CCPL hosts Eclipse Across America events

July 10, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Charleston County Public Library will provide numerous opportunities in August for residents of all ages to learn about the upcoming solar eclipse and pick up a pair of free safety glasses. A total eclipse of the sun will be v...

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Lord Adam Gordon’s description of Charleston, 1765

June 30, 2017

Today we’re going to travel back to the year 1765 and listen to the words of Lord Adam Gordon, who visited Charleston and the Lowcountry of South Carolina as part of an extended tour of the American colonies.

Adam Gordon was born around the yea...

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Book drive to support literacy in honor of Cynthia Graham Hurd

June 27, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Reading Partners of Charleston and the Charleston County Public Library along with Live5 News, Wells Fargo and Mellow Mushroom are teaming up for a month-long book drive in July to collect new and gently used children’s boo...

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Carolina Day: A Primer for Newcomers

June 23, 2017

Today we’re going to travel back in Lowcountry history to explore the genesis and legacy of a public holiday called “Carolina Day.”  Carolina Day is celebrated on the 28th of June every year, and that’s been the case since 1777.  The day...

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Vendue Range: A Brief History

June 9, 2017

Today we’re going to travel back in Lowcountry history to explore the roots of a site in urban Charleston called Vendue Range.  Almost everybody who’s been to Charleston in the past twenty-odd years has probably visited Vendue Range, but the...

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CCPL selected for first-of-its-kind internship program

June 9, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will participate in a connected learning summer internship program sponsored by the Public Library Association (PLA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). Through its I...

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Library architects to present designs for new St. Paul’s branch during June 12 community meeting

June 6, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will host a community meeting on Tuesday, June 12 to share information with the public about updated designs for the new St. Paul’s Branch library. Local residents overwhelmingly appr...

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A Brief History of Marion Square, Part 2

June 2, 2017

In our last episode, we talked about history of the Charleston park called Marion Square from the early 1700s through the American Civil War, so let’s resume the narrative with the Confederate evacuation of Charleston in February of 1865.

On th...

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CCPL announces effort to reduce plastic waste in local waterways

June 1, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) has committed to ending the distribution of single-use plastic bags at all 16 branch locations in an effort to fight marine debris that pollutes waterways and oceans. The National Marine...

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A Brief History of Marion Square, Part 1

May 26, 2017

Today we’re going to explore the history of a specific piece of property in urban Charleston called Marion Square. I’m sure most of you know the piece of land I’m talking about, but in case you’re new to the Lowcountry, we’ll begin with...

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