Book Celebration – The Shark Club with Ann Kidd Taylor and Special Introuction by Sue Monk Kidd

The Sophia Institute presents The Shark Club by Ann Kidd Taylor Special introduction by Award Winning Author Sue Monk Kidd Thursday, June 29, 2017 6:30 – 8:00 pm Reception to Follow Lance Hall, 150 Meeting St.,  Charleston, SC 29401 The event is free. Register here.  Co-Sponsored by the College of Charleston Friends of the Library…

New Exhibit: Evacuation, Occupation, Liberation: The British Channel Island of Guernsey under the Third Reich, 1940-1945

College of Charleston Addlestone Library Third Floor May through December 2017 Curator, Geoff Timms, College of Charleston Librarian for Marine Resources A new exhibit “Evacuation, Occupation, Liberation: The British Channel Island of Guernsey under the Third Reich, 1940-1945″ tells the story of the five year-long Nazi occupation of the British Channel Islands, just off the coast…

THE RESILENCE OF SOUTHERN IDENTITY: WHY THE SOUTH STILL MATTERS IN THE MINDS OF ITS PEOPLE

College of Charleston Faculty Lecture Series Wednesday, April 5, Noon. Addlestone Library Room 360 Dr. H. Gibbs Knotts, Professor of Political Science The South is changing.  People are moving to the region at a very high rate.  Urbanization and suburbanization are occurring, particularly here in the Lowcountry.  In addition, one of the most powerful symbols of…

BLACK RELIGION AND BLACK LIVES MATTER IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

College of Charleston Faculty Lecture Series Wednesday, March 1.  Noon. Addlestone Library Room 227 Professor Matthew Cressler, Religious Studies Department It has been said that Black Lives Matter “ain’t yo’ mama’s civil rights movement.”  Professor Matthew Cressler will compare Black Lives Matter with its historical predecessor, Black Power, and illuminate the role of religion in…

LIFE AND WORK OF SEPTIMA P. CLARK, CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER, NOW A NEW ONLINE EXHIBITION

The Lowcountry Digital History Initiative is excited to announce the online exhibition, “Remembering Individuals, Remembering Communities: Septima P. Clark and Public History in Charleston,” written by Katherine Mellen Charron, North Carolina State University. The exhibition interprets and maps the life and work of Septima Poinsette Clark (1898-1987), to provide insights into her experiences as an…

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY AT THE COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON PRESENTS CHRISTOPHER DICKEY

Spying in the Blood: Gertrude Sanford Legendre’s Privilege, Patriotism, and Espionage Christopher Dickey will discuss “Gertie” and her family Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 6 pm Addlestone Library Room 227 Gertrude “Gertie” Sanford Legendre was an American socialite who served as a spy during World War II and managed to outmaneuver the Nazis after being captured. She was also…