Summer Reading Program participation increases as joint effort focus on literacy, feeding

September 19, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. – More than 20 percent more Charleston County School District (CCSD) students enriched their brains this summer over last year through participation in the Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) Summer Reading Program. CCPL a...

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CCPL continues seeking community input on new St. Paul’s Hollywood Library programs, events and creative studio

September 17, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) want more community input! CCPL hosted a Community Forum on Sept. 17 to collect input and opinions from community members about potential programs/events and makerspace equipment for the n...

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The Auction Sales of Enslaved Residents in Colonial Era Charleston

September 13, 2019

Charleston was once the most active marketplace for enslaved people in North America. While incoming Africans were usually sold from the decks of the vessels that brought them here, enslaved people who already lived and worked in the South Carolin...

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CCPL to close James Island Library on Sept. 28

September 10, 2019

Please note: This has been updated to include additional bookmobile stops at the James Island Library during the closure period. 

CHARLESTON, S.C. – When one door closes, another one opens. As construction at the new Baxter-Patrick James Islan...

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CCPL seeking community input on new St. Paul’s Hollywood Library programs, events and creative studio

September 9, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) wants your input! CCPL is hosting a community forum on Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. to collect input and opinions from community members about potential programs/events and make...

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10 road-trip worthy audiobook recommendations for the Dorian evacuation

September 2, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The governor on Sunday issued mandatory evacuations for coastal counties and lane reversals on Interstate 26 start on Monday afternoon.

That means gassing up the car, filling prescriptions, taking care of pets, and making pla...

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Make this fall cook in the Charlie Cart mobile kitchen with Lowcountry Food Bank and CCPL

September 2, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Wondering how to prepare the beautiful produce that our local farmers are growing and selling at the farmers market? Do you have a knee-high sous chef whose interest in cooking you want to foster and develop in a safe, education...

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CCPL branches will remain closed until Monday as Lowcountry cleans up after Hurricane Dorian

September 1, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Charleston County Public Library branches will remain closed through the weekend as the Lowcountry shifts to cleaning up after Hurricane Dorian. All branches except for the Otranto Road branch will reopen on Monday, Sept. 9. ...

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CCPL celebrates Library Card Sign Up Month in September

August 30, 2019

CHARLESTON, SC - This September Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) is joining the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-Up Month, a time to remind parents, caregivers and students that a lib...

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The Sales of Incoming Africans on the Wharves of Colonial Charleston

August 30, 2019

The entry of more than 150,000 African captives into the port of Charleston before the year 1808 forms one of the most important themes in the history of this community, but there are many local details about this international traffic in human ca...

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