Veterans Day Picks: 16 reads to honor our veterans

November 1, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - It's November, and Veterans Day is coming up soon! There are a lot of current and former active duty personnel living in the Lowcountry, and Charleston has a long military history, from the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, the ...

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Mackey’s Morphine Madness: The 1869 Shootout at Charleston City Hall, Part 2

November 1, 2019

Thomas J. Mackey did not shoot the sheriff, but he shot at him during a meeting of Charleston’s City Council in late October 1869 and endangered the city’s board of municipal aldermen. The community largely condemned the assault, which was fue...

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Mackey’s Morphine Madness: The 1869 Shootout at Charleston City Hall, Part 1

October 25, 2019

Political debate within Charleston’s City Council Chamber is sometimes harsh, but never as acrimonious as the night in late October 1869 when a pair of arguing aldermen drew their respective pistols to settle an overheated dispute. Today we’ll...

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The Countess' bloodthirsty book list for budding bloodsuckers

October 24, 2019

If your exploration of the dark and bloodthirsty world of vampires started and ended with Twilight, we’re going to change your perceptions this year with a custom book list from The Countess herself.

Locked away in Anne Rice’s world since the...

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Honor America's Veterans with several programs this November

October 23, 2019

This November, CCPL is honoring and celebrating America's veterans with a variety of programs and activities. 

FEATURED PROGRAMS

Artist Mary Whyte presents "We the People: Portraits of Veterans in America" 
Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m. | Mai...

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New Baxter-Patrick James Island Library opening with several big programs

October 22, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will open the Baxter-Patrick James Island Library, located at 1858 South Grimball Road, on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 10 a.m. The library has put together a list of events for kids, teens, ...

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Take a walk through a story at Palmetto Islands County Park

October 21, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - CCPL has partnered with Charleston County Parks and Recreation, in conjunction with Healthy Tri-County, to promote a love of literacy, exercise and the great outdoors through the installation of a StoryWalk at the Palmetto Isla...

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Hampstead Village: The Historic Heart of Charleston’s East Side

October 18, 2019

Hampstead Village is a historic neighborhood of downtown Charleston, better known today as the heart of the city’s “East Side.” Created as an affluent suburb in 1769, Hampstead has endured a series of booms and busts over the past two and a ...

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Dart Library's K'Lani Green named inaugural Cynthia Graham Hurd Staff Award winner

October 16, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. – At its annual Staff Development Day on Oct. 14, Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) announced John L. Dart Branch Manager K’Lani Green as the winner of the inaugural Cynthia Graham Hurd Staff Award. This award honors t...

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Tech Team’s Top Ten for Fall and Winter

October 16, 2019

The Tech Team has some free, popular apps to help you get ready for the upcoming holiday season. Whether your plans involve food, shopping, or turning yourself into a zombie, these apps will help you get the job done! Many others are available –...

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