A Moderate Trot through the History of Street Speed

A Moderate Trot through the History of Street Speed

May 1, 2020

Working animals dominated the streetscape of early Charleston, and their rhythmic hoof beats defined the pace of life for most of the city’s history. From colonial times to the turn of the twentieth century, citizens traveled no faster than “a...

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SC DEW offers extended hours, Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program

SC DEW offers extended hours, Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program

April 30, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - On Friday, April 24, the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce (SC DEW) launched their Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program. The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, or PUA, is a self-service, federally funded ...

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Read-alikes to pair with Dia de lose Libros 2020

Read-alikes to pair with Dia de lose Libros 2020's read along session

April 30, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - If you enjoyed this morning's read-along for Dia de los Libros with Lourdes from Main Library, then you'll probably also enjoy these titles!

All of them are available digitally for download with your CCPL library card. 

What ...

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Which middle grade reader ordered the mystery with a side of adventure? Your list is ready!

Which middle grade reader ordered the mystery with a side of adventure? Your list is ready!

April 28, 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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Hemp Cultivation in Early South Carolina

Hemp Cultivation in Early South Carolina

April 24, 2020

Hemp was one of many crops that nearly became a staple part of the economy in the early years of South Carolina. Requiring large quantities of the weed for use in the maritime industry, the provincial government and British Parliament offered sust...

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Looking for a job? We

Looking for a job? We're here to help

April 23, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Thousands of people in Charleston County and South Carolina have lost their jobs in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. According to the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce, during the week ending in March 18, mor...

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Celebrate Earth Day with these titles from hoopla

Celebrate Earth Day with these titles from hoopla

April 22, 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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Five downloadable books about armadillos to read after your virtual zoo trip

Five downloadable books about armadillos to read after your virtual zoo trip

April 22, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - If you joined our field trip to the zoo this afternoon, you got to learn about armadillos, including one with a silly name: Quesadillo! 

Do you remember what they like to eat Can you remember where they're from? We're going t...

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Manage your mind with these health and wellness reads

Manage your mind with these health and wellness reads

April 20, 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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Join CCPL for the Met Opera

Join CCPL for the Met Opera's all-star At-Home Gala on Saturday, April 25

April 18, 2020

New York — The Metropolitan Opera announced plans today to live-stream what it is billing as an At-Home Gala on Saturday, April 25, at 1 p.m., featuring performances by many of the company’s most prominent artists, live from their own quaranti...

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