Register to vote with CCPL, Charleston County Board of Elections

March 29, 2018

CCPL is teaming up with the Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration to help get people registered to vote. Patrons can register to vote at various branches now through September. 

Also, on National Voter Registration Day (Tu...

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The Charleston Emigrant Society of 1795

March 22, 2018

I’d like to introduce you to a short-lived, local organization that you’ve probably never heard of. The Emigrant Society, or, more properly, the "South Carolina Society for the information and assistance of persons emigrating from other countr...

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Celebrate National Poetry Month with CCPL

March 20, 2018

Charleston County Public Library is teaming up with For The Scribes, an independent online writing space (forthescribes.com), throughout the month of April to host a poetry competition. 

You must be 14 or older to have your work considered. Ple...

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James Hoban’s Charleston Home

March 16, 2018

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! This is the time of year when we celebrate the feast day of Ireland’s patron saint and, at least in the United States, generally revel in all things Irish. In honor of this annual celebration, I’d like to focus the ...

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Pig Out on Reading with Farmer Minor and Daisy Pig

March 15, 2018

Join the adventures of the “World’s Most Famous Library Loving Pig,” and meet Daisy and her pug friends after this unique farm storytime.

Children's literature is full of pigs. There’s Wilbur, the relatable runt who makes interspecies fr...

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Charles Town’s Growing Pains

March 9, 2018

Recently I was sitting in Council Chambers at Charleston’s City Hall, admiring the many historical paintings that adorn the dark, paneled walls, and my attention fixed on a marble slab that displays the names and dates of service for each of Cha...

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Women's History Month events at CCPL

March 5, 2018

Great Ladies of the American Revolution: A Lecture Presented by First Lady Martha Washington
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 6:00 PM

John’s Island Regional Library
While the men were busy founding the nation, what were the women up to? Martha Washingt...

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The South Carolina Constitutional Convention of 1868

March 2, 2018

Today I’d like to draw your attention to the 150th anniversary of an important event in the history of Charleston, and the history of South Carolina in general. During a two-month period in the late winter of 1868, elected delegates from every c...

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First Friends book sale of 2018 set for March 2

February 26, 2018

Love a bargain?  Come to the Charleston Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale on Friday, March 2nd and Saturday, March 3rd at the Otranto Regional Library, 2261 Otranto Road, Charleston, SC 29406.  Browse through more than 10,000 gently us...

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Denmark Vesey's winning lottery ticket

February 23, 2018

 I’m feeling lucky today. I’m going to take a chance and attempt to draw your attention to the historical intersection of three entirely separate but related topics: Denmark Vesey, lotteries, and Charleston’s iconic “High Battery” seawa...

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