The Night Watch of Colonial Charleston, Part 2: 1696–1701

June 15, 2018

Today I’m going to continue a thread that I started a few weeks ago (see the episode published on May 18th, 2018), concerning the early history of Charleston’s police department, which was known simply as “the watch” in the city’s first ...

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Fish and Fishermen in 1888 Charleston

June 8, 2018

It’s summertime in the Lowcountry, and the fish are jumping. Seafood season is definitely here, even if the shrimp are running a bit late this year. Fishing has been a big part of our community’s history since, well, long before Europeans and ...

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Cynthia Graham Hurd honored with commission of special portrait

June 6, 2018

CHARLESTON, SC - The Charleston County Public Library will unveil a portrait of Cynthia Graham Hurd, which will be dedicated in honor of the 31-year library employee who died in the Emanuel AME church shooting in June 2015. Hurd was manager of t...

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CCPL participating in CCSD’s Seamless Summer Feeding Program

June 4, 2018

CHARLESTON, SC - The Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) is serving free breakfast to children this summer through its participation in the Seamless Summer Feeding Program run by the Charleston County School District (CCSD).  The Summer Fee...

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The Zenith and Decline of Ferry Service across the Cooper River

June 1, 2018

After a century of human- and horse-powered ferry boats carrying passengers across the Cooper River, the arrival of steam power signaled a sea-change in our sense of mobility. The convenience provided by fast and powerful steam ferries fueled the ...

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Phone, internet service restored at Edisto Library

May 31, 2018

Phone and internet service are working again at the Edisto Library. The library opens at 2 p.m. Friday. 

Service was disabled on Thursday afternoon.

For updates, stay connected to the Charleston County Public Library online and on social media...

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Digital magnifiers for vision-impaired patrons available for checkout; telescope circulation also expanded to more branches

May 29, 2018

CHARLESTON, SC - Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will have digital magnifiers available for patrons to check out or use on-site at each of its 16 branches starting Tuesday, May 29. Visually impaired library customers can use the magnifiers...

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The First Century of Ferry Service across the Cooper River

May 25, 2018

Have you recently experienced some frustration with your daily Lowcountry commute? Do you find yourself wishing for an alternative to the gridlock that is crippling our local highways? If so, then I’ve got a story for you. In the past, Charlesto...

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Piccolo Spoleto performances to fill Main Library Auditorium for 6 days

May 25, 2018

CHARLESTON, SC - The summer can't really start until Spoleto and Picoolo Spoleto festivals kick off in Charleston! This year, six great Piccolo Spoleto shows are being performed at the Main Library.

Starting Tuesday, May 29, arts lovers can enjo...

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Connections to some CCPL digital services interrupted due to service upgrade

May 19, 2018

Access to some Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) e-resources (Overdrive and RBdigital) have been interrupted by a planned upgrade by our catalog vendor. Patrons who try to access these resources through our catalog are receiving error messa...

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