Have a spooky good time at CCPL with some fun Halloween events for everyone

October 3, 2018

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Whether you're looking for a scary movie or to make your own Halloween mask, the Charleston County Public Library has plenty of events to get you ready for the spookiest night of the year. There are even plenty of changes to g...

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Butterfly Book Nook opens as new community reading space

October 1, 2018

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Nearly 200 people filled the parking lot and community space behind the First African Church on King Street to open the Butterfly Book Nook and Garden, a new community gathering and storytelling space on King Street. 

The idea...

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Under False Colors: The Politics of Gender Expression in Post-Civil War Charleston

September 28, 2018

In the spring of 1868, the City of Charleston passed an ordinance making it illegal for a person to appear in public dressed in a manner “not becoming his or her sex.” Why would they do such a thing? The answer is wrapped in the confusing worl...

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MOJA events at CCPL kick off Oct. 3

September 26, 2018

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Celebrate African-American and Caribbean Arts with CCPL and the MOJA Festival to kick off the month of October! There are three days of shows. 

All events are suitable for the whole family, free of charge and open to the publ...

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That BIG Book Sale returns to Omar Shrine on Oct. 12-14

September 25, 2018

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Auditorium. Over 60,000 books, DVDs, CDs, books on CDs, sheet music and maps will be on sale to the public with prices starting at just $.50. For the price of one movie ticket or one new paperback book, shoppers can walk out wi...

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The Heads of the Two Toms in 1745

September 20, 2018

Has this ever happened to you: There’s a knock at your front door late at night. You open the door to find a messenger with a letter and a soggy burlap bag. You open the letter—it’s news about a series of recent murders. You look inside the ...

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Join CCPL on Sept. 26 for The Great American Read

September 18, 2018

THE GREAT AMERICAN READ, a new eight-part television competition and nationwide campaign, explores the power of books and the joy of reading through the lens of America’s 100 best-loved novels. Vote for your favorites before the series returns t...

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Florence Update: CCPL branches to reopen Monday

September 15, 2018

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will reopen all branches on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 following Hurricane Florence. 

All fines accrued from late materials that were due during the closure period, Sept. 11-16, will be wai...

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Sheltered from the storm: A collection of ebooks perfect for riding out the hurricane

September 12, 2018

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Are you sitting at home on Thursday because many county and city agencies, and a number of businesses have closed as a precaution for Hurricane Michael? If so, chances are you're looking for something to do that won't break th...

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10 road-trip worthy audiobook recommendations for the Florence evacuation

September 10, 2018

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The governor has issued mandatory evacuations for coastal counties and lane reversals start on Tuesday.

That means gassing up the car, filling prescriptions, taking care of pets, and making plans for a pace to stay out of Hurr...

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