Post Tagged with: "Charleston County Public Library"

GOOD NEWS:  Design presented tonight for new St. Paul’s library

GOOD NEWS:  Design presented tonight for new St. Paul’s library

Staff reports  |  The Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will host a community meeting 7 p.m. June 12 to show updated designs for the new St. Paul’s Branch library.  The meeting will be in the cafeteria of the E.B. Ellington Elementary School, 55444 Old Jacksonboro Road, Ravenel.

Also in Good News: Salute from the Shore flyover; Leadership Charleston, Library internship program; Blood drive via Magnolia Plantation; Gibbes is Blue Star museum.

Young and older enjoy stories at Charleston Tells.  Photo by Michael Kaynard.

FOCUS: Charleston Tells evolves into a quarterly storytelling series

By Cynthia Bledsoe, special to Charleston Currents | I’ve been a storytelling lover now for more than 40 years. What is it about stories, anyway?

As a child I loved listening to family stories: stories about how my parents met, what my father was like when he was a child, and what my brothers and sisters did before I was born. That love of stories quickly moved into a love of reading, though my love of listening never died. When I found out that there are actual storytelling festivals where professional tellers spin yarns and stories that make you tear up and laugh until your sides hurt, I was hooked and discovered I’m not alone.

REVIEW:  All the Light We Cannot See

REVIEW: All the Light We Cannot See

Reviewed by Mike Nelson: “All the Light We Cannot See” is a beautifully written book that took the author ten years to finish. It follows the lives of two main protagonists, Marie-Laure LeBlanc, a young girl in France and Werner Pfennig, a German boy with a genius for electrical engineering as they grow up in the years before and during World War II.

by · 11/21/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
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Davies picked to be library’s new executive director

Nicolle Davies, a nationally-recognized library leader who was named Library Journal magazine’s 2016 Librarian of the Year, will be Charleston County Public Library’s new executive director, the library’s Board of Trustees announced today.

“Charleston is blessed to have a library leader of Nicolle’s stature to steer our system in the transformational years ahead of us,” said Andy Brack, chair of the library’s Board of Trustees. “A world-class city attracts world-class talent. With energy, drive and vision, Nicolle will help guide our professional staff through exciting changes with new buildings and programs that will truly make our libraries become lifelong learning centers.”

by · 07/19/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Focus, Good news
GOOD NEWS:  Book On Downtown is Olympic-themed scavenger hunt

GOOD NEWS: Book On Downtown is Olympic-themed scavenger hunt

Staff reports | Learn about Olympic athletes throughout July and win prizes with this year’s Book On Downtown scavenger hunt.

Pick up a scorecard at any Charleston County Public Library branch or download a scorecard here, then enter the names of the athletes featured on the Book On Library posters displayed at various businesses in downtown Charleston.

Also in Good News: Honors for George W. McDaniel, Joe Riley III and Darla Moore. Begin With Books is enrolling in North Charleston.

by · 07/04/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
(Photo by Michael Kaynard.)

NEWS: Charleston Currents publisher picked to lead library board

The Board of Trustees of the Charleston County Public Library has elected Charleston Currents publisher and businessman Andy Brack to serve as its chairman.

Other officers elected include tax professional Steven Clem of James Island as vice chairman, MUSC program assistant Maya Hollinshead of North Charleston to remain as secretary and retired Illinois library director Susan Strunk of West Ashley to serve as treasurer. Officer terms begin July 1 and run through June 30, 2017.

by · 07/01/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
PHOTO:  Joyful sounds

PHOTO: Joyful sounds

The joyful sounds of the Imani Milele Children’s Choir from Uganda filled the air last week as officials renamed the St. Andrews Regional Library in West Ashley after the late librarian Cynthia Graham Hurd, who died in the Emanuel AME Church massacre last year. The event, held on what would have been Hurd’s birthday, brought tears to some, but the children’s choir’s sounds brought smiles and delight to those who attended.

by · 06/27/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Photos
GOOD NEWS:  Summer Reading Program is in full swing

GOOD NEWS: Summer Reading Program is in full swing

It’s easier this year than ever before for you and your children to enroll in the Charleston County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, enjoy lots of fun and win prizes. Also in Good News: A new brief history of Charleston; County Council’s proposed budget; County Council to hold hearings on proposed sales tax hike; Magnolia offers free tickets for blood donations.

by · 06/06/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
REVIEW:  Between Shades of Gray

REVIEW: Between Shades of Gray

A novel by Ruta Sepetys reviewed by Darryl Woods: In 1939, the Soviet Union overran the Baltic States. Anyone suspected of being anti-Soviet — especially teachers, doctors, lawyers and former military members – were rounded up and placed in prisons. Their families were herded and packed into train cars like animals and sent to Siberian work camps.

by · 05/09/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
PHOTO: Storytellers enthrall

PHOTO: Storytellers enthrall

Chicago-area storyteller Oba William King enthralled crowds Friday and Saturday at the fourth annual Charleston Tells festival put on by the Charleston County Public Library. Hundreds of children and adults packed tents and rooms to hear stories at dozens of performances of nationally-known and local artists with gifts for words and spinning good yarns.

by · 03/14/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Photos