Steamboating from Edisto to Charleston ca. 1900

April 5, 2019

Have you ever wondered what it was like to ride a steamboat from Edisto Island to Charleston around the turn of the twentieth century, before the arrival of the automobile? Today we’ll board the steamer Pilot Boy and make that journey with a you...

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Which literary dog are you?

April 4, 2019

It's spring! And that usually means  lots of puppies ready for adoption, long trips to the dog park, and pondering a purchase of a training book at the pet store. But have you ever wondered which literary dog you'd be?

Take our quiz and find out...

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Abraham the Unstoppable, Part 5

March 29, 2019

As South Carolina shudders between the extremes of peaceful diplomacy and bloody warfare in the summer of 1760, the epic travels of Abraham the express rider continue along the knife edge between safety and danger. His great skills as an intrepid ...

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Be heard: Share your story about restaurant integration in Charleston

March 26, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Did you, or someone you know, experience restaurant integration in the Charleston area firsthand? If so, there is now a chance to have your stories heard. The Post and Courier is partnering with the Charleston County Publi...

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Human Library reading list: Books by journalists chronicling life in the headlines

March 23, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Charleston County Public Library welcomed ABC News 4's Dean Stephens and The Post and Courier's Angie Jackson to the Main Branch Auditorium to discuss their lives working in the news. 

During the event, Jackson and Stevens fi...

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The Unmarked Grave of Ellen O’Donovan Rossa

March 15, 2019

The death of Ellen O’Donovan Rossa, a poor Irish widow, in Charleston in September 1870 might have gone unnoticed by the world, but for the international notoriety of her distant, incarcerated son, Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa. His reputation as a...

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Get Connected: CCPL now offering mobile WiFi hotspots for checkout

March 15, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Thanks to a grant from the South Carolina State Library, the Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) now has mobile WiFi hotspots available for checkout. Library cardholders can access one of these hotspots to connect their sm...

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Tech Team's Top 10 for Spring

March 14, 2019

It’s spring and the Tech Team has some free, popular apps to help you make the most of your time outdoors and in. Whether your spring plans include camping, gardening or cleaning the house, these apps will help you get it done. Many others are a...

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Reading companion to Conversation with Chef Charlotte Jenkins

March 9, 2019

Gullah Geechee foodways provide us all with a doorway into understanding the Gullah Geechee because food carries both culture and history, as audiences learned at our recent talk with Chef Charlotte Jenkins at the Hurd/St. Andrews Library.  Her c...

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Abraham the Unstoppable, Part 4

March 8, 2019

Stricken with the deadly smallpox, Abraham convalesced in Charleston in the late winter of 1760 before embarking on another round-trip journey carrying official messages through the dangerous Cherokee territory. Having witnessed grotesque scenes o...

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