Join NY Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick at CCPL in December

Join NY Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick at CCPL in December

November 27, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick will visit three CCPL branches in December to discuss her latest book, Hope On the Inside

Showcasing her gift for writing with warmth and humor, Bostwick explores the effects ...

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Home away from home during war: See a WWI menu  in South Carolina

Home away from home during war: See a WWI menu in South Carolina

November 26, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - During the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation declaring the third Thursday in November to be a "day of thanksgiving and praise."

From its start in 1863, Thanksgiving has always held a special meaning to ...

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Cookbooks to save this year

Cookbooks to save this year's Thanksgiving meal from struggle plate infamy

November 25, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - We have two days to go before Thanksgiving and you've decided now is a good time to figure out how to make this year's Flavortown feast. 

However, without some serious help at this point in the game, the only stop you're makin...

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The Genesis of the Harleston Neighborhood, 1672-1770

The Genesis of the Harleston Neighborhood, 1672-1770

November 22, 2019

The residential area today called Harleston Village is one of the oldest neighborhoods on the Charleston peninsula, but the present definition of its boundaries differs from its original identity. Beginning as a large grant stretching across the p...

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Gobble Talk: Take a look back at a Thanksgiving activity from Charleston

Gobble Talk: Take a look back at a Thanksgiving activity from Charleston's past

November 21, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Let's take a trip back into the past to check out how some Charlestonians celebrated Thanksgiving through a love of reading.

The Book Lovers' Club of Charleston was founded in 1927 by African-American women who wanted to create...

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CCPL boycotts Macmillan Publishing in response to e-book embargo

CCPL boycotts Macmillan Publishing in response to e-book embargo

November 18, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Effective immediately, the Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will temporarily stop purchasing newly released print books, e-books, downloadable audio books and books on CD for circulation from Macmillan Publishers and...

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The Historical Landscape of the New Baxter-Patrick James Island Library

The Historical Landscape of the New Baxter-Patrick James Island Library

November 15, 2019

Charleston’s newest island library is situated in a quiet setting that belies the depth and drama of its long and colorful history. From Native-American stomping grounds to fertile plantation, from bloody battlefield, to civil rights success, th...

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Celebrate Dinovember with CCPL Beginning Nov. 16

Celebrate Dinovember with CCPL Beginning Nov. 16

November 14, 2019

Have a roaring good time as the dinosaurs invade the library this month! Join us for stories, songs, and hands-on activities all about dinosaurs. Meet our special dinosaur guest from the classic "Danny and the Dinosaur" children's book series, too...

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A Veteran’s Story: Caring for the Family of Sergeant William Jasper

A Veteran’s Story: Caring for the Family of Sergeant William Jasper

November 8, 2019

Veterans Day is a national holiday that was created in the twentieth century, but the roots of our collective acknowledgement of soldiers’ sacrifices dates back many generations to the dawn of the United States. Today we’ll use the story of on...

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Help set a world record for reading with CCPL on November 7

Help set a world record for reading with CCPL on November 7

November 2, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Help set a world record for the number of people reading or listening to the same book on one day. Join us at any of our locations on Thursday, Nov. 7 to participate in Jumpstart's Read for the Record. From storytim...

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