George Anson and Charles Codner: Gambling for Real Estate in 1735?

George Anson and Charles Codner: Gambling for Real Estate in 1735?

January 15, 2021

An old local legend says that George Anson acquired the land now called Ansonborough in a card game with Thomas Gadsden. While the documents related to their 1727 transaction contain no hint of a gambling debt, the circumstances surrounding anothe...

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Nominate CCPL for Best of Charleston 2021

Nominate CCPL for Best of Charleston 2021

January 15, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. - It's that time of year again, Charleston City Paper is asking for YOUR nominations for all of the best Charleston has to offer. The Charleston County Public Library is proud to have multiple "Best of Charleston" nominations (and...

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Meet Your Library: Historic Property Research

Meet Your Library: Historic Property Research

January 12, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Here in Charleston, homes have their own histories and personalities. Discover more about these historic homes using the South Carolina History Room at the Main Library.

"Historic property research, a lot of it pertains to hous...

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SC DEW begins paying $300 pandemic unemployment assistance as part of Unemployed Workers Act

SC DEW begins paying $300 pandemic unemployment assistance as part of Unemployed Workers Act

January 11, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Starting with claim week ending January 2, 2021, claimants who are eligible to receive at least $1 of an unemployment program will also receive an additional $300 on top of their weekly benefit amount. This supplemental Federa...

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The Other New Years: Regnal, Civil, and Personal

The Other New Years: Regnal, Civil, and Personal

January 8, 2021

The beginning of every January represents a fresh start as we begin a new year with hopes and goals for the coming months. This annual tradition is a well-established part of our modern culture, but it’s only one of a variety of other “new year” a...

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CCPL, Lowcountry Food Bank bring afterschool snacks to the library

CCPL, Lowcountry Food Bank bring afterschool snacks to the library

January 8, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) and the Lowcountry Food Bank (LFB) are working together to alleviate child hunger in Charleston by providing afterschool snacks at five library branches. The free, nutritious snacks ...

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SC Works Trident offering virtual workshops for job seekers in January

SC Works Trident offering virtual workshops for job seekers in January

January 7, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. - SC Works Trident  provides job seekers with employment support in a variety of ways from job searching to application assistance to on-the-job training and education.  SC Works Trident  will continue to offer Virtual Employme...

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Top 10: Elephant, Piggie and Pigeon helped kids and families make it through 2020

Top 10: Elephant, Piggie and Pigeon helped kids and families make it through 2020

January 4, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. - At CCPL, we spend a lot of time getting kids to read. That means we have a team of people who spend a lot of time thinking about what books will attract kids -- from babies to preteens -- to the library and into the stacks to pi...

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Three CCPL branches returning to curbside services only

Three CCPL branches returning to curbside services only

January 4, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. – After recent temporary closures due to COVID-19, three Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) branches are temporarily suspending in-person services and returning to curbside operations only. The Main Library (68 Calhoun St.)...

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Meet Your Library: Life Cycle of a Book

Meet Your Library: Life Cycle of a Book

January 4, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. - When a branch opens in the Charleston County Public Library system, every book is brand new. After a while, the books are checked out, well loved, and the journey with Charleston County will come to an end. This is all part of t...

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