A Brief History of Benne in the Lowcountry

January 24, 2017

Benne (or sesame) seeds are a staple ingredient of many Lowcountry dishes and desserts, but when and from where did it come to Charleston?  In this episode, we’ll explore the earliest descriptions of benne cultivation and use here, and the col...

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Podcast Premiere: Invasion 1706!

January 17, 2017

I’m pleased to announce the publication of my first podcast: a digital audio version of my recent “Invasion of 1706” radio program.  You can listen to the program here on the Charleston Time Machine whenever you like, and soon you’ll be...

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Margaret Reider

January 1, 2017

An avid reader her whole life, Margaret (Peggy) Reider is lead guide at the Drayton Hall Historic Site. She joined the Charleston County Public Library Board of Trustees in 2009.

Reider's love for reading goes back to one of her very first jobs w...

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Steven Clem

January 1, 2017

A finance and tax professional, Steven Clem, E.A. is the founder and president of the Clem Collaborative, a firm specializing in tax preparation, tax planning and financial planning for individuals, small businesses, estates and trusts. He was app...

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Maya Hollinshead

January 1, 2017

A native of North Charleston, Maya Hollinshead is a program assistant with the Medical University of South Carolina Library where she is responsible for coordinating the university's Hands of Health-South Carolina website to provide South Carolina...

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Ed Fava

January 1, 2017

A retiree, E.E. (Ed) Fava served for 12 years as administrator for Charleston County Government after completing a 26-year career in the U.S. Navy. He was appointed to the Charleston County Public Library Board of Trustees in 2010.

Fava is a form...

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Brian Norris

January 1, 2017

An expert in Latin America, Dr. Brian Norris is an assistant professor in The Citadel's Department of Criminal Justice. Norris joined the Charleston County Public Library Board of Trustees in 2014.

A resident of Latin America for five years, he h...

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Dart Library Bike Rodeo to honor librarian’s legacy

November 9, 2016

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Families are invited to take part in a Bike Rodeo presented by John L. Dart Library, the City of Charleston Police Department, and Safe Kids Trident Area. 

During the event, visitors will pedal through a bicycle obstacle co...

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CCPL named one of America’s Star Libraries

November 7, 2016

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Charleston County Public Library was named one of America’s best public libraries by Library Journal, the oldest and most respected publication in the field. Through a rating system that measures the services of more than 7,...

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Generous Donation for New Collection

August 18, 2016

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