The “South Carolina Hymn” of 1807

August 10, 2017

Let’s travel back in Lowcountry music history to talk about South Carolina’s first state anthem, or at least the state’s first unofficial anthem.  I’m talking about a piece of music called “the South Carolina Hymn,” which was writ...

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International speaker offers ideas to help residents address issues of social justice, race relations

August 5, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Join Kiran Singh Sirah for “Telling Stories that Matter: Cultivating Community through Story,” a public presentation at Main Library at 6 p.m. on Feb. 5 to explore the role of storytelling as a tool for conflict prevention...

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Teen input needed for best YA fiction survey

August 5, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Librarians across the country are gathering input from teen readers about their favorite fiction titles, and Charleston voices need to be heard! 

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) presents an annual select...

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The Fall of the Urban Vultures

August 4, 2017

Today we’re going to travel back in Lowcountry natural history to continue and conclude our discussion of vultures in urban Charleston.  In the previous episode, I talked about the presence of these scavenging birds in the early days of Charles...

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Celebrate Reading at The Joe

August 1, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Join the library for a fun night of baseball, and help celebrate reading at the Charleston RiverDogs game against Greenville on Sunday, August 6.

The game is at 5:05 p.m. with gates opening at 4 p.m. And, kids under age 13 ge...

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Access Summer Reading records for school

July 31, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. — While CCPL's Summer Reading programs ended July 31, participants can still log in to view and print a record of the books they read or listened to this summer.

Click here to access your Summer Reading account. 
Thanks to ...

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The Rise of the Urban Vultures

July 28, 2017

Today we travel back in Lowcountry natural history to explore a very specific aspect of Charleston’s famous public market, which is the oldest institution of its kind in the United States.  Two hundred and ten years ago this August, Charles...

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CCPL, government officials break ground on Wando Mount Pleasant Library

July 25, 2017

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. — Charleston County Public Library and Charleston County Government officials kicked off the construction of a new library branch in Mount Pleasant during a groundbreaking ceremony on July 25. The 40,000-square foot facility...

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Huzzah For Bastille Day?

July 21, 2017

Today we’re going to travel back in Lowcountry history to talk about Bastille Day, which is celebrated on the 14th of July by Francophiles around the world.  I wrote an essay about this topic a couple of years ago, before I launched this radio...

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How Longitude Lane Got Its Name

July 14, 2017

Longitude Lane is a short, narrow alley in urban Charleston that has captured the imagination of countless tourists and residents alike.  Measuring approximately 540 feet long and just over ten feet wide, Longitude Lane is parallel to and approx...

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