Piccolo Spoleto performances to fill Main Library Auditorium

May 23, 2019

CHARLESTON, SC - The summer can't really start until Spoleto and Picoolo Spoleto festivals kick off in Charleston! This year, six great Piccolo Spoleto shows are being performed at the Main Library.

Starting Tuesday, May 28, arts lovers can enjoy...

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CCPL programs throughout June to honor Emanuel AME victims

May 23, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. — As we approach the fourth anniversary of the Emanuel AME Church shooting on June 17, Charleston County Public Library is planning several special events and programs to honor the nine Charlestonians who lost their lives, inclu...

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Game of Thrones ending got you down? Check out this book list of amazing endings

May 21, 2019

CHARLESTON - Now that Game of Thrones is done and the criticisms of the final season – and that final episode – are hitting peak form with epic memes and hilarious tweets. For eight seasons, Sunday nights on social media have been focused on ...

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Human Library reading list: Books about the life of a litigator

May 18, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Defense attorney David Aylor gave firsthand accounts of what it's like defending South Carolina residents accused of crimes and how he works to maintain a meaningful status in the community during Saturday's Human Library Series...

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'No mistakes, just happy little accidents' for teens during Bob Ross painting series this summer

May 14, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - “I guess I’m a little weird. I like to talk to trees and animals. That’s okay though; I have more fun than most people.”

Let your teens get a little weird at the library this summer with Bob Ross! Whether it's making su...

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Chef Kevin Mitchell's recipe from 'Black Hands to White Mouths' presentation at John's Island Regional

May 13, 2019

JOHN'S ISLAND, S.C. - Chef Kevin Mitchell discussed on Saturday his research of Charleston’s enslaved and free African-American cooks. “From Black Hands to White Mouths: Charleston’s Freed and Enslaved Cooks and their Influence on the Food ...

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The Charleston Riot of 1919

May 10, 2019

Today marks the centenary of one of the biggest public disturbances in Charleston’s history—the so-called “race riot” of 1919. Late on the night of Saturday, May 10th, young white sailors fueled by racial hatred roamed the heart of the cit...

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CCPL hosts voter registration drives at 14 branches prior to elections

May 8, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) and Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration (BEVR) are working together for the fourth year to host several voter registration drives between May and September, and p...

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Registration now open for Summer Reading program

May 7, 2019

CHARLESTON, SC - Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) and Charleston County School District (CCSD) are working together to help students and children read more than ever this summer. This joint initiative is part of the library’s annual S...

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Searching for the History of the Gaillard Graves

May 3, 2019

The human remains discovered at the Gaillard Center construction site in February 2013 are returning to an earthly repose this weekend. As celebrations commence to honor those thirty-six people of African descent, let’s review the history of tha...

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