The Slippery Enchanter of 1876: Charles Barker Nixon

July 20, 2018

Charles Barker Nixon, an itinerate magician who once styled himself “the Slippery Man,” came to Charleston in the summer of 1876 to present the most elaborate and dangerous illusion of his career. Over the course of a few weeks, this flamboyan...

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Demilitarizing Urban Charleston, 1783–1789

July 13, 2018

For the first century of its existence, the urban landscape of Charleston was dominated by an evolving ring of fortifications designed to protect the city against potential invasion by Spanish, French, and later British forces. Our provincial legi...

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The Men who Built St. Michael’s Church, 1752–1754

July 6, 2018

You’ve probably heard by now that on June 19th, 2018, Charleston’s City Council adopted a resolution “recognizing, denouncing, and apologizing on behalf of the City of Charleston for the city’s role in regulating, supporting, and fostering...

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Children Invited to Special Storytime Launching Charleston RiverDogs Summer Slugger Program

July 6, 2018

CHARLESTON, SC - The Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) and the Charleston RiverDogs invite children of the lowcountry to a special storytime that will kick off the Summer Slugger program. Summer Slugger, a RiverDogs initiative, is aimed ...

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Too-la-Loo for the Fourth of July

June 29, 2018

It’s that time of year when people across the United States celebrate Independence Day on the fourth day of July, the anniversary of our nation’s Declaration of Independence from Great Britain. All across America, the Fourth of July means fire...

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Darcy Cameron

June 27, 2018

Darcy Cameron is originally from upstate New York. She moved to Charleston, SC in 1990 to escape the long, cold winters of New York-a move she has never regretted. She’s currently employed as a business financial manager at SPAWAR.

She holds a ...

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Write On! festival features workshops, panels for budding teen and adult writers

June 26, 2018

Exploring the world of literacy is not just for kids. Join us between Saturday, July 28 and Saturday, August 4 for a weeklong, system-wide series of writing workshops, author talks, and creative programs that are all ages or geared toward older ...

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Book drive to support literacy in honor of Cynthia Graham Hurd

June 26, 2018

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Reading Partners of Charleston and the Charleston County Public Library along with Live5 News and Mellow Mushroom are teaming up for a month-long book drive in July to collect new and gently used children’s books in Charles...

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CCPL & SC State Library Exhibit Works of Photographer Cecil Williams

June 25, 2018

Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) and the SC State Library are hosting a special exhibit featuring the works of photographer, Cecil Williams, who is known for his documentation of the civil rights movement in South Carolina. The exhibit, ...

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The story of Carolina Day

June 22, 2018

Today we’re going to travel back in Lowcountry history to explore the genesis and legacy of a public holiday called “Carolina Day.” Celebrated on the 28th of June every year since 1777, Carolina Day commemorates an important battle that took...

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