Antebellum Charleston’s Most Vulnerable: Foundlings at the Akin Hospital

January 4, 2019

I’d like to share a story that evokes the duality of Charleston’s colorful and painful history. Many of the stories we tell ourselves and visitors about our community’s history have a bright side and a not-so-bright side, and both aspects d...

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CCPL partnership provides free tax assistance in 2019

January 4, 2019

Area residents can receive free help with their taxes at several CCPL branches through a project coordinated with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program, S.C. Thrive and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). A current pi...

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Best-selling children’s author coming to the Charleston County Public Library

January 3, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will host award-winning children's author and beloved storyteller Kate DiCamillo for a discussion of her new novel, “Louisiana's Way Home," at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Ma...

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CCPL's top digital reads on OverDrive for 2018

December 29, 2018

CHARLESTON, S.C. - If you're an avid reader, every year brings with it a lot of additions to your To Be Read List, and plenty others that worked their way into your all-time favorites. From the Patterson book written with the help of a former pres...

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Read it first: Books on the big screen in 2019

December 27, 2018

CHARLESTON, S.C. – There’s no denying Hollywood loves a good book. From The Hunger Games series to the Harry Potter Franchise, the Lord of the Rings, Jurassic Park, Jaws, and pretty much everything Stephen King has ever written, movie producer...

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16 books of 2018 that deserve more attention and a spot on your TBR list

December 22, 2018

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Let’s face it, there were a lot of great books released in 2018. And if you’re partial to one genre over all the others, chances are you missed some favorite reads that will end up on your most-recommended list.

With so m...

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Tech Team's Top 10 for the New Year

December 21, 2018

Already making resolutions for the New Year? Let these free, popular apps give you an added boost as you seek to become healthier, manage your money better and organize your life. Many others are available – and most have related websites – ju...

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The Golden Christmas of 1852

December 20, 2018

If you’ve ever wondered what Christmas was like on a Lowcountry plantation in Antebellum times, William Gilmore Simms has the answers. His 1852 novella, The Golden Christmas, is a lighthearted, sunny tale of romance and comedy that floats carele...

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Charleston County Public Library now offers mobile printing

December 12, 2018

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) now offers mobile printing to better serve customers on the go. No flash drive? No problem! Library patrons now have the ability to use a personal computer or mobile device to email ...

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The Pirate Executions of 1718

December 8, 2018

The mass execution of 49 pirates in Charleston in 1718 is described in historical documents with a frustrating paucity of details. Despite the drama and trauma associated with this event, an air of mystery still hangs over the town regarding the p...

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