Artist to paint mural honoring library employee shot at Emanuel AME

February 22, 2016
CHARLESTON, S.C. — A world renowned artist is painting a colorful, wall-sized mural of books on the side of the John L. Dart Branch Library…

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Library architects seek input for new branches; community meetings begin next week

September 9, 2015
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The public has spoken, but we need to hear more. In November, Charleston County Public Library asked residents if they wanted to…

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Sandy Hook responder visits August 29 to share tips to help Charleston heal

August 20, 2015
CHARLESTON, S.C. — In December 2012, a lone gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School and killed 26 children and adults. His actions traumatized an…

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New streaming services are free for those with library cards

July 29, 2015
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Charleston County residents now can stream a wide variety of music and award-winning independent films for free through two online services available…

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Art workshops designed to help community healing

July 21, 2015
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Charleston's heart is broken, and area residents are struggling with feelings of grief, fear, anger and helplessness as they try to understand…

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Family establishes Cynthia Graham Hurd Memorial Fund

June 23, 2015
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Cynthia Graham Hurd, a career librarian and community leader died Wednesday, June 17, after a gunman killed nine people in a bible study…

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Charleston shooting victim loved community and serving others

June 19, 2015
Statement from the family of Cynthia Graham Hurd CHARLESTON, S.C. — Although burdened with grief at their loss and overwhelmed with questions about Wednesday’s shooting at Mother…

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Library closings announced; Charleston County Public Library manager killed in church shooting

June 18, 2015
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Charleston County Public Library is devastated by the senseless shootings Wednesday night at Mother Emmanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston that took…

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Building Referendum passes by nearly 3-to-1 margin

November 4, 2014
Local residents showed their support for Charleston County Public Library in November 2014 by overwhelmingly approving a referendum to build five new libraries and renovate…

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CCPL receives grant to promote reading and animal welfare

July 8, 2014
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Charleston County Public Library received a $3,500 grant to encourage reading and hold events to raise awareness of animal welfare issues and…

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