Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Thanksgiving is right around the corner.  November and December are probably the busiest months of the year.  Please be sure to save some time for library activities!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Are you ready to read some spooky tales to get in the mood for Halloween?  Here are a couple to get you in the mood.

" The Troop scared the hell out of me, and I couldn't put it down. This is old-school horror at its best." -Stephen King Once every year, Scoutmaster Tim Riggs leads a troop of boys into the Canadian wilderness for a weekend camping trip-a tradition as comforting and reliable as a good ghost story around a roaring bonfire. The boys are a tight-knit crew. There's Kent, one of the most popular kids in school; Ephraim and Max, also well liked and easygoing; then there's Newt the nerd and Shelley the odd duck. For the most part, they all get along and are happy to be there-which makes Scoutmaster Tim's job a little easier. But for some reason, he can't shake the feeling that something strange is in the air this year. Something waiting in the darkness. Something wicked... It comes to them in the night.

The third in the Modern Library's series of original compilations, The Raven and the Monkey's Paw is a collection of classic tales and poems to engage our fear-seeking senses. The beauty of these stories and poems lies in their readability: ideal for sharing aloud around the campfire or for a quick, thrilling dip . . . under the covers with a flashlight. The writing itself sends as many awe-inspired shivers down the spine as do the ghosts and goblins on these pages. Edgar Allan Poe, the master of the horror story and the chiming lyric poem, opens the volume with his best-loved stories: "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," "The Black Cat," "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Pit and the Pendulum," "The Premature Burial," "The Tell-Tale Heart," "Berenice," and "Ligeia." Every bit as chilling now as on the day they were written, these tales retain their power to stir the reader again and again. Poe, who was as well known for his poems as for his stories, is also represented by such verse standards as "The Raven," "Lenore," "To Helen," "Ulalume," and "Annabel Lee," among others.

Check our catalog for more chilling tales.
Thanks for reading.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Looking for something different for your children to do besides Trick or Treating?  Check out this link to Halloween fun from the Charleston County Public Library branches.

Happy Halloween and thanks for reading!

Thursday, October 9, 2014



Every year residents of the Charleston area look forward to "That Big Book Sale."  Mt. Pleasant residents are fortunate that the book sale is held in Mt. Pleasant.  So make some time this weekend to go to the Omar Shrine Auditorium and get great deals on books, DVDs and books on CD.

That BIG Book Sale: October 10 - 12
 It's here again! 
 That BIG Book Sale October 10 - 12, 2014
 Charleston Friends of the Library
 Omar Shrine Auditorium, 176 Patriots  Point Road
 Browse more than 60,000 fiction, non-fiction and  children's books plus DVDs, CDs, maps and  more with prices starting at 50 cents. A rare book  auction will take place Thursday through  Saturday, and items are half price on Sunday.  Cash, credit cards and checks are accepted.
Public Sale - Free Admission 
Friday, October 10 from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 11 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, October 12 from 10 - 3 p.m.
FOL Member Preview 
Thursday, October 9 from 5 - 8 p.m.
You’re invited to join the Friends of the Library for an exclusive member event for That BIG Book Sale with live entertainment and a cash bar. Free entry is awarded to FOL Members, and new members are welcome to join at the door. Cash, credit cards and checks are accepted. No RSVP necessary.
Proceeds benefit the Charleston County Public Library.
For more information, visit www.CharlestonLibraryFriends.org.


Monday, October 6, 2014


Check out the latest update to CCPl's catalog.  Patrons are now able to see where copies of items are available!  It's a great improvement.  Try it and see how you like it.  If you have questions, please contact us at 849-6161.
Thanks for reading.


Get ready for fall reading with the Top Ten Books from the editors of "Book Page."  Check the library website for availability of these new titles, or call us at 849-6161.

It's a great time of year to sit outside on a nice sunny day and read a good book.  Here is another book you might enjoy:

Cover image for A man called Ove : a novel / Fredrik Backman.

In this bestselling and delightfully quirky debut novel from Sweden, a grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door. Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon-the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell." But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn't walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time? Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove's mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents' association to their very foundations. A feel-good story in the spirit of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Major Pettigrew's Last Stand , Fredrik Backman's novel about the angry old man next door is a thoughtful and charming exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others.
Thanks for reading.