Join CCPL on Sept. 26 for The Great American Read

September 18, 2018

THE GREAT AMERICAN READ, a new eight-part television competition and nationwide campaign, explores the power of books and the joy of reading through the lens of America’s 100 best-loved novels. Vote for your favorites before the series returns t...

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Florence Update: CCPL branches to reopen Monday

September 15, 2018

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will reopen all branches on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 following Hurricane Florence. 

All fines accrued from late materials that were due during the closure period, Sept. 11-16, will be wai...

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Sheltered from the storm: A collection of ebooks perfect for riding out the hurricane

September 12, 2018

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Are you among the roughly 300,000 people living along South Carolina's coast who evacuated to someplace inland? If so, chances are you're hanging out in a hotel looking for something to do that won't break the bank during this...

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10 road-trip worthy audiobook recommendations for the Florence evacuation

September 10, 2018

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The governor has issued mandatory evacuations for coastal counties and lane reversals start on Tuesday.

That means gassing up the car, filling prescriptions, taking care of pets, and making plans for a pace to stay out of Hurr...

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CCPL branches to close Tuesday ahead of Hurricane Florence

September 10, 2018

Due to the threat of Hurricane Florence, Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will close all its branches as well as all book drops starting Tuesday, Sept. 11 until further notice. Patrons are asked not to leave items outside the book drops. ...

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Murder at Four Holes Swamp in 1744

September 7, 2018

Today’s story begins in the summer of 1744, when the government of South Carolina was shocked by the news that two Native American men of the Notchee tribe had murdered several Catawba Indians in cold blood. Fearing a general Indian war, the gov...

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From draft to revision to published novel: A Saturday seminar for writers

September 5, 2018

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Join three published authors in Charleston County Public Library's Main Branch in downtown Charleston on Sept. 22 to learn how to take a manuscript to publication, deal with revisions, and develop habits that foster creativity...

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Edgar Allan Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library extends WiFi access

September 4, 2018

SULLIVAN'S ISLAND, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) customers who visit the Edgar Allan Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library can now take advantage of free 24/7 WiFi access at the park in front of Battery Gadsden thanks to the recent in...

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Squeezing Charleston Neck, from 1783 to the Present

August 31, 2018

Over the past three centuries, the definition of Charleston Neck, a geographic feature I introduced in last week’s episode, has changed radically. It once encompassed the entire tongue of land between the rivers Ashley and Cooper, but the steady...

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Search functions restored for CCPL digital services in catalog

August 28, 2018

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) e-resources interrupted by our catalog vendor earlier this year have been restored after another system update.

The service interruption primarily affected Overdrive and RBdigital. ...

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