Christmas Traditions in Early Charleston

December 13, 2019

The word “tradition” is often used to describe many of the communal activities that surround various holidays both sacred and secular. Here in the Charleston area, for example, we share a number of Christmas “traditions” with communities n...

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Meet with Treasurer Mary Tinkler to discuss county's property tax installment plan

December 7, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston County Treasurer Mary Tinkler is making three stops at CCPL branches this week to introduce people to the Advance Property Tax Installment Plan, and talk about ways it benefits property owners. 

What is the Advance ...

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The Shady History of Protecting Lowcountry Trees

December 6, 2019

Shade Trees form an important part of the natural landscape here in the South Carolina Lowcountry and the focus my thoughts this Arbor Day. While some in our community would like to uproot grand oaks standing along our most scenic highways, others...

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Porkchop Productions performing at 9 branches over 3 days this week

December 3, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Step into Santa's Workshop the day after Christmas, where Holly the Elf finds a package marked undeliverable. With great determination and curiosity, Holly sets out to find the mysterious Bahum Bugg and discover why he doesn't w...

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Join NY Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick at CCPL in December

November 27, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick will visit three CCPL branches in December to discuss her latest book, Hope On the Inside

Showcasing her gift for writing with warmth and humor, Bostwick explores the effects ...

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Home away from home during war: See a WWI menu in South Carolina

November 26, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - During the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation declaring the third Thursday in November to be a "day of thanksgiving and praise."

From its start in 1863, Thanksgiving has always held a special meaning to ...

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Cookbooks to save this year's Thanksgiving meal from struggle plate infamy

November 25, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - We have two days to go before Thanksgiving and you've decided now is a good time to figure out how to make this year's Flavortown feast. 

However, without some serious help at this point in the game, the only stop you're makin...

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The Genesis of the Harleston Neighborhood, 1672-1770

November 22, 2019

The residential area today called Harleston Village is one of the oldest neighborhoods on the Charleston peninsula, but the present definition of its boundaries differs from its original identity. Beginning as a large grant stretching across the p...

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Gobble Talk: Take a look back at a Thanksgiving activity from Charleston's past

November 21, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Let's take a trip back into the past to check out how some Charlestonians celebrated Thanksgiving through a love of reading.

The Book Lovers' Club of Charleston was founded in 1927 by African-American women who wanted to create...

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CCPL boycotts Macmillan Publishing in response to e-book embargo

November 18, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Effective immediately, the Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will temporarily stop purchasing newly released print books, e-books, downloadable audio books and books on CD for circulation from Macmillan Publishers and...

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