Oqui Adair: First Chinese Resident of South Carolina

Oqui Adair: First Chinese Resident of South Carolina

May 13, 2022

COMING UP ON THE NEXT CHARLESTON TIME MACHINE:

In Hong Kong in the autumn of 1854, a young man boarded a U.S. naval vessel and embarked on an American adventure. Arriving in New York, he worked briefly in Washington D.C. before moving to South Ca...

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Where Did Robert Smalls Live in 1862 Charleston?

Where Did Robert Smalls Live in 1862 Charleston?

May 6, 2022

Robert Smalls became an American icon when he absconded from Charleston with the steamboat Planter in May 1862 to free his family and friends from the bonds of slavery. To better understand his early life, inquiring minds want to identify the loca...

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CCPL’s Chief Deputy Director retiring after 31 years of service, receives award from UofSC

CCPL’s Chief Deputy Director retiring after 31 years of service, receives award from UofSC

May 6, 2022

Written by: Alexis Simmons/CCPL 

The Charleston County Public Library’s (CCPL) Chief Deputy Director, Darlene Jackson, is starting a new chapter and retiring after 31 years of service at CCPL.  

The University of South Carolina’s School of ...

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Celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month with CCPL

Celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month with CCPL

May 1, 2022

Throughout the month of May, the Charleston County Public Library joins the nation in celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month. CCPL has resources and opportunities to learn about the contributions of Jewish Americans.  According to the Charlest...

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Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with CCPL

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with CCPL

May 1, 2022

Join the Charleston County Public Library in celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. It’s a time to highlight the lives and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.  The monthlong celebration began in the United States in...

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Career Connections: Learn about job openings with SSC Services for Education

Career Connections: Learn about job openings with SSC Services for Education

April 27, 2022

The Charleston County Public Library's new video series Career Connections spotlights employers and community service organizations across Charleston County. CCPL is committed to Workforce Development and our goal is to help patrons find gainful e...

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Get prepared for hurricane season at select library branches

Get prepared for hurricane season at select library branches

April 26, 2022

Hurricane season is almost here. Are you prepared?

Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 1-7, 2022. Charleston County's Emergency Management Department will be at select library locations this May discussing hurricane safety, evacuation measures, an...

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Creating a Walled City: The Charleston Enceinte of 1704

Creating a Walled City: The Charleston Enceinte of 1704

April 22, 2022

Fearing a Spanish attack on the capital of South Carolina in 1704, English and French colonists directed enslaved Africans to excavate many tons of earth to create a moat and earthen wall around Charleston. This continuous line of entrenchment, st...

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Join CCPL for free legal classes on Elder Law and Estate Planning with Judge Irvin G. Condon

Join CCPL for free legal classes on Elder Law and Estate Planning with Judge Irvin G. Condon

April 21, 2022

Secure your future and join us along with Charleston County Probate Judge, Irvin G. Condon for two free legal clinics at Cynthia Graham Hurd/St. Andrews Library discussing Elder Law and Estate Planning.

Learn about topics that include Medicare/Me...

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Free Alzheimer

Free Alzheimer's focused classes at select branches

April 21, 2022

NOTE: These programs are no longer in-person and will now take place via Zoom.

Join Charleston County Public Library and the Alzheimer's Association in May for classes discussing a variety of topics surrounding Alzheimer's. Click the topic for...

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