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

  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…

Smithsonian Comes to Avery

The Avery Research Center is excited to host “Word, Shout, Song: Lorenzo Dow Turner Connecting Communities through Language”, the exhibition developed by the Smithsonian Institution’s Anacostia Community Museum, in January 2012. This exhibition is a beautiful and thought-provoking assemblage of artifacts, photographs, and text that documents the life and work of Dr. Lorenzo Dow Turner,…

Mackenzie Library Launch Successful

On October 18th we hosted a launch of the Mackenzie Library Project featuring historian and University of South Carolina Professor David Shields.  The evening showcased the original and recently restored books from the College’s first library with publishing dates that go from 1633 to 1769.  They were restored by the CofC’s Senior, Brien Biedler, and…

Check it Out!

Click on the link below to hear a little from Stephen Hoffius and Susan Williams as they talk about their book Upheaval: Earthquake and Murder on the Eve of Jim Crow.  Both Hoffius and Williams will be speaking at the College of Charleston on August 31 in the Addlestone Library Room 227 at 6:00 pm…

Friends of the Library Panel Discussion: “Going Green: Fad or Forever?” Wednesday, February 16th, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Addlestone Library, Second Floor, Room 227

Please join the Friends of the Library for our second panel discussion, “Sustainable Buildings in the Lowcountry,” in our ongoing  year-long series, “Going Green: Fad or Forever?” We will address the following sustainability issues and more.  Please encourage your students to attend! What is LEED? What does building “green” really mean? Associated cost of building…

One in eight people worldwide lack access to safe water…learn why.

Today, 884 million people lack access to safe water supplies, representing approximately one in eight people in the world. The United Nations estimates that by 2025, forty-eight nations, with combined population of 2.8 billion, will face freshwater “stress” or “scarcity”. Learn the issues facing water quality, scarcity, and sustainability – and what you can do…