Which Dr. Seuss book defines you?

February 26, 2019

Just in time for this year's Read Across America, we have a new quiz to give you some insight into who you are. This month, we're challenging you to find out which Dr. Seuss book defines you! 

With seven questions about movies, art, nature, and ...

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The Green Book for Charleston, 1938-1966

February 22, 2019

The Oscar buzz surrounding the 2018 film, Green Book, has generated a lot of public interest in the publication that inspired the name of the movie. Charleston isn’t part of the film’s 1962 storyline, but our community was definitely included ...

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Help CCPL bring home a "Best Of" Award -- or five!

February 21, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - We are thrilled to announce that Charleston County Public Library has been nominated for five - yes, five! - City Paper Best of Charleston 2019 Awards! 

From our Charleston history podcast, The Charleston Time Machine, to ou...

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CCPL revs up for NEA's Read Across America

February 19, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) is joining the nation in celebrating the National Education Association's (NEA) 21st annual Read Across America event. Several library branches will host celebrity readers during events ...

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Abraham the Unstoppable, Part 2

February 15, 2019

Abraham, an enslaved “Negro” man belonging to an Indian trader named Samuel Benn, was an obscure witness to the escalating tensions between Anglo-American forces in South Carolina and the Cherokee people who lived far to the west of their sett...

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Human Library reading list: Books and movies to understand better war, soldiers, and veterans

February 14, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Charleston County Public Library welcomed Jennifer Oblinger and Nick Ivey to the Main Branch Auditorium to discuss their life in and out of military service, what it's like to be a service member, and how they transitioned to v...

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4 candidates selected for CCPL Executive Director position; Candidates to appear in public forum Feb. 11

February 8, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Four candidates have been selected as the next potential Executive Director of Charleston County Public Library (CCPL). Those finalists will visit the library system next week for in-person interviews, visit staff at various li...

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Abraham the Unstoppable, Part 1

February 8, 2019

Today I’d like to introduce you to Abraham the Unstoppable, the true adventure story of an enslaved man of African descent who won his freedom during the Anglo-Cherokee War of 1759–61. First we’ll explore the background of that unfamiliar wa...

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Learn about the Gullah Geechee culture with these CCPL events

February 2, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Join members of the Gullah Geechee Heritage Corridor from February to May at CCPL branches to learn more about the Gullah history, heritage, and culture. 

From the Corridor website: The Gullah Geechee people are the descendant...

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Commemorating the African-ness of Charleston’s History

February 1, 2019

The 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first permanent African residents in 1619 Virginia provides us with an opportunity to reflect on the legacy of slavery. In today’s episode, I’ll try to situate this anniversary in a broader, internat...

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