CCPL hosts Amnesty Week

CCPL hosts Amnesty Week

September 3, 2017

CHARLESTON, SC – CCPL will waive late fees for overdue materials that are returned during a special Amnesty Week Sept. 18-24. In honor of Library Card Sign-Up Month, CCPL will also waive the fee for replacement library cards during this forgivenes...

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The Road Paradox

The Road Paradox

August 31, 2017

For the first 180 years of Charleston’s existence—from the arrival of the first settlers, through the entire colonial era and the American Revolution, through the War of 1812 and the Nullification Crisis, right up to the middle of the nineteenth c...

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Saul Alexander Gallery call for submissions

Saul Alexander Gallery call for submissions

August 30, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Saul Alexander Gallery at Main Library will accept submissions September 1-30. 

This is an opportunity for South Carolina artists and craftsmen to present their work to the public. A jury of local art professionals will...

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Flood researchers need survey participants

Flood researchers need survey participants

August 30, 2017

CHARLESTON, SC – Were you impacted by the catastrophic flooding that hit the Midlands in October 2015 or Hurricane Matthew last November? CCPL supports ongoing research efforts conducted by University of South Carolina's School of Library and Info...

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The Omnibus Revolution(s)

The Omnibus Revolution(s)

August 24, 2017

Let’s roll back the hands of time to talk about a nineteenth-century transportation phenomenon that few people remember, but one that revolutionized the concept of mobility in the Charleston area and continues to impact our community in the twenty...

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What (and Where) is Bee’s Ferry?

What (and Where) is Bee’s Ferry?

August 18, 2017

Anyone who lives west of the Ashley River, or has spent time traveling through that area is familiar with the name of Bee’s Ferry, and the related Bees Ferry Road. If you’re a curious sort of person, perhaps you’ve wondered how this historic name ...

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Charleston County Public Library announces additional branch closures for day of solar eclipse

Charleston County Public Library announces additional branch closures for day of solar eclipse

August 16, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will close all but three of its branches on the day of the solar eclipse, Monday, Aug. 21. The three branches that will remain open are all located in North Charleston and include Cooper R...

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The “South Carolina Hymn” of 1807

The “South Carolina Hymn” of 1807

August 10, 2017

Let’s travel back in Lowcountry music history to talk about South Carolina’s first state anthem, or at least the state’s first unofficial anthem.  I’m talking about a piece of music called “the South Carolina Hymn,” which was written in t...

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International speaker offers ideas to help residents address issues of social justice, race relations

International speaker offers ideas to help residents address issues of social justice, race relations

August 5, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Join Kiran Singh Sirah for “Telling Stories that Matter: Cultivating Community through Story,” a public presentation at Main Library at 6 p.m. on Feb. 5 to explore the role of storytelling as a tool for conflict prevention, comm...

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Teen input needed for best YA fiction survey

Teen input needed for best YA fiction survey

August 5, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Librarians across the country are gathering input from teen readers about their favorite fiction titles, and Charleston voices need to be heard! 

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) presents an annual select...

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