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


Events, Friends of the Library, Special Collections

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 […]

February 1, 2018

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


Addlestone Library, Events, Friends of the Library

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 […]

January 10, 2018

Bilingual Digital Exhibit Highlights Lowcountry Latino Communities


Addlestone Library, College of Charleston, Exhibition, In the News

The oft-overlooked experiences of Lowcountry Latino communities are the subject of a new digital exhibit now freely available online. The exhibit—formally styled Las Voces del Lowcountry—spotlights Charleston’s Latino communities and their contributions to the cultural and economic life of the region, as well as their struggles with poverty and discrimination. “Stories are our starting point,” […]

December 12, 2017

Nov. 6 – 10 | The College Cares LGBTQ Quilt Display


Addlestone Library, College of Charleston, Exhibition

Members of the LGBTQ community face an elevated risk of suicide four-times greater than that among their heterosexual counterparts. Social stigma, discrimination, unsafe schools, and ineffective providers all contribute to this disparity. To increase awareness of this issue, students and several on-campus organizations have taken matters into their own hands. Beginning on Monday, Nov. 6, Addlestone Library’s […]

November 6, 2017

POSTPONED: Winthrop Roundtable featuring Chancellor William McRaven


Addlestone Library, Author Visit, College of Charleston, Events, Friends of the Library, Winthrop Roundtable

Due to unexpected circumstances, Admiral William H. McRaven deeply regrets he is unable to speak at the event scheduled for November 1, 2017.  A new date for the event will be announced as soon as it is available. All tickets issued for the current date will be honored. If you are unable to attend, a […]

November 1, 2017

Oct. 26 | WaPo’s Peter Finn Joins the Friends to Talk Trump


Addlestone Library, Author Visit, College of Charleston, Events, FOL Book Club, Friends of the Library, In the News, Press

One Year In: National Security in the Age of Trump As President Trump nears the first anniversary of his election, the College of Charleston Friends of the Library will host Peter Finn (National Security Editor of The Washington Post) and John Creed (CofC’s Professor of Political Science) for a wide-ranging conversation on the major foreign policy issues […]

October 13, 2017

Soon to Sell Out | Winthrop Roundtable


Addlestone Library, Author Visit, College of Charleston, Events, Friends of the Library, In the News

 Chancellor William H. McRaven 2017 Roundtable Keynote Speaker 6:00 p.m. | Wednesday, Nov. 1 | The Gaillard Center Performance Hall This year’s Winthrop Roundtable keynote speaker is William McRaven, who will present “A Life in Lessons” –  inspirational and informative wisdom drawn from his life of exceptional public service in the U.S. military and as a […]

October 12, 2017

New Exhibit: “In Consequence of the Apprehension”: Escaping Enslavement and the Mechanisms of Control over Enslaved Bodies in South Carolina and Georgia


Addlestone Library, Avery Research Center, College of Charleston, Exhibition, Friends of the Library, In the News, Press, South Carolina Historical Society, Special Collections

“In Consequence of the Apprehension” Escaping Enslavement and the Mechanisms of Control over Enslaved Bodies in South Carolina and Georgia A new exhibit featuring SCHS collection items is on view on the third floor of the Addlestone Library. The exhibit, which coincides with the Program in the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World’s (CLAW) Wells Fargo […]

October 10, 2017