Escaping Slavery: Resistance on the Run

Escaping Slavery: Resistance on the Run

August 20, 2021

Slavery was legal in South Carolina until 1865, during which time thousands of enslaved people of African descent bravely rejected their condition and fled to gain freedom elsewhere. This steady stream of fugitives motivated white authorities to c...

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CCPL launches Teen Volunteer program at 4 locations

CCPL launches Teen Volunteer program at 4 locations

August 18, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Teenagers looking for a fun and rewarding volunteer opportunity are encouraged to apply for the Charleston County Public Library’s new Teen Volunteer program known as “VolunTeens”.   Participants in the VolunTeen program will ga...

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Books on Buses: CCPL, CARTA expand free book program to two more bus stops

Books on Buses: CCPL, CARTA expand free book program to two more bus stops

August 18, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Public transportation riders in Charleston County will now have access to even more free books at additional bus stops. The Charleston County Public Library and The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) ...

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Spotlight on new jobseeker resource: Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center

Spotlight on new jobseeker resource: Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center

August 17, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Infobase’s Ferguson's Career Guidance Center is now available on the Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) website.  Jobseekers can complete a couple easy steps to access this comprehensive life-long learning career explora...

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Charleston’s Half-Moon Battery, 1694–1768

Charleston’s Half-Moon Battery, 1694–1768

August 13, 2021

The Half-Moon Battery is a historic structure in urban Charleston that formed part of the town’s earliest fortifications. Construction of its curving brick wall commenced in the mid-1690s, and the structure was completed and armed in 1702. Its can...

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A conversation with Technology Librarian Melissa Hatch

A conversation with Technology Librarian Melissa Hatch

August 11, 2021

Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) created a Workforce Development Taskforce eighteen months ago.  Initially, this group was assembled and tasked with creating a virtual curriculum of jobseeker services and resources on library social media p...

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CCPL to open renovated John’s Island Library on Aug. 23

CCPL to open renovated John’s Island Library on Aug. 23

August 10, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will open the renovated John’s Island Library, located at 3531 Maybank Highway, on Monday, Aug. 23. The public is invited to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony beginning at 9:30 a.m...

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Join CCPL's Hydration Challenge for a chance to win a $100 gift card

August 2, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Charleston County Public Library is encouraging people to drink more water by joining the Hydration Challenge.

Patrons 12 and older can receive a free CCPL color-changing water bottle and have a chance to win a $100 gift ca...

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CCPL’s Free and Fresh program expands to Dart, Otranto Road libraries

CCPL’s Free and Fresh program expands to Dart, Otranto Road libraries

July 29, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) is expanding its Free and Fresh program to two new branches thanks to funding from Healthy Tri-County. The program will launch at the Otranto Road Library (2261 Otranto Road) and the ...

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On Interviewing: Answering the question:

On Interviewing: Answering the question: 'Tell us about a difficult situation and how you handled it'

July 28, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Imagine yourself going into a job interview excited and feeling positive about presenting your skillset, achievements, and accomplishments to a prospective employer. Suddenly that enthusiasm and optimism is deflated when you are...

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