Representing Charleston at the 1926 National “Charleston” Contest

Representing Charleston at the 1926 National “Charleston” Contest

August 7, 2020

On a pair of snowy evenings in Chicago in February 1926, two young dancers from Charleston competed with other couples to determine the most proficient “Charlestoners” in the United States. Spectators judged their steps to be the most graceful...

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CCPL begins in-library services at four branches on Aug. 10

CCPL begins in-library services at four branches on Aug. 10

August 4, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) is expanding its services after the closure of its branches on March 16 due to COVID-19. Starting Monday, Aug. 10, four library branches will begin allowing patrons inside the faciliti...

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Get to know Be Pro Be Proud SC

Get to know Be Pro Be Proud SC

August 4, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Do you enjoy working with your hands and take pride in your skills and craftsmanship? The US Department of Labor reports over half of trade workers in America are age 45 or above. Over the next five years, experts predict nearl...

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Princesses and their magic shoes: Books to pair with Ms. Sally

Princesses and their magic shoes: Books to pair with Ms. Sally's craft

July 31, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - No one knows books and gives better recommendations than librarians. That's one of our favorite things to do, and we spend a lot of time researching and reading new books and old ones to keep our recommendations fresh. 

With o...

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Who Were the Best “Charlestoners” in Jazz-Age Charleston?

Who Were the Best “Charlestoners” in Jazz-Age Charleston?

July 31, 2020

The popularity of the new “Charleston” dance spread across the nation in 1925, but critics in the city of its birth generally held the fad at arm’s length. The invitation to participate in a national dance contest convinced local leaders to ...

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Notable job listings around the Lowcountry

Notable job listings around the Lowcountry

July 29, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Attention Job Seekers! From time to time, the Workforce Development Team at CCPL will use this platform to share information about employment opportunities in our service areas. While we are committed to connecting you with res...

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In search of the perfect read: 7 books and 2 series with just about everything

In search of the perfect read: 7 books and 2 series with just about everything

July 28, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Have you ever struggled to find something new to read because you like young adult books, but also suspense, and some romance, along with a bunch of other genres? And whatever you read needs to be well-written or you'll just put...

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CCPL's Summer Reading program extended through August

July 27, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) and Charleston County School District (CCSD) have extended this year’s Summer Reading program through the end of August to allow participants of all ages to have even more time to ...

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How to practice self care during difficult times

How to practice self care during difficult times

July 27, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - We are living through very stressful events. Emotions can manifest in different ways. The following infographic displays frequent symptoms of anxiety. This blog post will provide you with possible solutions if you have any of t...

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Bee Jackson Wanted to “Charleston” in Charleston in 1925

Bee Jackson Wanted to “Charleston” in Charleston in 1925

July 24, 2020

Bee Jackson was a young professional dancer who tried to establish a reputation in the 1920s as the premiere exponent of the “Charleston” steps. Crisscrossing the United States and touring Europe, she boldly promoted herself as the “originat...

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