Gobble Talk: Take a look back at a Thanksgiving activity from Charleston's past

November 21, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Let's take a trip back into the past to check out how some Charlestonians celebrated Thanksgiving through a love of reading.

The Book Lovers' Club of Charleston was founded in 1927 by African-American women who wanted to create...

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CCPL boycotts Macmillan Publishing in response to e-book embargo

November 18, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Effective immediately, the Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will temporarily stop purchasing newly released print books, e-books, downloadable audio books and books on CD for circulation from Macmillan Publishers and...

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The Historical Landscape of the New Baxter-Patrick James Island Library

November 15, 2019

Charleston’s newest island library is situated in a quiet setting that belies the depth and drama of its long and colorful history. From Native-American stomping grounds to fertile plantation, from bloody battlefield, to civil rights success, th...

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Celebrate Dinovember with CCPL Beginning Nov. 16

November 14, 2019

Have a roaring good time as the dinosaurs invade the library this month! Join us for stories, songs, and hands-on activities all about dinosaurs. Meet our special dinosaur guest from the classic "Danny and the Dinosaur" children's book series, too...

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A Veteran’s Story: Caring for the Family of Sergeant William Jasper

November 8, 2019

Veterans Day is a national holiday that was created in the twentieth century, but the roots of our collective acknowledgement of soldiers’ sacrifices dates back many generations to the dawn of the United States. Today we’ll use the story of on...

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Help set a world record for reading with CCPL on November 7

November 2, 2019

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, Nov. 7 to participate in Jumpstart's Read for the Record. From storytim...

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Baxter-Patrick James Island Library opens door to public

November 2, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) officially opened the Baxter-Patrick James Island Library, located at 1858 South Grimball Road, during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 2.

“This facility offers the public a...

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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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