The Medieval Roots of the Charleston Night Watch

May 18, 2018

This is National Police Week, a time when our nation reflects on the value of our professional peace keepers and remembers those who have fallen in the line of duty.  If you have an inquisitive sort of mind, you might have wondered how this inval...

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The Baird Brothers: Charleston's Cycling Stars

May 11, 2018

May is National Bike Month, and I’d like to commemorate this annual event by turning back our calendars to the first golden age of bicycling in Charleston—the 1890s—and draw attention to the colorful careers of the celebrated Baird Brothers ...

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The Rebellion of South Carolina: April 21st, 1775

May 4, 2018

Today we’re going to conclude our short series about the beginning of the American Revolution in South Carolina by looking closely at the theft of government-owned weapons and gunpowder in Charleston in April 1775. This crime (actually three sep...

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Check out these CCPL events for North Charleston Arts Fest

May 2, 2018

It's time for the North Charleston Arts Fest! The annual multi-day celebration of arts and culture highlights national, regional, and local artists and performers in the areas of Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Media Arts, and Literature. 

T...

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CCPL's Bookmobile off the road for repairs

May 1, 2018

The Charleston County Public Library Bookmobile has been pulled from service for more repairs.

The mobile library was taken off the road this week so that crews could make some necessary repairs. All routes have been suspended until further notic...

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Stealing Lord Dartmouth’s Mail in April 1775

April 27, 2018

Today we’re going to continue our short series about obscure events in Charleston in mid-April 1775 that represent the first sparks of the American Revolution in South Carolina. In last week’s cliffhanger, we were listening in on a committee m...

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Charleston County School District, CCPL join forces for Summer Reading Programs

April 27, 2018

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

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Winners announced in National Poetry Month "Break The Line!!" poetry contest

April 25, 2018

After weeks of poetry submissions from teens and adults, the Charleston County Public Library and For The Scribes is pleased to announce the winners of the "Break The Line!!" poetry contest. 

In the Teen category, LuLynn Dancer won with her poem...

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Join a community conversation by participating in On the Table May 1

April 21, 2018

The Library Foundation of the Lowcountry's On the Table is an annual forum designed to elevate civic conversation, foster new relationships, and inspire collaborative action across the region. On Tuesday, May 1, hundreds of Lowcountry residents ...

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Prelude to the Revolution

April 20, 2018

Today I’m going to begin a series of programs looking at the sparks that ignited the American Revolution in Charleston in the spring of 1775. We’ll begin with some historical background to establish the context, and then we’ll focus on event...

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