The Mermaid and the Hornet in the Hurricane of 1752

The Mermaid and the Hornet in the Hurricane of 1752

September 23, 2022

The powerful hurricane of mid-September 1752 destroyed nearly every watercraft in the vicinity of Charleston, with two dramatic exceptions. His Majesty’s warship Mermaid was driven ashore near the Wando River, while HMS Hornet nearly capsized in...

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CCPL to Open Renovated Dorchester Road Library on Oct. 3

CCPL to Open Renovated Dorchester Road Library on Oct. 3

September 22, 2022

The Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will open the renovated Dorchester Road Library, located at 6325 Dorchester Road, on Monday, Oct. 3. The public is invited to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony beginning at 9 a.m. at the branch.  

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John L. Dart Library closing for renovations

John L. Dart Library closing for renovations

September 21, 2022

CHARLESTON, SC – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) is closing the John L. Dart Library, located at 1067 King Street downtown, on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 5 p.m. to undergo renovations as part of the ongoing referendum-funded project. The libra...

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Elliotborough Park Pop Up

Elliotborough Park Pop Up

September 19, 2022

Join Charleston County Public Library and friends as we pop up at Elliotborough Park on Saturday, October 15, 2022 starting at 10am until noon! Enjoy storytimes at 10:30am and 11:30, an art project with artist Jeleata Nicole, and other fun activit...

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Read for the Record with CCPL!

Read for the Record with CCPL!

September 19, 2022

Help set a world record for the number of people reading or listening to the same book on one day! Join us at any of our branch locations on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022 to participate in Jumpstart's Read for the Record. This year's book selection is...

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CCPL closing Village Library in Mt. Pleasant for renovations

CCPL closing Village Library in Mt. Pleasant for renovations

September 15, 2022

CHARLESTON, SC – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) is closing the Village Library, located at 430 Whilden St in Mount Pleasant, on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 12 p.m. to undergo renovations as part of the ongoing referendum-funded project. The lib...

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Girls on the Beat

Girls on the Beat

September 14, 2022

During this four-day camp, girls in grades 6-12 will learn the basics of journalism from women in the field in order to gain insight into the ways that reporting can transform lives and drive change. They will explore journalism as a career choice...

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The Stono Rebellion of 1739: Where Did It Begin?

The Stono Rebellion of 1739: Where Did It Begin?

September 9, 2022

In early September 1739, dozens of enslaved men residing near the Stono River launched a violent campaign to gain their freedom. The events of that bloody uprising, commonly called the Stono Rebellion, form a pivotal and well-known episode in the ...

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Calling All Summer Readers: Complete a survey for a chance to win a Kindle!

Calling All Summer Readers: Complete a survey for a chance to win a Kindle!

September 9, 2022

If you particpated in the Charleston County Public Library's "Oceans of Possibilities" Summer Reading Program this year, we want to hear from you! 

Your feedback will help shape the future of the program. When you complete this survey you'll be ...

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CCPL, Lowcountry Food Bank expand afterschool snack program

CCPL, Lowcountry Food Bank expand afterschool snack program

September 8, 2022

Kids and teens can enjoy afterschool snacks and meals at select Charleston County Public Library branches through the Kids Café Program! CCPL is partnering with Lowcountry Food Bank to provide access to healthy food options. Starting this year,...

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