Main Library closed after staff members test positive for COVID-19

Main Library closed after staff members test positive for COVID-19

December 28, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Main Library at 68 Calhoun Street is temporarily closed following staff members testing positive for COVID-19. Per CCPL's response protocols, the library will be cleaned and sanitized by a certified third-party contractor....

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Suspenseful thrillers lead the way in top fiction checkouts of 2020

Suspenseful thrillers lead the way in top fiction checkouts of 2020

December 23, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - What are your neighbors reading? What’s popular across Charleston County? What books are we carrying around on our phones, on e-readers in our purses and backpacks? What books have spent more time on coffee and bedside tables th...

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On Interviewing: What to say when you are asked,

On Interviewing: What to say when you are asked, 'Do you have any questions for us?'

December 23, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. – More than likely this has happened to you in an interview situation: You get to the end of the interview, you breathe a sigh of relief that you made it through learning the particulars of the job and answering a slate of questio...

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Pandemic binging: Blockbuster series featured in Top 10 DVD checkouts of 2020

Pandemic binging: Blockbuster series featured in Top 10 DVD checkouts of 2020

December 21, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston County Public Library patrons have been fixated on on the land of Westeros 2020. But that makes sense because there is no coronavirus in George R. R. Martin's fantastic land.

We continue the deep dive into the titles...

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CCPL announces Cynthia Graham Hurd Staff Award winner

CCPL announces Cynthia Graham Hurd Staff Award winner

December 21, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. – This year’s winner of the Charleston County Public Library’s Cynthia Graham Hurd Staff Award is Sheila Heyward. This award honors the memory of Hurd, a 31-year veteran of CCPL, who was killed in the Mother Emanuel AME Church sho...

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Meet Your Library: Uncovering your family tree

Meet Your Library: Uncovering your family tree

December 21, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The South Carolina History Room at the Main branch is filled with information, including resources for genealogy research. But with so much information, it can be challenging to know where to start. This holiday season could be ...

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Black Ink Festival opens registration for attendees of virtual festival, Jan. 14-16

Black Ink Festival opens registration for attendees of virtual festival, Jan. 14-16

December 21, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Registration is open for this year's Black Ink: A Charleston African American Book Festival. The free virtual festival, which will take place Jan. 14-16, 2021 will be focused on amplifying the voices of black authors. The pro...

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Second Mt. Pleasant Regional Library staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Second Mt. Pleasant Regional Library staff member tests positive for COVID-19

December 19, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A second staff member at the Mt. Pleasant Regional Library has tested positive for COVID-19.   Per CCPL's response protocols, the library is currently closed to allow for cleaning and sanitation by a certified third-part...

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The Christmas Treasure of 1744

The Christmas Treasure of 1744

December 18, 2020

In the 1740s, a fierce war raged among European superpowers for naval supremacy across the Atlantic world. Spanish and French vessels sought to paralyze ship traffic moving through the port of Charleston, but the British Navy and privateers patrol...

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CCPL staff member at Main Library tests positive for COVID-19

CCPL staff member at Main Library tests positive for COVID-19

December 17, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston County Public Library was notified by a staff member of the Main Library that they tested positive for COVID-19.  

Charleston County Public Library staff implemented our response plan, per CDC and DHEC guidelines, l...

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