CCPL plans for a bright future with new, innovative strategies

CCPL plans for a bright future with new, innovative strategies

March 1, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) published its Strategic Vision Plan for 2021-2024, paving the way for new and innovative services and programs for the community of Charleston County.

The plan focuses on five areas...

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Freedom Won and Lost: The Story of Catherine in Antebellum Charleston, Part 2

Freedom Won and Lost: The Story of Catherine in Antebellum Charleston, Part 2

February 26, 2021

Our enslaved protagonist, Catherine, was cheated out of freedom by an unscrupulous master, but she boldly asserted her independence and found an attorney to lobby for her legal emancipation. While they petitioned courts and the state legislature f...

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On Interviewing: identifying illegal Interview questions and responding to them

On Interviewing: identifying illegal Interview questions and responding to them

February 24, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Interviewing for a job can be scary.  Job Interviews make even the most prepared candidates uncomfortable.  As the interviewee, you might experience a bit of nervousness or anxiety attempting to sell yourself to a prospective em...

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Great autobiographies for Black History Month

Great autobiographies for Black History Month

February 23, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. - No one knows books and gives better recommendations than librarians. That's one of our favorite things to do, and we spend a lot of time researching and reading new books and old ones to keep our recommendations fresh. 

As par...

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WISE Network offers telehealth appointments at rural CCPL branches to improve women’s health

WISE Network offers telehealth appointments at rural CCPL branches to improve women’s health

February 22, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. — If you live in rural Charleston County, women’s healthcare services may be coming to a library near you thanks to the WISE (Women in the South-East) Telehealth Network. Appointments are now available at select Charleston Cou...

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Freedom Won and Lost: The Story of Catherine in Antebellum Charleston, Part 1

Freedom Won and Lost: The Story of Catherine in Antebellum Charleston, Part 1

February 19, 2021

In the early days of the nineteenth century, a trio of French immigrants living in urban Charleston agreed to reward a hard-working enslaved woman named Catherine by allowing her to purchase her own freedom. After laboring diligently within the ci...

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Celebrate Read Across America March 1-5

Celebrate Read Across America March 1-5

February 19, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C.- Ready, Set, Read Across America! To celebrate the fun and value of reading, we invite you to join us for daily virtual read-alouds with local guest readers as we celebrate the annual National Education Association's (NEA) Read Ac...

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Learn to use the SC DEW mobile app and manage your claims

Learn to use the SC DEW mobile app and manage your claims

February 16, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) has launched a mobile app that enables users to complete their weekly certifications, monitor their claim status and view documents and messages in their portal. Th...

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Charleston County, Fetter Health announce 2nd COVID-19 vaccine location at CCPL

Charleston County, Fetter Health announce 2nd COVID-19 vaccine location at CCPL

February 16, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. - On Thursday, February 25, Charleston County is partnering with Fetter Health Care Network to administer COVID-19 vaccines at the Baxter-Patrick James Island Library located at 1858 S. Grimball Rd., Charleston, SC 29412. Vaccines...

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Doctor Caesar and His Antidote for Poison in 1750

Doctor Caesar and His Antidote for Poison in 1750

February 12, 2021

In the spring of 1750, the South Carolina General Assembly purchased the freedom of an enslaved man known as Doctor Caesar, who possessed life-saving medical knowledge. In return for his emancipation, Caesar divulged to a committee of White legisl...

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