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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Charleston County Public Library announces additional branch closures for day of solar eclipse

August 16, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will close all but three of its branches on the day of the solar eclipse, Monday, Aug. 21. The three branches that will remain open are all located in North Charleston and include Cooper...

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The “South Carolina Hymn” of 1807

August 10, 2017

Let’s travel back in Lowcountry music history to talk about South Carolina’s first state anthem, or at least the state’s first unofficial anthem.  I’m talking about a piece of music called “the South Carolina Hymn,” which was writ...

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International speaker offers ideas to help residents address issues of social justice, race relations

August 5, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Join Kiran Singh Sirah for “Telling Stories that Matter: Cultivating Community through Story,” a public presentation at Main Library at 6 p.m. on Feb. 5 to explore the role of storytelling as a tool for conflict prevention...

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Teen input needed for best YA fiction survey

August 5, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Librarians across the country are gathering input from teen readers about their favorite fiction titles, and Charleston voices need to be heard! 

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) presents an annual select...

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The Fall of the Urban Vultures

August 4, 2017

Today we’re going to travel back in Lowcountry natural history to continue and conclude our discussion of vultures in urban Charleston.  In the previous episode, I talked about the presence of these scavenging birds in the early days of Charles...

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Celebrate Reading at The Joe

August 1, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Join the library for a fun night of baseball, and help celebrate reading at the Charleston RiverDogs game against Greenville on Sunday, August 6.

The game is at 5:05 p.m. with gates opening at 4 p.m. And, kids under age 13 ge...

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Access Summer Reading records for school

July 31, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. — While CCPL's Summer Reading programs ended July 31, participants can still log in to view and print a record of the books they read or listened to this summer.

Click here to access your Summer Reading account. 
Thanks to ...

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The Rise of the Urban Vultures

July 28, 2017

Today we travel back in Lowcountry natural history to explore a very specific aspect of Charleston’s famous public market, which is the oldest institution of its kind in the United States.  Two hundred and ten years ago this August, Charles...

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