Staff book picks in honor of gratitude and Cynthia Graham Hurd

Staff book picks in honor of gratitude and Cynthia Graham Hurd

June 2, 2022

Librarian Cynthia Graham Hurd spent 31 years with the Charleston County Public Library serving our community until she was murdered on June 17, 2015 inside the Mother Emanuel AME Church with eight others. Cynthia is remembered for her dedication t...

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Top 14 Reads: African American Poetry Books

Top 14 Reads: African American Poetry Books

February 1, 2022

Provided by: Bre’Ana Wilson, Otranto Road Library

CHARLESTON, S.C. - If you are looking for a quick read, poetry can tell a story in the richest, but simplest form. Many people read poetry for motivation or to sense others experiences through w...

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Titles from CCPL

Titles from CCPL's collection to remember the Holocaust

January 27, 2022

CHARLESTON, S.C. - January 27 marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a day to commemorate the slaughter of millions of people by Nazis in World War II. This year, our selectors have put together a list of books to read from the Charleston ...

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6 books to read for MLK Day 2022

6 books to read for MLK Day 2022

January 12, 2022

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebrates the life and civil rights work of Dr. King. This year, part of Charleston County Public Library's celebration is to share a small collection of specially curated titles.

In 1994, the holid...

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Read the Rainbow with CCPL this PRIDE Month

Read the Rainbow with CCPL this PRIDE Month

June 17, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. - For PRIDE Month 2021, we're celebrating with a reading list, programs, and some take and makes at several Charleston County Public Library branches. And don't forget to check out the displays in your favorite branch to find some...

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Yom Hashoah: Titles from CCPL

Yom Hashoah: Titles from CCPL's collection to remember the Holocaust

April 3, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. - April 8 marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day this year, a day to commemorate the slaughter of millions of people by Nazis in World War II. The date corresponds to the 27th dat of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar, and is the...

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Women

Women's History Month: 7 autobiographies from women leading the way

March 17, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. - March is Women's History Month, a great time to delve into the historic moments led by women and the stories they've collected along the way. That's why this month we have a collection of autobiographies to share that celebrate ...

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Great autobiographies for Black History Month

Great autobiographies for Black History Month

February 23, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. - No one knows books and gives better recommendations than librarians. That's one of our favorite things to do, and we spend a lot of time researching and reading new books and old ones to keep our recommendations fresh. 

As par...

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Top 10: Elephant, Piggie and Pigeon helped kids and families make it through 2020

Top 10: Elephant, Piggie and Pigeon helped kids and families make it through 2020

January 4, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. - At CCPL, we spend a lot of time getting kids to read. That means we have a team of people who spend a lot of time thinking about what books will attract kids -- from babies to preteens -- to the library and into the stacks to pi...

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Top 10: Family connections and stories dominate 2020 downloadable audiobooks

Top 10: Family connections and stories dominate 2020 downloadable audiobooks

January 1, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. - What books are your neighbors listening to? What’s popular across Charleston County? What books are we carrying around on our phones, on e-readers in our purses and backpacks? What books have spent more time on coffee and bedsid...

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