Women's History Month events at CCPL

March 5, 2018

Great Ladies of the American Revolution: A Lecture Presented by First Lady Martha Washington
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 6:00 PM

John’s Island Regional Library
While the men were busy founding the nation, what were the women up to? Martha Washingt...

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The South Carolina Constitutional Convention of 1868

March 2, 2018

Today I’d like to draw your attention to the 150th anniversary of an important event in the history of Charleston, and the history of South Carolina in general. During a two-month period in the late winter of 1868, elected delegates from every c...

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First Friends book sale of 2018 set for March 2

February 26, 2018

Love a bargain?  Come to the Charleston Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale on Friday, March 2nd and Saturday, March 3rd at the Otranto Regional Library, 2261 Otranto Road, Charleston, SC 29406.  Browse through more than 10,000 gently us...

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Denmark Vesey's winning lottery ticket

February 23, 2018

 I’m feeling lucky today. I’m going to take a chance and attempt to draw your attention to the historical intersection of three entirely separate but related topics: Denmark Vesey, lotteries, and Charleston’s iconic “High Battery” seawa...

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Remembering Rhettsbury

February 16, 2018

One of Charleston’s least-remembered eighteenth-century neighborhoods was a suburban plantation known as “The Point,” then “Rhett’s Point” or “Rhettsbury,” and later, “Trott’s Point.” This tract, which encompassed approximate...

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Read Across America events happening at CCPL branches

February 15, 2018

Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) is joining the nation in celebrating the 20th annual Read Across America event, the signature program presented by the National Education Association (NEA). Read Across America celebrates Dr. Seuss’ birthd...

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George Washington in Charleston, 1791

February 9, 2018

It’s February, and President’s Day is just around the corner. This Federal holiday has officially existed since 1885, but it actually has much deeper roots. During the era of South Carolina’s colonial attachment to Great Britain, we routinel...

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The Story of Gadsden’s Wharf

February 2, 2018

I’d like to invite you to join me for a trip down to Gadsden’s Wharf. Perhaps you’ve heard about this site in the news recently. There’s a movement afoot in our community to raise millions of dollars for a new museum soon to be built at a ...

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CCPL launches new First Monday Gallery Night series highlighting monthly featured artists

February 2, 2018

CHARLESTON, SC – The Saul Alexander Gallery is launching a series that highlights new artwork on display each month. First Monday Gallery Night kicks off on Monday, Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. with an opening reception for this month’s featured artist ...

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Bright Star Theatre to present multiple programs at CCPL honoring African-American History Month

January 31, 2018

The Bright Star Theatre will be in the Lowcountry on Tuesday, Feb. 13 and Wednesday, Feb. 14 to present three unique programs that honor African-American History Month. 

Tuesday, Feb. 13: “Meet Dr. King"
Main Library - 9:30 a.m.
West Ashley Libr...

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