Charleston’s First Ice Age

January 19, 2018
During this cool season of the year, many Charlestonians (myself included) begin to dream of warm summer days and the joys of wearing fewer layers…

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CCPL partners with Burke High School students on special project highlighting suppression of civil rights

January 17, 2018
CHARLESTON, SC - Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) has partnered with Burke High School to provide support to its sophomore students as they complete a special project that highlights…

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Firewood Cures the Winter-Time Blues

January 12, 2018
The Lowcountry of South Carolina has recently witnessed many days of record cold temperatures, and we even had a serious dusting of snow that lasted…

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The New “New Year” of 1752

January 5, 2018
The first day of January marks the beginning of a new calendar year in Charleston, as it does in most other places in the world,…

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All CCPL branches remain closed Saturday; Main to reopen Sunday

January 2, 2018
CHARLESTON, SC - Due to the winter weather and unsafe driving conditions, all Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) branches and book drops will remain closed…

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The history of Emancipation Day in Charleston

December 29, 2017
Most everyone in these United States recognizes the first day of January as New Year’s Day, but that’s not the only holiday being celebrated in…

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Charleston’s Victory Day, Part 2

December 21, 2017
In our last episode, we talked about the events of the American Revolution leading up to this evacuation, in an effort to understand the context…

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Charleston’s Victory Day, Part 1

December 14, 2017
The 14th of December is an important date in the calendar of Charleston history that deserves to be remembered and celebrated. On this day in…

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Racial disparities report now available at CCPL branches

December 13, 2017
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The College of Charleston’s Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) and the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture are pleased…

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