CCPL seeking community input on new St. Paul’s Hollywood Library programs, events and creative studio

September 9, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) wants your input! CCPL is hosting a community forum on Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. to collect input and opinions from community members about potential programs/events and make...

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10 road-trip worthy audiobook recommendations for the Dorian evacuation

September 2, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The governor on Sunday issued mandatory evacuations for coastal counties and lane reversals on Interstate 26 start on Monday afternoon.

That means gassing up the car, filling prescriptions, taking care of pets, and making pla...

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Make this fall cook in the Charlie Cart mobile kitchen with Lowcountry Food Bank and CCPL

September 2, 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, education...

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CCPL branches will remain closed until Monday as Lowcountry cleans up after Hurricane Dorian

September 1, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Charleston County Public Library branches will remain closed through the weekend as the Lowcountry shifts to cleaning up after Hurricane Dorian. All branches except for the Otranto Road branch will reopen on Monday, Sept. 9. ...

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CCPL celebrates Library Card Sign Up Month in September

August 30, 2019

CHARLESTON, SC - This September Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) is joining the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-Up Month, a time to remind parents, caregivers and students that a lib...

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The Sales of Incoming Africans on the Wharves of Colonial Charleston

August 30, 2019

The entry of more than 150,000 African captives into the port of Charleston before the year 1808 forms one of the most important themes in the history of this community, but there are many local details about this international traffic in human ca...

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CCPL Programming and Outreach chief named winner of 2019 Carol Hole Award

August 28, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services (ABOS) today announced the 2019 winners of the Carol Hole Award, and a Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) employee was among the recipients.

The Carol Hole Conference A...

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CCPL launches new Playaway Launchpad tablets for kids

August 23, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. ⁠— Playaway Launchpads are now available at Charleston County Public Library! These popular learning tablets feature high quality, ad-free learning apps and games that are both fun and educational for kids in preschool through...

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Take our Summer Reading survey and you could win an Amazon Fire tablet

August 17, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Charleston County Public Library's 2019 Summer Reading Program has officially ended, and we’re already thinking about next summer! Whether you participated in Summer Reading or not, we'd love to hear from you and value your ...

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Indigo in the Fabric of Early South Carolina

August 16, 2019

Indigo—both as a plant and a dye—forms an important chapter in the early history of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Although its memory flourishes today in conversations and artistic expressions, lingering misconceptions have distorted our gene...

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