CCPL announces line-up for NEA

CCPL announces line-up for NEA's Read Across America

February 17, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) is joining the nation in celebrating the National Education Association's (NEA) 21st annual Read Across America event. Several library branches will host celebrity readers during events ...

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Deadline extended for community input on proposed solutions for West Ashley Library flooding

Deadline extended for community input on proposed solutions for West Ashley Library flooding

February 15, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) and Charleston County Government have extended the deadline through Feb. 29 for community members to submit feedback about proposed solutions for ongoing flooding concerns at the West Ashl...

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Public Manumission: A Reward for Remarkable Service

Public Manumission: A Reward for Remarkable Service

February 14, 2020

On multiple occasions between 1708 and 1822, the South Carolina General Assembly voted to spend public funds to secure the freedom of enslaved people who had performed remarkable acts of public service. These public manumissions, as we might call ...

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We're feeling the love with 9 'Best Of' nominations! Vote for us for City paper's Best Of Charleston

February 14, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - We are thrilled to announce that Charleston County Public Library has been nominated for an overwhelming nine - seriously, nine! - City Paper Best of Charleston 2019 Awards! 

Our local history podast, The Charleston Time Machi...

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CCPL's rbDigital portal for ebooks, audiobooks enhances accessibility with new update

February 13, 2020

LANDOVER, Md. - For patrons who use rbDigital to download ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, or watch movies and TV shows for free with their Charleston County Public Library card, the service has been enhanced to support the latest WCAG 2.1 web acces...

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Weigh in on proposals to ease West Ashley Library flooding issues

Weigh in on proposals to ease West Ashley Library flooding issues

February 11, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) seeks the community’s input as it works to find a solution to the ongoing flooding issues at the West Ashley Library on Windermere Boulevard.

CCPL and Charleston County Governme...

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Authors, community gather for tribute to renowned author Anne Rivers Siddons

Authors, community gather for tribute to renowned author Anne Rivers Siddons

February 10, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Acclaimed authors, renowned poets, distinguished educators and more gathered at CCPL’s Main Library on Friday, Feb. 7 to celebrate the life and legacy of their friend and colleague Anne Rivers Siddons. 

Joined by more ...

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Defining Charleston’s Free People of Color

Defining Charleston’s Free People of Color

February 7, 2020

Freedom and slavery were the opposing states of being that defined the lives of most early Charlestonians, but this community also hosted a small but vibrant population of people who lived somewhere between those legal poles. This population of so...

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Uncovering History: Locating the Horn Work under Marion Square

Uncovering History: Locating the Horn Work under Marion Square

February 5, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Under partly cloudy skies and surrounded by the noise of Charleston's vibrant city center on a Wednesday afternoon, a team of students and reseachers gathered to sweep across plots of Marion Square in search of Revolutionary War...

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The Carolina Coffee House of London

The Carolina Coffee House of London

January 31, 2020

Thousands of prospective emigrants first learned about the Carolina Colony and booked passage to that distant land at a small coffee shop in the heart of London. From the 1670s to the 1830s, the Carolina Coffee House in Birchin Lane served as the ...

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