Dutch Town

Dutch Town

October 6, 2017

“Dutch Town” was a short-lived phenomenon that may have been Charleston’s first ethnic neighborhood.  It emerged in the late 1750s and its growth was fueled by the arrival of large numbers of German immigrants in the years leading up to the Americ...

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Welcome to the new CCPL.org!

Welcome to the new CCPL.org!

October 4, 2017

Welcome to the new CCPL.org! 

After spending most of 2017 redesigning the old website and migrating years worth of content, the Charleston County Public Library is pleased to launch its new website. What you'll find is a completely reorganized a...

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Read for the Record with CCPL

Read for the Record with CCPL

October 2, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Participate in the world's largest shared reading experience. This year's featured book is "Quackers" by Liz Wong. Small snacks will be provided.

 

Read for the Record
Dorchester Road Regional Library - all day
John's Isla...

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Governor’s Bridge and the Sinkhole of 2017

Governor’s Bridge and the Sinkhole of 2017

September 29, 2017

One of the most dramatic local effects wrought by the recent passing of Hurricane Irma was the opening of a large sinkhole on East Bay Street. According to the good folks at Charleston Water Systems (CWS), a main water pipe measuring ten inches i...

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Charleston County Public Library, government officials break ground on Baxter Patrick James Island Library

Charleston County Public Library, government officials break ground on Baxter Patrick James Island Library

September 29, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) and Charleston County Government officials kicked off the construction of the Baxter Patrick James Island Library during a groundbreaking ceremony on Sept. 29. The 20,000-square foot ...

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Star Wars Reads Day set for Oct. 7 at Main Library

Star Wars Reads Day set for Oct. 7 at Main Library

September 25, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Stormtroopers, Tusken Raiders and R2D2 invade the Main Library for an afternoon of Star Wars-related fun for the entire family. Meet and bring a camera to have your photo taken with characters from the Star Wars Universe, partic...

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Mr. Duncan’s Trees

Mr. Duncan’s Trees

September 15, 2017

I’d like to share with you a little mystery that I’ve been trying to solve recently.  Late one evening in early May 1822, a group of four men gathered on a Charleston street, under the cover of some overhanging tree branches, to discuss a secret p...

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	 Folly and West Ashley branches remain closed

Folly and West Ashley branches remain closed

September 12, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Due to Tropical Storm Irma, the following Charleston County Public Library branches remain closed until further notice:

The West Ashley branch, located at 45 Windermere Blvd., Charleston

The Folly Beach branch, located at 5...

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The Tornado of 1811

The Tornado of 1811

September 8, 2017

Hurricane season brings its share of anxiety, so I’d like to offer a bit of distraction from our current weather uncertainties.  At the risk of adding to your stress, let’s turn back the calendar to early September of 1811, when a tornado measurin...

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CCPL to close ahead of Hurricane Irma

CCPL to close ahead of Hurricane Irma

September 7, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library will close all its branches starting Friday, Sept. 8 until Tuesday, Sept. 12 due to Hurricane Irma.

We encourage all our patrons to check for updates on our branch closures by visiting Cha...

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