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.

"We are thrilled ...

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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.

T...

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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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The Rise of Streetcars and Trolleys in Charleston

May 24, 2019

Horse-drawn streetcars and electric trolleys might today seem like quaint vestiges of the obsolete past, but the debut of Charleston’s first street railway in 1866 marked the beginning of a golden age of local mass transit. Since traffic is curr...

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Piccolo Spoleto performances to fill Main Library Auditorium

May 23, 2019

CHARLESTON, SC - The summer can't really start until Spoleto and Picoolo Spoleto festivals kick off in Charleston! This year, six great Piccolo Spoleto shows are being performed at the Main Library.

Starting Tuesday, May 28, arts lovers can enjoy...

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CCPL programs throughout June to honor Emanuel AME victims

May 23, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. — As we approach the fourth anniversary of the Emanuel AME Church shooting on June 17, Charleston County Public Library is planning several special events and programs to honor the nine Charlestonians who lost their lives, inclu...

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