James Island Library now closed ahead of opening at new, larger location

September 28, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) has closed the James Island branch at 1248 Camp Road in preparation for the opening of the new Baxter Patrick James Island Library. Staff and materials will be moved to the new branc...

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Grief, Crime, and Mercy in Colonial Charleston: The Story of Elizabeth McQueen, Part 2

September 27, 2019

Accused of having murdered her newborn child, Elizabeth McQueen was arrested and transported to urban Charleston to stand trial in 1747. Details gleaned from contemporary documents allow us to reconstruct many of the experiences this half-Creek wo...

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CCPL to host 3 panel discussions during 2019 Black Ink Festival

September 23, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Are you an aspiring author, or just interested in learning more about what goes into writing and publishing a book? Join CCPL, in partnership with the Black Ink Festival, this October for a series of panel discussions.

The Cha...

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Grief, Crime, and Mercy in Colonial Charleston: The Story of Elizabeth McQueen, Part 1

September 20, 2019

When an unmarried young woman of Native American ancestry lost a newborn child in 1747, her white neighbors on the frontier of South Carolina interpreted her private grief as a mask for clandestine guilt and summoned the force of English law. Toda...

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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

CHARLESTON, S.C. – When one door closes, another one opens. As construction at the new Baxter-Patrick James Island Library nears completion, Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) plans to close the current branch at 1248 Camp Road on Saturday,...

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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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