Branch closures due to heavy rain and flooding threats

December 23, 2019

Charleston County Public Library will close all branches at 3 p.m. Monday due to inclement weather and the threat of more flooding at high tide in the evening.

The system closed the the West Ashley branch, located at 45 Windermere Blvd. in Charl...

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Top 10: The most circulated young adult novels of 2019 at CCPL

December 22, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - These days it seems like all young adult books are gret reads for everyone, but these are the ones that got the most attention from teens and adults alike this year at CCPL. 

Oh, you hadn't heard that adults are picking up alm...

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Top 10: Fiction triumphs in most circulated books in 2019 at CCPL

December 21, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. – What are your neighbors reading? What’s popular across Charleston County? What books are we carrying around on our phones, on e-readers in our purses and backpacks? What books have spent more time on coffee and bedside table...

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Christmas Traditions in Early Charleston

December 13, 2019

The word “tradition” is often used to describe many of the communal activities that surround various holidays both sacred and secular. Here in the Charleston area, for example, we share a number of Christmas “traditions” with communities n...

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Meet with Treasurer Mary Tinkler to discuss county's property tax installment plan

December 7, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston County Treasurer Mary Tinkler is making three stops at CCPL branches this week to introduce people to the Advance Property Tax Installment Plan, and talk about ways it benefits property owners. 

What is the Advance ...

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The Shady History of Protecting Lowcountry Trees

December 6, 2019

Shade Trees form an important part of the natural landscape here in the South Carolina Lowcountry and the focus my thoughts this Arbor Day. While some in our community would like to uproot grand oaks standing along our most scenic highways, others...

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Porkchop Productions performing at 9 branches over 3 days this week

December 3, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Step into Santa's Workshop the day after Christmas, where Holly the Elf finds a package marked undeliverable. With great determination and curiosity, Holly sets out to find the mysterious Bahum Bugg and discover why he doesn't w...

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Join NY Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick at CCPL in December

November 27, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick will visit three CCPL branches in December to discuss her latest book, Hope On the Inside

Showcasing her gift for writing with warmth and humor, Bostwick explores the effects ...

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Home away from home during war: See a WWI menu in South Carolina

November 26, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - During the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation declaring the third Thursday in November to be a "day of thanksgiving and praise."

From its start in 1863, Thanksgiving has always held a special meaning to ...

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Cookbooks to save this year's Thanksgiving meal from struggle plate infamy

November 25, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - We have two days to go before Thanksgiving and you've decided now is a good time to figure out how to make this year's Flavortown feast. 

However, without some serious help at this point in the game, the only stop you're makin...

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