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 entire community and nation, but it was residents of Newtown, Conn. who had to comfort thei...

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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 from Charleston County Public Library.

Anyone with a library card can enjoy...

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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 the senseless murders at Emanuel AME Church.

Although grief doesn’t have a one-s...

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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 at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. 

Hurd was a librarian with Charleston ...

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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 Emanuel AME Church, the family of lifelong Charleston resident...

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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 the lives of nine members of our community, including one of our own - St...

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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 13 others, including major technology and building upgrades.

By nearly a ...

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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 welfare-related organizations in the Lowcountry.

The project focuses on the book No...

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The Steamer Planter

May 12, 2014

Recently various news agencies, including the Charleston Post and Courier and USA Today, reported that underwater archaeologists might have found the wreck of the nineteenth-century steamer Planter. Although I am neither a naval historian nor ...

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Standing room only crowd expected for Friday's YALLFest Preview at CCPL

January 1, 2014

CHARLESTON, S.C. — An overflow, standing-room-only crowd is expected Friday when the Charleston County Public Library hosts some of the top-selling young adult authors as a preview to this weekend’s YALLFest.

Teens from as far away as Ohio an...

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