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


College of Charleston, Events, Friends of the Library, Lecture

  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 […]

September 4, 2014

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

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

What’s Happening at the Library in 2013?


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Winter/Spring 2013 Programming There are lots of exciting things happening in and around the Library in the next few months! A Memory of Light, Harriet McDougal and Brandon Sanderson Addlestone Library Rotunda Saturday, January 12, 3pm Join Brandon Sanderson and Harriet McDougal for a public book signing as they concludetheir cross-country launch for A Memory […]

January 8, 2013

Fall 2012 Addlestone Authors’ Series Plans Finalized


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The Friends of the Library are proud to announce the Fall 2012 Addlestone Authors’ Series. We will launch the series with a lively discussion from historian Alexander Moore, author of the Fabric of Liberty, on September 19 at 6pm in Alumni Hall. The book deals with the history of The Society of the Cincinnati of the State […]

July 3, 2012

Annual Winthrop Roundtable Explores the Roots of Southern Cooking


College of Charleston, Events, Friends of the Library, In the News, Lecture, Performance, Winthrop Roundtable

On Tuesday, March 13, the Friends of the Library welcomed Executive Chef Sean Brock and Professor David Shields to the Winthrop Roundtable. After a delightful dinner of Bisque a la Creole, Fresh Striped Bass, and Strawberry Cornmeal Cake, Brock and Shields discussed the restoration and preservation of one of the great cuisines of America: the […]

March 22, 2012

Spring 2012 Winthrop Roundtable Features Sean Brock of Husk Restaurant and David Shields of USC


College of Charleston, Events, Friends of the Library, In the News, Lecture, Performance, Winthrop Roundtable

  This year’s Winthrop Roundtable on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 6:30pm will feature a variety of culture, food, and history.  We are happy to welcome back our featured speaker from the Mackenzie Library Launch, David Shields McClintock professor of Southern Letters at the University of South Carolina, as well as nationally acclaimed chef Sean […]

February 9, 2012

Mark your calendar for the Fourth Annual Spoleto Sneak Preview, Monday, May 9th!


College of Charleston, Events, Friends of the Library, Piccolo Spoleto, Spoleto

This annual, hour-long sneak preview of the Spoleto USA and Piccolo Spoleto Festivals will be presented by music professors Edward Hart and Robert Taylor, theatre professor Todd McNerney, artist-in-residence (in dance) Robert Ivey, and director of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art Mark Sloan. The lecture will highlight various, must-see arts events, as well as […]

April 25, 2011