Thank You for Your Service: 16 books about veterans

November 10, 2018

CHARLESTON, S.C. - As we honor servicemen and -women for their patriotism, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for their country and everyone in it, we take a look at some of their stories. 

Tales of war have been handed down for centuries. F...

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The Tail of Washington’s Horse

November 9, 2018

Have you seen the tail of the horse in the portrait of George Washington that hangs in Charleston’s City Hall? Have you heard the tale of how that painting came to be, and why the horse’s rear-end is so prominently displayed? Is this depiction...

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Sign up for Medicare, Affordable Care plans with Insure SC at 3 CCPL branches

November 5, 2018

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Insure SC are currently conducting open enrollment for Medicare (Nov. 5-Dec. 7) and Affordable Care Act (Nov. 5-Dec. 15).

 Insure SC, is an initiative of Palmetto Project, works collaboratively with other agencies and organiz...

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'If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,' he'll have a bunch of events at CCPL branches

November 3, 2018

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Celebrate the importance of picture books, and meet the mouse from the classic “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" book, who will entertain and delight audiences during special visits and storytimes. Check out the schedule liste...

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Keeping Time in Charleston’s Past

November 2, 2018

As we conclude the 100th season of “Daylight Saving Time” and set our clocks back to “Standard Time,” let’s pause for a moment to reflect on the concept of time keeping in Charleston’s past. Before the proliferation of wristwatches, sm...

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Charleston County Public Library and government officials break ground on St. Paul’s Hollywood Library

October 30, 2018

CHARLESTON, SC – Construction of the new St. Paul’s Hollywood Library branch is underway. Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) and Charleston County Government officials kicked off the construction of the new facility during a groundbre...

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Buried Alive in Early Charleston

October 25, 2018

In the spirit of Halloween, today’s program concerns one of the most prevalent and legitimate fears held by the people of eighteenth-century Charleston. I’m talking about taphophobia—the fear of being buried alive. Premature burial was a rea...

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Celebrate Dinovember with CCPL starting Nov. 5

October 24, 2018

CHARLESTON, S.C. - If you love dinosaurs, then you're in for a treat! See Mr. Ed the puppeteer bring his dinosaurs to life during upcoming shows at the CCPL branches listed below. The entire "Dakota & Friends" experience six different dinosaurs,...

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The Akin Foundling Hospital Building

October 19, 2018

Today I’d like to introduce you to the Akin Foundling Hospital, a short-lived and long-forgotten municipal institution that was once located on the west side of Meeting Street in downtown Charleston. Established in 1843 at the bequest of Miss El...

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The Forgotten Akin Family of Charleston

October 12, 2018

Most of Charleston is familiar with the Aiken family of Antebellum times, whose railroad wealth literally stamped the family’s name across our state, but hardly anyone remembers the “other” Akin family of colonial South Carolina. From modest...

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