Nearly 1,000 Cargos: The Legacy of Importing Africans into Charleston

October 5, 2018

Between 1670 and 1808, nearly 1,000 cargos of enslaved Africans entered the port of Charleston. This fact represents one of the most important chapters in the history of our community, but we the people of 21st century Charleston still struggle to...

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Join us Oct. 4 On The Table

October 4, 2018

CCPL is participating in Lowcountry On the Table by bringing the region-wide event to several of its branches throughout the day on Thursday, Oct. 4.

This day-long event invites thousands of residents and “table hosts” to break bread while di...

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Mt. Pleasant branches closed due to security issue will reopen Friday

October 4, 2018

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The McClellanville, Village, and Mt. Pleasant Regional branches of Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) are closed Oct. 4. The branches will reopen Friday morning at their regular times.

The three branches East of the Cooper...

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Have a spooky good time at CCPL with some fun Halloween events for everyone

October 3, 2018

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Whether you're looking for a scary movie or to make your own Halloween mask, the Charleston County Public Library has plenty of events to get you ready for the spookiest night of the year. There are even plenty of changes to g...

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Butterfly Book Nook opens as new community reading space

October 1, 2018

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Nearly 200 people filled the parking lot and community space behind the First African Church on King Street to open the Butterfly Book Nook and Garden, a new community gathering and storytelling space on King Street. 

The idea...

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Under False Colors: The Politics of Gender Expression in Post-Civil War Charleston

September 28, 2018

In the spring of 1868, the City of Charleston passed an ordinance making it illegal for a person to appear in public dressed in a manner “not becoming his or her sex.” Why would they do such a thing? The answer is wrapped in the confusing worl...

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MOJA events at CCPL kick off Oct. 3

September 26, 2018

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Celebrate African-American and Caribbean Arts with CCPL and the MOJA Festival to kick off the month of October! There are three days of shows. 

All events are suitable for the whole family, free of charge and open to the publ...

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That BIG Book Sale returns to Omar Shrine on Oct. 12-14

September 25, 2018

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Auditorium. Over 60,000 books, DVDs, CDs, books on CDs, sheet music and maps will be on sale to the public with prices starting at just $.50. For the price of one movie ticket or one new paperback book, shoppers can walk out wi...

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The Heads of the Two Toms in 1745

September 20, 2018

Has this ever happened to you: There’s a knock at your front door late at night. You open the door to find a messenger with a letter and a soggy burlap bag. You open the letter—it’s news about a series of recent murders. You look inside the ...

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Join CCPL on Sept. 26 for The Great American Read

September 18, 2018

THE GREAT AMERICAN READ, a new eight-part television competition and nationwide campaign, explores the power of books and the joy of reading through the lens of America’s 100 best-loved novels. Vote for your favorites before the series returns t...

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