25 finalists named in National Book Award honors

October 9, 2019

NEW YORK - The National Book Foundation announced Wednesday the 25 finalists for the 2019 National Book Awards for Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young People’s Literature. A panel of literary experts selected and adva...

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CCPL makes call for new potential stops of Mobile Library routes

October 8, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston County Public Library is coming to a location near you, with the launch of a new Mobile Library in early 2020. The Mobile Library will be replacing the current bookmobile.

“This vehicle will be bigger and better, p...

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Grief, Crime, and Mercy in Colonial Charleston: The Story of Elizabeth McQueen, Part 3

October 4, 2019

Sentenced to hang in 1747, Elizabeth McQueen cried out from the Charleston jail and asked the governor of South Carolina for mercy. She was a poor woman who was ignorant of the law and did not realize that her personal grief amounted to a capital ...

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October kicks off month of literacy events at CCPL

October 1, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Join us to celebrate the many varieties of literacy! While traditionally recognized as the ability to read and write, literacy encompasses the knowledge and understanding in virtually any area that enables us to navigate life. F...

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James Island Library now closed ahead of opening at new, larger location

September 28, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) has closed the James Island branch at 1248 Camp Road in preparation for the opening of the new Baxter Patrick James Island Library. Staff and materials will be moved to the new branc...

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Grief, Crime, and Mercy in Colonial Charleston: The Story of Elizabeth McQueen, Part 2

September 27, 2019

Accused of having murdered her newborn child, Elizabeth McQueen was arrested and transported to urban Charleston to stand trial in 1747. Details gleaned from contemporary documents allow us to reconstruct many of the experiences this half-Creek wo...

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CCPL to host 3 panel discussions during 2019 Black Ink Festival

September 23, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Are you an aspiring author, or just interested in learning more about what goes into writing and publishing a book? Join CCPL, in partnership with the Black Ink Festival, this October for a series of panel discussions.

The Cha...

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Grief, Crime, and Mercy in Colonial Charleston: The Story of Elizabeth McQueen, Part 1

September 20, 2019

When an unmarried young woman of Native American ancestry lost a newborn child in 1747, her white neighbors on the frontier of South Carolina interpreted her private grief as a mask for clandestine guilt and summoned the force of English law. Toda...

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Summer Reading Program participation increases as joint effort focus on literacy, feeding

September 19, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. – More than 20 percent more Charleston County School District (CCSD) students enriched their brains this summer over last year through participation in the Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) Summer Reading Program. CCPL a...

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CCPL continues seeking community input on new St. Paul’s Hollywood Library programs, events and creative studio

September 17, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) want more community input! CCPL hosted a Community Forum on Sept. 17 to collect input and opinions from community members about potential programs/events and makerspace equipment for the n...

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