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

Author Visit, Events, Friends of the Library

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 […]

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Tickets Now on Sale for An Evening with Jon Meacham


College of Charleston, Events, In the News, Lecture, Press

On Tuesday, October 30th, the Friends of the Library are excited to welcome Jon Meacham, presidential historian, contributing editor at Time and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, to the College of Charleston. Known as a skilled raconteur and an eloquent speaker with a depth of knowledge about history, politics and religion, Meacham is one of America’s most prominent […]

September 27, 2012

Fall 2012 Addlestone Authors’ Series Plans Finalized


Addlestone Library, Avery Research Center, College of Charleston, Events, Friends of the Library, In the News, Lecture, Press

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

Smithsonian Comes to Avery


Avery Research Center, College of Charleston, Events, Exhibition, Lecture, Press

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, […]

December 19, 2011

Mackenzie Library Launch Successful


Addlestone Library, College of Charleston, Events, Exhibition, Lecture, Mackenzie Library, Special Collections, Wish List

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 […]

November 10, 2011

Check it Out!


Addlestone Library, College of Charleston, Events, Lecture

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 […]

August 3, 2011