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


Avery Research Center, College of Charleston, Events, Friends of the Library, Lecture

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 […]

September 4, 2014

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


Avery Research Center, College of Charleston, Events, Lecture

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 […]

March 11, 2014

Kokanko Santo, Ngoni Artist


College of Charleston, Events, Performance

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).  […]

March 8, 2014

Free Screening of Restrepo at the American Theater!


College of Charleston, Events, Film Screening, Friends of the Library

In 2007-08, journalist Sebastian Junger spent fifteen months embedded with a US Army platoon in Afghanistan’s infamously dangerous and remote Korengal Valley. Restrepo documents the emotions and experiences of American soldiers on the ground…fear and loneliness and boredom, bursts of excitement and laughter, and ever-deepening bonds of friendship. Please join the College of Charleston’s Friends of the Library […]

September 17, 2013

Andrew O’Shaughnessy Brings Unique Perspective on the American Revolution to C of C


Avery Research Center, College of Charleston, Events, Lecture

On September 16th, 2013, the College of Charleston’s Friends of the Library will welcome Dr. Andrew O’Shaughnessy to campus to speak on an often overlooked topic: the British side of the American Revolution. While all Americans learn of the heroism and sacrifices of Washington, Jefferson and Hamilton, British leadership, from King George III to General […]

July 24, 2013

Sebastian Junger to Speak at C of C in November!


College of Charleston, Events, Film Screening, In the News, Press

On November 13, 2013, the College of Charleston’s Friends of the Library will host acclaimed war correspondent, bestselling author and Academy Award-nominated documentary film maker Sebastian Junger. Sebastian Junger literally took the literary world by “storm” with the 1997 publication of The Perfect Storm, his bestselling account of the doomed last voyage of a Massachusetts-based […]

July 15, 2013