CCPL revs up for NEA's Read Across America

February 19, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) is joining the nation in celebrating the National Education Association's (NEA) 21st annual Read Across America event. Several library branches will host celebrity readers during events ...

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Abraham the Unstoppable, Part 2

February 15, 2019

Abraham, an enslaved “Negro” man belonging to an Indian trader named Samuel Benn, was an obscure witness to the escalating tensions between Anglo-American forces in South Carolina and the Cherokee people who lived far to the west of their sett...

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Human Library reading list: Books and movies to understand better war, soldiers, and veterans

February 14, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Charleston County Public Library welcomed Jennifer Oblinger and Nick Ivey to the Main Branch Auditorium to discuss their life in and out of military service, what it's like to be a service member, and how they transitioned to v...

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4 candidates selected for CCPL Executive Director position; Candidates to appear in public forum Feb. 11

February 8, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Four candidates have been selected as the next potential Executive Director of Charleston County Public Library (CCPL). Those finalists will visit the library system next week for in-person interviews, visit staff at various li...

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Abraham the Unstoppable, Part 1

February 8, 2019

Today I’d like to introduce you to Abraham the Unstoppable, the true adventure story of an enslaved man of African descent who won his freedom during the Anglo-Cherokee War of 1759–61. First we’ll explore the background of that unfamiliar wa...

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Learn about the Gullah Geechee culture with these CCPL events

February 2, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Join members of the Gullah Geechee Heritage Corridor from February to May at CCPL branches to learn more about the Gullah history, heritage, and culture. 

From the Corridor website: The Gullah Geechee people are the descendant...

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Commemorating the African-ness of Charleston’s History

February 1, 2019

The 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first permanent African residents in 1619 Virginia provides us with an opportunity to reflect on the legacy of slavery. In today’s episode, I’ll try to situate this anniversary in a broader, internat...

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Celebrate Black History Month with CCPL

January 31, 2019

Throughout the month of February the Charleston County Public Library celebrates Black History Month with programs for all ages. These programs prompt us to remember important people, events, achievements and contributions by African Americans to...

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Lost that lovin' feeling? Go on an anti-Valentine's date with a book from this list

January 31, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Are you tired of all the fuss over Valentine's Day? Then seek refuge from the mushiness of Feb. 14 by checking out one (or more!) of our ultra-platonic, anti-Valentine's reads!

Unlike love, it's OK to grab a handful of special ...

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Why does that book have a hidden flowery spine? CCPL's Archives investigates

January 28, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. – A 140-year-old book being gently repaired behind the scenes at the Main Library got a lot of attention last week for #LibraryShelfieDay when CCPL Archivist Amada Holling posed with it.

The photo we shared on social media has ...

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