Lord Adam Gordon’s description of Charleston, 1765

June 30, 2017
Today we’re going to travel back to the year 1765 and listen to the words of Lord Adam Gordon, who visited Charleston and the Lowcountry…

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Book drive to support literacy in honor of Cynthia Graham Hurd

June 27, 2017
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Reading Partners of Charleston and the Charleston County Public Library along with Live5 News, Wells Fargo and Mellow Mushroom are teaming up for…

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Carolina Day: A Primer for Newcomers

June 23, 2017
Today we’re going to travel back in Lowcountry history to explore the genesis and legacy of a public holiday called “Carolina Day.”  Carolina Day is…

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Vendue Range: A Brief History

June 9, 2017
Today we’re going to travel back in Lowcountry history to explore the roots of a site in urban Charleston called Vendue Range.  Almost everybody who’s been…

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CCPL selected for first-of-its-kind internship program

June 9, 2017
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will participate in a connected learning summer internship program sponsored by the Public Library Association (PLA), a division…

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Library architects to present designs for new St. Paul’s branch during June 12 community meeting

June 6, 2017
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will host a community meeting on Tuesday, June 12 to share information with the public about updated designs…

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A Brief History of Marion Square, Part 2

June 2, 2017
In our last episode, we talked about history of the Charleston park called Marion Square from the early 1700s through the American Civil War, so…

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CCPL announces effort to reduce plastic waste in local waterways

June 1, 2017
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) has committed to ending the distribution of single-use plastic bags at all 16 branch locations in an…

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A Brief History of Marion Square, Part 1

May 26, 2017
Today we’re going to explore the history of a specific piece of property in urban Charleston called Marion Square. I’m sure most of you know the…

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The Life and Times of Thomas Grimball (1744–1783)

May 19, 2017
Today we’re going to travel back in Lowcountry history to explore the life story of a man who lived in the Charleston area in the…

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