First Friends book sale of 2018 set for March 2

First Friends book sale of 2018 set for March 2

February 26, 2018

Love a bargain?  Come to the Charleston Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale on Friday, March 2nd and Saturday, March 3rd at the Otranto Regional Library, 2261 Otranto Road, Charleston, SC 29406.  Browse through more than 10,000 gently used ...

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Denmark Vesey

Denmark Vesey's Winning Lottery Ticket

February 23, 2018

 I’m feeling lucky today. I’m going to take a chance and attempt to draw your attention to the historical intersection of three entirely separate but related topics: Denmark Vesey, lotteries, and Charleston’s iconic “High Battery” seawall. I’m not...

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Remembering Rhettsbury

Remembering Rhettsbury

February 16, 2018

One of Charleston’s least-remembered eighteenth-century neighborhoods was a suburban plantation known as “The Point,” then “Rhett’s Point” or “Rhettsbury,” and later, “Trott’s Point.” This tract, which encompassed approximately thirty-five acres b...

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Read Across America events happening at CCPL branches

Read Across America events happening at CCPL branches

February 15, 2018

Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) is joining the nation in celebrating the 20th annual Read Across America event, the signature program presented by the National Education Association (NEA). Read Across America celebrates Dr. Seuss’ birthday...

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George Washington in Charleston, 1791

George Washington in Charleston, 1791

February 9, 2018

It’s February, and President’s Day is just around the corner. This Federal holiday has officially existed since 1885, but it actually has much deeper roots. During the era of South Carolina’s colonial attachment to Great Britain, we routinely cele...

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The Story of Gadsden’s Wharf

The Story of Gadsden’s Wharf

February 2, 2018

I’d like to invite you to join me for a trip down to Gadsden’s Wharf. Perhaps you’ve heard about this site in the news recently. There’s a movement afoot in our community to raise millions of dollars for a new museum soon to be built at a place ca...

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CCPL launches new First Monday Gallery Night series highlighting monthly featured artists

CCPL launches new First Monday Gallery Night series highlighting monthly featured artists

February 2, 2018

CHARLESTON, SC – The Saul Alexander Gallery is launching a series that highlights new artwork on display each month. First Monday Gallery Night kicks off on Monday, Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. with an opening reception for this month’s featured artist at ...

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Bright Star Theatre to present multiple programs at CCPL honoring African-American History Month

Bright Star Theatre to present multiple programs at CCPL honoring African-American History Month

January 31, 2018

The Bright Star Theatre will be in the Lowcountry on Tuesday, Feb. 13 and Wednesday, Feb. 14 to present three unique programs that honor African-American History Month. 

Tuesday, Feb. 13: “Meet Dr. King"
Main Library - 9:30 a.m.
West Ashley Libr...

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The End of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

The End of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

January 26, 2018

January 2018 marks the 210th anniversary of a major milestone in the history of the United States, and the history of Charleston in particular. On the first day of January, 1808, a new Federal law made it illegal to import captive people from Afri...

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Celebrate Harry Potter with CCPL

Celebrate Harry Potter with CCPL

January 25, 2018

It’s time to get your costumes, wands and Butterbeer tankards at the ready, because Charleston County Public Library is celebrating Harry Potter Book Night – the one night of the year completely devoted to the Harry Potter books.

Harry Potte...

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