Bee Jackson’s 1926 Visit to Charleston: Behind the Scenes

Bee Jackson’s 1926 Visit to Charleston: Behind the Scenes

August 14, 2020

In mid-April of 1926, a professional dancer from Brooklyn named Bee Jackson paid a brief but memorable visit to the Charleston area. Highlights of that event were captured in professionally staged photos and even silent moving pictures, but the br...

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CCPL closes three regional libraries to undergo renovation construction as part of referendum-funded project

CCPL closes three regional libraries to undergo renovation construction as part of referendum-funded project

August 14, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) is closing three regional libraries on Saturday, Aug. 22 to undergo renovations as part of the ongoing referendum-funded project. Otranto Road Regional LibraryJohn’s Island Regio...

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Hungry for a good book? Here are a baker

Hungry for a good book? Here are a baker's dozen titles with food in the plot

August 11, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Do you enjoy both reading and cooking in your leisure time? Me too! My name is Andrea LaFalce, and I work in Adult Services at our Main branch in downtown Charleston.

While reading books I have always appreciated references to...

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Job seeker tips to avoid scams in a pandemic

Job seeker tips to avoid scams in a pandemic

August 11, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - As many Americans adjust to the ‘new normal’ presented by an ongoing global pandemic, scammers are also adapting their deceptive methods to yield themselves the opportunity to steal your identity and your money. During this...

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Representing Charleston at the 1926 National “Charleston” Contest

Representing Charleston at the 1926 National “Charleston” Contest

August 7, 2020

On a pair of snowy evenings in Chicago in February 1926, two young dancers from Charleston competed with other couples to determine the most proficient “Charlestoners” in the United States. Spectators judged their steps to be the most graceful...

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CCPL begins in-library services at four branches on Aug. 10

CCPL begins in-library services at four branches on Aug. 10

August 4, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) is expanding its services after the closure of its branches on March 16 due to COVID-19. Starting Monday, Aug. 10, four library branches will begin allowing patrons inside the faciliti...

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Get to know Be Pro Be Proud SC

Get to know Be Pro Be Proud SC

August 4, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Do you enjoy working with your hands and take pride in your skills and craftsmanship? The US Department of Labor reports over half of trade workers in America are age 45 or above. Over the next five years, experts predict nearl...

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Princesses and their magic shoes: Books to pair with Ms. Sally

Princesses and their magic shoes: Books to pair with Ms. Sally's craft

July 31, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - No one knows books and gives better recommendations than librarians. That's one of our favorite things to do, and we spend a lot of time researching and reading new books and old ones to keep our recommendations fresh. 

With o...

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Who Were the Best “Charlestoners” in Jazz-Age Charleston?

Who Were the Best “Charlestoners” in Jazz-Age Charleston?

July 31, 2020

The popularity of the new “Charleston” dance spread across the nation in 1925, but critics in the city of its birth generally held the fad at arm’s length. The invitation to participate in a national dance contest convinced local leaders to ...

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Notable job listings around the Lowcountry

Notable job listings around the Lowcountry

July 29, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Attention Job Seekers! From time to time, the Workforce Development Team at CCPL will use this platform to share information about employment opportunities in our service areas. While we are committed to connecting you with res...

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