Brewing Beer for the Carolina Station during the Era of Captain George Anson

Brewing Beer for the Carolina Station during the Era of Captain George Anson

June 3, 2022

Beer was an important ingredient in the commercial agenda of our colonial past. European nations seeking to expand into the New World deployed thousands of trans-Atlantic ships propelled by the wind, and the crewmen sailing those vessels were fuel...

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Staff book picks in honor of gratitude and Cynthia Graham Hurd

Staff book picks in honor of gratitude and Cynthia Graham Hurd

June 2, 2022

Librarian Cynthia Graham Hurd spent 31 years with the Charleston County Public Library serving our community until she was murdered on June 17, 2015 inside the Mother Emanuel AME Church with eight others. Cynthia is remembered for her dedication t...

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Library honors librarian Cynthia Graham Hurd with special programs and events

Library honors librarian Cynthia Graham Hurd with special programs and events

June 2, 2022

Throughout June, Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) is honoring Cynthia Graham Hurd, who was a librarian who worked at CCPL for 31 years and was among the nine murdered inside Mother Emanuel AME Church on June 17, 2015. Programs will be hoste...

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Celebrate Pride Month with CCPL

Celebrate Pride Month with CCPL

June 1, 2022

Join the Charleston County Public Library in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex (LGBTQI+) Pride Month! Throughout the month of June we’re celebrating with reading lists, programs, displays and more at select libra...

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Voting Available at Four CCPL Branches on June 14, Primary Election Day

Voting Available at Four CCPL Branches on June 14, Primary Election Day

May 31, 2022

Thanks to a partnership with the Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration (BEVR), four CCPL library branches will be available as Charleston County voting sites for the June 14 Primary Election Day. The following libraries will ...

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Oqui Adair: First Chinese Resident of South Carolina, Part 2

Oqui Adair: First Chinese Resident of South Carolina, Part 2

May 27, 2022

Oqui the Chinese gardener travelled to the United States in 1855 and spent two years practicing his trade at the nation’s Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C. Seeking a more familiar climate, he accepted an invitation to migrate southward and create...

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Book Review: What Color is Your Parachute? 2022 Edition

Book Review: What Color is Your Parachute? 2022 Edition

May 25, 2022

By: Sarah Hodierne, Adult Services Librarian

The 2022 edition of What Color is Your Parachute? Your Guide to Meaningful Work and Career Success by Richard N. Bolles with Katharine Brooks approaches workforce development with a self-reflective me...

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Oqui Adair: First Chinese Resident of South Carolina, Part 1

Oqui Adair: First Chinese Resident of South Carolina, Part 1

May 20, 2022

In Macau, China, in the autumn of 1854, a young man boarded a U.S. naval vessel and embarked on an American adventure. Arriving first in New York, he worked briefly in Washington D.C. before moving to South Carolina to create a formal plantation g...

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Career Connections: Learn about job openings with AETC/Cinnabon at Charleston International Airport

Career Connections: Learn about job openings with AETC/Cinnabon at Charleston International Airport

May 18, 2022

The Charleston County Public Library's video series, Career Connections, spotlights employers and community service organizations across Charleston County. CCPL is committed to Workforce Development and our goal is to help patrons find gainful emp...

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Where Did Robert Smalls Live in 1862 Charleston?

Where Did Robert Smalls Live in 1862 Charleston?

May 6, 2022

Robert Smalls became an American icon when he absconded from Charleston with the steamboat Planter in May 1862 to free his family and friends from the bonds of slavery. To better understand his early life, inquiring minds want to identify the loca...

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