Yamboo: An Enslaved Muslim in Early South Carolina

Yamboo: An Enslaved Muslim in Early South Carolina

March 13, 2020

Yamboo was a stoic African man whose Muslim faith helped him endure a life of servitude in eighteenth-century South Carolina. His brief autobiography, published in Charleston in 1790, provides valuable evidence of the presence of Islam among this ...

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CCPL launches Teen Volunteer program at 2 locations

CCPL launches Teen Volunteer program at 2 locations

March 12, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Teenagers looking for a fun and rewarding volunteer opportunity are encouraged to apply for the Charleston County Public Library’s new Teen Volunteer program. Volunteers will gain valuable experience and skills while enhanci...

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CCPL takes precautions against spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

CCPL takes precautions against spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 12, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - As the world faces a challenging public health situation with the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) is taking precautionary steps with the library’s patrons and staff’s safety in mind....

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CCPL Update on West Ashley Library Community Feedback

CCPL Update on West Ashley Library Community Feedback

March 10, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) collected more than 700 responses as the library and Charleston County Government leaders plan for the future of the West Ashley Library, which has been experiencing increasing flooding is...

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CCPL, Lowcountry Food Bank bring after-school snacks to the library

CCPL, Lowcountry Food Bank bring after-school snacks to the library

March 9, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) and the Lowcountry Food Bank are working together to alleviate child hunger in Charleston by providing after-school snacks at three library branches. The free, nutritious snacks ...

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His Majesty’s Warships in Charleston Harbor

His Majesty’s Warships in Charleston Harbor

March 6, 2020

The presence of British warships in Charleston harbor was not confined to a few isolated events during the American Revolution. Between 1720 and 1775, a succession of royal frigates was stationed here to protect the colony’s valuable trade and t...

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Like downloading CCPL titles from OverDrive? You

Like downloading CCPL titles from OverDrive? You're going to love new 'deliver later' function

March 6, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Do you love reading? Do you love the Libby app to download books on the go? There have been some recent changes to Libby that will help make sure you’re able to read the books you want to read when you want to read them.

Duri...

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CCPL mourns untimely death of long time employee

CCPL mourns untimely death of long time employee

March 5, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston County Public Library is mourning the death of one of its valued staff members. Anthony Ervin died Saturday, Feb. 29 at the age of 47.

Ervin served as the route manager for the system, ensuring the delivery of hundre...

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CCPL to open new St. Paul’s Hollywood Library on Saturday, March 28

CCPL to open new St. Paul’s Hollywood Library on Saturday, March 28

March 4, 2020

CHARLESTON, SC – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will open the new St. Paul’s Hollywood Library, located at 5130 Hwy 165, on Saturday, March 28 at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony beginning at 9:30 a.m....

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Celebrate Women

Celebrate Women's History Month at CCPL with a series of women's empowerment programs

March 1, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Throughout the month of March, CCPL will be celebrating Women's History Month with a series of women's empowerment programs, including gallery events, book discussions, lectures, and more!

How did Women's History Month get st...

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