Library architects to present designs for new St. Paul’s branch during June 12 community meeting

June 6, 2017
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will host a community meeting on Tuesday, June 12 to share information with the public about updated designs…

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A Brief History of Marion Square, Part 2

June 2, 2017
In our last episode, we talked about history of the Charleston park called Marion Square from the early 1700s through the American Civil War, so…

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CCPL announces effort to reduce plastic waste in local waterways

June 1, 2017
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) has committed to ending the distribution of single-use plastic bags at all 16 branch locations in an…

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A Brief History of Marion Square, Part 1

May 26, 2017
Today we’re going to explore the history of a specific piece of property in urban Charleston called Marion Square. I’m sure most of you know the…

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The Life and Times of Thomas Grimball (1744–1783)

May 19, 2017
Today we’re going to travel back in Lowcountry history to explore the life story of a man who lived in the Charleston area in the…

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CCPL to kick off 2017 Summer Reading Programs featuring events and prizes

May 16, 2017
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will soon kick off its 2017 Summer Reading Programs, which run from June 1 through July 31…

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148 Years of Bicycling In Charleston

May 12, 2017
May is National Bike month, so all across the United States bicycle advocates are staging events to raise awareness about topics like bike safety, bicycle rights…

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German Palatines in Colonial Charleston

April 27, 2017
This week we’re travel back in Lowcountry history to explore the topic of Germans immigrants in the early days of our community. Now hold on a…

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A Woman’s Progress in Early South Carolina, Part 3

April 20, 2017
In the past two episodes we’ve focused on the “normal” legal parameters that shaped the lives of women in early South Carolina, but the legal…

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A Woman’s Progress in Early South Carolina, Part 2

April 14, 2017
In our last episode, we began to survey the rights and “disabilities” (to use an old legal term) that framed the lives of women in…

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