Book drive to support literacy in honor of Cynthia Graham Hurd

June 26, 2018

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Reading Partners of Charleston and the Charleston County Public Library along with Live5 News and Mellow Mushroom are teaming up for a month-long book drive in July to collect new and gently used children’s books in Charles...

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CCPL & SC State Library Exhibit Works of Photographer Cecil Williams

June 25, 2018

Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) and the SC State Library are hosting a special exhibit featuring the works of photographer, Cecil Williams, who is known for his documentation of the civil rights movement in South Carolina. The exhibit, ...

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The story of Carolina Day

June 22, 2018

Today we’re going to travel back in Lowcountry history to explore the genesis and legacy of a public holiday called “Carolina Day.” Celebrated on the 28th of June every year since 1777, Carolina Day commemorates an important battle that took...

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The Night Watch of Colonial Charleston, Part 2: 1696–1701

June 15, 2018

Today I’m going to continue a thread that I started a few weeks ago (see the episode published on May 18th, 2018), concerning the early history of Charleston’s police department, which was known simply as “the watch” in the city’s first ...

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Fish and Fishermen in 1888 Charleston

June 8, 2018

It’s summertime in the Lowcountry, and the fish are jumping. Seafood season is definitely here, even if the shrimp are running a bit late this year. Fishing has been a big part of our community’s history since, well, long before Europeans and ...

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Cynthia Graham Hurd honored with commission of special portrait

June 6, 2018

CHARLESTON, SC - The Charleston County Public Library will unveil a portrait of Cynthia Graham Hurd, which will be dedicated in honor of the 31-year library employee who died in the Emanuel AME church shooting in June 2015. Hurd was manager of t...

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CCPL participating in CCSD’s Seamless Summer Feeding Program

June 4, 2018

CHARLESTON, SC - The Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) is serving free breakfast to children this summer through its participation in the Seamless Summer Feeding Program run by the Charleston County School District (CCSD).  The Summer Fee...

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The Zenith and Decline of Ferry Service across the Cooper River

June 1, 2018

After a century of human- and horse-powered ferry boats carrying passengers across the Cooper River, the arrival of steam power signaled a sea-change in our sense of mobility. The convenience provided by fast and powerful steam ferries fueled the ...

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Phone, internet service restored at Edisto Library

May 31, 2018

Phone and internet service are working again at the Edisto Library. The library opens at 2 p.m. Friday. 

Service was disabled on Thursday afternoon.

For updates, stay connected to the Charleston County Public Library online and on social media...

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CCPL, Friends of the Library seeking authors for Black Ink Festival

May 31, 2018

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Black Ink:  A Charleston African-American book festival returns for its third year on Saturday, Sept. 8, and is seeking published black authors to contribute. Last year’s festival featured more than 50 authors, and includ...

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