The Genesis of East Bay Street: Charleston’s First Wharf, 1680–1696

The Genesis of East Bay Street: Charleston’s First Wharf, 1680–1696

November 13, 2020

It may surprise some to learn that Charleston’s historic East Bay Street wasn’t originally a street. Rather, it began as a public wharf or quay adjacent to the tidal mudflats of the Cooper River. Its physical characteristics were not especially co...

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Black Ink Festival announces sponsors, opens registration to Black authors for 2021 virtual event

Black Ink Festival announces sponsors, opens registration to Black authors for 2021 virtual event

November 13, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Black Ink: A Charleston African American Book Festival is pleased to announce its sponsors of the 2021 event, which will be focused on amplifying the voices of black authors. The free festival, which will be virtual due to saf...

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New app from South Carolina-based tech company Tallo matches students with colleges, jobs

New app from South Carolina-based tech company Tallo matches students with colleges, jobs

November 12, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Have you heard about a new app created in South Carolina to help students connect to colleges and jobs? As we continue to adhere to SCDHEC guidelines regarding COVID-19 and the need to return to business as usual, job seekers mu...

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Earbuds in! 4 great podcasts for job seekers

Earbuds in! 4 great podcasts for job seekers

November 11, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Podcasts a very popular right now. They are a series of audio episodes hosted by one or more people.  Some podcasts interview guests, while others discuss topics amongst the hosts themselves. Many celebrities and popular persona...

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Celebrate Children

Celebrate Children's Book Week with CCPL and these classic reads for kids ready for checkout or download

November 10, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - It's Children's Book Week, the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes — wherever young readers and books connect!

Children’...

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Meet Your Library: Take-Home Crafts Available at Many CCPL Branches

Meet Your Library: Take-Home Crafts Available at Many CCPL Branches

November 10, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Charleston County Public Library is not offering in-person programs right now due to COVID-19, but many branches are offering crafts you can take and make at home. 

"Especially now when there are a lot of stresses in our...

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Charleston’s Contested Election of 1868

Charleston’s Contested Election of 1868

November 6, 2020

What happens when a politician refuses to concede defeat and won’t leave office? That timely question isn’t new to the American experience, and Charleston’s own political history contains a colorful example of this legal conundrum. More than one h...

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New job openings in the Charleston area

New job openings in the Charleston area

November 4, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Attention Job Seekers! From time to time, the Workforce Development Team at CCPL will use this platform to share information about employment opportunities in our service areas. While we are committed to connecting you with reso...

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CCPL offering notary public services at select library branches

CCPL offering notary public services at select library branches

November 3, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) is now offering notary public services at 11 of its branches. These services had been unavailable since CCPL closed all branches in March due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

“Through our ...

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Support Charleston Friends of the Library on November 14th at a Pop-Up Book Sale

Support Charleston Friends of the Library on November 14th at a Pop-Up Book Sale

November 3, 2020

If you've enjoyed a library program in the past, there's a good chance it's thanks to the efforts of the Charleston Friends of the Library!

The Charleston Friends of the Library is a volunteer-run nonprofit and one of CCPL's biggest advocates. Mo...

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