The Fall of Charles Shinner, Irish Chief Justice of South Carolina

The Fall of Charles Shinner, Irish Chief Justice of South Carolina

March 19, 2021

Chief Justice Charles Shinner garnered prestige and wealth during his first several years in South Carolina, but the enforcement of a controversial British law in late 1765 triggered a tidal wave of political resistance that undermined his career ...

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CCPL’s 'Free and Fresh' program expands access to fresh ingredients

March 19, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) is launching “Free and Fresh,” a new initiative that provides produce to members of the community at no cost to them. Beginning Monday, March 22, a new refrigerator installed inside the St...

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Women's History Month: 7 autobiographies from women leading the way

March 17, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. - March is Women's History Month, a great time to delve into the historic moments led by women and the stories they've collected along the way. That's why this month we have a collection of autobiographies to share that celebrate ...

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CCPL branches to close Thursday afternoon due to threat of inclement weather

CCPL branches to close Thursday afternoon due to threat of inclement weather

March 17, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will be closing all branches Thursday, March 18 at 1 p.m. due to expected severe weather. All book drops/material returns will remain open during this time. CCPL plans to re-open its branc...

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Thank you, Charleston! CCPL pulls in 11 Best Of nominations this year

Thank you, Charleston! CCPL pulls in 11 Best Of nominations this year

March 17, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. - 2021 is definitely looking up for CCPL! We are excited and honored to announce that Charleston County Public Library has been nominated for 11 City Paper Best of Charleston Awards this year! 

Just like years past, voting takes...

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CCPL, Lowcountry Food Bank to distribute produce to communities with limited access to fresh food at 3 library locations

CCPL, Lowcountry Food Bank to distribute produce to communities with limited access to fresh food at 3 library locations

March 16, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) and Lowcountry Food Bank (LFB) are hosting free produce giveaways outside three library locations. Each participant will be given approximately 15 pounds of fresh produce. This is expe...

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Charleston County Parks, CCPL to offer Gold Pass check out program

Charleston County Parks, CCPL to offer Gold Pass check out program

March 15, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Parks and the Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) are pleased to announce a new partnership which will allow library patrons to check out a parks’ Gold Pass.

Beginning today, a Gold Pass can be checke...

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The Rise of Charles Shinner, Irish Chief Justice of South Carolina

The Rise of Charles Shinner, Irish Chief Justice of South Carolina

March 12, 2021

The last six years in the life of Charles Shinner (ca. 1710–1768) unfolded like the plot of a Dickens novel: An obscure, middle-aged Irish lawyer assisted a wealthy English client, whose influential family nominated him for a prestigious post in a...

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CCPL, Charleston County team up with Fetter Health Care for single-dose COVID-19 vaccines at 2 locations

CCPL, Charleston County team up with Fetter Health Care for single-dose COVID-19 vaccines at 2 locations

March 10, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston County and Fetter Health Care will offer the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine on Tuesday, March 16 and Thursday, March 25 as part of our COVID-19 Rural Vaccination Program.

The first vaccine clinic location will...

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Library cardholders can now receive curated reading lists online

Library cardholders can now receive curated reading lists online

March 8, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Library visitors can now receive personalized book recommendations from Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) literary experts. Through a new online form, the library asks cardholders about their reading preferences, like fa...

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