CCPL to open Baxter-Patrick James Island Library on Saturday, Nov. 2

October 12, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will open the Baxter-Patrick James Island Library, located at 1858 South Grimball Road, on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony begin...

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From Intendant to Mayor: The Evolution of Charleston’s Executive Office

October 11, 2019

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­The mayor of Charleston is a prestigious officer who commands respect throughout our community and beyond, but that hasn’t always been the case. Nearly two centuries ago, the city’s executive evolved from a nearly...

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Join Help Me Grow SC for Free Child Developmental Screenings

October 11, 2019

Join Help Me Grow SC this October and November for Read, Rattle and Roll. This event offers free developmental screenings for children ages 5 and a half and younger. 

Children will enjoy fun and interactive play areas focused on learning, behavi...

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25 finalists named in National Book Award honors

October 9, 2019

NEW YORK - The National Book Foundation announced Wednesday the 25 finalists for the 2019 National Book Awards for Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young People’s Literature. A panel of literary experts selected and adva...

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CCPL makes call for new potential stops of Mobile Library routes

October 8, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston County Public Library is coming to a location near you, with the launch of a new Mobile Library in early 2020. The Mobile Library will be replacing the current bookmobile.

“This vehicle will be bigger and better, p...

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Grief, Crime, and Mercy in Colonial Charleston: The Story of Elizabeth McQueen, Part 3

October 4, 2019

Sentenced to hang in 1747, Elizabeth McQueen cried out from the Charleston jail and asked the governor of South Carolina for mercy. She was a poor woman who was ignorant of the law and did not realize that her personal grief amounted to a capital ...

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October kicks off month of literacy events at CCPL

October 1, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Join us to celebrate the many varieties of literacy! While traditionally recognized as the ability to read and write, literacy encompasses the knowledge and understanding in virtually any area that enables us to navigate life. F...

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James Island Library now closed ahead of opening at new, larger location

September 28, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) has closed the James Island branch at 1248 Camp Road in preparation for the opening of the new Baxter Patrick James Island Library. Staff and materials will be moved to the new branc...

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Grief, Crime, and Mercy in Colonial Charleston: The Story of Elizabeth McQueen, Part 2

September 27, 2019

Accused of having murdered her newborn child, Elizabeth McQueen was arrested and transported to urban Charleston to stand trial in 1747. Details gleaned from contemporary documents allow us to reconstruct many of the experiences this half-Creek wo...

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CCPL to host 3 panel discussions during 2019 Black Ink Festival

September 23, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Are you an aspiring author, or just interested in learning more about what goes into writing and publishing a book? Join CCPL, in partnership with the Black Ink Festival, this October for a series of panel discussions.

The Cha...

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