One in eight people worldwide lack access to safe water…learn why.

Today, 884 million people lack access to safe water supplies, representing approximately one in eight people in the world. The United Nations estimates that by 2025, forty-eight nations, with combined population of 2.8 billion, will face freshwater “stress” or “scarcity”. Learn the issues facing water quality, scarcity, and sustainability – and what you can do…

Bottle Cap Mandala Complete!

After three days and more than 50 student and community volunteers, Bryant Holsenbeck’s Bottle Cap Mandala is complete and on view in the Rotunda of the Addlestone Library! Visit the exhibit page for more information and photographs! Stop by the library this evening between 5pm – 7pm for the opening – and visit tomorrow at…

Environmental Artist Bryant Holsenbeck arrives…with 50,000 bottle caps.

Environmental Artist Bryant Holsenbeck travelled from Durham, NC yesterday to start her mini-residency at the College of Charleston’s Addlestone Library this week. And, she brought 50,000 of her favorite bottle caps and jar lids. Holsenbeck will begin creating her three-dimensional installation – a mandala – this morning in the Rotunda of the Addlestone Library. And…

Lowcountry Digital Library adds 30,000th image!

The Lowcountry Digital Library (LCDL) just uploaded its 30,000th image, having added more than 20,000 images in the past year. This project is a collaborative effort led by the College of Charleston to build a digital (online) library that includes digitized primary documents, photographs, publications, oral histories, and other resources from 10 different local cultural…

Fall events announced!

Been wondering what’s going on with the Friends of the Library this fall? We’ve announced our fall events schedule – check out our EVENTS page for more information! And be on the lookout for the fall edition of Discovery, the Friends of the Library newsletter! We’ll be posting the online edition on September 20th! We…