This Month's Can't Miss Event

Indigo Dye Class and Screening of Presentation by Dr. Nic Butler
Saturday, Aug. 10 at 11 a.m.

Attend a hands-on class to learn the plant-to-pigment indigo dye process, including various cultivars, dye extraction, and methods to create and maintain an indigo vat. The history of indigo will be discussed briefly, and a more comprehensive account will be shared during a screening of Dr. Nic Butler’s lecture, “Indigo in the Fabric of Early South Carolina.”

Indigo plants, prized for the vibrant blue dye they yield, formed an important part of South Carolina’s agricultural economy during our colonial era. Many historians point to Eliza Lucas Pinckney as the figure most responsible for introducing indigo to the Lowcountry around 1740, but the efforts of her contemporaries and the broader economic context of her work have received far less attention in recent years. CCPL’s historian, Dr. Nic Butler, provides an illustrated overview of the historical context of indigo’s rise and fall in early South Carolina.

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Driving Directions

From Downtown:
Take I-26 West to Cosgrove Avenue (Exit 216A) to the West Ashley area. Bear to the right to take Sam Rittenberg (Hwy. 7). When you get to the Village Square Shopping Center, take a right onto N. Woodmere Dr. The Library is on the right, behind the Village Square Shopping Center.

From Folly Beach and James Island:
Take Folly Road (Hwy. 171) across Hwy. 17 to Hwy. 61. Turn left onto Hwy. 61 and follow it to Sam Rittenberg (Hwy. 7) and turn right. From Sam Rittenberg, turn left on N. Woodmere Dr. at the Village Square Shopping Center. The Library is on the right, behind the Village Square Shopping Center.

From the North area:
Take I-26 East to Cosgrove Avenue (Exit 216A) to the West Ashley area. Bear to the right to take Sam Rittenberg (Hwy. 7). When you get to the Village Square Shopping Center, take a right onto N. Woodmere Dr. The Library is on the right, behind the Village Square Shopping Center.

From Mt. Pleasant:
Take I-526 to the last exit in West Ashley. At the first light take a left onto Sam Rittenberg (Hwy. 7). From Sam Rittenberg, turn left on N. Woodmere Dr. at the Village Square Shopping Center. The Library is on the right, behind the Village Square Shopping Center. OR Take Hwy. 17S through downtown and into West Ashley. Just after you cross the Ashley River into West Ashley, bear right onto Hwy. 61. Follow Hwy. 61 to Sam Rittenberg (Hwy. 7) and turn right. From Sam Rittenberg, turn left on N. Woodmere Dr. at the Village Square Shopping Center. The Library is on the right, behind the Village Square Shopping Center.

From John's Island, Edisto, and Hollywood:
Take Hwy. 17N and turn left onto Sam Rittenberg (Hwy. 7). Go past Citadel Mall, past Hwy. 61, and turn left onto N. Woodmere Dr. at the Village Square Shopping Center. The Library is on the right, behind the Village Square Shopping Center.

Hurd St. Andrews Contact Info

Address:
1735 N. Woodmere Drive
Charleston, SC 29407

Phone: 843-766-2546

Branch Manager:
Jen McQueen

Hours of operation: 
Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. 
Friday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Services

Wi-Fi available?   Yes
Public Internet / MS Office workstations?   Yes
Color copying and printing?   Yes, $0.25 per page
Black & white copying and printing?   Yes, $0.10 per page
Public scanner? Yes
Fax machine? No
Public meeting rooms available? Yes, Book a Room here
Public Notary? Yes, available by appointment

Mobile Printing

Learn more about mobile printing and see instructional videos on how to use our mobile printing service.

History

The Cynthia Graham Hurd/St. Andrew's Regional Library is one of four regional libraries which were opened between January and June of 1992. Cynthia Graham Hurd/St. Andrew's opened June 18, 1992. The regionals have identical physical plans and are all 14,000 square feet in size. Each has an auditorium for use by the public. 

The branch was renamed on June 21, 2016, to honor Cynthia Graham Hurd, a 31-year library employee who was one of nine people killed in the Emanuel AME Church shooting in June 2015. The ceremony unveiling the new name happened on Hurd's birthday. It would have been her 56th. Hurd was the manager of the St. Andrews Regional Library at the time of her death. 

Hurd, who also spent years of her library career at the John L. Dart branch in downtown Charleston, is memorialized with a mural by artist R. ROBOTS