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June 20, 2016
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Friends, family and co-workers gathered Monday at the John L. Dart Branch Library to honor one of those lost in the Emanuel AME Church shootings by dedicating a bright, wall-sized, geometric mural in her honor.
June 13, 2016
CHARLESTON, S.C. — As we approach the first anniversary of the Emanuel AME Church shooting on June 17, Charleston County Public Library is planning several special events and programs to honor the nine Charlestonians who lost their lives, inclu...
May 17, 2016
CHARLESTON, S.C. — June is a busy month at Charleston County Public Library’s 16 branches with special programs, exhibits and a book drive planned to mark the one-year anniversary of the Emanuel AME Church shooting along with dozens of events ...
May 12, 2016
CHARLESTON, S.C. — To continue the early literacy goals of 31-year CCPL librarian Cynthia Graham Hurd, one of nine people killed in 2015 during a shooting at Emanuel AME Church, her siblings started a foundation and are planning a month-long bo...
February 22, 2016
CHARLESTON, S.C. — A world renowned artist is painting a colorful, wall-sized mural of books on the side of the John L. Dart Branch Library to honor Cynthia Graham Hurd, a 31-year employee of Charleston County Public Library and one of nine vict...
September 9, 2015
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The public has spoken, but we need to hear more. In November, Charleston County Public Library asked residents if they wanted to pay to build new libraries and renovate existing ones. You approved the proposal by nearly 3-to-1...
August 20, 2015
CHARLESTON, S.C. — In December 2012, a lone gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School and killed 26 children and adults. His actions traumatized an entire community and nation, but it was residents of Newtown, Conn. who had to comfort thei...
July 29, 2015
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Charleston County residents now can stream a wide variety of music and award-winning independent films for free through two online services available from Charleston County Public Library.
Anyone with a library card can enjoy...
July 21, 2015
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Charleston's heart is broken, and area residents are struggling with feelings of grief, fear, anger and helplessness as they try to understand the senseless murders at Emanuel AME Church.
Although grief doesn’t have a one-s...
June 23, 2015
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Cynthia Graham Hurd, a career librarian and community leader died Wednesday, June 17, after a gunman killed nine people in a bible study at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C.
Hurd was a librarian with Charleston ...