A Multimedia Look at Addlestone Library’s Improvement Project

Check out some great photographs and a video featuring Addlestone Library’s summer renovations!  This summer’s renovation project has added power capacity and mobile shelving, increased seating and learning space, and brought Starbucks to Addlestone Library! If you haven’t yet, come tour our enhanced space in-person. There’s a desk, a book, and a cup of coffee…

Panel Presents “Performing Antebellum Charleston: Racial Theatrics in the Holy City”

Join us Thursday, November 6th, 2014 at 6PM at the McKinley Washington Auditorium at the Avery Research Center for a panel discussion considering representations of race and slavery in Charleston, South Carolina’s literary and theater culture in the early 1800s. Scholars Jacob Crane (Bentley University), Douglas Jones (Rutgers University), and Radiclani Clytus (Brown University) will…

Author Linda Holmes discusses the life of feminist writer and activist, Toni Cade Bambara

Join us Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 6PM in the McKinley Washington Auditorium of the Avery Research Center for author Linda Holmes’ lecture entitled, “Celebrating Toni Cade Bambara: A Life of Political and Spiritual Boundaries.” Holmes is the author of a book on Bambara’s life, A Joyous Revolt: Toni Cade Bambara, Writer and Activist. Toni…

New York Times bestselling author, S.C. Gwynne, discusses Stonewall Jackson

  Join us October 1st, 2014 at 6PM at Alumni Hall in Randolph Hall for New York Times bestselling author and award-winning journalist, S.C. Gwynne’s discussion of his recent book, Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson. Gwynne highlights Jackson’s strategic innovations and military brilliance which helped him to engineer one of…

Local author, Virginia Beach, discusses the history of conservation in the Carolina Lowcountry

Join us Tuesday, September 23rd 2014 at 6PM, at the McKinley-Washington Auditorium at the Avery Research Center as local conservationist and author Virginia Beach discusses her most recent book, Rice and Ducks: The Surprising Convergence that Saved the Carolina Lowcountry. Ms. Beach’s book is a modern conservation story, rooted in America’s earliest colonial beginnings and…

Amrita Myers, Forging Freedom: Black Women and the Pursuit of Liberty in Antebellum Charleston

McKinley-Washington Auditorium, Avery Research Center Friday, March 28th, 6:30 pm The Friends of the Library and the Avery Research Center will welcome Dr. Myers in a discussion of her recent publication, Forging Freedom: Black Women and the Pursuit of Liberty in Antebellum Charleston, which analyzes how black women in Charleston acquired, defined, and defended their…

Kokanko Santo, Ngoni Artist

Recital Hall, Simons Center of the Arts Thursday, March 13th, 7:30 pm College of Charleston welcomes the songbird from ancient Malian hunters. Join us for a rare night of music with Kokanko Sata Doumbia – one of Mali’s most prominent Wasulu Songbirds, and the only known female to have mastered the kamelen ngoni (boy’s harp). …