Spruce up those tired living room walls in your next video conference call with a CCPL-themed background

Spruce up those tired living room walls in your next video conference call with a CCPL-themed background

April 8, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Face it, we're four weeks into working from home and every one of your coworkers is getting tired of seeing each other's bare, boring walls. But it doesn't stop there! It extends to those video chats with family, friends, virtua...

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Hopping good reads to go along with our trip to the zoo to meet some wallabies

Hopping good reads to go along with our trip to the zoo to meet some wallabies

April 8, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - If you joined our field trip to the zoo this afternoon, you got to learn about some adorable wallabies and watch them jump. 

Do you remember where wallabies are from? Do you remember what macropod means? That means they have b...

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Interested in exploring African and African-American literature? Check out this list curated by a member of CCPL

Interested in exploring African and African-American literature? Check out this list curated by a member of CCPL's staff

April 4, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - No one knows books and gives better recommendations than librarians. That's one of our favorite things to do, and we spend a lot of time researching and reading new books and old ones to keep our recommendations fresh. 

With o...

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CCPL launches remote telephone service during branch closures

CCPL launches remote telephone service during branch closures

April 4, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. – As part of a continued effort to connect with the public while physical branches are closed, Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) is offering a new remote telephone service. The service will be available Monday throug...

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The Scandalous Black Dance of 1795, Part 2

The Scandalous Black Dance of 1795, Part 2

April 3, 2020

White Charlestonians of 1795 were shocked to find a local magistrate at the center of an illegal black dance raided by city police. Revelers fleeing the nocturnal “frolick” left William Cunnington to face the law alone, and he defended his hon...

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Stories with wild pigs: Book list for Thursday

Stories with wild pigs: Book list for Thursday's trip to the zoo

April 2, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - If you joined our field trip to the zoo this afternoon, you met Sir Francis the red river hog, a wild hog from the forests of the Congo and Guinea, and learned all about how they live and grow up. 

Francis sure is a cute guy w...

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Book recommendations for the apocalypse and everything after

Book recommendations for the apocalypse and everything after

March 30, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - No one knows books and gives better recommendations than librarians. That's one of our favorite things to do, and we spend a lot of time researching and reading new books and old ones to keep our recommendations fresh. 

With o...

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Even more to download! CCPL and hoopla roll out Bonus Borrows collection

Even more to download! CCPL and hoopla roll out Bonus Borrows collection

March 30, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston County Public Library and hoopla are offering a new collection library card holders can access with their account. Bonus Borrows includes more than 1,000 top titles and favorite anyone can check out and download immed...

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The Scandalous Black Dance of 1795, Part 1

The Scandalous Black Dance of 1795, Part 1

March 27, 2020

The traditions of African-American dance and music form an important part of Charleston’s cultural heritage that survived many generations of local discrimination and active suppression. In 1795, for example, the sounds of a nocturnal “negro d...

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Draw your own Pigeon, Piggie, and Elephant with Mo Willems!

Draw your own Pigeon, Piggie, and Elephant with Mo Willems!

March 26, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Are there any fans of Pigeon, Elephant, and Piggie at your house? (Of course the answer is YES!) What if you could learn to make your own Piggie and Elephant stories? Now you can! 

Author and illustrator Mo Willems has been ho...

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