The Earliest Fortifications at Oyster Point

January 25, 2019

By the middle of the eighteenth century, Charleston was one of the most heavily fortified communities in North America. The town’s urban defenses didn’t appear all at once, however. They accumulated over multiple decades and successive eras of...

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The Story behind Ropemaker’s Lane

January 18, 2019

Ropemaker’s Lane is a narrow alley in urban Charleston with a name that evokes images of an antique industry wrought by men twisting and spinning long fibers into useful objects. While that scenario is accurate, it represents just one facet of t...

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Training for the Bridge Run? Download these audiobooks to keep you entertained

January 18, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. – This year's Health & Wellness Expo at the Gaillard Auditorium has come and gone (thanks for stopping by our booth!), and we're less than three months out from the 2019 Cooper River Bridge Run. The #GetOverIt hashtags and marke...

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SEWE takes over the library with events, programs Feb. 15-17

January 15, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - SEWE is taking over the library! Join Charleston County Public Library as we host a collection of Southeastern Wildlife Expo events at our branches during the three-day event focused on celebrating wildlife and nature through f...

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Charleston: The Palmetto City

January 11, 2019

The City of Charleston, in my humble opinion, needs an official nickname, and perhaps even an official symbol. There are a few contenders out there, ranging from cheeky epithets to marketing slogans, but I think there’s only one real option to a...

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Love Bird Box? Go down the dystopian rabbit hole for your next read

January 11, 2019

Chances are since the Christmas holidays you've seen or heard about Netflix's runaway original film, Bird Box. It's the story of a world in which no one can go outside for fear of some terrifying and unseen monster driving them insane. It's in tha...

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Be your most creative self this month with CCPL and Lynda

January 9, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. – January is International Creativity Month, and if you’re looking for ways to express your creative side you’ll love the tools you have access to with your free Charleston County Public Library card! Just imagine we’re th...

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Take a walk through a story at Wannamaker County Park

January 8, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) has partnered with Charleston County Parks and Recreation (CCPRC), in conjunction with Healthy Tri-County, to promote a love of literacy, exercise and the great outdoors through the inst...

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Antebellum Charleston’s Most Vulnerable: Foundlings at the Akin Hospital

January 4, 2019

I’d like to share a story that evokes the duality of Charleston’s colorful and painful history. Many of the stories we tell ourselves and visitors about our community’s history have a bright side and a not-so-bright side, and both aspects d...

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CCPL partnership provides free tax assistance in 2019

January 4, 2019

Area residents can receive free help with their taxes at several CCPL branches through a project coordinated with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program, S.C. Thrive and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). A current pi...

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