Oct. 17 | Finding Family After Slavery Workshop

The College of Charleston Friends of the Library and the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture are collaborating with Judith Giesberg, professor of history at Villanova University, to highlight a new tool for researching African American ancestors.  Event—Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery When—Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 | 6:00-7:30 p.m. Where—College of…

May 30 | Tomb of the Unknown Racist—A Conversation with Blanche McCrary Boyd

Wednesday, May 30 | 6:00—7:00 p.m. | Randolph Hall/Alumni Memorial Hall Join award-winning novelist Blanche McCrary Boyd for a discussion of her provocative new novel, Tomb of the Unknown Racist, her first novel in twenty years. A family story set against political and racial struggle, it is based on real life events surrounding William Luther Pierce, Timothy…

New Materials | Special Collections Receives Renowned Chef’s Personal Books, Papers

Culinary historian, author, artist and photographer John Martin Taylor, also known as Hoppin’ John, has donated his personal collection of books and papers to the Special Collections Department of the College of Charleston and the Horry-Georgetown Technical College’s International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach (ICI). Taylor owned the famous Hoppin’ John’s culinary bookstore and cooking…

April 10 | Churchill was a Snowflake

Churchill was a Snowflake: New Leadership Habits to Prevent an American Iron Curtain Tuesday, April 10 | 6:00 p.m. | Alumni Hall/Randolph Hall Matthew Barzun, America’s youngest-ever ambassador to the United Kingdom, stewarded the alliance during surprise elections that highlighted growing divisions on both sides of the political spectrum and both sides of the Atlantic….

Feb. 27 | Julia Eichelberger Explores Reconstruction’s Traces and Erasures in Gullah Narratives of Charleston

February 27, 2018 | 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Addlestone Library Rm. 227 | FREE and open to the public In Doctor to the Dead, Charleston artist and writer John Bennett presented twenty-three stories based on oral narratives Bennett heard from African Americans during the first decade of the 1900s. Two of these tales are in Gullah;…

Limited Seating Remains For Feb. 7 Event Exploring Lowcountry’s LGBT History

Committed to Home February 7, 6:00 P.M. | Alumni Memorial Hall | FREE The College of Charleston Friends of the Library and the Alliance for Full Acceptance challenge the conventional narrative of postwar queer activism in the Lowcountry with a free public program on February 7th, 2018 at Alumni Hall. Sheila Morris will moderate a conversation…

Jan. 30 | Join Author Harlan Greene for “The Damned Don’t Cry – They Just Disappear”

Tuesday, January 30 | 12:00 P.M. Addlestone Library Rm. 227  Join the College of Charleston Friends of the Library and Honors College on January 30, 2018 as award winning archivist and novelist Harlan Greene presents the life of author, adventurer, and literary trailblazer Harry Hervey (1900 – 1951). From Charleston to Cambodia, and from Broadway…

Spring 2018 Friends of the Library Events

The Friends of the Library are pleased to announce our Spring 2018 program season. From the faculty lecture series 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. Learn more about the exclusive benefits enjoyed by the Friends of…