'No mistakes, just happy little accidents' for teens during Bob Ross painting series this summer

May 14, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - “I guess I’m a little weird. I like to talk to trees and animals. That’s okay though; I have more fun than most people.”

Let your teens get a little weird at the library this summer with Bob Ross! Whether it's making su...

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Chef Kevin Mitchell's recipe from 'Black Hands to White Mouths' presentation at John's Island Regional

May 13, 2019

JOHN'S ISLAND, S.C. - Chef Kevin Mitchell discussed on Saturday his research of Charleston’s enslaved and free African-American cooks. “From Black Hands to White Mouths: Charleston’s Freed and Enslaved Cooks and their Influence on the Food ...

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The Charleston Riot of 1919

May 10, 2019

Today marks the centenary of one of the biggest public disturbances in Charleston’s history—the so-called “race riot” of 1919. Late on the night of Saturday, May 10th, young white sailors fueled by racial hatred roamed the heart of the cit...

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CCPL hosts voter registration drives at 14 branches prior to elections

May 8, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) and Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration (BEVR) are working together for the fourth year to host several voter registration drives between May and September, and p...

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Registration now open for Summer Reading program

May 7, 2019

CHARLESTON, SC - Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) and Charleston County School District (CCSD) are working together to help students and children read more than ever this summer. This joint initiative is part of the library’s annual S...

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Searching for the History of the Gaillard Graves

May 3, 2019

The human remains discovered at the Gaillard Center construction site in February 2013 are returning to an earthly repose this weekend. As celebrations commence to honor those thirty-six people of African descent, let’s review the history of tha...

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Know Your PIN! New self-check kiosks make checking out materials even easier

May 1, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Charleston County Public Library is excited to offer its patrons a fast and convenient way to borrow materials!

CCPL installed new, upgraded self-checkout kiosks at Hurd/St. Andrews and Mount Pleasant regional libraries t...

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Abraham the Unstoppable, Part 7

April 25, 2019

In the climax of his dramatic story, Abraham’s efforts to bring hope to the garrison at Fort Loudoun ended in tragedy and despair. While assisting his comrades at Fort Prince George, Abraham dodged Cherokee bullets and flying tomahawks, and then...

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'Charleston Time Machine' named Best Podcast in City Paper's Best of 2019

April 23, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Thanks to everyone who voted for The Charleston Time Machine Podcast this year in Charleston City Paper's Best of Charleston. It's CCPL's first win ever, so it's a great feeling to find out how many people have become fans of ou...

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Street Cars and Trolleys on Sullivan’s Island, 1875-1927

April 19, 2019

Once a remote and desolate beachfront, Sullivan’s Island has developed into a bustling and chic destination since the first summer residents camped there in 1791. That transformation could not have happened without the aid of ferries, mule-power...

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