build motor skills and increase independence.
  • LEGO Club, Thursdays at 3:00 p.m. Make new friends and build amazing creations every week. Recommended for grades K-6
  • Kids’ Art Studio, Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. A fun art project every week! No registration required. Recommended for grades K-6.
  • Preschool Storytime, Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Stories and songs in English promote early literacy skills.
  • Fun with French, Thursdays at 11:15 a.m. Explore the French language through song in this bilingual program.
  • Sign Language Storytime, Thursdays at 12 noon (does not meet on July 5 and August 9). We are happy to announce that Sign Language Storytime will now take place weekly! Baby Sign Language Basics author, Monta Z. Briant puts on a super-fun sign language performance for babies through preschoolers. Includes songs, fingerplays, books, fun toys and props, and bubbles!
  • Chinese Storytime, Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. Ms. Nancy sings, dances, and reads books in Chinese and English.
  • Yoga Storytime, Friday, July 13 & 27, August 10 & 24 at 11:00 a.m. Stretch both your body and your mind in this unique program that combines stories, songs and simple yoga poses. Families enjoy healthy fun and bonding. Please bring your own mat.
  • Tiny Tots PJ Storytime, Tuesday, July 9 & 23, August 14 & 28 at 6:30 p.m. A fun evening storytime with music.

Summer Reading Program (SRP)

  • SRP Event: Hullabaloo, Tuesday, July 10 at 6:00 p.m. Local favorite Hullabaloo returns with a fun concert for all ages. Event takes place outdoors at the West Lawn. Bring a chair or blanket if needed
  • SRP Event: League of Extraordinary Scientists and Engineers, Wednesday, July 11 at 6:00 p.m. Often thought of as out bug tour, the INSIDE OUT TOUR offers much more than that. This tour hits on the very foundation of the how gather and share discoveries globally. It brings to life an excitement for exploring, discovering, observing and ultimately drawing/writing and reporting. This tour demonstrates how scientists, all over the world, share information – This tour is perfect for Third to Fifth Grade Learners. Event takes place outdoors at the West Lawn. Bring a chair or blanket if needed.
  • SRP Event: Living Coast Discovery Center, Tuesday, July 17 at 6:00 p.m. This fun program is filled with lots of movement, interactions, and a hands-on discovery table for families to enjoy.
  • SRP Event: Comedian Michael Rayner, Tuesday, July 24 at 6:00 p.m. Juggler and comedian Michael Rayner in a fantastic all-ages show.
  • SRP Event: Magic with Rafael & Katia, Tuesday, July 31 at 6:00 p.m. Our final program features a classic magic show.

Library Holiday Closures

  • Wednesday, July 4 for Independence Day
  • Monday, September 3 for Labor Day
  • Book drops will remain open at all Libraries on holidays.

Courtesy of North University Community Library, 8820 Judicial Drive, 858-581-9637,

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Notes: Many thanks to the Friends of the Library for their generous sponsorship. You, too, can be a Friend; ask at the Check Out Desk. Please call the library to confirm any given program and holiday hours. Changes are rare, but may occur.


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