CCPL installing new self-check kiosks at several branches

June 24, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) is debuting new self-check kiosks at several of its branches this week. These kiosks are part of CCPL’s continued efforts to enhance the patron experience and remove barriers.

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Discovering Manga: An introduction to the genre

June 19, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. – There are girls with magic powers, flesh-eating ghouls in an alternate reality, robots on a rampage, and plenty more unique and creative stories: manga has some of the best stories in comics. But for a newcomer, getting in...

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Cynthia Graham Hurd Book Club for Teens

June 18, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Charleston County Public Library is partnering with the South Carolina Collaborative for Race and Reconciliation in hosting a special book club for teens in honor of Cynthia Graham Hurd, a 31-year veteran of CCPL who was k...

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The historic landscape of the Wando Mount Pleasant Library

June 14, 2019

CCPL’s newest branch, located near the banks of the Wando River in Mount Pleasant, stands within a scenic neighborhood endowed with a rich but invisible history. Formerly occupied by Native Americans who disappeared more than three centuries ago...

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Wando Mount Pleasant Library now open to the public

June 10, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) officially opened the Wando Mount Pleasant Library, located at 1400 Carolina Park Boulevard in Mount Pleasant, during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, June 10.

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CCPL debuts new library cards, including one just for kids

June 10, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Three new library card designs, including the winning design from Charleston County Public Library's first library card design contest, were revealed during the June 10 Ribbon Cutting Ceremonyat Wando Mount Pleasant Librar...

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Abraham the Unstoppable, Part 8

June 7, 2019

During the early months of 1760, the “Negro” man Abraham used his courage, physical endurance, and equestrian skills to blaze a path from slavery to freedom during South Carolina’s war against the Cherokee. In this conclusion of his dramatic...

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CCPL participating in CCSD’s Seamless Summer Feeding Program

June 5, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) has partnered with the Charleston County School District (CCSD) to serve free hot lunch to children this summer through its participation in the Seamless Summer Feeding Program.

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The Decline of Charleston’s Streetcars

May 31, 2019

Electric streetcars or trolleys dominated the streets of Charleston at the turn of the twentieth century, but their long reign came to an ignominious end in 1938. Although the rise of the automobile certainly contributed to their demise, the resur...

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'Read. Eat. Grow' with CCPL and Lowcountry Food Bank this summer in the Charlie Cart mobile kitchen

May 28, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Wondering how to prepare the beautiful produce that our local farmers are growing and selling at the farmers market? Do you have a knee-high sous chef whose interest in cooking you want to foster and develop in a safe, educatio...

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