Barbados and the Roots of Carolina, Part 1

November 16, 2017
If you pick up any book about the origins of South Carolina in the late 1600s, you’ll be sure to find references to the island…

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Reopening dates set for Folly Beach, West Ashley library branches

November 15, 2017
CHARLESTON, SC - Following repairs to damage caused by Hurricane Irma, the West Ashley and Folly Beach library branches are scheduled to reopen on the…

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Captain Anson and the Spanish Entourage

November 10, 2017
Recently I had the pleasure of meeting a descendant of Captain George Anson, the former local celebrity whose name is permanently affixed to Charleston’s first…

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CCPL to close Nov. 10-11 for Veterans Day

November 3, 2017
CHARLESTON, SC – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will close the following dates in observance of the Veterans Day holiday:  Friday, November 10 Saturday, November 11 Book drops will remain…

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A Brief History of the High and Low Battery Seawalls, Part 2

November 2, 2017
Welcome to the Charleston Time Machine. I’m Nic Butler, historian at the Charleston County Public Library, and today’s program is Part 2 of a brief…

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Celebrate Elephant and Piggie this month with CCPL

November 1, 2017
CHARLESTON, SC – Spend November celebrating two of the cutest characters in children's literature, Mo Willems' Piggie and Elephant. Head to you local branch for…

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Teen input needed for best YA fiction survey

October 29, 2017
Librarians across the country are gathering input from teen readers about their favorite fiction titles, and Charleston voices need to be heard!  The Young Adult Library…

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Charleston County Public Library launches new website

October 29, 2017
Website features improved navigation, enhanced search and reference materials access, and new online room reservations system Contact:  Maggie Mohr, Communications Coordinator Phone: 843-805-6804 Email: mohrm@ccpl.org CHARLESTON, SC – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) has…

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A Brief History of the High and Low Battery Seawalls, Part 1

October 26, 2017
In Charleston parlance, “the Battery” is the common name for what is actually a pair of man-made seawalls that define the southern tip of the…

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ShakeOut 2017

October 19, 2017
It’s time for our annual ShakeOut!  No, I’m not talking about some retro-themed dance contest, I’m talking about the Great Southeast ShakeOut of 2017, which is sponsored by the Federal…

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