Mr. Duncan’s Trees

September 15, 2017

I’d like to share with you a little mystery that I’ve been trying to solve recently.  Late one evening in early May 1822, a group of four men gathered on a Charleston street, under the cover of some overhanging tree branches, to discuss a sec...

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Folly and West Ashley branches remain closed

September 12, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Due to Tropical Storm Irma, the following Charleston County Public Library branches remain closed until further notice:

The West Ashley branch, located at 45 Windermere Blvd., Charleston

The Folly Beach branch, located at 5...

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The Tornado of 1811

September 8, 2017

Hurricane season brings its share of anxiety, so I’d like to offer a bit of distraction from our current weather uncertainties.  At the risk of adding to your stress, let’s turn back the calendar to early September of 1811, when a tornado mea...

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CCPL to close ahead of Hurricane Irma

September 7, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library will close all its branches starting Friday, Sept. 8 until Tuesday, Sept. 12 due to Hurricane Irma.

We encourage all our patrons to check for updates on our branch closures by visiting Cha...

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CCPL hosts Amnesty Week

September 3, 2017

CHARLESTON, SC – CCPL will waive late fees for overdue materials that are returned during a special Amnesty Week Sept. 18-24. In honor of Library Card Sign-Up Month, CCPL will also waive the fee for replacement library cards during this forgiven...

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The Road Paradox

August 31, 2017

For the first 180 years of Charleston’s existence—from the arrival of the first settlers, through the entire colonial era and the American Revolution, through the War of 1812 and the Nullification Crisis, right up to the middle of the nineteen...

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Saul Alexander Gallery call for submissions

August 30, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Saul Alexander Gallery at Main Library will accept submissions September 1-30. 

This is an opportunity for South Carolina artists and craftsmen to present their work to the public. A jury of local art professionals will...

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Flood researchers need survey participants

August 30, 2017

CHARLESTON, SC – Were you impacted by the catastrophic flooding that hit the Midlands in October 2015 or Hurricane Matthew last November? CCPL supports ongoing research efforts conducted by University of South Carolina's School of Library and I...

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The Omnibus Revolution(s)

August 24, 2017

Let’s roll back the hands of time to talk about a nineteenth-century transportation phenomenon that few people remember, but one that revolutionized the concept of mobility in the Charleston area and continues to impact our community in the twen...

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What (and Where) is Bee’s Ferry?

August 18, 2017

Bee’s Ferry—or more precisely, Bee’s Ferry Road—is a name that’s familiar to everyone who lives west of the Ashley River, or to anyone who has spent time traveling through that area.   If you’re a curious sort of person, perhaps you...

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