Meet Your Library: Discover the South Carolina History Room

Meet Your Library: Discover the South Carolina History Room

December 14, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - If you want to learn more about the Lowcountry or your family history, your first stop should be the South Carolina History Room at the Charleston County Public Library's Main branch. 

"History is practically big business here...

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The Destruction and Renewal of Charleston’s Street Trees, 1837–1865

The Destruction and Renewal of Charleston’s Street Trees, 1837–1865

December 11, 2020

Civic improvements like street paving and drainage upgrades sometimes require us to accept a few temporary hardships in order to enjoy future benefits. Such projects are often accompanied by conversations with our neighbors and public representati...

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CCPL Partners with school district to improve Kindergarten readiness

CCPL Partners with school district to improve Kindergarten readiness

December 11, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) and Charleston County School District (CCSD) are expanding their current partnership thanks to a 4K literacy grant. 

The Charleston County School District is one of six districts in ...

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Uncovering Charleston History: How a book donation linked the Holy City to theatrical royalty

Uncovering Charleston History: How a book donation linked the Holy City to theatrical royalty

December 10, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Even working in the South Carolina Room at the Charleston County Public Library, a place where sorting through donations of historical artifacts is a regular feature of the job, you don't expect to find something that joins a lo...

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Grow with Google trains small businesses for success

Grow with Google trains small businesses for success

December 9, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. – An initiative from Google called Grow with Google provides free online training for small businesses. Business owners can learn how to become more visible online, sell their products online, and reach more customers. In additi...

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13 perfect Christmas read-along books to get your family in the holiday spirit

13 perfect Christmas read-along books to get your family in the holiday spirit

December 8, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C - Who else's Christmas traditions include reading books together as a family? From well-worn classic stories that take most of the holiday break to read to some modern-day favorites that can be finished in a night, year after year ...

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Meet Your Library: Branch Renovation Plans

Meet Your Library: Branch Renovation Plans

December 8, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Three Charleston County Public Library branches are currently closed for renovations; the Hurd/St. Andrews, Otranto Road, and Johns Island libraries. 

"They're really going to look like new spaces when you come in. I think eve...

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Wando Mount Pleasant Library to remain closed through weekend after staff members test positive for COVID-19

Wando Mount Pleasant Library to remain closed through weekend after staff members test positive for COVID-19

December 8, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - After further evaluation, the Wando Mount Pleasant Library will remain closed through the weekend, with an expected reopening date of Monday, Dec. 14. This is being done out of an abundance of caution to ensure the safety of pat...

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Street Trees in Early Charleston: Fountains of Air and Shade

Street Trees in Early Charleston: Fountains of Air and Shade

December 4, 2020

The trees standing along the periphery of Charleston’s urban streets contribute greatly to the city’s beauty and historic atmosphere. We often take their stately presence for granted, but the street trees we see today haven’t always been there. Ou...

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 SC Works offers job seekers virtual employment skills workshops in December

SC Works offers job seekers virtual employment skills workshops in December

December 4, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. – SC Works will offer a series of Virtual Employment Skills Workshops in December 2020.  The workshops are free and open to all job seekers.  Participants must register in advance. Click on the workshop title below to access the l...

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