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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Sept. 19 | Journalist Masha Gessen Discusses Vladimir Putin & Donald Trump


Author Visit, College of Charleston, Lecture, Panel Discussion

Uncertain Correspondence: Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump 6:00 p.m. | Tuesday, Sept. 19 | Sottile Theatre | 44 George St.  Free and open to the public Masha Gessen, prominent Russian-American journalist and author of the acclaimed critical biography of Vladimir Putin, The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin, will speak on the subject of […]

September 18, 2017

Fall 2017 Program Season Kicks Off


Addlestone Library, Author Visit, Events, Film Screening, Friends of the Library, Lecture, Panel Discussion, Race and Social Justice Initiative

Why Wait for the Leaves to Change? The Friends of the Library are pleased to announce our Fall 2017 program season. From on-campus collaborations 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. *** Life’s Biggest Questions 6:00 p.m. | […]

September 4, 2017

Book Celebration: Life’s Biggest Questions with David Benatar


Addlestone Library, Author Visit, Friends of the Library

Life’s Biggest Questions A Conversation with David Benatar Thursday, September 7, 2017 | 6:00 p.m. | Addlestone Library Room 227 FREE and Open to the Public “David Benatar’s new book, The Human Predicament, offers justifiably pessimistic analyses of some of the most interesting and important issues of human existence, including birth, suffering, death, and suicide. Benatar’s […]

September 1, 2017

Rare Lunar Materials Featured in New Display


Addlestone Library, College of Charleston, Events, South Carolina Historical Society, Special Collections

Can’t get enough moon-mania? Beat the heat – and crowds – with a special document display featuring rare lunar materials drawn from the collections of the Library and the South Carolina Historical Society: Rare printed images of the moon from materials dating back more than 500 years Hand-drawn illustrations of eclipses occurring in the 19th and […]

August 20, 2017

NASA Lands at the Library Saturday, Aug. 19


Addlestone Library, College of Charleston, Events, Exhibition, Friends of the Library, South Carolina Historical Society

The lunar shadow is fast approaching the Lowcountry. Before donning viewing glasses and craning your neck, join the Friends of the Library for a pair of FREE presentations with NASA scientists Alex Young and Paul Hertz. On Saturday, Aug. 19, at 2:00 p.m., learn where and when to experience the awe-inspiring celestial event with Dr. Young as he discusses […]

August 16, 2017

Free Public Presentations Explore the Science of Solar Eclipses


Addlestone Library, College of Charleston, Events, Technology

As part of NASA’s nationwide coverage of the historic solar eclipse on Aug. 21, the College of Charleston’s Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library is hosting a pair of free public presentations highlighting the awe-inspiring celestial event. NASA’s Hyperwall – capable of displaying multiple high-definition data visualizations simultaneously across an arrangement of screens – will greet […]

August 4, 2017

NASA to Broadcast Eclipse From CofC


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NASA announced on Wednesday, June 21, that it will broadcast nationwide coverage of the historic solar eclipse later this summer live from the College of Charleston. The broadcast will be streamed on NASA TV, the NASA website, on the Stream video platform  and on various public broadcasting stations across the United States beginning at 1 p.m. […]

July 17, 2017

Chancellor William H. McRaven is the Winthrop Roundtable Keynote Speaker


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

On Wednesday, November 1, 2017, the Friends of the Library at the College of Charleston will host William H. McRaven as the keynote speaker at the annual Winthrop Roundtable.  William McRaven is the University of Texas System Chancellor, a retired U.S. Navy four-star admiral, and author of the New York Times best seller, Make Your […]

July 13, 2017