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68 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States

October 2016

Julian Gooding Presents The Adventures of Malachiae Moon

October 1, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm UTC+0
Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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Storyteller Julian Gooding shares tales from a journal given to him on the day he was born. The journal once belonged to Malachiae Moon who was born the day the American Civil War ended in 1865. Malachiae Moon, a wise and skilled sailor of African descent, lived to be 100 years old. The stories from his journal will take you to Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. This 45-minute performance is designed for ages 6 to 60.

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May 2017

Opening Reception for Artist Karyn Healey

May 5, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm UTC+0
Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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"Women’s Work"- The Saul Alexander Foundation Gallery of the Charleston County Public Library in downtown Charleston will present an exhibition of works by Karyn Healey entitled, "Women’s Work" which captures the stories of some unique women and what they do. It will be the first opportunity to view most of these works that visually honor women who challenge conventional perceptions of the “fairer sex.” They include nurturers, teachers, organizers, and righters of wrongs. They are artists, scientists, risk takers and…

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Sally Bedell Smith to hold lecture on Prince Charles at the Charleston Library Society

May 11, 2017 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm UTC+0
Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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$35 – $45

Join the Charleston Library Society for an illustrated lecture by Sally Bedell Smith, based on her new book Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life. Ms. Smith will give unprecedented insights into Prince Charles, a man who possesses a fiercely independent spirit, and yet has spent his life in waiting for the ultimate role of monarch. Beginning with his childhood, Smith will detail his intellectual quests, his entrepreneurial pursuits, and his love affairs—from the tragedy of his…

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September 2017

Saul Alexander Gallery: Call for Art

September 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am - September 30, 2017 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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Charleston County Public Library is accepting submissions during the month of September for the Saul Alexander Gallery at the Main Library. This is an opportunity for South Carolina artists and craftsmen to present their work to the public. A jury of local art professionals will meet to review all submissions. Those accepted will be scheduled to exhibit for one month during 2018 or early 2019. Submission Guidelines: Artists must submit a current resume and 8 to 12 examples of their…

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October 2017

Free Verse Poetry Festival – Youth Poetry Show

October 13, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm UTC+0
Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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An open mic poetry event for elementary, middle and high school students! Email bowlink@ccpl.org to register yourself or your student. Space is limited. Hosted by Charleston Poet Laureate Marcus Amaker.

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February 2018

“History Harvest” Hosted by the Gullah Society and the International African American Museum’s Center for Family History

February 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0
Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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Join the Gullah Society and the International African American Museum's Center for Family History for a harvest of historical artifacts, ideas, stories, and community networking. This event is also part of a collaborative project involving the College of Charleston's African American Studies and Historic Preservation and Community Planning Departments.

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July 2018

Saul Alexander Gallery: “Histories Memories and Memoirs

July 1, 2018 @ 9:00 am - July 31, 2018 @ 6:00 pm UTC+0
Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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Main Library All Ages Saul Alexander Gallery Troy's work delves deeply into elements of memory and how those memories impact our abilities to move through life. Troy examines not only the fluidity of memory, but also its seemingly untapped power to impact everyday life as an artist first then individual. Through this work, Troy seeks to expand his research as he visually ponders his own memories, their origins and connectedness to reality, destiny, and dreams. His work explores the possibilities…

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August 2018

Saul Alexander Gallery: “Below the Sky”

August 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am - August 31, 2018 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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Starting in August the Saul Alexander Gallery at the Main Branch of the Charleston County Library will present "Below the Sky" by Victor Hart.  Stay tuned for details.

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October 2018

Charleston County Public Library presents A Backpack Journalist Film Festival

October 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am UTC+0
Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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A Backpack Journalist provides documentary photography, storytelling, collection of oral histories, and real world journalism experiences for students throughout the Lowcountry. They will be presenting the films "The Charleston's Maritime History and Harbor: Today, Going Forward," "The Port That Connects Us All: SC Ports Authority," a preview of the 2019 release "Stories of Community Courage in the Lowcountry During the Civil Rights Era," and a few film shorts on Charleston parks.

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Charleston County Public Library presents Jason Ryan’s “Race to Hawaii”

October 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC+0
Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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Charleston journalist and author Jason Ryan will join us to discuss his book in which he chronicles the 1927 Dole Air Derby and the first flights across the Pacific in the 1920s.

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Free Verse Festival: McKayla Conahan & Libby Bernardin

October 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0
Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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Presented by The Poetry Society of South Carolina McKayla Conahan is a queer nonbianary poet pursuing their MFA at Virginia Commonwealth University. They have been published in Fall Lines, Rabbit, Sink Hollow and elsewhere, and are the recipient of the South Carolina Student Poetry Prize (2016). They spent the past summer in Wyoming working as a tour guide to the night sky, and slowly being converted to a cat person by an orange kitty named Gus. Libby Bernardin's first full…

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December 2018

The Sounds of the Season

December 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm UTC+0
Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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Join the Olde Pipes Recorder Consort for a performance of traditional carols and holiday music.

