Charleston’s Contested Election of 1868

Charleston’s Contested Election of 1868

November 6, 2020

What happens when a politician refuses to concede defeat and won’t leave office? That timely question isn’t new to the American experience, and Charleston’s own political history contains a colorful example of this legal conundrum. More than one h...

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New job openings in the Charleston area

New job openings in the Charleston area

November 4, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Attention Job Seekers! From time to time, the Workforce Development Team at CCPL will use this platform to share information about employment opportunities in our service areas. While we are committed to connecting you with reso...

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CCPL offering notary public services at select library branches

CCPL offering notary public services at select library branches

November 3, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) is now offering notary public services at 11 of its branches. These services had been unavailable since CCPL closed all branches in March due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

“Through our ...

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Support Charleston Friends of the Library on November 14th at a Pop-Up Book Sale

Support Charleston Friends of the Library on November 14th at a Pop-Up Book Sale

November 3, 2020

If you've enjoyed a library program in the past, there's a good chance it's thanks to the efforts of the Charleston Friends of the Library!

The Charleston Friends of the Library is a volunteer-run nonprofit and one of CCPL's biggest advocates. Mo...

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Meet Your Library: Staff Spotlight on the Branch Manager of Bees Ferry West Ashley

Meet Your Library: Staff Spotlight on the Branch Manager of Bees Ferry West Ashley

November 3, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Bees Ferry West Ashley Library is now open! The new library opened its doors to the public for the first time on Monday, Nov. 2 at 3035 Sanders Road in Charleston.

The 20,000-square-foot library has many exciting features...

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Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with this collection of titles at CCPL

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with this collection of titles at CCPL

November 2, 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. 

But it...

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The Decline of Voter Suppression in South Carolina, 1900–1965

The Decline of Voter Suppression in South Carolina, 1900–1965

October 30, 2020

During the first half of the twentieth century, South Carolina’s political landscape was controlled by a single party of conservative White men who manipulated the state’s legal framework to silence dissenting voices. The campaign to dismantle bar...

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Explore the past and present of Native peoples this Native American Heritage Month with CCPL

Explore the past and present of Native peoples this Native American Heritage Month with CCPL

October 30, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - November is National Native American Heritage Month, which was originally authorized and requested by President George H.W. Bush in 1990 and has since been issued as an annual proclamation. Presidents since Bush have urged Ameri...

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Read for the Record with CCPL

Read for the Record with CCPL

October 29, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Help set a world record for the number of people reading or listening to the same book on one day. Join us at any of our locations on Thursday, Oct. 29 to participate in Jumpstart's Read for the Record. From our live storytime o...

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9 hauntingly great reads for Halloween

9 hauntingly great reads for Halloween

October 27, 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. 

But it...

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