Charleston County Public Library

Location:68 Calhoun Street Charleston, SC 29401

Upcoming events

  • May-22-19 6:00 pm - May-25-19 8:00 pm

    Attend a presentation by an attorney with Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services to better understand the basic structure of the VA and why it matters. Learn about veteran eligibility, different kinds of veteran benefits and discharge upgrades ("bad paper"). This program will also cover the general process of applying for benefits, including deadlines and what to do if an application is denied.

  • Jun-01-19 9:00 am - Jun-01-19 11:00 am

    The Charleston County and State Treasurers’ offices, in collaboration with CCPL, will host an unclaimed property event to help county residents search for and claim any unclaimed property in their names, such as refunds due, outstanding checks, and benefit payments. The event will be held at two separate libraries throughout the day: from 9-11 a.m. at the Main Library and from 1-3 p.m. at the Dorchester Road Regional Library. Residents can visit the Charleston County Treasurer’s website to see if they, or any family members, might have unclaimed property.

  • Jun-04-19 - Jun-30-19 All day

    View photos that document Librarian Cynthia Graham Hurd's 31-year career with CCPL and the legacy she created through the lives she touched in the Charleston community and around the country. Select materials concerning Mother Emanuel AME Church and the Emanuel 9 will also be on display in the lobby.

  • Jun-11-19 6:00 pm - Jun-11-19 8:00 pm

    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jennifer Berry Hawes will talk about her book, “Grace Will Lead Us Home: The Charleston Church Massacre and the Hard, Inspiring Journey to Forgiveness,” in which she explores the aftermath of the devastating shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church and its impact on the community. Copies of the book will be available to purchase at the event, courtesy of Blue Bicycle Books.

  • Jun-15-19 11:00 am - Jun-15-19 1:00 pm

    The instant her phone rang, Reverend Sharon Risher sensed something was horribly wrong. Something had happened at Emanuel AME Church, the church of her youth in Charleston, and she knew her mother was likely at Bible study in the church. Even before she heard the news, her chaplain's instinct told her the awful truth: her mother was dead, along with two cousins. What Risher couldn't imagine was that they had been murdered by a white supremacist. Plunged into the depths of mourning, anger and shock, she could have wallowed in the pain. Instead, she chose the path of forgiveness and hope – eventually forgiving the convicted killer for his crime. “For Such a Time as This: Hope and Forgiveness after the Charleston Massacre” is Risher’s powerful memoir of faith, family and loss. Copies of the book will be available to purchase at the event.

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

    After the murder of his wife during the Charleston church shooting, Anthony Thompson chose to publicly and privately forgive the shooter. Though many questioned his reasoning, the community response radically changed as people witnessed his act of forgiveness. Thompson’s book, “Called to Forgive: The Charleston Church Shooting, a Victim's Husband, and the Path to Healing and Peace” is a poignant account that shows how forgiveness can affect our lives, communities, and even our nation. Copies of the book will be available to purchase at the event