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

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

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

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

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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Barbados and the Roots of Carolina, Part 1

Barbados and the Roots of Carolina, Part 1

November 16, 2017

If you pick up any book about the origins of South Carolina in the late 1600s, you’ll be sure to find references to the island of Barbados and the great influence it exerted on our early history. Nearly 350 years later, in November 2017, a numbe...

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Reopening dates set for Folly Beach, West Ashley library branches

Reopening dates set for Folly Beach, West Ashley library branches

November 15, 2017

CHARLESTON, SC - Following repairs to damage caused by Hurricane Irma, the West Ashley and Folly Beach library branches are scheduled to reopen on the following dates:

The West Ashley Library, located at 45 Windermere Boulevard, will reopen Monda...

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Captain Anson and the Spanish Entourage

Captain Anson and the Spanish Entourage

November 10, 2017

Recently I had the pleasure of meeting a descendant of Captain George Anson, the former local celebrity whose name is permanently affixed to Charleston’s first suburb, Ansonborough. Charles Anson, a great nephew of the famous captain, has had qu...

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CCPL to close Nov. 10-11 for Veterans Day

CCPL to close Nov. 10-11 for Veterans Day

November 3, 2017

CHARLESTON, SC – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will close the following dates in observance of the Veterans Day holiday: 

  • Friday, November 10
  • Saturday, November 11

Book drops will remain open for customer convenience while branche...

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A Brief History of the High and Low Battery Seawalls, Part 2

A Brief History of the High and Low Battery Seawalls, Part 2

November 2, 2017

Today’s program is Part 2 of a brief history of one of Charleston’s most iconic landmarks, generally called “the Battery.” In last week’s program, we discussed a series of building campaigns between the 1720s and the 1850s in which our l...

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