The Unmarked Grave of Ellen O’Donovan Rossa

March 15, 2019

The death of Ellen O’Donovan Rossa, a poor Irish widow, in Charleston in September 1870 might have gone unnoticed by the world, but for the international notoriety of her distant, incarcerated son, Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa. His reputation as a...

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Get Connected: CCPL now offering mobile WiFi hotspots for checkout

March 15, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Thanks to a grant from the South Carolina State Library, the Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) now has mobile WiFi hotspots available for checkout. Library cardholders can access one of these hotspots to connect their sm...

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Tech Team's Top 10 for Spring

March 14, 2019

It’s spring and the Tech Team has some free, popular apps to help you make the most of your time outdoors and in. Whether your spring plans include camping, gardening or cleaning the house, these apps will help you get it done. Many others are a...

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Reading companion to Conversation with Chef Charlotte Jenkins

March 9, 2019

Gullah Geechee foodways provide us all with a doorway into understanding the Gullah Geechee because food carries both culture and history, as audiences learned at our recent talk with Chef Charlotte Jenkins at the Hurd/St. Andrews Library.  Her c...

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Abraham the Unstoppable, Part 4

March 8, 2019

Stricken with the deadly smallpox, Abraham convalesced in Charleston in the late winter of 1760 before embarking on another round-trip journey carrying official messages through the dangerous Cherokee territory. Having witnessed grotesque scenes o...

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Extra innings: 15 books about baseball to add to every reading list

March 4, 2019

The crack of the bat. The roar of the crowd. The smell of peanuts and hot dogs and dollar beers. These are the signs that baseball season is back! 

From the opening pitch, through the seventh inning stretch, and to the final out, it seems everyo...

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Money Smart Week at CCPL

March 2, 2019

Everyone can use a little help improving their money management skills. But where can you find the resources and information you need to make sound financial decisions? Your local library, of course!

Spend Money Smart Week, from March 30 to April...

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Abraham the Unstoppable, Part 3

March 1, 2019

Today we continue our narrative of the enslaved man Abraham by following his perilous solo trek from the Cherokee mountains of eastern Tennessee to the coastal port of Charleston, with a few pit stops along the way. Promised freedom if he could co...

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Charlotte leader to serve as next executive director for Charleston County Public Library

February 26, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Angela Craig, a regional library leader who manages two major Charlotte libraries, will be Charleston County Public Library’s new executive director, the library’s Board of Trustees announced Tuesday.

“Angela is the per...

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Which Dr. Seuss book defines you?

February 26, 2019

Just in time for this year's Read Across America, we have a new quiz to give you some insight into who you are. This month, we're challenging you to find out which Dr. Seuss book defines you! 

With seven questions about movies, art, nature, and ...

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