Spring 2018 Friends of the Library Events

The Friends of the Library are pleased to announce our Spring 2018 program season. From the faculty lecture series 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. Learn more about the exclusive benefits enjoyed by the Friends of…

Bilingual Digital Exhibit Highlights Lowcountry Latino Communities

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,”…

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

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…

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

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…

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

“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…

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

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…