Oct. 26 | WaPo’s Peter Finn Joins the Friends to Talk Trump


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One Year In: National Security in the Age of Trump As President Trump nears the first anniversary of his election, the College of Charleston Friends of the Library will host Peter Finn (National Security Editor of The Washington Post) and John Creed (CofC’s Professor of Political Science) for a wide-ranging conversation on the major foreign policy issues […]

October 13, 2017

Soon to Sell Out | Winthrop Roundtable


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 Chancellor William H. McRaven 2017 Roundtable Keynote Speaker 6:00 p.m. | Wednesday, Nov. 1 | The Gaillard Center Performance Hall This year’s Winthrop Roundtable keynote speaker is William McRaven, who will present “A Life in Lessons” –  inspirational and informative wisdom drawn from his life of exceptional public service in the U.S. military and as a […]

October 12, 2017

New Exhibit: “In Consequence of the Apprehension”: Escaping Enslavement and the Mechanisms of Control over Enslaved Bodies in South Carolina and Georgia


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“In Consequence of the Apprehension” Escaping Enslavement and the Mechanisms of Control over Enslaved Bodies in South Carolina and Georgia A new exhibit featuring SCHS collection items is on view on the third floor of the Addlestone Library. The exhibit, which coincides with the Program in the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World’s (CLAW) Wells Fargo […]

October 10, 2017

Sept. 19 | Journalist Masha Gessen Discusses Vladimir Putin & Donald Trump


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Uncertain Correspondence: Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump 6:00 p.m. | Tuesday, Sept. 19 | Sottile Theatre | 44 George St.  Free and open to the public Masha Gessen, prominent Russian-American journalist and author of the acclaimed critical biography of Vladimir Putin, The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin, will speak on the subject of […]

September 18, 2017

Fall 2017 Program Season Kicks Off


Addlestone Library, Author Visit, Events, Film Screening, Friends of the Library, Lecture, Panel Discussion, Race and Social Justice Initiative

Why Wait for the Leaves to Change? The Friends of the Library are pleased to announce our Fall 2017 program season. From on-campus collaborations to the Winthrop Roundtable, FOL’s programming provides opportunities for lifelong learning that strengthen our community and connects the Library to luminaries across the Lowcountry and beyond. *** Life’s Biggest Questions 6:00 p.m. | […]

September 4, 2017

Book Celebration: Life’s Biggest Questions with David Benatar


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Life’s Biggest Questions A Conversation with David Benatar Thursday, September 7, 2017 | 6:00 p.m. | Addlestone Library Room 227 FREE and Open to the Public “David Benatar’s new book, The Human Predicament, offers justifiably pessimistic analyses of some of the most interesting and important issues of human existence, including birth, suffering, death, and suicide. Benatar’s […]

September 1, 2017

Rare Lunar Materials Featured in New Display


Addlestone Library, College of Charleston, Events, South Carolina Historical Society, Special Collections

Can’t get enough moon-mania? Beat the heat – and crowds – with a special document display featuring rare lunar materials drawn from the collections of the Library and the South Carolina Historical Society: Rare printed images of the moon from materials dating back more than 500 years Hand-drawn illustrations of eclipses occurring in the 19th and […]

August 20, 2017

NASA Lands at the Library Saturday, Aug. 19


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The lunar shadow is fast approaching the Lowcountry. Before donning viewing glasses and craning your neck, join the Friends of the Library for a pair of FREE presentations with NASA scientists Alex Young and Paul Hertz. On Saturday, Aug. 19, at 2:00 p.m., learn where and when to experience the awe-inspiring celestial event with Dr. Young as he discusses […]

August 16, 2017