Mr. Duncan’s Trees

September 15, 2017
I’d like to share with you a little mystery that I’ve been trying to solve recently.  Late one evening in early May 1822, a group…

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Folly and West Ashley branches remain closed

September 12, 2017
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Due to Tropical Storm Irma, the following Charleston County Public Library branches remain closed until further notice: The West Ashley branch, located at 45…

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The Tornado of 1811

September 8, 2017
Hurricane season brings its share of anxiety, so I’d like to offer a bit of distraction from our current weather uncertainties.  At the risk of…

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CCPL to close ahead of Hurricane Irma

September 7, 2017
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library will close all its branches starting Friday, Sept. 8 until Tuesday, Sept. 12 due to Hurricane Irma. We encourage all our patrons to…

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CCPL hosts Amnesty Week

September 3, 2017
CHARLESTON, SC – CCPL will waive late fees for overdue materials that are returned during a special Amnesty Week Sept. 18-24. In honor of Library…

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The Road Paradox

August 31, 2017
For the first 180 years of Charleston’s existence—from the arrival of the first settlers, through the entire colonial era and the American Revolution, through the…

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Saul Alexander Gallery call for submissions

August 30, 2017
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Saul Alexander Gallery at Main Library will accept submissions September 1-30.  This is an opportunity for South Carolina artists and craftsmen to present…

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Flood researchers need survey participants

August 30, 2017
CHARLESTON, SC – Were you impacted by the catastrophic flooding that hit the Midlands in October 2015 or Hurricane Matthew last November? CCPL supports ongoing research…

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The Omnibus Revolution(s)

August 24, 2017
Let’s roll back the hands of time to talk about a nineteenth-century transportation phenomenon that few people remember, but one that revolutionized the concept of…

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What (and Where) is Bee’s Ferry?

August 18, 2017
Bee’s Ferry—or more precisely, Bee’s Ferry Road—is a name that’s familiar to everyone who lives west of the Ashley River, or to anyone who has…

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