The Akin Foundling Hospital Building

October 19, 2018

Today I’d like to introduce you to the Akin Foundling Hospital, a short-lived and long-forgotten municipal institution that was once located on the west side of Meeting Street in downtown Charleston. Established in 1843 at the bequest of Miss El...

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The Forgotten Akin Family of Charleston

October 12, 2018

Most of Charleston is familiar with the Aiken family of Antebellum times, whose railroad wealth literally stamped the family’s name across our state, but hardly anyone remembers the “other” Akin family of colonial South Carolina. From modest...

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Read for the Record with CCPL

October 12, 2018

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Help set a world record for the number of people reading or listening to the same book on one day. Join us at any of our locations on Thursday, Oct. 25 to participate in Jumpstart's Read for the Record. From storytime...

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Pairing books with your favorite Doctor Who cohort

October 12, 2018

As we all know, Doctor Who‘s companions are just as important as the Doctor. The dynamic between them can make or break a season. They need to be smart. They need to be honest. And most of all, they need to be unique and hold their own against ...

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CCPL branches to close Thursday due to Hurricane Michael

October 10, 2018

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Due to the threat of severe weather, Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) has closed all its branches and book drops for Thursday, Oct. 11. 

The library branches plan to reopen on Friday. 

Patrons can still access CCPL'...

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Nearly 1,000 Cargos: The Legacy of Importing Africans into Charleston

October 5, 2018

Between 1670 and 1808, nearly 1,000 cargos of enslaved Africans entered the port of Charleston. This fact represents one of the most important chapters in the history of our community, but we the people of 21st century Charleston still struggle to...

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Join us Oct. 4 On The Table

October 4, 2018

CCPL is participating in Lowcountry On the Table by bringing the region-wide event to several of its branches throughout the day on Thursday, Oct. 4.

This day-long event invites thousands of residents and “table hosts” to break bread while di...

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Mt. Pleasant branches closed due to security issue will reopen Friday

October 4, 2018

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The McClellanville, Village, and Mt. Pleasant Regional branches of Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) are closed Oct. 4. The branches will reopen Friday morning at their regular times.

The three branches East of the Cooper...

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Have a spooky good time at CCPL with some fun Halloween events for everyone

October 3, 2018

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Whether you're looking for a scary movie or to make your own Halloween mask, the Charleston County Public Library has plenty of events to get you ready for the spookiest night of the year. There are even plenty of changes to g...

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Butterfly Book Nook opens as new community reading space

October 1, 2018

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Nearly 200 people filled the parking lot and community space behind the First African Church on King Street to open the Butterfly Book Nook and Garden, a new community gathering and storytelling space on King Street. 

The idea...

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