CCPL branches will remain closed until Monday as Lowcountry cleans up after Hurricane Dorian

September 1, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Charleston County Public Library branches will remain closed through the weekend as the Lowcountry shifts to cleaning up after Hurricane Dorian. All branches except for the Otranto Road branch will reopen on Monday, Sept. 9. ...

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CCPL celebrates Library Card Sign Up Month in September

August 30, 2019

CHARLESTON, SC - This September Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) is joining the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-Up Month, a time to remind parents, caregivers and students that a lib...

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The Sales of Incoming Africans on the Wharves of Colonial Charleston

August 30, 2019

The entry of more than 150,000 African captives into the port of Charleston before the year 1808 forms one of the most important themes in the history of this community, but there are many local details about this international traffic in human ca...

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CCPL Programming and Outreach chief named winner of 2019 Carol Hole Award

August 28, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services (ABOS) today announced the 2019 winners of the Carol Hole Award, and a Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) employee was among the recipients.

The Carol Hole Conference A...

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CCPL launches new Playaway Launchpad tablets for kids

August 23, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. ⁠— Playaway Launchpads are now available at Charleston County Public Library! These popular learning tablets feature high quality, ad-free learning apps and games that are both fun and educational for kids in preschool through...

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Take our Summer Reading survey and you could win an Amazon Fire tablet

August 17, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Charleston County Public Library's 2019 Summer Reading Program has officially ended, and we’re already thinking about next summer! Whether you participated in Summer Reading or not, we'd love to hear from you and value your ...

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Indigo in the Fabric of Early South Carolina

August 16, 2019

Indigo—both as a plant and a dye—forms an important chapter in the early history of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Although its memory flourishes today in conversations and artistic expressions, lingering misconceptions have distorted our gene...

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Happy birthday, Julia Child! Buy a lot of butter and check out these titles

August 15, 2019

In celebration of what would have been Julia Child's 107th birthday, we're digging into the catalog to find some of the great books about working and cooking with one of the greatest chefs ever. 

After teaming up with Lowcountry Food Bank and th...

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The Evolution of Charleston’s Name

August 9, 2019

To commemorate the 236th anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Charleston, let’s take a close look at the legal document that defined the new municipality. Our focus isn’t politics or policy, however, but spelling. The city’s 1783 ...

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The Charleston Baseball Riots of 1869, Part 2

August 2, 2019

Reeling from embarrassment after rioting spoiled an afternoon of baseball on Citadel Green, the divided people of Charleston anxiously prepared for a rematch against the Savannah Base Ball Club in August of 1869. The mayor’s show of force inflam...

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