Wrap up Latino Books Month and head into summer with this list of Latin-American fiction titles by women in translation

Wrap up Latino Books Month and head into summer with this list of Latin-American fiction titles by women in translation

May 19, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - No one knows books and gives better recommendations than librarians. That's one of our favorite things to do, and we spend a lot of time researching and reading new books and old ones to keep our recommendations fresh. 

With o...

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Hucksters’ Paradise: Mobile Food in Urban Charleston, Part 1

Hucksters’ Paradise: Mobile Food in Urban Charleston, Part 1

May 15, 2020

Vending food on the streets of Charleston was a major form of commerce for centuries before it all but disappeared in the mid-twentieth century. Mobile and musical hucksters, predominantly of African descent, carried food around the city in basket...

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Must-read books for Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Must-read books for Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May 12, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - No one knows books and gives better recommendations than librarians. That's one of our favorite things to do, and we spend a lot of time researching and reading new books and old ones to keep our recommendations fresh. 

With o...

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Computers open at Palmetto Goodwill Career Opportunity Centers

Computers open at Palmetto Goodwill Career Opportunity Centers

May 12, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Palmetto Goodwill is an incredible organization for job seekers in the Lowcountry.  The supportive staff at their Career Opportunity Centers can assist you with everything from applying for unemployment, figuring out what it t...

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Library partners offer support and resources during COVID-19 pandemic

Library partners offer support and resources during COVID-19 pandemic

May 12, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - At Charleston County Public Library, our mission is to connect our diverse community to information, foster lifelong learning and enrich lives.  We have many non-profit partners that offer a variety of support services and res...

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Dining and Drinking in Charleston Before the Food and Beverage Industry

Dining and Drinking in Charleston Before the Food and Beverage Industry

May 8, 2020

Have you heard this one? A stranger walks into a time machine and says, “Take me back to a place and time in historic Charleston where I can buy a meal and a drink without having to toil over a hot stove.” The operator turns to the camera and ...

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CCPL announces phased reopening plans after closure due to COVID-19 pandemic

CCPL announces phased reopening plans after closure due to COVID-19 pandemic

May 8, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) is preparing for a phased reopening of its library branches, which have been closed since March 16 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are the important dates related to the resuming o...

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Learn to play from Grammy winners! CCPL rolls out music lesson service on rbDigital

Learn to play from Grammy winners! CCPL rolls out music lesson service on rbDigital

May 6, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston County Public Library and rbDigital teamed up to provide a new digital service for patrons interested in spending their time in quarantine learning to play an instrument. Starting now, ArtistWorks for Libraries is ava...

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Grant funding available for restaurant workers

Grant funding available for restaurant workers

May 5, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Coronavirus pandemic drastically affected service sector jobs in Charleston County and South Carolina. Workers in industries such as restaurants, hotels, childcare services, retail trade and transportation services have tak...

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Kick off Latino Books Month with 40 great reads

Kick off Latino Books Month with 40 great reads

May 4, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Since 2004, May has been the home of Latino Books Month. The month-long celebration encourages readers to discover Latino books that highlight Latino culture and Latin American identity in both English and Spanish.

This year, w...

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