Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Black Diamonds
The Secret Rooms
The House at Tyneford
Also, Phillip Rock writes fiction books that have a similar theme as Downton Abbey.

Need more for your Downton Abbey fix? Lucky for you, Penguin has a great selection of titles to satisfy any Downton Abbey fan!

Monday, March 30, 2015


This will be held at the Main Library on Calhoun Street. 

Makers in Residence Series seeks applicants

From 3D printing to knitting, gardening to robotics, Charleston's maker community is diverse and growing, and CCPL's new Makers in Residence Series seeks creative individuals or businesses to facilitate six introductory workshops about DIY culture and the maker movement. Programs will take place twice a month from June through August at the Main Library.

Does your business provide innovative and interactive activities to the local community? Do you have a favorite skill or hobby you want to share with the public? The Makers in Residence Series is the perfect opportunity for local talent to promote their businesses and skills to an audience with similar interests.

To learn more or apply to facilitate a workshop, please email
summersm@ccpl.org or call 805-6930. Applications are due April 15. 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Thursday, March 19, 2015


Do you like to play games?  Games offer an opportunity for people to get together and socialize.  They are also a way to exercise our brains, which may improve cognitive function.
Mahjong is one of these games. Would you like to learn to play?

It's a Chinese game using tiles that are stacked and then matched- a game of strategy, intelligence and skill, and it's also fun.  It's a game for four players, but can be played with three if there aren't four available.

There will be an orientation meeting Wednesday, April 8th at 2:00 at the Mt. Pleasant Regional Library.  The game will be explained, and we'll see how many people are interested in meeting to play Mahjong on a regular basis.

Image result for mahjong

If you have questions, or you can't come to this meeting, please call and let us know.  843-849-6161.

We have books about other games: Cribbage, Chess, Bridge, etc.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


Visit our display at the Mt. Pleasant Regional Library to enter for a chance to win a trip to Paris with author Cara Black whose mystery books are set in various areas of Paris.  Hurry in as we're almost out of entry forms.  Only one entry per household.

Check out Black's new book "Murder in Pigalle." Pregnant P.I. Aimee Leduc is trying to live a quieter lifestyle, but a serial rapist of young girls in the Pigalle neighborhood changes those plans.

Cover image for Murder in Pigalle / Cara Black.

A French author Laurence Cosse has written an intriguing book "An Accident in August" about the car that was seen fleeing the scene in the tunnel when Princess Diana was killed in Paris.  This fictional account follows the young girl who was in the car and realizes she must not let anyone know that it was her car. But how long can she keep this a secret?

Cover image for An accident in August  / Laurence Cossé ; translated from the French by Alison Anderson.
Come to the library to find more books set in France.
Merci and thanks for reading.

Saturday, March 14, 2015


Check out some of these new books that have been voted on the Top Ten List by librarians across the country.

Thanks for reading.

Thursday, March 12, 2015


Here are two new books that are on order that you might like.  You may place a hold online or call 843-849-6161 to place a hold.

"Heartbreak Hotel" by Deborah Moggach
Moggach is the author of "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" and her newest book is about a Bed and Breakfast in Wales.  Buffy a retired actor retires to Wales and really doesn't know what he's getting himself into with the purchase of a run down B&B.  He attracts quirky guests who seem to have a connection in this romantic comedy.
Cover image for Heartbreak hotel.

"Rebel Queen" by Michelle Moran
Set in 19th century India, this historical romance tells the story of Queen Lakshmi of the Kingdom of Jhansi.  She raises two armies- one male, one female- to challenge the British Army.
Cover image for Rebel queen : a novel / Michelle Moran.

Thanks for reading.