Thursday, March 14, 2019

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by David Treuer - Review | BookPage

Available as a physical book as well as an eBook via OverDrive.  Go to our catalog to put on hold or call (843)849-6161 to put on hold or find out more about our downloadable collections.

Click the link below to read a full review about the title.

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by David Treuer - Review | BookPage: David Treuer offers a compelling counternarrative to popular U.S. history with a combination of reportage, interviews and memoir about American Indian life in the recent past.

Monday, March 11, 2019

2019 FOL Book Sale Schedule

Hurd/St. Andrews Book Sale
1735 N. Woodmere Drive, 29407
May 24 & 25
*Member Event: May 23

That Summer Book Sale (Main Library)
68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401
June 12-23
*Member Event: June 20

John’s Island Regional Library Book Sale
3531 Maybank Highway, Charleston, SC 29455
July 26 & 27
*Member Event" July 25

That BIG Book Sale
Omar Shrine Temple, 176 Patriots Point Road, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
October 11-13
*Member Event: Oct. 10

That HOLIDAY Book Sale
Mt Pleasant Regional Library, 1133 Mathis Ferry Rd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29466
December 6-7
*Member Event: Dec. 5

*FOL members are invited to preview book sales on Thursday before the sales open to the public on Friday.*

At Friends sales, you will find books, DVDs, and CDs, with prices starting at just $1 for paperbacks and $3 for hardback books. Items include mysteries, romances, classics, children’s books, local histories, cookbooks and more. Children’s books start at just $0.50!

For more information about joining the Friends, visit the Charleston Friends of the Library website.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Dreaming in Turtle by Peter Laufer - Review | BookPage

Available as a physical book as well as an downloadable audiobook via hoopla.  Go to our catalog to put on hold or call (843)849-6161 to put on hold or find out more about our downloadable collections.

Click the link below to read a full review about the title.

Dreaming in Turtle by Peter Laufer - Review | BookPage: BookPage Top Pick in Nonfiction, December 2018 Most people only know a few basic facts about turtles: They are slow-moving, egg-laying, cold-blooded reptiles. Yet as journalist Peter Laufer (The Dangerous World of Butterflies) notes in his new book, Dreaming in Turtle, “everybody has a turtle story.”

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal - Review | BookPage

Available as a physical book as well as an eBook via OverDrive.  Go to our catalog to put on hold or call (843)849-6161 to put on hold or find out more about our downloadable collections.

Click the link below to read a full review about the title.

Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal - Review | BookPage: If marriage is the prize, you’d better be skilled in the art of “grabbing it,” it being an eligible bachelor. In her Pride and Prejudice adaptation, Soniah Kamal transports Jane Austen’s narrative to early-2000s Pakistan, imbuing the often-reimagined story with a fresh lexicon.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Well Read: February 2019 - Feature | BookPage

Available as a physical book as well as an eBook via OverDrive.  Go to our catalog  to put on hold or call (843)849-6161 to put on hold or find out more about our downloadable collections.

Click the link below to read a full review about the title.

Well Read: February 2019 - Feature | BookPage: A new collection of essays and speeches from Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison solidifies her legacy as one of America’s most thoughtful and important writers.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Celebrate Black History Month with Mt. Pleasant Regional Library

The Mt. Pleasant Regional Library will have multiple programs throughout February to celebrate Black History Month. If there is an asterisk (*) beside the program it means the program will be available at other branches of CCPL as well. For a full list of programs throughout CCPL, click here
Abraham the Unstoppable: Black Hero of Colonial South Carolina (adults)*
Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
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.
Tracing Your Gullah Geechee Roots (adults)
Saturday, Feb. 16 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Toni Carrier, director of the Center for Family History at the International African American Museum, will give an informative talk on genealogy resources for African American families in the Lowcountry. After the presentation, National Park Service Chief of Interpretation Paula Ogden-Muse will discuss resources available at Fort Sumter National Monument and the Charles Pinckney National Historic Site. Marianne Cawley, manager of the South Carolina Room at the Charleston County Library, will discuss resources available for African American genealogy research in the library.
Black History Month Scavenger Hunt (all ages)
Throughout February
Learn about famous African Americans as you complete a scavenger hunt in the library.
African American Read-In Storytime (ages 3-5 years with adult)
Thursday, Feb. 21 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Join us for a special storytime featuring books by African American authors.