Margaret Daniel: Enterprising Free Woman of Color

Margaret Daniel: Enterprising Free Woman of Color

February 24, 2023

Margaret Daniel was neither rich nor famous, but the sparse details of her career provide a valuable window into Charleston life around the turn of the nineteenth century. Between the American Revolution and her death in 1817, she baked delicious ...

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CCPL Celebrates National Reading Month Throughout March

CCPL Celebrates National Reading Month Throughout March

February 23, 2023

Join us at CCPL as we celebrate what we do best...reading! March is National Reading Month and we have tons of family-friendly programs to help you celebrate! From our beloved Storytimes to scavenger hunts. See some of our highlighted events below...

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Free Gardening Classes at CCPL

Free Gardening Classes at CCPL

February 22, 2023

Join the Charleston County Public Library for gardening classes with Clemson Extension Horticulture Agent Chris Burtt, for classes on a variety of gardening topics including Spring gardening, native plants of the Lowcountry, and more. Check out th...

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CCPL’s Charleston Time Machine Podcast Makes Radio Debut

CCPL’s Charleston Time Machine Podcast Makes Radio Debut

February 15, 2023

There’s now a new way to listen to Charleston County Public Library’s (CCPL) award-winning local history podcast, The Charleston Time Machine (CTM). Thanks to a partnership with 96.3 FM OHM Radio, the podcast, which focuses on the history of...

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Charleston's First Black Detectives, 1869–1886

February 10, 2023

Americans love novels and movies that portray detectives following a trail of clues to solve a crime. In our community, the City of Charleston hired its first detectives in 1856, during the era of slavery, but a handful of Black detectives joined ...

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February is Heart Health Month!

February is Heart Health Month!

February 2, 2023

February is Heart Health Month and your local Charleston County Public Library is here to keep your heart rate in check!  As part of our mission to enrich lives, we see the importance of enriching our communities with health education and healthy ...

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Searching for the Curtain Wall of Charleston

Searching for the Curtain Wall of Charleston's Colonial Waterfront

January 27, 2023

If you’ve ever walked along the east side of Charleston’s East Bay Street, you’ve stood atop a forgotten brick wall that once defined the city’s waterfront. Construction of this half-mile-long “wharf wall” or “curtain line” commenced in the 1690s ...

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Savannah Highway: The Private Roots of a Public Thoroughfare

Savannah Highway: The Private Roots of a Public Thoroughfare

January 13, 2023

Can you imagine Savannah Highway as a narrow toll road traversing a patchwork of rural plantations? The present broad ribbon of asphalt covers a modest country path created more than two centuries ago by a private corporation. Its purpose was to f...

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CCPL Storytime at the Gibbes

CCPL Storytime at the Gibbes

January 13, 2023

Join CCPL at the Gibbes Museum for a monthly storytime! Every 3rd Monday of each month, starting in March, join us for half an hour of learning, playing and reading! Storytime will be led by a CCPL librarian and will begin at 10:30 a.m. All ages ...

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CCPL closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

CCPL closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 12, 2023

All Charleston County Public Library branches and offices will be closed on Monday, January 16 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. All book drops will remain open during this time. 

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