Join our Career Readiness Series at the Main Library

Join our Career Readiness Series at the Main Library

September 1, 2022

Whether you are entering the workforce for the first time or would like to polish your professional skills, join us for a rundown on resumes, interviews, and more.

This Career Readiness Series is taking place at the Main Library in the Tech Team ...

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CCPL Celebrates Library Card Sign-Up Month in September

CCPL Celebrates Library Card Sign-Up Month in September

August 31, 2022

The Charleston County Public Library is joining with libraries nationwide and the American Library Association to celebrate Library Card Sign-Up Month in September!  A library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learni...

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Select CCPL Branches Closing Early due to Inclement Weather

Select CCPL Branches Closing Early due to Inclement Weather

August 29, 2022

Due to inclement weather, the following library branches are closing early Monday, August 29:

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Join the Horror Reads Book Club at Main LIbrary

Join the Horror Reads Book Club at Main LIbrary

August 29, 2022

Main Library - Do you like your books with a hint of dark and spooky? Check out Main Library's monthly Horror Reads Book Club for adults where each month we discuss a selection of modern horror tales filled with ghosts, hauntings, witches, zombi...

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Enter CCPL's Kids Annual Bookmark Design Contest

August 24, 2022

The Charleston County Public Library's Kids Annual Bookmark Design Contest kicks off in September! It is open to children who are in pre-school through fifth grade. Starting September 1, visit any branch to grab an entry form and design a bookmark...

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Careening across the Lowcountry in the Age of Sail

Careening across the Lowcountry in the Age of Sail

August 12, 2022

The waterways of coastal South Carolina once teemed with a large variety of wooden sailing vessels, all of which required frequent maintenance to keep their hulls in ship shape. The work of careening, or rotating a vessel to expose its lower hull,...

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James Island History Series Discussions

James Island History Series Discussions

August 2, 2022

Join Librarian Mike Corbo for a discussion on the history of James Island. Each topic is an extension of the Augment Reality Project made possible by a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services adm...

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Kids Quilting Workshop with Cookie Washington

Kids Quilting Workshop with Cookie Washington

August 2, 2022

Children are invited to participate in a quilting workshop that includes storytelling elements with textile artist Cookie Washington, in partnership with the International African American Museum (IAAM). Participants will learn about a true incide...

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Johns Island Community Field School Listening Sessions

Johns Island Community Field School Listening Sessions

August 2, 2022

Community input is sought to help shape a series of field schools focused on researching and documenting late 19th and early 20th century public buildings and their role within the African-American community on Johns Island.

Beginning in Summer 2...

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Charleston’s Second Ice Age: Rise of the Machines

Charleston’s Second Ice Age: Rise of the Machines

July 29, 2022

Ice was a summer luxury in antebellum Charleston, brought southward in blocks by ships from New England. The invention of ice-making machines after the Civil War transformed the industry, but a sour economy and consumer skepticism delayed local ad...

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