FOL Book Club: DuBose Heyward’s Porgy

Tuesday, April 12, Addlestone Library Special Collections, 6:00pm FOL Book Club: DuBose Heyward’s Porgy Moderated by Harlan Greene, Head of Special Collections Join the Friends of the Library for an exciting Book Club conversation with author and historian Harlan Greene, Head of Special Collections at the College of Charleston. We’ll be discussing DuBose Heyward’s novel Porgy, inspired…

Bryan Stevenson: Race and Social Justice Initiative 2016 Speaker Series, March 31

“American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity, and Making a Difference,” Bryan Stevenson, Author and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative Thursday, March 31, 2016 Sottile Theatre, 44 George Street, Charleston, SC 6:00PM – Free and open to the public! Book signing to follow lecture.  America has the largest prison population in the world – and the criminal…

Marian Wright Edelman Opens the Race and Social Justice Initiative 2016 Speaker Series

“A Conversation with Marian Wright Edelman,” Author and President of the Children’s Defense Fund, Introduction by Former Senator Malcolm Graham Tuesday, March 1, 2016 Sottile Theatre, 44 George Street, Charleston, SC 6:30PM – Free and open to the public! Marian Wright Edelman, Founder and President of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF), has been an advocate for…

Exhibit Reception: “New Gardens Are Ever Appearing”

Join the College of Charleston Libraries for an Opening Reception “New Gardens are Ever Appearing”: Loutrel Briggs and the Charleston Horticultural Tradition Friday, February 12, 2016, 6-8PM Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library, Third Floor This new Special Collections exhibit will tell the story of taming and cultivating the rich semi-tropic flora of the Lowcountry over the past…

New Publication about Library Projects: “Success Beyond Access”

Beginning in 2008, the College of Charleston Libraries have received three successive nationally competitive grants from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). Recently CLIR published a new volume titled, Innovation, Collaboration, and Models: Proceedings of the CLIR Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives Symposium, March 2015. The volume documents the capstone event to the seven-year Cataloging Hidden Special Collections…

FOL Supports Acquisition of Rare Books for Mackenzie Library Collection

Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Library, the College of Charleston Special Collections has acquired two exciting new additions to the John Mackenzie Library Collection. These valuable acquisitions are a part of the Libraries’ effort to rebuild and restore the colonial library of John Mackenzie, a Goose Creek planter and Charles Town diplomat…

Race and Social Justice Initiative – College of Charleston

Avery Research Center and College of Charleston Receive $125K Grant to Spark Dialogue about Race and Inequality In response to the recent tragic events in Charleston, the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture has received a $125,000 grant from Google to implement an eighteen-month educational initiative focused on increasing conversations about race,…