Dutch Town

October 6, 2017
“Dutch Town” was a short-lived phenomenon that may have been Charleston’s first ethnic neighborhood.  It emerged in the late 1750s and its growth was fueled…

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Welcome to the new CCPL.org!

October 4, 2017
Welcome to the new CCPL.org!  After spending most of 2017 redesigning the old website and migrating years worth of content, the Charleston County Public Library is pleased…

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Read for the Record with CCPL

October 2, 2017
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Participate in the world's largest shared reading experience. This year's featured book is "Quackers" by Liz Wong. Small snacks will be provided.   Read for…

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Governor’s Bridge and the Sinkhole of 2017

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.…

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Charleston County Public Library, government officials break ground on Baxter Patrick James Island Library

September 29, 2017
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) and Charleston County Government officials kicked off the construction of the Baxter Patrick James Island Library during a groundbreaking ceremony on…

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Star Wars Reads Day set for Oct. 7 at Main Library

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…

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Mr. Duncan’s Trees

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…

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Folly and West Ashley branches remain closed

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…

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The Tornado of 1811

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…

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CCPL to close ahead of Hurricane Irma

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…

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