Prelude to the Revolution

April 20, 2018

Today I’m going to begin a series of programs looking at the sparks that ignited the American Revolution in Charleston in the spring of 1775. We’ll begin with some historical background to establish the context, and then we’ll focus on event...

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Mail Service in Colonial-Era Charleston

April 13, 2018

Long before the invention of email, and long before the advent of the U.S. Postal Service, how did the people of early Charleston exchange letters and news with other towns, other colonies, and across the Atlantic Ocean? And how long did it take t...

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CCPL hosts voter registration drives at 10 branches prior to elections

April 12, 2018

CHARLESTON, SC - Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) and Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration (BEVR) are working together for the third year to host several voter registration drives between April and September, and patr...

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Bicycling the Ashley River Bridge in 1897

April 6, 2018

Today I’d like to highlight a story that demonstrates the relevance of history in our present lives. In recent years, there has been much talk in Charleston about the need for a bicycle-friendly path across the Ashley River. A plan to convert on...

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CCPL's Bookmobile back on the road after week of repairs

April 3, 2018

The Charleston County Public Library Bookmobile is back on the road!

The mobile library was taken off the road a week ago so that crews could make some necessary repairs. All routes are back in service now.

If you have questions about service ar...

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10 Progressive Women of Early 20th Century Charleston

March 30, 2018

March is Women’s History Month, and, in honor of this annual event, I’d like to profile some of the most progressive women of early twentieth century Charleston. A century ago, this community was just beginning to emerge from a social, economi...

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Register to vote with CCPL, Charleston County Board of Elections

March 29, 2018

CCPL is teaming up with the Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration to help get people registered to vote. Patrons can register to vote at various branches between May and September. 

Voter Registration applications for new ...

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The Charleston Emigrant Society of 1795

March 22, 2018

I’d like to introduce you to a short-lived, local organization that you’ve probably never heard of. The Emigrant Society, or, more properly, the "South Carolina Society for the information and assistance of persons emigrating from other countr...

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Celebrate National Poetry Month with CCPL

March 20, 2018

Charleston County Public Library is teaming up with For The Scribes, an independent online writing space (forthescribes.com), throughout the month of April to host a poetry competition. 

You must be 14 or older to have your work considered. Ple...

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James Hoban’s Charleston Home

March 16, 2018

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! This is the time of year when we celebrate the feast day of Ireland’s patron saint and, at least in the United States, generally revel in all things Irish. In honor of this annual celebration, I’d like to focus the ...

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