Wando Mount Pleasant Library awarded in annual architecture design awards

Wando Mount Pleasant Library awarded in annual architecture design awards

December 3, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - It's no secret the Wando Mount Pleasant Library east of the Cooper River is a beautiful building. Just ask any of the thousands of patrons that move in and out of its doors regularly. But now the South Carolina chapter of the Am...

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Meet Your Library: Staff Member Celebrates 45 Years at CCPL

Meet Your Library: Staff Member Celebrates 45 Years at CCPL

December 1, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Charleston County Public Library is proud of the longevity of its staff. Many people love working in the library system so much they stay for decades. This month, staff member Marilyn Price is celebrating 45 years at the Cha...

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Finding and using massive open online courses to learn new skills on the cheap

Finding and using massive open online courses to learn new skills on the cheap

November 25, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Are you looking for a way to learn new skills without worrying about paying college tuition prices? Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) may be your solution. Massive Open Online Courses are online courses that anyone can take for...

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Eat Zaxby

Eat Zaxby's and support the Charleston Friends of the Library

November 25, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - 'Tis the season to give back to the community. Giving Tuesday was created to encourage generosity through donations and charitable giving. One nonprofit that would appreciate your support is the Charleston Friends of the Library...

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Looking for something great to read? Check out the National Book Award winners this year!

Looking for something great to read? Check out the National Book Award winners this year!

November 24, 2020

NEW YORK - The 71st national Book Awards ceremony, which happened virtually this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, named five winners from the National Book Foundation's five categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translated literatu...

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Meet Your Library: Explore Virtual Vehicles

Meet Your Library: Explore Virtual Vehicles

November 24, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - If you love learning more about trucks, boats, even helicopters, you'll want to tune in to the Charleston County Public Library's Facebook page for Virtual Vehicles. 

"Virtual Vehicles is this really fun program that we've bee...

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Planning Charleston’s First “Fortress,” 1695–1696

Planning Charleston’s First “Fortress,” 1695–1696

November 20, 2020

Charleston was a small, defenseless settlement when King William III declared war on France in 1689, and the inhabitants feared for their safety. The earliest surviving legislative discussion of fortifying the nascent port town commenced in the au...

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Tips for creating a stand out cover letter

Tips for creating a stand out cover letter

November 18, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C - When applying for most jobs, you must include a cover letter with your application materials.  A cover letter provides the prospective employer detailed information about why you are qualified for the job to which you are applyin...

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Meet Your Library: What is a Librarian?

Meet Your Library: What is a Librarian?

November 17, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - If you've walked into any Charleston County Public Library branches, it's likely you've talked to a librarian. But what exactly is a librarian? 

To be classified as a librarian, you must have a Master's degree in Library Scien...

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The Genesis of East Bay Street: Charleston’s First Wharf, 1680–1696

The Genesis of East Bay Street: Charleston’s First Wharf, 1680–1696

November 13, 2020

It may surprise some to learn that Charleston’s historic East Bay Street wasn’t originally a street. Rather, it began as a public wharf or quay adjacent to the tidal mudflats of the Cooper River. Its physical characteristics were not especially co...

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