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January 2019

YWCA Greater Charleston presents MLK Youth Poetry Slam

January 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC+0
Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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Join us on Saturday, January 19 for the 2019 MLK Youth Speak-Out Poetry Slam!  Perform your poetry for a supportive audience and friendly judges!  The ever-popular Marcus Amaker, Charleston's poet-laureate, will return as emcee of the event again this year.  There'll be food, music, cash, and prizes, including tickets to the 2019 MLK Business & Professional Breakfast, plus winners will present at the MLK Youth Forum after the breakfast.  Space is limited so performers should register today at ywcapoetry@gmail.com or…

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February 2019

Resilient by Kolpeace at the Saul Alexander Gallery

February 1, 2019 - February 28, 2019
Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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"People don't like what they don't understand." This exhibit is a collaboration with the Charleston Activist Network (CAN) in loving memory of African American activists who fought for what they believe in. The First Monday Gallery Night opening reception will be held on February 4 from 6-7 p.m. Join kolpeace ( Christopher Johnson) before the reception at 5 p.m. in the Auditorium for a conversation with CAN. This will be a LIVE recording of the Charleston Activist Network Mic'd Up…

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Resilient by Kolpeace at the Saul Alexander Gallery (First Monday Gallery Night)

February 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC+0
Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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"People don't like what they don't understand." This exhibit is a collaboration with the Charleston Activist Network (CAN) in loving memory of African American activists who fought for what they believe in. The First Monday Gallery Night opening reception will be held on February 4 from 6-7 p.m. Join kolpeace ( Christopher Johnson) before the reception at 5 p.m. in the Auditorium for a conversation with CAN. This will be a LIVE recording of the Charleston Activist Network Mic'd Up…

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Charleston County Public Library presents Abraham the Unstoppable: Black Hero of Colonial S.C.

February 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC+0
Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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During the Anglo-Cherokee War of 1759-1761, an enslaved man named Abraham won his freedom from the government of South Carolina by performing a series of deeds that not only displayed remarkable physical endurance and bravery, but also saved many lives. Join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for an introduction to the dramatic, real-life story of Abraham, one of the many forgotten black heroes of early South Carolina. Four presentations:  Tuesday, February 5th 2019, 11 a.m. - 12 m., John's Island Regional…

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July 2019

Charleston Area Performing Artists’ Monthly Gathering

July 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC+0
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One event on August 24, 2019 at 10:00 am

Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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Charleston Area Performing Artists invite you to join us for coffee, networking and professional development.  This is the perfect way to find collaborators, share your craft, get new inspiration, and grow by asking questions to others who face the same unique challenges.  Our group is made up of organization leaders and individual artists. Whether you teach, gig, tour, or produce, or would like to start doing those things - this is the group for you.  We look forward to meeting…

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August 2019

Charleston Area Performing Artists’ Monthly Gathering

August 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC+0
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One event on August 24, 2019 at 10:00 am

Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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Free

Charleston Area Performing Artists invite you to join us for coffee, networking and professional development.  This is the perfect way to find collaborators, share your craft, get new inspiration, and grow by asking questions to others who face the same unique challenges.  Our group is made up of organization leaders and individual artists. Whether you teach, gig, tour, or produce, or would like to start doing those things - this is the group for you.  We look forward to meeting…

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November 2019

Charleston County Public Library presents P-Nut: Lowcountry Poet

November 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC+0
Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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Enjoy a public poetry reading and book signing of P-Nut's two books of poetry, "P-NUT the Lowcountry Poet of Charleston" and "P-NUT, Part II: The Masterpiece." Following the reading, he will facilitate a group discussion on the importance of protecting our cultural heritage as Charleston experiences growth and change. Charchar

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January 2020

National Book Foundation presents: The Art of Invention

January 30, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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To kick off the spring season of National Book Foundation Presents, join 2019 National Book Award Finalists Jericho Brown, author of The Tradition, and Akwaeke Emezi, the author of Pet, for a discussion on breaking convention to create brand-new forms, worlds, and hybrid genres, and what disruption and invention means for the future of literature. The event will feature brief readings, a moderated conversation, and question-and-answer session followed by a book signing with Blue Bicycle Books. This program is presented…

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February 2020

Charleston County Public Library – Celebrating the Life of Anne Rivers Siddons

February 7, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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Acclaimed authors, renowned poets, distinguished educators and more will gather at Charleston County Public Library (CCPL)’s Main Library to celebrate the life and legacy of their friend and colleague Anne Rivers Siddons. Join them as they share their personal experiences, tributes and feelings for Siddons, who passed away on Sept. 11, 2019 at the age of 83. This free program will be followed by an open reception hosted by the Charleston Friends of the Library (FOL). Siddons, a Charleston resident since 1998, was…

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Dance Matters presents: Coming to Monuments

February 25, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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Join us during Black History Month for a free evening with Charleston-based dance company, Dance Matters, who will perform contemporary dance pieces inspired by the recent and ongoing controversies across the South related to Confederate monuments. The work is set to music by Charleston poet laureate Marcus Amaker and presents educational vignettes from local history -- from the Reconstruction Era through the integration battles of the Civil Rights Movement -- weaving in audio recordings and other primary sources. The performance…

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