Manage your mind with these health and wellness reads

Manage your mind with these health and wellness reads

April 20, 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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Join CCPL for the Met Opera

Join CCPL for the Met Opera's all-star At-Home Gala on Saturday, April 25

April 18, 2020

New York — The Metropolitan Opera announced plans today to live-stream what it is billing as an At-Home Gala on Saturday, April 25, at 1 p.m., featuring performances by many of the company’s most prominent artists, live from their own quaranti...

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Four more reasons you need a CCPL eCard if you don

Four more reasons you need a CCPL eCard if you don't have one: Check out these new services

April 18, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston County Public Library and rbDigital are launching four new video channels this week: The Great Courses, Qello Concerts, Learn It Live, and Method Test Prep. 

They will join Acorn TV, IndieFlix, and Pongalo Novela Cl...

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Poetry Month is more than halfway over, but these book recommendations will have you leaving the prose alone for months to come

Poetry Month is more than halfway over, but these book recommendations will have you leaving the prose alone for months to come

April 17, 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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Charleston at 350: The Legacy of Founding Decisions

Charleston at 350: The Legacy of Founding Decisions

April 17, 2020

The City of Charleston is celebrating its 350th birthday this month, as is the state of South Carolina in general. While the festivities may be subdued for the moment, the quiet passing of this anniversary presents an opportunity to contemplate th...

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Read-alike suggestions for The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Read-alike suggestions for The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

April 16, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - If you enjoyed this morning's read-along of "The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler" with Sally from Main Library, then you'll probably also enjoy these titles!

Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett

When a book of unexplai...

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Craft time: Build your own greenhouse with old CD cases

Craft time: Build your own greenhouse with old CD cases

April 16, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Finally! There's a use for all those old CD cases! Kids, if you have no idea what a CD or a cD case is, don't worry. Your parents can explain the 90s to you while making this fun craft. 

This awesome greenhouse tutorial comes ...

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Let your knowledge of eagles fly high with these ebook recommendations

Let your knowledge of eagles fly high with these ebook recommendations

April 15, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - If you joined our field trip to the zoo this afternoon, you got to learn about four bald eagles who have made their home at the Cincinnati Zoo. 

Do you remember their names? Can you remember how they ended up at the zoo? We're...

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Thinking about starting a family read-along night? Our librarian has a great list of books perfect for your new activity

Thinking about starting a family read-along night? Our librarian has a great list of books perfect for your new activity

April 14, 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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Quarantine in Charleston Harbor, 1698–1949

Quarantine in Charleston Harbor, 1698–1949

April 10, 2020

Separating the sick from the healthy has been a part of Charleston’s public health policy since 1698, when our provincial government instituted a quarantine policy unprecedented in the English-speaking world. Over the ensuing two and a half cent...

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