The Men who Built St. Michael’s Church, 1752–1754

The Men who Built St. Michael’s Church, 1752–1754

July 6, 2018

You’ve probably heard by now that on June 19th, 2018, Charleston’s City Council adopted a resolution “recognizing, denouncing, and apologizing on behalf of the City of Charleston for the city’s role in regulating, supporting, and fostering” th...

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Children Invited to Special Storytime  Launching Charleston RiverDogs Summer Slugger Program

Children Invited to Special Storytime Launching Charleston RiverDogs Summer Slugger Program

July 6, 2018

CHARLESTON, SC - The Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) and the Charleston RiverDogs invite children of the lowcountry to a special storytime that will kick off the Summer Slugger program. Summer Slugger, a RiverDogs initiative, is aimed a...

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Too-la-Loo for the Fourth of July

Too-la-Loo for the Fourth of July

June 29, 2018

It’s that time of year when people across the United States celebrate Independence Day on the fourth day of July, the anniversary of our nation’s Declaration of Independence from Great Britain. All across America, the Fourth of July means firework...

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Write On! Festival features authors and events celebrating writing

Write On! Festival features authors and events celebrating writing

June 26, 2018

Exploring the world of literacy is not just for kids. Join us between Saturday, July 28 and Saturday, August 4 for a weeklong, system-wide series of writing workshops, author talks, and creative programs that are all ages or geared toward older y...

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Book drive to support literacy in honor of Cynthia Graham Hurd

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 Charleston a...

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CCPL & SC State Library Exhibit Works of Photographer Cecil Williams

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, “Un...

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The story of Carolina Day

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 place...

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

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 century ...

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Fish and Fishermen in 1888 Charleston

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 Afri...

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Cynthia Graham Hurd honored with commission of special portrait

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 th...

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