Policing Charleston during Queen Anne’s War, 1702-1713

July 12, 2019

In a short span of time during an international war, the South Carolina legislature enacted a succession of laws related to the policing of urban Charleston. It was a confusing period of law enforcement experimentation during a crucial era in the ...

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Explore the rich blue history of indigo with these CCPL programs

July 12, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Indigo is an art, a science, and a significant part of Charleston’s local history. This summer, CCPL is offering a comprehensive series of indigo programs, including hands-on indigo dye classes, historical lectures and book d...

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Declaring Independence in 1776 Charleston

July 5, 2019

On the Fourth of July, our nation commemorates the anniversary of the ratification of the fundamental document in the long history of the United States. On that date in 1776, our Continental Congress, a loose confederation of “united colonies”...

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'Mission Control, we're spending July in space!' Join CCPL on a space adventure this month

July 2, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Spend your July in orbit with Charleston County Public Library! As we get ready for the 50th anniversary celebration of the Apollo 11 moon landing, we've lined up a ton of great events for kids, teens, and families. Whether you ...

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Black Refractions at the Gibbes Museum

July 2, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Showcasing works from The Studio Museum in Harlem, this traveling exhibition at the Gibbes Museum brings the full breadth of the museum’s unparalleled permanent collection to Charleston. Rather than aiming to construct a sing...

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Remembering the Battle of Sullivan’s Island

June 28, 2019

In 2018, the Palmetto Society invited me to deliver a speech at White Point Garden to commemorate the 242nd anniversary of the Battle of Sullivan’s Island, which took place on the 28th of June, 1776. For this year’s celebration of that histori...

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CCPL installing new self-check kiosks at several branches

June 24, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) is debuting new self-check kiosks at several of its branches this week. These kiosks are part of CCPL’s continued efforts to enhance the patron experience and remove barriers.

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Discovering Manga: An introduction to the genre

June 19, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. – There are girls with magic powers, flesh-eating ghouls in an alternate reality, robots on a rampage, and plenty more unique and creative stories: manga has some of the best stories in comics. But for a newcomer, getting in...

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Cynthia Graham Hurd Book Club for Teens

June 18, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Charleston County Public Library is partnering with the South Carolina Collaborative for Race and Reconciliation in hosting a special book club for teens in honor of Cynthia Graham Hurd, a 31-year veteran of CCPL who was k...

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The historic landscape of the Wando Mount Pleasant Library

June 14, 2019

CCPL’s newest branch, located near the banks of the Wando River in Mount Pleasant, stands within a scenic neighborhood endowed with a rich but invisible history. Formerly occupied by Native Americans who disappeared more than three centuries ago...

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