Reading companion to Conversation with Chef Charlotte Jenkins

March 9, 2019

Gullah Geechee foodways provide us all with a doorway into understanding the Gullah Geechee because food carries both culture and history, as audiences learned at our recent talk with Chef Charlotte Jenkins at the Hurd/St. Andrews Library.  Her c...

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Abraham the Unstoppable, Part 4

March 8, 2019

Stricken with the deadly smallpox, Abraham convalesced in Charleston in the late winter of 1760 before embarking on another round-trip journey carrying official messages through the dangerous Cherokee territory. Having witnessed grotesque scenes o...

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Extra innings: 15 books about baseball to add to every reading list

March 4, 2019

The crack of the bat. The roar of the crowd. The smell of peanuts and hot dogs and dollar beers. These are the signs that baseball season is back! 

From the opening pitch, through the seventh inning stretch, and to the final out, it seems everyo...

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Money Smart Week at CCPL

March 2, 2019

Everyone can use a little help improving their money management skills. But where can you find the resources and information you need to make sound financial decisions? Your local library, of course!

Spend Money Smart Week, from March 30 to April...

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Abraham the Unstoppable, Part 3

March 1, 2019

Today we continue our narrative of the enslaved man Abraham by following his perilous solo trek from the Cherokee mountains of eastern Tennessee to the coastal port of Charleston, with a few pit stops along the way. Promised freedom if he could co...

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Charlotte leader to serve as next executive director for Charleston County Public Library

February 26, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Angela Craig, a regional library leader who manages two major Charlotte libraries, will be Charleston County Public Library’s new executive director, the library’s Board of Trustees announced Tuesday.

“Angela is the per...

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Which Dr. Seuss book defines you?

February 26, 2019

Just in time for this year's Read Across America, we have a new quiz to give you some insight into who you are. This month, we're challenging you to find out which Dr. Seuss book defines you! 

With seven questions about movies, art, nature, and ...

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The Green Book for Charleston, 1938-1966

February 22, 2019

The Oscar buzz surrounding the 2018 film, Green Book, has generated a lot of public interest in the publication that inspired the name of the movie. Charleston isn’t part of the film’s 1962 storyline, but our community was definitely included ...

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Help CCPL bring home a "Best Of" Award -- or five!

February 21, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - We are thrilled to announce that Charleston County Public Library has been nominated for five - yes, five! - City Paper Best of Charleston 2019 Awards! 

From our Charleston history podcast, The Charleston Time Machine, to ou...

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CCPL revs up for NEA's Read Across America

February 19, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) is joining the nation in celebrating the National Education Association's (NEA) 21st annual Read Across America event. Several library branches will host celebrity readers during events ...

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