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September 29, 2017
One of the most dramatic local effects wrought by the recent passing of Hurricane Irma was the opening of a large sinkhole on East Bay Street. According to the good folks at Charleston Water Systems (CWS), a main water pipe measuring ten inches i...
September 25, 2017
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Stormtroopers, Tusken Raiders and R2D2 invade the Main Library for an afternoon of Star Wars-related fun for the entire family. Meet and bring a camera to have your photo taken with characters from the Star Wars Universe, part...
September 15, 2017
I’d like to share with you a little mystery that I’ve been trying to solve recently. Late one evening in early May 1822, a group of four men gathered on a Charleston street, under the cover of some overhanging tree branches, to discuss a sec...
September 12, 2017
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Due to Tropical Storm Irma, the following Charleston County Public Library branches remain closed until further notice:
The West Ashley branch, located at 45 Windermere Blvd., Charleston
The Folly Beach branch, located at 5...
September 8, 2017
Hurricane season brings its share of anxiety, so I’d like to offer a bit of distraction from our current weather uncertainties. At the risk of adding to your stress, let’s turn back the calendar to early September of 1811, when a tornado mea...
September 7, 2017
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library will close all its branches starting Friday, Sept. 8 until Tuesday, Sept. 12 due to Hurricane Irma.
We encourage all our patrons to check for updates on our branch closures by visiting Cha...
September 3, 2017
CHARLESTON, SC – CCPL will waive late fees for overdue materials that are returned during a special Amnesty Week Sept. 18-24. In honor of Library Card Sign-Up Month, CCPL will also waive the fee for replacement library cards during this forgiven...
August 31, 2017
For the first 180 years of Charleston’s existence—from the arrival of the first settlers, through the entire colonial era and the American Revolution, through the War of 1812 and the Nullification Crisis, right up to the middle of the nineteen...
August 30, 2017
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Saul Alexander Gallery at Main Library will accept submissions September 1-30.
This is an opportunity for South Carolina artists and craftsmen to present their work to the public. A jury of local art professionals will...