Park Circle: Vestige of the Original North Charleston Concept

Park Circle: Vestige of the Original North Charleston Concept

December 2, 2022

Long before the rise of the present municipality, a group of capitalists coined the name “North Charleston” in 1912 to describe a bold development scheme on the west bank of the Cooper River. The heart of the proposed 6,000-acre city was an upscal...

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The Grand Model: John Culpeper

The Grand Model: John Culpeper's 1672 Plan for Charles Town

November 18, 2022

How did a maritime forest between the rivers Ashley and Cooper become the urban streetscape we call Charleston? The spark of this long transformation occurred in 1672, when South Carolina’s Surveyor General drew a plan for a town on the verdant pe...

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American Heart Association partners with the Charleston County Public Library to provide blood pressure kits

American Heart Association partners with the Charleston County Public Library to provide blood pressure kits

November 14, 2022

 

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The American Heart Association, a global force for longer, healthier lives, is excited to announce a new initiative that is being launched with Charleston County Public Libraries (CCPL).

Meeting people where they are is par...

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NatureScape Interactive Exhibit

NatureScape Interactive Exhibit

November 14, 2022

Bees Ferry West Ashley Library - Discover an interactive environment based in nature, art and science where you're encouraged to see, hear and touch the exhibit! Explore four different NatureScapes designed for quiet exploration. Many of the items...

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CCPL receives donation from Motley Rice Law Firm to support afterschool food program at James Island library

CCPL receives donation from Motley Rice Law Firm to support afterschool food program at James Island library

November 10, 2022

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) has received a $2,500 charitable contribution from the Motley Rice Law Firm to support the Kids Café program at the Baxter-Patrick James Island Library. This donation will help to ...

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Write a Letter to a Veteran

Write a Letter to a Veteran

November 8, 2022

Visit the Bees Ferry West Ashley Library to write a letter to a Veteran. Of all the items included in care packages to veterans, deployed troops, new recruits and first responders, the most cherished are the personal letters of appreciation. 

Th...

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Planning Charleston in 1672: The Etiwan Removal

Planning Charleston in 1672: The Etiwan Removal

November 4, 2022

Charleston on the peninsula called Oyster Point became the capital of South Carolina in 1680, but plans for the port town commenced nearly a decade earlier. One of the first steps in its creation was an act of displacement ignored by later histori...

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West Ashley Library closing for renovation

West Ashley Library closing for renovation

November 4, 2022

The West Ashley Library, located at 45 Windermere Blvd, will be closing on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 5 p.m. to undergo renovations as part of the ongoing referendum-funded project. The library will receive an interior refresh including new paint, carpe...

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CCPL will be closed for Veterans Day

CCPL will be closed for Veterans Day

October 31, 2022

In recognition of Veterans Day, all Charleston County Public Library branches will be closed on Friday, November 11th, 2022. Book drops will remain open during this time. 

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