Bright Star Theatre to present multiple programs at CCPL honoring African-American History Month

January 31, 2018

The Bright Star Theatre will be in the Lowcountry on Tuesday, Feb. 13 and Wednesday, Feb. 14 to present three unique programs that honor African-American History Month. 

Tuesday, Feb. 13: “Meet Dr. King"
Main Library - 9:30 a.m.
West Ashley Libr...

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The End of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

January 26, 2018

January 2018 marks the 210th anniversary of a major milestone in the history of the United States, and the history of Charleston in particular. On the first day of January, 1808, a new Federal law made it illegal to import captive people from Afri...

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Celebrate Harry Potter with CCPL

January 25, 2018

It’s time to get your costumes, wands and Butterbeer tankards at the ready, because Charleston County Public Library is celebrating Harry Potter Book Night – the one night of the year completely devoted to the Harry Potter books.

Harry Potte...

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CCPL partnership provides free tax assistance

January 23, 2018

Area residents can receive free help with their taxes at several Charleston County Public Library branches through a project coordinated with the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program, S.C. Thrive and the American Association of Retired ...

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Charleston’s First Ice Age

January 19, 2018

During this cool season of the year, many Charlestonians (myself included) begin to dream of warm summer days and the joys of wearing fewer layers of cumbersome clothing. Come June, however, most of us will be pining for a chilly breeze and an ice...

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CCPL partners with Burke High School students on special project highlighting suppression of civil rights

January 17, 2018

CHARLESTON, SC - Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) has partnered with Burke High School to provide support to its sophomore students as they complete a special project that highlights the topic of civil rights suppression around the worl...

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Firewood Cures the Winter-Time Blues

January 12, 2018

The Lowcountry of South Carolina has recently witnessed many days of record cold temperatures, and we even had a serious dusting of snow that lasted for several days. On icy, gloomy winter days such as these, you’ll find most folks huddled indoo...

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The New “New Year” of 1752

January 5, 2018

The first day of January marks the beginning of a new calendar year in Charleston, as it does in most other places in the world, but this holiday did not exist in the early days of our community, or anywhere in the colonies that became the United ...

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All CCPL branches remain closed Saturday; Main to reopen Sunday

January 2, 2018

CHARLESTON, SC - Due to the winter weather and unsafe driving conditions, all Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) branches and book drops will remain closed Saturday, Jan. 6. All library programs are canceled, and meeting rooms will be closed ...

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The history of Emancipation Day in Charleston

December 29, 2017

Most everyone in these United States recognizes the first day of January as New Year’s Day, but that’s not the only holiday being celebrated in our community on this date. Since 1866, the people of Charleston have celebrated the first of Janua...

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