Charleston County Public Library

Location:68 Calhoun Street Charleston, SC 29401

Upcoming events

  • Feb-20-19 6:00 pm - Feb-20-19 8:00 pm

    During the Anglo-Cherokee War of 1759-1761, an enslaved man named Abraham won his freedom from the S.C. government by performing a series of deeds that not only displayed remarkable physical endurance and bravery, but also saved many lives. Join CCPL historian Dr. Nic Butler for an introduction to the true story of Abraham, one of many forgotten black heroes of early South Carolina.

  • Feb-23-19 3:30 pm - Feb-23-19 4:30 pm

    Local authors Ruth Miller and Alec Cooley will share stories about people and events from African-American history in Charleston, drawn from their recently published walking tour guidebook, Slavery to Civil Rights. The talk will cover both well known topics including Gadsden’s Wharf, the 1969 Hospital Strike and Jenkins Orphanage Band, as well as introduce the audience to lesser known topics such as the 1919 Charleston race riot and early civil rights leader, Louis Gregory.  The talk will be followed by a book signing.

  • Feb-23-19 3:30 pm - Feb-23-19 6:00 pm

    See Charleston from a different perspective, and listen to stories of the city’s African-American history and heritage from local historians Ruth M. Miller and Alec Cooley. Copies of their new book will be available for purchase at the end of the program. 

  • Feb-25-19 6:00 pm - Feb-25-19 8:00 pm

    Charleston's poet laureate Marcus Amaker will premiere several new poems and talk about his writing process during a Q&A session. Local students will join him on stage to read their own original work. Attendees will have a chance to purchase Marcus' vinyl, books and CDs.

  • Mar-06-19 5:30 pm - Mar-06-19 8:00 pm

    Do you wish you could eat healthier while saving money? Join a Cooking Matters grocery store workshop to learn how to spend less time at the grocery store and make the best choices for your family. Registration is required; call 843-805-6841 to register.

  • Mar-14-19 6:00 pm - Mar-14-19 8:00 pm

    Discover how fun fitness can be by trying out Zumba. This will be a demo Zumba class for all fitness levels taught by Zumba instructor Stephanie Robinson. You must be at least 18 years of age to participate and all participants must sign a waiver. Registration is required.

  • Mar-18-19 6:00 pm - Mar-18-19 8:00 pm

    Need help reaching your health goals? Want to learn what nutrition apps can do for you? Join the staff of MUSC's Nutrition Services Team, and get the best information on reliable nutrition resources for a variety of health concerns.

  • Mar-27-19 6:00 pm - Mar-27-19 8:00 pm

    Join lawyers from Charleston Pro Bono to learn about the laws that govern debt collections. This educational program will cover your rights if you find yourself in debt or on the receiving end of debt collection calls.

  • Mar-30-19 10:30 am - Mar-30-19 11:30 am

    Are you ready to dip a toe in stock investing, but not sure where to start? Or are you a seasoned investor just looking for a new tool to help you screen stocks? The library offers a stock screening resource you can access from home! Join Bonnie Dumas of Better Investing to learn all about Value Line, and what it can do for your bottom line. This program is part of Money Smart Week.

  • Mar-31-19 3:00 pm - Mar-31-19 4:00 pm

    Learn how to improve your credit and maintain a healthy budget during a presentation by Debbie Kidd of Origin S.C. This program is part of Money Smart Week.