CCPL branches to close Tuesday ahead of Hurricane Florence

September 10, 2018

Due to the threat of Hurricane Florence, Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will close all its branches as well as all book drops starting Tuesday, Sept. 11 until further notice. Patrons are asked not to leave items outside the book drops. ...

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Murder at Four Holes Swamp in 1744

September 7, 2018

Today’s story begins in the summer of 1744, when the government of South Carolina was shocked by the news that two Native American men of the Notchee tribe had murdered several Catawba Indians in cold blood. Fearing a general Indian war, the gov...

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From draft to revision to published novel: A Saturday seminar for writers

September 5, 2018

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Join three published authors in Charleston County Public Library's Main Branch in downtown Charleston on Sept. 22 to learn how to take a manuscript to publication, deal with revisions, and develop habits that foster creativity...

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Edgar Allan Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library extends WiFi access

September 4, 2018

SULLIVAN'S ISLAND, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) customers who visit the Edgar Allan Poe/Sullivan’s Island Library can now take advantage of free 24/7 WiFi access at the park in front of Battery Gadsden thanks to the recent in...

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Squeezing Charleston Neck, from 1783 to the Present

August 31, 2018

Over the past three centuries, the definition of Charleston Neck, a geographic feature I introduced in last week’s episode, has changed radically. It once encompassed the entire tongue of land between the rivers Ashley and Cooper, but the steady...

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Search functions restored for CCPL digital services in catalog

August 28, 2018

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) e-resources interrupted by our catalog vendor earlier this year have been restored after another system update.

The service interruption primarily affected Overdrive and RBdigital. ...

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CCPL launches Human Library Series at John's Island Regional

August 28, 2018

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Interested members of the community are invited to gather in a safe space and converse with individuals who have been exposed to prejudice or stigma. Join us to combat intolerance by engaging in open, honest and respectful...

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Grasping the Neck: The Origins of Charleston’s Northern Neighbor

August 24, 2018

How well do you know “the Neck”? Perhaps you know a bit, and you’re open to learning more about its history and its present challenges. Or perhaps you’re confused by this strange anatomical reference and have no clue what I’m talking abo...

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The Great Memory Loss of 1865

August 17, 2018

This week, in honor of the 235th anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Charleston (13 August 1783), I’d like to draw your attention to a little-known but incredibly important fact about the history of this city. During the early days o...

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Join CCPL this fall for community baby showers

August 15, 2018

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- New and expectant mothers and families are invited to learn about community resources available to help your child from pregnancy, birth, and beyond. Below is a list of the remaining events. 

Hurd/St. Andrews Library  
Satu...

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