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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The Countess' bloodthirsty book list for budding bloodsuckers

October 24, 2019

If your exploration of the dark and bloodthirsty world of vampires started and ended with Twilight, we’re going to change your perceptions this year with a custom book list from The Countess herself.

Locked away in Anne Rice’s world since the...

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Honor America's Veterans with several programs this November

October 23, 2019

This November, CCPL is honoring and celebrating America's veterans with a variety of programs and activities. 

FEATURED PROGRAMS

Artist Mary Whyte presents "We the People: Portraits of Veterans in America" 
Monday, Nov. 4 at 6:30 p.m. | Dorche...

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New Baxter-Patrick James Island Library opening with several big programs

October 22, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will open the Baxter-Patrick James Island Library, located at 1858 South Grimball Road, on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 10 a.m. The library has put together a list of events for kids, teens, ...

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Take a walk through a story at Palmetto Islands County Park

October 21, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - CCPL has partnered with Charleston County Parks and Recreation, in conjunction with Healthy Tri-County, to promote a love of literacy, exercise and the great outdoors through the installation of a StoryWalk at the Palmetto Isla...

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