Street Auctions and Slave Marts in Antebellum Charleston

Street Auctions and Slave Marts in Antebellum Charleston

January 22, 2021

Boisterous and pathetic auctions of enslaved people were once a familiar sight in early Charleston that often clogged busy streets and sidewalks. As urban congestion increased and public scrutiny from anti-slavery advocates grew in the second quar...

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Baxter-Patrick James Island Library switching to curbside service Saturday, Monday

Baxter-Patrick James Island Library switching to curbside service Saturday, Monday

January 22, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Baxter-Patrick James Island Library is temporarily closed following a staff member testing positive for COVID-19. Per CCPL's response protocols, the library is being cleaned and sanitized by a certified third-party contracto...

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National News Literacy Week: Can You Spot a Credible News Source?

National News Literacy Week: Can You Spot a Credible News Source?

January 22, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. - It's National News Literacy Week! This week focuses on using education to stop the spread of misinformation. Specifically, taking a closer look at the news sources you consume and share to make sure they are credible. 

The co...

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CCPL makes list of America

CCPL makes list of America's Star Libraries; Only system in SC to earn award

January 21, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston County Public Library earned a three-star rating in the Library Journal Index of Public Library Services' 13th annual review of library systems in the U.S. CCPL is one of 11 libraries in its category to receive 3 star...

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Finding Employment in 2021: What will it look like?

Finding Employment in 2021: What will it look like?

January 19, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. – As we move forward in 2021, we are hoping for some sense of “normal” to return to our lives, but some changes from the pandemic will remain in today’s work environment.  Here are four things that will remain with us in our new n...

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George Anson and Charles Codner: Gambling for Real Estate in 1735?

George Anson and Charles Codner: Gambling for Real Estate in 1735?

January 15, 2021

An old local legend says that George Anson acquired the land now called Ansonborough in a card game with Thomas Gadsden. While the documents related to their 1727 transaction contain no hint of a gambling debt, the circumstances surrounding anothe...

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Nominate CCPL for Best of Charleston 2021

Nominate CCPL for Best of Charleston 2021

January 15, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. - It's that time of year again, Charleston City Paper is asking for YOUR nominations for all of the best Charleston has to offer. The Charleston County Public Library is proud to have multiple "Best of Charleston" nominations (and...

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Meet Your Library: Historic Property Research

Meet Your Library: Historic Property Research

January 12, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Here in Charleston, homes have their own histories and personalities. Discover more about these historic homes using the South Carolina History Room at the Main Library.

"Historic property research, a lot of it pertains to hous...

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SC DEW begins paying $300 pandemic unemployment assistance as part of Unemployed Workers Act

SC DEW begins paying $300 pandemic unemployment assistance as part of Unemployed Workers Act

January 11, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Starting with claim week ending January 2, 2021, claimants who are eligible to receive at least $1 of an unemployment program will also receive an additional $300 on top of their weekly benefit amount. This supplemental Federa...

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The Other New Years: Regnal, Civil, and Personal

The Other New Years: Regnal, Civil, and Personal

January 8, 2021

The beginning of every January represents a fresh start as we begin a new year with hopes and goals for the coming months. This annual tradition is a well-established part of our modern culture, but it’s only one of a variety of other “new year” a...

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