Head back to school with these CCPL events

August 6, 2018

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Get ready for heading back to school with plenty of fun library events. From giveaways to games to movies, we have something for everyone! 



Back To School Giveaway (children and teens)
Aug. 1-Aug. 15
Cooper River Memo...

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The Watch House: South Carolina’s First Police Station, 1701–1725

August 3, 2018

South Carolina’s first police station was a brick “Watch House” constructed around 1701 at the intersection of Broad and East Bay Streets in Charleston. Built to shelter both the town’s nocturnal watchmen and the lawbreakers they caught on...

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Cooper River Memorial Library reopens after power outage Wednesday

August 1, 2018

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - Cooper River Memorial Branch reopened Thursday after a power outage on Wednesday forced the branch to close early. 

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I am the Trickster: The Resurrection and Burial of Charles Barker Nixon

July 27, 2018

After last week’s cliffhanger, we now return to the story of Charles Barker Nixon, a traveling magician and escape artist who came to Charleston in 1876 to be buried alive for the amusement of a crowd of spectators. This week we’ll witness his...

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The Slippery Enchanter of 1876: Charles Barker Nixon

July 20, 2018

Charles Barker Nixon, an itinerate magician who once styled himself “the Slippery Man,” came to Charleston in the summer of 1876 to present the most elaborate and dangerous illusion of his career. Over the course of a few weeks, this flamboyan...

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Demilitarizing Urban Charleston, 1783–1789

July 13, 2018

For the first century of its existence, the urban landscape of Charleston was dominated by an evolving ring of fortifications designed to protect the city against potential invasion by Spanish, French, and later British forces. Our provincial legi...

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The Men who Built St. Michael’s Church, 1752–1754

July 6, 2018

You’ve probably heard by now that on June 19th, 2018, Charleston’s City Council adopted a resolution “recognizing, denouncing, and apologizing on behalf of the City of Charleston for the city’s role in regulating, supporting, and fostering...

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Children Invited to Special Storytime Launching Charleston RiverDogs Summer Slugger Program

July 6, 2018

CHARLESTON, SC - The Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) and the Charleston RiverDogs invite children of the lowcountry to a special storytime that will kick off the Summer Slugger program. Summer Slugger, a RiverDogs initiative, is aimed ...

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Too-la-Loo for the Fourth of July

June 29, 2018

It’s that time of year when people across the United States celebrate Independence Day on the fourth day of July, the anniversary of our nation’s Declaration of Independence from Great Britain. All across America, the Fourth of July means fire...

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Darcy Cameron

June 27, 2018

Darcy Cameron is originally from upstate New York. She moved to Charleston, SC in 1990 to escape the long, cold winters of New York-a move she has never regretted. She’s currently employed as a business financial manager at SPAWAR.

She holds a ...

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