CCPL, government officials break ground on Wando Mount Pleasant Library

July 25, 2017

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. — Charleston County Public Library and Charleston County Government officials kicked off the construction of a new library branch in Mount Pleasant during a groundbreaking ceremony on July 25. The 40,000-square foot facility...

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Huzzah For Bastille Day?

July 21, 2017

Today we’re going to travel back in Lowcountry history to talk about Bastille Day, which is celebrated on the 14th of July by Francophiles around the world.  I wrote an essay about this topic a couple of years ago, before I launched this radio...

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How Longitude Lane Got Its Name

July 14, 2017

Longitude Lane is a short, narrow alley in urban Charleston that has captured the imagination of countless tourists and residents alike.  Measuring approximately 540 feet long and just over ten feet wide, Longitude Lane is parallel to and approx...

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Library architects to present designs for new branch in West Ashley during July 24 community meeting

July 12, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library will host a community meeting on Monday, July 24 to share information with the public about updated designs for the new library branch that will be located in West Ashley. Local residents over...

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Patrons invited to local branches to be photographed for new website

July 11, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) announces a casting call for patrons who love their local library! CCPL customers of all ages are invited to visit their nearest regional branch and be photographed using library service...

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CCPL hosts Eclipse Across America events

July 10, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Charleston County Public Library will provide numerous opportunities in August for residents of all ages to learn about the upcoming solar eclipse and pick up a pair of free safety glasses. A total eclipse of the sun will be v...

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Lord Adam Gordon’s description of Charleston, 1765

June 30, 2017

Today we’re going to travel back to the year 1765 and listen to the words of Lord Adam Gordon, who visited Charleston and the Lowcountry of South Carolina as part of an extended tour of the American colonies.

Adam Gordon was born around the yea...

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Book drive to support literacy in honor of Cynthia Graham Hurd

June 27, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Reading Partners of Charleston and the Charleston County Public Library along with Live5 News, Wells Fargo and Mellow Mushroom are teaming up for a month-long book drive in July to collect new and gently used children’s boo...

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Carolina Day: A Primer for Newcomers

June 23, 2017

Today we’re going to travel back in Lowcountry history to explore the genesis and legacy of a public holiday called “Carolina Day.”  Carolina Day is celebrated on the 28th of June every year, and that’s been the case since 1777.  The day...

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Vendue Range: A Brief History

June 9, 2017

Today we’re going to travel back in Lowcountry history to explore the roots of a site in urban Charleston called Vendue Range.  Almost everybody who’s been to Charleston in the past twenty-odd years has probably visited Vendue Range, but the...

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