Charleston’s Victory Day, Part 2

December 21, 2017

The 14th of December is an important date in the calendar of Charleston history that deserves to be remembered and celebrated. On this day in 1782, the last of the British forces that had occupied this city for more than two-and-a-half years made ...

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Charleston’s Victory Day, Part 1

December 14, 2017

The 14th of December is an important date in the calendar of Charleston history that deserves to be remembered and celebrated. On this day in 1782, the last of the British forces that had occupied this city for more than two-and-a-half years made ...

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Racial disparities report now available at CCPL branches

December 13, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The College of Charleston’s Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) and the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture are pleased to announce copies of the groundbreaking report The State of Racial D...

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The Story of Susan’s Library

December 7, 2017

The Charleston County Public Library system has officially existed for just about eighty-seven years, but this week we’re celebrating the 90th anniversary of our oldest branch. In the autumn of 1927, Susan Dart Butler opened a free library in a ...

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Get ready for the holidays with CCPL

December 4, 2017

Get ready for the holidays with plenty of festive events and activities at your local library! From plays and storytimes to musical performances and movie screenings, there's something for everyone. And check out these photos from the Charleston C...

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Celebrate the 90th anniversary of John L. Dart Library

December 4, 2017

CHARLESTON, SC - Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will host a 90th anniversary celebration of Dart Hall Library and the John L. Dart Library from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9 at the John L. Dart Library, located at 1067 King Str...

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Carolina’s Bajan Roots, Part 2

December 1, 2017

Let’s continue our conversation about the connections between South Carolina and the Caribbean Island of Barbados with a bit of review to refresh your memory. At the turn of the seventeenth century, England was very keen to get involved in the E...

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Coming to 5 library branches: Porkchop Productions presents Holly and the Christmas Kerfuffle

November 29, 2017

With only a week left before Christmas, toys are disappearing from Santa's Workshop, and Holly has to catch the toy thief fast! Big laughs, crazy costumes and an important lesson about believing in yourself are highlighted in this holiday favorite...

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Thanksgiving in Early Charleston

November 22, 2017

It’s Thanksgiving season again, and for most people that means a day of rest, relaxation, and feasting with close friends and family. As a historian working in an old city, I have learned that Thanksgiving also includes at least ten people askin...

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