Free Public Presentations Explore the Science of Solar Eclipses

As part of NASA’s nationwide coverage of the historic solar eclipse on Aug. 21, the College of Charleston’s Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library is hosting a pair of free public presentations highlighting the awe-inspiring celestial event. NASA’s Hyperwall – capable of displaying multiple high-definition data visualizations simultaneously across an arrangement of screens – will greet…

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…

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…

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…